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post #141 of 367
Oh lordy, it started playing when I was getting the link. The addiction is sparked again. LOL Oh, I should also say that the song features Bootsy Collins. There is no way it could get cooler!
post #142 of 367
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Originally Posted by Mama2Bean View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgk9ouBuj-4

be careful what u wish for!

so i grabbed abbi up and hit play, and she loved it...we had to watch it twice! she was dancing on my lap and everytime a new group of kittens would come on she would say "ahhhhhh, kitty!!" and when the ducks (her fav animal at the moment) came on she really went crazy "ducks, mama, ducks!!"

thanks for sharing
post #143 of 367
So I've been slow at work today and have been looking at photos from DD's birth up until recently. I CANNOT believe it is the same child!! That tiny, bald, blotchy, pimply child is DD.

wow. they really do grow up quick huh?

What is everyone doing about the hair? DD's is bone straight and grow straight down over her eyes. I've tried every type of barrette, rubber band, etc and she just yanks them out. Is it time for her first haircut? Has anyone here done a haircut? I'm scared....
post #144 of 367
I know...I looked at a pic of Atticus exactly a year ago, and he just looks so different!
Hair: I know I have a ds, but Atticus' hair is getting looooong. I'm going to let it grow out. Nothing looks cuter than a little boy hippy. If I need to, I may trim his bangs, as they seem to grow differently than the rest. I, too, am very nervous about that first hair cut. Something about it...
post #145 of 367
Magnus's hair is curly so I don't really have to do anything to it!
post #146 of 367
Fiona has very fine, straight hair. I am a curly, wavy girl, so I am at a total loss. It is so wispy that it really won't stay in a tiny ponytail without a lot of pulling, which I cannot make myself do! Any suggestions appreciated here as well.

I can't wait to show her that Youtube video....ducks have always been her favorite, even before Elmo. Duckaduckaducka is a common phrase around here.

We broke down and picked up two more Elmo DVDs tonight....poor dh
cannot handle seeing the other one again any time soon!
post #147 of 367
I've given Homer several haircuts. You can see from the pics I posted that he has a whole headful of dark hair, has since he was born. His is a little wavy too, but not terribly curly.

My 4yo is in some mood tonight, hope this passes quickly.
post #148 of 367
Can you guys believe we're already on pg. 8 and it's only the 9th? We're chattin' it up this month.
I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow. With DH being gone I want to work on my garden so that Atticus and I have something to keep us busy the next two days.
post #149 of 367
I'm sick, can I whine here? I have mastitis I think. Again. I woke up at about 5am and just couldn't get comfortable, and by the time I got up to nurse Asheby I knew I was sick. I was soooo dizzy and pale. My temp was about 101 at that point. 2 hours later it was 102.6 and its pretty much hovered there all day. I hurt SO bad. I have never been this achy in my life, even my toes hurt. And not to mention my left milkie. Youch! I called my dr who doesn't work on Fridays but he never called me back. I don't know what to do!

Anyhoo, before I have to go lie down again. Asheby doesn't really care about the tv yet, but Amethyst sure does. Urgh, I hate it.

I have been cutting Ashebys hair "high and tight" since he was about 3 months old. Its is SO cute I think, and easy to keep clean too.
post #150 of 367
Oh, MPsSweetie, I hope you feel better soon! That sick, achy feeling is the worst, especially when you have LOs to watch.
post #151 of 367
MPsSweetie, I hope you feel better soon. Mastitis is awful. Hopefully you'll get to take it easy over the weekend.

Ella's hair is still short enough that it's not in her eyes. I'm a little disappointed because her hair is really straight. I have very straight hair so I guess it isn't that unusual. DD1 and DS had beautiful curls when they first got their hair so I was hoping that Ella would get them too. Especially since DD1 cut them all off when she was 4 years old - her first haircut. Ella's hair is still pretty short so it may still curl as it gets longer.

Ella is getting her eye teeth and she is not happy about it. She's been fussy and hard to get to sleep. I hope they come in quickly and she goes back to her normal self. She ate more today than she's eaten for the past week so things should be getting better.

I just finished the gate at the end of our driveway so now I'll be much more comfortable with Ella outside. She is definitely a runner. I was babysitting today and one of the kids left the door open when they went outside. The next thing I know their telling me that Ella's running down the road. (Thankfully we live at the end of a cul-de-sac.) DH was walking toward the house anyway so I just let her go to meet him. I then had a talk with the other kids about closing the door and then I finished the gate. Ella spent most of the day in her rubber boots. I guess she likes to be prepared in case she gets a chance to go outside. I tried putting a pair of those 'jelly' shoes on but she did not like them. I guess nothing compares to her boots.
post #152 of 367
Here's my confession - dark chocolate. I buy the fair trade 85% pure chocolate bars and Nate loves them! I thought he would fine it too strong and bitter but no... totally loves it.

