Thursday, Eric, the kids and I went to our favorite pizzeria, Paulie's Coal Fired Pizza. Their pizza is amazing, all fresh ingredients made to order. The last time we were there was for Eric's birthday dinner. Kaylan decided to be the one to act up then, but this time Dylan took it upon himself to be the one to fuss constantly. He was okay as long as he was eating/drinking something, but he didn't really want much to do with the offering of pizza. We had to make do with the corn puff snacks and a Nutri-grain bar I had in my purse and he still fussed after eating that. He drank his milk from his sippy cup (we finally got him to drink from a sippy cup last Monday!) but he hasn't yet gotten the hang of holding it while tilting back to drink. I think some straw sippys are in our future! Dylan doesn't "sip" from the sippy cup either, he wants to take the whole thing down like it's a bottle still. That's what he gets upset about most, is that I won't let him drink all of his milk at once. I don't want him getting all his calories from drinking milk and I definitely don't like the idea of him "filling up" on milk before really getting enough food in his stomach. Overall, the dinner went well, nobody was hurt, we weren't kicked out of the restaurant, and we had a very wonderful (very quick) meal with each other. I took D to the restroom to wash him up after eating and he got a kick out of the full length mirror they had in the restroom. I held him up to the sink to wash his hands and he cracked up laughing. I'm thinking, "Why couldn't you be in this good of a mood at the table?". Little stinker. I think he just doesn't like sitting in one spot for very long at all. He likes to move around and explore, and you can't really let a one year old do that in a restaurant, especially if he's still crawling.
Friday, I got my Scentsy starter kit in the mail!!!! Woohoo! I know I haven't made an "official" post about that but yeah, I'm now an independent consultant for Scentsy wickless candles! It's very exciting and fun. I'm really looking forward to what it has to offer, just hope my friends don't mind me bugging them about it. It's really a lot of fun to share because of all the different styles and fragrances. Everyone wants their house to smell good, right? What's great is that with Scentsy, there are no open flames, the burner uses a 25 watt light bulb to heat the wax, and the wax is a food-safe petroleum-based wax. In other words, it's the same wax that's coated on apples you find at the grocery store to give them their shine. When burning traditional candles, there are dangerous chemicals and toxins released into the air not only from the wax, but from the wick, and the smoke. The fact that Scentsy Wickless doesn't use open flame or chemically loaded waxes, it's a lot safer for use around children and pets. After all, accidents do happen.
By the way, I do have an open party available for Mothers Day shopping. You can place your order now and have it ship directly to you once your order is processed--you don't have to wait til the party closes, which is on April 30th. Check out my Scentsy page by clicking here or my Scentsy badge on the right. I also have a Facebook page set up for my Scentsy business where I'll be sharing news on products, deals and specials, and even a few giveaways once I get the business off to the right start. Please check it out!
Also on Friday, Eric and I came to the decision to take the paci away from Kaylan. She has been incredibly obsessed with having a paci at all times. At one time we limited it to nap and bed time, but she would always have her way of finding it and hiding it from us so she would still have it and we wouldn't be able to take it from her. She also liked to have her paci in her mouth, steal Dylan's paci from him and rub her nose with his paci. To me, it just seemed as though the paci made her lazy in a way, that's all she wanted was to have her paci. But what really concerned me enough to take action was the way her teeth were growing in. I think I may have addressed her uneven teeth growth in a previous post, but just in case you don't remember, her front top and her front bottom are wop-sided. Her teeth on the left (top and bottom) are fully through, while on the right top and bottom are only halfway through. The bottom right teeth are even shifting over to the left. The light bulb finally went off and I realized, she's biting down on her paci on that particular side of her mouth. And she must be biting pretty hard for it to affect the full growth of her teeth. So, Friday night, after a visit at my mom's house (she and my step-dad had the babes for a couple hours so Eric and I could meet up with our friends for dinner--Thanks Gammy and Papa Joe!) we suddenly "couldn't find it" and I told Kaylan that the doggies must have gotten it and eaten it. There may be a chance that Kaylan develops an aggression against Pomeranian now, lol. The first night and the next day's nap was the worst for us, as far as allowing her to CIO to get herself to sleep. Amazingly she never puked at one point, that's her defense mechanism, and if she's upset enough she will use it. It wasn't near as bad as I thought it would be, I was prepared for the worst, thinking I would have to go to her room all throughout the night to help sooth her. But, she's done very well at soothing herself which is something that she's never really had a chance to do. She doesn't get up throughout the night anymore like she used to before, which is great. She woke up fussing early this morning but settled back down a couple minutes later. And as far as Dylan's paci, we have officially limited his to his crib and it is not to leave the crib for any reason. All because we don't want Kaylan to get a hold of it and take to using his paci. D isn't too crazy about the change, but we don't want him to develop the same dependency on his paci the way Kaylan did with hers. I suppose by 15 or 18 months at the latest we will take his paci away completely.
Sunday was a very special day for our family! It was the kids' second Easter, which is a very special and rejoiceful day in itself. But Sunday, the twenty fourth of April, 2011 was my and Eric's 7-year wedding anniversary. Although, the Easter festivities drowned out the possibility for any kind of anniversary celebration, we still had a wonderful day as a happy family. Well, the kids were a bit cranky, Dylan is teething and after all the sugar Kaylan consumed she refused to take a nap, so it wasn't peaceful in the least. We have plenty more years to celebrate though and we look forward to growing together as a family, to love, support and nurture each other for many, many happy years to come.