Showing posts with label Mack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mack. Show all posts

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Road Trip w/Toddler, I must be insane.

Rant:: The fact that airfare is so indecent is making me so annoyed. Two tickets to Seattle, Washington should not cost almost $700 freaking dollars. I'm just sayin.

My sister is graduating college next month. I checked into the airfare, and thought it shouldn't be that much (4 months ago). I was so wrong it was at $600 for me and Mack. I said that's freaking stupid. Being me and thinking I'm smart, or not so smart, waited and checked 2 months later, and the prices went up. So, lame. 

I have to be there for my sister's graduation. She is one of those grudge holding people that will never let you forget and will always remind you. Ya, I don't need anymore grudges, she still has plenty on me. 

I decided Mack and I will be driving. I mean we have driven to L.A. all the time and she is great. L.A. is only 6-7 hours. Ummm, yeah, Washington State is 11-12 hours. I have a Subaru, so we can make it to washington on about $120 bucks in gas each way. I like $240 oppose to $600. So that's, that! We are driving. 

We leave in two weeks now. Yikes! We have a portable DVD player, so I think it will go smoothly. I plan to depart at around 3:00am so that I can get in a solid 4-5 hours of driving in with Mack still asleep, without stopping. That's a plan that may not be a good one. We shall see. Oh, and the better half is staying home for this trip, just me and mack and 854 miles to Washington. 

This drive should be memorable, chaotic, or just down right awesome with my all most 3 year old. 

My tweets should be just hilarious... I'm assuming. 

Ya, I'm just crazy for doing this. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Defined:: Code N2

I picked up Mackenna the other day from preschool & I heard the teacher say Code N2. I was like what the heck, are they teaching our kids military ops or something? I thought to myself...preschool, the opportunity of learning even if it's military codes and operations. Maybe they were playing a game, you know using their imagination, which I have yet to do in the last 10 years.

Anyway, I forgot about it. The next day when I dropped Mack off at school, I heard it again.   Teacher.. "we have another Code N2" it's pretty serious. 

I looked at the teacher, I'm sure it was the most weird and ridiculous look ever & the one you know it just looks ugly, ya that kind. I finally blubbered, what is Code N2? You guys playing a military ops game or something. The teacher looked at me, like what the Fluck, military opps, ya with the kids, I don't think so. 

She told me, that they say it to the other teacher's when a kid poops their pants. Code "Number two!" 

ZOMG! I felt Dumb! No the kids don't play military ops games at school, the teacher's use it when a kid shat's their pants. 

So, yesterday I learned what Code N2 is.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Easter Weekend, Egg hunts oh my!

Easter weekend consisted of way too much candy, easter egg hunts, easter bunny, rain and wind, ham and more candy.

I love Easter and this year as been the most fun of them all. Last year we didn't really partake in the festivities and I'm a little bummed about now that I think about it. This year I went all out and made a lovely easter basket for Mack including: tinker bell doll, Tangled, candy, chap stick, more candy, and bubbles. 

Side note: My kid goes bonkers over bubbles. Its almost ridiculous. 

We went to a easter egg hunt on Saturday at the local park and there were tons of kids. It was raining and cold and mack was so over stimulated she didn't look at the camera once. Hint the nice pic of Ian and easter bunny and Mack looking at the ground. 

Sunday we took a dive in the easter basket, watched tangled and ate candy at around 6am. I'm all about good parenting decisions like feeding my 2 1/2 year old candy at 6:30am. We followed it by another easter egg hunt in our front yard and ham dinner. It was a perfect day and weekend. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Pst... my kid is the front of the train
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mountain Mum Letter's

Dear Mack: Daddy always seems to go first all the time, So this week you are first. You are becoming more and more testy and challenging with discipline. Mommy doesn't like putting you in time outs and I don't like having to punish you. So, be a good girl this week and listen to mommy. You have completely wow'd me on the other hand with you potty training. You have been doing so well and going poop for the first time at school and at home. Dear Ian: I love our nights on the couch after Mack is in bed and we watch our favorite tv shows. I didn't make it till the end of shows this week without falling asleep first, but there is always next week. Dear Directv DVR: I'm so glad you are there to record our shows, because I would never be awake for any of them. Dear Spring: it's nice to see no snow in our forecast the last 2 weeks. So, please be sure to continue to bring us sun and rain showers only. Dear Mack: I can't wait to go on the easter egg this hunt and have your real first easter this year. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mack colors eggs

Tonight we decided to boil eggs and get our dye on. Mack had a lot of fun. She loved the sticker idea better the writing with chalk.

