Welcome to my world. I *just* vacuumed... Wipe your feet before you come in.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Let sleeping kids lie

This is what I woke up to today.

Both kids in our bed. Our.double.bed.
Of course, Maggie had to bring both of her own pillows and blankets. Will just wanted a cuddle.
No wonder my neck and shoulders are stiff today. Oh well, at least they kept me warm and it's not like I have to go to work today.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

My Valentines

Look Ma!! No Hands!!!

Maggie picked the outfit herself. Luckily (?) yesterday was a snow day, so she didn't get to wear this in public....

See the teeth??
Try to forget you can see the booger.

Friday, February 09, 2007


Can I just tell ya how much I hate winter??!!
It makes me want to learn how to knit. Or crochet. My Grammy tried to teach us how to crochet when we were little. I remember how to make a foundation chain, but that's as far as it goes.
Joe even bought me a "Learn to crochet" kit for Christmas with Green, White and Orange yarn. He thinks I'm going to make him an Irish flag afghan. I tried it out for a little while, but the instructions are not the clearest. I'm much more of a "hands-on-learning" kind of girl.
I hear that JoAnne's fabrics is having a knitting class.....40 bucks though.... Anybody want to join with me???

Monday, February 05, 2007

Too early to start??

So, how old should a child be before you allow them to gamble?

We went to my In-laws for a Superbowl Party yesterday.
My BIL ran a pool. A dime for 1 block. Someone threw Maggie a dollar. I still don't know who gave it to her. I was going to my in-laws house! I don't take cash with me! I throw some bottles, diapers, wipes, change of clothes in the diaper bag & go.... I rarely even bother to take my drivers' license.

Guess who won the 1st quarter pool? Maggie. 5 bucks! Whoo Hoo!!!!
When asked what she wanted to do with her winnings, she promply replied, "GUMMY WORMS!!"

Around 7:30, we packed up & went home. There were baths to be had, bags packed for school, laundry to be finished..... we got home in time to see Price (Super bad-ass-MF'er that he is! Gawd! I loves me some Prince!)

While Mag was just getting ready for the tub, the phone rang. I figured it was Joe since he was working and knew that I wanted to be home around that time. WRONG! It was my BIL....
Maggie won the halftime pool too! WHOO HOO PART DEUX!!
I asked her what she was going to do with her additional 5 dollars, she replies, "Ummmm, Gummy BEARS???"

I guess as long as she wins, 3 1/2 is a fine age to start.

Friday, February 02, 2007


How much snot can 1 kid produce?
Do they EVER run out?

Poor Will. He's caught the cold that EVERY other infant in the daycare has.
Now, don't get me wrong, I lurve my daycare. These women love the children like their own.

But Tuesday afternoon, when I was picking the kids up, I was in the "Big Kid Room" gathering Mag's lunchbox, papers, and other detrius that seems to find its way into her cubby, I watched one of the bigger kids give Will a teething ring. OUT. OF. HIS. OWN. MOUTH. ewwwwwwwwwww. The teacher went right over & took it out of Will's mouth, but I guess the damage was done. As this kid turns around, he sneezes and I see what my BIL calls "a lipper". This is a nice stream of warm, germ-filled goo that spans the area from nostril to the lower lip.

I wanted to race home & boil Will.
I can't very well boil the boy, but I *did* give him the once over with Purell.
Didn't work. Poor little guy was snuffling all night. He could barely take his bottle this morning since he couldn't breathe through his nose. He fights me when he sees the aspirator coming at him. Even tissues, or a warm, wet, washcloth. He hates to get his face wiped. Such a boy.
I was able to get a half-dose of Little-C*lds medicine in him, so the congestion eased up enough for him. Looks like a nice, warm vapor-bath is in store for him tonight.