Another Monday morning down. I didn’t want to get up this morning. I had such a great weekend that I didn’t want it to end. Lady Bug got up before I did this morning. She greeted me with a big kiss on the forehead and a, “wake up mommy. It’s morning time.”
She’s soo adorable! I just wanted to snuggle with her again today and let her watch a few cartoons as we lay in bed in our jammies nibbling on cereal, maybe even right out of the box.
Reluctant, I got up and got ready for my long day ahead.
Lady Bug and I went to the mall this afternoon to finally purchase the IPad I’ve been wanting for some time now. We stopped off at the Apple Store to find just what I had been itching to buy all week long. From the windows outside you could see the apples on almost everything.
Lady Bug was totally mesmerized by the pop up displays with the Apple logo on them. She thought that the curved walls were the neatest thing. She kept running her hand against the fabric and telling me how smooth it was. When she looked at one of the apples she pretended to take a bite and made a chomping sound. It was adorable.
One of her favorite pop up booths looked like it had three walls that were all connected in the center. She ran around it and told me it was a merry-go-round. I couldn’t stop laughing because I went there to buy an IPad and ended up staying so she could play in the playground of all the pop up displays. I bet these pop ups would be great to place in the play room I’m planning to make her. A few displays in bright contrasting colors would really set the room off and help keep each section of toys organized.
Today after I got home from work we had family night. I mean we usually spend time doing things together every night but tonight was special. I got out some of Lady Bug’s favorite games, popped some popcorn, and made some yummy hot chocolate.
We played three board games for youngsters and then watched Tangled. Lady Bug loved to sing along with the movie. She ran to the kitchen and pulled out a silicone spatula to use as a microphone. It was absolutely adorable.
I hope we can do this more often. Both of us enjoyed ourselves and had a terrific time.
Lady Bug and I had a play date this afternoon. While at her friend’s house I saw something extremely clever. Every wooden puzzle had a small piece of Velcro on each piece and it’s corresponding hole.
I thought this was shear genius! I love that Lady Bug could pick up the puzzle and move it to a different area without all if the pieces falling out. This also allows for vertical storage of the puzzles so she can flip through a few to find the one she wants like on a bookcase.
I live this idea soo much that I’m going to stop off at the craft store tomorrow and pick up some Velcro for our puzzles.
I was so surprised when Brenda announced on Facebook that she was buying a fender ukulele at guitar center and taking ukulele classes! As long as I’ve known Brenda, I’ve never even imagined that she would ever be interested in playing any musical instrument. She has always been involved in quilting, crochet, knitting, and other crafting projects.
When she posted on Facebook last week that someone actually asked her to play the ukulele at his father’s birthday party, and he was going to pay her fifty dollars to do it, I was delighted! Apparently her lessons have paid off. I hope that someday she will upload a video to YouTube of her playing the ukulele so I can see and hear her play!