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December 31, 2009

{It couldn't have been 7yrs already!}

Just 6wks out of the womb. Precious isn't he?


1st birthday! That's his (bio) dad. It's one of my fave pics.
 


Mommy and baby :)



First fish!




First motorcycle ride!




My little devil (I was prego with Bug)




He looks more like me than ever with glasses lol.




My little police officer in training.




There is no denying it. PawPaw is his favorite person on earth.




His 7th birthday cake (Happy birthday officer G)




His remote control Police Car! He looooves it!




There you go. Pic heavy like crazy! I can't believe he is ALREADY 7yrs old. I don't know where the time went.


December 29, 2009

{We said good-bye today..}


Mr. Bigglesworth (to some known as Thor) entered our family just about a year ago. I didn't want a cat. D is allergic, we already had 2 dogs, and a snake. That was 1 animal too many for me (that 1 being the snake lol). Besides that, I was not (and never will be) over the loss of my beloved Suzuki 8yrs ago. I had no intentions of having another feline. Ever. But when D's friend called us with his dilemma the animal lover in me far out weighed the pain I still held for Suzi. "His ex-wife left him in the cold when she moved out." D had said. "Why can't J keep him? He already has a house full of cats." I said. "He's not getting along with his other males. He needs a good home." I sighed D knew he'd won by the look on my face. We went to wal-mart and picked up a litter box and food bowl and food. I informed him that if this didn't work out, he was shit out of luck. We were not re-homing another animal because he wasn't getting along with the dogs or what not. He was ours. Forever.

I tried hard not to get too attached to him. Which he made difficult since he insisted on curling up with me every single night. He was cared for, loved, and wanted. The kids loved him, chased him and "tormented" him to the best of their ability. I often found him snuggled up with the Drama Queen all purring and content.

All seemed fine until a couple months ago. Something changed in him. He became distant, our once loving cat wanted nothing to do with us. He hid in our back bathroom until everyone was asleep and then roamed the house at night. He began pooping on the floor, unlike a cat, his hair started falling out. I'd never seen anything like it. His overall health was failing, we didn't know what was wrong and couldn't afford the vet visit knowing that he would end up telling us it was something serious, we could already tell.

We chose to put him down. Something I have never done to an animal. Something I never want to go through again.

Oh my Mr. Big. You shall be missed. :(


December 27, 2009

{Oh yes, the Christmas post}

Yes, I do realize I'm a few days late, you'll have to deal with it. I've been some kind of funk lately and no matter what I do nothing is pulling me out of it. Perhaps it was the mini drama we had on Christmas morning (nothing I'm going to post about here, if I want you to know I'll tell you lol). It could also be that I'm just bummed it's all over and we have to move on with pretty much nothing to look forward to. *sigh* So sad. Anyway- lets get on with it shall we?

I hosted Christmas Eve dinner with my mother, her fiance (his 2 younger kids were supposed to come and didn't), my sister, BIL, and monkey. My brother and his girlfriend showed up late (because apparently no one pays attention to my facebook messages right?)..losers. It was a good time. The food was super yummy if I do say so myself (and since I made it, I can lol).

Christmas morning was eventful. I won't even bother typing any more because I know you just want the pictures. You'll love them :).
The drama queen and bug having a sword fight!

G ripping into his stocking!


Shoop! Mama Shoop!!


Police Helicopter!!


Mommy and Bug at the farm! I think he's finally starting to look like me lol.


That gun was a huge hit!


Bug got a 4wheeler from grandma.


Make-up is the new obsession.


There you go kids. Pics. You know you love 'em. And I'm probably going to take down my tree tomorrow. Sad huh?

Oh! And G's birthday is Wednesday! When did my little baby get to be a whole 7yrs old?? *sigh*

{Survey Saturday}

What was the best part of last year?
-Hmm..I don't really think there was a part that stands out as the "best" for me at this point.-

What was the worst part of last year?
-Dealing with the drama queens behavior. Ridiculously hard.-

What was the biggest surprise of last year?
-Hmm..there really hasn't been one..-

What are you most looking forward to next year?
-Getting a job lol-

Is there anything you are not looking forward to next year?
-Hmm..I don't know. I can't really think of anything I'm dreading as of yet.-

Which new years resolutions did you keep last year?
-I didn't make any last year lol-

Which new years resolutions did you break last year?
-See above..-

What will be your new years resolutions next year?
-Get a job and get in shape (isn't that everyones??).-

Which resolution are you most likely to break?
-The get in shape one lol-

Which resolution are you most likely to keep?
-The get a job one.-

What will you be doing on new years eve?
-Probably nothing. Just like last year.-

Who will you be with at new years eve?

