Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Today I turned 26. Well, if you want to be technical, I turned 26 yesterday. Most of the day was perfect. I have been potty training the last 5 days. Riley is doing so so SO well. More detailed post to come. In the meantime, I wanted to share something. We were on our way to get gas today, coming home from my birthday party. I was feeling slightly down in the dumps. All of a sudden Riley says, "Mommy! I haveta go POTTTTY!!". This is the first time she has uttered those words during a car ride. Mike rushed to find a place to park so she could do her business all the while I was coaching her, "Ok Riley, we have to park and we will get your froggy potty, just hold it. Just hold it baby girl!!!". So we pulled into the Target parking lot and made a mad dash to get Riley's potty and Riley out of her carseat so she could do her business. And she did it!! Well.. that's old news as she has been going on her potty since Friday but the fact that she told us and held it! (for all of 2 minutes but still!) Man, I was so proud of her. She then proceeded to need to stop 3 more times before we got home. Which by the 4th time was sorta funny. The fact that we almost ran out of gas before reaching the gas station...not so much. In the end we did get gas though, whew!


I have neglacted this blog lately. Time to get with the program!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Disneyland Disneyland Disneyland

Yesterday we went to Disneyland. We all had so much fun but with two small children.. well a toddler and a baby it can be exhausting!! Here are the highlights;

Around Two o'clock there was a parade/steam boat show for the upcoming movie The Princess and the Frog. There was all kinds of music and dancing and Riley just loved it. She was on Mikes shoulders so she would have a good view but she wanted down to dance. So here is my little two year old dancing away and she looks over her shoulder and sees this lady. Well truth be told she looked fairly young so maybe she was a "girl". Whatever. Anyway, Riley looks at her and says, "Come on! Dance!". Then Riley would dance for about 30 seconds and turn around and tell her to dance again. And again. And again. It was soo adorable. She had us all laughing. And, finally, after asking a fair few times, the girl DID dance.

Once upon a time, a very good friend of mine, and HUGE Disney fan told me that he just loves being at Dinseyland. He doesn't even need to go on rides it is just the atmosphere. I didn't understand it then but I definitely do now. I think we rode Pirates of the Caribbean, Winnie the Pooh and Mike and Riley rode the roller coaster in Toon Town. Riley LOVES Tigger. And because of this love for Tigger, we rode Winnie the Pooh...FIVE times. We went once in the afternoon and then moved on. But after the parade at night, she asked to go on again. We made our way to the ride and when we got there, Logan was asleep. I sat with Logan and Mike took Riley on the ride. After they got off, Riley came to me and said, "Again, mommy?" And really, how was I going to resist?? So I took her... twice. Then Mike took her again. I think it is safe to say that Winnie the Pooh is her FAVORITE ride.

It was parade time on Main street and Mike had Riley on his shoulders and I had Logan on my hip. Of course Riley was dancing and pointing out her favorite characters (Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Tigger and Pooh). There were all kinda of dancers that would come and go. These dancers were obviously Logan's favorite. At one point, he was stretched out so far toward them I almost had trouble with balance! It was definately a very successful trip to the happiest place on earth!

And, in other news, Logan's second tooth came in!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Random Things

Today, I bashed my foot on the TV or wall.. I don't remember. Anyway, after I bashed my foot, I said, "OUCH!". Riley responded, "What happened, Mama?". I told her I had hit my foot on something. Then she said something, ran over to me and kissed my foot. I realised then that she had said, "kiss!". Everytime Riley gets hurt we kiss her owie. And she does the same. She is such a cutie!!

Long before I had kids, I always heard about the terrible two's. They haven't really hit yet here in the Alfonso house. Riley is just as sweet as sweet can be. I get so many hugs and kisses through out the day, and occasionally, out of nowhere I get an, "I love you, mommy!". She is also such a great big sister! She loves finding toys for Logan to play with and will tell me when Logan is "mad" (crying) so that I know he needs attention. I do hear that three in the new two though so.. who knows what the future shall bring.

I was awakened this morning to a very happy and playful little guy. At 4:30! This does NOT make my day as I need my sleep. He was telling me all sorts of things, but mainly he would say "dadadada daaaaa da daaaadadada". That's his favorite word and it is just precious!

It should come as no shock to anyone that I kiss on my kids all day long! But lately, when I quickly give Logan lots of kisses on his face, he smiles and will sometimes even laugh! I love it!

Friday, December 4, 2009

I Am In Trouble NOW!

It has started!! My sweet Jack Logan has started pulling up. He has been pulling up to his knees for the last... I dunno week or so but today was the day he found out what his soft little (wait no..that kid has MONSTER) feet are for. This kid isn't even six months old yet and he is crawling like a maniac and is pulling up! Two words, OH BOY!

Last night I made chicken, asparagus and some pasta for dinner. I didn't do anything new to the chicken, it was baked in foil with some spices but Riley LOVED it. She ate more chicken than me!! She just kept saying, "more, more mommy!". I dunno if it is a good thing to feel good about your cooking skills when your two year old thinks it is so good that she can't get enough but I am gonna take the compliment!

I put some Christmas lights up around the house the other night. I put some up around a window in our living room and put some around my sliding glass door in my room. Hey, I love Christmas lights and since I am an adult, I can put them any place I feel like, no judging! I am pleased to announce, Riley seems to love them more than I do (which may or may not be possible!). And you know, even Logan loves looking at the bright lights. I also put up our tree. It is small, 32 inches and on our kitchen table but really!!! Logan would have probably knocked over a big one with all his mobile-ness and curiosity. It's fiber optic and amazing. Riley loves that, too. But the bad part is, she gets on the table a million times a day wanting to touch it. Fun times!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I am shocked!

Logan just fell asleep all by himself. I put him down in his bed (for the first time people!) and set my timer for 15 minutes. Almost 15 minutes to the second of fussing, he was asleep!!! The transition from sleeping with mommy to sleeping in bed with Riley was long and painful. I love my Logie boy, he is such trooper!!!!


Our sweet Logie boy has a tooth!!!! Riley didn't get her first tooth until she was 8 months old, and one turned into 4 within two weeks. No wonder the little dude was awake at 4:30 this morning.