Would you like some cheese bread?

November 2011

So my 3 year old kept asking me all day for cheese bread, and since I would have had to make it from scratch and I didn't have any good cheeses, I told her I would make her some tomorrow.

Apparently that wasn't good enough, later on she asked for a piece of bread and then asked for a cracker.

And when I checked on her a minute later she had made this! She scraped all the cheese off of her crackers and spread in on her bread. Laughing

Not exactly what you would get at an Italian restaurant, but she said she loved it!

I love how simple and sweet kids can be...


Our very long day! What do you do?

November 2011

So I have to ask a question: Is it worth taking your kids to activities if you know there is a huge chance they won't even like it?

We got FREE tickets to see Yo Gabba Gabba (If you don't have a toddler; it's a very popular kids show)

I knew there was a chance she could end up having an issue unfortunately that's apparently that's just part of being 3 Laughing.

I thought it was worth a shot though, the tickets are normally $40 a person!!! (I almost passed out over that number too!)

So I couldn't pass by an opportunity like that. We drove over an hour to go to it, sat down for about 30min and this was her expression the whole time.

She didn't want to dance and she was very touchy, but I thought if she just wanted to sit there and not participate that was fine.

Unfortunately the quiet sitting ended after 30min and something upset her or she decided she had enough and started to cry and freak out.

So we left in the middle of the show. Needless to say I was disappointed, but not hugely surprised.

As we left I asked if she liked the part of the show that she did see and she said "no".

So on the drive home I thought about everything that went into the day... the gas money, 5 1/2 hours of the day, 5 1/2 hours I could have been blogging (sorry) and 5 1/2 hours of my husband working, the running around like crazy making sure we would get there in time. And I asked myself was it worth it? And I new the answer... No.

Before we even went into the theater, I saw a mom barely getting up the stairs with her screaming child. As I passed by I heard her say to her son "why do you do this every time we do something fun".

So I want to know what you think. Do you take your kids to activities knowing it probably won't go well?

Do you think it's worth it because it might be a good memory?

Do you have perfect kids that don't throw a fit when you are out? Laughing

I would love to hear what other families do with outings. I think we are gong to wait a couple of years before doing something like this again.


Our Day! Going to pick pumpkins... maybe not.

October 2011

(Playing in a big pit of corn, it's amazing what makes the little ones happyLaughing)

Sorry I was out most of the day, my husband was starting to feel really sick today with a cold (I really hope we all don't get it Frown) so I thought I would take the kiddos to a pumpkin patch near us.

This was the first time we had ever been to a pumpkin patch to get pumpkins. I was very optimistic thinking I could take both of the kids and we would have a great time with no issues. Laughing

So you take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and grab your pumpkins and then take the hayride back. And as soon as we were out in the middle of the field my little girl proclaims "POTTY"!

At this point I am juggling two pumpkins and my little boy, looking around wondering what I was gong to do! Unfortunately because she couldn't go anywhere and we had to wait for the wagon to come back I told her she would have to hold it in and wait. She decided that wasn't good enough and started to have an absolute fit!

So I am standing in the middle of a field by myself struggling to hold everything and she is falling apart! At this point I said screw the pumpkins and we hurried back to try to find a potty.

And we finally found a really gross porta-potty, needless to say I was bathing the kiddos in antibacterial hand soap afterward!

So we had no pumpkins, but they were at least having fun riding a pony, and playing on a huge slide.

Luckily they had a pumpkin display you could grab one from, so I thought we would grab a couple on our way out, when once again I heard... "POTTY"!

Unfortunately we were way too far away from the porta-potty's and she had an accident. By the time I took them back to the car and changed her pants they were so tired I thought it would be best to go.

So no pumpkins yet, maybe tomorrow! I think this time we will just go to the store. Laughing


Our Day!

October 2011

So we took on a great feat today - we hiked up a mountain near our home.

Except that wasn't the great feat... we did it with a cranky 3 year old!

So we have been wanting to do this hike ever since we moved here, but just kept putting it off.

Today was such a beautiful day, I knew it was now or never. So we hiked up to our local universities insignia on the mountain (the Y).

It's right near our house and I always stare at it thinking "that's not so big", "I can hike that".

Turns out it was a little harder than I was prepared for! Also it didn't help that we took our 3 year old, who happened to be really cranky.

She started out walking by herself, but shortly after we were carrying her the whole time.

Which normally wouldn't have been a big deal, but she was cranky and complaining the whole time!

Luckily she was pretty fascinated by the leafs for a little bit. I'm actually not a huge fan of hiking, but you can't beat the views!

Hope everyone had a great Monday!!


Our Day!

October 2011

So this picture pretty much describes perfectly what was going on with me today!

I can't even count how many times I forgot my keys or my wallet (luckily I always remembered the kids Laughing)

I left my wallet on a stack of pumpkins outside our local Kroger store and didn't remember until an hour later!

Thank goodness for a good Samaritan who took it into the store and gave it to customer service.

So it was only fitting that when we went to the Disney Store Halloween dress up party I missed it by 4 hours.

I completely forgot the times were different today than yesterday!

I felt so bad, my little baby fairy had dressed up and really wanted to go to a party. I knew I had totally messed up when I didn't see a huge line going out of the store.

I think things like this are just part of being a mama. Unfortunately you just have so much going on sometimes, your brain just goes out the window!

Luckily she loved just looking around at the Disney store and it didn't hurt that she was able to leave with a new doll. Laughing


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