Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Favorite Picture

During the birthday party my sister was taking pictures with her new Canon camera (which I love by the way) and she got some awesome pictures. This one has to be my all time favorite picture.

Let me just say that the whole time my hubby was throwing the baby up in the pool I was freaking out (good thing that camera didn’t have a microphone lol) I have to say that even though I didn’t like it I am glad he was doing it so I could have this picture :-)

Here is the close up of Little A. She was having so much fun. I hated to be such a worry wart (or as my kids call me "The Fun Sucker") Anyway it was all worth it to see her smile and to have this picture.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Big A & Little A

We had the girls birthday party this past weekend and it was hectic but we had a very enjoyable time. Big A got a ton of Camp Rock stuff so she is very happy (and I like seeing the Jo Bros around lol) She had a small accident though when she spilled the BBQ sauce from the crock pot on her hand. She was miserable for a bit but then when I mentioned opening presents she perked right on up lol. But she had fun swimming and hanging with the family.

Little A had no clue what to make of all the people and the noise levels in and out of the house. She too had fun (after I let her take off her "1" crown which she didn’t like) She got a ton of stuff. Her favorite though was the tissue paper she got in all her gift bags lol Seriously I really believe to just buy a empty box and she would be happy.

She did get an interesting gift though. I found a packet of Tylenol Sinus medicine and a cough drop in one of her gifts. I looked at the wrapping and saw that it was from my mother. Everyone started laughing while my mom explained that when she was wrapping the gift she knocked her purse over and the medicine landed in the box apparently. LOL We all got a kick out of that.

The grand finale was of course to let the baby play in her cake. Wow did she ever make a mess. She had purple icing everywhere. She was shy at first and looked at me like "Umm why are you putting this cake in front of me"? Then she started digging right on in there. When we started to laugh she started clapping which sent icing everywhere.

The weekend was a fun one and it was great to see some friends we haven’t seen in awhile. And for all those wondering how my "wine" was, you know the Bottle O’ Bitch, it was very good. Personally I think it would have tasted awesome with turkey. I don’t know why that came to mind but I will try it again at Thanksgiving time and stick to my Cabs and Merlots for the sipping kind :-) Thank you to those who have wished the girls a Happy Birthday I appreciate it :-)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I like cleaning house as much as....

lima beans and I don’t like lima beans!!!!!!!!

Ugh the dust I have in my house. I am cleaning for this weekend’s birthday party for my girls (they were born the 29th and 30th, 8 years apart) So theres this big shindig on Saturday, problem is my house was a mess (thats what happens when blogging takes over actually its Entrecard, I blame that lol).

So between now and Sunday I will be popping in to say hi (and dropping for all my Entrecard friends) and will have lots to blog about. Especially since there will be drinking and some karaoke going on and I always have alot to say about that. I love karaoke, unlike cleaning which I should get back to so I can rest :-)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Little A and Her Babylegs

Yeah!!! Finally got Little A’s Babylegs the other day and she absolutly loves them. She actually gets mad and points at them if I forget to put them on.

Of course when I try to get a picture of her in them she takes off. So this picture was the only one where she is standing still. I love these things myself as they help protect her knees from scrapes. They are also a flashback to the 80s for me as I was a legwarmer wearing gal lol.

I got 2 pairs so hopefully I can get a better picture the next time she is in the other ones.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I'll Take A Bottle Of Bitch

Yesterday I finally found my wine. My hubby says "Since when do you bottle your bitch up?" lol

Haven’t tried it yet (I hear it’s all the rave) so can’t wait to get to it. It is also a new "type" of wine for me as I have never had a Grenache before. May pop it open next week….. or sooner if I can’t wait. Will let you know how is :-)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandpa!!!!

Today we celebrated my Grandpa’s 93 birthday. 93!!!! And he is still in good shape. The life he has led has been a good one. And he refuses to think he is old. He told me that it was his 34th birthday and then he joked that it made him younger than me.

Today his great-grandchildren surrounded him with love. He really holds a special place in Big A’s heart. He taught her how to play the organ, just like he taught me. I feel bad because we haven’t been a bigger part of his life. He loves his great grandchildren and would love to see them more.

I am so happy that we were able to spend a portion of his day with him. He means alot to me and the kids and I am so very happy he was able to meet my Little A. So here’s to you Gpa and I hope you have many more years :-)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Me And My Vent

This is me. No, not the real me. But a version of me (this one is my Wee Me) This is however where I want to be. On a beach with a drink in one hand and my DS in the other (although my current game is on the PSP but I don’t want to change the image lol)

I know I am not the only one wanting a vacay. I just came back from a 3 day at Disney but we do that all the time. (Disney is about 20 minutes from my house) I want to do a beach vacation. Sanibel would be nice if we couldn’t leave Florida, but I dream of Hawaii.

Of course that would mean I would have to actually fly somewhere. And between my fear and the cost of things these days all I can do is dream. But I am putting it on the list of "Must Dos".

I am in one of my "funks" with having to deal with a raging hormonal teen boy, who ever since he got his license is all "Mom can I drive now?" and his problems (as if lol), Big A needs glasses and she should have had them all along , so now I feel like a terrible mom because I didn’t know she needed them (Big A is not a complainer at all and just for this one time I wish she had complained.) I mean really how am I supposed to know what is going on with her if she doesn’t tell me? She will have a headache or stomach for hours before she makes it known to us. But I feel horrible about this. And my Little A….ah my precious baby. She is so much like me that it was funny in the beginning but now not so much She’s my little fighter :-)

See this is what is so great about blogging. I vented (sorry) and now I feel better. Now whoever visits The Dirty Shirt will read my vent and join me in a good hearty laugh :-) I mean really after reading back through this, these aren’t reasons to be stressed when so many others are worse off.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Baby Won't Sleep

Ugh I need a break. I know I am not the only one that feels that way. But man I am not as young as I used to be lol. Big A stopped taking naps at 1 but at least she was sleeping through the night by now. My Little A is almost 1, stopped taking naps and wakes up 3 times at night. I feel like a zombie. She is so different because the later she goes to bed the more times she wakes up at night.

