Thursday, December 20, 2012

Can You Kiss Structures?

The long awaited and dreaded day arrived yesterday and we packed up our old house and moved our crap precious possessions into the garage of our new house.  I love the new house so much that I want to french kiss it or not move into it.  I may just want to visit it and walk quietly in socks and stare at its beauty.   It is hard to believe how much damn WORK went into getting our house ready to sell, selling it, buying a new house after FIVE attempts, renovating, PACKING and finally moving.  We have so more stuff to do like final walk through on the old house and ya know FINISHING the new house and unpacking but it feels like we are so close to the finish line.  I started the day after I stopped working and it is ALMOST done.  I gave myself until January to then start looking for some sort of part time bizness but I'm not ready.  Also, LO has ummm hmmmmm yeah not separated from me at school.  So my first priority is finishing the house and getting organized and setting a new routine.

Everything has been so crazy that there hasn't been much of a schedule and LO has been feeling very attached.  We are staying in a hotel/traveling until the house is ready and she screamed at us at 9pm, "THIS ISN'T WORKING FOR ME!!" So there is that.  She has been coming up with some doozies lately in the whole non-stop talking arena.  While I was trying to help her put on socks, "I CAN DO IT MYSELF, SMARTIE."  Smartie?! Really? After talking to herself in the car non-stop for 30 minutes, "Mommy, I am so tired of talking." I don't know maybe just stop talking if it makes you tired.  When we visited my dermatologist, "I have a REAL doctor." A real doctor??

A few other things we have done.

Cookie Decorating at our Annual Mommy & Me holiday party

Sitting on furniture outside as you do in December

A shot of the big girl bed

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Toddler Comedian

First Night

We took a break from taping packing to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah over here.

We opened cards with gelt from Grandma which pleases LO to no end.  Peeps do not believe that sending LO $5 in a card will excite her but she loves it.  She saved up her money over the past few months and bought a large rubber ducky (Mommy duck) and a small rubber ducky (baby duck) featured in the pic below the money eyes shot. Getting to sleep with her is pretty much the highest honor bestowed on any item.  She only had a dollar left and the blue frisbee that she had been eyeing was three dollars so she was pretty excited.  I have stopped the "throw it in the basket" attitude hoping to slow down the gluttony so this little exercise has proved quite useful.  I don't pretend that she is learning anything about money but it gives a better reason than "because" when she wants something that is really useless. 

 Stickers in cards is pretty genius and a close second to $5.
Then we opened up the Mommy & Daddy gift.  Don't judge my penguin wrapping paper as every place was SOLD OUT of Hanukkah paper.  Or that the menorah is backwards.
I didn't notice the 6+ for the walkie talkies but she loves them.  DH tried to go upstairs to talk to her but she just followed so really you don't have to put batteries in them.
We are opening up a small gift a night over here and lighting our wood menorah.