Friday, April 29, 2016

Taking Stock / 05

I haven't done a Taking Stock post since September.  Zoey was only 3 months old and I had just returned to work from maternity leave.  It feels like forever ago.

Making: chocolate chip cookies.

Cooking: salmon and vegetables for dinner. 

Drinking: Starbucks Defense Up and trying not to think about the sugar content.

Reading: just finished After You by JoJo Moyes (sequel to Me Before You)

Wanting: to win the lottery.

Looking: forward to a possible Disneyland trip in January.

Playing: baseball with Cam.  This kid is getting good.

Wishing: my babies would stay babies forever.

Enjoying: watching Cam and Zoey interact with each other.

Loving: when they make each other laugh.

Pondering: age appropriate and fun soccer drills for Camden's soccer team to do next week.

Considering: which book to start next and I have no idea.

Watching: Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy, Impractical Jokers, and Lip Sync Battle.

Needing: a whole new wardrobe.  This could also fall under "wanting."

Wearing: my black and white Converse and feeling super hip.  OK, semi hip.

Following: Game of Thrones and Walking Dead fan theories.

Noticing: Cam's imagination really starting to take off.

Admiring: anyone who is not hair and makeup inept like myself. 

Sorting: summer clothes for the kids.      

Buying: all the June & January because I am obsessed and need an intervention.

Getting: excited to chaperone Cam's preschool field trip to the zoo in a few weeks.

Bookmarking: first birthday party ideas for Zo.  

Disliking: that I only just learned there is a big difference between sunscreen and sunblock.

Feeling: all the feelings about Zoey's upcoming first birthday.  Never has a year passed faster.

Snacking: on peanut butter M&M's.  Don't tell Cam.

Coveting: a reasonably priced and effective anti-aging facial moisturizer.

Wishing: I was not so hair and makeup inept.

Helping: Cam understand that the big bad wolf will not blow our house down no matter how much he huffs and puffs.

Hearing: this song and laughing hysterically when Zoey immediately starts "dancing."  PS.  Maybe don't watch the video unless you just want to see J. Lo's booty.

Take Luck,

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Camden Says / 07

I haven't done a Camden Says installment since October.  Clearly some of these are old but too good to go unshared.

As always, I fully acknowledge that these will probably only be funny to me.  And my mom.

Seeing me pump.
Cam: (points to my chest) What are those?
Me: Boobies.
Cam: Birdies?
Me: No, boobies.
Cam: Oh, boobies.  For baby Zo Zo.

Seeing me preparing to nurse Zoey.
Cam: (lifts shirt) I feed Zo Zo with my boobies.

Wants his back and tummy scratched every night before bed and insists that it's done "soooofwwwwwwy (softly)."

When Zoey coughs and doesn't cover her mouth.
Cam: Mommy!!!  She didn't cover her mowf (mouth)!

When Zoey starts getting loud in the car.
Cam: No yelling, Zo Zo!

Asking a friend what she was going to be for Halloween.
Me: What will you be for Halloween?
Girl: A fairy!
Cam: Ohhhh, a ferry boat?!

Talking about boys and girls.
Cam: I'm a boy.  Daddy's a boy.  Mommy is a squirrel aaaaaand Zo Zo's a squirrel.

Trying to get him to sit down in a chair.
Grammy: What is your bottom for?
Cam: Going poo poo.

Learning anatomy.
Cam: (points to privates) what's that?
Ryan: That's your scrotum.
Cam: Oh, that's my frotum.

Talking about turning three.
Cam: I not one or two.  I free.

Describing something.
Cam: It's kinda wike a......

Asking about his day.
Me: What did you do at school today?
Cam: I went potty (long pause) a lot.

Talking about his new Polar Express t-shirt.
Cam: What's this boy's name?
Me: I don't know.  What do you think his name is?
Cam: Carnivore.

Going through Washington alphabet book.
Me: P is for peninsula.
Cam: No, P is for Pocahontas.

Ryan swatted me on the bottom.
Cam: No, daddy!  Do not hurt my mommy!

Discussing politics.
Ryan: Cam, are you a democrat?
Cam: No.
Ryan: OK, are you are a republican?
Cam: Yeah, I'm a pumpkin.

Learning volume control.
Cam: (yells/screams) yeah!
Me: Don't yell, bud.
Cam: Mommy, I just trying to say yeah.

Loves the Polar Express.
Cam: The Polar Express is coming to my house today!

Listening ears.
Me: Are your listening ears on?
Cam: No.  Hold on a second.
Cam: (makes "boop boop" robot sound while touching ears) OK, my ears are on.  I'm listening.

Bob the Minion.
Me: It's your great-grandpa's birthday today!  Let's call him!
Cam: My great papa?
Me: Yes, great grandpa Bob!
Cam: He's a Minion?

Responding to an answer to any one of his million questions.
Cam: Ohhhhhhhhhhh, OK!

Random shark talk.
Cam: There's a shark in that yellow house!
Me: There is?  What is it doing?
Cam: Sharking.

Calls Great Clips (where he gets his hair cut) "grapes."  I think he's combining "Great" and "Clips."

Daycare focuses on a letter of the alphabet each week and they sing a song about it.  We hear a lot of "J is a consonant in the alphabet! J, J, J, J, J!"

Daycare also has a theme for each week and recently they were learning about planets.  Thanks to a super cute You Tube video about the sun, he was walking around singing, "I'm so hot, I'm so hot.  Check me out, check me out."

We've started telling each other stories at bedtime.  All of his stories start with "Once upon a time..."

Take Luck,

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Zoey - 10 Months

We've entered double-digit months and I am feeling all the feelings.  This is such a fun age, but I would honestly be OK if this next month dragged a little tiny bit.

- Still a petite little peanut.  And I cannot tell you how many strangers say, "is she small for her age?" I can never think of a sassy rebuttal so if you think of one - please let me know.  I'd guess she's somewhere between 17 and 18 pounds.

- Slowly fitting into her 9 month and 6-12 month wardrobe.  We roll a lot of pant legs.

- Speaking of wardrobe.  I am having a lot of fun dressing her.

- So happy.  And chill.  And wins "favorite child of the day" almost daily.  Just kidding.

- Has two crawling speeds - leisure and turbo.  The difference is what she does with her head.  If it's up, she's in leisure mode and if it's down, she's gone turbo.

- Pulls herself up and climbs on everything.

- Will sometimes cruise along the furniture.

- Uses the little push car to "walk" but hasn't figured out that her knees bend so she looks a little like a young Forrest Gump.

- I thought having a girl would mean a more sedentary baby (compared to Cam) but I was very, very, very wrong.  In fact, she might even be busier than he was at this age.  And he was walking.  So, that's frightening.

- Now has four teeth - two on the top and two on the bottom.

- Overnight sleep and naps continue to be good.  Every once in awhile she will protest her afternoon nap.

- Is loud.  She is constantly babbling and letting you know that you are in her presence.  

- Says "uh oh," but not really.  She repeats us by saying "ah ahhhh" and does the inflections with her little voice without actually saying the words.

- Puts all the things in her mouth.  Paper, rocks, chalk, twigs, beauty bark, dog food, grass, whatever.

- Other than hard boiled eggs, she hasn't met a food she didn't like.

- Baths are her love language.

- Has earned the nickname "bootylicious" because girlfriend has junk in her trunk.

- If you take something away from her, she will dramatically put her head face down on the floor.

- Finds Camden absolutely hysterical and wants to do whatever he is doing.  Despite our demands that he be gentle with her, he can get quite rough.  She tolerates it because it means he's paying attention to her.  

Oh, Zo Zo.  I love you so.

Take Luck,
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