Friday, August 31, 2007

I got some new fabric!

This is the whole reason I sew... Fabric. I love it. I can't get enough. So to justify the money I spend on fabric I sew! That way D can't say anything about the $ I spend b/c I am making $ too! It's all part of my evil plan, hahaha!

I ordered this fabric last week & it came yesterday! I just love Matryoshka dolls. Ever since I went to Russia when I was in high school I have loved them. I have a small but beautiful collection of them. When I saw this fabric I knew I just had to buy some! I can't wait to create with it!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

PA here I come!

So my hubby & I went to PA this weekend to visit some friends. It was so peaceful & relaxing. They live in a quaint little town. The kind of place where not only can you keep your doors unlocked when your not home but you can leave your car unlocked & the keys in the ignition & no one will bother it.

Compared to my lovely city where on Monday night, the night we returned, we were rudely woken up by the sound of gunfire a few houses down at 12:50 am.

Tuesday night it was my neighbor's HORRIBLY obnoxious car alarm blasting at 3:30 am. I mean this has got to be the WORST car alarm EVER! It goes off for no reason at least 3-4 times a week and ALWAYS during the middle of the night. Although it's not as bad as it used to be. It used to go off EVERY night! It must be getting to him too because when I was leaving yesterday I noticed a For Sale sign in the window of the car!

Wednesday night we woke to the sounds of my other neighbor having a fight in his front yard. Yelling, screaming, banging, swearing. Actually I don't think there were any words used that were not swear words. Can we say "Police on speed dial!" This of course happened at 3:50 am a mere 3 hours before I am supposed to get up. aargh.

So long story short I am ready to go back to the peaceful small town in PA and stay there. I am packing my bags as we speak! If only it were that easy.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Is she ready!?

So I just spent a good amount of $ on some AIO cloth diapers. Some are new & some aren't so I didn't spend tons of dough on them but still... Anyway my Stinkpot decided last week that she does not want to wear cloth diapers. So she takes them off all the time. I told her that's fine but if she's not going to wear a diaper she has to pee in the potty. "O.K"! She says gleefully! Whatever it takes mom to be able to run around naked! Only she hasn't been peeing in the potty but on the floor! Thank goodness for hardwood floors! Skip to today.

We were out all morning & into the early afternoon. I had put a disposable diaper on her before we left b/c I am not daring enough to venture out in a cloth diaper. Anyway when we got home it was nap time so I wen to change her & it was COMPLETELY dry! Yeah! Since she was dry & had been drinking the whole time we were out I knew she must really have to go. So I asked her if she wanted to go potty. She new I was getting ready to put a AIO on her & then send her to bed for her "nap" so she said "Yes, Mommy, potty" Of course I am thinking yeah right, anything so she can put off naptime for a little while longer.

We walk to the bathroom & I placed her sweet little toosh on the toilet. Most little ones who don't have much experience on the big potty would freak out & cry if you don't hold onto them while they are perched precariously on the pot. But not K. The first thing she says as I am holding on to her chunky thighs is "No, Mommy, no" as she is pushing my hands away. What a stinker! She quickly tinkles a little & then exclaims that she has poopied (her word for anything pertaining to going potty) Not much but hey she did it! I then forced her to get off b/c I too had to go! As soon as I was done she wanted back on. So I placed her back on the pot & that girl peed! I mean she peed more than I did! Whoohoo! There is a light at the end of the tunnel! But wait. I just spend quite a few bucks on new cloth diapers! What a Stinkpot!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Get Away!

I am so excited! I get to go away this weekend! Actually my husband & I get to go away. Without any kids! For 2 whole days! The last time we got away without kids was when we wend to a Browns game in Oct of 2003. Before K was even a thought. I am VERY ready for this!

We are going to PA to spend the weekend with our friends Neocracy. Of course we could really be going anywhere & I would be excited about it. But we don't get to see them very often & when we do it is usually only for a few hours so the whole weekend is something to look forward to!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Naptime for a 2 yr old is not just for naps!

