(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: Social Butterflies

We have been busy, busy, busy in the past week. Trying to get a lot of special time with Cedella alone before Nugget comes. We’ve gone to every mom’s group and play date and party we can possibly go to in the past few weeks, trying to squeeze in all the fun.

I’ve been a super lazy Mama when it comes to cooking fresh good food the past couple of weeks. I just have no desire to make healthy food. And standing up and cooking an entire meal when I’d rather be lounging or playing with Monk is leading to some pretty questionable food choices. Like fish sticks or Crazy Bread for dinner. Oh well. We eat a lot of fruit still. Cause that’s easy to make 😉

Case in point? Fat Tuesday. Also known as Mardi Gras. Or where I’m from it’s called Paczki Day…pronounced poonch-key. It’s a delicious Polish donut filled with cream or fruit that is so damn amazing people celebrate from sun up to sun down pounding back these incredibly fatty treats. I was spoiled by the most authentic paczkis when I lived in Hamtramck, a little immigrant city within the city of Detroit. But this year, being far from the D, everyone told me I had to try Roma Bakery, and damn am I glad that I did.

Cedella and I each ate two in a matter of ten minutes. This kid’s got a thing for donuts. Can’t blame her though. They were super duper delicious.

So aside from the fatty crazy food I’ve been spoiling her with I’ve been hooking her up with fun nights out. Like the fundraiser for the Greenhouse Birth Center at the local indoor bouncing place Jumpin’ Jax. It’s all those fun castles and moon walks from birthday parties in one place. Genius, right? She LOVES it there.

And she acts like such a fearless kiddo,

climbing up the highest slide

and bouncing around and throwing balls with all the older kids.

But she still got silly in the toddler area with a little boy she’s known since she was in utero (his mom & dad were in child birth class with us).

Then to top off the week we went to my cousin’s baby shower. And in case you’re just meeting the Monkey…she really likes to go to parties. And wear a fancy dress and be the center of attention.

She looked so adorable in her little owl dress and owl bow.

And enjoyed the cake more than is even legal. When did this kid get such a sweet tooth? Hmmmm…might have to ask her Grandma about that one…

Isn’t she just beautiful? I think she wins the prettiest toddler ever award. I can. She’s my kid. I’m biased. *Oh and if you ask her what happened to her face she’ll tell you a big boy at the bounce house pushed her. But she’s a little story teller. She fell down. At her BFF Anna’s house. Very uneventfully. Guess she likes the idea that she got into a brawl with some kid better. Our little actress in the making.

Look how nice she smiles when she’s with her auntie Kylara.

And this is how she takes a nice picture with her Mama.

Thanks kid. It was a great time. And just for shits and giggles here’s me and Katie (the mama-to-be, due one month after me). My tummy looks MASSIVE in comparison. Look how petite and sweet her bump is, isn’t she gorgeous?

So with as much of a bustling social life as we’ve had lately this poor girl is going to go into shock when we’re in the house for a couple weeks straight once the baby is born. I have a feeling we’re going to be watching a LOT of Tinkerbell. Any other suggestions for good kid’s movies or shows (we are Gabba Gabba and Elmo’d out over here) that will keep her occupied and entertained while I’m recovering?

I just can’t help but think to myself that so many of these moments with just the two of us are going to be the last time before everything changes. Of course I will try to squeeze in Monk & Mama solo time when I can, but it won’t be with the same freedom. Right now it’s just the two of us most of the day, every day. And aside from some power struggles and temper tantrums (hers and mine) we are delightfully happy to be with each other all day.

Obviously Little Nugget will change things. My focus and attention will be divided. But I want Cedella to always know how important and special and unique she is to me. I just hope all these little extra things will help her to understand that despite the changes she is and will always be my first little girl.

And once again, I’m wondering how in the world our hearts are big enough to love more than one child. Oh Motherhood. Just when I think I’m catching on and figuring it out Motherhood throws me another curve ball. It’s quite a ride, isn’t it?

Happy WW to all!!




  1. Happy WW!
    Have you guys watched Tangled? Marlie loves that movie!
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  2. Stephanie says:

    Wow, where are you getting the energy to do all this so close to your due date! You’re exhausting me :) I got a little teary eyed with your DD always being “your first little girl”. I felt the same with with my boys!
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  3. Susan says:

    What a beautiful little girl!!!
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  4. Oh how fun! Great idea spending some quality time before nugget arrives. She is ADORABLE!! :)
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  5. emily says:

    How fun!! Good luck with the impending arrival!

  6. Andrea Aiuto says:

    great blog. I am glad she has been having fun during her “spoil time”!! I missed you in hamtramck for paczki day, glad monk enjoyed hers!!! Love all the photos and her owl dress is adorable- I hope Laura sees this blog to see how cute her dress is!!
    Have no worries about you and Monk. You will still get your time alone and she seems so good with other kids that she will want to be around you and little sis all the time. Although jealousy may occur I am sure you guys will get a system down good. I am very excited for your family and hope things run smoothly!
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  7. Tiffany says:

    Love the upside down pic. Those pastries look delish.

  8. What a great way to make happy memories. Love the last photo too. Hugs! Happy WW.I hope you’ll join us at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop linky party tomorrow.
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  9. angie says:

    Look at that fabulous baby bump! Can’t wait to hear the great news!

  10. dumb mom says:

    Looks like she’s been having a blast! Eat it up mama!
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