Friday, February 01, 2008


fred is currently the star of our family. he is new and exciting and full of 'firsts'. he is also innocent and doesn't back-talk. but i figure i should post about the other kids once in awhile.'s stella kate: nicknames: stella bella, stella bo bella, stellars, stelly
her favorite thing to eat (by far) is wheat thins. her favorite cereal is frosted mini wheats.
she has a mind of her own. you cannot force her to do anything. bribes and threats don't work. she will only do something when she decides she wants to do it. she will be 3 in may but still doesn't know her colors. except pink. and she isn't potty trained. she has no interest. i've tried making it fun and exciting and offering rewards. she doesn't care.

time out on the washer and dryer:we don't always understand her and she gets frustrated when we guess wrong. we just need to remember that b=d, y=r, d=j, etc. as in:
do you like my hay (hair)?
good dob beddas! (good job fredders)
she also makes common toddler grammatical errors like:
our snowman lost him's head.she is a little pack-rat. she loves to carry around purses and bags and fill them with insignificant stuff. when we were getting pictures taken jordan and i told her to smile pretty. she got mad, "i AM smile pretty!" and then she pouted because her feelings were hurt. someone should have told chloe to smile pretty because that is not:
stella's answer to every question is, "um, two an' half." i'm assuming that chloe taught her the importance of the 'half' part. she's almost three, you would think she'd know the answer to the quesion, "what's your name?" but she she doesn't. it's 2 1/2. what's your favorite color? 2 1/2. and how are you little girl? 2 1/2.

she loves fred and sings 'twinkle little star' whenever he cries. i've been trying to sleep train him so i've been letting him cry it out. but i keep finding stella by his crib singing to him. except the louder he cries the louder she sings and it becomes shouting.

she is very loving and affectionate. she also hits, scratches and pinches a lot.

she has very little hair. (picture above was taken on her 1st birthday.) we have only trimmed her mullet.

we love stella!

the end. now back to fred.


LoGunns said...

I love that she just sings louder when he cries louder:) and that she thought she was already smiling pretty and got her feeling hurt. So sweet.

Erica said...

So cute!
I love the way you write about her. I think she looks just like you too.

liz s said...

ha ha so cute. i think stella should be the star

Carrie said...

I always thought it funny that she NEVER talked in nursery, but as soon as Dan came to get her she had LOADS to say! We loved the nursery.

rowena said...

Stella is awesome.I love the tribute to stella. she has the best name ever and I laugh every time i think of her "singing" to fred while he is in his crib.

k8theriver said...

i've been hearing the name stella EVERYWHERE! too bad dan wouldn't let me use it for chloe 5 years ago before it was popular.