Monday, July 31, 2006

My friend Stacy

My friend Stacy started out as my neighbor Stacy. I was the first person who went over to welcome her to the neighborhood when she moved in. She always reminds me of that. She is a beautiful person and a fellow red head. Although, her hair is that bright red that I had in my younger years. Anyway.... I mentioned to her awhile ago that I had some left over ovulation kits if she was interested in them. She said she would give me a call. She called many months later....I looked and they were expired. I called her back and she said not to worry about it...she didn't need them anymore. YEAH!

So, I see beautiful Stacy on a video that my niece took of Miss K riding around in her wagon this weekend. I am shocked when I see Stacy. She looks REALLY pregnant and she isn't even 3 months along yet. So, she calls me this evening and was asking me for some addresses. I ask her if everything is okay. She started this nervous laugh and proceeds to tell me a story. It ended this way.... the ultrasound tech saying "uh oh...there is a 2nd heartbeat. You are having twins!" I think Stacy's hubby almost passed out. I do know that he started crying. I think they are both in shock right now. Faternal twins.

Remember those bottles I mentioned several weeks ago? They found a new home tonight...Stacy's house. She was very thankful. I told her that I was getting rid of a bunch of baby stuff, so she might find stuff on her front porch from time to time. I could hear her hubby in the background...not sure if he was laughing or crying.....

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Cake Monster

Well, we ended up canceling the party with her friends, but since the family was here, we went ahead and did a party with just us. We had a great time and Miss K did me proud with the cake.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

One MAD Mommy

An open letter to the Mother who brought her SICK child to Mother's Day Out-

WHY? Why did you bring your sick child to a place that is FULL of children? The nursery no less! Now my child has whatever your child has. Why am I so mad? Other than the fact that my child had been throwing up in her sleep and crying constantly...this is her BIRTHDAY weekend! Her paternal grandparents are here and her maternal grandparents will be here tomorrow. They all FLEW in to attend her FIRST birthday party that will most likely be cancelled because she is CONTAGIOUS, so none of her little friends will be able to attend. Insteas of enjoying my beautiful daughter and celebrating with our families, I am doing load after load of laundry. Did I already mention the throwing up? I spent so much time planning every little part of this party and spent more money that I care to even admit to. I personalized a gift for every one of her little friends that was coming to her party. I am just sick to my stomach now. And my child cries constantly because she is SICK!!! And there isn't anything I can do!

So, to the Mother who brought her sick child to Mother's Day time I will be looking for you!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

My child doesn't want me to blog about her!

So, I typed up this long post about how emotional Miss K turning 1 for me has been. In the middle of the post, my computer started acting strange. She hit the reset button. Dang kid. I just realized something today. She is a year old and this is the first time in her life she has been in my scrapbook room. Not a lot of scrapping going on in Miss K's house the first year. The fact that you couldn't even WALK in my scrapbook room is the major reason! But, Miss K's birthday party is this weekend, so we are working on getting everything organized. My scrapbook room is not organized by any means, but Brian put stuff into boxes and stacked them. I will start working on the cleaning when Miss K and I get back from our vacation to Texas. (Okay...I can hear my child, but I can't see her. All I see is her high chair moving across the dining room floor!)

So, Miss K is a year old. Very emotional for me. I did tell Brian last night that I wanted another baby and then I started bawling. I know that we won't have another one and it isn't because we don't want one! (Now the high chair is going the other way...) I know that I should be thankful for Miss K and the fact that she is healthy for the most part. I will be honest with you...I didn't really want children. And now I can't imagine my life without this little fireball in it. Today she stacked some books up in the scrapbook room and I looked over and she was sitting in the stack. I laughed and then started crying. She is growing up so fast! She said bye-bye and uh-oh last night. Today I've been trying to teach her to say "one". I should have started working on that a lot sooner than her actual birthday!

Well..not photo for this post, but I will make sure I take one of her on her birthday and maybe post it later.

I have tap class tonight and then our families start arriving tomorrow, so you probably won't hear much from me for the next two weeks. Miss K and I are leaving for vacation on Sunday and will be back a week later. Lots of fun!!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

No more

This is what happens when you run your poor child all over town without a nap. As I was getting ready to back out of my parking space at the mall, I look in my rear view mirror and this is what I saw. She had only be in that seat for less than 60 seconds. One more week and Miss K is going to be a year old! I can't believe it! We are getting ready for the family to be here. My inlaws are driving in next Wednesday and my parents will get here next Friday. I am picking my niece up in Atlanta in two days. My brother and his family are on their way back from Disneyland, so I am meeting them to pick her up. Maybe she can keep Miss K entertained next week so I can get some stuff done before I have a house full of people for a birthday party!

Still getting the hang of my camera. Went and got a UV filter for it this afternoon. I am pretty rough on my stuff, so I don't want the lense to get damaged. Trying to decide which lense I want next and how much it is going to cost.

