Sunday, October 28, 2007

We are still busy....

It was pointed out to me Friday night that I hadn't blogged since October 9th. Thought I should do some updating. Lots has happened since I last blogged. Miss K got croup and ended up getting a ride from the doctor office in an ambulance to the ER. Because her breathing was still bad, we got to spend the night at Vandy. She finally got over the croup, but was still a little sick. Then Brian and I both got sick. (I finally went to the Minute Clinic at CVS today to get some meds because I was STILL sick.) Let's see...since I've blogged we've done the following:

*rode in an ambulance

*spent the day in the ER

*spent the night on the hospital

*got sick

*had a garage sale (we made $300!)

*went to a Halloween party at CEC

*went to the Bounce Factory

*made a black and orange tutu for Miss K

*made invitations for a baby shower

*lost my cell phone

*went to another Halloween party

*went to school a couple of days

*found my cell phone

*went to a sing along at Pottery Barn Kids

*shopped Gymboree

*took a garland class from Julie

*went to a pumpkin carving party at a friend's house

*shopped Gymboree...again, with a trip to Costco thrown in

*went to a Halloween parade and cook out in our neighborhood

*uploaded a ton of photos

I know I've missed a ton of things, but needless to say, we have been busy here. I leave you with a photo of Miss K in her Halloween costume. It's called Sweet Pumpkin Pie. I got it from Gymboree. I love this costume.
Blog ya later!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I've been busy!

I think I got bit by the "busy" bug recently. Monday I dropped Miss K off at school and headed home to clean. The only thing I really got done was a quick trip to Target and cleaning my upstairs hallway carpet. Let me first say...I have 4 animals. Two cats, two dogs. I need to vacuum everyday, but I don't. I need to do my floors everyday, but I don't. So, my first step in cleaning the carpet was to vacuum. I won't admit to how many times I had to empty the cannister. I do think though, that the Hoover is about to bite the dust. I really want a Dyson Animal, but we can not afford to spend $500 on a new vacuum right now. (I started an envelop to save for it. ) Then the steam cleaning. I am glad that we decided to buy that thing instead of renting one the first time we needed on. Best $350 we ever spent. (Bought it 5 years ago when we had money and no child.) Anyway, my mom watched our dogs while we were out of town and let's just say....she didn't watch them closely and didn't clean up. So, did a LOT of spot cleaning and steam cleaning and more vacuuming.... I think we are going to have to get new carpet pretty soon. But money for new vacuum, so no money for new carpet. Pick Miss K up from school at 1, bring her home and put her straight down for a nap. Then I started cleaning the stairs. My stairs are hardwood and they show everything. So, I took water and Pine o' Pine and wiped down the baseboards and the facing of the stairs. I removed all the scuff marks on the facing with my handy Magic Eraser. (Love those things.) Then I cleaned each step with wood floor hand. All of the chemicals I was using, you would have thought I would have remembered to put my nice yellow gloves on. Nope, I forgot. Anyway, I noticed during all of walls need to be painted. Gross. Ain't gonna happen right now. Anyway, the stairs look so good.

Tuesday was another busy day. We get up and head to Lowe's. On my drawer pulls for Miss K's bathroom and a new rag for my hardwood floor mop. I got the drawer pulls, no rag, 2 mums, potting soil, stakes for my rubber tree and twine. Then a quick stop at the mall for lunch. I was going to buy Miss K some Converse high tops, but she did not like them being up so high on her ankle and kept stomping around the store trying to get it off her foot. We ended up with Dora hair clips instead. That's Miss K's latest obsession...Dora. She calls her Dory though. I only have one video and I can recite it word for word now. We are teaching K to say some of the words in Spanish. My parents (dad and stepmom) thinks that is neat. It's hilarious to hear her yelling "Hola!" Anyway, Miss K goes down for a nap and I get to work outside this time! Clean the front porch off, pot the mums, sweep up the HUGE mess I made, pull up some funky tomato looking plants that are growing in my beds, dig in the garage until I FINALLY kind my pumpkin door mat. (K calls it a punkin.) 2:15, drag K out of bed with a promise of seeing her friend "L", get dressed and head to the pumpkin patch. Awesome place. I was very impressed. So impressed that we are going back again this week with some more friends and then probably again on Saturday morning so Daddy can enjoy it too.
Wednesday will be busy too, I just haven't decided what I am going to do yet. I know that I need to drop off a donation to Goodwill, go by the bank, wrap some gifts, get packages ready to mail and run to the post office.'s late and I need to get to bed. Miss K has school tomorrow, so I have to get up in the morning and get her stuff ready. I love Mother's Day Out!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Only my child...

So, we are still on vacation. LOVING it. All we do is swim at the pool, try the beach out for about 30 minutes while Miss K screams. We've read a lot of books. Miss K has become CRAZY for Dora. It's been a lazy vacation. I told Brian that this has to be one my favorite vacations. (New Orleans with the C's was awesome too.)

Anyway...Miss K has been sleeping in a big girl bed. Last night apparently, she came into our room at some point. She didn't get in the bed though. Best we can figure out, here's what happened.... We wake up to this SCREAMING, but it sounds really muffled. Brian jumps out of bed and finds Miss K...UNDER THE BED IN OUR ROOM! We assume she came into the room sometime in the night and went to sleep on the floor at the foot of the bed. Because she is a WILD sleeper, she must have rolled under the bed or something. Brian said all that was her foot. Her entire little body was under our bed. It really freaked her out because it took her quite a while to calm down. I mean, it would have freaked me out too. That was at like 5 in the morning. When I woke up, I asked Brian if she was really under the bed and he said yes. I started laughing. It makes me laugh every time I think about it.