Saturday, April 29, 2006

Weekend meme....

Thanks Jen! Oh and if you're reading this blog, consider yourself tagged!

Here are the instructions:
Do an image search for the following things, using Google, Yahoo or whatever.

Put in :
-the name of the town where you were born
-the town you live in now
-your name
-the name of your grandmother
-your favorite food
-you favorite smell
- your favorite song

Then post the images.

Here are mine:

"Plastic" Posh Spice or Victoria Beckham (Gross!)

A Buda statue

Kim Basinger (Damn I wish I looked like her!)

This is what came up when I entered Evelyn for
my maternal grandmother. Looks like Chinese belly

....And this girl must be Clara.
(Which is my paternal grandmother's name)

Yummy! Pizza!

I loved the smell of rain last night before the thunderstorm.

I love Rob Thomas' song "Ever The Same" and
I swear that this is what came up when I entered the
title! LOL!

Friday, April 28, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday Maeve!

My Maeve Elizabeth is a year old today! I can't believe it! Where has the time gone? She was just my teeny tiny little baby yesterday, right?

We are gearing up for her party on Sunday and have LOADS of company coming tomorrow. She's pretty oblivious to it all. My only hope is that she enjoys it and tears into her birthday cake! Kyra just picked at it, so I want Maeve to make a mess! It makes for good pics! ;)

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thursday Thirteen.....

13 things that I have learned in the past year:
(In honor of Maeve!)

1.) You are even more hungry when you're breastfeeding than when you were pregnant. I didn't think this was possible, but I was famished those first few weeks and ate everything and still got back down to my pre-pregnancy weight! Breastfeeding really does help you lose weight (well in the beginning is a different story).

2.) It's possible to have a child with blue eyes. I guess that Maeve has that recessive gene. ;)

3.) Breastmilk does have the ability to spew across the room during a forceful letdown. I can't count how many times Maeve has pulled off and I've either sprayed her in the face or gotten the recliner wet. *sigh*

4.) It *is* possible for a 4 year old to remove her 5 month old sister from the crib in her room and carry her to the Bumbo seat in the living room....and all without our knowledge. *shudder*

5.) Breastmilk poops don't stink. (I never believed this one, but it's true)

6.) Biting hurts.....very bad. :(

7.) A runny nose most often means that there's a tooth on the way. And the teeth come in two's. If one pops through, there's almost always another that will come through as well.

8.) Just because Kyra slept through the night at 10 months and slept 12 hours straight, doesn't mean a thing. Maeve has other ideas. If there's a "party" going on, then she WILL NOT sleep.

9.) Pumping is fun! (NOT!)

10.) Nipple confusion is a horrible, horrible thing.

11.) Most conversations with moms that I've met with kids Maeve's age begin with, "Are you nursing?"

12.) It *is* possible to have a 4 year old escape the jealousy that comes with a new sibling. From the beginning, Kyra and I have had one day per week where we do "our thing". We go to the gym, go to the grocery store, and go to the library and pick out books for her. It's worked for us.

13.) The bond between sisters is immeasureable. My two girls are already the best of friends. My heart melts when one of them makes the other one laugh. :)

If you're bored, try this.....

This is so stupid, but I swear that you won't be able to do it.

1.) Sit down

2.) Extend your right leg.

3.) With your right foot, rotate your ankle in a clockwise direction.

4.) While you are rotating your ankle, raise your right arm.

5.) With your right index finger, draw the number 6.

Did your ankle start moving the opposite way in a counterclockwise direction? ;) If it kept moving in a clockwise direction, then you are officially a freak! (Just kidding)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Praise God!

Kellie Pickler got the boot from AI tonight. Thank God. It was painful to watch her on Tuesday night. She butchered "Unchained Melody". I had to press "mute" and walk away from the TV. My ears, my ears! Ugh. It was horrible. Good riddance!

Richard and I were cracking up when Paula was crying over Elliot! OMG! WTF is in her Coca Cola cup anyway?

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Mommy and her girls....

Richard took this last night before we went to Family Fun Night at Kyra's school. I told him to get a pic from the waist up! LOL! He did a good job! And I'm sitting over here laughing because Kyra and I both squint in the sunlight! Maeve didn't want to look right at the camera, but you can still see her baby blues. :)

Monday, April 24, 2006

I lost my TV tonight.....

