I miss my you, my girls, Izzy, Merideth, Pam, Addison, and Violet. I am also missing some men in my life. Michael, Jim and Jeff Probst. Oh, and McDreamy. How could I forget you? I love you. Ryan Seacrest, I think you are my hubs bromance. Although, he would never admit it.
You are all welcome back into my house. Please, please, come back. I miss you all.
This is from girls night out last weekend. I even rocked the side pony. Also much to my stylist dismay.
This is all of us sisters on Coopers first trip to GA. (Shelby, Whitney with Cooper, Me, Casey)
I hardly have any pictures of her because I have yet to take them off my old computer. (It may or may not have been 9 months ago.) She will be keeping me company when the hubs jets off to Chicago in a couple weeks. We are going to watch chick flicks, drink wine, and spend countless hours shopping. I am so grateful that she is willing to take time to come visit. Who am I kidding? She is totally using me for my pool, proximity to Napa and SanFran, and the gorgeous no rain weather. Hehe. All I can say is, go ahead and use me.
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I just changed my purse over to this one so that is why it is not completly crammed with crap. I also carry a diaper bag that gets the brunt of the disaster. Anyway, the things that I can't live without in my bag are:
Wallet (I am in desperate need of a new one and never take the time to actually look.)
Keys (Yep, the same ones that I "lost" last week)
FYI by Arbonne Lipgloss, Strawberry Softlips Chapstick, hair tie and clip.
Forever 21 nail file. No one should be without these. Come on, they are $1.50 for 3!
Shine by Bliss Mandarin and Mint lotion. It smells so yummy.
Last but not least, my phone. My ancient Moto flip. Haha. I will have it 2 years in the fall and am totally switching then for something new. And fabulous.
That's all folks. Pretty unexciting!
The rules are to now tag 6 other people to show their goods!
April @ Dot...Dot...Dot...
Kate @ Bless this Nest
Summer @ Sublime Happiness
Jen @ Tatertots and Jello
Kelly @ Carty Party of Three
Brandi @ The Life of a Small Town Girl
Okay, lets see it girls!
I have been MIA over the holiday weekend, but am catching up and will be back into the swing of things this week. I will get up some pics of girls night out in the next couple days. It was a blast!
I don't have to make dinner.
I get to watch the Bachelorette and chick flicks that he doesn't want to see.
We get sick frequent flyer miles, and get to go visit the fam with them.
I may or may not have done my P90X today, and no one knows for sure but me.
I only talk to a toddler all day.
Cereal for dinner is only sweet for a couple nights.
I feel like a single mother...and I have no idea how they do it.
There is no one to snuggle me in the bed at night.
I have to change EVERY diaper.
I just miss him!
I am so grateful that in times like these, he has a job, but it is hard being married to a traveling man! I do get to go with him sometimes, which is awesome. I am tagging along for a Hawaii trip this summer. We are staying longer and turning it into our first solo vacation with a baby. I don't have much to complain about, huh?
I started crying. I went to the neighbors and they weren't home. No one was home, actually; it was the middle of the day. A couple people walked by, but I just figured they were the ones that stole my keys and were scoping out the things they wanted to take. Then the handy, dandy maintenance man came past on his golf cart. I sucked it up and went up to him. As soon as I started talking, the tears starting pouring. He kept saying, "I'm sorry, mam, I can't understand you." Between sobs and sniffing up my snotty nose, I managed to tell him what happened. He searched my garage. That was embarrassing enough as it was. No keys. He let me borrow his phone and I called the hubby. Niagara started flowing again. He said the same thing. "Molls, I can't understand you." I was terrified because he was leaving town that night and I was sure Coop and I were going to be kidnapped and sold on ebay.
Long story short, well, not so short, handy dandy let me in my house, we called the police (yes, the police) and I called to have the ridiculously expensive push button car starter things replaced. Still sobbing at this point, by the way. After all my drama, hubs decided he needed a bigger suitcase. We went down and when he pulled out the suitcase, guess what was jammed underneath the closed handle? My keys and garage door opener. Who pushes the handle down with that crap underneath? Apparently, me.
I really do loathe you. I hate that when snuggled with my sleeping baby at 7:50am, that I am suddenly made aware of your unwanted 8am arrival. You make me pounce out of bed to grind coffee and do anything else with noise that I may need for the next 2 hours. You make me and my wee one retreat to the nursery where we must sit quietly watching noggin and munching on cheerios. I cannot leave to go to the bathroom, or refill my coffee, or you and all your conference call peeps will hear screams.
