Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A girl after my heart

Aside from the vomit (see post below), Bridget was back on my good list today. We were riding in the car and she said, "Mom, let's listen to "Cousin in Miami" again" - she knows how to get me to love her just a little bit more :)!

Good dinner turns to BIG bummer

I made panang curry fish tonight - yummy. Bridget fell off one of the chairs after dinner and cried so hard that she threw up all over me - BUMMER! She was not hurt - but I was BEYOND grossed out. It really seems that for ever cool thing (making curry) there is a toddler induced gross thing (vomit).

Monday, April 28, 2008

Cabin Fever

It snowed last Friday - April 25th. The snow is gone again, but more is predicted for this Friday - May 2! I am so stir crazy!!! Can't wait for the sun and warmth. Bridget is SLOWLY deciding that Lucy may be able to stay :)...

Monday, April 21, 2008


I love labels. I was meant to organize and label - anything. I get so excited when I find a new label product that is really handy that I start thinking of all the possibilities this new "find" could organize. I just downloaded the Avery Label Wizard - oh my gosh, it's a whole new world!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

We are THAT family

Last Saturday we were the family at the restaurant with the choking baby. Lucy had been eating crackers and she started coughing a little. Coughing turned to gagging and we started to really draw attention. The attention didn't bother me - having your child choking is the WORST feeling, and we couldn't figure out how to help. Luckily she was getting more than enough air, something was just stuck and not moving. Everyone wants to help a baby. The women across the aisle told us to put her arms above her head, tilt her down and pat her back. We tried and tried. Then a mom from around the aisle came over, grabbed Lucy and gagged her 3 times. Now - anyone that knows Lucy can only imagine the horror for her - a stranger gagging her could be her worst nightmare at this point. Well, after the third gag she coughed up a tiny piece of plastic wrapper from the crackers. Everyone survived although Lucy was not happy about any of it. We profusely thanked the woman who gagged our child many times. So - that was last Saturday. Today we were at a different (thank God) restaurant for lunch and Bridget couldn't sit still to save her life. She would move from her butt, to her knees, then turned around to stare at the table behind us - don't you love it when you all of a sudden are having a stare down with a toddler? Anyways, as I pushed her chair in towards the table for the millionth time, she pushed it back for the millionth time but this time it didn't slide - it fell right over. Cue another restuarant scene. Bridget was traumatized by the fall, but not injured. We again thanked all the people who made sure Bridget was okay and left. In the car all I could think of is we are totally THAT family. The family you see at a restaurant doing anything but dining quietly. I honestly never thought that would be me.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Gap...

Lucy and Lauren Hutton have something in common...

I Love Lucy

She is so fun right now...who knew it was possible?!

"I'm havin' trouble a little"

This is what Bridget says lately when she is trying to do something she can't do perfectly - usually something naughty like; scaling the couch, opening the fridge, trying to open the ice cream, trying to empty the water cooler, etc. etc. She tells me, "I'm havin' trouble a little" in hopes to get some help. It takes EVERYTHING in me to tell her she really shouldn't be climbing the walls via the blind cords without hysterically laughing at the way she states, "I'm havin' trouble a little."

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Back to Reality

Well - Bill and I had a fab trip to Scottsdale and loved every minute of the warm sun. My parents had a little harder time while we were gone - Bridget had a 24 flu (yes, throwing up a lot) and Lucy got a tooth - and with Lucy you KNOW she is getting a tooth. Flying home on the plane after 5 days in fabulous warm weather I really felt rejuvenated and thought I was ready to be home and be an even better mom. Well - that didn't seem to last very long. We've been home for a week and my last words to my toddler tonight went something like, "If you get out of your bed one more time I'm going to lock your door". UGH! What a terrible way to end the night!!! She has been beyond hard lately. And even knowing that it is a stage and she will get over it, etc., etc. just doesn't help when you're in the middle of the stage night after night. I really wonder what the SuperNanny would do with Bridget's sleeping issues - how do I get a hold of her?!