Saturday, August 30, 2008

The BEST anniversary present... from God!

Or the NFL??

The GIANTS play the Redskins, Sept 4th (our 4 year anniversary) and apparently the NFL looked up my anniversary and said, happy anniversary YOU, here is the start of the NFL season AND we're gonna have the Giants play! Well, thank you Mr Roger Goodell, I appreciate the anniversary gift, and you bet you little booty I will be watching.

Thanks again NFL.


Friday, August 29, 2008

Fantabulous Friday!

Two names you go by:


2.Baby Dre

Two things you are wearing right now:

1. velour pants

2. hubs undershirt

Two longest car trips:

1. Texas to NY
2. Texas to FL

Two of your favorite things to do:

1. Facials!!

2. Schnuggle with baby B

Two Things you very badly want at the moment

1. this headache to leave my head!

2. a shower

Three animals you have or had.

1. cats
2. chihuahua

3. rabbits (don't ask- my mom thought it would be a grand idea. Yeah...not so much, you know they shit everywhere don't you? Like EVERYWHERE. Oh yeah... they were inside ;P)

Three Things you ate today:

1. Considering it is 9 am in the morning, nada
2. a little bit o nothing

3. zilch!

Two people you last talked to

1. Momma
2. Hubs

Two things you're doing tomorrow

1. Cleaning

2. Going out to dinner with the fam!

Two favorite Holidays:

1. Christmas

2. Thanksgiving

Two favorite drinks:

1. Water

2. Red wine (I am Italian - cut me some slack!)
~Hope you all have a fantabulous Friday and labor day weekend. Muaaah!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wordless Thursday??

On Tuesday night Mr Man was very excited about eating (apparently.) While hubs was feeding him rice cereal he decided Hubs was going too slow and took the spoon out of his hand and started "feeding" himself.
Also, today I was ask for a little prayer. I am headed to the funeral of a woman I used to work with. She was a wonderful woman who touched my heart in many ways. Unfortunately, she was not even 50 and over the past week aquired some sort of blood disease and on Monday passed away. Her husband is trying to get through this hard time, and I ask all of you to say a prayer for him. Say a prayer, that this day not be too hard and that he know she is in a much better place.
God bless! And don't forget to kiss the ones you love, because we have no idea how much longer they will be with us!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gramatical what?!?

Ok, so as most of you know, I am in love with the hills. Why? Who freaking knows. I feel like I become a little more stupid every time I watch the damn thing. Ok seriously, yesterday, the brilliant quote of Spencer Pratt - "If I could make you my un-sister I would." Really... ok really??? UN-SISTER. Geeze. Frickin brilliant! And remember folks, this yahoo gets paid to be on TV.

And since I am on this gramatical kick, I HAVE to say one thing. People, the word is SAW not SEEN! I don't know if I live in the state of stupid, or if people just became lazy and don't want to use the word SAW anymore. But I swear, every freaking person interviewed on the news, every person on Judge Judy (my fav show!) or just walking around uses this horrible gramatical error.

The other day, this guy was on the news and he was like... "yeah, um so I was walking by and I seen this guy who was standing there, and the next thing I knew he was robbing this lady." I was like DUDE. You freaking SAW the guy, not seen the guy. Ok. Please.

Stepping off my soap box now, kthx!
Anything that erks you?

Monday, August 25, 2008

I feel like I can breathe...

Well, I feel like I can breath a little easier.

I know recently I have talked about getting a job, and yes, I am still heartbroken about this. But after a long talk with hubs, I know this is where God wants me to be. We need the money, I think I need the freedom a little, and I think it will be good for B. I hope anyway. I pray this is the right decision!! I know my heart feels this is the way to go.

After speaking with my mom this weekend, she told me to go over to the babysitters (she is right across the street)with B and introduce them, all while checking the place out and feeling the vibe.

I introduced them and he was just happy as a lark. He gooed and smiled at her. Then, he was getting a little fussy and she took him out of my arms and rocked him to sleep. After this meeting, I feel a little better about leaving my man.

I know when the day comes I am going to cry, but hopefully after that hurtled is reached, all will be well. Money will be coming in and little B will enjoy his freedom. At this stage, I feel like hubs and I are doing the right thing.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

My first thank you note!

Today, I recieved my first thank you not from my buddy Grayson!


I am not quite sure what it said, as I can't read, but it looked good... to eat!


