Mighty Munch

Mighty Munch

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Welcome Vovos

Munch was most excited to see the vovos at the airport.

stealing some of Vovo Joe Joe's breakfast

celebrating Vovo Joe Joe's birthday

snuggling with Vovo Lydia

like father like son---always on the computer

The vovos are finally here for their two month stay with us. Yesterday, the three Ds trekked down to MIA for their arrival. Munch was most excited about their visit and has stuck to them like velcro ever since. Tonight we celebrated Vovo Joe Joe's 72nd birthday with a big dinner at Poh Poh and Gon Gon's house. Happy birthday, Vovo Joe Joe!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Gi got a "CEC" bear as a Gotcha present.

banging away on one of the games

our first Gotcha Day July 23, 2007

The three Ds would like to give a shout out to all the families in our travel group---Happy Gotcha Day! Hard to believe but time sure has flown by for us. Today we celebrated two years of familyhood with Gi. Hubs and I decided to let Munch pick the restaurant for our little celebration. Chuck E Cheese was her choice (yeah, we saw that coming). Off we went for a very colorful and noisy evening of games, rides, so-so pizza and unlimited soda consumption. Munch was in seventh heaven. We love you to pieces, Gi. Looking forward to #3.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Heat Relief

Welcome to the Florida heat! Munch spent part of the morning running through the fountain at a local zoo.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Demands and Miscommunications

I'm sure some of you mommies out there can relate to my daily challenges with my ever clever Gi. The other day, Munch races to her bathroom, strips down to nothing and sits on her "big girl" toilet. With a sure voice, she announces to me that she is going to "make poopy." O.k., no problem. The standard procedure is that she wipes herself when she pees and I wipe her when she makes #2. She notifies me that she is finished and waits for me to attend to her. That day for whatever reason I decided to be a lazy-daisy. Instead of going the extra step to get a wet wipe to clean her, I just grab a wad of toilet paper and proceed with my motherly duty. Before I can even dispose of the wad, Gi screams that there is "paypa in my bum." She starts to navigate her fingers toward her tush for some investigative work. I stop her immediately and offer to check for her (nothing worse than an active child with soiled fingers...you know what I mean?). I visually scan the area of concern, see no wayward tp hanging out and assures Munch that all is right in the tushy world. Not satisfied with my cursory inspection, she insists that I keep checking. Oh boy, this is where motherhood gets ugly isn't it? I take a deep breath and reluctantly do what one might consider a tushy parting of the red sea. "There's nothing there, Gi. You're all clean," I assure Munch. With a sweet smile on her face, she tells me ok and hops off her stepping stool. Now why couldn't this child believe me when I first told her that her behind was spotless?

Hubs is watching t.v. in bed while Gi is running around in our bedroom. A commercial comes on about upset stomachs and other related ailments. Hubs, being a practitioner of potty humor, can't resist and asks Munch if she has diarrhea. "Diarrhea???" Munch asks in puzzlement. "Me no diarrhea, Daddy. Me Gigi," Munch tells her father with great indignation. Having his joke fall flat on the ground, Hubs decides that its best to stay quiet sometimes instead of inadvertently raising the ire of your two year old daughter.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Me Had So Much Fun!

That was what Munch said when she was placed in her car seat after two hours plus of play with hostess Sammy and Brea. The three mommies got a chance to catch-up and chat while the daddies entertained the Spice Girls who were actually quite good at entertaining each other. Thank you, Hawkins, for hosting this highly successful playdate. Great pictures, W!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Silly Pics

bubble bath al fresco

munching on cheese au naturale

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Face Lift

Munch loved playing in the empty cabinets.

The color is Zodiaq's smokey topaz.

I think I can actually bathe Gi in my new sink!

newly painted cabinets

Our 11 year old kitchen finally got a little face lift. Hubs and I decided to replace our old beat-up laminate countertop with a solid quartz surface. To save some money Hubs went to work tearing out the old backsplash as well as the countertop himself. We also decided to repaint our old cabinets rather then get new ones---another big money saver there. To keep Munch out of the kitchen, we put Barney on continuous play and went to work. Our old cast iron kitchen sink must have weighed over 150 lbs! Once we removed all the stuff out of the cabinets and drawers, Munch went to town playing in the empty cabinets. She even got out her little tool set and pretended to fix the cabinet doors. After the countertop was installed I asked Munch if she liked the new countertop. Her reply was "Me ove it!"

Happy 4th

Munch, Brea and Kyle admiring the fireworks from inside

We must thank Brea's family again for another fun 4th of July celebration. Munch had a blast with her BFF over at Gram Vicky and Gramp John's house. The fireworks, as usual, were spectacular. Happy 4th to all our family and friends!