Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Daddy's Girl

MM was so glad to see her Daddy when he arrived home tonight. She misses him so during the day (and talks incessantly about him).

She ran to greet him. Then she asked him, "Daddy wanna hold you." Which means pick me up please.

He picked her up and she grabbed his face with her hands and said, "Daddy you make my heart so happy."

My heart might have melted a little. There is nothing better than seeing the man you love be a good Daddy!

MM's Obsession

MM loves stuffed animals. I mean, she LOVES them. I'm not sure that LOVES can adequately describe her feelings for them. We take a few every place we go even if it is just to the mail box. I kid you not!

Beanie babies, Dollar Tree animals, finger puppets, etc.---she loves them.

My friend Amber's little girl Emma is just like her. Case in point, Emma got MM the Little Einstein's stuffed people for MM's birthday. It was the first present MM opened and y'all, she didn't want to open anything else. She picked up those Little Einsteins stuffed people and off she went...ready to go HOME!

So yesterday was my Tuesday outing with my mom and my grandmother. After lunch, I took the girls to (what is left of) the outlets near us. (I was looking for something to wear to my mother-in-law's wedding this weekend, but that's a whole other story...)

We walked by The Party Store and MM says, "We went in there one time Mommy."

I replied, "Yes, MM we did go in there."

MM, "You bought me a cute little, bitty pink puppy and I loved him so much. I lost him. Can we get another one?"

Y'all we bought that puppy 2 years ago (and we lost it this past summer). How does she remember where we bought him??? Much less, how, with all the stuffed animals that she owns, does she remember that THIS ONE puppy is MIA?

So the drama ensues. We go in and look for a pink puppy. As luck would have it, they don't sell them anymore. After all, it has been at least 2 years since I paid $1 for him that fateful day.

Off to The Dollar Tree to look for the blasted pink puppy. I could have said no but truly I would have heard about the pink puppy for weeks and I knew from experience, mind you, that my nerves could not take it. I've even had to find some of our "lost" animals on eBay....you know, like the mini Beanie Babies that McDonald's gave out as prizes back in 1997 (the giraffe and rhino, in case you were wondering).

We found a pink puppy at the Dollar Tree though MM made sure to point out that this new puppy was bigger and had a red heart on him. Her first beloved puppy did NOT, but this puppy was going to be ok for today.

This morning first thing, and I do mean the first words out of her mouth, "Mommy where's my little bitty pink puppy you bought me a long time ago?"

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Conversations

ME: Oh MY! Michael, my hair is turning grey. I may need to dye it.

MM: Yes, Daddy, my hair is turning green. I may need to buy it too!

NKOTB

EDITED: This was a vicious rumor....and finally I've stopped crying. The pity party is over and so is NKOTB!

Didn't I blow your mind this time....


I loved good music even back in the day. Yes, as a middle schooler, New Kids on the Block not only provided great music, but also they were all so easy on the eyes.

I had the t-shirts, the tapes, the posters, the videos, etc. Oh and let me remind you, they did have a Christmas album and I had it. Oh yes I did and I knew every funky word!






I was mesmerized by their voices and of course, their dance moves.

Well, for those of you that still listen to their music, they are staging a comeback.

People Magazine is reporting!!!

The band members (Jordan, Jonathan, Joey--my personal fave, Donnie, and Danny) are all between the ages of 35 and 40.

Now, what I want to know, is who do they expect to go to their concerts???

Ok, so who wants to go with me?



What music do you remember from your middle school years? Until then, Ice, Ice, Baby...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My latest TV addiction

Have I mentioned to y'all that I watch TV sometimes?

HA!

Well, I have a new addiction. For those of you that like HGTV, you will love Fine Living Network...you will love it, that is, if you subscribe to it. Some people subscribe to all the channels like, uh, we do.

Yes, we have every channel possible.

I know, I know, it's a sickness, a disease.

HERE is the link to the website that gives all the TV listing info.

It is truly worth your time.

Thank me later!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Comical comebacks from a 4 year old

Conversations from today:

MM: Mom, may I watch Diego?
MM: Mom, may I watch Diego?
MM: Mom, may I watch Diego?
MM: Mom, may I watch Diego?
MOM: MM I heard you the first 14 times. No MM, you just watched Diego for the 2nd time.
MM: Good Grief!



Later in the day:

MM: Daddy, may we play a Backyardigans game on the computer?
MM: Daddy, may we play a Backyardigans game on the computer?
MM: Daddy, may we play a Backyardigans game on the computer?
MM: Daddy, may we play a Backyardigans game on the computer?
DADDY: I heard you. We will play in a little while. I promise.
MM: SHEESH!



TONIGHT:

MOM: MM, come pick up your ladybug boots from the living room!
MOM: MM, come pick up your ladybug boots from the living room!
MOM: MM, come pick up your ladybug boots from the living room!
MOM: MM, come pick up your ladybug boots from the living room!
MM: Mommy, I heard you the first 14 times.


MM must realize that being sick excludes you from punishment. What a day!

A Daily Read

I love reading about celebrities especially when they are preggo! If you follow celebrities too, check out Celebrity Baby Blog.

Not only does it include pics of famous people, it also gives info on the latest and coolest baby products. There are also give-aways!

Your arms are stronger than you think

As I mentioned in the earlier post, we have all been taken over by a sickness. I've been holding HJ non-stop.

MM wanted me to hold her for a little while. She ever so sadly said to me, "Mommy, you just don't have enough room in your arms for me too."

It broke my heart. I felt so bad.

But you know what? My arms can hold them both and I did til they both fell asleep (not my arms, the kids--ha).

I was, as us Southerners say, in hog heaven!

Y'all I'm stressed!

I need to unload a little....

MM has been fighting a cold for about a week (which is not unusual when it comes to kids). When she gets a tough cold, she has some issues with her Guillain Barre. She has been having a little trouble climbing on the bed....I noticed b/c I am her mother and I am an OVER-REACTOR (or so my husband says). This "weakness" should clear up as soon as she gets better. We are on our 50th Disney movie. I believe you get to do and eat what you want while you are sick:). My momma always let me!

Also Harper Jane is sick! She is coughing terribly and her nose is a veritable fountain. She is pitiful. I am holding her non-stop.

I am also sick though there is not much I can take b/c I am still nursing HJ. We are a basket o' germs here at Casa de Douglas.

We just put our house on the market and y'all it was shown this morning and supposed to be shown 2 times tomorrow. We've gotten it all clean and "show-able" thanks to my hard-working husband....this has been adding to the stress.

I think I just need a little prayer. So if you don't mind send one up for the Douglas clan. We need it!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Manipulation and Hair--My, What a Combo!

Isn't it a little early for MM to be learning manipulation?

And I mean, that child has found her calling! She can make me feel guilty from just her dramatic little face...and then she speaks and I'm even worse!

Just this morning, I got on to her for something (Lord only knows what---it's sad that I can't remember, but that's a whole other cold medicine story).

She looks forlorn and replies in her softest, saddest, and definately most dramatic voice, "Mommy, I just want you to be happy."

I should get the child into acting. That way, at least, we're getting paid for her drama!




On another note, I enjoyed reading some of your hair dramas!

Christy, I didn't want to mention the flo-bee, but I so remembered it! Junior High hair drama is the WORST! Please can you fit me in for a cut soon. What does a girl have to do? I mean, you act like you have better things to do like growing a baby or something. Priorities, please?! A picture of the actually Flobee below.



Christy, I know you worked the Flobee much better than this dude pictured below...(a flobee action shot)




LG-loved that you mentioned the scrunchy. It reminds me of a Sex and the City episode. HA! I still may get the Katie cut. I'm a little undecided at the moment...

And Miranda, don't you dare bring out the Jr. High pictures! I still cringe when I see a comb and the "Scrunch" spray. Nightmares for weeks, I tell ya!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Hairstyle, STAT!

