Monday, April 7, 2014

Month 17 (post-dated 2 weeks late!)

Happy 17-months!

So, while you aren't saying a whole lot of words yet,
here's something kinda cool... you know sign language!
Well, you know one word, which happens to be 
one of the only words you actually know how to verbalize as well. 
MORE. Yes, you say and sign "more" at the same time. 
For emphasis, I guess! 

Although I swear you also say 'thank you'. 
But it sounds more like 'ainh ooh'. 
Regardless, I always say 'your welcome'... just in case! 

You'll also shake your head 'yes' or 'no' depending on your answer for things, 
which is also a recent development. And of course, there's lots of pointing. 

And you love giving hugs! 
You'll come running across the room and throw your arms around my leg, 
and then you'll run to daddy, and throw your arms around his leg, 
and back and forth, so sweet! 

 You are also wild.
I say this because it seems like it's only been the past week,
that you've been crazy wild.
If you are doing something wrong
(like hanging on a delicate table that holds a lamp & photos)
and I say "no!", you'll look at me and laugh.

And this past weekend (which happened to be my birthday),
you managed to fall several times head first onto the floor,
leaving you with a big fat goose egg on your forehead.
You also scared me to death by falling on the concrete driveway,
while trying to give our family good-bye hugs.
You busted your lip open on that one,
and I wasn't sure you'd ever stop bleeding.
Poor girl, you looked like you had been in quite the fight.

But you've survived, a little bruised, but happy!

Other things that happened this month...
Daddy and I went to see Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit 
at the Charleston Music Hall.

We went to the first Charleston Battery game of the season!

We auditioned for the Family Feud while they were in Charleston. 
We won't know if we made it for a few more weeks now. 

As for my birthday, we traveled up to Tryon, NC 
on Saturday night for my bday dinner at CARO-Mi!
So fun!

And mom made a delicious carrot cake!

Friday, April 4, 2014


When we got our bedroom furniture way back when, we didn't think the room could handle two of the bedside tables that we liked, so we only ordered one, and felt like a smaller table that we already had would suffice for the other side of the bed. 

However, when the time came for the furniture store to close, we thought it might be our last chance to complete the set, and order that second bedside table!

And we also realized that the room could probably handle the larger size.

Originally, since Brian's side of the bed is visible from pretty much the whole house, guess who got the matching 'bedside chest'/aka-nightstand?

I may have been slightly jealous at first, but it truly was not a big deal. I had my shelves, and managed to stack them with unnecessary books and magazines, and crammed the top with a lamp and little basket to hold my essentials that would have been better suited for a drawer.

So yet again, this is a teeny-tiny update, that is a major change to my world! I can tuck things into drawers, I have my own nifty-pull-out-tray, and there's plenty of space on top for my lamp and anything else I so desire. And now we have matching nightstands that really complete the set.

By the way, the bedroom suit is the Gathering House Collection by Kincaid for those of you who are curious! We have the Mule Chest with the Tilted Mirror, the Five Drawer Chest, 2 Bedside Chests, and the queen-sized Pencil Poster Bed along with the Bed Steps (both the bed and steps appear to be discontinued). Solid wood, cherry finish.