Funny thing is she laughs at me. I will say "Honey you need to go to sleep" and she will look at me and laugh. And all I can think of is how my Mom keeps telling me that this child will be my payback for how i was as a child. We used to have a VHS tape (I am dating myself here) of all the silent films my parents took as we were growing up. There is one where my Mom puts me in my crib and all you see is my mouth opening up to scream (glad it was silent lol) But Little A so does that.

I am constantly scouring the net for ideas to get her to sleep through the night. I have tired everything I could find. And it’s not like she is up screaming and crying the whole time. Nope she wants to play !!! It is like she can function on no sleep. And I think she knows that I can’t lol

Now don’t get me wrong, I so love my baby and am so happy to have her even with the 15 year age gap to my oldest but I really am not as young and energetic as I was when I had even my Big A 9 years ago. Little A is gonna give me a run for my money, and I am very happy to compete :-)

P.S. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated, maybe I haven’t tried it yet……..

Monday, July 14, 2008

my son went and grew up :-(

Today he got his learner’s permit so he can drive now. I got teary eyed watching him get his picture taken and I am totally petrified for him to be on the road. Ugh. I haven’t had time to wrap my head around the fact that he is almost 16 years old!!!!! (Oh and still very lazy, he wouldn’t get up to get a shirt on for me to take his picture lol) Where does the time go? I swear you blink your eyes and they go from being a baby to an almost adult.

Good thing his dad is taking him to learn too because my son and I are so much alike that I think we would not come away from this experience happy campers. So I am keeping my fingers crossed and here’s to hoping that the car will be ok :-)

Friday, July 11, 2008

I Admit It!!!!

I am a purse-aholic. I have a good collection going at the moment and am wanting more. My husband thinks I am nuts (maybe I am) but I swear if we ever won the lottery I would be in purse heaven. I say win the lottery because my hubby is like "$325.00 for a purse…..hellz NO" lol of course I don’t get them but boy would I love to. The price sucks I admit that I agree with him there. But oh how I long for new purses

I know I am nuts!!!!!! BUT I take great comfort in knowing that I am not the only one out there who loves purses, so there :-)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ever Have One Of Those Days?

You know the ones where you really should just go back to bed and pull the covers over your head? Well today was one of them for me. Had a bad night last night and I hate when that happens. I got that blah feeling that only a babies smile can overcome, and it did. So much so until after about 15 minutes of rolling on the floor making my daughter laugh I pull something in my elbow. Doesn’t hurt just very uncomfortable.

But not as uncomfortable as I was when I sat down a few minutes later in the middle of her toy pile (because she thought it was funny) and sat on a spatula. A SPATULA. What in the world was a cooking tool doing in the middle of my babys toys? Of course no one could tell me how it got there, so I am left to assume (and you know what happens when you do that) that my 11 month old climbed over her gate and crawled into the kitchen, wrapped her blankie around a drawer handle, pulled herself up and grabbed a spatula then repelled down and back over her gate and over to her toy pile to hide it.

She thought it was funny. Oh the fun little ones can have. I miss that sometimes. But she and the whole situation made me lose the load on my shoulders and enjoy the rest of the day :-)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sorry For The Break

Gah I hate being away from blogging for more than a day. Both girls finally seem to have gotten over the rotavirus crud that swept through the house. I swear I have seen enough poop and puke to last me a lifetime (lol sorry if thats TMI).

A small update…. I am in the process of redesigning and redirecting my blog. Should be within 2 weeks that it will change. The redirecting is going to take my blog more toward my kids and family life. Anway back to blogging…….

Friday, July 4, 2008

Sharing With You All

I ran across this on a blog that touched me so very much I wanted to share it with you. Please go Here This brought tears to my eyes and touched my heart so much.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Rest In Peace Larry Harmon (Bozo The Clown)

I am not sure how many people actually know about Bozo but he was a fond childhood memory for me. His show has been missed by me for quite awhile. I have always wished I could share the show with my kids. Rest in Peace Bozo.

Now Playing...

I have to tell you about a new (well new for me) game called Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure for the PSP. It is a MUST NOT MISS downloadable game by Mastiff LLC available in the PLAYSTATION Store .

I love artsy, cutesy video games (don’t get me wrong the life-like 3D games are cool too but give me an old fashioned cartoony game anyday) and this one gets a thumbs up from me. I love the cartoon characters and their voices.I can’t help but smile everytime Parin talks.

I love the main weapon in this game too. It is a drill and you can find different elemental attachments to add to the attack. I don’t want to give away too much so check out the site and play the game. You won’t be sorry you did!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

So I was in my room last night and Big A came up and said "Mom, I have figured out my kids names" To which I replied a very loud "HUH?!?" (she is only 8 lol) I started to tell her that she was waaaaaaaaayyyyy to young to be even thinking about that when I suddenly had a flash back to my youth (not sure about the age though) and I remember saying that my sister and I would marry brothers and we would each have 4 kids and I had a list of names but nothing concrete.

Well my sister and I DID marry brothers and I came up one shy of the amount of children I wanted. So I guess my morale of this story is that you can have what you dream about when your a little girl………let’s just make it that she doesn’t get that dream for a very large number of years yet