Monday, February 27, 2012

we ate cereal for dinner the other night


Breakfast for dinner has to be the best thing ever. My girl loves cereal with milk- in a bowl, like a grown up. But the only problem is that it’s a HUGE mess. The spoon doesn’t always make it to her mouth in time and her hands end up in the bowl way too often. Instead of having a panic attack, I decided to just go with it this time.

For me, this is just as hard as watching her pick up handfuls of sand outside, letting her make a big mess during bath time, and letting her put things away without immediately intervening to do it the “right” way.

Unexpected mother stuff…

Sunday, February 26, 2012

instagram sunday





Drinking smoothies on a Sunday afternoon


Rocking the piano at a friend’s house




Watching videos of herself when she was young[er] :)




She will eat her weight in blueberry pancakes!


Morning jammie walk with daddy




Trip to the drugstore


Yes, she’s wearing a bib because she still has molars coming in and they are causing her to drool like crazy!




I was inspired by Katie this week and decided to do a voluminous pony tail for work


She got one too for school this day. See it?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

pushing and pulling


Life with a toddler is just that; she pushes while I’m pulling.

While trying to dress her, she is twisting and rolling.

Baths are just frustrating while I’m hunched over the toilet trying to keep a slippery baby from swimming away, while trying to get her clean, my pants have become soaked and my hair is frizzing and tickling my nose.

I say she’s done with her meal as she is squishing it between her fingers, she cries when I take her plate away.

12 to 18 months
Early in the second year of life, the adventure of self-discovery truly begins. This is a time of astounding transformation from helplessness to independence. As a result, it's also a period of extreme mood swings and troubling behaviors. But understanding the reasons behind your toddler's actions can help you survive this tumultuous period.


Good thing she’s so GOSH DARN cute.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

instagram sunday





more reasons why I love my hunny:

fresh baked bread on the weekends


Pioneer Woman’s broccoli cheese soup (we added ham and potatoes)




valentines day in my house




some kid tried to bite a chunk out of my daughter two times this week. She’s so tough.


NEED COFFEE to get through the work week. On that note, I want to be back in Hawaii. Second honeymoon, here we come!




from my mommy, heaven in two bites


at the Dr. for a follow up for her ears, in which we got the bad news that she may have to have tubes put in very soon :(




Pea’s classroom decorations that I LOVED


Valentine’s Day party at her school




A new addition to my Starbucks City  Mug collection (thanks dad!)


my girl’s valentine’s bag was decorated with her (now seemingly huge) handprints




My Valentine got me BEAUTIFUL flowers


it’s always a good day when your Birchbox comes

Thursday, February 16, 2012



A few weeks ago, I shared my girl’s first pony tail.



It makes me smile and feel like she is so grown up. I mean, I realize some people can do this when their kids are like 3 months old, but not my baby! Here she is at 3 months.




We have the Fisher Price Animals app. It’s the only kids app I have on my phone and she really likes it. I haven’t heard about any other good ones. But come to think of it, I really don’t want my 1.5 yr old commandeering my phone all day anyway.




I finally got over my Monday Blues. Sometimes you just need a day, I guess. One thing I forgot to mention is the amazing breakfast burrito I had…since Pea is allergic to eggs, we don’t prepare them in the house or eat them near her. So it’s when an opportunity strikes, I take it! I also took a bath, which is my first bath in probably years. Let’s see how that went again:




I just don’t think I could truly relax and take a bath even if my husband was with my babe elsewhere in the house. I'm always waiting to hear that crash or jump to my feet if he needs backup. You know, neurotic mom stuff.


We played with chalk on the driveway last weekend. It was a hit.




I know I’ve already mentioned this a few times, but I LOVE these two together. It’s like watching my past hopes and dreams play out in front of me.




A long weekend ahead. I better get together my best toddler activities, because she lets us know when mommy and daddy daycare are lacking entertainment!



Tuesday, February 14, 2012



happy valentine’s day!

Monday, February 13, 2012


I had a case of the Mondays.


I had it...BAD. Everything was just pissing me off. From my clothes to my hair, the fact that a poopy diaper meant either I be late or sit in the car with a fussy (and stinky) toddler. I had something stuck in my eye for the last two hours that had caused me to rub off half of my makeup.

When I decided to call it a day at 8:30am, I thought of all the things I could do. Dishes, scrub stove, I'm sure I can get in at least 3 loads of laundry...

Then, I went to get a massage instead. After that, Starbucks. After that, a long bath.

You see, I'm rusty at this home alone with no toddler thing...

But obviously not that rusty.


Luckily, I have one of those amazing husbands that says things like "you deserve it" and "just relax today".

And I did.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

instagram sunday





“nigh-night” everywhere, all the time, in which she lays her head down and wants you to pat her back


emptying out her dresser




chalk play


clean up is her favorite part – we do it multiple times




early morning walks


still rocking the babylegs




I heart coffee at work

except when my coworkers do this




she LOVES her books


a total mom thing to be excited about…I found generic Magic Erasers :)

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