Friday, September 26, 2008

Once in a lifetime moment

I wanted to share this momentous occasion with all who cared to read about it.

Yesterday I was told the one thing I never dreamed I would ever in my lifetime:

"Oh my goodness, I can not believe how well she (Hannah) listens for a 2-year-old!" that my child you are speaking of??

Yes, I am sure that those of you who know me/her will not believe this and your mouths will hang open in shock and awe. But, yes, it actually did happen and I am not making it up.

I mean, I've been told "I can't believe how well she climbs/moves/jumps/throws herself off tall objects/flips/talks/screams, etc." but NEVER once have I had her listening skills commented on. This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Pictures, pictures, pictures.

Holy cow. Was I behind on sorting out photos or what? This past week, I decided I was going to clean out the photo box and start back up on scrapbooking...600+ photos later, I am thinking this is waaaay too overwhelming to even begin to think about scrapbooking!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Creative hair cutting and more...

I've had several moments this week where I thought "I have to write this down" because it was either super-funny or really sucked, but I've gotten sidetracked so many times, I don't know which end is up at this point to be honest.

A quick run-down of the weekend:

I finally got to go shopping (albeit with the kids) and buy myself some clothes. Upon wearing one of the new shirts I had bought, Haiden proclaimed "You FINALLY are wearing a cool shirt!" Geez. It must be bad when the 5-year-old notices!

I am still feeling kind of crappy and tired, but am finally feeling a bit better. At least I can turn my head most of the way and look up and down as long as I do it slow.

Hannah decided to give herself a haircut this afternoon. Granted, we had been talking about how she really needed one, but I wasn't really picturing the look she had in mind, which was basically a huge chunk taken out of the front of her head (basically all of her bangs cut about 1 inch from her scalp). I tried to get a picture of her because it really did look quite funny, but she saw the camera and ran and screamed. I trimmed the rest of her hair and cut a good 4 inches off the was actually more than halfway down her back! It does look much better now, other than that big chunk of her own doing in the front.

I realized that today I ate 4 donuts from Krispy Kreme. I had 2 in the morning, 1 this afternoon, and "tasted" about 4 bites of another one, which pretty much constitutes a whole one. Oh, and then I had some ranch potato chips, 4 cups of coffee, AND no water, veggies, or fruit all day.
I feel sick and really, really bad now. Seriously, I was just stressed all day and was working and running here and there and never really even realized what I had eaten until I was sitting here now thinking of it! Good thing the donuts are now gone. Now I don't have them staring at me within easy reach.

I did groceries on Friday and my bill came to $176, but after my cleverly clipped and referenced coupons were run through, my bill was down to $103. That is probably the best I've done thus far with the coupon thing.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Diarrhea day.

Here we go...

Week one of Haiden's kindergarten experience we were all sick with colds/URI's. Now, this morning at 4 a.m. he woke up saying his stomach hurt and has had diarrhea since then. Of course, he's bouncing off the walls begging to go to school, but ummmm...that's not going to fly today. I mean, if he does go to school today there would be something flying, but it wouldn't be him, it would be....something else not so fun.

To start off this wonderful diarrhea experience, we were out of toilet paper. No paper towel either...or napkins...and only a few baby wipes to spare. So a run to Walgreens it was, which, I should mention, is about a 20 minute drive away. Whew...made it there with no incident. Stopped at Starbucks on the way home to fill up on a venti Sumatra so I can wake up a little. Had to drive by the school on the way home and Haiden proclaimed he was fine and needed to get to class ASAP. Well, at least he likes school.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Bathroom project

Our project for the next month or so is the bathroom...the only room in the house that was not redone when we moved here. The flooring went in this past week, I repainted the baseboards and they were put back up, only for me to discover I painted them the wrong color of white. Arrrgh.
So...I will be repainting them I guess.

Now I'm wondering why on earth we put flooring in the bathroom that is not supposed to get very wet? Obviously was not thinking there. I mean, if we didn't have 2 kids who like to make "ocean waves" in the bathtub, maybe it would be okay, but I'm thinking one big splash and we are doomed.

After living in a disaster area for nearly 8 years (our old house) I hate having anything around here unfinished, so I'm really wanting to have this whole project done in the next couple of weeks. Of course that all depends on Jeremy for the most part, since the next big thing is the countertop and sink/faucets and I can't do that one. However, I can get the trim re-painted and finished up and figure out what the heck to do with that god-awful mirror in the bathroom. I hate that thing. But I have discovered that mirrors are kind of expensive and expensive just doesn't fit into my vocab at the moment. So...we will probably have to live with that nasty piece of crap for a while at least. Sure would be nice to get that done before I paint though.

I'll have to put some before, during, and after pics on here. I want it to look so different it's not even recognizable, but not sure if we'll quite pull that one off!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


This was a big week for Mr. Haiden, who started kindergarten.
He dressed himself, and I was impressed with his choice. I was expecting the frog boots and a weird mismatch of Transformers shirt/camo shorts/Harley Davidson hat that no longer fits. I think he did a pretty good job this time though.

Despite acting like it was no big deal the night before, he was up at 5:00 a.m. asking if it was time to go to school yet. Every day this week thus far he has woken up at least an hour earlier than normal asking if it's time to go yet, so I guess he's liking it.

Today was day #3, and he already knew the names of the kids in his class and had a few new songs memorized and expected me to know them as well. "Mom, I know their names because I read their nametags, and I know the songs because I sang them with Jim....DUH." Oh, well excuse me. I guess I will start reading up on name tags as well.

He has made some new friends, including a boy who eats folders (I witnessed this, so I know it is true), a boy with a mohawk and red paint in his hair, and a boy who can burp his name (again, witnessed this one unfortunately). I can see that his newest pursuit of making people say "underwear" will undoubtedly go over well with this crowd.