a daisy in training…

After a few emails back and forth, I can now say that Mia is now a Girl Scout Daisy.

first day as a Daisy, 9/24/14
first day as a Daisy, 9/24/14

I never thought about Mia being a Girl Scout. I would see them at school with their sashes or vests, selling cookies or their project posters. But I never ever thought about Mia being one of them.

And so here we are, one meeting under her (and my) belt. I have put all the patches on her vest. I have been obsessing over the Girls Scout GCNWI Programs website.  I am waiting for the second meeting.  I have bought the Daisy manual (it is not required but still). I know where the Girl Scout office it.  Already planning the Girl Scout cookie assault that will happen in a few months.  She is working on her Girl Scout promise.  She needs to learn that to get her first Daisy patch.  So much to do.

And yes, this is after ONE MEETING. I just crack myself up. Daisies is a two year commitment. Bring it!



Just potty since we haven’t starting the training yet. But I think Mia is this/close for it though.

Mia has been showing interest in using the potty lately. She has been showing the normal signs. The good thing is that when Diego’s, she does too. I am not ready to start the full on training but when she asks to use the potty, she will be catered. Not going to say no. 🙂

So for the past week or so, she has done number 1 three times in the potty. I think it shocks her the fact that she can do something like that. Today was a much bigger shock: she managed to go number 2. Diego, me and Mia were just staring at the potty like OMG. It was awesome. We did high fives and Way to Go’s. After the shock wore off, she was very proud of herself. We dumped in the toilet and had her do the honors of flushing. We all said “bye-bye” as it flushed away.

If she continues to ask to go to the potty/toilet, we will help her out. I only have one more box of diapers. And that is it. Then we move on to Pull Ups and full on potty training. Mia is growing up. How is that even possible? 😉

it’s out…

Diego’s first tooth has finally fallen out. It only took 75 days since he first noticed the loose tooth.

He was messing with it all day long. Finally when I got home, he had dinner so that made it even looser. Eric tried to pull it but Diego said ouch so he stopped. We waited a bit and then I tried. And sure enough the tooth popped out with little resistance. There was some blood but Diego did not freak out. He rinsed out his mouth and tooth.

Missing Tooth

He was so excited that he finally had a tooth to put out for the tooth fairy. Yay!!!

loose teeth…

Diego was eating corn on the cob last night and he was using his side teeth to eat it. We were just looking at him and he said “My teeth hurt and that is why I’m eating like this.” So I checked his teeth to see why the would hurt and noticed that his two bottom teeth were loose. OMG! He is really excited since he has been wondering when the tooth fairy will arrive. I wonder what the fairy will bring.


Finally!! Diego has been asking to go sledding for quite a while now. Last time it snowed, we weren’t even here. But it has been snowing since this morning so there was about 6 inches to take advantage of.

Plus it was Mia’s first time in the snow so that was fun. She had a good time. Caught her putting her hand/mitten in the snow while I was pulling her. She is using Diego’s little sled while he had the new big boy sled. His sled turned over a few times in the snow but Diego did not mind. He was just having lots of fun. I think we all did. 🙂

It was dark so not many pictures were taken.

I got to pull Mia. And Eric had the honor to spill Diego every few minutes. 😆

Mia’s 1st time sledding. She had a big grin the whole time she was on the sled.
Girl's 1st Time Sledding

Bad picture but keeping it anyway. Love the way there is a snowflake on Diego’s nose.
Boy and Papa

We might go out tomorrow if the snow is still nice. I know Diego wants to go again.

New Kicks…

Mia is now a proud owner of her first walkers. She has only been using Robeez or Pedipeds but it was time for real walking shoes. They are nice and flexible so it should be a nice transition for her. She was trying them out yesterday and she kept looking down at them. She was probably thinking “What in the world?”

Another first for my little one. *sigh*

First Hair Cut…

Mia finally got her first hair cut at Kidsnips.  Poor kid really needed one.  So before the holiday festivies started, we took her to get all her hairs snipped.

Punk Rocker Hair

It started well. Molly put some Dora on the TV. Then the cutting commenced. No crying. Then she started to get a bit ansy but still sitting fine.

The Calm Before the Storm

Molly was done with the cutting. But the minute she started putting some flower clips to style Mia’s hair, the water works started. *sigh*

Waterworks Started!

The obligatory first hair cut picture was taken. We were given a cute certificate with a lock of her hair and picture. Even though she was cranky, she still looked really cute and we love the new hair.

All Done

Happy 1st Birthday Mia…

I can’t believe that Mia is now one year old. I really can’t say that if flew by with this one. I am basically a walking zombie. 😀 She just won’t sleep thru the night. Only twice she has done it. I guess when she finally does, it will much more sweeter.

But really, if that is the only thing I can complain about, I am blessed. She is such a wonderful little girl. She is walking, starting to talk more, starting to give kisses (sigh) and I am sure there will be more.

Loved by her parents and adored by her big brother, Diego. I am so happy she is in our life. *sigh*

Here is she is two days old doing her diva pose:

And here is her birthday pose:
My little one is ONE!

Her one year get well appointment is Nov. 27 so it will be a while before I put up her stats.

Happy birthday Mia! Love you lots.

So Close…

Mia took three steps today. She has been taking a half a step for the past few weeks but never a full step until tonight. THREE.WHOLE.STEPS. So excited for her but another challenge for us. 😆 We were trying to get her to do it again but she got wise and would just drop on her tush and crawl. She is so close to walking. I have a feeling she may be walking by her birthday. 😯

Another teeth update: Her upper front tooth (the right one) finally cut thru her gum. I thought that day wasn’t going to get here soon enough. And I think there will be more coming because I feel her right one and you can see the whites for the other ones too. She may be getting all four upper teeth coming at once. Poor baby.

I am hoping once all those teeth cut thru, she will sleep better at night. We’ll see.*crossing fingers*