So we recently got to go on a trip with Scott to the Outer Banks, NC. We had a great few days. Annie has not been to the ocean since she first turned one so it was fun to take her to the beach. The water was as cold as ice so only our toes touched that. Annie loved playing in the sand. I was afraid she might go all girly girl on me and hate the feel of the dirty grindy sand, but not her. She got right down into it. I'm so thankful we get to spend special time together as a little (growing) family.
Our Journey to OBX was not without a small setback. We got a flat tire on the interstate and pulled off an exit to find a tire shop. Unfortunately when we were only like a mile away from the place, we had to stop so we didn't ruin the rim. And of course the jack was behind the backseat where Annie sat with all our luggage. So we unloaded everything, changed the flat, then drove a mile to where we had to buy a new tire as this one was ruined. But Hey! if this was the only thing that set us back we were doing pretty good.
Annie has been changing a lot lately I feel like. We have pulled out her little potty just to get her used to it. So anytime we go to use the quest bathroom Annie follows us in there and sits on her little potty. When she sits down she starts grunting and squeezing her hands together like she's trying to go number two. I guess I kind of taught her that because thats what she does when going in her diaper. I was trying to get her to make the connection. Then she gets up and flushes her little potty. At least she is not afraid of it. Thats a start right? She is also starting to show some attitude now. I feel like I am actually having to discipline her for stuff. For a while there I would say NO and that was enough to teach her. Now she is starting to test her boundaries a little more to see what she could get away with. She is still very sweet and obedient though. I definitely see how crucial it is to be consistent with disciplining her. No slacking in this area will help us both in the long run. I also saw her for the first time the other day not wanting to share a toy. I was shocked to find her yelling NO! and pulling a toy back from the other kid. Of course I think they were trying to take it away from her so I don't know what to do about that. I guess it would be best to teach her to share her toys and be kind. After all, as Shannon teaches her kids, they are not our toys anyways. They are God's and we can't be selfish. I'm not sure what else Annie has been doing different lately. She is talking a lot now. She likes to say the words she knows we understand. Especially the word cookie. Some of her words she can say of her own accord include, Cookie, cracker (ka-ka), car, maggie(ma-ee), and some others. I love that I can start understanding her and what she is asking for. Oh yeah she can also say hold me(homey), and hungry which also sounds like homey.
In other news, we are looking forward to some things coming up, Ben and Bri are coming into town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!! We can't wait to see you guys and catch up with how life in Seattle is going. I'm sure Annie will be excited to see you guys too. Also I am stoked because tomorrow night I get to go on a special date night with my handsome hot husband. We are going to a nice steakhouse for dinner then he got tickets to Cirque du soleil which is in town visiting. I can't wait, because I have always wanted to go to a cirque show. I am so excited about it. I'll let you know how it was.
Alright time to go snuggle up with my hubby and watch a movie on this stormy evening.