Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Terrific Two's!

Stella Patricia Sheldon turns 2 today. I can't believe how fast this past year flew by. Stella has found a very special place in my heart. She can make me smile and change my mood in an instant. I am holding my breath...waiting for the "Terrible Two's"...but so far she has been great. Sure, she'll have a moment here and there, but don't we all? This post is for sorry that it's a bit boring.

Some Fun Facts for this past year.
- Enjoys emptying the dishwasher.
- Loves to be nude
- Runs away from me dancing & singing "Naked! Naked! Naked!"
- Loves Sofia gives her the best hugs & kisses.
- Is drawn to boy toys such as balls, trains, & cars.
- Also loves girly items such as dresses, beads, purses, & shoes.
- Still needs her blanket & paci for bed time.
- Has recently become a cuddle bug. (yes!)
- Enjoys watching movies.
- Favorite activity is jumping....for no reason.
- Never-ending energy.
- Almost always happy & cheery.
- Mamma's girl. (yes!)

And now a photo recap for the year....because she has changed so much in one year.

January 2009 - Our family was sick last year & she started feeling better. The look in her eyes are kinda scary.

She loves beads & playing dress up

And sitting on the vacuum while I try to clean

Being destructive

Chalk is delicious

She doesn't enjoy cooking, but loves licking the beater

Beautiful face

Helping Dad

Queen of the mountain

She loves to be restrained in the car...especially when she is tired

Easter twins

She already has a shoe fetish

Thank goodness her narple obsession has ceased

Always trying to do grown up things.

Sand is delicious

I feel this best picture describes my child

Nice Stella poses are rare

Despite her purple lips & shivering jaw...she stayed in the water

Always ready for a walk....even if we were not

Loves the sand

Wind is fun

Beach babe

Oreos are a favorite

If this is a short glimpse of the future.....I'm afraid

Jumping for the sake of jumping

She is already a somersault expert

I was in her way. This is the "move mom!" look

Almost a duck for Halloween

But ended up being ladybug

Loved the idea of carving a pumpkin...but started gagging once it was opened

"Smile Stella!" "Say Cheese!!"
.....I smile for no all look like fools dancing around

Eating slowly is not an option. Food must be inhaled till gagging occurs.

Loves the seasons

I will wear fairy wings all day....despite all the objects that I destroy because I forget they are on my back.

I maybe overdressed her for the cold weather....she could hardly walk....but still happy as can be.

Classic Stella

She is still surprised that we actually let her hold an ornament....she broke it later.

Christmas angels

Christmas Day. The crown & earrings were worn almost all day. I would have never let Sofia run around looking like this....but for some reason, this look just suits Stella.

We love our Stell-Bell! Thank you for reminding us to enjoy life.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Not Me Monday

I really should do some sort of Christmas post.....but I feel that I should shorten my long Not Me list before I start on other posts. Good news is that our laptop arrived! (Thank You Kyle!!) So hopefully after the holidays I'll have some time to actually turn it on & start learning how to use it.....and resume my blogging.

  • I did not make a long To Do list with items such as "wrap Christmas gifts" & "make To Do list"......scratch off item "make To Do list" and conclude that my productivity had reached it's apex and decide that snoozing on the couch would be the best idea.
  • I did not use water to draw on Sofia's back....changing the direction of her long'ish black peach fuzz baby make cool patterns & one does on various fuzzy upholstered furniture. No way, such actions could be life scarring.
  • I did not go to the Meijer for only 2 items (lunch meat & milk)....and walk about with apples, baggies, candy, orange juice, pasta, bacon & soup. Nope, I am always focused & never get distracted.
  • I did not wrap 3 gifts with the wrapping paper completely inside out so only white was showing. No way, I pay attention to detail.
  • I did not tell Sofia that she may only request 2 items from Santa because otherwise she would be considered "greedy" and therefore "naughty".
  • I did not open Sofia & Stella's gummi frogs they received from their Nona, empty them into a Tupperware, and hide them from the family because they are now property of Rachel Sheldon. I don't steal candy from kids.....ha ha ha....chumps.
  • I do not treat the stop sign down my street as a yield because that is what it should be.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Yikes! I have been really really lazy with my blog. I've got so many things to blog about....but the convenience of blogging is gone with no laptop....and I've been really busy. So a quick snapshots post. Sorry about the quality of pictures....a bunch are with my phone camera.

I have been working on a project for the school Christmas program.
8 posters for 8 scenes.
It took a LOT longer than I predicted.
But I enjoy doing this I didn't mind.

A couple of them up close.
I used construction paper & posterboard

This was back in November....decorating the tree!
I just liked the picture.
Only 1 broken ornament this year....yes, it was Stella.

Sofia & I make sugar cookies!
They were totally inedible.....just awful.
But we had a fun time together.

Two cookies sheets full.
I do realize that a gingerbread recipe would have probably been more appropriate....oh well.

Sofia used the leftovers to make this beautiful lady.
It's me....of course....barf

Christmas dinner with Trillium!
Last Saturday, we went out with Peter's work partners.

The Men:
Kyle VanderKodde, Peter Sheldon, Dan Meyering

The Women:
Rebecca Meyering, Rachel Sheldon, Tricia VanderKodde

Yesterday we got all dressed up to go see Santa.

Sofia did great!
She asked for Dora pajamas & a computer game.

Stella....not so much.
She did not want to touch Santa with a 10 ft pole.

I love this girl.

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