April 30, 2006

Think again, young lady!

Well...so much for that idea!

We had a LONG day playing in the cul-de-sac w/the neighbor kids (which left all of us, including the BABY, with sunburn, earning me WORST MOTHER EVER status!) and drinking beer (beer for the big kids only ;-)...Well, at 6:45 p.m. Son falls asleep on the couch so hubby puts him in bed. We look at each other with hopeful eyes - an evening w/out the kids? Dare we dream it so? Since baby T's bedtime is usually 8, it seemed like a very real possibility - then when Baby T was SCREAMING for his bedtime bottle at 7:30, we were almost giddy! Like schoolgirls I tell you!

Well...that was a funny plan, while it lasted. Baby T wouldn't go down until 8:30 p.m., which isn't bad, but Son woke up at 8:10 pretty much beside himself w/crankiness. He fussed and cried all the way into bed at 9 p.m. I hate to see him like that - so tired he can't even stand himself or communicate what might calm him down.

And we're all funny looking tonight because of our sunburns. How Baby T and I got burned I have no idea - Baby T took TWO naps under the umbrella, and then hubby and I took turns sitting UNDER the umbrella with him while we were outside. So imagine our surprise when the redness on his cheeks didn't go away when he cooled down. Of course, my face is ON FIRE as I type this!

April 26, 2006

Allergies! And Pollen! and sneezing, oh my!

Yikes! Yesterday son came down w/a HUGE CASE of allergies. Like
swollen face, red squinty eyes, sneezing and a river of snot ("mommy!
The boogies won't stop coming!")...

So I made an emergency appt w/his DR for today to get a script for
Zyrtec. They helped him IMMEDIATELY. Love modern medicine sometimes
(I'm still questioning of DRs in general, but when it comes to
allergies, I know my stuff and generally lead the DR down the path I
have chosen of treatment).

AND last night? Was the 3rd straight night of sleep in the Princess
household, Hooray! Let's go for 4!!!!!!!

April 25, 2006

Goings on...

Grrr…so some person in a Passat got pulled over on the main road
outside our development this morning. At 5:15 a.m. It is one lane
in each direction at that point. There is an office complex directly
on the left, with a HUGE parking lot. So where does the lady decide
to pull over for the cop? On the 'shoulder' of the road, except there
is not enough shoulder for her TINY car or the large Tahoe that the
County Sheriff was driving, so both of their vehicles were ½ out into
the travel lane of the main road. Nice. Even at 5:15 a.m., there was
a HUGE traffic jam because those of us traveling east-bound couldn't
drive by them if there was any oncoming traffic. I don't know why she
didn't pull in the parking lot or why the cop didn't TELL HER TO MOVE
her car into the lot, for the safety of both of them.

BTW – this is night #2 of Baby T sleeping all night un-interrupted!
Please, please, let's make it three!!!

April 24, 2006

Monday Update!

Well. A lovely weekend!

Baby T slept all night last night! Hubby had to go in a couple of times and roll him back onto his back, but I guess around 6 a.m., he found a way to get comfy on his belly and settled down (Baby T, not hubby! ;-) Let's hope this trend continues! We are SO TIRED between getting up to feed him and having to work, it's exhausting to put it mildly. Of course, this doesn't fix the exhaustion that comes from having to get up at 4:30 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, but it could help a lot!'

My SIL had her baby shower yesterday - she's due at the end of May w/my little nephew. I can't wait! My brother put on the Baby Bjorn w/Baby T in it yesterday to see how he'd like it and it wasn't too bad it seems! I love this thing - one thing we cannot live without. And the food there was awesome, so much for my diet!!

I did get a run in on Friday and a lifting session and elliptical today (never as long as I'd like, but once again, I'll take what I can get!).

