Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ahhhhhh!

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Living with a toddler is SO much fun sometimes......

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What I learned.....

Today I learned that I'm 33 years old and not above asking my Dad for help with my homework.

Today I learned that two hours of a screaming 8 year old is more draining than one might imagine.

Today I learned the power of a phone call--to make a difference, and to make a teacher feel good.

Today I learned that I am not happy in my job. Correct that. I love my job. I have the best job in the world and I never ever feel like I don't want to do my job. But now, in this moment, maybe even in this year, I am not happy. I am Tired. And Overwhelmed. And Frustrated beyond anything. And feeling like I am swimming against the tide and not making headway. I realized today that I have been feeling that way since-- well since October I'd say.

Today I learned that to be a teammate, you need to have a team.
Unfortunately, I don't.
Today I learned that I am officially done trying to be a teammate.

Today I learned that even when I have a day that leaves me crying on the way home, the second I hear Aliza saying "Mama, open the door" while rattling the gate to get to me, my day melts away and my heart sings.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Winter fun

I know, I know....I haven't blogged in awhile. I could tell you all about why I haven't blogged, or I could just share some recent pictures of my adorable child who is growing way too fast.....
She got a fire truck/ball pit for Christmas which we finally decided to inflate for her. It has become her new favorite toy: She likes it so much she just hangs out in it--to read books or enjoy her snack.....
(As an aside, it came with a measly 20 balls, since I took these pictures Aliza and I bought more, so it is truly a ball pit now.)
We had a fairly large snow storm, that left us hunkered down inside.....until we decided it was time to play outside of course. Aliza had fun discovering her house all covered with snow:
We made a mini-snowman, which Aliza decided she didn't like- it "jumped" off the edge:
We also discovered some old cookie cutters I had laying around, which are great fun with play dough:

And since she doesn't have nearly enough toys, she got a brand new one: a farm. Largely because I remembered having (and loving) the same one when I was a kid. Turns out the updated version is even more fun:

Finally, Aliza learned the joy of eating whipped cream right from the container. We only did it once, and after that I hid the canister in the back of the fridge, but she sure did love it: