Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

We met up with Thomas and his parents for some ice cream today but just before getting to the shop, Laura fell while crossing the street and skinned her knee.
We got home after our ice cream run and she showed me some of her Karate moves.  I have a feeling that she's not going to be very tough girl growing up.

Then I took her swimming.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Green eggs and Spam

When I picked up Laura from school, she was a bit sad because she got to school too late this morning and missed out on a fun project at school.  The teacher read the kids "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss and then they actually made it and ate it.  The teacher told me to use blue food coloring so that when it combines with the yellow yolk, it will turn green.   Wow that looks gross.  I didn't have any ham so we used Spam!  She ate the whole plate.  

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Laura and I had a great day together doing just the mundane.  She woke up late and we ate breakfast together consisting of ruby red gratefruit, fried eggs and toast.  She inhaled it.  She did some number exercises and then we watched "Schoolhouse Rock" for about 1/2 hr.

Then we took a stroll outside.  She's getting much better on her tricycle.   It was sunny but still very cold.
We came back for lunch and she requested a jelly sandwhich and goldfish.  I had some soup but she ended up eating all of her lunch and my soup.  She must be having a growth spurt.   She had to wear her sunglasses during lunch because it was too sunny in the kitchen.  Yeah, ok.
Then I took a nap, I don't know what she did.  We then did some errands for a few hours consisting of getting my watch battery changed, picking up some cupcakes and going to Gymboree for some new outfits for Laura.  Then dinner of baked chicken, corn and green beans which she inhaled.  She never eats all 3 meals well but she did today.  Then we did a puzzle together and I did some laundry.

Glimpse into the future

I tucked Laura into bed after reading her a couple of stories and after saying good night, she reached into her purse next to her bed and pulled out her fake cell phone and started having a conversation.  I think this is what I have to look forward to sooner than I think.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Short visit to Philly

Laura and I drove down to Philly this weekend so that I could celebrate one of my closest friend's birthday.  Ymo and Hah da buh gee babysat.  My dad also made this giant prime rib for lunch because we came down.  
Laura was playing with her toys.  Wait to the end of the video to hear Ymo bossing me around. I can't believe she thinks I'm the bossy one!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Getting ready for Valentine's Day

There's supposed to be a Valentine's party all week at Laura's school.  On Sunday, Laura signed most of her Valentine's cards for her classmates.
Then tonight, we made Oreo truffles.   It was a bit messy but fun to make.  It's from this blog.
Crush the Oreo cookies.
Mix with cream cheese.

Roll into balls.

Dip into melted almond bark and add sprinkes.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


Laura's dad and I attended a conference at the Marriott in Copley which was an all day affair.  It provided child care so Laura spent the whole day watching movies and playing games.  The Marriott is connected to the Copley mall and she wanted to put some coins in the fountain.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Laura was showing us some of her yoga moves today.
Then we made a Valentine's day vanilla butter cake with frosting since I will be out of town next weekend.  It was really really good.  

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Homemade oreo cookies

Laura and I made these last night from a recipe that I got from here.
Suffice it to say that my diet is not going very well.   I thought they were still on the sweet side even though I cut the sugar by 1/4 cup.  It was fun making them though.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

self portrait

Laura drew this today and said that it was a picture of herself when she was a baby.  She has a binky and a bottle in her mouth.