Little Jov,
You are almost 20 months old. The snuggly baby is slowly starting to fade. The independent girl is starting to shine through. You have a great imagination! It is so fun watching you play and explore.

You love baby dolls, baby doll strollers, purses, and stuffed animals. You love to slide. You love to watch the Toy Story movies. You LOVE baths, too!

You still sleep with a paci and sleep with your blankies. You have some stuffed animals that sleep with you too!

We’ve started trying to potty train. It’s not going anywhere yet, but it will!

Love you!

Snow and Ice 2015

We had our first winter storm at our new house this week. We got a lot of ice and a little snow. You went sledding with daddy down the big hill out front. You LOVED it. You would yell “goooo!” as soon as you got back to the top.


The dogs loved the weather too!

Daddy thinks you will break your arm at some point. You are definitely a daredevil!

First UT bball game

Today we took you to your first, and our first!, UT men’s basketball game! 


You were all over the place! We sat really high and you enjoyed watching the half time show with a dog performance.

We spent half of the first half walking around in the hallway and the second half was just you wallering between me and aunt peggy. You kept pushing dad away and trying to push him out of his seat.

love you.


Welcome to the new year baby girl! We have started the year off in Hilton Head! We’ve played on the beach, taken bike rides and eaten good food!


It’s been chilly, in the mid to low 60s. We’ve dressed warm and played hard! I think you love the beach, when we ask if you want to go you get VERY excited and say YESHH!

I’ve taken some good pictures (over 300…). Can’t wait to post them :)

We look forward to many more HHI trips with you!

Love always,

2nd christmas

Last week we celebrated your 2nd christmas!  Santa brought you so many great things. You got a roller coaster, mega bloks, Lambie, books, running shorts, a leapfrog letter toy, giant pirate Mr. Potato head, a washer and dryer, purse and a baby doll and some other little things. You loved opening the presents!

Flu bug

We made it one week short of 18 months  that you got the flu for the first time. Daddy caught it first and passed it on to you. You have been so pitiful today. We snuggled on the couch all day, except to go to the doctor.  We watched Toy Story 3 three times.  You have been in love with those movies recently.

Lots of tears were shed today as well as lots of meltdowns. You had some tylenol and later this evening we played hide and seek. You started to feel better right before bed time. You ate almost a whole bowl of mac and cheese!

I hope you get better SOON! I love snuggling you but I love watching you play, too!

Love you!

Where’s my baby!?

Jovi girl. You have to stop growing so fast! With your sass and intelligence, I no longer have a baby! You’ve recently started throwing tantrums (not fun) but luckily they only last a little bit and then you’re fine. You’ve recently started screaming? I don’t know why.

You love bath time!  I think you’d sit in there for hours playing and pouring. 

The time change is still messing with you. You are usually in bed by 630, which used to be 730 and wake up time is about 7/730 when it was 8/830. It works fine for me, I’d rather be up earlier in the morning (some times…).

You love playing with your stuffed animal puppies and babies. You love putting things (any thing!) in your baby stroller. You love Barkley the most, he at least let’s you hug him and roll on him. You love bubbles, “bububs.” You still love any food with cheese. You’re really loving blueberries, bananas,  and blackberries. You prefer to eat the banana like a big girl and not a fan of slices of bananas.

You love books. You’ll just grab a book and sit down and flip through the pages.   We’ve read “That Kind of Mommy” roughly 50 times…even daddy has read it…it’s funny listening to him say, “but I’m not THAT kind of mommy…”

Today you helped me put up one of the Christmas trees. You were very interested in handing me the branches and making sure the lights were plugged in. I’m SO excited for Christmas.  I hope that you inherit my love for the holidays. When I was young I would get so excited that I even spent a couple christmas eve’s throwing up. That’s a little much, I know, but Santa is SO cool. Who doesn’t like waking up to a living room full of presents from Santa!?

Words that you are saying: dadada, momma, baba (barkley), bubub (bubbles), ball, Daddy claims you said “dog.”

Skills: throwing trash away (you love it!), climbing the ladder on your climber down stairs, dancing, learning to jump (just not leaving the floor yet).

You love Doc McStuffins, Sofia, and Mickey Mouse.

Love you always.


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