Thursday, April 29, 2010

The diffrence two years makes...

This is nuts, This is the same Zoo same bronze animal with 2 years in between. In the first one she was about 6 months old (ish). The other one is when she was 26 months.

"Do you know your lips move when you read?"

What is your favorite book (fiction or non-fiction)? What makes it so important to you?

I dont really have a favorite per say, I have favorite authors. I read A LOT. Like a freakish amount really. I love books. Fiction books mostly. I have many favorites. Anything by Nora Roberts, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Rachel Caine, V.C. Andrews, or Charline Harris I will grab and read in a few hours. All books are important to me. As a child they were my way to escape life (namely my bratty brothers LOL!), as an adult I would rather read then watch a movie. The thing about reading for me is that I actually see in my mind everything that is happening like a movie. When I read a really good book my hubby knows it because he will ALWAYS say "Your talking to your book!, Your lips are moving again!, NO What???, What did you say?" or any variation of those comments. See the problem when he speaks to me when I'm reading is that I don't hear his words. Remember Peanuts mom, "Wah,Wah,Wah,Wah...", Ya that's what I hear. I'm not trying to tune him out it just happens when I'm that deep into a book. I do always hear my daughter though (Explain that one!). Reading is my ME time, I dont get a lot of that being a stay at home mommy. I just need that time to get out of my head and recharge a little sometimes.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My favorite Restaurant...

What is your favorite restaurant? What makes it so special and what do you like to order?

I love Panara Bread! I adore the food. Low carbs? Not for this girl! Give me Bread or give me Death! Their Broccoli and Cheddar soup in a sour dough bread bowl is my absolute favorite. I also like their turkey sandwiches. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM....Now I'm hungry.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Best Trip ever

Today's Blog Challenge: What is the best trip you
have ever been on? Why did you go and who did you go with?

This one is hard for me because I have not been many places that I remember. The best trip ever was probably my honeymoon. We went to Amish Country and just moved around for a week down there. I didn't even leave the state :) We had the best time. Just my Husband and I doing whatever with no real time line. We stayed a different place every night and ate at great restaurants. We didn't fight or worry about anything for a whole week. It was wonderful. On the way back we stopped at Mahican State Park just to walk to paths.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Another Award From CS for doing 10 blog challanges :) WOOHOO!

And stolen from Not Your Typical mom who made the award I would like to quote her here

"I wanted to thank all my girls at Chatterscene for being awesome friends and for helping me get into my blog so much more. We have completed 10 challenges! Each week, we have some sort of challenge to help those that may not know what to write in their blog. It's a great way to find new friends and it's so nice to have supportive online friends. This month our BOTM (blog of the month) is Memoirs of a Southern-Yankee Girl. Come on by and check both places out!"

The songs of my life...

From Facebook's Daily Blog Challenges

Write about the soundtrack of your life.
What songs tell your story? Why are they important?

I know the songs that use to define my life, They went by the wayside when I had Addison. Now the songs of my life are "ABC's", "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and Any of the music off of Noggin! These songs are important because I know my daughter is learning and growing and the fact that at 2 she can sing these songs to me, amazes me! Granted there are days that these songs make me want to rip my hair out...Remember the song that never ends? Same song just Addi's version involves monkeys jumping on a bed and we never EVER get to that last monkey! And now for your viewing entertainment Addison singing her ABC's

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thinking of having a child...

Do this 10 step program first! (I saw this on another blog and thought it was worth being shared.)

Lesson 1 - Nights
A really good way to discover how the nights might feel...
1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5PM to 10PM carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly. (Eat cold food with one hand for dinner)
2. At 10PM, put the bag gently down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep.
3. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1AM.
4. Set the alarm for 3AM.
5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2AM and make a drink and watch an infomercial.
6. Go to bed at 2:45AM.
7. Get up at 3AM when the alarm goes off.
8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4AM.
9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive)

Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.

Lesson 2 - Living with Messes
Can you stand the mess children make? To find out...
1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains.
2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.
3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed.
4. Then rub them on the clean walls.
5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it.
6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons. How does that look?

Lesson 3 - Dressing Small Children
This is not as easy as it seems.
1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.
2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out.
Time allowed for this - all morning.

