Sunday, February 19, 2017

Josephine Sculpture Park

After being cooped up in the house all week with the flu, we were all pretty anxious to get out and go somewhere... anywhere but Lexington. On the way to Louisville, we saw a sign for the Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort and decided to stop. What a wacky and weird little park!

Josephine Sculpture Park with the Kids

There were tons of crazy and cool sculptures to check out. Of course, Stella was instantly drawn to the horse statue.

The Horse at Josephine Sculpture Park

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sick with the Flu

Our family got slammed with the flu this week. Porter basically missed an entire week of school, Daddy stayed home 2 days from work, and I was pretty down and out for a solid day and half. Once we were all better, Stella then got hit with it too.

Daddy with the Chills

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stella's 4-Year Well Visit

This beautiful girl had her 4-year well visit today. She is now 39 inches in height (32nd percentile) and 31 pounds in weight (16th percentile). She had to take 3 shots in the leg, and the third one really hurt. She's a trooper though and got through it as well as could be expected.

Small Fry Stella

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Stella's Birthday List

Birthday shopping for Stella was pretty simple and inexpensive this year. She let us know weeks before her birthday that she wanted a crown, a magic wand, and light-up Cinderella shoes. I'm not sure if she's always going to be this easy to please, but here's hoping!

Stella and Her Crown, Magic Wand, and Light-Up Shoes

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy 4th Birthday, Stella!

Dear Little Bug,

I call you my little bug because you are a relentless little love bug. I eat up every moment you want held, climb into bed in the morning to snuggle, or lean in to give a little muga-muga (like an Eskimo kiss only a bit more vigorous). I am happy you are still quite fond of me and seek opportunities to be near.

Stella Bug

You’ve done a lot of growing up this past year, though you are still quite small in stature. You have entered preschool here in Lexington, and we’ve been reminded over and over again by your teachers of how sweet you are. 

Stella Opal

It is both exciting and sad to see you grow up so quickly. Pretty soon you will stop saying things were “accidoo’s” when you break or spill something, or when you are hungry how you want chicken, fries, and “petchup,” or how you need “sour cream” to ease your ailments.

Birthday Girl

It is so entertaining to listen and watch you play. You are very independent with your playtime and enjoy lining up your My Little Pony figurines and creating a dialogue and storyline for each one. You are a creative young lady and not afraid to let your thoughts be known, especially through your facial expressions. You have some of the best mean mugs I’ve ever seen!

Happy Birthday, Stella!

You and your brother are very different, but there is one big thing you both have in common. You both love to love and be loved. You have big hearts and kindness to your cores. I look forward to seeing how you both continue to grow and impact the world around you.

Love Always and Forever,

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Donuts with Dad

This morning, Daddy and Stella dressed up for a special event at Stella's preschool called Donuts with Dad. Although Stella wasn't that much into the donuts, she really loved having Daddy with her at preschool. They are a great daddy and daughter duo!

Daddy & Stella at Donuts for Dad

Here's a video of Daddy and Stella before they left for Donuts with Dad:

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Shillito Park

On this warm, winter day, we ventured to Lexington's Shillito Park. It was awesome! Check out the video below of Daddy and Stella having fun at the playground: