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Friday, October 29, 2004

My darling baby girl is outside swinging with glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth yelling "Blah! Blah! Happy Halloween!"
Embrace the insanity.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 06:08 PM PST

What a busy week! The rain didn't help matters any either. But we're on the home stretch and come Monday we're going to do nothing but lay around. Today, though, is an exciting day. Tabitha finally starts Daisy Girl Scouts! I don't know how she's going to wait until 3:00pm, the child is beside herself with excitement. I'm pretty darn excited for her :)

Tabitha is now half-way through the 5th book in the Ramona series. I can't believe how she's taken to them. But she goes through them so quickly and immediately asks for the next one. I guess I need to invest in some other Beverly Cleary books. I don't have Henry and Ribsy or the one about the mouse whose name escapes me and I'm sure there are others. But I better find some more quick at the rate she's going.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 06:33 AM PST

Saturday, October 23, 2004

We had a really nice playdate this morning. It usually does go well with this particular friend, so I'm not surprised. Tabitha made me a deal this morning that if she left the playdate without any issues, we'd stop at the McDonald's by their house to look for our last two Madame Alexander dolls. Good thing it worked out because we found the last two and now have a complete collection :)
After that we headed up to Chris and the three of us went to Disneyland. The plan was to character hunt for Villains because they usually have rare villains out this time of year. But when we first walked in, we saw the bus that picks up guests to be in the parade, something Miss Tabitha has been wanting to do very badly for the last two years. She is finally tall enough and today she was going to be in the Parade of the Stars!! She and Chris did it together and I took loads of pics. She was so happy to finally be able to do it and she loved every minute of it. It brought a tear to my eye to see her so happy. She received an exclusive pin for her effort and many memories.
We did see some Villains after her time in the spot light was done. We had met them before in years past, but Tabitha didn't have their autographs so that's why she wanted to meet them again. We were also excited to see a new character, Don Karnage from Tail Spin from the old Disney Afternoon. So one new character to add to our list.
Once we were home and dinner was finished, Tabitha read through a new Highlights magazine and decided to make one of the crafts. She made me two heart frames with pictures of her in the middle. On the back was a note that said "Dear Mom, Thank you for evreything [sic]!" *sigh* Too sweet that girl of mine :)

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 09:16 PM PST

Tabitha woke up with a headache and feeling kind of run down. So she decided she wasn't up to going to hula class. Not that big of a deal other than it was cancelled last Wednesday due to the rain so that's two in a row she's missing. She still wants to go to her playdate later this morning, so she can't be feeling too poorly. I gave her a nutrition packed breakfast, whole wheat toast, peanut butter, smoothie and an apple, so hopefully that will give her some pep. I don't think she's coming down with anything, I just think neither her nutritional needs nor her sleep needs were met this past week and now it's catching up with her. I'll keep her pumped with good food and hopefully that will help her sleep better at night and she'll feel like her old self in no time.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 08:47 AM PST

Friday, October 22, 2004

Just an FYI, I changed the URL for the Disney Character Page. The new address is http://tarazandra.com/disney, it is no longer under Tabitha's site.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 11:08 AM PST

This weekend is just going to be packed. But there is shopping that needs to be done as we run low on just about everything in the house. So I had a choice of taking Chris to work this morning, or taking him to school last night. I chose last night because school is closer, therefore less of a waste of gas, and because I thought Tabitha would rather stay up later than get up early. I think I was wrong. She was tired yesterday. She looked at the clock at 8:01pm and said "I'm going to bed now." She was not happy when I told her we still had to pick Chris up. I told her she could go to bed and I'd just carry her out to the car asleep or she could stay awake. She chose to stay awake, but she grumbled. I think she's going through another growth spurt since she's grown half an inch in less than two months and is a bottomless pit when it comes to food right now. Needing more sleep just adds to my thought.
Anyway, we did go shopping yesterday after we dropped Chris off. Though we only went to Target because by the time we got out of there it was after 7:00pm, Tabitha still needed dinner and I don't think either one of us really wanted to go to the grocery store. We picked up all our Halloween candy to give out. More than necessary because Tabitha had fun picking it all out. We stocked up on the necessities of life and then cruised through the toy section. We found a new Little People toy. Now, Tabitha hasn't asked for any of the Little People stuff that has come out in the last year. Her interests have changed as she's gotten older, of course. Once I found out about impending baby, I decided I would just buy the newer sets we didn't have and save them until baby was at that age. The one we saw last night is a castle and Tabitha just fell in love with it. She said she wanted it for her not the baby, lol. I don't blame her, I wanted it myself. So I ended up buying it. It has really cute accessory sets too, but I haven't seen those in the store yet.
I also got three things on my baby necessities list so I'm a few steps closer to being prepared to bring a baby home in 3 months or so. I found some new jeans for Tabitha, which she needs. She has officially gotten too tall for last year's pants, even though we thought we were fine on pants just a few weeks ago. We also headed to the maternity department in Old Navy so I could get some cold weather wear. I still need more stuff, but I'm just buying a little at a time. Especially since some of my more summery shirts can be layered under Chris's button shirts for a differnt look.
I'm getting more rounded, but still want to wait another month before we go for family pictures. I want to get some nice black and whites of the three of us but want my belly to be big and round :)

