Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Talk Talk Talk and other stuff

BigZabba says the funniest things. Last night this is how things went...she was getting ready for bed. She normally likes to wear socks to bed but tonight she decided that she didn't want socks. So after the bed time routine was done, it was good night and off to sleep. About 20 minutes later we hear this sad whimper coming from her room, which was soon followed by a loud cry. Here is how the conversation went:

Mom: "BigZabba, what is wrong?!"
BigZabba: "Mommy, I want socks!"
Mom: "Oh, ok. You don't need to get so upset. We can get some socks."
Here was another set of good-nights, kisses and hugs..etc. I went downstairs.
2 minutes later...sobs echo down the stairs. What could be wrong now?
Mom: "BigZabba what is going on now?"
BigZabba: said in the most "drama queen" voice, "I am itchy!"
Mom: "What itches?"
BigZabba: through tears, "My foot!"
Mom: "Why don't you itch it?"
BigZabba: full of frustration, "I can't!"
Mom: "Why?"
BigZabba: "Because I have socks on!"
I had to stifle my laughter and take her sock off to itch her foot. Then it was another round of good-nights, kisses and hugs, and then finally sleep.

Was this another attempt at manipulation so she didn't have to go to sleep? Who knows!

LittleZabba is starting to talk! She is cooing and oohing and laughing all the time now She "talks" the most to Daddy and BigZabba. She laughs alot at the sound the packing tape dispenser makes. I think she is just the greatest baby ever!

What are the funny things that she will say? I am sure that together they will keep me entertained for quite some time!


Friday, February 24, 2006

BigZabba's Blog

I think I want everyone to know that I love them in my Mr Potato bones. Cows are my favorite from Mr. Wepsly (her leapster game). I went to Mommy and Me today. I played in the sand box and made a sand castle. I played Hullabaloo and ate lunch. We played in my room. I think I just kinda don't know what else to say. I think I want to say a funny thing. I think I want to say bye. I think I am all done doing my log. Now I want to play some games.


Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A Sensitive Soul?

A few weeks ago BigZabba and I were going through her toys deciding which toys she wanted to "share" with other children. She was quite generous with the toys that she wanted to give away. I was surprised at some of her choices, but she was willing to part with them, so I let her. Well now she is reconsidering her choices. Tonight, for the second time, she had a complete meltdown at bedtime because she really wanted "the white puppy". It broke my heart to see her grieve over the loss of her white puppy. Here is my baby crying real tears, sobbing about wanting her white puppy. I was compassionate, sensitive and caring. But, there are only so many times I can try to explain to her that I can't get the white puppy, another little girl has the white puppy and loves it very much, the little girl is so happy to have the white puppy, look at all the other toys that you have & be thankful that you have those..etc.. After the tenth time of trying to explain this my compassion melts away and I am just plain upset! I don't know what else to say to her. Is there another way I can say it so that she understands? After about 45 minutes of this little fit, she somehow gains enough composure to tell me that her foot hurts and that she needs a bandaid. I thought maybe this will be enough of a distraction to put an end to the white puppy saga. So, I get the bandaid and she is miraculously over the loss of the white puppy. "I'm all better now Mommy."

So my question is...is she really a sensitive little soul who is grieving the loss of her beloved white puppy, or is she manipulating me into giving her attention when she should really be sleeping?


Monday, February 20, 2006

Our Weekend

This weekend we went to Cambria for a friend's wedding. Many of you know how much I LOVE cupcakes. So, when I saw the wedding cake, I thought it was the best idea ever! Everyone got their own wedding cake! How perfect! Next time I have to make a cake I just might do this..too cute!

On Sunday we drove to Moro Bay and walked around Moro rock. BigZabba loved climbing on all the rocks and playing in the sand. We had a great time watching the waves and looking for whales. We didn't see any but we did see Sea Otters, Seals, Sea Anemones, a zillion too-friendly squirrles, and a crab or two.

On a different note, here are my girls. I think they are the cutest. BigZabba got to give LittleZabba her bottle. BigZ thought that was the best ever. It is so wonderful to see the bonds they are forming already. LittleZ lights us when BigZ talks to her, and makes funny sounds. BigZ is the best big sister. She takes such good care of her little sister. It brings me joy to see how much she cares for LittleZ even at such a young age. I hope and pray that that relationship continues to grow.


Friday, February 17, 2006

Sympathy Burps?

