Saturday, December 23, 2006

Happy Holidays!!!

From my family to yours, may this weekend be filled with family, cheer, and love. Happy Holidays everyone! Can't wait to see is Santa brings you all that you asked for :) Love you guys!


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

You Know When

You know when you have a fairly big child when the nurse who weighs her says "Samantha is here for her year check up right?" and I say "No her 9 month one." and the nurse says "Oh...she is a big girl"

She is 21 lbs. folks and she likes to be carried! I have stairs in my house!! She is so freaking cute though so that makes up for it :)


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ok I Promise to Stop, but Here is Another One

I am sure you guys are sick of pictures of my children. Honestly, I have nothing else to post and I would hate for you guys to stop reading because my blog is soooo depressing :) Anyway, Julia had a dance recital on Saturday which had to have been the funniest and cutest thing I have ever seen. She did awesome! So here she is in costume and of course doing her signature pose. I am so in trouble when she is older :)

Thanks for reading!!!


Thursday, December 07, 2006

All my Effort was Worth It

Here are the girls Christmas pictures. I must say, but I have really cute kids :) Despite the tiny bit of stress getting this together caused (Samantha not having shoes as you can see) I think they turned out super. Such little girls!


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I Feel the Love

Wow you guys really know how to make someone feel better. I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers. I am here, I am coping, I am dealing. I have a husband and 2 children that need me so I am able to make myself useful instead of thinking about my situation. I just wish I could call him and tell him how much I love and miss him. Sucks that I can't. Sucks that I never will again. His funeral is Friday and I think my brother and I have arranged quite a send off. He deserves it. I hope he knows that.

Thanks again you guys. Reading your comments reminded me that through this crazy thing called cyberspace there are people that touch our lives everyday. You all have hold a special place in my heart.


Saturday, November 25, 2006

When Life Turns you Upside Down

I am not sure when I will be posting in this blog again. I will be taking a small break due to the death of my father on November 23. I love all of you and I thank you very much for the love you have giving me. Thank you for reading and sharing with me this last two and half years.


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

8 Months

Once again I am a terrible mother and did not post anything about the Mini-Princess turning 8 months old. I have like Holiday brain or something. Anyway, she is such a doll! Her favorite pass time is eating and she will not eat babyfood anymore. I have tried everything to get her too, but nope she refuses. She is now pulling herself up and walking along things. Julia did the same thing and was walking by 10 months. Other than that she laughs and talks all the time. We are just so in love in this house :) But man time has flown by with this little one. I am going to miss it :)


PS Where is everyone??

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Picture Day

It is 9:10 am and I am ready for bed. Today was picture day at Julia's school and the guy that comes takes these gorgeous pictures with these awesome backgrounds. For Christmas last year, I had the best pictures taken by him. So anyway, after my 2 week search for some outfits for the girls, picture day was finally here. Getting one girl ready is hard, let alone two. You have to comb hair, make it look cute, put tights on, find the missing black shoe, etc. Hopefully all my effort will be worth it when we get the pictures back. If so then Ta-Ta Christmas cards. If not then I have to do it all over again, this time taking the pictures myself which will be a bigger disaster I know!


Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Why can't I find something to blog about? It is a bunch of nothing going on around here. I hope that I am not losing you guys because of my lack of posting. I promise to find something to talk about soon! I swear! So for the time being I want to know what is going on with you :)


Friday, November 10, 2006

At Least She Has Her Priorities Straight

So the Mini Princess can now say "Da Da","Na Na", and something that sounds like Elmo because when she sees him on TV or she sees the doll she says it. Still no "Ma Ma" - So I guess she likes her Daddy and Elmo more than me. Figures :)


Monday, November 06, 2006

I Suck So Here is a Picture Instead

I have nothing. Made $42.00 at my mini garage sale yesterday because I just starting giving things away for a $1.00. Who knew that someone would want a candle Christmas tree with the candles half burned??

Anyway here is a picture of the girls and I on Halloween. Yes I did wear cat ears as an attempt to look festive :)


Friday, November 03, 2006

You Know When

You know when you have an on-line shopping problem when 1- you are looking for Christmas outfits for the girls, but end up buying an entire outfit so you can go out for a friend's birthday. 2- When they already know you credit card number cause you have been there so many times :)

My name is Amanda and I am addicted to clothes, shoes, and purses.


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Another Year, Another Princess

Happy Halloween everybody!!! Here is the Princess dressed as Princess Jasmine. I figured she will be probably be a Disney Princess tell she is 10?? Oh well at least the Mini-Princess has some kick ass costumes when she is older :) Hope you guys all have a great Halloween!! Remember to save all Snickers and Peanut M&M's for me :)


Oh and yes this is Julia's signature pose

Monday, October 30, 2006

Can't Wait Till She is 13...

Do you think that we should stop watching "America's Next Top Model" together??

Yes I know- what is she going to be like when she is a teenager??


Friday, October 27, 2006

A Little Bit Better

Ok so yesterday was good, today got even better. I have this small, tiny, little, itty-bitty, obsession with Justin Timberlake. If you have not heard him and I are secret lovers. Goes back to my boy band days when I waited 3 hours on the phone to get Summer and I Backstreet Boy tickets. Anyway, he is coming to San Diego and I didn't think I was going to get tickets and guess what- I did! No trouble at all either. So on January 8, 2007, I, the husband I am dragging, and 20,000 14 year old girls will be rocking out to Justin. Too bad I might need binoculars to see him :)


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Mrs.Shitty McShitterson

That should be my name lately. My attitude sucks, my head hurts, my ass and arms hurt from the gym, my one kid (guess which one? Here is a hint- she is 4) is driving me crazy, my husband bugs, my best friend waits to call me back six hours later after I leave a message crying on the phone (you know who you are), and my toe nail almost broke all the way off yesterday. I guess this could all be PMS since I am on my period. I don't know- I just have had it!

Ok sorry had to vent- thanks for listening :)


Sunday, October 22, 2006


After 4 shots of sake, don't let your friends and husband talk you into eating eel by saying it tastes like chicken. I don't know what kind of chicken they have been eating lately, but if it is salty, mushy, and fishy then it is true that eel tastes like chicken :)


Friday, October 20, 2006


Of course her first word would be "da da" Here is to Mommy always getting the shaft :)


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bringing Sexy Back

My recent shoe fetish splurge. I think the Hubby almost fainted when I tried them on. How about that for sexy- meow :)
I did however counteract the sexiness with these mom shoes. They are so comfortable-like wearing slippers. Not so sexy, but had to be sensible too :)


Monday, October 16, 2006

7 Months

The Mini Princess it is 7 months already!! Time files :) Well she crawls, sits, pulls herself up, wants to eat everything she can get her hands on, and talks to her little hands and toys. I am so in love!! Here are some pictures. Hope everyone had a great weekend :)


Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Results

So yesterday was horrible! They has to stick 116 needles in Julia's small little back all filled with something that she could be allergic to. It was pure torture- I cried right along with her (well she screamed, I cried) It was amazing to see what people can be allergic too- everything from geese to vanilla. Well it turns out she is allergic to most pollens, trees, mold, and the best horses, dogs, cows, cockroaches, and green peppers. Good thing we don't live on a farm. The solution the doctor suggested- 4 years of 5 rounds of shots 2 times a week. Make sense?? 208 shots a year for 4 years. Um...yeah you can kiss my ass on that. I would do it if lets say she can't breathe, but she just gets her normal sickness during those times and it goes away. She will be on Claritin for the rest of her childhood I am sure, but that to me is better than shots for 4 years. I just could never do that to my girl. So anyway, that is how it went yesterday. We did take her to Target and purchased her whatever Polly Pocket she wanted (I hate those toys)

I hope everyone has a good day!


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Test

Today Julia has the test that I have been dreading since they told me she needed it- The allergy scratch test. This where they are going to scratch several places on her back and put what they might suspect she is allergic to in those scratches. What ever she has a reaction to is what she is allergic to. Sounds like fun huh?? I recruited Jon to come with me because I am sure as hell not doing this by myself. Also my grandma is watching the baby so we can focus on Julia. So that is what I get to do today. Cocktails are in my future :) And I will bet you $50 that she is allergic to cats and then that I means I have to find a home for the one we have. Yeah for me!!


