Thursday, August 12, 2010

Too Funny

Today while Jacob was at camp, I let Rileigh play with Jacob's trucks and cars that he left out in his room...........well boy oh boy was he MADDDDD!! He said a whole lot, like Mom I can't believe you let her do this..blah blah blah...but the funny one was to Rileigh "I'm so mad I could eat you" Rileigh's response "Jacob, you know you won't be hungry until it's dinner time". I had to leave the room!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Another Repair!!!

I don't think I'll ever get a new kitchen! The well pump went kaput!! $1,700.00 and the nice man in the wife beater t-shirt said "you won't want to take a shower or wash clothes here for a few days............about all you'll want to do with the water is flush the commode"........Well, Thanks!! Hope to NOT see you for another 10 years!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Pictures say 1,000 words...............LOOK HOW FREAKING CUTE!!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I get a new tooth and Jacob loses his 2nd

Jacob lost his 2nd bottom front tooth tonight right after dinner. He's too funny about it. He was ready to go to bed so the tooth fairy would come at 6:30.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New tooth :)

Well you all know everything I do is an adventure. And the old saying 'everything happens for a reason'....true oh so true!

Getting a new tooth is of course no different! I started the process about 1 month ago. Went and had a whitening session done, then a week later, they do all of the impressions and color matching, then another appointment for the prep, and then one last one.........or so we thought. The dentist wasn't quite happy with how my new tooth looked and asked if I minded going to the lab for custom shading and some reshaping, well no I don't mind!!! It's my FRONT tooth and I'll probably wear it for 8-10 years!! Well the deal for that is that I had to go to bel air for the dentist to take off the temporary tooth then drive to the Rosedale........big old greek guy (who was the owner of the lab) hung out with me for 3 hours, painting the color on my tooth while it was in my mouth!! Then reshaped it and fired it and I was off to the dentist in bel air again. 45 minutes there and here I am!!! I do believe that this is the BEST my smile has ever been!!!

So, 100.9 miles in one day and with travel time 8 hours later I have a new smile :)

The every thing happens for a reason come in with.........Jacob puking Sunday night into Monday morning.

I was going to tote Rileigh along with me, because they didn't think it would be more then 2 hours, but THANK goodness that Jacob was sick and Mike came home to watch them, so that I didn't have to change my appointments. Rileigh would have been a little bear with all of that waiting!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


What a beautiful day............after we had the 'YOU'RE WEARING THAT SHIRT/DRESS' argument.

Rileigh woke up first and didn't really put it together that the Easter bunny was here last night. Then Jacob woke up and down we went. The bunny shed his tail all over the floor and Jacob wanted every piece!! They were very patience and looked every thing in their baskets one thing at a time. Then we ate candy and had the clothes argument! Jacob was in his room for over 20 minutes with real tears about a shirt that was hanging out for him to see what he was wearing for over a week. He HATES shirts with a collar! He wore it for church and, next year remind me to NOT buy him nice clothes!! I guess it really is just born into them. Rileigh has loved shoes since she was an infant!

They enjoyed church and then everyone coming and paying so much attention to them and an egg hunt and more sports then any adult could handle.........then waffles for dinner..........because the I hate my shirt/dress kids that I have don't really like holiday food...........then baths and books and BED!

Rileigh at one point around dinner time, said "May I have a popcicle?" I said sure, if you eat 2 chicken nuggets......she said "no, I really didn't want one" and ran away!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rileigh was SOOOO excited to see the Easter Bunny!! Jacob not so much. He said I'll look from here..........however; I said "if you don't sit on his lap, I won't have a picture to remember it by".....And WOW it worked........."oh, okay mom".

Jacob has finally lost his first loose tooth!! It's been loose for about 3 weeks and today was the day! And boy did he wail!!! Then he said it felt funny. And he went to bed 20 minutes early so the tooth fairy would come!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Who DID IT!!!!!

Just who taught my child "pull my finger"!!!!

We're riding home from swim lessons and Jacob toots.........and then says "Hey Rileigh, pull my finger........keep's not all out yet"..........Really!?!?! I just shook my head!!! But really some one needs to fess up and fix it!!! GROSS!!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

How do these days happen??

Here is my schedule for Tuesday:
Get up and get 3 people dressed fed breakfast and then...
8:15 Jacob to bus stop
8:40 Drive Rileigh to school
9:00 be at Jacob's school to volunteer
11:30 Pick up Rileigh
11:45 Lunch playdate with new friend
mid afternoon: Gargage door repair
I might need some more COFFEE
5pm: Dinner
6-7pm Math games at Jacob's School
Maybe some more diet coke
7:00 Bible Study
8:00 Bed time

I hope I I can make it to the rest of the week

Swim lessons

Monday, February 8, 2010

Who's sick of snow????

Not us!!! We're having fun!

A Litte Birdie came to visit

Jacob says to Rileigh "Hey you want to go and take out the trash?!?!?!" Rileigh "Yes hehehehehe Let's go!!!" So they get the big can with the handle from the laundry room and empty all of the smaller cans in 3 bathrooms, both of their bedrooms, and the basement....laughing all the way. Jacob opens the kitchen door to the garage to empty the big can into the outside garbage can and as soon as he opens the door our little feathered friend flew right in! Mike grabbed a butterfly net and caught him after he took a tour of the house and we locked him in our bedroom upstairs.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

There's no messing around here!

