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Friday Ramblings

Posted: May 15, 2015 in birthday, blog, family, husbands, kids, ramblings

Today is my hubby’s Birthday. No real celebration going on though. He won’t even let me make or buy him a cake. We are spending the day playing my game he got me for Mother’s day. We only have 2 more chapters left and we are done. He has played the majority of it. He is better at killing the big bads then I am. I usually read the walkthroughs and help him pick up all the extra goodies lying around.

Little L went down for her nap about 30 minutes ago. She didn’t fuss too much, since I let her stay up and watch her favorite cartoon, Blaze, on Nick jr. Her Birthday next month, I am in debate on either Sesame Street cake I saw at Albertsons or look for Blaze or something like that. She does love big trucks. Although she calls them choo choos at times.
Oldest is lying on the couch next to dad. She is pretty much done with school for the year. They have 1 week left to go. She is trying to get a hold of her friend to see if they could have a sleepover this weekend.  Probably here, since the house is finally germ free.

Just a nice quiet Friday. Nowhere to go, nothing pressing to do. Life is good. šŸ™‚

I really hope this phase in Little L’s life will soon pass. It is so hard to take her anyplace. She gets so excited about going, I can hardly get her dressed. We get in the car and she does ok for the ride. When we get to the store, she will be great for the first few minutes. Trickery I tells ya. Then she will go crazy and take off running, laughing all the way.

We managed to take Little L to the Library with us the other day. It was her first time actually stepping her little feet inside. I haven’t taken her since she is such a handful.Ā  But that day, daddy decided that they would ride along with Oldest and I. There was only one other little girl in the tot play area, and she left soon after we got there. She was a little older then L and her mom was following her around with a Starbucks drink in her hand. All I could think of was Hey you aren’t allowed to bring drinks in the Library, Lady. When they left, L had the run of the place, which was cool. She checked out all the seats. Climbing up into everyone and seeing if they were comfy. She played with blocks and looked at books. Oldest, after she found what she was looking for, came over and crawled around on the floor with her. They checked out all the neat things together. When it was time to leave, L ran off into the older kids section and was trying to check out all the seats there. Luckily daddy scooped her right up before she made a mad dash to another area. She didn’t cry or make a fuss either. Which was truly a surprise.

Then…

I had to go get diapers yesterday, and hubby wasn’t too thrilled about going, but my van is still acting stupid so I wanted him to drive us to the store. In his truck. Which is lifted and huge and although I have driven a truck most of my adult life, this one is really hard to park. So he is mad cause he doesn’t want to go and I know part of it is because the van isn’t running right. We get there and I jump out to grab a cart and he is holding L. She sees the cart and immediately goes nuts, not wanting to get in. We fight with her, wrestle with her, I try to get her feet in the little holes, lost a shoe in the process, but it was no use. You win kid. But did she. Back in the truck she went and daddy stayed with her. She also started acting like a nut in the Circle K store. I ended up not getting any drinks, just scooped her up with all my might and took her back outside.

Oldest didn’t act like this at all, so I am a little dumbfounded by it. She would hide in the clothes racks when we would go shopping, but she would always come to me and get in the stroller. She would fuss, but never would she flop around on the dirty floor acting like a fish without water, when I would try and pick her up.

I am hoping by not letting her get her way by not taking her in the store or taking her out of the store will sink in and this part of the terrible 2’s soon gets the hell over with. I don’t like it one bit! I see other little kids younger and older then she staying with mom and/or dad. Not acting like a wild wolf child that has never been in public before in their little life.

 

 

Popcorn anyone?

Posted: May 13, 2015 in blog, funny, kids, toddlers
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Toys

Posted: May 13, 2015 in blog, funny, kids, toddlers
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Toys toys everywhere,
Toys toys on the stairs.

Toys toys behind the door,
Toys toys oh look there’s more.

Toys toys I pick you up,
Toys toys one more duck.

Toys toys under the bed,
Toys toys shaking my head

Toys toys will this ever stop?
Toys toys will I make it to the top?

“Toys toys” my little one cries,
Toys toys “ok mommy will buy.”

Little L, you are growing up so fast. It is hard to believe you will be 2 in a little over a month. Time truly does fly! Oldest and I were talking about it just today. How much you have learned and how much you do. You are like the energizer bunny rabbit for sure. Keeps going and going. Oldest misses your cuddles on the couch in the mornings. Now you will lie beside her for just a few minutes if that much, then you are up and running. No stopping you. L, your vocabulary has gotten so much better also. You have picked up several new words just over the past week, and your little voice is so sweet. While sitting at the dinner table today, you said, “Hi Momma.” “Hi Dadda.” pausing just enough to let us say hi back. You have known those words for awhile now, but to hear you say them, just melts my heart. You also broke out into a dance and singing. The words we could make out really well were Me, Myself and Me. We all laughed and you thought that was just wonderful. You are putting words together to make sentences, too. Just the other day, after coming home from shopping, you ran up to your Grandma and said, “I go bye bye.”Ā  You understand so much. I just can’t get over it and I want to brag about how smart you are to everyone I see. Ā  šŸ™‚

 

Mother’s Day

Posted: May 10, 2015 in blog, family, ramblings
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Hubby asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day.Ā  That was a good question. What did I want?? I am not that kind of person that can go out and spend money on herself. I feel bad when I do, because there is always something else that we may need that is more important. I told hubby that we needed diapers and he said o.k. but what do I want for my day.

