Sunday, December 28, 2008

Crib Fib

So the holidays are over and now begins the mad dash to new years eve/day and then quickly it turns to Saylor's FIRST birthday. In the midst of this we thought it was time to let Athena get to sleep in a big girl bed. There was truly no rush for this because the crib was being used as intended and she was happy in it. She still sleeps 2 hrs in the afternoon and then from 7pm to 7am. Always. I was so excited to finally get her in a big girl bed that I couldn't leave well enough alone though.

We have one of those fancy schmancy cribs that converts to a day bed, twin bed and full bed. I know, it is so weird to try to conceptualize this without the diagrams that come in the book, but, she could potentially be in this thing until she was 15. So off came one of the four crib walls and voila "new bed" for her. We all played into it big time. New pjs for the new bed, new crib sheets er....big girl sheets for the bed, new pillow, the whole bit. She climbed into bed and off to lala land she went. Woke up saying "can I get down now"? Michael and I were so happy. We ran into the room and congratulated her. So much fanfare it was ridiculous, it was like she had just solved the rubik's cube, blindfolded. Nighttime, same thing. We looked at each other and said "this is great".

Fast forward to today. Nap time? check. Toddler in pjs? check. Toddler who sleeps in her new bed and asks to get down? check. whoa. stop right here...shoulda checked twice (santa style)

We have the stealthiest little toddler ever. Quiet as a mouse from the time that I let her crawl into her bed until I went in to check on her and saw that 1. half of her animals were blanketed on the "new bed", 2. the other half were on the floor actively engaging in a picnic, 3. shades drawn up to the tippy top, 4. stacked legs onto towers and buildings, and finally 5. a very quiet little girl coloring in her coloring book. She actually had the audacity to say "momma, where did daddy go in Athena's grey car?" She had seen him leaving from her window. The whole time I thought she was asleep!!!

I just gasped. I really did. I didn't know if to laugh or what. I of course calmly put her back into bed and let her know that it was naptime yadda yadda (I bore myself at times too). I couldn't believe she swindled us like that. Oh well, I am sure that this is just one of the many "tricks" that will be played on us. It's like our incredible babysitter that we ADORE and that Athena adores too. Quiet, punctual, polite, in college with a scholarship, taught at a baptist church. Yeahhhhh (office space voice), she left herself logged into Myspace and I saw what a raunchy skanky ho she truly is. I didn't know if to laugh or what.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Here are a few of my favorite things........

Raindrops on filthy car and whiskers on (someone else's) kittens...

Bright copper kettle(bells...which I promise to start using...soon) and warm droollin smittens (saylor)

Brown paper packages tied up with string (Michael's?),
These are a few of my favorite things

When the curry bites....

When El Patron (thanks SM) shot stings'

When I am feeling Baaaad (like phat but different)

I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel, so bad

Happiest Holidays Y'all!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Old School Rewind.....

Once a week I will re-post an old blog entry for your enjoyment(yes, I am trying to pass this off as creative when really it is pure laziness that has prompted the new idea)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Stop the MamaRazzi

Pictures, pictures and more pictures is what I take of these three (really the two wee ones). I should have the ol' camera surgically implanted just for the ease of carrying. Athena hears the sound of the shutter opening and she looks up to smile. I have to muffle that sound if I want to catch a candid. Saylor is headed in the same path I reckon. I think Saylor is going to be a little more difficult (see how she is flipping me the bird in this one?) She is being subtle, but I can read between the lines.

Saylor is one active little galleta. She is going to be 5 months and she is already scooting, rolling over (both ways...we call that bi-rolling), gets up in the crawl position but doesn't do much more than rocking. If I place her down anywhere she manages to scoot away. I left her in the middle of this mat and went to the bathroom when I came back she was like this. I found her under the futon last week. I didn't take a picture because I freaked out :)

To sum it all up today...there really is no stopping the MamaRazzi. Unless of course my kids pull a Bjork or a Cameron Diaz on me then all bets are off. Oh, who am I kidding...I would still persevere. It's the Italian in me.

Happy Hump Day,

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thousand Word Thursday

TWT Game- Chime in on what you think the subject(s) are thinking or saying.
Happy Commenting!!!!!
I cannot believe it is the 18th of DECEMBER already!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And the winner of the giveaway is.........

Well, I would be telling you right now except I am busy putting all of the names in an excel spreadsheet (actually Michael is) and then I will be cutting them and putting them into a "hat" and then picking the winner of the MaMi Skincare set!!!!!!!!! Yes, I know, very scientific. Only the best for my bloggy audience.

I have now just decided to video myself picking the names...I thought it would be fun and interactive. Well, at least from my end.

Here goes....

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thousand Word Thursday

Sorry for the stalled pomegranate post....

