Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I don't know.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Now let's talk about this big guy. I LOVE HIM! I think I have a crush on him too. LOL I love his personality & I love his smile - it's so infectious! Too cute & too sweet! I love his determination & his smooth moves. And we're finally getting to see Kym's talent. She's really a great! They're a good team. Go Warren! :)
Clotis - goodbye dear. I know her name is Cloris but she's been Clotis to me for some reason. :) I was really beginning to like her because she toned down her mouth & was making an effort to dance. Finally.
Cody - love him too. Too cute. I love he has no attention span. LOL :)
Get well soon Julianne! Ü
Monday, October 27, 2008
It was the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life.
I am not kidding.
Today my mom & I went to the mall. I let Audi, Jaguar & Mercedes play at the little play area. Cooties...I know. I am so anti-cootie but I'm learning to breathe a little. What's a childhood if you can't be a child? Ü
I didn't intend for Mercedes to 'play' - but she wanted down. I put her down. Off she went like you wouldn't believe.
Right in the middle of the big kids. Big kids 42" & under. :) No fear, no intimidation.
Trying to climb up the slides. I actually watched her in amazement. A 9 month old trying to climb up a slide? Putting her bare feet (won't leave socks on) actually on the slide itself in hopes of gaining a grip. She actually made some progress climbing.
So I let her crawl around.
I looked up momentarily to locate Jaguar - I looked back down to find Mercedes heading into a black/dark little tunnel. I can still picture her tiny tush crawling away from me into the tunnel as fast as she could crawl.
I looked at my mom like "Huh? Mercedes just crawled in that tunnel!"
I looked towards the other end of the tunnel & sure enough, here she came. Crawling out like she knew exactly what she was doing & where she was going.
It was the most adorable thing I have ever seen. And I've seen lots of things. Ü
I would have given anything to have my video camera!
I think we'll go back just so she can do it again.
Can't I just freeze her at this age?
Absolutely precious. Ü
Katie - I know you've been there! We should meet there sometime. :)
At 10:40 p.m. last night I was in the laundry room running a load of clothes. I hear...
Husband: oh no!
Husband: I don't believe it!
Husband: We can't vote!
Husband: We can't vote!
Husband: Last time we voted, we were in the old house. We never updated our registration with our new address! We missed the cut-off to update our address. It's too late now & we can't vote.
I CAN'T VOTE!!!!!!!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Which do you prefer? Photo 1 or photo 2? Ü
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Yep. My new plan is to get skinny. Ok healthy too, but mainly skinny. I used to be skinny. I never recognized it (another thing you don't appreciate until it's gone) & I never cared. Oh how I know now. Ü You know what I am now? No, not just a weeble-wobble. A fat weeble-wobble. No more. Time to get movin'! So my hope is to uncover my photography equipment-covered-dusty-gross-treadmill & begin using it at least 20 minutes a day. Who can't spare 20 minutes? And from there I want to start playing basketball. Love it. And tennis. No I am not athletic at all, but these 2 sports I really enjoy. Maybe those will get some weight off, too.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Taking Bentley to school this morning, my brakes went out! Thankfully we were close to home so I turned around & came back. We got home & Bentley says "well, I guess we'll have to call the bus!" Ha!
Needless to say today has been no fun! I had tons of errands to run, husband is crazy-busy at work, but we managed to get Bents to school 2 hours late, errands accomplished, rental car retrieved & my car to our mechanic. Jags is getting a cold & everyone is off schedule. Grr!
Happy Wednesday! Ü
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
My precious baby. She is suffering from severe separation anxiety. Would it be a crime to admit that I love it? Love it. Seeing her break down when someone just looks her way, is sad. But the pout. Oh my, the pout. It's too darn cute. Feeling so loved & admired by someone so tiny (& I use that word loosely heehee) is amazing. She is so adorable.
(Remember the "fact or fiction" dilemma regarding her pigmentation? Fact! It's really visible in the photo above; but reality is, the camera enhances the tone. It's not quite so noticeable in person. The more husband & I discuss this, we're pretty sure the same thing occurred w/ Jaguar. Suffice to say, love has rubbed the first layer off. No worries, it'll return to normal. :)
Ready for her weight? 23 lbs. 12 oz. Ü In her defense, this is with a dry diaper (typically she's naked :) & headband. LOL I'm sure they contributed a little something extra to these numbers. ;o) She is +95% in both categories. Her head, well, her head is actually on the chart. Well, not actually her head. Her head size. At the very top of the top line. Heehee. She's a giant! Ü And such a cute one.
