My baby is officially a toddler.
Last weekend, we had a few really fun “firsts”.
We celebrated the first Valentine’s Day my daughter will remember.
We got her Disney Princess chocolates that she had seen at the grocery store earlier in the week. The boy got a book about love. (I’m still not ready to give him his own candy, he doesn’t notice anyhow.)
It’s incredible to watch my kids learn and adapt to their surroundings.
My daughter in particular is a master manipulator.
She even gets daddy wrapped around her finger…sometimes.
Yesterday was an ordinary day.
Started off with yogurt and granola for breakfast.
Some play time.
Then we watched a movie from my daughter’s three-movies rotation (Tangled, Frozen, and The Little Mermaid.)
This time, it was Frozen.
I remember when we found out we were expecting. I was sick the entire first trimester, so hiding it was impossible.
Once we hit 13 weeks, we were so excited!
I was feeling better and the reality was starting to sink in. We are having a baby! We wanted to tell everyone we knew and post every single baby update on Facebook. Continue reading
Christmas is over, the New Year is beginning. Not much to look forward to and we have a lot of days between now and spring.
Living in Seattle with the dreary rain almost daily, we need to get out and run off all our (the kids’) energy.
Sometimes our only option is the mall play area.
Earlier today, my husband said something that was music to my ears.
I love you? Hahahaha!! No. Better.
Instead of telling me he loves me, he’s going to SHOW me he loves me.
He said, “After I take a shower, would you like me to take the kids to the store with me?”
One of the wonders of being a parent is watching personalities develop. Our two kids could not be more different.
My daughter has been stubborn since the day she was born. She put me through 22 hours of labor only to end in a cesarean because the cord was wrapped around her neck (I know, likely not her fault). Continue reading
As parents, we do everything for our kids. We want them to learn how to be independent, do things for themselves and others, sure.
But if they want something done, and they can’t physically do it, we’re right there to take care of it.
We feed them, clothe them, bathe them, and wipe up their poop. (Wherever it may be. Ideally? In the diaper. Even better? In the toilet so we just have to flush. I’m still waiting for that very special day…) Continue reading
Everyday life as a mom is not easy. You have to watch and/or entertain the kids, tidy up (if you actually clean with cleaners everyday, you’re my hero), and you “get” to cook all day long.
Sure, you get your escapes here and there. Facebook, Twitter, a sip of luke warm coffee. Then it’s back to it.