Saturday, June 28, 2008
She's going to want a latte to go with it.
But before she gets a latte, she has to find her toddler's pink ladybug boots.
To find the ladybug boots, she has to venture into the playroom.
When she tries to straighten up the playroom, she finds Daddy's left shoe, the salad bowl, and an open package of graham crackers. She also finds her cell phone.
So she'll yell at her toddler about the cell phone and wake up the baby from his morning nap.
But if she goes in to pick up the baby, the cell phone will ring.
When she answers, it'll be the doctor's office reminding her that she had an appointment this morning and would she like to reschedule, say, sometime in November?
While she's trying to mentally re-create her calendar, the baby will start to cry.
Then her toddler will run to see what's the matter and find the graham crackers.
When she finds the graham crackers, there'll be crumbs all over the playroom.
So the mom will get the broom from the hall closet and notice that Daddy forgot to buy diapers last night, as she asked.
But she will find her toddler's pink ladybug boots.
And when she finds the pink ladybug boots, she'll remember her emergency stash of diapers in the car.
So she'll wrestle her toddler and her baby into their car seats and drive to the store to buy more diapers and more milk.
While she's buying the milk, she'll remember that she wanted that latte.
And if she manages to order her latte without a tantrum or poop episode from either of her kids...
Then she's going to need another cookie.
~Julie Tilsner... our of an old Parenting magazine.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Linds and Lovie at Cavaliere's- It's a restaurant in Motta (the tiny town up on the hill with the castle) where you eat outdoors on a patio .. nice atmosphere and inexpensive. I wish I had taken pics before it got dark but the three of us like to talk and somehow sat there until 12:30 before realizing we were waaaayy passed our mama bed times! Jannelle and Lindsay- Jannelle has been coaching me on learning new photography skills and dealing with my silly rookie questions all the time. She's so wonderfully talented and a great friend to me-
On a very side note. I was wearing a sundress although you can usually see about 2" of it in each photo. Not a fantastic choice to wear for taking pictures but I assure you it doesn't look as hideous in real life. ;)
Saturday, June 21, 2008
She thinks she's the next food network chef.. could be... ay? We actually just ordered her a toy kitchen for her birthday because she loves to cook so much.it's my party and i'll cry if i want to.. someone was mad that she couldn't stick her fingers in the cake before our friends arrived
lately they have been playing so well together.. a rare moment of quiet captured on camera!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
We are doing so much better today. Derrick, being the wonderful listener and support to me that he always is, listened to me just talk it out last night and he got to chat with Valerie which made the night so much easier. She slept in her bed again, hooray! She frequently these days has nightmares and comes to sleep with me in the middle of the night, which I am *totally* fine with. I just like her to start out in her own bed. I have no issues with sitting in her room for awhile or cosleeping (heck.. that kid slept with me for like 4 months of her life .. however she now will jump up and down on the bed and refuse to sleep if you're with her. She even had to have her own bed in the hotel a few weeks ago!!! ((her choice!))). I think she isn't truly afraid or anything, just wants daddy to come home. We do lie in bed and read stories, say prayers, and listen to her jack johnson cd.. and so far, so good.
We had a swimming play date with some buddies today and did lots of shopping. Yay for pay days. I splurged and bought myself the ice cream maker attachment for my k.aid mixer. woot woot! I can't wait to make some homemade ice cream with real berries in it!!! I'm sure Derrick will be thrilled that I did this considering we have a vacation coming up.
I'm off to go watch my Entourage dvds.. current netflix obsession. Oh.. I did the Tae Bo 'Full Throttle' workout today (dvd) .. and it totally kicked my ass. highly recommended and a better work out than the first few they came out with when I was in like 8th grade.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
So Valerie, as I've written about numerous times, has had serious issues going to bed since D left. It has gotten progressively worse as each month goes by and Daddy doesn't show up at night. She outright goes like the energizer bunny at this point until she just passes out wherever she's at. Last night, she was upstairs jumping on the bed, banging her feet against the wall, reading books, singing songs, turning the light on and off, jumping in her sister's crib (Which btw.. is now down the hall so she has SOME peace) and so forth until about 11:30pm. I passed out on the couch waiting for her to wind down up there and I woke up around 11:30/12 to find her crumped in a ball in her pottery barn chair in the living room next to me. I just left her there. She woke up this morning before me; however, and proceeded to push a kitchen chair to the front door, take off the safety chain AND the deadbolt (what other options do I have, people??) and walked down the street with both dogs. The clicker is, she was butt naked other than a tutu. I started *screaming* and she came running down the street -thank god- but we did have to drive around for awhile to get the stupid dogs back. Always fun to see your neighbors with just-slept-in hair, pj's/no bra and mascara under your eyes.
I went to call a friend to vent only to find out that we had no phone. OHHh yes. Guess who forgot to pay the phone bill before I left for vaca so being months late, it was shut off. On the way into the gate at NAS 2 to go pay it, the security guy tells me that I have a flat tire. I sure do. Maybe I'll just leave it in the driveway for a few weeks and refuse to leave. I'm done. pardon the typing. spell check and grammar are for sane people.
care to join me for a margarita?
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Cacti everywhere. Sort of like our old home in good old Texas.
This is Motta Hill. Or atleast that's what all of the American's call it.. it's the steep hill in Motta that if you're in a manual car is very scary for the passengers.
My favorite store- Castorama. It's basically like a Home Depot or Lowes in the US. I go there for flowers, paint, and any time I'm extremely bored. It's in the country basically but randomly next to a huge mall that is very modern (will have to show you pics of that place too soon.) It opened just shortly before we moved here.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
This blog is written by a new daddy, Matt, to a 9 week old baby girl, Madeline. He lives in LA (I believe) and writes daily about learning to be a new father after his wife died in the hospital, a day or so after giving birth. If you haven't checked this blog out before- do so.. but click on the links on the right that explain the original story/post. (I think it says something like, "If you haven't been here before.. read this.")
His blog has become famous after some write ups in famous papers and he gets gifts from all over the country, and posts pictures of every single one. It's so touching. My heart breaks for this guy and I cry all the time reading it but it's something worth taking a look at--
BTW.. see a resemblance? We all think Eleanor looks exactly like D (which she does) however I think Grandma is in there a bit too. There is a photo of my mom around age 2 in her family room and Ellie was holding on to it. We realized they looked SO much alike!!!
Friday, June 6, 2008
haha.. look at mom's face