Friday, February 23, 2007

I need a psychic!

Logan has lost one of his brand new, never worn, $40 sandals. Argh!! I've torn his room apart, searched Ian's room and the living room and looked in the toy bins. It is nowhere to be found. Anyone have an idea?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Too smart!

Ian has heard me start counting to three way too many times apparently. I told him to get down off of something. I started counting- 1...and he chimes in with 2 and something that sounded like 3. Not only that, but he's figured out how to get the baby gate to the kitchen open by getting down on the floor and pushing until it pops open. I know adults who can't get it open! He's figured out the weakest spot though.

He's talking so much, repeating everything like a parrot. Whenever the phone rings, he runs to the gate, pops it open and runs to the phone all the while saying "hello?, Hello?" Can this boy only be 21months? I don't remember Logan doing all this. Of couse my brain isn't the same anymore. Today I was singing the ABC's to him and when I was done, he started pointed at the letters on his Buc's jersey. He totally gets that that is what we were singing about. Wow.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Gum pain!

Argh for the past few days the gum over one of my wisdom teeth has been very swollen and painful. It's finally settled down somewhat but I went to the dentist today anyway dreading it all the way. I was so afraid they were gonna say I needed them pulled or something or I'd have to get those awful xrays that always gag me. I got good news instead though, not only did I not get that xray (I got this cool one where the xray machine goes around your head) but my wisdom teeth are in great shape, not bothering any other teeth and don't need to be removed. The gum is inflamed though so I'm on an antibiotic and taking Motrin as needed.

I took my last bellydance class last night. I'm thinking about going again the week after next for another 4 weeks(missing one class on my bday) but I really want someone to go with me. I like looking next to me and laughing with someone when we're learning a new move. It's just not the same without a friend there.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

New windows?

Can't afford them! I can't believe how much money new windows run. I'm talking about good windows, not single or even double pane glass. We had someone come out for an estimate. His company sounds really good, They have a good rating with the BBB and a much better warranty than other companies. They claim a 40% decrease guarantee in your energy bill too or they will refund you the difference. This patented glass they use is really nice. He held one of those red heat lamps(like from a fast food place) up to their patented glass and then single, double and triple pane glass and you could tell the difference immediately. He also had a thermometer you could point and tell the temp anywhere in the house. The bulb was 502 degrees and the glass held directly on top of the bulb was 78 degrees. Anyway, our cost is over $10K just for windows! It's another $3.5K for the sliding glass door. Ouch! They are hurricane proof though and their warranty covers any and all glass breakage as long as it wasn't from structural damage (ie a tree falls on the roof) for the lifetime we own the house and the next owner (it's transferable one time!). We can't afford them now, that's for sure! The price is good for a year though so maybe sometime soon. Heaven knows, we need new windows!

It's Saturday and dh is gone for the day. Ugh. He'll be in Orlando for a few hours and then once he gets home, he has an appt soon after. Hopefully we'll get to do something/go somewhere tomorrow. At least I know I get him for a 3 day weekend next week!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Monkey Man- the video!

I'm always talking about Ian being a monkey. Now I have the proof. LOL I took this video today of him climbing up his brother's bunkbeds. No ladder involved except one he made himself. Forgive Logan's room, it's a mess!
Click here to watch "Little-Monkey-Ian"

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I need a mental health day

or maybe a week. My boys are driving me insane with the whining, fussing, crying and fighting. Dh is great and gives me an hour or so to myself when he gets home and then after bedtime I get plenty of downtime but it's never enough. I know I'll be dealing with it all again tomorrow and the next day. I love my boys and I love being home with them but I'm losing my patience so much easier lately. Logan and his PT issues doesn't help matters. At this rate there's no way I could homeschool them.
I think I'm just having one of those days. I got an email today from a friend who's upset with me. I said something stupid the other day and I guess it hurt her feelings. I didn't mean anything by it and I wasn't trying to judge her or her parenting. I emailed her back with an apology but I've done nothing but think about it all night. I haven't heard back from her so I don't know what she's thinking or if she's forgiven my comment. I really didn't like how she compared our entire group of friends with past groups she's been in because I made one dumb comment though. That just isn't fair.
Ugh I'm tired, sad, and just feel like crying. Tears are a way of healing though right? I'll just add, I love blogging. I can get it all out without having to physically talk about it. Sometime, you just don't want to talk about things to anyone but you need a place to vent. This is def. mine.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


That's me squealing with delight! Dh bought me a Coach purse for Valentine's Day!!!! Ok so I kinda had a clue when he told me he not only went to the mall, but down to the Outlet mall as well. It's so pretty! He wants to get me a matching wallet now for it. We may be headed down to Ellenton on Sunday. I told him I needed an everyday purse now. I'd be afraid to set this down at the park for fear someone would walk off with it. Maybe a Fossil purse?
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I being the procrastinator bought his gift this morning. LOL I kept forgetting! I went by Peltz and got him some new sneakers(Logan's idea) he was desperately in need of but I didn't give those as a gift. I did go by Target however and buy him another Xbox controller, recharger and game so he and Logan can play together (family friendly game of course!). He's tough to buy for. He liked everything though.

While at Peltz today, I found out they carried Crocs! They even have the cute Mary Jane type. I tried a pair of pink ones on and they were comfy. I've heard they aren't as comfy as the others though bc the footbed is made different. I'm waiting for the new styles. They also carry the Disney crocs and Jibbitz including the Disney Jibbitz. I had Logan try some on and they were so cute on him. I think if I get him some though it will be for summer time and I'll get the regular ones so he can add Jibbitz to them. Yeah, I know, I'm buying them more for me than him. LOL Maybe I'll find Ian a pair too so if they want to run in the water at the zoo or Disney they can do so without fear of getting their shoes soaked. Hmm now that I'm thinking about it, the Payless brand may be better for both of them. At least they are cheap enough to outgrow and buy more. Hehe.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

What did I get??