Dying eggs is one of my favorite Easter traditions.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

We've gone poop'in

Exciting things happening in the potty training department. Mack has been able to drop a duce at school and at home this week. We are down to pull-ups only this week at night time. What a relief and I'm so proud of my little girl. boy, the sure do grow up fast. 

While we are on the poop subject, have you ever read or gotten your hands on the book called "Everyone poops book" 

It is a strange book, but it's a great book to encourage your little one to poop. Mack loves to look at it on the potty. 

Enough Poop talk for one post. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mountain Mum's Letter's

Dear Ian: such a great weekend to relax and hang out with the three of us. Mack enjoyed building houses with you with mega tiles. Thanks for dealing with all of the snow removal this winter and especially this weekend. I'm sure Mack says thank you too! Dear Mother Nature: you have made it clear that you are here to stay for awhile, by dumping 3-4 feet of fresh powder to Tahoe on the first day of spring. Flowers, trees blossoming, and green grass I hope are in are near future, and please don't wait to show us these things until May like last year. Dear Mack: I hope you had fun with Mom and Dad this weekend. We played and played all weekend and had some good naps. Must have been the blizzard like conditions outside. I hope you had fun with mom and dad on Saturday night with dinner and video games and then movie night at home. Dear Day Light Savings: I'm so glad that you have come around this year again. It's nice to come and go to work in the sunshine and be able to have a couple hours of light when I get home. I'm glad you are here to stay for a while. 

P.S. My internet at home has been so slow for the last 3 days due to the snow storm we got today and this weekend. Sorry for the late post. 

P.S.S. Happy Spring! What are you doing to prepare yourself for spring? Any spring cleaning ideas? 

Ok one last P.S. stay tuned for my spring cleaning post this week. I want to do a garage sale this year. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lady Gaga and Toddlers

My daughter Mack loves to dance and loves music. I'm not the type of mom to sing, patty cake, patty cake, twinkle twinkle. I'm just not I'm not afraid to admit it. Every morning Mack and I pick a song, mostly she picks, and we jam on the way to school. We have a 9 minute commute to her preschool so we can usually fit 2 songs. 

My daughter loves Lady Gaga. I mean who wouldn't. I love her too. 

Mack's new favorite song is bad romance. She actually sings the words. I give my kid credit, she has taste. If my daughter wanted to sing "Old McDonald" on the way to school. I would sing my lungs out with her to it, but she'd rather me bump "Alejandro" by Lady Gaga.

You should see her shake her booty to "I gotta a feeling" by Black Eyed Peas. It's priceless.

The best part of my day is our Jam sesh in the car, even if it's to Lady Gaga Bad Romance.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mack's first dance class

Mack's New Ballet Outfit for class

Mack is in the dark pink shirt and black pants. 

Last week was Macks's first dance class. It was a ballet and tap mixed class. She loved ot and instantly made some new friends. We will be returning to class again this week. It was a great deal. $60 bucks for 4 classes a month. She loved the tap shoes and the tap dancing the most.

The studio I took her too was awesome. They were willing for her to try a class to see if she even liked it. The teacher was impressed with Mack's listening skills and paying attention to directions. This week we will be going again with mack's new ballet outfit.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mack Monthly Update

Mack at the KidZone. 
Mack is now 2 Year's old and 2 month's old. She is growing up to be a well behaved and well mannered child. It's hard to think at times that you are the one that has created this person. She still surprises me everyday and is smarter than I ever imagined.

Weight: 36 pounds (Still the same weight)

Height: 3 feet tall. 

New Words: Wake up, Cya Later, more please, I love you (way more clear), Remembering her friends name's from school. Counts 1-10 and almost to 20. 

Eating Habits: Really into her favorites again. Being stubborn about new food items. 

Favorite Movies: A Goofy Movie, Bugs life, and Walle

Activities: Everything is "what's that!" She wants to know what everything is and will repeat what you tell her. She is picking things up so quickly. 

