Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Buddy and Me

Since Cookie was an infant she and her buddy L have been in the same class. Yesterday, I was able to view a picture of the two of them together!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Word to the Wise

I have found that with my second pregnancy that it is a completely different experience than with Cookie. The morning sickness has been rough, my tummy is much bigger and I had to bust out the maternity pants much sooner.

I think that the hormonal icing on the cake is that today the Barista at Starbucks asked me if I was having twins when I told her that I was only five months. Ugggghhhhhh! Needless, to say it didn't help that I was drooling over a apple fritter.

So I thought I would share a word to the wise this morning and post the top ten things that you really shouldn't say to a pregnant lady.

  1. "Hey there, big mama!"

  2. "My God, you're enormous! Are you sure you're not having twins?"

  3. "Well, looks like the boob fairy has visited you!"

  4. "Should you be eating that?"

  5. "You shouldn't be feeling so tired/cranky/insert-symptom-here. You're not that pregnant yet."

  6. "So, are you still with the father?"

  7. "How do you walk without falling forward?"

  8. "Are you gonna get fixed after this one?"

  9. "Enjoy sleep/time to yourself/insert-any-enjoyable-activity-here now, because you'll never get any once the baby comes!"

  10. From any husband or SO (or anyone else for that matter): "Yeah, this pregnancy has been really hard on me, too." Please!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What A Reaction Great Granny

A couple of weekends ago, we had the pleasure of celebrating my Grandmother 80th birthday. Though, I really should not be announcing her age, I can only hope that I look half as good as she does at 80 years young!

For her present we had a family portrait taken down by the lake in her subdivision. As we were finishing up our little Rue, decided that it was the perfect time to announce that she was going to be a big sister. Needless to say, this sparked a very memorable reaction...

She is one proud Great Granny and is looking forward to having two new great grand babies this fall. Just when she thought Cookie and Rue were it, within a matter of months she was blessed twice.

Congrats to the new parents to be and our little Rue. Sis, believe it or not you are one step closer to driving a mini van!

Love to you all!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lipstick 101

Cookie watched closely as Rue taught her how to gently apply great granny's lipstick.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Welcome to Verizon... may I help you?

Your calling package will include:

Unlimited Calls to Mommy and Daddy
Unlimited Photos to your Grandparents
Unlimited Text Messaging

Monthly Total....Free*

*Charges only apply if the above features are not utilized!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Can I get a Push Here?

I would like to think that she is just sitting around waiting for her Mom to return home from another business trip.

T-Minus 24 hours and counting...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Baby Ray

One day she is a cute little Bunny and the next she is Baby Ray Charles...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

See This Face... is the face of a little girl who went Tee Tee in her potty this morning! Now let's see how long we can keep this up. We are off to Wal-Mart to buy big girl panties, to wear over her diddy of course.

I am so anxious to hear how she does at school today. I never would have imagined that my daughter's first tee tee moment would be so exciting. This is one proud Rookie Mom this morning.

Okay readers, if you have any tips or tricks please send them my way. With Cookie #2 on the way it would be a stimulus for this family to only have one in diapers.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rock Star of the Bath Tub

Rubber Ducky Faucet Cover..........$7.99
Bath time Toys......................$5.99
Bath Robe..........................A Precious Gift from Aunt Michelle

Having a Rock Star, Sun Shade wearing moment during bath time...


Monday, April 6, 2009

She Speaks

There is nothing more special than having a family get together!

My sisters and I have gotten a kick out of watching our girls interact, especially since Cookie is becoming more vocal. We laugh at their horseplay and the little giggles they make at one another.

As we watched the girls play this weekend, the moment was perfect as I sat in the living room in between my sister and my grandmother, that is until...

Cookie speaks and it sounds like OH SHIT!

Embarrassed yes, surprised not so much. She is her Father's child afterall.

In her defense she realized that Mommy was not happy with her word choice, because I found her in the bathroom in the bath tub with a bar of soap in her hand. I am choosing to believe that she was thinking that maybe she should be washing the bad word out of her mouth.

Oh, how I wish I could make these things up!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sometimes The Truth Isn't Necessary

Monday morning at six o'clock AM, (yes, AM) I had the pleasure to get up, get ready and head to the airport for another business trip. It was a day trip so I wouldn't have to worry about checking luggage. My only goal was to park the car, walk through security and head to the gate.

I managed to park the car without a problem. Now it was time to conquer goal number two, the security line. I placed my mobile office on the security table and then pushed it through the scanner. I proceeded to head through the security thing-a-ma-jig (that is Texan for I have no idea what it is called).

Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep

There it was, the dreaded security Beep! In the moment I had to think fast. What could I have on me that would possibly set the security alarm off? Mr. TSA said, "Please step back and re-enter."

Beep, Beep, Beep, uggghhhh what could it be. Then it dawned on me...

...I proceed to explain to the security guard that I was pregnant and that I had to McGuyver my (non-fitting) pants to fit with safety pins. He stood there a little puzzled and then stated the obvious, "Why don't you remove your arm bracelet and try walking through again."

Darn bracelet! Lesson learned, it's time to stop rigging my pants and invest in maternity clothes. However, for those pregnant Mommies who are still rigging, just remember that safety pins WILL NOT, I repeat WILL NOT set off the security thing-a-ma-jig at the airport. So, please do not feel inclined to show your well McGuyver ever expanding pants to the TSA agent.