January 30, 2010

{Toddlers without their siblings}

I will never again scold the drama queen and G for wanting to play without Bug for a while. He is a serious pain in the ass today. The kids hasn't pulled his out of my ass entertained himself all day. Now I know he's only 2yrs old and I'm supposed to entertain him a little, but he has always been able to go off in the toy room and play by himself for a while, since he was like a year old he has been doing this. I guess I took it for granted. Never again will I scold the Drama Queen and G for wanting to play without him sometimes. I was attempting to take pictures of the dogs (hoping to get one good enough to use as my header for my new treat site) and the entire time he was getting in the shots, putting things on the chair, and being an around pain. I got like 3 good shots of the dogs because if he wasn't up in their faces, D was. *Sigh* It drove me absolutely crazy!! I'll be glad when he's older so he wants nothing to do with me some of the time, instead of needing camp out at my feet 24 hours a day. *Ugh*

Speaking of G he was put on meds for his ADHD and has only been on them a few days. It's going to take a little while for his body to adjust to them and start working. Well, my grandmother (who takes him a lot of the weekends) called me today saying, "I don't think those pills are working do you?" I replied with I don't know. They have to have time to kick in. She wants him off of them, I know she does. Then she texts me and says, "I can deffinately tell a difference on that medicine." Um..OK I thought you couldn't? I asked how she could tell a difference and she said he was "talkative" and "spacey" lol. My kid is always talkative and spacey *haha*. So yeah. So once again I told her that it's going to take a while before we see much of an improvement, if there's even going to be one on this dosage. He might need it upped. We won't know. I e-mailed his teacher though and asked her to watch for changes too. I have every confidence that we are going to get this under control and get this kid straightened out. It kind of annoys me that she thinks she knows better than I do. I'm his mother. Deal with it. Thanks.

D brought up a good idea, since neither of our kids seem to want to listen and give us fits about everything, we should have a little competition between the 2 of them. Who can keep their room cleanest, who can do their homework without fighting us, who can get home from the bus stop without lingering (which both of them seem to do). I hope it helps. I'm so bothered by how they don't listen and how we have to fight with them ever-little-thing they do. *ugh* We shall see.

Alrighty- I better go now.


January 27, 2010

{Movie Review}




Has anyone seen this movie yet? I just watched it tonight and I loved it!! Ellen Page is by far one of the best actresses I've seen in a LONG time. I love her. But to add to it there is also Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. I love Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon is hilarious. It was a good movie as far as story line, the actors are amazing, and it was too funny. Drew was the funniest though, she plays "idiot stoner" extremely well lol. If you haven't seen it, you should!

Up next is Surrogates with Bruce Willis, but you have to wait until tomorrow for that kids ;)


January 26, 2010

{ADHD, MMR, & Steak 'N Shake}

Today was so exhausting, if only because I had to get dressed before noon and leave the house. I hate that. I swear I could stay in my pajamas for the rest of my life. No joke. They call to me every single second I'm not in them. Is that weird? Well screw you, I'm a SAHM with no where to go most of the time lol.

Anyway- I took G to the doctor this morning. I really wanted to get him back on his ADHD meds and hopefully get his grades under control. She put him on a new kind and we made an appointment to come back in a month to see how he's doing. I really really hope we can get this under control. He is so all over the place and can't focus on 1 single thing for too long. It makes me crazy and I know his teacher is probably going crazy too. I don't want him to struggle in school any more than he already has been, you know? At this age he should still be enjoying school, not hating it the way he does. While at the doctor they informed me that he had not gotten his MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) shot so I went ahead and had them do that. But being the horrible cautious mommy that I am I also had them do the H1N1. Since he had already been diagnosed with it once, I didn't want to chance him getting it again and having it worse than before. So he got 2 shots, both of which he screamed at the tops of his lungs for them to stop it took like a champ. My grandpa treated him to Steak 'N Shake afterwords..I assume all is forgiven. You know what though? Even at 7yrs old, watching my buddy get those 2 shots and hearing him cry out for me (mama no less!) had me (almost) in tears. I hate it. HATE. I can't say I hate too many things but shots are one of the things I HATE.

