Friday, November 09, 2007

The Time Has Come

Well I think with my lack of posts and interest in figuring out what to write- I am officially taking a blogging break. I was thinking that maybe I will come back in the new year with a new design and a new outlook at thing. This has been a part of my life for almost 4 years and I am so grateful for all the people I have met through here. I have been able to express things that I would have never been able to. You have been there has Julia grew, Samantha was born, and the death of my Father- with all of your support I would have never made it. I thank all of you and I will still be stalking you and seeing what is up in your lives. I love you all and I once again Thank You for making my blogging experience such an awesome one.

To Tuesday, Renee, Summer, Gabrielle, Jazzy, Kelly, Lisanne, and all my other blogging girls- thank you and I love you!!



Wednesday, October 10, 2007

You Know When...

You know when its time to leave Disneyland when your kids look like this:

All in all it was a fun, long, hot, but awesome day!!!


Monday, September 24, 2007


It is like baby mania everywhere I go! Summer, Tuesday, Jazzy, and now my brother's girlfriend (yes I am going to be an auntie again!) are all knocked up. I just wish that one of you lived within a 10-20 minute drive so I can hold, cuddle, and kiss those new babies. No, I don't want one of my own- I just want one I can visit and spoil. Just one please :)

I have been actually getting my fat ass to walk the kid to school everyday. Its 1 mile each way and I put my Ipod on for the walk back while Sam eats a snack. I am really enjoying it. Makes me feel like a did something with my morning.

I got my hair done on Saturday and she curled it when she was done. It looked hot! When I walked out of the salon some lady said that my hair looked so cute and said was it really mine. Wasn't sure if that was a compliment or if my hair looked that fake. And yes all 80 tons of hair that I have is mine. Took me 3 years to grow and as much as I want to cut it off like Katie Holmes, I am proud of my will power :)

I am having cooking block lately. I don't want to cook, yet have to, and when I do I have no idea what to make. I need to be more savvy like my SIL and actually sit down to think about it. She works full time and still manages to make full blown meals everyday. I need to figure that out :)

So glad they recalled Polly Pocket. Now I can have an excuse to get rid of the 123,000 little pieces that litter my family room on a daily basis. Maybe I need to lay them all out and suck them up with the vacuum. Boy I am such a good mom!!

And one last thing- a picture of the girls in all of their sisterness :) Have an awesome Monday!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Hard Day

Today would have been my Dad's 59th birthday. I woke up this morning and that was the first thing I thought about. I still have his phone numbers programmed into my cell phone and I really wanted to call. So I called my brother instead. Not a day goes by that I don't wish I could call him even if it just to hear his voice for a minute. I honestly didn't think that today would be so hard. Silly me for thinking that I was going to me unemotional today. I just keep thinking that he is watching me and my family and that comforts me a lot.

So Happy Birthday Dad! I love you and miss you very much!


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

How Come??

How come it's so freaking hot?? Seriously 112 is not cool (in two senses of the word) I am not happy about keeping my children locked up in the AC all the time. There is only so much "Hannah Montana" and "The Suite Life" I can take!

How come Julia get three good day cards at school for listening and when she gets home she is a totally different child? I mean I know the teacher is nice, but so am I (ok sometimes) Do I need to start giving out good day cards to get her to listen to me?

How come cottage cheese tastes so good? I could eat that stuff all day long. Especially with salt!!

How come this post sucks?? Sorry I know this blog has been terrible lately :)


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Not Dead

As I sit here and try and figure out what to write, Samantha is shoving a plastic dress up shoe in my face and crying. Why? Cause she thinks she is 5. She wants to wear them like her sister and can't quite figure it out. She will not sit in a high chair or the booster seat at the table because she wants to be just like Julia. Does that mean she can go to school now because I need a break :)

So its been a long time since I have been around. This everyday school thing is kicking my ass. And it sucks cause its half day so I feel like once I drop her off I have to turn around and pick her up again. She loves it though! We had homework for the first time last night and she was so excited. I am sure that will all change when she realizes that is an everyday thing. But she is doing really well and is having a blast.