Oh! What a sweet note. I am so glad Grayson liked his toys. I can't wait until I am one and everyone comes to my birthday party! So far, life isn't so bad though ;-)



A Sad Day in the World of Music

LeRoi Moore, the saxaphonist from the Dave Matthews Band (our FAVORITE band) has passed away, according to the media due to complications from an ATV accident he had in June.

Hubs and I are devastated at this news, as the Sax is one of my favorite instruments, and LeRoi was an amazing musician.

Our prayers and well wishes are with his family and friends!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Just call him Mr Rolly Polly!!

I think Mr Man is feeling quite a bit better - THANK YOU for all the prayers and well wishes! Lately, he has just been a rolling fool! It still takes him quite a long time, but that's alright! He eventually gets there!

His next great trick is to scrunch his butt in the air and kick his legs, but he doesn't go anywhere (thank you LORD!) I am glad with him staying in one place for as long as he needs :)

Hope you all have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Little Fever

Well, yesterday Mr Man got his shots and it was horrible - just as I expected. He cried, I cried, it was just bad all around.

Then, last night, we fed him his rice cereal and put him to bed. However, at around 2am he woke up with a 99.8 fever. We read the "discharge" sheet thoroughly and it said that was a normal reaction with the shots.

So, we gave him some more Tylenol and put him to bed in our bed. He was still pretty fussy this morning when he woke up, at around 5 am, so I held him until he fell asleep in my arms.

It is so heartbraking when your baby doesn't feel well and you can't do anything to fix it!

He has yet to eat his breakfast (rice cereal) and he is taking another nap.

I just hope he is ok by the end of the day. If his low grade fever continues, I am going to call the doctor.
Please pray that Mr Man is ok. It seems all his little friends are getting a bit of a cold, so I am just hoping it is the shots and nothing else!
Hope everyone has a good Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A couple things...

1. Mr Man's 4 month appointment is today, and he has to get shots. I am NOT excited about this, but luckily hubs will be there again to catch me when I cry uncontrollably and fall to the ground smile to my baby like nothing hurts!

2. I am so sick of these 12 year old Chinese gymnasts getting puffed up scores to defeat the Americans. First, you're 12 and we know it! - I don't care what your damn passport says. Second, Nastia Luikin is about 10x better than you and actually landed the dismount, not to mention the Vault. UGH! Alicia - we all feel your pain! OMG! and that tie break. WTF?? Why can't we just go back to 10 or 9.5, what is this bizarre points thing. Remember Kerri Strugg? Come ON! We want to be a part of it! We want to know who the hell is in the lead!

3. What is with the Jamaican's?? What do they put in their water? How are they so fast? I mean really. That Usain Bolt guy can RUN! I just wish he was a little more respectful. Pumping his chest and slowing down, really doesn't speak highly of you - especially when 9 billion people are watching (or whatever it is!)

4. The Hills are alive... (sing it with me now) with the sound of Draaammmaaaa! OMG! I was so excited about the hills premier and then they showed all 6 minutes of it. I mean a 30 minute show (granted I have Tivo) but 6 whole minutes of programming? How tacky. And then at the end when Audrina was talking with Lo and that voiceover came on "we just can't be friends" so cheeesy. Not to say that I am going to stop watching ;)

And Finally: Mr Man rolled all the way over yesterday... TWICE! Except he rolled from back to front, but can't seem to do the "easy one" (front to back). Not really sure what that says about his personality, but I am just so proud I am still smiling!!!

Anything you want to talk about?

Monday, August 18, 2008

You Wanna Piece of Me??

No really, do you want a piece of my clothing. Bwuaaahhhaa! (that was my evil laugh).

I think I have mentioned before that hubs and I are somewhat of shopaholics. Admitting it is the first step though :)

This weekend I cleaned out my closet and I have tons of Express, Bannana Republic and Gap tops, pants and jeans. They are mostly sized small and the jeans and pants are 1/2 either short or regular.

My husband also has size Medium Express polos (long sleeve and short sleeve) and 3 beautiful linen shirts from Bannana Republic. He also has 1969 Gap jeans and tons of Bannana Republic pants 32/30.

I would be happy to send anyone pictures and answer any questions. They are all resonably priced and I would be happy to lump any together that you want! If they don't get sold, I am giving them to goodwill.

I do want to note... that Mr Man ROLLED OVER! Yes he did, right in front of me. I patted him on the back and he just looked at me like... what mom? I knew i could do it ;-) SO cute!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

4 Months!!!

Notice the mohawk!

