Brownie Mess 7-1-16
Jamberry Nails 7-1-16
7-1-16 She went to the gym with me in the morning…not willingly…7-year old says she’s bored at their childcare. The cousins came over and she managed to get the chocolate milk upstairs without my knowledge. Then the neighbors came over and played for a few hours. At one point, they decided to play hide and go seek and were running from the garage through the kitchen to the backyard, then upstairs…I tried to ignore them. I attempted to make brownies and when I checked on them, they cam flying off the oven rack…confirmed that I should just stay out of the kitchen! The cousins left, then I had some friends over and one is a Jamberry consultant, so she did her nails and we decided to have a Jamberry party on her actual birthday later in the month.
7-2-16 She went biking with daddy while mommy worked.
Scratches from Garage Door 7-3-16
Scratches from Garage Door 7-3-16
7-3-16 She came along to my 2 hour open house withe me while daddy went on a long bike ride. Then we went by a flooring store to get samples so I can replace the kitchen and dining room. On the way home, I told her I wanted to go to Home Depot to look at some more, but when we got there daddy wasn’t there yet. I told her she would have to come with me and she got sassy and was complaining of not wanting to go. I open the hatch to my SUV and took the samples in side and left the hatch up. She stormed in behind me and closed the garage door (being a pill) on my open hatch. When I went back to the garage and realized the garage door was closed, I was pissed! I yelled at her for scratching up my car…she starts saying I don’t like her, etc. When I told her to get her shoes on to go, she did without any hassles, she knew I was going to lose it if she said one word about not going. When we got back home, daddy was there…dropped her off and went to yoga! When I got home, she was trying to act as if nothing happened and was being sweet and talking about 4th of July. She actually asked me if she could stay up late…the answer was, “NO”!
4th of July 7-4-16
4th of July 7-4-16
7-4-16 Went to our friends, Ivory & Riley’s house for 4th of July. I let her do sparklers with the other kids, but it always makes me nervous that a spark is going to set her close on fire.
7-5-16 Daddy took the day off work and I had to work, so he took her to her ice skating lesson. When I got home, she had a new make up set.
7-6-16 Her 8-year old friend from the neighborhood came over, then she had a dental appointment, then I had to work, so I dropped her off at her babysitter, Avalon’s house. She loves her, so was very excited to see her.
7-7-16 She’s been playing with a could of the neighborhood girls lately, one is 8 and the other 10. Sometimes, she’ll go to the 10-year old’s house when there is a group (including boys) playing outside, then she will say they are going inside, but can only have so many kids come in. Then, the next day, she’ll come over to ask if she can play. Not sure if some catty girl stuff is starting.
Fell Asleep in Car 7-8-16
7-8-16 Took my car in to get an estimate for the garage door incident. Over $1,000, but I have a $500 deductible. The girl was being weird again when she went to play with them, so she came home; she was tired anyway since daddy let her stay up until 11pm last night. She claims they are nice. Then, we had an ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan. On the way, she fell asleep in the car, so she must have been tired!
7-9-16 I had to work all day, so daddy took her to a carnival with rides and games. She was happy that she is finally over 42 inches so she was allowed on some big rides. When they got home, she wanted to go over to the neighbors. At 8:05pm, I went out to tell her to come in and she got sassy with me…in fact, she’s been getting sassy a lot lately. I get mad and give her warnings, etc. and she says ok, but the next day, she’ll do it again. Not sure if I’m going to have to start using Love & Logic.
Neighborhood Friends 7-10-16
BFF’s Birthday 7-10-16
7-10-16 She played with the neighborhood kids all day…about 6pm, she came in crying because they decided they wanted to play a different game, but she didn’t want to, so they left to go play the different game anyway. She said she was upset because she wanted to continue playing with them. I told her that sometimes she has to do what others want if she wants to continue playing. Today was her BFF, Ivory’s 8th birthday, so she drew her a note for her. We’re taking her out tomorrow.
