4 - visit JJ

We visited JJ over thanksgiving.  It was a quick trip but we had a fun time visiting with him as well as our other family in DC.  Highlights for Jones were playing with JJs fancy LEGO sets and riding the subway.  Thea enjoyed all the live music by our cousins and pie.  Added bonus we also hit the zoo so I can cross off 27 on my list too. 
Here are a few of the many photos I took. 

5 - Roadtrip Ohio

I have now found an app that works for blogging from my phone iPad again.  So hopefully I am back.
Back in ummm October we went on our roadtrip to Hocking Hills and Hopewell National Park.  
It was a good trip despite the rental car agency not booking us the appropriate kind of car.  uncle Jones and Auntie Lo joined us too to make the crew a little bigger.  
Hopewell was a quick stop we walked the mounds and visited the museum.

We loved our cabin it was a great size for all of us and perfect for large meals and bonus it was 1/2 price and came with a hot tub.

Our hike in Hocking Hills was super pretty although hiking with a toddler who wants to walk the whole time is an adventure.  She made it go sloooooow.  But it was so cute as she touched all the rocks and water etc.


Theaburf 19 months

i am so behind on posting these little note to you girlie!  Sorry about that.  

You are getting taller outgrowing your 18 months clothes and moving right into 2T.
You are jumping.
You talk every so much.  
Something super awesome is you started saying “Thea” this month.
I love how you will declare yourself silly, or dirty, or stinky etc.
You are brave and fearless.  
You are finally getting some hair and It’s still blonde.
You have so much energy.
You demand things by declaring “I need I️t”
You can peddle your trike.
You are getting better at going to sleep at bedtime.
You do the opposite of everything I say.  
You declare your love for just about everything - stating “I love I️t”

you sing Katy Perry’s “Firework” and think you’re calling herself a firework baby. 
You want to wear rain boots everywhere. 
You love babies and dress up.
Oh little birdy you grow up so fast.
Love mommy



Make Halloween costumes was on my list for this year.  

Jones has been reading the Big Bad Wolf and decided he should be that.  He really wanted Thea to be 3 little pigs but I couldn’t make that happen so I made her Little Red Riding Hood.  I found a pattern online for the big bad wolf and then when we went to buy fur jones it was $30/yard on sale!  I needed two yards so very quickly I decided I would not make his costume if the expense was that great and we ordered it online for $20.  For little red I did make her costume except for the dress which I had already in the closet.  I patterned the cape from one of her hoodies and made the apron using her overalls as a template.  The tutu was basically tulle tied onto elastic.   It was pretty easy to do.  

We went to several Halloween events including the Halloween parade where they were picked for a top costume and won free pizza.  They were a little sad when Halloween was over and Jones has already requested to be a ninja turtle for Christmas.  Lol. 
Both costumes have been now recycled into the dress up bin.


Theaburf 18 months

18 months little bird.

You talk talk talk.  At 18 months you should say 2 word sentences.  Yesterday you said a 6 word sentence. 

You run away from me when I need you and then play get me by running around the car, table, room whatever it is.

You still have wispy blonde hair and blue blue eyes.

You weigh about 22 lbs.

You are becoming a picky eater you don't want to even try foods that look unfamiliar.  But you still love peas, carrots, broccoli and yogurt.

You don't want to be left and often will run after me when I am leaving shouting "I am coming!"

You don't really want to listen to books but will sit on my lap and play when I read to jones. 

You like to write usually with an ink pen rather than crayon or marker.

The other day you picked up your toys while I was in the kitchen changing over laundry.

You get soooo upset when you get in trouble.  I have started making you look me in the eyes when disciplining you and you fight me but then will soften and say sorry.

You are starting to learn to peddle your bike.  

You looooove to pull the wagon or ride in it.  

You tend to copy jones.

You also like to play simon says. 

You are 18 months going on 3.

Love you bunches!


Tuesday 10 - Looking Towards Fall

Summer is ending how is this possible?  The pool closed, we are needing jackets and long pants around here.  Although I must admit I am looking forward to fall. 

1. The Apple Orchard - jones has already proclaimed he wants to visit the orchard again.   He planted apple seeds to grow his own. 

2. Jockey Yoga Pants - so soft and pockets adore.

3. Fall Weather - sweaters weather

4. Jones playing soccer.  - Hilarious and amazing.

5. Thea's Style - the girl loves glasses, rain boots, bracelets and jackets.  

6. Finishing up the garden project. 

7. Jones can pedal his bike.  

8. Company discounts on insurance.  I will be saving $$. 

9. Quilting the Ugly Quilt - it's a little bit of chaos. 

10. "Honk Honk" - Uncles JJ & Rob are in Hong Kong and Jones keeps saying "Honk Honk" when he talks to him and sees photos of his trip.  


Tuesday 10 - Summer is ending

1. Pools open late.  This has been so good.  

2. Violet Kraft paper piercings this peacock

3. Kraft Mac & cheese - always a fav

4. Solar Eclipse - of course the clouds covered it but still cool before/after

5. Indy Modern Quilt Guild Show - always amazing we had an excellent turnout.  I just love these ladies

6. Jones's first day of school.  He loves it.

7. Randomly finding World India Day (ps the mayor Joe Hogsett is there in that photo dancing love it).

8. I found my missing iPad :)

9. Plain black tee shirts in uber soft cotton (I have three I love them).

10. State Fair