Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This week for Mama Kat's workshop I chose prompt #1: Who made you red hot this week?
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Getting Fresh with the T.V., Getting Stuck at the Truckstop, and Getting Ready for..um..Work-Monday's Mama Drama
1. Your car is overheating and you are certain that you will end up breaking down going up and over a rather long mountain pass, with two kids, in triple digit heat, while you are traveling ALONE. Hey, it's Murphy's Law and Murphy's Law LOVES Lady Di very, very much. So, you have to wait three hours at a truck stop for your Dad to come rescue you.
2. While at said truck stop for three hours you consider all the ninja moves you will have to bust out on some dirty-nasty trucker that just happens to "show up" at all the places you are meandering in and out with the kiddies. Every time I looked toward him he just smiled, but I gave him my "I know Kung Fu look". He actually wasn't THAT dirty-nasty, my JD boy was taller than him, he looked older than my grandpa, and he probably was wondering why the crazy lady with two kids was following him, so he thought he'd just smile at her and maybe he wouldn't have to use his ninja moves on her.
3. You have to go to the store to buy electronic cleaning wipes to clean the evidence of your son's little make out session with your father's big screen T.V. I don't know where I am going wrong with this kid. I wake up, go out to the front room and there he is...face on T.V., mouth open, tongue out...(this is the part when I let out the world's biggest sigh). My son and I have a "don't ask don't tell" policy for moments like this, because I don't EVEN want to know his fool explanation.
4. You spend more than an hour combing the bottom of the pool with your feet searching for the boy's goggles (swimteam goggles I might add). You finally find them, however make the grave mistake of giving them back to that silly boy because for some stupid reason you think he won't drop them again. Well, remember my good buddy Murphy? I finally get back to relaxing in the pool...hah that's funny. I hear, "Where are my goggles? Mommy, do you know where my goggles are?" I said (still "relaxing" on the float) " Yes, I'm going to make a wild guess and say they are at the bottom of the pool where mommie just spent an HOUR looking for them. " He responded, "Of course, I know they are at the bottom of the pool mom, I want to know WHERE they are on the bottom of the pool." You know, one would think that having such a smart@%$ mom might clue him in a bit to the sarcasm. Gosh, I love that kid!!
5. Your little girl has nothing on but her black see through skirt. You know the one you pull over the leotard for dance class. She has two. So one was on like a skirt and the other was pulled up under her arm pits, I guess to be the "shirt". She comes walking out in her "outfit" and all I could think was "Great, get her some clear see through stillettos, a pole, and "Peaches" here is ready to go to work." I know...that is WRONG, however let's face it, all us girls have our little secret "I wanna be a stripper" fantasy. She is just having hers early, it's a phase she'll grow out of it. It's not like she is going to get clear stillettos for Christmas or something.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
So this is love...
My JD Boy sitting inside the cab of a John Deere tractor (his favorite) at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Ca. February 2009
What's this?? The JD Boy is climbing into a Case International?? Hey, his favorite color is green, but when it comes to tractors, love sees no color.
Did I mention, he is in love with tractors? Just in case you couldn't tell.
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Monday, July 20, 2009
1. you are playing a friendly game of poker at a neighbors house, your 3 yr. old girl is sitting on Daddy's lap when he gets his cards and she says, "Oh! 7 and 4." Thanks poker face, Daddy was folding that hand anyway, but your "lap time" just got cut short.
2. you have to use the HOSE. OUTSIDE. ala Hillbilly... to get the mud that is caked not only onto but inside (I don't even want to know how that happens) not one, but three pairs of your son's pants before they can even be put in the washer.
3. you find yourself (yet again, remember last weeks B.S. statement?) making up more "Mommy Lingo". Let me explain (clears throat): I was on the phone with my hubby and made the comment, "No, they are Effed Upped." My son "Radar Ears" hears me and says, "What's Effed Upped mean?" I say, "Uh....Fantastically Unoperational, you know a fancy way of saying something is broken. In fact it is too fancy for a little boy like you to say, only mommies can say it." Son: "But my chisel (one of his tractor toys) is unoperational right now." Me: "Yes, but is it Fantastically unoperational???" Son: has thoughtful, contemplative look. Me: "See, it's too fancy."
4. your son then spends the rest of the day trying to find something in the house that is worthy of being deemed Fantastically unoperational.
