Monday, April 01, 2013

A to Z April Challenge Letter A

Call me insane but, I signed up for a challenge called A to Z. I wrestled with this one for the longest time..... I almost chickened out even! Between panic attacks I had to find a topic or a theme.... that's so much easier said than done!! I'm not a writer or a poet like a lot of my fellow challenge group. Most of them write books! Let's talk intimated!! Cut to the chase.... I'm in!! It's only 30 days! I can do it!!  So... here ya have it...... I am going to blog the A to Z challenge everyday except Sunday (per the rules) with my theme being what makes me happy, what inspires me and what makes me ME!!!  So be prepared for more information about me than you ever wanted to know!!

A is for Alice. My 3rd Grandchild. I am lucky enough to be her full time caregiver. I don't think I had this much fun with my own kids!!  I care for her at her house it's easier... Okay okay... fine... I love that the mess stays there! Besides, her house and her toys and I'm not stopping to clean or do other things. I am spending time with Alice!!

I love teaching Alice things, she's like a little sponge!  An adorable, sweet, silly, learning machine! At 21 months she knows her alphabet, (by site, verbal and we are learning the sounds each one makes) Alice can count 12356789 (Alice appears to have a phobia against the number 4). I'm enjoying every tea party, every snuggle, every outing and every day!!

Alice, is a face my regular followers are familiar with, she is my review buddy. I've never seen a kid that loves the camera as much as she does!! (THANK HEAVENS!!!)

Okay, okay.... sometimes she DOESN'T want her picture taken and I get THIS look!

What things do you teach your toddler?  I'm always on the look out for new and fun things for us to do!!


33 comments:

  1. I don't usually care for toddlers, but I loved my kids and will probably go nuts over my grandchildren when I have any. Not that I'm in a hurry.

    Dropping by from A to Z Challenge. This is my first year participating.

    Brett Minor
    Transformed Nonconformist

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    1. Brett, Grandkids are THE BEST!!!!! If my own kids didn't read this I would probably add that Grandkids are better than kids!!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Connie

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  2. My A would be my daughter Alison. She makes me smile everyday.

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    1. Alison is a beautiful name! Kids really do make everyday special don't they?

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  3. Fun! I love your theme and the pic of Alice is adorable in that cute-silly-need-a-hug sort of way! Happy A-to-Z 2013! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living

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    1. LOL Thank you Angela, that picture really does crack me up.

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  4. Jennifer DysartApril 01, 2013

    Awww! Alice is cute name! I think this A to Z is a great idea! I don't have tips for toddlers since I don't have one...yet :) My A would be Andrea, my much younger sister, whom I am just finally becoming friends with as we are now well into adulthood <3

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    1. I seriously like my sister way more now that we're old(er)!

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  5. Alice is adorable! This is my first try at the A to Z Challenge and I almost chickened out too. I'm at http://taylorcares.com

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    1. Taylor that makes me feel better!! Good Luck to us BOTH!!

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  6. Alice is so cute! I have a lot of nephews around the same age as my son, so it's fun when they get together and play together.

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    1. I'm so lucky, all three of my grandkids live close. They are 1, 3 and 4. I love that all three are close too. It's so fun!

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  7. Great topic for your A post. She's cute! I am so glad my own kid is waaaaay past the toddler stage. I'll take a teenager over a toddler any day of the week. Good luck on the rest of the challenge

    Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z

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    1. Oh my gosh! I am 100% the opposite! Give me the babies and toddlers Age 13 to about 17 give me hives! LOL!!
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Star Wars. Definitely, you should teach toddlers about Star Wars.

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    1. Oh Andrew check back this week and just wait till you see what I have coming up about Star Wars!! It's makin' me giddy just thinkin' about it!!!

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  9. Alice is a beauty! I love those eyes! Isn't being a grandma just about the best thing since sliced bread! Good luck with the Challenge! Better you than me. I will stick with the with the grandbabies.

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    1. LOL Diane, I think I have gone INSANE!! There are almost 2000 bloggers and the goal is to comment on each blog at least once. OH MY GOOODNESSSS that's a lotta blogs!! I'm gonna do nuts (or just nuttier!)

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  10. Hi Connie! This is my first time with the A to Z Blogging Challenge and I, too, feel so intimidated but I decided 'hey what the heck' I am writing about places I have visited. Not like a travel blog but just my impressions. I am raising two grandkids ages 13 and 15. It only gets better after the toddler stages LOL! Call me crazy

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    1. Paula, I will be by to see your posts too! ACKKK 13 and 15!! I don't think I could do well....... ahhhh my own kids drove me insane at that age.

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  11. A is for Awwwww!!!Alice is ADoll! How lucky she is to have her grandmother everyday....it makes for a lifetime of wonderful memories for you both. I too care for a GrandGuy a couple of days a week while DIL works on degree. He's a Genius Three Year Old with computer skills and a vocabulary that amaze.

    Thanks for stopping by my AtoZ Letter A post...A Frame. Look forward to your B Post, too.
    Sue~CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. Sue, aren't Grandkids AWESOME!?!

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  12. What a sweetie! Returning a visit from the A-Z Challenge - thanks for coming by - your blog is a very cool place!

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  13. Way to dive in to the Challenge in spite of feeling intimidated!

    I love that Alice skips 4. I've always felt there's something suspicious about that number. Still, it IS a useful number, so here's hoping Alice makes friends with it soon.

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  14. Alice's parents are very lucky to have you.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm doing the A-Z for the third time.

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  15. Alice is just about the cutest kid I've ever seen (with the exception of my own, but I'm a little biased).

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    1. Thank you Melanie. I'm very biased. She is perfect! LOL!

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  16. Hi Connie, I'm bloghopping the A to Z challenge (not taking part this year as I have only just heard about it, but it sounds both fun and challenging) Like you I adore littlies best - once they start school they start with the "Why don't you do X like Jodie's mummy?" or "Miss Webster says we shouldn't do that" and it is down-hill until they exit their teen years ;-)

    http://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/

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    1. NO kidding! First the kids act like they've been invaded by aliens. Then their friends...... ackkkkkk!! Not ready!! I'm REALLY not ready!

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  17. She is absolutely adorable! I miss little ones. My littlest little is 6 years old now (soon to be turning 7 this month!), and I do so miss those toddler years.

    I emphatically DO NOT miss diapers, though!

    And your daughter's artwork is simply stunning! I just may steal that notion and have my kids create some stuff for me!

    Ooh...and "tetraphobia" -- fear of the #4! :-D

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    1. Kelly, I immediately had to google Tetraphobia!!!! WHAAAAAAAAA??!??! Okay, I'm teaching Alice Tetraphobia since learning the number 4 is out of the question!!

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