Monday, March 26, 2012

Emotional Eater

Rhea is growing up right in front of my eyes and I don't like it one bit!  She started eating rice cereal this weekend.  I am not sure how much she actually ate or if she really liked it but she gave a range of emotions while doing it.

At first she was unsure of what to do

Then she was unsure how to feel

Then she was really happy to be eating

And seemed to really enjoy it

But then she had enough!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


So my new addiction is Pintrest.  And on Pintrest I discovered this cool recipe to make lasagna cups using wontons and red sauce.  This worked out perfectly for me as I had left over wonton wrappers I needed to use up and a ton of veggies.  I made them Monday night.  I thought they were a success.  Justin ate them.  He said they were good.  On Tuesday night I prepare to re-heat the left overs and Justin stops me.  He tells me he cannot eat them on the second night because they will make him sick.  This is coming from the man who ate moldy beef jerky last week because he didn't want to waste it.  Apparently my lasagna is as appealing as moldy beef jerky.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Damn you Daylight Savings!

Rhea has been a really good sleeper.  She can put her self to sleep with little to no fussing and sleep blissfully through the night.  That is until this weekend when we sprung forward and her sleeping schedule has been shot to hell!  She didn't sleep at all during the day Sunday and by 3 PM she couldn't get out of her own way!  She did finally nap and was a much happy camper.  That is until bedtime when she cried and fussed.  Mind you she fussed for 10 minutes and then went off to what I thought was a good nights sleep but Rhea was up at 3 AM and again at 5!   She was sick two nights this week so I will give Day Light Savings a pass on those nights but Rhea has gotten up almost every night this week to eat at 3AM.  She hasn't done this since she was 6 weeks old!  Any Moms out there have any tips to combat this?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Four Months

I sound like every other person on the planet but man time flies!  Rhea is four months old this week and it is amazing how fast she is changing!  She is really into things now and it is fascinating watching her discover thing like her hand and Duke.  She is big giggler and her laughter is contagious.  You have to stop what you are doing to laugh with her.  That is why my house is a mess.  At least that is what I am telling myself.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Nice Stranger

So all of you know my Dad.  He is one of the nicest people I know.  Most everyone who meets him loves him (or at least in my mind they do).  So today he came by my work at lunch and we went to the daycare to see Rhea.  As we were leaving and I was putting my shoes back on (yes Rhea's daycare room is a shoe less room) a class of Pre-schoolers walked by.  A young boy started to get giddy and was pointing at my Dad saying " Look, look, a nice Stranger!!!"  The teacher was trying to explain to him that strangers are not nice and he should never speak to strangers.  He looks at her and says "Well, he looks nice"  It was so cute that this four year old boy could see what I think the world sees.  Although I hope Rhea never speaks to strangers no matter how "Nice" they may seem!!!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Life Lessons for Rhea

I hope that I can be a good mom.  I hope that we will have a relationship like the one I have with my mom.  I hope Rhea learns how to be a good person.  I hope she will make good decisions in life.  I hope Rhea will be proud of the life Justin and I build for her.  I hope when I get old, she will take care of me.  I hope she wants to be independent and make her own way in the world.  I hope I hope she never has to feel pain, though I know that she will.  I hope she will enjoy the family traditions we start together and the ones she will join in on.  And I hope she learns from me how to use coupons!  I have been teaching Rhea how to coupon and she makes it look so good!