Adorable Toddler Logic- Picky Eater Video

messy-toddlerIt’s hard to argue with toddler logic, especially when they are being so cute. My daughter is trying to explain why she is being picky and will not eat her food. Although she has her moments of pickiness, she is usually pretty good about eating what is given to her. This is due in part to my introduction to “Copy Kids” when Anneliese was younger. Also, growing a garden with her from the time she was a little baby, helped her to see where her food came from and encouraged her to try new things. If she helps cook something she is much more likely to eat it.
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My Toddler Found My Lip Gloss (Video)

Lipgloss babyAbout a month ago, I walked into the bathroom and found my adorable little girl sitting on the bathroom counter with lip gloss smeared all around her lips. She had apparently found my makeup bag and decided to put lipstick on just like Mommy. I was able to get her confession and explanation on video (listening to toddlers explain their motives can be a lot of fun.) It was so cute and she was adorable- I couldn’t get upset about it!
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Playing in a Winter Wonderland the Inupiat Way

beautiful arctic sky

toddler snow angelNow that the temperature has warmed up slightly, we are able to enjoy the snowy outdoors. Anneliese has always been an outdoorsy girl and, although it took some adjustment, she loves playing outside even in the arctic winter. Whenever we go out, she runs and plops down in the snow making snow angels.She also has had tons of fun sledding with mommy and daddy.
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Toddlerhood: Surviving with a 2 Year Old

cute toddlerLife with a toddler is so crazy. I am amazed by all that she is learning and stressed by her temperamental outbursts. It is both scary and sweet when she starts copying everything that I do. Life is getting more complicated as we decide about preschool and playdates, while trying to break our own bad habits so she doesn’t pick them up. At the same time, we have to take her toddler tantrums and extreme energy one day at a time. It is exhausting but this time is precious.
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Cabin Fever (and Our Toddler Playing on the Ice)

Winter time means cold weather and with that brings cabin fever. So far, we have been blessed with a very mild winter up here in the Alaskan arctic. One day we even had the temperature go above freezing! Whenever I chat with one of the local Inupiat natives, they say the weather feels like springtime.

Kotzebue Alaska apartment
Our apartment is on the right side, top two stories in this photo.

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