That Just About Sums It Up!

<--This picture pretty much sums up our weekend.

Even though we had a really nice weekend, it was an exhausting one. We also signed the papers to our new car and we found out my F.I.L had another heart attack and is now in the hospital waiting for surgery.

The car dealership called today telling us we've been accepted. We aren't getting the colour we wanted, mainly because it'll take 3 weeks to get to us, so we're taking the one they have there right now.
S went from doing her basic baby stuff to rolling over, gabbing up a storm, getting two teeth and having more personality  and "peeking" in the span of a week! She still isn't completely sitting up on her own - all the time, but she can do it. I swear this kid is going to be crawling before she sits on her own constantly!

Today, we visited my F.I.L at the hospital while E was in school. He got to spend some time with S and us for a few hours and had some company

Now, we're just getting the ladies ready for bed and then we're going to have some down time ourselves. We've been going all day!



-ThrivingSAHM

TGIF TGIF TGIF



Today, I have so much to do and don't even know where to start. I'm very thankful the week is almost over, but I wish my day was ending now. There's stuff everywhere. Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom, Basement...E & S' room is probably the only room (besides the bathrooms) that doesn't have some kind of mess that I have to tidy up. I'm cringing at the thought of going through this place today.

This week S went from a little bit of pain to a head cold and a little bit of wheezing. Poor thing has been fighting these teeth all week for there to be no progress since Monday. I'm just worried its going to turn into Pneumonia again.

Rough week (here and there) but I'm glad its Friday. I can't wait to enjoy this weekend and the beautiful weather.

TGIF --



-ThrivingSAHM

E's First Play [Wizard of Oz] JK



E is from 5:20 until 20:32 And she's at the end credits as well but we had a hard time getting her in the video. They also made a "trailer" for their play and E was in it, but it wouldn't show up on the video, so you can hear it in the beginning of the video! Enjoy!






Bike Riding


E has been able to ride her bike for awhile, but it wasn't until this year where she could finally figure out how to use those legs fully and push with all her might to get up hills instead of rolling it around once and not continuing to peddle.

P & I have both decided that once the weather gets better and it isn't constantly raining outside, that we're going to just randomly take her out and get her a bike. My parents went out and bought her a bike 2 yrs ago, but she definitely wasn't ready at that point to buy her one for our house. Now that she learned on her bike over there and she has the grasp of riding, we're going to be doing a lot of it this summer!

Mommy & Daddy need one too. P and I have been talking about it for awhile. At least 4 years! lol Its something we'd like to invest in - especially now that E's going to be doing it all the time now.

I had a beautiful bike and it got trashed. I used it all the time and I can't find another one like it now. It was actually the wrong bike originally - and we decided to keep it anyway.

I'm proud of this girl for all her hard work, I can't wait for this summer!


-ThrivingSAHM

Teething Adventures & Stuff


Don't mind her lunch face. I was enjoying the fact that she wasn't complaining in that moment. S hasn't been too bad these days, but she gets in these random "don't leave me" moments and cries bloody murder and its so unlike her. She's always happy and we barely hear her in the day unless she's chatting up conversations with Sophie the Giraffe or her soothers. lol

S will be the happiest kid and then I put her for a nap, and she'll cry this very heart wrenching cry. Its not the fake cry that kids give you when they just don't want to be put down to sleep, its the "I'm in pain, don't leave me alone in my bed" cry.

I've been pushing hard not to give her Tylenol if I'm not quite sure its teething. Once I saw her two little chiclets poking through yesterday (a little) I figured it was now time to give her some. S has been taking her pain just like her big sister did. We didn't even know E was teething until we just saw teeth popping up out of nowhere. The only reason we know S is teething is because she's our second and the little things we may or may not have missed with E, we know take into consideration that it could possibly be her teeth. Even S, I didn't know what those two random little cries were until I saw teeth in her mouth yesterday. 


This morning was more like it was for the winter months. Me waking up with E and S sleeping in. Today is Pizza Day for E, so I didn't have a lunch to make and after she had her breakfast we had some cuddle time.

My bestie is coming over this evening and we're both going to enjoy watching E's first play tomorrow! I still have to figure out how to use the (1of 2) video camera that collects dust in a closet.