I've been shopping around for a new hairstyle. I'm so afraid of going too short b/c really, how can I properly "mother" without a ponytail.

For that matter, how can a do anything properly without a ponytail.

I keep telling myself, "But it looks so cute on Katie." If you are wondering who Katie is, why, it's Katie Holmes. We are on a first name basis, yes we are.

I have been having hair turmoil (or so I thought) until I read BigMama's hair drama. She has the funniest blog about the evolution of her hair from the beginning, the very beginning of her life. And, y'all, it is truly a knee-slapper (I stole that word from my grandmother).

If you've got a few spare minutes today and are in need of a good laugh, read her blog entry. She is completing the evolutionary process with today's entry. It should be equally hysterical.

Her post left me wondering....what happened to all the banana clips?



Oh don't sit there and act like you DON'T know what I'm talking about.

Those clips made your hair look oh-so-stylish like this:



I wore them....oh yes I did. One with every outfit, perfectly coordinated. I knew early that it was all about the accessories. I even had one with faux diamonds. I was high class, really, I was.

I was left pondering...what funny hair drama have you had through the years? Or do you remember any funny hair accessories?

Please indulge me!

P.S. Christy (Oh-yes-I'm-talking-to-you), I'll never forgot your "wings" in 2nd grade, so very Farrah Fawcett. I was so jealous!



EDITED: Yes, I did also wear bows that were so big in size they competed with my head...also coordinating with my outfit....until at least, the 6th grade. I can see you now shaking your head. Poor little Lindsey!

Monday, January 21, 2008

MM's Monday Funny!

So this morning, amidst the sneezes and snotty noses (yes both girls and I are sick), we did manage to have a good laugh.

We were all three in the bed together (the bed that right now my husband so fondly calls the "sick" bed). MM jumps up and rushes to the potty.

"I need to go teetee."

She quickly runs back to the bedroom and exclaims, "Momma, there's a problem in the baf-room! Daddy, forgot to put down the love seat?!" (as she is doing the teetee dance).

I knew I was under some time constraints but I just had to find out what she was talking about.

In my haze, I inquisitively ran to find out what troubles were ahead.

I was so confused by this point. Oh could it be b/c of the cold meds. Possibly, but really, a love seat in the "baf-room"!? How could it be?

MM was so fondly calling the toilet seat the love seat.

I dared not to ask where she came up with this lovely name!

At least on this I-feel-terrible kind of day, I can depend on MM to keep it interesting!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Such a sad weather situation...

We were supposed to have snow this morning but not nary a snowflake fell here. We were so disappointed!

Not nearly as disappointed as our local weather man. He would give his right arm for devastating weather situations....such as spotting a "hook echo"!

Though we are still acting like it snowed. I'm not leaving the house, making home made chicken noodle soup, and trying to get little Mary Margaret on the mend (keeping her as far away from Harper Jane as possible)!!

MM is pitiful right now. Between the fever, cough, and achiness, she just wants to lie around and watch movies.

I'm all for granting those wishes!

And you know what else?

That's all I want to do too!

I love random pieces of infomation!

And because I do love random knowledge, I love the Internet Movie Database.

Type in your favorite movie or tv show and it will bring up all sorts of cool info. My favorite sections are trivia and goofs.

I have all sorts of free time...like in the early morning hours.

Survey says...

Kelly had this cute little survey on her blog and I decided to complete it as well.