We just got home from the Family Fun Night at Kyra's school and Richard is watching this on TV. Ugh. It should be banned. I just don't get how it can be interesting.

I'm taking a hot shower and then going to bed. :)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Crunch time....

I've got an extremely busy week ahead. And I don't think it'll slow down after the week is over with either. :(

First of all, I went to the gym this afternoon and ran through my Body Step routine. I know tracks 1-10. I just have to learn the last two. I've decided to try and get together a "mock" class on Tuesday, May 2nd to try and get my video done. The gyms are still on launch with release 63 and since I trained on 62, I have to do that one. I'm praying that at least some people show up on that Tuesday. I just want to get that sucker in the mail and not have to worry about it anymore!

We are in birthday party planning mode around here. The party is on Sunday. I'm still in denial about Maeve being a year old. Didn't we just bring her home from the hospital yesterday? I still have to decide on a cake, get last minute stuff, plan a menu, and clean my house. Anybody want to come help me? ;)

Tomorrow (Monday) night is Silent Auction/Pizza Night at Kyra's school. We have to be there around 6:00 because Kyra's class has put together a little program and they'll be singing songs. She's extremely excited about this. She wants to wear her Easter dress and be all pretty for it. We'll videotape it too. I'm sure it'll be a hoot!

I guess that's all for now. I've been going nonstop all day and I'm so tired, so I need to go to bed.

Have a great week!

Friday, April 21, 2006

We're home!

We are home and everything is fine! They started the TEE this morning around 8:30 and that didn't take long at all. Then they wheeled Richard up to the 4th floor and did the heart catheterization on the right side. Since it was on the right side, they went through a vein and not an artery, which is A LOT better. All of that was done around 10:30 and we were released at 12:30. Richard was awake during both procedures and was just given a sedative because he was so nervous! :)

All tests came back perfect. Richard's heart is not compromised by his condition. All of the pressures were fine. Dr. Zeineddin recommends that Richard see a colleague of his at North Austin Medical Center that specializes more in PFO's. We'll make an appt. with him and go from there. Surgery to repair what Richard has is fairly easy and doesn't require any incision. He'll have an overnight stay or if it's done early enough in the morning, then he might get to go home that evening. From what I gather, they'll go in and put in an "umbrella-like" mechanism that will reinforce the septum. This is the best explanation that I've found thus far:

The hearts cells will grow over the device and the wall will be formed. Cool, isn't it?

Thanks for all of your prayers. I know that they helped so much. Richard is sitting on the recliner taking it easy while watching TV and messing with the laptop. ;)

Have a great weekend! I'll keep you all posted on the next step that we take with this!

Love to all!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Good housekeeping tip....

My friend Emily sent this to me. I love it!

"Always keep several get well cards on the mantel... so if unexpected guests arrive, they will think you've been sick and unable to clean."

LOL! Good one!

My new favorite blog....

OMG! I love this! I've worked for a photographer and have heard about "classy" people at weddings! ;) The sad thing about this blog is that I can relate to a lot of it (in that I've been to weddings where I've seen some of this crap). Some of it doesn't seem so unusual to me. Does that make me a redneck? I hope not! ;)

Thursday Thirteen....

13 things that I love about my husband:
(since he's having surgery on Friday, I'd better be nice, right?)

1.) He came home on Easter morning with flowers. Richard hardly ever buys flowers for me. Kyra grabbed them and brought them to me and said, "Look what daddy got for me!" He made her think that they were for her, but I looked at him and immediately I knew they were for me. :)

2.) On the nights when he's home from work, he puts Kyra to bed and reads to her. There is nothing sweeter than a daddy reading to his little girl. I have to take a peek at them because it's so cute. My heart swells with pride.

3.) He took pics of Kyra on his boat the other day. She was thrilled. She felt very special.

4.) He calls me when he's not having a busy moment at work and we talk for a few minutes. It's golden because the kiddos are usually in bed and we can have some adult conversation! :)

5.) He told me that he's been looking at heartrate monitors (how ironic) for me because he knows that I want one. I do. I want a fancy one to see how many calories I'm burning during a Body Step class.

6.) He gets on the floor and plays with Maeve a lot. She loves this. I remember him saying, "She doesn't even know that I'm her daddy" during those first few weeks because she and I were nursing so much. Well she knows who daddy is now and follows him all over the house!