Monday, October 09, 2006

Pick Up Time

Anyone willing to come pick my children up? I can have them ready in 30 minutes. They come with clothes and toys. I will even throw in last weeks "People" and "Us Magazine" Anyone??


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Question? I Might Get Slammed for this One

Okay- my 19 year old neighbor is pregnant. I am not one to judge, but this is a total case of "I told you so." So anyway, I was invited to her baby shower next weekend. Jon and I will be out of town so I can not attend. When Samantha was born someone gave me a bath seat. We already had one so I never took it out of the box and used it. Would it be so bad to re-gift that?? I checked her registries and she does not have one on there. I also have some really cute Carter sleepers with tags still on them that I thought I could wrap up too. Am I being totally bad? I mean besides you guys, no one will ever know. Will I my karma come back to haunt me?? Help!!!


PS As I am writing this, Samantha is pulling herself up on my chair. At almost 7 months pulling herself up! I am so screwed even if me re-gifting presents doesn't get me first :)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


I am so excited that "Lost" is on tonight- they better not disappoint :) What TV shows are you or were you excited about watching this season??


Saturday, September 30, 2006

Grandmas Rock!

My Mother and my Grandmother are on their way as we speak to come a babysit my two wonderful children so that my husband and I can have a night away. I get to get dressed up, have a steak dinner, go to a concert, and have hotel sex! When I asked my Mom if she could babysit, she didn't even hesitate and said "I would love too." Too me that deserves the manicure and pedicure I am taking her to today! I would eat worms if necessary to have a night away with the hubby :) I love you Mom!


Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Bad Mommy Files

This is not a joke. My daughter and I had a rough morning. The result was she got sent to her room. When she came out she had a piece of paper with her and told me that she wrote me a letter. Now I thought "How cute is that. She wants to apologize in a letter." Well that was not the kind of letter she composed. She read me her little scribbled letter and told me that tomorrow morning she was moving out because she didn't want to go to her room anymore. Now I wanted to laugh, but she was serious. Anybody have room for a 4 year old with tons of attitude??


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Biggie Smalls

Jon has come up with a nickname for the Mini Princess- Biggie Smalls. That is because she had her six month check up yesterday and she weighs 17 lbs. 13 oz., which by the way is in the 95th percentile for weight. I don't think Julia weighed 17 lbs. until she was like 10 months old. It also took Julia 2 years to gain 5 lbs and at 4 she is only 35 lbs. Samantha weighs half as much as her 4 year old sister! She is also 26 inches long which is all in the 95th percentile for height. The doctor even said to me "Wow are you sure she is only 6 months old. She looks like she is 9 months old." Well you know what- I love those cubby little legs. I guess that just means I am doing a good job? :)


Sunday, September 24, 2006


Is it bad that I locked myself in our master bathroom with my US Magazine, turned on the fan, and sat and read it for 20 minutes? And the best part is when I came out no one seemed to notice. Have I finally gotten away with something??


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Holy Crap

I stepped on the scale this morning. Now would I want to ruin my day with that? No clue, but anyway I have lost 6 lbs. already- Holy Crap! Man drinking TONS of water and actually going to the gym must be working. Just makes me want to lose 6 more! I just miss my friend chocolate a whole bunch :(


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

6 Months and I am a Terrible Mommy

The Mini Princess was 6 months old last week and with all that I have going on I forgot to post. Yes. I know how could I forget?? I am a terrible mother :) So here are some pictures of my girl:


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Baby Reid is Here!!

Baby Reid was born at 11:45 am yesterday. After only 4 hours active labor and no drugs- can you believe that!! Summer rocks :)

I love you BFF- can't wait to hold the newest addition to your family :)


Saturday, September 16, 2006

He's On His Way!!!!

Well I got a phone call from my BFF, Summer (aka The Drama Mama) this morning and her water broke last night! I am so excited!! So keep your fingers crossed for a safe and easy delivery. Can not wait to welcome baby Reid!! I will keep you posted!


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I'm Hungry Dammit

After looking at some not flattering pictures of me taken at Disneyland last week, Amanda has decided that it is time to get back on the diet track. So Weight Watchers here I come. I will be doing it online since I am not one for public displays of fatness. Also, my gym called and asked where I was so I thought it might be nice to visit there at least 3 times a week. Jon and I are having a weekend get away for our 10th anniversary of our first date (his idea- can you believe that?? What a hubby) and that is in a month. I want to wear something HOT so lets see what happens. Keep your fingers crossed for me and for you others that share in my diet hell much hugs and kisses to you :)


Monday, September 11, 2006

No real post today. Just holding and kissing my family tight and sending love out to all of you.


Sunday, September 10, 2006

How Do Parents of 2 Kids Celebrate Their Anniversary

Put the kids to bed, order Thai food, and watch Dane Cook. Can't get better than that :)


*Other activities edited for this blog post (wink,wink)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

WARNING: A Whole Bunch of Corniness and Cheesiness

6 years ago today I walked down to say "I do" to the love of my life. After all this time I feel even more in love than I ever have. He is a wonderful husband and the greatest Daddy ever. I feel very blessed to have found someone to grow old with. So to my darling husband, I adore you and love you more than life it's self. Happy Anniversary!!


Friday, September 08, 2006

To My Best Friend

Happy Birthday Summer!! Has it really been 15 years of us being best friends?? I love you and hope that you have a great day. I wish I was there so that I could hug your big belly :)

Love you!!!


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Happiest Place On Earth??

Well we are off to Disneyland for the next and day and a half. I am excited- I love when Julia has this look on her face like "Oh my god! That is Cinderella standing right there!" Yet I have never taken a baby there and I forgot all the crap you have to bring. The Pack-in-Play, 2 strollers, a cooler for bottles, the diaper bag, binkys, blankets, etc.- That is just for like 30 hours away from home! Luckily we are going with the Greatest In-laws ever and that includes the Greatest Sister in Law ever. So wish me luck and you don't see on the news "Women Jumps from Boat on Pirates of the Caribbean Attempting to Escape her Family"- film at 11 :)


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

My Little Girl

Dear Mini Princess-

I think that it is so awesome that you have been sleeping through the night this past month. I love that I can put you down and know that you will let mommy and daddy have a good nights rest. Even with your teeth coming you have been pretty good. I was just wondering though if you could do me 2 big favors. One, could you learn to put your binky in your mouth, not take it out? I mean really you will be so happy if you learn that once your binky is in your mouth, it is not wise to take that little tiny hand of yours and pull it out. Second, there is this thing on your crib called a bumper for a reason. It is so it blocks those cute chubby legs of yours from getting caught in between the slats. Do you think that you could stop doing that in the middle of the night. It hurts and I hate when you scream out in pain. Of course these are things that I know we can work on together. Thank you for being the little princess you are- We love you!


Monday, September 04, 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

I Should Know Better

When your friend says "Hey lets go play pool" at the local country western bar and when you walk in there is nothing but 21 year olds and the loudest rap music you have ever heard- you should know that you will be drinking too much and feeling like shit the next day :) Man being hung over with 2 kids is no fun- lesson learned (of course till next time)


Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Well the last 48 hours in the Mommy Files household has been a tough one. The Mini Princess has decided that she wants to get some teeth in her mouth. Two at the same time. I am not used to this teething business because Julia did not get teeth till she was 1 year old (crazy huh? I was the same way I guess) and one day I looked and there was a tooth. There was no crying, no shoving everything she could get her hands on into her mouth, spitting up on me 4 times within 10 minutes- none of that. All I have to say for the makers of teething gel- thank you. You saved me from drinking my night away :) Wish me luck and if you have any suggestions to help PLEASE let me know!


