I have been so happy for the last two days because the weather has been AWESOME. Most of you might know we live in South Florida. We have crappy weather and crappy people too. People here are the biggest asshole but you know what I have to say that it must be the weather. Hot and sticky just does not make people happy. People here are nicer this time of year and that must be the reason why. Anyway yesterday it was in the low 80's and today it was in the low 70's all day and this whole week it supposed to be the same. The kids and I have decided to do everything outside. Like play and eat outside for most of the day; except for naps. We have to take advantage of days like these. We used chalk and decorated our side walk for Halloween and took lots of picture of Anthony and Gaby wearing their long sleeve matching shirts. Even though it was not cold out but I wanted some fall pictures of them. I am a very happy camper so much that tomorrow morning I am going to go running with my neighbors dogs. Like I used to before the weather gets crappy again.
Posted by Monkeyz Mommy at Tuesday, October 28, 2008
So I had mentioned a couple of months ago that I joined a co op. Well since then I have actually been hosting the group in my house every two weeks. The guy that was doing it before decided he did not want to do it anymore so I volunteered. It is not that bad the truck drops off the vegetables and fruit at my house. A helper and I separate it into 30 totes, 2 totes per member. I don't mind doing it. Hey I get my share for free and whatever is left over which is usually greens like lettuce and kale. I like being in this co op. We get a lot of yummy things. For example yesterday we received egg Plant, Onions, cucumbers, zucchinis, juiced carrots, Rainbow chard (which I have no idea what to do with), Green Leaf Lettuce, Garlic, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Yellow Onions, Bananas, Red Delicious Apples, Green Grapes,and Oranges. I also do an extra share of fruit because of the monkeys they eat a lot of fruit, even though for that I do have to pay, I don't mind. It is a lot less than I would have to pay at the supermarket. Anyway yesterday I also got my fruit share and it is A LOT really we got 24 pomegranates, 6lbs of strawberries, and 3lbs of raspberries which now it is probably only about 1lb left, thanks to Gaby. I just hope that the kids can eat them fast enough before they go bad.
Posted by Monkeyz Mommy at Friday, October 24, 2008
Since we got back from Orlando. I have stopped putting Pull Ups on Anthony during the day. I am surprised that it has actually worked. He has been going to the bathroom all by himself. He even wakes up from his nap with a dry diaper. Well he has had a couple of accidents but as soon as it is happening he runs to the bathroom. I am hoping that he will be done with Pull Ups by the time we go to DC in December. I think it will actually happen. This morning when he came to our room he had already taken off his night diaper and had put on his underwear. So we definitely have progress. Gaby actually is following the lead I have not sat her on the potty but she points and wants to sit and do the same thing. So maybe be by this time next year both of them will be completely out of diapers. Which would be great, we would definitely save some money there.
Gaby is 17 months old now. She is a VERY feisty little girl. She makes these faces that makes her look evil. She is passive aggressive. She'll hit you or throw a toy at you and then kiss you. Her daddy is crazy about her. She is definitely a daddy little girl. She hates time outs and gives you the evil look as she is walking to the corner, and it makes me laugh every single time. I have to make sure she doesn't she me laughing because then she won't go to time out.
Anthony and her get along most of the time. Which I love, they make up games, well actually Monkey Doodle makes them up and Gaby just follows him around. She eats like there is no tomorrow. Really! She eats ALL DAY LONG! I am so glad that she is active little girl because if she wasn't she would just be a big butter ball. She says many words and will only say them on her terms. Here is a video of my monkeys playing on the scooter together.
Posted by Monkeyz Mommy at Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I have not baked in a long time because I thought that my oven was broken. So yesterday I decided to try to turn it on and it did. So I asked Monkey if he would like to have some cupcakes and of course he did. So we went to the store Monkey picked out some Halloween sprinkles and vanilla frosting. Anthony and I baked Chocolate Chocolate chip cupcakes. He helped me, I would measure the ingredients and he poured them in the mixer. He had a blast.As you can see.
I am so excited about Halloween we have Gaby's costume but not Monkey's yet. The other day we went to the store and they had costumes and he picked Handy Manny from the Disney channel. I will ask him again if says he want that one I am going to make it because I don't want to over pay for a costume he will only wear once and plus how hard can it be to make a handy man costume. I am so excited that I even got Moha a outfit.
Posted by Monkeyz Mommy at Monday, October 06, 2008