Potty Training Status: She went all by herself the other weekend. She just didn't get her undies down, but she went potty by herself. Progress.  

Sleeping: She is a sleepy kid. She still takes 2-3 hour naps a day and sleeps through the night from 8pm to 5:30am - 6:00am. 

Building with Friends
She built this all by herself.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

No was replaced with ok, ok!

Mack learned the word "No" and fully understood it's meaning. I was told no before I said anything. I finally said one day, that we don't say "no" to people. Then, I was the bad person. I put her in time out every time she said the word "No"

I think it might have worked. Now, when I ask her do something or tell her not to be doing something. 

She responds.. Ok, Ok! Kinda like she is saying, "ok, sheesh, I get you lady" 

Anyway, Mom-1 Mack-0 on this one. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I heart packages

Mackenna has the most talented great grandmother out there. We received these in the mail yesterday. Knitted booties. There is fur in the inside for her feeties. These are so awesome. 

Monday, January 31, 2011

Camera Died.. Mom Fail

The camera died at the hair cut place. Of course. Mom Fail! Anyway, I took her photo of the hair cut after her nap that same day. Kinda messy, but you get the idea. It's cute and the finished product. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless cont. sick girly

I don't feel well mommy!

Mack, " watching how to train your dragon with mommy. My mom is the coolest for getting me popcicles and 7up. I have the best mom ever."

This is what she is thinking and wishes she could tell me.

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Wordless Hump Day

Saturday Jan 16th - Picnic with Braeden

January 17th - Pet Store

December 28th - Edmonds, Washington

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Will my kid pull the "my parents will never know" stunt?

I was sitting in the car with Ian and Mackenna yesterday on our way to the pet store. (Yes, I killed my kids fish and we had to go buy more) and was thinking to myself all of the things that I did that I thought and maybe my dad still doesn't know what I did behind his back. 

I sifted through memories of what I did to be a pain in the ass.

- I took $20 bucks all the time out my dad's wallet. (granted my dad pretty much knew. Like, my dad is stupid and didn't count his money in his wallet or knew how much was in there.) Ya, I was dumb and like heck my dad knew. Der!

- Said I was going somewhere and really wan't even playing on going there. This really didn't happen for me until I was driving. But, I did all the time. I said I was going there and no intention of going where I told my dad. (side note: I got caught sometimes because I locked my keys in the car at places I wasn't suppose to be at, don't worry though, I bought a hide a key and attached it to my car so that would never happen. Ya I got smarter.

- I forgot to get something signed or I just didn't want my dad to see the thing I needed sign. So, I became really good at forging my dad's signature. Like real good. 

- I had boyfriends and did some things. (don't need to discuss I'm sure) but, hey I was young and dumb and had fun. 

- when I was grounded or had my car taken away. I would leave and mark the tires with tape so I knew exactly how my car was when I left. Because my dad was a freak of nature and he would have noticed. 

I then thought, oh shit!, what if my daughter pulls this shit one me?!? Will I know about it? Will I also say, " I know what you do and when and have eyes in the back of my head so don't pull any shit on me?" 

Let's face it. I'm sure my dad lied to me and told me he knew everything to scare me so I wouldn't do it. There were sometimes it worked and I didn't do it because I knew he would know. and other times... I just said eff it and did it. 

I've come to the conclusion that I'm screwed and my kid will pull the same shit I did. It's just the way it is. I will do my best as a parent, like my dad, to teach her about important things in life that she needs to know. I think it is also, pay back. Like when my dad used to say, "wait till you have kids!" I'm thinking maybe he did know and wanted me to do it so that I will suffer later. He knew I would get my own and that I will get pay back. 

Anyone else thought of this? I'm glad they are young for a while, and that I have time to prep myself for these events. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mack's First Movie - Tangled

I finally took Mack to her first movie in the theater. We went and saw Tangled. It was a cute movie. We loaded up on popcorn, M&M's and a sprite. She sat there the entire time and was overall pretty quiet. Her cousin belle and mommy came with us and both of them did a good job for their first movie. 

All in all it was a great event and day. Except a minor speed bump. Please read: It could happen to anyone. 

Mack and Belle had a great time.