Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hair by Daddy

Brian does 99% of the Miss K's baths. I do them if he is late getting home from playing a round of golf. This gives them some "bonding" time. Also gives Daddy a chance to practice his hair styling skills. Let's just say...Mommy will be responsible for the hair styling in this house!

Things are busy as usual here in Miss K's house. I got my calendar out this weekend and filled it all in with everything that we have going on. WHOA! I have so much stuff going on in the month of October! I really need to get to Texas to see my best friend's baby. So, I had to cancel a couple of things on my calendar so that Miss K and I can head down and visit. We are leaving on the 13th and will be back on the 20th. (I've got to be back so that I can attend the Fall Workshop at Scrap It! See...I've got my priorities straight! LOL!!!)

I am so looking forward to October. I LOVE everything about the fall. I love the weather, the decorations and the sweaters. I had Miss K in a little sweater the other day and she looked to stinkin' cute! I can't wait to head to the pumpkin patch and get our pumpkins. I am planning a Halloween party for my Mom's group. We are looking to head to the pumpkin patch for that as well. Busy, busy!

I've got some photos of a couple of classes that I took at Scrap It and a project that I completed for the grandparents. I'll have to upload those tomorrow. I am also working on a project for a friend. I plan on working on it tomorrow while Miss K is napping. I've gotten all the sketches done, so I just need to get all the stuff that I want to use for it and get it done. I am using the Oh Baby! Boy papers from Basic Grey. I think it will be really cute once I get it done!

Off to finish watching Ugly Betty.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Touchdown Michigan!

College football is big here in our household. Brian went to a Big 10 school and a devout follower of Michigan football. Today they played a team that, in recent years, they can't seem to beat. Well, that all changed today! I think it was Miss K in her spiffy new Michigan cheerleader outfit that brought Big Blue some good luck and to an awesome victory over the "not so fighting" Irish! Okay....maybe she wasn't the reason that they won, but I thought she looked pretty cute.

Since we were inside all day watching college football, I hope that we will be able to get out tomorrow and enjoy the beautiful weather and get some new photos of Miss K. Here lately she isn't smiling when I pull the camera out, so I seem to be struggling to get a good photo. I also need to take a couple of hours each day working on learning more about my camera. I'll add that to my list of all the other things I need to do. I am STILL lobbying for that 26 hour day!

Monday, September 11, 2006

I can't do it.

I haven't watched anything on TV pretaining to 9/11. I can't do it. I won't do it. I remember. Trust me. There is no way I could ever forget. I am flying my flag today...just like everyday, but that's all I can emotionally give today.

I wanted to spent the day reflecting on good things in my life. Miss K and I sat on the floor upstairs and looked at a photo album together. It is an album of photos taken of her the day she was born. She saw one of Brian and pointed to it and said "dada". She's a smart little cookie. Okay...let's just get it out in the open...she's not little. She's big. She is a big baby. But believe me, she isn't the biggest child I've ever seen.'s out there now. I pointed out who the people were and when I got to my dad, I pointed and said, "that's your pawpaw". She started clapping. Then she helped me fold towels. Well...she unfolded them as I folded them. (I did FOUR loads of towels today!)

Well, I need to go wake Miss K up from her nap so she will actually sleep tonight. My tap class starts back up tonight, so I am really looking forward to that. I hope everyone had a wonderful day.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Cheeky Carmen, Yard Sale and Renee

Cheeky Carmen is with Miss K constantly. Barry Sr.'s life was cut short by a tragic washing machine accident. So, Cheeky C is rarely out of Miss K's sight. I wouldn't dream of washing Carmen while Miss K is awake. I have to sneak in there and take her at night to give her a bath and put her back before the morning. But, it keeps her happy. Barry Sr. has been replaced by Barry Jr. who was born a couple of weeks ago at Build-A-Bear. She really likes BJ, but I like to make sure BJ stays at the house. Carmen goes EVERYWHERE.

I've been a BAD blogger lately. Too much stuff going on. We are getting ready for a HUGE yard sale in our community. If you are interested in coming, you can check out the ad here on Craiglist. We will be putting out just about 1/10 of the stuff that we own and it is a TON of stuff. It is CRAZY. I am the world's worst packrat. I don't get rid of anything. And I can't do anything in moderation. I have to go ALL out. When I only need one of something, I will end up buying ten. Now it is all coming back to bite me in the bum. This photo is just stuff that came out of ONE closet. And that isn't even all the stuff that came out of the closet! I am awful. I am in desparate need of Flylady. I say I am going to do it, but I just can't get motivated to. It's awful. And, my packrat ways have cost me MONEY. I was cleaning out a purse last night and I found a check from June of 2004 that someone had written me. Well, that is money lost! I can't cash that check now! Everything that is going out of the house for the yard sale will NOT be coming back inside. Everything will be loaded up in the truck and taken down to Goodwill. I have teh hardest time getting rid of stuff. I have been going back and forth over getting rid of or keeping one box of stuff. Why? Gifts. Things that people have given me. I hate the thought of hurting someone's feelings. Brian told me once the box went to the garage, the stuff wasn't coming back into the house. The box is still on the floor in the living room. I know I need to just let it go. It is just cluttering up my house and my life! I would be WAY too embarassed to let anyone in my house right now. And let's not even talk about my scrapbook room. I think I am just going to have to hire someone to come in and organize it for me. Any of you interested?

Okay...I am off to do a load of laundry and work on getting MORE stuff ready for the yard sale. I think I am even going to sell my Christmas dishes. The only thing I wouldn't even consider selling is my child and my Longaberger baskets. The dogs and cats are fair game after the week I have had with all of them. And I guess I will go ahead and keep Brian around as well! scrapbooking friend, Renee Camacho is now the Creative Director for Lil' Davis. I am lucky enough to be able to take classes from Renee here locally at Paper Moon. Congrats to Renee!