Where did the summer go? Every weekend is booked solid. So many weekend trips we would like to do, yet run out of time.
Speaking of trips, P is going to London for a week in September on a work trip. The plan was for me to come along. The flights are a staggering $1800 and that is before we pay a nanny. It just seems like a crazy amount of $ to spend to go to a place that I know well. I was looking forward to going to the UK, it's been 12 years. We can go for an awesome long couple's weekend instead!
We found this small Korean restaurant about 15 minutes drive from our house. It's very basic, and has a small menu, but the food is really good. I've been craving it all well. Their BiBimBab is different than what I've had other places, but I still enjoy it.
Benn trying to move out baby and toddler toys from the house. My kiddos are growing up! Let me know if you want any.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
We had a massive storm here which resulted in the daycare being closed due to a power outage. I had a massive deadline, so I had no choice to work from home in the morning. This guy was a complete angel. He watched Peppa Pig on the Ipad, had a snack and played with Play-Doh. He did seem pretty relieved when daycare opened in the afternoon and I was able to drop him off. But I enjoyed him so much.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Last year she took ballet and jazz. This year is tap and jazz. She had a dress rehearsal yesterday. The theme is Disney so it is pretty cute.
So am I upset with my parents? Yes. They let their insecurities get in the way of something their child wanted to do.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Things are so busy here. We are booked solid (several activities a weekend) until 2nd week in July and then the rest of July.
Do you have a FitBit? Want to be friends? My all time high for a day is 18,500ish. This time of year I'm over 11,000 a day. I like it and find it motivating.
I planted a garden over Labor Day weekend. A small one. Three kinds of tomatoes, two kinds of cucumber and peppers. I tried to pick things that wouldn't be eaten since I have no fence.
When I was a kid we had a huge garden. Tomatoes, sweet snap peas, a few squash and potatoes, and a ton of beans. We also had a transparent Apple tree. I really miss that tree.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
V has never cared for riding her bike. When I was a kid you couldn't get us off bikes. Last fall she tipped over while turning a corner and we just couldn't get her back on it.
My sister came at Christmas and it was warm enough to ride. She got her riding again. She has been riding while we walk and it's very nice. We were becoming a bit embarrassed by her training wheels when much smaller kids were riding.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
THREE YEARS OLD!
I still consider you my baby, yet you are very much a little boy. Your chubby cheeks remain, one of your last remnants of toddlerhood. That and diapers. You will sit on the potty now, but seldom produce anything. Also you still want a sippy cup. You will drink out of juice boxes with the thin straw, but you won’t drink out of a thicker straw.
Your favorite TV show: Peppa Pig, Max & Ruby
Food: watermelon, chicken nuggets, milk, juice boxes
Toys: puzzles, color wonder coloring books, Fisher Price Jungle Safari (oddly , you are not interested in cars)
Activities: Gymnastics, swimming (this is new!), playgrounds, IPad, counting the owls on a poster in Victoria’s school, picking up Victoria from school
Places: playgrounds, Victoria’s school, swimming
People: mom, Victoria, daddy, Grandma nancy, Miss Debbie
Book: No Biting by Karen Katz
You give the best BEST hugs and kisses
You’re still excited when I pick you up every day, running and hugging me
You like to mimic us when we are disciplining Victoria (you go to your room! Stop it!)
You are sleeping in your big boy bed!!!
Your hair is so blonde and the ends are starting to curl and be all crazy. You still have never had a haircut.
You like to laugh and turn somersaults and be silly.
When we drive by a school or playground you get so excited – “Mama, mama, a playground!”
You call the swim lessons place – “Aqua Tots SQUIM school”. When you are finished swimming, “Mama, I went swimming!”.