Monday, August 28, 2006

Loved This and Had to Share















Friday, August 25, 2006

Vacation All I Ever Wanted

We are off for some fun in the extremely hot sun- Palm Springs, CA!! The girls and the Hubby will swim while I am off having a facial and massage- told you I was a spoiled brat! I hope you all have a great weekend!!


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Kinda Sad

Today Julia starts her first full day at preschool. It is only 2 days a week and both Jon and I agreed that once she stop taking naps she was ready for a full day. I am just kinda sad is all. Makes me feel a little defeated- like I lost the war of motherhood. Shouldn't I be able to handle her all day long? Isn't this what I signed up for when I had children? I just know I will miss her, yet I also know that things can go back to normal around here. I will clean, I will do laundry, I will spend more time with the baby. I swear I will- the magazines will wait till everything is done :) The clock will not move fast enough today because I will need a hug and kiss from my little girl.


Sunday, August 20, 2006

True Love

I am total spoiled brat- I admit that. There are just some things that I don't want to do or I will pay someone to do. One of those things is coloring my hair. I go to the salon every 8 weeks, pay for a color and cut, and I have been doing that for 10 years. Today was the day that I changed that. Since going back to blonde, I have to get the hair colored every 6-7 weeks. Sometimes that is not in the budget in this household. So today, I went to Walgreens and bought on my mother's recommendation (better work mom) this:

Old school highlights. You have to pull your hair through a plastic cap. Now I am also very impatient and I want results now, but how about this for true love. The Hubby took 45 minutes to pull strands of my hair through a plastic cap. He also helped me put the dye and made sure I got all the strands. That takes a true man who loves someone very much to do that. Now I just hope that I am not sitting here waiting for orange hair :)


UPDATE: My hair actually looks good. It is really blonde, but I like it like that. Maybe I have found a way to save some money??
UPADTE #2: Here is a picture. It is small and cut off because well the ohters ones you can tell I was kinda naked :)

Friday, August 18, 2006

12:52 Friday

So when is it too early to start drinking??


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

No Nap Hell

Oh my God- I had no clue that the no nap situation would be so hard. I am dying over here! I thought maybe she might mellow for an hour around her normal nap time, but nope! It is like she makes an effort to be insane. Then when she does get tired she whines and just the thought of that makes me want to pull my hair out. When she whines, I call the hubby and whine, then when he comes home, we both whine, then the baby catches on and she whines. It is a never ending cycle. I do have to say one thing- thank God for Playdo and Barbie. At least that gives me 45 min. of semi-peace, until of course she needs something cut or Barbie's pants on. All I want o do is read my "People" magazine- is that so wrong??


PS- Yes I know I am such a Drama Queen :)

Monday, August 14, 2006

5 Months

The Mini-Princess is 5 months old today and I am actually writing a post on the actual day. Mommy is getting good :) Anyway, I tried to take cute pictures, but Samantha has learned that she doesn't have to lie there anymore while I take them. This girl is ready to crawl! I just know I am going to find something in her mouth like a Polly Pocket shoe or a Lego because she has scooted her way over to Julia's toys. She also has begun to sit up with the support of her arms. I can't wait for that because that means I can put her in the grocery cart instead of lugging around that 50 lb. infant seat.

She has been eating baby food for about 2 weeks now and she loves it. Her little legs kick when she even sees me bring out the spoon. It is just a dinner time thing and let me tell you- makes her sleep till 7 am every morning! Gotta love that! In a month of two she will be demanding steak and baked potatos for dinner. And secretly I always taste what falls on my fingers just to make sure it is okay :)

Well my baby Samantha- Mommy, Daddy, and Sissy love you very much! We are all waiting to see the little lady you are to become. Thanks for making me a better mommy the last 5 months!


Saturday, August 12, 2006

You Know When

You know when you are a mom when you are at the gym, with your Ipod on the shuffle songs setting, and "Toot, Toot, chugga, chugga, big red car" by "The Wiggles" comes on. You figure you are just to lazy to change the song or you are secretly singing along with :)


Friday, August 11, 2006

The Mini

What is up with every single store selling mini skirts? I mean I like my skirts above my knees, but I want to be able to bend over in them. I tried so hard last night to find a cute skirt, but every one I looked at you could see "the goods" when I bent over. There is a time and place for that- not at the park with 2 kids :)


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

It is &^*%^&% official

My worst nightmare has come true and I just knew this day would come and I would be so screwed!! I am about to cry about right now!! Julia has officially stopped taking naps :( Yes, my life is changed forever! It has been a slow process, giving up one or two days of a nap, but yesterday it was the third day in a row and there was no way I was getting her down. I have had friends who have told me the horrors of the No Nap Kid, but I wasn't worried. Julia was still taking these wonderful 2 hours naps, and going to sleep by 8:30 pm. Yesterday by 4 pm I wanted to run far far away. Luckily around 7:45 pm she was done and it was super easy to put her to bed. So I guess I am in the No Nap Kid Club from now on. A membership I don't want to pay for, yet must. Prey for me :)


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I am Here with Nothing to Say

I've got nothing. There is nothing happening here. The kids are good, the hubby is good, the house is clean, and I have to go to the grocery store. See, nothing. It is either I tell the truth or make something up :) So, tell me what is up with you instead. Make anything good for dinner I can steal the recipe for and pass it off as my own??


Friday, August 04, 2006

Purse Party, Bras, and Cheesecake

So I got my break last night thanks to my friend Robin and my Hubby coming home a tad bit early. Thank god for that :) So Robin took me to a purse party. For those who don't know what that is it basically a party where this girl sells knock off purses and such. I got a really cute white one because I have never had a white purse before. Then we headed to the best mall in San Diego called Fashion Valley. They have all the good stores, unlike where I live. So we went to Sephora and Nordstrom where I bought my all time favorite bras. After that, we decided that to make the night 10 times better we would go have some cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory. It is amazing how cheesecake can change your frame of mind. I had to bring half of mine home because it was huge! So I got my much needed break. I am now sitting at my computer with the cutest little four year old in her chair next to me. Let's just hope it stays that way today :)


Thursday, August 03, 2006

I'm Filing a Complaint

I am trying to fill out my complaint form for the Motherhood Department because I am officially done. When I applied to this program, I was fully aware of the terrible two's, teething, tantrums, doctor visits, etc., but I was not prepared or told that a four year old can have just has much sass and attitude as an teenager. Is there something called the terrible fours? Please let me know if you have found a cure for this condition because I will do anything at this point (hmm...a lock on the her bedroom door sounds nice) I try to not get to this point, but I am defeated and really have no strength to go back into battle. Maybe if I back off for a couple of days it will run it's course?? I am checking the box on this form for need a break- hopefully my desperation will show and they will grant me one??


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Flipping Channels Last Night

When Surgical Tools Get Left Behind

What the hell- there is a whole show (with many episodes I might add) about this?? Makes you wonder doesn't it??


Monday, July 31, 2006


I really have nothing to talk about. Had a date night this weekend, the In-Laws came for a visit, the microwave broke, it was actually 85 degrees this weekend, and I cleaned all the bathrooms :) So I will leave you on this Monday with a picture of the mini-princess in the house, who is not even 5 months yet and is determined to crawl. Yes I am in deep shit when that happens :)


Friday, July 28, 2006

Admitting My Addiction

Last night my friend Robin and I went to the mall for our bi-weekly manicure and pedicure. Okay as I type that it seems a little spoiled brat, but she has fake nails and I just like mine pretty. The hubby also like them when they are pretty too so he does not mind. Anyway, as we were leaving, we passed a cart in the mall with a sign that said- Buy 2 get 1 Free. I stopped dead in my tracks. The cart was filled with my favorite thing of all- fake designer sun glasses! I have tried on real Gucci glasses before that I LOVE, but they are like $300 and knowing me I will lose them or scratch them. So the next best thing is to buy the knock-offs for $10 and not care if they get lost. So last night I came home with 2 pairs of Chanel glasses and 1 pair of I think Prada ones all for $20! I now have 6 pairs of sunglasses. I plan on rotating them at the pool this afternoon so I can get the most out of them :)

Do you have an addiction??


