The next couple of posts are going to be a bunch or random summer memories captured while my Momma was visiting so bear with me:). I'm still printing this blog and I am trying oh so hard to keep it up for my kiddo. I think she will appreciate it someday...and if not, I know that I will because my memory is already so terrible that the chances of me remembering any of this in ten years are slim to none! haha.
Speaking of my kiddo. She has been cracking me up lately. Three is oh so exhausting but, oh so hilarious. I mean HILARIOUS. I LOVE asking little kids questions just to hear what their answers will be. My favorite!! This morning Daisy woke up at around at 6:30 when the trash truck came barreling down the street. Thanks a lot guys. Fortunately, she fell back to sleep. Then I heard her chatting on the monitor around 7:30 so I picked up the walkie talkie monitor and said, "hey darling. Are you gonna come in here and snuggle with me," to which she replied slowly, "uhhh, noooo. I'm not ready yet." Then she proceeded to sleep for another hour. Cracked me up!!
She has been watching a new Curious George Movie and evidently the Man with the yellow hat regularly refers to his paper work as his priorities. Daisy must have really liked the sound of that word because yesterday she started calling everything, "my bootifuwl pwiorwities." It was so freaking adorable I could hardly stand it. Fortunately I got a quick video of it on Instagram.
And the last funny Daisy special that I want to share is that she is really into referring to all of her features as big. I think in her mind this means that she wants to feel like a big girl but, it ends up being really funny. It goes something like this, "Mom, wook at my teef. Dey are weally big! Mom, wook at my hands. Dey are weally big! And wook at my bottom. It is weally weally big. Isn't it mommy?" Oh my gosh, the stuff that kids come up with just kills me. I just LOVE they things that little people say.
Anyways, on to random summer memories....
And Daisy started taking an interest in setting the table while my mom was here. It was pretty adorable and I'm so impressed that she just decided to do it all on her own.
We went on a LOT of walks in the evening while my mom was here. We are just a walking / outdoor kind of family. It could be the pool, bike riding or walking. It's how we prefer to spend that witching hour right before bedtime. lol
Daisy definitely worked the Lulu system. She pretty much asked my mom to hold her 24/7 and just about always got her request..little stinker:)
My hubby and I have had the same couch since we got married over 9 years ago. It was oh so comfortable but, not at all pleasing to the eye. It's been through several cats, a dog, a messy toddler and it was becoming quite thread bare in some spots. I've been looking for a new couch for over 2 years now. I am ridiculously slow about getting things done if a long term comittment is involved like a couch for example. What if I don't like it? I can't afford restocking fees so I think I feel like I am stuck with it so I better be sure I like it! You could say that I am indecisive and making large decisions. hehe While my mom was out visiting in March this year we started couch shopping together and she really helped me to pin down the style of couch. Thank you Mom! I ordered the couch in May and during my Mom's June visit the couch was finally delivered! It was a treat to have her help and company thorugh out the couch hunting process. And in case you are curious, I LOVE our new couch. So happy with it! I'm sure you will see more pictures of us sitting on it in the future. lol
The funny thing is that Daisy was devastated when my mom and I moved our old couch out and the movers brought in our new couch. I mean she was DEVASTATED and would not stop crying. She though (for some bizarre reason) that our new couch was going to be a pink couch or at least have pink pillows and she could not let it go when it did not. I tried my best to help her work through her sadness because she was a wreck. I think parting with the old couch was like losing a dear friend in her 3 year old mind. So of course my mom went out and bought Daisy a big, fluffy, pink pillow to use on the couch (or floor in this case) and all was well in the world...hehe...Grandmas are the best!
Anyways, back to our Summer while my Momma was here. We had a few musical jam sessions...Daisy loves to perform for family and friends if she is comfortable enough. I wonder if someday she will be a singer or musician? Time will tell:).
I finally got to introduce my mom to my favorite antique shop. I've been telling her about it for years. Nice to check it off the list:). There are a lot of colorful rocks lying around on the ground and Daisy can spend a good hour searching for them and sticking them in random pots and bowls laying around the antique yard. I asked the owner and she said that was what the rocks were for. Yeah for shop owners who understand that little activities for the customer kids goes a long way!
I thought these earrings were pretty adorable too! Maybe it is the writer in me and the fact that they are type writer keys...:)
I loved all the cute signs around the shop. I recently saw a tutorial on Pinterest on how to make one of these signs with a little more detail. I realize it's pretty basic but, I need all the tips I can get. hehe. What kind of stencils should I use? How do I give it an aged look? How do I hang it? How do I fasten the boards together? Yah, that kind of stuff just doesn't come easily to me but, thanks to Pinterest I don't have to strain my brain anymore. haha When I get around to making my first one I'll be sure to post it here:)l Wish me luck.
Daisy and my mom had a few dance sessions. Basically Daisy told my mom how to dance and then told her she was doing it wrong and showed her how to do it right...over and over again Crack up:).
And one night my mom threw together this rather simple but, so freaking delicious salad with a yummy Trader Joe's dressing and seasoned chicken. I think I ate half the bowl by myself. I'm not kidding.