Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Yes, master!

She reminds me a little of Barbara Eden in this pic. Posted by Picasa

Dear God, NO!!!!

Just so you don't think she's ALWAYS a precious angel.

These two pics reminded me of a really overacted scene in a baaaad action/adventure movie.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Favorite Things: Update

Auntie J was very disappointed that I did not mention one of our favorite children's shows, LAZYTOWN!

How could I forget Robbie Rotten and Sporticus? They are too hot to be forgotten.

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A few of my favorite things

I really love being a mom. I thought I'd tell you all some of the really great things that I have discovered about being a mom that I never would have imagined I would like.

  • I love a lot of kid's tv. Little Einsteins, The Doodlebops, Sesame Street....heck, even a little Teletubbies and Boohbah now and again is good.
  • I love taking the kid to do new and fun things. Everything is a surprise to her.
  • I love sloppy wet kisses.
  • I love the kidlet's laugh.
  • I love her crooked little winky-eyed grin.
  • I love when we are reading a book together and I point to something and ask her what it is, and if she doesn't know, she will give me this look that says 'I WANT to learn'
  • I love to watch her get into mischief and see how her little mind works.
  • I love to hear her say 'mom-mom-mom'
  • I love it when she says 'Eye yay yay' - which in her world means 'I love you'
  • I love it when she will wake up in the middle of the night and I usually know what she needs and how to comfort her.
  • I love the feeling of her hand in mine.
  • I love coming home at the end of the day and walking in the door and having her scream with glee and run to me.

This is certainly not a complete list, just the first few things that came to mind. Maybe someday I will tell you all about some of my least favorite things about being a mom.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Baby in the roaster

See what happens when I leave her with Auntie J for 5 minutes?? Posted by Picasa

Happy Little Sailor

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Little Artist

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Joys of Motherhood

**WARNING! - This post will have references to baby fudge (as in milk, milk, lemonade - round the corner FUDGE is made) If you are squeamish, please visit http://www.cuteoverload.com/ .

Today was my first day back to work after our little mini at-home vacation. On my way home from work, I was anxious to see my sweet little girl. I had missed her during the day. I came home and found that she had been a good girl today. I was glad of that, since I was afraid she would have been mad and taken it out on grandmumsy. As we were chatting about our days, I picked the precious angel up to give her a big sloppy mommy kiss and she smacked me in the face. It was kinda hard, but she's done worse. A few minutes later....POW! She smacks me again....MUCH harder. Grrr. Grandmumsy surmised that she was mad at me for leaving her today. Sorry, but somebody's got to bring home the bacon, kiddo!

After that, she wasn't so much interested in hitting me as she was in running around like a crazy Crack baby. I finally managed to wrangle her into her high chair for supper where she proceeded to dump her raspberry/blueberry flavored applesauce in her hair. BATH TIME!

Nowadays, bath time consists of me attempting to keep her butt on the bottom of the tub and keeping her from pulling the stopper out (which she broke a couple of months ago with her brute baby strength). I also like to try and get a little soap and water on all her parts. After finally getting her all soaped up and rinsed, she looks at me and says 'Uh Uh Uh' (which means Uh-oh)and laughs. That's right...we had unexpected company in the tub. In that instant, I panicked. I wanted to run screaming from the bathroom, but I grabbed the kid and pulled her out of the tub just before 'the sharks' got her.

One of the couples that we went to China with had a floater one of their first few days with their daughter. They told us all about it and we all laughed. They even video taped it! Isn't that cute??? NO. Poop in the tub is NOT cute. It is terrifying. Like clowns and Kevin Costner films.

And as a perfect ending to a perfect day, I accidentally purchased Low Sugar Oatmeal and it tastes like what I had to clean out of the tub tonight.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Spring Break 2006 part 2

The rest of our mini Spring break was spent playing over at Auntie J's on her slide and brand new sandbox/water table. It ended up being to cold for the water table, but she had a ball playing with the sandbox. By Sunday, the kid started to get really owly (I don't even know if that is how that should be spelled). I think it was part 'missing grandmumsy' and part 'we've been really busy the last few days and I'm tired'. Let's just say, I was slightly glad when I finally got her to go to sleep last night.


She eventually did end up going down the slide feet first. Posted by Picasa

Like sands through the hourglass

She was putting sand in the bucket granule by granule. Posted by Picasa

So serious

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Auntie J and I had to play with the sandbox, too. Posted by Picasa

What a sweetheart!

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Spring Break 2006

Grandmumsy is off on a quilting retreat, so the Kid and I (and Auntie J) have been playing for the last couple of days. Yesterday we went to the hoity-toity mall and she played in the mega playland and shopped and shopped.

Today, we all went to The Botanical Center and then to a park. It was so nice to see green and flowers and to be able to be outside!!

We also went out for lunch and made such a spectacle we can't go back for awhile. The Kid spilled my whole soda on the table and it ended up on my pants so it looked like I peed. Then as we were leaving, I was carrying her out because it was busy. Somehow, I tripped and then just kept stumbling clear across the restaurant. I ran into a pole. I ran into an eating patron, whose companion looked at me like I did it on purpose. And I just kept stumbling and couldn't get my footing. I was so afraid I was going to either hurt the kid or drop her. Miraculously, she came out of it completely unscathed. In fact, she thought it was hilarious. I nearly broke my ankle, but as long as the kid is happy, that's all that really matters, right??????

Pretty Flowers!

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Smell the flowers

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I'm Queen of the World!

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Way up

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Closer Look

The Kid needed to get closer to see the giant goldfish. Posted by Picasa

Belly Button!

R had apparently had enough of the plants and stuff and decided it was time to show off her belly button. Posted by Picasa


I don't know what she's doing, but it's funny. Posted by Picasa

Slide Inspectors

The Kid and Auntie J testing out the old slide Posted by Picasa

Climbing up the slide

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Through the jungle gym

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

One of my all time favorite pics...

This is from mid-October, I believe. Posted by Picasa

Book Worm I

She loves to pull all her books off the shelf and make a big pile. Don't ask me why... Posted by Picasa

Book Worm II

Here's R, alphabetizing her favorite books. Posted by Picasa