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

My Decision

Well after talking with the hubby last night, I decided that I am not going to attend the memorial service. It really would be too much for me I think. I am also a very emotional person so add that into the mix and it would not be good. I also think I have a sinus infection. I have not been able to smell or taste for almost a week and the right side of my face is killing me. Off to the doctor I must go. I hope I am better before Saturday because we actually got a baby-sitter who is not family and we are going out. I can not wait!!

Thanks for all of your advice yesterday. It really helped :)


Tuesday, July 25, 2006


A good friend of mine's Father in Law died on Saturday. I am also pretty good friends with her husband, yet only met his father once or twice. Here is my question, there is a memorial on Thursday and I am not sure if I should attend. I will have my children with me and I am thinking that a funeral is not the place for that. Do I go anyway? I am planning on sending a flower arrangement and making something for the pot luck afterwards, but I really don't want to stress out whether my children will be good during the service. Is that wrong? Am I going to feel guilty for not going??

What would you do??


Monday, July 24, 2006

Thought of the Day

'Survivor' Richard Hatch Sent to Prison

If you read the last line of the article you will see that he was known as "the fat naked guy" on the show for his refusal to wear clothes. Is it just me or would you not want to carry this reputation around if you are going to prison??


Friday, July 21, 2006

Snot Faucet

Why is it when you get even the smallest cold it still kicks your ass? And seriously how much snot can one human produce?? The best part is I ran out of Kleenex so I have been using toilet paper and paper towels to blow my nose. My nose is raw!! I also just admitted that I am too lazy to drive the 2 miles to the store to buy Kleenex. I do have that sexy "Demi Moore like" smoky voice. Too bad my husband runs from me every time I am near him. You mean snot and boogers aren't attractive??


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

From Lisanne

I got this link form Lisanne and I this what I came up with. Let me know if you can't hear it or see it :)

Create your own video at One True Media

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


I live out in the desert you see (well the valley really, but it is as hot a freaking desert) and there really is no good pizza places out here. This family of mine LOVES pizza and we are not Pizza Hut people. So I have resorted to making my own. Trader Joe's has an already made pizza dough ($.99 to boot) and I buy it like 3 at a time and freeze it. It is like the easiest thing ever. Anyway, I was watching "Boy Meets Grill" with Bobby Flay, who I don't particular enjoy, but he was making pizza on the grill. He had one of these:

It is a grill top pizza stone! I was so excited! So I went to Williams-Sonoma's website and they are on back order till July 23rd. Being the patient person I am (NOT), I called the best Mother-in-law in the world so that she can purchase it for me. Once again, I live in a place where there is no Nordstrom, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, or William Sonoma- such a travesty!! Well she called me yesterday to let me know she got the pizza stone and will be bringing it this weekend! So my plan is to make pizza for everyone and take pictures so that I can show you guys. Such a housewife I am that things like this get me all hot and bothered :)


Monday, July 17, 2006

Facing Monday With Smiles

Julia is sick, I switched formula for the baby (we had vomiting issues), I have a pimple, it is 103 with thunder and lighting, and I have to go to the grocery store. You would think that I would be pulling my hair out knowing it is Monday and my extra pair of hands has gone off to work. But guess what- I am okay. Last night, Jon and I had one of those "talks". The one where you lie in bed and you talk about everything for a long time. There is no confrontation, no yelling, no being defensive. It is just full of understanding and you feel like each other has listened. Reminds you how much you love the person lying next you. So I am a happy girl today. I also joined a new gym yesterday that has TV's on each of the cardio machines. I can watch reruns of "Beverly Hills 90210" while I work out. Can't get much better than that :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Saturday, July 15, 2006

4 Months

Oh little Samantha, you turned 4 months yesterday and I was a terrible mommy. I decided to whine in complain in a post than write about sweet little you. I can not believe that you are already 4 months old. Where did my baby go? You have learned so many things and I look at you everyday and see you change just a little bit. Your laugh makes the whole house laugh and we've noticed that sometimes the simplest things bring out your belly laughter.

You roll now all over the place and you even get up on your arms like you want to crawl. I can not leave you anywhere in fear of you ending up somewhere else in seconds. Yesterday I found you underneath the Pack-n-Play. We think you are going to have strawberry-blonde hair and for sure it will be curly. Everytime someone sees you they comment on your curly hair. Can't wait to comb that when you are older (Not!) We love you very much and are so happy to have you. Thank you for filling our hearts with more love :)



Friday, July 14, 2006

Sometimes it Takes Just One Mommy

I was reading Amy's (who I personally thinks rocks by the way) post yesterday on the trials and tribulations of being a SAHM. I thought about her post all night long. She really put into words what I am feeling at this moment in time. This is the hardest job that I have ever done in my life and I sometimes consider the alternative. What if I go back to work? My friend actually offered me a job last month- it was a job that I would have loved to do. The pay was fantastic and it would have made Jon and I VERY comfortable. I actually looked into daycare costs and such. The thing is, I would have missed the baby time with Samantha that I cherished so much with Julia. Also, I would have been taking Julia from her comfort zone and throwing her into something that she may not be able to handle. Which I know may not be a bad thing, but I already have my hands full and I can not imagine working a full day and coming home to her :) I have chosen this life and I really do enjoy it. And yes I am a bitch more often than I will admit, but I am grateful to my husband for working hard so that I can stay home. It was just nice to know someone else felt the same way. Sometimes us SAHM need to know that we are not alone- thanks Amy :)


PS- Heavy today aren't I?? :)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

You Know When

You know when you are a parent (or need a night out) when you no longer call each other by name, but use "Mommy" and "Daddy". This morning Jon called and left a voicemail saying "Hey Mommy, How are you this morning?" Honestly, I don't need another person calling me that, but he was trying to be sweet. An "A" for effort- right??


PS- Who is the visitor from Keller, TX?? I know someone who lives there. Is it a small city? Maybe you know her??

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I am Sorry, but I can not be Wordless on this Wednesday

Like my new look?? Thanks again to Ro at Ciao My Bella! for making me look pretty! She rocks by the way- go check her out!

Anyway, have I got a story for you! Yesterday I went to pick up little Miss. Julia from preschool. When I got there, they were still eating lunch, so I hung in the classroom and watched them. Her teacher was not in the room at the time (there was an aid) and I was about to get Julia's stuff together and leave. Her teacher then came in the room and came up to me and said "We had a little incident with Julia today." Now, this was not a shock or anything, but really it was only the third time in 2 1/2 years that she has been going to school that I have been told that. I was prepared for hearing that she said something bad, or worse, hitting or kicking someone. I was, however, not prepared for what she actually did. Here is the story that the teacher told me:

Julia was playing in the house area when suddenly the fire alarm went off. In the panic to get the kids ready to go outside, Julia had major meltdown. The teacher calmed her down and they went and did the fire drill, along with the whole school. When the class came back, Julia's teacher got a phone call saying that the fire alarm was pulled in her room. She sat them down and asked each one of them if they did it. Well guess what- IT WAS MY KID!!!! She pulled the fire alarm!!! Luckily, the fire department didn't come, and the rest of school thought it was their monthly fire drill. The teacher realized why Julia freaked out when the alarm sounded and it was because she knew she had done something wrong. She then explained to her that was not good and that is only for emergencies.

Now I didn't know what else to say besides "Sorry" and Jon and I did have a talk with her last night about it. She told us she did not know what it was and that she "touched it" not pulled it. Also, the thing is located at their level right next to the little play kitchen, so I can see how that might be tempting. Anyways, is this what my future brings?? Am I going to have a juvenile delinquent?? I will love her anyway if that helps :)


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Oh Baby

Is it wrong to think that Gordon Ramsey from Hell's Kitchen is HOT?? Am I admitting I like guys who can cook and treat me like crap??


