Friday, September 23, 2016

DIY Moon Sand

WOW! It has been a while! Like, 1 year, 6 months and 21 days to be exact! ;) So, long story short, when Lily was three months old, she spit up on my computer and ruined it! It wouldn't even turn on. I'm actually not even sure how I made the last blog post I made... maybe on my phone? Anyways, I have been without a computer for almost TWO YEARS! It has been hard and I have definitely missed blogging! Thank goodness for Instagram! I have still been able to document the little things that have happened over the past couple of years! Recently, however, we were able to buy a nice (new to us) laptop! {cue Hallelujah Chorus} Heres to my return to blogging! May my posts be consistent and may my stress level be at an all time low! ;) (blogging, I mean writing out my word vomit, or whatever random thoughts may pop into my head, seems to relieve my stress!) Thanks for tagging along! 


Yesterday was a very rainy, cloudy, gloomy day. It reminded me of The Cat and the Hat book... 

The sun did not shine.
 It was too wet to play. 
So,we sat in the house 
All that cold, cold, wet day! 

I sat there with Sally.
We sat there we two.
 And I said, "how I wish 
we had something to do!" 

Anyone else have that memorized? No? No one? Just me? Got it. 

But in all seriousness, we were bored out of our minds! My girls had already watched too much TV and they were kind of driving me bonkers. So, of course, I turned to Pinterest. I found this post and thought it would be fun to try out. So that's just what we did! I cut the recipe in half and oh man, I'm glad I did! I can't imagine a bigger mess than what ended up with! Especially not double the mess! 

I will say the girls had a blast! The "Moon Sand" was actually pretty cool! We were able to make sand castles, tall mountains, sand balls, sandman, and they loved making "foot prints" with their little toy horse and their fingers! Abbi loved making cakes and Lily loved eating Abbi's cakes, followed by Abbi screaming at her. Hashtag: sisters (insert eye roll here) But man, oh man, the mess it made was unbelievable! Whoever said it was easy to clean up, obviously did not have a four year old and a two year old who couldn't help but "make it rain" all over the table and floor! They must not of had kids who enjoyed throwing it, putting it in each other's hair, and pushing it on to the floor just so they could "ice skate" in the sand! And I know their kids didn't eat the sand, then "make wind" with their mouths and blow the sand everywhere or they would not have advertised an "easy clean up!" 

However, the girls were totally enthralled for almost an hour! That never happens! It also gave me a chance to get out my actual camera! So it was worth it. Right?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Abbigail - 2.5 Yrs

Oh man, is it really possible that my little Abbigail is over 2 1/2 years old?! I can't believe time is passing so quickly, but I am loving the stage she is in! I'll be honest, the tantrums are a bit ridiculous, but overlooking those, she is hilarious! Her vocabulary grows daily! She asks me 1000+ questions per day and I love it! I stole this interview from my friend Danna. {Thank you Danna!} I thought it was a really fun way to document some of her favorite things...

Q: What is your name?
A: Abbigail Anne Wright

Q: How old are you?
A: 2

Q: What color is your hair?
A: Blonde

Q: What color are your eyes?
A: Blue

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Spaghetti

Q: What is your favorite song?
A: Jingle Bells

Q: What is your favorite treat?
A: M&Ms

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Blue

Q: What's your favorite animal?
A: Horse

Q: What's your favorite book?
A: The Cat in the Hat

Q: What's your favorite store?
A: Target (She insists on touching the red balls out front.)

Q: What do you like to do with Daddy?
A: Build Blocks

Q: What do you like to do with Mommy?
A: Make Cookies

Q: What's your favorite movie?
A: Ratatouille

Q: What's your favorite show?
A: Daniel Tiger

Q: What's your favorite thing to do when we go outside?
A: Play at the park (especially the swings!)

Q: What's your favorite thing to do inside the house?
A: Play with Lily 

But then I wanted more! So we sat her down yesterday, bribed her with a sucker and recorded her answering a few questions! Man, she keeps us laughing! We sure love our Abbi girl! 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Abbigail Says...

(Giving me a hug) "Ohhhh... my Ashwee"

(To about 20 strangers while grocery shopping) "I see my frwiends! Heywoah frwiends!"

(Walking through Winco) "Mama, I see sumpin! It's chocowate! It's yummy in my tummy!"

(With a white sock on each hand) " Wook Mama, It's pwitty snow on my hands!"

(Walking in on me using the bathroom) "Hooway Mama! You did it! You went pee pee in da potty!"

(When she wants to be carried) "Mama,  me carry you?"

(When she needs help) "Mama, me help you?"

(As I am changing Lily's diaper) " Oooooh is it poop? I need to see!"

Potty Training Gems:

(Fighting a potty break) "I'm too widdle to go potty!"

(As I'm trying to put new underwear on her) "NO! I need a diaper!"

(I gave her the option of going potty or taking a nap) "Ummm... I choose hug."

(Sitting on the toilet, arms folded, and pouting) "I not wear big gurl panties anymore!"

(After I tell her it's time to go potty) "No fank you! I no wanna go potty! No fank you!"

* Just as a side note: this makes it seem like she hates going potty and I'm forcing it... which may be partially true, but the majority of the time she is awesome! The funny quotes just tend to be the not so happy times! ;)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Abbigail Says...

(Standing on top of her bike) "Don't worwee Mama! I Okay!"

(After I tell her it's naptime) " Nope, it's time to wake uppp! {Insert cheesy grin}

(Holding my keys) " I weady Mama, Wets go! Wets go to Nana's house!"

(On repeat all day long) "Come on Mama! I want to show you sumpin!" {grabs my hand and pulls me where she wants me to go.}

(In the Dairy section of Walmart) "Wook Mama! I see sumpin! Its stwawbewies!" {What she actually saw was some strawberry flavored yogurt that had a picture of a teeny tiny strawberry on the package! Good eye little one...}

(Hearing the Dryer run and thinking it is the garage opening) "Daddy's home! Wet's go see!"

(After I told her she couldn't have anymore cookies) "But Mama, I so fwustwated!"

(While eating her fried rice) "Wook, a pea!" {cue squeaky voice} "It's so cute!"

(I asked her what she wanted for lunch) " I hab a deeya {I have an idea}, wets eat Mac n cheeeese!"

(After she dropped a plate of fake food) "Oh No! I fwop ebbeyfing! I fwop ebbeyfing!" 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Naptime Lovin'

Every morning, Lily goes down for a quick nap from about 9-9:30. Abbigail can't stand it. "Mama? Where'd Will-Wee go?" I tell her she is taking a nap and Abbi replies with, "hmmm, I know! Wet's go get her!" She is always sad when I tell her we can't. Thank goodness it's a quick nap! 

When she hears Lily crying, she runs sprints into Lily's room to help her. Sometimes, if I'm feeling really nice, I let her climb into the crib to see Lily. Their relationship makes me so happy! Abbigail loves Lily (almost to death) and Lily smiles and goes along with everything! It's so fun to watch! I can just imagine them in 15 years, hanging out in each other's beds, talking about school, make-up and who they want to go to Prom with. I hope they will always be best friends.