I remembered a couple of years ago, he and Oldest went out and bought me some cards, a balloon, and a huge bouquet of red roses. The thought was sweet, and I adore red roses, but I told him he shouldn’t have spent the money on flowers. I was pregnant with L, so it could have been the hormones talking, but I just couldn’t get over the money spent on something that was going to die. I know, I am awful.

So IĀ  thought about it for a little while yesterday, then I remembered the game we had been wanting since Christmas, The Evil Within. We both love scary video games, so this would be something we both would enjoy. I told him and he said that he was thinking about that too. After dinner we headed to the game store and got a great surprise. It was actually marked down from 60 to 30 dollars.Ā  Yes! Score!!

Here is to all the mommy’s, old and new. Hoping you enjoy your day no matter how you celebrate it or what you do!! šŸ˜‰

Yes.

Posted: May 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Thought this might bring a smile to someone today. šŸ™‚

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It’s Mine!

Posted: May 8, 2015 in blog, funny, kids, toddlers
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I read this headline on Facebook today about a woman in Australia that weighed 600 pounds and gave birth to a 40 pound baby. WOW! Now if that story is true, WOAH BABY!!! I didn’t read the whole thing but I did see a picture of a very overweight little guy lying on a table in a hospital and it said he holds the record for biggest baby born. It got me thinking about when I was pregnant with Little L. It’s been almost 2 years and I still remember how the nurse acted when she came out at 9lbs., 4oz. The doctor was trying to get me to induce, but I didn’t want to. I wanted her to come on her own and she did. I was being told that she could be 10 or 11lbs. by what the ultrasound measurements were saying. Oldest came out weighing in at 8lbs. But with her I could not keep anything down. I ate, I threw up. I thought about eating, I threw up. I ended up losing 20 pounds in the first 5 months. With Little L, I didn’t have morning sickness all that much. She liked food and I didn’t mind giving it to her. (Although, I can’t stand the smell of peanut butter now, which is what I craved the most of.)

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So this nurse kept saying how heavy L was. 9 pounds didn’t feel all the heavy and I really resented her saying it over and over. Then I got a new nurse that night. “Oh she is a big one.” she said.Ā  Give me a break would ya.Ā  I had to go to the nursery with L so she could get her blood drawn. They brought in another baby weighing over 9lbs. They were talking about how they couldn’t believe 2 babies the same night. Well, how little do you want them? I wanted to ask. But I was too tired to have this conversation. When she was done, I wheeled L back to my room and hugged on her for awhile.

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My cousin and his wife had a girl a little after I had L. I haven’t seen my cousin for years, nor met his wife, but my mom had before she moved out west with us. When the baby was born, they sent her a text and a pic saying that she was right around 6lbs. My mom told me and I said, oh she is little. Not really meaning anything by it just trying to come up with something to say. My mom, then says, “Well yeah Kay is not that big.” Wow nice jab at me, thanks mom. She may have not meant the way it came out, but it sure stung a bit. And the whole time I was pregnant, she talked about how my 2 brothers both were born weighing in around 6 pounds, but I came out weighing 9.

But I didn’t care if Little L was 8, 9 or even 10 pounds. As long as she is healthy then I am a happy mom! šŸ™‚

Don’t Be A…

Posted: May 4, 2015 in blog, family, funny, kids, movies, tweens
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I have never really been into the Star Wars trilogies. Oh don’t get me wrong, I have seen them, in the theatres, because my oldest brother was into them. But now that I am older, I don’t watch them and my kids have never watched them. That being said, Oldest and I were talking about the incident Saturday night with Little L going poo in the shower stall, and since it’s May 4th, I said it looked like a miniature Jabba the Hut. She looked at me and said “Who’s that?”

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“You know, the ugly bad guy in Star Wars.” She said, “I only know R2D2 and he is a robot.” She knows more then that because her friend likes Star Wars and for Christmas she got him a Darth Vader pillow. I said, “You know Yoda.” She said she didn’t.Ā  I went to my tablet and pulled up a pic of the little green fellow and she said, “Oh he’s the one that is looking for his precious.” “Wrong!” I tell her. She reaches for the tablet and I say the worst thing to her although in my defence, I was joking. “That’s a totally different movie, don’t be a dumb assssss”….Yes, that is what I said. To my kid that knows nothing of the movies. After realizing how bad it sounded as it escaped from my mouth, I just wanted to eat those words. Make them dissappear. If I could get my foot up there, I would have crammed it in. The poor, hurtful look in her eyes. I tried to say I was sorry. I told her I was kidding around. But it was not working. I felt horrible. But Oldest surprised me. She did storm off to her cave, but the next time I seen her she was o.k. Not mad at all. I am glad she can let stupid crap like that slide right off her.Ā 

She may make a pretty good Jedi yet. šŸ™‚