Friday was P’s birthday and on Saturday we had her party. In my humble opinion, I think it was fantastic! We only invited 8 kids. 6 came and everyone was between 15 and 28mos. Keeping it to a narrow age gap is one reason why I think it went so well. It wasn’t just the … Continue reading Birthday Party!
To My Dearest Pea,The past two years have been an incredible journey for me. I know you’ve heard me say the first year with you was brutally hard. I was overwhelmed with what I was suppose to do for you. This past year I think I’ve grown into my role as your mother. I’m getting … Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday Pea!
New favorite book: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis. Again, love the graphics and the story. As does P. She love so to say “Nooooo! Not box!” I bought this book for P when she was about 4 months old. Some books I keep on a higher shelf so I can keep them from becoming … Continue reading Not a Box
P with Jorgie over a year ago. My dad is visiting for 10 days. Not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but he has cancer. Lately he hasn’t been doing well and it’s amazing he’s here. He doesn’t have much energy and he was worried he wouldn’t be a fun guest. I told him … Continue reading Jorgie
We’ve brought most of our activities indoors. Fall has arrived. Four months ago P painted for the very first time. She wasn’t that interested at first. Our last trip to LACMA stirred something in her. It was that or the new Miffy book we’ve been reading. Either way, she’s now very much into painting. I … Continue reading My Monet
I’ve been sewing a bit lately. P’s birthday party is coming up. I’m making a few things for our guests. For safety reasons, I’m always a bit nervous of starting projects involving the sewing machine when she’s around. Because she’s been playing on her own so well lately I thought I’d give it a … Continue reading Monkey see, Monkey do
P is much more independent when playing now. A neighbor came by last week and gave us a ton of toys his boys had out grown. I love getting hand-me-downs from friends. I especially love it when they come from a home with boys because P gets toys I’d never think of getting her. I’m … Continue reading At play
Some women are like black widows, except instead of eating up men they eat up other women. On an almost daily basis I encounter women being shitty to other women. It REALLY blows my mind when it’s a mother doing it to another mother. When someone is entering a bathroom with a stroller and another person … Continue reading I’ve had it!
I’m working on a bench for our entry way. I want to build it myself and I wanted to use eco-friendly wood. I found a wood reclaimer in our part of the Valley…more or less so I grabbed P and off we went. A wood reclaiming center is the kind of adventure I love and … Continue reading The Places You’ll See
I left my iPhone on the roof of the car. I realized what I had done when I got to the end of our block.Me: (very loud) OH SHIT!P: Mamma was shit?Me: It’s like poop.P: Oh. Ok. Continue reading Dialogue of the Day