Monday, December 29, 2008
And I have really fun video of the twins riding their first bikes! (Imagine, if you will, pajamas and fuzzy bear slippers, and first bike ride)
Back to hunting down that cord!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
1. What is/are your favorite Christmas Movie(s)?I love Love Actually.
2. Favorite Christmas Song?Rudolph and The Band Aid song from the eighties. Oh and the hippopotamusses song.
3. Favorite Holiday Memory?I distinctly remember my 4th Christmas. I remember the smell, and the magical feeling. I had an easel, and a kitten.
4. What is your favorite cookie/treat to make? Peppermint Bark
5. Have you ever made an igloo?Nope. Igloo and Christmas don't go together for me.
6. Do you love Starbucks? I actually don't like coffee. I am already a spaz...no need to add a coffee high to the mix!
7. What makes the perfect Snowman?Wouldn't know. We only get sleet. And if it does snow, it melts 2.5 seconds after hitting the ground.
8. Not sure what happened to #8 so we'll move on..
9. Best gift you have ever received?Hands down...Barbie dream house!.
10. What is the snowman's name on Rudolph?Not a clue.
11. Silver or Gold?Both?
12. What is your favorite Christmas decoration?My tree
13. What's your Christmas decorating style?Classic
14. Do you hang stockings?They're hung!
15. How many days do you celebrate Christmas?Day after Thanksgiving to New Years Day.
16. What was your favorite ornament on the tree as a child?I don't remember. But my Mom had this thing with tinsil. When she was done, it looked like tin foil puked on our tree. Ugh.
17. Where will you be spending this Christmas?Christmas Eve at SMAA, then at parents who will give me just enough alcohol that I wont be able to assemble ANYTHING, resulting in possible Santa disaster. Solution? I already assembled...HA Christmas Day...here, then parents
18. When do you open presents? Christmas morning.
19. Real tree or artificial? 2 fake trees. (J is allergic)
20. Is there any chance you'll have a white Christmas?Who knows. Like they say in Big D "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute"
21. Who do you have the hardest time finding a gift for? My Dad
Okay, I'm tagging...
The Impoverished Preppy
Preppy Southern Princess
The Shabby Princess
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Please pray or her family.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
In the next 24 hours I have to
Make 12 princess cupcakes
Make 12 Thomas cupcakes
Make 1 mini princess cake
Make 1 mini Thomas cake
Finish T's Tutu by adding a zillion tiny pearls that have to be hand tied. Aaargh!
Try to find time in all of this to get fabric, and make a "Super J" cape
Like Bob the Builder says "Can she fix(or in my case DO) it?"
Ummm I hope I can!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday afternoon...remember when I was complaining about the lady in the back house who was angry because my kitty was killing "her" birds? Well the witch put out boobie traps, in the form of broken glass buried in her yard. So we saw Mack was not using his leg, and yes a HUGE gash from his paw to his tail. $500 later, all stitched up and doing better. If I had one of these... (picture above) I could have totally busted her. Oh well. Oh, and she dug it up after the fact!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Anyway, good food on Thursday. Then Friday. No shopping for me! It is already done! Yup, I said it! Done! Yeah for me!!!! Then last night, I took the leftovers and made a turkey pot pie. We loved it, the twins, not so much. J and T are both going through this foods can't touch each other faze. Ooops! Sorry babies, Mommy forgot. But I made up for it withe the Polar Express on T.V. Wonderful, the twins two favorite things...trains and Santa!
Today, I need to go and get groceries for gingerbread cookies for the tree. Although, I am stuck watching this new show Ruby. What a neat girl! I wish her all the luck in the world.
How was your day?
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Cheese (see where I am going? No dairy.)
Yeah! Wish me luck. How is this gonna work with no "green bean casserole", cranberry sauce, or buttermilk mashed potatoes?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
What a weekend! I was supposed to do this with a friend, but she got called into work yesterday at noon. Today, not even a phone call! I tried calling her, but her phone is off. Oh well. I made lots of $$$ so far, but I am very, very bored.
I am little worried because Paul is on a cleaning spree and I am not in there to keep him from trashing something I might love! No Paul, those little pewter knives with the elephants are Arthur Court!!! NOT junk!!!! Pray for me y'all, or Paul, if he trashes something important!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Background- Dad's a surgeon, so church is just not gonna happen.The E.R. calls.
Mom went into Real Estate, open houses on Sunday.
So now we are going to Church sans Paul every Sunday and Wednesday. Love it. I am finally learning the Bible!!!
I have a peace today. I have never had that kind of peace before.
GOD bless my babies, and GOD BLESS YOU!!!
P.S. Paul goes to church almost every Sunday with us, and without a complaint!! I truly believe God does not give you "more than you can handle", we ARE blessed. We pray every day and as a family, and what a difference it has made!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
School "Paige? This is J's school. Everything is o.k. except J is going to have pretty bad black eye."
School "Except he has this split open a spot above his eye and he is going to need stitches"
Me (palms sweating, feeling dizzy, panic setting in)"K. I have issues with blood, can you take him to the ER?"
School "Legally we can't"
Me "Let me find someone to help me, and I am on my way"
School "That's fine,he is loving the attention and is not even crying"
So I call everyone I know, and finally I am able to get dear friend J to help. (My fear is that I would faint while driving, and NO I cannot get over it!!)
