Friday, February 27, 2009

Better luck next time lady!!

I am a person who enjoys grocery shopping. I am not sure if it because it is pretty much my only "alone" time with no kids or because it is SHOPPING, one of my fav. pastimes. But today while I was there I got really annoyed. Not because the bananas were all already ripe and would not last more than a few days, not because someone dropped a jar of spaghetti sauce in the middle of the pasta aisle and not even because I had to wait for 10 minutes in the Dunkin Donuts line for coffee.(Yes, we have one in the store.)
My annoyance came when I was in the checkout line. The lines were 2 or 3 deep, b/c they NEVER have enough lanes open. So there I was, waiting patiently, looking at the latest ABC SOAPS magazine. (That addiction is for another post) So yeah, I was waiting with my cart less than half full when I hear someone behind me say, "I'd like to go in front of you if you don't mind." I turned around. The lady was talking to me. I gave a sort of smile and took a glance at her was WAY MORE FULL than mine. Then again she said "Could I just squeeze in front of you, I don't really like to wait in line." WHAT????? I couldn't even speak for a second. Seriously, do any of us WANT to wait in line? Too bad lady! But I didn't say that. Instead I lied, " I am actually in a hurry today, my son is at home sick with a sitter, sorry." I smiled and turned around. I didn't care, this woman did not seem to have a valid reason to not wait in the line like the rest of us. She was fairly young, well, she wasn't elderly or anything.
She clearly just did not have patience b/c the next thing I knew she was out of my line and heading to the next aisle...hope she had better luck there!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Are You Sleeping, Are You Sleeping...?

My children are SLEEPERS! They have been since they were only weeks old. We have been extremely lucky in the respect. Hannah sleeps about 11 hours a night,Camden 12. They are also no trouble at all to put to bed. We read a story, brush teeth and tuck them in. No fuss, No muss! (what the heck does that even mean?)They are usually asleep within minutes of saying goodnight...or so we thought.

Last night after we put the kids to bed Lee and I were discussing a "mini-vacation" we are trying to plan for sometime in the next few weeks. We are thinking of going here: It's basically an indoor waterpark, very child friendly and we think the toddler will even be entertained.It is (supposed) to be a surprise. We also talked about the fact that the kids are signed up to start swimming lessons soon. Who knows what else was said during this time.

Much to my surprise, when I brought Hannah to school this morning she announced that we were going on a trip. She also happened to mention that "mommy thinks it is a good deal but daddy doesn't think we should be spending all of the money."

Thanks, Hannah.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Just a quick little update. Hannah, Camden and I are all sick. Sneezing, runny noses, sore throats, aches and all know the drill. So we are all settling in with some soup for dinner and then pajamas and bed.

Hopefully tomorrow will bring a healthier day!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week

I haven't participated in this fun little carnival in a while, so here it goes...

I DID NOT let both kids stay in pajamas all day yesterday and I definitely DID NOT let them watch 4 movies. That would be wrong to let them watch that much t.v.- I would never do it.

I DID NOT hope and pray that the snow and ice would melt enough to make it possible to get Hannah to preschool today. I DID NOT need a little break from her 4 year old diva ways, just for 4 hours this morning.

I also DID NOT just stand at my kitchen counter with a fork and sneak 4 bites of cake...and I DID NOT feel like a pig doing it. Nope, not me!

I could go on (and on), but I will spare you. It's nap time and I'm thinking the couch is looking kind of cozy!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Things...

Sometimes we all need to be reminded to stop and take a look at all of the amazing things in our lives. The people, places and things that make us who we are, that make us HAPPY!


1.My children- they amaze me each and everyday. I love them so much!

2.My husband, Lee...he is my best friend.

3.Purses...each and every one in my closet.
coach Pictures, Images and Photos

4.Chocolate. No need to elaborate.
chocolate Pictures, Images and Photos

5.My Keurig Coffee love love this thing.

6.Sitting down to a nice homemade dinner with my family.

7.My best friend.

8.Movie night...lee, the kids and I...a movie, popcorn and lots of blankets and pillows.

9.Buttercream Candles from Yankee Candle....ahhhh, heaven!Yankee Pictures, Images and Photos

10.My mom. She is amazing! I won't post a picture of you mom, I promise!

Feel free to share your Happy Things in your blog...and link back to me if you would please. I am always looking for more bloggy friends!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Am I really blogging about towels?

Yes folks, it has come to this.towel Pictures, Images and Photos

It has recently come to my attention that the bath towels in my house are disappearing...seriously, they are!

Now, our collection of bath towels is nothing if not a hodge podge of random colors, shapes and brands. We have the yellow ones that Lee and I got from our wedding registry...almost 8 years ago, the light blue ones I "splurged" on at Macy's a few years back and then the random ones we have accumulated over the years from...well, who the heck knows. They are not beautiful, they are not fancy, but they do the job.

I would say we have (had) about 12 bath towels in circulation. 4 people, one towel a day each...we could go 3 days without a load of towels being washed. Now at my last count we have 6 and yeah, if you cannot tell...IT IS REALLY BUGGING ME! I have checked the hampers and laundry baskets, i have checked under beds, in drawers, and even in the closets. Seriously, where'd they go??? I just don't get it. I even emailed Lee at work about it today,to which I get a reply of "I don't have the bath towels here at work." NO S#&T! But where are they??

Where do 6 large towels disappear to? They don't get sucked up into the washer like the missing socks,that would be impossible. My kids are not hording them in their rooms for various reason, I checked!