I'm sure between the two of us, we'll figure it out. lol Cameras and Computers are my forte, video cameras not so much! ;)

I'm waiting for this 10-15 mm of rain we're suppose to get. It looks so gloomy and depressing, but no rain so far. It looks like its just going to fall out of the sky any minute. E went with the neighbor's kids this morning because I didn't want to be caught in the rain with S.

I really need to do something with this place today. Between everything being everywhere and me needing to take a shower and look like myself - I feel so unorganized. I just feel like I'm in this funk I can't get out of this week.

[yawn]


Happy Hump Day Everyone! Come ooooon Friday!



-ThrivingSAHM

Behind on Posts

Photo Credit: My Sister


I'm so behind on my blog for this week. The weekend was a busy one, but a good one. Much better than I expected it to be.

As I mentioned Friday, it was the 1 yr anniversary of my grandfather's passing, so this weekend we had the whole family together and my grandmother ordered the cake above. Its my grandparents on the tree and the branches all have the generations that came from them. It was bittersweet.

Yesterday, was a rough morning to say the least. I got up on time, but I was so tired. I went into the girls' room to find them both out cold. I considered keeping E home...and I was until the attitude started and I decided that I'd rather get her ready for school and get her out the door than to hear the attitude all day. lol Once I got home from dropping off E, I put S down for a nap and was so tired I took one too. We went down at 930 pm and she decided she wasn't going to wake up until 1 pm! I didn't expect to sleep THAT long yesterday, but I definitely needed the sleep!

This morning I didn't hear my alarm (radio) and once I finally realized it was on I jumped up to find it was almost 730 am and both girls weren't awake (again). I went into the girls' room and E was just waking up and I brought her clothes downstairs this morning and she got ready while I made her lunch and breakfast.

E asked if our neighbor could bring her this morning. I told her it wasn't a good idea because the weather's nice and she's got things to do today. E asks: "if she's busy, how is she going to bring A & M to school?" I said: "she has to drive them and then go do what she needs to do." and E responded with: "well, can she bring me too?" I couldn't really argue with that, because she's heard us both talking and her mention that no matter what she's bringing them anyway, so she can bring E too. So, I told her she could call her and ask. And like usual, she had no problem with it. I was super thankful today because I was rushing around because I was already behind 30 minutes and felt so unorganized today. But I was completely prepared to walk her this morning. She asked E at the door if she wanted her to pick her up after school as well and E said yes.

Cleaning is going to have to wait today. I just wish I could snap my fingers and everything is finished. I wish I had the energy this week to so everything I know needs to get done.

We started S on milk last night and this morning I put it in her cereal and gave her a bottle. She seems to be doing great with it.

Overall, the week isn't going as great as it could be, but its going. E has her first play this week and I have to find a way to use the video camera that I've only taken out of the box to look at. lol

Please send some motivation my way - its needed and greatly appreciated.


-ThrivingSAHM

4.19

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of our grandfather's passing. I'm very thankful for all the time that I spent with him. I didn't know him as well as I should have, but what I did know about him will stay with me forever. I'm happy he got to watch E grow from a little bean to a little girl who is so kind and so full of life. Even still, he would be so amazed at how far she's come in a year.

I remember the day I told my grandparents we were having another little girl. Even though most of us were hoping this time would be a little different - he couldn't wait to meet this little girl just the same.

I was 5 months pregnant with S when he left us. On top of all the pregnancy hormones, the emotional toll it took on me was more than I could handle at the time. I was heartbroken to watch my grandmother in so much pain, I was heartbroken that he wouldn't be able to meet this little girl that he was waiting so patiently to see. I would wonder how I would explain this to a 3 yr old who's grown up knowing that he's been there. She made it so much easier to swallow when I got to see life through her eyes. Even though she didn't quite understand what was going on, she knew that he wasn't coming back. At the viewing out of the blue she asked to put a flower on him (just like everyone else did). My sweet little girl didn't understand anymore than he wasn't coming back, but she understood that it was something she needed to do. I'll never forget that moment. It was the best 'worst' moment ever. I was so overjoyed and yet so sad at the same time.

