Miffy the Artist by Dick Bruna is P’s latest book of choice. We bought it on our recent visit to LACMA. Graphics grab me and P and this is our kind of art. Besides the great bold characters I love the book because it describes a visit to an art gallery, painting at home, colors … Continue reading Miffy the Artist
I went to the dentist today. Second of two visits to get a “half crown” finished. I can tolerate pain in most places on my body but my mouth NO WAY. Thank God babies don’t come out of our mouths. I had not been to the dentist in so long I’m embarrassed to say when … Continue reading The Pre-pregnancy list
P’s latest phrase: “Pappa(or whoever it may be) where are you? I’m right here.” It cracks me up every time she says it. She’ll call all her animals and toys one by one when she’s trying to find them. Continue reading More Sentences
I love wood toys. When made by the right company they are non-toxic for kids and eco-friendly. Besides these factors I just love them. There is the “old school” factor and the creativity of design. I’ve been loyal to Plan Toys, Habba and Melissa and Doug but I just found a new brand to love: … Continue reading Love of Wood
Trecked over the hill to visit LACMA today. They have a free program called NextGen that lets a child and parent in for free until they’re 18. Today P is enjoying our visits. When she’s 18 I hope she will as well because I’ll be dragging her booty to go see all the exhibits for … Continue reading LACMA
It’s been a busy week. P is evolving in so many ways and I’m struggling to keep up. Most of her changes, even the tough ones, are natural for this age. It takes a lot more patience and understanding to find the middle ground of discipline than to either yell at them all the time … Continue reading Week in Review
Last year I grabbed a vintage French poster and reworded it to create this invite to P’s first birthday party. For personal reasons we didn’t have the party. I was bummed. I had been planning it since she was 6 months old. I was so overwhelmed with a baby. I could only do a little … Continue reading 1st Invite
from Martha Stewart.com I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a planner. P’s 2nd birthday party is next month and I’ve started gathering ideas and recipes. I have very specific things in mind for parties. I get a theme in my head and then I want it executed to perfection. I’ve now … Continue reading P’s Party
P can count to four! My hubby told me yesterday he heard her count to four. I didn’t believe it. I’ve never heard her count to anything. I count with her and she’ll repeat me or count one ahead, ie; I say: “1-2”, she says: “3”. But I’ve never heard spontaneous counting until today when … Continue reading FOUR!
Some time in the last two weeks P has mastered eating yogurt on her own! Seriously eating on her own with very few messes and scraping down to the last drop. I love watching her scoop, scrape the bottom of the spoon on the edge of the cup and eat. It’s all done with such … Continue reading I eat on my own.