Sunday, March 30, 2008
On another note, our Disney trip is coming quick (32 days) so yesterday we went shopping for an extra suitcase and some shorts and sneakers. Doug actually allowed me to make him over and it was so much fun. I picked out some great outfits and I was able to get him his first pair of casual sneakers. I absolutely love these sneakers and now trying to find a fun pair for myself. I love shoes!!!
Wow, I really feel like I'm doing commercials today for McDonald's and Converse. Sorry, I just get excited about food, shopping and shoes!!!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I thought it was time for another Stacey Attack. I have been doing this to him for years but thought it would be nice to capture this on my camera for a change. He's so lucky I keep my camera in my purse! The best part of this video is hearing all the giggles in the background. DO NOT feel bad for him in anyway. Just because there are no videos of me here does not mean that he doesn't embarrass me! He is usually the one dropping me off so I can run into the store and get something without the kids. He likes to move the car up everytime I attempt to get in. He also likes to yell across the store and ask if that toilet plunger will do the job!! No pity parties for Doug please. Trust me, he doesn't just let me get away with embarrassing him, he gets me back. He's just lucky I can't post on here what I just did to a pair of his underwear :)
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
My vote goes to Trace Adkins. I'm sorry but no matter how hard I try I can't say no to a cowboy with a deep voice :). He is calm, cool and collect and is doing this for his daughter and a severe food allergy charity. He is definitely playing with integrity and heart.
Then you have Piers Morgan who thinks he hasn't made a mistake this season. He is arrogant, rude and demeaning. He could not get along with Omarosa but instead of ignoring her comments he had to get into it and attack her verbally. He also resorted to sending in a spy to see what the other team was doing for a project. I know that some business people feel that they need to do this to get ahead but I just don't respect them for it.
I'm really looking forward to watching the finale on Thursday. With nothing good on TV these days I'm sure the days will go by slowly. Do you know how we pass the time?? Doug and I get to watch TV for a little over an hour each night. If there is nothing on that I'm really interested in he puts on his lovely military, history or nature channels which bore me to tears. I guess I'll be doing lots of reading :). He will honestly watch anything as long as it is in HD. Its the nerdiness that draws me in.......
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Anyway, I've had a rough morning. It started last night when a child, whose name I will not reveal, overflowed the toilet. I didn't notice until I heard dripping from the downstairs bathroom ceiling.
This morning I get up and the air purifier is still running near the damp spots and it still stinks (by the way if you have a solution to get rid of the smell let me know). I stumble down to start working and I listen to the news. All I hear about are the climbing gas prices, the stats regarding retirement when my generation reaches that age and a governor that was involved in a prostitution ring. As if I'm not irritated enough, both kids are up by 6am which is not normal. They are normally struggling to get up at 7:30am. A child points out a nice big stain on the ceiling in the downstairs bathroom from last night. Robyn decides she is feeling sick (she says this everyday because she hates school) so I tell her to eat something and that will make her feel better. She still feels sick and has a fever so she will be staying home.
Its now only 8:30am and I'm scared to continue my day. Can I just go back to sleep and start over?? I wish I could but now I have to start my 7 hour work day so I can be ready to take the kids to return our library books that are due today while Doug sneakily buys Garrett's birthday gift.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Here are pictures from our latest snow. This storm was much more interesting since the city is out of salt and they are not plowing the roads. Doug is scheduled to work tomorrow but we aren't sure if he is going to attempt it or not. He has a great 4X4 but they can only do so much in over a foot of snow on the road and with snow drifts in different areas
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Anyway, I have a question for all my mom friends out there. How did you make your kids learn to tie their shoes? Robyn was tying her shoes as soon as she turned 4 because she was very independent but as it looks now, I will need to go to college with Garrett to tie his shoes. We ALL have showed him a number of times but he refuses to try and fights it until we have to go somewhere and we end up doing it for him. Do I just make him walk around with his laces untied? We go to the bus stop at 12:25pm so I told him TV and computer are off at 12 and he was to work on tying his shoes until its time to go. Yesterday he screamed and cried until I finally had to do it to make the bus. I'm baffled, how can a kid not want to do this?? He will be 6 next month, this just seems ridiculous to me. This also refers to buttoning shirts too. There must be a trick to this boy that I'm not getting. Please, someone help me before I go insane.
Monday, March 03, 2008
I was really anxious for Tackle It Tuesday so its a day early. I've been going crazy organizing and its making me feel so much more relaxed in my house. There is nothing worse than working at home and seeing a mess grow around you. Thank goodness I had a laptop so I could work away from this desk!!!
Out of EACH kids room I was able to collect 2 large trash bags of trash and 1 bag of clothes for Goodwill. I will never again buy a happy meal because of those little toys!!! Now that I've done that the kids have to keep it that way!!!
Sunday, March 02, 2008
I personally feel that I can't trust any of the candidates. Until now I couldn't even decide on the lesser of the two evils on the Democrat side. I'm a hard core Republican and I am scared for this nation right now.
Robyn is furious at the possibility of a female president. She really wanted to be the first. When I was homeschooling her at 4 years old I watched the debates with her and she became very interested in politics. I'm excited that she has already asked to watch the debates in the fall. I just wonder how much she understands at this point.