Jordan is sick again today. That means I have to get creative tomorrow on her birthday. Nana's in town, should I try something new? Or should I go with an old staple? Maybe we'll make birthday cupcakes.
What do you do with sick kids? Rest. Bummer.
Friday, August 31, 2012
I took the day off and went into work. The kids are with a sitter! WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!
I had adult conversions and (he, he) went to the bathroom by myself. That may be too much information for some but it's a big deal for me.
I even went out to lunch to a new little cafe in Cary, NC called Sugar Buzz. (BTW, the sign outside said Gluten Free Fridays for those with gluten issues) It's not the best place in the world for a dieter to eat lunch, but I was starving. So I got chicken salad on a croissant and stared longingly at the desserts. It was so hard not to eat them, but I was good, as was the chicken salad. It was a quaint, cute little shop with hand-decorated cakes and other desserts. (see above).
Sugar Buzz is located off of Kildaire Farm Road in Cary next to The Meat House.
Monday, August 27, 2012
|Picture found online that confirmed what we saw at|
Crowder Park (in Apex, NC) on Thursday.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
"friends are like chocolate cake, you can never have enough ..."
That's a bad simile for a woman on a diet.
I had a playdate with a book author who lives in my neighborhood today who was giving me self-publishing tips. It was really fun, and she was so nice. Jordan made a new little buddy. They played really well, and both girls were introduced to new toys.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of creativity in me when I'm tired and cranky. I am both today. So we played peek-a-boo (total 18 month old favorite) for 30 minutes and went to the neighborhood park for another hour (less than 2 blocks from my house). Other than Jordan poking another little girl in the face, it was fun. OTHER THAN THAT. It pretty much set the tone for the rest of the day.
Think I'll got to be early tonight and find something more fun to do tomorrow! This day has to end soon or I'm gonna lose it.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
|Dani and her friend show off their Puddle Jumpers.|
My girls are 17 months apart in age. They're hard to keep track of in public and especially at the swimming pool. Midway through the summer I picked up a Stearns Puddle Jumper. So many of the kids had them at the pool and I'd never seen one before.
Dani, too, is far more independant with the Puddle Jumper. She kicks and bobs and jumps around in the water and prefers that I don't hold her. I highly recommend this product. On a side note, a friend said she bought a knockoff version of the Puddle Jumper. It wasn't as good, she said, and she ended up buying the Stearns version.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
|Don't do this! Ha, even though my daughter (3) did fall in the water, that's not why. You're not supposed to feed the ducks at Bass Lake. In fact, you're not supposed to feed any of the wildlife. WHOOPS!|
I don't usually encourage rule breaking, but this is the exception. If we hadn't broken their rules, we wouldn't have met Shelly or found this great little facility.
Bass Lake Park
900 Bass Lake Road
Holly Springs, NC
Friday, August 3, 2012
However, there are a few things I do LOVE to do with my girls (18 months & almost 3) when we just can't deal with the weather anymore. My favorite is the dance parties! For a baby shower gift my mom gave me a book Do Bugs Have Belly Buttons? by Christine Tortorella. It's a CD book. No, it's not just an audio book but a CD with the front cover as the page-turning book. It's adorable.
My girls absolutely love the music, specifically the song "Bug Beat." It's impossible to describe, so I'll just show you (video above). -- She also offers free downloads of her song on her website dobugshavebellybuttons.com!
I recently learned the author, wife of New York Rangers coach John Tortorella, gives all proceeds from the sale of her books to literacy programs. Love that.