Friday, February 27, 2009

Dear McDonald's

Dear McDonald's:

Why must you ruin my morning? I had just enough time to run through your convenient drive-thru and get myself a medium non-fat sugar-free vanilla cappuccino. I pay my $3.06 and wait for my delicious treat. I get to work, take a sip, and IT'S. WRONG. It is not vanilla at all, let alone sugar-free! It's just gross and I'm not going to drink it! I hate to be "that lady" but I am going to call and talk to the manager. From now on, I am also going to have to re-ask at the window, "So, this is non-fat, sugar-free right!?!?!" That is if I even go there anymore for my treat!

Okay, I'm feeling a little better, I called and talked to a manger. She apologized and told me that must have been frustrating. I appreciate her answer in terms of customer service. She wrote my name down and I can come again for free drink or meal.

An upset costumer, who really can't stop visiting you since my daughter LOVES "donalds fries!"

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Picture Tag

I was tagged by That Girl to do this picture blog. Here are the rules:

1. Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.

2. Go to the 6th Folder and then pick the 6th Picture.

3. Post it on your bloggy and tell the story that goes with the picture.

4. Tag 5 other glorious peoples to do the same thing and leave a comment on their bloggy tellin’ them ’bout it.

This is a picture from July 2007 at a park by our house. Jenna was enjoying the sunshine and trying to eat to woodchips! She was 7 months old. It was such a fun age and I loved her hair!

Now, I tag:






Have fun girls!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dear Jenna 26 Months

Dear Jenna,

You are now 26 months. As always, time if flying by. You are such a big girl now and amaze your daddy and me everyday. When people look at pictures of you they often say how old you look and they are suprised you are only two.

You continue to learn all the time, you love doing puzzles and building towers. You also love knocking them over! You can count to 13 now and love to sing songs. Some of your favorites are:

Twinkle twinkle little star
The Barney Song (don't ask me how she first learned this song, she doesn't even watch the purple dinosaur)
Baa baa black sheep
Itsy Bitsy Spider

You are talking so much and every morning you still look for Swiper the Fox and tell him to get out of your toys! The other night I think you had a bad dream, at about 1:30am you woke up screaming for me. I went in your room and you were so upset and just kept saying,
"I think...I think...I try....I try...scary!"
I felt so bad and we just cuddled for a while.

You also like to work on your "Laugh Top" computer while I do my homework on my laptop. We both sit on the couch and work. You are loving your gymnastics class and we love to watch you interact and learn new skills. You also tell your daddy and I how silly we are, which makes us laugh even more.

You are truly the biggest joy in our lives and every time you give me a kiss, hug, or tell me you love me, I feel like the luckiest mom in the world. Thanks for being you!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Needs and Wants

I teach Junior Achievement to 1st graders, and a major part of the lesson is teaching the difference between needs and wants. It really is pretty funny to hear their explanation for things that are "needs." Like a television and a computer. THESE ARE NEEDS to these kids. They say:
"How will we know the weather?".......Look outside

"How will we know the news?"........newspapers, radio, what did people do 200 years ago?
"We have to play video's a need."

Or sweet little Aiden, who said his dog was a NEED. When I asked why he responded with, "What if you are dying and the only thing that can save you is your dog?"

Okay kid, you've got a point! How do you argue with that?

Well, my dear daughter needs a lesson on needs and wants too.

She seems to think princess movies, dvd players, Finding Nemo, brown sugar pop tarts, and suckers are needs.
The second we get home from daycare she blurts:

"I need a sucker, I need a princess movie!"

Honey, if only you knew how lucky you were to have those as your "needs"!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Art of Compromise and Compassion

We have started doing time-outs with Jenna. She has learned quickly if she doesn't pick up her toys, or throws something, or any other bad action, she will be put in time-out for two minutes, since that is how old she is. She cries for real, does her fake cry and repeats the words "two minutes" until she is done.

Well...the two minutes has come over into other parts of out life. Now when we say it's time for bed, she comes back with "two minutes." When we say it's time to turn off cartoons, she says "two minutes". How she has figured this out, I don't know, but it is pretty funny.

Tonight we were building a tall tower with Jenna's blocks and she knocked it over and laughed. I pretended to cry and she came over to me, tried to get me to look at her and said,

"Mama, don't cry, don't be sad. Be happy!"

It was the CUTEST thing!

Jenna - I love you so much!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jumpin' Jenna

Jenna has been taking a gymnastics class now for about a month. She LOVES it. She can't wait for Tuesday nights. Of course, you can imagine, a class of 10 kids ages 2-3.5, it's a crazy time! Their desire to do whatever they want and their lack of awareness of others often leads to collisions at top running speeds. There seems to always be tears from at least a couple rambunctious kids. The coaches really try to structure it and it gets a little better every week. Her favorite is the long bouncy mat, but she tries everything. Here are a few shots from last night's class.

I love jumping the most! It is one of my favorite things to do!

Bars - I am getting better at them and will show you my big muscles after I lift myself up on them. I even did a flip on them with the help of one of my coaches! I got to ring the big cow bell because I did really well.

The balance beam is a work in progress. I can do it if I hold my mommy's hand.

Tumbling is fun too! I like to do somersaults a lot!