Saturday, September 29, 2007
I also spent the afternoon cleaning up Bullet. It needed it badly. It will be nice to have a clean car to ride to church in.
Speaking of which, Brooks is running a fever of 102.0 this afternoon. He has no other symptoms other than the fever. It seems to high for it to be his teeth (he STILL has several coming in), but we'll see if we are indeed AT church in the morning.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Brooks' birthday party was today. Granted, it was few in number, but I'm sure that our family and friends were thinking of us! I made his cake a Pumpkin Praline Torte (minus the pecans). For those who don't know, I make special cakes for our kids on their birthday, just like my Mom did. As I was making the cake today, I told Scott, "I just can't wait to hear our kids complain (one day) that they don't have birthday cakes like everyone else..." Oh well.
He liked the cake! But, he didn't eat it as well as Kate did her first cake. He got a Giraffe/Blocks toy from Mama and Daddy, a Tad Leap Frog toy from GanGan and PawPaw, a telephone from Cousin Megan and Aunt Trice, a walk and learn from Mimi and Pa, a dump truck from Miss Meredith and Miss Abby, and pajamas from Uncle Mark and Aunt Leah.
Tonight, Brent and Rebecca (and kids) and Mark and Leah (and kids) came over for supper and to watch the GA/AL game. We enjoyed having them over so much! It felt like a "coming out" party for our house we have been working so hard on. The kids had so much fun. When everyone left, Kate asked me, "Did you have fun, Mama?" When I asked her the same, she said, "Yes Mam, Mama!"
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Today, knowing she had many errands to run, hurriedly pulled her jeans from the dryer to get dressed. But, for some reason, they were difficult to put on - I mean, she had to lie down on the bed to get them zipped up. Thinking that they should loosen up as she wears them, she grabbed her purse and headed out the door.
Well, they didn't. They were very uncomfortable the entire time she was out. When she got home, those jeans were the first things to come off. Guess what...
THE JEANS WERE DAD'S!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
The officer came over and called the guy from our number. I believe that Mr. Yates had him on the phone for over 10 minutes. He told him not to call our number again, and told him he was telling us the same thing. The officer said that Mr. Yates was all upset that we had called the "poe-lice... what, did we have kids or something?"
I thought the blog title was appropriate not only for Jim but for Brittney Spears' week.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Last night, this guy calls us at 9:55 PM! (nobody calls that late unless someone is sick or dead) Scott was taking the trash to the curb, and I was in bed watching HGTV. I answered the phone, and he proceeds to tell me that someone from this number called his phone SEVERAL DAYS AGO, and he was wondering who it was, and why they called! I said, I didn't remember calling anyone at this number (590-....). Well, that doesn't satisfy him. He just didn't understand why "we" called him and didn't leave a message. I said (wondering why I am even having a conversation at this point), we must have inadvertently dialed the wrong number. Then he asks, "What is your husband's name? Maybe I'll recognize his name." I said no, I wouldn't do that. Then he apologized for calling so late (I don't call ANYONE that late) and politely hung up. I was mad.
Mind you, he was never ugly; he was just insistent about finding out why we called him and didn't leave a message.
Had he never gotten a wrong number before? Why did it even matter?
Do you know anyone like that - that calls numbers back on their Caller ID because they didn't leave a message or just didn't recognize the number? Scott actually said that he has done that himself!
Just another annoying 21st century occurrence.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
While talking on the phone to a friend, Kate pottied all over the kitchen floor (through her panties). While I was looking around for an old hand towel to clean it up, she started to "dance" in the "puddle", then SLIPPED and fell straight on her back. She was of course hysterical. While I was comforting her, I turned around (hearing Brooks) and was just in time to see him CRAWLING through the urine on the floor. Needless to say, they both got a bath afterwards. As did my floor.
Grandmama and Grandaddy were at Mom and Dad's house after a doctor's appt for lunch. I learned something about Grandmama yesterday that I didn't know!
She said that, "she always reads the last chapter of a book first, because if she doesn't like how the book ends, she isn't going to waste her time reading it..." HA!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
"No potty, no paper (ie - toilet paper), no stickers" (after a trip to the bathroom with no potty)
"Mama sing Jesus Loves Me?" (for the 82nd time)
"Maybe next time, Mama" (after a trip to the bathroom with no potty)
4 months ago: "Going to go to Meme's house. And Pa."
today: "Going to Meme and Pa's house. And Pa."
"Where's Daddy?" "Where's Meme?" "Where's Pa?" "Where's Uncle Rick?" (you get the picture..)
"Whatcha doin' Mama?" (Mom says this is payback for all the millions of times I asked her)
"Mama, need to go potty? I'm sure, Mama" (as opposed to the last trip... see above)
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Since Brooks is now standing regularly in his crib, I lowered it again. He has changed so much in the last few weeks. Kate had a difficult morning with potty accidents - including a rather large spot on our recliner... argh... But, fortunately for Kate, her mother is a veterinarian and I have the urine odor remover already that we needed! (Nature's Miracle for all of those wondering)
Hayes' 3rd birthday party was today - Happy Birthday, Hayes! Kate and Brooks had a great time playing with the other kids. We stayed to watch the football game, a heart breaker for GA against SC. Like Scott said, you just hate to lose to Spurrier. Not that Brooks wasn't cheering for the dawgs - he wore his UGA onesie. And, I'm proud to say that Kate did a phenomenal potty job this afternoon - not pottying in her pullup from 1:30 to 8:30pm - and put her to bed with a dry pullup! That is a Kate record! I just hope that she isn't 5 before we see that type of day again....
In case any of you were wondering, long story short - Mark and Leah suggested that if Scott and I had a morning show on the radio, our names would be Dr. K and Butterscotch. We had a great time tonight, guys!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
On the second note - this topic came up in conversation a few weeks ago with some women, and it was something I just hadn't thought about. There was a teacher there, and she said that she used the fragrance oils to make her classroom smell better, since she couldn't use plug-ins or candles. She said that her kids had begun to smell, and that she sent notes home for them to use deodorant! I instantly thought of Kate, sweaty from playing, face all red, but there is no smell - honestly, I didn't think of it until that moment. It didn't occur to me that she didn't stink.
So, when do kids begin to stink?
Oh, the thoughts of first time moms of 2 year olds.