She talks about how he 'died' and how she misses him. But we're always telling her that we have to make sure S knows what he looks like and tell her all the good things we know about him so she can 'know' him too.

When S was born, I was scheduled for my C-Section at noon. I didn't end up going to the hospital until 2 pm (they called and changed the time) and by the time I went in it was 4 pm. S was born at 419 pm. I didn't think anything of it, until my sister pointed out that S was born on at 419 pm (April 19). I took that as a sign and nothing less. He would've loved watching S grow up. The things I laugh about, I'm sure he would've laughed about as well. He would've stuck little baby toys on her head for me to take a picture of (just like he did with E). He wouldn't believe the rolls that S has compared the the very little that E had as a baby!

My grandmother would always joke that he fed E - but he didn't even feed his own kids! I'm sure he would've fed S too.



I didn't understand him most of the time. And I'm glad that the last 2 months he had - we got to spend the time with him and he got to enjoy E even when he was in more pain than we knew at the time.

Don't worry about Grandma, she's been very strong. She misses you more than I can understand right now and I always catch her crying (even when holding S). I want to cry with her, because I know why she's crying. I promise we won't let E forget you and S is going to know about you too. Thank you for everything you've done for us - for me. You're missed everyday. RIP Grandpa - We love you.







-ThrivingSAHM

Droopy & Depressing


  

Photo Taken From: Facebook



I really just wanted to stay in bed today. Its raining and gloomy out there and to boot its Friday. Its one of those days I just wanted to keep E home from school - stay in our pj's and just lounge...all day. Not doing anything but watch movies and cuddle. S felt like getting up at 615 am this morning, but I didn't go in to get her until 7 am. She wasn't crying, but she was talking to herself and (what I would like to believe) trying to wake up her big sister. E didn't hear a thing - and I even had to wake her up this morning. Its mornings like that where I just want to crawl in beside her and just fall back asleep (if S was still sleeping of course!)

E got ready for school pretty easy this morning and I made sure to tell her that today's Friday and she just has to get through today and then its the weekend! She made the comment: "...and I can sleep as much as I want tomorrow...even in the afternoon!" And I went on to tell her: "THAT is called a "nap" and you don't seem to take those easily all the time [anymore]." She had nothin'.



After that E brushed her teeth and we came downstairs so I could get everything done and she enjoyed her breakfast and played with S while I was getting S' breakfast ready. E called our lovely neighbor and asked if she could grab her again today and she was out the door on time and ready for the day.

I wanted to go out today and grab a few things that I need, but I think I'll pass. S wasn't in the best mood - due to her getting up so early and I kept her up until 9 am just so it wasn't too much earlier than her usual nap time, but she definitely wasn't able to stay up past that this morning.

Seeing as she went down a little earlier this morning, I can't see her sleeping past noon - but at least she'll still stay on her schedule. Once she's had some sleep, I'm sure she'll be back to her bright little self again. Poor thing.

Laundry, Laundry, Laundry...something I've totally been putting off...until yesterday when I at least started it. I have to change it over downstairs and bring up the stuff already dry and put that away. Ugh.

I'm not sure when P gets home, but I'm guessing it'll be around dinner time - unless he surprises us.

I'm thinking Wings tonight. I've been trying to make them for 3 days now. The first time, P wasn't really in the mood for Wings, so we just finished the leftover Lasagna I had left and E wanted KD instead. Last night, I wanted to make them, but E and I chose to have a pizza night instead. TONIGHT I AM MAKING WINGS! lol I don't even care what anyone else wants tonight...its wings. And they are going to LIKE it! ;)

Laundry? Okay...Laundry.





-ThrivingSAHM


Boston

Taken From: Google


My heart goes out to the families who have lost someone so near and dear to them. For those of them who are on lock down as we speak. I'm sure we're not going to be able to escape the nonsense going on around us for much longer, but I'm so thankful to be Canadian -more so in these times.

My prayers go out to everyone who have to deal with this on a regular basis and the ones going through it right now. I can't even imagine how they must be feeling right now. Especially when they aren't able to hold their families tight during all this.

Too many innocent people suffer because of money and power...why can't we all just enjoy what we have instead of being so damn greedy!



