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stay-at-home mommy by day
program manager by night
children's painter somewhere in between


i want my emTV

disclaimer: expect a lot of randomness here - i've had a gazillion updates floating around in my head recently but only now have the time to post some. on the plus side, my work-work is almost done, 5 paintings just got finished, gifts are done and wrapped, and my to-do list is finally almost empty. yahoo!


so our little girl has officially moved to the "big girl room" in preparation for baby #2's arrival. although her new room has been ready for quite some time, i finished moving the rest of the clothes, toys, and decorations over on monday, and emmy got her first chance to sleep in the big bed that night. i figured we'd sing an extra song or two, or maybe even toss in an extra story to commemorate the occasion. instead, we read one book, sang one song (not the usual three) and was quickly told "get off the bed, mommy. time to go sleep." snif.

and in true emmy fashion, yet another milestone was accomplished with little fanfare. she loves the new room, adores the big bed, and has even slept late every day since the move! the only slight hiccup is that it takes her a good hour to fall asleep at naptime, and that's only after a couple of stern warnings that it's quiet time. and that she better stop walking / running / bouncing on the bed.

and now i'm addicted to our new video monitor. seriously, if i'm still watching her when she's sixteen, someone shoot me. but for now, i want need my emTV.


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recently, while watching the animal planet channel...

em: "what IS that?"
me: "those are ferrets, honey."
em: "actually, it's a dog."
me: "no, that animal is a ferret. it's long and - "
em: "ACTUALLY, it's a DOG."
um, okay. i stand corrected.


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remember my obsession with prizey? i haven't been able to check it in ages but was extremely surprised to find that i won an old contest that i entered back in november! courtesy of the hostess with the mostess, i'll be receiving a cool new pulp factory calendar soon! it's no surprise that i picked the "a new baby's life calendar" and the timing couldn't have been better. thanks, jenn!

and i'm so excited about my NaBloPoMo painting prize in the works - matt is doing an original 8"x10" canvas for me. can you guess what i've requested? there's a certain movie that's been a favorite since childhood... and now em's inherited my love for the main characters too... mei and satsuki would be so proud! hint, hint!


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oh, speaking of new babies, i've been feeling a little panicked nesty lately. i'm consumed with the thought that baby #2 will come early, throwing off our oh-so-carefully-planned delivery. in the past week, i've washed loads of em's old clothes; the nursery is now stocked with EVERYTHING for 0-9 months. i've purchased diapers in sizes newborn to 1-2. wipes are coming out of my ears. and i have more nursing pads that you can shake a stick at.

but i'm keeping my fingers (and legs) crossed that we'll make our scheduled delivery date.


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i just gave copies of the green frogs: a korean folktale to the kids in our korean playgroup. the drawings are wonderfully quirky and emmy keeps begging us to read the tale. while it does mention death (which may be an early / confusing concept for a child so young), i highly recommend the book. in fact, blair and i both remember hearing the tale from our respective mothers growing up. kids, do what your moms tell you to do, okay?


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after reading a farm book...
"emmy's not a piggy. piggy is a piggy. emmy is a piggy!"

while using crayons...
"i like red... because... i like blue"

in the car, after running lots of errands and skipping naptime...
"sing twinkle [twinkle, little star], mommy. i need to go to sleep."

toddler logic: priceless.

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6 Responses to “i want my emTV”

  1. # Blogger honglien123

    You're getting a custom painted Totoro painting? I'm dying of envy! Oh wow, I should have worked a little harder on NaBloPoMo. So jealous!

    And Em with the big girl bed and the "get off mommy" :sniff:sniff: What happened to the baby in the banner?  

  2. # Blogger Beloved

    Hmmm. . . I think you should check and see what the Korean word for ferret is. Em might be on to something 'cause I know that the word for "seal" in Korean is mool gye (or "water dog"), so maybe ferret is actually "rat dog" or something like that. Hehe.

    And it's really good to know that if I ever do decide to have a baby, you'll be my go-to gal on how to stock a nursery. Perhaps you should write a book. You know, in your spare time. Yeah right. :P  

  3. # Blogger Mama Nabi

    Oh the 'misguided righteousness and the somewhat-misleading logic' stage... Emmy's already at that stage? She's a quick one, she is.

    Because she is NOT a piggy... a piggy likes blue in sleep. WHAT?

    It's fun, though - I hope you write some down (I totally didn't and wish I had)

    Wow... and they say that you do less for your second... wait... how stocked up was Emmy's nursery?

    Oh, I tried to tell LN the green frog story the other day - you know, for that moral of the story, listen to your mommy... she was a bit confused and wanted to know where the mommy went.  

  4. # Blogger Rachel

    Glad to hear that Emmy has taken to her new room.

    She is adorable in her snow gear!  

  5. # Blogger Superha

    you're the most prepared mama i've ever heard of. that emmy is a smartie, too! cute emisms.  

  6. # Blogger halfmama

    I want my emTV too! I can't believe how much older she looks in that picture compared to the banner pic. *sniff* She's growing up!

    I had never heard the green frogs story before... when I first read it, I was shocked, then started cracking up. There's nothing like motherly Korean guilt to get you to behave!  

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