Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The second week in June was fun! A friend and I saw Mumford & Sons and had a blast. On Friday, the In-Laws, Brother-in-Law, Sister-in-Law, the nephews and the four of us went for Asian food. The food was plentiful. We did not give the baby sushi, but he liked edamame and tempura. The next night, we went out with our friends. Husband went golfing with the boys. A friend, Sister and I went to a brunch that was fantastic. Then, we met Sister-in-Law at the movies. After, we met up with the boys for happy hour and kept hopping from there. It was a lot of fun. On Sunday, we went to my parents' pool.
In the last weekend, we went to Sister's house on Saturday to celebrate my dad's birthday. The kids baked brownies. I went to the mall to pick up Little Miss's flower girl dress for Sister's wedding next year. Then, we all just had an enjoyable evening. On Sunday, I met friends for lunch and some girl time.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Who needs sleep?
Captain has been waking up at around 2AM for the last few nights. He generally wakes up at 11PM, but he's in bed again shortly after. Lately, he's shifted that to 2AM. Last night, he was up at 2AM and then around 3:30AM. He ate a little at 2AM and then napped with me and then woke up again to eat. Husband came in to watch him for a second shift. So. Tired.
Also, Men, don't go around telling women they look tired. They will snap and kill you. WE ALWAYS LOOK BEAUTIFUL! A vendor came to visit yesterday and told me I looked tired. No kidding. Now get out.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
I slept funny all night and my neck and shoulder are killing me. Little Miss looks up at me and says, sweetly, "Mommy, I'm sorry your neck hurts."
I thanked her.
Then, she says, "But my stomach hurts which is worse."
Monday, June 15, 2015
Little Miss and I were talking. She just came home from a sleepover with the inlaws and three little cousins (almost 5 years old and 2 1-year-olds). She mentioned that she wasn't sure she wanted kids. They were a lot of work. I said I understood. It's her choice. I asked if she wanted to get married. She said no. I asked if she wanted to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. She said, "Well, there is someone who already said we're going to get married."
Now, we're talking. So, I push a little more but still stay conversational. She goes on to say that it's the same little boy last year who said they were going to get married. However, there's been a constant boy who is pushing for a date when they turn 18. She kind of thinks they're both a little silly (as well she should). I asked her what she thought. She said, "Well, I like them, but I don't like LOVE them, you know?"
Ugh. She's so grown up.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Little Miss. She is becoming so mouthy and hyper. She either wants to lose herself in YouTube or ignore adults. We've been cracking down lately because we can't handle the attitude.
Lately, she's been also mentioning that she's fat. Of course, we tell her she is not. She can see that clothes hang off her body and never fit her waist. Her eating has become a little more difficult than usual, but then she'll turn it around sometimes. She eats a decent lunch, but it's mostly fruits and vegetables. I worry that it's not filling her up, but she seems to be good. I pack her a lot. Her lunch today was cucumber, grapes, crackers, pretzels, and a peach. I threw in a granola bar, too. She'll buy her lunch occasionally. Last week was chicken and waffles which is crazy to this northern girl, but Little Miss loved it.
Little Miss still loves her brother. She entertains him, calms him, and reads to him every night until he falls asleep. It helps get her reading in and helps him fall asleep so it's win-win. They eat dinner together. He's a much better eater. Last night, he was going through plate after plate after plate of food and, when Husband sat down, Captain let him know he was still hungry. Husband said, "How are you out of food already?" Little Miss looked at him and said, "He's insane, Bro!"
I can't even.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Facebook has this little exercise right now. I sat down to go through it all with Little Miss tonight. It was eye-opening, but she does know me pretty well.
P.S. Theres a blank copy in the comment section!
I love you.
When you're away from the us (the kids).
When you tickle me.
You looked a lot like me now.
4 1/2 feet (sadly, not too off)
Sleep (also, not too far off)
You hang out.
Being a boss in Virginia.
Remember when we were coming home from school with Christopher and we got a letter from St. Jude's asking us for something. You do that.
You care about me.
Snow White - your face and you have the same hair
We do fun things - play games.
I'm half Korean and you're Korean.
I'm half Polish, and you're not.
You say it everyday.
He is nice.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
- No Limits by Lori Foster (NOTE: This is part of the Ultimate series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Hold Me by Susan Mallery (NOTE: This is part of the Fool's Gold series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Texting Under the Influence by Cara Lockwood
- Holding Strong by Lori Foster (NOTE: This is part of the Ultimate series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Back to You by Lauren Dane (NOTE: This is part of the Hurley Boys series. The order of which can be found here.)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Let's see. We had a ridiculously busy May. The first weekend, we had our annual Kentucky Derby party which involved crazy cleaning and cooking. We had chicken parm, pasta, egg rolls, salads, a wide range of foods. Then, some stayed for the fight. It was a lot of fun. The next day, I met a friends for lunch which was always fun.