As for me, we bought a treadmill and my ass is actually using it. I put on "Sex and the City" and work out to those girls. Jon has been using it to, so I am glad we spent the money. Better than the gym :) Other than that I am just here, reading you blogs, doing laundry, and trying to not think about what to eat all the time.

Here is a cute picture of Sam since she has not been up here is a long time. Thanks for still reading!


Monday, August 13, 2007

All Grown Up

Today was Julia's first day of Kindergarten. She had her first day of school outfit, new backpack, and shoes. She was so excited! Little does she know that is this the next 12 years of her life! Today I also missed my Dad because this is something he would have not wanted to miss. I knew he was there though :) My baby is all grown up folks :( I want to squeeze her forever!


Friday, August 03, 2007

The End of it All

Well Harry Potter now sits on my bedside table all finished. Cried my eyes out. So good. What am I going to read now??

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Number of people in this house that have thrown up: 3
Number of people with the problem in the other end:1
Number times being barfed on: 8
Number of times barf in my hair : 3
Number of times I had barf on my back :1
Number of times I have changed our sheets :3
Number of times I have changed Sam's: 2
Number of loads of laundry I have done: 6
Number of loads of laundry left to do: 8,786
Number of gallons of 7-up: 2
Number of times I thought I was going puked myself to death: 3
Number of times I have plotted against the family at day camp who brought their kid with the plague: 1
Number of pages of Harry Potter read : 156

Friday, July 20, 2007

Yow Know When...

You know when you are a total mom when you are driving alone (in a mini van I might add) and you are blasting your daughter's Hannah Montana CD. The kicker- you know all the words :)


Thursday, July 12, 2007

I know I know I suck so bad at this blogging thing

Ok so its been a long ass time. I know. I feel bad. I feel even worse that I really have nothing new and exciting to talk about. Which then makes me sad cause it means I have no life :) But then it could also mean that things are so good that nothing to talk about is good? Either way I should at least be updating my blog every once and a while. I am sure I have lost most of my readers do to the fact that the last two posts have been pictures :) They are good pictures though.

Today I am getting my IUD. A little nervous. And I am having issues with the fact that they wanted to do it while I was on my period and so my thought is how am I going to be sitting on the table with nothing but a paper gown and nothing on protecting the mess down there. Yes that might be WAY too much info, but I am a girl and most of you are girls so I bet you would think the same thing. So anyway that is happening today. No kids for me for 5 years and I am totally ok with that.

Alright well there you have it. My VERY boring life and now you all know that I am on my period :) So what is going on with you? Please tell me!!


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Yes I Know....She is Freaking Adorable!!!

Um.. Hello? When did my kid get to be the cutest girl ever?? Sure does not take after me! Oh man I am going to miss this one day :)


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Best Friends Forever!

I went to visit my BFF Summer this past weekend. I had so much fun! We shopped and drank way too much! But I have to say we are hot bitches! I love you girl!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

It occurred to me this morning that on Father's Day, Dads should be celebrating the joys of Fatherhood. So doesn't that mean that us Moms should leave for the day and go shopping so they can experience that joy all day long?? Ok I know far fetched idea :) Anyway, Happy Father's Day to my adorable husband and to all the Dad's out there. And especially to my Dad who I miss very much and still think about everyday- I love you!


Friday, June 15, 2007

Like a Dumbass

So I was reading Cosmo and I came across an article about taking the pill. It said that I didn't have to have a period and I can just keep taking my active pills and I wouldn't get one. Well this made perfect sense to me and since Cosmo is full of smart and truthful information (ha ha ha) I decided I would try it. Well guess what? You can't trick your body that has been doing the same thing since you were 13 years old- with and without the pill. So I have had 2 periods in 2 weeks. The first one a week after my little experiment of not giving my body that week break of the pill and one now because I am done with the pack of pills I used and so its logical that I would get a period. So yeah for me!! I am bloated, tired, crabby, and best part I have broken out all over my face. So like a dumbass I thought I could fool the system. So I guess I should stop taking Cosmo's advice. Yet I really wanted to try the "10 Best Things you can do for your Husband in Bed" :)


Thursday, June 07, 2007


Yes Nae Nae tagged me and thank god cause I have nothing to blog about :)

What were you doing 10 years ago?
1997 - Jon and I had moved in to our own apartment since we lived with a CRAZY roommate. I was working at the YMCA and going to school since I was 21 and really needed to graduate.

