Monday, April 30, 2007
Today is Adam's first day in his new position, so today was also the first day of daycare. Addie hasn't been to daycare since before Lily was born. Lily has never been in daycare. I alternate between the high of thinking what great socialization this is for the girls, and the low of thinking how they're going to contract every major illness on the planet. I completely lucked out finding a place that would take both girls part time. Most daycares in our area will only take the wee ones full time. Addie's age they're fine with taking part time, but there's such an excess of infants and 1's that they will only take them full-time. Two of my good friends bring their kids to this center, so I feel good about that also. I called the daycare this afternoon and both girls napped well and seemed to be having a great time. Lily actually napped on a cot! Well, they both did, but Lily is just 13 months old!!!! She napped on a cot like a big kid!!!!!!! Oh man, I'm not ready for this! Like. A. Big. Kid. The sweetest thing is that the daycare ladies put their cots right next to each other so they wouldn't be sad. Normally they separate the little ones from the big kids, but in Addie and Lily's cases they made an exception. So sweet.
I learned something this weekend. Scraping the cheese off a pizza and giving Lily the toppings and crust isn't good enough. She has the mother of all diaper rashes again. Lily has blisters on her bottom. Actual blisters. Dang! Someday I will figure out not to test the limits.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Microwave popcorn has butter on it. Yes, it even says "Contains, milk." on the package. In bold.
So those mysterious diaper rashes Lily was continuing to get even though we "both" weren't eating dairy? Duh. At least I know enough not to feed her popcorn yet.
So this combined with my multiple knitting disasters this week has caused me to seriously doubt my intelligence. Honestly, when will I learn? I have at least one skein of yarn that I think I will burn. Unfortunately it is acrylic (which I normally hate and won't buy) so it won't even burn properly. It will just melt and smoke and be very very nasty. It figures that this stuff would live on to haunt me. ARRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
We're going back to ECFE tonight after a long absense. No particular reason, we've just been busy on Tuesday nights lately. I hope Addie does well, she was a bit of a drama queen earlier today. She ended up going down for a very early nap because she just broke down into tears whenever she heard the word "no." Poor Kelli (babysitter this morning while I went to visit the awe-inspiringly cute Fianne) just didn't know what to do with Addie. I know she felt badly because she kept hurting Addie's feelings. Unfortunately everything hurt Addie's feelings today. Hopefully she will be in a better mood this afternoon!
I'm feeling optimistic that we're making progress on the potty training front!
Monday, April 23, 2007
I (bad Mommy that I am) asked who she would be marrying. I didn't realize she was seriously dating anyone.
Addie unhesitatingly said, "Daddy." "No, Pwince Charming."
Ahhh... the imagination of a two year old!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Today I made some regular Mac & Cheese for Addie and Adam and some Shells & Chreese for Lily and I. Lily ate it like it was the best mac & cheese she's ever had. Which to be honest, it probably is since it didn't make her tummy hurt or give her acid burn on her bum. As for me, well, it's not mac & cheese that's for sure. It doesn't have the slightest cheese taste. It's more of a garlicy oniony creamy taste. Not bad, just not what I was expecting. Who knew that the dried processed cheese food that I always made fun on API making during marching band practice was actually a dairy product? (You probably have to be a Boycevillian to understand the reference and since Addie is back on my lap I really don't have the time to explain.)
Here's a sweet picture of 3 out of the 4 of us on Lily's birthday. Unfortunately Addie was ear-deep in birthday cake so she wouldn't come out to pose with us. Right now Addie is sitting on my lap wanting to "press the buttons." Ooops, she pressed the space bar too much.
.;lhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhii mmmmmmmmmmy nnammmme iss AAddie
There you go, Addie's first blog entry.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
It's the Baby-Baby, reading to her baby.
Lily's favorite things are:
1. climbing (especially onto chairs)
4. blowing kisses
6. saying "tickle, tickle, tickle" as she reaches out to touch someone or something.
7. dropping something and saying, "uh oh"
I broke down and bought cheese for Adam the other day. He was getting kind of sad about the no cheese thing. Not like he is suffering all that much. We had pizza the other day and I made two different types - one regular for him and one Amy's Organic without cheese for Lily and I. I also fully believe that he eats dairy while he's at work so I don't worry about him suffering overmuch. (I'm sure someone will comment about how deprived he is!!)
So... the person who finds me the perfect dairy allergy blog gets... (drumroll please).... white, squeaky, perfectly salted cheese curds from Cady Cheese. (I know how to use bribes, I'm a mom.)
Edited to add: I've turned off the comments on this post. The spammers are driving me nuts.
Friday, April 13, 2007
I get a lot of "No leave me Momma."
"Me come too."
"I miss you Momma." Oh honey, I missed you too!
Addie has also just wanted to be held and rocked a lot. I'm sure it's just because she missed us and missed being at her own house. I admit I'm taking every opportunity I have to rock her. Rocking Addie has been few and far between lately so I'm going to enjoy it while I can. I know that too soon she will be too big to be rocked. Although it would be nice to be able to use the bathroom without a little helper!
We're headed down to Grandma and Grandpa Dude's this weekend. We'll go down to LaCresent for Tyler's birthday party on Saturday. Addie will probably have so much fun that she'll forget to be clingy.
Monday, April 09, 2007
So far Addie has gone to breakfast at Perkins, possibly gone shopping at Target for a new potty(not entirely sure about that) and gone to play at a park. My guess is she's having a great time getting undivided attention. Addie will make Boppa read countless stories and have Mona nurse her sick baby whale back to health.
I think Lily is trying to figure out where Addie has gone - she hasn't quite been herself today, very cranky and clingy. Every time I put Lily in the high chair she flings herself around and throws a tantrum. The problem with 1 year olds is you just don't know what the problem is. Is she not feeling well, is she just not hungry, is she so hungry her tummy hurts? What?
Things I have accomplished with only one child at home:
-We had our taxes double checked by H&R Block
-I came home and e-filed the taxes we had already finished
-Made a Creative Memories order
-Talked to Addie on the phone
-Read other random blogs that I haven't read in awhile
-Talked to Darla
-Left messages for other random people
Yet to do:
-Put away baby clothes
-Sort clothes that don't fit the kids
-Sort my own clothes that no longer fit.