Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beach Babes

The Ladies and I were very excited to have a beach weekend. Even though the temperature dropped 25 degrees from Friday to Saturday and we didn't get a chance to spend anytime outside or make it anywhere near the beach, we had some serious quality time with the cousins, in what promises to be a preview of this summer. However, come July there will be two more cousins added to this crew, so hopefully there will be a ton of sunshine so that these kids can get outside and run.

Here are some pics of the usual suspects.

The Lady


The Big Guy and the Little Ladies

I think the shirt says who this is

The Mad Man

Some Sweet September Ladies

The Wild Woman

The Wild Man

The Big Guy

Who doesn't like Twizzlers before bed?

The Little Ladies like them.

The Lady and the Wild Man

Thursday, February 17, 2011

O' Big Daddy Where Art Thou?

The Little Lady is missing her dad. I know this because she keeps on pointing out random men with dark hair and questioning their paternity.

Now, I will preface this by saying that she easily picks her father out in photographs and that I just took her for her 18 month check-up and her eyesight is fine, but the other day she saw a picture of Adam Sandler, pointed to him and said "Daddy?"

I love Adam Sandler, and while he is definitely much funnier than my husband, he is certainly not as attractive.

Yesterday, in Dunkies she pointed to a small Hispanic man with his black hair totally gelled back, wearing dark sunglasses and once again said "Daddy?"

Quite possibly the most bizarre "daddy sighting" occurred in the doctor's office while we were waiting for the nurse to come in. Our Pediatrician's office has black and white photos of kids taken by a local photographer hanging in each room. In our room was a photo of three Asian kids, I would say their approximate ages were 12, 10 and 8. The oldest boy had a mouth full of braces and a super big grin on his face. She pointed to him immediately and said "Daddy?"

Really? Really Little Lady? That is a twelve-year old Asian boy with what looks like the start of years of orthodontia work, and while I know your dad also spent years in braces (and probably should have worn his retainer more) it is clearly not your father.

I do feel bad for her though. The other night my husband called to say goodnight to her, and in what was possibly the sweetest thing ever, sang her "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" over the phone. Once he got off the phone she started crying for him. I had to give her a photo of him to keep with her in her bed. I had to give it to her again this morning when she woke up because there is nothing worse than her disappointment when I bring her into my room for a little Elmo time and she doesn't see him sleeping in the bed.

We are counting down the days.  .  .

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Little Lady at 18 Months

As promised a pic of the Little Lady wearing a chocolate chip. She is also wearing a tutu.

The Little Lady dressed herself. She is wearing a Spring skort and t-shirt over her Elmo t-shirt and a pair of Valentine pants. Apparently, I am not the only one waiting for Spring to come. Note the peanut M&M in her hand. I am pretty sure you can find a few bad parenting decisions going on in these photos. See below.

Probably shouldn't have let her play with scissors. . .

Kids at Play

Here are a few shots of the Ladies playing with the Wild Ones at an indoor playspace. Try not to think about the amount of germs in the ball pit.

The Wild Woman

The Lady loves the Mermaid pose. Note the handcrafted necklace she made at Dad's Morning Out!

The Little Lady, moments before scratching the Wild Woman in the face, minutes before we decided it was time to leave!

The Wild Man at rest!

It's Been a While. . .

I know all of you have missed my annual Groundhog's Day rant and my endless droning on about how much I hate winter. This year, you have been spared, at least until the next snow storm hits and I am once again drowning in the grey of the season.

For now, I am just going to focus on the things that are going well, since quite honestly, I am hanging on by a thread here.

So, I hope everyone enjoyed Valentine's Day, the hubby is away so the Ladies and I celebrated by eating a lot of strawberries and Hershey kisses. Today, is the V-Day party at Lady's school and she was very excited to write her name on each little Valentine as well as wear her fancy sparkle tights. We are back on a dress only kick, which is fine, except that there are no fall/winter dresses left on the shelves out there and we have been wearing one of three dresses to school pretty much everyday. On the positive side, at least she is getting dressed in the morning.

However, next year we are going to be in afternoon nursery school. I feel like we have been demoted to JV. Perhaps, it will help with our time-management issues in the morning, but it is going to be a huge pain in the ass in terms of drop-off and pick-up, especially on the days that I am working. I was hoping that my husband would be able to drop her off in the mornings that I didn't work, so that I didn't have to pack all three kids into the car--looks like that isn't going to happen. I am thinking about hiring a driver. How much do you think that would cost?

The Little Lady turned 18 months old yesterday. I will post a few pics of the V-Day celebration included a shot of her wearing a melted chocolate chip on her face. Good times.

We are off to the beach house this weekend to hang with some cousins and to give the kids a chance to run. Hoping for a little sunshine and that I don't have to listen to "Max and Ruby" in the car on the ride up. Would it be bad parenting if I snapped that DVD in half? Probably.What if I didn't do it in front of the kids? Advice would be greatly appreciated!