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December 19, 2012

in da kitchen with L*Dizzle

If you know me at all, you know that I can't boil water without screwing it up.  Much less cook an entire meal.  It doesn't matter if it has directions to every step...

I'mma mess that mug up so much that even a rat behind the dumpster wouldn't eat it.

Well ladies and gentlemen (<-- I wonder who came up with the term 'gentlemen'? Am I the only one married to a loud, clumsy, heavy footed man? Nothing "gentle" about Toasty)

ANYWAYS! 

as I was saying...

I have come across a few recipes that  my husband doesn't spit out into a napkin when I'm not looking.

Or maybe he does.

psadogj;dslgje'pOJF'ajoew'PTOJet;'owef~!

Because I have the soul of a fluffy little kitten...I am going to share these with you!

Except you've probably already pinned them on Pinterest :)

Now, I have two rules regarding recipes from Pinterest:

1) Can't have too many ingredients that I have to buy specifically for the recipe
*If I already have them, then be my guest, please, call for every spice in my cabinet. But, I'm not going to go spend 5 bones on some little flaky substance that I won't ever use again.

2) It can't have too many steps when preparing/cooking.  
*I love the crock pot recipes, but I can occasionally hit the jackpot without the crock pot.

I must preface this by saying I have a pretty picky HusbandMan when it comes to cooking.  He will eat whatever I make, but he will always...ALWAYS...offer some "advice" about what he would do if he cooked it.

Here are a few recipes that I have mastered, so far!

THE PERFECT CHICKEN


The first time I made this Adam deemed it,"Phenomenal!" He also said it was the best chicken he has ever had, even from a restaurant.  I loved it, but I didn't have paprika.  I used Crushed Cayenne Pepper and it was almost too spicy.  But still, it was yummy! I served it with salad,  pasta, & green beans.

We are going through a vegetable phase.  I usually put the veggies on the stove for about 1.5 hours with tons of butter.  It's home country cookin'!

BEEFY NACHO SOUP


Now, this is my kind of recipe.  Not too many ingredients, and only a few steps.  The only thing I added was sour cream once I poured the soup in a bowl.  If I get a wild hair next time I make this I may add in some beans.  But this was also really good! 

SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN


Best. Thing. Ever.

I'm serious.  This is better than any S&S chicken we've ordered from a restaurant.  It does have a good amount of ingredients, but it's ingredients that you use more than once.  And we have had this a couple of times and I haven't had to buy anything but the chicken.

Honestly, one of the best things I've ever made.  Serve it up with some fried or steamed rice, and some broccoli.

ZOMG! GET IN MAH BELL-AY!














December 13, 2012

Pinterest Project

Last weekend we ventured into a store here called Essex Bargain Hunt.  It's basically a place where Overstock and Amazon send their returned items and they have the prices marked down to a very decent price.  

We didn't have anything we needed, we just wanted to check it out.  

And WOWZAS!

The stuff they had, and the cheap prices were pretty amazing.  Baby beds for $40. Every kind of kitchen gadget you can imagine for low prices.

We stumbled upon a Better Homes & Gardens Entertainment Hutch.  Obviously, the box was torn up, but it was SO cheap!

Originally $269 (which is cheap to begin with) but they had it for $169.


Now, I should probably state that the contraption that our TV is on right now is ghetto.

Story of our lives.

Like, Adam got it off the side of the curb on UA's campus..type of ghetto.

But this bad boy has hung around through all of our moves and has been a champ.  It's not fancy, but it does the job.


I KNOW!

Except ours is more of a grey-ish color because of the dust...keepin' it klassy round' here!

We bought the BH&G one for $169 and hauled that mug home.  We opened up the box and saw that it was scratched up pretty badly.  But we kept on truckin' because  we knew for the price it probably would be perfect.  We pull all of the pieces out that were in the box and just stare at it.

Like, that's it?

There's only 4 pieces in front of us.

And no cabinets.

There was literally, like, half of this thing missing! And the pieces that were in the box were torn in half, scratched, and dented to the high heavens.

We took it back the next day and got a refund.  But now I am on a mission to get something for our TV because the littler terror (Presley, as if I needed to clarify) has started shaking ours and any day now the TV will be shattered on top of her.

