Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Fun

The month of November was filled with many great days. Those included my birthday, getting my hair cut, playing in the leaves, enjoying the nice fall weather, Thanksgiving, and playing with daddy.

I had a really great birthday this year! Macy slept in for me and took a really long nap. Just that right there is great enough. Jonathan and Macy picked out some great presents for me to unwrap and got me flowers and balloons. Jonathan gave me a roasting pan and a sushi making kit (anyone care for a sushi making party?!). During Macy's nap I was treated to a manicure and pedicure. That night we went out for Thai food with some friends and it was so delicious! I love good Thai food.

This picture of Macy was the only one I got on my birthday. She came with me to pick up the babysitter and she wanted to wear her boots. Any non-white sock we have is called a boot.

Macy and I started to get out our winter hats and Macy wanted to play with them. I hope she wants to wear this hat when it's actually cold outside.

Macy and I took a walk one day and I coaxed her into playing with the leaves on the hill in front of our building. She wasn't too sure about it at first but then loved walking through the piles I made listening to the crunching sound.

I may have told her to jump in the pile of leaves but instead she laid down. Silly girl.
 This was not staged. She got up on her own and sat down at the tree trunk base. I'm so glad my phone has good camera quality which allows me to quickly capture moments like this in life. I always have my phone with me but not a camera so it's perfect.

Some leave pictures I took.

Doesn't this tree look like it's on fire? I love the golden leaves!
 Here Macy is playing with Daddy. She brought a blanket into the kitchen and made Ja sit on it and play with her necklaces. If you look closely at her baby, she has "boots" on too. Ja wanted to move locations to the softer carpet but Macy was very much opposed. We both know why the oldest child is the bossy one- Macy tells us what to do and we do it. She tells us where to sit and what to play with.
 Ja took Macy to the grocery store one day. He tried to put her in the top basket of the cart but Macy refused. I think she knows how to read because there's a sign that says "Please do not place child in cart" right on the top basket. Instead Macy crawled into the bottom cart. Ja sent me this picture in a text with the caption "Macy is contained." I thought it was very funny.

Almost everything Macy does makes a huge mess. One morning I stepped on a tissue box to flatten it because it was empty. I foolishly did it in front of Macy Cakes so she knew just what to do when I brought out the new tissue box. I don't know what I was doing (probably doing the dishes) but I come out to this. All the tissues were taken out and was Macy stepping on the box. I was very pleased though that she was able to put almost all the tissues back in the box all by herself. I told her to put the tissues in and walked away not thinking she would do it but she did! I'm so proud of her.

Whenever she's quietly doing something that lets me do the dishes, put laundry away, etc. I'm always hopeful she's watching the cartoon I put on, doing a puzzle, or reading. However, I've learned that toddlers are only quiet when they are sleeping or making a huge mess.

 This picture is Macy on her new favorite bike. We had a playgroup at the Falls Church Community Center. They pull out all sorts of ride on toys, foam blocks, and those collapsible tunnels and tents. When Macy found this bike she wouldn't get off of it. It was just her size. She still moved extremely slow with it but it was so cute to watch. When play time was over I literally had to carry her all the way to the car kicking and screaming because she didn't want to leave her beloved bike.

Cartoons are fun for all ages.
 Macy playing in the hat and glove bin. She eventually took everything out and sat inside the bin. We had a great time trying on all the hats and gloves.

Ja likes to make us breakfast on the weekends and this was his yummy Dutch Baby. The skillet was also a birthday present on mine. So far he's the only one that's used it but I get to eat the results so I'm fine with that.

 Macy having fun with her craft and sticker bin. I don't know what that face is all about.

 This was the first Sunday Macy wore her cute dress so we tried to get some pictures before church. You can see the results. It's so hard to get a good picture of her. She is constantly moving and only looks at the camera for a split second. Oh well, we tried and I guess these pictures show her true personality.

This was at Target. Macy refused to get inside the cart so I let her walk. She then decided the wanted to ride in front of the cart. Luckily she didn't last too long hanging onto the cart. She walked the rest of the way. It's funny (and frustrating sometimes) how stubborn toddlers can be about things.

At our above Target shopping trip, Macy and I bought her a little Christmas tree. She picked out the little red star ornaments herself.  I bought her a tree because the night before we walked around our complex to look at the Christmas lights and decorations that are up. To our surprise she LOVED it all and wanted to touch every single light. She loved watching the blinking lights, the snowman, and the reindeer. We figured that she would like her own tree with lights she could actually touch and ornaments she could take on and off. That has definitely been true. The first thing she does when she wakes up is run out to the tree and say, "uh-oh" because the lights are turned off. The lights must be on at all times while Macy is awake.

On November 29th, Macy, Tiffany, Lily, and I drove up to Pennsylvania to visit some friends. We were waiting outside for Tiffany to pick us up and Macy sits on this retaining wall all by herself and says, "Cheese!" Of course I had to take her picture! I think she said this because this is the wall she sat on for the halloween pictures we took and all the kids were saying cheese. She is constantly amazing me with her memory of little things like that.

Macy and Lily are ready to go. If you can believe it I ended up sitting
in that tiny space in between the car seats. 
 Macy loved going to our friends house. They have 4 young girls who love to draw, paint, and do anything artistic. Macy was in heaven with all the crayons, beads, paper, books, and play kitchen toys. To our surprise both Macy and Lily took 2 hour naps in their pack n' plays. We had a great time visiting and enjoyed some really good food.

November was a very busy and fast moving month. It was filled with a lot of fun activities too. We enjoy having Macy around so much and every night we talk and laugh about all the funny and cute things she does. We love you so much Macy!


Ja said...

Macy lives more life in one month than I do in an entire year.

Chelsey said...

Great post! Macy is such a character. That's funny that the lights for the tree must always be on. She is such a smart girl and so much fun. Christmas will be a blast this year.