Friday, October 29, 2010

tip of the week..

Tip of the week...
To organize little knick knacks and to save space, use a shoe holder on the back of your hall closet door, like mine. Now we have easy access to batteries, hammers,measuring tape, flashlights.. whatev. DO IT!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I always dream of being able to speak French. What beautiful and complex language. I think I could sound lovely singing in French. I want to sing lullabies to the boys in French. I want to say sweet things to Timmy in French. I want to yell at Timmy in French. I want to speak French. I just don't want to learn it.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Yes. Jack dropping a big train toy on top of brother's head. Yes. He cried. Yes. Jack got a yelling. Yes! So great that I captured this moment. It is not a fun moment, but still a brother moment.

Friday, October 22, 2010

pulling the plug.. the cable plug that is.

Can I just say how much I HATE that Jack has an internal alarm clock for Yo Gabba Gabba? 5 till, everyday, at 9:55am and 7:25pm it's the same routine. He grabs his binky and lamby and jumps on the couch yelling, "Mom! Gabby! show! Gabby!! MOM!!" I try to dodge him and hide in another room, but he always finds me yelling at me to turn the tube on.
Don't ask me how he knows.Does he know it's coming from the show before? -no, he doesn't watch that much t.v.He even knows it's coming when the t.v. has been off all morning. Does it know it from the position of the sun? -no, it's be raining, and he STILL knows. Does he know it's coming cause it's right around the time of his morning poop?- quite possibly.
I think there is a 'Gabba Ghost' in this house whispering in his ear the time to turn it on.
This show is why I drink.

tip of the week..

This is a Mommy Tip of the Week-

When you want an extra half hour or so of sleep, just line your child's crib with books and toys! I line them on the outskirts of the bumper so the boy won't roll into the books and toys, ouch! Gives me at least 1/2 hour longer of sleep AND he wakes up happy and educated! Do it!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

'It was a good one!"

I haven't laughed this hard in quite a while.Let me rephrase that. I haven't laughed this hard that I peed my pants, in quite a while.I'm not talkin lil tinkle, lil squirt or even a little smear. I don't know what a little smear would look like, but it's not what I had. I had the full on pee-thru-the-pants-and-all-on-the-floor kinda pee. The kind that takes over my whole body and I lose so much control that even holding myself doesn't stop the flow. I just have to go with it and clean up my shame later. Let me back track and tell the story.
ok.. it's not much of a story,as it was a scene. Jack was EXTRA wild tonight. He is sick so we didn't go outside in the super cold all day AND it was the 'witching hour'. So I let him run naked throughout the house. First Tim n J and I slid down the stairs on top of each other and in a sleeping bag over and over. Loads of fun. But it gets better.
Don't call me a horrible parent. I will call myself that. First Jack pees all over my beautiful couch.Then the boy started jumping off the couch. Getty up! I am all for it. Tire yourself out. Then I thought I would add a twist to it. Literally. I told him to jump off while spinning in the air. He spun in a couple of circles THEN jumped off. Okkkk.. Great idea! Tim and I encouraged him to spin and spin and spin and then jump off. Boy was that a hoot! He was falling off the couch before he could jump, he was falling into the wall, and jumping off and falling with his white bare hiney in the air. We laughed soo hard. He was acting drunk. How fun is it to laugh at someone when they fall. SO FUN! Keep with me now.. he wasn't getting hurt, he was laughing just as hard. aight? aight.
I guess you had to be there.. but here are a couple of pictures to give you a little idea.

notice the towel on the couch..J's pee spot.
notice Gav admiring big bro.
I just blurred out his gents here.

tagline of the week!

I am an early bird and a night owl. So I am wise and I have worms.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Good to the last drop...then open up another!

Wine. What can I say about it? It's an acquired taste, that's for sure. But a taste that EVERYONE in their right mind should acquire. I sacrificed it for my pregnancies ( except a couple of glasses), and now I am making up for the lost time. I have a half a glass a night. Well, depending on the craziness of my day, a full glass. To the rim! ( eww...rim!)
It is my 'cure all'. It cures my madness that has taken over my mind and body by 5:00pm. AND I found a new cure! For a sore throat! I don't know if it's cuz it makes me have the giggles and I am distracted by it, or if it's cuz it makes my mind tingle or my eyes fuzzy. But I really think it works (temporarily) because the sweet goodness coats my throat and numbs the tenderness. The downfall ( or the plus side), to it is that it IS only temporarily and I kept having to drink more and more.
Don't get me wrong.. I am not an alchy. I drink it too cuz it tastes so darn good and I drink when I am incredibly happy. Not just when things are crazy.
I really miss my bestie who is my winey witch. We love a good glass. OR in my case I'll take a 'bad' glass of red and dump some cranberry juice in there and then it's a good one.
That's all I have to say about wine. Just that I LOVE red wine and would LOVE to visit a vineyard sometime.

Friday, October 15, 2010


I loved my hair like this last year. I am getting my hair 'did' in a couple of weeks. I NEED feedback! Should I cut my hair into bangs and layers and dye it dark caramel? It won't be as long as in this picture. Should I keep it blonde and then get bangs n layers? Or just color it? HELP!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

you know you are a mom when..