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 08:40 AM PST

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Tabitha woke up this morning saying "Happy Halloween!" She must have had a dream that today was Halloween and boy was she disappointed when I had to tell her that it's still a week and a half away. I consoled her though by reminding her of all our upcoming Halloween activities.
I took more pics of our decorations since two of the set-ups have changed since last time.

My Halloween Village, the large piece on the left is the new one.

Tabitha's Halloween toys. The Mr. Potato Head in the back is dressed in all green parts so she said he's like Frankenstein which is why he's being considered a Halloween decoration. The little dolls on the left are Madame Alexander dolls from McDonald's from year's past. In the back row you can see her Polly Pockets dressed in costumes.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 10:58 AM PST

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

We went to my see my mil yesterday so she could give us our souvenirs from her Hawai'ian cruise. Tabitha received three "grass" skirts, complete with little halter tops. Too cute I must say! She and the baby also each were given a Hawai'ian print dress. I was given a very nice silver necklace. Chris and Tabitha both received Ukeleles so it's been loads of fun for my ears around here, I must say. There were also other little things mixed in that were appreciated. That was really all we did. The rain doesn't make us want to go anywhere at all, though I did run to Target and Motherhood Maternity.

Today is going to be a whole lot of nothing. Tabitha and I each have some things to do and then we'll do lessons and I think we'll finally bake our apple pie that we've been meaning to do ever since we went apple picking. That should make the house smell just heavenly :)

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 10:06 AM PST

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

We did end up risking the weather and going to Disneyland yesterday. It was actually pretty nice there. We all had sweatshirts but definitely didn't need them. It didn't start raining until after we got home in the afternoon so I'm glad we went. We were looking for villains since they have visited Disneyland the last couple of years around Halloween, but if they are coming this year, they haven't arrived yet. But we did see Belle in her blue dress, so that pleased us.
We headed to LAX last night as my in-laws just returned from a 12 day cruise. Chris dropped them off to begin with, so they didn't have a car so what we did was he drove their car and Tabitha and I went in our car and we met them and lots of Maine relatives at a nearby hotel so we could all have dinner together. It was a late meal, but the food was so good. I didn't hear anybody not have something positive to say about their food. Chris and I had the same thing which was artichoke stuffed ravioli with grilled asparagus covered in a tomato-basil sauce and fresh mozzarella. It was fantastic. I had bites of someone's creamed spinach and someone else's scalloped potatoes and they were both divine as well. Just a fabulous meal, plus we got to to visit with family for a while, so that was really nice. The drive home was much better than there since we were no longer in rush hour traffic and Chris and I were in the same car.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 06:45 AM PST

Monday, October 18, 2004

The way has spoiled our plans the weekend. We were supposed to go to the pumpkin patch run by a local university yesterday, but there was no chance of that. Today we were planning on going to Disneyland, but again, not in the rain. Yesterday we continued our hunt of Disney Madame Alexander dolls at McDonald's and found two more so now we only have two to go. Once home, Chris and I put a bookcase into the playroom to help with our space issues. We still need to rearrange the room and pull up the carpet, but at least we made a bit of progress. After that we hit the garage and went through some boxes and got rid of a lot of junk. Again, more still needs to be done in the garage, but I'm so happy we made a start.
Not sure what we'll do with ourselves today. I'd rather not be stuck at home again, but I think I'm the only one of the family that feels that way.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 06:25 AM PST

Saturday, October 16, 2004

In order to kick-off National Care Week, Toys R Us had a Care Bear event today. Well, they called it an event, I call it a waste of time. We went, took a big with a rather scary looking Care Bear who was sitting behind a green table and then the kid was handed a sorry looking frame to do at home. Boy this pale in comparison to all the other Toys R Us events we've attended. Very anti-climatic.

