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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stream of Consciousness

  • When Becks wakes up from his nap, we are hitting up Goodwill and Plato's Closet/Once Upon A Child. I am looking for a shape sorter. Beck absolutely loved the one at the library the other day, and I don't have a clue why we don't already own one. The Fisher Price one sells for $9.95 at Walmart, so that's what I'm out to beat.

  • We are having Taco Bites for dinner. The recipe is borrowed from my fellow Last Tweeter, Duet Diva. I can hardly wait to eat.
  • I am obsessed with Kevin Henke's mice characters. I would be Lilly. If you haven't read any of his books, I suggest you pick up Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum immediately. Even if you have no children. The stories are precious. Our current bedtime routine involves multiple readings of Goodnight, Moon and Lilly's Chocolate Heart. This is Lilly:

  • Becks is at the age where I can send him on simple errands and he actually accomplishes them. Like putting his hat into the right drawer or handing me something that's fallen to the floor. He's also at the age where he parrots everthing we say. Like crap! which he totally repeated after I said it in the car the other day.
  • I want to do something fun with B for Valentine's Day.
  • The stupid Pre-Loved Passat has to go in AGAIN tomorrow to repair the automatic hatch which is currently NOT functioning. This car is absolutely driving me crazy. This is our second VW and I doubt we'll buy another one. We've owned this car for six months and we've had to do the following to it: replace the battery, repair the airbag wire beneath the passenger seat, fix the air conditioning (it quit working), replace the wiring in the driver's door (it wouldn't open), and now this. I AM NOT HAPPY. While everything is covered under warranty, I have NO CLUE how they could declare it a CERTIFIED PREOWNED VEHICLE. Does anyone else smell lemon???
  • I am already excited for After the Final Tweet for next Monday. Are you joining in?
  • I think I broke my big toe. I kicked my mom's scooter on accident- which she is using while she recovers from foot surgery. This is me and my sister riding the scooter at Christmastime, not at all using it how you're supposed to:(Your supposed to put your knee on the place where we are sitting.) Chels and I were having timed races around the interior of our parents' house. If you can somehow zoom in on my face, you will know just how serious I was about matching Chels' time. We tied at 7 seconds. And now you know I am a bigger nerd that you originally thought.

Have a happy Wednesday, BFFs!

PS. I totally copied this idea from MckMama!


Megan said...

I'm with you- I consignment like crazy and never ever pay full price for kids toys. BUT, someone gave this set to my son for Christmas when he was Beck's age. The great thing about it is that it comes with enough blocks that they have a whole set to build with when they get tired of shape sorting- so it grows with them. Plus- at full price it is $14.95. It is imaginarium brand that can be bought at toysrus. I have loved it so much that I have bought it for tons of kid's b-day gifts. By far one of my favorite toys my kids have (and theirs too) And it can take a beating. My kids have stood on it, used it for a drum and just about everything else and it has held up great!

Unknown said...

haha those last pictures cracked me up. I almost ventured to both Once Upon a Child and Platos closet today to sell some clothes, but I decided to wait until this weekend when hubby can help. Taking Caleb and bags of clothes into an always crowded store did not sound fun. Good luck finding the shape sorter. (fyi..the word I had to spell under my comment was sorita...kind of like sorter...made me laugh).

Brit said...

THe McMama link isn't working. I will have to try that recipe and OMG your face is priceless. When I first saw your sis's pic I thought it was you and you had dyed your hair!

Nat said...

That is so something me and my sister would have done!!! I'm with Brit I totally thought you dyed your hair at first!

Mommy Webb said...

I haven't been to any of those children's consignment stores since before Walker was born - prob need to scope out some more toys for his new playroom:). And I am right with you on the toe thing. I stubbed mine on the wall a couple of days ago and I cried (real tears) for at least five minutes.

Gina said...

We have Chrysanthemum and Owen ON VIDEO! :) Logan LOVES them!