Archive | December 2013

*Brushes Off The Dust*

English: Christmas-themed check mark

English: Christmas-themed check mark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been here.  Life has obviously been really busy, but in a great way.

Little Miss P is growing like a weed.  Her vocabulary grows every single day, and she’s a confident walker and climber.  The older she gets, the more I enjoy being her mother and the more confident I feel mothering her.

We have tried not to go crazy with Christmas presents this year, but it is so difficult to stop once you get started!

Our first investment was in an Android tablet.  She has been using my old cell phone to play games, and while it isn’t hooked up to anything, the possibility that she could call 911 accidentally is still there.  The tablet allows for a lot more parental control over what she can and can’t access, and the screen is bigger than the cell phone.  She has been playing with my new Kindle Fire for the last week or so, and I know having her own tablet is going to make us both much happier.

If you’d told me I’d be buying my 16-month-old a tablet for Christmas I would have said you were nuts, yet here we are.

The other thing I am super excited about is something my husband is building – a helping tower!  Since Miss P likes to help in the kitchen she’s been standing on a stepladder.  It works, but it makes me very nervous.  I know most kids stand on chairs but ours are bar height so that isn’t really practical.  This tower is going to be perfect!  DH has already purchased all of the lumber and most of the hardware, save the hinges he’s getting this week.  I can’t wait to get her in the kitchen to help safely.

And in that vein, I got matching mommy and daughter aprons for us to use in the kitchen.  They are so cute I got set for my sister-in-law and niece, too.

Who knew being the mom of a daughter could be so much fun?

Among the other items we got her: a toy camera, a xylophone, Mega Blocks, tub toys, coloring books, board books and a ton of stocking stuffers.

Tomorrow is pictures with Santa at the mall and I can hardly wait!  We have a frame ornament with last year’s Santa picture in it and I can’t believe how much she has changed in 12 short months.

Back soon, I promise!