7.) He let Kyra help him in the flower beds last night. She got her shovel and they were digging away. It was so cute. Richard loves that Kyra likes to be his helper and follow his every move. Too bad she's such a "mother hen" to him too and nags at him more than I do! LOL!

8.) He cares more about others than he cares about himself. He's always willing to go that extra mile for anyone. His friends count on him. His family counts on him. I count on him. That's just the way he is.

9.) He's a very "hands on" daddy. Every once in a while, he'll pick Kyra up from school. He'll take her to the library if I don't. Yesterday, he took her to Home Depot and they picked out flowers together. These are things that I never did with my dad when I was a kid. I'm glad that Richard is such an active daddy.

10.) He lets others see his faults. Kyra knows what's going on with him. She knows that daddy doesn't eat good stuff all the time. I know that we aren't the wealthiest people around. But we're happy and healthy (most of the time) and that's all that matters.

11.) I love the way that he talks about the future and the future still has "us" in it. There's so much that we want to do with our lives yet. We'll get there one day. I'm just glad that I'm always part of the picture! :)

12.) He takes care of us. I do a lot, but he does more. I think we have a good balance. I'm good with the house and kid stuff and he's good with money and other things like yardwork and just odds and ends around the house.

13.) He praises me more now than he used to. This is HUGE! I've heard positive comments from him about nursing and working out. I can tell that he's proud of me. And I'm proud of him too! ;)

Oh and a ***BONUS*** that happened this morning:
Richard was trying to get things in the mail that he sold off of ebay/message boards, etc. and I agreed to mail them for him this morning so he could go to sleep. He says, "Where's the cheap diapers that Maeve has?" I point him in the right direction and I see him wrapping the little parts IN A DIAPER! OMG! He says, "It works and it's a lot cheaper than bubble wrap!" I almost pissed in my pants! Those poor people! What a guy! LOL!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I want my boring life back....

Seriously, I do. When life is boring, everything is fine. And I like it that way.

So here's the game plan. My sister Lisa and Richard's mom are both coming up tomorrow night (Thursday). Richard has to go to the hospital at 4:00 tomorrow afternoon to pre-register and get bloodwork done. Then he'll go to work for a few hours (I'm thinking 3-4 hours). He can't eat anything after midnight, so I told him to have a big meal around 10 or 11 (he's used to eating at that time anyway when he works). We have to be at the hospital at 6:30 on Friday morning. Surgery is scheduled to start at 8:30. Now I've heard that it'll take 3 hours, but that is depending on what they end up doing (and if they start on time). My sister said that they'll have Richard sign a release saying that if they thought that his septum needed repairing, then they'll do it while the catheter is in there. Then they'll have to keep him for observation for a few hours. I assume that we will be there overnight on Friday night. I think it'll be 6 or 7 before they stop keeping such a close eye on him and depending if the doctor needs to see him, etc. they'll probably just keep him overnight. Hopefully we'll come home on Saturday sometime. I'm sure he'll want to rest up for a few days, but then he'll be just fine.

OK, back to the game sister will stay here with the girls. I'm so happy about this. She's more like a mama to them anyway. She's kept them before for an entire weekend, so I know they'll be just fine. Richard's mom will sit with me at the hospital and we'll keep each other company. I will make as many phone calls as I can. If you don't hear anything from me, then try my dad's cell or Lisa's cell (we don't have a land line here at the house). Those of you that are family have their numbers. Jen, I'll call you and let you know how Richard is doing. Susan, I have your numbers, so I'll call you and you can update everyone else. I'm sure Richard's mom will have her phone with her too, so those of you that have her number can call her. I'm sure she'll call Jerry and Marie with updates though. Oh and Margaret, I'll call you too. I think that about covers it. Surely you'll hear something through the grapevine. Hopefully it's awesome news. Please keep us in your prayers on Friday.

Richard is pretty nervous about it all, but realizes that this must be done sooner rather than later. He pretty much saved his own life by going in and having his nose looked at and then deciding to have that surgery. An angel must have been giving him a push. Thank God he listened.

I know that a lot of you are curious to what he's having done. The first procedure is a TEE. Even though it says that you can be awake for a TEE, he'll be out because he's also have a cardiac catheterization done. I think I've pretty much narrowed down what his condition is called. I think it's a Patent Foramen Ovale or PFO. He doesn't actually have a hole though. The septum is more like a flap instead of a wall.

