Thursday, July 21, 2011


Scott and I celebrated our eight year wedding anniversary on Tuesday! We dated about 5 years before getting married, so technically we've been together over 13 years - wowsa! Anyhow, we had a great time celebrating, going on a date, and reflecting on our past, present & future. I love walking through life with Scott. We have so much fun!!! (Okay, most days... hee, hee.) Here are a few pics from our anniversary and funny things we've been doing lately with Sienna INSIDE to avoid the heat.

Every year, I put on my wedding dress on our anniversary. I think it's sad to only wear a dress that beautiful one day in your life, so I'm aiming to change that! And I'm proud to say that the dress is loose on me - woo hoo! Sienna liked posing with me but was pretty uninterested in the dress.

Sienna loves making a pile of all her animals and then jumping/laying/rolling/running through the pile.

My mother-in-law and mom bought this outfit from our alma matter on our graduation day... here it is in action nearly 10 years later! (It's a size 18 months... so a little snug! It got lost in her closet. Oops!)

Sienna has been running around our house naked a lot lately for two reasons - 1) it's really hot outside 2) she's been peeing on the potty! Here, she is engrossed in Veggie Tales.... the latest song added to her repertoire.

Look at the waves and volume in her hair.... not even 2 years old yet!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

22 month Sienna-isms

I am slightly freaking out that Sienna is going to be 2 years old in a couple months... ahhh!!! Anyhow, she has been so stinking cute lately and doing/saying some of the funniest things (Sienna-isms, if you will) that I just have to write down, so we can remember these fleeting moments.
- Her favorite song to sing is "The More We Get Together". She loves to sing this song at the top of her lungs (she accurately sings most of the words) and gallop/skip around in a circle. She will either make her own circle, or she will gallop/skip around an object or a person in the middle of the room. She loves for Scott to play the song on the piano while she dances and sings. "Daddy, play 'More We Get Together'."
- She has learned to jump!! Oh goodness, and she sure is excited to be able to get both her little feet of the ground at once! She's not getting much height in that jump at the moment, but it's precious nonetheless.
- She has started to pick-up some of the slang Scott and I use. Her word this week is 'sure'. So we ask her, "Sienna, do you want yogurt for breakfast?" Her reply - "Yeah, sure." Cracks me up to hear such a casual, grown-up phrase from her little self!
- She wakes up each morning, and she immediately wants to know where everyone is going for the day. "Where we goin'?" She wants to know if it's a work day, a play day, a Kenda (her sitter) day, or a Mommy day. It breaks my heart when it's a work day for both of us, and she says, "No Kenda house. Play Mommy house." Ahhhhh!!!!! Just put a knife through my heart during moments like that! (But then we have other days when I'm not working, and she asks if she can "go play Kenda's house?". Guess I'm not so fun all the time!)
- Her imaginative play has really kicked into gear the past couple months. She LOVES playing with her kitchen set and making Scott and I various food concoctions. She also likes to change her dolly's diaper, take her dolly on a walk in the stroller, and put her dolly to bed.
- We introduced the time out chair a few weeks ago, too. She is definitely testing the boundaries. She obviously does not like time out, but it is effective! It was tough for me to start putting her in time out, but she quickly caught on to the concept and tries to avoid it!
- Sienna understands the concept of being shy. Well, to her, shy means not wanting to talk/touch/recognize a certain person in her midst. She was being 'shy' one night towards my dad.... not letting him hug her, be alone in the same room with her, etc. When we got in the car to go home she said, "Sienna shy PaPa." That little stinker knows what she is doing!!! So we have lots of pep talks on our way to gatherings about not being shy... it seems to work! She will normally say, "Okay, Mommy. Sienna no shy."
Love our little rascal!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Independence Day

We had a great day celebrating our nation's independence with some good friends. We had a BBQ (complete with fantastic watermelon margaritas), let the kids decorate their own cupcakes, went to the pool, and conducted our own mini-fireworks show. Sienna loved playing with her friends, as did Scott & I, but she was not a fan of the fireworks (sireworks, as she calls them) when they were up-close-and-personal. They were just a wee bit too loud for her baby ears. She didn't want to go inside and miss out on the action. She didn't want me to hold her. She wanted her daddy. So he obligingly held and snuggled her close, so she'd feel safe. Because that's what daddies do.

miss independent

ready for the cupcakes!

quickly resorted to just eating the icing out of the can...

smoke bombs and snakes... the best!

cautious, but excited!

how many kiddos can you squeeze in a wagon? and i love the girls curls in this picture.