A couple weeks ago I blogged about going to court for Child Support (which I have since deleted deciding that I didn't want to make that BS public). Well, SD and I talked the other day (text actually) and he apologized for being gone so long and that he just wants to be the man and father G needs. That is all fine and good. Lets see if he sticks to that. So far he has not made an effort to do much but text me that night. He asked for a picture of G via phone, I sent him 2. When he asked when he could see him, I told him a good time for us and he canceled on me claiming the baby (his other son) had a doctors appointment. He could have seen G had he tried. I dunno. I've still really got my guard up about this, but at the same time, I want G to know that I'm not the one that is holding his father back from him, his father is doing this himself. We shall see how this reunion goes.



On a lighter note, D rented 500 Days of Summer the other day. I couldn't get into it. I know if it was just all too predictable or if the fact that the lead female is so freakin' monotone. I just didn't like it. D said it was pretty good...he doesn't know what he's talking about though. X-Box 360 + Modern Warfare 2 have rotted his brain. See this movie at your own risk.

January 24, 2010

{Survey Saturday..just a lil late}

1. When was the last time you shaved your legs?
This morning

2. What were you doing this morning at 8?
Sleeping.

3. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Telling Bug for the millionth time to lay down.

4. What are you wearing right now?
Backstreet boys shirt and PJ pants.

5. Are you mad at anyone right now?
No. A little hurt maybe.

6. The last two people to say they loved you?
Bug and G

7. Kissed someone in the last 24 hrs?
Just Bug.

8. Are you happy with your living arrangements?
Yeah. I guess.

9. Last thing received in the mail?
A cell phone bill.

10. Do you have any famous relatives?
Not that I'm aware of.

11. Have you ever had sex in a public place?
Yes.

12. Have you ever been searched by the cops?
Not like ME personally, but I was on a date with a guy (I was 18) and the car got searched. Apparently he had a record I did not know about.

13. How is your hair?
It's pretty crazy today.

14. How many different drinks have you had today?
Water, Tea, and 1 can of soda (be proud people!)

15. What have you eaten today?
2 bowls of salad, 2 bowls of cereal, 1 single serving bag of chips

16. Are you any good at math?
Not even close.

17. What did you do Friday night?
Not a whole lot.

18. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
I haven't been to the beach in years.

19. Are you taken for granted?
Very much so.

20. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
I have 3 children. Of course I have been awake for 48hrs straight. Are you kidding me?

21. Do you like the ocean?
Sure.

22. Did you stay friends with your ex's?
No.

23. What are you excited about?
Nothing.

24. What did you do two nights ago?
Nothing. Literally.

25. Are any of your great-grandparents still alive?
No :(

26. Where do you keep your money?
The bank..

27. Do you remember the most naughty night of your life?
Yes..lol.

28. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
Alone if they're blanket stealers and bed hogs.

29. What was the weather like on your birthday?
Craptacular. Just like it is every year.

30. Would you make out with anyone on your friends list?
I have on FB. Many many moons ago.



January 22, 2010

{F Bomb Friday}

I would like to know why pens, markers, and crayons are so exciting for 2yr olds. Seriously. I mean, sure you can make pretty pictures with them and present them to your mommy or daddy, in which case you usually get a "Oh what a pretty picture" and "I love it!". But really, what's with the excitement over them? Bug is friggin' addicted to the damn things! He has written on the Drama Queens walls (with permanent marker no less), my kitchen cabinets, the TV in the toy room, hell the kid has even drawn on my fridge! But his absolute favorite  thing to draw on? Himself. Of course right? Why wear clothes when you can draw them on yourself *ugh*. This morning however, was particularly annoying. I was sitting in the living room watching a little TV, relaxing, all that jazz, when I realized Bug was being quiet. This is rare. So rare that it caused me to jump up and see what kind of trouble he was getting himself into. I walked into the toy room to see him sitting on his little army chair (also writing on that), in his diaper, singing, and drawing himself a shirt *sigh*. What makes this annoying is that I searched high and low for pens yesterday to put them up and get them out of his reach. Where he found this nasty little lone pen is beyond me and it has since found itself in the garbage, as I believe it to be The Devils Pen. Stop laughing! At any rate, he is now clothed, still covered in pen. It's a good thing this kid is so damn cute.

