She is in this stage where she doesn't want to wear pants and she wants to pick out her outfit everyday. After trying to get her to wear pants all day, but her continually taking them off and running around pantsless, I finally was able to get her to wear this lovely outfit. Oh, well. Matching clothes is not a battle I am willing to fight right now.
Sometimes, this time of life is much worse then hideous outfits:
This lovely tantrum is a result of her not being able to tell me what she wants to snack on. After finishing her raisins happily, she all of a sudden burst into screams. I spent the next five minutes asking, "do you want ___________?" and her immediately responding, "yeah" and then as I go to give them to her, her yelling, "NOOOOO!!!!" Finally, she settled on some yogurt.
So, now we are dealing with our Toddler Troubles. I heard about an article that said that if your toddler is defiant and strong-willed, that is good because they get their little attitudes out now and end up being wonderful teenagers. I don't know if this article is true or not, but I am running with it and saying it is!! At this rate, she will be the BEST teenager the world has ever seen!!!!
On another note, we did get pounded with snow yesterday. Ben was able to come home from work early- which was wonderful because Audra was going crazy cooped up inside the house! He made it home OK (thankfully), but couldn't pull into our driveway because the snow was too deep. Then, this morning he spent 45 minutes digging himself out of the snow and went to work with wet pants.
Matt and Jenny's flight was cancelled, but they are keeping high spirits and have rescheduled everything for next month, so hopefully everything will work out then. I am sure it will!!!