Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 323 - 19 and stormy?

So this morning I wasn't feeling particularly healthy or motivated - woke up exhausted with a sore throat and headache. But I thought in the name of being a fun mom I better ask the kiddo if she wants to go shopping. I asked and she dove off the bed backwards at an alarming speed yelling "GO shopping - GO SHOPPING" and ran to the top of the stairs and back to me to figure out why the heck I wasn't right there with her! So yes - the decision had been made!

We soon had shoes on and set of for the Michaels Arts and Crafts store where we grabbed some foam Christmas puppet goodies to build together. The little Diva had fun finding things to look at in the store. We found ducks and a squishy Christmas tree - she was also thrilled with the Christmas Trees and giant garden - light up - snow man!

Once we were done there we popped in at the pet store to grab refills for our kitty's litter locker. The little Diva and I saw rats, guinea pigs, lots and lots of fishes, frogs, a crab, lizards, birds and kitties! The crab I think was the highlight of the trip - she assured me he was sleeping (although I'm pretty sure he was eating) and she also told me that the fish wanted cookies! So there you have it! Also on the drive there she told me that she liked aeroplanes and that they like juice and cookies :) I'm just wondering if someone else just wanted juice and cookies!!

Anywho the Diva is up and I have some entertaining to do, Until tomorrow - Happy Tuesday folks :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day 322 - Frog Legs!

I freaking tasted a frog leg today. No, no I didn't grab one from the swamp and take a chomp out of it's hindquarters - My dad tested out his birthday present from us and my mommers today! We got him a Bradley smoker and he whipped up some chicken, ribs and frogs legs. I didn't try the ribs but the chicken was moist and tasty and oh so freaking good!! The frogs legs were surprisingly not repulsive they were an odd mix of chicken and fish. Oh and smokey flavour - yumm!

Anywho it's getting late here and I'm sleepy so I'm going to head to bed to relax - night night all and I hope you have a FAN-FRICKEN-TASTIC week ahead!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 321 - Bedtime con-artist!

To my Darling daughter - the bedtime con-artist,

Mommy knew full well when you asked for the milk 30minutes after you'd supposedly "gone to sleep" that you didn't really want or need milk. Nope - you were just stalling. You wanted a little more company before you finally decide to go to sleep. So I brought you your milk and as you pretended to drink it I got in another cuddle.

Your sleepy, happy little grin clearly said that you thought you'd won but I think I did.
You were snugly and smelt like bath-time, love and more cuddles. You pointed to your bedtime entourage one by one and got me to rearrange a few of them. It took some explaining on your part to make sure I had Binoo exactly where you wanted him - but we got it sorted out.

I finally convinced you that it was time to put the milk away so that mommy could tuck you in for bed. You complied and I got to tuck you in once again - snugly and warm in your blanket. I wasn't surprised to find that you'd hardly drank any of the milk in your sippy cup despite having nursed it the entire time I was in your room with you.

I think you're sleeping now - I will wait a few more minutes and then go in and check on you. I'll quietly remove most of your entourage so that you're not rolling over hard plastic toys in the middle of the night and waking up unhappy. I'll lean down for a quick kiss and I'll be happy that I'm the lucky one who gets to be your mommy.

Sweet dreams my little pumpkin, mommy loves you more than you could ever know and she wants to make the most of these snuggles while you'll still let her.

Love Mommy

Friday, November 9, 2012

Day 319 & 320 Technical difficilties

So yesterday..... right.... I didn't type because A: I was super tired and B: The router was being a douche and my laptop had no Internet connection. I'm seriously wondering if there is an iPhone blogger app? Actually wait, scrap that - I like my nights off thanks to the router! hehe I guess I shouldn't actually admit that right? But yes every so often it is amazing to have an excuse to go to sleep early.

Anywho yesterday morning was spent playing at the center with the Little Diva's friends and it was super fun. For whatever reason though she seems to have decided that nap and bedtime are negotiable again, and so we are weathering the storm that comes with that. It hasn't been too bad though and really as long as we tire her out before - the struggle is lessened!

Today was spent with Granny! We all had a blast. I planned to get a chunk of the Christmas shopping done and I got a few things so I was happy about that. The Little Diva loved shopping and loved lunch from A&W! We went to Toys R Us and Walmart and then spent the day with Granny and Misty.

There were attempts at potty training which were entertaining. This kid has staying power the likes of which you have never seen. I'm hoping we get her trained soon but here's hoping she just decides its time soon!!

Sweet dreams to all - happy Weekend!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day 318 - Too tired to type!

“It's in the morning, for most of us. It's that time, those few seconds when we're coming out of sleep but we're not really awake yet. For those few seconds we're something more primitive than what we are about to become. We have just slept the sleep of our most distant ancestors, and something of them and their world still clings to us. For those few moments we are unformed, uncivilized. We are not the people we know as ourselves, but creatures more in tune with a tree than a keyboard. We are untitled, unnamed, natural, suspended between was and will be, the tadpole before the frog, the worm before the butterfly. We are for a few brief moments, anything and everything we could be. And then...and then -- ah -- we open our eyes and the day is before us and ... we become ourselves.”

- Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Day 317 - gotta LOVE parcels in the mail!

So I got an awesome parcel in the mail today! My sister is the bestest sister ever! It was a really lovely early birthday present. I missed the postman delivering it yesterday so I had to go pick it up at the post office today. The little Diva threw a humongous tantrum in the line up at the post office so I left my place in line to find a quite isle to reason with her in. She finally calmed down and accepted my iPhone to watch Thomas. So we went back to the line and now had to wait for 5 other people to do their transactions before we got to the front. The wait was well worth it though - The box was humongous and full of lovely goodies - mostly candy from South Africa that I have been missing - YUMM YUMM YUMMY!!!

I'm going to try not to eat it all at once - I don't want to look like a house! Plus it's nice to know there's a little something yummy tucked away for when the craving strikes :)

Happy Wednesday folks! Until tomorrow cheerio :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 316 - Zombies

So our PVR acted up last night and didn't record The Walking Dead. It came on again later but by that time I had fallen asleep. You would think that the lack of zombie viewing would pave the way for relaxed sleep, but alas no. I freaking dreamed our cat was a zombie and he could turn you by just licking you! For whatever freaking reason we were not able to open the front door to kick him out and instead of ending his wretched existence we just played a horrible game of "keep away" and THEN to make matters worse the damn thing had kitten, which on account of him having had balls at one point and never having had a uterus was IMPOSSIBLE. These kittens were adorable and just as terrifying. Ugh trying to keep your toddler away from zombie kittens in your dreams while simultaneously trying to avoid being licked yourself was freaking stressful. No wonder I was wide awake when I woke up.

So on that delightful note - happy dreaming folks! Happy Tuesday too :)