Friday, March 30, 2007
(for my Internet illiterate lurkers, Click on "Friday Freebies". That's what's called a link.)
Free Post-it notes!
Free Pledge wipes!
Free Skype time!
I'm in a Beastie Boys type of mood right now, so Check it, check it, check it all about!
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Fast forward to yesterday when Vance and I were playing in the garage. I've got shoots! I had forgotten that they were even there! I'll post a picture later. (I know you all are so excited to see my tulip shoots...)
Thursday, March 22, 2007
My sister used to stick Raggedy Anne's hair up her nose when she was little. She loved that doll within an inch of its life and the mutilated remains are kept in a plastic bag at my parents house. Next came Ryan. She was given an Annie doll when she was a baby but by no means was it pushed on her. She discovered Annie on her own and at a young age. Ryan prefers to sniff the top of Annie's head, not stick it up her nose. Does this type of evolution mean that Ryan's daughter will be satisfied just holding Annie?
Ryan is generous and usually gives out sniffs of Annie. She has been letting Vance sniff Annie since he's been in the womb and he has always seen Ryan sniff Annie. Think it's nature or nurture?
Last night was Survivor Night, so we were having pizza for dinner. So, after Vance ate his peaches and peas (It was also Foods that Start with the Letter P night) I told him that Daddy was going to bring home pizza. That's when The Teeth took control of Vance's body and he began to demanded peepah. I make the call to order the pizza and an automated lady tells me that the number has been disconnected. What the eff? I hop online to see what I can figure out and our local Papa John's has been closed! We were just there last week! No one mentioned anything, no sign on the door, nothing! I'm not a fan of Pizza Hut, but there's one close and was our only other alternative. The only coupon they were offering was for Buffalo Wings and one large pizza was going to cost 18.34. That's ridiculous. So, frozen pizza and mac n' cheese for us. We haven't eaten that combo since college. I'm getting way off track now. So at this point The Teeth are pissed and want pizza and doesn't understand why Daddy is home and there's no pizza. The pizza finally came out of the oven and everyone was happy. (Needing to quickly end this post.)
Monday, March 19, 2007
In other news, Vance got a haircut today and his bedtime has been moved up by 30 minutes.
Any good advice on potty training?
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Our weekend visitors left today and it's always sad to see them leave. Justin, Vance, and I were in a crappy mood after they left, so we decided to use our crappiness as inspiration. Thanks to warmer temps last week, the snow has melted and has revealed all of Daisy's poop from the past 4 months. 2 full grocery bags later and Vance has a crap-free backyard to play in. Viola! Now all I need is something to inspire me to get the trash bags of old clothes out of our bedroom and taken to Goodwill. What? What did you say? New Jeans? Well, I guess that could work!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Vance came down with a bug on the night we arrived and puked, puked, puked all the next day. I too, started to feel sick and begged Justin to fly down and drive us back home. Because he's the sensible, level-headed Yin to my not-so-sensible Yang, he suggested waiting until the morning to see how we felt. Vance and I both felt better in the morning.
The purpose of our trip was to visit with family. Family we have not seen in quite some time. It was great to see everyone and would be wonderful if we could do it more often. Vance loved playing with his cousins* and was mentally and physically worn out by the end of our visit. He was officially labeled A Mess yesterday and he proudly wore that label again today. He's thrown fits like I have never seen before and has gone to bed early the past 2 nights. Woof.
Have a great St. Patrick's Day weekend, ya' little leprechauns!
*for family readers: What are Hayden and Lindsey to Vance? Second cousins? Nothing? Anyone have any ideas?
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Even though we've moved away we still have our own Survivor Night. Pizza = Thursdays. No questions about it.
Enter Vance's love for swim class with his DaDa. The only night class this session was offered on Thursdays. NO!!! We thought long and hard about it and opted for our child's happiness over TV. (Probably will never happen again!) So, we've had to move Pizza Night to Wednesdays and it's thrown our universe completely out of whack. Sad, isn't it? For the past 8 weeks we've been walking around on Thursdays thinking that it's Friday because of what we had for dinner the night before. And it's thrown everybody off back at home too. Phone conversations always lead to dinner plans for that night and when I say we're having pizza and it's Wednesday..."What! You're having pizza tonight? Oh that's right I forgot..."
I know what everyone is thinking. "Why not cut pizza out of the menu?" Vance loves peepah and if we don't have it he'll drive you nuts asking for it. Peepah? Peepah? Peepah?
Good news, folks! Last week was Vance's last swim class and we're back on for Survivor Night tonight! Finally back to pizza on Thursdays and I'm pretty excited about it!
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
weekend went by too fast
still not happy with my red hair and new haircut
vance was a terror yesterday
today MUST be a better day
am getting vance's cough
still cold here