Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lys school 1-26

Before school this morning :)

Terrible Two Tuesdays!!

So all the moms, that have/or have had a TWO year old know what I mean by toddlers just have bad days sometimes just like we do. As a way for me to express my iritation, and document this all at the same time, I decided to start this Terrible Two Tuesdays blog :)

Im going to start off by saying that I love my daughter with all my heart, and I could never imagine my life without her. DEAR LORD she drives me crazyyyy sometimes. I know that its a adjustment period to get use to day care and all, but how freakin long is it?


So yesterday was a really bad day for lys. I dont know what the deal was but, She cried when we got out the car to go eat, she cried cause she had to get in her seat. She cried cause she wanted out the seat, she cried cause we had to get back into the car. She was just CRYING, and CRYING, and CRYING. I had my friend sheryl with me which has a 2 y/o as well and she gave lys some lipgloss...

She was content all the way home :) I hate giving in to her tantrams that way, but boy I tell ya what. When I pick my baby up from day care, I want a happy one and if that means she wants to feel big and put on lip gloss, DEAL!!!!

What are you toddlers not so happy moments?

Thanks for joinging us in this journey we call life.

Things that make me smile :)

Thanks to my amazing friend Mandi (which has a awesome blog, go check her out and leave her LOTS ♥) Im gonna blog about things that make me smile.

Here we go:

 This little damn cute face.

I Dont even know how to explain the joys this shit brings me.

You know that feeling when the seasons are changing and that amazing breeze comes in your window, that gives me pure happiness.

Riding in the car with the windows down, and my shades on and blaring music, while im dancing and singing.


Feeling the sand between my toes when its all cold :)

The smell of grilling in the sweet summer time.

The smell of race cars when you step out the truck at the track.

OK OK, I could go on and on. This shall be enough for now :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Over the weekend!! :)

So.. I can proudly say that this weekend we actually did a whopping NOTHING.. And it was asolutely amazing.

I can say that I cleaned the car, and did laundry and succesfully put it away and went to walmart, other than that I didnt do anything. Potty training went as well as can be I think. Had a few accidents but i think its to be expected. Other than that we only wore diapers at nap, and a pull up for when we left the house, and she still told me she had to go when we were out of the house.

So that really sums up our exciting weekend. Other than that here is her school pic for today :)

Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Friday, January 22, 2010

School days 11 &12 :)

Lets see whats been goin on :) This week I have been oober BAD!! I have to get back on track. Nothing has really been going on though, This week at work went by super fast though. Been doing alot of busy work so that has been NICE. Lys has been bad as ever when we get home. We are still trying to get into some sort of routein in the evenings. I have always had the perfect routein for her, now that Im working full time I dont wanna put her to be at 8. I wanna let her spend some quality time with me. But THEN that cuts into my "show" time. LOL So we have been trying to work around that. Other than that we made cupcakes last night, and made daddys valentines card.. ( photo will be inserted here when I get home.) LOL

Alyssa has really been doing the pottying thing really well. She always ask to go when we get home, so im gonna be putting her in big girl panties when we get home for now on, and getting a cheap little potty for downstairs. So she can go as she wishes. :) Its been a mess otherwise, yesterday we were trying to hurry to the potty to go poo poo, took off the diaper and she already went a little and she managed to STEP IN IT.. its a mess right now.. LOL so we gotta get on top of things and get on a better plan.

Kissy kissy :) LOL

And this was this morning :) Told her she could have a snack if she smiled. THIS IS WHAT I GOT :)

Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Being a mom is a hard thing to do."

So.. kelli over at Urban Cowgirl posted this blog and I thought I would share as well.

All you moms out there, I know you understand when I say that I havent had all shinning moments as a mother. I have done some not so smart things, that now I know wasnt the best idea. We have all done it dont pretend that you havent either. :P

*I will start off with when lys was about 5 months old I was making brownies and decided that alyssa would love to have some of this.. Not the best idea. THIS is what happend.Turns out not only are you not suppose to give a baby egg, my baby just happend to be allergic. I won the best mom award that day

*One time when Alyssa and I was flying to Seattle to visit brandons father, It was a all day STRESSFUL adventure. Well to make a long story short, my 2nd flight was cancelled and since at that time we could only take so much formula and water. Well I ran out of formula, and she was screaming. The airports dont carry any ANYWHERE. So as we landed I was in such a hurry to leave and get my child something to eat(well drink HA) Anyways We put the base to the car seat in and everything and left. At this point she was screaming bloody murder. I happen to look back and she WASNT SNAPPED IN THE CAR SEAT. SHe was all scooted down from wiggling you know? She had her blanket around her and I didnt know. I started crying cause I felt so bad.DONT JUDGE ME!!