The third weekend in May, I took the kids to the park. Little Miss met up with a friend there by chance and had a blast. Captain did not like the slide and couldn't really do much as he's not quite walking yet. Also, we got eaten up by mosquitoes which was unfortunate.
On Sunday, Little Miss had a playdate in the morning. So, I dropped her off before taking Captain to The Taste of Arlington. It was very hot, but he was a trooper. I gave him doughnuts and a lot of other tastes. I would have given him chili, but that was scalding hot so I was a good mama instead. Later, I picked up Little Miss, dropped Captain at home and took her to Taste of Arlington in the evening so she could play games and try some food. Lots of good food. I refused to stand in long lines which is why I like to go when it opens, but there were some great restaurants there. I felt the variety was better than in the past, but the lines are still obnoxious after 2PM.
The fourth week of the month, we hung out at Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law's pool with the In-laws. It was great. The weather was a bit cool, but the kids went in the pool anyway. We ate a lot and chatted. On Sunday, we went wedding dress shopping with Sister. We were all very successful. She chose a dress. The attendants chose dresses, and we have an idea of what to do for Little Miss. On Monday, we hit the driving range before going to my parents' pool. Captain walked around the baby pool for a long time, fighting sleep. Little Miss had a good time, but I think she missed someone to play with.
The last weekend in May, Little Miss and I woke early to clean up the school's courtyard. Every bug seemed to get a taste of me. After, we wanted to go to the pool, but we were too tired (read that as I was too tired). So, I took a nap and chose to do nothing instead.
On Sunday, Little Miss woke up sick so she stayed on the couch with Husband while she recovered. I took Captain to my parents' house so he could see my grandparents. They were tickled by him - as they should be. It was an exhausting month. June seems busy but not nearly as busy.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Month of sequels, I guess. I did not like 22 Jump Street as much as the first one. I didn't like Pitch Perfect 2 as much as the first one. I thought Avengers was good, maybe only marginally less than the first one. It was darker, not as much fun as the first one, but it was still good. I think it was definitely above Little Miss's attention span and maturity level even if she loves Scarlet Witch.
Friday, May 22, 2015
The baby is still refusing to walk as a main mode of transportation though he has demonstrated that he has the ability, just not the desire. That's fine. Little Miss walked at 14-15 months.
That out of the way, I've been working with him on using a cup for 6 months now. He never holds his bottle so it's been a challenge to get him to hold a cup. He'll drink from a sippy cup if I hold it for him, but I'm not going to hold his cup for him. I had a hard spout and a flexible spout. He greeted with the same level of enthusiasm - none. He got pretty good at throwing the cups, too. So, a week ago, a friend suggested these cups. I purchased, and they delivered yesterday. This morning, I gave him some water, and he picked up the cup and drank. Just like that! It'll take awhile before I'll take him off the bottle completely only because it's day one with the cup. I'll keep his milk in a bottle until he starts to really intake liquids from the cup and then make the switch.
He's great at eating any and all food. He's just bad at figuring out when to chew and swallow so, with meats in particular, he chokes and vomits which is lovely. My thought is that's the only way he's going to learn to shove less food in his mouth. In the meantime, we're limiting how much food is on his tray so he can't overstuff. There's not much food he won't eat though he loves Cheerios (as do all kids). Shortly, I'll be able to cook him up some toddler food, but I don't think he's there yet. I do roast him veggies and give those to him. He likes the sweet potatoes and black bean mix, but he just really enjoys any food that we're eating. Makes him feel like a big boy and so proud of himself.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Little Miss, Captain, and I were walking home yesterday. Little Miss is literally poking her brother. He hates it. He's pushing her away and fussing. So, I tell her to stop. He's telling her he doesn't like it. She says, "But I'm the big sister. I'm supposed to bug him." I told her, as a big sister, I understood, but as the mom, I have to tell her to stop.
And that began an entire evening where she acted like my sole purpose was to ruin her life.
Husband often asks how the two of us will be when she turns a teenager. I told him it won't be a problem. One of us won't last that long.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
On his actual birthday, as tradition dictates, I got him an overpriced cupcake. He was hesitant to eat it at first until Husband put a piece of frosting in his mouth. After that, he inhaled the entire thing. He was done very quickly. While he was eating, he also went to work on the other end and was a giant stinky mess at the end. Husband chose the diaper end, and I chose to clean up the high chair. It took us both about 20 minutes to get everything and everyone back to their original shape.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
To be honest, I have a little of Maleficient left, but I plan on watching it tonight. I'm glad we rented Muppets Most Wanted. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't as fun as the previous. Slow movie month, but it's the beginning of a very busy Spring. Hopefully, with a few good ones in May, I can pick that up. I have a few on DVR waiting to be watched, too.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
- Still the One by Jill Shalvis (NOTE: This is part of the Animal Magnetism series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Love After All by Jaci Burton (NOTE: This is part of the Hope series. The order of which can be found here.)
