Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Return of Ten on Tuesday!

1. This week marks a month of meal planning. I know what you're thinking- 'so what?' or " DUH!". I decided one day ( about a month ago, ha ha) to use everything we had in the house and plan meals around that. I know, more "duh!"... but b/c my husband works odd hours and for a bunch of other reasons, its been easy to just whip up something quick for Madeline and myself come dinner time. I let my husband fend for himself most of the time. But this has been awesome- I've been losing weight w/o trying, Madeline is eating new things and my husband comes home to a nice hot meal. Well, after he micrwaves it. I should have channeled my 1950's housewife sooner.

2. I'm trying to re-do my blog. I've been neglecting it b/c it easier to post pictures on facebook. But then I realized that I was missing out on the little moments and stories that comprise madeline at 3.5. this is her baby book, pretty much. I had to update the picture and I want to change over to another blog that allows you to post larger pictures... I'll have to look into it

3. Madeline is 2 months into school and LOVES it.

4. I'm getting the itch to do some Xmas shopping. I've already finished my neices, but I leave madeline for right about now. I have some good ideas for the in-laws, my parents and everyone else too. I love this time of year.

5. Speaking of this time of year, lets talk Halloween. Next week , we are invited to three Halloween events. I am hoping Madeline wears her costume. When we first got it, it was too itchy, so I fixed it. By "I" , I mean " I took it to a tailor to fix it" But it came out so cute and I hope she wears it. Really looking forward to her Halloween parade at school.

6. I am continuing my own summer reading club. I've read about 25 books since the beginning of June. I am reading Kathy Griffins memoir. Its hysterical.

7. Going this weekend to meet my baby cousin Ayanna. Can't wait to hold a newborn. well, month old.

8. 4 nights out of 7 Madeline is going ot bed all by herslef. its great in some ways... I have spent way too many night on her floor waiting for her to sleep... but b/c I'm crazy, it makes me sad too. Ugh, motherhood. It messes you up good.

9. soccer has been... well we've only had one game. 2 rainouts and one holiday weekend. madeline did well the first time, but who knows about the next time. we'll see.

10. some pictures? Of course
Maddie and her Punkinshe wrote her name all by herself( !!!)

After three and a half years, I finally see SOME of me in her.

and look how long her hair is getting

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Scene: Target, 12pm. Popcorn on the floor . As Madeline walks by and sees it, she says:
aaaaaw mannnn... I wish I was a dog so i could eat that popcorn off the floor"

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The other day

I took Maddie to the playground after dinner. The weather's been a little cooler and this day was particularly cold. I guess she was used to wearing dresses and shorts that have a lot of give... b/c she said to no one in particular " ooh maaaaan, these pants are too strong!!" . She wasn't able to climb as freely, lol

Tuesday, September 29, 2009



Madeline has started preschool and loves it. She asks everyday if we are goingot go see her preschool friends. if I had known she'd like it this much I would have signed her up for 3 days a week as opposed to two.
I had to email her teacher today to make sure they are calling her Madeline(sounds like pin), b/c she's been telling me that her teachers call her MadeliMe ( LOL). Her teacher wrote back" Madeline is a pleasure, so sweet natured and well-mannered"
oh my, my heart is overflowing. Its so nice to hear something so great about your child from a non-relative or friend.
I will put pictures up soon, I promise.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Some pictures and a Maddie Quip

Just some random pictures from the last week and a funny Maddie story.
She was playing with her best friend , G. and G. must've said something that Maddie considered fresh. She she looks at her, furrows her brow and says " You have chores to do!"
Where does she gets this stuff from???
I'll have more pictures from teh Cousin Visit soon.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Save the date, People...

M told me today she is going to marry Bincent( her friend Vincent).There will be lots of toys to play with at the wedding and Madeline will wear a long Dora dress. Bincent will kiss her and give her a My Little Pony. Madeline will give him a pool.

I won't be there b/c I will be at home cleaning

Monday, July 20, 2009


I just took out a Snow White cup for Madeline's milk. It has a little snow globe type thing on the bottom with a floaty Snow White in it. We have a few of these cups b/c they were BOGO at the Dinsey store a while ago. It is the inaugural use of the Snow White cup ( where have all the others gone?). Maddie looks at me , furrows her brow and says" Mommy, why do we have a hundred of those?"