Odds and ends (and beginnings)

We came back from Disney World over a week ago, and I think I’ve finally recovered. 🙂 It was a fantastic trip, but absolutely exhausting for this pregnant mama who is just now entering the third trimester. C did amazing…she was go go go the whole time, and didn’t even get cranky until the last couple of days there. I’ll give more details in an upcoming post about doing Disney with a 2 1/2 year old (soooo different than when we took her at 17 mo) but I’m waiting on pictures.

Meeting Tink is a definite Must Do for your toddler daughter!

In the meantime I thought I’d do a bullet point summary of what I’ve been up to lately. It’s not much, so hopefully this will be a short post. 🙂
– Potty training

The requisite potty sticker chart…so proud of all those smiley faces!

I’ve been putting it off as long as possible (that is, until after our Disney trip) but all the “potty training readiness signs” are there so we went ahead and jumped in last week. We are still very much “in the trenches,” dealing with a few issues (not to be too graphic, but toddler constipation is a b**** and makes potty training so much harder. Great timing) but for the most part C is doing great. I’m trying not to jinx it here, but if all goes well I’ll do an update post in a couple weeks with what did/didn’t work for us.
– Sorting/organizing baby clothes

This isn’t even all of it

I finally got the nerve to pull out all the boxes of C’s outgrown clothes that I’ve been storing in the back of the closet and may I just say it’s kind of ridiculous. I’ve sorted through 0-6mo so far. I only kept the things I loved and that I knew were comfy and easy to put on/take off/wash. Anything that was too complicated/worn out/not my style (what, you don’t have a style for your kids? Oh) I bagged to take to a children’s consignment shop where I may or may not have gotten several a few “new” outfits for little sister. What? I realized I didn’t have enough sleepers (I remember going through those like crazy during the first few weeks) and I found a few more things she just really needed. Ahem. I’m still deciding whether I have the energy to tackle the rest of the clothes. There. Are. So. Many. But I have a feeling it will be much harder to find the time after Little Bit arrives, so I should probably just do it now.
– DIY Nursery projects

Hot Air Balloon mobile in progress

I don’t have quite as many projects planned for baby sister’s nursery as I did for C’s, but there are a few things I want to make. One is this hot air balloon mobile I found on Pinterest.

I think I’m actually going to string it out and hang it like a banner about the crib, kind of like this:

I’m also a little obsessed with this embroidery art.

I printed out the free patterns and bought embroidery fabric, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. Hopefully I can get myself in gear, and fingers crossed they won’t take too long.
I’m also toying with the idea of recovering the glider, but I will probably end up settling for draping a cute blanket over the top and making a custom throw pillow for the seat.
– Disney autograph book

On our first WDW trip I didn’t bother collecting autographs from the characters we met, since C could have cared less. This time I decided to make one. Instead of buying a notebook for the characters to sign though, I wanted to make it more like a scrapbook with a picture of C and the character next to each signature. After doing my Pinterest research I found these free Disney autograph cards that I thought would be perfect.

They are 4×6, and you can find pretty much any character you might run into. I printed off cards for every character we might see, and divided them by park (yes, I know I’m ridiculous). We didn’t meet every character I had a card for, but we saw a lot of them. Meeting all her Disney friends and princesses was a huge highlight of the trip for C, so I’m excited to get the pictures printed and put this little scrapbook together!

meeting Mulan!

– Facebook group book study

A couple of my dear mommy friends suggested we do a book group together. Since it’s almost impossible for moms to find a time to get together consistently we decided to try an on-line discussion instead. I feel so technological and modern! 🙂 The book we are studying is The Friendships of Women by Dee Brestin. I’ve read three chapters so far, and I think we will have a lot to talk about!
Hmm, in reviewing this list I see that it’s more of a “doing” list than a “done” list. Guess I need to get busy! 🙂

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