Archive for April, 2008


After I picked up Piper Ann from school today, I drove by a gas station. This is what the sign said…



Vspot (which I guess is Shells way of saying, the best gas)-LOL

I thought it was pretty funny.

April 30, 2008 at 6:50 pm 1 comment

Aha Moment…

…with a little dash of psychotic.

Last night I was trying to use the computer, but the mouse kept freezing up on me. I could use it for a minute and then it would stop. I thought that the computer may have a virus or something.

After I picked up the mouse and pretended to throw it at the wall, the light bulb went off in my head. I realized that the mouse was wireless and therefore the batteries might be dead.

Sure enough.

April 30, 2008 at 6:48 pm 1 comment

Don’t Feel Sorry For Me…

Don’t feel sorry for me that I’m the mom of 3 kids. I pretty much chose that lifestyle.

But please pray for me/us because Ricardo left yesterday to go out of town and won’t be home until Saturday night.

That’s a lot of mommy dearest time, a lot of “can I play guitar hero,” a lot of “can I have a snack,” a lot of solo bath nights, not enough meal appreciation, not enough adult conversation, and not enough wine in the house.

April 29, 2008 at 8:29 pm 4 comments

We’re So Proud

After hours of practicing, Nathan finally finished his first Guitar Hero song.

Now can we please move away from Rock You Like a Hurricane?

Oh, did I tell you that Ricardo bought Nathan the Scorpions Greatest Hits. It was supposed to stay in his car, but somehow ventured into mine. That and Ricardo also busted out his Appetite for Destruction cd as well.

April 23, 2008 at 7:02 pm 4 comments

What a weekend!

I need a weekend to recover from the weekend. You know like you need a vacation to recover from a vacation!

Friday it poured all day and we were supposed to go to the baseball game. I thought for sure we would pass since the tickets were free anyway. Nope, we trucked down to Busch Stadium armed with ponchos. We stayed at J Bucks until the rain stopped and then went into the game. The kids had a blast! They were promised a couple of treats, so when Nathan saw the cotton candy man he raised his hand and waved him over. It was pretty funny to watch your 5 year old flag down a vendor!  I did have to deny the kids the $6.50 hot chocolate. It would have cut into my $7.25/beer budget! We did stop at the grocery store and got donuts and hot chocolate fixins for breakfast the next day. THey were up until at least 11, but woke up bright and early at 6:30. I wasn’t surprised.

On Saturday Ricardo got up at 5 to go for a bike ride. He got 2 miles from home and got a flat tire. He had to walk back. So, he decided to hook up the mountain bike and go to Castlewood. He got there at 6:20 and it didn’t open until 7, so he came home and took the dog for a 30 minute walk.

So basically he woke up at 5 to take the dog for a walk. Poor guy!

I took Piper Ann to dance class at 9. Ricardo picked her up and I headed to work. I was there until after 5. I ran home really quick, we threw the kids in the car and headed out to a birthday party. My dad was in town to visit my brother, so he met us there (he knows the family). We got home around 10, so it was day number 2 of staying up late. Of course, they woke up at their usual time!

Sunday I went with my dad to visit my brother. We stopped at Lowe’s on the way home to get a couple plants and some mulch. When we got home I put down some mulch and then suggested we walk to lunch. After lunch we hugged my dad goodbye and headed back out to Home Depot for more mulch and then down to the city for another birthday party! This meant no naps of course. We got home around 7 bathed the kids and put them down around 8.

Yesterday they slept a little later, but Nathan had school so we had to scramble to get there on time. While he was there, Piper Ann, Oliver and I headed to Walmart to get a couple staples and some more plants for my deck planters. As I was doing some planting, they were playing in the sand box that hasn’t had the lid on in weeks and full of water. They were having the time of their lives, so I let them.

That afternoon I filled a couple buckets of water, so they could fill their watering cans without having the hose on constantly. Within 20 minutes they were soaked from head to toe, but once again were having a great time.

After a quick game of Guitar Hero with Ricardo, they were off to bed (not without a 2nd bath for the day).

This morning the sleep deprivation caught up with them. Oliver slept until 7:45, Nathan until 8 and Piper Ann until 8:20. She insisted on sleeping in undies (eventhough I just bought a brand new package of pull ups and took them out of the bag) and woke up dry!! Hopefully it won’t be too detrimental to Oliver for wearing princess pull ups!

Sorry to be so wordy, I’m sure this is all completely fascinating to you.

April 22, 2008 at 2:09 pm 2 comments

5.2 Friday!!!

Did you feel it?

This morning Ricardo and I were jolted out of deep sleep due to our bed shaking. My first thought was that the furnace was acting up, but then I realized all the windows were open and the furnace wasn’t on. Ricardo said, “it must have been an earthquake.” He went and checked the gas lines to make sure they were in tact and they were. Of course I couldn’t go back to sleep.

St. Louis sits on the New Madrid fault. It was my first assumption that thats where it came from. It actually came from the Wabash Valley fault which runs through Indiana. They said effects from it could be felt 300 miles away.

This in not the first time I’ve felt the effects of the Wabash Valley Fault. When we lived in Evansville in 2000 – 2001. There was a small earthquake while we were in a meeting at work. Ricardo never felt it, because he was in his car.

Well, Ricardo, I hope you enjoyed your first quake.

April 18, 2008 at 3:16 pm 3 comments

Happy Birthday Nathan!

You’re finally a whole hand old!

I love you so much. You make me laugh everyday and your wisdom at such a young age astounds me.

Keep rockin’ (even though its to the Scorpion’s “Rock You Like a Hurricane), and have a great 6th year of life.


April 17, 2008 at 2:28 am 2 comments

Green Elephant

What do you give a 3 year old boy who is infatuated with green? elephants for his birthday?

This is what I came up with. Hopefully he won’t think this gift is a “white elephant*!”

*Traditionally, a “White Elephant” is something lying around the house that you don’t want (some horridly ugly item that someone gave you as a gift or some other item unwanted for some reason).

April 15, 2008 at 1:05 pm 2 comments

Pajama Day

Today was pajama day for Nathan’s class. Of course I forgot, so I dropped him off and ran home to get his jammies. He was so happy.

When I picked him up from school he said,”mom, I’m not really into wearing pajamas to school.”

I said, “why not?”

“Because its so not cool.”

I guess this means he’ll be boycotting “Spirit Week” in high school.

April 14, 2008 at 8:39 pm 3 comments

Oh No!

Yesterday Nathan had a friend over for a playdate in the afternoon. I had the other two in bed before he got there, but they could sense him and abruptly awoke from their naps. Lucky for me they were still well behaved despite not napping.

So, as the afternoon progressed Piper Ann decided to show off her stomach to Luke ( the friend). He was unimpressed and didn’t even send her the slightest of looks. She proceeded to remove the entire shirt and said, “Luke look at me.” He did, and then returned to the trance of Nathan trying to  play Guitar Hero.

I explained to her that that was inappropriate and she needed to put her shirt back on, which she did. A few minutes later she said, “Luke, do you have a girlfriend?”

I just rolled my eyes.

I would say she’s too young for this behavior, but I can’t fathom this behavior at any point in her life. Not even when she’s happily married and trying to conceive to make me a grandchild.

April 12, 2008 at 3:57 pm 5 comments

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