Archive for November, 2007

Todays winner is…

Emma!  Yeah!

I’m going to hold tomorrow, Saturday and Sundays’ Drawings on Sunday night since I’ll be out of town.

All of you who already commented will be put back in the hat including Emma.

November 30, 2007 at 1:59 am 1 comment

I love Christmas

According to The Diaper Diaries we should all have our lights up and tree ready for presents. I’m halfway there.
In Michigan we didn’t put up lights because we had no exterior outlet. We don’t have any in the front here either, but we have an attached garage that has some. As you know from one of my previous posts, I have the lights up already. We usually get our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving (we do real). I usually put on all the lights while Ricardo does nothing (do you sense a trend here?). Then the kids “help” put on the ornaments. We’re usually ornamentally heavy on the bottom of the tree. While they nap or are distracted by a movie, St. Nick comes. I know its not technically St. Nicholas day, but it helps break up some anticipation for Santa’s visit. I have miniature trees for the kids that I add an ornament to every year. So, St. Nick delivers those along with a Christmas book and some candy to their shoes placed by the fireplace.

I’m curious to hear about your special traditions for decorating for the holidays. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, do you have any traditions for this time of year?

November 29, 2007 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

The crib went back up

So, after Oliver had fallen out of bed for the 10th time, I decided to put the crib back up (as a toddler bed. The fall is a lot shorter). Now I’m going to have to say goodbye to it again in the future. Oh well.

I’m feeling chatty, so I have more blogging to come today. Stay tuned.

November 29, 2007 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Free Haircut time!

Ok, In the spirit of the season, I’m feeling generous. Therefore, I’m going to give a haircut away everyday, yes everyday, between now and December 24.

Mention this contest on your blog and I will enter your name twice. Just leave me a comment to let me know you gave me a shout out.

Once again the salon is Tangles n Curls at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Big Bend.

Good Luck!

November 29, 2007 at 5:32 pm 30 comments

Dancing with the Stars Review

Spoiler Alert! Don’t read if you haven’t watched.


First of all I’m elated with the outcome. I was pulling for Helio from day one. Yeah!

Can I also tell you how excited I am that Marie got voted out. That stupid doll dance she did was horrible. I was embarrassed for her!

My next gripe is about Samantha. She sucks. I thought Drew Lachey did a way better job. Why couldn’t they keep him? The first season of American Idol had to male hosts. I thought it was really funny when Maks took her cue card she totally flubbed. Tom Bergeron is awesome. She sucks and has no comedic timing whatsoever. Ugh.

My final grip is why have a stupid 2 hour finale show. Every damn show does that. No one cares about stupid Celine Dion. How many times do we have to watch them being interviewed and telling us how much they love their partners and how they’ve become better people because of the show. Blah Blah Blah. Has anyone on the final dance not gotten a 10. I’ve never seen it.

Anyway, are any of you going to watch the Bruno and Carrie show. I’m undecided. However, with the writers strike I might not have a choice.

November 28, 2007 at 2:04 pm 2 comments

We might be out of regression

As soon as I’m ready to declare Piper Ann unpotty trained. We had a breakthrough.

Apparently I just took her rewards away too soon. We’re back on M&M’s for pee and bubblegum for poop (she has yet to get that, which is why I say “might.”).

I bought some Christmas M&M’s and put them in a jar on a shelf in the bathroom, so they make a cute decoration! I know, I’m lame. The only thing is the boys each come running for an M&M when they know she’s in the bathroom. Its even gotten to the point where Nathan asks if Piper Ann can go potty, so he can have an M&M.

I’m not ready to face that battle. I’m just elated that she’s peeing in the toilet and not all over the carpet.

Next we’ll have to work on the fact that she poops in her pants everytime we go to someone’s house. Its quite strange.

November 26, 2007 at 9:55 pm 3 comments

I don’t get it.

Those of you not in Missouri could probably care less about the Mizzou, KU rivalry…The Border Battle. Unfortunately such is not the case here.

Ricardo has been a pretty big Mizzou fan his whole life. Unfortunately for us, they are actually good this year. So, not only do we have to devote every Sunday to football, we now have to devote every Saturday as well. (Thank god the Rams suck this year, so they are only on TV when they’re out of town.)

So yesterday was the big game between number 3 Mizzou against number 2 Kansas. Ricardo spent the whole morning poring over the newspaper to see what the writers were predicting. At 11:00 the tv reporting started. 1:45 was when I had to be home from shopping so he could go “preparty” with a friend visiting from Michigan. He returned around 5:30 after I had raked all the leaves and hung all the Christmas lights. (Yes I did climb a 16 ft extension ladder and a tree.) We went over to a neighbors at 7 to watch pregame coverage followed up by a 7:30 kickoff. Meanwhile I’m trying to keep the kids from making too much noise and disrupting the game.

I took the kids home around halftime, because Piper Ann pooped in her pants. Not so shocking. He came home around midnight. Put a pizza in the oven and “fell asleep.” Yep, it burned.

So this morning the first thing he does while I’m cleaning up burned pizza and feeding the kids, is grab the sports page. This is quite confusing to me. Did you not watch the game? Do you not know what happened?

How many of you out there sometimes secretly wish your husbands favorite team would lose the game to progress them just so you can have your weekends back? I never do…

November 25, 2007 at 3:40 pm 2 comments

Call Me Crazy

Well most of you bloggers already did.

I was one of the crazies that woke up at 5:30 this morning to get a good deal. I know, I know I’m not really that hard core, because I wasn’t camping at Best Buy yesterday at 1:50 pm while people drove by in search of the last can of green beans in St. Louis.

For the past few years I’ve been a Black Friday addict. Its my own personal tradition. There’s something strange about shopping for 4 hours only to come home and find your family still in their pajamas. I love getting to the store before its light out and the air is so cool and crisp.

I only bought one thing for myself which is quite a feat.

Hope you all had a pleasant Black Friday whether you spent it fighting crowds or fighting your children to sleep in.

Ps. Why does “bloggers” show up on spell check if I’m referring to some people who write a blog? Strange.

November 24, 2007 at 3:01 am 3 comments

Deez…I mean Pea.

At this time of year my kids become obsessed with Peanuts ( the Charlie Brown kind.) I love that they love him and “snoofy.” It brings back memories of my childhood. So even if you’re serving jelly beans¬† for Thanksgiving, may it be a good one. We all have so much to be thankful for like dying grandparents, divorcing parents and a dwindling bank account. j/k I have my immediate family, health and some awesome friends to be thankful for.

November 22, 2007 at 2:14 am Leave a comment

Follow up to Monday Night Review

I had to work last night, so I didn’t get to see my shows live. Thank god for DVR.

I was extremely disappointed with the oucome of DWTS and the Bachelor. Apparently Marie Osmond has the 40 and over demographic working for her. I don’t think she’s a very good dancer at all. I’m so much better. I wish Jennie Garth would have made it to the finals, but I guess you can’t complain when you don’t vote. (hello presidential election, America).

I was also uber disappointed with the Bachelor outcome. I too thought he would have second thoughts about Deanna (although she blinks way too much.). Why couldn’t he just date her to see if he fell in love with her. I can totally understand not falling in love with someone after 6 weeks, but if he misses her so much can’t they just casually date? Men are idiots. I guess he just could see himself as Mr. Blinky McBlinkerson.

November 22, 2007 at 2:08 am Leave a comment

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