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Hard Knocks by Lori Foster (NOTE: This is part of the Ultimate series. The order of which can be found here.)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Baby is standing! He's done it before, but he really started standing quite a bit yesterday and loves to show off. He's still taken a step here and there, but I would not call it walking by any stretch. His increased exercise has increased his appetite. It seems he's always hungry yet never tired. This one is not a napper like his sister, but he is good-natured at least. He gets a short morning nap and a longer afternoon nap. He only sleeps in his crib though so if we're out, he stays up. I haven't tested being out all day to see if he'd ever given in and sleep in the stroller. He will nap in the car though.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Mediocre month. I really liked Kingsman despite the fact that I'm a baby about violence in film. I binge-watched Kimmy Schmidt. I didn't love it as much as a lot of critics, but I found it funny in parts. Little Miss really wanted to see Home so we went with Sister and Nephew. It was cute, but it didn't make any list of favorites for me.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
- Fever by Maya Banks (NOTE: This is part of the Breathless series. The order of which can be found here.)
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
- Scandal and the Duchess by Jennifer Ashley (NOTE: This is part of the Mackenzies/McBride series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Rules for a Proper Governess by Jennifer Ashley (NOTE: This is part of the Mackenzies/McBride series. The order of which can be found here.)
- The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (NOTE: This is part of the Narnia series. The order of which is a bit debated. Do you read in order which it was written or published. If you want to explore either, the orders can be found here.)
Monday, April 6, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
This month, Little Miss started Learn to Hockey Skate. She has taken a year off of skating so we were a little worried. Husband took her to Free Skate during a snow day - and it was a good thing. She still needs to gain her confidence back, but she's on par with half the class. The other half is really ridiculously good. The first weekend of the month, we also had dinner with the In-Laws for their birthday.
The next morning, Little Miss and I went and met Brother-in-Law and Nephew at the trampoline park. Little Miss jumped like crazy and had a great time with her older cousin.
The second weekend in March, I went to some of the hockey lesson before leaving to meet a friend at the mall where we had lunch before a movie. It was a really fun afternoon. After, we walked around the mall where I snagged a pair of cheap pants for Baby at Baby Gap. He has a handful of clothes but mostly tops and not a lot in this odd 9 month size. We did practically nothing on that following Sunday, but the weather was horrible so it was a good day to stay inside.
The third weekend in March, we did hockey and then I went to a pot luck with friends (see earlier post in the month). I went to bed early that night. On Sunday, the kids and I went to hang with my mother and had a brief cameo by Sister and Future-Brother-in-Law. We had lunch and hung out and then went to Old Navy for a bathing suit for Little Miss. We made a brief stop at the mall so Mom could buy me these jeans. She was obsessed with these size 0 jeggings for less than $3. She figured I was the only one who could wear them so I must have them.
The last weekend of March, we went to hockey. Then, Little Miss and I met up with Sister and Nephew for a movie. After, Little Miss went to a sleepover with the Inlaws and the other nephew. Poor girl got sick in the middle of the night, but she recovered by Sunday evening. Meanwhile, Husband and I used up some anniversary gift cards and got some take out. I hit up Trader Joe's for some treats (not really treats, but I don't make the visit often so I like to stock up on things I can't find anywhere else when I go). Also, I was introduced to cookie butter. O.M.G. On Sunday, Husband went to hang out with a friend while I held down the fort at home. I mostly kept the baby fed while Little Miss slept off her bug and I binge watched Season 2 of Hannibal. Baby also was a firework of bodily functions so that was exciting.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Tonight, Husband came home and said Little Miss was angry with him. There was some activity after school that we weren't planning on attending. She wanted to participate. He explained that we need advance notice and planning. So, they get in the car, pick up Baby and head home. She gives him the silent treatment the entire time.
Later, Husband joked that she didn't like him, but she protested. I told her that she will be upset with Husband again in the future. She will be upset with me in in the future. She will be upset with both of us in the future. She will be upset with Baby in the future. At that, her head snapped up. She said she would never be mad at her brother.
I felt it was very important to put these words in writing because the day will come when her brother makes her angry. Guaranteed.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Little Miss: How do you spell "UP"?
Little Miss: You pee?!
Little Miss: Get it? You said the "P" word.
She shouldn't give up her day job.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Baby has been standing assisted and taking steps while holding onto a ledge or the couch. Today, he pulled himself up on my leg. He had a block in each hand. Then, he leaned back and stood on his own, unassisted. We were very impressed.
After, I kneeled on the floor and stood him up and he took steps towards me, but then his little legs got tired. We gave him tons of praise, and he was very proud of himself.
It's only a matter of time before his legs pick up strength and he nails this walking/running/jumping.