-Probably just D.-

Who do you want to kiss to see the new year in?
-My Bug ;)-

Who will you probably end up kissing to see the new year in?
-No one.-

What was the best song of last year?
-I do-

What was the best TV show of last year?
-True Blood OF COURSE (agree or DIE!!)-

What was the best book you read last year?
-The Sookie Stackhouse series hands down!-

What was the best film of last year?
-Julie & Julia is in my top 10.-

What change would you like to make to your life next year?
-I would like to have my own money so I'm not depending on someone else all the time for things I need/want.-

What change would you like to see in the world next year?
-I think that is an obvious.-



December 22, 2009

{My Crafty Kids or Ornament Making with Small People}

And so it begins..


My creative little (almost) 7yr old.


Even Bug got to help out :)


The drama queen making herself a candy cane.


G made a cross for my mom, a tree for my grandmother, and a cowboy boot to be his ornament for this year. The drama queen made a candy cane for her ornament this year and a hear covered in red dots for her grandma. Bug just made a teddy bear for this year because he lost interest about 5min. in lol. They came out cute though and I'm excited to varnish them and pass them out. Loves it!

Oh, and D just banished me from the bedroom so that he could wrap more gifts for me. I kinda feel like crap now because I have no way of getting him something that he really wants. I went and got him some PJ pants last night that he had been asking for. I have to wonder what's in the boxes, there are 4 total, 2 small, 1 large, and 1 medium. He says they're breakable but I dunno. He could just be saying that to deter me from shaking them lol. Blah. We'll see in a couple days I guess.


December 21, 2009

{What? Christmas is When??}

That's right folks, just a few shopping days left to Christmas! Exciting stuff! We still aren't done, we won't be until D gets paid on Wed. Oh well, I'm sure there will be something left on wal-marts' shelves..right? Lets all cross our fingers shall we? I am 1/3 done with my shopping however. I got my 11yr old step-sister a cupcake kit for Christmas. I'm super excited about it! LOL I even called my mom before I got home with it to tell her all about it. I put it together myself courtesy of Dollar Tree, there is a plastic mixing bowl (red), measuring cups, measuring spoons, cupcake tin, 1 oven mitt (with Santa on it), 1 apron (matches the mitt), and 1 cake mix. I'm very excited to see if she likes it as much as I do lol. I was going to go to Dollar General (my 2nd favorite store after becoming a mother) to get my 7yr old step-brother a gift and a gift for Monkey, but I think I'll go back to Dollar Tree and see what I can come up with. I also bought D some PJ pants because I stole all of his because he asked for them. I am pretty happy with my purchases today :). Oh, I also got my hair chopped off too (pics to come tomorrow..cause I look a hot mess tonight). D hates it..again. I suppose he'll live though considering it is my hair. He has yet to figure this out.

I have also finished wrapping the gifts that we do have. Gotta love that. They are stuffed under our bed so the nosy ones can't find them *sigh*. I tell you what though, I'm more excited about G's birthday gift than any of his Christmas gifts. I just can't friggin' wait! Yay! He's gonna freak out! *teehehe*

I also purchased the last of my Christmas dinner today. I'm happy about that. I got a big 'ol ham that I'm going to roll in syrup and brown sugar *drools*. So that completes the Christmas dinner buying, thank heaven. I'm so over it. I do have enough left over to buy some "fresh" veggies for appetizers/munchies. If it's not all ready when people get here I don't want them sitting there starving while it cooks, ya know? It makes me crazy to wait for food at a holiday party..or anywhere really lol.

For those that commented on my good-bye to my great-mother entry. Thank you. I am super sad that we lost her, but I know she is in such a better place now. I know she's going to be horribly missed.

Alrighty- I better get off here and get some sleep. I picked up G from my grandmothers house today and promised him that we're going to do our ornaments tomorrow as gifts for my grandparents and my mother. I also have to get to wal-mart tomorrow or Wed. and get the pictures printed off that I want to give everyone for Christmas. Blah. Busy days. Later kids!!


