Britt Monthly Summary: January

This is a summary of Britt’s month of January 2015!

Curlers: Britt loves accessorizing and is SUCH a girly girl. I was thrilled to find the old school soft sponge curlers! I knew she’d love them and I was right! We put them in her hair while it was wet, fresh out of the bath. I had no doubt that she’d sleep with them without complaint, I was nervous for how well they would hold though. She has very fine, thin hair and it’s MEGA straight. I mean I don’t even have to brush it and it just is perfect when she wakes up in the mornings. 

Future house wife in training πŸ˜‰

She was THRILLED with the results when she woke up the next morning. The curls didn’t last for very long, but they were there long enough for her to feel like Belle πŸ˜‰ She talked about them for days and told everyone she saw that her “hair looks like Belle” even though the curl was long gone πŸ˜‰ It was one of those moments where I was just so happy to have a daughter! So often kids are kids…you don’t think about their gender that much really. But she was truly a little girl in her curls and princess dress and it was fabulous. 

And now, of course, Belle is her favorite princess and she says she’s going to wear her Belle dress and  Belle “hair” to meet Belle at Disney next time πŸ™‚ 

Makeup: I don’t have any memories of my mom putting make up on me? I only wore lose powder and that was in high school. I didn’t even start wearing mascara until my 20s when Casey told me I need to ha! I didn’t even own liquid foundation until after I had Britt! Everything I know about makeup I learned from the awesome women who work at MAC counters πŸ˜‰ I am honestly thankful my mom didn’t encourage make up on me. I think I have better skin because of it and I am thankful I wasn’t one of those girls who peaked in looks in high school! Britt LOVES watching me put my makeup on and always asks to wear it. I have super nice brushes and worried about her messing them up so for Christmas we got her a “makeup set.” It’s some of that little girl makeup that is nothing. She only plays with it when I’m with her and it’s a good alternative than her asking to wear mine. I’m not a fan of little girls in makeup, especially outside the home. I’m not sure yet at what age we will feel like it’s appropriate but for sure not anytime soon. I want to keep her sweet, young, and pure! 

Here’s Britt with the “makeup” on. I mean I legit put it on and it legit is like CLEAR?!?! I dunno how that junk works!

Eating: Almost every meal Britt sits down and announces she does not like whatever we are eating. It doesn’t matter if she liked it yesterday, she doesn’t like it now. However if you have that same item on your plate, but not on hers, then she LOVES it and wants to eat yours. Like all of yours. She also considers meal time to be more about entertainment than eating. She has to be constantly reminded to eat her food. I have found the best method for dealing with the picky eating/complaining is to stick with piles. She gets two (equally sized) piles and can choose which one she wants to eat of each item on her plate. It works. Since I’ve been eating healthier (using Advocare to lose this baby weight!) it’s really rubbed off on her and she enjoys sharing my snacks with me…or eating entire hard boiled eggs and not leaving any for her mama πŸ˜‰

Crafting: Kye has always enjoyed crafts but Britt has taken longer to warm up to the concept. She would usually run around and play while Kye was crafting but now she wants to sit and craft too! She especially loves getting to use the scissors right now and cuts paper into small pieces. It makes for some fun clean up πŸ˜‰

G-Mama got her this water coloring book and it’s amazing. I need to buy stock in these things! When she had her ear infection this was the only thing that kept her happy!

Games: Britt loves loves LOVES that she’s included in the game nights now! She loves to practice playing during the day as well and it’s AWESOME that Kye now has someone he can play board games with πŸ™‚ Aunt Katie got her her own game for Christmas and she LOVES it!

Car Seat: I plan to do a whole post about this but wanted to include a little about it here. Britt turned THREE in Dec and is STILL rear facing. She has never once complained about being backwards. She’s comfortable in her seat. She’s happy in her seat. And, most importantly, she’s SAFE in her seat. Rear facing is THE safest way for your kids to be in the car…and car accidents are the #1 killer of children. We LOVE our car seat for Britt and will be finding another seat that is made for extended rear facing for Tess as well! You can read about Britt’s seat here. 

Parker Child: If you took our children and put them in a line and had to choose whose side they came from I think that Kye and Tess are more “Sedgley side” and Britt is more “Parker side.” Although I do think all of our kids are a great mix, Britt really favors Zach’s side of the family most! Check out this pic of “Little Zach” πŸ™‚ 

Outside: We had so many pretty days this month! Britt loves to be outside and is so funny to watch. She trips constantly. Zach and I sit back and watch her and predict how many times she’ll fall haha! The best part is how she falls and then just jumps right back up and keeps going!

Play: Britt, of course, enjoys anything Kye is doing. She is a big helper for him but also his biggest annoyance. She’s clumsy and knocks over stuff on accident a lot but she also has a temper and will knock things over on purpose too. It’s sometimes hard to know which is which! Those little sisters can be sneaky πŸ˜‰ 

She still really enjoys her baby dolls and especially putting them down for naps (hey, she gets it honest!)

She also is a great back up musician for Kye’s performances!

And she’s already placing bets on the who the Bachelor will choose haha!!!

I had a good bit of work to do upstairs this month (cleaned out the kids clothes in storage) and Britt played SO happily on her own in the playroom. She really enjoys my dollhouses from childhood and it’s so sweet to see her playing with toys I enjoyed so much as a kid!

Of course princesses also love tea parties πŸ™‚

Nighty: When Britt went back to school after the break the director of her preschool asked her what her favorite gift was from Christmas and Britt said her nighty! She has LOVED having a special nighty to wear to bed πŸ™‚ So cute!

Accessory Queen: Britt LOVES to dress up. She loves to accessorize. I can just see her being one of those girls who never takes off her high heals πŸ˜‰ I love her confidence and her sense of style. It’s SO fun! I have a drawer in her room filled with accessories she’s allowed to play with (I learned my lesson the hard way about letting her use her “cute” jewelry as play). She’s hilarious to watch as she chooses things to wear!

Wink: Britt has perfected the art of the wink and it’s Zach’s favorite thing. It’s absolutely hilarious and adorable πŸ™‚ 

More About Britt: 

  • All of her baby dolls are named “Tess A Lee”
  • When I asked what her favorite part of Christmas break was she said “skiing”
  • Britt gives THE best kisses!
  • She wants to go to school every day but when she gets in the car she always says all they did at school was eat snack and play outside! 
  • I, of course, prefer for her to sleep in her bed but during times when she’s awake it so cute to hear her singing and I especially love seeing her laying there with her hands folded and hearing her talk to God πŸ™‚ 
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So thankful to have this sweet sunshine in my life!

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