Friday, November 30, 2007

XMas Sidenote

Where can I find some of these? Do they sell them anywhere besides Ebay? Samantha saw them on youtube and is obsessed with them. Especially La La (who she thinks is the red one).

Little Miss Perfect

I read this blog sometimes:
This post she just wrote make me think of Samantha so much, she says about her daughter:
"To the outside childless observer the moosh can make hearts palpitate and fallopian tubes to twitch. Especially when she’s in one of her “moods”. You know the mood, she dances, she sings, she even tells a few jokes. She uses her manners. She poses. She hugs liberally."

Go to her site and read her post, it's hilarious.

It's true, Samantha can be fantastic and so so cute... and then she can also be not so cute. The so cute times are much more than the not so cute times.

Which bring me to my point, last night Samantha woke up at 3 AM and asked, no insisted, that she go to her friend Will's house. And then that she read books, and then that she watch Dora on TV. She did not want to go back to sleep, and kept whining and saying, "No mommy, no sleep"

What do you do in these situations, when your child is practically 2 and you can't exactly leave them in their crib to cry (not that I ever did that).

We made a deal, 2 books, Samantha of course did not hold up her end of the bargain. More whining ensued. Oh, and did I mention she's calling me Taryn during all of this, I had to remind her to please call me Mommy.

We, of course, did not go to Will's house. Finally when we were really desperate, after I talked, told stories in bed, sang to her and nothing worked. We watched Barney (thank God for Sprout) and then she went to sleep.

Obviously I don't want my 2 year old to be in charge of the household, but in these situations, what do you do? Any ideas for next time (we're hoping they're won't be one but you never know.)? She's still a little young for me to really reason with her, but she does understand a lot. I'll tell her to hold off on doing this again until y'all get back to me.

Thanks. While you're thinking here she is in her ever so cute glory drawing a picture.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cereal with Milk

" Mommy, I need more cereal please"

"With milk"

"Yes, mommy I need some milk too"

This exchange took place this morning in my kitchen with my daughter. Who is this little girl? Certainly not my baby. She has been breaking out the sentences more and more and somehow it still amazes me.

Last night she was playing with her dolls and I heard her say -
"Do you want to go on the potty baby bear"
Then answering for him, "No, no yet".

Just now she walked into the other room saying, "I'll be right there mommy".

She is so into pretending lately, and she has these real conversations with her dolls. Right now she loves, drawing, playing "mommy" with her dolls/bears, playing in her kitchen and making us food, coffee, and apple juice. She is really turning into her own little person.

Just one more quote for the day, she is holding her bear saying, "Oh no, you're crying?" Then she pats his back and says, "don't worry bear, I got you."
I think that one is exactly what I do to her when she's upset.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Where's my baby?

These aren't the best pictures, but doesn't she look like such a big girl!

Friday, November 09, 2007


How cute is this?

Monday, November 05, 2007

Day Off

Tim and I tend to overplan our days off. We are always so busy we never have time to rest. So Mondays are now our official day off where we try our hardest to not plan anything. Not leaving the house on Mondays if ideal. We were so hard over the weekend (we both do a 16 hour shift on Saturdays) and it takes days to recover. Tim now works 4 hours on Sundays and is then off on Mondays and Tuesdays. The weeks go by so quick with this schedule. On Wed/Th/and Fri Samantha and I have playgroups and music class, so I just feel like the week goes by so quick and then it is Saturday again when I work. Not that I'm complaining, I'm only working one day a week, and it is fun, but I just can't believe how quickly the week goes by. Hopefully this new day off plan will help. I never thought cutting down my work to one day a week would make me feel like I have less time to do things, but somehow it does. I still need to get a new camera, but here's a pic from Halloween that someone took for me.