My husband is due home tonight after being away for 5 REALLY long days. (He went to GenCon. I couldn’t get away from work due to some big projects, and we weren’t quite sure we were ready to leave our daughter for that long with anyone else, so I took the hit for the team and stayed behind. I am still very jealous, but happy he got to have some super fun and scope it all out to prepare us for our trip together next year – for sure, I’m going!!)
I’ve had plenty of challenges this week, and it’s times like these that make me totally respect and admire single moms and dads. Being solely responsible for a kid 24/7 is exhausting business. Add on the ups and downs of blood sugars, and it can sometimes be the perfect storm of fun-suck.
I have had a couple of crashes, and some stubborn lows the past few days – chasing around a very active 2 year old tends to mirror the effects of 90 minutes of aerobic exercise for me – but overall, I think we both came through it with flying colors. I mean, we’re both still alive, right?
And speaking of colors, we had an amazingly fun time yesterday at a friend’s birthday party – theme: Princess Dress-up. Our household isn’t really into princesses, especially not the damsel-in-distress kind, but we’re keeping an open mind, and will let our daughter find her own way in what she likes. So far, it’s been like pulling teeth whenever we *wanted* her to put on dressy outfits for pictures or for playtime, so I wasn’t sure how the party would go. After some stressful dress-picking (and her asking to put on a robot costume instead – the one she has at home of Optimus Prime) she got all dolled up and really had a fabulous time with all the other Princesses and Fairies. Here’s just a few pics that were so cute I had to share. Happy Sunday!
She won’t sit still 2 seconds for me to clip her fingernails, yet she begs for a stranger to paint them?
Bad-ass Fairy with a Scimitar tattoo.
Seriously, don’t mess with her.
Instead of walking the red carpet by herself in the final show, she wanted to run with the Wizard and Knight. Girl knows it’s best to have a well-balanced adventuring party.
Loved seeing the kids enjoy the sea otters at the aquarium, and mimicking their “up & down” above and below the water. Huh, my blood sugars felt the same way that day.
A quick hula hooping tutorial for today –
Penelope and I had our own hula hooping fun on Saturday at Danceformation with our friend Karen -who is also Type 1- as our instructor. As you may know, I have a hard time getting in enough exercise, but hooping is actually a really good workout I can get while still being able to talk and socialize with friends. Win win! If you live anywhere near Cary, you should join us on Saturday mornings at 9:30am!
Karen showing Penny some hooping moves
I had apparently missed this little nugget of wonderment on the internet until a friend asked me if my daughter learned the “judy-chop” at the ninja-themed birthday party she attended last weekend.
A search on judy-chop quickly came back with this:
I could only aspire (in vain) to be as good at martial arts as that guy.
While scouring the internet for skipping videos to share today, I did come across a great compilation here.
But the thing that really creeped me out was the targeted ads on the right hand side of the page….one for the Dexcom G4 (which, I just took out of the box this past week and started charging up to begin using it in the near future) and another for 3daypottytraining.com, which is the method we are using this weekend as we do “potty training bootcamp” with my daughter. It’s like, Big Brother (or the NSA?) is watching me and knows what I’m doing!
I am not even sure what to say about this.
(Except maybe…..why on Earth is she wearing that fancy top with skin tight white leggings???!!)
I think we all should take this up as our new exercise regimen. The Prancercise Trot – “It’s really hot!!!”
Here’s your skip for the day!
(I know some of these kids, and they are AMAZING!)