Monday, July 17, 2006


I just started taking pictures with it and Brian was asking me all the stuff it would do. I dunno. Read the manual Hollye! Right now he is doing a photo shoot with the dogs. Miss K is asleep, so she will get her turn tomorrow! We are going to the Bounce Factory tomorrow with some other kiddos. Maybe I'll get some good photos then. I want to read the manual and sit down and play with it. I can't wait!!!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The pool that Brian built

Okay...he didn't really BUILD it, but he did have to dig the ground up to make it level and then set the pool and the pump up. We got a GREAT deal on this pool at TRU Friday. Too good to pass up. Plus I had a coupon, so that made it even a better deal. ( I am typing this, it is 9:30pm and my child is still up!!! Dang teeth!) I wanted a pool last year when I was huge, pregnant and miserable, but Brian said no. This summer has been even hotter, so when we found one for the right price, I begged a little more and now it is in the backyard. We got in this afternoon while my mom was visiting. I think we will be seeing a bit more of my mom now that we have the pool. She works in a warehouse and thinks our pool is just what see needs after working all day! Brian is going to have to take the pool down on Wednesday while Kennedy and I make a trip to Atlanta to pick up my niece for a visit. He needs to level the ground out a little more and wants to do it before Miss K's birthday party. That reminds me...I have got to finish those invites!!! I am a bad mommy. Waiting until the last minute for everything!

Friday, July 14, 2006


Miss K has been saying a word for the past two days and we couldn't figure out what it was. I seriously thought she was saying *hit. Where did she hear that? Then tonight Brian told the dog to sit and she was right next to him saying "SIT"! Thank you Jesus! The word is SIT! I am constantly telling the dogs to sit and now I am constantly telling her sit SIT on her bottom and not stand on her car like she is a stunt woman and to not stand on her rocking dog like she is a trick rider. I thought she wasn't listening, but apparently she was because she can say it...she just won't do it!

She is also cutting two new teeth on top, so she has been waking up every night about midnight crying. She just went back I am off to bed too.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Today was an important day

Yesterday Brian cleaned out the "baby" cabinet in the kitchen. All the bottles are sitting in a box ready to go wherever they need to go. My job was to toss all the nipples. They sat on the stove all day. And then today, I just tossed them. Believe it or wasn't an easy thing to do. We did keep two bottles "incase of emergency", but we are pretty much a sippy cup house now. Then tonight we were sitting upstairs, she was pushing her little car all over the house and laughing. I looked at her and my eyes just stared watering. I can not believe that she is going to be a year old in 16 days. It's sad because I know that I will never have another baby in my house. She was the first baby that came home and she is going to be the last. We said from the beginning that one child was what we wanted and I am still happy with that. And then there are times when I want another baby NOW. I just wish that the decision was mine to make.

Today has been a cleaning day in our house. We are working on our bedroom. I am the world's worst housekeeper. I am fairly certain I was born without a cleaning gene. I got an extra shopping gene instead. I really need to work on that....

Okay, my child is asleep and I have a meeting with my MOMS club in the morning. I've got a few things that need to be done before I head to bed.

Have a great evening!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

My husband ROCKS!

So, I've been selling a bunch of old stamps to downsize and make some money. I've been wanting a new camera, but I couldn't justify spending the money on the camera I really wanted. Earlier today Brian asked me how much I had saved for my camera. When I told him he said, "well, you are almost there." Then tonight he bought me this.....

YEAH!!! I can not wait for this baby to come in! And it will be here in time for Miss K's birthday. Can you believe it? She is going to be 1 on the 25th. A year ago at this time I was finishing up the nursery, going to movies with my husband, reading and preparing to be a mommy. Now I am cleaning pasta out of a wild child's ears after she has dinner, spending my days watching the Doddle Bops, attending storytime at the library and buying milk 2 gallons at a time. And you know what? I wouldn't change one minute of it. This past week she has started waving bye-bye and today she actually said 'bye-bye'. And when I ask her "where is Maxie?", she will look for the dogs. When I ask her where Mommy is, she will bang on my chest. It is so neat watching her learn all this stuff. I am not sure if we are close to walking yet, but let me tell you, she is a crawling machine. She is super fast!

Oh, did I tell you I am getting a new camera? WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Info about Wave Country

I got a number of emails asking me about Wave Country. Here is the link to the Metro website that has all the information for the park as well as the $1 off coupon.

Another busy day at Miss K's house. We are suppose to be leaving tomorrow to go out of town. I am still on the fence about actually going. Long story... Needless to say, I am thinking of staying home and spending the entire two weeks just hanging out with my little family. Brian and I don't spend nearly enough time together anymore. Like last night...I went to a Longaberger party and he was standing at the door when I got home so that he could run out and play poker with the guys.

Okay...gotta run. I've got a million and one things to do today if we are going out of town. If I don't blog ya before...have a safe and happy 4th of July.