While I think that's the best way for her to learn a lesson we'd be out a TV and we can't have that :)

KIDDING! 
But seriously, we need the TV.

I had originally been eyeing a DIY (read: take it to Dads house and get his help) project that consists an old beat up dresser and turning it into a TV thingy-ma-jig.

Like this



I have found a few dresser online that are pretty cheap, I just have to gather everything I need to do it!
I'm not sure that I want to paint it stark white, but maybe an off white.

Anywho, I will definitely do a before and after of it all once I find what I need!

December 12, 2012

indoor play areas

Sorry I've been MIA lately, not much going on and I've just been in a funk! We are going to be busy over the holidays so I may not post too often!

One of the things I love about living in Huntsville is the options of activities to do with Presley.  There are tons of really nice play grounds, Monte Sano State Park, and several indoor play places.  

Since it's getting colder we have only been to a few outdoor play grounds, but we have found a couple indoor play areas that are super nice!

The first one we went to is called Up A Creek Family Adventures.  It's about 20 minutes away but totally worth the drive.  They have Walk-In Play a few times a week and then on Saturday.  All we pay is $9.50 for Presley and we can stay for as long as we'd like! It's worth every penny.  They have an area for smaller kids, but then have a few blow up bounce houses that Presley loves! The only draw back is Presley wants to spend most of her time on this one particular blow up thing that has a mechanical surf board, and most of the time there is a big kid on it and when someone wants to ride the surf board there can't be anyone else around them.  So, we spend most of the time pulling Presley off the bouncy part and she screams. 

Every once in a while it won't be crowded and P can play on it for a while, but she loves that one in particular!

They also have a tree house, and Presley likes it too.  There's a slide attached to it but it's basically like shooting out of a cannon.  I put her through the slide and she hit her head, basically I should have been arrested by the Mommy Police right then and there.  

Up A Creek also has a rock climbing wall, which I want to do so badly! Maybe one day we can go when it's not too crowded and I will attempt it :)



Another indoor play place here in Huntsville is called Kid Venture.  They actually just opened up at a new location last weekend.  It's about 10 minutes from our hood.  Last Saturday we had planned on taking Presley, but when we walked in we decided it would be better to go to Up A Creek.  Kid Venture is very nice, but I feel like the equipment was more for older kids.  They had one bounce house and the other contraptions were a little too big for her.

I guess.

Honestly, it was so crowded I couldn't really tell what was what.  Maybe we will try again in a few weeks once the crowd dies down.  It was opening weekend so I am sure everyone was there just to try it all out!

I wish Tuscaloosa had some kind of indoor play areas, but they don't.  The only thing remotely close was Chuck E Cheese, and it got destroyed by the tornado in 2011.  I feel like even if there was some indoor play areas they would get run down pretty quickly, that seems to be a big problem in T-Town!

Up A Creek

Her favorite thing to play on at Up A Creek!

view from the tree house

death slide!

toddler play area at Up A Creek

another picture of the tree house

Kid Venture

KidVenture- picture from their Facebook page

via KidVenture Facebook

This room we didn't see when we walked in, Presley may have enjoyed this more than we thought!  





December 4, 2012

Christmas Tree Cuttin'

On Saturday we headed over to a local Christmas tree farm to chop down our very own tree! When I was growing up that is what we always did and I have always wanted to create that memory and tradition for my kids. 

The first Christmas Adam and I were married this was our Christmas tree.  Remember, we lived in a shoe box for an apartment on UA's campus and this was all we had room for..


I considered that one hell of a compromise considering Adam would've been okay without having a trace of Christmas decor in the house, let alone spending our hard earned bones on a tree.

Then last Christmas we would have cut down our own, but the only Christmas tree farm in Tuscaloosa (that I knew of) wasn't open anymore. So, we went to Lowe's and picked out one that they had already cut down.  Close enough for me! 

Funny story (remember I married the Grinch)...Adam told me that I couldn't buy lights or decorations for our tree.  I'm not sure if he was joking or not but something tells me he was for realz.  So, I did what any wife would do...

I bought a crap ton of ugly ornaments and lights and decorated that bad boy.  It was ghetto FOR SURE...but considering we lived in the hood it was quite fitting.


