Wednesday, January 28, 2009

how time flies

In one week from today, my little baby girl will be 3 years old! I can't believe how fast they grow, how much she has taught ME in these past 3 years, and how much unconditional love you can give to a single person. I have absolutely cherrished these past 3 years like I never thought I could. Having a child made me realize how important life is. And how much Bree has taught me about patience, understanding, love, laughter, in her own little way...without even knowing she's doing it. I SO look forward to the next 50 years with my sweet girl! I love you Breanna, more than life itself!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Things we can learn from a dog...

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstacy. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. When it's in your best interest, practice obedience. Let others know when they have invaded your territory. Take naps and stretch before rising. Run, romp, & play daily. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. When someone is having a bad day, be slient, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently. Thrive on attention and let people touch you. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. On hot days, drink lots of water, and lay under a shady tree. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body. No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and right back and make friends. Bond with your pack. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Our Little Genius

I bought Bree this US puzzle for Christmas this year. My nephew, Deakon, who is almost 7 now, had this when he was Bree's age. I was amazed at how well Deakon could put the pieces together at 2 years old...I guess Bree is following in the same footsteps!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

6 days!...Mission accomplished!

After all of your wonderful suggestions and advice for my potty training struggles a few weeks ago...we have overcome those struggles as of December 27, 2008. Yes, you heard daughter, Breanna Renee McGovern, who will turn 3 in 32 days, has mastered the art of PEEING...AND POOPING (sorry for the visuals) ON THE "BIG POTTY". I had been telling her for about a week prior that we would be starting to potty train the next week, she knew exactly what I meant. The day before the "hard core training" was to begin, she decided herself, that she was going to start going on the big potty. I am so amazed at how quickly she did this! I figured it would take a "full-week-stay-at-home-no-holds-barred" (did I say that right?) type of deal. I was clearly wrong. But I have to say, she does know ALL about the rewards that come with going tinkle on the potty. And she wouldn't dare to forget to ask for it either! So, for all of you that have not had to experience this obstacle yet (Jana, Becky, Casey, Alicia, Shannon), if you struggle like I did...beleive me when I say, they will do it when THEY (not you) are ready...just like MY mom told me. I forgot to mention...not one accident yet! yipee!

Here are some pics I snapped of my little potty girl...ah, so proud I am!