Thursday, November 29, 2012

Too much?

There are a few ways to determine if you've watched too many kids cartoons as an adult. If you answer yes to any of these symptoms you need to cut back on the PBS:

1. You sing along with cartoon theme songs.
2. You reply when any cartoon character asks a question like they can hear you. Ex. Which animal is it? You yell at the TV the turtle.
3. You start judging cartoon families. Such as Sally's mom on the Cat in the Hat is pretty negligent & the man in the big yellow hat has no business having a flash, everyone in your apartment building hates that monkey.
4. You would even think to compile a list such as this one.
5. It takes you longer than 3 minutes after your child has fallen asleep to change the channel or even realize cartoons are still playing.

I'm sure there are many more but Thomas is almost over so my time allotment for doing something besides playing cars, ball or reading books is over. And I'm finally starting to feel better but Zach is cutting teeth & just wants to cuddle & watch cartoons. I'll let you know when I see the curious George when they get evicted, I know it's coming.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sick Day

I don't think I appreciated sick days enough when I was working in an office prior to having a child.  I'd take the day off and actually rest, maybe visit the doctor, watch some girl movies....while I felt like garbage, it now seems like a dream.  I tried to declare yesterday a sick day, but Zach had other plans.  I admit we watched way more Thomas the Train than any other day ever, we stayed in pajamas most of the day, but Zach did not put up with that for long.  He thought my cough was a game so I would cough and he would laugh then fake cough.  It may not be a sick day that is overly restful, but it was a much more entertaining one and I laughed way more than I have any other sick day.  While all that is true, I better get well soon because I can't take much more Thomas the Train or Zach's new truck book from Aunt Amanda.  

 Play with me!!!  p.s. I think he looks so much like cousin Syd in this picture!

Mama no sleeping....we're playing cars....again

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cleveland rocks

We had a great thanksgiving with a bunch of family and even a small gathering here. It was so nice hanging out with the family & the extra sets of hands were appreciated when Zach was running around. It was Matt's birthday on Sunday so we managed to sneak away to the browns game. I got Matt the best birthday present ever, a rare browns're welcome Matt.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful for forks

We are fortunate to have a lot of family & had an early thanksgiving on Saturday. Zach was way more interested in running around & exploring than actually eating dinner, which means I also got my exercise in between mouthfuls of turkey and stuffing. The big success of the weekend came in fork form. Grandma got Zach to actually try to use a fork instead of just playing with it & throwing it around. I chalk this up to her teacher patience & the fact we were only there the weekend so Zach didn't have time to break said patience. In days full of trying to use the potty as a cup & saying 'no touch' about 1,000,000 times, I had no patience left to attempt silverware. But by Sunday morning if you got food in his fork & put it in his hand he would actually put it in his mouth & even attempt to spear his own food. One small step for a toddler, one giant leap for this family actually eating out in public again.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Warm fuzzies

The honeymoon is over so to speak and this cute cuddly baby is a full blown toddler. Cute is when he hugs & kisses & talks. Not cute is throwing himself on the ground screaming & the constant no out of his mouth. We're struggling on how to discipline a child so small & determining what he understands.

So we were talking about his beloved stuffed animal Ba, aka the blue bunny during an 'oh lord are we already entering the terrible twos' conversation. I told Matt that we should let him tote around bunny and encourage his love so we have something to take away when he was bad. Meanest mom ever or evil genius. It was really more mean, I think I actually said let him love something so we can use it against him. To be fair he had thrown 3 meals on the floor & I was out of coffee & wine.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Perfect little Sunday.

Daddy showing Zach how to make pancakes and giving very detailed instructions (which were probably for my benefit since I'm a terrible breakfast maker :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


You know how cute a little kid Mohawk is right after a bath? Guess what, in the morning after the hair has dried that cute Mohawk looks crazy and no amount of combing will make it look tame.

Here is your proof incase you don't believe me...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Daddy's boy

Zach loves his dada. Matt is already gone for work when we get up and every morning there is a car that goes by about the time I'm sitting Zach down for breakfast. Every morning Zach waves to the car and says 'bye bye dada'. It is too cute. Matt did say he was glad he never saw it because he wouldn't be able to leave then. Z also takes after his dada with his love of bacon (I'm not a bacon fan to the shock of my family). Zach is such a good eater we figured he would eat bacon, but didn't anticipate his cookie monster like behavior.

Me eat all the bacon...nom nom....

Monday, November 5, 2012

Success and failure

I had a major success and a major failure all in the course of one lunch. The good first. I learned if you hide things in a quesadilla Zach will eat it. Beans on their own were rejected, beans in a quesadilla delicious. Score one for team vegetable and team mommy. While I was busy patting myself on the back I failed to notice Zach tossing pieces of said lunch to the dog. I heard frantic dog feet and toddler giggles and knew it was trouble. Lunch fail. Even if Zach likes something, it is way more fun to feed half to the dog...crap...