TWT Game- Post what you think these subjects are saying/thinking

Happy Captioning!

Oh and don't forget that you have until Sunday the 14th to enter the MaMi Skincare Giveaway!!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Whew.....I just ate Pomegranate

We all know the great benefits that is touted by the pomegranate. The list of potential health benefits are endless....antioxidants, vitamin B5, may have antibacterial effects against dental plaque, cardiovascular health, prostate health, and makes one hell of a martini (made with POM wonderful juice)...I mean this is like a superfruit.

I was ecstatic to see them for sale at my local grocery store. 2 for $4...what a steal I thought. All of these healthy attributes....for $2 a pop? Worth every penny, I thought. I have never had one before so I picked two out how I thought you should and headed home. I walked through the door and exclaimed "Babe, I bought Pomegranate!!!". Michael looked at me and said "don't wear any clothes while eating it that you want to keep and don't get it on the counter tops". "Ok, Sunshine". And I was off to eat my superfruit.

I stared at her for a long time. Do I bite it? Do I slice it? Do I peel it? I stopped and looked at it and thought Oh my God, how the hell do I eat this thing. What are you supposed to do with it? No one ever mentioned this now do they. I ended messing up the first one royally. I don't even know what I did but I had all of these beautiful little seeds burst and then the rind was thick and I didn't know if to eat it or what. Wow, I had already invested like 14 minutes in my supersnack and I hadn't even had any yet. So I did what any "normal" person living in 2008 would do. Yep, I You Tube'd it :) I actually had to log onto youtube to figure out how to eat the "anils" and how to place the fruit in a bowls of water for 5 mintues to have it be easier to tear of the rind and pulp from the jewels of these fruit.

The pomengranate needs a better agent. It actually just needs to come with instructions or I need to be around more people that know how to eat it.

So if your new years resolution is to work on your patience or your fine motor skills, or to learn how to eat slower or to lose weight...then the pomegranate is for you. It took me over 40 minutes to enjoy my pomegranate seeds of my second one.

Do you like or know how to eat pomegranate? Do you have any suggestions? Should I just stick with the juice? Oh and I used to think those bottles of juice were expensive...I don't anymore. Trust me, they're a steal.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Secret Ornament not the new Fox Show

Julie at Abbily Ever After had an idea for a blogger secret ornamnet swap....I was all over that.
I love surprises (giving and getting). I cannot wait to show you what I recieved from MY secret blogger....

Doesn't this look exactly like the girls I heart?

Doesn't his look like moi? (yes, I rented "buns of steel" from the library)

Doesn't this look like what we don't get here in Houston? Thank God! btw, it is an irredescent glass ornament filled with snow).

Finally, isn't this the sweetest letter written by a fellow awesome blogger ;)
Kristen at Our Army Life was a great secret ornament swapper. She put a lot of thought into her gift and I really appreciate it. It brought a smile to my face to open up the box yesterday. They are very pretty and the penguins really do resemble the girls! Thank you very much, and I will hang these ornaments up as sooon as I get a tree this weekend!
Thanks Julie for initiating the swap and thank you so much Kristen for participating...this was a lot of fun!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thousand Word Thursday

Sorry about the lag in posting a TWT, but, with thanksgiving and utter laziness...I skipped a couple of weeks.

To refresh your noggins......GAME-add a conversation to this picture. What are the subjects thinking or saying to each other or to themselves.

I love all of your comments they make me smile/laugh. Ok, get to it.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Where there's a will, there an A"

Remember that infomercial?

Anyhow, it is time to play a game. My blog bud Aubrey at Fam Five tagged me to play this game (actually I think I volunteered) along with her. RULES-She randomly assigns me one of the magnificient 26 letters of the alphabet and I have to then post TEN of my favorite things/words that start with that letter. I was secretly hoping for an X or Q so I could use my grey matter but then I realized that I don't really favor Quills, Quolls, or Quails, or Xrays, Xanax (wait....), or Xavier for that matter so then I sighed relief when I recieved the Flagship letter A!!!!!!!!!!

Here goes....

  1. alive, being it is pretty nice ;)
  2. attraction to Michael
  3. affability (am I making up words)
  4. aspirations
  5. areolas, mine, glad to have them back after nursing
  6. awesomeness (who doesn't?)
  7. A1 sauce
  9. Athena
  10. Another perfect daughter :)

If you want to play let me know and I will assign you a letter too!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Merry SITSmas

That's right, the reason for the season...of blogging and commenting that is. These girls out at Secret is in the Sauce are doing it again! They are having a give away every. freakin'. hour. today. I have carpal tunnel just from going onto their site so much today (shhhhh, don't tell the bacon maker that I have done nothing else today).
They have awesome and cool sponsors that are helping a sitsta out ;)