Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Jack has great "cheese" face for the camera. His natural smile, however, is something we're trying to work on.....arrgh, Matey, seems more appropriate...
11:00 AM: We've finally finished battling over brushing teeth, doing hair, watching Umizoomi vs Dora, and getting dressed and we can head out the door to run errands. Grab some chicken nuggets and fries from Wendy's which leads to the conversation of why this is Wendy's the Restaurant and not Aunt Wendy's house. Big difference. Mail our Valentines, have a humiliating trip to Target which consisists of Jack screaming the entire time because he wants to walk not ride in the cart, me accidentally hitting a persons car with my cart while trying to wrangle my unruly toddler, AND realizing that the person WAS IN HER CAR and witnessed the whole thing. Then, head next door to Michaels. Upon entering, Jack starts screaming because "THIS IS NOT TARGET!!!!" More screams erupt when I pry his kung-fu gripped fingers off of a mylar ballon string, meanwhile the cashier is looking at me with the "this is why I will never have children face." Why do I even bother?
By 2:00 PM, after nap time had failed, we headed out to enjoy the beautiful spring-like weather. His attention wandered from dump trucks to basketball, to the scooter.....
...then following a spider....and smashing it in his fingers....
By 3:00 PM we were off exploring around our neighborhood. I took the stroller because I knew he would get exhausted eventually. When I asked him if he was tired, he replied, "No Mom, I already taked a nap!"
*please refer to above text for comedic effect on the nap conversation*
Later that day: make some delicious treats for Valentine's Day. While I'm frosting, I turn around to see what Jack is up to and notice small bites out of at least 5 cupcakes. Guess we'll keep those home... Then he builds a cupcake tower, and 4 fall to the floor. The number of cupcakes we're actually giving away keeps dwindling.
7:00 PM and no nap...things are starting to unravel. When all else fails, start coloring again!
Bedtime: Phew! What a day!
Despite the battles and tantrums, and no matter what the activities are, I feel so lucky EVERYDAY to be this boy's Mommy.