What were you doing 1 year ago? I had a new little baby and was adjusting to life with 2 kids

Five snacks you enjoy:
  1. Peanut M&Ms
  2. Cheeze Its
  3. Hummus and pita chips
  4. Chips and salsa
  5. Strawberries

Five songs that you know all the lyrics to:

  1. Anything by Justin Timberlake cause you know him and I are secret lovers
  2. Material Girl by Madonna
  3. My Heart So Blue by Erasure (that one is for Summer)
  4. Rio by Duran Duran
  5. Wake Me Up Before you Go Go by Wham (what can I say- great work out Song)

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

  1. Buy my mom a house
  2. Have a healthy cook and personal trainer
  3. Pay off any debt
  4. Take my whole family and best friends on huge vacation
  5. Make sure my girls are secure for the rest of their lives

Five bad habits:

  1. The Internet- love it. Hard to be without it
  2. Shopping for clothes
  3. Swearing
  4. Picking anything that is on my face
  5. Total phone whore

Five things you like doing:

  1. Laying out with a good book
  2. Going out to eat- just something about being served
  3. cooking- something about getting praise cause it is so darn good
  4. playing with my kids
  5. hanging out and watching "The Sopranos" with the hubby

Five things you would never wear again:

  1. Bangs
  2. My really fat jeans
  3. Anything from Wet Seal
  4. LA Gear High Tops
  5. The dress I wore to my Dad's funeral

Five favorite toys:

  1. My Ipod shuffle
  2. My computer
  3. My cell phone
  4. The DVD player in the mini van- got have one!
  5. Julia's Barbie Dream House- I could sit and play with that for ages!

Ok so there you have it. If you would like to participate please do so :)


Friday, June 01, 2007

When Toilets Attack

So last night around 6:30 pm, Jon goes down the stairs to water the grass in the backyard. Next thing I heard was "Oh My God! Oh My God!" so of course I come running down the stairs. I see what he is freaking about. The toilet in the downstairs bathroom has flooded our family room! Luckily it is tile downstairs, but I also have a very large rug that was totally soaked. I don't know if you have ever experinced this, but it is not pretty. It's a toliet for one (yeah yuck) and it is tons of water! So we sat there for a good 10 minutes, swearing because that is what you would do, and trying to figure out what to do. Well after an hour of cleaning and such, we had it all cleaned up and disinfected. Now I get to go get a new rug and can admire my clean floors which of course will be dirty by tomorrow because I have two kids :)


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

15 Months



So Samantha is 15 months now and I found this picture of Julia at the same age. You can so tell they are sisters! And they are both so cute! I am a little bias because they are mine, but isn't that what mothers are for?


Monday, May 21, 2007

Gyno, Waxing, and Diets- Oh My!!!

Today I get to visit the world's cutest Gynecologist. He delivered Samantha so he has seen it all and then some. Still makes me nervous though. I seem to always get stuck with the ones that are my age and cute! Well whatever I will deal. I am also doing the big waxing again this week. Why you ask? Because it was awesome. I mean the actual waxing part sucks, but I loved the results. It definitely worked in this house :) And then there is the diet I am starting today. The Drama Mama and I have done this before and we both lost 43 lbs! Luckily I do not weigh as much as I did back then, so another 40 lbs, I will be hot! Anyway, wish me some luck on my week adventures :)


Friday, May 18, 2007

Just Me and My Ace Bandage

So my ace bandage and I have become quite attached. I have to wear it for support for my poor still huge ankle. I feel naked without it. I think I need to go to the my local craft store and bedazzle it or Tye dye it. Ok so I just thought of a million dollar idea- don't steal it :)

Other than that nothing much going on here. Julia had her dance pictures- they are bees. When I get them back I will post them cause they are cutest things you have ever seen! Samantha has officially become the child that no one wants, yet you have to because she is just so freaking cute!. She has figured out how to throw a tantrum- arching the back and all. At 14 months that is pretty smart. So yeah for me and having 2 Drama Queens. So I guess there will be a lot of drinking in my future :)

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend and the sun is shining where ever you are!


