Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

We were lucky enough to spend the day with some of our wonderful friends. We met them for brunch at one of our favorite places, Maggiano's. Afterwards we went over to their house and let the girls hunt eggs. They had such a good time. These two are only 2.5 months apart in age, but Miss K looks so much bigger than Miss L! And she outweighs her by about 10 pounds!
One thing I hate about living in Tennessee is the weather! Growing up in Texas, every Easter I had a cute little Easter dress and a new pair of white shoes with ruffle socks. My child had to wear a freaking parka to hunt eggs today!

So, for the rest of the day we are being lazy. Miss K is watching her Dora video that the Easter Bunny brought her. I am reading the end of the Other Boleyn Girl. If you haven't read this book, you NEED to. A million times better than the movie! I've

got to do laundry so that I can get Miss K packed for her trip. She is going to stay the week with her grandparents in Michigan. I'm glad that she gets a chance to spend time with them, but I really do miss her when she is not here. My little "shadow" is gone. We will have a surprise for her when she gets home. Brian bought a new big TV for the bonus room. She's going to love her Dora videos on a big screen!

Blog ya later!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Can't think of a title

I've been neglecting a lot of things lately. My blog just being one minor thing. I'll try to get better about it. I've been doing a lot of reading lately and that has taken up any free time I have when I am not being a wife and mommy. So, that means I am reading late at night/early in the morning since I can't sleep still without the aid of sleeping pills.

I had my weigh in this past week. I am now down a total of 35 pounds. I have got to start exercising. I'm just being lazy. I keep telling myself I'll go walking tomorrow. Apparently tomorrow isn't here yet. Dang it.

I really need to get to bed. We are taking Miss K to the Zoo tomorrow for the Bunny Breakfast and the Easter egg hunt. I wasted my money on the breakfast because Miss K told me in a very loud and firm voice that she does NOT want to see the Easter Bunny. She likes to keep a 50 feet distance between her and then bunny when we see him at the mall. Apparently I got the stroller a little to close to him the other day when we were at the mall and she let me know really fast she wasn't happy!

Well, it's really late and I need to finish some laundry and get to bed. I will try and update tomorrow with some photos from the egg hunt. From what I've heard, it's going to be a mad house. They expect 7,000-9,000 people to attend the hunt. That's just nuts!

Blog ya later!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Other Boelyn Girl

So, my mom's group went to the movies tonight and we saw the Other Boleyn Girl. I have never had a movie give me this much anxiety before. I have no idea why it did. I have so many questions after watching the movie. We are also reading this book for our book club, so I need to read it, but seriously....I think it is going to cause me more anxiety! What is up with that!? I guess I just can not imagine my life being anything like that. No regard for marriage or women. And a woman who was so power hungry that she ruined her entire family. Men using female members of their family to better their "station" in life. It was disgusting. Jeez...the more I talk about it, the more anxiety I get! CRAP!

So, I am not really great at history so I have no idea how much of the book is actually true. Guess I am going to have to do a little history homework on this crazy Queen. The whole situation is mind boggling!

Monday, March 17, 2008

We are almost diaper free!

Today has been a good day. I've not had to ask her once if she needs to go potty. She just goes! When she got up from her nap, I did tell her to go potty. She wore her big girl Little Mermaid panties while she napped and we had NO ACCIDENTS! I am having some issues with her wearing the pull ups though. It's like she doesn't get it. She thinks they are still diapers. So, we keep her in panties until we put her down for the evening. Then we put her in a diaper. She has not woken up with a dry diaper yet. Now, the challenge will be leaving the house in panties! She seems to have issues using the potty in public places. She actually threw herself down on the floor at the Zoo because she didn't want to sit on the potty. It was quite odd. I need to get one of those "travel potty inserts" that I can put on the big potty when we are out and about. I seem to remember one that folds up. I can keep it in Kennedy's bag when we are out. I think that might help.

Spring Break has not started out well for us. I am not sleeping. In the last 24 hours, I have had less than 1 hour of sleep. I am going to have to give in tonight and take the sleeping pills that the doctor gave me. I even tried to take a nap when Kennedy did this afternoon and all I could do was stare at the ceiling. Couldn't fall alseep for anything! It's killing me! If these sleeping pills do not help, I am going to have to come off the medications that I am using for the study I am in. ARG! Just talking about it makes me mad. I WANT TO SLEEP! And, on top of the sleeping issue, Kennedy and I are both sick. I have a bad sore throat and Kennedy's nose is running like a leaky facuet.

Okay...I've got some lists to make. Blog ya later!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Today Miss K had an Easter Egg hunt at school. She was funny. Every egg she picked up, she wanted to open it right then. That resulted in her not getting 12 eggs like she was suppose to. Oh well. We still have an egg hunt with our mom's group, a neighborhood one, the Zoo one and then Easter Sunday. I think she will get plenty of eggs full of candy that she doesn't need. It was funny to watch her. Her best friend is in her class, so she was constantly looking for her and yelling for her to come and see what she had in her basket.

Potty training is going. Not great, but not awful. I think K just gets too involved in whatever she is doing at the moment and doesn't want to be bothered with going to the potty. I set a timer and that was going well, but she started getting mad that I was making her sit on the potty every 20 minutes.

Okay...I am off to watch the last part of AI. Just wants to see who gets booted off.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Random stuff

I've not blogged in forever. Here are some random things going on in our lives....

*potty training a 2 year old is hard work. I'll be steam cleaning my carpet and sofa tomorrow.

*time out and standing in the corner is more effective then spanking in our house. Even if you make her stand in the corner in a department store in the mall. Yes, I did that.

*31 pounds gone. Still have a long way to go

*I've been reading books like crazy. Sometimes one a day. This has to do with the fact that I am averaging about 4 hours of sleep a day. It sucks. Reading is something I can do and not disturbe the entire house. The library is our friend. Although, my book club picked a 600 page book this month....with small font. That is going to take me a couple of days. Geesh!

*heartbroken over family drama that I got dragged into when I specifically asked NOT to be.


*visiting the Zoo once a week for our ZooTwos class which is awesome! Where else will your 2 year old get to pet a sloth?

*music has become something that K loves. I can hear her singing in the mornings before I go and get her out of bed. We do the hokey pokey a lot in our house too.

*K's favorite books right now are If You Give A Pig A Party and If You Give A Moose A Muffin. She likes to read the pig one herself and it's funny because I think she has memorized some of it and will recite it on the correct page.

*Brian working MAJOR amounts of overtime.

*Feeling guilty because I've not taken a photo in over a month. What's wrong with me?

I know that there has been a ton more stuff going on in our lives, but I just can't think of all of it right now. Okay, I can't think of anything else. Blog ya later!