Monday, February 25, 2008

I'm back!

So, here I am, apologizing once again for no updates in a week! Besides having the funniest (and busiest) toddler ever to run around after and being pregnant, business has picked up tremendously. I will try to do better, but during the weeks that you don't see anything new, just know that the thought of sitting in front of the laptop for 10 more minutes seems painful to me. :o)

At any rate, here are some pics from our recent (and somewhat rare!) snowfall last week. Danae and I took a walk, played in the snow, and topped off the fun by building a snowman with Daddy-O, who came home early that day. Doesn't she look thrilled to be in her too-small snowsuit, possibly for the last time??? :o)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Playing Pretend & Sneaking Cake

Our little Peanut is big into pretend time lately. Some days she's an animal, possibly a puppy biting at your feet. Other times she just sits at her dollhouse, providing voices to the people who live there. One of her other favorites is playing doctor with her doctor kit. So, with my parents out for the weekend, she thoroughly enjoyed telling her "patients" to lay down for a check-up.

And, of course, no day is complete in my child's mind without doing something sneaky. I knew she was being too quiet the other day, so when I rounded the corner into the kitchen, this is what I found:Yes, a little girl running her fingers through my cake, at 9:30 in the morning. (Oh...and with frosting on her nose, too!) :o)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

My loving hubby...

He knows that I like flowers but think that they're just okay. He knows they make me sneeze my head off but add beauty to a table.


Here's the bouquet he surprised me with this morning:

A great bouquet that won't trigger any allergic attacks.

And a man after my candy-loving heart. :o) Thanks, honey!!!

Oh, and yes...I DID share a Twix bar with my daughter at 9:00 this morning...and we enjoyed every bite of it.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Freelance Painting

Here's what happens when an independent two year old insists on doing watercolor painting without your help or supervision:

She re-paints her toenails,
she spills the water and attempts to clean up by herself,

and she gives herself a makeover.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Breaking the Habit

Here's an odd (possibly short-lived) habit that I think I need a bit of help with.

For the past few nights, when Hubby and I check on our little Peanut after bedtime, we find her fast asleep...not in her big girl bed, but underneath her big girl bed.

We don't hear her crying for us after we put her to bed. Just a bit of movement that we thought was her getting comfy...but no. It was her getting out of bed and finding an apparently better spot underneath her warm, soft princess bed with matching pillow and comforter!

This has happened for the past 5 nights in a row. I don't want her slamming her head on the under-part of the bed, but I do want her to sleeeeeep! (And most of you know that she's not the best sleeper on the planet.)

Any thoughts or suggestions? :o)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Happy Faschnacht Day!

If you don't know what that is, google it! (my solution to most unanswered questions) :o)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Beach Day in February

I really miss the beach...really, really.

When you grow up within a 10-minute drive of the blue water and soft sand, it's hard to get used to living in the middle of PA. So, I convinced Curt to take a little break from my parent's house project and take the Little Miss and I to the beach on this sunny, beautiful day. Danae acted just like she did last summer: loved the sand, hated the rolling waves. I just enjoyed the beautiful blue sky and being able to see the water and sand for miles and miles.

One of the beautiful houses on Long Beach Island. Wouldn't it be neat to rent this baby for a week???

You can see more pics by clicking on "Our Online Albums". my craving was filled. I'll be back, LBI. I may be resembling a beached whale this summer, since I'll be 8 or 9 months pregnant, but I'll be back.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Extreme Home Makeover

Well, maybe not that extreme, but it's still an improvement! :o)

My parents asked Hubby to do some work on their house this weekend, so we are here in NJ, both of us doing over respective work, while Danae runs around Nana and Papa's house.

Project #1: The laundry room. This room still has old, red, chipping tile on the floor that I remember from when I was really little. The paint on the walls is starting to chip, and the entire room just needed a bit of a facelift.


Now the room just looks a bit bigger and brighter!

Project #2: The Storage Room

A few months ago, my sister, Hubby, and I cleaned out this room and got rid of the years of rat-packing and hording in there. (We found middle and high school homework and books in there from when we were kids! Woah!) Now, Hubby is patching up parts of the walls, sanding, painting, and re-arranging a few things.



The walls and ceiling look sooo much better, despite the fact that we couldn't do much about the "stuff" in the room. I really love being married to a handy-man! :o)