Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Good Kid

The past week has been a rough one on Little Miss.  She's been busy and staying up late.  She's been a real trooper, handling it all better than I have.  It has started to show a little last night and this morning, but she's kept herself mostly in check.  

So, this morning, I told Little Miss that she has been a good girl this week.  She said, "It's because I'm 7."

Well, I hope this is indicative of how the 7th year will go!  

Friday, October 24, 2014


Well, a milestone for me anyway.

Baby was in the jumper loving life until he wasn't.  I walked by and, done with playing, he turned to me and lifted his arms to be picked up.  So, of course, I did.

Open letters to hairdressers


Hey, thanks for making my hair pretty.  Really.  Thanks for assuming I spend time on it and making it all pretty and creating an appearance that will vanish forever once I leave your front doors.  Thank you for spending the time to wash and condition my hair thoroughly.  You've already spent more time on my hair than I have since the last time I cam here (which is longer than the 4-6 weeks you recommended).  Thanks for pretending you don't know that I just wear it in a ponytail everyday between visits.  

Now that that's out of the way...  I have a few grievances.

1.  I'm going to shampoo my hair daily.  Sorry.  It's thin.  I touch it a lot.  I have kids who chew it, play with it, put God only knows what in it.  It's getting washed every day.  This is to prevent small things living in it, small things sticking to it, and to fake a general sense of hygiene to those around me.

2.  Stop selling me stuff and telling me that everything I ever use is horrible for me.  I don't use product.  I don't dye my hair (yet).  I don't always blow dry my hair.  It's in relatively good shape.  I'm going to continue to use whatever shampoo I want.  It changes often from drugstore, Pantene, some coconut oil organic gunk, whatever.  I don't understand that no matter what I respond that I use, it's ALL BAD.  I'm not buying the miracle serum you're trying to sell me.  Give up.

3.  I love that you try to make me look better.  I do.  So, stop trying to point out all my insecurities first.  My hair is thin.  My hairline is high.  My face is round.  You sure you still want bangs?  I know all these things and yes, I want bangs because my hairline is high.  It cuts down on the forehead real estate.  I'm sure, with these great limitations, you can still manage to make me look halfway decent.  

Look, I am one of the lowest maintenance clients ever.  I just want my hair shorter.  I don't care if you layer it, razor cut it, or do whatever it is you do.  I'll rarely complain if I don't like it.  I just don't need a lecture.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Week 24

Week 23

Another One Bites the Dust

The tooth fairy made another visit!  As with me, Little Miss waited until the new tooth evicted the old tooth so there's hardly a gap.  It happened at school, and her friend helped her take care of the tons of blood (that's how vivid the recap was when she got home).  The school gave her the cutest little tooth container to hold her tooth until she got home.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cranky Rolling

Baby was super cranky last night - overtired basically.  He's been a bear to feed lately.  So, we kept him up to fill his tummy before he took his long evening rest.  This is what happens if you keep a member of our household from napping.  That said, it shows what an expert he is at rolling over... and over... and over.  He'll roll from one end of the room to the other if you let him (I usually correct him as soon as he rolls off the blanket).  He also rolls all over in the crib.  He's everywhere and loves to be moving!  The sound works on the Vine app, but I don't think it works on the blog.  Be thankful.  *g*

Monday, October 13, 2014

Books Read in September 2014

  1. It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis (NOTE: This is part of Lucky Harbor series. The order of which can be found here.)
  2. One Night Rodeo by Lorelai James (NOTE: This is part of the Blacktop Cowboys series. The order of which can be found here.)
  3. Festive in Death by J.D. Robb (NOTE: This is part of the In Death series. The order of which can be found here.)
  4. Heroes are my Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  5. Paper Towns by John Green
Less books than August, but I did ok. They were all good books, too. I don’t think Paper Towns was my favorite of John Green’s books so far, and I’m curious how it will do as a movie, but I liked it. This current month is pretty sad in terms of reading, but I have time. Sometimes, I read the most in the second half of the month. We’ll see. I’ve jumped full into romance novels lately so that speeds things up.

Weekend Updates - Three for the Price of One!

Quickly catching up on weekend updates.  The weekend after the baptism was a low-key, quiet one.  That Friday, we were discharged from the hospital.  We stayed close to home.  Little Miss went camping with my parents at Hershey Park.  She had such a great time, she only called home to talk to us once. 

The first weekend in October, Little Miss and I ran some errands.  We had to buy a birthday gift for a friend of hers and a baby shower gift.  Then, we went to her friend’s birthday at a nearby park.  She had so much fun, she wouldn’t stop playing to eat.  On Sunday, she had a playdate with a friend and didn’t want me along.  So, she was gone all day long.  They all went into the city to the Air & Space Museum, had a picnic, and did all sorts of fun things.  In the meantime, I tidied and did no fun things.

Last weekend was our 15th anniversary.  We went out to dinner and had a very pleasant evening and then came home with Baby and rented a movie.  Little Miss had a sleepover with the In-Laws where she got her birthday presents early (a little shopping spree).  She got a mix of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys and Frozen dress up clothes.  On Sunday, it was a lazy quiet day.  I would have preferred a little lazier, but I got talked into bringing Little Miss out with her bike.  So, I wore the Baby while Little Miss rode her bike.  We were out for a couple of hours.  She made friends at one point.  Then, we went home, and she made her birthday party invitations.  She really wanted to make them this year so I just made them on printer paper and she cut around the printed section and glued onto orange and black construction paper and added a sticker or two.  It wasn’t a big deal, but she had fun.  It was cheaper than buying invitations, and I have a billion sheets of construction paper left for future crafts.  This is partially because I misordered, but we’ll use it.

October is probably going to be our busiest month all year.  During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I go out of my way not to overplan so things aren’t so busy, but October is crazy.  Plus, it’s a month that culminates in bags and bags of candy.  Nutso.

Friday, October 3, 2014

More Pictures!

I compiled the photos from the christening and made a photo book. 

You can see a sample of the photos my sister took here.