Sunday, March 18, 2012

updates

The past couple weeks have been sprinkled with some cold days and some gorgeous days. I'm talking 70 degrees gorgeous perfection.  Those days have been the best.

Eloise has been a handful this past week. I'm giving her the excuse of teething for now... but I also bought a couple toddler parenting books online the other day during a particularly low point. So, hopefully she gets a couple teeth soon so I forgive her for all the horrible things she has done to me. And hopefully I will realize soon that I have to stop laughing at all of the naughty things she does. That might send some mixed signals. Poor confused naughty sweet little girl. 

Also this week, Craig had a lot of extra curriculars. Knicks games (I believe he went to 2 games this week), playing on his basketball team, March Madness...  basically all basketball related. Poor tired mommy.

Fortunately I have learned a valuable lesson from my mom and sister- Instead of getting mad or feeling bad for yourself- make it a win, win.  I remembered this lesson by Friday night when I was so over the cranky baby and my messy house and feeling bad for myself- I decided Saturday was going to be my day. And it was. It was a nice break. I also negotiated a few things that should make me very happy come bonus season. After realizing what I gained from him going to another basketball game- it was totally worth it. Win win.

Eloise is growing up so fast.  She finally says her name and it is SO adorable. Eloise. Love it. (no matter how hard Craig tries, she refuses to say Lulu. Hilarious)
Her current obsessions are her sunglasses that some street vendor gave to her the other day after she tried to steal a pair. Great life lesson by the way. :/ She is also obsessed with bubbles and being a super picky eater. All day long she says "more" and I have to try to guess what she wants- and she usually wants nothing I am offering.  It is so fun.

Anyway, I am SO grateful for the sunshine we have had- otherwise I would have been extra cranky with the 2 peeps I love most.  If we couldn't have gone to play at the park and run around outside, both Eloise and I would have gone crazy.  And thank goodness we didn't. We actually had a lot of fun. We got to do our favorite sunny day activity- walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, play at the park on the water, get pizza from Grimaldi's to go eat on the grass and get an ice cream cone before you leave. The best. We had a day in Soho shopping. We had park days and play dates. So I guess I will stop complaining. :)











10 comments:

Lizzie said...

James & I want a Brooklyn Bridge/Grimaldi's/Ice cream/ playdate this Summer with you & Eloise. So fun.

Lizzie said...

PS can't wait to hear what you negotiated :)

jessica said...

you are such a great momma. i also invested in some parenting books this week- love & logic early childhood? have you tried it?

Jenna Robert said...

I'm dying to hear about this negotiation as well. The Ainge women are genius.

The Nixon Family said...

i want to hear too. something stylish for the apt, i'm sure!

sherrie said...

Don't think those of us with four kids aren't still trying to figure it out....have a parenting cd in my car as I type this. :) Excited about your news!

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