How do you spend your Saturday Nights?
Well, I've gotta say that before we had any kids, we would go to the movies every weekend, unless there was something else going on. After we had kids...well..let's just say that "going to the movies" is a big thing now!
So, I actually spent this past Saturday shopping at Walmart! Amazing how your life changes once you have kids! As I was waiting in line to checkout, I thought to myself: "I love shopping at walmart by myself (no kids)" Don't get me wrong, I like going out with my family and my girls, but sometimes you just need to go out shopping alone!
I was so into in what I was doing that I lost track of time! and heard over the speaker when the guy said "Good evening shoppers, the time is 10pm and the fitting rooms are now closed" I got there around 7:30pm and just lost track of time!
So, things change, life changes, we also change! for the better.
May 31, 2009
How do you spend your Saturday Nights?
May 29, 2009
My 10 month old baby Amanda, finally started to crawl today!
She has been moving here and there trying to crawl, but today she just crawled!
It's amazing to me how one day babies just start crawling, sitting, walking. God made it so perfect!
Does your baby fall asleep on her/his own?
I'm having a lot of problems with this. I remember saying when I was pregnant that I was not going to be holding her so that she could fall asleep..well I was wrong!! I just couldn't put her down when she was born, she would just lay there and you can tell she loved it (lying on my chest) So, now that's the only way she will go to sleep, if you carry her or if you lie with her in bed (my bed) she doesn't like to be alone, she wants to feel that someone is there.
We had this issue with our 1st daughter too, different but she wanted to be rocked to sleep, until one day we just got tired of it and began to put her in her crib and let her cry. (I know it doesn't sound good..trust me this was really hard for me!) but she was about a yr. old when we did this.
And it took about a week to get her use to this routine. I tried doing this with my little one, but it's so hard for me I can't do it, I'm WEAK!!
So, have any of you had this problem/issue? How did you deal with it?
May 27, 2009
May 25, 2009
25 Things About Me:
1. I'm a Christian, a wife and a mom of 2 girls.
2. I'm about to turn 33 in June.
3. I love cruises! I'm addicted to cruises.
4. I love Disney and everything Disney!
5. I love LOST!
6. I love watching movies.
7. I don't eat fish or anything from the sea.
8. I dated my husband for 8 years.
9. My father-in-law is a pastor.
10. I love dogs.
11. I've always wanted to learn to play the piano.
12. I like the smell of hospitals.
13. I enjoy reading.
14. I enjoy coloring, especially with my daughter.
15. I love chocolate and cake.
16. I think of myself as an organized person.
17. I like making crafts.
18. I also love coke and sweet tea.
19. My favorite fast-food restaurant is Chick-Fil-A
20. My favorite holiday is Christmas.
21. My favorite vacation other then Disney and a cruise is the beach.
22. I have 2 girls a 5 year old and a 10 month old.
23. I'm trained to be a birth doula.
24. I like everything that has to do with pregnancy and birth.
25. I've always want to persue a carrer in healthcare.
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May 21, 2009
Oh WOW my 1st follower!! I didn't think I would be this happy!
Thank you for following me :-)
at 11:38 AM
I don't know which cartoons or kids show your children like.. but my 10 month old daughter Amanda loves The Sprout Channel.. she loves Chica and she loves "Star" from The Good Night Show. She also loves "Mickey Mouse Club House" (Disney Channel) Well, I like all those shows too! I still watch my favorite ones from when I was little... Pink Panther, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Flinstones... oh and my all time favorites..The Muppets!
What shows or cartoons do your little ones like?
May 20, 2009
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May 12, 2009
May 1, 2009
My daughter Emely is about to finish Pre-School on Friday, which I can't believe! She will be starting kindergarten in August. And she can't wait to start in the "big school" and ride the school bus.. which I am not at all comfortable!!
- Have your child find a letter from their name on a product label.
- Try simple activities such as reading logos of favorite foods and stores.
- Before you go to the store, involve your child in making a shopping list. You can ask your child to check the cereal boxes to see if any are almost empty. A four or five year old can check on the supply of milk, extra rolls of toilet tissue, and other items. You can consult this list together as you shop. Let your child mark off the items on the list.
- Ask your child to make comparisons (smallest, shortest, heaviest, same as, etc.) of cans and bottles.
- Let your child pick out one vegetable of fruit and identify the begining sound of its name. What other foods begin with that sound?
- Cut out coupons, and help your child match the coupon to the food item. Let her/him give them to the cashier.
- Estimate how many radishes (carrots, etc.) are in a bunch and then count the number.
- Be enthusiastic.
- Change your voice and facial expressions.
- Make sure children are comfortable.
- Read aloud to children frequently.
- Establish regular reading times.
- Help children notice new information.
- Point out pictures as they relate to the story.
- Explain words they may not know to help increase vocabulary.
- Ask children questions before and after reading.
- Encourage children to talk about the book.
- Read many kinds of books including ones with pictures of people of different cultures, ages, and with disabilities.
- Choose books that help you teach.
- Reread favorite books.
- Play "I spy" using words found on billboards and signs.
- Have your child draw a pictorial journal of trip events. You can add dictation about each picture if necessary.
- Keep sing-along or storybook tapes in an activity bag or backpack. Drawing materials, card games, puzzles and books also make a great addition.
- Look at a clock, have your child tell what time the trip begins and when they think they will arrive at their destination. Check the time when you arrive.
- Games like "I Spy" searching for animals, letters and numbers; counting colored cars, matching sign shapes, finding silly-named streets, inventing rhymes amuse away the miles.
- My personal favorite one is when my daughter sees a car that looks like mine, her dad's, grandparents, she would yell that its just like so and so...
5/27 ~ Have your child practice saying his/her full name, address, and phone number.
5/28 ~ Play catch, and count the number of balls caught. Can you come up with other games?
5/29 ~ Explore this-How many body parts can you move while standing in one place?
5/30 ~ Let your child pick out a new toothbrush and teach correct tooth brushing.
5/31 ~ Make a family calendar. What will you be doing for the rest of the summer? (camp, vacation)
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