Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A heavy post ...

Ok , I'm sure that you are waiting for me to lower the boom with horrifying news because of the title of this post ( oh yeah and I haven't posted anything in forever , OOPS !) Well here we go ... I'm fat, hence the title " heavy post , get it ?! Well I thought it was cute ! Now before you get all bent out of shape thinking " how very un-politically correct of her " , fat is not a bad word , it's just descriptive . Now I'm willing to admit it can be hurtful when used inappropriately ... For instance " Oh my gosh , did you see how FAT she is ?!" or " DEAR LORD did you see the size of her FAT rear end ?!" . Come on people , we all think those things but we really shouldn't say them out loud :-)
Anyhoo , back to what I was saying , I'm fat ! Not morbidly obese or anything , but got a little too much junk in my trunk . It is unbelievably depressing how much more of an issue this is the closer I get to 30 , which won't be for another two years and some change !
I've got to do something about it , it is officially running my life . I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about all of my clothes that I can't wear , but refuse to get rid of because I " might" be able to wear them again. This has got to be a sickness... So , since the FDA can't seem to make a " skinny" pill , and I really do wonder why , they've got a miracle pill for EVERYTHING else ! I guess I'm going to have to quit whining about it ( Yes Grandma I know I shouldn't be whining about anything at my age ) and do something about it !
I'm afraid one day I'm going to wake up in some warped version of that movie "Shallow Hal" where the guy has a curse put on him because he only likes girls for their look and now he can only see women's inner beauty ... Yeah all that to say , I really LOVE that Brent says I look great to him , but lets not get carried away !
I'm not saying I want to look like I did when I was 18 again , plus I'm pretty sure that impossible anyway , but I would like to not avoid mirrors and cameras :-)
Sooooo, I'm not going to tell you how much I weigh , I don't think Mom could handle the truth of it :-) but I AM going to keep track of what I'm eating and how much I'm exercising so you can all bust me if I start to slack off !
All I ask is that you BE KIND !!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mommy ... I didn't mean to !

Last Friday I had one of those moments , you know the one I'm talking about if you have children. Do you remember Bill Cosby telling his kid " I brought you into this world and I can take you back OUT !!" ? Yeah , that's the moment ...

Friday afternoon after the kids took their nap we left to go pick up and check from Brent on one of his job sites , deposit it at the bank and beat it to Mulberry to make the car payment before 5pm . ( Insert Mission Impossible Theme Music ) While we were driving down Hwy 60 I remember thinking to myself , " Self , how nice is it that the kids are being quite and you aren't , for some strange reason , having to answer a thousand questions from Connor ?!" . Yeah , I will never take that kind of silence for granted again .

When we arrived home , having made it to the bank to make the car payment IN TIME , I jumped out of the car in a fairly good mood to get the kids out and send them in with their Happy Meals that I bought because they were SO good . Got Noah out , smiling as always , Owen unbuckled , just wanting the food as always and then came Connor... It took me a minute to realize when he jumped out that something was really wrong . Yeah , the HOT PINK ring around his mouth should have tipped me off sooner but I was still taking my crashing fall from cloud 9 :-) When I finally did grasp the fact that he looked like Bozo the clown , I also noticed that it was EVERYWHERE , and I mean everywhere. In his hair , all over his face , shirt , shorts , legs , socks and shoes . Uh oh , this is not good !
" Connor , what is all this ?!?!!?"
Him- " Uhhhh , Mommy , I love you , I'm really sorry and I didn't mean to !"

ME- " Connor , WHAT IS ALL THIS ?!?!?!!"

Him- " Um , you know that stuff you put all over me at the beach ?"

Ok , now you and I both know that sunscreen is NOT hot pink !

Me- " Connor , go in the house and get somewhere I cannot see you for a very LONG time , and take a shower while you are at it !"

Me talking to myself - " Ok , dont panic , maybe its not so bad and you can't kill him , thats illegal ! Just get in the back seat and see how bad the damage is ..."

Wow , that's all I'm saying . What in the world would posses a 5 year old little boy to take 3 tubes of lipstick , 2 lipliners and a whole bottle of sunscreen and mix them together for a lovely shade of sparkling hot pink ?!?! Yeah , I don't know either , but he did ! The leather seats , the windows , the carpet , and backs of the seats in front of him , hot pink.

Long story short , I didn't kill him , in spite of my better judgement. I think he was so terrified of what might happen to him by the time Mom and I got it all cleaned up ( yes it did all come out ! THANK GOD) that minimal punishment was needed . Besides , what is the appropriate punishment for something like that ?! Seriously , I really am at a lose !

