Morgan had a great time trick or treating on Halloween. She was confused at first but soon figured out that if she went up to the door she got candy and was loving every minute of it! At one house she turned around and announced "I have SO MUCH candy!!"...Not that her Mean Momma lets her have any....is that wrong?
We started the day off with a party at her Gymboree class.
Morgan went to the doctor for her 18 month check up and everything is wonderful! She weighs 19 lbs 5 oz (STILL not on the chart), and she is 31 inches tall, (10-25th percentile). She is just a little peanut! Cullen (the precious 6 month old I watch during the week) weighs 17 LBS! A year younger than her and just about to pass her in weight! She now knows her shapes and is close to counting to 20! Can sing chunks of the alphabet and loves loves LOVES to sing! She sings "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Mary had a Little Lamb", and "Frere Jaques". She made up her own song the other day:
Where is Daddy? Where is Daddy? I don't know. Where is Daddy? Where is Daddy? I don't know, I don't know. Where is Daddy? He's at work!
On Sunday Morgan spent the day with Grandma and made cookies for the first time! She stirred and stirred the oatmeal and transferred it from bowl to bowl. It was messy, but she had so much fun. Grandma even bought her an apron for the occasion. (Wish I had gotten a picture of her stirring the oatmeal, it was precious) Thanks Grandma for a fun day!
And finally, after drooling over the cute Halloween decorations on other blogs, I decided to do my own (for cheap)! The mantle: I feel like it needs something else but I figured its ok considering it only gets displayed for 31 days :)
Got the glass jar in Canton last weekend (20 bucks!) and went to Hobby Lobby and got 3 little pumpkins, hot glued them, then wrote BOO. I also cut up a black feather boa and that went into the bottom of the jar (also HL). The frame I already had and I just printed out a picture of a raven.
The twigs in the glass jar I already had, just added little bats! And the mongrammed pumpkin I saw on another blog and loved it! So made my own and glued some feathers around the stem.
This is the table in my entryway...I got the argyle pumpkin in Canton and used some of the cut up boa to make a wreath for it to sit on. And for the black feather wreath on the mirror, I used a hanger (bent into a circle) and hot glued the remaining boa on it. Voila! Cute.
Close up of pumpkin....gotta love Canton. 12 dollars!
And my Prissy Plate that I got at...where else...Canton! Love that I can change the color of ribbon for the seasons/holidays. Here is orange/white for Halloween.
And I found this at Canton (my whole house is Canton, I'm telling you, it's the best place EVER), and my mom had the idea to put these little pumpkins on there instead of candles. Might be fun to do beaded balls for Christmas? Anyways, I love it! It is so fun to decorate for Halloween and fall!
And one more thing....I found this sweet sign in Canton also. It greets our visitors when they come to the front door!
Our sweet Morgan just learned how to count to 10! She counts buttons on shirts, bubbles, pieces of cheese, everything...it's pretty cute! I got some video of it the other day but of course I had taken her shirt off so her sweet potatoes wouldn't stain it...so here she is, shirtless and all!
Hard to believe she is almost 18 months. She is so full of life and laughter and fills our hearts with such joy! And what a ham...
Whew...we are sorely behind on blogging... This past month has been insanely busy and seems everyday is nonstop til 10 pm and then I don't feel like blogging! The house is awesome, we love it so much. Closing was a nightmare, but that's another post in itself....I will post pictures soon. I keep wanting the house to be clean to post pictures but that never seems to happen, as there is usually stuff everywhere! One of these days. Just wanted to update on sweet Morgan. She will be 17 months on Sept 4th. She amazes us constantly. Her vocabulary is unbelievable. She says pretty much any and everything. She goes around pointing all day naming stuff: tree, leaf, doggie, milk, chicken, ketchup, helicopter, cool whip, cheese, outside, orange, corn, and the list goes on and on. She is now starting to speak 2 to 3 word phrases: I love you is "I wub bu", "I comin", "bye Daddy" (or whoever is leaving at the moment), and she loves saying people's names. Getting quite good at it too! I love her sweet little voice, makes my heart swell every time, I swear. She knows the colors red and blue, and knows what a circle, triangle, and square are, and the letters A, B, C, and M. She loves going to Gymboree classes, to see "Gymbo" the clown. She loves Dora, which is crazy because she really doesn't watch it, but we have tons of Dora books. Gotta love that Map and Backpack. Loves to play outside, I can't wait for the weather to cool down a bit. She loves playing with her play food and her tea party set. She also really likes the daily craft we do, especially the glue stick! She is still such a tiny little girl...still wears some of her 3-6 months clothes but is getting taller and moving into size 9 months. How does that seem like such a big size to me? Every stage of her so far has been so much fun! I was looking at baby pictures of her the other day and boo-hooed: how could this time have gone by so quickly? I treasure every moment with her; they are far too fleeting to not do so! Smile!
Her hair is growing in the back but not much on top yet!
We had a very exciting day today...we signed papers for our new home! We close in a week and half and could not be more thrilled. We made an offer on another house over 2 weeks ago only to find out last Thursday we didn't get it. We were pretty disappointed but didn't panic (like I always do), as we knew God had something else in mind for us! Well, He did us one better; a brand new house! We are so blessed that we are able to move. It never ceases to amaze me that God's plan is always better than my own. :)
PS: Still needs some finishing up and the new front door!
Today was a wonderful day spent with 2 very dear friends and their sons. Got to see Jessie and her son Ben, and Jenny and her son Zach.Jessie just moved to a beautiful new house that we got to visit for the first time, and Jenny is back from Alabama for a few days! We just found out Jenny is moving back to Houston next summer! YIPPEE! These ladies and I have been friends for a very long time, and I am so beyond blessed to have them in my life! Taking a picture of the 3 kids was impossible...we couldn't get all of them to look at the same time! AND Morgan had a small meltdown...which is SO not like her! She was exhausted and she was also teething on top of that!:( Poor baby.
I am a 30-something former first grade teacher turned SAHM. I have a wonderful husband and an incredible daughter named Morgan! A sweet yellow lab completes our family. I love spending time with my family and friends, decorating, being crafty, and enjoying this life in which God has blessed us so richly! Here's our story, one moment at a time.