We spent the rest of the morning crusing McDonalds in search of Disney Madame Alexander dolls. They come out with the dolls every October and we love to collect them, but this year with Disney tie-in we absolutely must get them. We've gotten 2 of the 6 so far. Actually there are 8, but two sets of Mickey and Minnie with different skin tones and I don't think we need more than one of each. I don't care which skin tone each one is, but we don't need both. Miss Tabitha thinks we do, however, so we'll see.

Chris came home early to take Tabitha to her dance class because I am just exhausted. The child has been waking up an hour or more early every day and I reached my wall today. So while they were gone, I took a three hour nap. I never nap but boy did I need and appreciate it today. I did wake up feeling much, much better.

Tabitha played on Disney's Blast for awhile while Chris and I watched the pilot to "Dead Like Me" which we just borrowed from my bil. After dinner, we all played a round of Disney Trivia (which Tabi won because the kid questions are a joke) and then Tabitha and I played our computer version of Disney Trivia. I absolutely love that game, but man does it take forever. So Tabitha got to bed later than she normally does which may or may not help with the getting up too early. Tomorrow we want to be out of the house by 8:30am so that's probably the day she'll choose to sleep in, lol.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 09:34 PM PST

Friday, October 15, 2004

My heart is all warm and fuzzy. Tabitha is reading "Beezus and Ramona" by Beverly Cleary right now. I have had this series since I was about her age and could never part with it and now, my own child is reading the same book :) I've been waiting for this day for a long time.

We had a playdate today at a park. It's a coincidence that the park is the same one we're hoping to hook up with a homeschooling group. And to add to the coincidences, a high school friend of mine was there. We actually ran into each other at Target earlier in the year so I knew she lived in the area. While we're talking, the friend and daughter we were having the playdate with came up and it turns out that they know each other too! I so rarely get that "small world" feeling here and there were all these coincidences in a row. Weird.

After dinner I contacted a Girl Scout troop leader and Tabitha finally has a Daisy troop to join! I've been trying to get her in one since the first week of July and now all my work has paid off. Unfortunately they had a meeting today so the next one isn't for two weeks, but I don't care. At least we have a definite date, time, place and leader. The leader was so nice on the phone and I can't wait to meet her in person. She thought it was wonderful that Tabitha is homeschooled and handled the whole vegetarian thing really well. She didn't even do that odd pause most people do when they are trying to think of what to say next. So I have a very good feeling about her and Tabitha is going to have such a great time.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 06:59 PM PST

Tabitha has been waiting for this day for a very long time. Her turn for a visit from the tooth fairy has just gotten a little closer :)

tooth (31k image)

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 09:41 AM PST

I thought holidays were fun when I was a kid. But there is nothing like watching the excitement build in Tabitha. We've been recording tons of Halloween themed shows and every time she watches one she gets a little more anxious for Halloween to be here. We have lots of activities to get us in the Halloween spirit. Tabitha bounces around saying "I can't wait for Halloween!" It is just too much fun :)

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 08:38 AM PST

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Part of our math program involves self-checking flash cards. I pull them out when I feel Tabitha could use a little practice in certain facts. Yesterday, I wanted her to practice all the facts she's learned so far, but that's 138 flash cards which spells B-O-R-I-N-G so I wasn't about to do that to her. Instead, I made cards numbered 1-20 and placed them around our dining room table. I had to open it to full size to accomadate all of them. Then I gave her the flash cards and had her put them under the card with the correct answer. She liked skipping around the table to find the right spot, up until she got tired, that is. She was so excited to finish all of them. I checked them while she ate lunch (she only missed 4) and gave her one penny for each correct one. She then traded in her pennies for dimes and nickels and I told her she could go shopping for one item. I keep a stash of things in my closet so I pulled them all out and put price tags on them and she "bought" one of her choosing. She was one cent shy of what she really wanted (Sim Town), so she ended up with Schoolhouse Rocks Thinking Games cd-rom. Now she's all hyped up to earn more pennies so she can shop at the Mom Store, lol. I think I need to hit the dollar store to stock up on little things.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 08:34 AM PST

