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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Reindeer Trek

We went to the Willow Park Zoo to participate in their very first Reindeer Trek. Claire wanted to be fancy for the occasion, so we curled her hair. We waited on the front steps for Daddy to get home. 

This is Claire's face when she saw Richie's car pull up. To say that she was excited is an understatement. She loves Richie so much.

We headed to Willow Park and started with some games. Richie volunteered as the "antlers" and we did a ring toss game. I lost. 

We said "hi" to the reindeer while we waited for Santa to come. This is as close as Claire would go. She was pretty scared. 

There was a live nativity set up too. 

Claire was also pretty scared of those animals. 

We got a picture with Santa and his reindeer. Again, Claire was terrified. 

Claire then colored a picture of a reindeer. The cartoon form of a reindeer is far less traumatizing. 

We felt guilty for scaring Claire with reindeer/sheep/mules/goats/fat-men-with-beards, so we let her chow down on some Rumbi. I snapped another picture of her because I couldn't get over how cute her hair was. 

For anyone else in Logan (and anyone whose children aren't wimpy), you should go see the Reindeer Trek.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Truth Tuesday

Is it really Tuesday again? It seems nowadays I only blog on Tuesdays. I guess it's better than nothing! I've been very busy preparing for the Christmas season. Part of that preparation involves pushing Claire around in card board boxes. She loves it and will ask to do it all day.
 Seriously. All Day. She sometimes doesn't want to do anything else! But it can get tiring...
 And when it gets tiring, we stop pushing the boxes around.
 And when the pushing stops, the tears start.
And they don't stop for a while.


The other day I was having Richie take pictures of me wearing different outfits so I could decide which one to wear for family pictures (ridiculous, I know). Anyways, Claire didn't like that the camera was pointing at someone other than her. She walked up to Richie and tugged on his pant leg until he took a picture of her.
 One picture wasn't enough. She must completely understand how adorable she is. 

  • Saran wrap must be the stupidest invention ever. You can never tear it properly. You can never keep it from crinkling into a ball before you cover your food. And if you manage to get a piece, unscathed, to your plate of food, it doesn't stay. It just lays across your food and bunches up on the edges. I hate saran wrap. Thanks for letting me vent about that.
  • I had to cover a lot of plates with saran wrap today. You probably never would have guessed. 
  • What's worse than taking a two-hour Statistics final? Watching other people take a two-hour Statistics final. What's worse than that? Grading 300 finals. THREE HUNDRED. 
  • I didn't grade all 300 finals. I did it with three other people. It was still awful and miserable though. 
  • Does everyone know the song "Sexy Thing"? It's a classic. Today I found out that the band's name is Hot Chocolate. Ha! Classic.
  • I was trying to tell Richie what blanket to grab for Claire. I described the blanket as the damask one (for you men out there, that's a type of pattern). Richie looked at me SO confused and asked, "The dumb ask blanket?"

To end TT, I'll be showing you why I'm a genius. See picture below. 
Claire was being uncooperative at Walmart (didn't want to sit in the shopping cart, be held, or walk on her own). We found this chair and set it in the cart for her to sit in. She thought it was a throne, specially designed for her. Best. Idea. Ever. 

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Truth Tuesday

Hey everyone! Have you guys noticed that I haven't blogged in a while? Well, it's been a few weeks. I'm sorry! Life has been busy. Plus, my computer crashed and my hard drive was TOAST. Luckily Richie got all my pictures (all 8000 of them) and everything else off the computer. We also were out of town for 4 days last week. Like I said--life's been a little crazy! Without any more delay, here's a long awaited TT:
  • PLEASE click on THIS LINK. It gives the 31 reasons why I hate soccer. I will never get into soccer. Ever. 
  • I carry a calculator around in my purse. Not just a 4-function calculator, but a fully functional graphing calculator. 
  • We have two Christmas trees. One of them is decorated with a peacock theme. Pics to come. They're both so cute.
  • Everyone should watch this video. It's so great.
  • Sometimes, when I'm alone, I'll start talking in a sing-song voice without thinking.
 "Mommy's grabbing some water out of the fridge right now."
"Mommy's going to go potty really quick."
"What should Mommy have for lunch?
I talk to Claire all day, so when she goes to bed, the talking continues, and I end up talking to myself like a crazy person.


We all have lazy things that we do (or rather, don't do). Here's a few things I do to save an extra millisecond off my day:
  • I don't pick up Claire's toe/fingernail clippings. They're SO tiny. I just clip her nails, brush off my lap, and go about my day. 
  • I never properly clean my waffle iron. I just wipe it out with a damp paper towel and tuck it away. Anyone want to come over for waffles?
  • This isn't about me, it's about Richie. But recently, we were walking around outside and Claire was snacking on cheerios and she dropped one on the ground. Richie noticed and stepped on it, twisting his foot from side to side until it was completely smashed into powder. I think that was a much better option than bending over and picking it up. 
  • If I drop anything on the floor that Claire can eat, I point to it and tell her to eat it. So convenient. 
  • I make Richie go get me my birth control pill and my water bottle sometimes. Getting off the couch is hard to do.
Has anyone else read THIS blog? It's awesome. It's my inspiration for this next set of truths. Reasons my daughter cried today:
  • She asked for a sippy cup. I gave her a sippy cup.
  • I wouldn't let her have the toilet paper that I used to wipe. 
  • I picked her up out of her crib after she woke up in the morning. 
  • I picked her up out of her crib after she woke up from her nap. 
  • She dumped water on her head during her bath. 
  • I unzipped her jacket.
  • I rolled her sleeves up.
  • I wouldn't let her have the knife I was using to cut her lunch. 
It sounds like Claire cries a lot, but it's really nothing compared to the amount of giggles and smiles that I constantly get. I love that little girl. 

Well, it's late. Sorry for disappearing from the blogging world. I'll be better at blogging for a week or two, and then we'll be spending time with family and I'll skip out on blogging again for a while. Thanks for stopping by to read! Happy Tuesday!