The good news is , Sunscreen and Pine Sol make your car smell really good for a long time ...

Monday, March 30, 2009

M-Elmo

We are big PBS fans in the Franklin/Wilkinson/Ellerman house , and I have decided that it is a double edged sword . On one hand it's educational and clean ( I don't consider SpongeBob Square Pants suitable for children... It's just wrong !) , but on the other ... Sid the Science Kid creeps me OUT , and if I have to hear the Dragontales into one more time I'm going to chew glass and end it all ! Anyhoo! All that to say , Owen LOVES Elmo ! What 2 year old doesn't right ?! Well , while Brent and I were on our anniversary weekend getaway ( WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!! more on that later ) My mom kept Noah , Brandon had Connor and Sharon ( Brent's mom) watched Owen. Of course , this meant they had to go get Owen a " happy" and they found **angelic singing** ELMO SHOES !! Better known as M-Elmo to Owen ;-)



I was told this morning that it didn't really matter what they cost ... after he saw them there was no question , he HAD to have them . Hey , everybody's got to have a Mimi ;-)! Anyway , he won't take them off without bawling and asking to " tarry" them around and I'm told that he was , in fact, allowed to sleep with them in his bed last night ... Ugh , back to reality Buddy , that's SO not happening here !

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Here is another cute video of Owen going " bye bye" .

My Little Big Boy

Two weeks ago Noah turned 11 months old **sigh** . Not only is he going to be a year old on the 18th but on his 11 month b-day he decided TO HECK with crawling , thats what babies do ! He turned loose of the couch and never looked back and it's been a little more steady everyday since . So, since this obviously means that my child is totally brilliant ( don't you dare write in saying " my kid walked at 9 months " !! Your comment will be deleted . He IS brillant !) I thought that you would all enjoy seeing a little video . The quality isn't super great because I took it with the video mode on my camera .... MY husband didn't buy me a digital video camera for Christmas ( *coughthatmeansyouBRENTcough*) like someone else's husband did.
( *coughGregismakingyoulookbadBRENTcough*)

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Friday, March 20, 2009

6 of 6




Kelly has tagged me to post the 6th picture on my computer and talk about it ... Soooooooo here we go !

This picture was taken Christmas day 2006 at Aunt Pasty and Uncle Jimmy's house. Jimmy had bouoght Connor all new cowboy " stuff" , guns , holsters and a ton of other stuff. Anyway , his girlfriend ( Jimmy's not Connor's !) Michelle had brought over her new saddle to show everyone , and Connor thought it was more stuff for him. So , while we all ate Christmas dinner and visited with all of our family , Connor was happily riding Michelles new saddle , killing all the bad guys and keeping the general peace at Chestnut Ranch that day :-) It was alot of fun and was Connor's very last holiday as an only child , I gave birth to Owen the next week . Lot's of sweet memories!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Owen's 2nd Birthday

Sunday was Owen's 2nd birthday... Wow , how did that happen already?! I can't really remember what it was like to not have him around but it doesn't seem possible that he is already 2.

Our original plan was to have his birthday cake at church on Sunday and then have a few friends and family over to Mom and Dad's house for a little get together that evening. Unfortunately , at about 5 AM , Mom came down the virus that everyone is passing around , YUCK ! I had it earlier last week and I thought I was going to die , ANYWAY we moved the party to Gran Gran's house ( aka Sister Bobbie) at the last minute. We had a good time , and he was totally thrilled to have all the attention on him , imagine that :-) BONUS , since Owen can give you VERY specific directions to the Mc Donalds at FishHawk , we had a McNugget party tray YUMMO!

Here are some pictures from church and Gran's house... Note: you will notice that there are more pictures of Joshua then Owen... Sorry about that , but look at how CUTE he is !!!! Smoochies Joshie !





We are in the middle of a HUGE Elmo phase !




Now onto Gran's house ...






Now, don't these two look INCREDIBLY cute holding a baby?!?!





All those in favour of Greg and Jess having one of these instead of buying another dog raise your right hand!Yes , Grandma , I know that it's none of my business :-)

This is the Big Wheel Brent's parents bought for Owie.




Oh look, JOSHIE!



Best Buddies



" I just wanna touch him..."



All in all it was a great party ! We thank God for the 2 wonderful years that we have had with Owen Spencer and look forward to many more!