Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday I took the girls to our playgroup's Halloween activity at the library. The kids all wore their costumes and were so cute. We made a pumpkin bear thingy for the fridge. Then we trick or treated and gave candy to the kids. Valerie LOVED it!! She was so excited. After, my mom and I took her to Mc Donald's then to the mall. Valerie had such a good day, all day! No meltdowns or whining at all.
She's on the kick calling me her mommy puppy. It came from me drying her off after her bath. I had her head covered with a towel, and as I was drying her hair, I kept saying how I had to dry this little puppy off... then I'd say OH silly me, that's Valerie.. not a puppy! And she'd laugh. She "dried" my arms, and asked if I was a momma puppy. Of course I am! She wrapped her little arms around me and said, "I love my momma puppy." I just melted.... my sweet little girl!!
Last night we attempted going to the Krewe of Cleopatra Trick or Treat in the courthouse square. NEVER again! Never!!! I was under the impression it was more of a social thing that you just visited and trick or treated. There was a line... a ridiculously long line of people waiting to walk through. We didn't realize how far from the entrance we were until after we had been standing in it too long to just leave. Valerie was having fun in the line though. She kept saying "hey everybody, do chicken dance!" and dancing. No idea where that came from, LOL! Veronica was FANTASTIC the entire time. She handled the crowd very well and was happy and bouncing around in the stroller!! Amazing!! I guess we were in the line for over an hour. As we got close to the entrance, Val started getting cranky. Literally she got treats from THREE people, and freaked. "NO WAY NO WAY!! GO BACK GO BACK!" she screamed bloody murder. So, after all that waiting... we left. At home she said something about the scary man with a candle on his head... not sure what she saw, but obviously she didn't like it. Even after that, she said she had fun and was thrilled with the little bit of stuff she got.
I really hope tonight goes better. We're just going to a few houses around our neighborhood, then we'll come back home and hand out candy. I want Val to have FUN and not be afraid!!!
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Val is also getting a pink acoustic guitar, a cat bath towel set, some PJs, and hopefully I can get my hands on some Yo Gabba Gabba stuff when it hits the stores November 21.
Veronica is getting PJs the same as Val, a musical play mat, and a Jack in the Box. Yeah she is getting short changed, but she is still little to understand and doesn't need a bunch of stuff anyway!
There is one more thing I'm considering that will be for both girls. It will be completely free, but it all depends on if we find the time to clean out the garage!! There are 2-3 boxes that my mom and dad dumped over here that are burried in our garage. What is it? My barbie dream house. It's the two story one that came in 3 big sections. Valerie is getting into pretend play more and more, and to her it would be a brand new doll house. She'd have no idea it was 25 years old! It was in GREAT condition with nothing missing when we packed it up, so it should all be there. I'm hoping we can get it cleaned and put together by Christmas.
NOW... all I have left is to figure out what to get Clint and my parents!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I'm SO annoyed right now. When I made my dental appointment, I gave them my insurance and the dentist's name on my card. She gave me an appointment to see that dentist. Today, I hand the receptionist my insurance card and she tells me that since Dr. Z's name is on my card, that is who I have to see. And he is not in today. Turns out, sometime in between when I made the appointment two weeks ago and now, he switched his days off. What's REALLY stupid is that the office called me yesterday to remind me of my appointment!!!!!!! So I could either reschedule or they could call my insurance and transfer to the other dentist in the office. I said ok, do the transfer since I was there. And I waited. And waited. And waited. An hour later, I'm still sitting in the waiting room. And the receptionist is STILL on hold and has yet to speak to a live person at my insurance!!! SO, I said forget it... and just rescheduled it. I wasted an hour and a half for nothing. My mom and dad came all the way here to watch the kids for nothing. It makes me wonder though, what kind of doctor's office switches days off suddenly like that, with out thinking to notify patients that he will not be there to honor their appointment???????
I'm heading to the dentist in a couple hours. JOY. I dread the dentist. I saw the same dentist since I was a child, but when I stopped working I switched to Clint's insurance. MY dentist isn't on his plan, so I'm seeing a NEW dentist today. UGH. The dentist is bad enough -- muchless a NEW dentist... I'd rather go to the GYN over the dentist anyday!!! LOL!!!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Valerie has an imaginary friend (s). Sort of. I think!! She is nuts over Nickelodeon's new show, "Yo Gabba Gabba." She's seen it all of 5 times and is crazy over the characters. There's this blue cat... thing. I'm not sure what it's real name is, but Valerie insists on calling it Periwinkle, as in the blue cat from Blues Clues! And there's another monster thing called Mundo. Well, Valerie has been going around "talking" to these two and pretending to see them. It's so cute to see her going on and on about what Periwinkle is doing or wanting us to hold Mundo for her. Kids have such an amazing imagination! It's a shame that we lose that magic somewhere along the way.