*Another kinda simular story to the one above (NO I dont do this on purpose never would I do anything like this on purpose for the record.) I had snapped her into the carseat and everything was fine and dandy, left to go to lowes. Lets just say DADDY (NO NOT ME THIS TIME) didnt buckle the base in the car. Found that out later. Another Best mom of the year award.

*When alyssa got a little older, She was starting to get a little sassier. We hung out with the Miller's alot. Well Nolan her son was also being the normal toddler, they both didnt know how to share. Well he would push her and stuff. Well One day she decided she had enough and bit him in retaliation I think. Well lets just say I freaked and bit her back. Come to find out afterwards, IT DOESNT WORK OK?!? Not only did she continue to bite, I felt like a horrible mother:(

*One time alyssa fell right out the buggie at walmart :( Horrible moment. Dont let your kids in the back of the buggie after a certain age.

* I know I have more small moments, but this is almost it for the terrible things.

"What are your not-so-proud moments as a mother? Make me feel better" - PLEASE Comment (or do this and link me...) I need to feel better about myself!

Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Oh so, LOVELY letters :)

I saw this cute post over at thekellisue called "Mail Time." I think it was a awesome idea. So here goes nothing =)

Dear Deployment,
          I know that our boys are out there doing some what seems to be pointless activites great things that will help our country. Really though? In 3 years 3 deployments. (That DOESNT EVEN include the underways, and long work days AND duty days.) I know I know this is what we signed up for, but it just doesnt seem fair. I would really like my husband back , and im almost positive alyssa would like her daddy back.
           Thanks for not listening,
               A lonely navy wife
Dear Time,
         Wow, arent you just a sneaky one. Seems as though just yesterday I was going out and clubbing, and wasting all my time on pointless romances being the normal RESPONSIBLE teenage daughter, and working full time, and casualy dating. Now here it is and Im MARRIED?!? AND A 2Y/O! Oh my oh my where have you gone. I just wanna ask of you to slow down some. Give me a little more during they day to spend with my sweets. I mean really I only get this one life and I wanna enjoy it.
             With love and please slow down,
                        Time deprived mom and wife.
Dear Housekeeper,
           Can you please clean a little better? I mean I know that you are very busy, and have alot of things to do but really now?!? It only takes 5 minutes to pick up all the cereal in my floor at moment. You know that spoiled silly baby of mine, and the mess she likes to make. And the bed? You use to be so good at making my bed? WHAT HAPPEND? You severly need to get back on your game plan before the husband gets home.
             In regards to,
                    A very busy mom that just wants to watch some tv instead of clean.
 Dear Detailer or NAVY (whichever),
             What is wrong with you? We are suppose to be getting restationed here SOMETIME sep-oct area. Does that not even register that somehow its wrong? I am such a planner that I wanna know WHEN NOW!! I need to be lookin for malls, shops, restuarts, parks, making friends a HOUSE and a job(the important stuff). Now can we please get on this and give me a date like ASAP.
                  A soon to be non address family.
Dear Sweet child of mine,
               I know that you are only 2, and need to run around like a wild child be a 2 year old, but really baby?!? It really shouldnt be fun to take all the toilet paper off the roll anymore. I also think you should understand the concept of cause and effect now, so we can DEF stop dumping the ceral out the bowl. Time out... dear time out, that should really be punishment, you shouldnt want to go. Last thing there bug, is about the potty. I am so proud that you are wanting to go potty(as I should be at just turning 2), BUT baby girl listen mommy doesnt have to go ever 15 sec. I cant! Neither do you. Its just something that were going to have to work on together ok.
              Wishing you would just listen,

Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Gotta vent

This is where I have a hard time with my faith...I know that god tells us that with love everything is possible, even forgiving people. I know this is true as I have witnessed it, but I just dont understand how some people can not care. How am I just suppose to accept the fact that brandons parents dont care about us, and then try to twist and manipulate the situation when they are confonted about it.  WELL to be completly honest I think they are full of crap, and its VERY self-ish. It angers me that they dont wanna know what she is doing, or how she is doing now that brandon is deployed. I could care less what they think of me, but its there ONE AND ONLY grandchild. Shes so amazing in my eyes, I just dont understand how people dont care to watch her grow up like I do. Ok.. so my parents cant see her all that often too but if I dont call them every like 2 days they start getting all ansy, and wondering what were doing. They can tell you exactly what shes doing, how shes doing in daycare, if shes starting to potty, what kind of words she saying, what kinda toys shes into..  and alyssa can tell you what person she is talking to on the phone. I mean COME ON. GRR.. Its not the dang hard to pick up the phone and call someone. They even have a ability to webcam, have we done that NOPE.. therefore when alyssa is older and doesnt know who they are OH WELL.. NOT MY PROBLEM. Ok, now I can move on with my forgivness process, now that I have expressed the way I feel thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wanted to share :)

As I just said in the blog before, I was going to do my bible study (that my oh, so amazing husband wrote, or copied out the love dare not quite sure. None the less still awesome for sharing it.), anyways well I have been going threw alot of changing this year, and about forgiving people that I help grudges with for a long time. I knew as a individual I was struggling emotionaly, and I have been doing alot to better myself. To fix all the wrongs and make them all rights:) Well there was a passage I wanted to share.

Love will lead you to forgive instead of holding a grudge. To be grateful instead of greedy. TO be content rather than rushing into more debt. Love encourages you to be happy when someone else succeeds rather than lying awake at night with envy. Love says "share the inheritance" rather than "fight with your relatives."  It reminds you to prioritize your family rather than sacrifice them for a promotion at work. In each decision, love ultimately lowers your stress and helps you release the venom that can build up inside. It then sets up your heart to respond to your spouse with patience and encouragement rather than anger and exasperation.

Isn't that beautifully written, just leads me to believe that although I know that spiritually and emotionally I know that it takes work, but I know that it will be all worth it to be that better person. :)

School Day 8:)

So, lys has been quite the character trying to get to take a picture for me in the mornings before school, so I did it after and got a CUTE result :)

I just love her, she is always so happy when I come and pick her up.  My pretty has ALSO been asking to use the potty at home, and at school. Thought I would brag a little there :)
So I done so well this past week eating and work, and not spending ANY unnessary money. WOOT WOOT.. GO ME!!
those who didnt know, YES sitting at home for 3 years kinda makes you have a shopping prob.
LOL.. 88 dollars later; although most of every thing I got was for brandons surprise valentines package, and they had lys's pants for 3:50 I could pass that up. So there went 80 dollars down the drain. I think im gonna take the necklace back though. I got a big pearl necklace for my valentines boudoir pics im going to include in this lovely package.. And to my fellow navy wives.. If u ever wanna do this im your gal.  :) PLEASE dont tell anyone my little surprise, I truely want it to be a surprise. SO I will have to share my little project once im finished.
On another note, I still have been continting to do my bible studies in the morning, I get up at 6:30 to do it also. Been eating my toast, and drinking my water, and V8 splahes. I am very proud of myself. Its been almost 2 weeks now that I have been doing this. I just have to learn that when I get some I need to NOT inhale the whole 2-liter of pepsi incle water while I am at home too. Well Im gonna go do my bible study, and clean a little so it is done and I dont have to do it later. After that Lys and I are going to venture to the mall, target, and walmart. (Everyone pray I have strength to NOT spend too much money.)
Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 6, and a few other things :)

So.. today marks day 6 of school. :) Shes is still doing quite well.. she know how to wash her hands all by her self now. I watched this morning. Although she is doin well in school, she isnt doing so well at home. I think she is going through some kind of attention phase. Lets just say I count to 10 like 10 times, hold my breath, wish, hope that some way some how brandon would walk thru the door and rescue me. try really hard to accomidate her moodness. She is just super cranky, wants me to kiss every part of her body that even remotly gets some sorta boo boo.  Runs from me all the time now as some sorta game. Here is my little turd on day 3 of school, I have decided too that my phone takes HORRIBLE pictures and im going to start using my digital camera as I should have been.

I know this sounds wrong but I do now understand why people put there kids on those leash things. I always said to myself how wrong that is, but now as a parent of a 2 year old if needed I would do it in a heartbeat.

I have been continuing doing my bible studies in the morning, and its so nice to wake up and read about the life that god has made for us, and the person that he wants us to be.