4 jobs I've had:

1. Mommy (this definately counts)
2. Teacher (4th grade self-contained, & Gifted 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades)
3. Cheeburger Cheeburger Waitress
4. Extended Day worker

4 movies watched over and over:

1. Gone With the Wind (Fiddle Dee Dee)
2. Wedding Crashers
3. Sweet Home Alabama
4. Moulin Rouge

4 places I've lived:

1. Guntersville, AL
2. Auburn, AL
3. Carrollton, GA
4. Arab, AL

4 shows I watch:

1. Grey's Anatomy
2. ER (yes, I do still watch this)
3. Nip / Tuck
4. Entourage

4 places I've been:

1. The Bahamas
2. Disney World (Orlando)
3. New Orleans, LA (Mardi Gras)
4. Mexico

4 people who e-mail me regularly:

1. Amy (My sister-in-law)
2. Michael
3. Christy
4. Nancy

4 favorite things to eat:

1. Chocolate (did you read my last post?)
2. Japanese (steak and chicken)
3. Chicken Salad (love it!)
4. Dessert (any thing sweet)


4 places I'd rather be:

1. The Beach (any beach any where)
2. Disney World
3. Hawaii
4. Paris

4 things I look forward to this year:

1. Watching my girls grow
2. Knowing God better
3. Moving to a new house (hopefully old house but new to us)
4. Having another baby (JUST KIDDING)....really a vacation

4 people to tag:

1. Laura
2. Jessica
3. Laskigal
4. YOU

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Inner Workings of a Chocolate-Deprived Mind....

I have not left my house since Monday morning. I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Mary Margaret has had a cold and we like to be home.

Though today, I made a sad discovery. We are out of chocolate.

That, my friends, is a tragedy of epic proportions in the Book of Lindsey. So I got to thinking. I didn't want to get out of my jammies but needed chocolate. BADLY. What could I do?

Uh, HELLO? Drive through, anyone?

Off I go in my zebra print jammies to our local Burger King to pick up a few slices of Hershey Pie. Yes I did say a few slices. It is supposed to snow tomorrow, people. And tomorrow, I can't worry about going to the grocery store with all the snow pandemonium going on. Most people buy bread and milk before a snow.

Not me.

I, at least, have my priorities in line.

Whew! At least that's taken care of. I will be sitting back enjoying my slice of heaven shortly!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Do you buy organic?

I have a bloggy friend, Laskigal (AKA From the Cheap Seats), that posed a great question. Do you buy organic?

Just last week, I started buying organic milk. MM drinks A LOT of milk and I really don't want her ingesting all those extra hormones. I DID NOT mention it to MM.

She does not like change and she is HIGHLY picky about what she eats (I mean, she eats NO meat, people). She could truly be what I call a fruitatarian. In other words, she could live off fruit and fruit only.

Today I was talking to my friend, Amber and we were discussing whether or not to go organic (among other interesting topics, such as high school gossip, Britney Spears, the SNOW, etc).

So I asked MM if she wanted a glass of milk.

She looks up at me and asks, "Is this the ho-gan-ic milk, Momma?"

So I must have a little eavesdropper on my hands. I am going to have to be a little more careful and say, lock myself in the bathroom with the water running so she can't hear what I am talking about. At least she drank the milk!


Back to my point, friends, do you buy organic?

A Girl After My Own Heart

We are so excited here...it is snowing. It NEVER snows here and although it is not sticking, we are enjoying the big, gracious flakes.

My Mom called to let me know of the glorious event and I grabbed MM. I was trying to get her to look out the window.

I was all, "MM, do you see this snow?"

And she was all, "No Momma, but I see those chocolate cookies right there."

At least I have passed on my love of chocolate!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kids say the funniest things...

The other day (at the birthday party), MM was explaining Toy Story 2, which by the way we have never, ever watched on DVD. She has the book on CD and oh-how-she-loves books on CD (great gift ideas for ages 3 and up, btw).

She looks at Kristen (Ryan and Lauren's Momma) and says, "In Toy Story 2, Buzz saves Woody from a terrible fate."

Oh yes! He does!

That Mary Margaret, she keeps me on my toes.

This afternoon she was having some trouble with her portable princess CD player. The batteries were dead.

I tried to explain that we could fix it with new batteries.

She replied, "You have GOT to be kidding me!"

I think this is what they call, "Paying for your raising."