Please excuse the awkward looking butterball in that picture.  Not sure why this is the only photographic evidence we have of this craptastic tree even existing.

This year though, we were doin' it.  We were going to make it a family affair, roam around the ol' farm, and Adam was going to saw that mug outta the ground if it's the last thing he ever did.  

My Dad and Missy met us at our house and we all drove over to the farm.  Silly me forgot the stroller which, I am now realizing was a terrible mistake.  We parked, signed some papers, got our saw, and walked over to the Leyland Cypress trees.  This farm was huge and had the different types sectioned off, but luckily the kind I wanted was near the entrance of the farm.  I'm not a very picky person, so I didn't spend too much time choosing a tree.  Basically, I wanted one that wasn't too tall or fat, because I didn't want it to take up too much room.  The only thing I knew I wanted was a Leyland Cypress tree because it was the only one that didn't have pokey needles.  I knew Presley would be all over this tree like white on rice, so the feathery texture of this tree was perfect!

Adam also lucked out, because the stump of this mug was skinny.  It only took him a few seconds to cut down and then we were on our way. 

Meanwhile, Presley was screaming her brains out because GOD FORBID someone put her down.  I was confused because I thought the big open space for her to run around on would be fun, but apparently I know nothing about anything.

It took us a day or two to get the tree up and decorated but here she is in all her glory...still semi-ghetto. I'm not the type of person to go all crazy on our tree. I mean, some lights, ornaments, and candy canes is about as good as it gets. 

Disclaimer, though: I have to get more lights. I thought we had several strands but I can't find them. So we are only working with one strand right now.


Also, there is no organization to our ornaments and it basically just looks like something diarrhea'd ornaments everywhere.  

Next step: getting presents under there.  Or not, because remember, we have a nosy little 16 month old.



November 26, 2012

sick little turkey!

Yesterday Presley and I got back to Huntsville after spending 4 days in Tuscaloosa for the holiday.  Adam had to stay here since he wasn't off work on Friday, and I must say, I missed him terribly!

Mainly because Presley was a freak of nature everywhere we went; crying, not eating, not sleeping, more crying, very clingy, and then topped with more crying.

At Thanksgiving dinner she literally cried the entire time. Granted, it was getting close to bedtime and she doesn't do well when she's in a crowd of loud people.  I don't know why, but whenever we get around a bunch of people or strangers she just flips a switch and acts like a complete psycho! I guess I just find it weird because I can get in the checkout line at Publix and by the time I'm done paying I', BFF with the person behind me.  I can make friends with a wall, I tell ya. 

Once we got in the car to head back to my Moms after dinner Presley was back to her old self.  Laughing, clapping, talking, and being plain ol' crazy! Yeesh.

I've also decided that it'd be a smart idea to just get a babysitter during Christmas dinner :)

Our trip back to Tuscaloosa was a lot of fun, when Presley wasn't being a whiney pants.  I ate lots of Taco Casa & Waltons.  I spent the day with my niece, Taelor, while Bama beat the panties of Auburn! We got to visit with a lot of family.  

And then Presley got sick.

Like, ear draining some funk that I should send to Bill Nye the Science Guy and a croupy-sounding cough.

Once she started pulling at her right ear I knew it was an ear infection.  Even though she had tubes put in about 7 months ago babes can still get an infection every once in a while.  This is the first time she's shown any kind of ear pain since the tubes so I'd say they still do the job!  She also had croup a while back, so I also know the sound of that cough enough to go ahead and just diagnose her myself :)

We are on day 3 of it all and she seems to be feeling a little better.  I kept her home from preschool today (and missed a dentist appointment) and have been giving her a few natural things to help.  Most doctors would just prescribe an antibiotic for the ear infection, and a steroid for the horrible cough.  The thing about antibiotics is that while it does get rid of the infection that sucks major donkey butt, it also wipes out the good bacteria.  Their immune system will be all jacked up when given antibiotics, which I had no clue about when she was younger.  

I try my best to not giver her medicine that's not all natural, but used to give her Tylenol or Motrin for just about anything.

We are slowly trashing all over the counter meds and have been hitting up the natural remedies.  

For the ear infection we've been using Gaia Kids ear drops

They work great..smells like Olive Garden. So, ya know, whatever it takes!