-ThrivingSAHM

TGI-Monday?

Its been an extremely long week. I'm glad tomorrow's Friday, but at the same time I wish we could just skip past it and get to Monday again. This is going to be a horrible weekend to finish off a horrible week. Joy.

Tomorrow marks the 1 yr anniversary of my grandfather's passing.

Oh right- and its suppose to rain close to 10 mm for shits and giggles tomorrow. I can't wait.





-ThrivingSAHM

"Its Not Fair!"


E decided she was going to get up at 215 am last night. She didn't get her own way, so she thought being as loud as possible was the way to do it. Not only did she wake up her parents, she woke up her sister AND the (very annoying) neighbor's next door. I know this, because I heard more stomping (which is an ongoing thing with them).

I still made E lay in her bed and go back to sleep while I had S in the living room just cuddling her for a little bit in the dark trying to get her to feel tired. She started wiping her eyes and yawning, so I went upstairs, laid her back in her bed turned on her mobile and went back to sleep leaving the bathroom light on. Before I knew it, it was 7 am and I found myself trying to stay in bed a little longer, but I really had to pry myself from the pillow to get up.

E decided she was going to whine about what she was going to wear this morning and I flat out told her that she's going to wear it and LIKE it because I wasn't in the mood for her nonsense this morning. I didn't get ready with her this morning, instead I went downstairs to make her lunch and get her breakfast moving along.

She didn't like that EITHER, and I told her she had 3 seconds to get downstairs and as I started counting -she was downstairs. Not without a few huffs and puffs - but I won. After that, all I heard through breakfast was "its not fair" - constantly. I just kept telling her, it wasn't fair to wake up everyone this morning because she wanted something - but here we are.

She ate her breakfast and I got a bit of time to finish my coffee. She wanted to ask our neighbor this morning to take her (which is TOTALLY fine with me). I'm not in the mood to rush, nor am I in a mood to "mingle" with people this morning.

S has been fed and now I'm enjoying my breakfast.

I'm going to take this opportunity to take a nap with S this time...not like yesterday where I only got an hour and a half in the afternoon, because I was too busy in the morning to take one (which is usually her longer nap).

[yawn]

Hopefully this afternoon is going to be much better than this morning started off to be. At least I got a smile out of her this morning for this blog post... o.O

Our neighbor offered to pick up E this afternoon as well. So, today is no rush. But I do need to clean my a little after my nap. Is it Friday yet?! =/


-ThrivingSAHM

Not off to the Best Start



This past weekend we went and stayed the night at my parents (out in the country). The girls got to spend some time with their cousin, we got to check out a new car and over all it was an okay weekend. Except when I had to wake up with 3 little ladies Sunday morning after drinking a bottle of wine to myself! lol  A mom's gotta do, what a mom's gotta do! x.x

P and I checked out some prices on the new car we're very interested in. Hopefully by the end of the month, we'll be bringing it home!

We ended up going Sunday afternoon to my bio-mom's house for a BBQ and we got to spend some time with them and my sister for a little while. E is always asking my sister to do her nails or use her nail polish when she's there about 90% of the time. E chose to pick Red & Orange polish and I rotated each colour on each nail for her. It looks really nice on her.

Monday, my bestie came for the night and we bought the ladies some clothes from Carter's/Osh Kosh (my sister gets a discount) and I added up the regular price and I got $473 worth of stuff for $200!  Needless-to-say, the girls are pretty much ready for summer! All E needs now is leggings, but I didn't see any that I liked for her - so I'll have to get them later.

When P got home from work, he had half his hand bandaged up and said that he sliced his finger (again) for the 20th time. Monday was (to the day) a week since he's started. I barely got to see much of him Monday, because once he got home, I left the girls with him to get the clothing and then when we got home, he went to sleep.



