We went to the meet and greet at LG's school. It was nice all day then at 4pm it started pouring down rain and I mean pouring. There were no parking spots so LG and I had to run across the field and the parking lot to the door! Her teacher seems nice, I expected a little speech but we just dropped off her supplies (except for the stuff I forgot oops) and talked to the teacher for about 1.5 minutes. We tried walking around, finding the closest bathroom, doing a dry run of the walk from the door to her class (because we had come in a different one,) stopping by to see her KG teacher but it was still pouring when we left.

The boy likes to talk about what/who is on his shirt everyday. He has a pair of Mickey Mouse pj's. When I ask him "who's that?" he says "hotdog hotdog hot diggity dog."


Back to work. I have been toying with the idea of putting the boy into the Infant and Toddlers Early Intervention program, because he is now 18 months and still not walking. But every time I would take a step towards getting him in he makes a little progress and I think oh he will be fine, so I drop it for a while and it's like he plateaus. So last week I called to get him officially evaluated. I got the call this morning saying his appointment is on the 6th and wouldn't you know it he takes 9 steps! in a row! That's it little boy you have 2.5 to start walking.

By the way we had this for dinner and it was amazing!!! The kids thought it was a little spicy. Next time I'm adding more noodles and more cheese I can hardly wait.
I messed up my roux and need to watch someone make one on youtube real quick, I'm sure I'll get it then.


Day 6 of Staycation: Clean up

Lg lost a tooth yesterday. It's her third but she somehow swallowed the other two so last night was her first visit from the tooth fairy.

This is me caught up on my blogging!!!! (aside from a few edits I put on the back burner)


Took the kiddos to a different quilt store (The selection there is amazing) They behaved very well and LG earned herself a "good deed" punch for carrying the bolts of fabric since Mommy was carrying the boy.

After a very unsatisfying lunch at McDonald's (because the location was convenient) We took the boy to his 18 month checkup. He is on track in every area aside from the walking. Weighs 21 lbs 10.5 ounces and is 31.5 inches tall.

After Dad got home from work we went to Kohl's for some back to school clothes. We were going to go to the gym but they had no infant space for the boy (They have to put him in the infant area until he walks their policy not mine)


Day 4 of Staycation : Family time

We had lunch at the Chinese Buffet. It was OK not great but still good. Then we attended a birthday party at Pic n Paint Pottery hosted by another one of Ella's old friends.


Day 3 of Staycation: Laziness

After picking up the kiddos from Mom-mom at the nail salon we went home and relaxed, The boy and Hubby have a cold and LG needs to finish her summer packet homework.
Her KG teacher sent her home with a 5 minute activity for everyday M-F of summer vacation but she lost it I just found it yesterday and the done to not done ratio is not happy making.


Day 2 of Staycation: Pool

We went with Mom-mom to visit one of LG's old friends and spent the day swimming in his pool. The kids then spent the night with Mom-mom and Paps, they had a bonfire!


Day one of Staycation: Shopping!

Today the kiddos and I went to
Target for School Supplies
BJ's for provisionals and
Shoppers for hopefully 2 weeks worth of groceries

(The fruit at Shoppers was very disappointing)


Finally got the globe water sprinkler blown up and working. I bought it last November, and couldn't find where I had stashed it all summer. We also went to The Olive Garden to celebrate my little brother's 25th birthday.

Carrabbas > The Olive Garden


Made today's pizza dough with bread flour instead of All purpose. It was amazing!


I planned on doing a product review for todays post. Maybe I will come back and edit this later.


LG can successfully give herself a shower from start to finish.


We went out for crabs!!!! The only tables available when we arrived at the restaurant were outside picnic tables and yes it rained on us but only a little.


The other day while the boy was napping I went out to the fabric store. When he woke hubby went in his room and got him up. The boy hugged his dada and then sat up and looked around the room. Said something in gibberish, pointed at the playroom and told his dad to "go." Hubby brought him into the playroom where he looked around again and said more gibberish again. Then he noticed the car wasn't in the driveway. Mentioned it to his dad and then sighed. Hubby thinks he was looking for me and then realized I was gone if the car was gone.


A day of Favorites Lg first then the boy

Books: Don't let the pigeon drive the bus by Mo Willems
Freight Train (the board book) by D. Crews

Tv shows: Phineas & Ferb and Good luck Charlie
Umizoomi and Bubble Guppies

Food: Tomatoes
Macaroni and Cheese

Toy/Game : Being an artist (her words)
Choo choos


I love the Cardio Combat class at the gym. It kicks my butt but I feel so good afterwards.


Sewing machine is still out so I whipped up this little wallet to hold my "no new baby" medicine.


I made a wet bag for LG to throw her swim suit in after a day at the pool using this tutorial. We were generously handed down a train table! The kids all love it especially the little boys.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

7.30.11 and 7.31.11

The boy caught a stomach virus (from the gym kids I'm assuming) It spread through here like wildfire. First The Boy then LG then a handful of the Childcare kids and their parents. Hubby and I were lucky enough to avoid it.


The boy can walk in the toddler pool at the gym. The water is about 1.5 feet deep and he took about 10 steps (in a row) on his own.


LG has a loose tooth


Can't get over how cute The boy is now that he can communicate a little. Last night I went to pick him up from the daycare at the gym and the lady there was holding him because he had fallen and he saw his cup and was saying "cup, cup, cup" and making his little "come on/come here" hand movement. So adorable.


Today LG put in a fashion show. And let me tell you this girl knows what she is doing! I love the way she wore her hair clip and she can apply eyeshadow better than I can.


I'll be back here to talk about LG hat.


Hubby has been wanting to join a gym for a while and lately I've noticed that even tho I have a low BMI I was getting winded after climbing the stairs or dancing for half of a song. So we finally signed up and today was our first visit. Here's to many more!


The boy and I went with Mommom to visit Poppy, her father.


Winter hats part one: I really like this monster hat for The boy but after reading the pattern I decided I do not like the way it is constructed so I am making him different earflap hats I can add the monster features too. Today I finished this one. It's nice but I do not like the pooling or how the flaps roll up. Stop by later to see which hat I try next.


Lg has always pronounced the word except as ba-cept when she was 4 we tried to fix it and she tried but couldn't get it so we let it go. Well now she is 6 almost 7 and learning how to spell..."mom how do you spell bacept? I already have the B"


The LG is ALWAYS hungry! Eating the whole house and asking for more.


The Boy has this new game. He gets you to draw a picture on the magnadoodle and then he erases it while you are drawing it. He loves it if I scream "oh no"


We hung out at mom-moms all day swimming in the pool and chilling in the hottub.