Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Joys of Motherhood

For those with a weak stomach stop reading now please. Oh I must share, mostly with myself and my sweet son when he is older. I hope he reads this and realizes that he owes me one! My sweet sweet Carter, so innocent was running around the house with just a diaper on. I swear it was only for a minute, we were in transition from clothes to jammies. I went to throw the dirty diaper away and get his jammies as he darts up the stairs....like he always does. The girls are up there so I am not worried. A few minutes later I hear a scream from Malaya and run up to find Carter's diaper on the stairs? and POOP all over the carpet. Yep my sweet boy took it off and did the deed all over my carpet. Why oh why do sweet boys do such nasty things?

I would have taken pictures but I didn't think that would be too appropriate! Carter when you can read I am going to give you this to read.........I love you baby boy. But no more poop!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I've been Tagged!

Jenn has tagged me! She tagged me to post my 3rd picture of my 3rd folder.....here it is.

Man this picture is from 2005 when Malaya got bit by our cat Slibs. It bit her so hard that the bacteria got into her blood stream and gave her blood poisoning. This picture is her in the pediatric floor of St. Joes where she spent 3 days on IV antibiotics. Pretty scary. She loved it though and wants to go back because they "have cool video games and you can eat in your bed. And play video games at the same time!"........$2500 later..........lifes lessons. Never learned the easy way.

Brooke I am tagging you now! Post anything from 2006!

Black Friday

Ok it's time to give kudos.........to 2 dear friends Tiffiny and Jenn.....they are diehards. They are shoppers.....they are stay up all night on Thanksgiving and go shopping in the rain, sleet, snow and hail cause gosh darnit......the deals are way too good not too! And they are. I was just reading Tiff's blog, poor woman has a sprained ankle, 4 kids and a hubby that works 2 jobs. She is amazing, she is a giver and a lover and an inspiration to all of us trying to be the best darn moms we can be. and then I see Jenn's comment about good thing she isn't in a cast for black friday and I seriously laughed out loud and had to walk away from my table for a moment. I love it. I had the pleasure of accompanying these 2 on black friday 2 years ago. It was my birthday and we left at 10pm. Tiff drove us in the "mini" all the way to the Marysville outlets (it was snowing by the way), we gambled at the casino, ok they gambeled and I lost all my money then just watched, and then headed over to the shops for midnight madness. What did we score? a gravy seperator. yep. all the way there and the only purchase was Jenn, a gravy seperator. I am laughing outloud again. Then we hit the Skagit casino on the way home and got kicked out at 2am. (I am telling you, these girls are diehards). We then proceeded to go visit Jeremy, (Tiffs hubby) who was waiting in line at Best Buy at 3am for a Wii.........crazy huh? I took a nap in the mini while they kept Jer company and then we made our way to Kohls for the 4am early bird specials. We waited in line outside in the freezing cold, almost got our butts kicked from some crazies outside and then the madness began. I am telling you some of those people would have shot someone for a $99 portable DVD player on sale for $49.99.............all in all it was an amazing experience with 2 very great women. There is never a dull moment when hanging out with them so I have to laugh that Jenn is already thinking black friday, don't worry Tiff I am sure if your ankle isn't healed all the way the 2 of you can rent electric scooters and get around that way together! and heck they might even give you special treatment for being handicapped!!!!!!!!! I just love these girls!

It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas!

Wow.....here it is. November 17th already. I honestly haven't a CLUE what happened to 2008. The past year has flown by so fast. I was just telling TJ that it feels like Christmas was just a few months ago.....to him it feels like a year but for me, it's a vision of the very distant past. Everywhere I go, whether it's Costco or Target or even to a restuarant the places are decked out in Holiday decor. Even if you wanted to procrasinate......this year the retailers aren't going to let you! I have to admit though, it's been out for a couple of weeks now and I have done a bunch of Christmas shopping already. Mainly for Christmas parties and my kids.......but there will be no waiting until the last minute at my house this year. I have had the decorations ready at the garage door for weeks wanting to put them up but I just can't do it! I have to wait until at least next weekend to get them up, then I can turn them on after Thanksgiving. I don't want to be the crazy holiday decoration lady on Bentgrass Way!

If you drive towards Bellingham on the Guide there is a house already completely decked out in lights and animation and it was on last night! Talk about getting in the spirit early! The kids are already asking to listen to Christmas songs in the car.......ok I guess, whatever makes them happy. I am just glad to be in the midst of the season......getting together with family, eating great meals, visiting and just spending time together. The chaos and business of the season keeps me in high spirits......along with the occasional egg nog latte or peppermint mocha!

So I guess what I am trying to say is...........Happy Holidays everyone! Let the season begin!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It has been a while but I have some time today so........I decided while Carter was down to get the girls outside and snap some pictures. They are very photogenic......and did so well! I got a new camera in September and it has taken a while for me to get used to it but now that I am, I LOVE IT! this has become a passion of mine and I just cannot seem to take enough pictures! Here are a few samples of what we did today.