Tuesday, I had a rough start to the day. I also found that I was super emotional and cried twice. My bestie tried out a new recipe for Brownies and accidently put it in the wrong 'pan' and made a cake-like brownie instead. It tasted amazing, but definitely not like Brownie. Either way, I love being her guinea pig! ;)



rant/
My bestie and I were talking the night before about how my biggest worry is my kids not coming home. And then I hear about people who are just so willing to not give a crap about what they have right in front of them and would just sit there and give it up in a heart beat. Everyone in this world takes things in their lives or even people in their lives for granted at some point or another because we're human and make a lot of mistakes, but I cherish every moment I spend with my girls, because I never know what's going to happen tomorrow! You couldn't pay me enough to keep my girls away from me. I fight hard every day for those girls and I'm going to continue to fight for them, because they're my life. Its so hard to be a parent (99.9% of the time) but I love everything about it and this is why I chose to stay home with them both! I wouldn't change a minute of it all. I'm glad that I can say that I haven't missed one.day with my girls and got to experience their personalities and their facial expressions and be there when they need me. I'm their mom, not because I have to be, but because I choose to be.

endrant/

Anyway, now that I got THAT off my chest! This morning was pretty easy considering the last two mornings have been pretty hectic.

S and I got E to school just fine this morning and enjoyed the walk. We got back and I finished feeding S her bottle and she's now down for her first nap. Other than tidying up a few things...and the laundry that is lingering around here (obviously) I don't have too much to do today. Depending on how warm it is when we grab E from school, we may play outside for a bit because the weather is starting to look up. Except for the rain we're suppose to get Thursday/Friday. Tomorrow is suppose to be a beautiful 21*C! Woohoo!

Happy Hump Day Everyone! I hope your week is going much better than mine started off as. I leave you with this...(Thank you Mel for posting at just the right time!)  :)





PS. Thank you for all your help the last couple days Chrystal - it was much appreciated!


-ThrivingSAHM

TGIF!



Yesterday I finished some stuff I needed to get done and just before E got home from school S and I were just sitting on my bed listening to music. She was smiling at her toys and trying to grab at them, and I turn around to change the song - and that is what she was doing when I found her. We bought E that mat when she was a baby and once she got big enough, she would throw her feet on top of the handle and force it down. Needless-to-say, S doesn't have to do much for it to fall now, but she seems to find the strap more amusing than the toys themselves.

Once E got home from school yesterday, I put S down for her afternoon nap and put on some cartoons for E and then I started to do some studying. I didn't even get half way through because daddy came home. So, even though I have a bit more of that dreaded laundry to do this weekend, I also have to finish studying before Monday comes rolling around!

Last night P and I decided we were going to enjoy ourselves and have some wine - seeing as it may be the last weekend we can enjoy 'fully' together. E stayed up with us until 10pm because she won't get to spend lots of time with P soon either. Anyway, so we put E to bed and decided to have a few glasses of wine. I woke up fine until I was feeding S her bottle and the room got a little hard to handle. lol I took a Gravol and I've been fine since. P woke up with the worst headache I've seen him have in a long time and even though its still there, he's looking much better than he did at 730 am. ;) You can tell its been awhile since we've had anything in our systems. P doesn't really like drinking anymore and me, I just don't get the chance that often. lol

We're going to make our way at some point to my parents (once S is changed and fed) and then P and I are going to test drive a few different cars/SUV's today!! (hopefully) Car shopping is so much fun, but being able to bring home a new car is eeeeeven betterrr! ;) We can't wait!!


-ThrivingSAHM

Page Views + 30th Post

Taken From: Google

I've written 30 posts already since March and I've reached 1034 views! Thank you to all of those interested in my blog - I know most of you are coming from my other blog, but its awesome that I have that much interest. I'm pretty surprised you're all still here considering I don't post too many photos anymore! ;)

Thank you for all the support! I'll keep checking in and making post for milestones once in awhile.


-ThrivingSAHM

Child Stages... [wah]


E's already almost half way through her Child Stage. O.O

Mmmm...

Do you know what smells better than coffee in the morning?...Nothing! The answer is nothing. But do you know what the SECOND best smell is in the morning is?



...Spaghetti Sauce boiling through your house so that the neighbors get jealous that THEY aren't having something as good as that! ;) lol Just kidding...mmm, not really!

Mmm...I don't know why I'm in such a great mood today - the weather's crappy, I have laundry to do and I have to zoom through my assignment tonight. Its only a 500 words or less essay on what kind of Photography I want to do and what equipment I think I need and they'll guide me in the right direction if I'm wrong. That's the gist of it (pretty much), not hard...just time consuming and a lot of research. I'd rather be doing that than laundry...okay..I'd rather be doing that than a LOT of things, but I have laundry to do today so I'm using that.