My thumb... that's old hat!

I'm gonna get you!

Holy cow does time fly! Where did 4 months go? I think I ask myself this every day. Hubs and I are getting older, we will have spent 4 years married together this September and now... Mr Man turning 4 months old. I just can't believe it.

It seems he has been with us forever! And I guess he always has :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Scary times ahead...

Tonight, I am a little scared. Hubs and I are going to try and drop a nighttime feeding. Lately, Mr Man has not been taking good naps and he has been waking every 3 hours.

I thought, by 4 months, Mr Man would be a little better in the sleep department. But, unfortunately not :(

So... after speaking with doctors, friends, and elders, we are going to try and not feed him tonight. I am not sure how long I will let him cry (if he even cry's - yes people, Mom's can have dreams too) but I am going to try my damndest.

We are sleeping in our guest bedroom, next to his bedroom and his real crib, so that I can be just a step away.

I guess we will see how it goes, but I have to say, I am terrified.

Hopefully, moving in his own room, in his own crib will help a little.

Eeek. I am so scared!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Momma and Baby... Blues!

Here is B trying to sing with Momma!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A beautiful a tiring day!

This morning, Mr Man decided to wake up at 6 am, after waking every 3 hours since 8 pm last night. Needless to say, I am pretty darn exhausted! He also decided (while Momma was drinking coffee) that he wanted to go down for a nap. So... Mr Man is peacefully sleeping while Momma is wide awake, STILL trying to find a job.

I am so utterly heartbroken about the job search. I don't want to leave my little man with a daycare or a babysitter, but I can't seem to find anything that fits my schedule. Waiting tables is an option, but the money is not guaranteed, not to mention I won't ever see hubs. I also have 2 other options, but we are still waiting to see how they pan out. I think, unfortunately, it is inevitable that Mr Man will have to stay somewhere for at least an hour or two. I can't sleep or eat with guilt that I won't be the only woman in his life. Someone else will have to change his diaper and kiss his belly, and it is just tearing me up inside. I never knew the love you felt could envelope you whole being and make you this sick with worry over having someone babysit for an hour or two.

On a different note, Monday I sent an email to the woman that took my cat. I was so worried about him and I was just hoping we was adapting well.

This is what I got:

Me: I wanted to check on Basil to see how he was doing. Has he come out from under a bed yet? I was very sad to see him go, but I am glad he went to a good family.

Nice Lady: Basil is doing great. He came out since the first day. I have given him several baths (ok weird... normally cats don't get baths...but hey, I'll take it!!) and he seems to enjoy it. he is just adorable. My husband also said that he is beautiful. thank you for this great pet.

As stressful as these days are lately, that was a beautiful start to an already exhausting day! Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Who Needs Momma...

When you can hold your own bottle and lay on your tummy and smile??

Well, maybe I need her to change my diaper :-)
And Happy Birthday to my bestest friend!!! You are so beautiful inside and out!

Seriously is she not the prettiest pregnant person you know?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Baby showers and birthday parties!

My favorite pic! It embodies the controlled chaos!

Momma and baby boy!!


Oh my goodness this weekend has been baby packed!

On Saturday morning I went to an old friend's baby shower, filled with pink toys, pink dresses and chocolate and pink cup cakes! Mmmmm! I hope one day I can have a girl just so everything can be pink, pink, pink :D I was also an idiot and forgot my camera! Of course!

Then today we had our best friends 1st birthday party!! We had SO much fun.
B was a little fussy, but I think he was just overwhelmed with all the kids and toys! I can't even imagine what HIS first birthday is going to look like. Geesh!
I do have to say, that boys birthday parties are WAY more fun (and no... I am not a tad partial.) Last year we went to a girl's party and there were dresses and outfits, but at this party there were tractors and riding Jeep's! Yipppeee!

I can't believe B's little friend is 1 year old! It only gets better from here.

Happy Birthday Grayson!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

15 Weeks and 6 Minutes of sleep

Well, it is another week in the day and life of Mr Man.

At 15 weeks old we are learning amazing things:

  • I really love to talk, and the louder it gets, the more fun!

  • I am trying our damndest to roll over, but it seems it is more of an accident when it happens

  • I see my feet, I want them in my mouth, but cannot seem to get from point A to B.