And on a side note:

Y'all, I just love staying at home. Today we stayed in jammies and piled in my bed and all took a nap together. I called my husband after the nap and thanked him.

He was a little taken aback and asked just exactly why I thanked him.

I thanked him for allowing us to realize my dream of being a stay at home mother and for working so hard so we can achieve this together.

Because really the little sacrifices we make so I may stay at home seem so small to the overall big reward!

So thankful and blessed, that's me!

Suggestions, please?

We want to buy a treadmill (soon, hopefully) but do not have experience in this department. Have you ever owned a treadmill? What would you suggest? Any name brands or certain features? Where would you suggest we look for the best deal (remember I'm a bargain shopper)? Help me out!

Monday, January 14, 2008

No Rest for the Weary

Mary Margaret loves her sister so very much that she wants to spend every second with her...and that includes WAKING her up every chance she gets.

It's almost like a game...a game called "How to Torture Your Momma."

MM loves to rub HJ's cheeks and guess what happens then? That's right the sleeping baby awakens in a fit of crying.

I mean crying so loud that I'm afraid our neighbors might just wake up too.

Now you know why I can't accomplish anything these days.

Ah, every day is an adventure!

Birthday Party

I took the girls to Lauren's 2nd Birthday party on Saturday (daughter of Kristen and Keith and little sister of Ryan). Ryan is MM's friend and we would love to arrange their marriage one day. Too bad we don't do that in the country...

The girls had a great time at the Princess Party. Here is a sweet picture of MM and Ryan. This was at his 4th bday party in September. How cute are they together?

Friday, January 11, 2008

I'd like to thank the Academy...


So how excited was I when I was visiting Kelly's page and found out that I had won an award!!!! She had given me a Daily Dose Award. This award goes to blogs that you read on a daily basis.

So excited doesn't even begin to describe me. I guess I think that there are 3 or 4 people out there that read my blog (my husband being one of those). Needless to say, thanks Kelly. I read her blog everyday and I enjoy her decorating skillz (yes, I used a z), her love of the Lord, her recipes, and her devotion to reality TV. Need I say more?

I am going to give a Daily Dose Award to Laura. She was my "blogspiration"! HA! I read her blog everyday to check on her cute little "doggles" and her fashion finds! We attended Auburn University at the same time and even had lots of mutual friends though didn't hang out back in the day! Which is a shame, really, but we do lots of hanging out in the blogosphere and through the internet!

Also I have started reading Ask Kari & Kijsa around the beginning of December (I found them through BooMama). They are two sisters that are like decorating machines. If you need any decorating assistance, I highly recommend these talented two. Their posts are almost lyrical as well! And, oh the pictures, they are so pretty!!

So, go forth, and check out my daily doses!

P.S. I would also give one to Jessica but Kelly beat me to it:)!




EDITED: I have just starting reading From the Cheap Seats! She's a new mommy that is also taking the year off from teaching to be home with her sweet baby. HJ and her baby are so close in age! I have thoroughly enjoyed her writing.

Oh and....

MM asked for another gift card today...this one to McDonald's. Really, don't you love a child that can appreciate the Golden Arches?

Friday Fun

Last night, little MM spent the night with her Nanny (my mother). WOW! That's all I can say! I had forgotten how easy it really is with just one little baby....though when it was just one little baby, I didn't think it was ever very easy. And quiet too. WOW! Our house was quiet...and boring. I did enjoy a little peace and quiet but not nearly as much as when MM called me and said, "Momma, I miss you."

The little stinker is home now and going full force. She is on a mission, a mission to play with every single toy in the house and by play with, I mean drag out and place all over the house. The little one does not discriminate, no, she wants them equally EVERY WHERE!

I have decided that I don't really love a quiet house. I don't really need peace. I like the feeling and noises of a full home.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Netflix, much?

I need to give a little background info. In June of 2006, Mary Margaret was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. We knew something was wrong b/c she was losing her ability to walk and couldn't hold onto objects any more.

