Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lazy Day Sunday

We had a fantastically ridiculous Sunday.  We basically did absolutely nothing but watch movies, TV, read books and play in the living room.  I think we needed.  It was the first weekend in quite a while that we spent together.  Saturday we went to Helena for the Zombie Run and the was pretty fun.  I think B had a good time and Willa called all the runners zombies instead of the actual zombies.  The house might be a disaster but hopefully we can get that remedied this week without too much trouble.

There was some funny toddler speak this weekend but for the life of me I can't remember.  All I know is she keeps us on our toes and typically in a laugh out loud fashion.  I can't believe she is going to be three pretty soon.

We have tried out some new recipes lately and some have been pretty good, some could use some tweaking to our likey and some we will probably pass on.  If you haven't tried the Pioneer Woman's fresh green bean recipe you are missing out.  We love it and it is so easy.  & speaking of eating, somebody we think is going through a growth spurt.  Typically, she may eat one meal at home every couple of days but eats really well at school so it doesn't bother us too much.  The last few weeks she has eaten breakfast or at least a snack on the way out the door and then either eats dinner or asks for a PB&J before bed.  Last night she ate chicken, goldfish, and a package of PB crackers.  So either a growth spurt of she has decided to be more consistent, but we will take it.  It probably helps that Bountiful Baskets 9-grain bread is addicting and that she loves zucchini bread.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fall is coming!

We had our first glimpse of fall this morning.....at least that is what I am calling it and I am sticking to it.  I love the crisp mornings when we still have the windows open and I can nestle under a quilt and get some good sleep.  Being the night owl that I am, I swear my best sleep comes between 6 and 7:30.  That said, it is a scramble to get out of the house each morning and not be too late.  Thank goodness for flexibility.

It seems like we have been scrambling a lot lately.  B has had some out of town trips in the last several weekends and I took my trip to NYC to see JP.  Through in the fair, a Jack Hanna show, the last of softball, and Olympics watching it will be nice to relax for a weekend.  Except........B will be doing his first Zombie run this weekend.  Thankfully it is in Helena and we get to see my Great Aunt and Uncle that live near.

Recap:  My trip to NYC was a blast.  I practically hit the door running as soon as I got there.  Jenny left no room for rest and it was fantastic.  Time Square, Central Park, Staten Island Ferry (Statue of Liberty is under construction), 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, a Coldplay concert in New Jersey, Coney Island, Sister Act on Broadway, a Yankees game, AND keeping up with the Olympics.  I have lost my acclimation to humidity so I really only complained about the heat.  The train system was fascinating and I would love to know the engineering behind it from way back when.  I truly wish I would have taken a pedometer to log our steps.  I don't know if I could ever change mindsets enough to be able to prepare for the whole day though.  I am so used to being 10 minutes from anywhere and being able to run home if we need something.  It was so nice to hang out with Jenny and get away for a while.  I think we decided Roomies Reunite 2013 might be a destination event.

Willa continues to crack us up everyday with the things she says and does.  It seems like we have finally conquered the world of potty training and it is just fantastic.  I am so thankful she is an articulate child though I am sure I may regret those words when she is a teenager.  One of her favorite things these days is helping out in the kitchen.  Whether we are baking (with me) or making dinner (with Dad) she is always game to be up on the counters helping out.  She knows her stuff too.  Preschool starts back up soon and we have been working days of the week.  Pretty much everything comes after Sunday in her world but she is starting to get it I think.

We are getting ready for another TDY and I am trying to come up with a way to help her countdown to the day he will be back.  We figure this one is going to be a little tougher since the last one she really picked up that Dad was gone somewhere else.  But her birthday is coming up soon and I think all three of us are pretty excited to plan it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The DQ

In our house DQ doesn't just mean Dairy Queen but Drama Queen.  The little Chick has been turning on the charm lately and while we can't help but left we are worried of what is to come.  The most funny has been the "But I never get....." or the "It's not fair!"  Tonight at bedtime when I wanted to read something other than The Jungle Book I got the, "But...it's....my....fave...rite." all exasperated like.

Another funny was when I picked her up yesterday and she was waving goodbye to all the other kiddos.  "Bye friends, I am leaving."  Then we got in the car she told me, "Those are my friends, they are my girls!"

We have been working on days of the week and months lately.  She also knows her birthday is coming up and that she will be three.  She has been asking her when our birthdays are and is insistent that B's birthday can't also be in June because "That's Mom's."

B also got her to wear pants a few days in the last week.  Hopefully that means when the weather starts cooling off she won't be opposed to them.  Because nothing is cuter than little kid jeans and sweaters in the fall, right?