For the cough I have been giving her 3 tablets of Hepar Sulphuris (for a hoarse dry cough). They are as small as a teething tablet and dissolve quickly. Another homeopathic medicine she's taking is Spongia Tosta





This is much easier to give to Presley than OTC meds. I just pop 3 pellets of each every 3 hours and she chews them right up!

I hope she will be on the mend soon.  I am planning on sending her to school tomorrow since she has been fine all afternoon!

I also have a job interview at a very nice spa tomorrow! Cross your fingers and say your prayers that they're hiring for a massage therapist!

Love, Peace, Chicken Grease...
Lindsay


November 22, 2012

Popping In To Say...

Happy Thanksgiving, ya'll!

Presley and I are headed to Tuscaloosa today and will be coming back Sunday after church! Saturday is the Iron Bowl and I can't wait to watch the Tide spank the Tigers :)

Adam has to stay in Huntsville to work but he will be having Thanksgiving lunch with my Dad, Step Mom, and Step-Grandparents. We will miss him while we are gone! I've left the house a disaster as a test to see if he cleans it or not (note to hubs if you're reading this: I will love you 13 times more if I come home to a clean house..LOVE YOU!) 

Safe travels to everyone and gobble gobble!

November 16, 2012

preschool pickin'

We Pav's tend to have a reputation of moving a lot.

If I listed all of the moves Adam and I have made during our almost 7 year relationship you'd be here all day.

Before we had PDiddy, moving was not big thang. We really just never unpacked our suitcases and we didn't have much besides clothes. Basically, everything we owned fit in our Yukon.

But now that he's no longer playing baseball and we have a child, moving is much more of a "to do." We now have to get a U-Haul every time and the amount of baby stuff we have is embarrassing.

I have learned a lot, though, by moving so much.  

I've learned that we have tons of unnecessary household items.  Every time we move I get rid of tons and tons of junk.  If I haven't used it in a while then it gets thrown away.  Why haul it around in the box if that's exactly where it's going to stay?

I have also learned that moving can cause you and your spouse to want to poke each others eyeballs out.  But that's neither here nor there.

Another thing I have learned is how to pick out a decent preschool.  That's usually one of the first things I do when we move.  This last move to Huntsville has been the hardest so far.

When we lived in Tuscaloosa it was easy, Presley was going to the school where I worked for years and where my Mom still worked.  My Mom was Presley's teacher, so I never even thought twice about sending her somewhere else.

Birmingham was the first time I had to send her to a place where I didn't know one single person.  But, we lived in a really nice area so I never even looked at a "semi-ghetto" school.  We found a very nice place that was almost identical to Valley View in Tuscaloosa.

I figured once we moved to Huntsville (also a very nice area) that it'd be a breeze to find a preschool for her.  When I started looking, I found tons of places and called them all.  We tend to stick with a church setting for preschool, just because they're usually cheaper while still being nice and clean.  There are several "academy" type preschools here that were on my list and we super fancy, but way out of our price range.

Some problems I always run into when looking at schools are:

-a lot of places only offer Mother's Day Out programs which is a few days a week from 9-1. We need full time care.

-several places have a waiting list

- a lot of them don't take kids until they're 18 months old. Some even only take 3, 4, and 5 year olds.

- it's too expensive (like, more than what our rent + utilities are)

-it's old, dirty, and musty

I always make an appointment to tour a preschool.  I went to several places here in Huntsville that were just okay, but I always left with a bad feeling in my gut.

We finally found a place that was in our price range and it was just "decent".  It was small, older, and not in the best area but it definitely wasn't completely horrible.  Basically, it was a last resort type of place.  

-The director and teachers were nice and clean.

-There was a chef who cooked all of the meals and snacks

-There was cameras in the room and playground

But that's it.  I really liked that there were cameras. I still left with a weird feeling in my gut that I shouldn't send her there.

After searching, calling, touring, hoping, and praying we found a very nice church that had a spot come open on the day I called.  It's a huge church, tons of nice play areas, a cafeteria with a chef who makes all of the meals.  And there are only 8 kids in her class! It's out of our price range but we are so so so thankful for my Dad and Step Mom who are helping us pay for some of it! 

