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Polka Dot Princess

Giorgia patiently waiting on breakfast!

My Polka Dot Princess!

Quiet time...

with her new book.

Didn't last long before Miss NosyBody had to see what was going on outside!!

Holy Crap... (Video)

I want one!!!

iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

Misc Photos

Practicing for America's Next Top Model! lol

New book from Grandmom!

She's lovin' it!

Noel not to sure about Giorgia! lol

Okay, here it goes...want some CHEESE with that WHINE???

Bagels & Strawberries...one of G's FAVORITE breakfasts!!!

Puppy Fun!

Giorgia's Furry uncle, NOEL, is demonstrating his step technique!

He was making sure that I was paying attention! lol

Giorgia was impressed!

This is one of Noel's favorite past times!

Now my Pirate decides to give this a try...

Pirate is diggin' it!

Noel, however, forgot to explain that there is a time limit!

Patience is not his strong suit!

See ya Later!

What is it with kids and doors?

Just Swinging

Just caught a few minutes at the park yesterday before it started to rain!!!

Random Cuteness

Birthday Party Manners

Okay, so the time is coming that Giorgia is going to hit the Birthday Circuit (but I hope not) so I thought I would start preparing her now. I found the article below here.
Your child has been invited to yet another birthday party. Gone are the days when she required you to stick around for the entire party and now says you can leave the second you drop her off at the door. You secretly hope she remembers her manners and doesn't take over the gift-opening duties for the birthday child!

Some basic rules
The best way to prepare your child for a party is to go over a few basic rules, maybe engage in a bit of role play, and then let her go!

Here are some of the most important manners your child should know when attending a birthday party:
1. Make sure your child says hello to the parents (or other party hosts) as soon as she's arrived. That way, they know she's there and may not have to wait for anyone else in order to get the party started.
2. Have your child take off his or her shoes when entering the house.
3. If there is no designated area to put the birthday gift, your child should ask where he should place it.
4. Remind your child she is to be on her best behavior when she's a guest at another person's home. She should use her inside voice if indoors and not yell, scream or be obnoxious.
5. If your child becomes ill at a birthday party, have the host call you and immediately go to pick up your child. Make sure you write down your phone number and put it in your child's pocket or on the counter near the telephone.
6. Tell your child that just because some children may start jumping on the couch or bed it is not okay for him to do so unless he has permission from the parents. Sometimes children behave at other people's homes as they do at their own and may not realize their actions are inappropriate.
7. Tell your son or daughter to remember their manners. "Yes please" and "No, thank you" should be the polite answer to "Would you like something to drink?" or "Would you like a piece of cake?" instead of a nod or a shake of the head.
8. When it's time to open presents, under no circumstances is your child to lay a finger on the birthday child's gift, even if she is struggling to open it. Maybe your child could ask the parent for some scissors to help snip a tight ribbon instead. Nothing spoils the birthday child's special day more than having to fight other children for the right to open her own gift. Remind your child that she too will have, or already has had a birthday where she opened all her gifts without any help from her guests.
9. Make sure your child knows that once the gifts are opened, they belong to the birthday child and it is up to them to decide when they will be removed from the packaging. Think of how the birthday child might feel if after the party, all of his gifts have been taken out of their boxes and are left strewn around the house. The gifts have suddenly lost their newness and appeal.
10. When being served food that your child might not be familiar with, teach him to say "no thank you" instead of "yuck." Not only will he seem rude, he may hurt the parents' feelings. Much planning and preparation goes into organizing a birthday party, and parents usually rack their brains thinking of food that will appeal the majority of children attending the party.
11. At the end of the birthday party, make sure your child thanks the parents and the birthday child for inviting her. Pick her up at the appointed time and make a quick exit. The parents will surely be exhausted. They may also have a family party planned for that evening.
The benefits of being a good birthday party guest
One of the ways you can ensure your child remains on everyone's guest list is to teach her how to be a good guest. You will know how your child has behaved by what the host tells you at the end of the party. If they sing your child's praises and are impressed by his behavior, then you have done your job. If not, then it's back to the drawing board!

Good Manners (Video)

Look at my girl pushing in her chair and tossing her cup without having to be reminded!!! Awe...

Boo Boo's

G fell out on the playground at school and they cleaned her up and put on a ORDINARY bandage. Geesh...I HAD to FIX that!!!

Now she's sporting a "cool" Pirate Bandaid!!! (and sparkle legwarmers)

Here she is proudly showing it off!

Yes, she's still rear facing at 27 months...and counting!

On the move at school...looking a bit sleepy though.

Showing off the Bling and Rockin the bandaid!!!

All's well that ends with food for my girl!!!!

BRILLIANT or What? (Video)

I couldn't believe it. Today we met up with a couple of friends for lunch to celebrate the impending arrival of Logan!!! I hooked G up with some noodles and began to chit chat with Marla. Next thing I know Marla is squealing and pointing at G! There she was...eating with chopsticks!! I mean REALLY using them! I ran to her stroller and got the camera!!! I cannot believe it! I didn't even give her the chopsticks...they were just sitting on the table for me to use. Is she BRILLIANT or what!!!!!!

FYI, I have never even given her chopsticks. She got a learner set for Christmas but has yet to use them. Looks like we might not have too!!!!

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