Tag Archives: Mommy

Games Emma Loves!

1 Sep

I’m always trying to find things for Emma that are not only fun but also educational. Here is one of the things that we’ve gotten her that she’s absolutely falling in love with – but also makes Mommy happy too!!

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Instead of just playing garbage on our phones we try to pick games that are entertaining but also going to help in some way. There’s this awesome download we found called Touch ‘n’ Sing. It’s a a free download and then you can pick which games you want to add on for a really low price! (it comes with two free games!)

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I love having apps on my phone to keep Emma entertained in situations she’d be bored. Like at restaurants when we are waiting to be seated, or in the car on a long trip! Emma tends to ask for my phone a lot during the day and I don’t mind handing it over at all since we have options that are educational.

Each song on this app is interactive! She’s either popping balloons or she is making the characters move to the song. I think my favorite thing is that it fits into any age stage! There’s a little bit for everyone in here. Whether you are teaching your little one words, letters, or your older one lyrics to songs – it is pretty darn entertaining!

You can get this download on itunes or in your app store for free!

Enjoy!

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Weekend Round Up

27 Aug

It never gets old seeing Emma enjoy her weekends 🙂

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Brian set up his old video game system on Emma’s little TV and he was teaching her how to play some of the games 🙂 It’s amazing how fast she picks on things!

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They took turns playing Zelda and Mario! I have a feeling Emma is going to grow up in Daddy’s footsteps and have a love for technology! She is already crazy in love with the iPad!

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After some indoor fun we needed some outdoor fun! Emma had a great time making “gingerbread” men out on the sidewalk with the neighborhood kids!

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We had used Emma’s body as a template and she screamed, “Look Mommy! That’s me!!”

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Our little sports girl, I have no idea which one she will stick to but she loves baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, and football. We’ll see which one ends up being her favorite! Mommy was a softball player and Daddy played golf and tennis so she may surprise us both!

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Such a happy girl! I love that she enjoys so much at this age. It’s really fun to try new things with her (minus food 😉 haha!) Speaking of food she got really lucky this weekend and went out with Papa and Ope one night and Nana and DoDo the next!!

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Emma loves this place because there is so much to see and Papa loves it because it’s good southern cooking!

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It’s one of the few mom and pop places around. We are looking forward to finding some more!

Please & Sorry

26 Aug

Please and Sorry have been major words in my vocabulary the past few days. I don’t exactly know what my problem with it is, but I have a hard time asking for help. I make myself a list full of things that are longer than the amount of hours in a day and then beat myself up about not getting them all done.

Another thing I like to do is add on tasks for other people. I hear someone say, “I need this” and I come running ready to solve the problem leaving behind my trail of things that still aren’t done yet.

This past week it really hit me hard and got me into a point of self-sabotage. My list was so long and overwhelming that I just kept putting it off and it just kept getting longer. At one point I remember sitting down on the floor with my list and computer and crap that piled up too high and cried.

I’ve noticed when I’m completely at the end of my rope the best way to deal with it is to email my husband. Knowing he’s at work and he doesn’t even get it sometimes until he gets home doesn’t matter. Sometimes he can answer me right away and it’s nice to hear what he has to say but either way – he comes home and it’s like everything wrong in the world just turns right.

He has a way of calming me down in seconds, sometimes without even saying a word. I love that man.

This time I asked for help. I cried out in an email that was probably three paragraphs longer than it needed to be (much like this post 😉 haha) and gave him a list of things I needed him to do so I could breath again. Then I went to the next best person in the whole wide world.

My Mommy. Nobody fixes a problem like Mommy’s do. I told her what was going on and she gladly took on a few things on my list and knocked them out in seconds and asked for more. I love her so much and now I see where I get my need to do things for people from. She’d gladly do all my work for me if she could just watch me raise my baby girl. I’m going to do the same for Emma without a shadow of a doubt.

So here’s to all those people out there that are stressed, exhausted, and burnt out. Go ask for help. It may make you cry, it may feel like the world is upside down, and you may feel like a complete loser; but it will be the best thing you ever did.

Thanks for stopping by,

Love Always,

J

 

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Growing up is fun!

20 Jun

Not too long ago my little girl got a big girl bed! She was super excited and said, “Mom watch me!!” as she climbed in and out all on her own. One of her favorite things about her new big girl bed is that Mommy can now lay beside her and read her bedtime stories. Another favorite, is that she can get out of bed after we closet the door and read all the books in her bookshelf by herself!

 

So far we haven’t had too much trouble with her not sleeping. Prior to taking the crib apart she would sing and read herself to sleep almost every night so it’s not that big of a change for her. What do I love about it? I love that she can play in her room in the morning when I’m not completely awake yet, I like that she still sings herself to sleep and I love listening to it, and I love that she likes to play in there even when it’s not bed time!

Other things going on around here? I’m finally getting my birthday cabinet cleaned up and moved to my studio so I can use it there. I need storage there so much more than I do here and I’m going to save up my pennies and buy another one for our place 🙂

 

I’m also getting my budgeting spreadsheet together so I can show you all how I do my own stress free budgeting! It’s made money less of an issue in our house and more of something we can just rely on. Along with the spreadsheet and my explanation on how to use it, I am also working on my couponing! That extra shelf I’m going to save up and buy is also going to be great storage for the items I’ll be stocking up on at the grocery store.

 

If anyone is interested on how I do my couponing (not the traditional way but still saves money) I’d be more than glad to do a post about that as well!

 

So who said it was no fun growing up? NOT ME!!

 

Love Always,

J

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