We don't have to worry about a haircut here. Nate was a bald baby and is pretty much a bald toddler. Well he does have a lot more hair but it is so fine and blonde that it's not very noticeable.

We're trying to make the transition to two naps. He's always been far more sleepy in the mornings so he has a hard time making to even 10:30 so even if he sleeps to noon it's a long stretch to bedtime. I'm torn about it all because he's been going to bed so easily (around 7) because he's exhausted. But on the other hand since I'm at work all day I feel guilty being happy that I have some quiet time. Lately I'm really feeling like I'm missing out on so much by being working full time. I can't see a way around it but I feel like we're both missing out
post #153 of 367
I understand the working thing. Atticus used to scream and cry when he saw we were at the babysitter's house. Now, though, he gets so excited to see her, which is good, I guess. I work part-time, so that's been a big help, too.
post #154 of 367
I completely understand the working full time thing. I am a teacher, so I leave DD at 7 at the sitter and pick her up at 4. At first DH had to drop her off, because I couldn't stand it. It is better now though, because I see how excited she is to be there. She has little friends that run to meet her and she barely says goodbye before running to play. She is very social, and I tend to be less social, so I know if I was home with her all the time, she wouldn't be getting all the friend time she needs. Or maybe that is how I justify having to work.
post #155 of 367
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What is everyone doing about the hair? DD's is bone straight and grow straight down over her eyes. I've tried every type of barrette, rubber band, etc and she just yanks them out. Is it time for her first haircut? Has anyone here done a haircut? I'm scared....
That's Mikaela, too. Her hair is longest going into her eyes, but I don't want to cut it (not because it's her first haircut - btdt with her brother - but because I don't want her to have bangs). Sometimes she'll let me put in the tiny barrettes, a headband stays in for all of 5 seconds, baseball cap will only stay on if Daddy or big brother is wearing one.

So usually I just blow them out of her eyes =) She thinks it's the funniest game ever! And when she's done with her bath each night, I've been brushing her hair dry with this little brush I got when she was born - I just keep brushing it back from the front of her forehead to the back of her neck, hoping to train it =)

My son loves "kiddo shows" - Mikaela really wouldn't care if the TV is on or off. It honestly doesn't bother me that they watch it (hands over MDC membership ) because I know what they're watching, we talk about it, there's no commercials (noggin, PBS, or I turn it off before a commercial comes on), and we do plenty of other non-TV things during the day, too.

Her obsession (which was recently taken off youtube) was "Almost Everything is Boinga Here" from the Backyardigans. It was the song of the month on noggin back in January or February, and if it weren't for her it would have been WAY annoying how often they played it. But if she heard it, she would come running from wherever she was and start bouncing and spinning in circles and laughing and trying to sing along. I know we got a video of her doing it once - I'll have to see if I can get that posted here somehow.
post #156 of 367

Nightweaned kiddos- when & how?

Okay, I've got to work on Carl's nighttime snacks... my porky little 18 mo old doesn't *need* to nurse at night and I NEED the sleep! No tomatos, please!

So for those of who have kids sleeping all night, did they just make that transition themselves? Are they sleeping with you? Did you have the fussy-fussy-pat-pat time to get them over the hump? Just wondering.
post #157 of 367
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Okay, I've got to work on Carl's nighttime snacks... my porky little 18 mo old doesn't *need* to nurse at night and I NEED the sleep! No tomatos, please!


just kidding

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post #158 of 367
Horchata is a mexican drink, its rice based. So I ground up rice, with a cinnamon stick & added water, vanilla and a bit of sugar. You drain off the rice after letting is soak a while & then you have a sweet rice milk, I put it in the freezer for a few hours to make it into a slushy because thats how I like it .

So its like rice milk with cinnamon & sweet. Both my girls are allergic to cows milk so its like them having a shake
post #159 of 367
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Her obsession (which was recently taken off youtube) was "Almost Everything is Boinga Here" from the Backyardigans. It was the song of the month on noggin back in January or February, and if it weren't for her it would have been WAY annoying how often they played it. But if she heard it, she would come running from wherever she was and start bouncing and spinning in circles and laughing and trying to sing along. I know we got a video of her doing it once - I'll have to see if I can get that posted here somehow.
Have to say my 4yo was obsessed w/that boinga song and thanks now I have it in my head again.
post #160 of 367
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Originally Posted by abadine View Post
Horchata is a mexican drink, its rice based. So I ground up rice, with a cinnamon stick & added water, vanilla and a bit of sugar. You drain off the rice after letting is soak a while & then you have a sweet rice milk, I put it in the freezer for a few hours to make it into a slushy because thats how I like it .

So its like rice milk with cinnamon & sweet. Both my girls are allergic to cows milk so its like them having a shake
Wow - that sounds really good.
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