  • My thumb is still elusive, however, I can chomp on my pointer finger like a champ

  • Currently, I drool more than a dog, but it doesn't stop me from sticking everything in my mouth

  • and finally... I know who my mommy is, my Nona is and my Grammy is, just by their voices.

As a whole, today was a bit of a struggle. I guess Mr Man is just not a sleeper. Lord knows I have always had more energy than I knew what to do with. I was just praying that Mr Man would get his daddy's sleep habits. Unfortunately... not!

I think he slept a total of 6.8 minutes today which = Mommy getting nothing done and Mommy getting no sleep. Mommy with no sleep = cranky and wanting chocolate Mommy.

So... this eveing was filled with a formula bottle (read more about that on the boob blog) and finally Mr Man falling asleep 1o mintues ago. I headed straight to the kitchen for some fat free chocolate ice cream and M&M's.

I pray he sleeps for at least 4 hours so Momma can take a nap.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Guest Post

Today folks, I have a guest post:

My dad wrote this to me yesterday, and I thought it was so great I would share it with you.

I know strange things happen in adult bedrooms, but a mysterious phenomenon has developed at (my parents home.) A new baby has been born to Ken and Amy. Pictures are attached.

This baby is growing fast and must be eating a ton. According to the growth chart, it's almost 47" tall. We have been unable to determine the sex of the child, so I have named it Baby XX.

It requires very little attention and actually is very well behaved. Sleeps through the night, I haven't had to change a single diaper, and seems very content near Dexter (their dog) pretty much all day.

I've actually been taking good care of the Baby XX. As you'll see in the pictures, we've had the Baby baptized by St Francis of Assisi, got him in touch with his Nephew Brady and even bought a couple of nice toys.

We hope to get him/her enrolled in (baby bro's school) in the Fall. He/she will be eating rice cereal in the next few weeks and we have our first Pediatric visit on Tuesday. I hope he's big enough for a Rip Stick by Christmas so (baby bro) has a playmate to run around the neighborhood with.

I'll keep you posted on the progress of Baby XX as he/she develops further. I hope we can determine the sex sometime soon so we can paint the nursery an appropriate color.


Baby XX


Being baptized


growth chart


Meeting B

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Will be a better day. I am determined.

I have sort of a job interview. Well, not really, I'm really just getting some more information on a position that may work while being a Momma. We'll see? I do, however, get to see an old My Mistress fan, which is cool.


Seriously I need a pedicure like no one's business! I wish I had extra money to trim these darn eyebrows and get my toes pretty... but alas, I do not. (Boo!)


Hurricane Eduard (apparently not Eduardo - weird!) hit the coast of Texas and the drummer or our old band and BFF of my husband is sitting it out. I pray he is ok. On the news it didn't look that bad, so I feel ok this morning.


Monday, August 4, 2008


I just spoke with the woman that is coming to pick up Basil and I feel like I am going to throw up. I just don't know if we are doing the right thing. I am pretty sure B is allergic and there are other reasons why we can't keep him. I just can't cope right now!
He IS going to a great family. She is married with a 4 year old daughter, and they live on a farm, and Basil would be the only animal indoors. I am just so heartbroken I can't even deal with it.

Hubs is physically going to have to give him over to her, because I just don't think I can do it. This was my first pet...ever! It was the first animal Hubs and I purchased together and it almost feels like I am giving a piece of my heart away.

Last night, as if he knew, Basil slept right in the middle of us. And while I was nursing B in the middle of the night, he sat right on my leg, purring like he was telling me he loved me.

I love you Fatty and I am going to miss you so much! I hope you get to go to the best home around and the little girl loves you like I love you.

I have made them promise that if they have ANY problems to please call me and give him back. I will find him another home. They are NOT allowed to give him to any shelters.

I know i have to trust them but I am so nervous. I just want Basil to be happy and loved. With the baby, and all the sneezing, I just don't think we can do that.
Please say a prayer for Basil: Pray that he adjusts well, that is this family takes good care of him, and for all the heart ache hubs and I are going to feel.
Hope your Monday goes well!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

We found a home

Well, I posted pictures and a description of Fatterson on Craigslist and it seems he is going to a great home on Monday. I guess I am ok with this, I know it needs to be done, I am just sad it has come to this.

Oh fatty, how I will miss you purring while I scratch your neck. Oh how I will miss you meowing at me when you're hungry or when you want me to pet you.

So... here's to you Fatty and your wonderful quirky ways!