Friday, June 27, 2008

Is it just my kid that does this???

Yep that's my daughter wearing my swimsuit and my crocs. Can't wait to show this off at her graduation

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Menu Planning

With being a working mom and not getting home until almost 5:30 most nights, I love the idea of menu planning. Unfortunately I am not the world's greatest cook and in actuality only cook out of the necessity to eat. However, I have come to love the the web and the blogging world for sharing their menu plans, I just have a itty bitty teensy weensy complaint.......most of the blogs that I've found that do menu plans are stay at home moms. Not that there is anything wrong with it, believe me I would LOVE to be a SAHM, I just wonder if there are any parents or even just people who like me work during the day and want to eat at a relatively decent time that might have menus that can be made in a Crock-Pot? Something that I can put in in the morning when we're leaving and have it cooked when I come home. Anyone have any suggestions?

PS. Just a side note being the so not culinary person that I am, I would also need the recipe.....thanks

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Where do you find the time to blog?

I swear I think I need to clone myself like in that Michael Keaton movie "Multiplicity". I would be so much more efficient. I wanted to have a blog to be able to keep friends/family and some random strangers up to date on the happenings of our life but am finding that I don't really have all that much time to dedicate to blogging. Believe me I wish I did. But between work/church/daycare/wanting to play with my kid/making dinner/doing dishes/doing and actually folding the laundry, I'm lucky I get to watch the news. And I think one of my issues for not finding a time niche (I type 110/wpm it's not like it takes me long to type something out) is really that after spending all day long in front of a computer at work when I get home that's the last thing I want to do. It's my same issue with the phone. I spend a majority of my day at work on the phone so that when it rings when I come home I almost never ever answer it. Unless it's a family member or the bff because they usually only call when there's an emergency. Does anyone else have this issue? Or is it just me?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Why I think my kid is smarter than the average two year old

My daughter is 2. She just turned 2 in April and for the longest time has loved watching the PBS show Arthur. Granted I think most of it is over her head since it's geared for a kindergartner or higher grade level but she enjoys it and learns some cool stuff too. Case in point on Tuesday night I was making her dinner of Macaroni and Cheese (which she LOVES) and she says to me "I hate macaroni and cheese" I reply no you don't and please don't say hate, she shoots back "No mommy binky hates it" and I must have looked at her with my what are you talking about look because she rolls her eyes puts her hands on her hips and says "Binky on Arthur". And I wanted to V8 slap my own head because she was right. A week prior we had watched an episode where Binky explicably says "I hate macaroni and cheese".
My kid is smarter than a two year old. Sometimes I think she's smarter than her mother.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Ultrasounds rock!!!!

The fact that I can see my new baby forming at 9 weeks and hear the heartbeat amazes me. What kind of person can say that this is not a living creature at this point in time? So excited to be welcoming a new member to our family in January