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

As is typical for Tuesdays after a weekend of being away from the house majority of the time, I have tons of work today. My to-do list is much worse than usual do to the fact I was feeling so rundown last Thursday and Friday. It doesn't even include daily stuff like lessons, scrapbooking and feeding my family. Plus we have Kid's Club tonight. I don't mind my one day of nothing but domestic work, but today the tendon in right knee is really bugging me. I'm not sure what I did to it yesterday but it's sorer than heck and I fear it's going to slow me down today. Not that it will be the end of the world if I don't finish everything today, but I like to get the big stuff done in one day so I can focus on other things the rest of the time.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 08:09 AM PST

Monday, October 11, 2004

The Harvest Festival craft show on Saturday was a lot of fun. My mom and I enjoyed seeing what was out this year. I picked up one holiday item, actually, it was a gift from my mom, and some other things that caught my eye but no table runners. I'm thinking I'm just going to have to sew some, but we'll see how motivated I am to actually do it.
Yesterday my mom took me and Tabitha to see a production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. This is her farewell tour apparently. Last time I saw the play was probably 23 years ago and Sandy Duncan played Peter Pan. Anyway, this was a really good production of the show, especially one song and dance number performed by Peter Pan, the Darlings, the Lost Boys and the Indians. It was definitely the show stopper. We were pleased to learn Cathy Rigby was going to stay after the show and we could meet her in the lobby. Tabitha really wanted to do that so we waited and Tabitha asked Cathy to sign her program.
Today I had a nice and boring doctor's appt. Actually, it wasn't that nice because I waited 40 minutes for a typical 5 minute appt. Also, the doctor said I've gained 18 pounds so far which is 7 or 8 pounds more than I've actually gained. On the form I filled out before my first appt, I was asked my pre-pregnancy weight. When I went to my appt. their scale showed me 8 pounds heavier than my home scale. So he's included that in my weight gain which isn't accurate. My scale may be off as to my actual weight, but I can still track my actual gain on it. So that cheesed me off because he kind of inferred that if I wasn't careful I would end up with a total of 40 extra pounds which doesn't make sense because even at a pound a week from now on and his error of adding that 8 pound discrepancy it only equals a total of 34 pounds which is a pound less than the maximum recommendation. So I didn't leave there happy after the waiting room time and the weight discussion. Though baby's heartbeat was good which is always nice to hear. She didn't seem to like the doppler though, she kicked it away rather hard, lol.
After my appt, we decided to hit Disneyland. We wanted to see Bert again to ask him to sign Tabitha's autograph book. We saw him walking with Mary Poppins and three penquins, Coffee, Tea and Milk, following behind like a mini parade. So we decided to follow them and instead Mary took Tabitha by the hand and they walked all over the place with Bert leading. Once they finally stopped, they decided to play a game of Hokey-Cokey. No, that's not a typo. Mary said it's the English version of Hokey-Pokey. In any case, Tabitha enjoyed playing and got that sucked in cheeks look that means she's beside herself with joy. After the game, Tabitha got her much coveted Bert autograph. After that she decided she really wanted to say hi to various characters so we met Belle, Beast, Aurora, Snow White, Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie. We also rode Haunted Mansion Holiday again and Chris took Tabitha on the canoes. Since we've been home we've all kind of been doing our own thing to relax.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 09:15 PM PST

Friday, October 8, 2004

Tabitha added more Halloween toys to her shelf for decoration. We had forgotten about some Halloween Polly Pockets and also Halloween Kelly dolls and Madame Alexandra dolls. I added another house to my Halloween village and I also bought some small pumpkins, Indian corn and a lumpy gourd today so I found a nice fallish basket to display them in on my table. That will stay through the end of November as a general harvest decoration. I'll take more pics tomorrow, because I'm going to a large craft festival and may find something else to add to the festivities. I'm primarily interested in finding table runners for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I wasn't sucessful last year, so we'll see.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 07:59 PM PST

How do you teach a kid to jump rope? Tabitha has been wanting to learn so I bought one today but I don't know how to teach her. I can't show her real well because when I jump my abdomen starts cramping so that's not good with baby on board. I tried showing her the general idea, but she's kind of on her own, I guess.
I wish her luck.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 01:29 PM PST

