Posts Tagged ‘eighteen months old’
M is getting to an age where she wants a pet.
Unfortunately, M is allergic to cats and Hubby is allergic to dogs. I like animals, but I get really nervous having to hold them or take care of them. Malia likes lizards, but there is NO WAY I can be in the same room with one.
Fish! A pet fish is what we have to settle for.
We went to Petco in order to see all that we need to get a pet fish into our home. We went to Petco to see what fish were available and how much money we could be possibly spending.
After talking to the associate, he told us that a good starter pet fish would be a beta fish. After hearing that, we went to the beta fish section and looked at all the items we would need and all the different beta fish were available.
After looking to every possible thing we could about beta fish, the girls wanted to explore the store for other animals.
Birds. We found birds. The girls loved the birds. They loved listening to their tweeting. K loved tweeting back in response. It was so cute watching her just stare at the all the cute birds. I’m sure if I told them they could take a bird home, they would jump at the chance to have one.
So this is where we are….
We are at the “I want a pet” phase of life. It’s going to be interesting. I just hope she outgrows her cat allergy and pray that neither girl will develop a dog allergy!
K adores M. There are times when K just watches whatever M is doing. She just observes her big sisters actions. Then suddenly, she’s trying to do the same thing.
It could be a small action. M was touching her tooth one morning. K was just observing. Suddenly, K starts touching her touching her tooth in the exact same way M was.
It could be big actions. M was jumping around and dancing to a song on the television. Without any hesitation, K got up, jumped and danced around like her sister.
K learned how to ‘freeze dance’ just by playing with her sister. We use the songs already loaded on our electronic keyboard. When I turn the volume all the way down, the dancers freeze. When the music comes back up, they dance. It’s so funny watching the girls ‘freeze dance’ because K usually follows whatever frozen pose M finds herself in. It’s very cute.
That picture above? That’s at Costco. M was leaning forward and kicking the shopping card behind her. It took K awhile to figure out how to drape herself over the cart handle. I had to show her to put her arms over to prevent her from hitting her head on the cart. However, once she got it, she was trying her best to get her little feet and legs to reach that back of the cart like her sister.
Gotta love little sisters!
First off, I can’t believe those are my kids! When did they get so old?
Secondly, when did I start dressing them all ‘matchy matchy?’ That was totally unintentional. (Confession: I ended up wearing a heather gray top that day too. It was completely coincidental.)
I can’t get over how sweet this picture is. We were about to leave to run some errands. I was gathering things to take out the door with me. K decided to distract herself with the iPad.
I was just about to tell them to go, when I witnessed this.
M was helping K with the ‘Alphabet with Elmo’ app. It’s currently K’s favorite. She loves the letters and loves the little videos that correspond to each letter. It’s a bit advanced for her because the app requires the child to trace the letter before unlocking the video. K tries her best, but at 18months, it’s not good enough to unlock the videos.
Big sister, M, to the rescue!
I love watching them work together. I love that they can share (sometimes!).
I just had to snap the picture and capture the moment before getting them out the door for the day.
It really is those small moments that make me so happy!
So.. I learned this weekend that M is a burner.
She’s not a tanner like me, she’s a burner.
I put sunscreen on her, but it didn’t take long for her little nose to turn pink..
I, on the other hand, just get dark.
I’m not used to dealing with burning. I’m scared to put her in the sun. Summer is coming up, I told myself we were gonna hit the pool and go to the beach this summer.
I hope I don’t burn my kid!
Any suggestions out there on how to deal with burners?
How was your Easter?
I’m hoping yours was a Blessed Easter Sunday. Ours was.. well.. interesting..
Everything started on Saturday.
We went to a picnic at the Admiral Baker park. There was to be an Easter Egg hunt for the kiddos, so we went. Harmless enough.
The food was abundant, as to be expected when hosted by a bunch of Filipinos.
There was one food there that I have a personal rule about. Kare-kare. Due to previous experiences, and the little known fact that this food, although super yummy, has a reputation of spoiling really fast, I always make sure NOT to eat it unless I know it’s been freshly cooked.
I didn’t make sure of how freshly cooked this dish was, but I assumed that since the picnic had just started, everything would be ok. So I ate it. Hubby ate it. My parents ate it.
Shortly after, my father in law asked us if we ate it. Yes, we did. He was worried. He told us that he just had to throw it out because it was starting to show signs of being spoiled. Oh no!!!
We were hoping that we had eaten it just before things went south and that we hopefully wouldn’t get sick!
So.. the party went on with thoughts of doubling over a toilet in the back of our heads.. but we didn’t let it phase us. No no no..
They were preparing for the Easter Egg hunt when I noticed M starting to get a little sleepy.. Since the egg hunt was in about a half an hour, I decided to let her take a quick little cat nap..
However, by the time they were ready for the egg hunt… she wouldn’t wake up! So I told Hubby to take her anyway, grab about 4 or 5, and we’ll do it at home..
We got a couple eggs, then the hosts of the picnic decided to do a Senior’s Egg Hunt, so my father in law grabbed M about 5-6 more eggs. So much for M’s first real Easter Egg Hunt…
We left the picnic feeling very confident we avoided the food poisoning of the spoiled kare-kare.. so much so that we went down to National City and had halo-halo with ice cream on top.. went to Costco and ate cheese and salami.. and then had cheese and salami sandwhiches for dinner!
Then.. Hubby started to complain about his stomach. Suddenly he was in and out of the bathroom.
Then.. my mom..
My dad and I thought we were pretty luckily. While the two of them we starting to feel the effects, he and I were just fine.
Much later into the night, my stomach started to turn.. and into the bathroom I went.
My father, into the wee hours after midnight, was making his run into the bathroom.
This went on for the good part of Easter Sunday. So much so, that we had to put M’s potty outside of the bathroom in case one of us was in there when she needed to go.
Needless to say, we didn’t get to go to Easter Mass. M didn’t get to wear her fancy Easter dress. We missed out on a yummy Easter brunch with the family.
Well… luckily, we’re all ok now. I’m able to go to work and I think I can eat food again.
The best part?! I lost THREE pounds!!!
Hope your Easter was happy and blessed!
Tomorrow is Easter and I’ve decided to not have a blog post that day.
It’s a day of rejoicing in the Catholic and Christian faiths. Our Savior has risen from the dead.
Therefore, I will spend the day rejoicing at Mass and with my family.
Today there will be an Easter egg hunt at the Admiral Baker Park here in San Diego. Hubby and I will be taking M there.
I’m hoping she will have fun. She’s not really an outdoorsy kind of kid. She doesn’t like walking on surfaces that aren’t solid floor or concrete.
If you stand her in grass, or sand, or dirt… she won’t move!
Did your kid ever do this?! Share in the comments below!