December 19, 2009

{Survey Saturday here again!}

Have you been naughty or nice this year?
-Pretty nice.-

What do you want most for Christmas?
-I already got it, a new camera :)-

Do you believe in Father Christmas?
-Sure I do :)-

What is your favorite food at Christmas?
-My moms deviled eggs lol-

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
-Yeah. We're pretty much done, a few other things and gotta get some stuff for my 2 step-siblings.-

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?
-Refer to above..geeze-

What is your favorite Christmas song?
-Blue Christmas by Elvis-

What is your favorite Christmas movie?
-A Christmas Story without a doubt and of course Smokey Mountain Christmas.-

What is your best memory of Christmas?
-Every Christmas I've had with my kids have been full of memories. Before them they sucked.-

What do you look forward to most at Christmas?
-Spending time with my family I guess. Just me, D and the kiddos and the pups (and the cat should he decide to make an appearance).-

What are you doing for Christmas this year?
-Christmas Eve my mother, step-dad, 2 step-siblings, and my siblings (along with their S/O's & kids) are coming over. Christmas day it's off to my dads parents for Christmas.-

Who do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?
-^-^-

What kind of Christmas tree do you have?
-Fake.-

Do you take part in a secret santa?
-I did this year on CP.-

Do you go to any Christmas parties?
-No.-

Have you ever had a white Christmas?
-Sure! When I was little it was ALWAYS a white Christmas.-

How early do you wake up on Christmas morning?
-Usually around 6am, depends on the kids.-

Do you still get a stocking?
-No :(-

How many Christmas cards do you normally send out?
-None. lol I'm too lazy.-

What is your Christmas wish?
-That every child would be healthy, happy, full, and safe.-



{What is it with boys??}

When D and I were talking the other day and trying to figure out how to make a little more room in our tiny living room (especially since we have a bunch of people coming over for Christmas Eve) we decided that our falling apart coffee table needed to go. Of course in true D fashion he couldn't just take it to a dump or something, he had to smash it first. And of course G was right in the middle of it, wielding his little hammer and loving every second of getting to cause all that destruction! And of course we all know I can't let a moment pass without breaking out the camera ;).

In mid-jump!






Dad showing him how it's done.




I wrapped most of the presents today. I've got a couple more to go and then we're done shopping! Woohoo!! I'm excited about it. I'm going to clean like crazy this week to get the house ready for Christmas Eve with my mother and siblings.

Alrighty- I better get to sleep now. Later kids!


December 18, 2009

{Well at least we got started}

I should be asleep right now, but I went to bed at 8:30pm and this is what happens when I do that. I wake up around 11pm and am up until 3am. Blah! I am not going to be fun to be around tomorrow. But anyway- on with the posting!

D and I did a little Christmas shopping tonight. We got most of it done I think, there are still a few things I want to get and we have to hit up wal-mart at some point and get more for Bug because we couldn't find too much anywhere else. Annoying. So far this is where we're at:

Drama Queen

Activity trunk (complete with beads, stamps, ect.)
2 barbies
Package of 3 little ballerina pandas that go with Barbies
Purple fuzzy slippers
Crayons (stocking)
Princess Coloring books
Princess "flute" (stocking)
Princess stamp set (stocking)
Pink bracelets (stocking)
Sword (stocking)

G
Police Helecopter 
Nerf Shotgun
Extra "ammo"
Toy Story stamp set (stocking)
Hulk poster
Spiderman poster
Iron Man poster
Sword (stocking)
D also went in Dollar Tree and got a bunch of stuff that I haven't seen so I don't know what else there is lol.

Bug
Toy Store Tray
ABC's Color book
123's Color book
Fishing set bath toy
Mini potato head
Guns (otherwise there would be fighting over G's *sigh*)

T
Pool stick
Pool accessories

I still have to get a little something for T for his stocking even though D says it's not a big deal. We usually spend a ton of money on Christmas for him, but last year we got him all this different awesome stuff (things he wanted) and he hasn't touched any of it since he opened it. So we're not spending a ton on him this year. I also still need to go to Barnes & Nobel and look for a journal for Drama Queen and G wants a Sponge Bob operation game lol. So I thought I'd go ahead and pick that up for him. Bug obviously needs a few more things and some stocking stuffers (depending on what D got that I don't know about). I don't want to see anyone disappointed is my deal. I hate it when kids feel disappointed.

