Tuesday, September 30, 2008

If I Had A Choice...

Last Friday, hubby came home from work and then proceeded to tell me how they had a party and there had been cake, and hot wings, and ice cream. Oh, and he would have brought home some hot wings, but they ate them all. And the cake, yeah he was gonna bring that home too, but then decided to ask around first. So there wasn't any cake left either. BUT there were two gallons of ice cream at work and if I would like, he would bring those home. On Tuesday.


So Saturday after chatting with our neighbor about ice cream, I decided I really wanted some and once again mentioned it to hubby. At which point he mentioned again, on Saturday, that he could bring some home from work. On Tuesday.

Nope needed ice cream now, not 4 days later.

Thankfully the grocery store was having a BOGO deal so I bought some ice cream, and some cereal too since we go through it like water. One of which was the boys favorite Cookie Crisp. By the time we got home it was pretty close to bedtime, but my bottomless pits wanted a snack before bed.

First words out of TJ's mouth?
"Can I have cereal? Cookie Crisp?"

Now the whole point of buying the cereal was so we had it for in the mornings, and if I let them, the boys would eat cereal all day long. So I said no, but they could have some ice cream! Little Guy was all over that. Of course he wanted ice cream, who wouldn't want ice cream?

TJ that's who. Ok, you want cereal, you can have cereal and the rest of us will have ice cream. And that was exactly what he had. Cookie Crisp.



Later on I thought about it, and TJ is very smart. In his 4 and a half year old head, the choice was simple. Bowl FULL of little cookies, or about a scoop and a half of ice cream....

Friday, September 26, 2008

Would You Like A Sample?

A few weeks ago, I was shopping at one of my favorite new stores up here, Loehmans. Do you know it? If you have one near you and haven't been yet, GO!! GO NOW!!
Anyway, I picked up this cute little black dress, with white embroidery around the bottom. I fell in love with it and since it was UBER marked down, I got it. And then it hung in my closet for the next few weeks since it was rainy and a little chilly.


Monday came and presented the perfect opportunity to wear my cute dress. We had heard that The Food Network was going to be taping for a new show and they needed extras to come and eat delicious pizza. And who wouldn't be up for that?? Plus there was the whole "Who is the talent going to be" question. Of course they took too long getting set up, and The Princess lost patience and we ended up heading out to avoid a colossal meltdown.

HOWEVER! I thought this would be a great opportunity to wear my cute new dress. So after getting the kids dressed, because as you all know, you NEVER get dressed to go anywhere first, I headed up and got dressed, fixed my hair and makeup and came downstairs. Only to find out, that it was a SAMPLE. And on the back hem, inside was written in white fabric pencil I am guessing, SAMPLE in big letters. Which you could see through the dress. Of course. Tried the baby wipe trick. And quickly found that is probably the one thing that doesn't get off clothes. And I really didn't want to change my dress either. So I had hubby take a black sharpie market and go over the letters. It worked for what I needed it for.
Somehow, I doubt that put me at the height of fashion!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We did our first trip to the Pumpkin Patch yesterday. Now I know its only mid-September, but I finally feel Fall-ish and I wanted to relish it. We went last year to a small pumpkin patch but seriously, its really hard to get in the spirit of things when its 90 degrees out. Plus hubby had been deployed so he hadn't gotten to go with us last year.

So yesterday morning we piled in the car, and followed some friends out to our first real pumpkin patch. Complete with hay ride and corn maze! I hadn't ever done a corn maze before so I have no idea if ours was any different than others out there. It was like a game. You enter the maze, read the signs in the beginning with information about farming, animals and of course corn! Then as you go through this GI-NORMOUS maze you look for numbered checkpoints, answer the questions and then punch the answer on your card. There were 12 and let me just tell you, working our way through the maze with 4 children under 5 was SO MUCH FUN! Ok not really, it wasn't too bad, but they were worn out and ready to see the goats and donkeys and chickens about 10 minutes into it. We didn't get to the animals until about 3 hours later. BUT we did get all the checkpoints, correct answers and all without losing any kids! Something to be proud of, I'm sure!

We finished up with a hayride which was a lot of fun, and I know we will head back in a few weeks to pick out some bigger pumpkins to carve and also some hay bales to decorate with.





Friday, September 12, 2008

Sad News

Our poor little kitten met with a sad demise yesterday afternoon. When we got her Sunday she was only 4 weeks old and so tiny. The boys didn't understand how fragile she was and she fell off a high shelf in the garage they had put her on. Needless to say she didn't survive. We are so sad and miss our little kitty so much.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I would like to introduce you to our new kitten.....

Meet Shattering Love...




She is just the sweetest kitten, and it looks like Little Guy finally has found a friend.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fun Stuff

So much has been going on around here, I just haven't had a chance to sit down and write anything. Hubby started work and he really enjoys it. Its a nice change from before. We all love that every night he comes home after work! Such a simple thing, but we were so used to his ship going out a lot.

We have decided to get a kitten! Hubby and I have been cat lovers for ever, and just haven't felt it was the right time in the past to add a kitten to our chaos. However, hubby helped a buddy of his move this past week and they had 2 cats. That was just the push he needed to remind him how much he missed having one around. So I have been looking on craigslist for a short haired kitten. TJ and Little Guy are so excited. When I asked TJ what he wanted to name the kitten, his reply? "Shattering Love" Um, WHAT? I have no clue where that came from. But we laughed a LOOOOONG time over that one.

It has been cooler and rainy here. Which has been great! Such a nice change from the melting, sweaty heat of our last home. Unfortunately, that means a little less outside time for the boys. So we piled everyone in the car the other afternoon to head to the grocery store. Hubby and I were chatting and laughing in the front seat. When Little Guy started trying to get Daddy's attention.
"Hey! Daddy!!"
"What, buddy?"
"Can you settle down Daddy, you're FREAKIN' me out here!"

Train Junkie is a hard sleeper. Once he goes to sleep, that is it. Kind of funny too since he can have a hard time getting to sleep in the first place. This can pose a problem though because if he needs to go to the bathroom at night, he doesn't wake up. So to keep him out of pullups at night, and save water on washing his sheets, we get him up before we head to bed to take him potty. However, he doesn't GET UP! Hubby has to pick him up from off his top bunk. Quite the feat since TJ is fairly tall for a 4 yr old. Then he carries him to the bathroom. We hold him up, and help him relieve himself. HE SLEEPS THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS!! After he is done, back into bed he goes and he continues to sleep as though nothing happened.


The Princess is growing so fast, there is no stopping her now! Her dancing has evolved from standing and bouncing to the Snoopy Dance. She hams it up for the camera, and we are definitely going to have to keep an eye on her! The Princess gets into EVERYTHING!