Thursday, April 29, 2010

A great day for a walk..

I know it has almost been a week since I last posted.  School and transporting the kids has kept me busy this past week.  Biggie has been sick but is doing much better thank goodness.  Other then that, it has been the usual array of cleaning, poop, cleaning poop, feeding, chaos, mummified chicken nuggets and snot!  The only thing new in my world is the contemplation of summer events and the fact that Sunny has decided she wants a snake.  -more on that later-

After freezing temperatures last night today shaped up to be a very nice day.  When Mr. Wonderful came home from work we loaded up the kiddos, a bike and a wagon and headed to the park.  We parked about a half mile from our favorite park and walked/rode to the park.  I have really missed doing things like this.  I have always been a very active person but when we lived in the dungeon (old house) I really was not myself.  I feel happier everyday!!

Anyways, I was able to shoot some nice pictures of the kiddos!

Sunny getting ready for our journey.

Fun at the park!

Biggie and his usual face.  He somewhat resembles a Pug when he makes this face.  Am I wrong?

A better picture.

Beautiful babies:)

On the way back to the car Sunny was tired and hungry.

When we arrived home they were playing by a light pole.  They posed for one picture for me.  I have a really hard time getting a picture with both of them looking.  This is very rare.

Public Transportation

We moved not far from The T.  The T is the public transportation system in Pittsburgh, kind of like an above ground subway.  I am from the country, so living within walking distance of public transportation has me in awe. 

Yea, yea, I know it is a little silly but it fascinates me to see all these people walking to the T in the morning for their “morning commute”.   And then home again after work. I mean how easy is that?  They do not have to drive, or sit in long lines of traffic.  Awesome, right?

Back to what I was saying.. Is it wrong for me to have the urge to shout out my window in the morning at all these people “Hey, have a great day!!” or in the afternoon, ”Great job today guys!!!”

If this were the south, I would probably do it.  

Friday, April 23, 2010

Spelling with Sunny Bear

Yes, Sunny Bear wrote "Fart".

No, I did not help her.

And to be fair she also spelled "nose, cat, hat, leaf".

She also knows how to spell "poop".

It is so much fun when you get to teach your kids how to spell, they catch on quick to all the words that deal with embarrassing body functions!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Sweet Angel..

 feeling much better!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Did you have a case of the Mondays?

Biggie is sick yet again!  It seems like when the temperature drops to under 50 degrees he always gets a wicked snot and a double ear infection.  Yesterday was his follow-up appointment from the ear infection he had two weeks ago.  TAA DAA he now has an Upper Respiratory Infection along with a double ear infection.  Not to mention, he screamed in my ear the entire time the doctor was checking him out.

Needless to say, that was only the start of my manic monday.

Since the move, I have to drive 30-45 minutes (depending on traffic) to take Sunny to her preschool.  I do this because there is only a month left and she has been with these kids for  almost two years now.  I wouldn't want to take that away.  I'll let summer vacation and Kindergarden do that.

Back to what I was saying!  The doctor is near her school, so I thought "wow this will be perfect!" Biggie's appointment was at 10:30 and her school is at 12:30.  Two birds with one stone!  I forgot that anything that involves kids is never that easy.

So we did the doctor thing and then I went over to the drive-thru pharmacy and dropped off the prescription.  I try to avoid taking the two kids out of the car whenever possible.  Afterward I head over to the gas station and wow the gas pump will not take my credit card.  So, I have to take the two kids out of the car and into the store in order to be able to pump $34.80 of gas!  I tell the cashier that the credit card machine on that pump is not working and she snidely says " I know".  Thanks for the heads up lady..

Now, your probably wondering why I just didn't go to another pump.  Well that would be simple but this gas station has lines..LONG LINES and you have to wait for you turn behind 4 other cars.  I only go there in a crappy attempt to save a little money.

While I was pumping gas, I started having massive heartburn.  I do get heartburn occasionally but it is usually after I eat.  Not right before I am supposed to eat.  I had nothing with me and I was literally about to ralph in a parking lot somewhere so I drug the two kids out of the car and into Target.  GREAT!  As I was combing the aisles for relief Sunny Bear graces me with her "I have to pee NOW!"  Everything with a child is instant.  There is no reasoning with this fact.  There is no asking a child "well why didn't you tell me when we were actually near a bathroom?" This is because the only answer you will ever get is "I don't know!"

Thank god for my friend that lets Biggie and I hang out while our girls are at preschool.  He did manage an hour nap but remained pretty mad at the world for the rest of the day.  Poor guy is sick.. so what can I do except bake him some cookies right?

