that's right, folks. as of today, the bean has been in this world for seven whole months! woohoo! and yes, we'll be doing this every month until her first birthday. come on now. this is me, remember?
and here are some adorable tops i got at the nest baby shop on clearance for $5! perfect for summer, and they even embroidered them for free.
this also means that we're now back to much more fun topics - more wan-like, if you will. whee! of course, this is not to say that i won't talk about more serious things now and then, but all that crappy family bullshit is so two weeks ago. no more! and thank god for that.
check out the bean's first sweet potato dinner - we finally found something she actually likes eating (duh, they're SWEET potatoes):
and remember that nibbler thingy i told you about? here's our first try, with just plain ol' ice inside. it was so damn hot last week, it came in mighty handy. not to mention, when i ran it up and down her arms and legs, it cooled her off and made her laugh. worth every penny, just for those giggles.
plus, we can focus on the kid and her upcoming THIRTEENTH birthday. holy shit. she really wants to take a couple of friends to disneyland and then have a little gathering at the house. so i'm now looking for rooms at the fabulous grand californian hotel. i'm thinking we'll scoop up those two-fer tickets (where you get to go to both disney parks on separate days for the price of a one-day ticket), go after school on a friday, check in to the hotel, and play at california adventure till they close. and then after a good night's sleep (heh), get up early and spend all saturday at disneyland!
i know some of you are cringing at the very thought *cough*monkey!*cough* but y'all know me - i love disneyland. so while this is supposed to be for the kid, i'll be reaping the benefits too ;)
i've already made dinner reservations for friday night at the vineyard room - it's a fine dining restaurant right in the middle of california adventure - and then at blue bayou on saturday. we love having dinner there - it's the restaurant that you glide past as you begin your ride on pirates of the caribbean.
plus, we've got mother's day weekend coming up. that's going to be a crazy ass two days - we just found out that BIL is graduating from culinary school that saturday. then my cousin's wedding (the one we recently attended the bridal shower for) - which i'm looking forward to because she's so sweet and looks so damn happy. although the recent family bullshit is also making me feel a bit hesitant - i'm just hoping that folks will be able to focus on the fact that it's the bridal couple's day. hopefully it won't be awkward for anyone. i plan to stroll in with the hub, rocking my gold dress, and enjoy every minute. my cousin deserves nothing but happiness on her wedding day and i refuse to be anywhere near anything negative for her.
not to mention, the wango tango concert that the kid is so looking forward to is that night. shit, that reminds me - i better talk to her friends' parents again, just to make sure that they're still cool with taking them.
and then, of course, the following day is mother's day. which is also my brother and his girlfriend's graduation day! um, and that very day is the kid's actual birthday.
i'm already tired just thinking of it, but it's gonna be a fun two weekends - in a row. maybe i should take a nap now and store it up, like squirrels stockpiling nuts.