Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer O'Fun List!

17 Months.... seriously???? Daredevil is nearly 1 1/2??? What??? When did that happen? Wow, just wow. I looked at the calendar today and couldn't believe it. To celebrate, I took him to Target. Poor guy. At least I got him the cool cart.

In other news, our summer o'fun list is done! We've already completed some, but I haven't checked any off yet. I thought it'd be a fun idea to put together all the things we hope to do this summer, especially to help us not get stuck in a summertime rut. Because we know I could get used to taking him to the pool every day.

I am a list lover so I am so excited to start marking things off the list. I hope that I can stand only having a partially complete list without wanting to re-write it. And, I hope we do all these things, too. You have to get it all done!

What's on your summer to do list?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Only mine.

Only my child. Seriously.

He loves to drink some unsweet tea.

He loves to bite down and pull the straw out even more.

And then try to shove it back in the most.

He could really rock a McD commercial.

My child is hilarious. This is the face of my summer.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Two Sweet Peas

Mr Tech Guy's cousin is having twins! My MIL and her sister hosted a super cute baby shower for the parents-to-be. The theme was sweet peas or two peas in a pod!

Daredevil and I got to see a lot of family that we don't get to see very often. It was great to see them even if for a short while. And, if I do say so myself, my SIL is so beautiful! Gorgeous picture.

Everything was as cute as could be for our sweet peas.

Daredevil wasn't as interested in gifts as the ladies were.

 The hostesses with the mostesses. Yes, I just made up some words.

We can't wait to meet our two sweet peas!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


We're on a midwest tour once again. Since we're in transit, I thought you might like a funny.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

This is 16 months...

Daredevil is just as awesome as ever at 16 months. His vocabulary is rapidly growing. He talks in sentences that he thinks I should understand, but I don't. He's as happy-go-lucky and laid back as ever. He does show his temper when he's tired, hungry (sound like anyone we know) or doesn't want to come inside. This boy would live out on our deck or balcony if we'd let him... but being the awful mom I am, I won't let him. Go figure. But really, life is fun. Full of sunscreen, bug spray, sweat, and action. Wouldn't change a thing.

Daredevil has realized that waving typically gets a response from another person. So he waves all the time now, just to get people to wave back. It's pretty hilarious. He also waves his body side to side to see who is silly enough to do that back to him, too. A lot of people do it amazingly. He was waving and shaking his body tonight at dinner. I tried to get it on film but I was too zoomed in. Here's his cute but dirty face anyway.

Daredevil can climb jungle gyms and go down the slide by himself (with my assistance and supervision). This was right after the very first time he did it! It was at the Dream Park in Fitchburg which has had a freshening up recently. He had a blast in tot town but what's new.

We had our first code brown in the bath the last night. I thought it was a piece of dog food. Nope, dingleberry. Disinfecting city over here last night. Ut-oh.

Daredevil is almost too tall for his car but we still play with it and ride in it all the time. He just opts to drag his feet.

He is finally really into toys. For the longest time he really wasn't but it has kicked in. He can play with his trucks and blocks for-ever. He also loves playing ball... inside, outside, with Benton, by himself, with me... he's not picky there either.

The only stuffed animals he isn't scared of (aside from the Pluto he sleeps with) are the ones you're looking at. It's kind of hilarious to see him get so freaked out over a toy but he does.

Daredevil loves to read. He loves Eric Carle, but who doesn't, right? He also loves any books that he can interact with. Pull the tab, push the button, feel the texture. You can tell people who write toddler books have been around the block themselves.

And the boy is independent. And fast. He likes to do everything on his own. Not gonna lie, it feels like we got here a little too quick. He surely needs me for more that diaper changes and bedtime.

He does occasionally throw a tantrum but when it's an actual tantrum he normally throws his head back and screams a soundless scream. It's kind of funny actually. I think he thinks it'll help him get his way. Oh, kiddo, I love you. But we have started time out for major security breeches. He doesn't like it but he does straighten up. I'm a pretty chill mom so he knows if he gets a time out, he messed up.

Oh the joys of toddlerhood. It really is awesome. He is the coolest, most awesomest dude. He's got a playdate with his cousins tomorrow and he couldn't be more excited... and, well, neither can I.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Crafty Mommas: June Craft Night In

I hosted my first ever Crafty Mommas Craft Night In last week and it was a blast. We drank and laughed and ate and crafted until well after 9:30 pm! Whoa, living the the dangerous life.

It was seriously awesome. I had three crafts planned that people could partake in, you could choose what you wanted to do or you could bring your own craftiness from home that you'd be meaning to do. Or just show up and talk our ears off... you know whatever works for you!

Craft 1: Sugar scrubs

Sugar, oil, essential oils, tag... badda bing, badda boom...

 Craft 2: Fabric Necklaces

Scissors, old shirt... boom! It was so easy I only have an after photo.

Craft 3: Canvases

This took the most time because of the drying time. But still canvas, paint, stickers, mod podge, paper.

Super cuteness.

And then there were ladies doing their mending, making flower hats, making a felt carrot, making earrings, making a berry picking basket, etc... lots of craftiness in one room!

And the food. When will I learn? Ugh, Overdo Olivia over here. Ahh, well, there are worse things. Right?

Cheesecake stuffed strawberries. Yum-O

Taste the rainbow! Eat your veggies!

I'm so excited for our next Crafty Mommas adventure when we have our first Craft Night Out making our own jewelry! Stay tuned!!