Monday, August 25, 2008
A. attached or single? Attached.
B. best friend? My husband. It's like we share a brain sometimes.
C. cake or pie? Hmm. I like cookies. How about, cake in spring/summer, pie in fall/winter.
D. day of choice? Sunday, it's usually a lazy family day.
E. essential item? Huh. I'm not sure I find any items essential. I'll even go for like a week forgetting to wear my glasses.... how about.... Xanax (kidding).... or.... the stroller.
F. favorite color? Scarlet red, or jade green. But not together, I hate red and green together.
G. gummy bears or worms? Both. I LOVE gummies. My favorite kind of candy.
H. hometown? Hick-town in the far suburbs of Buffalo NY.
I. favorite indulgence? Sleep.
J. January or July? Both.... January when it's July, July when it's January. Can't just be happy with the weather, you know. :P
K. kids? For sale! :P I have three. A girl and two boys.
L. life isn't complete without? Death.
M. marriage date? (Oh crap what is it, oh yeah) April 6th. I didn't really like my wedding so I don't exactly hold the date close to my memory. (Nothing to do with the person I married, it was just hurried and not what I wanted in a wedding. But, whatever.....)
N. number of brothers & sisters? Zero.
O. oranges or apples? Both.
P. phobias? Lots and lots of stuff. Spiders, bugs, drowning, zombies, heights. I just recently explained to my husband that my fear of heights isn't exactly a fear of heights but a fear that I will involuntarily throw myself off of heights, more like conceding to the gravitational pull than any actual suicidal thoughts... yeah, he looked at me like I was nuts.
Q. quotes? "All that is certain is that nothing is certain."
R. reasons to smile? Cute babies. Happy endings. Watching my kids be nice to each other. Music. My husband's vulgar and hilarious sense of humor.
S. season of choice? Autumn. Crisp. Clean. New and old. Baked goods and crockpots. Sweaters and boots. Awesome colors.
T. tag seven peeps! Nah.
U. unknown fact about me? I like to have unknown facts to myself, thanks.
V. vegetable? Asparagus. Zucchini. Pumpkin.
W. worst habits? I curse a lot. A LOT. More than a mother really should. I am trying to censor it more now, though. Also, my housekeeping is just awful.
X. x-ray or ultrasound? I always loved getting a fetal ultrasound and would get as many as I could when I was pregnant. So cool.
Y. your favorite food? Fish and shellfish. Or non-tomato based pasta dishes.
Z. zodiac sign? Gemini. Which is probably why I gave more than one answer to most of the questions above.
No tagging, if you want to play, link to your meme in my comments section. I am too lazy to tag people.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Back to the daily grind.... SIIIIIiiiiigh........
I appreciate all of the happiness I've gotten about me getting away. I feel like you all are as happy for my little break as I was. That makes me feel all mushy inside.
Oh and a special shout-out to my Momma who corralled the monsters (including and especially Lushifer [that's Luke to you], owch. SO glad I wasn't here this weekend. You earn the granny medal of endurance).
Now it's time for me to eat as much as possible before I start back on the diet-wagon tomorrow morning. :P
(And, P.S., does it make me a mom-ster that I didn't miss my kids AT ALL. Not even the little one. I hope not... hey, at least I included them in my tattoo....)
Monday, July 21, 2008
It's also baby-tested for snuggle-ability (and thrash-ability, as well)....
I anticipated needing much more yarn than I did, so I have one skein each left of the blue and pink colors, as well as some cream (which was leftovers from an earlier project anyways). So anticipate more, blanket-matching baby stuff to be shown in the near future.
Also, I am in the process of making some clothespin dolls and a portable dollhouse for Brenda's birthday (but mostly for our long driving trip and week vacation afterwards, so she has something to play with there that's small but fun and versatile)....
Yes, those are mermaids.
Edited to add:
1.) Yes, the blanket IS even, but I didn't have patience to take time and even it out for a picture so my baby could snatch it up just the moment before I snapped the photo.