In other news, tomorrow is my great-grandmothers funeral. I was informed that because there are so many people attending that I should be there 8:45am even though it doesn't start until 10am. Since I went to bed early, I was not made aware of this fact until 11pm. Super fun. I have to make sure D doesn't leave for work in the morning because he's watching Bug for me. I also have to pick up my mother. I went and bought a new shirt and new pants today, I think they look nice. I did a better job of picking out my clothes this time around than when my grandpa died. Is it odd that I haven't cried? I know I'll miss her, I know I'll probably sob like a baby tomorrow. But as of right now, I'm not grieving or anything. Is that normal?? I didn't with my grandpa either though I guess, I let it all out at the funeral, broke down into tears and couldn't stop crying for anything. I don't know. If I never went to another funeral again, it would be too soon. This is 3 in 5yrs. I think that's enough now.



In lighter conversation (because that was a downer..) I watched Julie & Julia the other night! Lindsey was right, it's great! It made me super hungry though lol. All that awesome food she makes is so delicious looking that it actually inspired me to cook. I made scrambled eggs. Don't hate, I love scrambled eggs ;). The story line itself was amusing also, I am a big Meryl Streep fan though. I really don't think I've seen a movie that she played in that I didn't like. Can you think of a bad one? Anyway- it's really good, go rent it!

A movie I do not reccomend (unless you're striving to waste 2hrs of your life you will never get back) is Inglorious Basterds with Brad Pitt. This movie was so painful to watch that I couldn't even make it through. I got about 20min. in and left the living room to go take a bath. D was still watching it. When I got back to the living room half an hour later it still sucked and D was falling asleep. *sigh* So don't even bother with this one folks. It's boring as hell, not funny, not good acting, there is just nothing good about it.

OK, I think I've taken up enough of your time. I should be getting to sleep now, it's almost 2am. Thanks for reading if you made it this far.


December 16, 2009

{You shall be missed}

My great-grandmother passed yesterday. There is not a day that goes by that she won't be missed. Not a day will go by that someone won't mention her name or let her memory cross our minds.

She was diagnosed with kidney cancer a year ago, expected to live a short few months she exceeded everyones hopes. Chemo was not an option, it had spread too fast for that, the doctors said. At one point we had thought she had beaten it, there was no more cancer in kidney, later we found out it had begun filling her lungs instead of her kidney. *sigh* She spent the last couple months at home, surrounded by those who love her and whom she loved.

I wish I had a pic on here to show ya'll :(.

R.I.P Gram.


December 14, 2009

{My OCD is kicking in..}

I hate, hate, hate, not having a plan for big holidays. I'm obsessed with planning! I love it! Oddly enough, I'm not as organized as a planner should be though (we will blame this on 3 small people and 1 giant one). It is absolutely killing me that we haven't started Christmas shopping yet. I am one of those people that likes to start shopping right away because I know first hand how waiting will lessen your chances of getting what you want (or more importantly what your kids want) and no one wants to see a disappointed face on Christmas morning. Well, I don't at least. I had so many craptastic Christmases growing up that I really never want my kids to experience that pain. Since D informs me that we will not be shopping until this weekend (I know, kind of cutting it close to the deadline there dear), I have been busy online trying to figure out what I want to get the kids. It's rough shopping for these kids because they don't need anything as far as toys go, but obviously you can't just get a 6 and 7yr old socks and underwear lol. I guess we'll see. I have a few ideas as to what to get each kid. G has a birthday on the 30th also so it's kind of a pain in the butt buying for Christmas and having something left for his birthday too. Oh well. I think I'm going to get Bug some bath toys (he loves taking a bath) and some color wonder paper (since he loves to draw on my walls and furniture). G is deffinately getting an air plane with little men to go with it. Drama Queen wants a princess coloring book and I'm half thinking about some American Girl stuff (you can get it at barnes and nobel). I'm also thinking about pulling out my Molly doll for her (I got her years ago and she is in great condition). I think she is finally at a place where I feel comfortable letting her play with her while supervised. Good decision? We shall see I guess. T is always hard to buy for because his grandmother buys him everything he wants. It's sort of a pain because then we have nothing to get him. D gave him the guitar for his birthday (which is the 22nd). Blah.