It's just me & the Stinkpot home now. Since both the boys are in school all day (yeah) But now that she doesn't have her brothers to pick on all day she chooses to get into EVERYTHING! She is currently choosing naptime to get into the MOST trouble but she still saves plenty for the rest of the day. For example
Monday Naptime: After hearing some thumping around for a while I heard K crying so I went upstairs to check on her. She had opened S's eczema cream tube & emptied the entire thing ( it was almost a new tube) all over her. It was all over her shirt, chest, legs, face, neck. It was up her nose & all around her mouth & eyes. So I smack her leg & told her no firmly & we set to trying to wash all this greasy thick lotion off of her. She still smells like the lotion.

Tuesday: Non stop orneriness. Too many to mention. Woke her up from her nap to go pick up the boys from school to find her completely naked! Thankfully no poops!

Wednesday: Found her in the bathroom this morning eating the boys toothpaste. It was
covering her face & again up her nose & all around her eyes & all over the front of her. It too was a brand new tube of toothpaste. Now she smells like berry fruity toothpaste (yuck)

Naptime: It was suspiciously quite after I laid her down. There is usually some sort of thumping around as she settles in. This time none of that. So I knew she was up to something. As I opened her door she started whimpering. I looked up & found out why she had been so quite & why she was whimpering. She was in E's bed (all 3 share a room, the boys in a bunk bed & K in her own bed) COVERED in Boudreaux's butt paste! She guiltily looked down at her bed which was also covered in butt paste! As I looked around I noticed both boy's beds were covered in butt paste too! And yes it too was a brand new tube! It took me almost a half an hour to clean that stuff off of her. It was even in her ears! As well as all of the places mentioned before! Aaauugh! She now smells like a lovely combination of eczema lotion, berry toothpaste,
Boudreaux's butt paste & two different kids of baby wash & shampoo!

She is currently asleep but God only knows what she will get into once she gets up. And then there is tomorrow & the rest of the school year! Help! I think I would rather have all 3 of them home! Will there ever be an end to this madness? Lord, help me!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My Son's beautiful hair!

My boys go to a Christian school. Which I am so thankful for. And even more thankful that state vouchers pay for their tuition. Otherwise I would be home schooling which I don't want to do. We live in the inner city & there is NO WAY I would EVER send my kids to school in our school district. Anyway, the bad thing about the school they go to is the dress code. Not the dress code itself (they have uniforms) But the hair dress code.

My oldest son was blessed with his mother's thick curly hair. He loves to grow it out in the summer (thanks to his heavy metal dad). And I love his long curly locks! But for school, boys can't have their hair touch their collar, at least part of ears must be showing & it can't be in their eyes. Which means my son's hair has to go :( Come on. Does it really matter how long their hair is? It's not like they are less of a Christian b/c they have long hair. Aargh. I could go on. But instead I'll share with you my son's beautiful hair, before & after.

Today was the first day of school so here he is ready for 1st gr with his hair cut short. And might I add it is looking kinda goofy.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I ran my first 5K!

I am so proud of myself! I ran my first 5K yesterday! And I ran it in 37min & 2sec. Which is about 7 min less than I was hoping to make it, and 13 min less than what I was expecting. I don't get to train outside, only on my treadmill which is why I thought it would take me longer. I had my Ipod religiously strapped to my arm & pounded the pavement to the fast & heavy tunes of Neocracy I attribute my fast time solely to them! Thanks guys! Much appreciated!

I got there & I thought "oh crap, I am out of my league (even for a 5K)" Dressed in sweatshorts & an old Curves tshirt, I didn't exactly fit in. I was feeling VERY self conscious about being there. I knew I could run the race. I just didn't feel like I looked like I should be there. I will definitely have to get some new attire for my next race. When I was trying to decide what to wear my husband foolishly said to me "It's just a race. Does it really matter what you wear?"
Um, YES!!!! You would think that after being married for almost 11 years that my husband would know by now that it ALWAYS matters what you wear!