GBS is where the body's immune system begins attacking the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances, the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all and the patient is almost totally paralyzed. It normally follows a virus of some sort and is extremely rare. MM never even had a runny nose prior to GBS presenting itself. It was so scary.

The paralysis moved up to her hips and up to her elbows. She couldn't walk, stand up, use her arms, didn't want to eat, etc. All she wanted to do is sleep. We spent a week in Children's Hospital (enduring horrible tests---including a nerve conduction test where they shocked MM to test her nerves while her Daddy had to hold her down). I'm just saying IT WAS TERRIBLE though thanks to the dear Lord in Heaven, she fully recovered. She can have residual effects of the GBS for years and has only had one reoccurance and it was minor (it was in April 07 and b/c she had a cold, remember GBS effects the immune system). We live across the street from one of MM's doctors and b/c of this I have not taken her back to the office. She still remembers bits and pieces of the experience. Anyway, going to the doctor still makes her extremely nervous and scared. We even missed her 3 year old check up b/c I've just been hesitant to subject her to something uncomfortable. For a long time, she would say, "The doctors can hurt you."

Today was check up day -- for both of the girls.

MM has so been dreading this. She even cried in her sleep last night and talked about wanting to stay at home all day today.

We arrived at the doctor's office and while I am getting her out of the car, she looked at me and said, "I sure hope Dr. House will be my doctor."

This should tell you how much I Netflix.

Also, the last name of the doctor we saw today was Packard. We got home this afternoon and MM said, "I want to go see Dr. Pepper again, Momma."

I think I worried over all this a little too much. She handled it so well and the doc was fabulous. He completely eased her mind.

Harper Jane received 3 shots. I know that babies must get these shots but it doesn't make it any easier. She has been ill all afternoon.

All in all, we had a very productive and healing day.

HOORAY! I'm so glad it's over!

Though the Dr. House comment was pretty funny...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Things to be thankful for...

1. MM's books on CD. She loves, loves, loves her books on CDs. Each CD lasts 30 entire minutes and she has a portable CD player. These are about the only 30 minutes a day that her mouth is not moving 90 miles per hour. Seriously!

2. The baby swing by Fisher Price. I think it is a papisan (sp) and it is FABULOUS. It is the only reason I get to shower daily.

3. Netflix. If you don't subscribe to Netflix, you should...well, you should if you like to watch movies or if you are like us and like to watch entire series at a time. Right now, we are just starting Nip/Tuck. I am like a kid in a candy store when my Netflix arrive in the mail. I'm obsessed with watching it ASAP and sending it back in so I can get another one. Yes, it's called OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). Yes, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem and I'm definitely OCD.

4. Clean sheets. I change sheets on Tuesday but if I were a rich person with a maid, I would have clean sheets daily....just like Oprah.

5. Feeling a little normal again. I'm finally feeling a little back to myself after having Harper Jane. The first few months are a whirlwind of adjustments and emotions and I'm glad that we are getting back to normal. Also she was what they call, colicky. You know, where babies cry for no apparent reason.

6. Tuesday lunch dates. Every Tuesday, my Nene (grandmother), my mother, MM, HJ, and I go to a little cafe to eat and we do a little shopping afterwards. I am so lucky to live so close to them. I look forward to this every week.

7. Cleaning out. Did I actually type this? Yes, we are cleaning out right now b/c we are what the realtors call, staging our house. We are putting it on the market in the next few days and I've been super busy cleaning out closets so to make them look bigger. We live in a semi-old house right now (1950ish). We are moving to the next little city next to us b/c M is the principal of a school there and we need to be closer. I have found a house that I really want. It is really old (1900ish) and needs a little work. M and I have a sickness. We love old homes. We are like that old movie The Money Pit, you know the one, starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. I'm praying that God will guide us on our decisions regarding selling this house and the one we choose. So send a prayer up for us. Boy did I digress with that number...