Lesson 4 - The Family Car
Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.
1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there.
2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player.
3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle cheerios all over the floor, then smash them with your foot.
4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Now your car looks the part.

Lesson 5 - Shopping with Children
Go to the local grocery store. Take with you the closest thing you can find to a pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is an excellent choice).
If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

Lesson 6 - Feeding a Child
1. Hollow out a melon.
2. Make a small hole in the side.
3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side.
4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane.
5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone.
6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.

You are now ready to feed a nine-month-old baby.

Lesson7 - Children's Television Programming
Learn the names of every character from Sesame Street , Barney, Disney, the Teletubbies, and Pokemon. Watch nothing else on TV but PBS, the Disney channel or Noggin for at least five years. (I know, you're thinking What's 'Noggin'?) Exactly the point.

Lesson 8 - Building Up Your Tolerance (No, We're not Talking About Your Alcohol Tolerance)
Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying 'mommy' repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each 'mommy'; occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

Lesson 9 - Learning to Tune Out Background Noise
Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt sleeve, or elbow while playing the 'mommy' tape made from Lesson 9 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

Now that you've mastered these 9 lessons, only one remains...

Lesson 10 - A Healthy Dose of Humility
Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their...
1. Methods of discipline.
2. Lack of patience.
3. Appallingly low tolerance levels.
4. Allowing their children to run wild.
Finish off your tirade by suggesting ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.

Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.

Enjoy Parenthood!

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Potty time...

Addi is doing so well with this but she is training herself. She will tell me she has to go "in the froggy potty mommy!". I'm not going to push her with the new baby coming I'm afraid she will revert if I push her to do it but if she is telling me I'm going to let her sit there. She just finished Pooing on the potty after sitting there for a long time. I was beginning to get irritated and think she was just sitting there to sit there. Guess she proved me wrong LOL. She tells us about the pooing and the peeing is kind of hit and miss. What do you think, should I push this or am I doing the right thing by letting her do it on her own time. I would love to have only one child in diapers but I'm really unsure if to push her or not.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I got an award!

Thank you Leandra at!

So on with the Rules of the Award...

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. List who gave the award to you and use a link to her blog (or hyperlink).
3. List 10 things that make you happy.
4. Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know about the award.

10 Things that make me Happy

1. My Addison and Charlie
2. My Mikey
3. My Extended Family.
4. Date night out with Hubby
5. The sound of my childs laughter
6. Scrapbooking, Sewing or working on crafts
7. Reading
8. My wonderful Friends
9. Knowing that summer is coming.
10. DQ Blizzards!

Who I am passing this Award to

Thursday, April 22, 2010

What reminds me of spring???

Being able to go to the Zoo! We always renew our membership in the spring. I love going and having "family" time. Addison loves to see the animals and this year there is anew baby polar bear, and a new baby giraffe.

Something I feel very passionate about

is Gun Control. I believe that every person in The United States should own a gun and be trained on how to use it. People who whine and cry about how bad guns are piss me off. What they fail to understand is that its not the guns that are bad, its the people who have them. I'm a firm believer that there are more good people in this world then there are bad or "misguided" people. If everyone of those "Good" people had guns how much safer do you think this world would be? Do you really think that this little sign is going to keep the "bad" people out of your stores, malls, work, SCHOOLS? No! The only people its going to keep out is the people who RESPECT that area. You DO NOT LEGALLY OR FOR YOUR DAMN INSURANCE have to have this sign up! By the end of next year I will have my concealed carry license and I urge you to get yours as well if your state allows. Teach your children to respect guns by all means but understand that this county was built on people using guns (I'm by no means saying start a freakin war!) to defend what is ours. I will defend what is mine, Will you?

My family...

I love my family. I consider my best friend and her husband (My husbands best friend!) and their kids and also several more of my friends part of my family. I read a LOT for those of you who don't know (LOL) and one of my favorite Authors is Sherrilyn Kenyon (her dark hunter series). She has a character who's name is Simi (she is a awesome Charonte demon!) and she has a saying about family...

"Those we are born to, those who are born to us, and those we let into our hearts!"

