Wednesday, May 15, 2013


I love love LOVE the new app abeautifulmess!! It is SO much fun! I am completely addicted! Like, on par with my love of coffee, addicted. In fact, the two go perfectly together. 
Ooooo, I'm trendy! 
If it wasn't for my resposibilities(darn kids), I'd play on it all day! It's only a iPhone/iPad/iWhatever app so far, which made me sad since I have an android phone, but I still paid the whopping $.99 for it on my iPad. 
Ya know, they should pay me for this plug. Or give me all the in-app add ons for free. Just a suggestion... *hint hint, wink wink abeautifulmess!*

My poor child is trying to give herself brain damage. Her new love of climbing on the couch is some risky business. She tried climbing onto it from her red chair, over the arms of both, and due to her toddler/ninja reflexes, rolled right off and onto the floor. She seemed fine, for about two seconds, and then the screaming started. I thought she bashed her skull in, broke a rib, full on internal bleeding, my mommy imagination was in full swing.....she bit her tongue. While it may not seem like a bad injury to us adult folk, it was her first tongue boo-boo, and it was a doozy. I raced to find an ice pack, only to remember,I have none. What kind of mom doesn't have an ice pack? Luckily, I have a multitude of frozen teethers, and that seemed to do the trick. 
Not even ten minutes later, there she was, on the couch again. 
This time she was stealing daddy's phone charger and medication off of the table behind the couch.
 Now Addie has a special dance she does when she is nervous, when you say "I'm gonna get you!", and when she's caught red handed doing something she is not supposed to. She curls her head and arms into her body, like she's making an Addie ball, and then starts laughing and bouncing. 
Well, she got caught and as I'm telling her to drop the pills, she does the dance. Which, from the position she was standing in on the couch, meant one thing....face bash into the back of the couch. Now, this is a solid piece of furniture. No ikea couch here, this is the real deal. Her poor little nose took the brunt of the violence. Needless to say, there was more screaming, and lots of snuggles. And like a true mean mommy, I still took the pills away. What a jerk. 

So now my sweet little angel has an injured tongue, and a bruised nose, and yet, no fear of the couch. She's still climbing up it every chance she gets. And she brings her toys and bottle with her, like she's staying for the weekend or something.
 But I can't get mad at her sweet little face, so I'm stuck doing my best to keep her off it, and catch her when she falls. Hopefully she learns a new, and immensely LESS dangerous trick, very very soon.


  1. Awe, poor little fearless Addie! Letting her experiment and find the safe way to climb the couch is great, for then she can teach Silas when he is older! Remember Addie, you gotta show your baby brother how it's done! ;D