Friday, July 31, 2009

PhotoStory Friday: The Streak Continues

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See this face, the face of pure sweetness. You would think that this girl was a complete angel right? As I mentioned last Friday Miss Peanut Butter has been on a bit of a naughty streak. Just when I was worried about not having a post, she comes through in full hurricane force.

Today I decided to take a shower and mistakenly told Peanut Butter this information. As I'm stepping in the shower I hear, "Mama, I need help." I yelled I will help you in a minute, I have to shower. After I get out of the shower, I hear an eerie silence, the tv wasn't on, then I hear items that were launched landing on the floor. I run down stairs and there she is sitting on the counter with the biggest "I did it" look and I wanted to cry. This is what I saw.

You maybe wondering what that is all over the floor, it is a bag of orzo. For those of you that don't know what orzo is it is a rice like pasta, and in this case it was an expensive organic pasta that I paid way too much for, but it was going to make a heck of a meal someday.

Little bitty specks all over the kitchen floor. Along with some chunks of half eaten bubble gum and what was left of dog biscuits in his treat container. After I cleaned the mess I returned to dry my hair and when I returned from that a newspaper was strewn about the place. Could it get any worse..... Yes it can.

Apparently the way to get your mother's attention while your mother is filling up with gas is to start taking bites out of your car seat. Yes you read that right, actually biting the styrofoam and spitting it out.

This even puts a crack in the top of the stryofoam. I am torn on what to do here. I read you can duct tape it up and it is okay, so that is what I am doing for now. I don't know if I can find a replacement since they don't make the seat anymore, but is a Britax byproduct. But I was pretty upset about the seat and told the girl to go to her room. She took this as well, you want a bigger mess, here it is.

I could here the crashing and items being thrown about. I'm just happy she didn't decide to empty her bookcases. I did make her clean it up, she wasn't thrilled about that. To think destroying her room started with this....

Someone didn't like the fact that they were put in their crib for a nap and well, pulling the border off of the wall will show them. That was a year ago, look how far we have come.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Great Kid Shoes

These are great shoes, they are Jumping Beans brand from Kohls . I previously bought the hot pink and a brown canvas ones(like the "leather" ones in the photo) and they held up incredibly good. I even tossed them in the washing machine a few times after an accident or when they were dirty, and they held together. I don't know if I'll try that with the leather/pleather ones., but they should just wipe off. I bought these last week at Kohls since Peanut Butter grew out of the pairs she had. The canvas/summer ones are on clearance(4.99-7.99) right now and the fall line is in. They are usually on sale for 2 for 21.99, normal price 24.00, a little steep in my book, but they are almost always on sale. They have a boys line too, here is their internet selection. There are many more in the store and they are cute, look nice, and can take a beating. I'm half tempted to buy some more of the canvas ones on clearance in a size up for next summer.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Little of This and That

You can tell that the EAA is starting because there are planes every where. This one is really small in the photo, it was the third one we saw in about 5 minutes in our walk home from the park.

Yesterday I tried to keep the girl busy, so we went to the farmer's market and got some veggies. We went to Kohl's for some shoes, Peanut Butter is really hard to shop with at Kohl's so we went to Wally World to pick up a few odd and ends we needed and by the time we returned home, I was exhausted. After lunch we went to the park. There was a small class reunion going on at the pavilon there and lots of kids. PB started playing with a girl around her age and had a great time. The girl was having a hard time understanding some of the things PB said and asked why she was speaking spanish. We stayed an hour more than we usually do. Thankfully Peanut Butter napped when we got home.

During nap time I watched The Departed, yes it is a couple years old but for some reason I hadn't watched it. I didn't get part of the ending until just now when I read the wiki. J came home today from being in La Crosse since Thurs for a conference. I took a sorely need break this afternoon and though I was in a funk, after perusing Half Price Books for an hour I was feeling much better.

Remeber this wonderful doll house I painstakingly spent an entire evening putting together, well Peanut Butter destroyed it Saturday in about 10 minutes. You can't imagine how I felt seeing it in about 20 or so pieces all over her room. I have put it away for now until I can bring myself to spent the time to put it back together and use some glue so hopefully she cannot do that again.

I haven't mentioned it, but I saw Harry Potter last week and I thought it was pretty good. I do agree with some I was surprised at some of the stuff left out, and will be curious to see how it plays out in the next two. My fellow Potter person at work and I have been going back and forth on it. I am rereading the book since I can't remember if somethings happened in HBP or the Deathly Hallows.

