September 29, 2013

Life as a SAHM

I always knew I wanted to be a SAHM. I knew I wanted to be there every minute of the day, never miss a single moment. But this is more than I ever thought it was going to be. I have to say, being a mom to a toddler is SO exciting compared to being a mom to a baby. Wait, what am I saying, she still is my baby, but you know what I mean. She can walk, talk, play, dance, feed herself, indicate when she wants something, get upset when she doesn't want something, give hugs, kisses, and so much more.

Let's start at the beginning of the week. We had time with "Dada" in the morning before he went to work in the late afternoon. Fall TV has started and we're already trying to catch up with everything we want to watch. Miss A joined us for a little TV time. This lasted about, oh, a minute. Her monster chair was a birthday gift from my sister-in-law. Isn't it the cutest thing?

The bathroom cabinet is still a source of great entertainment. See how she's grouping like objects together? She's a genius I tell you. I can't wait for the day we can do each other's nails. 

We went grocery shopping with our menu plan and grocery list in hand. When she saw all the pumpkins, she said, "BALL!" Yes. Everything globe-like is a ball. I resisted buying one as we'll be going to a pumpkin patch very soon.

Here we are at story time. At the end, there is always bubble time. What is it about bubbles that gets kids so excited? She LOVES bubbles. Now that she can walk, she immersed herself into a cloud of bubbles and stared up at them floating around. It's too cute for words!

This week we also had a play date with our friends. It was a cloudy day but luckily we were able to make the most of it at the park. The girls "played" for all about two minutes until one was off walking and the other was crawling into the mulch. Miss A was filthily by the end, her hands covered in dirt and mulch somehow found it's way into her diaper. I guess that means we had a good day at the park!

Suddenly my picky eater is branching out and trying new things. She LOVES oatmeal, not baby oatmeal, but rolled oats. The real stuff. I add a scoop of pumpkin and a little brown sugar and she devours it. She also decided broccoli isn't that bad and roasted carrots are pretty good. Yay! This makes me so happy.

Miss A had a blast walking in our backyard almost every day this week. We looked at the trees, sat in the grass, and watched our dog explore her surroundings. When it's time to go inside, she gets SO upset.

I'm including a not-so-pinworthy picture of one of dinner's because it was so good. The roasted carrots and butternut squash, that I bathed in a cinnamon butter mixture, were a huge hit, with the both of us. She was reaching for more off my plate! She also loved the pork schnitzels, but wasn't a fan of the apple chutney. Oh well. You win some, you lose some, right? 

Here's something new: walking around the house with kitchen towels. I had no idea kitchen towels were so appealing. ;)

Every night this week I sat down at my desk after Miss A went to sleep. Planning for the blog, reading blogs, making to-do lists, reading about ways to stretch our dollar, and searching for coupons. And that in a nutshell, is life as a SAHM. 

Have a lovely Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Such cute pics! It's definitely tons of fun as they get older... Such a fun age!


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