It's also kind of far away but I have applied for a job at a few spas in the area, so fingers crossed that they need a massage therapist and will hire me soon!

We only plan to be in Huntsville for about 10 months, so knowing we will be moving again and having to do this all over again makes my eye twitch a little!




November 12, 2012

Monte Sano State Park

Yesterday after church and a nap, we headed up to Monte Sano State Park.  It's up on the mountain and right now the leaves are so bright and colorful.  It is such a pretty drive!  The goal was to "attempt" some family photos for this years Christmas card, but if you know anything about cameras, toddlers and 700 MPH wind gusts then you can guess how well that went.

We snapped a few pictures then took PNasty off to the park.  It was pretty crowded, but thankfully a baby swing was open and that's where we stayed most of the time.  It got dark pretty early, so we didn't stay too long.  My Mom is coming up this weekend so we may attempt the family photo again, and I may or may not drug up my child so she will chill out for one cotton pickin' second so we can get just one picture.

It's also very important to note that THANK YOU JESUS we didn't get paged at church this Sunday. Presley finally got her crap together and didn't act a fool, ya'll! YAY!

Tomorrow is an exciting day, Presley starts school! 
And it's not in the ghetto! 
And it's also way above our budget! 
Mama is free!
And can finally get a job!
And a hair cut!
AND SO MUCH MORE!

Can you tell that I'm a little excited?

Anywhoozle, I leave you with our ridiculous attempt to get decent pictures. Don't judge us.

attempt #1...

attempt #2...

attempt #3...gave up after this one!

apparently, this is her excited face. we will work on a better (normal) one.

i get it, the face is ridiculous! 

can we please have a moment of silence for my pretty husband? 

can someone photoshop her eyeballs to make it look like she's looking at the camera?

oh baby girl, I love you to pieces!



November 6, 2012

settling in

We are finally settled into our new apartment!  Moving out of our apartment in Birmingham was a breeze because we were on the bottom floor and just had to carry the boxes and furniture out the door into the U-Haul.

But, this time I requested a top floor unit because I was tired of people stomping above us! 

Bad move on my part because the place we moved into has 3 levels.

So we are on the 3rd floor.  That means we had to carry everything we own up two flights of stairs.

I KNOW!

It sucked major donkey butt.  Thankfully Adam and my Dad did the majority of the moving :)

Sometimes I am really weird and I get nervous when I think about one day having a house and never moving again.  It gives me a little bit of anxiety because I love moving! I don't mind living in an apartment and I think I would feel so incredibly trapped if we bought a house any time soon.  Thankfully, I think we have a few more years before anything like that happens. We get the moving itch way too much to do something like that! 

We are still searching for a preschool.  It's really expensive here!  I mean, unless we want to send her to some place in the hood, which I have no intentions of doing.  Until then Presley and I are just hanging around the house trying not to kill each other.  Staying at home is hard, ya'll! Presley does so much better when she is in school playing with other children her age, so hopefully we find something soon!

I feel like she has grown so much in the last few weeks.  She's expresses herself more, shows her personality, and is becoming a little person.

LIKE A REAL HUMAN BEING!

Here are some fun little updates on PDizzle:

~She's left handed!
We noticed this early on but figured she would eventually be a righty (Adam and I both are).  But now, if I hand her a spoon or fork to her right hand she switches it to her left. 

~Spankings don't really phase her.
ZOMG! GASP! I spank my child!
Not all the time, and not for just any reason. Obviously.
Only when I warn her, then she still does whatever she knows she is not supposed to be doing.
Then we will pop her hand or leg with the Spanking Spoon, she will give us a little fake cry, then move on to her next disastrous mission.

~She is really bad about ignoring Adam or I when she know she is getting into something she isn't supposed to be into.  Which usually leads to the spanking.

~She's become a picky eater.  
I refuse to be a Mom who cooks two separate dinners. If Presley doesn't eat what I've cooked (after being offered several different times) then she goes to bed anyways.  The only time I give her something different to eat is when I cook something spicy.  

~We are trying to break her of throwing her food on the ground and hitting the spoon/fork when we feed her.
Presley is very bad about chucking things on the ground when she's finished.  Or, if it's something we are feeding her she will hit the spoon causing food to go everywhere.
It's super frustrating and I don't really know how to stop it!

