While the kids are out of school for the holidays, I’m anticipating not being the computer too much….of course that is subject to change….
but for now, I’ll see you in 2010!!!! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Be Safe!!!
It really says alot about “our country” when the top news on every channel between here and Mars is running the same stink’n story.
Top story being how many more clubs Tiger can add to his bag.
At this moment in I think we are at number 11 today. A totally ridiculous number if you ask me. 11!!!! EEEELLLEEEVENNNNN!!!! He’ll be lucky if his little winky doesn’t fall off…. either from some crazy ick, or just simply, being over used!!!!!
And then the next part of the story hits……he says he is “taking a break”. Bet those future conquests are really torn up, no more touring for Tiger.
Point it, I still don’t care. I really truly don’t. I don’t want to hear about it anymore. Let Mrs. Wood deal with his cheating butt.
I am tired of hearing about the growing numbers of very dumb ladies that he’s BAGGED. (dang I’m good with the golf puns).
And don’t give me any garbage pa-lease about the fact that millions of people admire him and look up to him. Guess what folks, he is still the biggest thing that has happened to golf in like forever. He has an incredible gift to PLAY GOLF!!! That’s it, just golf. The fact that our society puts athletes on such pedestals is why he acted like a dog to begin with. He believed that he was a stud because he was treated like a stud.
I say be done with it people.
Let sleeping dogs lie!!!!
Trying to get a Christmas picture LIKE I want is very tricky with four kids, especially when
a. one is a baby that is still not quite sitting up by himself and drools all over the place!
b. the others argue over who is going to hold said baby
c. one pouts and gets all puddle eyed.
d. one makes goofy faces or refuses to smile
e. and one thinks he can’t smile or makes goofy faces like his brother.
f. one has a scar on his face and the other has a gash on his forehead, both of which you are trying to hide…..
But I want what I want. I am a glutton for punishment.
Here are a couple of shots of the kids, each alone.
So much for the “perfect” Christmas card!!!!
Peanut is 32 weeks tomorrow. (If you go by months, he was 7 months old on the 21st of November - the whole week/month thing doesn't play out just so but whatever..)
I feel like this....
excuse issue is that I am still nursing....(not a complaint, a choice that I am thoroughly enjoying)...but I am STARVING all the time!!!! All that crap that I always heard about mom's losing weight so fast because they were nursing....
BIG FAT LIE!!!!!!
(no pun intended)
Now, I know I don't have to eat some of the crap that tastes so good, like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast, left over brie for lunch, some BR chocolate chip ice cream...but I like the crap and it’s like my body is screaming for it!!!!! It tastes so incredibly yummy.
And, if I don't eat something first thing in the morning (while I'm making the big 3's lunches so it just makes sense to eat a sam-ich...) oh yeah back to the point...
...if I don't eat something first thing - I will (a) get a head ache or (b) pass out because you know who is still up about 2x in the middle of the night to eat.. again not a complaint..just a fact!
So, like I don't feel bad enough about myself, I happen onto the ole lap today and what do I see....Heidi Klum Samuel (she has taken Seal's last name) in the news again. She had Seal had baby number 4 in October, a girl, and they are calling her Lou...and she is adorable.....
And then the news story announces that Heidi is in the ‘09 Victories Secret “Fashion” show…this will be what, like the 3rd time she’s done that – popped out a baby and 8 weeks later done the cat walk in her bra and panties..(fyi – photo below was in 05 and it was 8 weeks after having un bebe.)
And this is supposedly one of the photo’s from the ‘09 show that is appearing tomorrow night on CBS…
I hate her.
And now I feel like this….
that I was asked to be a guest blogger on a really neat website here in the big C-town. If got the link over on the left, it’s called Charlotte Smarty Pants, very cool website for moms.
I KNOWWWWW!!! How stinking cool is that???
if you want to check out my one moment of fame..
go check it out.
I’ll have an autograph signing later on in the week!!!!!!
oh and if you want to read one of the funniest things ever, go HERE. I had to call hubby at work because (1) it’s one of the funniest things ever, didn’t I just say that and (2) he would make the same comment that the hubby in the story makes.
Peanut had a CT scan and a visit with Dr. Superman, the neuro doc. As I am sure you can imagine, these appointments cause me to STRESS OUT!!!! This all goes back to Peanut having the grade 3 brain bleed in-utero. I usually cry on the drive downtown. I see that Peanut is doing well, but hey - we didn't know that he even had the brain bleed - remember, we (along with the doctors) were blown away by the fact that he had the dang thing to begin with, he was not symptomatic of having had one.
