Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Sorry, it's been a little while since I've posted anything. Big things are happening here!

Okay well not THAT big, but I picked up some extra hours at work, so I'm actually working 5 days a week now. I KNOW. But the 2 days I picked up, I only work half days, in the afternoon, so it's not too bad. I still get to sleep in a little. But my mornings are a little busier; I can't just play in blog-land all day, I have to like, shower & get kids dressed & fed & all of that momly stuff.

Another update- I am NOT purchasing from shoedazzle this month. I think I made Kim mad. I requested 5 more selections, bc my first 5 were ugly, and I asked for flats-mid heel. Then in the comments I wrote "PLEASE STOP SENDING ME HOOKER HEELS. I HAVE 2 CHILDREN. AND YES I'M TYPING THIS IN CAPS BC I AM YELLING IT AT YOU." And what does she do? Sends me all 3+" heels, that is even more hideous than the first set. So apparently they were thinking they should really stick it to me....Fine. You win this month Kim. Actually you lose, bc you didn't rip me off another $40 this month...

Agh and who's been watching Dancing with the Stars? We all know that I <3 Kate, awful dancing & all. But she finally got voted off last night. For anyone who is also a fan, she will be on a new TLC show, "Twist of Kate" and will also be doing some "Kate + 8" specials this summer.

That's all I've got time for today folks! See ya!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

5 hours of LOVE.

Well, I really wanted to better document this weekend's birthday events, beginning to end. my son is turning 4 tomorrow; today was his party. I really wanted to take lots of pictures of me baking, decorating, celebrating....all of that.
I did not have time for this.
Hubs said he'd have all the tables & chairs set up Friday night, so we could decorate & everything would be ready to go, all we'd have to do in the morning was food. This is not what actually occurred.
The party was at noon; he went to go get the tables & chairs around 10:30. Yeah.
But all in all, the party went great, despite a little bickering due to some planning misunderstandings between us. *sidenote: I am the type of person, that I like to do EVERYTHING by myself, so it's done the way I want it, when I want it. I decided to loosen up and let Hubs have a say in some things. Bad idea. Never again. I must be in control.* Oh and the 5 hours of love?? The tractor cake I made by myself. Yep. Feel free to give compliments. I'll take 'em. I finished the cake at 1am and stayed up another hour cleaning up the mess!

And I did catch a few pictures along the way:
I also wanted to share a couple Easter pics of the kids:Austin showing off his new "sleeve". lol

Brynn looks so happy! lol

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Oh and hopefully, I will stay up on blogging, I was offered some more hours at work this week (I asked for them a few weeks ago) so I have to go to work 5 days a week now. I KNOW. TELL ME ABOUT IT. It's been awhile. But the 2 days I picked up are only half days, so I think my new schedule will actually be very accommodating to my busy mommy life!

Oh and also, please keep my little Brynn in your prayers, we will be seeing a GI doctor from the Children's Hospital soon. Her reflux is not improving with medications or formula changes, so they'll be doing a scan to check for any structural issues. I will def. keep everyone updated on her status!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tales from the Crypt, I mean, Sleepwalking Adventures

So my little guy (who will be 4 years old next Sunday, where does the time go???) started sleepwalking just in this past year. Mostly when he does it, he cries, and I find him hiding under the dining room table. For whatever reason, that is where he typically goes. And he is IMPOSSIBLE to wake up. IMPOSSIBLE. I have shaken that poor child trying to wake him to calm him down bc of his crying.

So Friday night was like any other night. He goes to bed; when he falls asleep we move the baby's swing in there & she goes to sleep. (She's got reflux and needs to sleep upright. I'm sure this will make it into another future post. Ay yi yi.) Okay normal so far.

About 2 am I hear Austin crying. I debated on whether or not to make Hubs go deal w it, but decided to be nice bc he was picking up overtime on Saturday. So I get up, walk into the room...And I see poor little crying Austin standing directly in front of his baby sister and I realize what is going on which leads to this reaction:


And I literally leap and grab him and pull him backwards. He continues crying & peeing, he's asleep through all of this, has no idea what the hell he's doing. I look and see he's nailed the edge of the swing and Brynn's blanket is wet, but he BARELY missed "giving her a golden shower" as hubs puts it. So at this point, there is nothing to be done, except wait for him to finish peeing. On the carpet. That got shampooed 2 weeks ago bc he's been peeing on it. So he finishes, I get a wet washcloth, take off his cloths, get him cleaned up, put on a new t-shirt & new little boxer briefs on him. Mind you, still asleep; still crying. Cannot get him to wake up. I take him into our bed, quickly tell Hubs what happened & that he won't wake up, so please get him calm while I clean Brynn's stuff & scrub the carpet. He quickly was sound asleep & quiet again, I take him back to his bed...

The next morning the first thing he said to me was "Mom, why am I wearing this???" bc he knew that's not what he went to bed in. Kid has no clue any of this even happened.