Robert went out with his friend today. He lives out in St Pete. They went to the mall of all places and he bought my bday gift. The only hint he would give me is that it's "something I said I didn't need but he felt I should have". purse perhaps?? That's the one thing I kept telling him I didn't need. I guess we'll see!
ETA: He just told me he also went down to the Ellenton outlet mall which just so happens to have a Coach store. Hmmm. I teased him about going to 2 malls today. He hates shopping and after 2 malls in one day, he can no longer complain about going with me. LOL I may also get this gift for V-Day Wed. Not so long of suspense for me and my readers!

I got my hair cut and colored today. I stuck with the same color but told Sally (my hairdresser) that I'd like to go darker at some point. She advised me to wait until fall because going dark over my blonde wouldn't "take" easily at first and add the sun and chlorine from swimming, etc during summer and it would fade quickly. I trust her. She did a really great job on my cut today. I love it. Of course, I haven't tried doing it myself yet. It never looks the same as when the hairdresser does it.

Last night I had a movie night with some girlfriends. We watched Sunset Boulevard with William Holden and Gloria Swanson. It was a good movie. Not something I would have watched on TV by myself. Talk about a crazy lady. So very dramatic in her poses and her eyes were always either half closed or so wide eyed she looked nuts. LOL "No-one ever leaves a star. That's what makes one a star."

Thursday, February 08, 2007


So I typed out this whole blog the other day and then my browser crashed and I lost it. Vent #1

#2- Why can't Blogger remember me? Why do I have to go thru so many darn steps everytime I want to log in. I check the darn box every time!

#3- I took the pullups away from Logan. He's been doing so well and I thought it was time. I don't know if he's rebelling or what but he's had 3 accidents in 3 days now. Grrr. All his trains, bridges, L-Max and now a day of tv are gone. He's fine all day, uses the potty and then for some unknown reason, in the late afternoon, he pees or poops in his underwear. I just don't get it. Ask him why and he'll just say "because I did." Argh! I asked him all day long today, do you need to go potty? I don't know what to do with him!

On a different note, my little monkey man has learned how to climb out of the crib! Nooo! So I went out yesterday and bought a crib tent. He is so not ready for a bed. He'd never go to sleep! After wrangling with this tent for an hour, it's now on the crib. He didn't like it so much yesterday or today but tonight he only cried for a minute when I zipped him up in there. I feel better knowing he's safe inside and won't be climbing out while I'm asleep or something. He climbed out 3x during naptime the other day. I caught him at it once. I think he's destined to be an athlete! LOL

Logan used his first "bad" word yesterday. He called dh and I "stupids" when we wouldn't let him do something. OMG where did he hear it? I'm guessing it had to be on a movie. He has watched Shrek a couple of times in the past few weeks. On there maybe?

Speaking of Logan, I've been looking online at a couple of private schools in the area. I'm not sure I like the curriculum though. OOH, I like that the school would be small, it has athletics, it's Christian based and scores high in testing plus he'd go to school with the same kids every year. OTOH, it uses A Beka for it's curriculum and I'm not sure I like that. It's all about teaching science, math, etc. thru the bible. I want him to learn about all aspects of science- evolution, dinosaurs, etc. I want him to be tolerant & accepting of all walks of life too- including homosexuality. Since this is a bible teaching school (Grace Christian), I don't know how that works into it. I'm so torn. Public school is great too but I don't know that he'd get the one on one that he would in a smaller class environment. He's so bright and I just want the best for him. There's always homeschooling but then I have to think about Ian and what to do with him while I work with Logan. I'd have to keep the distractions to a minimum. I think I could do it but do I have the patience? It's all so overwhelming!

Monday, February 05, 2007

I'm so excited...

And I just can't hide it, I'm about to lose control and I think I like it... ok enough with the music. LOL I don't know why that was in my head.

I made my ressies this morning for my bday weekend. Yea!!! We're staying at the Poly and doing a princess dinner at the Grand Floridian and the Ohana (means family) breakfast with Lilo, Stitch, Mickey and Pluto. Fun, fun!! I can't wait! An internet friend from Michigan who I've "known" for 4 years or so will be there that weekend too. I can't wait to meet her and her 2 boys!

Not much else to say right now.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

I have the best hubby!

Earlier this year (or was it Dec) we were discussing our Disney passes and checking out our calendar. I looked at everyone's birthdays and they all fall on a weekday or holiday. Looked like none of us would get to go to Disney on our birthdays. Dh came home and told me he asked off for my bday so we can spend it at Disney! Yea!!! He's even talking about spending the weekend there. Isn't he the best?! LOL Unfortunately, it falls during peak season so most of the hotels are sold out (at least online) so we'll see!

While out shopping for my MIL's bday gift last night (which took 2.5hours!) I got to drool over all the Coach purses. Sigh... We ended up getting her a Fossil purse which I happen to really like. It was more than I've paid for 2 purses though! I keep telling dh I do NOT want him to buy me a Coach bag though- way too expensive although a bargain compared to some of the purses celebrities carry around ($5K). LOL

Friday, February 02, 2007

Random stuff

I saw this today and was laughing out loud! Check it out. Thriller

Weird Foods Ewww