Friday, July 24, 2009

PhotoStory Friday: She Even Sleeps With Attitude

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I was discussing Peanut Butter with a friend of mine at work. His comment was, "Well, when you plant corn..." I just had to laugh since Peanut Butter is a mix of J and my stronger personality traits. She is as stubborn as me, though I have become a push over to her. She thinks everything is a joke like J. She takes some things very personal like me and has the don't tell me what to do like J. It is killing me, she has been on a naughty streak that will not quit. That is all J.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sassy Pants' New/Old Doll House

I bought a Victorian mansion for Peanut Butter off of Ebay. It is missing a few parts: 3 windows, a bunch of fencing and an atrium wall. It was also covered in old hot glue gun glue, which made putting it together a PITA. I used some glue dots on a few of the window trims and wall paper. It took me a bit to get it together since there were no instructions, half the pieces were together and half weren't, and PB was buzzing around driving me bonkers. This set has been discontinued so I'll have to hunt to try and find some of the missing pieces. But all in all I think I got a decent deal, $75 shipped. The new grand mansion goes for 130 with no furniture or peeps and I received quite a bit of furniture and about 15 peeps.

As you can tell Peanut Butter was very excited about it and dove right in playing with it. I thought the table I put it on was going to be big enough, but I might have to find another one.

My next mission a hospital or pirates. She has a thing for doctors and pirates.

Monday, July 13, 2009


From Drop Box

This has become my new addiction. I have been searching Ebay for Playmobile sets. I apparently got a steal on this little gem at a rummage sale for 3 dollars and it has all the pieces except a few dishes, not really a biggy to me. Miss Peanut Butter loves to play with it even though it says 4 and up. She amazingly doesn't put any of the little items in her mouth. I have it in my scrapbook room and it keeps her fairly busy and allows me scrapbook while she is still awake. I just can't watch Sex in the City when she is in there. I've been trying to find another set that is a little bigger that she could play with more. I've been looking at pirates since she is a little into them, zoo sets, I'm really trying to get a doctor and the piece I'm really eyeing is the Mansion. They are $130 new with no extra pieces which means you fork out another $20 per room for the furniture, this is why I've been searching Ebay. The last set I got out bid on went for $175 which when you think about it is a great deal compared to new. I'm wavering whether I can fork out the money for it, but it would be a birthday present. For the mean time I will keep stalking Ebay and craigslist.

Friday, July 10, 2009

PhotoStory Friday: Concession Stand Queen

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The Concession Stand Queen

My husband is the Vice President of our city's Little League, because of this he feels the need to be at the baseball fields every week night. I feel the need for Peanut Butter to see her father for at least a little bit, so every night we walk down to the fields. As soon as we get there Peanut Butter does a B-line to the concession stand. It starts out innocently enough with a freeze pop, which are nice and cheap at 10 cents. It progresses from there to her asking for ice cream, hot dogs, pop corn, pretzels, ring pops, and water. On some nights this girl will put away all of those items, on some nights I put the ka-bash on a lot of them.
Green seems to be the only color that Peanut Butter can remember so she always ends up with a green freeze pop, which are lime. I think they are disgusting. I have turned her on to these yellow ones that are pineapple and are de-lish. I normally don't get anything, but I have been getting these. She has started to ask for the "apple" ones too.
The gals that work in the concession stand are great, they let Peanut Butter hang out and they play with her a bit. Last night she pulled out a pillow and laid there right in the middle of the floor. She is funny because if she decides she wants something and is inside the stand, she will quick run out around to the front to order it, gets what she wants, and runs back in. Goofball.
Our concession stand has been broken into 4 times this summer and has taken quite a hit. A company even donated cameras and the thieves destroyed them and the dvr Tuesday night. It was a lot of damage for candy bars. I hope they get caught soon.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Fourth

I think this was one of my least favorite 4th of July's ever. We were invited to friends of ours for food and fireworks. The city lights off their fireworks across the street from their house. Of our core group of 3 couples(none being the host) we were probably 10 years older than most of the other folks and all of us have kids of some age from Miss Peanut Butter almost 3 to 16. While I don't believe any of them have kids. My friend and I both could feel how pissy some of the other guests were about having kids be there. Peanut Butter and my friend's three year old girl were running wild and there was no control over them. It was a constant chase and since the hosts don't have kids, they have a cream chair and sofa that PB wanted to get her grubby feet all over. Ugh it was hell. I barely had a chance to have any conversation with the people I did want to talk to.
Here's Miss PB with one of many plates she wanted and then didn't want.

PB and her partner in crime. They are deciding how far through other people's yards they want to have us chase them through.

A little after 9 people started shooting off fireworks and PB wasn't having any of it she was screaming bloody murder to "go Home." I took her to the car which was actually parked in the perfect spot for us to watch the fireworks. She cried through the first few BOOMs and then she shouted, "Yellow!" and it was all good from then on. The sound buffer of being in the car was just enough that she was able to enjoy the fireworks and when they were done she wanted more booms and fireworks. So the night wasn't all bad.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Photostory Friday: What are the Chances

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What are the chances that Miss Peanut Butter will want to be a catcher?

J and I were both catchers in high school. I think it would be neat if she was too. I loved catching, even on the hottest of days a part of me still enjoyed it. Don't worry I won't push it, but she loves to put the mask on.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Note to Self: Things Not to Tell Peanut Butter

Do not tell a Disney Princess loving girl that her shoes are princess slippers. She will assume she has to keep losing one for her prince to find as you are trying to walk to the baseball fields to have family time.