As far as Christmas dinner goes, I am hosting this year for my mother. Her place is far too small for us all to fit comfortably and my sister won't invite our moms fiance. It's a big bunch of drama. But anyway- I've got the menu planned out (see? I'm a planner). I want to have veggies and dip set out for when people arrive. The main menu is; ham, green bean casserole, mac & cheese (cause I know the kids will eat it), stuffing, mashed potatoes, and corn. My mother is also supplying the deviled eggs (because I've yet to meet anyone who makes them like she does!). My sister is supposed to bring a desert but I'm also making a couple so that we have plenty and just in case she doesn't bring one. I already no bake cheese cake and cherry pie filling, and I'm going to make some kind of cake I think. I am super excited to be hosting. I've been busy downloading Christmas songs (new and old) to have playing in the background. I am planning on removing our coffee table (chucking it out the backdoor is more like it) and adding our ottoman so that there is a little more seating. The week before I'm gonna clean like crazy and bleach down everything. I know I hate walking into a dirty house for a meal, I wouldn't expect my family to eat on dirty things. I'm also going to invest in paper plates and silverware because we don't have enough and I don't want to do all those dishes anyway lol. So yay! It's pretty much all planned unless someone can think of some other yummy dish I should make or some other Christmasy thing I could do :). Lay it on me!

My mother and her fiance are also bringing his 11yr old daughter and 6yr old son. So we'll have to buy for them plus my nephew Monkey (not his real name...his nickname that I gave him). No clue what to get the boys but I know what I'm getting the girl. :) Yay me!

December 12, 2009

{Survey Saturday}

Pick a word that starts with the first letter of you first name:
-Kisses-

Is there anyone that you care more about than yourself?
-My kids and my dogs and my bf-

Why aren't you going out with the person you like?
-Um, duh, I am.-

How many times have you been to the ER for yourself?
-Um, just once.-

In the past 72 hours have you been under the influence?
-No.-

Are you disappointed in anyone right now?
-No.-

Do you do your own laundry?
-Well no one else is going to do it that's for sure.-

What do people think about you that isn't true?
-I don't know. I don't really listen to their BS anymore.-

How many months until your birthday?
-Like 6-

What are you listening to?
-The TV..so exciting! *not*-

Been caught doing something you weren't supposed to do?
-Sure. Who hasn't?-

Name the first person you can think of that you know that has a tattoo?
-Me!!-

What is your favorite thing to eat with peanut butter?
-Celery!-

Is there a guy that knows everything or mostly everything about you?
-Yup.-

Could you go out in public looking like you do now?
-I could, yes. But will I? No. lol-

What's one thing you want more than anything in your life?
-Happy babies.-

Do you like winter time?
-Sure do!-

What was the last movie you watched?
-D is making me sit through the new Terminator right now.-

Suppose you see your crush kissing another person.
-I don't have a crush..-

Did you ever lose a best friend?
-Yeah. Over the years I've lost many.-

If something was wrong, who is the first boy you would go to?
-My bf-

Who is the first girl you'd go to?
-My sister.-

Do you believe that if you want something bad enough you'll get it?
-Yes.-

What's the best feeling in the world?
-My kids telling me they love me :)-

Do you think someone has fallen in love with you?
-He better have ;-)-

So, you have brown eyes?
-No, I have blue eyes. Pay attention!-

Are you okay with making a total fool of yourself?
-I guess so. I do it frequently lol-

When was the last time you saw someone really attractive?
-Every day-

Angry at anyone?
-No.-

Are you happy with life right now?
-It doesn't suck lol-

Is there anyone you wish you could be spending time with right now?
-No.-

Anyone you'd bang right now?
-Uh, no lol-

Were you sad at all this week?
-Not really.-

What kind of bottoms are you wearing?
-Sweats.-

Have you held hands with anyone today?
-Sure. I have a 2yr old. He is always holding my hand.-

If you could do something differently, would you go back?
-No.-

Have you ever kissed under fireworks?
-No.-

What were you doing before you went to bed last night?
-Same thing I'm doing now, avoiding doing anything productive lol-

Could you see yourself dropping out of high school?
-I saw nothing of the sort.-

Do you have your belly button pierced?
-Used to.-

Have you ever texted someone while you were in the same room?
-lol Sure-

Do you complete all of your homework or put it off until last minute?
-I don't have homework..thank heaven.-

What does your current myspace status mean?
-Doesn't mean much of anything.-

Who was the first person you talked to today?
-Bug.-

Do you smoke weed everyday?
-I don't and have never smoked weed.-

Could you go a month without cursing?
-I could attempt it.-

What is something you just don’t understand?
-There are several things.-

Do you get along with EVERYONE in your family?
-lmao..not even close.-

A random person yells to you "Hey baby." You say
-Nothing. I assume he is talking to the skank near me lol-

If you found out your best friend was smoking weed, would you be upset?
-Yeah kind of. She has kids and knows better.-



December 10, 2009

{The boringness}

I have been trying fix my layout for the last 2 days to no avail. I can't get the main element to shift down and it's too close to my left side bar. Annoying.

