Country to the City

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Kiddie Kitchens November 9, 2006

Filed under: General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 11:42 pm

So my brother called me today, and he was telling me about how he wanted to send some money for Abby this Christmas. and he asked me what she’d like…since he wanted to know how much to send. And then we got into a conversation about the little kiddy kitchen I had when I was a kid. My kitchen was pretty awesome. Okay, so it didn’t have any noises or anything like that- but it came with food, cooking utensils, pots and pans…and a full foldaway rolling kitchen. It was made by Hasbro (I think) and it was called A La Carte Kitchen. I LOVED that kitchen. It was awesome. Eventually, it got so old that parts started to break off- so it ended up being put out for the binmen…I remember crying the day I watched it being crushed up by the dustbin lorry ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyway, the point of this post is that Miss Abby is getting a kiddie kitchen from Uncle Steve for Christmas. It’s made by Fisher-Price and it’s called Grow With Me Kitchen. I’m looking forward to seeing it tomorrow- I’m going to take a drive over to Toys R Us so I can check it out before buying it…that way if I don’t like it I can buy something different. This is the kitchen…looks nifty, no? ๐Ÿ˜€

And then when Abby gets older, it transforms into this kitchen:

All I can say is…Heeeeeeee ๐Ÿ˜€


Still Alive… November 6, 2006

Filed under: General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 2:29 am

Thanks to Elizabeth, I am here again. I have phases where I forget about this place ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

It’s getting really cold here, I can’t turn up the heating anymore, and the apartment is still cold. I think that the heat is escaping through the minute cracks in the windows…bah ๐Ÿ˜ฆ i saw someone wearing Crocs the other day in the freezing cold…and they wern’t even wearing socks with them ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Are people crazy now? Does living in WI make you automatically crazy? It’s quite possible since a few of my friends seem to not have all their marbles in their heads :p

My friend Dave has started taking me, Nick and Abby out every Wed to this mall near me so Abby can play in the indoor play area they have there. With our apartment seeming to be getting smaller by the minute, Abby needs the space to run around. We usually go to Ponderosa or Old Country Buffet before hand, so she also needs to run off some of that food :p It also give me and Nick the chance to wander around the mall and buy whatever we need without Abby bugging us for stuff every two seconds. She’s a nightmare to take shopping, she’s always pulling at stuff..she broke a glass vase the last time we went…so that was the end of that :p

I’ve been making more food recently too, I made chicken pot pie that other day and shared half with the neighbour, and then tomorrow I’m going to be making gingebread cookies. I got some Jello Jigglers cutters free with the Jello I bought, and they’ll make excellent cutters for making smaller cookies for Abby…so I’ll use them for two purposes…you can never have too many cookie cutters ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday, me and Abby were invited to a bridal shower. Abby upstaged the poor bride-to-be by being her usual cute, good self. Everyone complimented me on how well-behaved she was for her age (Abby’s 19 months now), and I felt very proud indeed. My friend forgave me though for the upstaging- she adores Abby and the little Miss could do no wrong in her eyes…if she only knew…:P