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Monday, September 30, 2013

Mini-Me

Since my daughter's birth I have heard that she looks a LOT like me.
Could be my twin even.  (though I think she is WAY cuter)

At times she resembles my sister too.
It's pretty obvious that she is mine.

However...her attitude, personality and facial expressions are more like my husbands.  And lately...I may get jealous....people are saying she is looking more like Anthony.

Then my mom sent me this.


Yeah...

No doubts there. :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

What should a 2.5 year old know?

This article has been floating around facebook pages and internet this week:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alicia-bayer-/what-should-a-4-year-old-know_b_3931921.html

If you don't feel like reading it, the basics behind it are what a 4 year old should know and how as a society we have become way too competitive and worried about the wrong things.

And I completely agree.  But I will admit that the first place my brain went was "How much does my 2.5 year old know compared to other 2.5 year olds?".

So I thought about it.  She knows a lot of things, but we can thank our wonderful daycare provider for most of that.  We didn't teach her numbers or colors or shapes or ABC's.  I'm sure we helped when it came to please and thank you's.  We do try to reinforce what she learns during the day.

So is she behind, ahead or right with other toddlers?  I have no idea.  Most of the time I don't worry about it.  But I decided she will be okay because she can do other things.

She can take off her shoes. And her socks.  And toss them into the back of my car.
She has a knack for doing that when I specifically need these items on her feet so we can go into a store.

She can clearly tell me when she DOESN'T want something.

She knows when Dada is making bacon for breakfast.

She can name all the top 40 pop artists on the radio....and sometimes the songs too!

And the other day I realized Dada was teaching her something as well. Because we walked in front of my car and she stopped, pointed at the emblem on the front and said:

"Look Mamma!  Honda!  Mamma's car is a Honda."

Yep.  We teach her the important things.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Now I can relax...

I have been incredibly busy lately.  But now all the craziness is done.

And I can relax.

What was I doing?

I was hosting and planning my sister's Bridal Shower/Bachelorette/Birthday party.  I had lots of help, but it was still a lot of effort to make sure my house was ready, clean and organizing everyone with their jobs.  The parties were a success..and my house is even still clean..but now I want to relax.

Why?  Because.....(drum roll!)....

I'm pregnant!

I'm almost into my second trimester and I'm exhausted!  It's been VERY hard to keep it a secret from everyone while doing all of that planning. But I was determined to give my sister a day that she would never forget.

This pregnancy so far has been VERY different from my first.
I hope to have many funny stories for you along the way.

...and now...to go squeeze in a nap with nobody (especially my 2.5 year old noticing...).

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I have a winner!!!

I know, I know...where the heck have I been?

I'll update y'all soon, I promise.  I have been very busy and I'll post more reviews of my summer reading list as well.

So who won my Rogue Rafflecopter?
http://danidoit.blogspot.com/2013/08/rogue-by-gina-damico.html

Congrats to Joe Hawk!  I sent you an email to collect your address so you can receive your prize.
Didn't win? Still want to win stuff?

Follow the blog tour and enter Gina's contest!
http://ginadamico.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/happy-rogue-day/