Blankets on Blankets on Blankets.

I have been packing and packing and packing but apparently I totally love it because I went to Costco and brought home more stuff to pack.

One of those things was the BEST BLANKET EVER and Babystar fell in love with my new blanket. I love that kid, but she cannot have my blanket. Neither can Blanket Fan Princess Buttercup. So I went back and bought two more blankets. ($11.99 each; one was for Babystar.)

And I spent $19.99 on some crap.

Hear me out: I had to pee. Babystar is impatient. She is also obsessed with the Trolls. I sent Princess Buttercup and Babystar on a mission to ‘find some Trolls’ because I knew they could not actually find any trolls because TROLLS DO NOT EXIST. We decided to meet up at the books only because we all know where the books are and Costco rarely moves them.

She found the damn trolls.

Y’all. I checked. This was literally the only one of these. Someone probably bought it from a different Costco and returned it to this one. So yeah, I bought the Trolls. We decided that it would be a special ‘driving to Colorado’ toy so it is still in the box. She loves that box. She just plays with the box. As Princess Buttercup noted, we could have just printed out a picture of the trolls. Fml. I’m a sucker.




It’s the End of the Year as We Know It.


The week between Christmas and New Year’s always feels sort of like a half-deflated balloon. All the hype leading up to Santatime has ended, but the year isn’t quite over. School is out, Husband’s work is (sometimes, partially) out, and the whole schedule is off. But. It’s not yet time to jump back on the Resolution Train. (Hurry and eat all the carbs, CHOO CHOO.)

This past week was full of lots of surprise home-alone time. I’ve been organizing closets. I know — I am SUCH a party animal. Babystar has been having park adventures and mall adventures and general errand adventures with her dad. She loves it so much. The little monster is all like BOY BYE MAMACITA as soon as she hears it’s time to put on shoes.

Babystar got her first ever Dippin’ Dots on one such adventure ($4.75.) She rode in a cool rented stroller with a steering wheel ($4.50.) She had a slice of Costco pizza ($2.16). She conned her dad into buying two penguin ornaments that do not spend much time on the tree because Babystar is OBSESSED with penguins ($5.98). She came home one day with two half price Christmas balloons ($11.75).


Speaking of penguins, we got tired of watching the March of the Penguins trailer over and over and over and over and bought the digital version of Happy Feet on Amazon ($7.99). OMG she does the Happy Feet dances and I DIE. We have watched it thirty-seven bazillion times already. In four days. That’s like 0.000000234 cents per viewing. Not bad. (No, I did not really do the math.)

Oh! He’s also been buying the disposable diapers. A LOT of them, but whatever. We still use one per night but he often takes disposables instead of cloth on their outings. I am 100% fine with this arrangement, but I did forget to include the diapers lately. Target has had them for $4.99 for the last month, and they are $6.49 usually. I’m guessing here, and I don’t like to guess with this project, but I’m going to guess anyway. Four at each price = $45.91. I definitely bought two packs while she was sick in November. Because gross. And we just bought some so we are set now. These *should* last 28 days but they won’t. Many nights she pees between the time we put on the disposable and the time she falls asleep. And many weekends she hangs out in disposables because she is hanging out with dad. (He totally uses cloth too. I think he just finds it easier to change her out of the house when he can toss the dirties. I don’t know what it’s like trying to change her in the men’s room so I’ll just take his word for it.)

Today we went to a kid’s New Year’s Eve Party at Busy Bees ($30) with a countdown and everything, and I’m already home sitting on the couch waiting impatiently for Kathy Griffen and Anderson Cooper to show up on my television. It was really quite fun but of course it was because check out the band.


Babystar is crashed out on the couch next to me. For now. Not for the year tho, I’m pretty sure.

Cheers, y’all! Now GTFO 2016.



Baby’s Gotta Eat.

Someone please suggest a better system for keeping track of Babystar’s food. Right now, I’m keeping a list of food that I buy SPECIFICALLY for Babystar. Although we do sometimes share. And we share a lot of our food with her. But I am not counting that, because I was going to buy that bag of veggies from Trader Joe’s anyway. I would have just eaten that extra tablespoon of peas and cauliflower or whatever if she didn’t eat it. You know what I mean? Ok.

Oh, and this is for the beginning of August except for the parts in California and then all of September. I kind of forgot at the end of August. Plus who wants to read this boring blog post anyway? I just have to include it because I AM ADDICTED TO ACCURACY. Ugh, so annoying.

  • Nectarines $6.98
  • String cheese $6.47
  • Mozzarella toast (at our fave local pizza place) $4.99 x 2
  • 3 cans of diced tomatoes $2.97
  • 3 zucchinis $3.00
  • 1 sweet onion $1.50
  • 1 orange pepper $1.50
  • 2 boxes ditalini pasta $5.58
  • 5 packs of Gerber veggie melts $14.95 (yikes!)
  • 5 packs of organic free-range hippie eggs $19.95
  • Gerber veggie puffs AKA Babystar’s Cheetos $2.99
  • box of Trader Joe’s version of cheerios $2.39
  • 3 boxes chia seed waffles $8.97
  • strawberries $9.00
  • peaches $4.78
  •  plain vanilla yogurt (for making popsicles) $2.79
  • so many bananas $8.00
  • Spinach artichoke dip $7.99
  • Fancy crackers $5.99

Those last two seem a bit odd, yeah? Babystar often goes to Costco with her dad on the weekends. (She likes any stores that doubles as a buffet. Same, Babystar, same.) APPARENTLY, she went crazy for the spinach artichoke dip at on of the sample stations and loudly insisted that they go back for more whenever she ran out. Of course, Husband was a wonderful Dada (and decent human being since she ate so much of it) and bought a container to bring home. He even bought the crackers they were selling to go with it since she loved them too. She didn’t eat a single bite at home. It was yummy. We all enjoyed it. But it goes on her tab because we bought it FOR HER.