For the art portion of our day on Tuesday, I set Tabitha up outside with large pieces of poster board and washable paint and told her to paint with her feet. Hence the picture to the right. Boy did she consider that a highly entertaining activity! I provided a bucket of water so she could wash her feet in between colors and that was just as fun for her, I think. In all she made three masterpieces. Later that day she set up an art museum in the house with many of her recent drawings and she also made sculptures out of blocks and clay. She gave Chris and I a personal tour of her museum :)
Wednesday I was feeling kind of blah, so Tabitha and I went on a nice long walk. We ended up at Toys R Us and had fun just walking through the store. Tabitha gave me plenty of notice of things she'd like for Christmas. Chris picked us up after work so we didn't have to walk the 2.5 miles home. It was pretty warm walking there, but we stopped for a bit at Jack in the Box and had a cold drink while relaxing in the AC before moving on. We had dinner with my in-laws that night as they left town the next day and then Chris drove them to their hotel by the airport while I took Tabitha to her hula class. I chose to stay out of the class this time. I don't think she needs me hovering because then she's a bit more concious of the way she acts and I wanted her to feel free to be her with the other girls. One girl seemed especially glad to see Tabitha. She's around the same age, though I'd guess a year older and is also new to the class.
Thursday we had a field trip to Wild Oats, a natural foods store (also called Henry's in some areas). This is the first time we've gone with this particular group and it went so well. Their park days are a bit too far for us, but ocassional field trips we can do. Anyway, there was a great mix of ages and backgrounds and everyone was super nice. Tabitha got along with the other kids (of course) and I got along with the moms that I spoke with! To top it off, it was just a really good field trip. The lady who was in charge was wonderful. She honestly believes in the natural way of living and she interacted well with the kids. Usually guides are people who either speak over children's heads or talk down to them, so this was a refreshing change. Oh, and Tabitha got to speak on her knowledge of vegetarianism when we hit the meat dept, lol. The guide knew one child was vegetarian, so she asked who it was, to which Tabitha did not hesitate to point herself out. Then the guide asked if she knew what it meant, which she does, of course, so she took advantage of having the spotlight on her :) I cannot wait until the next field trip next month.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 12:12 PM PST

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Yesterday was just long and exhausting. But, very fun and I'm glad we did our two activities. First we headed off to the San Bernardino Mountains to do some apple picking. This is not something I've ever done but it sounded like the perfect family fall activity, so off we went. Once we get there we are greeted with a loud buzz. It's a school group. I expected to see one so we were not taken unawares. The odd thing is the school was a Christian school in our city. Considering we were 75 miles from home, that was a bit coincidental. To cap the coincidences, one of the mom chaperones was someone I went to Jr. High and High School with. We were never friends or anything, so I didn't talk to her, but she looked at me funny a few times too so I think she realized that she had at least seen me before.
Anyway, back to the apples. You have to check in at the general store and that's where the 3rd graders were. This store was small and packed with lots of 8 year old, teachers and some parents made the place unbearable so we waited. And waited. When they were finally done with there 15 stick candy purchases, we were able to purchase our bag for the apples. We chose the large one, Chris grabbed an apple picker for the high fruits and off we went. First stop was the Granny Smith orchard. They were positively huge! We grabbed six of those so I can make a pie that someone gave me a recipe for. After that we headed off for Tabitha's favorites, the Red Delicious. They were mixed in with the Romes and it was hard to tell the difference at first. We're all used to seeing Red Delicious in the stores where they are highly polished and waxed and have a very bright sheen. Not fresh off the tree, let me tell you. Covered in dust, they look just like the Romes. But we found a few trees and we can tell the difference in the varieties by their shape. Tabitha picked so many of those I lost count. We also topped off the bag with three Romes that were the size of a softball. Turns out they grow 'em big in the country :)
After we filled our bag, we headed back to the store where we all picked out some candy and then went for a drive around the rest of Oak Glen to see the other orchards. We stopped at a village that would be very entertaining had it been a weekend, and then stopped at another farm to visit their shop before heading home.
We only stayed here for a couple hours though because yesterday was rally day. Major League Baseball has started a new tradition and declared the first day after the regular season has ended "Rally Monday." Rallies were held in every city that had a division winning team. Los Angeles would be one of those cities. So we went to The Grove last night along with 10,000 of our closest friends to support our boys in blue. It was, um, interesting. I can't say I expected the turnout and didn't realize quite how big of a deal it was going to be. Every news van in the city was there plus a few copters. It was the lead-off story on the channel 13 news which we recorded because Tabitha was interviewed, but alas, she didn't make the cut. Anyway, it was overwhelming and it had been a long day and not even the potential to win play-off tickets in the raffle could convince me to stay until the end. We were there almost three hours by that time and I think I had had my fill of cheering for every little thing. But now we know and next year when the Dodger's make the play off, I'll be in the right frame of mind because I'll know what to expect.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 06:45 AM PST