You used to only arrive on Monday at 7am, stick around for an hour or so and leave. I was fine with that. Now, you come and go as you please, several days a week, and often several times a day. I am writing to request, no demand that this stop. I mean seriously, how can you possibly need to tell people that much information? You are only going to frazzle their brains as you have done to mine.
Thank you for taking this very seriously and making adjustments to your schedule, or else.
With smoke in my ears and boiling blood,
I told the hubs that I want a to get a dog when we move. A black lab named Lil' Wayne to be exact. He said no. No way. It was not the dog thing so much as the naming the dog thing. What? He said dogs don't get names like that and he is not going to be calling a dog this dumb name for 12 some odd years. Whatever. I thought then to something I often heard my dad say, and I let hubs know.
You are either right, or you are happy.
So I am thinking since she went through all this hard work, I better go buy the entire outfit with my Mother's Day loot. Especially the bag. Love it. It looks like I can fit a huge chunk of my house in it, so it is perfect for me.
Great, huh? Now, go over to Lacey's blog and check out the rest of her De-funks. You will be staying awhile, because she is just that fabulous. She also has a cute boutique for baby goodies on Etsy that you should be visiting too. Now go on!
Thanks so much, Lacey! I love it!
Lots of new clothes.
And duh, duh, duh, duuuh...after!
Yay! I didn't do anything creative. Just reorganized and put all those baby things in the garage. It is hard to tell from the pics, but that floor that was full is now completely empty. I can finally walk all the way to the back! It took forever and a day. Next is the garage. Yuck.
This year we had breakfast at my favorite spot, and oh, how I love breakfast. I could eat it every meal. Okay, some days, I do. Especially when the hubs is out of town. That is beside the point, though.
I was really spoiled all day by my boys. This just may be my new favorite holiday!
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Today, Cooper's menu included:
Recipes from the book with *
2 Sweet Potato Pancakes *
Tender Chicken and Stars (Earth's Best Organic baby food with peas and carrots)
Meatballs made with butternut squash puree *
1 cup of mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries)
If you were counting, you would know that is 2 meats, 2 dairy, 1 whole grain, 3 veggies and 3+fruits. *Insert happy dance* He is not so into milk, and I think it is upsetting his stomach, but we are working on that one. I have said countless times today as Cooper put something in his mouth he would otherwise spit out, "Haha, gotcha!" Yep, to my 1 year old. I am up for no Mom of the year awards. In your face Dr. Sears.
Roast and grind all the coffee.
Grow a garden. (This is only one corner that has grown up so far. They just moved and started a brand new garden!)
Make her own laundry detergent.
See what I mean? Where does she get her superpowers? Someday...maybe someday...once I get back into the showering everyday thing, I might can do something that she does. One thing, maybe? She has been and continues to be an incredible mother and friend to me. I can always go to her with a problem or for advice. She is simply put, AMAZING!
Happy Mother's Day, Mom! I love you!
3 cups whole milk
3-4 servings of grains
2-3 servings of veggies
2-3 servings of fruit
1 servings legumes
1 serving of meat
3-4 ounces snacks
Right. What planet is he from?
Yesterdays actual menu was this:
Banana and Oatmeal - Good. Breakfast is always good.
2 bites of chicken pasta and veggies
1/100th of an apple
Refused zucchini with parmesan (loved this in the past)
1/2 cup strawberry applesauce
Yobaby yogurt - Score
Refused Shepard's Pie
Refused butternut squash (used to love this, too)
1/8 cup milk
Finally, I gave up. He ate about 1/2 a bag of goldfish. (at least they were the whole grain ones!) The night before was animal crackers for dinner. Lovely.
What am I supposed to do? I have pooped myself out with airplane spoons, and shoving bites in after getting him to laugh. He allows all meat, beans, and most veggies to freely fall out of his mouth. He doesn't even attempt to chew. He has texture issues much like his dad. Ugg. Hubs does not eat "white crap" ie, mayonnaise, cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream. He is the pickiest eater in all tarnation. No wait, his child is giving him a run for his money.
Us southern gals with our matching John Deere cups.
Katie is a newlywed that had a beautiful wedding last July. She is an elementary teacher in VA, and a pastor's wife. She is absolutely brilliant. If we ever have an argument about who is right...we call Katie. She knows. She also knows what the hubs wore to school on April 2, 1987. She has a steel trap for a brain. She made an absolutely gorgeous bride! Side note, the hubs was a bridesman in her wedding. You can only imagine the grief he gave for that!
Katie and hubby Dustin
The hubs family minus Cooper. (he was sleeping!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTAS!!!
Magic Kingdom...really unlike anyplace in the world!
Dudes, I am only 1. Why are we out so late?
On to my parents house in GA for Party #2!