~She has become more snugly! YAY!
She loves to sit in our laps and will give more hugs and kisses. She still doesn't want to lay down with us if we try to nap together.  Home girl loves her bed and will only go to sleep in her crib.

~Loves shoes.
Lord help us!
She is constantly going into our closet and walking out with Adam's shoes on. 

~Walking is a thing of the past.
Only running for her! I'm sure the people below us love that!

That's just a few little tidbits on our girl! She's growing so fast.  This stage is definitely fun, but hard.  Going out to eat is more work than it is fun, we still get paged every Sunday to come get her from the church nursery, and the temper tantrums aren't my favorite. But, I know it will all pass soon and she will be a bratty little 5 year old not wanting anything to do with her Mom and Dad! 

Toodles for now!

Happy voting day! I'm not big on talking politics but, go Mittens!

hugs for Dad!

cheese!
my pretties :)
guilty of climbing into her crib at night to snuggle! I'll do it until I can no longer fit :)



November 1, 2012

Trunk-Or-Treat

Since we are now living in Huntsville, we were a little bummed that we wouldn't be able to join my niece and nephews for trick-or-treating. Thankfully, we still got to have some fun with my Dad and Step-Mom! There was a trunk-or-treat going on at her work from 4:30-6:30 on Tuesday and it was perfect! It was great for Presley because it wasn't close to bedtime and we didn't have to go from house to house.  Basically, a "trunk-or-treat" shin-dig is where everyone lines up their cars and decorates their trunks, and you go from car to car and get some goodies! YAY! 

Obviously Presley can't have candy so I was on a mission to collect as many Reece Cups and Snickers as possible.  She did nibble on a sour straw and loved it! 

Oh yeah, and my Dad fed her an entire sugar cookie.  

So, that was fun!

In typical "Lindsay fashion" I waited until about 3 hours before leaving to get PDizzle's costume.

I KNOW!

But, you know what? If you wait until last minutes you get the costume for SUPER cheap, and by that point most of the costumes are picked over so you don't have that many options.  Makes things a lot easier! There were literally two costumes in her size so I took them both up to the register and said just give me the cheapest!

The strawberry was $14.00.

The spider was $7.00.

BOOM!

I also had to get her a black long sleeved shirt to wear under it, but being the bright cookie I am I got a Christmas themed shirt so she can wear it again :)

When we got there it was really cold and windy, but Presley didn't care and she ran all around. She had so much fun looking at everyone's costumes.  It also was virtually impossible to get a picture with her.

We filled up her bucket, then my Dad showed her off to some of their friends.  We left and grabbed dinner at Chipotle.  

We had a lot of fun!

Next year I think she will really get the hang of it!

**also, only a few more days left in my Noodle and Boo giveaway!**

sweet cheeks and Daddy!

to our surprise, she kept the hat on.  Miracle from God, I tell you.

times like this make me wish we owned one of those God awful kid leashes.

"Dude, seriously? Tigger?" 

first experience with a sucker. she loved it!

kid on the loose! 

attempt #1 for family photo...
attempt #2...we quit after that. whatever.

Nana and Papa!


October 25, 2012

Move #4,765

If you follow me on Twitter or FB then you already know that the Pav's have moved. AGAIN!

It was very last minute. Like, found out on Saturday and had the U-Haul rented that night, and by Sunday afternoon had everything packed.

We are now living in Huntsville and Adam had joined the baseball coaching staff at UAH (University of Alabama-Huntsville). It is only because of the big guy above that we are here--because you can only imagine the hassle of trying to get out of a lease that you just signed. Long story short, we apparently signed a "newly revised" lease at our apartments in Birmingham which has no early termination policy. So we had to find someone to sub lease and it was not the easiest thing we've ever done! But, we did get it leased and today signed another lease here in Huntsville!

We've been staying with my Dad and Step Mom for the last few days! They're super excited that we are living so close by!

Anywho, just wanted to drop in and say sorry I've been MIA for the last few days. I will be doing a Noodle & Boo giveaway on Saturday so keep your eye out for it!

Also, send Two Men and a Truck.

Holla.