8. Email. How could I keep up with all my friends otherwise? What did we do with out it? Seriously, I can't remember...

9. My sweet little family. Tonight M and I were in MM's room playing Elefun (game) with her. Afterwards, we went to prepare supper. MM likes to sit on the kitchen counter while her Momma cooks. I put her up on the counter and she looks at me with her sweetest little look and says, "Momma, I love my fambly." Yes, little MM, me too. Those little moments truly melt my heart and I am super thankful that God has blessed me. I am very lucky.

10. Oh and I am so glad to get to be a stay at home mom this year. I did not know if I would adjust to staying at home. Teaching kept me busy and always moving and I love to be on the go...but oh-how-i-adore staying at home with my babies. I have adjusted just fine and believe me, I stay busy enough! Maybe I can convince my husband to have baby number 3....haha.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Toddler, she learns early!

Yes, I know. Another post about my dear Mary Margaret, but y'all she does say the funniest things. It is so easy to write about her EVERY day. So if you are tired of hearing about her, hit the back button now.

Today Mary Margaret was talking about a toy that she wanted Santa to bring her. I have tried to explain that Santa, my dear, has come and gone. We have a mere 354 days or so before he returns.

And totally seriously, she asked me, "Do you think Santa will bring me a gift card? I could sure use one to Wal-Mart."

Oh, yes, she did.

Friday, January 4, 2008

TMI...maybe but funny just the same!

On New Year's Eve, MM started complaining that it was burning when she would teetee. The doctors' offices were closed so I started her on lots of cranberry juice. We were out to eat later that night (remember we had a rockin' eve with kids in tow).

MM had to go to the bathroom. I say, "Does your teetee still burn?"

MM: "No Momma, it's all cooled off."

So relax, out there, even our teetee is cool!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

This could be my house!



This could be my house except the wife is also taking care of two children!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Make up Tip from an Unlikely Source -- ME


I'm not into all things make up, and I don't really like to spend much money in that department. I want to pass on my good fate. I just purchased a new type of mascara that I. absolutely. love! You must try it. Here are the selling points:

Rimmel -- Eye Magnifier
Wide - Eyed Look

Unique plastic brush lifts lashes vertically by 70%
Eyes appear larger
Verti - lift brush
Ophthalmologically tested
Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers

All this for the bargain basement price of $4.97 at your local Wal-Mart. Y'all it works. And it doesn't even irritate my eyes like most other mascaras (I'm a contact wearer).

And I'm gonna miss her...

So for New Year's, we visited our dear friends, Sonny and Cecelia and their two precious children, Caroline (5 years old) and Tyson (7 months old). And yes, we have already arranged a marriage between sweet Tyson and Harper Jane. These dear friends are part of our chosen family. Michael and I met Cecelia when we all taught at the same school in 2001. These were our very first "married" couple friends and OH my goodness have we had fun in the past. Rockin' times....until now. Now we can barely stay up late enough to watch Dick Clark ring in the New Year. C and I could only talk about how bad and how revealing the outfits were on TV. We are getting old, my friends. Gone are the days of jumping in the car to go out to dinner as well. Try going with 6 kids...ok just 4 kids and 2 husbands. But we had a great time.

Michael decided yesterday to stay an extra day. WE DO THIS EVERY TIME WE VISIT. Thankfully, I have learned this and just make sure to pack extra clothes.

Early this morning, we got up to make the dreaded drive home. I went into Caroline's room to wake up MM and get her ready. She adores Caroline and I knew that this was going to be bad. She, of course, did not want to leave. She was sobbing. I look at her and say after I have tried to console her and realized the consoling was NOT WORKING, "Well you can stay here and live with Caroline, Cecelia, Sonny, and Tyson or you can get up and let me help you get dressed to go home."

I leave. I come back 5 minutes later.

She is still crying.

MM looks up at me, still in Caroline's bed, with big tears rolling down her cheeks, "Momma, I sure am going to miss you and Daddy and Harper Jane."

Oh the bonds of friendship!