58 Days Til Sept 7th 7-11-16
7-11-16 I had to be at the car dealership at 9am for a recall repair and this is the morning where she can’t find her glasses. She keeps asking me where they are and I keep telling her to look for them in her room because she takes them off before she goes to sleep. She can’t find them, so I tell her to clean her room and organize it to find them. She starts whining and crying. I have to get out the door, so I find her old pair from 2 years ago and tell her to wear them. She complains that they don’t fit her anymore…they do, I just needed to adjust the ears. We’re waiting for my car and I’m trying to get answer work emails on my phone and she interrupts me every 10 seconds because she needs something. I’m starting to twitch! I take her with me show a home since my clients has 4 kids, so she said it was fine. Then, I took her to the gym with me and she complains about that. 58 days until Sept. 7th (1st day of school!)
7-12-16 Had kid yoga at the same time as my hot yoga class, so I took her and she complained about going, so I told her she could go or go to drop off daycare…she chose yoga. We went to my chiropractor appointment then ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene. My MacBook Pro wouldn’t boot; I finally got it working.
Best Teriyaki Restaurant 7-13-16
7-13-16 My MacBook died again today; spent the morning trying to get it to boot. Finally made an appointment at the Apple Genius Bar. She went with me to a couple of flooring stores so I could pick out our new floors for the kitchen and dining room. She’s complaining that she wants to do something fun…I told her that she just needs to do life with me today. We tried a new teriyaki restaurant and it was hit with her…said they had the best chicken katsu ever! Met daddy at our attorney’s office to get our wills finally signed.
Waiting for My Apple Appointment 7-14-16
7-14-16 Dropped her off at her babysitter, Avalon’s in the morning while I showed some homes. Picked her up and went to my chiropractor, went by another flooring store and finally decided on a laminate wood floor. Went to my appointment at Apple just to be told that since I have an older model they are not allowed to open it up because they don’t have the parts to fix it anyway. He told me what was probably wrong and how to fix it. I decided it would be better to take it to Simply Mac and let them fix it.
Taking Selfies 7-15-16
7-15-16 Ice skating with Coach Meegan in the morning, then came home and waited for the flooring installer to measure our floors. Then, she went with me on a walkthrough for a rental client from Virginia that I found a rental home for. From there, we went to Simply Mac so they could diagnose my computer…it’s in one of the outdoor malls right next to See’s Candy, so she kept asking if we could get some chocolate…I gave in. Found out, not only is there an issue with the hard drive, but the fan, battery and disk drive have issues. Decided instead of repairing it, I bought a refurbished Macbook Pro and they were able to save my hard drive. Met her BFF’s for dinner. They decided they needed to take a few selfies.
New Shoes with Heels 7-16-16
7-16-16 Daddy left to do his 2 day bike ride (STP). We went to yoga, the headed home to relax. She decided to start cleaning house…mopping floors, cleaning the counters and tables. Then, she wanted to go to the mall to find a fancy dress for her birthday, so we went and she picked out some heels to go with her new dress…I almost didn’t let her get them, but I didn’t have the energy to argue with her.
Traffic Jam 7-17-16
STP Finish Line 7-17-16
7-17-16 We drove to Portland to pick up daddy after he participated in the STP bike ride with his friend, Chris…I’m thinking if you want to go to Portland, just drive! At one point, there was a traffic jam and we both had to pee, we were running to the bathroom when traffic finally started moving again. We made it about 20 minutes before he crossed the finish line. She was very excited! On the way back, we hit 2 slowdowns and 1 accident, so our 3 hour trip turned into 4.5 hours.
7-18-16 We slept in, then she had day 1 of art camp. Her friend from school, Kaylin is in the camp this week too, so very excited to see her. Daddy picked her up while I was working and she sent me a text that she lost her loose tooth finally. I told her to save it for the tooth fairly. At bedtime, she started interrogating daddy if the tooth fairy was real and if it was me that was leaving the money. He said he didn’t know, then when I went upstairs, she told me that she knew it was me. I asked her how she knew and she said she just did. I asked her if she still wanted the tooth fairy to bring her money and she said she didn’t care. That didn’t last long…she turns 8 on July 28th!
