WW: Leap Year Edition – my lil fashionista

Happy Leap Year everybody! Well, what are we actually celebrating today anyway? Just adding a day to counteract some shift [in time and place] (just kidding…or not…just like that it made it sound very “Lost”-ish. Man I miss that show).

So, it’s Wordful Wednesday (WW) and I haven’t posted since the beginning of the month…crazy month, this February. I’ve missed posting about the NYGiants winning the Superbowl (gotta love Eli!!!), the LINSANITY that’s taken over the NYKnicks, Valentine’s Day, a visit from Mum, a trip to Chicago, working out and I don’t know what else. I hope to catch up on it all, but we’ll have to see. Time just loves to slip from me.

Anyway, let’s go ahead w/WW and just to add some cuteness to this page…Here’s my lil 4 year old fashionista, Razz:

My lil fashionista

Razz is our little “Posh Spice”. This is the “compromised” outfit for running to the grocery to get some water. She wanted to wear a dress or skirt. I said no and she pleaded saying it’s sunny and not that cold (which is true, but it’s VERY windy). So, we agreed to jeans w/a design so she looks “stylin”, pink and a flower in her hair. It probably took longer to put this outfit together and get it on that it was to get to the grocery store (it’s just up the block…not even 1/2 a mile away). Maybe I should have let her just wear her skirt. If this girl could wear skirts and dresses everyday, she’d be in heaven. She hates the winter because she needs to wear jeans or pants. She didn’t even like the fact that she had to wear tights IF/when I let her wear a skirt/dress, but she’s gotten used to the idea. Still, she wishes it was summer all the time or that we were in the Phlippines again (we were there this past November) so that she could always wear a dress or skirt. No, we are not looking forward to her pre-teen/teen years.

Fashionista in the making

Vest: Old Navy – fall 2011
Jeans: Old Navy circa 2008 or 2009 – hand me down from Beans
Hello Kitty Shirt: gifted
Black long sleeve: Target Circo shirt (w/christmas tree sparkly design)
Boots: Target – Circo circa 2008 – hand me down from Beans also
Flower in her hair: Hobby Lobby

In other news, I ran into these in the grocery and it put such a HUGE smile on my face. I’ve been looking for these everywhere and haven’t found them ANYWHERE since last summer. I had to buy overpriced DOVE Chocolate ones. These are probably my all time favorite (“junk”) snack (next to Terra Chips): dark chocolate covered almonds. Damn chocolate! Always messes up my working out and diet mo-jo…But hey, at least they are DARK chocolate 😉

Dark Chocolate Almonds

mmm…come to momma…

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What Else Can I Do?

It seems like every other week (if we’re lucky), one of the girls gets sick and then it just gets passed onto the next. Yesterday, Shrimp gets a fever out of nowhere (again). Last week? Beans had a bit of a cough, but we actually managed to keep it to just her. The week before that? Shrimp had the hives and fever. By the time all is said and done, this household is “sick free” for about 3 days until the cycle starts itself again. I’ve stocked up on Lysol and Clorox wipes. We also invested in an air purifier (yesterday). Let’s hope that lessens the germiness, shall we? I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired…

/end rant

WW: Bean’s 100 Days of School

Beans' 100th Day

This past Monday, January 30th, Beans had her 100th Day of School. What the heck? Already? I can’t believe how fast time flies. Didn’t I just give birth to this girl???

Anyway, the kids were asked to bring in 100 “somethings”. 100 m&ms, 100 skittles, 100 paperclips, 100 popsicle sticks, etc. At first, we were going to make a necklace w/100 beads…Beans didn’t want to do that. So I suggested a house made out of popsicle sticks…she didn’t want that either. Then, thought about making “pasta art” (faces or people or things or shapes glued onto poster board with 100 pieces of pasta). She wanted to do that, but somehow, pDaddy convinced her to do the popsicle stick thing…Maybe because instead of a “house”, he said “castle”. Castle-schmastle.

Anyway, here it is, our castle made out of 100 popsicle sticks 🙂

100 Days Castle

It was actually 103, but then again, pDaddy said “well, some aren’t whole pieces. We had to trim a few.” Still, I just randomly took off 3. I didn’t know if they were going to take turns presenting and practicing their counting throughout the week (note: submitted on Monday, back home on Wednesday). I was so happy to see pDaddy so involved w/helping her build this 😉 Now, we’ve set the bar pretty high for her future projects and her sisters’ 100 Day Projects. Crap…

Anywho…She said her classmates all loved it and we think it turned out great, but apparently, her teacher didn’t say much about it?!? I can’t believe it came home already…I thought there would be some kind of display…maybe keep them out until parent-teacher conferences? Whatevs. I’m still trying to read her teacher and I really can’t. Can’t say I blame her though. She was a last minute addition to the staff.

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PS: hahah! I just noticed her drawbridge-door looks like it’s giving the finger! oopsies…