Mothering Forum banner

1 - 20 of 200 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,539 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Here's our shiny new home.<br><br>
What are you doing for the holiday season? (If anything)<br><br>
We're going to the tree farm next weekend with my BIL and SIL to get our tree. On the 23rd we're having a party with some friends here at our place, and then on Christmas day we're going up to my parents' house for dinner.<br><br>
Anything fun and exciting going on in your neck of the woods?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,483 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>sehbub</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9881504"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">What are you doing for the holiday season? (If anything)</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Oh, for the holidays this year, we are, um, relocating across the country.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Yes, DH got the job!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
Beats last holiday season, when we were moving just a few towns over and then dealing with our new house flooding, remember? What is the deal with us NEVER getting to have a nice, normal Christmas?!?!<br><br>
So we are moving to Arizona. Like, as in NOW. Or probably next month. Holy crap. I am so overwhelmed.<br><br>
Have to meet with realtor to list our house ASAP. Housing market sucks of course, so it looks like we'll be living in a company apt with all our stuff in storage for a while, since we can't buy a house until we sell ours. Next week, the new company is sending a limo to pick us all up and take us to the airport, flying our whole family out to AZ, and hiring a realtor and a babysitter (not sure yet how I feel about that one, so we'll see....) so we can go out to dinner with the board of directors and then go house-hunting, etc. I was like omigosh....they even set up interviews with the heads of the Catholic schools in Tucson for us (then DH was like, actually, we homeschool....lol) nice idea anyway. Funny how people assume things....<br><br>
Yesterday I had to tell my LLL co-Leaders and our homeschool co-op mamas that we're leaving.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br><br>
I am so excited for the opportunity yet so sad to leave....this is how I feel in general:<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I am SO freaking out.....BBL to catch up on the more "normal" stuff!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,539 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Wow, Kerri! What a monumental opportunity for your family! Good luck with every thing!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,325 Posts
Congrats on the new job and exciting new life <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm at work with no time to talk about what we're doing for the holidays. Hopefully not getting any new teeth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,539 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I hear ya on the teeth, Korin! Jax and Dahdoo are BOTH teething, and most nights I want to run away screaming. Dahdoo seems to be getting all 4 canines and all 4 2yr molars simultaneously, and as such crawls around the house all day moaning with her fist in her mouth. Jax is getting 2 teeth (I think one is a canine?!) and screams, bloody murder, every night, for at least three hours no matter what we do.<br><br>
Good times!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,897 Posts
Hi - we're supposedly getting our tree tomorrow, and will be dragging decorations out over hte next week. Will have Christmas here, then go to my parents' house to spend time with family down there. That's about it.<br><br>
Am very tired. OT has been offered all week for my job, so I'm been working a couple hours when the kids are asleep at night, and am working a few hours each day this weekend. Am so sick of reading medical reports.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
126 Posts
Hmmmm, this talk of screaming has me thinking that perhaps the problem we've had the last few nights might be teething... though of course he's also pretty constipated and just getting over his bronchiolitis.<br><br>
One exciting thing for us is that he also had a mild ear infection, and we refused antibiotics for the first time (well, deferred them really), and sure enough, the infection went away on its own! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We are so happy, as we really didn't want to make a bad choice... the doctor we saw when the otitis was diagnosed wasn't too thrilled, but the dr. who checked him out a few days ago thought we'd done just the right thing - we're even thinking of switching to him now that our primary's on maternity leave, as he seems less medicine-happy than the rest.<br><br>
As for the holidays, we just picked up some cute things for him today, and we're working on the lists for everyone else. We typically don't do a *lot* for Christmas, but we're clearly ramping up now that we're a family and all... We visited my family in Texas for Thanksgiving, so this year for Christmas we get to wake up in our own house (very important to me!), then after we open our own family gifts, we'll load up and drive 2 hours west to my DP's parents houses, to visit with them for probably a few days... then back home hopefully to spend new years eve with friends... we've got teh whole holiday week off, so I'm REALLY looking forward to it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm curious what sort of toys y'all are getting your little ones. I'm trying to think more in terms of what he needs developmentally than just what I think is cute or fun or a good deal, so I'm putting more thought into this than I think I normally do with presents.<br><br>
So far we've got:
<ul><li>Plan Toys Concertina (accordian type thing)</li>
<li>Gertie ball (he's obsessed with balls!)</li>