Sunday, October 3, 2004

Since our last few trips to Disneyland have been failures for one reason or another, we gave it another attempt today. When we got there we did the only Halloween activity they have which is to ride the Haunted Mansion Holiday. Every year they make over the Haunted Mansion to be from Nightmare Before Christmas and it runs from beginning of October through a couple days past New Year's. We all look forward to it every year and thoroughly enjoyed it. After that we just did various rides and stuff and then decided to head out since it was getting late and we wanted lunch. On our way we saw Bert! As in from Mary Poppins. First time we ever met him. He was with Mary and a Penguin and they were on their way to the carousel which was rather far and in the opposite direction from where we were going. So I just asked if I could quickly get a photo and they agreed. Tabitha wanted to get Bert's autograph as well, but I told her not to ask them since they were kind enough to stop for us when they were trying to get somewhere. So hopefully next time.
(Shameless plug: The Disneyland Character Pictures page is updated)
After a couple more stops we finally got out of there and had lunch/ dinner at Denny's before heading home. Once home, we all did our own thing and then hit the store. Tabitha and Chris played chess again and then Tabitha received a phone call. From Princess Jasmine no less :) It was a good-night call, but that's all I know as the child patently refuses to tell us what Jasmine said. But Tabitha was not only shocked to receive the call, after she hung up she sat on my lap and just hugged me with all her might. I honestly think she had tears in her eyes from happiness. I'm not sure if she knows that I set up the call, but it was so worth it. I'm going to have other princesses call her periodically just for the heck of it :)

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 08:30 PM PST

We decorated the house last night with our Halloween stuff. I don't have a lot and try to add to it every year. I have virtually nothing for outside anymore as stuff has gotten ruined through the years, so hopefully we can get at least one thing for the front yard this year. Not an 8-foot inflatable character though.

This is my little village on top of one of Tabitha's bookcases. The bigger pieces light up, but I'm opting not to get out the lights this year. The little pumpkin and ghost sign lights as well, it runs on batteries so we'll probably use it since there's no cords involved.

Chris did all the spider web work here. Off to the right is a rather hard to see decoration. It's a cool metal hanging spider web with jeweled spider in front of the candles. We'll pick up some orange or black candles to replace the white ones and be more in theme. On the mantle are various small decorations including my three Hitch Hiking Ghosts Beanies from the Haunted Mansion and a Mickey Mouse Beanie dressed for the Haunted Mansion.

The Halloween toy shelf of decorations. These are all Tabitha's, you'll see her vampire Mr. Potato Head, large Little People that say Boo! and giggle when touched and small Halloween Little People. Also, we put out some apples and corn from the Little People sets since they can be fallish.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 07:01 AM PST

Saturday, October 2, 2004

Anyone out there have the Disney Princess Sticker Album by Panini? If so, we have plenty of duplicate stickers we would be interested in trading.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 03:14 PM PST

Tabs woke up with a nice cold yesterday. I knew it was coming because she had a sore throat Thrusday and even woke up in the middle of the night for a drink to soothe it. But it's very, very mild it seems. I'm keeping her chock full of good stuff and have even dusted off the blender to make her fruit smoothies. She absolutely loves Jamba Juice so I thought I'd give it a try at home. I've made two different kinds so far and she's slurped them both down so I guess I did good :) We did skip hula last night since she had fall pictures in the afternoon and gardening class first thing this morning. Speaking of the pictures, we went to JC Penney as I love their fall stuff and they usually take 5 poses. Not this photographer, she took 12 poses! Do you know how hard it is to stay within your desired spending limits when there are so many pics to choose from? She actually took more than 12, but some were deleted for various reasons such as closed eyes or odd expressions. Anyway, Chris and I figured out what we wanted and put our order in. Thank goodness for coupons, though I still spent more than I planned. What can I say? My kid loves having her pic taken :) I can't wait to get them back.

Posted by Tara Zandra @ 12:27 PM PST

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