Archive | November, 2010


9 Nov

So the time is quickly approaching. My daughter’s 2nd birthday is almost here! And I can’t wait. I’ve started hand making decorations, thank goodness so many of t he blogs I read have helpful decorating ideas because I do NOT have money to splurge on decorations this year. As it is my daughter is only receiving handmade items from her dear old mom and dad.  However, I will have some cute stuff to show and share. I’d show you now, but I think the birthday girl should get it before the rest of the world. But here’s a hint : Babalisme helped me!!   So see you in a few days with a bunch of pics!! Back to making decorations for me!



1 Nov

This year for Halloween on top of being incredibly broke I was also incredibly busy. So Cali wore this:

A store bought pair of wings and tutu ( why a store bought tutu when I love making them so much?? They came as a set )

                                      And this: Her Christmas dress, when it got too cold to wear just tights.

I didn’t really dress up. Cali went on a quick     Trick or Treat around the cul-de-sac before she could freeze too much. And then she spent the night greeting all the other kids at the door saying what sounded like ” Bubble Tree” as trick or treat. She was very excited and very into the whole thing. She was sweet and only managed to steal 1 tiny SweetTart without us noticing.

The pumpkin that Cali picked and painted in the last post was transformed.

Apparently all of my pics are going to be all over this post and not where I would like them so please forgive me.  

I haven’t carved a pumpkin in forever so I was pretty happy with how it turned out. We toasted the pumpkin seeds and Cali loved munching on them. I was surprised, also reluctant to share lol.  

There have been so many things going on that I have to confess that Cali ( and I ) have been watching too much TV. We use to watch 1 hour of Sesame Street a day and that was it. And then I needed some study time so it got bumped to 2, and then I started turning it on in the morning, and now it stays on all day! I feel like a huge failure on the Limiting TV front. I hope to get back to the swing ( swing of hitting the OFF button) TODAY. I am making my Halloween resolution NOW lol. Less TV. Poor Kid, she wont know what hit her.

Pause button?

1 Nov

I’d like a pause button very much. I need an additional 3 hours of sleep a night.  A lot has been going on, but most of it has been good. I’ll start about 4 weeks ago and work my way forward.

My little baby LOVES animals. I know this is in no way unique to her, but as a treat, we went to a farm a few weekends ago. Theres a local farm named Snead’s Farm and in addition to tours they also have a really cool direct from the farm produce plan that I would love to participate in sometime soon. Cali loved seeing the calves, horses, dogs, hayride  you name it. She picked her own pumpkin and painted it!  It was nice, but I was more than ready to go at the 2 hour mark. 

My husband and my brother have come back from California. They really enjoyed their shorter than expected stay. They underestimated how difficult it would be for 2 guys without college degrees or a huge bank account to live out in Northern California. I knew it would be difficult but I didn’t want to be the person blamed for standing in the way of their dreams. So I was just as helpful as I could be.  

I’m about to start my last week of clinicals, then a few mandatory study days, and then we take our certification test. And I’m already looking at when I can start school again. But since my husband would like to move in the next 6 months theres no way I can start an RN program where I am. So we shall see.

We’ve also been moving our house around to hopefully give us more living space. No pics of this disgraceful mess as of yet. And also spending some family time together.

Don’t you love the face she’s making? Yeah, she doesnt look like that really.  And now, a Halloween post.