Chronicling The Comerfords

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

First Big Girl Dentist Appointment

Amelia has been to the dentist once. She sat in my lap during my appointment.she was introduced to the tools and they looked in her mouth a few times.

Today we had a straight up big girl dentist appointment. She sat in the chair by herself and they did the whole drill! She did great! She got to pick out her flavor of toothpaste. Bubblegum! And it was quick and easy.

Do you remember going to the dentist and they would put that fluoride gel in those trays you had to bite down on for HOURS?! The ones that made your mouth water are drool all down your face? There is none of that nonsense.

She also got a super fun goodie back with a cool toothbrush and flossers, sparkle toothpaste, a ball and a balloon. How fun is that?! They do still have Highlights Magazine while you wait. The good things never change!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Fathers Day!

While I agree that birthing your own child is pretty darn special, there is something extra special about a man who choses to father a child that is not his. Of course this is coming from the child's perspective.

I have not one but two men who met me and made a decision to keep me. One at 13 and the other at 26. I'm not sure at which age I was worse, but either way I love them immensely for how much they love me. And the way they love my babies... I am speechless!

Life doesn't always turn out like you think it will but it always turns out for the best. And with these two guys, I will be just fine!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Annie Says "No, no, no, no, no"

Our Annie is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen.  Amelia was cute in her own way and she is so pretty now but Annie is something else.  I think it has a lot to do with all her curls

I did not do as many updates as I did with Amelia.  Poor second child... Also, Annie just isn't doing all that much.  She still isn't really talking, which is fine for her age. The few cute things she does do are over the top.  She will tell you bye bye with all her heart.  She blows kisses.  She eats a popsicle sideways like it's an ear of corn.  She loves to swing.  When she is tired she will grab her blanket or something silky, put her thumb in her mouth and say "night night".  While she is an overly whiny one year old, she is pretty easy going with all things unrelated to me.  She loves her daycare and will go to them with open arms.  I think this is huge!  She doesn't do this with many people and she is WAY clingy to me.  Its a testament to how wonderful her daycare program is.  She has this new thing she does where she shakes her finger and says "no, no, no, no no..."  That must have come from daycare.  Where ever it came from is cute cute cute! Showing Off

She and her sister love each other.  They laugh and smile and get so excited to see each other. Being that I am an only child, I'm experiencing all this for the first time.  It stresses me out and warms my heart.  I do not understand how two people who get so giddy to see each other one minute can bite and pinch each other the next minute.  It's the craziest, bipolar thing I have ever seen.

She is a Daddy's girl.  Seeing her run to the door when he comes home or seeing her climb up into his chair to snuggle down beside him is the sweetest thing ever.  He also loves it.  Amelia was such a Mommy's girl so I know he loves to be the favorite for Annie.

She is into everything.  She has had goose eggs on her head, required us make our first call to poison control (Pledge Woodfloor Cleaner is pretty darn safe).  No doubt this little girl wears her Mama out!  But I love her.  I wouldn't traded her for anything in the world!  She brings so much laughter and joy into our home.  And she loves to sleep (she is our favorite!)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Making Hay While the Sunshines

Lots of things have been going on in Comerford-land.  Seems like a trend doesn't it?  School is out and we are busier than ever!

Things had been really stressful at work the past 4 months or so. Something had to give.  I don't mention much about working.  I've never really thought about that...  When I was 7 months pregnant with Amelia I was given the opportunity to work part-time.  It has been one of the biggest blessings for our family. I absolutely love what I do and the company I work for.  I do know it is more important to focus on raising babies right now so I guess that is why most of my blog is mainly about family stuff. Working part time is a great way for me to spend a lot of time with my family and still contribute some financially.  Plus give myself a grown-up outlet.  A few weeks ago my boss and I had a meeting and came to an agreement that works for the both of us.  Part time is what I want and need right now, but our business has really picked up.  When Amelia starts school in August I will increase my hours to follow her school schedule (she will now be going until 2:30 instead of 11:45).  Annie will stay in daycare longer, but at home she naps from noon until 2:30 or 3 so I'm not missing anything from her day either. Part of the deal was that this summer I will work until 5 to get myself caught up/ahead to hopefully make fall easier.  So, it is not a lot of extra time away from the schedule we are accustomed to, but it is a a little more cash in the bank account.  This is G-double O-D news for the fam! 

Did you know children are expensive?  Girls are over the top!  Ballet lessons, ballet outfits, dance shoes, teacher gifts, pictures, yearbooks at 3 years old, lunch dates, constantly outgrowing clothes, doctors appointments, etc.  Thankfully our parents help us A TON, but life is continuing to add up.

Disclaimer:  Moms that work full time may need to stop reading now.  If you do not, please know that I am in no way judging, criticizing or putting down your choice or lack of choice to work full time.  Also, do not judge me for being a pansy... 

Working until 5:00 everyday blows!  I'm not sure if everyone is this tired or if I've gotten used to our routine.  I worked full days Tuesday-Thursday this week and took Friday off.  I was pooped when I got home!  I should also mention that Daddy-love goes to work before the girls get up and doesn't get home until 5:30, or later if he is at the farm.  This week he was gathering hay so he's been nonexistent. For 3 days I got 2 girls dressed and out of the house, worked a full day, picked up the girls and fixed dinner and bathed us all by myself.  I do believe single parents are the strongest people on the planet! 

I will admit, I LOVE working a full day. I feel a little guilty, pretty darn guilty, about how much I like being at work all day.  It is a really nice break from the girls and it's actually fun because I'm serious when I say I love what I do.  It is nice to be back in front of clients more, to eat grown-up lunches, to run errands by myself!  All of this would be great if I had the energy to give it my all at work and still have the energy to cook dinner, clean the people and play 6 games of Candyland plus read 3 books when I get home.  I have no idea how you do it everyday!  I guess you get used to it. 
The bad thing is that we are missing some really fun play dates with me working all day.  Good news is that my awesome Mommy friends are taking Amelia for a day here and there.

Poor family planning is that the week I started working full time, the Cowboy got someone to cut and bale hay.  It is supposed to rain at some point this weekend so he had to get all the hay up.  Plus he had to tag new cows.  We have not seen him before 9 pm except for one night.  It's been a rough week.  The good thing is that he's a smart Cowboy.  I have had flowers delivered to me at work, my favorite restaurant brought in for dinner, coffee and donuts in bed and pizza delivered to the house.  It's not like he's bar-hopping, he's actually doing something good for our family, but that didn't make it any easier.  Truthfully food and flowers didn't make it any easier either, but it was encouraging and unnecessary and sweet.

Aren't they pretty?!

"Hey!  That's a lot of hay!" We will have some happy cows this winter
So, that's our summer gig.  Hopefully I will post some fun summer adventures.  If you don't hear from me, I'm just busy selling insurance and I'll be back shortly.