October 15, 2012

15 months


Bad thing about Presley growing up? I don't get to do the "monthly" updates! I figured once she turned 1 I would only do the updates at 15, 28, 21, & then 24 months. 

Seriously though, how are we already at 15 months old ,baby girl?

Wowzas.

Slow down!


Weight:
Her 15 month appointment isn't until the end of the month, so we won't know until then!

Height:
Not sure, but I'm going to say around 31 inches. We will find out at the end of the month!

Clothing Size:
Some 18 months, but to be on the safe side we buy 24 months.  Shoe size is 3.5 but we just buy 4's so they'll last longer!

Diapers:
Size 4! We ended up having to switch from Pampers Crusiers to the Huggies Natural & Pure diapers because she kept getting a diaper rash.  Since switching she hasn't had any more rashes!

Feeding:
She's become a little bit picky when it comes to eating.  PDizzle likes turkey dogs, morning star chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, chef boyardee's chicken and vegetables, cornbread, pancakes, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal with nutella, peanut butter & honey sandwiches, veggie chips, goldfish, and holy moly WATERMELON.  We go through so much watermelon it's not even funny.  She went through a grape eating phase but then I discovered grapes in her poop and that, my friends, is something I can't handle.

Hair/Eyes:
The hair is definitely curly.  I can't tell if it'll stay curly forever or if they'll go away once we trim her hair.  While I think curly hair for P would be awesome, I also think it'd be super stupendous if it straightened out a bit. Ya know, like, maybe she will have the type of hair that's easy to straighten but can hold a curl when needed.  I don't know, I just feel like I've heard so many people with curly hair say they'd "die to have straight hair" and I've never really hated mine. But for real though, I am thinking too much into this. Let move on for pete's sake.

Sleep:
She still goes to bed around 7:30 and sleeps until 7:00.  At preschool during the week she only takes one nap from 11:30-1:00, but on the weekends she still takes two naps (morning and mid afternoon).  The last few days have been a blast (hellacious) because two top molars are coming in and that seems to be bothering her during the night. So, you can imagine how much we all love life right now.

Fun Stuff:
Walking is so last week. P would rather run everywhere. Which would be adorbz and all except it's more of a "stanky leg wobble run", if you catch my drift.

P started preschool and now goes in without crying.  I took her into the class the other day and they were practicing snack time at a table, and I thought I was going to die of cuteness.

Words she can say are: mama, dada, nana, papa, rah rah, pop, dog, cat, meow, go, ball, bow, train, more, and baby. She can also call Toodles and it's pretty funny! (oooooooooohh)

She babbles all the time and seems to think that she knows what she's talking about.  If I get onto her she runs over to me and babbles like she's trying to explain to me what she was going to do.

Homegirl has one heck of a temper.  If she's done eating or drinking, she throws everything in the floor.  If I try to feed her something she doesn't want she gets super p.o.'ed and knocks it out of my hand.  It frustrates me to no end! But how do you explain to a 15 month old that if you're done with something you just leave it on the tray and I will come clean it off? If you're a baby whisperer then please leave me some tips!

She loves bed time and if you ask if she's ready to go to sleep she runs to her bed and freaks out until she's in the crib.  I can't argue with that!

We hung a swing out on our deck and she loves that.  We have to keep the blinds shut because if she sees the swing she instantly goes into super pyscho mode and must go outside asap.

Barney and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse are constantly on our TV.  She watches it all day long on the weekends.  We should probably not let her watch as much TV as she does, but it's not like she's glued Jerry Springer or Spongebob.  She likes the songs the shows sing and is hopefully learning some thingg (because for the friggin' love if Barney sings about eating apples and bananas one time he's going to sing it a million!)

Obviously, I could go on and on.  This age is so much fun!  I miss her when she's at school everyday and when Adam and I put her to bed we usually get our phones out and look at the pictures/videos we took that day.  We love her so much it's ridiculous.

Presley Grace,
You'll never know how much we love you, sweet girl!

You love to help with the dishes. If we could only teach you to pick up your toys and bathe yourself  :)

You had school pictures the day you started pre school.  Your Dad thinks you look ridiculous, but what does he know?

I die. So stylish! Also, you own 5 pairs of Converse and I promise to never let you wear Keds.  Pinky swear.