 This picture was actually taken 2 days ago when I found him using my DS..with pen all over him. *Sigh*




Want more F Bomb Friday stories? Check out Mimi over at Living in France. :)



January 21, 2010

{Nothin' but the movies}

I have really been slacking in the blog department lately. There is just absolutely nothing going on in my day to day life that is worth talking about. No drama. No messes (other than Bug writing on himself..yet again). I'm living a boring life lately kids. *blah*

We did rent a movie last night for the kiddos though. Has anyone seen "Up"? It's pretty cute. Both G and the drama queen liked it. Bug wasn't too impressed but I didn't figure he would be. It doesn't have puppets lol. It sort of made me want to cry a little bit, that rarely happens. If you haven't let your kid watch it yet, I recommend it :).



Oh! I saw The Blind Side too! Oh my gosh! This movie is SO amazing! I didn't think it would be anything but fabulous though, I love Sandra Bullock. It had the tears going a few times. You should see if you haven't already! :)



I know that most people have heard about this movie. I just saw it the other night. It was crazy. I couldn't believe how hard this girls life was. I have never experienced something so horrible. But what impressed me was how strong she is. How she was determined to make things better for her kids. It was just amazing. It was real. It was something that actually happens and isn't glamorized with some happy ending BS. I cried and laughed but mostly cried. I'm sure this movie isn't for everyone, but I had to post about it because it's just that good.

OK kids, I guess that's all I have to say right now ;). I'll post again soon.




January 15, 2010

{Just A Bunch of Crap}

I seriously have nothing to blog about, but I didn't want to leave anyone hanging lol. So I thought I'd just blabber on and on and hope that someone cares ;).

I lost my phone for 3 days over the (last) weekend. I was lost. I had no idea what to do without it. It's crazy how much you can really depend on something like that. We found it on Sunday though, behind the couch, under the curtains. Thanks Bug. But while it was lost D brought up that I probably have an upgrade coming up...we checked...I do! Apparently it comes up in March, so guess what Kristin has been busy doing? lol Yup, obsessing about phones! We all know my love for my Centro. My first smartphone. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made. So, naturally I sort of want to stick to the palm company. Their Pre does nothing for me what so ever. I don't like the sliding phones so much, it's annoying. The Pixi I enjoy a lot. It's got a 2mp camera, but no video..which I use but not a lot. I love the design, how big the window is which is the only complaint I have about the Centro. And lets not be silly, I also like the idea of having a phone called a Pixi lol. Is that dumb? Then we have the Blackberries. Everyone has them. My brother swears by them. So I found one I like, the Curve. What do you guys think? Do you have any of those 3? What do you think of them? I use it for everything. E-mail, phone, calendar, facebook/myspace/twitter, pretty much everything. So if any of those phones suck for any of those things, let me know :-).

I got the kids report cards today. Drama Queen brought all her grades up, G is still failing English and Spelling which I find odd considering he's passing Phonics. I don't really get it. I called his ped. to ask if there was some different meds we could try. He was on Focalin last year but it really did nothing for him at all. He either needs something different or stronger. Something. Something must give. If I can't get him straightened out soon, he'll be down hill for the rest of his school career. I don't want that. I know how hard it is to go through school with problems and struggling. I don't want that for him. I want him to be OK in school at least, I def. want him to get better grades. Especially now. I guess we'll see what his doctor says.

D, his dad, and his dads friends are starting up a business. I don't really get what they're going to sell. But is it weird that I don't really think it will last? I dunno, maybe it's just because our own business is not a guaranteed pay check every week. I don't want to worry about that. At CAT we're OK. We're struggling a little right now, but we're doing OK. I don't want to lose that kind of security I guess. Does that make me a bad girlfriend?