I think that's everything you need to know. I'll keep you posted as best I can and if you don't hear from me, then you'll probably hear from someone else.

Love to all!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

5 weird things....

Jen tagged me. So here goes.

1.) I'm sitting here drinking my idea of a "fruity" drink. I can't drink wine or wine coolers because I'm still nursing. So my concoction consists of 1/2 Sprite Zero and 1/2 Apple/Cranberry juice. It's actually really good.

2.) I'm obsessed with grooming my kids. I have to make sure their nails are clipped, their teeth are brushed, their hair is brushed, their ears are clean, and their noses are bugger-free. Honestly, it's an obsession. Kyra's like, "Mom! Leave me alone!"

3.) I make numerous trips to the bathroom before bedtime. My bladder has to be completely empty in order for me to fall asleep. This annoys Richard to no end.

4.) I don't like watermelon. In fact, I hate it. I tried it once with a guy that I liked so that he didn't think I was a freak for not liking watermelon. After I ate it, I wanted to puke. I even hate the smell of watermelon gum. Have you ever met anyone that didn't like watermelon? Didn't think so.

5.) I still get excited over getting mail. I'm a kid in a candy store when my Body Flow stuff arrives every 3 months. I just feel so special. :)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Dear weather gods,

It's April! APRIL! Do you hear me? It's not supposed to be 95 effin degrees on Easter Sunday! It's just wrong on so many levels! As you probably already know, the heat and I don't mix. We don't get along....never have. If we have to endure this heat through April, May, June, July, August, and September, we just might melt away and I just might have to up my meds. again! Oh and heat + hormonal woman= HELL! Ugh!

(BTW, for those of you on the June board, I keep chuckling to myself because I'm thinking of Missy and her "sweaty boobs" discussion from a few years ago! LOL! That's me! *blush*)

Just because....

Here they are on Easter morning. I know that you're probably laughing because every picture that I've taken lately has been against Maeve's yellow wall. But it makes for a good background, don't you think? ;)

Friday, April 14, 2006

Note to self:

NEVER, EVER venture out on Good Friday again. We traveled maybe 5 miles to Payless for some sandals for the girls and people were driving liked lunatics! A STOP SIGN in a parking lot means that you do just that....STOP! I cut him (or her) off and showed them! LOL! Geez! I was there first! Oh and a person missed their exit, so they just made their own exit and cut across the grass. I HATE when people do that. Grrrrrr!

I'm soooooo glad we're home!

Happy Easter all!

This is Kyra and her homemade bonnet that she made at school. It's an upside down paper bowl! LOL! It's cute though! Her teachers are so creative. I love them.

Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend! If something blogworthy comes up, then I'll post. If not, then I'll see ya'll next week!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

My girls are growing up....

I took Maeve to the gym with me this morning fully expecting to leave after 10 minutes or so because they couldn't quiet her down in the Kids' Club. I took her in and sure enough, she started crying when she saw me leave. I went and hopped on a treadmill and ran for 30 minutes. Still no page from them. Then I did some weight work. Again, no page for me to come and get her. Then I finished up with some ab work and stretching. I look at the clock. An entire HOUR had passed! OMG! I went in there to get her because it was nearing lunchtime and she was just sitting on one of the lady's laps with her fingers in her mouth. They said that she crawled around the room and played and played! Boy was I pleasantly surprised! WOW! We just might try it again tomorrow morning after her nap. This time big sister would be with her too!

I'm about to go sign Kyra up for summer dance camp. The dance place is right here by our house. It takes about a minute to walk across the street. So I figure why not let her go. She hears about it from all of her friends. She'll go on Tuesdays from 9-12. I want to see if I can get her into Vacation Bible School across the street at the church if they offer it. She needs a lot of stimulation, so this will keep her busy.

And I sent out invitations for Maeve's party today. *sniff, sniff* Will my baby really be a year old in two weeks? Oh and then on May 9th and 10th is kindy registration for Kyra. I think I might just have that nervous breakdown. ;)

Thursday Thirteen....

13 things that I wish I had more time for:

1.) Reading- I used to be such a book person. All of that has been put on the backburner since I have kids. Now I have no idea what I'd be interested in reading. Any ideas?