I had this thought in my mind when I was finally able to return home close to 5pm.  The house was a mess, I was angry, Mr. Wonderful had a bad day, the kids were hungry, and I was just ready to crawl into bed.

I worked for about 2 hours and was finally ready to make cookies when I noticed I did not have a cookie sheet.  I had two in the old house. What in the world?  So, at 7:20pm I ran to the store for a cookie sheet.  All because I thought cookies would make Biggie feel better!

After narrowly escaping with my life in the parking lot (after two disgruntled women went at it all over a parking place).  I made it home and I made cookies.

Everyone enjoyed them and we all lived happily ever after.

Biggie is doing much better today.  He is climbing again.. and into everything.  I am just exhausted thinking about keeping up with him.

Yesterday was not my first nor my last hard day, but I will take it.  My children are taken care of and I can cuddle with them any time I want too!

It just seems like lately all the chaos falls on a Monday.  I never really cared about Mondays, especially since I haven't worked in 4 and half years!

My kids are so sweet when they do not feel good, they love to cuddle.  Here are some pictures I caught of Sunny and Biggie snuggling.  I do plan on using these for blackmail one day when they can not stand each other.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our little Acrobat..

We use the LoveSac as furniture but the kids enjoy flying.. They are super soft so no children were harmed in the making of this.

Don't try this at home..

Here is her commentary..

And yes..Sunny said "hormendous, and tormendous"
And yes..Sunny is wearing a gymnastics outfit.
And no... she did not have gymnastics today.
What can I say, Sunny is a trend setter!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

So tired..

We are in love with out new place.  Things have been pretty crazy this past week.  The in-laws joined us last friday to help with the move and Boy was I spoiled with all the help.  I forget how much family can help when it comes to the kids.  Sunny really enjoyed all the attention and ever since they left on Tuesday she has been whining from the massive decline in the amount of attention.

Biggie now enjoys free reign of the house.  I figured out quickly that we have to keep him out of the bathrooms.  He climbs the toilet then straddles the toilet paper holder and climbs into the sink.  He then has access to an array of kid friendly items including mouthwash, contact solution, and face wash.

Anyways, we had a mishap with Biggie's crib during the move.  So the decision was made to move him into a bed.  So, last night was his first night in the bed and that went really well.  He looks so grown and cute sleeping in a "big boy" bed.

Mr. Wonderful snuck in and took a picture..all the while I was telling him "if you wake him up you are dealing with him."

Today was a different story though.  I put him in for a nap and he was up.  He would walk to and from the door and I would hear him on the monitor talking and riding his rocking horse.

I put him into bed 4 different times and then moments later I found this:

That is him on the floor cuddled up with his blanket..asleep!

He takes after his momma.  We both like to sleep and we can pretty much do it anywhere.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I am sorry.  I have not been around in a few days.  We moved on Saturday and I have just been completely exhausted.  I was going to blog on Monday, and Tuesday but I was just so tired and no amount of Red Bull would have changed that.  

So here is what has been going on in my world..Mr. Wonderful's mom, aunt and brother came last Friday and helped us move.  It was very nice to have the help, we usually have no help or we hire help.  Well, Mr. Wonderful and his brother packed the U-haul but at the last minute decided that they didn't want to move it into our new THIRD FLOOR apartment.  I do not blame them.. I would not want to either.  So we paid two guys to do our dirty work!

I would have taken pictures but I misplaced my camera during the move, as well as, my sanity.  The camera has been found but my sanity has yet to return.  I think it will be a few more weeks years until that happens.

As for Biggie's sleeping patterns (I was worried that he wouldn't sleep in a new place), he has been fine.  He did wake up last night for the first time, but I grabbed him and we cuddled until we fell asleep on the LoveSac.

I will work on taking some pictures today and tomorrow to post.  I just wanted to update really quick before I make the 19 mile drive to take Sunny to school.  Something new and exciting I get to partake in until the end of May.

That is all I have for now.. I will write more later:)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Break in 1500 words or less..

I was standing in the shower; the water pouring down on me like rain.  I enjoy these little times to myself.  Today, however, is different.  All I hear is screaming.   It is in these instances that I wish I drank something stronger than sweet tea.

I guess I should start from the beginning.  It has been a long winter in our household and now that spring is here it has been really nice to finally get the kids out the house.  This past week (Wednesday to  Wednesday) has been Sunny Bear’s spring break from school.  The only word to really describe this past week is exhausting. 

I am in no way a perfect mother, I have my flaws but this past week was not good.  I feel that it is only a prelude to the summer when Sunny has no school at all. 

So let me break it all down so that you (the readers) have a better understanding about what made this week tough exhausting.

