Sunday, January 31, 2010

Time for a massage

Its been a long time. I used to always have regular massages and believed everyone should do the same for general body maintenance.

Then I had 2 kids. Went back to work. Massage time became a distant memory.

So yesterday morning, when Miss J was climbing over me in bed, the knees and elbows digging into my back actually felt kind of nice.

I think its time I made an appointment with my friendly massage therapist :) That's an appropriate way to spend a lunch break right?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Diaper Genie Ballet

I can now add this to the list of things I never thought I'd be doing before I became a parent.

Last night Miss J decided that the diaper Genie was her "sweetie". Her name was Miley. She tied a pink ribbon around it (which I helped with - in hindsight I should have run then!) and carried it around calling her sweetie, hugging her and bringing her to school. She indicated that Miley had hair, a mouth and feet.

After school Miley had ballet class and I was the teacher. The class took place on my bed. Because I didn't want to stand on the bed I thought a class of ballet arm movements would work best. However, Miss J proceeded to inform me that I cannot teach arm movements to Miley as she doesn't have any arms. I'll have to teach feet (silly me!).

Picture it if you will.... all 5'8" of me standing on top of a bed teaching pointed toes and first position to a Diaper Genie. While trying to keep my balance (of which Wii Fit Plus tells me I have very little of!). Seriously.....

Monday, January 11, 2010

Miss J is 4!

"Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to you!" (as sung by Miss J today).

She's 4 years old and with that apparently comes the ability to turn on light switches by herself (big accomplishment and a very big deal to her for some reason).

Miss J is so excited to be 4. She said, "Remember when I was just a little girl, when I was just 3? Now I'm 4!"

Yesterday we celebrated with a birthday party at "A really big gym" (the gym at the YMCA complete with a giant bouncy castle and other toys) and then Gramma & Papa came for supper and more cake. Today her cousin and Aunt and Uncle came with Happy Meals followed by cupcakes. It doesn't get any better than that!

Her baby sister "gave" her a Belle Polly Pocket with all the accessories (including a carriage and the Beast) for which Miss J gave her many hugs and kisses - it was a big hit!

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful 4 year old in our lives!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Miss J's Fashion File Vol. 4

Matching is optional. The past several months have taught me there is not point in arguing. Hubbs has been telling me that all along.

Last June I was semi traumatized when Miss J headed off to daycare in a black long sleeved T with "Ghostess with the Mostess" written in white and red, a bright blue skirt and fushia tights. This was after a spring when I thought she should be wearing pants instead of tights to play outdoors which made Miss J a very unhappy camper (it finally just got warm enough to not worry about it).

She is still wearing dresses. She picks them out herself. She briefly was into leggings but tights really are her preference. And for some reason the more they don't match the happier she is.

A couple of weeks ago Miss J chose her Polka Dot dress which is dark brown trimmed with pink and green polka dots, and grey tights with pink and purple stripes. I wasn't in the mood to have the "what matches" conversation so as she looked at herself in the mirror I said "What do you think?"
She said, as she smiled at herself ever so shyly, "Beautiful"

We just can't argue with that :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Toddlerisms - Vol 3

Here are some oldies I had started in the Spring....

Miss J jumped off her chair at the kitchen table to follow Hubbs upsatirs.
Me: Where are you going?
Miss J: I'm going with my friend Daddy!

Miss J (to me): Mommy, when daddy is a Prince you will be a Princess
(too much disney princess?)

Miss J: Mommy, is Daddy your boyfriend?  
AHHH - she's 3 not 13 - help!!

Miss J: Accidents happen, no big deal 
(following just about anything that could be considered an "accident")

And a couple recent ones I had to add....

While visiting my parents, my mom was trying to explain something to my dad who just wasn't getting it:
Miss J - Papa is not undering stand!

After New Years dinner, Poppy was drifting to sleep sitting up on the sofa.
Miss J (leaning towards Poppy): Cock-a-doodle-do!!

I guess I now need to call them pre-schoolerisms
But I'm sure toddlerisms will be back as Monkey's cute expressive gibberish becomes more like English!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Here I am.... after a hiatus from my blog. I'm not sure where the time went but as I was kindly reminded by a cousin over the holidays I haven't updated this blog since September. Not that there's nothing to blog about, I just really have no idea where the time goes. What a cliche but its true.
Before we had children I used to feel busy, but now I wonder what in the world I did with all my time!

So we enjoyed a busy (of course) and fun holiday season. Nanny and Poppy came to visit and we fit in a quick visit to the"mainland" to visit my brother and his family as well as some other family and friends in the area. Miss J is really getting the whole Santa Clause thing this year and Monkey continues to go with the flow and try to act like a big girl. It was great :)

With the new year there is always that underlying thought that I should be making a New Years Resolution. Because whenever I make them I never actually keep them I always just end up feeling bad about it. So this year I am not making any.

But.... If I were to make a resolution it might be:

To be more organized. I used to be organized. Now I am sort of organized in an "organized confusion" kind of way. Whenever I tidy and try to de-clutter I put things away and can never find them. I want to go back to my color coded day planner university days. I realize that at that time I only had a bedroom, school and my day planner to organize but I was on top of things. I knew where every cent went because I wrote EVERYTHING down. At a glance at my calander I know when I had a paper, presentation, exam, meeting...
Now that I have a whole house, a crazy busy full time job and an equally busy home life its just not as easy. And just for fun I thought I'd add a course on top of that. Outlook for super organization = not good! My closets will have to wait :)