Saturday, May 23, 2009

Shabby Apple

So I have been longingly looking at Shabby Apple's dresses for a while. I like to peruse the baby girls stuff esp. I find lots of inspiration in their clothing. Anyway here are two dresses I am dying to have, but are a little pricey. I think I'll be having to look for a similiar pattern and fabric to make my own.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blah, Blah, Blah, Oh and American Idol!

Sooooooooooooo today we meaning Kili and I went to the pediatrician. After only sleeping 4am to 6:25am this morning and howling before and after sleeping and much tugging on the ears, I KNEW she had to have another ear infection. After much testing and probing--a virus and one new tooth. Keep in mind last time she got three in at once. So I don't think it is the tooth throwing her as much as the virus. Anyway SUPER glad not another ear infection. Since I have been feeling icky since Sunday, I am now going to let myself admit I probably have a virus too. I'm going to use this as an excuse to get some cuddle time in with my love bug. I don't enjoy her being sick, but I definitely always enjoy a few extra cuddles with the ever growing baby girl.

People always talk about such random stuff in the doctor's office waiting room... and why do all the advanced in age always feel the need to rub all over my daughters hands that will then proceed to find their way into her mouth. Life is so stinking ironic sometimes. I mean these people are sick, hence the doctor's office. Does it look like just because my daughter is cute she won't catch your cooties? I'm just kidding. Kinda. Well mostly because people don't think about it and it does entertain Kili, eliminating screams begging to put the little wiggleworm in the floor. This one older guy today kept insisting that I need the take her paci out. He kept asking her about her "cookies" which were actually a bag of wipes?? He really was all there. I think. After much close sharing of air, I hear him say as the nurse calls him back,"Yeah, I gots the Hog Flu." OMG! A moment in which you don't know whether to laugh or cry. Nice. Thankfully he only had a sinus infection he informed me on his way out as we were still sitting in the waiting room. Another lady told me to give her some castor oil and it would cure anything she's got. Double nice! At least the 3 hour stay was brightened with some free entertainment.

I'm so stoked about American Idol tonight!!!! Can't wait to see them perform!!!!
Ahhhh.... It all makes me so nervous for them. I actually started to like Kris a little more after the Heartless performance. Otherwise Adam all the way.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Don't you just love it when everything goes smoothly every now and then. It is just so refreshing and nice. Today was one of those days. I got a ton of work done on my bows.

I just put up the 4th of July bows at That site needs so much help. I was trying to change over the background, but then the background of the text color got stuck. It says it is a different color, but it will not change. So I went back to shabby blogs and picked out a different background that kind of went with the turquoise. If I can get enough business running though there I would love Jen at Jen Gets Fancy to do my blog.

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Anyway so I'm going to do a "Not Me Monday" Post

1. I so did not let Kili shred the Kroger sales flyer throughout the store today to keep her quiet, and I did not enjoy every last minute of the peaceful shopping experience.

2. I do not ever just run the vaccuum all over the house, then bask in pretending the whole apartment has been throughoughly cleaned.

3. I did not just totally freak out when I found out a friend and her mom are coming to see me and Kili tomorrow and our apartment is a total bow-making bonanza barn.

4. I did not secretly do the happy dance when I found second step formula on closeout at Kroger that I had a $5.00 off coupon for.

5. I do not have a filing system which amounts to opening the filing cabinet drawer and throwing the paper in. No not me.

Well good night to you all!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Oh Loooooooooong Time, No Post

Well, I have been such a bad blogger, but I needed a break. It was getting down to crunch time this semester and it was killing me.

Thankfully, I am done with Spring semester 2009 and have stellar grades to show for it. (If I do say so myself. Sorry no more self-gratifying comments, but I seriously worked my little tushie off for each one of those grades.)

I have registered for Fall at Henderson. I am VERY much looking forward to my classes. I am so thankful to be done with most of my gen. eds. and beginning my family and consumer science classes! Anyway enough of that.

Kili is turning 1 a month from today, and I just can't believe it. Boy how the year has flown by!

Her current daily "to do" list includes:

  • taking a few steps alone
  • sucking on her paci incessantly
  • working on accepting a sippy cup
  • drinking at least 4 bottles
  • eating a little bit of table food
  • taking 2 big naps each day
  • sleeping through the night 1 or 2 times a week
  • stopping to watch the Billy May's (?) Oxi-Clean commercial
  • playing independently more and more
  • waving at everyone all the time
  • hating being buckled in her car seat
  • needing mommy all the time (but I'm cherishing these moments b/c I am afraid they will end so soon)
  • super speed crawling
  • loving to be carried
  • diving off of anything headfirst
  • loving swimming and anything else outside
  • saying a handfull of words and two phrases
  • giving kisses and hugs and pats on the back
  • screaming when in the bath tub
  • we seem to visit the dr once a week =(

I need to decide a theme for her b-day party. Any ideas??

We are just going to have it at a park under a pavillion, since we live away from the friends and family that will be invited we are just going to have it in our hometown. I want to do it mid-afternoon. Just homemade ice-cream and cake.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Prom Pics from High School

Here is Junior Prom 2006 with my good friend, Wes.
(There is a hilarious story of us actually getting to prom to have this picture made,
I need to remember to share!)

Here is a pic from Senior Prom 2007-Me and My Lovey Hubby!
I actually used a picture (which I cannot currently find) from this night to make our wedding invitations.

Friday, May 1, 2009

The 'Middle Wife' by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher

My husband sent me this in an email today and I found it hilarious! Enjoy!
(Although I think if I was the teacher I would have been a nervous wreck--afraid of kids' questions and parents' answers!)

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back.

When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.

Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater.

She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.'

'First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.'

She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement.

'Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' (Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.)

'My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man.. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.' (Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.) 'And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' (This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!) 'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe.

They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, (placenta) so there must be a lot of toys inside there. When he got out, the middle wife spanked him for crawling up in there.'Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat.

I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife' comes along.