G is sick with strep again, his pedi informed me that he needs to see an ENT doctor because he has it so often. I'm a little bit nervous about it. He's staying with my grandparents the rest of this week so that he's not spreading it to the kids here. Poor kid. I hope they can figure out something to do so it doesn't keep coming back. I hate to see him so miserable :(.

We also went to the kids Christmas program on Monday. Unfortunately G wasn't able to participate because they sent him home sick (for a 100.2 temp), but the drama queen did go and did great! They don't do traditional songs anymore though, which kind of annoys me. I understand that they can't do ones about Jesus/God but whatever happened to Santa Clause is Coming to Town or I Saw Mommy kissing Santa Clause? Those were the ones I sang in grade school. I just don't see the harm I guess. If they're worried about offending someone who doesn't do Santa then why not do a couple Hanukkah songs or Kwanzaa. Maybe it's just my open mindedness. I wish they would have though. I also wish someone had taken pictures of me when I did my programs so I could show you all how awesome it was lol.

But here is the drama queen's song (they did 3 but they take forever to upload lol). I have no clue why there is no sound, cause my camera takes it :-/.






Alrighty- I better go. See? Nothing exciting to report.

December 6, 2009

{Ornaments, Lights, & other fun stuff}

We are all aware of my love for dogs, especially mine, I've been making dog treats for the last year now, I love it. But it's not making me all that much money. Which frustrates me because my dogs love them and I know that if I could just get a good review for them on 1 site, then I could sell a ton of them. I'm sending some of them to my Secret Santa on CP. I hope she likes them.

Upon browsing the internet (glorious as it is) I stumbled upon the recipe for salt dough ornaments. I made a few for my 2 and then made a listing for them on Etsy. I figured I might sell one or 2. I expected no more than that. But, I sold 3! One was even sold to a friend from CP. Yay! So I'm hoping that I'll sell a few more before Christmas and I can have a little more money for a good gift for D. He gave me that camera and he is always getting me such awesome things for my birthday and Christmas. I want to get him something he really wants. Which he informed me comes in the form of the R.A. Salvatore novel. Anyway- with any luck I'll sell some more and have enough for that book plus maybe help out with buying for the other kids in the family. Lets keep our fingers crossed shall we? :)

My Ark. aunt surprised us all the weekend after Thanksgiving by coming up for a visit! So awesome! She brought with her my uncle Ray, cousins Ericka (with her daughter Rylee) and Kelsie (with her hubby Luke and their son Clayton). She also brought her new wire haired dachshund :). You know I loved that. We all went to the Festival of Lights Parade. It was the same as last year, but the kids from Ark. didn't know that and the little ones didn't either.

Random: D got me an awesome pair of boot slippers from wal-mart today. Loves it.

Alrighty- I guess I should get off here now and finish watching The Girls Next Door finale and the premeire of Holly World.

December 3, 2009

{But it fits in there!}

Oh my dear sweet Bug. How I wish you would hurry up and pass this horrible terrible 2 faze. I have had it up to here with finding that you got into things while I was in the shower or doing the dishes or hell even when I lock you out of the bathroom long enough to pee alone. Apparently your sticky fingers are my punishment for needing 5 seconds to my self. Clearly I am a horrible mother for this. I understand. But really, it's time to stop now. Grow up! Look at me! Stay out of the stocking stuffers! Those are not for you! I'm sure the drama queen and G will be so happy to see that the little stamp kit I bought has been opened and is now missing paper and stamps. Super fun! Or how about the recorder that I bought for drama queen that you insist on playing with even though I've put it up a million times and warned you not to touch it! Clearly you have your fathers hearing and the only thing you heard me say was touch it. I am not amused Bug, not at all. But today was the last straw! I'm shipping you off to military school (they have that for toddlers right?). I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
The VCR in the toy room. Please excuse the sharpie.


My beloved Palm Centro hidden in the VCR.


Confessing all to his imaginary friend on the phone. It's a good thing he's so cute.


No seriously, KNOCK IT OFF. :) kiloveyoubye.