I know, I know, whoa is me...people have bigger problems than missing towels, I understand this. But today, for me...this is an issue.

***Oh look- JCPenney is having a sale...Buy one TOWEL, Get one FREE! Come'on kids, where heading to the mall!***

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

UGG-ly Situation

Hannah announced midday that she will no longer be attending preschool.

I was really surprised to hear her say it. She usually loves school, begs to go on days off and get ticked off at me when I pick her up at noon, "Why can't I be a full day kid, mommy?" (Because mommy and daddy cannot afford to send you full day, sweetie.) No, I have never actually said that to her.

So...needless to say I knew something must be wrong. My first thought was that she was getting picked on because she has glasses. (I would be in that classroom so quickly tomorrow giving a little lesson on why some children need glasses and how we are different.) But no, that wasn't it. A little girl, we'll call her P, told my daughter that she cannot play with her- BECAUSE HANNAH DOESN'T HAVE UGGS!!! Are you flipping kidding me?!?!? Apparently a few of the girls do have Uggs and are now the elite preschool crowd. Much to Hannah's surprise she does not have real Uggs, she's got a knock-off pair that I bought a Target. She was happy with them and didn't know the difference...UNTIL NOW! I am sorry, I am not spending that kind of money on a pair of boots for my preschooler. I love her, I want her to be fashionable, but I refuse to spend that kind of money, I DON'T EVEN HAVE UGGS~ugg Pictures, Images and Photos

So this little girl told Hannah that only the girls with real Uggs can play with her. I think there are like 3 kids with them. I just can't even believe this is happening in a preschool-my god. I told Hannah that she should try to play with someone besides P tomorrow, that there a plenty of nice little girls to play with. I also told her I would talk to her teachers in the morning when I drop her off.

Is my kid going to be an outcast because I won't buy her $90 boots?

What is up with kids these days?

Shouldn't my preschooler be worrying about what color paint to use rather than the brand name of her boots??

Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up

We has a great weekend! We started out Friday night by going out with friends to a restaurant called Margaritas...YUM! And even though I may have had one too many of said was so much fun.
On Saturday we spent the day with our wonderful children, we didn't do anything spectacular, but we had an entire day to spend with each other, uninterrupted. We ate chocolates and popcorn, watched movies and it was perfect. Lee gave Hannah and I each a dozen roses, Hannah was so thrilled with her first roses. She is still carrying the vase around. Lee also surprised me with a PANDORA bracelet, the one I have been obsessing about...I have 4 beads, an H & C, for the kiddos, a heart and a pink glass bead. He is the BEST!
Sunday we went to the mall and looked around and then went to visit the grandparents who are leaving for a week in MEXICO today...jealous!
I love that a weekend can be amazing and memorable without any fancy outings or trips, just quality family time with the people I love the most in the world!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Yup, he's 2!

So Camden turned 2, 2 weeks ago...and well... I love this boy more than life itself...and he is the most adorable thing I have ever seen...and when he says "I lub you momma", my heart melts...
BUT- the day he turned 2 something changed. He is still my sweet, wonderful,adorable,cuddly little lovebug but he has mastered the "tantrum". I am talking the full blown, kicking, screaming, hitting, pulling hair (his and mine), kind of tantrum, the one that lasts for a 1/2 hour and then can stop on a dime when I mention a popsicle,( i was desperate!)

So, here he is...cute, isn't it? Heh.
(please excuse the snotty nose, I wasn't going to chance being bitten)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

LOVE is in the air....

well, kind of!

Hannah and I spent today making Valentine cookies and making Valentines. I opted for the generic "Hannah Montana" Valentines for preschool. But we made our own for her close friends and family. She loves projects like this and the end products came out so sweet...

Sunday, February 8, 2009


It was abot 50 degrees out today! It was really windy but it didn't matter, it was so nice to go out and get some fresh air! We cleared all of the ice chunks that finally melted on our driveway, it almost felt like spring for a few hours...then we turned around and saw the 2 feet of snow still surrounding us.

Now I am off to make Hannah's favorite dinner- Homemade chicken "nuggets", mashed potatoes and green beans!

Hoping for some more exciting posts later this week, last week we were all sick and it was pretty uneventful.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Remember a Special Baby Boy

Please go over a visit Cynthiaa at Confession of a Yummy Mummy and leave her some love and prayers.

She lost her baby boy just two weeks before her due date. Baby Aiden (Aiden-Bug) died of umbilical cord strangulation.
If you look on the left column of her blog you will see that her friends are organizing a Blue Balloon release on Wednesday, February 11th. They would like to have as many people do it as possible and to take pictures and email them to:
They will then create a book of all of the photos!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


heading to the doctor with camden this afternoon, praying for an antibiotic...

**UPDATED!** He's got an ear infection, the poor little guy.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sick of the sickies

This winter has been a tough one, health wise. I am quite sure someone in the house has been sick everyday since mid-December. I don't ever remember having so many colds go through the house. I am sure it has to do with the lovely preschool germs that Hannah is bringing home to share. We are going through 3 or 4 boxes of tissues a week and the kids have been eating popsicles like it is July. (For some reason they both love popsicles when they are sick.) I am not sure I have had a full night of sleep in months, between the coughing, hacking, sneezing and children needing drinks at all hours...I don't know if my body knows how to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time.


And it's a good thing because some has to take care of everyone!