Monday, March 30, 2009

Not MY baby girl. No Way!

I was looking at Neiman's web site looking for a dress for T when I ran across this. Ummm WHAT???? Tisk tisk tisk...

I wonder if I am just conservative, but that suit seems a tad bit sexy.

Neiman's trip

K, so I promise I am not ungrateful, but my Mom just bought this for T. After you get past the design, it is 100% silk. Would it be wrong to exchange? I see her wearing it 10 minutes before a disaster.

Easter Outfits

Yes, that's me in the background of the first picture, and No that is not my only dress. Ha ha ha.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Play date!!

After school, J has his first play date tomorrow! I finally found a Mom who is not freaked out by an Epi-pen!

And, T is going to Neiman's with my Mom. Good times...good times.

Friday, March 27, 2009


weather guy just said it is going to snow and sleet tonight. Brrrrrrrr.

I am rockin' the shoppin' deals!!

Lilly Pulitzer shortalls for T....$16

Two polo's for J...2 for $18

Pale yellow shorts for J...$6

Vineyard Vines polo for J...$10

Lilly skirt for T...$6

But then I screwed it all up when I took a slew of polo's to the Monogram shop. They went from $3 to $10 a shirt. Oh well, for awhile I was on a roll!

My next project?

Learn how to use a sewing machine that monograms.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

TJ MAXX update...

Preston Center has a bunch of Lilly!

vineyard vines...

is at Marshalls! So Paul and J are getting "prepped" out for Summer. Yeah, I love finding a great deal!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A. Tierney Discount!!!

Hey all! I was offered a great discount for my readers! They have the best accessories around, so stock up, and SAVE!


So the Witch took all of Lucy's instructor's to a new location. The instructor's took most of the students. Now the new studio that was taking over Lucy's classes are questioning everything.

Now T may not have a class. Poor baby was really excited about her recital. Hope it all works out.

And I REALLY wish Lucy would give me Witch's name, so I could give her a piece of my mind! But, Lucy is too classy for that!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tough times..

T's dance school closed. I feel bad for the owner (we will call her Lucy), she is super sweet, and this has been her baby. A woman(we will call her Witch) has it out for her and spread some ugly, ugly rumors. Bad enough that Mom's pulled their kids out at an alarming rate.

Why is this woman so upset? A man(We will call him Fred). I know older divorced women, all women really, can be ruthless when it comes to men, but come on!!! Lucy did not even know Witch, much less that she liked Fred. Furthermore, Fred is really invested in his relationship with Lucy, and I see this going places. So ha you Witch!! BTW, is the way to Fred's heart to ruin Lucy's livelihood?

Oh, upside for me? I got a HUGE denim couch for the playroom out of the deal! Yeah for me!

And Witch, I hope she remembers...Karma comes back full circle.

*****In case you were wondering how I know so much, Fred is our next door neighbor.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sticker Shock

I just paid over $25 for lunch at Luby's. Luby's! A cafeteria people! When did THAT happen? Where are all the Senior citizens with fixed incomes going to go?

And...the line lady scooping the veggies gave me grief over wanting 2 vegetables per kid plate! (And, no, that was not extra, it's part of the kid plate package).

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I faint at blood. Our cat just went into labor. And kitten #3 gave her trouble. Imagine if you will screaming cat comes tearing out of birthing box (a.k.a. a box of stuff I was going to donate), kitten halfway out, runs up to me, bites me, then jumps back and finishes. Except she is too tired after her crazy outburst and doesn't cut the cord.

Well... I do an Internet search, and armed with dental floss and scissors I am ready. I did it! Watching 5,000 episodes of "A Baby Story" finally came in handy.

Anyone want a kitten in 8 weeks?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Look at what I found!

Look at those swelled up tears! And her grin. Tee hee.
(This was after near fatal jump)

I love this outfit on him.
Awww what a baby face.

These were from a birthday party they went to the summer of their second year. It was at the big playground at S.M.U. I would like to say I had fun...Sadly, no. They were so accident prone at this age and it was next to impossible to:
A. Keep them together (like herding cats)
B. Keep them safe (Paul had taught them to jump into his arms from high places)
C. Keep my sanity (We left after J jumped into what would have been a broken neck.)

Yes...J jumped and about 20 Moms screamed in horror as a lady grabbed him by his shirt mid-air. I miss how cute they were...but not the accidents!

