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[Comments] (2) We Just Can't Help Ourselves: Well. Once again we are Disney Annual Passholders. Maggie was so good at Disneyland today and seemed to enjoy it, so we upgraded our free tickets to the cheapest annual passes.

Maggie is such an adorable baby that strangers are always wanting to say hi to her. Besides all the normal people who came up to her today, she had three special people say hi: Mary Poppins, Pinocchio, and Doc all came up to her (the last two during the parade). That's how cute she is! She also got her picture taken with Daisy Duck ("Susanna Duck!") at the EY party.

We took Maggie on a bunch of kids rides and on Pirates. She didn't enjoy the drop of water that splashed on her on the Jungle Cruise, so when we got put in the front of the boat on Pirates, I had the brilliant idea to put a blanket over her and she didn't get wet and was fine.

[Comments] (3) : John is at a training in LA for the next couple days so Maggie and I went up and stayed in the hotel with him last night. I think we were the only people trying to leave downtown LA at 9 AM. Then, since it was on the way home, Maggie and I went to Disneyland for a couple hours. That girl loves "it's a small world". Now we are home. The End.

[Comments] (2) Nursing Degree: Despite 6-8 weeks of pain (worse than childbirth), a thrush infection and mastitis, I really like breastfeeding. Here's why.

It's free. It's easier and less hassle than bottle-feeding. You don't need to carry extra stuff when you go out. It's free snuggles. You hardly have to wake up to do it in the middle of the night. It makes me feel really good to know that I am providing all the nourishment my baby needs for free.

By the way, I didn't know I was so committed to breasfeeding until I stuck with it through the pain. I am a wimp.

Maggie Learns to Squeal: Yikes.

: John bought me baklava at the farmer's market. Yum.

[Comments] (2) : Maggie rolled over onto her tummy last night. I was reading Corderoy to her and she rolled right over. Not so helpless anymore. I guess no more unattended naps on the bed or leaving her on the changing table. Happy Father's Day!

: Well, I am almost officially a stay-at-home Mom (or SAHM, as "they" rather annoyingly put it). My last day of work is July 6th. We tried to work out something where I could work part time, and I was even offered more money to stay - that sure made me feel good! At first I was very sad, because I love my job and working part time would be very nice. But John figured out I'd be taking home $100/week. Now I am excited to stay home with the beet.

We had a busy day today. We went to Costco and the grocery store. Then we went to Toys R Us, organ practice, and the recycling center. Then we went to Starbucks and bought Maggie a little hat at Old Navy.

Maggie's sleeping habits have been changing a little. She has been taking more naps in her crib. Also she wants to play at night when John tries to put her down, so we've been putting her in her crib awake too. Good for her, I hope.

[Comments] (1) Chocolate-Frosted Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars: Lately I have become obsessed with these. Yum.

1 c. sugar
1 c. corn syrup
1 c. peanut butter
6 c. rice krispies
1 c. chocolate chips

Cook sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan until dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Stir in rice krispies. Press into a 9x13 pan lined with wax paper. Melt chocolate chips and spread on top.

Variations: I learned from Leonard that marshmallows are really just sugar and corn syrup. So when you run out of corn syrup, just use 3 c. mini marshmallows and 2 T butter instead of the corn syrup and sugar. Also, you could mix some butterscotch chips in the topping as well.

: Bleh. I have a sore throat. And "But I just had one two weeks ago!" does not make it feel better.

On the brighter side, I am going after work to pick up my new glasses. And for the first time ever I'm getting prescription sunglasses. I was thinking about it, and the doctor recommended it because I have astygmatism, so I ordered them.

We went to Disneyland last night with our friends and their baby. We switched off with the babies and got to ride some actual rides. John and I also went on California Screamin' using single rider passes. Our passes are blocked out for the next six weeks.

Only six more days of work! I miss my little beet.

[Comments] (2) : Today we took Maggie to Exposition Park in LA. We went to the Natural History Museum, where I took 10 pictures of the preserved MegaMouth shark for Leonard. The Dinosaur hall was closed, which was disappointing, but we still got to see the mammal halls, the mineral and gem exhibit and an exhibit on Night at the Museum. Afterwards we walked past the rose garden and went to the California Science Museum. Since we'd already paid $25 in parking and admission, I didn't feel bad walking by the "donation" box. The only exhibit that looked familiar was the eggs and baby chicks, but they had a lot of cool exhibits on the body, energy, transportation etc. Both museums also had pretty neat Discovery Centers for the kids.

Also, I wanted to mention all the cute parents, and especially cute daddies (including Maggie's!) who had taken their kids to the museum to teach them about dinosaurs and animals. It reminded me of my cute parents who took their kids to the museum to teach them about dinosaurs and animals. Go parents!


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