Sunday, September 28, 2008

Odds & Ends

It's been a little while since I blogged, so I thought I'd catch you all up on some things that have been going on.

I survived my plane ride to Missouri and FINALLY got to meet my wonderful friend Jess. Bryan asked if I was nervous to spend 4 days with someone I didn't know. I wasn't nervous even for a second. Even though I'd never met Jess I feel like we've been friends for years. The first time we talked on the phone we talked non-stop for over an hour. There are very few people in this world who actually get me, Jess gets me.

I had a blast with her. Her boys are absolutely adorable and her husband is not an axe murder (big relief for Bryan of course). We went to the Zoo at Forest Park and I still can't believe that the zoo was FREE! She treated me to my very first pedicure. Yes, I know, 29 years old and never had a pedicure, what a travesty! We walked around Main Street in St. Charles and had lunch in the cutest little outdoor cafe. The majority of the time we talked and talked, drank some wine and talked some more. Hopefully I didn't talk her ear off too bad. I have a tendency to never know when to stop talking. I had such a great time it was the perfect vacation from my life...thanks a million Jess ;)


Justin has turned into a cyclone. The other day while I was getting the kids dinner ready we heard a scream from the bathroom, followed by some banging on the door. A quick head count we noticed we were missing Justin. Bryan went and opened the door and I hear, "Water day Daddy!" Justin had shoved the entire roll of toilet paper into the toilet and then flushed it. There was water everywhere. It was not a pretty sight.

He followed that trick up later in the night by coloring all over the couch and ottoman with a pink and purple crayon. Love it!


Dylan has turned into a high school freshmen over night. That girl has a serious attitude problem lately. Her new favorite thing is to tell everybody that they are ugly whenever she's mad at them. I'm so sick of her attitude and back talk that I'm tempted to lock her in her room until she's 30. Well maybe not 30...25 might do the trick.


I'm so glad that Summer is finally over. Although somebody needs to send Mother Nature a calendar and inform her that Summer is over. 97 degrees does not equal Autumn weather.

In celebration of it now being Autumn, I put up my Halloween decorations yesterday. I LOVE HALLOWEEN. Next to Christmas it is my favorite holiday. I'm the first one in my neighborhood to have my decorations up....yes I win! Take that suckers!


As I'm sitting here typing this I'm also watching the Green Bay Tampa Bay game and have found a new man to drool over. Aaron Rodgers is hot! There's something about sweaty hot quarterbacks that gets my old heart ticking! Don't worry Christian Bale, you'll always be first in my heart.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008


We've had a near death experience in our household this evening. Princess, the male (try telling Dylan he's a boy and not a girl fish, there's a fight you just can't win) betta who resides in my daughter's PINK bedroom, is not doing so well.

I went downstairs tonight to put some laundry away and noticed Princess laying on the bottom of his bowl. I tapped on the glass...nothing. I shook the bowl a couple of times...nothing. I just knew the damn fished had died on me. I called Bryan down so we could get our stories straight. I was suddenly in a panic, how do I tell my 4 year old that her beloved fish is dead.

Bryan told me just to flush it and she wouldn't even notice it was gone. I knew she would though, the second she went to feed him tonight. So Bryan in all his infinite wisdom marched upstairs and told Dylan:

"Sorry Dylan, your fish Princess is dead."
"But why daddy?"
"It just happens, actually it happens a lot with fish. They just die."

Insert hysterical tears (Dylan's) and my heart break here. I pick up his bowl to flush him and the little bastard nearly jumps out of the bowl. He sinks back down to the bottom and starts doing that fish out of water breathing.

I went upstairs to tell Dylan the sort of good news. Her fish wasn't dead...yet. Yep, it's only a matter of days before Princess meets the white porcelain god. Somebody please help me.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I've Created a Monster

Evidently the wine incident from yesterday was only the beginning for Justin. Today after we got home from school Dylan and Justin were fighting (as usual) with each other. So they were having a joint timeout session. While Justin was sitting he kept saying, "Stuck mommy, stuck."

I realized he had something in his pocket and he was trying to get it out. I went over to see what he had, figuring he'd smuggled a toy home from school. To my surprise I pulled out an empty mini apple schnapps liquor bottle. I don't even want to know where he got it from or how long he'd been smuggling it in his pocket.

Seriously, what am I going to do with this kid!?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Wine Connoisseur

That's not grape juice staining my two year olds shirt and face my friends. Nope that is wine.

Let me back track a little for you. Bryan and I were playing hide and seek with the kids tonight. It was our turn to hide so we were hiding in our closet. The kids were running around trying to find us and they couldn't. Then from the kitchen we hear Dylan:

"Justin you have wine! You spilled the wine!"

Bryan and I look at each other and then go bolting out of the closet. There we see our little boy with a wine stained shirt and wine stained lips. I asked Justin if that was good juice, "Yeah Mommy!"

I'm still amazed that he managed to climb onto the chair, climb onto the table, take a drink and not break my favorite wine glass.