5. a tree falls on you while inside your parked vehicle and somehow that got translated in the 3 yr. old's mind that YOU did something wrong and now she has anxiety every time she gets in the car with you and has become the world's youngest back seat driver. All I hear now is "watch out for the car mom", "mom, you are driving too fast", "that was a close one", and the best one was after we got to our final destination after an hour drive she said, " Phew, we made it!" Thanks kid.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
the newest member of our family. I just new it when I saw these pictures that I had to have her. The princesses are so so excited. Now I just have to think of a name. Any suggestions? I like Graycie but am open to mostly anything. However there are a few rules: these are the rules for naming our children as well. They can't sound the same and they have to have a Y in it. Since you don't know my kids names you will be safe if it does not end in an A, N, or IE. I am however breaking the rule with Graycie but there my rules so I can break them.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Oh yeah, and I've had some time to think about it, that pillow...you're right I am mistaken it's not a rag...that would be attributing it too much. I believe I used to call it a tissue. One of those dirty tissues you keep in your pocket so long they practically become a little "poof" of lint when you pull them out. But again, you're right I shouldn't knock the pillow, I'm sure it was expensive, when your mom bought it for you...back in the 70's!!!
I just couldn't resist, I WAS going to make my rebuttal in comments, however crashing the post meant I would have a guaranteed audience :) LadyDi
Friday, July 17, 2009
Amy's Friday Five: This is where I share with you five things I learned this week because there is always something to be learned. In the process you might just learn a little something about me.
*sorry this is late - I am having some technical difficulties. I just learned my mama needs a new computer!
We made it. Woooohooooo! The princesses and I FINALLY made it to our destination. It was extraordinarily longer than the usual trip to the beautiful state of Montana due to vehicular problems I seriously think that next time we will be flying and that is saying a whole lot because I.AM.SCARED.TO.FLY! Seriously scared!
5. Watching billboards is quite entertaining. Utah has some interesting ones. I particularly loved, GOT SNOT? As a matter of fact, yes I do! I hope to snap some pictures on the way home to show you all. There was some funny ones.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
#1: I hide chocolate and other delicatable snacks in random, obscure places around the house from my kids....and husband. Although, I think my husband may be on to me because once he wanted to know why a bag of Reese's Pieces were in my apron and oven mitt drawer. Now, why he was in my apron and oven mitt drawer I do not know, but luckily it was unopened and I said I was saving it for "us". He bought it...I think. I have since abandoned that hiding place. No worries, there are others that have yet to be discovered.
#2: I LOVE baking and decorating cakes. I am a self-taught cake maker. I have a whimsical fantasy of owning a cool pastry shop and being a cool pastry chef like the ones on T.V. However, a little thing called "real life" gets in the way of that. No worries, I get my cake fix by making cakes for my kid's birthday's and there are plenty of nieces and nephews around to keep me busy. I even made a wedding cake once. Maybe when the kids are all grown up I will open that shop. Instead of being the Cake Boss, I can be the Cake Granny. The first picture is the Tea Pot cake I made for daughter's 2nd b-day.
My nephew LOVED Superman!
The Princess Cake for my daughter's 3rd b-day
It has black icin'! You can't even begin to imagine how hard it is to make black icin'! (it always just wants to stay a yucky gray color). It was great though, all the kids had black teeth and mouths. This was also for a nephew whose Daddy (my bro-in-law) is a 2nd Lt. in the Army.
#3: I believe in Guardian Angels. I recently had an experience that affirmed this belief. Some of you might already know this. A rather large tree fell on my parked Suburban while I was still INSIDE it. I won't go into too much detail, if you want the whole story and see more pictures (they are pretty amazing) you can go HERE. However, I will say that there was a series of events that saved me from harm. So, I am a believer in Guardian Angels. I am so grateful that I came out of the whole thing relatively untraumitized. Unless of course you consider the fact that I give every tree I drive by the "stinkeye".
There you have it. 3 things about Lady Di. Oh yeah, #1 is our little secret okay (pinky swear?)
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Ok, let's change background and try the "sit in lap" pose, Uh No...looking a little "strained" there
Maybe if I move in closer and give him the "squishy, wishy mommy hug" pose...apparently, he is sour on that idea as evident by the pucker on his face.
Time to change pose..let's try the stand by and look at each other adoringly...no, no son, you look at me, and what's with that "strained" look again...you need more fish oil dear???
I give up...Honey, just take the flippin' pictures and I'll just pose "JD Boy style" too, what the heck if you can't beat 'em...right??
**Ok, I don't know how this happened. It's late and I'm a dork. However, the link to Angie's SevenClownCircus got messed up and now if you click on any of the text below my signature, it will link you through to her site. So, no pretty button, just my lame explanation of how un-techy I am that I can't even set up a link right.