Sunday, January 29, 2006

No more excuses...almost

"Lauren, don't throw that ball in the house!"
"But I was just gonna..."
"Lauren, please eat!"
"But I just wanna..."
"Lauren, Lauren, Lauren..."
"But I just..."

This is how almost all of our conversations have gone recently. Not that I expect her to blindly follow directions, but occasionally, that would be great. This weekend we decided that we were going to try to stop the excuses and try to just get her to listen. I won't lie. For a while it was cute. That time has passed. Wish us luck.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Sickness sucks!

About 4 a.m., Lauren came into our room and was promptly sent back to her bed. By 4:30 a.m., the crying was loud so I went to check on her and she was crying, "My ear! My ear!" Fast forward two hours and the battle to take Tylenol was in full swing. We did go back to bed for an hour and a half and then made an appointment to see the Dr. Fortunately, our pediatrician was in the after hours clinic this weekend and he told us, in addition to pink eye, she has a double ear infection. Therefore, she is getting antibiotics orally, eye drops and has ear drops should the need arise.
Poor girl. :(

Friday, January 20, 2006


Since last I posted, we have been to two story times, one play date, cleaned the house, done laundry and watched our fair share of DVR'd programs. This is a wonderful life!
Last night Lauren fell asleep while laying across my lap. I could have left her there forever. She looked beautiful just sleeping there. Putting her to bed is only hard when she fall asleep on me. I want to hold her and watch her sleeping. I know, I know. Falling asleep on her own is a good thing (for her), but getting to watch her fall asleep is a good thing (for me) too.
My toddler is becoming a little girl. I am a little sad about it, but excited at the same time.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

New set up

Do you like the new template? I think it will work well. Let me know what you think.

Back to normal

Thank goodness. We are getting back on a routine. Our Kindermusik classes started back up on Friday, followed by a birthday party. And thus begins the rounds of upcoming friend parties that will continue until late April. On Tuesday, we will start our storytime back at the "old library" and the "new library" storytime will begin on Jan. 23. Lauren loves going to the library. With or without her friends, she loves it. They have books, movies, music and toys. Everything under one roof, and all for her enjoyment! I'll post pictures of our adventures as they become available.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Do you wanna...?

Play with me? Play my Dora game? Play hide and seek? Watch Dora with me? Sit with me? Play with Playdoh with me? Huh? Huh? Do you? Do you? Do you?
Just a taste of what I hear each and every hour of each and every day. I wouldn't trade it, but I wish we had a live in playmate who was the same age as Lauren so I could watch. She is amazingly smart, active and talkative. More so than a lot of adults I know. She is going to be a really cool adult!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Ah! The holiday season has come to an end

Not that I don't love the holidays, because I do, as does the whole family, but the end has come and I'm OK with that. As a matter of fact, when we walked in the door on New Year's Day, Lauren announced that, "It's not Christmas time any more Momma" meaning, "when are you going to get around to taking down the tree?" So, in the pressure that follows your 2 yr. old calling you out, the tree and all other decorations came down yesterday. Our house now looks much neater, but less decorated. I suppose I could have left the tree up and had Lauren make decorations for all holidays, but I didn't think that was the right route for our family.
So, Valentine's Day, here we come!!