Snapshots of the homefront

We've been feeling quite crafty with paper mache and paints mostly since our box from Oriental Trading came. From popsicle sticks to foam bugs to glue, we are now well stocked for the kiddie crafty life. I found great prices there and every day we've come up with something different to do. It's all about imagination and whatever comes in our heads. I'll go online for tips, but I don't really follow any rules or books. She's only two. It has to be completely generic if its going to be any fun. At least once a week, usually more than that, I'll be in the kitchen frying up some plantains. Yes, not the healthiest thing in the world, but so ingrained in my culture it's not going away anytime soon.

Now that Amelia's really using her little vocabulary to express herself, her mood has been really great. She's always been a happy baby, but now she's just jubilant. Feeling like a big girl is a big deal. I'm very happy for her. And I'm not pushing potty training anymore. She has now said, "No, mommy. I don't want to." Considering how few words she would say to us was until now (into month 3 of Early Intervention)is enough for me accept her putting her foot down. Saying sentences is enough for me to lay off because her brain is really trying to focus on that and the potty issue is a nightmarish distraction to her right now. So, I'm keeping it positive and sticking with the training pants/diapers.

Over the weekend I went to Harlem4Kids storytelling time and we had such a good time. Now I'm making an effort to get to bed early Friday night so we can go again. We get up pretty early every day in the week and Saturdays I just crash because I know Shane's usually home to start the morning rituals. But since he was working that day, I got up and was pretty productive. Lazy Saturdays, I live by them. But I'm going to make more of an effort to get out and get there.


  1. Anonymous2:26 AM

    Look how big Amelia's gotten! Aww, and talking too! Can't wait to see her again...


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