Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Abandonment

I swear I haven't abandoned the blog. Have you ever accidentally taken a break from something and then found that it's really hard to get back in the swing of it? You may love it and think of it often but getting back to it is nearly impossible. Welcome to my relationship with the ol' blog. I love writing here, I really do! But, once Big Daddy left and I didn't post for a little bit, it just became one of those things where I would think all kinds of great things to blog and then would promptly forget them and realize when I sat down at the computer that I have nothing to say. So, it's not you, it's me. But, I'll tell you this. I am back with a vengeance. Whether I have something important to say or if I'm just telling you all the boring details of my day (no, really! I do have an exciting life! Who doesn't love to hear about the loading/unloading of the car, dishwasher, washing machine several times a day!?)

We're gearing up for the big day tomorrow. Sister gets to wear her costume to school for a little party and Brother gets to wear pajamas. Pajamas to school? His teacher must love me! Getting him dressed lately has been fun since he thinks it's hilarious to roll around in circles giggling while I try to wrangle his shirt over his head. And, tomorrow? I don't even have to bother. I love Halloween.

On another note, Brother learned a new trick that is catching me all sorts of funny looks from my friends and neighbors. When we are departing from someone's company, he will walk over to them, stick out his hand and say, "Hey buddy, slap me a hot one!" No one gets it. He wants you to give him five and do it hard so he can pull his hand back and blow on it and go, "Ow! Ow! That's hot!" Thanks Uncle Tommy. We owe you one. Anything else you'd like to teach my two year old?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Recently Heard at Our House

Brother was asked by a friend recently if he had fun at our local jumping place (big warehouse with lots of those blow up jumpers inside). He said that he had a lot of fun there. She asked, "Do you think I should go?" His response? "Not until you're a little boy."

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We were getting out of the car at home the other day and Sister was trying to get her seatbelt unbuckled. She was struggling so I opened her door to see if I could help. Exasperated, she looked up at me and said, "This thing is picking me off!"

For the record, we say "ticking" me off so I'm sure that was a derivitive. Kind of like when she's saying something silly and then says with a big grin, "I'm just cheesing!" (teasing!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hypothetically Speaking...

If you were a husband, about to leave home for several months, leaving behind a beautiful wife and mischievous sweet children, would you "forget" to tell said wife about setting a mouse trap behind the stove? Of course you wouldn't. Neither would anyone I know. I also don't know anyone who was away for the weekend and came home to a horrible smell in the house and spent countless hours minutes searching for the horrible smell only to find a dead mouse in a trap behind her stove. If I knew a woman like that, I'd tell her to run over to her super helpful neighbor's house at an unreasonable hour and beg him to come over and take care of it. Not that this would ever happen to anyone. But, I'm just saying that if it did, I'd be deeply disturbed and may not be able watch Tom & Jerry again without rooting for the cat. I'm just saying.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Hey there Brace Face.....

My little Sister got her braces off today. This is a huge event for her! She's had them on for a couple of years and she has been the most diligent person I've ever seen at avoiding the foods that would snap a bracket or be too sticky. She's got more self control than I, that one. So, this weekend we are headed down to visit my family and we are throwing her a surprise party chock full of all of her favorite foods that she has been so disciplined to avoid for over two years. We're serving up corn on the cob, candy apples, cracker jacks, pecan pie, baby carrots and Air Heads candy. By the end of the night we'll either be all hopped up on sugar or sick. But, she'll be rewarded for her diligence and we'll all get to see her the happiest she's ever been. We've all even gotten her little gifts. This is going to make her day and I'm so excited to see her face when she gets all of the attention! I'm so excited to get there and see her! I've never had braces so if there's something that we've left off of the list that we should have for her, feel free to tell me!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Seasons Change....Right?

Just where is Fall? Did I rip off too many months from my calendar? Is it really still August? I'm so ready for fall weather!! It's been hot and humid here and that's just a crime for almost mid-October. The kids and I have been rebelling against this weather. We've huddled together every night for a week and had hot chocolate. We went to a hay ride and pumpkin painting contest. It can't hurt to pretend, right?

On another note, we are a month down in this deployment! You know what? It really stinks and I hate it. But you know what else? Time is flying by. We've been so busy and surrounded with so much love from friends, it went right by us.

Well, I need to go put on my jacket and gloves and get the kids to school. I don't care if the weather guy just said it was going to be close to 90 and humid here today. I want Fall and I'm going to get it. Either that or a heat stroke. I'll let you know which.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Mish Mash

So, I've been neglecting the blog lately. Don't think that means I'm not thinking about you guys all the time. As a matter of fact, I'm constantly composing blog posts in my head and I've had some great ones up there. But, then I sit in front of the computer and they get stuck in my head. I can't think of anything that matters enough to tell you guys about.

I could tell you about the fact that in the last week the following things have happened in the Little People house:
*I got a new windshield in the car....a rock broke the other one
*Sister went on her very first ever field trip (and after dropping her off, I cried like a baby...crazy!)
*While Sister was at said field trip, I had a blast hanging out with some of the other Moms from her class and left feeling less sad and more refreshed.
*Brother ate a leaf off of a tree in the front yard and spent the next 24 hours throwing up and being a real trooper through the whole thing.
*Sister was sick sick sick with allergies and it took me promising to name the next Little Person after the secretary at the clinic to get her an appt. (Thanks Tricare!)
*My Mom and Sister came for a quick visit.
*I got a new blog design! Please leave a comment and tell me how you like it! Also, if you saw the others that were up for a little bit each and then changed out, tell me what you thought of those.


So, all that gets stuck in my head and I can't think of how to make it funny. The thing is, most of the time when all of the crazy stuff happens, I find myself laughing it off and realizing that this is really a time of growth for Big Daddy and I. We are both growing in amazing ways and if that is the purpose of all of this, then I can't wait to see how I come out on the other side!

I'll be back to posting normally, I promise!