2.) Organizing photographs in albums- I'm so far behind on this that it's not even funny. I wanted to have some put together for Maeve's 1st birthday party for people to look at, but I don't think it's going to happen. *sigh*

3.) Movies- Again, like reading, this used to be high on my list of things to do. Now all I go to the theater for is kids' movies and all we rent are kids' movies. I can't remember the last time I went out on a "date" with my husband to a movie. It's so sad. :(

4.) Working out- I bet you're shaking your head on this one, but I truly wish that I could get a few more "hard core" workouts in per week. I do Body Step on Mondays and Tuesdays and teach Flow on Wednesdays, but lack any type of workout structure on the other days. I haven't really tried to keep Maeve in the Kids' Club at the gym much. So we stay home and when she naps, I usually do things outside in Richard's shop. It's hard to get motivated at home though.

5.) Dusting- I can keep a somewhat clean and picked up house, but I am really lazy in the dust department. I need to get in the girls' rooms and wipe everything down. I've been thinking about it, but just haven't done it. :(

6.) Talking on the phone- I don't really like to talk on the phone because it's not that much fun when you have an 11 month old fussing in the background and a 4 1/2 year old wanting to talk to whoever it is that you're TRYING to talk to. I wish I had more peace and quiet so that I could actually get in a decent adult conversation with my sister or my friend, Jen. By the time it's quiet around here, I'm ready to relax and then go to bed.

7.) Cooking- This is so hard to do now because Maeve likes to follow me everywhere and her favorite place is the kitchen. She pulls on my leg and wants me to pick her up. I can't cook with a 20+ pound kid on my hip that grabs at everything! So, our meals are simple and short. We eat whatever, whenever. *sigh*

8.) TV- I only tape a handful of shows on the DVR. I wish I had more time to devote to some dramas like "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy" know shows that everyone talks about. But somehow I stray away from those and get more into documentary type shows. My new favorite show is "Mystery Diagnosis" on the Discovery Health Channel. Richard even watches it with me!

9.) Traveling- I really want to see more places. We're just so tied down with the kids right now. I hope that will change once they get a little older and we can leave them behind. ;)

10.) Volunteering at Kyra's school- This is so hard for me to do right now since Maeve is so little. I hope to do more when Kyra is in Kinder. I think it's very important for parents to be involved as much as possible. I'll probably have even more time to do it once Maeve is in Mother's Day Out in the Fall of 2007.

11.) Spending quality time with my husband- This means WITHOUT the kids. I want dinner and a movie! Anything! LOL!

12.) Shopping- But I'd need the money for it first! ;)

13.) "Scripting" my classes- I know the choreography, but wish I had more time to sit down and think about what I'm going to say in a class. I want to create a more meaningful experience for my participants. I think it would help them to get more out of the class. And it would help me have more self-confidence as an instructor.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


And no, this is not my cat or my dog. It's just a picture that I found on the net that I thought was really funny and cute too! ;)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

An update on Richard's condition.....

Richard went to the cardiologist yesterday and finally got some answers as to what is causing his irregular heartbeat. As many of you know, he went in for some surgery to be done on his nose almost a month ago and they refused to perform it because of an irregular heartbeat. He was referred to a cardiologist and they did a scan of his heart and he did the Holter test (wearing a monitor for 24 hours) the other week. Here's what they found.

Richard has an Atrial Septal Defect. But instead of having a hole in the septum, the septum just didn't "thicken" up enough when it was developing when he was a baby. So instead of a wall, it's more like a flap. Now I talked to Richard's mom and apparently his brother was told that he had a hole in his heart when he went in for surgery as a child, so I'm wondering if this is genetic. If it is, it'll be interesting to see if Kyra or Maeve has it. I plan on talking to their pediatrician more about it and having him listen to their hearts very carefully to see if he hears anything abnormal.

The prognosis for this is excellent. Right now, the doctor has Richard on some beta blockers to see if they will help improve his condition. He will go in for a Stress Test next week to see how his heart reacts to some stress placed on it. Up until a few years ago, the only way to repair this sort of thing was to be operated on with an incision. Now they can go in with a scope/catheter and repair it! Eventually, Richard will have to go through surgery to reinforce the septum. We'll just take it one step at a time and see when the doctor recommends that he do this. We just don't know yet.

