Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010

Tricycles :) Abby can pedal, just not steer, which is kind of an important part of the whole process. We rode it to the playground which is downhill, then on the way back -uphill she decides that she doesn't want to ride it anymore. She is no dummy! So Mommy had to carry 30lb child and push a tricycle up the hill. Got my workout for the day :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010

What a perfect Sunday, besides the weird Maryland weather of rain one minute blazing hot sun the next. We had a leisurely breakfast and then Abby painted and playdoh'd it up while I cleaned the kitchen. Is it sad that I find cleaning the kitchen uninterrupted relaxing? I made some cookies (Pilsbury did actually) and then Abby decorated them while Nana helped. We took Abby for a walk on her new tricycle and looked at fishes in the pond. Abby topped it off by saying on the way home from dinner, "what a nice day. I have fun."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010

Being a toddler has got to be hard, I mean you want to control everything and everyone...and yet you have no control over any of it. I need to remind myself this when I am having days when tantrums and crying are happening more often than not. By lunchtime she was all smiles again and making silly sucking straw noises so I would laugh at her, o she is so silly :) Lately I have been struggling with trying to balance out normal everyday jobs (cleaning, laundry, etc...) with feeling guilty when Abby says to me, "All done cleaning?!" because she wants me to play with her and I have to say that mommy has to clean up so we can have a nice house. I'm sure I'm only the one millionthtrillionthbazzillonth mommy to have this dilemma.
I made a delicious dinner of tortellini with spinach and cheese inside tossed with cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and basil. So. Good. I think I could eat it all. I almost did.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 18, 2010

So, I have decided to make this my "life" blog instead of just my 365 photo blog, other wise that is just too many blogs to keep track of. It will mostly be photos still, but there will be some commentary of everyday issues and life, etc... Today was a doozy (is that spelled right?). Abby was in a right state for most of the morning and took a nap from 10:30 to 12:30, usually she sleeps after her lunch so this was out of character for her. After her nap she was refreshed and seemed to have got all the whining out so we headed to IHOP for lunch because I was not about to cook after the horrible morning I had. We headed to the fishie store after lunch, wow is that an awesome field trip! Pet Stores are the best, free and kids LOVE to look at the fish, gerbils, bunnies, whatevs. Bathtime was fun, she seemed to be herself again. I love it when she is happy and content.