January FLEW by. It always does and then we start saying things like “how is it February already?” You know the drill.
Our January was new for us and we got used to it wonderfully. The mister is officially the best stay at home dad there ever was. He’s just so darn good at it and it’s working out perfectly. He does little “projects” with MP that she gets super hype about. He’s teaching her how to use scissors. Everyone gets full bellies and long naps. It’s the best.
However, to keep him on his toes during his first full month on the job, we decided “hey let’s see if we can drum up some water damage”. Our master bathroom toilet took it upon itself to spray water out of the back of the tank (yes, the lid was off). We didn’t know this was happening until water was pouring out of the ceiling in the dining room and out of the screen porch. Thank the stars we were home when it happened. It could’ve been UGLY. Tate handled his own though and helped power the girls through all of the craziness and loud noises like a champ. Side note: we no longer have cable which is great, but also not great when you are going through an unwanted renovation with a toddler that HATES loud noises.
On the bright side, we got new tile floors in our bathroom that now match our previously renovated shower. On the not so bright side, RJ has been sleeping in a pack n play in our guest bathroom for weeks because we had to rip up the floors in her room too. She doesn’t mind though. She’s getting new floors in her room tomorrow!
Other than the usual lovely family time, I had a two day work Summit fun dealio, Teeny’s sprinkle, dinner with the best woman ever (hi Meghan!), Daniel Tiger Live with Grace & Meghan, a visit from Gamma / Poppa Jon, a day date with my main man, and jury duty (let the good times roll).
MP: Still giving checkups left and right per her idol Doc McStuffins (so many checkups in the video below), she says fun things like “it’s not my favorite”, “HUH?” (when you know she heard you), constantly wants us to play the toddler version of hide and seek, LOVES her sister and is so so good to her. Says things like “You’re so cute… Yes, you are… Yes, you are” to RJ. Started a sticker chart this month to help with that toddler ‘tude we all know and love. So far, so good.
RJ: Turned 10 months on January 1st. WILD WOMAN. INTO EVERYTHING. MUST WATCH AT ALL TIMES. After not looking for maybe 3 minutes, we found her two steps from the top of the first flight of steps, like “hey guys, nbd, just climbing the steps”. Also, found her stuck under a kitchen chair (pic below). Also, found her pulling out all shoes in the foyer (pic below). Squealing, babbling, giggling hilariously. Always climbing on mommy. I call her my “clingon”. So close to standing on her own and might be walking by her 1st birthday! Loves “gnawing” on a carrot to help w/ teething.
Obsessed with these hugs
RJ’s personality shows in the next few photos like whoa.
Laughing at sister coming to get her.
Found her like this – stuck like chuck.
Proof we got snow for like five minutes.
RJ – the nomadic sleeper for the month of January. Here in MP’s bed for a nap.
With Jack and Evan at our work summit dinner.
Using her “noculars” that her and daddy made to find stuff.
Loving on sister.
Eating ice cream while daddy’s away!
Morgantown represent at Teeny’s sprinkle!
Enjoying beautiful weather at the Whitewater center.
Doing projects with daddy. Aka cutting pretty pics out of Backpacker magazine and gluing them to cardboard!
Update that only we care about: she sleeps with a real pillow now.
MP trying to get through the unwanted and loud renovations by watching nonstop Clifford with headphones on.
Mommy and Daddy climbing time.
“TA-DA!” Sticker chart!
Pose attacks shoes.
Making smoothies with Daddy!