PS My husband is neither by the way. I don't think he can even scramble an egg and he so does not treat me anywhere near crap :)

Monday, July 10, 2006

Seriously Now

This morning I heard the local weather man say "It will be 102 in the valleys today. Hey at least that is better than 106 like yesterday." I sat and pondered that thought for a little bit. Is there really a difference? Will people be like "Wow it is ONLY 102 today. Feels not so hot as yesterday. Maybe I won't sit in my air conditioned house where it is 78 degrees and go run a couple of miles." I am sorry but when the weather is anything over 95 my thought is- IT IS TOO FREAKING HOT!! And four degrees really makes no difference- you can still fry an egg on the blacktop :)


Okay so I have lived out here for 4 years and I still not used to the heat. I have kids you see and I will pay the $250 it takes to make my house nice and cool. And yes. I will admit sometimes it is like 75 degrees in my house. Hey I am from the coast- I need to be cold!!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Crisis Adverted

Tonight we decided to venture out and take the kiddlings to dinner. We have never done dinner before with the both of them, so we thought we would give it a shot. We went to our favorite local restaurant knowing Julia would actually consume food (that is a task all in it's self) and it is also kid-friendly. During the meal, Samantha gazed up at me with her big beautiful blue eyes and looked very content. About 5 minutes later, a look of panic came across her face. I thought "Oh boy, here is when I good idea goes bad." I picked her up from her car seat and noticed a smell that was not our food. I looked at Jon, grabbed the car keys, and went to go change her diaper. When I finally laid her down to undo her onesie, there was poop all up her back and down the side of one leg. I grabbed the diaper bag and pulled out a diaper (check), wipes (check), and extra outfit (check). I proceed to clean her all up, get her dressed, clean my hands, throw away the diaper, and be back in time to finish my dinner. I sat at the table and beamed! Jon asked me why I was happy after having to do that and I said "because I actually did not freak out." I was prepared and ready for action! It felt good! I think I have the hang of this two kid thing- finally :)


Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Blog Full of Bad News

Do I ever have anything good to write on here? I mean come on now! The plague has hit our house. Both Jon and I were up last night puking and we both have 101 fevers right now. I don't think in the 10 years we have been together we have ever been sick at the same time. Luckily both girls are fine (for now) It sucks though that when the person who gives you sympathy when you are sick is sick too!

Good news though- the ants are gone!! Thank you to the people that make "Raid" :)


Monday, July 03, 2006


My sweet adorable husband decided since it was 100,000 degrees out here, he would flood out our tiny little back yard so that he will not have to water for a couple of days. Well being the smart man that he is (uh huh) his plan may have worked, but when I woke up last night to use the bathroom and discovered 4 million ants in our bathroom, I questioned his decision. Okay so it was more like "What the %^$* did you do that for?!" Anyway, we have ants- first time we have ever had them since living here. Now I am obsessed! I am also ruthless- sorry nature lovers out there, but I have children. So welcome summer to my home, unless you are an ant :)

I hope everyone has an awesome 4th of July tomorrow. We are off to the beach with the Greatest In-Laws in the World. I wish all of your families love and fun!!


Friday, June 30, 2006

I Taught Her Well

As Julia was inspecting my newly pedicured toes she says "Mom, boys have to go to work so that girls can get their toes painted." Nice to know I taught her something! That's my girl :)


Thursday, June 29, 2006

Mommy Tip #1

DO NOT- I repeat- DO NOT take a 4 year old and a 3 month old baby to the beach and expect it to be a day of ocean fun. For one, the 3 month old baby you describe to people as "the easiest baby ever" will turn into the demon child. Then the 4 year old who has no fear will run into the waves as far as she can not thinking that it is the ocean, not a swimming pool. As Forest Gump once said "Stupid is as stupid does."


PS- Vodka and 7-up does help you forget that it was a bad idea :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Hell Just Froze Over

In effort to save money I decided that I would actually take the new iron out of it's box (the one I bought six months ago) and use it. I ironed 4 (count them 4) of his shirts this morning! It took me about 45 minutes and they look great! I just hope he doesn't expect me to do that all the time. And Mom I hope I made you proud :)


Sunday, June 25, 2006


Cinderella the Goldfish- April 12, 2006- June 25, 2006

May you swim in the fish bowl of heaven

Friday, June 23, 2006

Martha I am Not, but I am Going to Try my Hardest to Be!!!!

Tomorrow I am a co-host for Summer's baby shower. Like a dumbass (which seems to be the theme for me this week) I volunteered to make the dessert. Well in my thinking I thought "Hey what about a cake?", but then we decided it was going to be a tea. So that means 4 different kinds of desserts- 30 of each. Uh huh- you read that right. So luckily I like to bake, but I am getting a little help from 2 packages of Jello No Bake Cheesecake. So this is what I am making:

Mini strawberry cheesecakes
Mini lemon cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting
Brownie squares with raspberries
Store bought cream puffs (hey I had to have some more help)

I am going to use the hubby as my taste tester- he better be nice. Then after the shower Summer and I are having a slumber party (well does 2 people make a party?) and I am so excited about that. I will be having some cocktails and she will be drinking water, but hey we still will get goofy!

Well I hope you all have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 22, 2006

Mommy Needs a Brain

So I had mentioned the other day that Samantha was turning over, which I thought was pretty cool. Well yesterday I set her on the floor thinking that she would roll over and stay there. I ran upstairs (oh god bad mommy moment admitted) to throw the laundry in the dryer and when I came back down, she had rolled herself a good 5 feet and underneath the coffee table. Hello?? We are 3 months old and we already becoming mobile?? I am so not ready for this! Next she is going to find her way into the cabinet under the sink or something!! Time to make that trip to Target (oh wait I go there once a week anyway) to purchase all that baby proofing stuff. Doesn't work with Julia anymore since she figured out how to work that stuff at 2 years old. It was just a realization for me that I need to get my shit together :)


PS Can you tell I am having a REALLY good week or what?? (NOT)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Such a Dumbass

Ever have one of those days where you feel like such an idiot?? Well today is one of those days for me. When we were in Vegas, we walked for like 2 hours one night and I of course had to wear my cute, not good for walking, give you a huge blister, shoes. On Sunday morning I woke up to my left foot a little swollen and hurting. The last couple of days I have been ignoring it and I thought I could do the gym this morning. Well that was so stupid because now it hurts even more and I can hardly walk. Real smart Amanda :) Now as I was pulling into the garage, I was on the phone (recipe for diaster) and I pulled up a little too far and hit the garage wall. I didn't think anything of it till I looked and there is a huge scratch and the paint is coming off in one area. I need to lock myself in the bathroom for the rest of day so I am safe. Let's just hope I can manage the rest of the day with out burning down the house :)


Monday, June 19, 2006

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas

Well we are back!! And boy did we have tons of fun! I love when my husband just lets loose and is carefree! We ate at some great restaurants,had too much to drink both nights, and spent so quality time together (wink,wink) It was a well deserved get away for the both of us. And my mom said the girls were fantastic which makes the weekend even more worth it! Now it is back to reality and laundry. I have to wash everything in my suitcase because it smells of Vegas. I also have to hug and kiss both my ladies because I missed them so much!

