Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lots to Brag...I mean BLOG...About

We've had a very busy week this past week.  Kyle was out of town at the Edward Jones Headquarters at an Educational Conference so Stella and I were home alone - for a whole week!!  It definitely made me step back and realize how much he actually helps me with and all I can say is I'm one lucky and blessed girl!

After a few sleepless nights during the week, Stella must have felt sorry for me because on Wednesday she finally said the words I've been longing to hear...yep, she said "MAMA"!!!!!!!  Talk about being the happiest girl alive!!  Those words were like music to my ear.  Of course I called Kyle as soon as she started saying it and...he didn't answer.  So then, I called my mom...and she didn't answer.  No one was going to believe that she actually said it!!  From then I knew that I had to go nuts clapping and screaming w/ excitement so she would know that she had done something wonderful.  {Not that I wasn't already acting like a complete crazy lady that just won the lottery or something!}  So from that day on we practiced saying "MAMA" all day long.  Sure enough, when Mimi came to stay w/ us on Thursday, she heard the words "MAMA" too so I was even more excited!  

Stella has also learned to say "BAY-BEEE" and that is one of the sweetest things I've heard her say too.  She loves her baby dolls and we're constantly calling them by name...Baby Lexi, Baby Molly, etc.  Also I read to her every night and lately they've been books about a mama and a baby so I guess it finally clicked!

Another cool thing that happened this week was Stella learned how to "Give Me 5"!  One day while I was feeding Stella lunch I thought...wouldn't it be cool if she could "Give Me 5"!!  So I thought I'd try it out.  She pretty much caught on right away.  So awesome!  I'm telling ya - she's a genius!

Needless to say when we picked Kyle/Daddy up from the airport yesterday we had lots to catch him up on.  He was TOTALLY blown away by all that she had learned while he was gone.

We are both so proud of our sweet, adorable, little girl that amazes us every single day by all that she's learning and doing.  

BTW, these pics are from Stella's friend, Jack's 3rd Birthday Party today!  We had a blast!  Happy Birthday Jack!


  1. It is so cute when they start saying words like Mama! Especially when you know it is intentional and not just a noise! She is getting so big and these pictures are so cute!

  2. Yay Stella! Congrats Mama on such a smart (and adorable!) little girl!