My, how she's grown!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

And so it begins...

AB has a girlfriend. It's the 2nd day of 5th grade and she asked him to 1) be her boyfriend 2) asked for his phone number 3) called my cell phone 14 times (the ringer was off thankfully) 3) called the home number 3 times 4) sent 3 text messages to my phone 5)finally talked to AB and asked him to go to the movies this weekend...or fishing..   HAVE MERCY!!!

She is a really sweet girl and very cute. But they are 10 years old! I told them that I would talk to her mom and we would see about them going to the movies. She then told AB to tell me to make sure that if I took them to the movies to sit several rows back...not anywhere near them. Nice.

My little stud muffin showing off his 'muscles'

This is what happens when he watches TV...totally zones out.

This little cutie (who always seems to have food on her face)

loves to feed the dogs her food. She teased Patches forever but never actually gave her a bite!

She came close a few times

But kept a pretty firm grasp on that graham cracker!

And then she played pat a cake...

rolled them up...

and threw them in th pan...

Then proceeded to eat a graham cracker covered in dog slobber. A few germs never hurt anyone...right?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Guess who slept?

No, it wasn't me. I tossed an turned all night.  But BB finally slept through the night for the first time. 8:30 pm to 5:45 am. Wow. I hope this is a sign of things to come! It only took 11 months!

So, did you guess that BB's party is going to be hot pink and zebra? I love it! The banner is finished and I am working on final touches.

What do you think about her birthday outfit? I am going to put a zebra print number 1 on the front of her shirt! Too cute!

By the way.,...trying to photograph and 11 month old baby is like trying to wrangle an alligator. Not easy.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sneak Peak...

Can you guess....

What the theme is for BB's upcoming birthday party?

And who's going crazy trying to get it all done?  Yeah, that would be me.

But, it's all for this lil sweetheart (with food all over her face!).  I'd do it a trillion times over!!

I'll be doing it all again in October for this one too!!

And one more just because this photo cracks me up. BB is all, dude, leave me alone!!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged!  We visited with family and family came here. I can't even remember the last time I got on the computer.

So, what's been going on...hmmm... BB is almost 11 months old and we are planning her first birthday party. Wow. I can not even believe how quickly time passes. She is so much fun! It is just a matter of time before she starts walking. She is pulling up on everything and cruising along furniture, etc.
She has 7 teeth (4 on bottom, 3 on top)! She is saying AB's question about it! The first time she said it I was showing her a picture of him. She just blurted out his name! Too cute! She has her first cold and has been so pitiful. Her eyes are watering and she is so congested. She has been extremely clingy too. (I secretly love it!) She was up every hour last night. Help me! She is still not sleeping through the night. I am sooo looking forward to the day when that happens. There is so much more that I wanted to tell you but I can't remember right now. It takes me forever to fall asleep at night and I have all of these things running through my head. But now? Blank slate.

I remember after BB was born (well, and during my pregnancy), I said that there was no way I would have another baby. It was just too scary. But every month that my period shows up I am disappointed. I look at my family and think to myself, "You should be satisfied! How dare you want more than what you already have!".  When I was in the depths of despair dealing with infertility I would get so angry at women who had a baby and wanted more. How dare them! Isn't one enough? But you know? Just because we are infertile doesn't mean that we aren't human. Most people in the world (infertile or not) want more than one child.  We don't look down our noses at fertile people when they have a desire to have more. But we look down our noses at infertiles that want the same thing.  I don't know. I'm conflicted. Part of me wants another one and part of me wants to keep things as they are. AB said he would love to have another baby join the family. But it would take even more attention from him. It's unlikely that it will happen but a girl can dream, right?

So, on to AB. He is doing well.  Boys are different! The phrase 'boys will be boys' is so true!  I am still learning and succeeding and failing all at the same time! I just want to give him the best of everything. It is hard to know what the right thing to do is sometimes. I guess that all parents feel that way at some point. He is growing so much! Getting tall and even more handsome. He has been here almost a year! How did that happen??! What a great kid he is. So loving and sweet. I wish you could meet him!

On a totally random note, I got pulled over by a state trooper last week.  I wasn't speeding so I was really confused as to why he pulled me over. He told me that I was exceeding the speed limit. I asked him what my speed was and he just said, 'you were over the limit'. He couldn't/wouldn't tell me what my speed was. And the funny thing? He was in front of me and slowed down to get behind me. He said he clocked me speeding even though he was in front of me. I told him that I even had my mother check my speed and we both saw that I wasn't speeding. His response? "Well, since you seem to think that you weren't speeding, I'll give you a tip. Car manufacturers only make the speedometer accurate on precision cars, like a corvette. At any give time your speedometer can be 5 miles per hour over or under the speed showing. What you need to do is use your has a stopwatch, right? And time yourself from one mile marker to the next and divide and blah blah blah to see if your speed is accurate." Really? My response? "So, you are telling me to use my cell phone while driving on the interstate. I'll get a ticket for that!". He wasn't amused. He was a big jerk.  What I wanted to say was, " so, you are going to ticket me because the company that made my car is at fault? I have to pay for their mistakes? Why don't you give people a 5 mph window just in case they really aren't speeding?! I was soooooo mad!!!!! He only gave me a warning but it was all I could do to bite my tongue. (as a side note, I got an i phone and have been using it for emails, texting, etc. I am having the hardest time typing on this computer keyboard! I keep waiting for it to auto correct my mistakes so I'm sure this post will have tons of misspelled words! Weird!)

Are you guys into the whole Twilight saga? I saw Eclipse with my niece before seeing the other movies. I had the hardest time getting into it. There is a scene where Edward is in the sun and he was twinkly,  not melting. I asked my niece, "Why doesn't he melt in the sun?" She said they don't melt, they sparkle. Oh, ok! I found this extremely amusing! I ended up seeing Twilight a few days ago and it put things into perspective a little better. First of all, I have a hard time sitting still long enough to watch any movie. Secondly, I have a hard time watching movies that are so unrealistic. My synopsis of this movie:

You have this plain Jane girl that is an outcast move in with her dad. A sexy vampire falls madly in love with her and the romance!!! Oh, the romance!! She is so in love that she wants to become a vampire so she can be with him forever. But wait...there is a wolf...almost prepubescent in Twilight....who is (pretty much jail bait in Eclipse) oh so very sexy...with his 6 pack and big muscles. And he too is madly in love with her! The Wolf and vampire fight for her affection and to save her from the evil vampires (oxymoron anyone?). She ultimately must choose who she wants to be with and if she wants to be warm or cold for the rest of eternity.

Is there any wonder that girls have an unrealistic view of what love and romance really is?

I will leave you with this. When I was in Alabama, we took 5 kids (mine and my sister's) to Port rait Inno vations to have their photos taken. We had a 2:30 appointment and when we got there and it was utter chaos. The place was packed! So, we waited and waited and waited. Finally, at 4 pm they were ready for us. We had to leave by 4:45 and and 4:30 we still had not seen our photos. Long story was a horrible experience and I will never go back. It took 2 more trips back there to get the photos and they were so rude to us. We did get some pretty cute photos so I'll share one with you.

Look at those eyebrows! Ha!! Too cute!

Bath time!

Clapping with daddy!

Brain is shutting down...

Oh, my wrist is better. Only took 3 days. Thankfully!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Tendonitis (also called tenosynovitis, who knew??) in right wrist = YEOWWWWWWWWWOUCH!!

Hard to type.

Will update once I can type without pain.

How in the world are ya?