Saturday, April 25, 2015

{Private Blog} MC Video: Songs

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Friday, April 10, 2015

{Private Blog} MC Video: A Day in the Life

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Easter 2015

MC woke up on Easter Sunday morning to discover that the Easter bunny had visited our house and left her a basketful of goodies! Her basket had new swimsuits for the summer and some other small things - a book, a Cinderella DVD, a baby doll.


The biggest hits were the chocolate bunny (yes, we let her eat it for breakfast!) and this beanie baby bunny.

This is the same bunny that they have at her gymnastics class (they use beanie babies as enhancements for some of the activities - step over it on the balance beam, hold above head and jump on trampoline, etc), and she always makes a beeline for this specific one, and she has a hard time letting it go when it's time to put them away. The first thing she said when she saw the bunny in her basket was "Just like at gymnastics!" 


Later in the morning, we had some friends come over for an Easter egg hunt and brunch. With four little toddler girls, it was quite the scene, but it was very fun to watch them all in action as they hunted for the eggs in our backyard!


MC's m.o. was to stop and open each egg as she found it to determine what was hiding inside. Each egg was stuffed with ONE chocolate candy, and there were 12 eggs per kiddo, so it wasn't just total gluttony.


Although, between the chocolate bunny breakfast, the chocolate in the Easter eggs, and the 1/2 pound of monkey bread she consumed at brunch, she completely skipped her afternoon nap! Which is totally out of character for her -- she just laid in her bed and talked, sang, and laughed to herself for almost 2 hours without ever falling asleep.


MC took the opportunity to also squeeze in a little egg-tossing practice.


Truth in blogging: I didn't get any good pics of MC on Easter Day, so I bribed her with more chocolate politely suggested that she put on the same outfit on Monday so we could go outside and take a few more pics.




Monday, April 6, 2015

{Private Blog} MC Video: Dyeing Easter Eggs

We dyed Easter eggs with MC for the first time this year. Click here to view the video on our private blog.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Toddler Photographer

MC got a digital camera for Christmas, and I am finally getting around to downloading some of the pictures she has taken over the last few months.  I think you'll agree after looking at these images, she clearly has a future in photography.














Friday, March 27, 2015

To My Beloved Child


I promise to love you courageously for the rest of forever. I will guide you with wisdom and grace. Come with me, my little one, and we will learn and grow together.

I will honor your childhood and your dignity. I will always see the light in you, and I will reflect that light back to help you find your way. You are safe here, my love. Rest. You are free to be you, wholly and completely, and know that you are wholly and completely loved for who you are.

Your smile lights up my world.
Your laugh makes my heart sing.
Your wonder helps me to see.
Your joy lifts my spirit.

You are teaching me so much about life. I am grateful for you. I will always be your encourager. If you need reminded of your goodness, strength, courage, or resilience, call on me. I am here.

I hope you know what a miracle you are.

You are unique, one-of-a-kind, my blessing.

May you live with peace, compassion, joy, and love
as a result of the peace, compassion, joy, and love that you have experienced here.


© Rebecca Eanes 2015 www.positive-parents.org

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pictures!

Here are some recent pictures of our girl. These are from Feb - early March 2015.

Muddy from splashing in backyard puddles!


MC received a Louisiana care package from her grandparents, so we all took the opportunity to dress-up in Mardi Gras attire.



Wearing her "silly hat" that was handmade by her aunt.


During a quick trip to Louisiana, MC had her first taste of Johnny's pizza. We were worried that she wouldn't come back home to North Carolina with us after she'd had that deliciousness!


First swim lesson!


Snow day selfie.


BD and MC were rough-housing in the den, and she requested to climb on his shoulders "like a cheerleader." (The next time she tried this stunt, she slipped and bashed her nose on the back of BD's head. Blood was everywhere. We thought she had broken her nose, but after 20 minutes of ice and cuddling with Mama, she was asking to "climb on Daddy" again. That's our tough girl!)


First picnic of the season! It was sunny and warm, but the ground was still too wet so we had to picnic on the driveway. I also discovered she's outgrown all of her sunhats, so this is one of mine cinched down on her head.