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Labor Day Fun

Julianne and I were so happy to have Stephen home yesterday for Labor Day. We (meaning mostly Stephen) put up some new shelves in Julianne and Baby Girl #2's closet in order to make room for more storage space. For lunch we went to Chick fil A for free chicken sandwiches. We wore Mizzou shirts and got free chicken. What could be better? We then took our yummy lunch to the park and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Stephen spent the rest of the day reading for school and after a good nap, Julianne and I played outside. It was a fun day!

Big Girl Bed

I was so anxious about transitioning Julianne from her crib to the toddler bed, but she has done a wonderful job acclimating to this change. The day before she turned two she took her first nap in her new toddler bed (Thank you Mimi(Grandma Bryant) for the bed and thank you Cha-Cha(Great-Grandma Northrip) for the mattress). We wanted to try it out for nap time first and then work on sleeping in the bed during the night.

One Year Old

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First Year

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The Kentucky State Fair

On Sunday we had the opportunity to go to the state fair. In the four years we've lived in Louisville this is the first year we've gone to the fair. Julianne loved getting to see all of the animals on display. We saw cows, goats, rabbits, pigeons, chickens, ducks, and a couple of horses. After that we enjoyed the delicacies of fair food. We had roasted corn and a funnel cake. Yum! Julianne was fighting a cold and hadn't been sleeping well, so she actually fell asleep at about 6:30 p.m. in the stroller while walking to the car. All in all, it was fun family time!

Julianne - Two Years Old

Julianne is officially two years old, as of Monday. The two's are off to a terrific and terrible start. Really, the terrific aspects outweigh the terrible parts, but Julianne is definitely learning to assert her own independent little will more now. She, as with most other toddlers, struggles to share any of what she deems as her possessions (which is pretty much everything that she can get her hands on). When she faces a challenge, she often reverts to crying, yelling, and hitting, but we're really working on reminding her to use her words in these circumstances.

Julianne's 2nd Birthday Party

This year Julianne had a monkey themed birthday party. She loves monkeys and has recently switched to calling them "meh-mee"'s instead of "ah-ah"'s (for the sound they make). Julianne's Mimi(Grandma Bryant), Gigi(Grandma Mobley), Papa(Grandpa Mobley), Uncle Jason, and Aunt Laura all made the trip to Louisville to celebrate with us. We also invited some of Julianne's friends. The kids (and some adults) played in our front yard for the first hour and a half of the party. Our generous neighbor allowed us to use her inflatable bouncy, so the kids had a great time jumping around.

It's a Girl!

I had an ultrasound today and found out that we will be having another precious little girl. We are so excited (especially Stephen and Julianne)! Stephen has mentioned that he would love to have only daughters, so he is ecstatic. Last night when we asked Julianne if she wanted a baby boy or a baby girl, she firmly told us that she wanted a baby girl. I am just thankful to have the opportunity to be able to carry another healthy baby. God is so faithful and good to us!

Baseball, Rice Krispie Treats, and the Zoo

The title pretty much sums up the big events of the last week. On Wednesday Julianne got to go to her first baseball game at Papa John's Stadium. We watched the Louisville Bats play the Toledo Mudhens. Before the game Julianne played on the playground inside the stadium and then rode the carousel with daddy. She enjoyed the game, but was not focused on the field. Instead she enjoyed roaming our somewhat open row of seats and climbing over anyone who would dare get in her way.

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