So we get to the Dr. and it is time for the liquid stitches. All is going relatively well until Dr. says to let him up. Oops! The liquid stitches drips into his eye and he is really screaming. And I am really crying.
They got his eye partially open, but not all the way. So for the next week or so, we are stuck.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday was spent recovering from Friday. Sunday, we split the twins up and took them to buy each other birthday presents. I told Paul that we should budget small, because it was supposed to be from one four year old to another. J bought T an Ariel bathtub barbie.
T (who Paul took) bought the biggest flipping Thomas train set there was! Very funny, Paul! that means I am going to have to spend hours figuring the thing out, and the bridges won't hold up, etc. I really just want the simple wooden track that J can handle on his own, and that we can easily take apart and put away. Sigh...
Then, Sunday afternoon... Lakewood Home tour Volunteer time! Pretty fun, since it was 3 doors down from my parents house, and it just got revamped in 2006. (It had been in the same family since it was built in the 1930's) New owners did a wonderful job!!!
How was your weekend?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Under Chapter 11, companies have the opportunity to develop a financial plan for the purpose of reorganizing while continuing to operate.
Harold’s Chief Executive Officer Ron Staffieri told the Dallas Business Journal the company is waiting to liquidate inventory to see what its next step will be. At this point, Staffieri says closing all the stores is a possibility. He says he’ll know more as the liquidation sale progresses."
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A few weeks ago, I had a brilliant idea! Ya know how all stores have security cameras, and those glass dome balls on ceilings? Well, in an act of desperation when the twins were really about to act up in Target...I told them those are actually camera's that leads to the North Pole, and Santa is watching to see if they are behaving. I know, shame on me, but to avoid public break downs, other Moms have done worse, I am sure. The best part? Not one in store tantrum since. Just little voices chiming "Look Mama, I am being a good girl/boy, 'cause Santa is watching" After Christmas I will go back to "because it is the right thing to do" but for now, I love it!
Also, yesterday, I started a new tradition. Each twin received a letter from Santa to be a good girl and boy. J's letter said the reindeer are getting excited, and Rudolph said "Hi". T's letter said that the elves are working hard making special toys for the good girls and boys. They are so excited, they cleaned their room, made their bed, AND cleaned their playroom. Without being asked! I am proud of myself, if I do say so!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
The owners rent out the back house to a nasty, nasty spinster. She was nice, until Paul and I spent a weekend landscapng and weeding the yard. By lease standards, OUR yard. The huge yard that we pay ALOT to have mowed every week. Well, she went crazy. She said we killed "her" plants and has been nasty ever since. Even nasty enough that the twins don't like to play in the backyard when she is out.
First of all, ummm what? "Her" plants? She isn't paying thousands to live here. She is more than welcome to pick up the bill for the yard. Then she can do as she pleases. But she doesn't. She has a tiny yard that is fenced off just for her. This yard looks like something out of Sampson and Son. Weeds everywhere with junk in between.
Today was the last straw. After finally getting the twins down for a nap I hear "BOOM BOOM BOOM" on our backdoor. Great, kids are up again. She started yelling at me because my outdoor cat killed "her" birds. Ummmm, again, what? She now owns the wildlife too? Now I don't want the cat killing birds either, but really, you must be kidding. She said My cats got into "her" yard (at least she got that one right), and what was I going to do about it? I just kinda stood there and put the cat next to me inside.
What should I do? I am really angry.
Oh, and BTW, there was NOT a dead bird. I have been hunting, I know how many feathers are involved in a bird death. Not one feather anywhere!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wow. I really need to see this film. When my parents lived in England, they had a housekeeper who was a victim of the Holocaust. They did medical experiments on her, and my parents could hear her at night wailing in her sleep. So, from these stories I have been fascinated with the holocaust ever since.
I have seen all sides. My first roommate's grandfather was one of the highest rated officials in the Gestapo. Apparently, you went along, or you were imprisoned along with you entire family. It was interesting to hear her Mom talk abut it because her Mom was the little girl in the posters with the braids handing Hitler the flowers.
Later, I dated a Jewish boy whose grandparents on both sides had been imprisoned. What amazing stories they had. To be so brave, so young.
I am happy that we have two children who I will raise to see the person. Not the color, or race, or religion.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I went through 300 pieces of candy in a ten minute time span. Not ONE "please", or "thank you", just grab, grab,grab. And then the little brats stole my decorations!! I swear, next year I am attaching an electrical current to everything, so if you try to steal it, ZAP!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
J was admitted because he was sitting propped up on the couch, I look over, and a trickle of blood came out of his mouth. So after nearly killing us both to get to Children's, we were admitted.
He had a torn esophagus. Now, I know that he is allergic to grass, so he is sensitive to dairy.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
A few weeks ago, when people were getting cut left and right around him, he went to inquire about his position. "Oh NO, Paul, because of you, we are up 1000% from last year."
But things are getting worse, and worse... So here we are. Paul says not to worry. But I am.
Am I too old to move in with Mom and Dad?
Here are the rules:Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences...The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!!
Here goes. Ya'll know this is going to be a kids book, right?
Page 6, from Fancy Nancy, because there are not 56 pages.