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Thoughtfully penned on July 29th, 2010 and generally concerning E, J, S

It’s a week of milestones at chez Sidetrack’d…

This Little bit of girl turns four this week:

This little Boo decided it was time to potty train:

And this Baby Girl started army crawling and got her first tooth:

All in all, a good week!

Some good links

Thoughtfully penned on July 16th, 2010 and generally concerning Highly Comical, Life with littles, Motherhood

I’ve run across several good reads in the last few months that I thought I would share with you guys. Enjoy!

~ Suck it! The REAL Way to Prep for Breastfeeding @ Parenting.com – as a veteran nursing mom I find this article hilarious; if you are expecting (read: Lindsey) don’t let it scare you, it’s usually not this bad…usually

~ Why Having a Toddler is Like Being at a Frat Party @ Suburban Snapshots – absolutely, laugh-out-loud, hysterically funny

~ I Don’t Want My Children to Be Happy @ It’s Almost Naptime!! – The only non-funny link in the bunch. I read this several months ago and think about it often. Right in line with much of our parenting philosophy.

~What Your Email Address Says About Your Computer Skills @ The Oatmeal – I’m married to a web programmer. ‘Nuff said.

And finally, my new favorite quote (seen recently on Twitter): “Unless life also gives you water and sugar, your lemonade’s gonna suck.”

Happy Friday!

Laughs provided by Little

Thoughtfully penned on July 15th, 2010 and generally concerning E, Highly Comical

This girl. Our first born. Our almost four year old. Our Little. She keeps us laughing. Sometimes she talks like she’s grown. Other times she babbles while she pretends to be a baby.

Over July 4th weekend my parents were visiting and over dinner one night we were conversing about cocktails, specifically mojitos. Matt was talking about how you smash the mint leaves in the bottom of the glass before pouring the drink into it when Little piped up with…

“You can’t smash me, Daddy, because I’m a woman!”

We all burst into laughter. I’m not sure which was funnier, that she misunderstood “mint” as “men” or that she referred to herself as a woman.

Fortune Cookies

Thoughtfully penned on July 14th, 2010 and generally concerning E, J, Life with littles

Little has discovered that she really likes Chinese food. Or, more accurately, that she really likes eating with chopsticks (and she’s quite good at it, actually).

Last Friday we met Matt when he got off of work and went out to lunch as a family. Ahh…Friday afternoons off are so nice. Little wanted to eat at Pei Wei so that’s where we headed.

After our meal we had to have fortune cookies, of course. The fortunes in fortune cookies are always funny, but Boo’s really made me laugh.

“The best times of your life have not yet been lived.”

For the two year old. Well, yeah.

Catching up

Thoughtfully penned on July 13th, 2010 and generally concerning E, J, Life with littles, Summer Fun

Wow, where are the weeks going? It’s mid-July already!

The last few weeks have been pretty busy around here. We’ve had playdates almost every weekday for the last three weeks, had VBS in the evenings the last week of June, had a visit from my parents over July 4th weekend, been adjusting to Matt’s new job and schedule, and doing laundry, lots of laundry.

Nothing real exciting has occurred, but life is good. We’re enjoying Summer, trying to stay cool, and beginning to gear up for school-time activities.

Hope everyone is having a great Summer!

6 months old

Thoughtfully penned on July 11th, 2010 and generally concerning S

Now I am six months old and…

…I am sitting up unsupported.
…I get on my hands and knees and rock.
…I still nurse exclusively.
…I love to be worn in the BabyHawk.
…I tolerate the stroller now that I can sit.
…I don’t like my baby containers (swing, bouncy, etc) anymore.
…I like to lay in the floor & play with toys (especially Sophie the giraffe).
…I like to pull down the bumpers on my crib (so Mommy took them out).
…I am still wearing 3-6 months size clothes (and a few 0-3 months).
…most of my skin issues have cleared up (except occasional flare ups).
…I love my cloth diapers.
…I am a very happy baby and love to smile and laugh.
…my Mommy is way behind on writing this post.