Friday, May 11, 2007


In need of a very big cocktail. Anyone else?? And for all the World's Best Moms- Happy Mother's Day!!!


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Why I Love My Husband- Reason #12,986

So not only did he work from home this whole week, was at my beck and call, but look at what he came home with. There is nothing like a little Dylan Mckay to melt my heart. And Summer- it has a CD with all the songs from the show!!! I am now going to be flashing back to 10Th grade all day :)


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Black and Blue of it All (not for those who don't like gross stuff)

Well here it is- my ankle. Isn't it pretty? Don't you wish you could be me? Aren't drugs wonderful? What did people do without them way back when? No I am not any right now. I think they call this being stir crazy :) And I have come to notice that I do a lot more than I thought around here and when I can't do it, it does not get done. And that is nothing against my wonderful husband who has been doing an awesome job taking care of anything. I just now know that I do a pretty good job at this mommy stuff. Too bad it took this to get me to come to that conclusion :)


Friday, April 27, 2007

So Guess What??

I broke my ankle and got nominated for Hottest Mommy Blogger all in the same day. Oh yeah and two posts- I am a roll!!!


PS- I slipped and fell at the park trying to rescue my child from the money bars.

I Better Do It

Tuesday informed me that I better update my blog. I reminded her that my blog sucks and that I suck cause I have hardly anything to write about. So here is my attempt at writing a post- bear with me :) We have just been hanging out lately. We went and saw the play "Wicked" last Saturday in LA and I think Julia has decided that she wants to be a Broadway Star. That is fine by me- gets me the good seats in the house :) Samantha now says "Baby" and "Apple" so I guess that means I am doing a pretty good job. She now walks me in her room at night, saying "Ni-Ni, Ni-Ni" which means she wants to got to sleep. It is so cute. I had to rock, sing, read books, lay there till she feel asleep with Julia. Amazing how different they are as babies. I think I would want a ton of kids if they were all that easy. Wait- did i just say that??

Anyway, we are going to Arizona next week for 4 days to visit my brother for his 35Th birthday. He has a pool and a dog so that is all Julia has been talking about. I also made him this DVD of all these old pictures that I found in my dad's things and put them to music. I used the Beatles song "In My Life" and it makes me cry every time I watch it. I am sure it will make him too.

My mom and I went to a psychic the other day and she told me some things that made my head swim. I guess I am going to live to be 91- yeah for me! No major health problems. I am an extremely lucky person so if you want me to go to Vegas with you I am there! Also that my dad has been with me everyday for the last 3 months. I kind of knew that, but it was nice to hear. She says he is here because I have not done something that he wants me to do. I wish I knew what it was. It would be nice if he would visit my brother for a change :)

Also since the hubby is afraid of getting fixed (aka vasectomy) I think I might get an IUD implanted. Anyone have one and want to tell me about it? I have heard some good and some bad, but never actually talked to someone with it. I am an okay pill taker. I just don't want to have to worry about it all the time. Yes this is a total mom blog so I can talk about this stuff :)

Alright, so there is my update. All for you Tuesday- who by the way should call me sometime. I hope everyone has a great weekend :)


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Their Real Names

When Julia was little my grandma commented that her real name seemed to be "No no don't touch" because that is what we said to her all the time. She got really good as responding to her real name. As she got older, I still have to use it, but not as much. She does much better with Julia. So anyway, yesterday I was outside of Julia's dance class with Samantha. She loves to pick up random stuff off the ground and put it in her mouth. She is a year old and that is her job. So I noticed that I kept saying "No no yucky" to her. So I have finally discovered her real name :) Lets hope that does not stick and we can get back to Samantha real soon.

What is your kids real names?


Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Princess is 5!!!!

