Lola has a …..

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” -E.M. Forester A few weekends ago, I went on a miniature shopping spree and bought 2 pairs of pants and a few fitted shirts.  A day or so after that, a […]

Focus on today.

Today was one of those days where I think to myself, “Wow.  I love my life.” Poppyseed woke up at 6am (which is really REALLY late for her) and spent some time with Oatmeal in the kitchen.  It is their ritual to wake up and eat breakfast together (which is really her pre-breakfast since I […]

No more diapers.

Well folks, I’d venture to say I have a potty trained kid. I’m shocked at how well that went.  Really, no one is more amazed than I am when she yells at me and starts climbing up on the toilet.  I don’t know if she is just at the perfect age for potty training after […]

Potty Training – The Early Update

It’s Saturday night.  I’m in our recliner with my laptop at 9pm.  I know, I know, it’s an exciting life. I’ve spent the past 48 hours potty training my 16 month old.  I am very proud that we have much success in that 48 hour period.  It’s actually been somewhat fun, and I can assure […]

Poppyseed is (Almost) 16 Months Old

Please make her stop. Growing, that is. This summer has flown by.  It’s probably been one of the most blurry summers I’ve ever had.   We’ve worked, we’ve traveled, we’ve had friends stay with us, we’ve been to stay with friends, we’ve flown across the world, we’ve hosted cousins, the list goes on.  I think we’ve […]

Toddler Travel Diaries

It’s 10pm and Oatmeal just went to bed.  What better time to start on a blog? I keep trying to kill the night owl that lives inside of myself, but that damn bird won’t die. No really, I keep saying I’ll do an update about Poppyseed and our flight to Japan, but I never make […]

Wish us luck….

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…. Tomorrow is the big day.  We’re waking up early and heading to the airport.  Did I mention that Oatmeal decided to come with us to Japan?  Originally he had absolutely zero interest in going… he’s not much of a world traveler.  (Understatement of the year, he […]

I’m a new mom: Letter to the babysitter.

I can’t believe it’s been over 2 weeks since I actually posted a blog.  The funny thing is that I’ve blogged daily, but I never finish them and they just sit in the draft folder.  Forever. I just got home from work.  I was happy to find Poppyseed happily playing in the kitchen with Sarah, […]

Poppyseed is 13 Months Old

I’m sitting in the recliner, loving that it’s only 8:30pm and somehow I’ve already worked out, folded laundry, cooked, fed my family, put the baby down, packed lunch for the hubby for tomorrow…. and I’m done.  Ah… bliss. Just sitting here with my feet up and my computer in my lap.  It’s a good feeling. […]

The great mommy debate.

Today has been a really great day.  I started off the morning by waking up at 6:48am and realizing that I hadn’t gotten up at 5am to the sounds of a giddy little WIDE AWAKE baby.  For some reason she’d actually slept late (late for us at least).  We scrambled some eggs together, I watched […]