Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Night Leftovers

  • the kids are eating their 5th lunch in a row of chicken nuggets... this does give me about 15 minutes to sit and do nothing (or blog...)
  • I'm tired of the weather.  I know its like listening to a broken record, but I don't think I've ever had cabin fever so badly.  I need OUT- WE need out of this house!!!
  • This will be the first Easter without my parents up here.  It's been dragging me down thinking about it.  I know there are tons of families seperated by states and oceans, but it doesn't make me miss my family any less.  It's not fair for my kids not to see their nana & papa... :(  A super sad thing happened earlier this week- we had friends over, and the Maeve's little friend said something about going to see nana- Of course Maeve thought she was talking about OUR nana.  Her eyes lit up, she started to run back to her room to get her shoes and exclaimed to me "WE'RE GOING TO SEE NANA!!!!"  It was heartbreaking to see the look in her face when I tried to explain our nana is in Florida.  I'm just tired of it.  And that's my sob story, the end.
  • I really want an external flash.  Stupid money...
  • I handled the worst diaper explosion in the history of me being a mum this morning.  Henry woke up soaked (which isn't surprsing- he soaks through his diapers quite a bit).  But as I peeled his pjs off (they were the zip up, footie pajamas) all of this GUNK started falling out.  At first I thought he had vomited or spit up in his sleep, because it looked like curdled milk-   and then I realized it was gel.  As in the gel that makes up the inside of a diaper.  It was EVERYWHERE.  So at 7 am, I was giving Henry a bath, vacuuming the floors, cleaning out sheets, wiping down his crib... blah.  It was so gross and I hope you never have to deal with a gel explosion (oh yeah that was mixed with a ton of pee AND poop)
  • Maeve is a great kid- and no, I'm not trying to brag about her or anything.  But she really is.  She is the kid that I can take to a doctors appointment and who will sit there quietly until its time to go.  She's the kid that if I ask "can you grab a diaper for me?" or "can you get your socks on?"  She does it without a single whine.  Just a "yup I'll be right back mama!"  She's awesome- but we're having some issues with sharing.  Apparently every toy/book in this house belongs to her.  I have no clue what to do about it.  Does that sound horrible?  I mean, we do time outs, I do the whole "at eye level" talk with her, but nothing clicks.  She'll apologize for snatching the ball away from Henry and then walk out in the living room and do it again.  It's nuts.  I need some discipline help when it comes to this sharing thing... And here's the other thing- I don't nescesarily want each kid to have designated toys.  Ya know, I don't think I want to get into the whole "this is mine and that is yours" kind of thing.  I want everything to be pretty neutral.  
  • We're actively looking for a home for Roxy.  It's sad to say it and to write it.  But its the way life goes.  We're going to be moving into a rental or apartment in September(ish) and we can't bring an 80 lb lab.  Roxy's been with us since the beginning and it breaks my heart to think of her being in a new home, but I don't know any other way around it.  So if you (or someone you know) can make a good home for Rox, let me know :(...
  • I'm getting Henry a scooter for Easter.  Yes, yes, I know its going to be way over his head and he won't grasp the concept of how to use it for awhile yet, but he rode around on Reyna's scooter a couple of weeks ago and couldn't get enough of it.  I had to push him, but he had the time of his life :)  
  • I've gotten some energy back :)  My house has actually looked decent this entire week and we're not drowning in laundry.  YAY!  
  • My ultrasound is next Friday... (April 1st) don't ask me if we're finding out or not... I seriously do not know the answer!
  • I think I've asked about this before, but I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do- Maeve picks her lips- she picks them until the bleed.  Obviously during the day, I stop her and say "Don't pick your lips, yadda yadda yadda" but she does it at night.  Every morning she wakes up and her lips look SO, SO bad.  Chapped and bleeding- and she'll have blood on her fingers from picking them.  It's awful.  I asked her doctor about it and she suggested having her wear gloves at night.  The problem is, what 3 year old is willingly going to sleep with gloves on?  Not mine...  So we're back at square one- using anything and everything on her lips (chapstick, carmex, eucurin, aquaphor, etc.)  where to go/what to do next???
  • Henry found his belly button this week and its adorable.  He lifts his shirt up to poke it all the time.  He's such a hoot ;)
  • My little sister is coming up in ONE month.  PRAISE THE LORD!!!! :) YAY!  I cannot wait for some back up!  :)
  • Have you ever tried Walmart's cheese danish??  I've taste tested two brands this week- Meijers, and Walmart, and Walmart has Meijers beat!  It is SO good.  All I've eaten for the past few days is orange juice, cheese danish, cereal and coffee.  Nothing with meat, or salt sounds even remotely appealing right now.  I'm a breakfast maniac!
  • Apparently my taste in names is not great, or should I say controversial?  My friends have all been great (if the really like the names I tell them or not, they hide it well ;) but strangers can kiss it.  I'm done sharing my name ideas until this babe is out!

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Jill said...

I am also done sharing are right about that. You can't please everyone, I know. But, I am a school teacher, which makes the list harder :) Good Luck!!

k and j said...

haha, to all of this. no suggestions my dear! we deal with the same type of shiz in this house....even the lip picking. and i cleaned up a gel mess from a dipe just the other day. it was sick and freakin' wrong.

Mrs. Z said...

Popping over from FNL...I had to laugh at your diaper explosion story! My 17 month old has had a few near explosions the past week and tonight I was standing there when dad was putting on the nighttime diaper instead of fishing toys out of the tub...and it was so low! I was like, oh, maybe this is the answer! Here's hoping we all avoid the explosions tomorrow morning!

Sarah said...

Stopping in from FNL.

Sorry to hear about Roxy :-( I know that is hard.

The diaper gel balls...hate them! Just don't ever throw one in the washing machine ;-) That is a nightmare!

The Tompkins Family said...

Stopping in from FNL.

Isn't it disgusting when the gel explodes? I've only had it happen twice and it was nasty business!

dfost said...

stopping in from FNL

mmm cheese danish.

Also hate those damn gel beads... ugh.

Shannon said...

I've had to deal with the "gel" explosions! Hang in there!!:)

Stepping On Cheerios said...

Stopping by from FNL...

External flash? Do you have a DSLR? Because if you have $30 you can get a LIGHTSCOOP! If you just need to bounce your flash...this bounces the pop-up....I have one and Danifred does too! Ask her if she loves it!

kalirose58 said...

For Maeve you could try "no bite nail polish" its actually for biting nails (and a clear color) but maybe if her nails taste bad she won't want to put her hands by her mouth.

Danifred said...

Thanks for stopping by FNL! We never shared the names of our girls prior to their birth. Both of them have unusual names and I didn't want to hear it. I still don't understand why other people care what we name our children.

Brianna Richardson said...

Hey Ash, I know that I am definitely not a mom, and obviously have no mom experience, but something my mom did with my little bros when they wouldn't share, was she let them each designate 3 toys that were their "specials." They could share their specials, but they didn't have to if they didn't want to. Every other toy, they had to share. Just an idea and every kid is different! :)

Emilie said...

:) catching up on your posts... yes Im still reading. lets get together soon!!