November 27, 2009

{Gimme that bag! or Entering a contest}

Oh ladies, ladies, ladies. I love a good give away and this one has got to be one of my favorites! I am a handbag addict but have yet to find one after giving up the diaper bag. Until now. One of my very favorite blogs Theta Mom has a give away for an amazing bag from Handbag Heaven. It's called the Trudi Timeless Tote and I would kill for it ;-).


November 25, 2009

{Who stole my ice cream?? or Leggo my McFlurry}

Have you ever had a craving for a food and just absolutely had to have it (aside from when you were pregnant)? Last night I had the worst craving for ice cream ever! So I put my shoes on and just as I'm walking out the door I hear a little voice coming from the bedroom, "mama!" it says. I sighed, took off my coat, and kicked off my shoes. I really have to say I was rather annoyed that D couldn't get up off his ass and go get him so I could just go and come back. But he couldn't. So I sit there for 10min. waiting for D to get done with "this game" and the minute I asked Bug if he wanted to sit with daddy while I went to get ice cream he started whining and I had to take him with me. *ugh* I bundle him up, put my coat and shoes back on and drive up the road to McDonalds. I got 2 double cheeseburgers, a large coke, and a small M&M McFlurry. We get home and Bug automatically removes his coat, grabs my ice cream and heads for the toy room to watch tv. WTF?  He wouldn't even share it with me! My own ice cream!! I didn't get a single bite until he was done, which left me with mostly melted ice cream. *blah* Why does my little man do this to me? And why wasn't I smart enough to order 2 McFlurries knowing that I would return home and lose mine?

He is such a huge booger.

And if you don't believe me, he just brought me his PJ pants and his diaper informing me that it as "yuck" and proceeded to dig at his butt in attempt to wipe it (there was nothing to wipe off by the way..that would have been gross). I think it's time to be more firm with the potty training.


November 24, 2009

{I don't get it..}



photo credit: e! online 

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I am a True Blood addict. I've never been a girl who enjoys a vampire movie (with the exception of Interview with a Vampire) and never classified myself as a sci-fi lover (or even a liker to be honest). But when I discovered this show (while searching through on demand for something good to watch) I fell in love. I love the story line the characters and the hotness of the guys (who wouldn't? look at them! *drools* Bill). I think Allen Balls' portrayal of how vampires have always been made out to be like is very good. The show leaves you wanting more with every single episode. I've DVR'd both seasons at this point lol.

And then we have Twilight, I didn't read the books. But I did go ahead and rent the movie to be fair before I said I hated it lol. I sat there through the whole thing thinking, "How are these vampires..vampires?" Through out history vampires have always been night time monsters. Only leaving their coffins at dusk to terrorize the humans and feed off of them.

Edward Cullen and his "family" don't burst into flames in the sunlight, they sparkle. Which confused me completely but figured perhaps it was just something different. Then I realized, "they don't have fangs either!" How the hell are they vampires without fangs?? I don't understand this at all. Not only that, but they're vegetarians. Now, on True Blood the vampires are able to survive after the japenese have invented synthetic blood, what do the Cullens feed off of? In the whole movie, I never saw them feed (until the end when Edward saves Bella). Soo...how are they even still walking around?

Could someone please explain to me how you can be a vampire with no fangs and simply glitter in the sunlight?

Maybe I've just been spoiled True Blood. Or maybe the author of Twilight is crazy. I guess we'll never know for sure will we? If you have the answers to my questions, feel free to comment ;).

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D has decided he doesn't want to go anywhere for Thanksgiving. So I'm hoping that we can just send the drama queen off with his grandmother and my grandmother is taking G. Maybe we can go get a little bit of shopping done? I don't know.

I do know that I'm super excited to host Christmas at our place this year though. I'm googling like crazy trying to put together our dinner though. I'm feeding at least 14 people depending on if my mothers fiance brings his small children and if my brother brings his girlfriend. My other brother won't come because of drama (whatever). I really hope I can get everything together, I've never hosted a holiday before. It might be a good tradition to start :).

Which leads me to the menu. I'm making a ham (because people are usually on turkey over load from Thanksgiving anyway) as the main dish. I'm hoping to do at least 3 sides; green bean casserole, cheese potatoes, stuffing, and maybe mac&cheese (because it's something I know the kids will eat without a second thought). I'm going to ask my mother to bring deviled eggs (because she is the best at them) and I'm going to ask my sister to bring a desert. I'm also making a desert though so we have variety, I'm thinking a cake of some kind, but I'm not sure yet.

Can you tell that I'm a total over planner? lol