OH! And I found a new show "Honey, We're Killing The Kids!" - it's a show about totally unhealthy kids and their families. The DR shows the parents where the kids diet and lifestyle will take the kids when they are 40. It is AMAZING how some parents let their kids live. Of course, we let son eat quite a bit of sweets and play video games, but he spends roughly 2 hours a day (AT LEAST) outside running around at home, plus soccer once a week, plus he only gets 'dessert' if he's eaten his fruit for the meal. Anyway, the DR tries to get the whole family unit to change their ways. It's interesting - some parents give in and let the kids eat junk during the show anyway...some parents do really well. You should check it out!

April 19, 2006

Now with Updates!

Hi there y'all!  Now I can send in updates by email - so we should be seeing them more often right?  I hope so!
Baby T - man he's growing so fast!  He's so big and everyday learning new things.  It's amazing to watch him put things in his mouth, look for people, recognize people he knows, find new things to see on his exerasaucer!  He even sat UNASSISTED yesterday for a few minutes!
Son - he's growing like a weed too!  All his winter clothes are way too small...I saw him kicking around the soccer ball yesterday and he IS a soccer master!  He's amazing at it - esp. considering he's only had TWO classes and is only 4 years old.  He's got dribbling (do they call it that?) down pat, as well as evasive manuvers in case someone's trying to take the ball way.  SO cool to watch!
Test blog entry from email!

April 17, 2006


To Sara on her newest little addition...

And to Bugs on hers!

All these babies, oh my!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to you! We are recovering from a traveling weekend - and having to work today means little time for blogging...more later, I promise!

April 14, 2006

My gosh!

We were SO BUSY last week I totally forgot to post!!! SORRY about that!

Congrats to Girl and Erika on the birth of their absolutely adorable little ones!!!!!!!

April 07, 2006

Oh dear lord...

all the kids that Son was playing with yesterday have CROUP today. CROUP. Pray for us... I hope we don't get it - esp. Baby T.

April 05, 2006


YIPEE! I had a pair of sandals in my shopping cart for zappos.com for a week now. I decided to buy them today and BOOM, they're sold out. Boo hoo. After much intense searching, I found them at another website and just bought them already. I don't want to lose out again!

They are the Born Farlow sandals and they are SO COOL I can't stand it! (BTW, did I ever tell you I LOVE sandals!). I got a pedicure last weekend and even though it SNOWED this morning briefly, I wore sandals so as not to rub the whites off my french manicure. No tomboy in me, that's for sure!

April 04, 2006

oddly enough, still busy...

My schedule was 8 am to 6 pm for work, but that was getting me home so late, hubby and I switched this week, to 6 am - 4 pm. Which means I get up at 4:30 am and BUST ASS to get to work by 5:40 am or so. BUT I get to pick up the kids and get some more time w/them each day, so it's great. Loving it.

The things I see at work have me laughing all the time. There was a guy delivering machines around to people today, and one fell off his cart. HUGE sound when it fell - he didn't even notice. Some guy going the other way in the hall stopped him and pointed it out. Ten bucks says there is a user somewhere trying to figure out why his computer doesn't work!

I also love the "fashions" that one sees in a building mixed w/people of different levels and positions. Today's lovely was a TEAL long-sleeved t-shirt dress with a red flannel shirt UNDERNEATH and red clogs. Very classy look, if you're going for farmers wife.

Stayed tuned tomorrow for an update on the weirdly dressed.

April 01, 2006

I don't think so pal!

Scene - my house. Lazy Saturday afternoon. ALL THREE boys are sleeping (includes hubby!)...While piddling in Baby T's room, I hear a truck. I look out the window and see one of those trucks that sells furniture out of the back parked on our street, in front of my house and see the driver headed to MY DOORBELL to see if we want to check it out.

Not only do I NOT want to buy any of his crappy, no name furniture, if he rings that doorbell I'm going to have his head. I RACE through the house and rip the door open just as his finger reaches out for the doorbell.

"No thanks - my entire family is sleeping." And shut the door. They are JUST as annoying as telemarketers - what gives him the right to interupt my Saturday at home???