22 November 2008

Knock Knock

20 November 2008

2Ts & 3Cs

Tyson, Chase, Cassi, Tucker and Ciera

The boys

The youngest ones (soooo sweet)

18 November 2008


Ok, I'm just going to put this out there-I LOATHE the snooze button. I have never quite understood why people use it. I have always been the type of person that jumps up at the first micro beep of the alarm and promptly turns it off. There might have been a few instances where I slept a little later, but they are few and far between. Now that I am a SAHM, I don't really have a need for an alarm lock because a) my children wake up at an insane time of 6 am, b) I don't really have that many activities that require me to be up and dressed before my kids have me up and c) I have no life, thus refering you back to reason b.

My wonderful husband on the other hand has to be up and out of the house by 7:15 am. Not too bad. He sets his alarm for 6 am. I don't understand this really; our children are usually up at that time so why not get up when they/I do? Regardless, he sets his alarm. 6 am...Beep, beep, beep...Snooze. 6:09 am...Beep, beep, beep...Snooze. 6:18 am...Beep, beep, beep...Snooze. 6:27 am...Beep, beep, beep...Snooze. I come into the run, turn on the lights and pull the covers off my supposed-to-be-in-the-shower-by-now-husband and reprimand him for making me listen to the horrendous noise of the alarm. "I'm getting up honey. See, my eyes are open...." As he rolls over and tries to pull the covers back up. Ugggggggghhhhhhh.

Seriously, why not just set the alarm for the time that you ACTUALLY want to get up? So now my fantastic husband has to rush thru getting ready and runs out the door in a huff. See, if you would have just gotten up when you set your alarm to wake you, everything would have run sooooo much more smoothly.

To add insult to injury (not really, I just thought that sounded cool) Tucker spilled coke onto my laptop and now the space bar, shift, c, v, d, f, g, m, and , keys are sticking. Grrr.

Another side note-I am totally digging natural gas. Our electric bill was waaay better than I thought it would be from last month. Yay!

15 November 2008

New Do

11 November 2008

New Friends

Last weekend one of my friends from high school came to visit with her hubby and sweet little girl. This was my first time meeting baby A and it was so fun catching up and comparing life now that we have kiddos. The boys enjoyed playing with baby A, but Tucker got a little too aggressive towards the end of their visit and slapped her, twice. It was so embarrassing. Here are some pics from our visit...

Tucker sitting with daddy after his second slap
Trying to get a group shot

Tyson wasn't cooperating very well and Tucker wanted no part

Tyson and baby A

Tyson and baby A's daddy. He didn't quite know what to think of boys :)

Baby A and her dog (Turbo stayed locked up so he wouldn't make matters worse)

10 November 2008

Here's to MY Vet

Mr. Pilot
Yes, that is a HUGE amount of cocaine. It was one of the largest seizures Stuart's ship had.

That's Stu in the very back (standing).

Stu and his brother

Being sworn into the Coast Guard by his father

08 November 2008

This Is How We Roll

03 November 2008

Blessed Sleep

When I was younger I adored daylight savings. I mean, who doesn't want an extra hour of sleep? Plus the whole when it was midnight it was really only 11 pm so I could stay out an extra hour. Those where the days. Now things are a little different. As one of my friends so aptly coined it, "whomever invented daylight savings did not have kids." Seriously. I knew we were going to have a hard time with this since last year it took about two weeks for the boys to get back on schedule. Luckily, Sunday was Stuart's morning to get up with the boys! I prepared him, but he wasn't quite ready for the 5:15 am wake up call. Ahh, blessed sleep.
The rest of the day pretty much followed the same awful guidelines. Tucker fell asleep around 9 am (which meant no nap in the afternoon). They were both ready to eat lunch at 10:30 am...etc. Both the boys were the definition of crabby and neither could be consoled with anything other than candy from Halloween. I never thought I would be one of those parents that gave in so quickly, but when you have a 3 year old and a 1.5 year old that have been screaming and crying for 2 hours straight and don't want to to anything you'll do just about anything for some peace. That lasts exactly 5 minutes or until the candy becomes a complete mess and isn't edible anymore.
Side note-along with the inventor of daylight savings not having any kids, they also conveniently placed it after the biggest sugar induced holiday. Come on.
We did have fun this weekend though. My parents and one of my sisters and her boyfriend came to visit. Although we had to share one shower (Stuart is still working on the second one) it was so nice to have people at MY house. Of course the boys were beside themselves to see Mimi and Peepaw plus they got to wear costumes.
My sister's boyfriend brought us some buffalo steaks (long story) and we grilled them on Sunday night. They were awesome! If you have never had buffalo-try it! Thanks SH!!
And lastly, here are some pics from the last few weeks....

01 November 2008