Thursday, February 2, 2012

Before I forget - quote of the day:

I could post these on facebook - but, I'm just not ready to be "that parent" yet.  Also, I have so many friends on facebook that are not parents AND some who are trying to have children and cannot.  So, right now.. this is where I'll post.

Today's quote:

"Mommy, I'm a big girl.. like Daddy".

Yes... Izz... yes you are!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The key to getting your Husband out of the house on a weekend (willingly)!

Find an activity he loves that your toddler will also love.

Usually we go to the park or do something that I think Izz will like -- but, this past Sunday we went to the Science Museum, and guess what - her Dad also had fun!

I bought tickets to the interactive galleries - and when Daniel found out there were Imax movies too he got very upset with me.  The only thing that calmed him down was when I explained that if we liked the galleries too - we could get a membership and we could COME BACK and see the Imax movies.  

So, we've found a spot.  We got our membership packet yesterday in the mail - and I think when I'm in rehearsal tomorrow, Daniel is going to take Izz to the museum and expose her to her first Imax movie.   Usually, on a Sunday morning, I find them both at home - doing something fun - but, something at home.  

I've found the trick! 

Now to figure out the next activity these kids will like.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Carpe fifteen minutes in a row

Really couldn't have said it better...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

News from the Cold Front

I had my first fever-free day in 5 days today and I basically felt like a million bucks compared to the way I've felt the last week.

There's truly nothing like laying in bed, body shaking with fever and pain, thinking about how you really have to pee but don't have the strength to move to make you appreciate how lucky you are - just to be able to know that you won't always feel like this and you will wake up well to a beautiful family and happy life.

Today I made eggs for Molly, the first day on my feet in almost a week. It felt amazing.

She threw them on the floor - but still, amazing.

; )

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

add another 20 minutes to our mornings...

Izz is mastering buttons. She already puts on her own pants, socks and shoes. Now she's working on zippers and is doing buttons on her own. Mommy can't help -- Mommy can't even get close while she's working on her task. At this rate we are going to have to get up at 5am in order to get out of the house by 8:45am!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fess Up??

I went to NYC for business again. It was a great trip - I saw some shows, had lots of meetings and took care of some needed auditions for the season. I packed my trip with so many things that I was running around the city at a dizzying pace. I kind of forgot that I'm nearly 8 months pregnant. 8 months pregnant you ask?!? Yeah - that seems to be the concensus with my friends and collegues too. I seem to have forgotten to tell anyone that we are expecting a new addition in February. How did I forget to tell anyone? Did I do it on purpose? Or did I seriously just get too busy with Izz, Daniel and work? Gotta tell you -- I really don't know. But, now, here's the quandary: do I announce it? Like on Facebook? That seems awfully public and weird. Do I keep it quiet for the important people in my life? In this new world of social media, I'm just not sure what one does when they have big news to tell but they don't necessarily want everyone to know.. just most people. Suggestions?

Monday, December 5, 2011

The art of putting your toddler to sleep

So, at least once a week - Daniel falls asleep while putting Izz in bed. After our bedtime ritual (teeth brushing, cuddling, etc) He will read her stories, then say our collective goodnights to all our relatives, then he'll sit in the chair while she lies in bed. The idea is to sit there for 5 minutes and leave her to fall asleep on her own.


That's how it's supposed to work.

At least once a week my amazing husband will fall asleep before Izz does. I know this because all of a sudden I hear snoring (really really loud snoring) eminating from Izz's bedroom. He snores so loudly that it keeps her up. So, I have to go in there and wake him up.. which disturbs the whole process. So, he starts again - 5 minutes of sitting there -- and he falls asleep AGAIN. This can go on for an hour until I kick him out of the room, which make Izz cry.. so, I sit there for 5 minutes - but, it's not the same thing.

I would be angry and frustrated - but, it's so damn cute and totally hilarious.

I read to her tonight, tucked her in, sat for 5 minutes -- and I'm out writing this blog while she falls asleep on her own. But, I have to tell you - I wouldn't trade those nights when I hear loud snoring coming from her room for anything. They remind me of how active a participant my husband is in our child's rearing and how adorable he can be ...