Okay, I'm done...change laundry and then study before S wakes up...in like a half hour or so. Ha.


-ThrivingSAHM

Morning & Milestones Con't


Again, it was an easy morning. I'm still waiting for the storm to come and the morning freak-outs, but for now this week was good. Maybe it was because its been raining and I didn't have to make a whole lot of effort to get out the door, because I wasn't taking E to school. But whatever it was...I hope it lasts a lot longer than just a week! :)

Just before E left this morning, S was kicking her feet like crazy trying to get her sister's attention. E bent down and S held her face so sensually. I love seeing these two together! I say that just about everyday, in every conversation I have, but I'm really so proud of E for being the best big sister that she is. Right now, she's that sister that we only hoped she would be. We enjoy them both like this, because it has to get worse later right?! I will never, EVER forget these moments.

The last couple of days, we've been trying to get S to sit up by herself. She's getting there, but she can't stay up longer than two minutes (roughly) at a time. She's decided that she'd rather hop on her bum and fall back then to practice sitting up longer than 2 minutes. Can we all say brat? lol She had me in STITCHES yesterday. We literally spent most of the day playing and practicing her "sitting up". She had some tummy time, but we had more fun sitting up bouncing on her bum and falling backwards into a blanket! lol

Today, is going to be spent making spaghetti sauce, laundry and studying! Its a perfect day for it all...I just have to try and get those all done before E gets home. And in between S needing stuff attention. ;)


TGIF!




-ThrivingSAHM

THAT Kind of Morning...

Its raining, Its pouring, the mommy was sn...well not quite but I was enjoying my sleep this morning! ;) I didn't hear my alarm until 5 minutes in and I jumped up (luckily its the radio so I don't turn it off) and I listened for the ladies and they were still sleeping, I look outside and see that its pouring...so tempting to just keep E home today and let them sleep in! Those are the worst mornings when you have to pry yourself from a nice warm bed just to get your daughter out the door on time for school - on a FRIDAY no less. lol

I'm enjoying my coffee while E's enjoying her breakfast. S is stirring upstairs so that should give us enough time to finish what we're doing and get E's hair done, before I have to go get her. S bangs the hanging toys on her crib and jingles them as to tell us she's awake!

Randomly, as we're sitting here E decided to (in a funny voice) say: "you're wasting up my TIME lady!" I started laughing and was like: "What?!" I don't know where she comes up with these things, but she definitely has a way of just coming up with these things in the most random times. I'm a pretty random person so I guess this is what my parents had to deal with when I was a kid.

I'm hoping to have a day this weekend that's clear and sunny so I can get the photo shoot done that I've (now) been trying to do for the last two weekends. The weather network is now saying Saturday/Sunday are going to be fairly nice (no rain or barely any) so I'm hoping to be able to do it one of those days. Just give me an hour rain...please!

L (our dog) decided that because she's not allowed in mommy & daddy's room anymore at night, that she was going to sleep on the end of E's bed instead. This is a big deal, because since we got her E's been bugging us to let L sleep in with her and even though we'd let her, she would either leave when we left the room or she'd be very quickly at her door whining to get out.

E is almost done her breakfast, I have to "make her hair 'did' " and then get little S out of bed.


-ThrivingSAHM

Why, Pinterest?


I'm always wondering why I started Pinterest and to go one further -why I still  have it. I'm addicted. Like I am to coffee! Its almost sick (I know) but I find I have to go searching at least once a day just to get my fix. Just like that time when my hubby bought me a Keurig for an early birthday present and instead of having 2 cups a day, I find I'm having at least 4!

I love it, I've learned a lot from it and I find something new everyday. Plus, its pretty...what girl doesn't like pretty things? ;)

Mommy Time & New Milestones to Record

*this photo is not mine, I do not claim it as my own
taken from: Moriah Makes


-sigh- Mommy Time has officially started for the day. S is down for her nap and I'm going to take an hour to myself before I have to start doing laundry. The problem is the folding and putting away really. I love doing laundry. Really I do. I love the smell and the freshness of it. I love putting loads in the washer and dryer.

