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New Genevieve pics

The stars aligned and Genevieve let me take her picture in her new pettiskirt from Nanna. It only took promises of ice cream with sprinkles and a lollipop to get them. ๐Ÿ™‚

September 8, 2008 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

He’s a modern, metro guy

That’s what I told my husband when Gavin wanted to take his man-bag (aka purse) to all the stores with us yesterday. If it keeps him quiet at the store, I’m down with it.

Gavin and his man bag:

August 14, 2008 at 11:11 am 2 comments

The little mermaid

Genevieve fully believes that Halloween is coming any day now. She decided thatย she wants to be a mermaid and has been asking repeatedly to go shop for costumes. Yesterday I took the kids to HomeGoods (it’s like TJ Maxx, but only home stuff) to shop for a chair – and lo, and behold, what do they have but little girls’ costumes including a mermaid costume. HomeGoods, of all places! Genevieve went nuts and it was only $16.99 so I bought it.ย I got a size 4/6 and it *barely* fits her – I hope she can actually wear it by Halloween!

(cell phone pics)

August 14, 2008 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Sad but cute at the same time

Gavin must be going through some sort of an attachment phase. Last week when I was at work, David called and told me that Gavin had gotten out our little photo album that has pictures of Genevieve’s birth. He was sitting and looking at pictures of me and crying. David asked him why he was crying and he said that he missed Mommy. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The next day was Saturday, so I was home and David was at work. Gavin dug out a toy cellphone that the kids have – it has some prerecorded messages on it and you can also record your own. David had a message on there saying “I love you Gavin, you little stinker.” Gavin went and curled up in the hallway and was listening to it over and over and crying again. I asked him what was wrong and he told me that he missed Daddy. The next day when David was at work, he was looking at the album again, only at pictures of David. I hope he snaps out of this soon, because I already have all of the working-mother guilt that I can handle. I can’t take any extra! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a bonus pic of him passed out, one of the 14 total minutes he slept out of 10 hours of drive time. ๐Ÿ™‚

(cell phone pic)

August 14, 2008 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

My plea to Disney

Please, please, pretty please, occaisionally show a Disney Priness wearing pants. Or shorts. Or capris.ย  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Signed,
a frustrated mother of a 3 year old girl

Seriously, 30 minute battle yesterday over getting dressed to go to the farm. She wanted to wear a dress, which just was not practical, and said she couldn’t wear pants because “then I won’t be a princess!” She wouldn’t buy my ‘princess is a state of mind’ argument.

August 11, 2008 at 10:16 am 1 comment

Sleep update

It’s starting to get a little better. Monday night he only screamed for 20 minutes though it felt like much, much longer. Tuesday for nap it was only 15 minutes, and last night he fussed for amaybe a minute when we put him down, then another minute when Genevieve woke him up later on. He also slept through the night!

We leave for vacation on Saturday and will be sharing a room with both kids for 8 days…everyone cross your fingers!

July 23, 2008 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

At my wit’s end

Oh, Gavin. You are lucky you’re cute. ๐Ÿ˜›

Here’s the deal: this kid will. not. sleep. He’s never been a good sleeper, but this week it’s escalated into screaming for hours on end before naptime and bedtime. The past few nights we’ve put him down around 8:30 and he screamed until past 10. Even Benadryl hasn’t helped (yes, we’ll try anything at this point). He’s trying every ploy he can think of to get out of bed – I need hugs, I’m scared, I have to go potty, etc. If we get him out of his crib and rock him he’ll calm down and sometimes go to sleep, but the second we put him back in he starts freaking out again. I’m not sure there’s anything left to do other than let him cry (though I will still get him when he has to go potty), but I’m open to suggestions. Help me!! We NEED him to get over this before we leave for vacation in a week!

~ a very tired Stacey

July 21, 2008 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

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