Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
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Friday, August 29, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
My Monkey has grown incredibly. He is no longer a baby. It saddens me but also relives me at the same time. My Princess and Superhero have changed so much as well.
Anyway, I decided to post pictures from last years Disney vacation. It was a great vacation but it was so exhausting!
The first stop was finding characters to meet. For some reason the Princess freaked out right before it was our turn for photos with Tigger. She loves him on TV but was very disturbed with him in person. The only way we could get a picture of her with Tigger was if my Mother held her. Now, Pluto was a different story. She was so excited to meet him. That was all she talked about weeks leading up to the vacation. As you can tell by both of these photos the Superhero loved meeting both of them. Minnie’s house was adorable and so fun. The Princess fell in love with it.Matt’s cousin Blair lives in Orlando and her husband works at Disney. How wonderful is that? Anyway, that is Blair on Dumbo with the Princess and me. Dumbo has always been my #1 favorite ride at Disney World. Not sure why though, I just really like it. One of the Superhero’s favorite stops was the Buzz Lightyear ride. I must admit it was really fun. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, even the Monkey and my parents. I love this next photo. I can only imagine the conversation these two were having. She was probably mothering him and he was probably thinking “back off of my Mickey Mouse little girl!”Matt, Blair and Nolan after riding Splash Mountain.Blair’s husband, Adam, goofing off with the kids. They loved him! I have no clue why the Monkey is so upset in this photo. I do remember him being a huge handful that day though. (That really hasn’t changed over the past year.) The kids had so much fun that they all passed out before we left the park. Luckily though they all fell asleep at different times. The kids had such a great time in Disney. We all did. I have so many wonderful memories from that trip. It was great being able to spend the time with Blair and Adam. They are such wonderful people. It really is a magical place, isn’t it? I can’t wait to go again.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
But before I do that, let me tell you a little bit about my mother.
She has two younger brothers.
She was born in New York and raised there until she was 13.
At the age of 13 she moved from New York to the Midwest with her parents and brothers. (I don’t think she has ever gotten used to that move ~ but who can blame her?)
I am her only child, but she does have two step daughters that she loves dearly.
Wasn't she hawt stuff?! She was/is a really good roller skater, obviously she won, right? I can remember going to the roller skating rink as a kid and watching her do her thing. I don’t think I was ever as good as she was. Well, I know I wasn’t. It’s just one of her many talents.
I have so many wonderful memories of her while I was growing up. She has the best heart and will do anything for anyone. My Mom is one of my best friends. She has picked me up each time I have fallen, dusted me off and encouraged me to back on my feet. She is an amazing lady and such an inspiration to me. My hope is that I am just half the person that she has been to me.
Me and my mom being silly a couple years ago.
But you know the best part is knowing that my children have her as their grandmother. And they simply adore her. The Superhero with his "Grandma" ~ "MaMaw" in May of 2008. The Princess and her "MaMaw" ~ "Nanny" in May of 2004. And the Monkey with his "Grandmum"~ "MaMaw" in February of 2008.
I’m blessed to be her daughter. She's the greatest and I love her dearly. So happy belated birthday Momma! And it doesn't matter that I'm posting this almost 2months after the fact. (That's typical of me!) :)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
We arrived at the hospital almost 2 hours before the surgery time. He was happy. He was playing great with his toys watching TV. Everything was going good until it was time to change his clothes. They made him change out of his clothes into a hospital gown. He hated it. Then to make matters worse the nurse came to take him away. My heart broke as she carried my little boy down the hall screaming and crying for me. The only comforting thing was to know that he was in such good hands.
After surgery they carried him back to me, he was crying and very disoriented. The anesthesiologist told me he was pretty sure everyone in the OR was able to hear my little boy. It took awhile for him to come out of the drowsiness but once he did he was in great spirits.
I can tell a huge in improvement in him since the surgery. I know he is feeling much better.
I was given two fabulous blog awards by two very special blog friends.
First, Laura gave me this smile award. I love it. She is such a funny gal that always makes me smile when I read her blog. Then, Lisa gave me the Sharing the Love award. I love it too. And I love reading her blog as well. Thanks for sharing the love Lisa!
And very soon I will be giving both of these awards out to those who make me smile and share the love.
Mwah! Thanks again girls. I love these awards.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
But I did get a photo of the cake. He loved the cake as did his friends.
When we got home Matt was almost done putting the tape up on the walls.
Now we were ready to see what the color would like....Oh.My.Gosh. It looks like bubble gum splattered all over the walls! This is not what I had imagined.Each time we enter the room we feel like we are entering a candy store on crack.
Would you like a lollipop?
The most important thing, though, is that my little girl absolutely adores it. She is in love with it. As soon as someone new enters the house she directs them to her room to show off what her daddy did for her. She is so proud of it. I suppose it does fit her personality. It is bold, loud and sassy.
It's starting to grow on me.
For now I just need to finish decorating the room. Fingers are crossed that it will look mush less dramatic once I am done.
The monkey is having some serious ear issues. He had tubes put in his ears over a year ago and it seems as if we are going to have to go down that road again. He keeps his little finger in his ear and will tell me “it hurs momma, it hurs.” H breaks my heart. He has done really good considering but I know he is in pain.
Fingers crossed and prayers said hopefully he will be feeling much better soon.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Shortly after arriving at work this morning my right high heeled shoe fall apart on me. Leaving me with, not just a minor broken shoe, but a shoe that will no longer get me through the rest of the day. The shoes have a strap that goes across my foot near my toes, that is what broke in half.
Oh it’s classy ladies. Let me tell ya.
I live on the other side of town. So running home to change shoes, change clothes to match new shoes is not an option. There are no stores near me to run into to see if they would have shoes that would compliment my outfit. So that too, is not an option.
What’s a girl to do?
I tried to be thrifty, but lets get real, I am no thrifty girl.
I tried tape. I tried staples. I tried more tape. Not scotch tape. I’m talking about surgical tape or packing tape. Then I tried a safety pen. And yes that worked.
Yea for the safety pen, right? I just keep telling myself “It’s better than barefoot” but I’m not convinced yet!
Well at least I provided humor for those around me today. Today I’m the girl with sad and pitiful shoes. Oh the humiliation.
But the bright side to all this humiliation is that I am going shoe shopping this weekend for a pair of fabulously expensive new heels!