Thursday, January 31, 2019

Annie's 2nd Birthday Shenanigans

Ahhh, what a day for our Annie girl to turn TWO!

I know I posted earlier, but I CANNOT CANNOT BELIEVE she is TWO.  It just feels so old to have my youngest (here with us) being TWO and no newborn at home or on the way.  It's just crazy.


She went to sleep ^^ last night as a one year old and woke up as a two year old!  Cannot believe it.  And you're gonna hear that a billion times in this post.  Also Annie girl graduated to having a pillow in her bed so she's basically a teenager.

We had plans to do some solo stuff with Annie today since Mike was off...butttttt, the big kids' schools got a snow day because of the cold and icky roads so we ended up having a family fun day instead! WOOT!  So instead of having to do presents and such when the big kids got home, we were able to do them after breakfast!  I think the big kids were the most excited. HAHA


She clearly was THRILLED about her big dog -- which I keep calling a bear and it most definitely IS A DOG.  HAHA.  She then, with the help of her big brother and sister tore into her presents!  She got new boots, a few new outfits, a water baby (remember those?!?!), a wooden food truck, and some new cars for her big toy uncle Ben and aunt Erin got her!












She was super thrilled with all of her new presents...and I think Patrick and Rosie were too. 

We did a quick costume change to get dressed for the day and JUST HAD TO put her in her new shirt uncle Charlie got her!  I thought it was freaking hysterical because it is SUCH a STL thing to ask where someone went to high school...so the preschool comment just makes me laugh even harder.







Gosh she's a hoot.  And I freaking love that shirt soooooo much!

So I always text my OB a throwback pic of the girls on their birthdays since she delivered them with a little thank you plug for bringing my babies into the world...and today I was like OMG Annie's side eye game has been strong since birth!  So naturally threw this together and have not stopped laughing since.


Seriously.  I can't handle it her side eye is just ahhhhh-mazing!!!

So since the big kids were off school we decided to hit up water waddlers at the pool (again...we did that yesterday with Annie too).  I actually met Mike and the kiddos there because I had to run up to MoBap for pictures, but since I did meet them there I had my camera with me for once soooooo indoor pool snaps happened!



















They had a BLAST.  And promptly took 3 hour naps (well not Patrick) once we got home. YASSSSS!!



The dog is definitely an obsession around here.  I wish there would have been 2 I could have unstuffed one and made it a costume for Patrick since he seems to fit perfectly in it. haha

Anyways once everyone got up from siesta time we packed up the car and headed to Annie's choice for dinner: MOD PIZZA!



Which she clearly was super duper excited about and promptly devoured most of her pizza (definitely all of the sausage and cheese toppings!!).

Patrick and Rosie begged for ice cream but it was 20 degrees out and I just couldn't do it so we came home for dessert instead.

Which mom of the year here forgot to get a cake or cupcakes or anything (oops) so we instead did birthday cake...Oreos.  They didn't seem to mind at all!





Oh Annie girl, what a wonderful 2nd birthday you had!!  After birthday Oreos we did baths and bedtime and all three of them promptly crashed...and mama here is about to follow suit!  It was a great day for all, and I cannot believe our littlest lady is TWO!  I cannot wait to see what two and most of 2019 has in store for this girl.  Love you so much Annie...keep doing you sister bear!!

1SE: January 2019

Welp friends, we are officially 1/12th of the way done with 2019!  Where oh where did this past month fly away to!?!??!

But, seeing as how I LOOOOVED how 2018's turned out, I figured I'd go ahead and keep up with my one second everyday recording for 2019!

So I present you with January's 1SE...


I have high hopes for 2019 and so far, January was off to a good start!  Minus the stupid work rumor hiccup, January was pretty good to us.  I'm excited to see where 2019 takes us and what's in store for this Mooney fam this year!

Oh!  And since I've got you here, I present you with January's 31 days of #MooneyBandW2019!  So far so good on this front with year FOUR (!!!) of my year-long project.  Excited to see how this one turns out too!


Welp friends, that's all I've got for today...happy last day of January!!

Annie at 2 Years Old

I cannot CANNOT believe our Annie girl is TWO!  TWO YEARS OLD!


I seriously am having major denials with this chickadee of mine turning TWO today!  It just seems so old to me and I feel like she is forever like 6 months old.  And maybe because when the others two turned I had a fresh newborn to distract me, and since I don't think time I'm even more hyper-focused on my littlest lady turning two!

Keeping with tradition we did a little two year old photoshoot...which, yikes, we froze a bit for with this silly January weather!  Sorry Annie girl...needed to get a few shots in!













Annie had a great time at her birthday party this past Sunday -- she loved her Muppet Babies cake and got some great prezzies from her aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents!

