Thursday, May 28, 2009

17 months old today!

She likes to wear my big hair clip but not her own little ones. This
morning she put on her croc shoes all by herself.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Emma in the pool!

She loved it, especially when we took her out of the float and just
held her in the water. She loves to kick her legs in the water!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Garage Sales!

I love shopping garage sales! Today I decided to check out a sale that I found listed online. I found two great items for Emma. First, a Little Tikes kitchen, complete with food and dishes! It was only $25 and in very good condition. I also found a Crayola two sided easel, chalkboard on one side and dry erase/magnetic board on the other, for only $15. You can see pictures on our family site, linked on the left.

I have some rearranging to do upstairs before I can set up the kitchen, but I know Emma will love it and get lots of use out of it. I just love garage sales because buying new toys is so expensive. And I feel good that I'm reusing an existing item. It's good for me and the environment!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A Little Gardening

I just did a little tending to my garden (during Emma's nap of course). My tomato plants were looking a bit yellow but hopefully the nice watering I just gave them will help. I also pulled a lot of weeds and grass out of the bed. My pecan tree has new growth on it, but it's only 3 inches tall so it'll be a long time before I can consider it a successful plant. My fig tree has tiny baby figs on it! I don't know if they'll grow enough to be edible this year but at least I haven't killed it yet!

I really wish we had something in the backyard for Emma to play on. I've been looking on Craigslist and have found a few things, but by the time I contact the seller the item is gone. I've found one little playscape with a slide on Amazon that's only $150, plus tax and shipping. That's about the best deal I've found for something new. I really hope to get something for her soon, so she'll stop playing on the steps. I'm afraid she's going to fall again and hit her head. Or just walk right off the patio.

My fig tree:

Monday, May 04, 2009

Not Me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

So this is my first Not Me Mondays post, so here goes!

So, a couple of weeks ago, I took Emma to breakfast at Rudy's, for breakfast tacos. We had a good time, and then I totally did not lock her in the car. With my keys. And my cell phone. I did not have to ask a stranger to borrow his phone to call my husband. He totally didn't alert the 8 cops inside of Rudy's eating breakfast that a crazy woman locked her kid and keys in the car. Nope, not me!

Yesterday, Emma and I attended the 100th birthday party of my great-aunt Lil. I totally did not show up with Emma's shoes on the wrong feet. My cousin didn't point this out to me in front of various members of my extended family, all whom didn't laugh at me. Nope, didn't happen!

I do not spend most of Emma's nap watching TV and lamenting about how messy my house is, if I only had time to clean up. I do not spend the rest of Emma's nap eating ice cream, cake, chips, and any other food that I can find. No way, I only eat at meal times people!

That's all for now, see you next Monday when I'll tell you about the other things I don't do!