Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dinner Time

It's usually about 6pm when I start dinner since Rex usually doesn't make it home until 6:15 or sometimes even 6:30. By that time Astoria has eaten three snacks, played in the playroom, pulled everything out of my purse..twice, and has even dumped my sewing basket. Needless to say about the time I start to fix dinner she's looking for some Mommy entertainment which can be hard to provide when your trying to cook. So tonight, I thought about how much she likes to play in the water and VIOLA I put her on the cabinet to play in the sink. No worries, I didn't leave that side of the cabinet for even a millisecond, notice the cut up tomatoes I was using and she was eating just as fast? She loved it and I had lots of time to cut up veggies and meat. She was not too excited when I put her down on the floor once I started really cooking.
Water fun:
This is the face I get when I say 'cheese'!
Not a great picture either but I think she looks exactly like my little sister did at that age :)

Anyway we're headed off tomorrow to the ENT for an ear check, we're using the same doctor that diagnosed her with torticollis at 6 weeks. In the past week I've picked her up from daycare 3 times with a fever. Last week (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) she got 6 injections of Rocephin and another 2 doses of it on Wednesday because the fluid was back in her ears. The joys of motherhood.

On a good note tonight before bed she sat in Rex's lap on the floor and proceeded to stand up on her own 10-12 of those times she took a step with one leg but then fell (of course she would do none of it once I got the camera out). Perhaps, just maybe we'll have a walker on our hands soon. I'm so ready!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

This Weekend

Rex and I decided to make a surprise visit to Oklahoma this weekend. We got up at our normal weekday time of 6am and loaded in the car around 7am for the 3 hour trip north. Astoria stayed awake the entire time and did pretty well in the car (with LOTS of mommy entertainment). The surprise was great, Mom's face was the best :)

That day we got to visit Granny:
Take a bath with Olivia (don't you just wonder what they are talking about?)
Sunday before we left Mom and I took the kids to a splash park in Midwest City. Astoria loved it, I can't wait to take her one here (mainly because they have cushy flooring for her poor little knees).

Where'd it go?

I'm gonna get it!

They both loved sitting and watching the bigger kids before we got ready to leave.

When her eyelashes are wet it's almost as if they are too heavy to hold up..she also smiles like her mama...her entire face crinkles up :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Going Bonkers!!

It's starting to get HOT here in Texas so I'm on the hunt for fun things to do with a 1 year old, indoors and relatively cheap. Not an easy task I've discovered. Today however, Rex, Astoria, and I went to a place called Going Bonkers ( It was a lot of fun. Best thing..there is a section for those under 3 years of age. Not sure who got more of a workout though..Astoria or Rex and I?

The tunnel fear!

Yeah, I can do this!

Still going strong.

Going down the slide with daddy!

Now I'm going by myself!

Having a blast.

Hey daddy!

Riding the tea cups...ready for Disney!

What mommy and daddy like to see after a fun, busy day of playing!