Monday, August 22, 2011

Marshfield Fair

This weekend we went to the Marshfield Fair. Its been a long time since I have been to this particular fair and the last time that I went I didn't have that great of a time. Let me just say it involved a "friend" that decided she wanted to hang out all night at one particular booth so she could flirt with a guy that was butt ugly and I didn't really have any money to do anything. Anyway. We met up with a friend of ours and his little boy, Jon. They love playing with each other. Best buds- locally that is. (Rhi don't get your panties in a bunch.) As soon as we told Aiden that we were going to the fair he asked if there were rides there. He loves going on rides. So here are some of the photos from the day and I can;t wait for the Topsfield Fair in October because that is when you start having all the fall harvest stuff. And its bigger.

           Human Robot. Aiden wanted nothing to do with it.
                      Blowing raspberries at me on the carousel.
                       Jon really wasn't a fan of the rides.

                         Jumping in the Bouncy House.
               You had to be 5yrs old to ride the Camel.
   This is a Serval. Its part of the Lynx/Bobcat family. I want one.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ear Piercing

Just as the hot debate topic among other mothers for boys is whether or not to have your son circumcised, the hot debate topic for girls is whether to get their ears pierced. And if you do decided to have them done, the other argument is when do you have them done. Do you wait until she is older and can take car of them herself? Do you do it as a special treat for an accomplishment? Or do you do it when they are still infants and can't pull on the earrings? Can't milk the short lived pain and will most likely still be sleeping a lot while they heal.

My ears were pierced the first time when I was still an infant. I was one of those cue ball bald headed infants and it was a fix that told everyone that I was a girl (you hope with pierced ears). My second holes I got when I was 12 and they hurt for a little bit, but I was old enough to take care of them myself. I did have a third set of holes done when I was 25, but my ear lobes are so small they never healed right and one hole got infected so I ended up just taking them out. You can see where the holes were since there is a small indent but that is it.

In 2 weeks Rebecca will be getting her ears pierced. Seth and I both want to get it done and we feel that it is better to do it when she is young and can't pull on them and she still sleeps a lot. Also I have noticed that if I take my earrings out my first holes the skin doesn't try to grow back over the hole like it sometimes does on the back of the second holes. Something I attribute to the length of time that I have had them. Either way I'll let you know how she did after they are in. And any tips on what to do before hand to prep her?

Monday, August 15, 2011

I foresee a lot of tutus in my future.

Saturday I was in Kohl's returning some clothing that I bought for Aiden as back up cloths for daycare, but I decided that I didn't want to pay what I and that I could find items for less elsewhere. Heck, its only back up clothes and most likely he will barely even where the stuff. I had also purchased a dress for Rebecca at the time to where to dinner after one of the High Holidays in September, but I found something in her closet that was just as good so no point in buying more then you need.

So I'm standing in line at customer service, pulling out everything that I am going to be returning and, maybe this is all in my mind, but Rebecca sees the dress, reaches for it and screams at me as if to say. "That is mine!! Why are you returning it?!!" I move it closer to her and she grabs it and hugs it to her body. She's going to be such a girly girl. I can tell already.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Weekend in NH

The last weekend in July we headed up to New Hampshire for a quick family vacation. err rather it was more a weekend for Aiden since we were headed up to Story Land. I was excited to go because as a child I went there and I remember certain things that I wanted to see if Aiden would do the same as well. Not too much has changed since I was there. Of course over there years they have added things but the beginning of the park is just as I remember it.

Getting excited.

Watching Mickey together.

View from our room.

Aiden's pancake.

Getting Measured up.

Spider coming to get you. (I sat in that same spot)

Rebecca's First Carousel ride

Another one I remember doing.

tilt a whirl- he loves this ride.

Driving a car.

Wiped out from Story Land

Rebecca's First Ride on a park Swing

View at Sunset.

I'm sure that we will come back up again next year as there were a few things that Aiden was not tall enough to do and I will also have to get some of the same pictures of Rebecca as well. Maybe Aiden will sit next Humpty Dumpty so I can finally get a picture of it.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Party planning

For Aiden's first birthday I knew what I wanted to do 6 mos out. And even for his second party I had bought some decorations because the theme I wanted was on clearance and i didn't want it to be discontinued by the time it came to actually planning the party. This year I didn't start planning until a month ago. It usually doesn't take me long to figure out what I want to do and how I want to implement it. This year since Aiden is older and knows what he likes I asked him what type of a party he wanted. The easing up on some of the decisions for him. He told me that he wanted a Mickey Birthday. Fair enough since the kid is obsessed with Mickey. Has to watch a show everyday if not 2 or 3.

So the planning began. I knew what I wanted for invites, but I was having a hard time swallowing the $35 price tag. So I bought postcard paper. I can handle $24 for 25 sheets, which equates to 100 postcards that I can also use to make his thank you notes. I had a coupon for Toys R Us for party supplies. Buy 2 and get the third for free so I went there to load up on some Mickey paper goods. For the most part I just use solid color plates and napkins, but I got the themed dessert napkins and plates for cake.

Seth and I talked about getting a bouncy house. I saw an ad for one and they have a Mickey one. I know that it would be a big hit with the kids, but the price for it and the fact that it would have to go in the drive way meaning that an adult would have to be over there if any kids wanted to use it and the injury factor was enough to decide against getting one. Instead I figured out some activities to be done in the yard. I had a fun time with that because each station is named after a Clubhouse episode and is based on each specific character. Now I just need to finalize the menu and order food. I'm looking forward to party day.