Sunday, December 13, 2009

Merry Christmas Santa!

Thomas and I took Caroline to see Santa earlier this week. With no days off during the week and the weekend not even close to being an option, we decided to go after work one day and the line wasn't so bad. Probably took us about 15 minutes if that! Caroline was soooo excited! We put her down and she ran over to him and climbed up in his lap. Here is the picture!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What a crazy dinner experience

Oh my!! I took Caroline to meet Andrea at Chuy's tonight and let me tell you that was THE worst dining out experience I have had with her. We ended up having to leave the restaurant before finishing our meal. I totally felt sorry for the people around us and poor Andrea...she was such a trooper. Caroline would NOT sit in the highchair regardless of how many crayons we gave her, chips dipped in green sauce, toys, etc we gave her. She just wanted to sit next to her mommy, which was sweet! We tried a booster seat in the booth next to me and that seemed to work for a bit, but she soon lost interest in that as well even after her meal arrived. She just wanted to run around the place. I was getting all kinds of "nice" looks from people around us as she screamed and threw herself on the floor in true 2 year old fashion. FUN TIMES!!One lady looked at me and said sympathetically "i know how you feel....I have 4 kids." So needless to say, it was a short dinner.

So I need some advice...Thomas and I have been dealing with Caroline hitting us! She does it when she is playing and when she is upset with us. Doesn't sound like an issue she is having at school (per her teachers), but we struggle with it at home. We have tried telling her "no" and that "we don't hit", but it doesn't seem to work. I am not a proponent of spanking her when she hits us as that seems a bit contradictory and time-outs don't seem to work either. So...any advice???

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cute Videos

Got some cute videos we took when we were in South Carolina. They are a bit dark, but pretty stinkin cute! We have Caroline singing her ABCs and singing Mary Had a Little Lamb

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

We have heat!!

Our heater has not been working for the past few days and it's been pretty freakin cold here! Woke up this morning and it was like 65 degrees in our house. Makes for getting out of bed pretty tough, but sitting on toilet even tougher...chilly buns! We had someone come over tonight and work on it. Thomas wasn't at home while the guy was here fixing it and I'll tell ya, I was not a fan of having to deal with that, but it's done, it cost a pretty penny, but we have heat and I don't have to walk around my house anymore like that kid on A Christmas Story who "can't put my arms down."

Caroline and I watched Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer together tonight. It was really sweet. She curled up in my lap and kept telling me she wanted to watch Christmas every time the commercials would start. She would also ask where the snowman, reindeer, and Santa went after the "scene" changed.

Another cute story--this past weekend, my in laws came over for dinner and my MIL was showing Caroline my nativity scenes and pointing out baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Well yesterday, Caroline told me she wanted to see Baby Jesus! So I scooped her up and took her over to one and she proceeded to tell me who baby Jesus was, as well as Mary and Joseph. This kid's memory amazes me! She remembers so much of what we say to her and the thing is, she remembers it several days later. That's just amazing to me!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Could be a fluke...

But Caroline went pee pee and poo poo in the potty yesterday! My mom was watching her yesterday afternoon and Caroline told her she needed to go potty, so my mom took her and she went pee-pee!! A few hours later Caroline told my mom she needed to go poo poo and what do you know, she did it! So it looks like we might be starting the whole potty training thing! I am not prepared for this, but looks like we might need to give it a try! Just need to find a weekend where we don't have anything going that possible??

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm alive...

It's been a LONG time since I have posted (I know, I know), but I am going to try and be better! I will say, my not posting has not been for a lack of things going on in my life. We have been busy, busy, busy. Here is a run down of some of the more recent things. Caroline turned 2 this month! We had a Wonder Pets themed birthday party with lots of friends and family. Caroline LOVES the Wonder Pets and it was so cute watching her look at all the decorations when she woke up from her nap! I found a GREAT cake if I must say so myself. If you ever need a cake and are in the area, let me know!

We also took Caroline on her 1st plane ride to see family in South Carolina! I must say, in true "me" fashion, I was SUPER nervous about the flight. We took the cheap route and did not buy her her own seat like we were supposed to since she is 2, so I was pretty nervous that she would want no part of sitting in my lap for 2 hours. I was thinking between her being her hyper little self and karma getting back at me for "lying", I was sure to be in for it, but she did a GREAT job. Got lots of great advice from people who have done it before; packed sugar-free/low sugar snacks, toys, colors, stamps, stickers, books, dvd player, Spiderman, pacis, night-night, etc. The best advice by far was the benadryl for sure! Felt kinda bad about giving her medication when she really didn't need it, but here is a picture of her 30ish minutes before the flight
She was passed out! Woke up for the flight, but so content with sitting with me. We were very surprised. Trip to SC was great!! All and all it was a great trip and everyone just loved her and she LOVED them, especially John "the panda!" She loved to say that "panda eat bamboo!" If I ever get video loaded I will post a video of her entertaining everyone at dinner one night singing her ABCs. Pretty stinkin cute!! Flight home was even easier than the flight there, she slept for the majority of the flight, thanks to the benadryl I am sure! Well enough for tonight. Hope you enjoy and I will try to be better! Don't give up on me...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pictures of the new do

Here she is without the mullet! I think it is cute!!