One of my guilty pleasures are "Clean Sheets Night". I usually try and do the sheets every Friday. That feeling of  having a shower and then climbing into clean sheets is probably the best feeling in the world - okay, well one of anyway. If I could clean the sheets every night of the week, I totally would.


Right, the actual reason I started this post...

S is now starting to let us know what she wants. I mean, she's been doing that since the day she was born like most babies, but now she'll actually answer back in her own little way.

She knows that her Excersaucer is "jump, jump, jump". Before breakfast I'll ask her if she wants to "jump, jump, jump" and she'll smile and give a "eh" sound as to tell me she's liking that idea. Not to mention you say something in an exciting voice and her heals are quickly dancing around and banging either on her chair or on a body part. We thought E was going to be the soccer player...I think S is the more likely of the two of them. lol

S also knows what "up" is. If you put your hands out and say "do you want to come up?" "up?" She'll smile, kick those dangerously kicking feet and make the "eh" sound.

S is definitely behind with certain things, but she's a smart girl. She's talking before she can even sit by herself fully. E was all action. She had to do everything - and from the time she started walking she was very independent. Always wanting to try new things, see new things and exploring! S seems like she's more dependent on us for most things. Even though she's very determined to do all the things we her big sister can do, she's very much taking her time and doing more observing as opposed to putting things in motion.

I'm sure S is going to learn a lot from E, but I'm sure that S is going to show us what being parents is suppose to be about. None of this "easy" stuff. lol

E has been pretty "boring" considering what other parents go through. I mean, lets face it the attitude that formed the day she turned 3 was unbelievable. And 4 is even worse. I hear as soon as they turn 5 it dies down a little bit, but new things start. I'm sure ready for the attitude to turn around a little, because I fight with her now like I would if she was a teen. I can't even imagine what its going to be like then!

On a totally different note; E saw my scar from my C-Section and every once in awhile she's asking why its still there and tells me she wants it to go away. I tell her its never going to fully go away and that I promise it doesn't hurt. Anyway, the conversation came up where she said she never wants babies because she doesn't want the scar. I told her that I didn't have a scar with her and that I only got it when I had S. I also continued to tell her that not all babies come out of your tummy. That's when E came out and said "yeah, a baby comes out of your privates!" I was kinda taken back, because we've never really got that far with her, we tell her on a need to know basis at the moment. We don't want her to think its "embarrassing" or that she can't talk to us, but I didn't remember telling her that. When I asked her where she heard that from, she told me that they're still learning the "Human Body" at school and they told her that.

Before we had E I heard they've had to start really young in school's because of the high percentages of kids having babies at early ages now or even ladies getting their monthly's earlier. But I've always stood firm about it being a PARENTS job to explain things to their children and not a "stranger" for a lack of a better term. I was always under the impression that it started in Grade 4...but now they're starting to tell kids where babies come from in JK??! Am I the only person who thinks they're stepping on some toes there. Granted, I get not ALL parents tell their kids things - but can they not send home a letter kinda asking permission to teach your child things that you think you should be teaching them yourself?! That's just not okay with me. I mean its no secret and I'm glad she knows, but I would've liked to know that the school was going to be teaching her what the parents should be teaching their kids.

Does anyone else find something wrong with that? Or am I just crazy?!



