Saturday, September 26, 2009

Today's Perk of Being a Mama - Retirement Plan

With dwindling 401ks & general economic uncertainity, it is important to have a back up plan. I think if we start him young enough, he will become a musical genius (which he kind of already is) and then become a successful rock star, eager to care for his loving parents...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Today's Perk of Being A Mama - A La La

Last night as I was rocking Lil Bucky, he had his little arms wrapped tightly around my neck and was peacefully snuggled against my chest. I said "Christopher, I love you." And he said "A la la..." I said "Did you just say I love you? Can you say I love you?" And he said "A la la..." I immediately called Johnny upstairs and said "C, can you tell dada that you love him?" He said "A la la dada." I said "Can you tell mama you love me?" "A la la mama." My heart was melting....

This morning I tested it again "Christopher - can you say I love you?" He smiled and said "A la la." SO, it may not be clear to the whole world - but I know what he is saying...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Today's Perk of Being a Mama - BUBBLES!

Today's Perk is definitely bath time. I mean seriously - who doesn't love a happy baby (ok TODDLER) that is completely covered in bubbles?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Today's Perk of Being a Mama - The Joy of Teaching...

Since I work, Lil Bucky goes to daycare. At that school, they teach him all kinds of cute things. Where his nose his, colors, what a giraffe says ("LONG NECK!"), etc. They also do flashcards with him. Apparently they gather all 10 toddlers into a circle, then the little ones sit happily and work on flashcards. I recently purhased number flashcards and decided I would take a little time to teach him his numbers. I, too, have the power to wrangle a 16 month old to teach him to count, right?

All in all, I feel like the lesson went really well and he learned a lot.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Today's Perk of Being a Mama - Nap Time

I really love when Lil Bucky is wide awake and running wild, but I also really love to watch him sleep... He just looks like a little angel.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Today's Perk of Being a Mama - IT Support

Sometimes your computer fails to operate properly & you need a good IT person to fix it.

"Looks like your computer has a virus... Should be an easy fix..."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Today's Perk of Being a Mama - Assistance with Accessories

For my baby shower, my boss bought me these awesome toy organizers from IKEA. They are really handy, hold tons of toys and are easy to tuck away. More than anything, my child loves to dump all the toys & put the organizers onto his head. Or my head. Or Dada's head. Or the kitties head...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Today's Perk of Being A Mama - Yardwork

It's always nice to have a (free) extra set of hands with all the yardwork we have to do...