<li>Car for a stocking stuffer (also obsessed with cars!)</li>
</ul><br>
We plan to get some of the following:
<ul><li>Soft dolly and stroller (I like the waldorf-like ones, but DP hates them, so not sure what compromise we'll come up with)</li>
<li>plain blocks of some sort - fabric if possible</li>
<li>An animal farm (any suggestions?)</li>
<li>A truck - possibly one that opens up and he can put stuff inside</li>
<li>And for us and him, an ear scope so we can check for ear infectiosn without having to take him to the dr. and pay the copay each time!</li>
</ul><br>
I wanted to get a kitchen, but we're going to wait till he's 2, and/or we get a house with a playroom - same thing for an indoor climbing toy, a toy box, and any outside toys...<br><br>
What's your list?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,751 Posts
We are staying home for the holidays. My parents are coming here this year, and we're hoping that the cold doesn't deter them from future winter visits. I'm so excited to get a real tree and decorate the house. We haven't in the past, because we never stay home.<br><br>
Presents: I'm going to sew Katie a cape, and maybe some basic dress-up things as well. I'm also going to buy one of those little foamy chairs because she loves the one at SIL's house. My dad is building her a learning tower type thing (very excited about that).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,539 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Christmas: We got the babies some big wooden puzzles, and a play cell phone that we can record messages on, and some keys so that they'll stop stealing ours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My mom is getting Dahdoo a soft doll and a sling for it, so that should be fun, as she's obsessed with babies. I think DH is gonna get Jax a truck or two. That's pretty much it!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,751 Posts
Sweet story:<br>
We woke up this morning and instead of getting right up like we usually do, I rolled onto my stomach and hoped to go back to sleep. Usually Katie will climb off the bed and start rummaging for things to give me to keep me awake. Today though, she sprawled across my back and gave me a half hour back rub. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Too cute.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,539 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>AlbertaJes</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9887573"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Sweet story:<br>
We woke up this morning and instead of getting right up like we usually do, I rolled onto my stomach and hoped to go back to sleep. Usually Katie will climb off the bed and start rummaging for things to give me to keep me awake. Today though, she sprawled across my back and gave me a half hour back rub. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Too cute.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
awe!! Dahdoo gives DH backrubs on a regular basis. He'll sprawl out on the living room floor, and all four kids dogpile him and starting rubbing/pounding on his back. It's so cute. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,102 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>BundleFishMama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9881836"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, for the holidays this year, we are, um, relocating across the country.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Yes, DH got the job!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
Next week, the new company is sending a limo to pick us all up and take us to the airport, flying our whole family out to AZ, and hiring a realtor and a babysitter (not sure yet how I feel about that one, so we'll see....) so we can go out to dinner with the board of directors and then go house-hunting, etc. I was like omigosh....they even set up interviews with the heads of the Catholic schools in Tucson for us (then DH was like, actually, we homeschool....lol) nice idea anyway. Funny how people assume things....<br><br>
I am so excited for the opportunity yet so sad to leave....this is how I feel in general:</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Congratulations!!! It seems like he got a job with a nice company! I wish you all the best, and a sane peaceful mind in the midst of lots of decisions! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>sehbub</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9884375"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">and some keys so that they'll stop stealing ours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> this is us!! I'm trying to collect old keys to put on a key chain I bought for her advent calender.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>sehbub</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9887627"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">awe!! Dahdoo gives DH backrubs on a regular basis. He'll sprawl out on the living room floor, and all four kids dogpile him and starting rubbing/pounding on his back. It's so cute. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">:</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> that's too funny!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: we bought <a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=sc_iw_r_1_0/601-8161320-2048114?ie=UTF8&asin=B000ETRFRS" target="_blank">this</a> for dd.... it's coming only if my dad can get it in a suitcase!<br>
You know, we've been sooo good about not buying toys in excess for Sydney, and suddenly I'm going bonkers wanting to buy TONS of things for her... is this a normal trend when dc gets to the age when they like to play "house" and stuff?<br><br>
Christmas for us: Pappa's coming the 22nd, so we're heading off to Oerje to the in-laws after picking him up. dh's brothers family and dh's sister will also be there so it will be one full house and promises to be fun!<br>