Crazy story

Houston Rockets Player Shot

POSTED: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
UPDATED: 1:23 pm CDT March 17, 2009
Houston Rockets forward Carl Landry has been shot, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Carl Landry
Team spokesman Nelson Luis said Landry, 25, suffered a flesh wound during a random shooting in the 3000 of Leeland Street in downtown Houston at about 1:30 a.m.Houston police said two men in a vehicle behind Landry's opened fire. Landry exited his vehicle to see what was happening and was wounded in the lower leg.Team officials said Landry also suffered a dislocated finger on his left hand. He was treated at and released from Memorial Hermann Hospital.Police said the shooters got away.

One of Paul's best friends got a text message from his brother early this morning saying there was someone banging on his door and wanting to come in. What did he do? Called 911 TWICE. Got his shotgun and told the guy to hide in the bushes if he was scared. Told him the Police had been called, and unless he wanted to get shot again, he needed to move away from the door. He fell asleep waiting for the police to show (they never did).

So this morning he woke up and went to work. There was a nasty mess on his front porch too. When he got to work he saw the above article. Same guy? We think so. The shooting happened on the same block as his condo. Crazy, huh?

Monday, March 16, 2009


J at Children's yesterday

WOW. What a difference. We (ahem, I) were up ALL night with J. He was hacking and wheezing all night, and he was really fighting the nebulizer. I understand. Not being able to breathe really sucks. (There really is no better description, it just sucks and it is not fair)

But, at 7 a.m. I was able to give him a dose of steroids. WOW. Twenty minutes later and not even the slightest wheeze. I hate the fact we have to resort to Prednisolone to get him back on track. Paul and I were discussing the fact of how lucky we are to be dealing with this in 2009. Had it been 50 years ago...shudder. So yes, he is hanging from the rafters, but he feels better.

I am interested to see what happens after we stop taking the steroids. I really don't want this to be a long term solution. It can be so bad for little bodies.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

J is in bad shape.

T got sick with Pneumonia. I got sick, Paul got sick. J was doing great. Not even a runny nose. We thought we were in the clear.

Then yesterday, I heard the most awful sound you can hear with an asthmatic son. The wet cough. So out came the nebulizer and breathing treatments. Then today, he is having a treatment and it was not working. He is crying, telling me he can't get a breath, and I look at his fingernails which are turning blue...

I try not to panic as I am running him to the car, while yelling at Paul to hurry up. Since I was freaking out, Paul took him. His oxygen was at a 93, which is low, so he is at Children's getting treatments. Hopefully, he won't have to spend the night.

Finger's crossed.

UPDATE: J is home now and napping. He now is on steroids and other meds. We also need to watch him like a hawk! Lets hope he stays under control.....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I am feeling GREAT!!

A "shout out" to my High School/ Randy Mac days....Wow, we were snobs! At least I lost the snob part while keeping my preppy fashion sense!

*For clarification: R.M.W.C. (sadly, now co-ed).

Monday, March 9, 2009

I got nuthin'

T is MUCH better. J never got sick. But, I am downing cough syrup like, well... like I have a cough that WON'T GO AWAY! Argh. Since I have been out of it or almost a week, I promise something tomorrow. For now,back to my thera-flu induced coma.

Friday, March 6, 2009

T was still coughing today...

so Paul took her to the Doctor again. She has developed a double ear infection and Pneumonia. Not good. The Dr. is running some tests to see what we do next.

And I thought she was doing better! Lets hope we can treat this at home.

Sick days...

yep, now I have the crud. Of course it is a beautiful day, and T is feeling good for the first day in forever. Ugh, back under the covers.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


T seems to be getting better... we will see. She is still really sick, but not so lethargic today.

And, yes, we saw a Doctor. My old pediatrician (now the twins) was roommates with my Father in Med school(who is now an orthopedic surgeon). My Mom also went to Med school, where she met Dad.

Any who....Dad checked out T, and she has pink eye, and a virus. She has a cough, and a fever that is finally controlled with Tylenol. We were worried when her fever was not breaking and she was lethargic. If she had continued down that road then we were going to need to take her to Children's.

Thanks for all your well wishes! Off to watch yet another princess movie!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

T is really sick...

she has a nasty virus, and after day 4 she is not better. If she does not get better soon...Children's hospital is in our future. I have NEVER seen her this sick. She is just sobbing...

Please pray for T.

J drew this picture...

last night on Paul's I phone. It's a picture of me with a baby in my tummy. I think he wants a baby. Hee hee.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Whole foods

opens in Lakewood today!!!! Yeah! Now Paul can use that golf cart he insists on buying to go get me milk and eggs!!!

Best Friends

When we went to the zoo, I captured this moment. Actually, they are like this with each other most of the time. Best part of being a twin is you always have a playmate.
I need to frame this one in black and white for my picture wall.