Posts Tagged ‘my girls’

Wordless Wednesday: “Big Girl Bed”

February 3, 2011 1 comment

Doesn’t this make you to take a nap?


Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life

November 12, 2010 2 comments

I hope to go back to school and finish this time.  I don’t know if it’s in the cards for me and also considering the lack of free time outside of work and my family, but I wish so much to go back and get my nursing degree.  Then maybe even be able to take the next step and receive my masters to work in an advanced practice role, like Midwifery.

I can’t decide if I want to work in Maternal Fetal Medicine with High Risk pregnancies or in an Adolescent Ob/Gyn practice area.  I’ve experiences both first hand.  I found out I was pregnant at 19 with my first daughter and then developed Preeclampsia, experience 2 weeks of bed rest and then was induced 2 weeks early.  When I was pregnant with Rory, they found a Chorioangioma and so with both pregnancies I was monitored weekly.  Those nurses who provided my prenatal care and were with me throughout my labors are people I will never forget.  I aspire to be half as good as they are one day.

I need to be a nurse.  If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would quit my job, but I would use the money to support my family while I went back to school full-time.  It’s in my heart, but finding the guts to put other priorities second and go back after that dream has been hard for me.

Wordless Wednesday: Grandpa’s “motashycle”

September 29, 2010 2 comments

The Quest

July 30, 2010 1 comment

I mentioned one of my posts (<– look at that I learned how to link a post! yay me!) that I was on a quest for the perfect slice of Italian wedding cake.

I should preface this by explaining how I’ve established better eating habits lately and sugar is one of the things I’ve toned done quite a bit on.  I loves me some sugar, but the combination of my hypothyroidism and my asshole PCP who will not up my meds, I need to make a change. Boo!

Last night I headed to the North End with my girls.  We asked for Italian wedding cake and basically they told me I would need to make an appointment with the “cake person”, so that was that.  After a bit of Googling while my kids ogled the pastry cases, I realized there are many types of Italian recipes that are used for wedding cake.  So we each picked a slice and brought them home.

Here’s a picture you can ogle at.

The jury is back.  We used a scale of 1-10.

Strawberry Shortcake

Me: 6  I really would’ve like it more if it was just slices of fresh strawberries

Haley: 5  “I like the top half, but the strawberry half is gross.”

Rory: “mmm, dis good”

Rum Cake

Me: 9

Haley: 7

Rory: “mmm, dis good”

Chocolate Mouse Cake

Me: 8.5

Haley: 10

Rory: “mmm, dis good”

We all went to bed happy and full last night.  My body however, went into sugar shock I think.  I woke up at 2am, with what felt like a baby cake alien trying to dig it’s way out of my stomach with a rusty fork.  I prayed for puke thinking it would give me some relief, but I instead spent the following 2 1/2 hours in the fetal position on my bed in a cold sweat begging for mercy.

It was totally worth it.

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F is for Friday and Family

I love Friday’s.  It’s “Family Movie Night” in our house and it really helps us all decompress after our busy week.  We look forward to it so much we clean up the house completely the night before because once we get in the door around 5:30 on Friday, all we want to do is peel off our clothes, change into our favorite pj’s and collect whatever pillows and blankets we need before we rush downstairs to the living room.

We either rent a movie or pick one we have at home.  Some nights we’ll just watch a kid flick like Princess and the Frog and The Parent Trap, but we alternate every other week and introduce classics like to Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball, BIG and Back to the Future.  We’ll order takeout or make pizzas together and eat popcorn and ice cream.  Once Rory gets tired, we’ll bring her upstairs and then we spend the rest of the night having a Gilmore Girl marathon until we fall asleep.  I definitely recommend picking a night out of the week that works for your family and make a date.  It doesn’t have to be anything specific, just a set time aside to hang together.

Each Friday I think I’m going to start recording my favorite things for the week.  I feel like I take them for granted lately and really need to be able to look back and remember how good things are even though they are not perfect.

Haley personality is going from sassy to classy.  These past few months she’s really been testing us with how far she can push.  Since last weekend I see that she is really working on respect more.  Rather than “no” and “I don’t want too”, she’s finding ways to communicate her disagreement without all the door slamming and tears.  I think she realizes she was spending more time arguing with us than it took for her to actually do what was asked and that maybe we’ll agree to more if she found a better way to ask.  I couldn’t be more appreciative.  She’s turning 10 this month and I am really treading carefully and trying to allow her to grow into her own person.  I hope I’m guiding her well.

Haley is also really enjoying sports. When we decided to give her a break from her 5 years of dancing, it was hard.  I just wanted to open her eyes to other activities and then if she decided she wanted to continue dancing (3 days a week, 3 hrs+ a day and the driving back and forth and OMG! the rehearsals and recitals, please no more!), we would sign her back up.  However, she really found a love for soccer and lacrosse and she’s becoming really good at it.  Plus it’s fun to watch so it’s a win/win.

Rory on the other hand, is giving us a run for our money.  She is growing so fast. At 18 months, she is 28lbs and 32.9 inches.  She talks so much now and we can actually understand what she’s trying to say. Some of her vocab include:

Hay-yee = Haley

Falfee = Ralphie (our dog)

Whe-yah Munkey = Where’s Curious George or any other monkey for that matter.

Puck = Cup

Shuck = sock

Along with up, more, peeese and of course, no.

She climbs everything or tries to, including all of our baby gates.  She watches movies from the comfort of our laundry basket, which she calls Choo-Choo.  She prefers vegetables and cheese over a cookie or ice-cream any day.  She will stop to dance at the sound of any music and hug and kiss anyone who crosses her path.  She is strong-willed and independent and her eyes light up with each new thing she encounters. I love watching it. I love my girls and I hope even with the years between them, they grow up to be as close as I can imagine sisters to be.

So at 4:30, I will run out the door to my car and home to them. I can’t wait.

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See what I see

You have beautiful curls in your hair. Natural golden waves that are smooth and shiny, but you wish them straight.

Your eyes are the most enchanting green, your lashes long. Your teeth, straight and white.  Some would say perfect.  You wish for glasses and hope for the day you may need braces.

You are 4’4, tall and athletic. You describe your friends, “so tiny and cute”.

I think you are perfect, amazing, brilliant.

I am determined to help you to see what I see.

I love you.

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