January 12, 2010

{New Years Resolutions...just a lil late}

You know what? I don't usually New Years Resolutions. I don't ever stick to them. But this year, I'm really going to put forth some effort. I only have 2 resolutions though. Unlike some others who make tons lol. So here they are.
1. Get in Shape- I weighed myself today ladies. I am officially the weight I was the day I delivered G. O_O Yeah. I weigh as much as I did 9 months pregnant. I am stressed about it a little. But I'm on the right track. D is going to start watching Bug in the afternoons so that I can go for a walk without bundling him up and everything. It's much easier to motivate myself to get out there and walk if I don't have to spend half an hour dressing Bug and getting him situated for a 20min. walk around the "hood". I also started my Teabo again. I know, I know. No one does that anymore. But it really works for me. I was getting tone and losing weight the last time I did it and I lost interest. Hopefully the "challenge" I'm participating in on my mommy forum will help me a lot. I'm not super competitive, but I am super motivated after seeing that number on the scale this morning *shudders*.
2. Dog Treats- I started trying to sell dog treats online months ago but hit a wall. There are just so many dog treats online and so many people just choose to make their own. But this year, I'm really committed to making this business work. I love baking my treats. I love knowing that a dog that eats one is 1 less dog getting the crappy kind at the store. I love it! I want to prove to my family the haters that I can make this work and I can make money at it! I just have to figure out how to market them...and where lol.

So there are my resolutions for the year. We'll see where I am by December, or hell we'll see where I am 3 months from now, right? lol Wish me luck ladies!



January 11, 2010

{Just a little somethin'...}

So I know it's super boring to some, but we are a movie watching family. I have loved movies since I was a kid, and now, my kids love movies too. D and I have probably over 100 movies (DVD and VHS) and our collection grows more every time we go to wal-mart with a little money lol. It's something we can do as a family that everyone enjoys. It's not something you have to be good at or go crazy for. You just curl up with a bucket of pop corn and a blanket and there you have it. A fun filled night with the family :).



January 9, 2010

{Survey Saturday- A baby was in my tummy!}

Any complications while in labor?
-Nope.-

Did you have any morning sickness?
-With G I had more night sickness than anything. I didn't have anything like it with Bug though.-

What sort of things made you sick?
-With G the smell of grease made me SUPER sick and anything that even smelled like a taco :(-

Did you have any weird food cravings?
-No weird cravings. Mainly just fast food and ice with both.-

Any mid-night food runs?
-Yeah. My grandpa made midnight runs to Steak-N-Shake ALL the time when I was pregnant with G.-

Who made them?
-My grandpa.-

Any thing you craved that wasn't so healthy?
-Everything I craved wasn't healthy lol-

How big was the baby?
-G was 6lb. 14oz. and Bug was 7lb. 12oz.-

How long were you in labor?
-With G all night and until the next night. With Bug, 6hrs.-

Where did you give birth?
-G was born at OSF and Bug was born at Pekin Hospital.-

Do you plan to have another baby?
-No. I can honestly say I don't.-


A Mom's World...

How many kids do you have?
-2 of my own. 2 step kids-

What kind of laundry soap do you use?
-Arm & Hammer-

What kind of dish soap do you use?
-Dawn-

Who does the dishes in your home?
-Me.-

Who takes out the trash in your home?
-Me.-

Do your kids do chores?
-Sometimes.-

How many times to you vacuum a week?
-A few.-

Do you make your bed everyday?
-No.-

Do your kids make their beds?
-No.-

What is the most annoying things your kids do?
-Keep saying "mom..mom..mom" when they can see I'm busy at the moment.-

Do your kids play sports?
-Nope. I want to get them into something this summer though if we have the money.-

How often do you get a manicure?
-Never.-

How often do have a girls night out?
-Never.-

Are you a single parent?
-It would look like it from the way this survey is going wouldn't it? But no, I'm not.-