Little Samantha turned 3 months last week, and like last time I am taking my sweet time with her deserved blog entry. She is just the best baby! She weighs 13lb. 8 oz- that was 2 weeks ago so I bet we are pushing 14 now. She has those buttery legs that you just want to take a bite out of! She now is officially rolling over so she can not be left on any furniture. We also discovered that she is ticklish and laughs her head off when you get her in the right spot. This is to much amusement for Julia since she loves to make her smile and laugh. She has been sleeping almost through the night and I still wake up 2-3 times to check on her. I have to- I'm a mom! I just feel so blessed everyday that there is this tiny person in our lives. She has made the transition to two children so easy and I will never forget that. I just can't wait too see what kind of a person she grows up to be :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I look forward to reading all about :)


Thursday, June 15, 2006

Mommy Needs a Vacation

As I was in labor with Samantha, Jon said to me "If you birth this baby before midnight I will give you whatever you want." This was purely selfish on his part since he wanted to go home and sleep and little did he know that I was for sure going to make him give me whatever I wanted! The doctor, nurse, and my mother were witness to this, so at 10:23 pm I pushed out our second child. Now I could of had diamonds, but I already have those. I could of had cash, but that would be weird to get paid for having a baby :) So I chose to go to one of my favorite places- Las Vegas! Now you may wonder why is that my favorite place? Well Mommy loves the lights and excitement. Has nothing to do with gambling because Jon and I are horrible at that. It is just a place where you can eat, drink , and be merry :) You also might wonder how I could leave my 3 month old daughter. Well she will be here with my mother and grandmother and I can not think of anyone else who can do it better (other than my MIL) She is also a pretty easy baby so I am not concerned. Julia is a pro at having someone watch her. She already has plans for my mom :) So Jon and I are off to Las Vegas tomorrow for a couple of days to enjoy each other, sleep, eat in restaurants that don't serve chicken fingers, and have a couple cocktails. Mommy needs and deserves a vacation :)


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Mommy Needs Ear Plugs

Julia started taking at about 16 months and she has never stopped! This morning she woke up and I swear it was not until I dropped her off at school that there was silence. And only my girl would talk all the time about bugs. She is obsessed! She doesn't like pincher bugs "because they are gross Mom." and hates ants "there was one on my yesterday Mom and I flicked it off of me." Yet she will collect every single potato bug in our yard and confine them to an empty bubble container. I found about 25 of them in there yesterday! So gross! Anyway, I am sure they will be a point in my life that I will miss her like this. Just sometimes there is not enough coffee in the world to deal with a 4 year old :)


PS And she started calling me "Mom" instead of "Mommy"- kinda hurts the heart a little :(

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Why is it I can sing all the classics- "How Much is the Doggy", "You are my Sunshine", "Oh Where, Oh Where" yet Samantha only falls asleep or smiles when I sing "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas? Julia's was "Work It" by Missy Elliot. Yes, they are strange, but so am I :)


Wednesday, June 07, 2006

No Wordless Wednesday Today- I Know I Suck :)

I have been lagging in taking pictures lately and the only pictures I have of our my kids. God knows you have seen enough of that :) Anyway, I do have a story of a Wordless Wednesday photo that you will NEVER see on this blog.

Yesterday Julia found a disposable camera in the mist of all the junk in one of our cabinets upstairs. I think I gave it to Jon like 5 years ago in his Christmas stocking. Anyway, I thought it would be cute to let her take her own pictures and develop them to see what she did, so I gave it to her. I went to go take a shower and Jon was on the computer in our loft/playroom. I got out of the shower, wrapped a towel around me, and started talking to Jon from my bedroom door which looks on to the playroom. Well I won't tell you the juicy details, but I decided to flash my husband and right as I did it, Julia came from around the corner and took a picture! Flash and all! I was mortified, yet we could not stop laughing! So there goes getting the pictures developed because I am not walking into our local Walgreens and putting my name on a slip and then picking them up when they are done. I also learned bad idea to give a 4 year old a camera :)


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Knock Knock

Where is everybody?? It is like a Blogger ghost town around here :) Maybe everyone is enjoying their summer?? If so I hope you have a great time!


Saturday, June 03, 2006

Okay so yes I want to be Jessica Simpson

Not that I want to be her, problems and all. I just want her hair color. And yes I know that it is fake, but I will be the first to admit that I have a little help in the blonde department. Anyway, when I was pregnant I went DARK and the hubby said he liked it. Now after some wifely prodding I got him to admit he likes me blonde. So what is my solution- make him pay for me to go blonde again. See, I've this being a wife thing down now. Just make it their idea :) Anyway, I am off to the salon today to go blonde and the girl who does my hair asked if I wanted "Jessica Simpson blonde" and I said yes!! Why not right?? I promise to post some pictures since I won't be washing my hair for 3 days. It always looks so cute when I come home from the salon why mess with it :) And besides I am meeting my brother's new girlfriend tomorrow and she is 5 years younger than me (my bro is 34) so I have to look cute. Wish me luck!

Have a great Saturday. Pictures I promise!


PS I would like to have Jessica Simpson's body too. I already have her big boobs :)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

June Already??

Alright who put the year on fast forward and made it June already?? I feel like it was just January when it was nice and cold outside. The forecast for us looks like nothing but upper 90s and then it just gets worse :) Oh well, I guess that new bathing suit will come in handy (Land's End has great ones) Anyway, in light of it being the 6th month of the year I thought I would come up with 6 things I would like to do before the year is up. So here there are:

  1. Lose 15-20 lbs so that I can be at a weight where every single piece of clothing I own fits.
  2. Get Julia to learn all of her numbers and letters. She knows the letters in her name, but that is it and I been slacking lately on that whole thing.
  3. Visit my SIL at her house and not make them drive all the way down here :)
  4. Start my gym routine again- up to 4 times a week. They say it takes 21 days to make a habit. I just need to find time for day 1 :)
  5. Go through my clothes and the girl's clothes so that I have stuff to donate.
  6. Get pictures taken of both girls together since I have been lagging on that as well.

Well there you go. They are not out of reach ambitions. I just need to take some time and do them. What are your 6??


Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Snore Heard Around the World

Julia woke up yesterday morning with one of the worst colds I think she has ever had. This time Jon took her to Urgent Care since I was just there on Friday with Samantha. Turns out her tonsils are huge and she has a sinus infection. I thought kids got sick in the winter, not the summer?? Anyway, when Julia is sick we let her sleep in our bed. She sometimes will say she is sick just to sleep with us, but this time it was for real. Well as we were settling down around 8:30 pm last night (hey I have a baby- early bed time is a must!) Julia rolled over and went to sleep right away. Not more than 5 minutes later, someone started to snore. I said "Jon, roll over you are snoring." He said "That is not me." It was Julia! She sounded like a grown man! It was funny, but so loud that I could not go to sleep. She I took my pillows (I have 3- don't ask) and slept in her bed. Kinda nice having a bed to myself :) Around 1 am I got up to check on everyone and there was Julia and her daddy, peacefully asleep and snoring in sync :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I look forward to reading all about it!


Friday, May 26, 2006

4 Hours

So I just wasted 4 hours at Urgent Care to hear that Samantha has a cold and the beginnings of cradle cap. We weren't sure if the crusty stuff around her ear was leaking from her ear thus being an infection, but nope- dandruff. I felt like such an idiot! The doctor reassured me that I was right to bring her in because you never know. But hey- at least the waiting room had a TV with Oprah :)

I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday weekend! I am sending sun your way- we have plenty of it :)


Thursday, May 25, 2006


  1. I am the only one who really does not care about "American Idol"?? I mean I watched the first season and it was good, but by now you would think it is a little over done. I just think that there were better things on the TV than that :)
  2. I have not watched "Lost" yet and it is sitting on my TiVo. Please cross your fingers that both girls take a nap this afternoon so that I can sit and watch.
  3. Julia I think has turned a corner in her behavior. She has been such an angel the last week that I am a little scared. This is when I get used to her like this and then before I know it the demon child will make an appearance. I might as well eat it up while I can.
  4. I forgot that having a baby meant that you had to buy stuff for them all the time. Diapers, formula, bottle liners, etc. And I thought I would be using all of Julia's hammy downs, yet I think Samantha has worn maybe 2 outfits that are not new. Little girl clothes are the cutest so it is hard to resist.
  5. "The Children's Place" by the way is the best place for good, cheap, and cute clothes.
  6. Isn't this so random that I have lost your interest by now.
  7. Do you think that I will ever have a worthwhile post again??
  8. Okay I am done- thanks for reading!


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Better Around Here

We had a tough day on Sunday and things are much better. It is a wonder where all of your money goes and it sucks when things get tight. The newest little wonderful addition (Samantha) kicked our asses with PPO insurance payments so I am cutting back on some stuff. Saving money is important to us and we just need to get back on track. But hey- who isn't??