We don't go back to the doc until Monday for her 2 year checkup, so for now, like always, you'll have to endure the mom stats!

  • Ballparkin' it here, but Annie weighs a little over 27 pounds (a whopping 6.5 pounds less than Rosie at 2!!)...and no clue how tall she is, I'd guess around 31 or 32 inches (we'll see Monday!).  She's definitely our smallest kiddo at 2!
  • Annie wears mostly 24mo/2T clothes.  There are still some 18-24mo clothes that fit her but mostly 2T stuff fits the best. 
  • Annie wears a size 4.5 in shoes...she has the SMALLEST FEET EVER!  She finally has big enough feet to get toddler size shoes which are easier to find thankfully.
  • Her 2 years molars have started to come through on both the top and bottom!  Maybe that explains her whiney-ness allllll of the time lately?!
  • Starting the terrible twos early it seems -- haha!  Annie is definitely SUPER DUPER whiney, especially when she doesn't get her way.  Her favorite phrases as of late are, "uh-uh!!!" and "don't want to!!" so that's been super fun to deal with.  Mike and I both said we don't remember either of the other kiddos being this whiney or 'no!' with things at this age.
  • Does.not.stop.talking.  She is such a chatterbox and really talks SO WELL!  If she gets going we don't really understand what she's saying, but she really does say most things so well.  You can have a conversation with her and she understands EVERYTHING you say too.  Her vocabulary seems to explode every.single.day.
  • Absolutely LOVES to swim!  Is definitely the little fish of the family and is just fearless in the water!  Cannot wait to see how she does this summer when she's closer to 2.5!
  • Potty training -- she says she has to go potty, wants to sit on the potty, but doesn't actually do anything.  Just like with the big kids, I'm not pushing it with her...although this summer when she's 2.5, right around when Rosie potty trained, we may give it a go just to get her out of diapers before she starts 2s preschool in August!  Stay tuned for that!
  • Just like her big brother and sister, is a thumb sucker!  Definitely does it when she's tired and sleepy, and it's the cutest thing EVER.  Has to sleep with her Purple Bunny, which is her lovey that she's had since shortly after she was born.  She LOVES that thing!
  • Still a great sleeper!  Takes one 2-3 hour nap a day right after lunch and usually goes to bed around 8pm and sleeps till around 8am or so.  She still holds the title for best Mooney kid sleeper and we are oh-so-happy about that!
  • Annie is OBSESSED with her iPad!  She LOVES watching Muppet Babies and the other crazy stuff she finds on YouTube Kids on it.  She knows how to navigate it so well and can find her favorite shows in a heartbeat.  It definitely holds her attention very well!
  • Bribes: ehhhh, I remember writing with Rosie at 2 that bribing her worked like a charm.  Ehhh, not so much with this chick.  They work sometimes...other times, she is SO SO SO stuck in her ways and so bullheaded that no sucker bribe touches her.  She's a determined little thing!
  • Loves loves LOVES her Papi and Rosie more than anything.  And they love her!  Their relationship is just the best, and although it hurts my heart that right now Annie doesn't have a little brother coming along to develop that bond with, I take comfort in that she's got two amazing older siblings who look out for her and love playing with her more than anything!!  Maybe one day she'll get to fill that big sister role with a little brother or sister here on earth with her instead of one looking down from heaven.
  • LOVES to read books, and LOVES to have them read to her!  She can sit and just listen to book after book being read to her!  I think her favorite person to have books read to her is Grandma...I think she senses that former librarian in her! HAHA!
  • Speaking of favorite people, Annie LOVES her uncles and grandpas the most.  (And daddy, too :) She really loves the guys in her family and if Uncle Charlie walks into the room, she goes crazy (must be the beard!) and just wants him!  I mean, it's pretty much the same with any of her uncles, Gramps, Papa...any of the guys!  She loves her men!! HAHA!
  • Annie is obsessed with shoes -- LOVES picking them out and taking them off, putting them back on (trying), and then finding a bigger pair of her siblings or one of Mike/my's shoes and putting them on and walking around!  She is so darn funny!  And particular!  She will have a full on meltdown if she doesn't have the right shoes on! HAHA!
  • Annie will start 2s preschool three full days a week come August...just like Rosie did!  She is absolutely ready for this and we cannot wait for her to go to the same school her big siblings did and all of the wonderful things she'll learn there!  
  • Annie is such an opinionated little lady, but SO SO SO sweet too.  Her little personality is unmatched by anyone I know and she is an absolute HOOT in the things she does!  She cracks me up daily and I'm so proud to be her mama! 
So that's about all I've got for our littlest lady Annie at TWO!  I still cannot believe my youngest (here with us) is TWO YEARS OLD!  What a year she's had...and I cannot wait to see what kind of year she has to come!  We love you some much Annie girl!

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