June 9, 2012

Doll house time!

This past Christmas Santa brought Sloan a (second hand, but perfect condition! yay!) Plan doll house. I thought she might be a little young for it, having just turned 2, but I couldn't resist. She played with it a little, but didn't seem too interested at first, so I thought I would store it away for a while until she was really interested. Today was that day!

We pulled it out, with nowhere to really put it, so it's on our window seat for now. It's been almost an hour and she is still VERY engaged with it! I love that she can sit and use her imagination! She is even doing different little voices for the different dolls - it's adorable! Sloan is even reminding the dolls not to touch the stove in the "chi-chen" because it is very hot!

In other news, i'd say potty training is going very well! Below is a picture of her helping one of the dolls use the toy potty - she even told her "good job" when she was done!

June 8, 2012


*I thought I had hit publish on this post (that I wrote in the middle of May), but apparently didn't!*

I need to catch these on camera because they are just too cute for words!

Sloan is talking a lot now, but not all of it make sense! She used to fall asleep in the car a lot, basically on any car ride longer than 20 minutes or so....now she just talks the entire way!

Some of my favorite Sloanisms:
-if she doesn't want to try something she holds it up and tells us it's "too picey" (spicy) all while doing her adorable little shoulder shrug as if to say it's not her fault she can't eat it!
-despite never watching Sesame Street, she still loves Cookie Monster...and calls him "tutie mon-ter"
-she loves to pretend talk on the phone, usually it's with Papa or someone that she is calling to wish a "hoppy birt-day" to
-when I am leaving for work and Matt is home, she likes to be sure to tell me "Mummy wert, stay here Daddy" just so I know where she will be
-everyday when I get home from work we have a big hug and I tell her "Mummy missed you!" and she will look me in the eye and say 'mummy, miss youuuu' - it warms my heart (at breaks it slightly too)
-Sloan loves to play with her babies (the millions of them that Daddy has caved and bought her!), but it's more than just playing, she has a very strong motherly instinct I think
-we have a little miss independent! Sloan likes to do things on her own, and when I try to help...I get "byes-elf Mummy, byes-elf" It might take us double the time to get ready, but she is so proud when she is able to do it all by herself...whatever it is!
-she found an ant outside last night and tried to bring it to me...between her two fingers...when she noticed it wasn't moving anymore she 'aawww doesn't wert' - I had to explain to her why it wasn't 'working' anymore!

June 7, 2012


Not knowing if this little one I am brewing is a boy or a girl is really throwing a wrench in my preparing! Sloan's "baby room" is sitting practically untouched (she slept in her crib, but didn't do much else in there and is out of the room now) - so I think we basically just need to change the bedding and take down the personal touches that are Sloan's and move them and her clothes into her current room. Not that the new baby will be in there for quite some time...I think we'll pick up a couple neutral outfits...still not settled on a name...basically the only thing I have done is wash some prefolds and tiny new born sized covers (aww).

June 5, 2012

Day Four

Things are going well so far - day 2 had 2 accidents and day 3 was spent at daycare where she only had one accident. Today, day 4, has been accident free so far and she is playing naked right now before bed so she should be fine for the day! Woohooo!

Last night Sloan slept in a prefold with Grovia cover and she told me she was wet in the morning, unlike when she is in a disposable and could get up and play without even noticing that she is practically dragging a soaked diaper around! I think we'll keep doing that until she is a little better with getting herself on the potty incase she needs to go in the night.

I had a dentist appointment this afternoon that Sloan came along to so the potty came in the van again. She tried to go before we went in, but didn't need to go. I knew I would be in there about an hour and she would be too shy to ask to use the bathroom infront of everyone so I put a grovia cover on over her underwear so she would feel wet if she went...but she didn't! She held it the whole time and went on the potty in the van when we were out of there! Yay Sloan!