Monday, June 29, 2009

Should Have Thought Of This Sooner

I've always been opposed to these...

But this, this is a FANTASTIC idea!

I bought Dezi a new crate for sleeping today, and set it where he usually sleeps (in the living room). Fast forward a couple of hours. While playing on my computer tirelessly cleaning my house from top to bottom, I hear "Yook Mommy!", followed by muffled laughter.
Ahhh, if only this couldn't be construed as child abuse under current law....
***disclaimer: I did not, repeat did not, make her or even ask her to get in the dog crate. I reject all liability for her actions therein.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hot Tamale

Here in Texas, its even hotter than it usually is this early into summer. We don't usually see temps like this until late August. So what do you do when its so hot that the A/C can't keep up and just watching TV makes you sweat? Why, hit the pool of course! Here we are enjoying the fabulous swimming accomodations during our last weekend at this place.


*My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE-"If you're going to kill each other do it outside-I just finished cleaning."
*My mother taught me RELIGION-"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
*My mother taught me TIME TRAVEL-"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to kick you into the middle of next week."
*My mother taught me LOGIC-"Because I said so, that's why."
*My mother taught me FORESIGHT-"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case your in an accident."
*My mother taught me IRONY-"Keep laughing and I'll *give* you something to cry about."
*My mother taught me OSMOSIS-"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
*My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM-"Will you look at the dirt on the back on your neck!"
*My mother taught me STAMINA-"You'll sit there till all that spinach is finished."
*My mother taught me about WEATHER-"It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."
*My mother taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS-"If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming towards you; would you then listen."
*My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY-"If I've told you once I've told you a million times-Don't Exaggerate!!!"
*My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE-" I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
*My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION-"Stop acting like your father."
*My mother taught me about ENVY-"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
- unknown

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Odds and Ends

This is your brain on "Sponge Bob".
Something about this show makes her want to watch it upside down. Hmmm...maybe that's why I don't understand it. I only see it when I am upright.

Check out the double chin. The level of pizza cake ice cream breastmilk consumption in our house must be too high.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Face Only A Mother Could Love

The eye thing Dezi's got going on is creepy adorable, is it not?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Let The Games Begin!

Packing has commenced. This batch of boxes took all morning, and holds only the contents of my daughter's room. No, clothes from the dresser (where 98% of her clothes are located) are not included. How ridiculous is this? I think she has accumulated more junk in her short 3 years of life than I have in more years of life!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Just Need To Grab One Thing...

So it turns out that Tuesday Morning (a discount store that sells name-brand home/decorating items that I assume are discontinued, or are not sellable at the regular stores, for those of you not from 'round here) is sooo noooot a good place for a SAHM with a need to get out of the house to go. A SAHM who is about to move into an it's-new-to-me house.

I think it's doing that asexual reproduction thing we learned about in 8th grade...

Record heat today, its supposed to reach 102 degrees. Makes me wish I had such an adorable tush that I could lounge around sans clothes!

*note: disregard all dates on photos, I did not reset the camera.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


To a man I love more than words can express, my dear husband and the father of my two perfect girls.

To a man I love more than words can express, my own father who is no longer on this earth but is forever in my heart and thoughts.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Things You Do For Love

"My Mommy makes me stand next to the TV, she gets better reception!"

Daddy's Home...Fire Up The Grill!

She came...

She saw...

She conquered!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Day Three

And we are all still alive and kickin'.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yesterday we were at the vet until 7 pm (Dezi has some skin thing that makes him practically tear his own hide off) and Maddie was starting to fuss in her stroller. In the past, she has babbled "mamamamama", and at times I thought she was talking to me. Last night, as she was becoming increasingly upset, I was standing at the desk paying, and she looked right at me and gave me a heartwrenching "Mama"! I am certain she has uttered her first true word!
Seems early, she is barely over 7 months old. Can anybody say scholarships?

With Daddy out of town, we are having "Behavioral Bootcamp" this week. I am toughening up a bit, trying to regain control of the outrageous behavior that has been going on for too long now...
Can you tell who is sooo not digging my bootcamp, and who is happy as a clam?!

Monday, June 15, 2009


I'm certain that whoever coined the phrase "Terrible Two's" must have done it before their child turned three, or perhaps had never spent time with a three year old...
Turns out the Threes are way worse.
I'm thinking... "Threatening Three's"

or maybe "Throttle 'Em Three's"

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ahhhh, Summer Part II

So, apparently the absolute WORST time EVER to shop for a swimsuit is in the first year following the birth of a baby and you are still nursing.
After your 4th baby, I might add.

Father and daughter...

there is no relationship that I know of that is sweeter, more special, or as equally amazing to observe as it is to experience.

Of course, the dog-daugther relationship is pretty cool too....

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ahhhh, Summer

3 bored kids.

1 teething baby.

1 small duplex.

small duplex, folks.

1 100 degree day.

Add all ingredients, shake (don't stir), and you have a tasty treat enjoyed by all!
Can somebody clean this floor already?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

3-2-1 Blastoff!

This is what you do to pass the time when you are stuck in the house all day with your mother...