Sunday, February 28, 2010

I've been a really bad blogger. I've been super busy and really tired when I come home from work. But I'm going to try to be better... I love my blog but I just need to try to figure out a way to stay awake past 9pm...

CNY was the same day as Valentines Day this year. Last year we did Vday photos but this year I thought we'd switch. In keeping with our "Tutu two year old" theme, I was able to locate this traditional chinese styled dress for G with a sort of tutu type skirt. She loved it!!! She was also really excited about the parasol which, not surprisingly she broke but hey! it still looked good in the pix, right? She was great for our pix but, sadly, the photographer sucked! Seriously, several of the pix weren't even in focus which I didn't even think was possible. And, her way of getting her to smile was to say "say cheese" yeah, like that's going to work. The original pix were so bad, I actually decided to take her back the following week for a reshoot. Our efforts paid off I think as these turned out lovely and G had a great time with the photog.

Our actual CNY celebrations were pretty limited. I did get some paper lantern type things that G enjoyed helping to hang from the living room ceiling and a little dragon decoration for the table. Kinda festive I guess. We'd planned to do the parade in LA's chinatown but then Bobby had to work at the last minute so that didn't work out. We were able to join the LuckyMommys group for a nice celebration dinner at an OC chinese place. Great food! Nice company. The kids got a little bit crazy but G seemed to enjoy herself.

I'd planned to try to make some dumplings and stuff at home but didn't end up having time to make it to the store. Those of you who know me, know that I don't really like to cook but I thought G would have fun helping and how hard could it be. We'll have to try another time I guess. I really wanted to try to ring in The Year of the Tiger with a bit more oompf by having a gathering but I guess there's always next year!

Anyway, we've been doing plenty of things and I'm sure I have some cute pix to post when I get time. We also have lots of fun stuff in the works... we've got tix for an event in hollywood for the opening of the new Alice inWonderland movie complete with a Mad Tea Party of some sort, a friend's reptile birthday party, a fantabulous tutu set for whatever our st patty's day celebration turns out to be and an elmo show that I actually haven't told G about for fear that she'll drive me crazy asking about it before the date arrives :-)

These things combined with all the normal stuff we always do... no boredom around here!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

My girl loves playdoh
I mean she really loves it! Who knew??? She got 4 little cans of it from santa but we hadn't gotten to it until the other day. I played with her for about 15-20 mins showing her how to make snakes and little balls and then she sat there for another hour and a half!!! Can you believe it?? an hour and a half and she was as happy and content as I've ever seen her. She'd rub the playdoh between her little hands, hold up her creation and then say "look mommy! snake!!" every 30 mins or so she'd ask to change colors. I know, controlling mom. I wouldn't let her have more than one color at a time cuz I hate when they mixed up into one big blob. Luckily so far she hasn't thought about mixing the colors together yet. That time will come I'm sure, then I'll have to just give in to the chaos ;-)

Anyway, here's my little artiste at work:
"I made a snake mommy!!"
These are Georgie's creations. In case you were wondering, the snowman is mine
G was totally proud of herself. So much fun for like $3!

Monday, February 01, 2010

I have a confession to make
I love Chick fil a!!! We eat there at least once per weekend. And, when I was off for two weeks at Christmas time... I went there with Georgie everyday. Its not just for me...the have a cute little play area that G loves and she also really likes the food there. Everytime we go we sit in the same spot, we eat the same food, and G always gets a balloon on the way out!

They do lots of fun kid stuff there too. Most recently they had a Pirates and Princesses night! For some reason this really caught my eye. G was super excited to dress up in her princess outfit to go eat at the "Chick play place." They had face painting... G got a purple butterfly! and star shaped wands to color. I've written before that G has a really long attention span when she gets into something. Coloring that wand was obviously something she was into since she spent about an hour!!! making sure that each area of the star was decorated with her markers. Then, to top it all off, they were giving all the kids free shakes... G chose "chock wit"

Such a simple thing, so much fun!

Decked out in the princess dress. I think the gold shiny shoes add a little panache!

Hard at work on her wand

G proudly shows off the product of all her hard work

Enjoying her shake