Thursday, October 27, 2016

52 : 34 (part 5)

After months of begging Ewan went to work with Mama again this week... He got the VIP treatment with BART, a trip to the mailroom, unlimited iPad time, kitchen snacks, infinite tape and staples, plus two doggie friends.

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Darby my Darling -

2.5 already! I have become that Mama, I know I say this all the time, but I have no clue how time has passed so quickly. This year, 2016 I mean, is whirring by us... Probably because we are having so much fun!

In the last 6 months you have changed so much, but at the same time not at all. You still have an amazing disposition, love school, and play rough, but you are much more verbal, physically capable with things like climbing, and even more stubborn about your independence. You seem to be growing like a weed, but since you are now on an annual schedule with the pediatrician we do not know for sure, but last time you asked to see how strong you were on the scale you were up to 34lbs. You seem to sustain on milk, cheese, yogurt, and bananas these days, but you will occasionally surprise us by requesting three servings of steak.

One thing that has changed this year is that you are much more affectionate, you request cuddles, hugs, and kisses regularly. When you kiss us you grab our cheeks and pull us in to you for a big wet one, which is the highlight of any day and can immediately turn a frown upside down. You continue to be very polite and are the first to yell "bess you" when anyone sneezes. Your go to accessory is sunglasses (aka sunnies), you prefer pigtails, and you are creating quite the tutu collection, you seem to find them where ever you go.

As much as we have avoided pink and princesses we can feel them infiltrating our lives, we still don't offer them, but will not deny your sweet requests... still no Barbies, no way. Your current princess addiction is Ariel from The Little Mermaid, which inspired you to request a mermaid costume for Halloween next week. You also constantly request Ariel's "Part of Your World" song, which you sing along to loudly. Our favorite line in your rendition is "gadgets and gizmos gamore", please never say galore properly... gamore forever and always.

Kisses Gamore, 

Darby Moira - 2 Years 6 Months

Thursday, October 20, 2016

52 : 33 (part 5)

This weekend Ewan enjoyed watching the rain and spending time with his Auntie M! Always up for a fun date, Auntie came over for bowling, arcade games, and pizza. 

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No better feeling for our Darby to represent on her classroom's emotion board... Although it would be more accurate if it said "HANGRY!"

Thursday, October 13, 2016

52 : 32 (part 5)

Ewan has sat on this tractor every October since he was born, and it is safe to say that this year he was more disappointed than ever that he couldn't actually drive it! He picked out some great pumpkins, had a yummy BBQ lunch, and enjoyed driving through the tunnels between San Mateo and Sonoma.

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On our annual trip to the Stanly Lane Pumpkin Patch Darby insisted on a tractor picture without her brother, had to carry her own pumpkin, and requested multiple trips down the hay bale slide.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

52 : 31 (part 5)

This week Grammy and Uncle Jon visited and Ewan got to show them his favorite things: Philz, the library, swimming, bowling, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Can't think of an agenda more perfect for 4.5 year old Ewan.

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A little fever sent this little lady home early from school this week... Well it actually sent her to a preview event at the SF MOMA as Mama and Daddy had an afternoon date planned. Darby was in great spirits and she got a little 1 on 2 with the parents.