I am using every spare minute at work and home to read the last Harry Potter book. I know I said, "I'm not reading it!" because I was mad at JK for killing so many of the characters that I had grown to love. I think the kids around the world handled the last 2 books better than me. But it's a battle of good and evil, and it has to end good..... right?
Everyone here is fine. Dave is working at least 40 a week, maybe not the hours he or I would prefer, but we are thankful for them. Jocie has a runny nose and is completely in love with B and her kids, I've tried to leave her over there a few times so Jojo would follow me home. Nope it backfired, she was perfectly happy to stay there without a fuss. NICE!
I'm still working at e-mything my business. I finished few things and started many.
Curt and Rhonda's families are out of town, which is making their 3 siblings left here very sad. We miss you guys! The only thing consoling us is Harry Potter, boy it better have a good ending!
Thanks to Dad for making us dinner last night of rigatoni!!! Yummmy!
After dinner Jojo wanted "dirt" (yogurt) so we settled for chocolate pudding. Isn't she just the vision of cleanliness?? She did freak out and need a napkin after she got a drop of it on her finger. Silly girl.
we knew that we wouldn't be able to spend quality time with Dad on Jojo's actual b-day, so we invited some family and friends to have dinner with us on Sunday. Dave chose Organ Stop Pizza, he's a genius! She loved love loved it! The music took her over and she could do nothing else but give the show her entire attention!
On other news, MARIO ATE FOOD that requires CHEWING! maybe not so much chewing as sucking and pretending, but this is huge! Mario makes me look like an adventurous eater! But once the music started he kept telling B "mommy want some", so ok. He worked on it for a good long time, till he actually got a chunk and gagged a little. Either way, this is a big step for our little guy! We had lots of clapping and congratulations, and we were all SOOOOO proud of him! I think it was the highlight of the party!
ps. thanks Jane and William for the adorable dress, I know it shouldn't fit her yet, but we made it work! it was too cute to stay in the closet for long!!!
It's not easy lookin so put together, a lot of work goes into getting ready to be 2. I felt like primping went on forever this morning.
teeth -check lotion- check poop- check nails- check hair- check enormous bow- check bad mood- check good mood- also check absolutely no cooperation for pictures - check
At least we started out the day together as a family, Dave had to leave for work at noon, which really bummed him out ( I think A LOT more than he let on) and made us very sad. So what do you do when your all dolled up and miss your dad? Go grocery shopping of course. It was Wednesday so why not grab all the ads and head out! Why? because I'm a dork and it's a 115 degrees and I wanted to hit 3 grocery stores.
Well if you want to show your toddler where the love is on their birthday, take em to the grocery store! At Basha's she got to make a sweet patriot hat that said "Happy Birthday Jocie", she also got a pink balloon and a cookie at the bakery! Basha's is like a one stop party shop! Thanks Eddie and company!
After her cookie lunch and 10 min nap we headed to Grandma and Papa's house for food and water. Jocie loves swimming and had a blast. She is a little too brave which scares me, and like me, can't hear anything anyone is saying if she is thinking hard enough. You never know when a heavy case of thinking will hit (either of us).
My favorite thing about today (and unfortunately it was probably because she was missing her best friend, Dad) was that when she was in need of something, or feeling vulnerable she was soooo sweet and cuddly. I know that isn't a big deal to anyone else, but Dave always gets that, not me, and I sucked up every second of it! It was nice to feel needed.
Unfortunately I was wiped out after 3 grocery store bargain hunting so I let Grandma take all the pics of Jocie, so they are not exactly in my possession yet. Don't worry, like any proud mother of their "extremely gifted" child I will throw them up here when I get em.
Grandma made homemade Oreo ice cream and Aunt Megs made the prettiest butterfly cake with flag wings! They were both amazingly good! Of course Jojo would have NO dinner, rather play. BUT when it came time for a big messy cupcake, she suddenly had an appetite. AHHHHHHHHHHHH
We came home to watch fireworks in our front yard with the neighbors and Rhonda's family. I knew she wouldn't remember them from last year so I was excited to see what she would think. When the first one went off she looked like she had been shot! The look of fear on her face as she ran to me and covered her ears was so sad. She spent most of the time with her head buried in my neck and every now and then would peek. After the peeking became old she wanted to turn around and see what mom was so excited about. By the end she was clapping and yelling at them. What a fun experience.
happy birthday pumpkin! I hope we have terrific 2's!
ps. THANK YOU Aunt Carolyne for the most fabulous red, white and blue dress every! She had many adoring fans today!!