Today my first born Miss. Julia turns the Big 5!!! Man time goes by so fast!! Soon she will be going to Prom and driving a car. And you think I have grey hairs now! Well Happy Birthday my big girl. You have been a blessing to this family and we love you very much!

Mommy, Daddy, and Sissy

Monday, April 09, 2007

There Once a Girl Named Amanda

Well it has been a while since I have posted. Really nothing new to report. Kids are good. Hubby is good. I thought I would share something seeing that this is a my blog and I can. Something that maybe you have gone through too. I just feel the need to be honest and maybe it will help me with what I am going through.

Ever since my dad died I feel like something is missing. Yes, I know that is a normal feeling when someone loses a loved one. I just have never been one to be unhappy. I am the friend that you call to cheer up. The person that is there to make you laugh. It just seems to have gone away. I started to isolate my friends and my family. My attitude towards my marriage was all wrong. I just was missing me and I was just having a hard time trying to get it back. Everyone around me noticed that I have changed. I just played it off as I have 2 kids now and I need to deal with that. So little by little, Amanda had gone away. I would not call it an actual intervention, but some loved ones of mine decided that it was time I seek some help. So I did. And it was scary at first. I still get nervous everytime I go. But it was not as clinical and weird as I thought it was going to be. This person has allowed me to express all of my feelings and not only does she say it is ok, but she helps me fix them. It has been about 2 months now and my husband mentioned to me the other night "My Amanda is coming back" That was the best birthday present in the world. I want me back. I want to feel happy again. I am not on any medication as a personal choice because I want to work through this and feel everything. I am just at the point where I am starting to see things differently and I am working on changing. I actually love it. So maybe instead of finding me- I find a better me at the end of all of this.

So there you have it. Full blown honesty. I will hopefully get back in the swing of things and post again and comment again. I miss my blogger buddies and all their insights. So thank all of you. This blog has brought me more than I could have ever hoped for.


Thursday, March 29, 2007

No Reason to Complain, but Sometimes You Have To

So it is my birthday this weekend and Jon is taking me on a much needed mommy break. We are spending the weekend in Palm Springs, CA. I plan on sitting on my booty and getting me some sun! So why am I so stressed out right now? Well for one, Sam is sick AGAIN!! This will be the 5th time she will go in for her ears. Is anyone listening when I say she needs to go she a specialist?? Nope. The nurse at the doctor's office even pointed out to me that I have been there an awful lot lately. Uh duh?? No one is listening to me!! So I plan on making it very clear today at her appointment that I want action. I also get to clean my house, fold the biggest pile of laundry in the world, pack, change my sheets, change the girls sheets, and do what I can to make it easier for my mom when she comes. So yeah I am a little stressed and I don't want to be. Please tell me that I can be Super Mom today and handle this in peace :)


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My Baby

Today I turn in Julia's Kindergarten packet. It's official- she is going to be a big girl at big girl school. As I was going through it this morning I started to tear up- this is my baby going to school! Oh I am going to be a mess the first day I just know it :) I am so going to be that mom that cries at everything. Better get it out now since I am sure I will embarrass her in the future :)


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Happy 1st Birthday My Mini Princess

Happy Birthday Samantha! Mommy, Daddy, and Sissy love you very much!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Moment

I have survived a week of having two very sick children. I am not going to say that I was a good mom through the whole thing because it is not true. By Friday I thought that I was going to lose my mind. But through the whole crying, snooty, no shower, greasy hair, yucky mess I was- I had the moment where I remembered why I wanted to be a mom. That moment where a 1 year old puts her head on your chest while you rock her to sleep. The moment where a 5 year wants to watch an old movie with you just so that you lay next to her. These are the things that I am going to yearn for when they are older. The things that are easily forgotten. So I will take my week of sick kids just to have these few precious moments because it is all worth it in the end.


Monday, March 12, 2007


Anyone know any good tricks when it comes to giving a 1 year old medicine? I have tried the whole pinning her down, hold her mouth close, force her to take it approach- oh that sounds kinds bad huh? She just spits it out. Dual ear infections folks so she needs to take it :) Any suggestions??


