my mornings with zelda

February 3, 2014 by meg | 0 comments

i thought i’d share a little about the time from when zelda wakes up until i leave her at daycare. zach’s been able to sneak out early most mornings leaving just the two of us. it’s becoming a special time for us. i think we’ve established a fun, but steady routine.IMGP1245.jpg today zelda did not wake up until i opened her door and turned on her light. she curled further into her blankets and said “no, mama, i’m sleepy.” i left her door open but the light off and she then sauntered out about 5 minutes later. almost first thing she was wanting a shower. today she showered solo while i supervised. good thing we picked a hairstyle for the week that can withstand the water as we forgot the shower cap. IMGP1250.jpg after a shower its time to use the potty and get dressed. today was all about matching. she matched her kitty shirt to her underwear and socks and then her purple kitty socks to her purple shoes. once dressed she was ready for breakfast. we’ve been on a frozen blueberry waffle kick. zelda likes them because she can pack the cut up pieces to go and eat the last bites at daycare. today she also wanted some banana, which she cut up herself. image.jpeg
once breakfast is done, it’s time for coats and heading out to the car. as i was buckling zelda into her seat today she said “happy, daddy is happy.” cutest thing. i like that she generally leaves the house in a good mood and ready to go to school. as we pull into daycare we say “good morning school” and then head into the classroom. there zelda takes a seat with her to go waffle, which today was only three pieces since she otherwise finished it on the ride over, and i check her cubby for odds and ends. then its hugs and noses kisses and zelda is off to play with her classmates until i come and get her after lunch.


November 19, 2013 by meg | 0 comments

IMGP9935-1600.jpglast night i had the privilege of getting to do story time (at least round 1), which is usually something zelda likes papa to do (and he did do round 2).  last night we read duck on a bike, a gift from corie and toby and their family when we visited portland about a year and a half ago.  and super hero zelda enjoyed the story immensely giving kisses to select barnyard friends along the way.IMGP9930-1600.jpg

IMGP9937-1600.jpg i’m hoping i get the same privilege again this evening. it’s one of those rare times that z is still and cuddly and i need to get all the cuddles i can before heading out of town tomorrow until saturday afternoon.

pizza picnic

September 12, 2013 by meg | Comments Off on pizza picnic

zelda and i had an impromptu picnic last night for dinner. it was nice to get outside during a break in the rain, especially since z spent the whole day at daycare yesterday while i had to work. we were without papa since sunday, but we survived mama having three classes and repainting a living room wall, plus general toddler hijinks and new bed time shenanigans where zelda now opens her door and gets out of her room.  it’s good to have papa back home. whew!  i’m a tired mama that needs to rest up before the weekend birthday celebration.  20130911-213227.jpg20130911-213234.jpg20130911-213242.jpg20130911-213249.jpg20130911-213335.jpg20130911-213327.jpg

how we ladies roll

June 20, 2013 by meg | Comments Off on how we ladies roll

zelda and i got a new skateboard or more accurately we finally got wheels for a skateboard i picked up over the winter. so far no falls, including my trip last night up and down the street. zelda got pushed down the street holding my hand and really seems to like it.