-ThrivingSAHM

20 Things A Dad Should Teach His Daughter(s)

Taken From: Dork Daddy

1) Pay attention to the way a man loves his mother. That is the way he will love you.
2) You can do anything a man can do, including organic chemistry, unclogging toilets and assembling IKEA furniture.
3) Older women wear makeup so THEY can look like YOU. Less is more. A lot less is a lot more.
4) People will judge you by the way you look. It isn’t fair, but it’s the way the world works. Keep that in mind as you pick your outfit in the morning.
5) Never let anyone do your thinking for you. There are far too many people with far too much invested in you believing what they believe.
6) Liberal arts grow your mind. Science and business keep you fed. You will need both.
7) Nothing is more attractive than intelligence.
8) Learn to drive a stick-shift.
9) Get comfortable with power tools.
10) You don’t have to enjoy them, but have a working knowledge of the rules for football and baseball.
11) Know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek, and the key players in both.
12) You don’t have to *DO* anything for someone to love you. The right person will cross a desert just for the chance to sit next to you at lunch.
13) Peer pressure is all about insecurity. Be confident in who you are and you’ll never have to “fit in”. People will come to you.
14) The fastest way to strain a relationship with a man is to bring up old drama. We can’t remember to hang up the bath towel. What makes you think we remember that stupid thing we did 6 months ago?
15) If a man genuinely loves you, he will let you set the boundaries. Don’t let anyone take something from you they can’t give back. You set the tone for the sexual relationship.
16) Feminie hygiene products — Where our daughters are concerned, we would be very happy sticking our fingers in our ears and saying “lalalalalalalala”. Please respect our need to pretend they, and the reason for them, do not exist. The same goes for lacy underthings.
17) You were flawless the day you were born. If you must go get that first tattoo, please consider inviting your daddy to come and get his first tattoo with you.
18) You are perfect the way you roll out of bed. Let’s be clear: all that crap you do to “get out the door” is for everyone else’s benefit.
19) Though he may be smiling on the outside, when you leave for college your father is falling apart on the inside. Don’t forget to call him that first night to tell him you love him.
20) Compare every single boy you ever meet to your daddy. Nobody will love you like he does.


Ice Storm...in April.

It was raining when we woke up and its raining now. I won't be taking E to school this morning and by the sounds of the weather for this afternoon, I won't be then either.

S is stirring around in her bed at the moment and E is officially ready for school before 8 am so she's enjoying some morning cartoons before she has to leave.

My hair is doing this funky out of sorts kinda thing today - but of course it doesn't help that I went to bed with damp hair last night. lol

Today, buses are cancelled and if we didn't have someone so awesome willing to take E on these kind of days when P can't - she would be staying home too.

I have some stuff to do - but it'll have to wait considering the weather's going to crap the rest of this week. Thankfully I have stuff for dinner for the next couple days, but I can't do my Lasagna until the weekend now.

What quiet and enjoyable mornings I've been having. I honestly believe its the "calm before the storm", plus P hasn't exactly started the full-time hours yet either...so there's that.

I need a Spring coat. I say this every year around this time. I don't think I've had a "proper" Spring coat since I was 11. I've either been wearing my winter coat until what feels like forever and a day or I'm always wearing a sweater. An umbrella is another one. I don't think I've owned an Umbrella more than 1 full year. Its something that's just not on your "to-do-list" until you actually need it. And for whatever reason, you just keep forgetting to get one or the weather is so bad you don't really want to make that run out for it IN the weather you're trying to protect yourself from.

Alright, the little needs her breakfast and E needs to start packing up for school.

I shouldn't jinx it, but I have a feeling this year we're going to have the "snow until May" year. Yeah...maybe not the best way to start off a Thursday morning. ;)


-ThrivingSAHM

Your Typical Spring Day



Today both girls decided to wake up at 7 am together. Not to mention, E decided that at 3 am she wanted daddy cuddles. We sent her back to bed with the bathroom light on because how else do you get a whiny, tired child who doesn't get her own way at 3 am back to sleep? O.o

P was out the door a little later this morning, but not by much. I got E ready this morning and once we were ready to go downstairs I grabbed S from her bed and got E organized first and then fed S. Everything was done by 8 am this morning.
We have Spring weather today so its pouring rain outside. Our lovely neighbor offered again to take E with her and her kids in the morning and she'll pick her up as well. Now, more than ever I'm so lucky to have a neighbor so close who is willing to do that for us.

So much for the outdoor stuff I needed to do today. I guess it'll have to wait for now.

Apparently its suppose to rain all the way until Monday...so that's fun. Hopefully it lets up for a little while today so I can get out and do some stuff. Its days like today that I'm torn that I can't drive...I wish I did so I didn't have to worry about the rain stopping me, but at the same time...who wants to be out on a day like today anyway?! ;)

S is down for her first nap, so I should really get some stuff done while I have some quiet time and before her big sister comes home and I get nothing done. lol


-ThrivingSAHM

 

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