Thursday, March 08, 2007

I Hate Sick

I have been puked on, peed on, snotted on, changed sheets twice, taken 2 showers, done poopy covered laundry, yet I am OK. Maybe this whole 2 kid thing is finally sinking in. Or maybe I just know that at 5 pm there is a martini waiting for me. OK who am I fooling- more than one :) oh yeah and as for Sick-PLEASE GO AWAY! I have a birthday party to put together on Saturday and you are not invited. Not even if you are bringing the chips and beer. Don't even bother. I am done with you :)


PS Sorry I am a little bitter :)

Monday, March 05, 2007

Happy and Sad at the Same Time

The Mini Princess is walking!! I am still in shock when she stands up and starts taking steps. And she is going to be a year old in a week. So happy that my baby is growing up. Just wondering where my baby went? It went by so fast! This is the last one for us so I am going to miss that little baby I used to have. So if you see me wanting to hold every single little bitty baby I come in contact with then you will know it is not because I am crazy.


Thursday, March 01, 2007


Fake nails and I bleached my hair- what is up with me? I need a hobby or something so I don't carry out these crazy ideas in my head. Well most of them. If I did all of them our house would be a different color and Julia might have a bigger wardrobe than she does. OK well that is enough of my ranting for the day :)


Monday, February 26, 2007

Mrs. Sucky Suck Suckerson

The title says it all. I suck. Nothing to post. Nothing exciting. Nothing going on. And yes I tend to make up names for myself using not so nice words sometimes. I am also listening to the Mini Princess make a bunch of noise in her crib when she is supposed to be taking a nap. If she gives up this morning nap then my posts will be even more few and far between. How come sometimes they just go right to sleep and other times they don't? I have a feeling she just likes to mess me with :) Anyway, Julia has dance class this morning and I have to get dressed so I can compete with the better looking moms that are there. Means I have to wear makeup and not my Old Navy sweat suit :( I think by now they have seen me in the 3 colors that I have.


Sunday, February 18, 2007

First Of Many

Well the Mini Princess had her first injury yesterday. It was not on my watch either :) We have a sideboard next to our dining room table. It is from Ikea, so you know that it is of the utmost quality (uh huh) and she decided to pull one of the doors off and it hit her in the face. Smack right in the middle of her face! Poor baby- she looks like Rocky Balboa. I figure this is the first of many in a long line of injuries. If she is anything like her Dad, who broke is arm twice in like 6 months, then they will know me even more at the doctor's office.


Thursday, February 15, 2007

I've Been Tagged

Becky was so kind to tag me since she think that is a strange. I am actually grateful because I am actually posting something!!!!

6 Weird Things About Me:

1- I am celebrity obsessed. I know everything about everyone. I read magazines, websites, anything I can get my hands on. My favorite is dirt on my poor dear friend Britney Spears.
2- I like really HOT water. Love hot tubs and when I take a shower I love it when my skin is all red when I get out. I don't know why, but I do.
3-I sometimes do sexual favors to get things that I want. Right now I am working on this purse that I want (It's a Coach purse) so you see why I have to work the hubby just right :)
4-I am addicted to text messaging. I would rather do that than talk on the phone. I am getting to where I can not even look at the numbers and know exactly what I am writing.
5- Craigslist is so freaking funny that I love to read the personals and wonder who responds to those ads. I mean I can see it useful for selling your car and such, but for finding sex??
6-I am obsessed with nightgowns. If I could I would wear one all day long. They have to be the cotton grandma style ones from Target. See also why I have to work the hubby for the purse- I look like a little old lady all the time :)

Ok so go and judge- I am strange!! So now I get to tag. Hmmm....lets see.

Tuesday- cause you are my friend and if I tag it you are obligated to do it. And I know you are just as strange as I am.
Summer- cause you never post and I want to know what you have to say. I bet I know most of the them anyway :)
Gabby- cause you are family so you have to :)
Alison- because you seem so innocent and I want to know what you are hiding :)
Mama K Bear- you are a loyal reader so I want to know what you are all about :)

And of course anyone who wants to reveal their strangeness :)


Tuesday, February 13, 2007


As much as I think that this Anna Nicole Smith thing is sad- enough already! I can't take it anymore!!!!


Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Low Down

What is worst than childbirth?? Getting your "area" waxed. Without going into too much detail- I do have some family that reads this- it hurt like a bitch! And when you think its over she brings out the tweezers. OK enough said. I think you the idea. The ending result is nice though so I can why women do it. Next time though I will have to be either very drunk or someone is paying me a large lump of money :) We will just chalk this one up to a life experience.

And Tuesday- email me I will give you all the details you want :)


Friday, February 09, 2007

The Neverending Growing Child

I had to order Samantha clothes again today! She has grown out of almost everything I have for her. I need to go through Julia's old stuff, but I am such a snob I like her in new clothes. So she will be 11 months next Wednesday and the girl wears 18 month clothes! It really is not that she is chubby- she is just a big girl. Long too. Julia on the other hand can still fit into 3T stuff because the girl can't gain weight. I wish I had that problem. Anyway, I had a flash to my future and if these girls ever learn the ways of Internet shopping I am doomed :)

Oh yeah and my Brazilian wax appointment is today. Don't talk about it- makes me nervous!


Monday, February 05, 2007


Wow I really have been MIA for a while. I just really had nothing to write about and I hate putting up another boring post- Oh wait this is one :) Everyone is fine now. I need like the world's largest can of Lysol so that I can disinfect my whole house. I also need a cook, a maid, and a nanny. So when I figure out how to get that I will let you know. See like I said BORING :)

Anyone know how to get black marker off a 5 year old's legs??


Thursday, January 25, 2007

If Its Not One Thing Its Another

So Samantha is getting over a dual ear infection which lead her to have antibiotic shots. Looks like her and Julia show the same affection for getting sick- Yeah for Amanda!!! Well then on Tuesday the doctor diagnosed Julia with Scarletina, which is a form of Scarlet Fever. Now isn't that what people got in the 1800's and they died? Didn't Mary get that on "Little House on the Prairie" and that is what made her blind? (if you ever watched that show you know what I am talking about) Well she is fine now- another kid on antibiotics. So I have been in the house for 4 days straight and I am heading to the bell tower with a gun. Not really of course, but close :) It would be so cool if I had a hills in the back of my house like in "Sound of Music" where I could run and sing (aka scream). I think that would make me feel better :)


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Attack of the Momma's Girl

Julia was never one for her Mom. She hugs and kisses me all the time, but has always been to busy to be bothered with hanging around me. She is more into her Daddy who is the fun one and takes her to the park everyday to play. The only time she really lets me hold her is when she is sick. Now, I have the complete opposite with Samantha. If I am not within in a 5 foot range she freaks out. I used to be able to drop them both off at the gym babysitting place and they would be fine. Now Samantha cries the minute we walk into gym and grips my shirt. Right now she is standing up, latched to the side of my leg as I am typing. Soon she will start to give an ear piercing scream until I pick her up. Maybe I should ask my SIL to knit me a sling or back pack thing that I can just carry her around in. 22 lbs. is not fun to walk up and down stairs with. Helps that she is cute though :)


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Like a Moth to a Flame

I knew the minute I walked in, I was in trouble. I had not been to it in more than a month. I was trying to be good and knowing that this place was the root of my bad habit (that and Old Navy) I should of stayed away. The red and white bulls eyes are intoxicating. They scream- come over here and buy me! I would be so okay if this place didn't sell clothes, shoes, or purses. Yet I always manage to buy something for me or the girls that we don't need. I even walked the big loop in the store, knowing that was what always gets me in trouble. I am like a crack addict- I need my fix!! You all know the place- Target. What is it about it? What makes me want to go there?? Is it the smell of just popped popcorn mixed with signs that say take "Take an additional 30% off"? And to think I was being soooo good!!! The hubby even commented on how I had not been to there and how good I was doing. Well my Target sobriety was over as of yesterday. I have fallen off the wagon and will have to attend my local TA (Target Anonymous) meetings once again. Just wait till Easter and then summertime! What will I do then??


