Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

My resolutions...(in no particular order)

1. Drink more water

2. Eat less crap/lose weight

3. Learn to use my camera

4. Play with my kids more

5. Put out more for my poor husband

Sunday, December 30, 2007

I think we need a new car seat.....

Do you think she's outgrown it yet?? ha ha!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

How Time Flies...

My baby girl is 3 months old. She actually turned 3 months on Christmas eve. Wow. Time flies when you are having fun, doesn't it?? So here ya go, here is her 3 month picture. There are issues with it, but for now, I am happy with it.
In other (related) news, I got my Rebel XT today!!!!! Must buckle down and figure it out now, lol.

Friday, December 21, 2007

To My Dear Friends....

Schedules/Type A Personality

I am impatient. I have a 3 year old. Bad Mixture.

I try so hard to let her figure things out for herself, such as putting on socks, and brushing her teeth etc., BUT when she takes too long and I need to be somewhere, I have to jump in and help, but in true 3 year old fashion, she does not want any help! Then the fight is anywhere, where was I going with this? Oh yeah....schedules.

I live by a schedule. We get up, eat breakfast, get showered, dressed (takes awhile, there is the newborn, the 3yo and me..and read above regarding 3yr old, lol) and then it's darn near lunch time, but we have things to do, it may be an appointment, groceries, a play date, or what have you, but it's in a specific time frame, because then it's nap time (bless my child for still napping!) which must occur between 1 and 2 pm, or she will be CRANKY and sleep too late, which messed with bedtime, which in turn messes with the next day! So to keep things running smoothly in my boot camp, I mean house, we MUST stick tot he schedule!

There are of course exceptions....sometimes we eat lunch early or *gasp* LATE, and there is the occasional day we skip a nap, for a DARN GOOD REASON, but we like the schedule. My daughter thrives on it. I think a lot of the reason I like to stick to a schedule is because I absolutely detest being late. Hate it. And I am annoyed by people who use having kids as and excuse to be late. Yes, shit happens, or puke happens, but on an average day, I like to get where I am going at the proper time.

So what brought this up? Well, our whole day is out of whack! Last week my Mother In Law decided she wanted my 3yo and her 5yo(almost 6yo) cousin to have a the same bed! Ok lady! Chelsea is so used to falling asleep alone. She won't fall asleep with me, not with Daddy, no one. She needs her alone time to wind down, look at book, whatever she wants, but ALONE. I decided to let MIL have her, whatever, not my problem if she is up till midnight, ha ha! So here is how it went down.... MIL wanted her early afternoon on Thursday, no nap, so that she may fall asleep earlier...sure! I dropped her off at 2pm. MIL called at 10pm, she finally fell asleep, ha ha! So already she is short 2.5 hours of sleep from her nap, and 2 hours off her regular 4.5 hours. The the kids get up at 5:45...ha! That is 2 hours and 15 minutes earlier than normal....add that to the 4.5? Total of 6 and 3/4 hours short of sleep. Oh my.

I went to pick her up at 11:30 this morning, boy was she CRANKY. So we went thru the drive thru at McDonald's (as my apology for making her sleepover at MIL's, lol) and came home, ate till her eyes were closing, put jammies on and crawled into bed. Poor girl went right to sleep. BUT, I have to wake hey by no later than 4, or bedtime will be ruined, lol.

Am I nuts? Are my schedules too rigid? I don't think so, it works for us.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

ME ME ME!!!!

I was tagged by Andrea to do this "all about me" crap, lol, so here goes...

8 things I'm passionate about: (in no particular order)
My family
My friends
Non smoking
Clean floors
Proper car seats for kids
Yummy food

8 things I want to do before I die:
Go to somewhere (anywhere) warm and sunny
Take kids to Disney
Have another baby
Learn to take STUNNING pictures
Drive a standard, lol
Be 100% happy with my body
Own a brand new car
Take a college course (not sure what yet, lol)

8 things I say often:
hurry up!
I need to pee
shut up

8 books I've read recently:
Before I had Chloe I went thru a James Patterson phase, not sure all the names, but there were at least 8!

8 songs I could listen to over and over again:
Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
Oh Holy Night - almost anyone!
Gimme Gimme Gimme - Abba
This Ain't A Love Song - Bon Jovi
Shout At The Devil - Motley Crue
Me - Plumb
In My Arms - Plumb
What Hurts The Most - Rascal Flatts

8 things that attract me to my best friends:
same views
able to agree to disagree
common interests

8 people who should do this Me game:
um.....I dont' have 8 more people that i know with blogs that were not already tagged, lmao! sorry!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Blue Eyed Girl

Chloe has blue eyes, of course, but I took this picture and wasn't happy with the outcome, so I made it a sepia -ish color and I like it better, but of course, it makes her eyes brown. Try not to notice the light on her forehead and the pin lights in her eyes from the flash that I had to use, grrrr! But she is cute anyway.

Thursday, December 06, 2007


I just sent my poor husband out to go get me chinese food with the promise of sex once he know, after I eat the food and watch Grey's Anatomy. Does that make me a whore? So be it!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I Want You To See This

I saw this video today on Youtube, it's very powerful. It is super sad and you will cry if you are human (or at least feel *something* lol) Watch for the little boy near the end with the clothing, you will know it when you see it. SO SAD! And watch the full ending, after the song stops. OMG! And since I feel the need to put a disclaimer, I will, so here's a country song, and I never said the SONG was good, but it's kinda moving. Ok, here it is...