Mikey + Boo

Ok – once in awhile I suppose I can post just a sentence or two and a single photo. Why must I blather on every day? ;-).

This was too cute for words.
Apparently Mikey is doing well since his surgery and making himself right back at home.
(It’s taken at night w/ my camera phone, so not very clear, but you get the cute factor regardless, no?!).

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Of course, if Boo were awake, he’d chase and torture poor Mikey to no end.
I guess Mikey knew it was safe to snuggle in for bed.

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Still my baby…

Boo is two years old now, but he’s still my little baby boy.

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Especially when he curls up his little feet under his little bum.

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Just like when he was a baby.

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I love it, those little toes poking out.

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I hope he stays my little baby for a long time to come.

  • Sigh*.

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From the Mouths of Babes – From 2 to 12 in 6 seconds

Dear sweet little Boo turned two.
And, apparently on the same day, a teenager.

I was calling him over to me, “Boo!”.
To which I received his newest word, “WHAT?!“…

He doesn’t say many words yet. It was as though some internal clock went off at the magic age of 2 and told him it’s time to grow up and talk human now.
I just stared at him, like he’d turned attitude-teen literally in the blink of an eye.

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He also had two other new words on his birthday:
“Puppies” and “crackers”, and today he said “Amen” after prayer at dinner.

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And all was right with the world once again.

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Happy #2, my sweet Boo!

My wee little Boo has now turned TWO!
He had a busy, busy day (and a half, in case anyone is so detail-oriented as to notice all the shirts) with his family bday dinner/party.

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What with helping make his cake in the am…

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Taking a quick nap with his big bro…

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Opening an early present…

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Getting birthday kisses from some visiting doggies…

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Learning to say “tank jew”, or thank you, to everyone…

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Open a few more presents…

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Play with said presents…
Wha’? Cars?? No way – a 2yr old boy who loves CARS?!

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Enduring (Japanese) dinner (with 22 family members) so he can get back to – you guessed it – more Cars.

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Trying to sneak “licks” of his cake before we could get the candles lit…

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Let Mommy blow out candles so he can get down to the real business…
(Good job on the cake, A!!)

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Of eating all that icing…

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So he can get back to them Cars!

Happy #2, my sweet Boo!
Glad you had a fun, fun day of it!

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Fabulous Feeling Fishful Finking

PW said alliteration is a good ‘ole time, so thought I’d try it…

ANYwhoo, for the “non-bloggers” who read my wee little site here, have you heard of this great website?? (I know all you bloggers have seen it pasted all over already).
It’s put up by GOLDFISH  brand crackers (and who doesn’t love those!) and it’s actually called “Fishful Thinking“.  I was kiddin’ before. Not quite so funny-kidding as in ‘pure comedy’, more like funny-kidding as in ‘I’m so friggin tired I alone think I’m humorous’ kind of funny. I digress.

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I haven’t gotten too far into the site yet, but my hope tonight is to sit and read the entire thing and take notes. Many, many notes. Hopefully I will learn to better guide Tt (and Boo) through frustration, personalizing things, and maintaining positive, optimistic attitudes. Here is a quote from their site on what they’re all about:

All parents want their kids to be happy and successful. Kids should have the chance to achieve whatever they want in life. Unfortunately, only 42% of kids believe that they will be able to achieve their goals.1 The Goldfish® brand cares about kids and wants to help inspire them to become the successes they were born to be. Through the Fishful ThinkingSM program, Goldfish provides parents with tools to help teach their kids how to navigate obstacles, overcome failure and achieve what they want.

Fishful ThinkingSM is a program designed to educate parents and teachers about the power of Optimism and its role in childhood development. The program, sponsored by the Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish brand, was developed by Dr. Karen Reivich, the co-director of the Penn Resiliency Project and a research associate in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and also the mother of four.

Sounds great to me!
With any luck, I’ll learn a thing or two for myself as well ;-).

fishful-thinkingGo check them out!
That’s what I’ll be doing all eve.

Enjoy!

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Travelling with Kids – Roadtrip 2009 warmup

This SPRING, Hubby + I are driving the boys down to San Diego and back.
Hubby is trying desperately to get out of actually driving, but even with $100 per person airfares, it’s still at least $800 cheaper for the holiday for us to drive. I told him I’ll still save him money if we drive AND I spend $400 in clothes. He’s not amused.

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It just so happens that we’ve had to take a number of short trips, both in US and Canada, so I’ve been paying attention to the boys to prep myself for the “big’un”. Here are the top 10 things I’ll need to remember for our drive to San Diego:

1. Small boys can only go 3 hours without a pit stop to stretch. Momma can only go for 3 hours after each latte before needing to pee. That will add 4-5 hours to our driving time between here + San Fran, 2 hrs between SF + LA.

2. Target (with Starbucks!) + Wal-Mart (Supercentre) are good places to stop. Boys like to run up and down aisles and inbetween clothes – let ’em go for it (sorry, Target + WalMart employees…). At one I get a latte, at the other we can pick up fruit + drinks, etc. Win, win, win.

3. Put boys each in a seat that reclines slightly for longer napping times. Leave a seat between them for avoiding fights to save Momma’s sanity, and for fitting their new lap trays to play on.

4. ALWAYS, always have the following handy: can opener, swiss army knife, napkins, empty kiddie cups that don’t leak when they get thrown onto the floor or left on a seat. The seat that I’ll most likely end up sitting on next.

5. Have a full supply of GOLDFISH in all 3 flavors, to be purchased at first Target stop, on hand at all times.

6. Take Gramma/Grampa’s GPS to find all necessary Targets and Walmart Supercenters before the actual turnoffs.

7. For the “itchies” between stops, have at least 3-4 small “treats”, and a few new DVD’s to watch hidden to pull out for emergency surprises, aka BRIBES, also to be purchased at first Target stop – secretly.

8. Momma to bring her own music. LOUD for driving later in the evening to keep her awake, MELLOW for a sanity break during boys naps.

9. Bring a few learning tools for the car rides for “extra fun”, aka School!

10. If all else fails – get out the bubbles.

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2 months to go… and counting.

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Easy Daisies

master-siedbar-155x31002A great new product!

An old friend, Elaine, has come up with a way to not only help kids develop good habits, but to help them develop self-discipline, routine and responsibility.

Easy Daisies does it!

Stop by her website today. Can you tell she was an elementary school teacher?? You can even order blank magnets to write your own activity in. Like “Nap for Mommy”, or “Tuba Lessons”. Maybe I could make my own teenager set – “Driving Lesson”, “Clean up your own friggin dishes” and such valuable helps ;-).

Ok, off to our crazy hectic day.
“Driver Test”, “Playgroup”, “Granville Island outing”, “Swimming Lesson”, “Wendys for dinner” and, finally “Home at last, now get ready for bed!”. Wish me luck.

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