Then it's back to Oslo or Evje to celebrate New years before sending pappa home.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,539 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Klynne</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9893333"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: we bought <a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=sc_iw_r_1_0/601-8161320-2048114?ie=UTF8&asin=B000ETRFRS" target="_blank">this</a> for dd.... it's coming only if my dad can get it in a suitcase!<br>
You know, we've been sooo good about not buying toys in excess for Sydney, and suddenly I'm going bonkers wanting to buy TONS of things for her... is this a normal trend when dc gets to the age when they like to play "house" and stuff?</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
that looks like SO much fun! I want one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
and yes, totally normal.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,751 Posts
Katie now tells the cat "no no" when he doesn't do what she wants him to. Too funny.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,102 Posts
yeeaay, I made it to 300 posts! It sure has taken me a long time. I can't believe how many some of you have racked up. I'm awestruck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
SO glad to know it's normal to have a toy fettish around 17months <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,102 Posts
OMGosh! Sydney's slept for over an hour now!! This is huge! In fact, I don't know what to do with myself! I never get this much freetime during the day!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,897 Posts
We have a kiddie tramp with a handlebar, and LOVE it. We got it for DS for his second birthday, and K has been jumping on it since she could stand. BIG hit, and great energy burner in the cold weather. That, and those popup tunnels. Big hit up in our attic playspace.<br><br>
BFM, congrats on the job/move and hope it all goes smoothly - you'll have a "normal" holiday some day - then again, normal is highly overrated, IMO.<br><br>
DH was in heaven yesterday, K was all about daddy - holding his hand walking in the store, sitting with him at dinner, snuggling with him before bed time. And I totally enjoyed having a small break from my appendage...er....daughter! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Jes, K also uses "no" very apropriately and funnily. I love this age.<br><br>
She's getting: a doll/stroller, a bathrobe (do you know how hard it is to find a plain - read: non licensed character - terrycloth hooded robe for a toddler?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">), a jigsaw puzzle of her name, a new tunnel (our old one is broken and too big), a "dressy bessy" (I had one as a kid), a subscription to Wild Animal Baby, a couple books, and she and her brother will share an AquaDoodle mat and a learning tower. I think that's a pretty decent haul, but not over the top - which is exactly what I was aiming for.<br><br>
Today, my friend is coming over to try to take some pictures of the kids in their Christmas finery in front of our little fake tree. We get a real tree for the downstairs, but since we're up here in the attic office/playspace so much I like to have a little Christmas up here too, so we have a little prelit fake 4-footer (I originally got about 5 yrs ago when we were in a tiny townhouse). We'll see if they cooperate. Fingers crossed!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,751 Posts
Heather, my mom found a bathrobe for Katie at Gymboree, it's plain green with just a small flower embroidery and it's got a hood. very cute.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,897 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>AlbertaJes</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9899099"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Heather, my mom found a bathrobe for Katie at Gymboree, it's plain green with just a small flower embroidery and it's got a hood. very cute.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Get out. We have one in our mall, too. harumph. I Googled every combination of terry hood robe I could think of and finally found the ones I ordered for the kids <a href="http://www.embroideree.com/public_html/kidrobe.htm" target="_blank">Here</a>.<br><br>
And holy CUTE pictures! I, uh, bribed them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I'm normally not a briber, but I pulled out the mini M&Ms and cajoled them both into pictures by the tree. I guess bribes really work when you usually don't use them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We had a blast with my friend, got some very sweet and some mhysterical pictures of the kids all hamming it up. Will post a few here after I wade through all of them - she has a DSLR and just kept shooting, it was great. SO much better than taking them someplace and having them refuse to cooperate when we're "scheduled". Ahh. perfect.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,751 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>The4OfUs</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9899794"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Get out. We have one in our mall, too. harumph. I Googled every combination of terry hood robe I could think of and finally found the ones I ordered for the kids <a href="http://www.embroideree.com/public_html/kidrobe.htm" target="_blank">Here</a>.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
I guess it's a <a href="http://www.gymboree.com/shop/dept_item.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524445970604&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306233122&bmUID=1196705019504&productSizeSelected=0" target="_blank">swim coverup.</a> But I like the zipper because it's easier for me and K likes to undo things and strip.
 
1 - 20 of 200 Posts
Top