give and take – relationships

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let’s start off by saying that My Little Pony has been updated a wee bit since my day…i didn’t even recognize what it was when Imbot brought one home.  But it’s the same…theme song and all.  It really doesn’t surprise me that she is obsessed…she already love unicorns and ponies…so totally makes sense…ANYWAY…since it’s Valentine’s day weekend, i wanted to talk about RELATIONSHIPS…with our babes.  They spend so much time doing what we want/need them to do…run errands, wear this, say that, go there…and yes, it’s teaching them real life, etc etc, but it made me start to think about my other relationships…and there is no way a bond would grow – at least not a good one – if i was always doing what they were interested in or vice versa.   so i wanted to test and see what would happen if i became interested in something i knew that she really-really loved.  so one day i bought the pinky pie hoodie (she has rainbow dash) and surprised her.  SHE DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING. She just looked at me and then ran to me and gave me the biggest hug.  we ran around in circles (ahem – flew around in circles) for hours and acted as silly as can be… i read an article this morning about how as parents there are so many “last times” that will happen without us even knowing. she won’t want to play with me forever.  so for this short time in life – i am pinky pie.

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^^thinking about what to write Princess Celestia ^^

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hugs,

nikki (pinky pie)

home away from home…

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I’ve been going to Westfield UTC for almost a decade now…but i really-REALLY fell in love with it a couple years ago.  We were moving and often needed somewhere to go with our little lady while prospective buyers walked through our home.  it basically became our home-away-from-home…they cooked for us, entertained us…even clothed us! hahahaha! so when i was contacted to possibly be a Westfield UTC Brand Ambassador, i was like “uhhh…YES! yes! yes! yes! YAAASSSSS!”  and then basically did the ONLY logical thing – RAN to UTC to celebrate with my gal pal at some of our favorite spots.

Lunch at Lemonade! Of course we had to bring LemonDrop…she luurrves anything lemon…and for some reason, Immi was WAY more ok sharing with her, than me.  (srsly). I always get a double serving of the ahi tuna and watermelons radish salad…and immi ALWAYS gets the mac ‘n cheese…which of course i have to taste and make sure it’s not too hot.

then some ice cream at the pinkest place on EARTH, SLOANS!…if you haven’t been here… GO!  pink, chandeliers, fudge, ice cream…

…and to burn off all the sugar so we could head back and take our naps (yes, naps…) we headed to Palm Plaza for Plaza Unplugged to get our twirl on.

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if you’re looking for the goods:
the mini & me ice cream dress
lemon drop
heart necklace

The Nightly Struggle

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this post has been on my mind for so long now.  it basically goes through my head every night as i watch this babe’s eyes flutter for the last time for the day.

bedtime…i wanna talk about THE REAL struggle that happens on a nightly basis.  i’m not talking about the constant pleas to watch ONE MORE paw patrol…or the tooth brush battles…or the “NO. I’M NOT WEARING THOOOOOOSE PAJAMAS”.  i’m talking about how the entire time i am literally FIGHTING her to go to bed, i too just want one more hour with her, one more hour to listen to her laugh, to watch her play princess, to snuggle with her… i’m never ready to say goodnight, rather good-bye (i know…slightly over-dramatic), to the tiny person i got to know today…but i’ve seen what happens –  in the morning, she’s going to be a little bigger, know a little more, be a little more independent (and let’s face it….she’s is PLENTY independent)….and as much as that makes my mama ego SWELL – on a selfish, and vulnerable level, my heart just shatters.   thank goodness she sleeps with us – but we can get into that later.

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donuts about you.

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i wasn’t planning on this being my first post back to the blog…but since i’ve been slacking on my resolution to blog more…this somehow made it to the front.

today while papa was at work, immi and i made a sweet little pre-valentine’s day surprise for the dude of the house.  being in the floral biz for the past 11 years, basically means needing to celebrate holidays either early or late.  but really, is there ever a time NOT good for glitter heart sprinkled donut.

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