Also, I have still been doing well on the pepsi thing, although, I think that I need to incorporate a pepsi in the morning, I think it makes for a better day for me. Besides that makes just one in the morning, and some when I get home. SOOO much better than I was doing. So regarless at this point im still progressing. Had whole wheat toast for breakfast this morning, instead of something not heatly as I would have done. And made whole wheat noodles with my chicken alfredo last night. (with not added salt):)

My husband, oh my dear husband. I am so proud of him. I just cant wait till he comes home. I am plannin some homecomming events, and vacations. So if anyone has any ideas im all ears. Thanks for joining us in this journey we call life.

Monday, January 11, 2010

School Day 4

AWW!! I just love her. Sorry we are doing this for daddy :)

On my road to eating healthier and becoming a better Lelia!!

So here we are on day FLIPPIN FOREVER 5 that I have not been having my pepsi(S) throughout the day like I normal have. I have to say that I feel sad. LOL I know it sounds dumb and I hope this is just a slump, but I dont feel like my normal peppy self.
If this is what not drinking my pepsi is going to do for me then dangit ima drink it. Im gonna contine to try to make this lifestyle change a keeper, but I just want to over this in between awkward body goin in pepsi detoxation stage.

On top of that I switched our noodles to whole grain noodles. I was quite happy to report back that last night when I made spaghetti it wasnt that bad. I could hardly tell a difference. So thats something I should be happy about.

This weekend was fun we didnt nothing and everything at the same time. Friday we went to abe's b-day party (which was super fun I might add.) Saturday morning I cleaned and cleaned my house, and made my blog pretty of course. Lys woke up feeling icky so had to cancell my dinner plans. I then went out with a few girls that night. Sunday I went to the book store with mandi @little dandelion to books a million which was oh so interesting. There I got a new contemporay bible, to help me translate my KJV. I also got Power of a praying wife, mom and woman. (which my husband will be thrilled about once he finds out).
 I also got this

 and so far I really like it.
I think I am well on my road to the new me, and it feels oh so good.

Thanks for joining us on This journey we call life.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

This Morning and my fight with ice!!

So this morning was a normal one, getting my crazy, wild, unruley, chase me around please, I think its funny when I have something you want precious daughter ready for school, and me for work. Everything was flowing so nicely, got the dog out, my lunch done.
I get into my car are crank it up to this..

I dont even know what to do really? I mean im sure my window has had ice on it before, but I bet you I didnt have to leave the house. So after I turn my windshield wipers on and spray that water stuff I get the 4 stupid little water spots. I was like OK I can see lets go. Pull out my driveway and then crap I cant see.

I then pull back in my driveway and decided to try the water hose.. Then after I fight with it and turn it on with no water coming out.. YA its frozen. Turn the water off and decided im just gonna sit in my car till its gone.. YA it was clear.
HA HA.. another evenful morning in the gallardo house.

On a positive note.. alyssa was so so excited about school. We pull in and she yellls "COOL" (aka school) Go inside and go to her class room, and put all her things away, washes her hands. The teacher was telling me about how good she done yesterday, and about how much she loves to eat (anyone that hangs with us know my child NEVER turns down food), how she know how to defend herself too.. THen in was time for me to go and she said bye mommy. :) AHH I am just so so proud.

School day 2:)

She also has been using the potty so much more, went 1 & 2 in it last night all by her self I didnt even have to tell her, she just made me help getting her undressed. Anyways I have talked enought but thanks for joining is in this journey we call life.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

So today my daughter amazes me again..

I woke up this morning, all anxious about alyssa starting school. I expected a terrible, crying, reaching to fall in my arms again hard goodbye, when I had to leave. To my amazement the teacher just had to to hold her and  she was fine.

I called up there when I got to work, and they told me she ate her breakfast and was fine.. WITH NO TEARS. Are you kidding me? My child that has never been to day care, thats never seen these people before didnt cry? Thats so amazing. I am such a proud mommy right now.

After that a friend went by to drop her son off, and spied on her said that she was fine playing with another little girl. :) Ahh so happy. I tried to get a picture to share but ya right, she told me no. I was gonna do it anyway but the dern battery was dead. HA joke on mommy.

Anyways I just wanted to share a milestone. (which is 95 on my 101) is this journey we call life.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Seems as though the begging of a wonderful year :)

Just wanted everyone to know, that so far this year think some positives are coming my way. I feel like im becoming a better person, learning to forgive and forget something I have always struggled with. I still have a long way to go but I think that with alot of help from the ones that mean the most it will be a beautiful thing. :) Just wanted to share Hope everyone has a fantastic day!!