Monday, March 29, 2010

She seems so calm

We went out to dinner on Saturday evening and the husband of the couple next to us commented that Celia was so calm.  She was at that moment and all throughout the dinner.  In fact she was likely the best behaved I have seen her at a restaurant (although honestly Celia has never been a big problem when we went out to eat).  As for the husband, he wanted to chat us up the entire meal.  I wasn't very fond of that and I think Celia was a bit confused as to why this man kept talking, and talking.  Not to mention my eye gaze went to his wife who was feeding the little boy M&Ms after a few bites of his meal.  This was after the husband asked us if we knew about this juice that his son was drinking, it had 50% less sugar.  Celia was drinking water- no sugar, but I didn't say anything.  I also didn't say anything about the M&Ms but I was very curious.  Oh and the fact that they were looking for a different type of daycare for next year because the little boy went to in home daycare that has the tv on all day.  Hmmm....  Celia has watched 2 short videos on pajamma day in the nearly 2 years that she has been at her daycare.  But, again, I didn't say anything.

So back to Celia.  Calm, was not a word to describe her on Sunday.  Celia has been going to bed fine for the past week but getting up shortly after 5, I don't mean 5:15 or 5:30, I mean like 5:01 or 5:02.  So I think Sunday it all caught up to her.  I didn't realize though that we had passed that magic time and crossed over to the, well not so calm and not so nice child stage.  I haven't seen her throw a tantrum that bad in a very long time.  But we made it.  She took a good nap but was grumpy when she woke up.  Actualy she was still tired when she woke up.  At one point she was lying down next to me and slipped down a little, closed her eyes and started twirling her hair.  She was going to go back to sleep!!  I told her she couldn't and she didn't give me a huge fuss but was dissapointed.  She took a tubby and all was well after that.

I am on Spring Break this week.  I sent Celia to school today and will tomorrow then I think I will keep her home the rest of the week, not sure yet!  I went to IKEA and got some ideas for her play area down stairs.  We are in for a yucky two days- cold and rainy.  Cold, but Pete wore short sleeves today...  It is going to be almost 80 this weekend.


Monday, March 22, 2010

My Montage 3/22/10 at

She hasn't really shared her views on politics yet but she is learning the players.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Cleaning

I am in a mood to just clean and get rid of a ton of things.  I filled two trash bags today and filled another two bags for salvation army and an adult clothing turnabout in April.  I am leaving Celia in daycare for at least one day during the Spring Break to clean out things and organize.  The house is driving me crazy.   It feels so good to get rid of things and somehow I know that next year at this time, it will be the same thing!! 

I do really want to lead a more simple life, non-reliant on "stuff".  Pete and I both are not super materialistic and I really want to share that with Celia.  In the summer I often spend alot of time doing the clean out and this year I would love to have that taken care of so that I can tackle some other problems like painting the two bathrooms and possibly redoing some of our master bathroom.

As for Miss. Celia she seems to have caught yet another cold.  She has a loose but frequent cough that got her to bed very late tonight- along with some other complaints!  She is going to be a bear tomorrow.  I got her a memory game at a consignment sale and she actualy does very well with it.  She enjoys playing it too.  I am going to be on the look out for some other simple games.  She has had no pull-ups at nap time all this week and has done awesome!!  Night training here we come (this summer that is).

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Queen Celia

We were not impressed with Celia's behavior this evening.  She ended it by hitting her Daddy when he asked for a kiss and then asked him if he would cry.  She wanted to hear him cry (he often fakes it).
The following was a conversation that took place while Celia was sitting on the toilet.

Mommy:  There will be no stories this evening because you were not nice, you did not make good choices.
Celia:  But I want stories.
Mommy:  No I will lay down with you but no stories.
Celia:  Why
Mommy:  You were not nice.  Tomorrow, you need to listen to Mommy and Daddy and do what we ask you.
Celia (yelling downstairs):  I love you Daddy.  (then gives very loud kisses in the air).  See Mommy, I am nice.  Now I get a story.
Mommy: No, you do not.

The little manipulator.  She knows exactly what she was doing!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Longwood Gardens

Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for the year pass to Longwood Gardens.  I am super excited!!  Celia and I are going to go alot this summer and of course this Spring.  I am already waiting for the 60-65 degree day to take her after school.  She had a blast when we went this past weekend.

I love this last picture!!