My next race is going to be the Air Force Marathon ( but only the 5K part) I am not ready for a marathon YET. That is one of my goals though. To run a marathon. Although as I was driving home last night from my cousin's wedding reception. I passed a mile marker that stated Xenia 26miles. So I carefully watched the road go by until I had driven that 26 miles. I thought to my self. Am I really ever going to be able to run that far? Most of my friends think that I am crazy, but I love the idea of accomplishing something that not very many people have or can accomplish.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My Son is Weird!

I know that sound awful & I don't mean it in a bad way. But my middle son who is 5 1/2 has this uncanny freakish ability to know what time it is without seeing a clock. I brought this to my husbands attention several weeks ago. At first he thought it was just a coincidence but it didn't take him very long to see that it wasn't. It happens ALL the time.

The latest example. Saturday night we had gone out after church to run some errands. We usually get out around 6:45 or so. But service ran late & then we had to go shopping after. So we were not on our way home at our usual time. On the way home my son casually says "It's after 8:30." My husband & I look at the clock (Which my son cannot see from his seat) It was 8:31! My husband asked him how he knew what time it was. He said "It's after 8:30 when the sun is pink like that" WHAT?! Is he telling time by the sun? What 5 yr old can do that? He is mildly OCD especially about time. But how is it that he is regularly able to tell you what time it is, within 2-3 minutes of the exact time, without looking at a clock? See what I mean by weird!

Monday, August 13, 2007

I've been featured!

I have been featured on the cool blog Mommin' It Up! How exciting! I have made several things for Jenny the coauthor of Mommin'It Up! Now she is returning the favor & featuring me! Check this blog out. It is full of hilarious antics about motherhood & pregnancy. I am sure that most of us can relate!
Also mentioned are my nieces (Sassy Sisters) and my sis (Chubby Baby Designs) Etsy is a family affair for us!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Marriage Meme

Jenny from Mommin' It Up tagged me. So here are 8 things about my marriage

1. I met my husband when I was 18. We dated VERY briefly about 6 months after we met & then broke up, deciding we were better off as friends. About 6 months after that He decided he wanted to get back together & 3 months later we were married!

2. We almost eloped but my Mom found out & wasn't to happy about it so we decided to wait & do it "right".

3. I was 19 when we got married he was 23.

4. We got married at my parents house & I was barefoot because I couldn't find any shoes that went with my dress that didn't make me taller than him.

5. We have never had a honeymoon but dream of taking one to Australia & New Zealand, someday...

6. One of the best things I remember us doing together was going to see the Lord of the Rings Trilogy when Return of the King was released. We got to watch the first 2 extended editions in the theater & then we got to be one of the first to see the Return of the King. It was an all day event & by the end of the night my butt was pretty sore but it was totally worth it!

7. The first car we bought together was a 95 Mustang GT. My hubby had always wanted one so I sorta bought it for him. Four years later when we had to sell it because we had a kiddo on the way I was the one who cried, not my husband. Although in my defense I will say that I was 8 months pregnant at the time!

8. MANY people tried to tell us that it wasn't a good idea to get married. They said we wouldn't make it. Well it will be 11 years this October & we are more in love now than we were when we got married so Ha!

So now I tag Chubby Baby Designs, Sparkle Me Designs & Enchanted Dandelions

Saturday, August 4, 2007

New Skirt Outfits!

I just listed these the other day & I love them! They are so cute & versatile! Just pull on a pair of leggings & layer the shirt when it gets cooler! My Model didn't want to take them off when she was done! Right now I only have the 2 sizes listed but I will be listing more styles in custom sizes soon. If I ever get a spare moment to start creating again!

Both sets are one of a kind so snag them while you can!