Did you have both parents growing up?
-Yes.-

How often to do go to the grocery store?
-Probably once or twice a week.-

What is your favorite thing your kids have done for you?
-Gaige makes his own breakfast some mornings I love that :)-

How often do you sweep?
-I don't.-

How often do you mop?
-I don't. I get down on my hands and knees with a rag and a bucket. That's the only way to get it clean.-

Do you have step kids?
-Yes.-

Was your mom good to you?
-For the most part.-

Do you spank your kids??
-No. It's pointless.-

Did you get spanked as a child?
-Yeah.-

Did you have a good childhood?
-No.-

Do you think your kids have had a good childhood?
-I hope so.-

Do you spoil your kids?
-I think they are very spoiled.-

Do you smoke?
-God no. That's disgusting.-

Do you drink?
-Not usually.-

Do you bite your nails?
-Not any more.-

Do you yell alot?
-Yes. I'm trying to stop. It's hard.-

Are your kids well behaved?
-Better than most I've seen.-

What is your favorite thing to cook?
-Mac&Cheese lol-

What is your kids favorite food?
-Pizza and Mac&Cheese-

Do they eat veggies?
-Drama Queen will eat them if you don't actually tell her what they are. G will eat anything that isn't green. Bug will eat pretty much anything that I do.-

Do you give them soda?
-Sure.-

Do you drink soda?
-More than I should.-

What is your favorite movie?
-I have way too many! I love movies!-

When was the last time you went to the movies?
-Iron Man was in theaters the last time I saw a theater.-

Do you think you are a good mom?
-I think so yes. I could be better. But I could be a LOT worse.-



January 8, 2010

{Another new one...aaal-right}

So how do we all feel about my layout? I liked the circles but I just bought this kit from Delicious Scraps for just $.99!! I LOVE it! I hate that she's closing though :(. She's one of my favorites along with Ellie Lash who closed her store in Nov-Oct. sometime. Sad to see such talented girls go. But there are plenty of ones still left. So yeah, run on over DS and get yourself some awesome (and way affordable) kits! :)

The 365 Challenge...Laughter. I never seem to catching my small people laughing but I can most certainly catch them doing something goofy or cheezin' for the camera lol. So here is one of Bug givin' me a big CHEEEEEZE LOL. He looks SO hilarious in this picture!!


Alrighty- I guess that's pretty much it. Later kids!


January 6, 2010

{A wedding..but not mine}

My mother and her long time boyfriend got married this afternoon. I was the maid of honor (cause I'm her favorite. Suck it up!) but it wasn't like you walk in and hold flowers and stuff. We just all went in and boom it started. Nothing too special. Super nice to know that they're finally married though lol. Hard to believe I have a step-dad. Weird. Anyway- here are some pics.

Clock-wise starting down front: Bug, Me, Dustin (brother), Tim (BIL), Caleb (brother), Miranda (sister), Monkey (nephew), and in the center is my mom.


PawPaw Ivan and Bug


Yeah, I got some other ones, but my camera was giving me fits. So they sucked. The lighting in that space was horrible for picture taking with a regular camera.

And..for todays 365 Challenge pic, the hint was "Where you live" but no one wants to see my house lol. Trust me. So...instead a picture of 2 that I live with :)



January 4, 2010

{Here I go again on my oooown}

First things first; todays picture :) She said a picture of you, yourself, and nothing else. No one mentioned when it had to be taken lol. I was about 16mo. here. It's at my parents wedding. How many people my age can say, "Hey, I was at my parents wedding." Check out those adorable fat cheekers! I was a damn cute kid if I say so myself. ;-)


I guess that's it for today kids.


{Well it IS tomorrow..}

I try not to post more than once a day, so I'm making my post for the 4th at 12:33am =P. Stop your whining.

So I designed my first blogger layout for someone else today! I'm pretty excited about it. I love designing them and there are only so many that I can do for myself lol. So here it is! What do you guys think??

