Thursday, July 11, 2013

Colors & Shape Activity

The other day, the Lil'B woke up asking to do some school.  At 7:15 in the morning, my immediate reply was, "Hush.  Mommy's sleeping."

Then I woke up, had coffee and while she ate her breakfast I put together a quick little "game" that doubles as a learning activity!

What did I use?
Markers, cardboard cake platter, colored buttons (shaped like flowers!)
Recently, the Lil'B has gotten really good with letters and numbers.  Colors are a 'depends on the mood' type of activity.  Some times she can name every single color and others, she refuses to name any.  When the latter happens, it's usually time for a nap or lunch!

I used 7 colors and colored in some circles.  Then made 2 sets of flash cards; one set has numbers, the other has colors.  Voila.  Easy peasy shapes and color board game!

Buttons sorted!  I did this, not the Lil'B...

We started with just sorting colors...

She REALLY enjoyed it!

Then we had to break to walk this guy. He was begging for love!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

We Heart Build-A-Bear

We normally just do a walk through once a week. But this week someone had a wristlet with cash in it (Hunky Husband spoils her!) and I told her she could pick something out!

Hightailing it to BABW!

At first, she wanted a princess Tiana dress for her stuffed dog. But she only had 3 dollars and some change; so that was out of the question. But then we found this:


A baby carrier!

What better way to prepare for baby #2 than to tote her stuffed dog around just like Mama is going to with the newborn!



After her purchase...

Wearing her stuffed dog on a walk to Target.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lil'B Loves the Dentist

Seriously. This kid enjoys brushing her teeth, getting them flossed and going to the dentist office for check ups and cleanings.

I hope this sticks because I HATED the dentist when I was younger!

Getting her teeth flossed; like a boss.

All smiles with princess sparkly teeth!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ugh, Sugar Drink

Yesterday I had to take my 3 hour glucose test. I failed my 1 hour by 2 points and the office called me 2 weeks later to inform me. I was beyond upset with the fact that the nurse failed to call me when I was told the results would be ready 2 businesses days max.  Figured no news was good news.  In this case, no news ended up to be due to a slack nurse with no backup procedures in effect.

I refused to take off work and asked to go in ether early or later than usual. I was told the lab opened at 5:15 AM and I could start the test then.

Me and the sweet Ri-Dog who came by for hello pets at 4:30 in the morning.
I walked in the hospital at 5. I sat until 5:15; the lab's automatic doors weren't opening. Finally at 5:20, I found a sweet lady working at the help desk (which normally doesn't open until 5:30) and asked for help. She nicely told me that the lab usually doesn't open until 6:30.

Um, excuse me?!

I think she could tell my pregnancy hormones where pumping through me and I was about to cry. Thank goodness for the hospital's amazing customer service, because she quickly walked into the lab and spoke to the nurse at the front desk. After explaining my situation, the nurse allowed me to enter as start the test. I could have hugged her!


Much happier when the latest Twilight movie was on!  Turns out I shouldn't have been too happy; it wasn't that great.
Thankfully, the OB office called me towards the end of our day (after I called leaving a message) to let me know that I passed the 3 hour test.  Thank goodness!  I am finally caught up from exhaustion after napping for an hour yesterday followed by an 11 hour sleepfest (with multiple pee breaks; because who are we kidding?  I'm 7 months pregnant).

Hopefully this will be the last time I ever have to drink that orange crap again!

The awesome nurse at the lab stuck me 4 times in this arm. Barely a bruise; she was so sweet!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Nom, Nom, Nom

Yesterday I spent in front of my computer on a virtual conference. The Lil'B did so well after her long nap. She occupied herself with snacks, a Princess puzzle and some paints. Love my job!

Smarty pants!
Since I didn't get done with my conference until 6; I was crunched for dinner prep. I opted for brinner; because it's a fav in this house!

The Hunky Husband's plate...

Pancakes topped with bananas and berries.  A hashbrown patty and eggs.

My plate...
Crunchy cheese eggs, a hashbrown patty and 1 pancake topped with bananas.
And tonight? I could not bring myself to eat anymore veggies; how awful is that?!

I did oven baked pineapple chicken on a bed of white rice with soy sauce. Nom, nom, nom!

Steamed rice, pineapple chicken and a little soy sauce.





Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tonight's Dinner by the Hunky Husband

Secret meatloaf.
Tasty tomato and cucumber salad.
Sliced banana.

Super excited we're using up the brown box of veggies!

Trader Joe's

The Hunky Husband enjoys Trader Joe's. I, on the other hand, am a fan of Whole Foods.

Today, the Lil'B became a die-hard TJ fan. All it took was a mini shopping cart and some cookies from the sample booth.