Friday, October 26, 2007

Is this a do or a don't?

Here is my fashionable boy this morning. Note the fleece jacket at least a size too big, the sweat pants, and the crowning glory......his new (hand me down) boots! Several sizes too big, red tops, black bottoms and on the wrong feet!! LOL

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My birthday boy *now with a picture*

My sweet boy turned 4 on September 30th. Where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was at the hospital looking up in to the mirror watching my dr.s hands as he gently worked to bring my sweet boy in to the world.

We didn't know what we were having as I never had an ultrasound after about 7 weeks in to my pregnancy. I was watching the little (ok, not so little) face coming out all scrunched up and red when the fat little baby slid out. I will never forget that first glimpse of my baby. I whispered to myself "it's a boy". My god, he was perfect. 8lbs 14oz of red mad baby boy. He was born with a complete knot in his cord and the dr. said we could have easily lost him....we should name him Lucky. Thank god he was fine.

Everyday I think how close we did come to losing him or him having some sort of permanent damage from that knot. I'm so grateful for my sweet baby boy who is not a baby anymore.

He's a silly, sweet, intense, tough, ornery all boy who loves John Deere tractors, combines, round hay bales, guns, tools, Spiderman and pirates. He loves going to feed the cows with his Papa, jumping on the trampoline (but not too high, please), riding his bike and watching Spongebob cartoons.

Happy birthday sweet little guy, I love you so much.

Here he is with the cake my mom made him, he had a a pirate birthday this year. Argh matey!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ok now, really...

DH finally got my stove top working. We had to convert it from natural gas to propane so he had to change some stuff on the burners. He got that done last week. Man, I love having a handy husband, he rocks!!

Anyway, the stove has these burners on it called "super burners" that put out extra heat I guess. And the other two burners are about 1/2 the size, like something you would put a small sauce pan on.

Of course the big, super burners are on the front of the stove! Seriously. Why would you put those on the front? I was trying to boil some water this weekend on the back burner and it wouldn't boil because the burner was way too small for the pot I was using. So I had to change and put the huge pot of boiling water on the front burner.

Obviously whoever designed the stove was not a mother. Mothers are always thinking of what would happen if her child came by. Worse case scenario and all that.

I propose that any company designing a new product must have a mother on staff!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Painting..decorating..I have a headache

So much to do. Our house is pretty much a blank canvas, white walls everywhere I look. We definitely want to paint, but we suck at picking colors. Dh likes a certain tannish/brown which to me is pretty but not much better than white as far as being neutral goes. I want some COLOR!! in my house.

I'm posting some pictures I took with my cell phone. I took some "real" pictures with my camera but I still can't find my cord to transfer them to my computer, so I guess these will have to do for now. So any suggestions for color and/or decorating will be appreciated. Any mess you see will be blamed on the fact that we are still getting moved in. Yeah, that's it....we're still moving in. Riiiiight.

Oh and ignore the tv for now. We haven't got our entertainment center moved back in yet, that sucker is HEAVY and I'm a wimp.

Fireplace in living room

Standing in the back of living room looking towards hallway, kids rooms are down the hall.


Kitchen, I really need help with the area above the stove. The cabinets don't go all the way to the ceiling, so there's about at least 2 feet of space above.

Master bath, dh's sink/cabinet is the messy one!!

And just giant bathtub! I love soaking in that thing with a good book LOL

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Worst parents ever

That's how I feel most days. My kids are out of control. Brother is whiny, which I think age has a lot to do with it, but he just is a whiner. Sis is a disrespectful tween most days.

I'm feel kids are what they are because of the parents. When dd was little I thought I knew what I was doing, now I feel like I suck most of the time.

I'm feel like I'm fucking up my kids and what kind of adults are they going to be? I'm ruining them. :(

Can you tell we just had a (not so) great shopping trip?

Friday, October 05, 2007

We talked....sort of

I brought up the subject of periods and such with sister. She listened but she wasn't interested so I didn't go in to too much detail.

I told her I wasn't going to say more about it (because I could tell I was losing her attention)but if she had any questions no matter how embarrassing she thought they were to just ask me. She said "mom, you sound like a teacher" LOL!!

So anyway, she knows the basic of basics but that's it for now. It wasn't too bad and hopefully it laid some ground work for more talk later.