Monday, December 31, 2012

Oh What a Year Will Bring

That time again.  Time for a new year and new things and getting older!  Ack!  I feel as if I was just posting a new year's post like this one yesterday.  Time really does fly.  I was watching the Bug last night and had one of those 'holy crap' moments like how in the world do I have a 3 year old? And how is it that yesterday I could feel her kicking in my belly and now she's running around, having full conversations with me and is just being, well like a little lady?  Just doesn't seem possible at all!

In my reflection over the past year there are so many things that have happened that have re-shaped me in one way or another.  Last year at this time I felt like a discombobulated mess of crazy and this year I have a calm, serene feeling all around me.  I don't make resolutions because I don't believe it that stuff at all.  I mean why not just do what you want to do in the moment you decide to do it?  Don't pick a start date - JUST START!  There are several things I would like to accomplish this year, goals I've set for myself, attainable goals that further me on the path I am currently taking.  Most of mine are overall health, (mental and physical) and fitness.  I have a new favorite CrossFit athlete and she kicks some serious ass - hello new inspiration and motivation! {her name is Christmas Abbott if you find yourself so inclined to check out her awesomeness}. I also always say I'll do better about posting on this blog.  And I usually don't.  So I won't even say that this year.  Sometimes I get the urge to write lots of things and other times I'm a women of less words - although never no words - you all know I LOVE to talk! 

In similar 'holy heck I have a 3year old' news, Santa brought a big girl bike this year.  I was a bit worried that Bug would have a hard time with it.  I should have known I would be proven wrong.  She's got it down like a pro.  She's a daredevil, nothing scares her.  Check it out!

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She also got a scooter from Pappy and Gigi - look out summer time here we come!

Buggy got her first stomach bug over the weekend.  She had never thrown up before.  Even as a baby she spit up very rarely.  So as gross as it is I had to document it as a first!

I've decided if we don't think about the whole peeing the bed/pull up ordeal and don't make a fuss out of it the problem just seems to not be a problem.  At this point she goes to sleep in panties and we deal with the mess if she has one (usually 2 out of 7 nights or so).  But randomly the other night she asked for a little bit of a drink before bed.  I said sure you can have some IF you wear a pull up to sleep in. And she said ok.  That's it.  Ok.  No fights, no tears, no screams.  And it's been going that way since.  Totally agreeable.  It's possible my temper tantrum laden Bug has been replaced with a new mild mannered Bug.  And I'll take it for as long as it lasts!

Santa also put some new Disney music in the Bug's stocking - out with Barney, in with Disney!! yay! :0)

Here's to a happy, prosperous, glorious and all around wonderful 2013!!!
      

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Simple Mind

A large box arrived at the house yesterday from Grandma Kim full of presents and packing peanuts.  Oh the joy of packing peanuts right!?  But when I looked at the packaging for the packing peanuts I saw that to dispose of you were to disintegrate in water.  Well being the skeptic I am I wasn't too sure about that.  Experiment time!  I loaded up the sink with the little goodies and sprayed them down.  Check it out!!


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{Bye bye packing peanuts!}

Thoroughly impressed was I so I had to share with all of you!  And yes this was more exciting to me than the box full of gifts - I'm so easily amused!

Some quick Buggyism's:

* While getting ready to check out at Aldi last week - 'Mommy I don't want go home, I wanna shake my booty!'

*  She now knows days of the week.  She knows if she behaves all week I will take her to Sheetz (oh glorious Sheetz) on Friday morning for some goodies.  So last night on the way home she says 'I wanna go to Sheetz tomorrow, but I have to be good and listen and not fight and not have a tantrum!'  Now if only those things happened ALL the time!

*Finding Dobby our Elf on the Shelf is ever entertaining.  He's been a little rotten at times this year and Bug gets a kick out of yelling at him when he does.  (I've snapped pictures of all his appearances and will share after Christmas)

*She's been talking a lot about sweating lately.  She always wants to run with me when I go running and has shown great interest in working out in the garage.  (and I'll DEF take that).  She says that she works out so she can sweat, cutest thing ever.  She told me yesterday then went to play 'soccer ball' and she was sweating because it was a good work out!  Haha, gotta love it!

Merry Christmas All!!
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Who in the world....

Decides to take this song and make it into a children's version of  'Kid's Bop'
 and put it on a CD and put it into a kids meal at a fast food restaurant?' 



Well someone did.  I found this 'Kid's Bop' CD in Buggy's stuff over the weekend (I don't know where it came from or how long it's been in the abyss that is the Bug's closet) and took the CD to the car so we could listen to it.  There are only 5 tracks on the disc.  One is an original Kid's Bop something.  The other 4 are fairly popular R&B type songs made into a kid's version.  I just don't get this one.  I like the song above - it's a good peppy tune for a workout or whatever.  But if you listen to the lyrics closely I just cannot comprehend why someone would think 'oh, let's make a children's song out of this!'  and OF COURSE this song is the Bug's favorite on the disc.  Since Monday morning when I put it in the car she says to me 'play my songs' and when I put the disc on she says 'no the other one' and then tells me to stop when I get to this song.  There are no 'rough' lyrics per say in the Kid's Bop version but still.  I'm baffled.  And now Buggy knows all the words to this version and I have to admit it's pretty cute to watch her sing it. 

The girl picks up on song lyrics wicked quick.  I overhear her singing the correct words to lots of songs I don't even know all the words to.  I think she's destined to be a star in one way or another.  And I'll take that.

Santa Clause is bringing some new CD's - Disney style CD's - for the Bug's stocking.  So soon I will know all the words to those.  And yes I'll probably like the songs.  I may have already downloaded a few from Disney for my own play lists.  Maaaaaybe! :)'   

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lack of a Visual

i ran out of picture space on my blog.  how does this happen?  i didn't even know it could happen.  well i supposed i did i just never imagined it WOULD happen!  but i suppose it has been almost 2 years since i started the blog and well we all know how much i LOVE pictures.  so i'm in the process of trying to figure out a solution to my no more picture space dilemma.  in the meantime this blog will be picutre-less, but hopefully not totally boring!!

there have been lots of fun things going on since my last post.  most of which you will probably find a lot more entertaining if i had pictures.  so i will save those things for when i figure out that little situation.  i had to share a wuick buggyism that had me cracking up.  i'm not sure how it will come across in type but when she said it in person i just could not contain myself.

-i had been texting lilly's mommy about something and she mentioned that lilly had convinced them to go to feeney's - you know, the BEST fro yo place around - and i said to the bug 'hey lilly is at your favorite place, feeneys!'  she replies 'oh she must have wanted to go to feeney's - like me.  everyday.'  cracks my butt up.  just so matter of fact that she wants to go there everyday.  the girl is ridiculous. 

i've also been extremely impressed with her memory lately.  she can recall things from so long ago - some things that i don't even really remember.  she's impressive when she busts out her smart little brain power.  we are into week 3 of her new classroom and so far things are going very well.  she comes home most everyday with a new worksheet of exercises.  i really like that this class is more 'school' oriented.  and very glad she's doing so well with it!   

so for now that will be all.  i'll work on this whole lack of picture thing.

have a great tuesday!