Friday, January 30, 2009

To blog stalk or not to blog stalk

My friend Jenny introduced me to new vocabulary. Blog stalking. She told me she had been blog stalking me through Misty's blog. At first I felt completely violated like my privacy meant nothing. Then I thought:" Other people do that too??" I'm glad I'm not the only one. It's a good way to find friends who you didn't know had blogs and catch up with them. Or if your like me it's a good way to get more people on your blog list so you look more popular. Some people have like 50 blogs on their sidebar list!! That is so my goal. And notice on the sidebar I have now added Jenny's adorable blog. I'm up to 9 now. I know some people have incredible resolutions like: Obtain a years worth of food storage, stop this or that bad habit, lose weight. I think mine is right up there:
Get 50 people on my blog roll.

If ever I feel it can't be done, I can be lead forward by this quote by Douglas Mcarthur:

Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul.

And I don't like wrinkles, they're icky.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

You know you have a Princess when:

You have her stay home from school with a yucky cough, you tell her to rest and relax, and this is what she puts on to "relax" in:

Oh, to be five. Not that I've completely given up my crown, but I still only wear it on special occasions when it's appropriate. Like grocery shopping, or mall walking, or whenever I leave the house. Never when I'm sick!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My cooking Skills

I was boiling a pot of water yesterday.

The burner caught on fire.

What does that say about my cooking skills??

(No nothing was damaged, but the fire alarm did go off. . . . )

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Boy is 6 months!

6 months and 19.5 el bees!
Sorry about the red eye, but I was too excited to put them up to bother with editing. :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Devils Food

I had an argument with a chocolate cake slice today. He said: Eat me. I said: no. He said: I'm tasty. I said: Not listening. He said: But don't you see my halo? I'm a perfectly angelic cake and if you eat me you will feel so much better.
Then I did notice the halo, (maybe it was just the fridge light) and convinced I proceeded to eat it with a tall glass of milk smiling the whole time. I do not feel better. I was duped.

Beware the chocolate cake. It's just a wolf in sheep's clothing. (and not a size four)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I protest!

After 3 days of protest( "I WILL NOT CLEAN! I WILL NOT CLEAN!" ) and a few hours spent looking for my keys, I've developed a slightly more humble attitude. Apparently my house never even heard my protest. So I have to spend today undoing the damage of last week. Although I do find a little bit of suspenseful fun in never knowing where my keys are (will she find them in time to get the kids to the doctor slash preschool slash important appointment? stay tuned!) It's probably easier to just have my house orderly enough that I know where they are, right? So I have quite a list today. Sweeping, Mopping, grazing, looking for my dog, scrubbing, reprimanding Andrew/Pete for bringing moldy spaghetti in from his truck, laundry. .. . . . ugh. Laundry. I have it piled so high I am not entirely convinced it's not just growing from the laundry room walls. So my question to you is:

How am I supposed to get anything done when Will keeps doing this?


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fat Treat for Lazy girls

If ever I thought of puttin' out of the half marathon, I know now I can't. I was supposed to meet Lia and Kristi at the track today for a long run. I decided last night I was feeling lazy so I was just going to stay at home and do the treadmill.
At about 10:00 a.m. Kristi and Lia showed up at my door. They thought they would be getting me up and out of bed so they conspired to bring me a FAT treat. That's right. A fluffy, sugary, chocolate covered heavenly doughnut. For being lazy. Huh, guess I can't quit.
Thankfully I had just finished my treadmill workout and sweat was still dripping down my face, or I would have been in real trouble. Even though the doughnut was completely offensive, and rude, and pompous, ( j/k Kristi and Lia) It was pretty funny. And gave me that extra motivation to not be lazy next week! Sonya, I know you got one too, I hope you have a good excuse :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Miss Princess

We went to the discovery children's museum the other day. My friend Erin and I were laughing about how a little girl walked up to her and said "I'm a princess". We decided that had to be the fathers doing. I assume her Mom probably spent a good part of her day trying to undo this attitude the Father had brainwashed her with. Then it happened. The very next day I was downstairs doing laundry when Madisen came down decked out in Cinderella wear.
"Mom, I thought you were upstairs cleaning up there?"
Me: "Yep, I am, I do it all."
Then she watched me throw a few more clothes into the washer and wrinkled up her nose and said (in a disgusted tone):
"Ew, PRINCESSES don't TOUCH dirty things!"
And she turned and walked away.

What has Pete done!?!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The seven days of hermit

Tomorrow will mark day seven that I have not left my house. But before you go stamping a big LAME-O on my forehead I have to tell you that I did get a few phone calls this week and not ALL of them were from my Mom. I haven't spent all this time in idleness though.
I've learned a lot:

My right eye is slightly larger than my left
I cannot juggle
Never go to the fridge for advice (it can only lead to a sandwich).

I've also learned to appreciate things more. I can't remember the last time I was so excited to go to church! It's funny though. Even though I took time off from the exciting/adventurous life I lead this week(yes, of course it was by choice), I wasn't able to take time off from my airheadedness.
Madisen couldn't find her backpack for preschool on thursday so she grabbed a gift bag. My girls play "shopping" with the little gift sacks we get. So she grabbed one of those to put her show-and-tell toy in. I gave her a kiss and sent her on her way. Robyn brought her home after school and mentioned that Miss Charri "loved" the bag I sent her with. I laughed and said oh, yeah we couldn't find. . .
I looked at it again. Victoria's Secret was written in pretty silver letters on a pink background. I sent my daughter to Preschool Show and Tell with a Victoria's Secret bag! Whoops! I'm now THAT Mom.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Years Reso's

So, I have a couple awesome friends (Kristi and Lia) who decided to run a half marathon in April to help with their get fit resolutions. I told them they were crazy, and running for 13 miles seemed awfully silly to me. (A car seems so much easier, doncha think?) Then they saw me looking all lonely and decided to ask me to join them in their training. HA! Like I don't have a thousand other things keeping me busy this spring. How could I possibly make time for huffing along the road while cars drive by splashing mud at my slow, red faced, stitch-in-the-side self?
So I told them I was in. I guess my schedule really looked depressingly, um I mean, abnormally clear. So I'm on workout three. And I still don't see washboard abs.
I need a pepsi.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Strawberry Party

It was Shea's Party today and I know this will suprise everyone but she asked for strawberry cake, strawberry icing, strawberry ice cream, and strawberry drink. She was dressed head to toe in strawberry shortcake clothing including socks, hair bands, and underwear. What a happy girl eh?

Pete had fun too:

Thanks to all her friends for coming, it was a lot of fun :)