A fridge full of candy and my toddler is OUT OF CONTROL.

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you guys, but I could really use a glass of wine and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.

It’s a list kind of day…

1. I’m actually SUPER busy at work and I am not used to such things! Things should slow down once January is over…I hope.

2. Our refrigerator doesn’t have much in it, but we have enough Christmas candy to get us through the zombie apocalypse.

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3. I ran with Jeanette yesterday! She had an accident and has been recovering for a month. It was so great to enjoy a (treadmill) run with her.

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I ran 6 miles and it was a tough one.

Mile 1 9:13-8:35 pace
Mile 2 8:00 pace
Mile 3 7:47 pace
Mile 4 7:41 pace
Mile 5 7:35 pace
Mile 6 8:35 pace

4. We discovered an indoor play place close to our house. We will be spending the entire winter here because Annabelle loved it and it tired her out.

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5. Speaking of Annabelle…wow, this week has been a struggle. She will be 2 on Tuesday (I still can’t believe it.) and she is in a very difficult stage. I blame us for some things that we didn’t end before they started, but we def have a few rough weeks ahead as we try to change some behaviors. Parenting is hard, very rewarding, but hard.

She fell asleep leaning against the window yesterday afternoon. πŸ™‚

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6. She still loves selfies.

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7. Working from home = Chris brings me breakfast. πŸ™‚

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8. Go Ravens! I can’t wait for tomorrow!

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9. I want to go to dinner and a movie. I haven’t been to a movie since last November (like November 2013). A date night is much needed.

10. I miss them.

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On a scale from 1 to 10, how has your week been?

Moms…any encouraging words would be great. This toddler stage is tough!

Comments

  1. Haha I feel u on the toddler front! My daughters only 16 mnths today and I’m still frightened bahaha what kinda things did u find u should have nipped in the bud ahead of time — if u don’t mind my asking?

    • Hi Claire! Annabelle loves the bottle and milk. We had planned on taking thr bottle away when she turned 1, but that never happened and she became so dependent on it… We also have trouble at bedtime because she wont go down easily if she isnt asleep when we put her in her crib. Sigh… So, we are ditching the bottle and working on bed time. Its going to be a long weekend! I hope you and your little one are doing well. πŸ™‚

      • Hahah oooo boy believe me even if u had done it differently I think there’s always a challenge! My daughters been going to bed on her own since 9 mnths when I stopped nursing to sleep but she still fights us a ton at bedtime. I think it’s partly just cuz she’s a super active wild head and it sounds like Annabelle’s pretty active too! I think some more mellow children go down more easily. These girls just don’t want the party to end πŸ™‚ just know ur not alone!

  2. It gets better on the toddler front. My boys can now whup me running – that was only a matter of time. We went to the YMCA for the toddler care many times while working out. Enjoy, it will be gone soon πŸ™‚
    Tony
    http://goo.gl/607tFY

  3. Hey girl! You’re hilarious with all the Christmas candy. I tried to give most of mine away/put them in cookies that I also gave away…but still have a ton in the apt. Sorry to hear Annabelle is giving you a hard time….but she’s super cute and I’m sure she’ll get better (I have no kids so there’s not much advice I could give here haha). Miss you!

  4. Hahah oooo boy believe me even if u had done it differently I think there’s always a challenge! My daughters been going to bed on her own since 9 mnths when I stopped nursing to sleep but she still fights us a ton at bedtime. I think it’s partly just cuz she’s a super active wild head and it sounds like Annabelle’s pretty active too! I think some more mellow children go down more easily. These girls just don’t want the party to end πŸ™‚ just know ur not alone!

    • Wow, thats really good that she goes to bed on her own. And yes, it seems like we both have very energetic girls on our hands. :-). Last night was a rough one, tonight is good so far but its atill early!

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