I have to say, all these measurements throw me for a loop. Her weight - ok. It's somewhat consistent with the Endocrin's records & she's gaining consistently. But the length? How can she go from not growing in length, to shooting up out of control? The end of August, she was 27". She grew almost 3" in 5 or 6 weeks? Seems impossible to me. I will say Mercedes was very upset today, wiggling around (more like squirming while opposing the measuring :) & the nurse rushed to get it done. She didn't recheck her measurements. So maybe this number is off 'cause I'm sure thinking it is.
Her 4th tooth on the bottom just broke, & her top right is in the process of breaking. I think the top left is right under the surface so it shouldn't be far behind. As you can see, once we got home she was all better. Ü
That's my happy dimple girl. :)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
You know what I did today? I cooked a roast. A roast with onions, potatoes & carrots. Yummmmmmmmm. You can just taste it, can't you? Ü
This is how it went.
I got up all Betty Crockery. Oh yes I did. I fed the kids breakfast, got them settled, & then got ready to prepare our meal. And preparing I did.
I peeled my cute, little red potatoes & cut them up. Am I the only person in the world who loves raw potatoes? Oh my. Smother those suckers in salt & it's like gold in a bottle. Ok. Moving on.
I peeled my onion & cut it all up. While I cried.
Got out my bag (yes, bag) of itty, perfect, peeled carrots.
Retrieved my $TWENTY dollar roast from the frig. Can't I like buy a whole cow for that?! Rubbed my roast with salt & pepper & Lawry's. I'm a Lawry's freak. I even put Lawry's on toast.
Just kiddin'. :)
Loaded up most of my veggies in the crock pot. Dumped Onion Soup all over them. Ooohhhh it smelled so good already.
Picked up my big ol' honkin' roast & tossed it in. Then decorated around the roast with the rest of the veggies & soup. It was a beautiful masterpiece.
By this time I was so proud I think I was actually singing. Ü
Turned the crock pot (or 'slow cooker', whatever your preference :) on, grabbed the lid & we were ready to go! Woohoo! Dinner tonight! :)
Except for the fact that the lid fell in the crock pot when I set it on top. I was stymied for a second - I was positive I had the right lid & the right pot. I got a little confused. Why did the lid fall into the pot?
Because I forgot to put all the food into crock! Or the pot! Whatever it is! I loaded up all the yummy food & had dumped it all into the crock without the pot!
But all was not lost. I use these. My new 2nd BFF. Really. If you haven't tried these, you must. You absolutely must.
So I pulled the pot out of the dishwasher, grabbed the liner with yummies out of the crock, & delicately put it all back together. So it would now cook. Properly. Our dinner. Only it didn't look so pretty after the transition.
We had some errands to run so off we went. When we got home, I was going to phone hubby & tell him to run home just to smell the house. LOL You know how good the house smells when a roast cooks all day? Oh the anticipation. So home we went...
To no glorious aroma. Nothin'. That's weird. Shouldn't I be smelling something after two hours?
Over to the crock pot I went & the flippin' thing wasn't turned on. How did it get turned off? Me? Did I bump it? Did I turn it off when I realized I was burning a plastic liner because the plastic liner wasn't in the pot & I was fearing a fire? Oh yea, that was it.
So by this time my language was not so kid friendly. I turn the @$#&%$ back on, but this time on high for 4 hours verses low for 8.
Our lovely dinner was ready @ 8:00 p.m. tonight. We ate Popeye's Chicken.
I guess I'll try to heat it or something tomorrow. And if that don't work, it'll probably end up in the pool. At this point, who cares. We've smelled roast cooking for so long we're all about to hurl.
Hubby is already telling me how to heat it up properly. He has no faith in me. For the life of me, I just can't figure out why. Ü
Regarding the private blog - I'm still undecided. :o) I hate when people ruin things for me (remember I'm now moderating comments but today it hasn't been necessary - still a great option). But, I do have all of your emails. My goodness, who knew? Who knew so many followed my goofy blog? I'm honored! Thank you! You'll know if & when I go private. Ü