Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Update on Pen! Two and a Half!

If we're friends on Facebook, or you follow me on Instagram then you are probably a little sick of Penny pictures :) Jona and Pen are obviously the two most important people in my life and Jona doesn't like getting his picture taken so that leaves the majority of my posting to Pennyisms :)

She is such a joy to us. I cannot believe that we no longer have a baby or an infant, she really is becoming a little girl! Multiple times a day I thank the Lord for this little person that can make me laugh so hard my face hurts. She has the craziest personality and I love seeing little traits of Jona and I packed into her little body.

We are in the process of potty training and hopefully coming to the completion. She's doing a great job and rarely has any accidents. I thought the whole thing was far easier than people can make it out to be but I am sure once I have a boy it will live up to the hype! There was only one day that made me want to repeatedly slam my head against the wall, but other than that she really got the hang of it!

She is talking ALL THE TIME. I love love love my little chatterbox. I don't understand about 20% of what she's saying but I can typically get the context. She LOVES making up names for us. I used to try to stop her and remind her to just call me Mama, but its so funny and I don't see any disrespect in it.
She has taken to calling Jona "Dragon" or "Honey" (which I love), and for some weird reason she has been alternating between calling me "Tyrone" (I HAVE NO IDEA) or "Fahder" (Father). Haha who knows!

I used to hate when someone would bring up the "terrible twos" because I thought they must just be last in their parenting. I think I am currently being punished for that arrogance. These last couple of months have been tricky with her. We have had to work a lot on kindness. This kid can knock you flat with a dirty look or a mean spoken phrase. I have often felt really overwhelmed, like I'm not doing this right but I have been reminded by wise moms in my life that I need to continue to pray that God would save her and change her little heart and just be faithful to train her and pray!

I don't know how this time passes so quickly! Sometimes I look at old videos of her and I have a really hard time getting through them without some tears. I have been so blessed to have her these last two and a half years!

Here are some pictures of my sweet little Pen taken over the last couple months.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Pen, 
taken by her sweet Grandma Darlene (Nana) at the zoo

Her sweet smile melts my heart ;)

Penny's best friend (and cousin), Ray

Every single night Penny asks to "snuggle buggle", 
which means go rough house in Mama and Dada's bed. 
Its our favorite time of the day

My beautiful girlie :)


  1. She is so beautiful! I love hearing all the funny things she says. She sounds like such a character! Hope we can meet her and see you guys when we come back to CA this fall!

  2. You guys are moving back here! That is awesome! Where will you be living? Going to church? I'd love to see you! I just caught up on your blog. You're little guys are just precious!