Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Two In One Day!

After almost no posts in November and December, here's my second for the day. Record breaking, perhaps.

In a fit of desperation I asked Linus to go get me a KitKat. Army got a small bag of them one day last week. I didn't like asking Linus to get it (yet another notch on my Mommy of the Year belt), but I needed one, and I was busy with Lolly at the moment.

Um, I can't. I'm sorry.
What do you mean you can't. Are you ok?
Well, I can't. They're all gone.
What do you mean they're all gone? What happened to them? LINUS! Did you eat them?
Linus! How many did you eat???
Well, that depends on how you count them. I ate them while they were still stuck together. I didn't break the bars apart.

And because I'm a bad parent, I called Army to tell him because I thought her answer was so funny!

And It Continues

Linus woke up screaming. Once I got her calmed down, we had the following conversation:

Sweet pea, what's wrong?
I had a dream.
What was it about?
My daddy...He..He (more crying)
Linus, it was just a dream, sweetie. Are you ok?
Yeah, but my daddy...he...he...he took the wrong thing out of the closet.
(trying not to laugh) What do you mean?
He took the wrong thing off the hanger. There's a good side to it though; it was my old closet at the old house.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Extra Sad

Linus hates our 'new' house. We've been here for six months now, so I'm not sure we can really call it new anymore. She's made it clear for quite a while that she doesn't really like it, but it's been a more frequent topic of conversation lately than usual. Not too long ago she told us that she really doesn't like this house, and that she "left her smile at the old house" because she liked it more.

Tonight we did a drive-by to retrieve her smile from the old house. I sat back and smiled, pleased with my brilliant plan. As usual, Linus put a kink in my brilliant-ness. She tried to grab her smile as we drove by, but it was happier at the old house, so it didn't want to come with us.

Not to be outdone, I told her that I was so glad she tried, and that when she was able to convince her smile to go with us, that we could probably find a treat for her and the smile.

And again, she put a kink in my plans. "Well, ok Mommy, I just grabbed my smile. Do I get a treat now?" After confirming that she would indeed get her treat, Linus mentioned, "It's too bad I can't wear it, but at least I got it. Maybe one day I'll like our house enough to wear it. That reminds me, Mama...I think I want to put a new house on my Christmas list for next year."

Will I ever learn???

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Extra Thankful!

One of our Christmas traditions is baking a birthday cake for Jesus. Linus loves helping me, and who doesn't like eating cake?

This year I made sure I had everything I needed. Late last night, I discovered my cake mix (there's no way I'm messing up my kitchen making a cake from scratch when I know I'll be cleaning wrapping paper, twisties, cardboard, etc all day) had been opened. Oh no! Nobody is open Christmas Eve late at night, nor are they open Christmas Day.

WALGREENS to the rescue. Our 24 hour Walgreens, which isn't my Walgreens, but isn't too far away either, was open! MANY, MANY, MANY thanks to the employees who reported to work on a day others enjoy as a holiday. They saved a family tradition for us.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Extra Special

Army outdid himself this past weekend.

Friday was our tenth anniversary. He booked the exact same room we spent our wedding night in. After a delicious dinner, he had chocolate covered strawberries waiting in our room--just like on our wedding night. We enjoyed a cool breeze and drinks on the balcony before returning to the room to munch on some more strawberries. AND we didn't have to get up at 4:15 to head to the airport for our honeymoon this time, so sleeping in a bit was very nice!

The weekend didn't end there though. On Saturday we headed to my aunt and uncle's house to visit with family, and naturally, eat some more. Despite spending loads of time playing with cousins, Linus did pretty well. We also visited a new restaurant (more later this week) that my friend owns. It was delicious. Linus had had it by this point though, and she fell asleep in my lap while Lolly slept in my arms. It was a lovely day and evening spent with friends and family.

The only part of the entire weekend that didn't go as I'd hoped was that I did not get to meet Katie. I had really been looking forward to meeting her, but my own stupidity got in the way (I left my computer with her info at home). :( Hopefully she'll forgive my incompetence and be willing to attempt meeting another time!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Extra Info

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More than you probably want to know...

Brainella tagged me, and I'm a bit thankful because it made blogging easy today.

7 random things about me...

  • I have sock fits. I cannot stand it if I can feel the seam of a sock. Just the thought is bothering me.
  • I have no feeling in part of my forehead. It's the result of a lovely accident when I was 20 and went through the window on the other side of the car. I'm a seatbelt wearer, but there were no seatbelts available. :(
  • I love to read, but I don't have the patience for it right now.
  • I'd love another child, but I don't think that will happen.
  • I love to bake.
  • I have to carry an EpiPen everywhere I go, and I hate that!
  • I wish my dad would 'wake up.' I know it's not going to happen this much later (18 months) though.
Pass on to five people:
1. Jeannie
2. Emily
3. Leia
4. Katie
5. Katie

The rules:
1. Link back to me for nominating you.
2. List 7 random things about yourself.
3. Nominate five other bloggers.
4. Link to them on your blog.
5. Post these rules.

Monday, December 15, 2008


I guess I owe some of you an apology. I know I told a few of you I'd update in a day or two, and then I never did. It wasn't intentional at all. I've been very busy, and quite honestly, I've had zero desire to blog.


I'm going to make an effort again though. While I don't miss blogging at all, I do miss y'all. During my blogging aversion, I didn't really check blogs either.

So, how was everyone's Thanksgiving? We were very fortunate to have a full house. I had 13.5 (my sister's pregnant) people staying at my house, and another 6 come one evening. We celebrated many things including Lolly's Baptism. She was fabulous. Actually, both of my girls were great for their Baptisms. The priest commented that most babies cry when the water is poured over their heads, but neither of my girls did. Anybody see spa days in their future? Both of my girls, in all their refluxy glory, spit up volumes immediately before the Baptisms. Cleaners love us!

We're busy getting ready for Christmas now. Is it just me, or did Christmas sneak up on y'all too?