Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Yesterday I had an early day from work so
I had the bright idea to ask my husband to take Olivia
and meet me for lunch before he went to work.
I'd been dying to try this Mexican place so we figured this was the perfect opportunity.
Off we went.
The second I put Olivia in her highchair, it was all over.
She was pissed!
She cried and tried to climb out and get us to pick her up.
Thankfully the waitress brought over some tortilla chips that we could
munch on so that bought us a whole 5 minutes of quiet.
But as soon as she was done with the chips she was back to her crabby self.
Now, this is a new occurrence, she's never, ever been difficult to take anywhere.
Lately, since she started walking, she wants nothing to do with being confined to a highchair.
But, she also isn't old enough to know to stay with us at the table
and not randomly eat things off the floor, so putting her down isn't an option.
Lunch finally came. I ordered the dish I'd been craving,
steak and Gorgonzola tacos with Mexi rice and a corn muffin.
(tastes good hot, disgusting cold)
Olivia got chicken and cheese quesedilla.
Score right? chicken & cheese, cant go wrong!
She wanted NO part of it.
My husband thought ordering her some plain chicken would be a better idea...
So add six more bucks to the bill of uneaten food.
Now we had 2 kids meals that both went to waste.
90% of her food ended up on the floor (which we did clean up)
and she mainly just cried the whole time.
I seriously think that going out to eat with our toddler is over.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
So What Wednesday!
I've been reading her blog for a couple of months now and I assure you, you'll love it!
This week I'm saying "so what if..."
- last night I was so tired, I curled up on the floor and dozed off while Olivia played around me.
- the only reason I woke up is because she dropped a book on my head.
- I went to sleep at 8:30 and left the dishes in the sink for my husband to take care of.
- I'm considering taking a vacation day on Friday to have a 4 day weekend.
- I put my hair up in a bun this morning because I couldn't be bothering fixing it.
So, what are you saying "so what?" to today???
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
My husband and I work for the same company
and one of the amazing benefits they offer is free admission to several local museums.
Over the past 3 weeks we've visited
and the Boston Museum of Science
|In the 4-way mirror|
|Playing with the fake rocks and tonka trucks.|
This was our first time taking Olivia to the museum.
She loved it and so did we!
Needless to say, we'll be back!
Friday, January 6, 2012
My sweet girl is 15 months old. Here is a highlight of some things she knows and loves to do!
Girlfriend has started climbing everything lately.
She's particularly interested in the blinds and tries her hardest
to reach the
choking hazard cord all the time.
She loves this little book called "100 First Animals"
She got it for Christmas and hasn't put it down since.
She points to all the animals and asks "what's that?" in the sweetest little Minnie Mouse voice.
She knows the sounds that elephants, dogs, cats, owls, guinea pigs and lions make
and she says them when I ask.
Her favorite picture in the book is the Spider...
She loves to sing "the itsy bitsy spider" poor girl is sure to be
traumatized when she realized what a spider really is!
Her favorite place to get into mischief is the dogs water bowl.
She constantly circles it in an attempt to plunge her chubby little fingers into the water.
When she's on her way to the water bowl and hears us coming she always walks
a little faster to try to beat us there...and most of the time she does!
She loves Elmo and Mickey Mouse and becomes entranced by the shows on TV when we let her watch.
She loved looking at Christmas lights this year and we took her to
LaSalette Shrine to see their display called the Festival of Lights.
It was so pretty!
Here's my husband and Olivia in front of their gorgeous Manger.
You bring such joy to our lives.
You have us laughing all the time with your funny ways!
You're so inquisitive, always asking "what's that?"
You certainly keep us on our toes too with all your climbing and water bowl playing!
You're the sweetest little soul. You are so gentle and loving.
You are so generous with hugs and kisses and we love to receive them!
You love talking on the phone and playing with all electronics.
You've unprogrammed all the remotes in the house countless times.
You put Pepere's cell phone in his slippers and you steal the cordless phone by the bed all the time!
We love you more than words could ever describe! Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Olivia has been giving me a run for my money, literally, with all the food that's been wasted lately.
My normally great eater has been turning up her nose at everything
that isn't bread, a cracker or a potato puff.
She's totally a one hit wonder.
If I only offer her one food, say, chicken, she's fine.
But once there are options like chicken, green beans and a slice
of Italian bread she only wants the bread.
Last night dinner was sirloin tips, veggies and a few potato puffs (for my carb loving
I gave Olivia about 3 or 4 small bites of steak and once girlfriend spotted the potato puffs it was all over.
Any bite of steak was turned away.
I tried putting it on her fork and letting her feed herself...she handed it back to me
I tried putting it on her highchair tray...thrown to the dogs
I tried hiding it behind a small piece of potato puff...she spit it out
So, do I feed her one food at a time starting with the
most important foods and leave the table clear of everything
else before she's eaten a good amount of healthy foods?
Do I trust that her breakfast and dinner are 100% healthy because
that's our only option and let her eat what she wants at dinner?
Since having Olivia, one of my biggest fears for her was having a weight issue.
I've dealt with one my whole life, as has my mother,
and it's NOT something I want Olivia to ever have to worry about.
I think this is kind of a wake up call to me though.
Maybe we don't need the potato puffs or Italian bread on the table at all.
For any of us.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A little late but what the heck...
As 2011 comes to a close there are so many things that I'm grateful for this past year.
Most importantly, 2011 was my first full year as a mother and as a wife.
Let's recap, shall we?
Olivia was baptized
Last month of maternity leave
Hubby celebrated his 28th birthday
Went back to work full time
Olivia's 1st Easter
Easter dinner with The Degnan's
Celebrated my 1st Mother's Day
Olivia's 1st trip to the zoo
Celebrated Marissa graduating from highschool
Hubby celebrated his 1st Father's Day
Olivia's went to her 1st baseball game
Olivia's 1st 4th of July
Olivia gets her 1st tooth
I celebrated turning 28
1st family vacation to Old Orchard Beach Maine
Trip to the New England Aquarium in Boston
Celebrated Olivia's 1st Birthday!!
Olivia went Trick or Treating for the 1st time
Olivia's 2nd Thanksgiving
Olivia starts walking!
Celebrated Olivia's 2nd Christmas
Olivia starts RUNNING!
Started blogging regularly
So, as you can see, I didnt keep track of everything as nicely as
I'd have liked to last year which is why I'm grateful for blogging now because
one of my goals for 2012 is to document our lives a bit better!
I have so many future posts in mind but I've been feeling under the weather
and havent uploaded any pictures to my home computer so they are on hold for now.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Linking up with Megan at Mackey Madness today for the 1st Sometimes & Always of 2012!
Sometimes - I wish that I could just shut off the alarm clock and stay in bed super late.
Always - I get up on time because let's face it, money needs to be made.
Sometimes - I wish my dog wasnt such a bed hog...
Always - I wish my dog wasnt such a bed hog!!!!!
Sometimes - I have grand plans to clean out my closet and donate clothes that I NEVER wear.
Always - I procrastinate because... "what if I need that shirt someday?!?"
Sometimes - I think to myself "self, you havent had a cold in a long time..."
Always - I wake up feeling horrible the next day (I need to remember to knock on wood)
Thats it for today's link up. Like I said, I'm feeling under the weather today
because just this weekend I commented on how I havent been sick in forever... go me!