Thursday started out just fine and dandy.  It was actually a good day.  Sunny was able to play with her friend from next-door most of the day so she wasn’t too bad.  Biggie on the other hand was a total mess.  He screamed for me every moment that I was not in the same room as him.  He kicked, threw fits and hit me. 

He also threw blocks at Sunny Bear when he did not get his way.  I had no idea such a little sweet boy could have such a temper.  To top that all off, he didn’t eat his dinner and only wanted to eat snack food all day. 

I was so happy that Thursday was not my “bath night”.  Biggie once again left presents in the bathtub for Mr. Wonderful.

Friday, I took the kids out to run some much needed errands.  The entire trip around town consisted of, “I want to play.” “Can we go to the mall?” “I am hungry, can we eat McDonalds?” “I need a toy.” “Waa, Waa, Waa!” “Why does Biggie get to play with that toy?” “You don’t know my life!” “Mommy, will you paint my nails?”

I have come to the conclusion that I need earplugs for the car.  The sound of nagging and whining in a car is by far the worst noise I have ever heard in my entire life.  The thought of this makes me want to hide!

Saturday, I really enjoyed the day by taking Biggie out for a nice day at Wal-Mart.  This, however, started the biggest balloon catastrophe ever.  When I take Biggie out, I like to pretend he is my only child.  This is only because he never has been and never will be.  I like to treat him like I treated Sunny before he came along. 

So there we were, in the party section at Wally World and Biggie begins pointing and saying “booon”.  So how could I resist that face, and that voice.  So I look around and found the perfect Toy Story balloon.  He hugged the “booon” and loved on it the whole entire trip in and around Wal-Mart and the trip home.  The “booon” was his best friend.

This is when disaster strikes.  As soon as we were home, Sunny was at the door.  “Where is my balloon?” “Why didn’t I get anything?” “I need a balloon!!!”  It really sucks when you try and do something nice for one child and the other freaks out about it!  Anyways, not even 5 minutes after we arrived home, Biggie popped the balloon on the side of Sunny’s dollhouse.  He gave me the saddest puppy dog face ever and cried like someone had stolen his blankie. 

I felt so bad for him that I made Mr. Wonderful head out on a balloon mission.  He came back with two different balloons.  One had a happy face and the other was a ballon with different balls (football, baseball and basketball) on it.  Needless to say, Biggie likes Sunny’s ballon the best.  So, Sunny and I headed back to the store for her a new ballon because I had “no idea how hard her life is”.  I do not know where she comes up with this stuff lately but it is really dramatic. 

I can picture it now Sunny becoming an actress and appearing in a movie called “You don’t know my Life”.  She wins and Oscar for the best lead actress in a Drama. 

Anyways, we sorted out all the balloon drama and enjoyed a nice Easter Sunday!

It was a beautiful day, so we spent most of it outside.  Sunny and I did manage to go to the movies and it was a pretty enjoyable day.

Monday and Tuesday were not good though.  Every time I left the room Biggie cried.  He cried all day both days it seems like.  So this did not help my attempts at packing. On top of that, Sunny really wanted to go to the park, but our busy moving schedule and the fact that it rained had made it impossible.  There was more of the same whining from her.  All this whining has made me decide to put her in Summer Day camp.  She just makes me feel really overwhelmed when I cannot satisfy her every need.  She needs more than I can offer.  

If you know Sunny, you know she is full of life and very smart.  Currently, she is not being challenged to her full potential and this is causing her to be bored.  Biggie is much the same.  Lately, if we are not doing something with either one of them 24/7 they are whining or crying. 

On Tuesday, while Biggie was napping, Sunny opened the door and screamed.  This scream was shrill and the top of her lungs.  I jumped up and ran over to her, thinking she was hurt, but she was not.  I asked her what was wrong and she says “bee”.  I said..”where”.  Can you guess where..?  OUTSIDE!  She screamed because there was a bee outside the glass door.  Is that necessary?  When I asked this question, she then replied with the answer every 5 year old give their parents, "I don't know".

Tuesday night, I received a whole 5 hours of sleep thanks to Biggie getting up at 6:00am so Wednesday was already a rough day for me.  If you know me, you know I need about 10 hours of sleep.  Seriously.  I have been sick for the past week and a half so that makes me even more tired. 

So, I was standing in the shower getting ready to take Sunny to school.  I was enjoying the water and the fact that I would have 3 hours to myself when Sunny was at school and Biggie napped.  I enjoy those times.  Apparently, while I was in my makeshift world, Sunny sprayed herself in the eyes with Body Spray. 

Mr. Wonderful proceeded to help her rinse her eyes out but she screamed even louder. 