Why is it that every time I burp LittleZabba I burp more than she does? Are they sympathy burps? Does her eating somehow make me gassy? Hmmm...makes me wonder.


Thursday, February 16, 2006

A lot to Learn

I knew that starting a business would be some work, but I didn't realize how much there was to learn. A friend of mine has been working for herself for a while now and she was telling me a bit about what goes into making your business successful. There is a lot I don't know...wholesale vs. retail, consignment, distribution, representation, a publicist, advertising..etc. She recommended that I read some of Another Girl at Play to get more information and insight into starting a business. Reading the articles was a little overwhelming but also a little exciting. It is kinda fun to be "out there" trying something new and seeing what happens. AllyZabba could really take off and become a big thing, or it could stay small...either way it will still be a lot of fun. I wonder where it will take us? Hmm...


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Reason I Run

Before I had my baby I ran a decent 5k. I wasn't super fast, but I was pleased with my performance. Now, after a few weeks of bedrest, giving birth & some recovery I am trying to get back into the race. I never really had much "drive" to run more than a 5k...until now.

I feel a confirmation about wanting to run further. Before I even knew about the prize at the finish line I had a desire to attempt to finish a half marathon. When I told my good friend and running coach, about my goal she told me about the Nike Marathon. All finishers receive a Tiffany Necklace! That is pretty cool. The race is October 22. My thinking is that I will be able to say that for my 30th birthday I got a Tiffany necklace, little blue box and all.....I just had to run 13.1 miles to get it.


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

A Doctor in the Family?

Today I had to take LittleZabba to the doctor for her 2 month check up. BigZabba wanted to help LittleZabba not be afraid of the doctor. So, BZ decided that she was going to be the doctor's helper. She put on her scrubs, lab coat, and got her doctor kit and she was ready to go. While LZ was being examined by the doctor BZ did everything he did, listened to LZ's heart with the stethescope, looked in her eyes & ears with the eye looker iner thing (whatever that is called) and even checked her blood pressure. (or as BZ calls it, her "blood plessure").

The doctor was so thrilled with his helper that he gave her a brand new book and some stickers. She was so excited to be at the doctor! LittleZabba was not so thrilled however, but she soon got over it.

Is there a Dr. in our future? We'll see.


Happy Valentine's Day

10 Reasons why my hubby is my Valentine:
(in no particular order)

1. He is very creative.
2. He will play "kitty" or "baby" with BigZabba whenever she asks.
3. He puts 100% of himself into any project. It isn't finished until it is done right...he doesn't cut any corners!
4. He makes great pancakes!
5. He doesn't really mind walking the mall with me...most of the time! =)
6. He is supportive of my running habit. (even when he has to get up and give LittleZabba her pacifier every 3 minutes until I get home to feed her)
7. He doesn't mind eating cereal for every meal (we have done that a lot lately!).
8. He loves me.
9. He takes beautiful pictures of our girls.
10. I know that he is totally commited to me, our marriage and our family.

Happy Valentine's Day, I love you!


Monday, February 13, 2006

Our Day At the Mall

I thought this would be an occasional thing and look here I am posting again today!

Today I took the girls to the mall to meet my sister and her kids to take pictures. We had a fun time. It seems nearly impossible to get 4 kids to smile at the same time. It is a lot of work to have everyone happy and looking the same general direction for the picture. We got some cute pictures though!

It is really crazy to see my sister and I strolling through the mall with our infants that are 6 weeks apart and our 2 active toddlers that are 4 months apart! Wasn't it just yesterday that we were peeling each other's sunburns, playing on the pogo stick and the big wheel, fighting over the phone, fighting about taking up too much room in the back seat of the car...and look at us now. Time goes too fast.

Well Happy (early) Valentine's Day. Kisses and hugs to you all. I think that I am going to like this whole blogging thing. I may have to limit myself to one post a day or I may spend all day "blogging"!


My First Thought

Since I love reading other blogs so much I thought I would start my own. As I sit here trying to think of something profound to write about for my first post, my daughter is whining at me to help her wash her hands..."I really want somebody to help me." So, I should help her wash her hands....ok, the hands are washed and now she proclaims, "Mama, you are my best friend. Even when I don't obey you are my best friend." How easy she is to please...maybe there is a lesson there.

Maybe this will turn into a daily thing or maybe it will be a phase that will fizzle away after the novelty has worn off. We'll see. But for now, I will enjoy typing random thoughts and maybe you will enjoy reading!