Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Never forget

Can I tell you how much I love these darn kids? Yes, kids. With an S. I have two. If you go back to the beginning of my blog you will read when I couldn't have any. Both were surprises. Now I have two. Let me repeat that. NOW I HAVE TWO!

Friday I was driving to pick up the kids after work and missing working out after work. Then I started laughing. I have two kids! Two kids and a husband that I adore (I never thought I would get married and never dated much).


It's great to put things into perspective, isn't it?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday!

Happy 4th Birthday!

We are fairly lax this year. I blame it on the new baby and being back to work. Is that fair? P took V camping on her actual birthday. His family was up North camping and it was really easy for them to just run up and stay. She was so excited about staying in a tent! Eating smores! They had a nice time but both were super crabby when they arrived home last night. Last Thursday, I sent cookies and little ice cream cups to daycare (36 of them to be exact). There are 12 kids in her immediate group, but more share her area so I wanted to make sure they were included too. Her teacher had her wear a little crown and sticker all day (see picture – we were in MD office, but she wouldn’t take it off) which made her feel very important. Her birthday party is the 26th and we are planning on having it at a trampoline place. It just opened.

Victoria is:
Obsessed with Shrek lately (I despise it).
Having horrific GI problems that have tried all of us to the depths of our being
Sleeps from 9ish – 7:15ish and now taking a nap at daycare
Likes to brush her teeth with her new glowing timer toothbrush
Is not interested in toys currently
Loves to swing. Could swing for hours.
Refuses to pedal her cute princess bike
Talks nonstop when she is excited
Likes her tap dance class but misses gymnastics
Still hates animals and is terrified of dogs
Favorite foods are probably hot dogs, chips, mac and cheese
Asks constantly for snacks or to have a movie put on. Constantly. Will repeat herself multiple times.
Calls her brother “brudder”
Still only had one tiny haircut

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Night Leftovers

* Thus finishes my 3rd week back to work. Benny will be 3 months old on Monday and I miss him so darn much. My daughter too. :( _______________________________________________________________________________ * Today my baby is FOUR YEARS OLD! Her dad took her camping Up North with his family. They didn't realize that it was her birthday weekend. We are going to celebrate on the 26th. Doing what, I'm not sure yet! Was thinking about Chuck E Cheese (any advice - good or bad?). _______________________________________________________________________________ * This weekend I was going to just hang out with the baby, love on him, and watch TV. My mom invited herself down (and is bringing my mentally impaired nephew). I guess I'll be carting them around everywhere now. _______________________________________________________________________________ * Working on my performance evaluation at work. I hate doing performance evals. They fill me with dread and anxiety. I have to review goals, etc. Ugh. It was put off because I was out on leave. ________________________________________________________________________________ * I'm ready for fall. Leaves, cooler evenings, warm days, fallen leaves, pumpkin everything, tights, sweatshirts. _________________________________________________________________________________ * Been craving pizza. Unfortunately it has to be Gluten Free and it is a huge pain in the butt. For more Friday Night Leftovers, visit Danifred: http://sippycupsarenotforstarbucks.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 6, 2012

12 weeks

I love this kid so much. He laughs and coos and kicks and smiles. He likes to be held. Constantly. All the time. Especially if he is tired. He loves to sleep on someone. He hates all containment devices - swing, Mamaroo, bouncy seat and can tolerate them for 5-10 minutes while I run around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get something done. He takes a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon and sleeps 10-6:30 with no or one awakening. I can't complain too much. What did I do without him? (taken with my IPAD, lighting is bad).