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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Terrible Two's/Spring/Books/Dora/Food

How can someone this sweet cause me so much heartache? :) We've definitely hit the "terrible two's," and I've consulted many websites, prayer, parents,and books regarding how to exactly handle this sweet baby and her growing mood changes :)

According to
No one looks forward to the terrible twos, a developmental stage that usually begins sometime in the toddler years.
Although many parents don't expect the terrible twos to start until their toddler is two years old, it is important to note that it can begin anytime during your child's second year, and so anytime after their first birthday, and unfortunately, sometimes even before.
Characterized by toddlers being negative about most things and often saying 'no', the terrible twos may also find your toddler having frequent mood changes and temper tantrums.

Other than dealing with sassy pants, we have had a great weekend planting and making our yard look beautiful! I'm also definitely "nesting." My mind is going in a hundred directions to try and plan for Macey's b-day party, summer transitions & baby arrival in Sept. I'd also like to fix up the back yard. Can I have a loan?

Bday: This years theme is "Macey's Sweet Shoppe." We are doing a Shabby Chic theme with glass containers of "sweets." Outside, we're having a snowcone machine. It will be so fun!
For her birthday, I want to get her a pottery barn chair and art easel too.

Summer Transition: Macey will move to a toddler bed and potty training will be in full force. Once I'm out of school, I can focus on both whole heartedly.

Baby Arrival: Armoire for clothes, paint? baby bedding. Make Macey a "play room" as well.

WOW! SO much to do (and pay for! :)

Pics below: Pretty Macey, Our pretty landscaping, Angie Smith's new book (so excited to read) Tacky Dora Hat (and putting on my shoes) and what would a pregnany woman do with out her hubby's homemade donuts and sushi!

Have a great week! Tuesday, please pray for a HEALTHY baby! Gender will also hopefully be revealed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ashley said...

SUCH a great post!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved it!!!! Your landscaping looks so fabulous... love how the B banner looks!
And you'll have to tell me how the book is. Looks like you'll need a box of kleenex's while you read it!
Hope you're having a good Sunday!

Amanda said...

We are definitely feeling the terrible two's over here too! It's natural and just shows that they are "normal", right?!?! ;) CANNOT wait until...
1. the gender reveal!!!
2. Macey's party
3. And to hear about the book

The Barner Bunch said...

Ah YES...the terrible twos. I think Barrett's started a few months ago (and he hasn't even hit his actual 2 yr. birthday).