Monday, March 14, 2011

Ego Boost

Lately ... when Karter sees a really pretty girl on tv or in a magazine - he points and says "Mommy". I have to smile and embrase the compliment that my son thinks I look like a supermodel.

Last night Mark and I were bathing Karter and he asked Daddy to come in the tub. Karter is getting really good at saying "please" is the sweetest voice - how can you not give in. And - we bath him in our jacuzzi tub so there is lots of room for Daddy. So Mark jumps in and Karter points - Daddy BIG. I will leave to your imagination what Karter was pointing too ... Lol.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Karters Fort

Mark took advantage of all the snow in our front yard and built a snow fort for Karter. This is one of the many reasons I love my husband. He had one day off work and instead of catching some zzz's when Karter went down for a nap he built him this fort.

Look at how high the snow is compared to Karter in the picture below!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Daycare Update

I have contacted numerous daycares the last few days with NO luck. I received the same story over and over again, which was "Oh, another day care has closed. This is the third one I have heard closing in Arbor Creek in the last couple weeks. Sorry - we have just filled our last spot".

The only lead so far is the interview on Monday night where they are interviewing Karter to see if he will be a good fit. There is a spot open for a two year old and a three year old and apparently they are interviewing a lot of families. Of course it is at 7pm - right before bed so I am sure he will be super happy. I can see it now - first he will see some trucks and start calling out "F*ck, F*ck, F*ck", then he will proceed to tell the daycare lady how he bought condoms for his grandma for her birthday, and it will end with his drama queen attitude when we dress him to go outside.

But whatever, Karter will be Karter and if they find he will not fit in there then so be it. Eventually we will find someone great and they will see how great Karter is. In my eyes, anyone would be lucky to take care of my son.

Rumor Has It

SO wrong...

A couple months ago I had a message on my phone from our cleaning lady's boss stating that we were getting a new cleaning lady. Whatev ... but I must admit it was kind of awkward when I opened the door and it ended up being a cousin of Marks - it was even more awkward that I did not remember her. Lol. Sometimes I have my head stuck up my A*s. Anyway, it did not seem to bother her that she was cleaning our house and Mark was cool with it.

Fast forward to this Monday - cleaning day. I get home from work and Mark's cousin had left us a note - that read:

Just wanted to say Congratulations. I seen the picture on the fridge of the newest member of the family and that is so exciting Karter is going to be a big brother!!

Lol. The picture is of an ultrasound of Karter.

I did call Mark's mom to be prepared for potential phone calls congratulating the grandparents to be.

I guess it is time to take the picture off the fridge and put to rest any future rumors from occuring.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More Change

When I picked up Karter from daycare yesterday our daycare provider informed me that she is closing. It felt like someone kicked me in the stomach.

My first reaction was that I totally understood why she is closing, but then the tears started coming as I thought about how much Karter loves her and all his little friends at daycare. Mark, Karter and myself have all grown close to her and her girls. I am truly sad.

Then when I got in the car panic mode kicked in - Oh crap - I only have ONE month to get Karter into another daycare.

I had a difficult time before finding a great dayhome for K. And - from the sounds of it another difficult time may be in store.

For some reason I held on to the Arbor Creek newsletter when it was delivered a couple months ago. The newsletter has a listing of daycare providers in our area. Anyway - I started calling a couple places today and they are booked for the next couple years. Lol. The one lady did say she could get K in until June. Not sure if I want a quick fix for him though - getting use to her and then boom he has to go somewhere else - not fair. We do have the option of my mom coming up to watch K during the week until we find someone. I also mentioned to Mark that he should not go to school and to open a daddy daycare - he didn't bite!!

I do have an iterview on Monday night - and by interview I mean K and I are getting Interviewed to see if he is a good fit. Lol. The rate is a bit high - if he goes 5 days a week it is $800/month until he is potty trained - then it is $700/month. But - I am a firm believer that you pay for what you get. Her numbers are low and it seems like she has a really good program for the kids.

I am still looking and will call more daycares tonight.

If anyone knows of a daycare taking kids in the Arbor Creek/Erindale/Willowgrove area please let me know!!