Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oh Black Friday

I did it, for the 2nd year in a row. I woke up at 3:15am to go shopping and I'm once again glad I did. I got a pair of $150 dress boots at JC Penney for $31.49, 5 kids movies for $5.98-9.00, other random toys, and a Blueray DVD player for $129 (regularly $262). And most of all, I really enjoyed watching all the REALLY crazy people out there. Some people camped out the night before, some people are absolutely the rudest people I have ever come in contact with, and some are just in it for a good deal. My neighbors have made a Black Friday'er out of me!

On another Christmas note, my mom and I put up my Christmas tree today. Well, kind of. This year we decided to go with just the tree, lights, and garland... no decorations. They are only going to cause me much unneeded stress, so we did without!

Today I took my mom and mother-in-law to the Trans Siberian Orchestra for their Christmas presents. I was unaware that I was taking two very un-TSO educated people. I think they were both expecting a nice relaxing orchestra playing Christmas music. Before it started my mom said, "I hope it's not too loud." I told her that I bet it's going to be extremely loud. Then a few minutes later she said, "Oh no. I can see a strobe light. I hate strobe lights." Hum, well, maybe we came to the wrong place because TSO is all about the lights. About halfway through it, my mother-in-law said that this was not at all what she expected. But, it was the most amazing concert ever, and they both were in awe and amazed. They absolutely loved it! I'm glad it was a hit and I would definitely go again.

And, to get us in the Christmas mood, it snowed all day today. I love the snow because if it's going to be cold, there better be some white on the ground.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Just Messin' Around

Booker, 100 years ago...
Lil Munchkin!

Very 1st School Pictures

So, I wasn't going to purchase the boys' school pictures because in the back of my mind I just pictured little mug shots that cost a fortune. Well, I was right about the second thought, but when I saw these I just had to get them. All six sheets for only $70! Oh well, they are only one and two once, right?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lesson Learned

I think Booker is really struggling that daddy is gone this week. Monday's are always the hardest because Booker has so much fun with his dad on the weekends. Anyways, like he always does, Booker got in the car after daycare and asked, "Where's daddy?" I told him that daddy's at work. "NO! Daddy home!" I told him I was sorry, but daddy isn't at home, he is at work making money so we can do things that we like to do. "I don't like daddy." Ouch. That hurt my ears to hear. I told him that is something we never say about mommy or daddy. This pitiful little voice said, "Daddy wuv me?" Yes, of course he loves you. He loves you very much. You are his best friend. "I wike daddy. And fire. And moon. And the sun. And the car. And barn." I'm sure glad he changed his mind. This is supposed to be Dusty's last week out of town. I'm not getting my hopes up. He was also supposed to be done at the end of October. Supposedly, he's only going to have to be gone a few more nights in the upcoming weeks, but no more Sunday-Friday gigs. I can't wait to have him back home so we can try to be a normal family again. He has been working nights and/or out of town for the last 14 months; the last 10 of them have been straight. It's been really hard, but I am so thankful that he has a job right now, and he has remained busy.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dancing With The Stars

Booker & Reese... practicing for their wedding reception!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Twilight's Youngest Fan

Last night I put my Twilight book out on the coffee table so I would remember to give it to Rachel. Next thing I know Booker is in the hallway "reading mommy's book." It was so cute. Hopefully he won't be like me and become OBSESSED with this series... I walked, talked and dreamed vampires the entire time I was reading these books. If you haven't read them, they are a must! I can't pimp this book enough, but if you start reading it, you will understand. The different ages and personalities of people that I know who have loved this book amaze me. They include several of my best friends and co-workers, my mom, my mother-in-law and her book club, my in-laws 15-year old neighbor, my 17 and 13 year old nieces, several radio personalities, and a male co-worker of mine that doesn't talk about anything but bowling (and now Twilight). If you haven't read it, go buy it at Walmart, it's the best $7 book you'll buy.

He's Got Moves...

like his mommy. I know. The following video is very, very sad. Booker started dancing around 9 months old and really had rhythm. He still loves to dance. Bodey on the other hand is a little later in developing any sort of "dancing" skills. He thinks that lifting one leg is dancing. Kind of like mom bobs her head in the middle of the dance floor. Gee, I wonder where he gets it...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Why This Mom Doesn't Clean House

Melissa is hosting bunco at my house this Friday night. What that means to me? I have got to clean this house! But, here are a few reasons why I don't clean:
1) While loading the dishwasher Bodey was climbing in it and throwing all of his toys in it.
2) Booker repeatedly asked me, "Mommy, what are you doing?" in a very whiney voice.
3) While trying to put things away, Bodey simply takes them right back out.
4) After throwing things away in the trash can, I turn around to find that Bodey is EATING the leftover food that I just threw away.
5) After being at work all day, I just wasted my "2 hours a day" with my kids, ignoring them, yelling at them, and not getting to spend quality time with them.
I am beginning to like my trashed house more and more each day.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Trick or Treat

This year was a tough one for me for Halloween costumes. I honestly can't wait until they can tell me what they want to be, I go buy it, and whalla! I'm just not very good at deciding for them. Anyways, this year I was asking around and a lady at work suggested that one be a bull and one be a bullfighter. Hum, might work.... except there are no bull costumes. I mentioned it to Dusty and he thought Booker should be a rodeo clown. I did my research online to see what all that entailed. It turned out to be fairly simple and I thought it turned out really nice. Bodey, well, he got to be a cow instead of a bull, but it worked out too. Bodey didn't make it very long trick or treating, but Booker seemed to have a nice time. First we went to Aron, Rachel and Reese's house for chili and hotdogs. Then we trick or treated the neighborhood. Lastly, we finished up our neighborhood tradition by jumping on a hayride, pulled by Aron. This year we actually went a step further and had him take us to some more houses to trick or treat. Call it what you want, lazy, weird, etc. but I think it was the best Halloween ever.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Family Restrooms

Today I found the true reason that family restrooms exist. They are for when your son poops in his underwear in public. Yep, this has happened to me twice now and I know it's nowhere near the last time. The first time was at The Cheesecake Factory. No family restroom there. What a nightmare. I had some spare underwear and some baby wipes in the car, but I thought if it was just a log in his drawers, we could dump it in the toilet, use some toilet paper and be on our way home. So, I took him into the bathroom to the stall with the baby changer in it. Once I pulled his pants down I was commited. There was no turning back to run out and get fresh undies. It was a full blowout, no log. So, I carefully pulled his pants off, only getting a little bit on his socks. Then I threw his underwear away and started wiping, and wiping, and wiping. You see, toilet paper just doesn't do the wonders that baby wipes do. I almost used an entire roll and every time I wiped, Booker said, "Owie mommy. It hurts." I just kept telling him I'm sorry, but I'm not the one who decided to poop my pants in public. Keep in mind that people are going in and out of the bathroom and it reeked in there. Quite embarrassing. Oh well.
But, today I had to change his poopy pants at Walmart. I usually hate Walmart for everything except their prices, but today I found a new love for them. Their family restroom. I didn't have to worry about anyone coming in and hearing or smelling us. It was great! And, just to make sure mommy wasn't too mad, Booker ended our episode with, "Thanks for clean my butt." That makes it all better.