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Not Motivated To Keep Up

My motivation to keep this blog up is at an all time low.  I  know that people read it based on our Google Analytics and from people telling me, but the lackluster of comments makes me seriously consider making this site private.  It’s just not enjoyable not getting feedback.  My thoughts are to keep it up purely for Dagny and there is no need to keep it public for that.  I am still debating about this.

A week before Christmas I got a phone call that my cousin died, then a week later we got a call that Craig’s great aunt passed away. As you can imagine it’s been hard around here.  We try our best to keep up a happy face in front of Dagny, because she doesn’t need to be aware of all that at such a young age.  So, in a span of one week I went to two funerals both in PA, one in Philadelphia and the other in Pittsburgh.  Not fun at all.

When we went to Pittsburgh we decided to leave early before Dagny got up in the morning.  This made my mom’s, and quite honestly our life’s easier.  Otherwise, there would of been a little girl crying and I think that would of made me turn back home.  When we got into town we had tons of time on our hand before we checked into our hotel and met up with Craig’s parents.  So, you ask what is one to do?  Well, go to IKEA of course.  Let me tell you, that place can put a smile on your face when your not feeling it.  We were there for about four hours and still don’t feel that was enough time.  We purchased a couple of light fixtures.  We got this and this because I can’t make my mind up for Dagny’s room.  I think the winner is the first one, because when Dagny saw it she said “Oh, that’s beautiful.” Since it was intended for her room, she really should have the last word.

IKEA

Let’s see what else?

We finally picked out a wall color for our living room.  We decided to go back to our old palette from Peakview, neutral walls with white curtains.  Now all is left, is to paint and get the curtains, but at least we know this much.

On January 1 st (no joke) out of the blue Dagny asked to sleep in her big girl bed. Craig got right on it and turned her crib into a big girl bed.  She has one of those cribs that transitions to a toddler bed and then finally into a full size bed.  Up until a few days ago she has been waking up at 7 in the morning, now she is back to her 8 am wake up.  I think she finally feels fully comfortable in her new space.

Baby Girl is growing up

Sometimes I get really surprised by Dagny.  It’s not that I doubt her abilities because that’s the fathers from the truth.  But, sometimes she just catches me off guard.  For example, for Christmas we decided to get her a Scribble & Write.  Probably because of all her other new toys, she didn’t even look at it.  Then, last week she took it our of her toy chest turned it on and BAM she started writing her letters. I was honestly shocked.  I haven’t seen her even try to write letters.  What was even more impressive was the fact that she watched the explanation on how to do it and then she followed the directions.  She blows me away.

We introduced Dagny to the Wii bowling.  Here she is meeting Wii Dagny.

Hi

I just love the expressions on her face as the ball moves down the lane.

It's going...

Oh...No!

What?

Lately, Dagny has shown interest in sitting down with Craig and I and playing boardgames.  I must admit we have been waiting for this moment since we brought her home.

Boardgames

Ice Age is still Dagny’s favorite movie.

Sunday mornings

Dagny is getting so tall.  Here she is wearing 3T pants.  They fit just right, in fact kind of looking like they might be getting a bit short.  She isn’t even 3 1/2 yet. I guess the good news is summer is coming and it will be time for shorts and dresses.  I just can’t stand how fast she is growing up.

big girl

And, finally here is another photo of my pretty girl.

pretty girl

Barbara

Dagny’s Annual Photo 2010

Dagny 3 years old – 2010

Happy 2011!

Friday, Craig and I picked up Dagny from preschool.  She was one of the few kids that actually attended on New Year’s Eve.  But hey the girl loves it there and we paid for it, so I say let her go.  Before we left she had to go down the slide in their gym.  How can you say no to that face?  You can’t… I know.

one more time

After a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner, Craig suggested we give Dagny a bath and let her stay up past her bedtime and see how long she would last.  I really think she would of stayed up to watch the ball drop, but the mother guilt in me felt that was just way too late.  So, at 10:30 pm I caved and we put her to bed.  Even though she went to bed past her bedtime she was still up by 7 am the next morning. Boo.

ringing in the new year

The next day we went on our traditional New Year’s Day Carousal ride.  This just doesn’t get old.

so much fun

The rest of the weekend was spent acting silly and going to the Museum of Play.

silly people

working hard

showtime

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!

Barbara