I'm very thankful that we caught this when we did. At least Richard is aware of it and now is under the watchful eye of a cardiologist. Richard is happy with the diagnosis because it's not something that's too serious. He can still lead a long, healthy life.

I'll keep you posted on what the doctor says next week and the results of the Stress Test.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

An Easter tidbit....

My blue eyed baby......

Richard and I still wonder where the heck these blue eyes came from. My mother-in-law swears that an uncle of hers had them. I wish I could see a picture of him!

Friday, April 07, 2006

The portable DVD player and how I love thee....

I swear that this thing is a lifesavor. Here's how ours came about.

It was just before Christmas and Richard wanted to get one for Kyra, so he went to WallyWorld dot com and ordered one to be shipped here to the house. That same night I talked to my sister on the phone and told her what we were getting for Kyra. Her first words were, "Uh oh." It turns out that she had already gone out and bought one for Kyra so it could be from my dad for Christmas. So when ours was shipped here to the house, Richard ended up taking it back and WallyWorld was even kind enough to refund the shipping! Kyra got the portable DVD player for Christmas and I thought, "Wow, this will be such a lifesavor in the car and in her room. She has plenty of DVDs to play on it." Well guess who's been using it a heck of a lot more than Kyra? MEEEEEEE! I love it.

I took it to my Body Step training back in February and used it in the gym, in the car, and at a friend's house to learn my choreography. Here at home, I put it right next to the computer and play the DVD or CD over and over again and learning choreography has been a heck of a lot easier with it around. I can tote it in the bedroom or outside in Richard's shop and set up a CD in it and a DVD in Richard's player out there and switch back and forth. The uses are endless.

I just had to blog about this little savvy machine. It's sitting here oh so close to me and just being my best friend. It feels good to be on the verge of dumping (literally) my other best friend, the breast pump. That's a whole different post though. ;)

My Energizer Bunny.....

The more and more I get to know Maeve, the more and more I realize that she's a clone of her daddy. She has boundless energy and sleep seems to be the last thing on her mind. Lately, she's been fighting her morning naps. Well, she doesn't actually cry in her crib. She sits, stands, and lays down and just plays and plays till she finally konks out an hour or two later. I don't remove her and let her get even more tired because I do want her to get the hint that it's time to go "night, night". She just has so many things to do and talk about that she's not thinking about a nap. She's got a agenda. She crawls around the house and has this fire in her eyes. She thinks about where she's going and goes there. She sees something that she wants and pulls herself up to try and reach it. She's determined. She's hard headed. And she's loud....very loud! She wants us to know that she's in the room. Oh and if she can't find me, she crawls around the house until she does and then bursts into laughter. Yes, we are going to have our hands full with this one. ;)

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Thursday Thirteen....

13 random thoughts/worries:

1.) The cardiologist still hasn't called Richard back with his test results from last week. I wonder why they are dragging their feet with this. Please God let everything be ok.

2.) I have to finish learning Body Flow. I'm not participating in the launch on Friday, but have to know all of it by next Wednesday when I teach. It shouldn't be too hard. I plan on going over it at the end of this week and this weekend. There's just a few tracks that I need to polish up on.

3.) On the heels of #2, I need to video myself teaching Body Step. This won't be to submit for certification yet, but will be a learning tool to see what I really need to focus on improving. I have till May 26th to do my "real" video. I've been cleared to teach, so that's exciting! I still have so much to learn though!

4.) I need to make a dentist appt. for myself. I was due for a cleaning in March, but with Richard's issues, I just put it off. Now I probably won't be able to get in till May or later. Ugh.

5.) I need to start planning Maeve's party. Richard and I talked tonight and we have a pretty good idea of who we want to invite and what we want to do. It's just all the preparations that get me stressed out. Oh and then after that's over with, it's time to plan Kyra's party. Kyra's will not be here at the house, so that's already making me feel better.

6.) My dad is coming up on Sunday. He doesn't know about the itty bitty boat that Richard has in our backyard and I'd like to keep it that way. Richard needs to push it behind the shop so that my dad doesn't see it. If he knew that Richard was on a lake with that, he'd have a heart attack.

7.) I guess I need to make Maeve's appt. for her 1 year checkup. Gosh I'm in total denial about that. I really am.