PS Sorry to be such a bummer. All in all everything is good :)

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Don't you hate it when you have high hopes for the day and it starts off shitty. Suggestion- don't talk to hubby about money at 7:30 am or after you just spent money at the spa the day before :)


Friday, May 19, 2006

The Gym and a Life

This morning I am going back to the gym. I have been walking lately and decided that it is time for this big body of mine to get back into shape. I was doing so good before I got pregnant that I want that feeling back. They say it takes 21 days to make a habit- let's hope I get there :)

Yesterday I saved a life. I didn't realize I did till the hubby said that to me. I was at my friend Robin's house and she has a pool in her back yard. I was sitting watching Julia and her 4 year old Luke swim in the pool. Her other child, Jake, is 20 months old and he doesn't really like the pool so he just toddles around the yard. Jake walks past me and I think he stepped backwards, but before I knew it he fell into the pool! I jumped fully clothed into the pool to get him. It was so weird though because he didn't struggle or try to swim to the top- he just lied there and was starting to sink to the bottom. Imagine if I was not right there!! I got him out and he started to choke and cry. My heart was beating so fast and I start to shake a little. I am just glad that I was there and that I was paying attention :)

So that was my day of drama. The kids start swim lessons next week so hopefully they all learn a little water safety :)


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Thought of the Day

My life would be so much easier if the baby would keep the damn binky in her mouth!!! She wants it yet spits it out after a minute. Where is the new invention of the "binky bra" when you need it :)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Two Months

I am such a bad mommy and forgot the mandatory post about Samantha's second month of life. I am sick you see and I would rather cuddle with my two children in my bed and watch Scooby Doo all day long. Anyway, Samantha was 2 months old on Sunday. I had such a great Mommie's Day with my two girls. She has officially found her voice and has begun to spin tales about being a baby. Last night she went on and on after her bath that I was laughing so hard I was crying. She also begun the process of turning over. Now I am excited about this, but at the same time I know that I can no longer put her on the couch as I make a bottle or go to the bathroom. I remember when Julia rolled of the couch when she was 3 months old. I cried right along with her thinking I was a bad mommy. Little did I know that was the first of many falls :)

We go to the doctor next week for the dreaded first round of shots. I hate that! I cried when they gave them to Julia so I am sure I will this time too. I can't wait though to see how much our little chunk weighs. She will drink up to 6 ounces at a time and doesn't throw it up so I know that she wants that much food. Maybe that is why she sleeps almost through the night- 7:30 pm to about 4:30 am. I know I am lucky!!

This has been the best experience so far and I love having a little one again. She makes our family complete and I look forward to seeing her grow into a little lady :)


Monday, May 15, 2006


I am sick. Sore throat and so tired that I can see straight. And guess what I am a mom so there is no time for whining- at least not my whining. Poor me-right?? :)


Saturday, May 13, 2006

A Day Just for Us

Just wanted to wish my fellow blogging mommies and friends a Happy Mother's Day!! I hope you all have a great day and that you get treated extra special :)

Love ya!!!


Friday, May 12, 2006

The Pill

When I went to the doctor the other day my blood pressure was normal. Now if you have been reading this blog you might know that when I was pregnant my blood pressure ran high, but then went back to normal. Anyway, he told me that he didn't want me taking a birth control pill with estrogen it because that tends to raise your blood pressure. So he put me on the "mini pill" which only contains progesterone (don't ask me what the hell that it is, but if it works then fine by me) I didn't know that was what it was till I picked up my prescription and I have heard stories that it makes you crazy. Has anyone experienced that who has taken this pill?? OR Have you had a good experience with it and you an reassure me that I am not going to go coo-koo :)


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Oh What a Lovely Morning So Far

Why is it when a 4 year old throws a tantrum (over nothing I might add) it is like a crazy person has taken over her body?? It was like I should of thrown her in a cold shower to calm her down!! Insane!!

My morning has sucked so far- Prey for me :)


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Is being a good liar and good or a bad trait? And let's say (for hypothetical reasons) I am very good at lying and I used my 2 month old baby to get out of a playdate today?? (No Julie I really want to play with you so don't worry) And I would never use my skills for evil- I swear :)


Monday, May 08, 2006

The Green Light and a Little Too Much TMI

No wonder the hubby was super duper nice to me this morning- I have my 6 week check up today and the green light for nookie. Now I wonder how I can work this to my advantage. I do need a new pair of cute shoes :)


Friday, May 05, 2006

The Sigh

Yesterday I took the girls to visit my grandma. Not a big deal- just a 45 min. drive to the oasis for 55+ people. The place where grandchildren visit, but are not seen or heard and golf carts is the typical mode of transportation. Anyway, we went to the clubhouse for lunch and for some reason I was so nervous. How was I going to entertain a 4 year old during lunch so she does not disturb the people there who were eating.? Normally I wouldn't care as much, but this is where 85 year old people come to eat and I would hate for Julia to release the scream of death. Well lunch went fine- no major incidents and she actually ate! So we got in the car to go back to GG's house and I let out this huge *SIGH*. That got me thinking that I will probably sigh like that for the rest of my life. It is the mom's sigh of relief. Good at a restaurant- sigh. Doctor says it is just a cold- sigh. Was good for the babysitter- sigh. Then I realized that when they are older the sighs will be because they are safe. Home from a party- sigh. First time alone driving in the car and home safe- sigh. Meeting the man of their dreams and I like him- HUGE sigh.

Having the baby smile at me in the middle of the night and Julia wake up and say "I love you Mommy."- that is the biggest and best sigh of my life :)


PS The baby slept through lunch- got to love that!!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

One Hand

Here are the things I have learned to do with one hand:

1- Make a bottle
2- Butter toast
3- Brush my teeth (that includes putting on toothpaste)
4- Put make-up on
5- Dress myself
6- Write this blogger entry (it is taking like 10 minutes to do so)

I prefer to do these things using both hands, but when you are holding on to this how can you resist??


PS The first thing Julia said to me this morning was "Mom, who got kicked off American Idol last night?"

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Wordless Wednesday- Sisters

Links to other Wordless Wednesday participants

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

We are Here and We are Sick

We are here- not going anywhere. We are coughing. We are snotty. We also have f-ing pink eye!!! The doctor told me that they can get pink eye when they have a cold because it is their congestion coming out of their eyes. Um...yeah that is gross! So I am washing sheets, washing hands, and I keep rubbing my own eye thinking that I have it. Also, the big kid is sleeping in our bed so I am sure you know what that is like.

Okay I needed to complain and now I am done- for now :)


Monday, May 01, 2006

Sick is Here Again

Both girls are sick- Yippee for me!!!! Let's hope I can get them in the doctor today :)

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!


PS My BFF Summer is having a little boy!!! Please go wish her some love :)

Friday, April 28, 2006


I think I have mentioned before that I do not breastfeed Samantha. This was a personal choice since I had such a terrible time with Julia. I suffered a lot with her and tried my hardest- it just didn't work. I realized that at the time I was very miserable and I didn't want to project those feelings towards my child, so why just make her happy and get her fed :) So with Samantha I breastfed in the hospital and when I got home I gave her a bottle. She is doing really well with it so I am happy and she is happy. Anyway, I have this "friend" who is the biggest advocate for breastfeeding. She has a 4 month old who she keeps strapped to her boob at all times. I recently visited her and she made me feel very guilty for not breast feeding. So much that she made me very uncomfortable. Now I think that if you breastfeed then you are awesome! You have done something so wonderful for your child!! My BFF was the champion at it and I admire her for that. I just don't like being told that I am doing something wrong because I don't. My baby is happy and I think that is what matters the most. Anyway, before this turns into a breastfeeding V. bottlefeeding thing my real question is- Should I say something to her about how she made me feel? OR Should I just not be friends with someone that made me feel that way and avoid her? I am a super chickenshit when it comes to confronting this friend and I have no idea why. Maybe the real issue is that I need to get a backbone :)

Some serious stuff for a Friday-don't ya think :)


Thursday, April 27, 2006

First Smiles

The last three days I have been able to coax smiles out of Samantha. This morning she smiled at me when she woke up and it made my heart melt. Is she really almost 2 months old?? Geeze I swear they grow so fast. Well here is the best shot I could get. I really suck at taking pictures so this was like 1 of 60 I took :)

Hope everyone is having a good week!