Scan was at 1 yesterday. Same young gal that has done the past scans did this one. She usually comments as she is doing the scan...stuff like, "oh it looks good. His head looks good. Ventricles look good."
She did not this time.
My nerves tightened even more....
From there, we headed up the road to Dr. Superman's office. And we waited. (He's worth the wait in my book.) My hope going into the appointment was that Dr. Superman tell us that we didn’t need to come back for 4-6 months. That would be great news…so I kept saying prayers as I sat and waited…
The scans get emailed over to his office, along with the report, he reads it and then he sees us. Dr. Superman asked me how I thought Peanut was doing. I think he's fine. (although right as I am typing this, he wont' take a nap, but whatever!) He measured his bald head, he did a neuro test (consisted of baby playing with toys) and then said these words to me...
Peanut is fine. Peanut does not have hydrocephalous. Peanut does not have enlarged ventricles. Peanut's head is perfect!!! I do not need to see him again!
It was unbelievable!! All I could do is cry. We are so fortunate to have this fabulous outcome with such minimal intervention. Dr. Superman is wonderful. His decision to NOT use a surgical intervention (ie shunt) and to have the spinal taps done (thank you ANGIE!!) gave his body time to correct the crazy problem of the brain bleed. Is the outcome every time for every baby? Is time and a couple of taps going to work for every preemie baby?? Absolutely not, but it did this time and we are so blessed.
I am forever grateful and truly believe that little Peanut is OUR own little miracle!!!!
Thank you to Dr. Superman, Angie, Dr. Drew and everyone who took care of our sweet little baby!!!!
Do you watch CMT (that would be the country music tv channel) World's Strictest Parents? It's a very interesting show, if you've managed to miss it. It's also very interesting to watch it with a tween - that would be Pootie.
Growing up here in Charlotte, the pastor of my church, Pastor Bouldin, his oldest son and wife will be the "strictest" parents on Sunday night!! Oh – Hubby went to high school with Blake and Angie too…and Blake is also the brother of my fellow blogger buddy, Besty.
I cannot fathom that Blake and Angie are the tyrants that the show is initially going to portray them to be. We know how TV twists things, remember? My cousin Josh was one of the pack of men on The Bachelorette show along time ago.
Here is their family......they don't look to scary do they?
“The Bouldins are a tight-knit North Carolina family who believe that tough love is a biblical principal. The pastor of his own church, Blake Bouldin keeps his own kids on the righteous path and demands they lead disciplined and honest lives. For the next week, the Bouldins take in Mackenzie and Ian, two teens with bad attitudes and bold aspirations to have it their way. Fireworks ensue when the teens test the Bouldins with their defiance and dishonesty. Can the Bouldins' stern punishments and tough love approach get these two teens to see the light?”
The show airs this Saturday, November 14th!!! I can't wait to see it!!!
Not really a hidden talent, but I can sew. I really enjoy it, just don't have lots of time. I can also make hairbows....Lola has a million of them to go with any and every outfit.10. What is the one strange thing that you are really good at?
So tomorrow I will head to Aldi's. I also have a 11 o'clock meeting with the other room mom and the 3rd grade teacher for Lola's class. It will be short and sweet.Also on the agenda for the week is the middle school open house tomorrow and then the elementary school's is on Thursday. (Which is why I needed a couple of crock pot meals). And there is regular soccer practice and a doctor's visit and a social worker visit to add for spice!
Really quick. Here is little man. He is such a big boy now!! :D He is sittting in his new Bumpo that Mechelle gave to him. He just loves it!!!!! (which is the coolest thing ever and was so not around when the other three were bebe's)
MY BROTHER IS HOME!!!!!!!!!
I'll probably do Baked Potato Bar on Wednesday night next week because I got some great baking potatoes at my favorite grocery store, Aldi. By the way. I got all the families grocery needs for these meals, plus lunch and breakfast stuff, at Aldi with the exception of 7 things, which I picked up at Bi-Lo. I spent less than $200.00 on all the groceries for three meals a day, including snacks for a family of 5 for 8 (or 9) nights. This is also not taking into account that I can shuffle a night if I need to because of left overs....so far, we have had minimal leftovers..which around here is a good sign.
So that's the plan. I'm going to stick to it. I should not have to do a big grocery store run again until next Friday :D I'll do a quick pick up of a fresh loaf of bread, milk and dishwasher detergent tomorrow...other than that, we are good to go and I feel so good and in control of what my family is eating. Trying to figure out what's for dinner at the spur of the moment and running into the HT throwing away $60 really gets old!!!
One of my favorite little girlies in the world holding Bugaboo
Driving Range on Saturday-so stylish!!
And Crash looking like he's ready to take on Tiger.
Pootie - so serious!!!!