I just want to let you know, that Sunny is okay.  She survived the attack of the Body Spray and full vision has returned to her right eye but I have lost my hearing in my right ear.  Biggie has also calmed down some too.  Spring is hear, another reason to be thankful!

How was your spring break?

(Philippians 4:13) 13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pictures Pictures and More Pictures..

I know I'm a little behind on the bloggin' these days.  This weekend is rapidly approaching and our move is almost here *yay*.  Even though I am in no way packed, I am ready!!!

Anyways, I hope you all had a nice Easter.  We did.  It was quiet and the kids had a blast outside because it was an absolutely gorgeous day!  Biggie wasn't really down for hunting eggs, but Sunny had a blast.  I really hate that she had to do it by herself this year.  We usually are able to go home, but with the move it is not possible right now.

Here are my favorite pictures from our little family Easter at home.

Notice the dye is far far away from Biggie!

With help, he was able to get in on the action!

So pretty!! Sunny did a great job!

Sunny was on a mission!

Biggie was on his own mission!

Pretty smiles from Sunny!  I wish she was always smiling!

Biggie looking all cute and stuff even though he was probably up to no good!

After the hunt, Sunny and Mr. Wonderful decided to destroy all the eggs.  I remember when I was young the Adults would eat the eggs after the hunting was over.  That is so gross to me now.  *no offense to anyone that does this*  I am just not a boiled egg eater. 

I really tried to get a nice picture of the two of them together but Biggie does not cooperate ever!  So, I was able to snap one picture and this is how it turned out..

How was your Easter?

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Monday, April 5, 2010

It's all in the look..Part 2

On Saturday, I wrote a post about the crazy looks I have been getting from Biggie.  It is really not when I take pictures but it is all day.  He gives me what I call the "stank eye".  Anyways, I posted a few pictures of his "I'm annoyed, so leave me alone" look.  Last night at the dinner table, however, he began to give me "the look" that I have not caught on camera yet.  So, being the good mom that I am, I documented.

Now, here is the actual look he gives me all day long.

And just for fun, here is one more of Biggie's famous looks.

Man, I can't wait until he is 15.  I am going to have so much fun with these pictures!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

It's all in the look..

When you have your first child you are constantly thinking to yourself, "man I wonder what they are thinking, or I can't wait until they can talk"?  Well, when it comes to Biggie, it is all in the looks.  Every time I take his picture he gives me the craziest and dirtiest looks.  It's as if he is saying "woman, I swear to God if you take another picture I am going to slap you".

Now, if you are wondering, these looks do not just happen when I take pictures they happen all day long.  I think Biggie is wise beyond his years and realizes that we are a bunch of crazy people.

I mean look..

He always has the "I don't want you to take my picture" look on his face.  

"Leave me alone woman!"

And finally my favorite of all....

"Who are you? And why and the hell are you always taking my picture?"

Seriously, does he not look like this is pure torture? Poor Biggie..

Friday, April 2, 2010

Love Notes - Part 3

Oh how I love it when Sunny Bear is sweet!  She leaves me love notes everywhere I turn these days.  Here is the latest.

At least she used a post-it this time.  

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The 13th time is the charm..

Well the big day is coming up quite rapidly.  I can’t believe that there are only 9 more days until we move a ….let me count….13th time in 5 years!!! We I decided we should move somewhere that is better suited for our family.  I do not like the house that we currently live in, nor will I keep that information to myself.  The driveway is Mount Rushmore and requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle in the winter.  The front yard is not any better.  The house is old, and smells like old people.  It just does not and has not ever felt like a home to me! 

So, today I was packing.  I have been sick, and really not wanting to do anything lately except take a hit of Biggie's bubble gum flavored antibiotics.  Too bad I’m allergic.   *yum*

Back to the packing, I was in the attic and I realized that we have a lot of crap.  In the past month I have thrown away about 13 garbage bags full of crap.  I have also donated 3 bags of clothes and sold some things at a consignment shop. 

What in the heck have I been doing this last year and a half?  It looks as if I am stockpiling useless crap for the apocalypse.  We have everything you could possibly need including; Barbie heads, 0-3 month baby clothes, old pregnancy magazines, old wallets, purses, shoes, mummified chicken nuggets, a Barbie head that sings, VHS tapes, about 27 1/2 scarves, hats and gloves and  finally more stuffed animals than any one person should own in an entire lifetime.

Can someone please explain the use of 10,001 stuffed animals?  I mean really.  I throw them away and they multiply.  I have run out of places to put them.  

I really do look forward to moving.  It keeps me busy and allows me to clean out the crap that I am too lazy to get rid of any other time.  Maybe I should call Hoarders?