Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pumpkin Carving and Play Group

The title says it all. Pumpkin Carving from Halloween and Play Group.

 I got the bright idea that pumpkin carving with our toddler would be fun. I forgot to factor in the little hissy fits throughout the day though. Our daughter is right around the corner of 2, and the tantrums have begun.

We ended up buying a small pumpkin to decorate and a larger one to carve. Our daughter loves Tinkerbell at the moment, so I went online and printed off some Tinkerbell stencils.
We ended up choosing this one:







We got the newspaper all layed out on the floor and everything ready, our toddler and I marked the stencil onto the pumpkin and then it was carving time! I figured it was new and our daughter would explore the weird texture of the pumpkin seeds and goop inside the pumpkin..... thought it would be fun and we could watch her expressions as we cleaned the pumpkin out.... I was wrong. She grabbed a small handful and wiped it on my sweater and proceeded to have a mini meltdown, until she wanted to go to her room. So my husband carved the pumpkin and this was the end result :



I think my husband did a pretty good job for our munchkins first pumpkin.

We ended up taking our daughter out trick or treating for two hours. She went as Rapunzel off Tangled.... so cute! She got a bucket full of candy and then her great aunt made her up a Halloween bucket ( with Timbits, and a pillow pet and chocolates. )
It's safe to say she had a good Halloween, she slept that whole night after getting home.


Now for play group.
At our daughter's last check up a month ago or so, our doctor suggested we put our daughter on the list to see a speech therapist since she's only saying a handful of words. ( She understands us, she is extremely smart and outgoing, just she chooses her words lol.)
I got her name on the waiting list... of 8 months.
I started looking into some things and came across a local play group, that is 15 minutes from our house, and it's free! Wednesdays and Friday mornings. Drop ins welcome.
We were both hesitant at first, but figured "what could it hurt?" This way maybe she'll open up, and talk more being around other kids her age.
She loves play group. The new toys, the other toddlers, she loved it. They have snack time around 1030 ( which is right around her nap time ) so the first couple of times she had meltdowns. The last time was good though. It's also something they can go to when I work.
She sits at the table for snack now with the other kids and drinks from a big girl cup... I know it's the little things that make us parents happy.
She ate most of her snack yesterday at it ( snacks are also included ), and she came home saying a new word " uh, uh, uh, uh, oh!!" It's so adorable.

While we are on the wait list for the speech therapist, we are going to try play groups and see if she's talking more by the time her appointment rolls around.

*Here's Hoping*

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

Halloween, was our SECOND year wedding anniversary!

I have a post about what we did for our anniversary ( which we did on Wednesday, since we took our little one out for Halloween, but that will be done later ).....; however I wanted to celebrate my husband just a little bit. I don't think I do it enough and oh does he deserve it for putting up with me.

So I'm going to tell you a couple of things about my husband that I love about him and that make him even more amazing to me.

1. He goes grocery shopping and runs errands with our daughter, to take things off our to-do list or give me some quiet time, after work or when I'm stressed out. Also, he does it with EASE, our daughter is so relaxed when he takes her out.

2.He's an AMAZING stay at home dad/father. He makes staying at home look easy, and I know it's not. Stay at home is a full time job +more, with no sick days and he NEVER complains..... not even once.

3.He cooks. Yup, that's right. He can grill like nobody's business and can cook some mean tuna steaks as well... or just about anything that's put in front of him.

4.He watches Bones, and Greys Anatomy with me, and doesn't complain... and he enjoys them!
( He'll watch just about anything I ask him to. )

5.He cleans... and does laundry ( and folds and puts away the laundry )too.

6.He's a great listener. After a crappy day at work or just being stressed, I can talk to him about anything and the world seems to melt away.

7. He's handsome, those eyes and that smile, melt me.

8. He's caring and compassionate.

I love my husband and I look forward to many more years with him. I don't tell him enough, but I appreciate you and everything you do for our family, I need to tell you more.

Thank you for being  the amazing husband that you are.