2.) No, I apparently didn't find arms important in doll-designing. I just noticed... hmm...
Saturday, July 19, 2008
After, when she said she wanted her hair cut "...like yours, Momma. But straight." (Brat)
Pretty little Sister. She absolutely needs to stop getting bigger, effective immediately. I'm sending her the memo now.
Friday, July 18, 2008
I might change the collar.
Also, yesterday the kids were bored (as usual) so I let them paint some tee-shirts.
Luke has worn his all day. I was told that both tee-shirts have butterflies on them.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Miss Smarty Pants is bored and can't wait to go back to school.
Well there they are. My pretty family. Hopefully it won't be another 1/2 year before I update again....
(Oh yeah, did you like my artsy black and white pictures? I'm getting mad at my camera because when the pictures go on the computer, the colors are weird. Maybe it's actually the computer.... whatever. I didn't like the color. So they're b&w. So there. :P)
Monday, March 24, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Man, they grow up too fast. Today Rowen is 6 months old, & I can't even believe it. He can scoot backwards on his back... he's trying to roll over, and I distinctly heard him say "Hiiiiii..." twice yesterday. :-O He plays with his toys with vigor and appreciates good food... mostly of the pureed soup, stew and casserole variety. He loves his brother and sister and they think he's pretty cool, too, and they watch over him like mama hawks. He (for the most part, of course) sleeps through the night until about 4:30 or 5, which is MUCH BETTER than what was happening a couple of months ago. He is the apple in my eye and I love him to death. Squish, cry, heart. Smoosh. Love.
My baby. :-( :-) Pretty soon he'll be going to school. I can't even think of that right now.
I might make him some sort of yummy pureed apple crisp or something for his birthday. I think he'd like that.
Hope everyone has a good Rowen's Half-Birthday! :-)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
(The first picture, he is in a sling made for me by one of my dear friends on a website that will remain nameless... thanks missy! You can check out her shop here.)
So, Rowen. Still *hearts* boobies, but is expanding his palate to include cereal and fruit. Cute little monster. Insomniac. Momma-obsessed. Enjoys a good hockey game (no, really). Found his voice recently & LOVES screaming... no words yet though.
More later, must feed the baby beast!
As you can see, Brenda just lost another tooth, "and the tooth fairy knows her NAME!" in her words. :) She is doing fantastic in school. Very smart, big on reading, listening to music, and practicing for PMS. Loves macaroni and cheese. Loves her brothers. Is a big helper-girl, all of the time. However, she is testing me constantly on how much back talk she can get away with. She also loves to watch Iron Chef America and Scooby Doo.
Ah, the elusive middle child. Most of his pictures look like those above. But here's one and you can KIND of see a face... he DOES indeed exist (although cynics still speculate...)
So. Lucien. He is a holy terror. Still cute. Still red. He is starting with the potty training... he will go if he's asked to go, but won't tell us yet that he has to go potty. Baby steps. He enjoys making momma crazy and drinking maple-syrup milk. He likes to put dishes away and wipe down surfaces with baby wipes. Still loves Ted. Loves his baby brother, finally... he holds Rowen's hand and sings to him. "Iss'akay, my widdle Row-wen, beebee Row-wen, widdle Row-wen... I yuv yew, an' I yuv yew, an' I YUUUUUVVV, my yiddle GUYYYY..." He likes to make up songs, such as "Buff-lo Bills, an' Buff-lo Bills, an'..... HOCKEEEEYYYYY...." And I am still clinging to nap time, although I'm sure it's nearing it's end.
For a Rowen update, you must wait... he is screaming, teething, constipated and generally PISSED OFF at the world. Bye!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Some news... we just got a new puppy! A cocker spaniel, Shamrock... Roxy for short. She's pretty cute but a handful, to say the least, and I feel like another child has been added to our household. Because that's what we needed. Yeah.
(Oh, and don't mind the ogre holding her. This picture was taken pre-face application.)
More to come, after I get some breakfast and clean up a bit, and there's not a giant loud annoying truck outside my house. Grrr.