Quote of the Day by Jorja Mae

So, a few friends have mentioned to me how much they LOVE hearing all the crazy, random and hilarious things Jorja says and it got me thinking about how I SO do not want to forget the things she says. So, as I'm trying to make an effort to keep up my blog I thought I would begin a section called "Quote of the Day by Jorja Mae" (see, it rhymes and everything - cute, huh?) :) At this point there are SO many things I could write down but I guess I will just start with something she said today...

If you've ever seen Jorja you know she has the most BEAUTIFUL curls I've ever seen on a kid (maybe I'm biased) and we get comments on them ALL. THE. TIME! Well, those bad boys aren't the easiest thing to manage and when she wakes in the morning she has the biggest mess of tangles! So, naturally, I have to spend a good amount of time each morning wetting down the curls, spraying them with de-tangler, combing it out very gently and then topping them off with some moose and a lot of scrunching... Also, it should be noted that Jorja is OBSESSED and I mean, OBSESSED with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She wears the shirts, plays with the toys, has the stuffed Characters, has the Characters for the bath tub, has the coloring books and markers, has the band-aids, has the fruit snacks, has the plates & cups and place mats and watches {several} episodes a day - I swear, her favorite episodes she has memorized. :) If it has anything to do with Mickey and the Sensational Six, she is ALL about it!!

Jorja is sitting in her booster seat and I am fixing her hair: 

J: "Ouch, that hurts"
Me: "Oh, baby! I'm so sorry. Mommy's trying to be as gentle as I can. Your curls are just SO tangled"
J: "We probably need to get a Mousekatool to help comb it out - OH, TOODLES!"

For those of you that don't actually watch MMC I suppose I should explain that a Mousekatool is a "tool" that will help Mickey while on his various adventures and Toodles is what brings the Mousekatools to Mickey! (Toodles is in the pic w/ Mickey)


Happy Noon Year!!

I know, I know! Shocker of all Shockers - I'm actually posting a blog! I won't bore you with any excuses as to why I took an unintentional hiatus nor will I promise that I'm back in full swing! :) We'll just take this one post at a time and see how it goes, okay? I am overwhelmed with all the catching up I must do so in order to help myself out, I'm just starting with the New Year and will post moving forward and when I have time, I will back track! So, here ya go:

happy NOON year

Jorja & I, along with about 20 other moms and kiddos, were invited to our first NOON year party on New Year's Eve. There was utter chaos happening in that place but it was OH. SO. FUN! I can't wait to make it a tradition every New Year's Eve. Since all of our sweet kiddos wouldn't make until midnight to ring in the New Year, we decided 12 noon would work just as great. So, we counted down and when the clock struck noon we blew our horns and partied like it was 1999. I'm pretty sure Jorja was completely oblivious as to WHY we were celebrating but any excuse for her to wear a "crown" and any excuse for me to hang out with super fun moms - we'll take it! :) Of course, ringing in the New Year just wouldn't be the same if Jorja didn't spend it with her BFF, Cole. Here are a few pics of how they rung in the New Year together...

It all started out very cordial:
(check out Cole with his hand on J's leg) :)

and very quickly turned into this:

we aren't really sure what happened to Cole but something got him VERY upset.
Which, of course, then led to

I'm sorry - but THAT is funny!! Every time I see these pictures I CRACK. UP. LAUGHING.

And here is the best group shot I could find:

(notice Jorja has calmed down but is now sucking her thumb and holding Bear. Apparently the meltdown & all the excitement was just TOO much for her to handle on her own)