Here's how we clear the snow in these parts :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Almost there!!!!!

I'm just too excited to wait until the room is 100% done, but I/we are sooooo close!!

I am 1 bin short of having the closet completely organized. Ran out of bins!
I have 1 bin left to go through to see what is actually worth keeping.
I have done at least 100 trips up and down the I should have buns of steel!!! Key word was should :)

So we are close....oh so close!!!

I should just keep on the happy notes, but I do have to tell you how we got the computer desk upstairs.............

Do you all remember back in the summer when the router went bad??? Remember I could hardly move the computer desk to get to the wires?? It weighs a TON!!! I just know it's a TON!!! However Mike estimates 300 pounds.

Mike brought home a furniture dolly from work to move the desk....I was expecting him to bring home John from work to help...NO John, just Dolly!! So, you guessed it, I had to help him. After a small discussion of how I didn't think I could handle it, I found myself under and I mean UNDER the computer desk on the stairs with my snow boots on (they were the closest) heaving that desk up, just enough for Mike to get it up 1 step at a time. I just knew I was going to be crushed...I did survive....I will survive!!! Not quite in tact, the same shoulder ache is back, the same one that I had with the router problem, just not quite as bad. But as you can see, it is worth it.

I also have hooked up and unhooked the internet and router a couple of times to get the furniture placement. And mike had to move it downstairs twice. I actually did it with much success until I mistakenly reset the router instead of the modem....that one push of a button cost me a 45 min phone call with the 'local' foreigner at linksys.

Yeah!!! I won't know what to do with my time when it's done??? Yeah right...I don't know how we got it done!! We didn't paint until Jacob and Rileigh were in bed! Just a few finishing touches and that bin issue!! The first project to be completed in my new room will be a message board :)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

An Adventure

Well as you know most things I do end up a bit complicated.....turning the guest room into an office/craft room is no different.

We got LUCKY and sold the bedroom furniture that was in the room in 2 days!!! The guy who bought it lived 10 minutes from here, so I had Mike take it to him since the guy didn't have a truck. 2 trips over there.

So I had money to spend on the new room, so I packed up the troops and went to Ikea. Now the whole way down there I told them about the GREAT play area and they were on board with that. What a wonderful thing they have going!!! For 1 and 1/2 hours they'll keep your potty trained child while you shop....I know exactly why; just so you'll spend more money, but hey you can actually think straight while you shop, so it's a win/win situation. My troops were up for it.....WOW!!! They lasted 35 minutes but that was long enough for me to brainstorm and I was ready to commit! Me?!?!? Someone who takes 5 years to put up curtains.....I was ready in 35 minutes!!! Well of course there was a glitch! So, I fell in love with this room and wanted to make it mine! I thought that they had put up a curtain panel on the wall.........after I shopped with the troops in tow.........I found out that I was WRONG! The fabric is sold by the yard and is not in curtain form! I mean I found all of the green bins that fit my need and fit into the cubby holder that I have pushed around the entire store up and down both floors and actually got the furniture onto the cart with the help of the troops. Okay we've been here for 3 hours........let's go home!

So, I get the cubby bin into my truck.......which right on the box says "2 man lift 72 lbs" WOW........I think I might actually be 35 years old!!! That was a bit tough! And the desk and all of those carefully picked out bins!

So, I have this sewing machine that has been staring me in the face for 18 months or so.......the fabric's only $7.99 per yard......maybe I could make panels...after all it's only a straight line to sew right??...Don't worry I came to my senses!!! I called Kathleen! So we meet at Ikea in White Marsh. I show her the room with the fabric and litterly she shouts "HOLY CRAP" but being the good friend that she is, she still agrees to make the curtains, so we go to get it and there is only a scrap left!!! So, more than just me fell in love with this crazy fabric! Isn't there another store?? Yes, there is....College Park and they have plenty. "Well, what are you doing the rest of the day?" Going to College Park! We bought the fabric, had a pretty good lunch and was back in White Marsh by 2! Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Computer

I finally broke down and bought a new computer.....and I mean BROKE down.....

I had a sort of love affair with my holds OVER 10,000 pictures, 3,000 songs, and 600 emails........And now all I have is a blank slate that in 60 days the Microsoft office suite just goes away.........

This new computer is Awesome...don't get me wrong!!! My pictures look 1,000 times better and wow is it fast!! Windows 7 is great and really easy to use so far!....But figuring out just how to get 'my stuff' from one computer to another is a ball game that I just haven't figured out how to play yet!

For my birthday I received an external hard drive that I thought would make the whole transferring thing easy......Nope!!! I spent a whole evening with no success :( I'll make the phone call for help tomorrow...I wonder what country the help center might be located in???

And just to add to the fun...I changed my email address...I really just had so much junk mail that it was insane. So that was my challenge tonight. I sent all of the emails that I still felt the need to hoard and I did make all kinds of little folders so that they were not just all sitting in my in box like before. Photos, file Cabinet, I'll be racking my brain on where to put the email and then where the heck did I put it???