8.) I'm starting to get the question, "So you're STILL nursing?" Um yeah, I am. I hate how people think that you magically stop nursing on your child's first birthday. I want to nurse my baby all day on that day! LOL! Then in the months to come I'll think about weaning. I really am wanting to have my body back. I know that sounds really selfish, but I don't think that this will be a difficult process since Maeve isn't that attached to the boob. She takes bottles and she doesn't nurse to sleep. We don't co-sleep either. I'm hoping the transition is a smooth one. I'm about ready to run over my pump! ;)

9.) The heat is already stressing me out. It's freakin APRIL! What's it going to be like in July and August? Have I mentioned that I hate the heat?

10.) I have to register Kyra for kinder in a month. That's fine. No big deal. Then I hear my mother-in-law say the other day, "Kyra, you'll be going to school in August just like me!" August? This August? No! Oh and Kyra riding the bus is another issue. I am on the verge of a panic attack over it. Why? I don't know! She's just my baby...that's all!

11.) Richard is threatening to change ISPs! NOOOOOO! Then I lose my email! Bastard!

12.) Money. That's always something to worry about. :(

13.) My house is just dirty right now. I don't like living in a pig pen, so I'm not to happy about that. Maybe tomorrow I'll clean. Maybe.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Well that was quick....,1,18735,00.html?fdnews

Yeah, all of that "Today I will marry my best friend" crap on their invitations was just that! LOL!

Scully, your man is available again! ;)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

What's going on?

First of all, my body still hasn't adjusted to daylight savings time yet. I keep wanting to be up past 11 and usually that means that I don't fall asleep till after midnight. Ugh. The good thing is that the kiddos have been sleeping late in the morning. I think Maeve slept till well after 8 this morning. I pumped before I left, so I didn't even get to nurse her! I bet they are up at 7am tomorrow morning....the one morning that I CAN sleep in. :(

I hated that they had "country night" on American Idol tonight. Kellie and Bucky got praises from the judges and I think that they suck. So who knows who's going home this week. Is it just me or is Taylor losing steam? He seems so plain now. What happened? Oh and Mandesa singing Shania Twain made my ears bleed. I do not like Shania at all. And Ace still looks like he's taking a crap when he sings. He's like "Constantine revisited". Ugh.

I'm half ass jealous of my sister this week. No, scratch that. I'm sooooo jealous of her and Nathan. Tomorrow morning, they are flying out of Houston to Playa Del Carmen for her friend's wedding that she's in. They'll be back on Sunday. I'm sure she'll have plenty of stories and beautiful pictures to show me when she gets back. I wish I could take a trip to paradise!

I learned today to never underestimate the crawling power of an 11 month old. Jesus she's fast. She's come a long way in a month's time. Tonight she was cruising along the loveseat. She's into cabinets, name it. I think it's safe to say that we are going to have our hands full with this one.

Richard blew up Kyra's little pool this afternoon and she went swimming in it. He put it next to the slide and she slid down and into it. I walk outside and all I hear is "CANNONBALL!" LOL! Crazy kid. I have no idea where she got that from.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Walmart on a Saturday evening....

Ugh. It's not the greatest place to be. All I had to pick up was some photos that I had uploaded online and some new crayons for Kyra. That's it.

So I'm in the line to pick up my photos and I hear on the loudspeaker, "This is an Amber Alert for a 10 year old boy in a gray shirt. Your mother is looking for you. Please come to ladies' apparel immediately." WTF? How on earth would the kid know where ladies' apparel is in a Walmart Supercenter?

I got lost once. It was in a Weiner's (low-end department store). They took me to customer service and described what I was wearing. They asked me what my mom's name was and I said, "Mommy." My mom came immediately and got me. I would think that the same thing would have happened with this little boy. But I guess his mom was looking for him before he was looking for his mom. Oh and I taught Kyra at a very young age what her mommy and daddy's "real" names are.

Also, I think all teenagers in town are working at Walmart on the weekends. Ugh. Kyra could have checked me out faster than some of them. They were just taking their sweet little time. I could tell that some people were just as frustrated as I was....especially since they have all of these people waiting in line and about 3 lanes open. Grrrrrr! It's a Saturday! It's a weekend!

I sincerely hope that the Walmart here in Buda is better than the one in South Austin. And kudos to our HEB here in Buda for having every lane open most of the time. You rock!