I find this really true. Some people think family means blood. I don't. I think it means connections. So thank you for being a part of my family and know that you are loved!

Addison's new room

Well, its done! Finally! We did all the (Major) work in one weekend, then I had my friend Candi come over and help me paint. She is such a wonderful friend. I will post before and after pictures (notice the mold on the ceiling from where it leaked last year! SUPER YUCK!). My husband and Father in law are the best ever. She loves it and it makes nap and bed time so much easier for some reason. It looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better. Its a lot brighter and looks like a little girls room now, not a well dungeon!

My favorite saying

I have a saying that I find absolutely true.

"Regret Nothing!"

Why do I love this saying? I look at it this way. Every single thing that I have ever done, said, thought, came up with, ext... has lead me to this point in my life. I dont have the best life but I love what I have and wouldn't change it. Therefore I regret nothing!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Something I have been thinking about...

What is it going to be like with 2 children? I'm so use to giving Addison my full attention all day long, And she is use to getting it. How is it possible that I could love Charlie as much as I love Addison? How do I make Addison feel included? I don't want to make her grow up too fast just because there is a new baby in the house. How are we going to do this if I have to have a C-section because Charlie doesn't turn? How do people do this and Not FREAK out? I have no idea because I cant stop worrying about this stuff. I know this sounds bad but I cant help but think there is no way Charlie will be as smart, pretty and well behaved as Addison. How do I not compare the 2 kids? UGGGGGGGGGGGGGG, I have to stop worrying about this stuff! I hope it all works out and with time I will know the answers to these questions.

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Goal for the next 3 months

I really need to get my house in order. We also have a bedroom that needs redone (AGAIN!) so we can move Addi into it to have Her "BIG GIRL" Bedroom and so we have room for Charlie in the nursery. I have to get both those rooms repainted (or painted in the one room) and set up. I really wish my nesting would kick in so that some of this stuff is done. Its kind of driving me nuts. I would love to have a beautiful home but I would settle for a clean and finished one at the moment. I guess I'm going to have to jump on Hubby and Father in law about getting the 2nd bedroom done. Now I'm going to have to look at colors.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Scrapbooking pages

One of my all time favorite things to do is scrapbook. My friend Candi and I try to get together about once a month and do a couple of pages. I'm just working on Addi's books (one more page to go in her 2nd year book! Woohoo). These are a few of the pages in that book. Her first haircut (yes that is her baby curls in the little baggy!) and her making a mess with spaghetti.

Who inspires me?

A lot of people inspire me. My husband inspires me to take care of my family, my daughter inspires me to see the world through a child's eyes, my father inspires me to work hard and love my family, my mother, well some days she inspires me to pull my hair out and then make a craft out of it. My all time biggest inspiration was my Gram. My Grandmother was a huge inspiration to me. She loved her family and was the glue that held us all together. Its been 2 years this month since she passed away and I miss her everyday. I still pick up the phone to call her only to realize that the stranger on the other end got her phone number that she had for 50 years. She was the person who showed me that there were great joys to be found just around the house and it was the simple things that mattered. I remember going to her store and seeing all the people that would come in just to see and speak to her, she had a kind word for everyone. She was the one to teach me manners and to respect my elders. I hope I can instill those values and morals in my daughters. If I manage that I have had an impact on their lives. She was so happy when Addison was born. The only stop we made on the way home from the hospital was her house because she couldn't make it to the hospital. I have never felt prouder then when I could show her my daughter and tell her that I loved her more then the world. I hope she looks down and is as proud of me as a granddaughter as I am of her as a Grandmother and person.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Something new in my family's life

Miss Addison's new Easter outfit! She picked it herself and then insisted on wearing "My Princess necklace!" Really its my really big necklace that she loves. She looked so cute in this outfit.

I'm going to start working on Blog challanges...

This is something I have been thinking about for awhile. They are on week 8 (Yikes!) at the baby board I go to. I guess I have a lot of catching up to do. Its ok, I think I might be up to the challenge :). The first challenge is Please write or post pictures about something new or exciting that is going on in your life or your family's life. I'm going to have to think about this one for a few. I may be doing a lot of posts today and this coming week :) Please bear with me...