Drawing From Kaylin 7-19-16
7-19-16 Kaylin made her cute drawing at art camp, then she came with me to a clients house. When I was picking her up, I told one of Kaylin’s mom that she realized I was the tooth fairy. Kaylin’s mom said the tooth fairy was real in their house, so I played along and told her the tooth fairy was real and the last time she came to our house, she was busy, so she just gave me the money to give to her. She was excited that she was real. I felt as if I should just tell her I’m fibbing, but then she said she was going to send a letter to her!
Note to Tooth Fairy 7-20-16
7-20-16 Picked her up from art camp, then took her with me run some errands. When we got home, she wrote the letter to the tooth fairy with the hopes that she would write her back. Great! Now I need to play along and pretend to be the tooth fairy and send her a letter. I should just tell her it’s all fantasy!
My Babies 7-21-16
7-21-16 I looked up at the top of the stairs in the morning and saw my 2 babies. My friend, Genn (Ivory & Riley’s mom) picked her up at art camp today because I had to work. Daddy picked her up on the way home.
7-22-16 Ice skating with Coach Meegan in the morning, then we went to Party City to get party decorations for her birthday on the 28th. It was raining, so we relaxed at home in the afternoon.
7-23-16 Daddy took her to her group Free Skate 3 class.
7-24-16 Daddy took her swimming, then when I got home from work, we went to her friends, Ivory & Riley, so she could spend the night. This was her 1st sleepover outside of family. She packed her bedding, 3 stuffed animals and a suitcase full of stuff and took her bike.
7-25-16 I had to work, so she went to the lake with Ivory & Riley to ride bikes. Half way around the lake, I received a phone call from my friend, Genn saying she had a headache and was crying. When I talked to her, she said she wanted to go home. I left my walkthrough go pick her an bring her back to work with me. I think she was just overwhelmed from spending the night, then going with them the next day. After my walkthrough, we went home to relax.
Fingernail Polish Bottle Art 7-26-16
7-26-16 She finished her fingernail polish bottle project that she has been working on for 3 days and wanted me to take a picture of it. I took her to the gym with me and she had fun in the child care, for once, then we picked out her birthday cake. She questioned me about the tooth fairy again, so I told her she wasn’t real and it was me. I asked her if she was upset; she said she wasn’t and didn’t care. She asked why parents do it.
I Can Fly! 7-27-16
7-27-16 Went to ice her ice skating practice with Coach Arlene in the afternoon. Arlene put her on the harness that helps with jumps. She thinks it’s so fun! Daddy had an early hockey game and I needed a yoga class, so I dropped her off at the drop in child care, much to her opposition, so I could go to a class. When I picked her up, she said it was kind of fun and there was a game that she liked there. She is very excited for her 8th birthday tomorrow.
Jamberry Nail Party 7-28-16
8th Birthday Party 7-28-16
2nd American Girl 7-28-16
Sno Cone Machine 7-28-16
7-28-16 She turns 8 today! She went on a new home walkthru with me in the morning, then we stopped by the Dollar Store to get some balloons, the grocery store to get her pink princess cake and home to get ready for her Jamberry nail party. 7 girls came and they got Jamberry nails, cake and pizza. Her aunt got her another American Girl doll! We got her the sno cone machine she wanted.
7-29-16 Ice skating lesson in the morning with Coach Meegan, then she went on another walkthru with me in the afternoon.
Ice Skating Friends 7-30-16
Ice Skating Party 7-30-16
7-30-16 Daddy took her to her group ice skating lesson, then she had her ice skating birthday party at the rink. 17 kids and a few adults showed up. We had cupcakes and pizza again and everyone had a great time! My friend Genn with her kids, Ivory & Riley were there, so we dropped the kids off with daddy after the party, so Genn & I could go to a hot yoga class.
7-31-16 I took her to yoga with me so she could attend the kids class, then we relaxed at home the rest of the day. She wanted to go outside at 7:45pm, so I let her go ride her bike while I sat in the garage. The 4-year old neighbor girl came by, then her mom came to tell her dinner was ready. It was past 8pm and she wanted to go back out after the neighbor finished dinner. Her dad told her to come in and she threw a mini-fit. It’s difficult to set limits when the 4-year old can stay up until 10pm and her mom let’s her run around the neighborhood unattended.