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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


Convinced September 28, 2006

Filed under: General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 10:37 pm

I’m pretty convinced that I’m pregnant now. I’m about 12 days late on my monthly cycle, I’ve started breaking out in places that I don’t usually, I’m eating like a horse, my boobs are sore and I keep having weird cravings for cornbread. I ate it with cheese today. Weird. I’m still going to give it till next Tuesday and then I’ll tell Nick. I hated telling him last time, and this time I’m dreading it even more. But for some weird reason, I’m really excited about being pregnant again. I guess I just like the thought of something growing inside of me and buying cute little baby outfits again.

If I am pregnant, I’ll announce it to everyone at my birthday party on the 8th. I announced it at a party last time, and it always seems the best way. Well, I find it’s the best way :p


Ooookkay… September 27, 2006

Filed under: General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 12:33 am

I may be pregnant again. I’ve got sore boobs and the only time that ever happened before was when I was pregnant with Miss Abby. I’ll give it a week, and then I’ll have more news for you. Looking after two toddlers doesn’t sound like my idea of fun….:o


Hah. September 21, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 11:56 am

Well, I guess I must be one of the laziest people on the planet sometimes when it comes to blogging. But hey ho, I’m here now and while Abby’s eating her lunch- I’ll tell you what’s been happening recently ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been having some of the most bizarre dreams. Most of them include me working in a kitchen (I guess I’m a chef) and I’m cooking something weird like caterpillar or octopus….yuck! Then the other ones involve me sewing and everytime I try to thread my needle, I miss and stab myself in the leg. That NEVER happens. I keep on going in the dream until I’ve got these holes in my leg and the blood’s just gushing out. Yikes!

Thanks to Jennie– I think I’m going to take up sewing again. I’ve found a couple of patterns online for small soft toys…so I think I’m going to try them out. I thinkI’ll probably go to Joann’s and buy some material and stuffing today and see how it goes. I should really be using a sewing machine- but I guess I’m going to be doing it by hand since I don’t have one at the moment. Maybe it’s something I could look into buying with the birthday money my parents are sending me ๐Ÿ™‚


It’s Been A While… September 1, 2006

Filed under: General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 11:32 pm

Sorry for dissapearing. I have no clue where I left off. I’ll just tell you what’s been happening recently…

– Abby’s getting more chatty as the days go by.

– My life gets suckier as the days go by.

– My weight goes up that little bit more as the days go by.

– I need to stop with ‘as the days go by’. Somebody stop me. NOW.

So Abby is now saying the following words:

hi, hey, hiya, bye, buh-bye, hah, cookie, yummy, nummy, yum, num, juice, shoes, keys, kitty, teddy, mama, mommy, dada, daddy, abby, baby, hat, cap, me, nose, hair, ear

That’s quite a lot. And suppodly she’ll know around 100 words by her 2nd birthday. Which is in 6 MONTHS now! OMG, it’s gone so quick. It’s already been half a year since her birthday. Damn.

I’ve been sitting in front of this friggin computer since about 9pm. I need to move my ass and do something, other than put Abby’s toys away. I also need to go through her clothes and get rid of a bunch at the rummage sale that the block is having next weekend. Her drawers are stuffed full, I can barely close them. Sucks.

I need a haircut. It’s looking all nappy and ratty. I cannot count the split ends anymore.


Ho Hum… July 13, 2006

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

There’s really not been a whole lot going on here over the last few days. We’ve discovered that we need to go to the local IRS office to sort out some of the 2005 tax papers (which will not be fun) and hopefully if they give us all of the money that we’re entitled to- we’ll be getting a new computer! Hurrah- iMac here I come ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ve also been passing the time by making art in Photoshop. It’s really not the best, but I’m a bit of practice (I’ve been constantly making the same stuff). So here’s two of the pieces I’ve recently made:

So yeah, that’s some of my recent work ^_^

Abby’s appetite seems to becoming back. For a short while, she was being picky and not eating her favourite foods. She still doesn’t want to eat them, but I’m getting her to eat other stuff I know she likes. Which is much cheaper than resorting to Pediasure ๐Ÿ˜›