  • you pick up your child's binky that lands on the filthy parking lot ground, and pop it in your mouth before handing it back.
  • all you want for your birthday is one day of no poopy diapers.
  • you drink out of your child's sippy cup cause the goldfish that you are chowing down leaves a big lump in your throat and it's the closest water source.
  • you curse the trash truck outside for being too loud and pray your child doesn't wake up from it.
  • as soon as your baby starts to cry your chest squirts out milk like a fire hose.
  • the amount of diapers you have changed since your child has been born, outnumbers the glasses of wine you have had in your lifetime.
  • you can take the extra skin from your tummy and tuck it under your jeans.
  • you want your child to grow up to be like Little Bear and not Brobee.
  • you can't get 5 quiet minutes in the shower cause someone either always wants in with you or won't stop flushing the toilet and making the water scorch your every inch of skin.
  • from the minute you wake up you are counting down the hours until naptime, then winetime,then bedtime.
  • you are fishing cars,binkies,phones,cups,shoes,and sunglasses out of the trash can.
  • without hesitation, you use your hand for your child to throw up in.
  • nothing fills your heart more than when you see you boys light up when they are near each other.
  • you look forward to church cause it is an 1.5 hours of no,'mom,mommy, or mama' screaming.
  • it's a 'good' Target run when you can get out of Target before your child, again, realizes he can slide out of the belt buckle and stand up in the cart.
  • you are lucky enough to eat your dinner in one sitting.
  • you come home after shopping and you find items that you didn't pick out, but somehow got in your cart.
  • all your worries and sadness melt into the earth when your almost 2 year old hugs you voluntarily or your 7 week old smiles when you meet his eyes.

  • Gav happy Jack was coming to see him in his new chair.
    Olives that J threw in our cart at Target.

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010


    Sooo... still no pounds lost and still no book reading.. what. a. loser.
    I need to go back to the library and get a new book! AND It is really really hard to do that video everyday. I am trying to do it every other, because it is that hard to find the time.. really it is. I am doing it this morning. But I HAVE been exercising! I have been walking our lake again and running around the house, wrestling with Tim ( and winning of course). And other small things like that, that do add up. So I am not a total loser, just keeping- to- my- goals kind of loser.

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    If you give a kid a camera..

    We have been reading 'If You Give A Mouse A Cookie' books so I thought the title was appropriate.

    Sunday, October 10, 2010

    I LOVE this new show I found... RAISING HOPE. It is flippin hilarious! If you are cool, you'll check it out.

    Saturday, October 9, 2010

    tip of the week..

    Rubber band Coat hangers:
    If you have too many coat hangers without the little 'hooks' on them for tank tops n such, just use rubber bands! Wrap a rubber band on the ends of a regular coat hanger, and voila! Nothing will slide off!

    Ps. was trying out new backgrounds and liked this one for now. It's kinda creepy looking and it reminds me of a horror movie, so perfect for Halloween. Plus, I can't get my background back.. so yeah. Wish me luck trying to find another cute background.

    Friday, October 8, 2010

    SO stinkin tired today! I haven't read yet, I am going to the library this morning to get Don Quixote. But I am going out tonight with a friend to see Life As We Know It, and I am very excited. It looks adorable! I need a couple of extra shots of espresso this afternoon to get me through the movie. I will let you know how the movie is

    Thursday, October 7, 2010

    100 books in a year?! Wicky what??!!

    As a goal to myself for the next year, I will be reading The Novel 100: The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time.
    I decided to go with this link instead of TIME's version, cause there were a couple books on that list that I hated the movies they made out of them. Example.. Atonement. Hated it.
    So starting today I will be reading #1 on the list :Don Quixote. Have you heard of this book before? I haven't. But all the sites that I went to, all say that this is the best novel of all time. It better not disappoint then! I barely have time to read, but I am going to try! I can read while nursing and I can strap the kiddos in the stroller and read while walking. I do that a lot. People look at me strange, I think it's a great idea! Hitting 3 birds with 1 stone! Getting kids fresh air, your walking, and reading!
    Back on track... I will let you know how the book is once I am done. Hopefully in 2 weeks.
    Join me if you like!

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    30 day Shred..

    Thanks to Megan, I am starting this video, Jillian Michaels, 30 day shred. I started it on Monday, and after the second warm up, I needed a break. Cut me some slack! I haven't done jumping jacks in a long time!
    But after I forced myself to continue, I loved it! I wanted to do it again that night! But I thought that it might kill me. I want to start logging in my progress on here to keep me accountable.
    So I started on Monday Oct. 4. Yesterday I didn't get a chance to do it, but Tim and I wrestled around the whole house for 20 mins. So since I missed, I am saying that I started yesterday, Oct. 5. I will do this video everyday until Nov. 5. Lemme just be honest here. I ate close to a full batch of brownies yesterday. No joke. I couldn't stop myself! I ate them through the night, every time I got up to feed! I am confessing because I need to feel worse about this. But back to the video.. I used 8 lb. weights cause they were the only ones I had.. it was hard! Also, I suggest that you don't do the video if you are heavily on your period like I am ( grrr) or have a chest full of milk. ouch! And you do sweat hard, so don't do it after a shower.
    Ok. enough talking...

    Oct. 5 2010 - 164lbs.

    Yes I did just tell you my weight. Remember before you think ( fatty!), that I had 2 babies within 22 months and I LOVE to eat! I will weigh in on Monday and we will see if it starting to take an effect. Besides that brownie sin, I am TRYING to eat a whole lot better. I am trying to skip a lot of carbs and NO MORE CANDY/DESSERTS!!! But honestly, I can't go too crazy because I am still breastfeeding and NEED lots of carbs.
    So there it is.
    Try the video!!!

    Monday, October 4, 2010