Monday, August 1, 2011
Hi! Remember us? The TrygKerz Family? Sorry for the lack of posts lately. This blog has been a bit neglected. Can I blame summer and it's super-duper busyness? Because I do :)
Yesterday, Edie helped me out with a little project and painted six squares for our rotating art wall. She did a great job!
This morning, I hung up the paintings. She was very proud of her work (and we are very proud of her).
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Holy Moly! I better post a 21 month post before Edie reaches her 22 month mark. Sorry everybody! This should be an indication, however, on how super busy this month has been. But, I think that's just how late spring goes.
Edie, as you may tell from the picture below, is developing her sense of humor quite well. It's been really neat to see her laugh at her own jokes or funny things papa's says or does (passing gas may or may not be one of those things.) We can't wait to see how funny our little squirt will continue to become.
Aside from being funny, she is also pretty good with her words. Last month, she began putting sentences together... her first being "Sit Down, Papa." Since then, the sentences have become more and more complex.
As I said before, this month has been busy. We went to Garrison, N. Dakota for Easter, then, just a couple weeks ago visited Kris' sister Kathy in Columbia, Illinois (that's where the pictures below were taken). It was Edie's first time on an airplane and she was so, so excited. She held onto Ms Puppy nice and tight and did a super great job on the flight. We hope it's one of many big trips we take with our little Edie Pants.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Even more language expansion this month for Edie. She is now regularly putting three words together to form little sentences. She knows what she wants... she knows what she doesn't want... and she's able to let you know exactly what she does or doesn't want to do. My favorite? "Snuggle Bed SimpSims?" (Translation: Mum, Papa, can we go your bedroom? You'll lay down, I'll hop all over the bed and spill your water, and we'll watch an episode of the Simpsons.)
We've had a really long winter this year but over the last few weeks we have finally experienced a bit of a thaw. This has allowed us to go outside a bit more and Edie has discovered her love for water puddles! Luckily, the center of street (which, to be honest, is more like a paved alley) has formed a puddle canal so we have plenty of water to splash around.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Happy Snow Day to all of you that live in the Red River Valley (and most of North Dakota). I'm convinced that we upper Midwesterners can handle disappointment better than any other segment of people thanks to our erratic weather. Remember this weekend and earlier this week when it was super, duper, nice outside? Remember when it reached 4o degrees and everything started to melt? Well, here is our house today:
Not so much melting going on. I guess Edie's dream of splashing through huge puddles of water will come true.
Anywho, way back when it was nice out I had the motivation to make Edie a pillow case dress. The fabric (a sheet) and the bias tape were thrift store find so the dress was practically free to make. I think I'll make a whole bunch of these for the summer. They are light and airy and super comfy. Oh, and Edie actually enjoys wearing it!
I also made her "baby" a matching dress.
If you'd like to see more, check out my post over on the photo blog.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
This month, Edie fully jumped on to the emotional roller coaster we like to call toddlerhood. Big smiles, big tears, big laughs, big cries... usually within seconds of each other. As parents, we are learning how to cope with these crazy tantrums. Our trick? Keep a calm, straight face. Laugh about it in private. Know that this too shall pass.
Fun things this month? Edie can count to nine (well, with exception of the number four), recite parts of the ABC song and sing a little ditty about pretty much anything (Zippers? Yep "Zip, Zip, Zippers!"). She knows all of her books by name (or character names) and is starting to understand the story part of books. Overall, it's becoming much, much easier to communicate with her.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
It's been awhile since I've had the ambition (or the time) to sew. I finally decided to get back into the swing of things this past weekend and sewed Edie a cute little dress... just in time for St. Valentine's Day! Other than the dress is being a little long, it fits her quite well. I will have to work on sewing zippers though... still can't quite get that right.
I managed to grab one full length photo of Edie that was in focus (she's a toddler, don't you know)... not the best picture of her, but you get the idea.
And to make up for that not very awesome picture, here is a cute one of Edie and her papa.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Within the last couple of months, Edie has really transformed herself from infant to full fledged toddler. Yes, the tantrums have started and her mood is constantly up and down. But she is also grasping language at an unbelievable rate. She is well on her way to learning her ABCs and 123s and we often take time to practice them on our long journey to Horace 3 days a week. She has recently been putting two words together.
Another fun 18-month fact? She's head over heals in love with Elmo... we have no idea how it happened (well, we do... ahem, MeeMaw!). And so it has begun.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The little TrygKerz family braved the cold on Sunday and took a quick trip over to our friend Lana's house. Lana and her kiddos, Stella and Jacob, live just a couple blocks from us. It's been a awhile since we've made a visit... I blame the cold weather and our busy schedules... so, the excursion was way over due. Along the Lana and the kids, our friend Sam was there too.
Expect to see these guys in a "Life with..." post on my photo blog very soon.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Since Edie's birth (nearly) eighteen short months ago, I have stayed home from work on Mondays. Currently, I am technically "working from home" on Monday and Fridays and while I do get a lot of work done during nap times and in the evening, it's pretty much impossible to work while Edie is awake. And, to be honest, that is just fine with me.
Monday afternoons are the best. While our morning usually consist of running errands around town and the occasional thrift store stop, our afternoons are generally laid back and at home. She often moves from one thing to another very, very, very quickly. Whether it's putting her boots on, drawing, playing with Legos or reading a few good books, she is usually always busy. We have a great time and I really treasure those afternoons.
Monday, January 24, 2011
My cousin's toddler, Brooklyn, came into the studio on Saturday for her 2-year pictures. Of course, I had to bring little Miss Edie Pants so we could (attempt) to get some photos of the two of them together. It was (sorta) successful. Man, two toddlers are exhausting!
Edie trying to give Brooklyn a kiss.
Of course, I took some of just Edie...
Edie, how cute are you? So cute!
Edie, how big are you? So big!
Edie, where's your belly?
Where is your belly?
Where's your nose?