Monday, November 24, 2008


We were rambunctious tonight. Ran all over, with and without my slippers and the kitty cat's ball. As Noel can attest, she did not use her "inside voice" either : ) Everything was LOUD LOUD LOUD.

A good evening overall.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Cara enrichment activity for today:

Play with leaves. Many leaves.

Run back and forth through said leaves many times.

Pick leaves up and pile them next to Max, who is very bemused by this interesting present. Then run back to get more leaves in order to make a bigger pile in the neighbor's lawn.

Wow! Leaves!

We also had a good time with blocks today. But the leaves were the best.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Three cheers for happy toddlers!

So, it took two nights of crying, but tonight Cara got into bed, laid down, let me tuck her in with Blankie, patted Bear a couple of times, and went straight to sleep. Before 8pm. With NO crying. Will wonders never cease. I think the threat of taking her Bear away worked.... Hopefully this will be a trend and we will stop the "let's play with Bear until 9pm" thing.

We had a good time with Poppa and Gigi tonight, although she was somewhat confused that she couldn't find Nona (Mom was on call tonight). She kept calling her: "Nona! Nooooooona!!" She had a good supper (eggplant parmesan, but she thinks it was pizza, and she ate almost all of it) and really enjoyed herself. To my entertainment, when she finished her supper, she started feeding it to Dixie (Grandma brought Dixie and her bird down with her) who very gently took it out of her hand. It was pretty cute. I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, Cara or Dixie. (Before you ask, YES of course we washed her hands afterwards.)

Poppa is growing his beard again. I'm amused.

Then we came home and had a nice although short bath.... she discovered the whirlpool that happens when the water drains out and was fascinated.

An outstanding evening overall. Yay for happy toddlers!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I could have danced all night

Cue music from Philadelphia Chickens as we bop with Rabbit and Froggie. (Yes, it's a turtle, but I've given up convincing her of this.) A fun time was had by all. Although I think Rabbit and Froggie were a little dizzy when she was done.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Belly, Belly Button, You're Oh So Fine

Ooooooooo belly button, I'm so happy your mine....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rock star

Nuff said about this one.
We had a good time at Nona and Poppa's tonight, as evidenced by the grin.

In the spirit of voting I am letting her choose more stuff and lo and behold, it is really helping with the tantrums. So we had a REALLY good day today.

However........ I will be really glad to have you home tomorrow : )

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Lots of photos today

So, we had a photo packed day, starting with a happy wave to Daddy this morning:
She was in a really great mood this morning; no tantrums. We read some books, got dressed happily, and got to school without Mommy pulling her hair out. Life is good.

Even better, we had a great evening! Played outside for a bit, ate without a fuss, played and took a bath happily, and went to sleep happily!

We blew kisses to Daddy: insert "mmmmmm-wawh!!" sound effects here.
The blog is posting these in the wrong order and making me crazy, but you get the idea : )

And we discovered the camera takes waaaaaay cool photos of Cara.... I have about a dozen more like this, because she kept insisting that I take her picture and she take mine. She grabs the camera, looks at it, says "Ca-wah!!" and then "'Gain! 'Gain!" Goofiness. She declared, by the way, "Camera broken!!" while looking at the screen. Sigh. I didn't bother telling her that she's the one who broke it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mommy is brave

Yes, brave. Because I sat her on the chair by herself so I could get the camera and take the picture.

No damage done. Thank goodness. Equally fortunately, she did not cover the camera lens with paint. Whew.

We had a very good time tonight;. We played outside for a few minutes, then came in happily and ate a great dinner - Italian pasta casserole and strawberries. She had only 1 tantrum - and that was just a category 1 - almost not enough of a tantrum to count. She slept 3 hours today so maybe that helped. We had a nice bath - splashed like crazy and got water everywhere. And she went to sleep happy! All in all a great night. Kind of makes up for the category 4 tantrum this morning on the way to school. Sigh. Good to know that life has balance, huh.


A Halloween and pumpkin farm recap for your viewing pleasure : )