Sunday, March 29, 2009

If I Had Just One Wish

If I had one wish it would be for a 3-day weekend every weekend. It seems on Saturday there is always family obligations (ex: birthday parties, clothes shopping, house cleaning ect.). And on Sunday I have to get all the grocery shopping, still cleaning (yes I clean almost every day...I have 3 messy kids!). I wish I had just one more day to spend resting. Yes I am sure this day to would become full of To-Do's.
We had alot of fun this weekend. T cut his first tooth, but does not like anyone looking at it. I will post a pic as soon as he allows me to take one! We had Colby's 1st Birthday on Saturday. On Sunday I got up early and went grocery shopping, the store was EMPTY! It was great. I love going when it is quiet (I actually caught myself singing to the store music a few times) and the grouchy ladies aren't trying to get you to hurry up. I did good at Kroger this week, I saved 47%!! I am proud of myself. After the store I made T's food for the week, Frank got a hair cut and I went to CVS (saved 98% there!) and Walgreens (saved 55% there). After a 2 hr attempt to get Miss Lily to take a nap, I decided it was a lost cause and took her to Lowe's with me.
We went to get some flowers to plant in a pot to put on the back porch, we came hoem with alot more. Every time a turned around I had 3 more things in our buggy and Lily kept telling me "we need lots of flowers mommy" We ended up with Red-tipped Photunias for the backyard along the fence, 3 Gerbera Daisy's for a planter in the front and a Asiatic Lily for the back porch. Of course while we are shopping we had to take a trip to the potty and Lily announces while we are in there, "Mommy your big booty is coming off the potty." Thanks Lil!
So overall it was a good weekend, not so restful, I guess that is what tomorrow is for...oh nope, tomorrow is laundry day :(

Thursday, March 12, 2009

San Fransico

Per "Uncle Dexter's" request here is my perspective on the San Fransico trip.
When I was in high school uncle Dexter and aunt Cindy said they would take me to San Fransico and the only requirement was I could not eat chicken nuggetts or a hamburger the entire time I was there. This was ALL I ate as a teenager (and sometimes now)! So in the airport we sat down for our last hamburger at Chili's (Sissy's Cafe). The trip was long, I think I lost 10 lb. There was noting I liked to eat. At the time I didn't eat Seafood(still don't), Chinese or Italian. So I was pretty much out of luck. One day for lunch Cindy snuck me out for a burger at a restraunt, I think she was afraide I was going to starve! But I did try something new at that meal, Yucka Fries. They are actually really good. One night we all went to a hole in the wall Italian restraunt and there was NOTHING on the menu. I was almost in tears. The chef came out and asked what I like and made something special for me! I am not sure if it was the starvation or if it really was the best grilled chicken pasta I ever had!
Anyway I survived the trip and San Fransico is still one of my most favorite places to visit, just without all the restrictions!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

UGGGG Nap Time

How is it possible that I need a daily nap and my 3 year old does not seem to think she needs to?
Is she too old to be taking a nap? This isn't only a nap issue, but nightime issue as well. We put her to bed at 7:30 (always have) and she is staying awake until 10:00 sometimes!!! This is past my bedtime. Then she is back up at 7:00 (that is 9 hrs) and she doesn't think she needs a nap....Is she CRAZY!?! All the research says she needs atleast 12 hrs asleep at night. And I can tell she still needs a nap because at 3 or 4 in the afternoon we have a total breakdown.
I dont know what to do, I can't duct tape her eyes shut!! I hope somone out there has some insight...PLEASE HELP!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ohh The Things Kids Say

I have to share this story with yall it is the classic embarrassing parental moment.

We are standing the the check out line at Babies R Us this afternoon and the is a man with an eye patch behind us. Lily says "Look mommy, there's a pirate." I was so embarrassed. I apologized to the man and he jokingly says "well I kinda look like a pirate." I am so relived at this point that the man has a sense of humor!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Wonderful Weekend

I had such a wonderful weekend.
Frank was so nice to keep the kids (one of which was sick) all weekend so I could go to Austin with the girls. Not anything too exciting. We went to a cake show, ate at some really good restaurants (no Dexter I did not have Chicken strips the entire time), and did some shopping in Saledo. I think the best part was no one asked me for anything all weekend, tugged on my leg, asked me to prepare food or change their diaper!
I know it probably doesn't sound like much, but it was very rejuvenating. Monday I noticed I was more patient with the kids and enjoyed the little things that usually irritate me. Without Frank I never could have done this, I love that Frank is a true partner which allows me to get some time away.