So that's pretty much all I have to say I suppose for right now. I'm sure I'll have to break my '1 post at a time' rule tomorrow and let ya'll know how it went at court. Wish me luck!

January 3, 2010

{Back to Reality}

Good-bye sleeping in. Good-bye spending time with D. Good-bye cuddling all morning with my baby boy. It's time to say hello to 6:30am, homework, and fights between two 7yr olds. *sigh* As much as I hate to go back to the grind, I'm actually glad that the drama queen will be going back. She is clearly bored at home since it's too cold to play outside. She was bored with Christmas gifts about 2 days after she opened them *eye roll*. So I'll be glad to get her out of the house and back to her regular schedule. G has been with my grandparents most of this break so really, I haven't spent a whole lot of time with him.

Last night I got to clean up puke. Bug had been feeling bad all day yesterday, very clingy, and pretty much just wanting to sleep. I gave him some meds but they weren't helping. He didn't have a fever until last night and it was 100. Then at about 3:00am he coughed and ended up losing his tea all over my pillows and a little on my sheets. I gave him a bath and got him cleaned up. He slept after that. I think something was upsetting his belly. He also hadn't gone #2 all day yesterday and he usually goes at least once in the morning. So I figured that was part of his problem too. Luckily I had a clean set of sheets ready to be put on the bed, so I didn't have to sleep with nothing (I hate that). He's feeling a ton better today though and even went potty in the potty..like..POOP! Woohoo! lol (Only a mother could get that excited about poop in the potty lol)

Now on to something fun! After stumbling across this blog/digiscrap design site I decided to participate in her challenge! So fun! I love taking pictures and this will expand my picture taking from the kids and dogs to other things! This weeks challenge: Collections. I collected barbies, american girl dolls, and backstreet boys stuff through out my childhood and teen years. Now I seem to be just collecting books :). All kinds. I love to read!


I guess that's pretty much all I have to say today! Hope you enjoyed reading about baby vomit and all that mommy jazz :)

January 2, 2010

{Survey Saturday Folks!}

Does the last person you kissed know what color your eyes are?
I doubt it he doesn't even know his colors yet lol.

Do you have the boobs to work at hooters?
Yes. Yes I do.

What time did you go to bed last night, what time did you wake up?
I crawled in bed around 1am, didn't fall asleep until 2am. Woke up with Bug around 11am. He wasn't feeling well last night I guess.

Do you feel more comfortable with a male or female doctor/nurse?
Mine is female. I prefer a female. They know what we're going through.

Do you miss anyone?
Nope.

You've locked yourself outside and no one will be home for a few hours, you?
Call D to come unlock the f'ing door!

In the past 48 hours have you hung out with a guy?
Just the ones I live with :) They're  my favorite :)

Looking back, did you ever think you would be where you’re at in life now?
No.

Are you in a good mood?
Sure.

Is there anyone getting on your nerves at the moment?
Not really.

Does anyone hate you?
"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" :)

Are you wearing a ring, if so who gave it to you?
Nope. I haven't worn my ring in about 2yrs. :(

Do you remember the first time you kissed the last person you kissed?
I sure do. 10/3/07 at 6:30am :)

Have you ever walked on the beach at night?
Not that I know of.

When was the last time you talked to your best friend?
She MySpaced me today.

Is there someone that makes you happy every time you see them?
A few someones actually.

What was your last thought before you went to bed last night?
"Please don't let this kid wake up every hour on the hour to nurse." Bug does this EVERY time I leave somewhere for any length of time. I think he's punishing me.

What color is the shirt you are wearing?
Black with Nick Carter on it.

Do you like being kissed spontaneously or asked?
Spontaneously I guess.

Are your nails painted?
No.

Ever kissed in the rain?
Probably.

Are you wearing jeans, shorts, sweatpants, or pajama pants?
Sweatpants tonight.

Your last kiss, what does it remind you of?
Well, his face was all sticky from the sucker he was eating..soo..

What are you excited about?
I don't really think there is anything to be excited about at this point.

What are you not excited about?
Same as above.