Wednesday, October 7, 2009
She also wanted to play a froggy splash game - you put a rubber frog on a contraption, hit a lever with a mallet, and the froggy flies into a pond full of moving plastic lilly pads. If your rubber frog lands inside, you win a plush frog.
Muffin quickly realized she couldn't hit the mallet well, so I offered... and I quickly realized how hard it was so.... Muffindad got volunteered. Poor daddy somehow survived the pressure and he WON !! (yeah for daddy !!)
So now we have a new Froggy at our home, and Muffin has been busy taking care of him - feeding him 'flies', and making sure he takes naps and goes to bed on time. Very cute!!
Oh, and in case you're wondering, she's "driving a fire truck ;)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
For July 4th we went to our friend's farm for a fun picnic with friends. Of course Muffin had to bring a whole boatload of dressup clothes, and wander around dressed up. And she had a BLAST playing dressup with the other girls.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
She was very proud of her dancing - and loved the lovely bouquet that Nana & Grandad brought her! Afterwards we all went out for a nice mid-afternoon late lunch at a local yummy Spanish/Portuguese restaurant.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
If the children are wery wery quiet... be afraid, be very afraid...
Muffin and her friend decided to do some fingerpainting on their faces while the parents were chatting...
oy, I'm afraid what the teenage yrs will bring...!!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
- Spent a week at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Love taking the boat to Magic Kingdom!
- Had some wonderful dinners with princesses and characters
- Muffin was recruited by Captain Jack Sparrow for training as pirate ( see video here!)
We then drove to Miami to visit my parents, and also saw my brother and his family. A good time was had by all ;) I think a highlight for Muffin was playing with her cousin A, who's only 6 months older. At one point the girls went hiding in the bathroom where they found my makeup bag and… well, thankfully I don't have much makeup but its clear they had no clue how to use an eyeliner, LOL!
The weather was a bit cool for Florida, but we had one day that was thankfully warm enough to go to the beach. Here's Muffin enjoying the beach at Key Biscayne. The water was probably about 1-2 ft deep for hundreds of feet, just enough for a little Muffin to enjoy a nice swim...
Now we cant' wait to go back!!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Poor Daddymuffin has been hearing this CD like 15 times a day… I'm surprised he's still sane ;)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Breakfast: dry cereal (pancake, french toast or muffin whenever I make them)
Lunch: peanut butter & jelley sandwich
Dinner: plain pasta (not even butter on it), rice and black beans, or fruit salad. Pizza if she can get it.
This has been driving me batty for months. We've tried introducing other foods but so far she's rebuffed all efforts.
On Sunday, Muffin and I went to the mall shopping for some summer clothes for her. I asked her if she'd like to try chicken nuggets for lunch as a treat at the mall… and she said … YES! After picking myself up from the floor and making an emergency PBJ sandwich (in case she hated nuggets), off we went to the mall. Would you believe she LOVED the nuggets? We got the 'Tyson' dinosaur shaped nuggets from The Great Steak & Potato Company. Given her acid reflux, she only got to eat a handful of fries with her nuggets.
Then she asked for nuggets for dinner.
I asked her, now that she likes chicken nuggets, would she be open to trying meatballs? To which she answered "NEVER!" with her usual dramatic flair. So I'll have to try again in a few months… but there is hope that she'll grow to eat more foods!!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
So of course on Sunday, Muffin asked me if it was Valentine's day again. LOL! I told her no, and she wanted to know why? YOU try to explain it to a 4 year old who wants more holidays!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Muffindad grabbed Muffin and told her to please never hit him there again because now he had a big boo-boo that hurt a lot.
To which she replied - do you want me to kiss your boo-boo and make it better?
Of course we explained that she couldn't kiss the boo-boo but she could hug and kiss Muffindad to make him feel better. And she did.
Children's innocence… gotta love it!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
"Cow, Bird, Lion, Giraffe"
followed by laughing. I guess she thought the combination funny? Then she'd ask me & Muffindad to say our own jokes, so we'd proceed with our own list of animals, and she'd crack up.
We've now discovered Knock Knock jokes and riddles. She probably picked this up from watching Lambchop (on Youtube ). Daddymuffin did come up with a couple of good ones:
"How do you catch a squirrel?
Climb up a tree and act like a nut!"
"Orange you glad to see me?"
and of course there's always the old standby about the chicken crossing the road...
So now during dinner she wants to do jokes… help? Anyone know where we can learn some simple jokes & riddles?
Saturday, February 7, 2009
We always check when Muffin goes potty to make sure she's truly clean (especially after the time she smeared poop all over the tub... )
SO today I was sitting in front as she's wiping. She likes to look at the TP after wiping to check its all clean... well, after her first 'check' I suddenly noticed that something went flying and landed on my pants. Yep. A nice chunk o'poo. Oh they joys of parenting ....
This ranks right up there when she was a 2 month old and pooped on my hands as I was putting diaper rash cream on her tushy.
Anyone have funny poop stories?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sigh. We're in for a world of trouble once she gets to be a teenager!!