Monday, January 15, 2007

Another One from The Bad Mom File

Ok we are not going to mention that Samantha turned 10 months yesterday and I have yet to load any photos of her on the computer and have not wrote the post about it. Ok well I just mentioned it, but it was to remind me that I am a bad mom yet again :) Anyway, I will tell you a little story about what happened last night and that might erase what I mentioned above.

In our house Santa is a big deal. I can use him pretty much all year around. I have him on speed dial on my cell phone and he knows everything. If I even mention his name, Julia will stop what she is doing and listen to me. So last night Jon and I are cooking dinner kinda late and it was almost Julia's bed time. We have an island int he middle of our kitchen with bar stools. Our family room and kitchen are one big room so you can see the TV from everywhere. So Julia is sitting at the island and watching us cook. On a rare occasion the TV is not on PBS kids and a commercial for the movie called "The Messengers" came on, which is about kids that can see dead people came on. Now once before Julia has seen this commercial since they run it 25,000 in one night, and it scared the crap out of her. Well she is looking at me and Jon and I both say at the same time "Julia look at me, don't turn around." Well she is 4 so of course she is not going to listen, she she starts to turn around. I go over put my hands over her eyes till the commercial is over. Once it is the questions start about why she could not look. So this is what we came up with.

We told her that at night when kids are sleeping, Santa puts a message on the TV that only parents can see that says whether or not our kids were good that day. And if a child is to see it then they have to be good 6 days in a row or Santa will not come back next year. So we had to cover her eyes in order for her not to see it.

Ok we both are to blame because we both went with it. I have to tell you though she went upstairs and didn't give us a hassle about bed. But this morning there were still tons of questions about it and I have kinda not said anything more. So my question is- do you make up stories at all?? Do you think that was bad of me??? I would really like to know. Make me feel like I am not the only one please!!


Sunday, January 14, 2007

Waxes and Secret Boy Toys

Yes interesting subject in the last two posts- I know. Justin Timberlakes's concert was super cool. My legs hurt so bad from dancing for 3 hours. I wasn't about to compete for his attention since he was surrounded by much better looking girls. Just seeing him in person (which he is so cute by the way) was enough for me :) As for the waxing- I am tired of shaving. And honestly it is something that I have wanted to try and so has the hubby (wink,wink) Its his birthday coming up so as sick as that might sound its for him :) Thank you all for your suggestions and when my appointment happens I will, but not with so many details, tell you how it was. You never know I may be totally mortified! We'll see :) Sorry to my sister in law for the TMI.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!


Thursday, January 11, 2007

I am Just Throwing This One Out There

Alright ladies- anyone ever get a Brazilian wax? I will assume if you know what that is then you know what I am talking about. If you have I would like to know if it 1) hurt and 2) was it worth it?

Interesting topic I know :)


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Me and My Secret Boyfriend

Tomorrow is the big night that me and my secret boyfriend will finally meet :) Of course it will be from like 50 rows up in a arena, but still I will be a happy girl. So I hope to be able to snake my camera in and take some pictures which you know I will be posting. Maybe you will see me on "Entertainment Tonight" as Justin's secret new gal pal. I just hope he likes kids :)


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Big Ball O' Fun

I have a cold, I can't hear out of my right ear, my nose is full of snot, and I sound like I smoked a whole pack of cigarettes in 5 mintues. On top of that I am on my period. Don't I sound like I am having a good time over here?? Just thought I would share. Maybe one of you is sharing in my sick misery?? Let's chat :)


Monday, January 01, 2007

A New Year

Well folks- Happy New Year!! 2007 Here we come :) I have decided this year that I am not making any resolutions. I know what I have to do in order to accomplish any goal I set for myself. Instead I am just going to appreciate everything that I have in the world a little bit more than I have. I have had my first major experience with loss and I am still dealing with that. It does get easier, but I will never ever truly be the same. I am going to hug and kiss my family 1000 times more and make sure to make every day count. Hopefully my effort will show and the people that I love so dearly will reap the benefits :)

So Happy New Year once again. I hope everyone had a great start so far!!!