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

6 Weeks

Someone told me that 6 weeks after having a baby is when your hormones peak and you can either feel better or worse. I am feeling a a tad bit better, but I could go with out the following statements that have come out of my husband's mouth this past week.

  1. "I think I am going to be late coming home tonight"
  2. "So what's for dinner?"
  3. "I think you forgot a couple of things at the grocery store"
  4. "Could you do me a favor and pick up my dry cleaning?"
  5. "So 6 weeks means we can have sex, right?"

I have answers to his questions and they involve either a bad word or just the middle finger. I am surprised that I still am married because I have been a tiny bit difficult. I love you honey- just give me another week and I should be on the right track :)


Sunday, April 23, 2006

To Be Young Again

Remember when it was this easy? Who would have known a deflated balloon can provide hours of entertainment. I will remember that when I am tempted to buy her the new fancy toys :)

Hope you all had a great weekend!


PS- I did not dress her- she did and had to wear her new Vans that she got for her birthday :)

Friday, April 21, 2006

You Know When

You know when you are a housewife when they only thing that you are jealous about your friend's new house is that she has double ovens. The things I could do with 2 ovens :)


Thursday, April 20, 2006

Alright I Will Play

I was tagged (along with everyone in the blog world) by NaeNae in NC. So here are the 6 Random Things About Me:

1- I have the longest second toe of anyone I know. It is almost like a finger. Someone told me that meant I would be the head of my household. Well according to me that is true. I wish that I could learn to flip people off with it because I could do it secretly and they wouldn't know :)

2- I bet I have seen every single episode of "Beverly Hills 90210" at least 50 times. I can tell you within the first 10 seconds of the show which episode it is. I still to this day have a thing for Luke Perry :)

3- Sometimes when I am cooking I pretend that I am doing my own cooking show. I will have a dialogue in my head like I am telling someone how to prepare the meal. I bet I look really dumb when I do this.

4- I sing all the time, yet I make up the words to most songs. Sometimes they are nice songs, but most of the time there are some bad words thrown in there. Of course I have to watch my mouth with a 4 year old because I would die if she went to school singing something I said.

5- I went to the same school district since I was in preschool. So I graduated high school with people that I had known since I was 3. I still have 4 friends that I talk to that I have known since 5 grade.

6- I have a v-neck t-shirt fetish. I bet I own one in every color. It gets to where I buy about 10 of them every 6 months or so because I wear them all the time. Old Navy has great deals on them right now (2 for $10). I always have at least 2 black and 2 white because they go with everything.

Well that is it folks. Now you know how weird I am :)


Oh yeah I am not tagging anyone because it seems everyone has done this one already, but if you haven't feel free to play along. Let me know if you did.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


*If you like being a mom and you never complain about it then don't read this post. I am a new mom again so I think I have every right to complain :)

This is how my day is going so far:

- Was up for almost 3 hours last night with a baby who refused to close her eyes. I would rock, walk around, pat the butt, sing, pat the back- EVERYTHING!! So around 3:47 am I just put her in her crib and she fell asleep on her own. Shit if I had known that I would have done it 3 hours ago :)

-Was super late dropping Julia off at school. It is a bitch to get yourself and 2 kids ready for the day. Especially when one has hair that you have to comb out. That in it's self is a 15 minute ordeal! Was in the car for about 10 min when the baby decided to go poop. Had to go home and change her. Then she barfed on me. Had to change myself.

-I think I am going to get Julia's ears checked because we seem to have an listening problem in this house OR I just like saying the same thing over and over again.

-My skin is breaking out and it makes me very sad. Aren't I 30? Not 15 :)

Alright I am done. I promise to be more positive. I think I am going to talk to my doctor on Monday (6 week check-up) and see if he thinks I might need something for my anxiety. Maybe just a cocktail or two tonight will help :)


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Housewife Shuffle

Today as I was doing my "morning time things" I realized that I do almost the same thing every morning that it could be a dance routine. I would call it "The Housewife Shuffle" because I am shuffling around my house in slippers and a robe. I think that it might go great to the tune of "Canned Heat" By Jamiroquai because it has got a beat and you can dance to it :) So my dance would go something like this:

-Shuffle to the sink. Make a bottle and shake it up
-Dance my way to the chair. Feed the baby. Pat to the beat to burp her.
-Get up on my feet-. Sway my hips to the music as I am trying to get the baby to go back to sleep.
-Dance my way to the fridge. Kick my feet as I make a sippy cup for Julia.
-Do pelvic thrusts as I wait for her waffle to cook
-Dance my way up the stairs and do disco movements as I making the beds.
-Shake my booty as I am loading laundry into the washer.
-Stop for a dance break in between cleaning up last nights toys and collecting dirty clothes.
-Dance my way back down the stairs, pausing for a dramatic grabbing of the banister and striking a pose.
-Shuffle my way to the coffee maker, shake up the creamer, and one last booty shake as I sit down. End of song :)

Is that hot or what??? I bet I look hot doing it :)

What would your "Housewife Shuffle" song be??


Monday, April 17, 2006


I didn't have a name for this post that didn't involve a bad word so I thought I would just call it the lamest day of the week. As you can see I am in a fabulous mood :) We had a very busy weekend with no real down time and the Hubby and I are paying for it today. We had a birthday party for Julia at our local bowling alley which turned out to be awesome, but then that also meant a kid with no nap, hyped up on sugar for the rest of the day. Then yesterday the Greatest In-laws in the World came over for Easter, which also meant a kid with no nap all hyped up on sugar. I think that Julia finally calmed down around 7:30 last night. Up till then it was just a lot of aggravation. Unfortunately, I am starting to see the effect of the new baby on her and it is not fun at all. I do feel very sorry for her, but at the same time I miss my sweet little girl I once knew. I can't really blame her either- this is hard for all of us. Luckily the Hubby and I had a talk last night and I feel much better. Sometimes though I wish I could get in the car and drive away- isn't that terrible??


I almost forgot- the baby has thrush too. Aren't I just a ball full of happiness today? :)

Saturday, April 15, 2006

One Month

Yesterday Samantha was one month old. God it seems it was like I just gave birth to her :) Anyway, she does all the stuff a one month old is supposed to do. She also sleeps 6-7 hours straight at night and now that I just wrote that I probably jixed myself :) Oh well she is so pretty to look at that I don't care if I have to hold her all night long. So Sweetcheeks we love you and are so glad that you are here :)

Happy Easter too! Hope that you and your families have a great day!


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Am I Nuts?

Picture this- Me, 2 four year olds, one 20 month old, 24 hard boiled eggs, 2 packages of COLORED DYE (uh huh- that had to be emphasized), and cream colored grout on my tile counter tops and on my floor tiles.

Do I have anything to be worried about??


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

4 Years Old

Today my Julia Marie turns 4 years old. Little did I know that 4 years ago today I would be giving birth to myself. She is full of drama and spunk, which I have been told I am too. Of course she has a little of her daddy mixed in- his love of music and art. Lately it has been a little tough for her since the birth of her sister, but she has been an awesome big sister so far. I just can not believe that I once held this little girl in my arms and rocked her to sleep. I am very lucky to have such a great child and I feel blessed everyday!

So Happy Birthday my love. Mommy and Daddy love you so much!


Sunday, April 09, 2006

Family Fun Day

Today we decided to venture out for our first official family outing with the baby to the Wild Animal Park in Escondido, CA. All went well since a baby at 1 month old pretty much sleeps the whole time. We had an awesome time and I thought I would share some pictures (and yes you can see my nice new blonde hair)

Julia and I at the entrance to the park

Julia at the Petting Zoo

The biggest f-ing gorilla I have ever seen. He was totally the leader of the pack (as you can see why)

What Samantha did the whole time :)

Cute pic of the kid at the jungle gym

I never put pictures on here- that was fun :)