Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Time Out!


Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. After a flawless record at school (and the Y, for that matter) with only great feedback since September, Branner got his first not-so-good report when I picked him up today. He was put in time out a couple of times today by his teachers. Apparently he was throwing toys and not listening while in the library. Mommy is NOT HAPPY with that type of behavior. We talked about it on the way home from school. I sure hope he was listening! Fingers crossed for no more bad days or bad reports. Oy!

Monday, November 28, 2011


Friends can be family, too! Click here for my latest Modern Parent article. As always, comments on the site are much appreciated :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Traditions

My weekly Modern Parent article is up, and this week, it's all about our new holiday traditions. Click here to check it out! As always, feedback on the site is greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

22 Months!

Branner is 22 months old! He is getting to be such a big boy...going to school 3 days a week, talking up a storm, entertaining crowds and (finally) being a good listener. The past few weeks, we have seen fewer tantrums and more sweetness. I get so many wonderful hugs and kisses throughout the day for no reason, and I LOVE IT! 

Likes: Learning new words, tractors, cars, trucks, airplanes, animals and animal noises, Elmo, Curious George, playing outside, the park, going to school, playing with his cousins, blocks, riding his scooter and bike, painting pottery at Dish'n, visiting with Gigi, Big Papa, Mimi and his aunt and uncles, dancing (the child has mad rhythm, no clue where he gets it!), football, lunches with Shana and Carter, Bailey and Chloe (especially Chloe), learning new "tricks," bath time, boats, drawing and coloring. 

Dislikes: Teething, being told no, leaving school and his friends, not being able to play outside as much since it gets dark so early.

Food Successes: Spaghetti (the sauce more than the noodles), mashed potatoes, pizza, fruit/veggie pouches, Greek yogurt, Golden Grahams, yogurt puffs.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Plate=Full is now up on Modern Parent. Would love for you to read/comment on the site!


 (Or Big Papa, or Mimi)!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Few Phone Pics (Part 2)

Wireless headphones. Not so sure about these...

Fun lunch with Daddy!

Mr. Vinnie makes the BEST meatballs!

Hi, Daddy! Hope you're having a good day at work!

Ice cream at Bad Daddy's. LOVE.


Because two forks are better than one!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Summer!

We had a great time earlier today at Summer's 2nd Birthday party! It was at her house and involved lots of playing, swinging, sliding, pizza and cake. Branner ate pizza and cake, so we considered the party a huge success :) Happy Birthday, Summer!

Friday, November 11, 2011

GNO--Painting with a Twist

Last night, I met up with some girlfriends at Painting with a Twist for some fun, food, wine and painting.
We had an absolute blast! Luckily, what we painted was very abstract. I'm giving mine to Barry to put in his office. Thanks to Stacey for setting up such a great night! Can't wait to see all of you girls again soon!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Preschool News

I got word this afternoon that Branner will be going to school on Wednesdays (in addition to his regular Tuesday/Thursday schedule) starting next week! Maybe I can use that extra 4 hours a week to get my house together...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monograms and Manners

I'm over at Modern Parent today talking about southern baby raisin'. Stop by, read and comment if you have a minute!