Delightfully Chaotic

Not my brightest idea

“Come on Cletus! It ain’t nuthin’ but a short walk. You might walk over, but you limpin’ back! I ain’t no easy win!”-The Nutty Professor

 First let me say I’m not sure what got into the kids yesterday; I don’t know maybe it’s because David was home for a few days.  Anyways yesterday they were in full swing of doing everything and anything to work my nerves.  Ok not ALL day but most of it.  So you can imagine by the end of it I was ready for David to come home and take over so I could a few minutes to myself.  Since I wasn’t sure what I was going to make for dinner I thought I would go ahead and give the Monkey a bath-ok actually I was hoping David would call me before he left work so he could pick up a pizza.  What can I say I had a rough day and didn’t feel like cooking.  After the bath I decided to head down to the kitchen and see what I could figure out without having to do a lot of work, so guess what I came up with….spaghetti and meatballs.  Did I mention that I just got done giving the Monkey a bath.  Seriously what was I thinking-oh yeah that’s right I wasn’t because it didn’t dawn on me until I was pretty much done the mess he would make.  And boy did he make a mess-all over the tray, his hands, and his mouth.  And of course Sweet Pea kept looking at him and laughing because of the mess he was making and how he would eat one piece at a time.  Luckily though it wasn’t in his hair so I didn’t have to give him another bath just a good sponge bath on his hands and face.  So note to self next time I decide to make spaghetti make sure Monkey has not had a bath.  Here’s hoping today is a much better day.

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Growing like a weed

 “Just as he is sharing all of your adventures, others are sharing his. They were with him when he hid from the boys in the book store.”

“Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.”-X-Men 

Summer isn’t even officially over and Sweet Pea has outgrown just about everything in her closet.  Near the end of May I had bought her new sandals and flip-flops, and now she has grown out of her shoes.  But that’s not the only thing-her clothes as well.  All of her t-shirts from last year are to small, along with all of her dresses.  Anyways yesterday I made a list of clothes she needs and man the list is long-she basically needs a whole new wardrobe.  However, the good thing is that Aug. 17 is our tax free weekend so that’s when I’m going to go shopping.  And as you can imagine I’m pretty excited about because really any type of shopping is fun for me.  Now for the not so fun part, well it could be-I need to take Sweet Pea to the store and find out exactly what her sizes are so when I do go shopping I’ll know and won’t have to guess.  So my plan for tomorrow is 1. taking her to the movies (it’s the last one on the summer movie thing), 2. go have some lunch, and 3. Go to Target and possibly the mall to try on clothes.  We’ll see how this all goes tomorrow.  Have a happy Monday!

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A day at the beach

“Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.” 

“I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is”-Forrest Gump 

pin up girl

I had a great day yesterday-my mil, her sister, and her mom and I went to the beach for the whole day.  But the best part was that I didn’t have any kids with me.  David said he didn’t mind watching the kids so I could get a break and just relax-how sweet.  First we went to Pappasitos for lunch-omg there fajitas are the best, then we drove to the beach.  And let me tell you what I did-absolutely nothing-I brought my mp3 and a good book and just layed on the beach doing that.  It was great, but when we left the house I felt guilty and especially when we got there because I knew Sweet Pea would have had so much fun playing.  So would have the Chunky Monkey but I would have spent the whole time chasing him that it wouldn’t have been much fun for anyone.  But really I just needed a day to myself without chasing any kids and just having some time for me.  After awhile we cleaned up and walked on the strand and then at a place called The Spot-umm wasn’t really impressed-I would have taken Sonic over it.  And then by the time we got home it was about 10:30 p.m. and everyone was asleep-including David.  Oh and did I mention that the living room was a mess; I’m talking toys everywhere and all the cushions off the couch-nice.  So this morning I asked him how his day went and he said for the most part the kids were ok.  And as you can imagine I’ve spent the morning cleaning up a bit, but as you can imagine the kids have already made their mess so really what’s the point.  Today I’m just going to take it easy because I still feel like I’m in lazy beach mode. 

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Sparkles

“Smile, you son of a bitch.” 

“If we’re caught, we’re gonna hang… But there’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.”-Young Guns

I’m sure I’ve said this before but around Mother’s Day we finally saw the cat that has been lurking around our house.  Anyway she’s really cute and Sweet Pea decided to name her Sparkles.  Well she’s an outside cat and she’s been coming and going as she pleases since we saw her.  Oh and for awhile we thought she was pregnant but we found out that she was nursing but we never heard or saw her kittens.  That was until Friday.  Here she comes tramping back to come eat when I hear Sweet Pea “Mommy I see a little black cat and it’s ugly.”  So I go look and don’t see anything and tell her if she sees it again to come get me-she does a few minutes later and sure enough it’s a black kitten and it’s really cute.  Turns out it’s Sparkles baby but the kitten is still pretty skittish and it won’t let me near it.  The weird thing is that since Sparkles and her baby have come to the house neither one of them have left which isn’t like her.  Usually she would disappear for a few days (I’m sure to take care of her baby), and now she just lays on the porch like she owns the place.  But now we’ve run into a problem our neighbors have these really mean dogs that eventually killed David’s dog about 6 months ago.  Surprisingly his dog lived for about 10-13 years but in the end those mean dogs got him.  Anyway I saw the ringleader snooping around our house which makes me mad and scared because of Sparkles and her kitten.  I’m usually one who doesn’t believe in animal cruelty but I would so make an exception with these dogs.  They really are mean and cruel and attacked my dog that I had a couple of years ago and well we never saw him again so who knows what happened.  Anyway David and I are thinking of poisoning some meat-I know that sounds cruel but really they’ve killed one of our dogs we know for sure and the other we’ve speculated.  And I really am an animal lover but not when it comes to a pack of mean dogs.  Oh and the neighbors could care less and we live in the country so there are no fences and they can come and go as they please. 

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Can you see my hands?

“I stocked your freezer. You now have enough meat to feed every guy who answers your ad.”  

”Sometimes we love people so much that we have to be numb to it. Because if we actually felt how much we love them, it would kill us. That doesn’t make you a bad person. It just means your hearts too big.”-Riding In Cars With Boys

Catwoman to your response surprisingly no him falling out of the crib didn’t kill the mood, however, we had to wait and make sure he was asleep.  I guess that was his way of saying “hey wait a miniute I like being the baby!”

I’m not sure if I mentioned this before but when Sweet Pea went in for her 4yr. check up they tested her vision and well she wasn’t cooperating very well.  Anyway they told me unless she was going to pre-k to not to worry about it-well she’s not going but I still wanted to know if she could see well or not so I made an appointment.  And I’m sure you guessed that today was the appointment.  Now I’ll admit I was a little worried because they told me they would probably dialate her eyes and I knew it would sting but I couldn’t see how they would do the drops. 

Well we get there and she’s doing really well and cooperating with the nurse-thank goodness.  She’s able to see the pictures in the mirror and answer her questions.  Then comes the eye drops-they had her close her eyes and then after they put a drop in the corner they slightly open her eye so it will seep in.  The first eye no problem, the second eye was when she was complaining that it burned.  But she was a little trooper and thankfully the pain went away fairly quickly.  The nurse gives us the option to either stay in the room or in the waiting room and Sweet Pea wants to stay in the room.  Oh and can you believe there were no magazines!  And of course I forgot to bring a book for me and her so we were both pretty bored but made do.  Then Sweet Pea comes up to me and says while holding her hand up “Mommy I can’t see my hand!  Can you see my hand because I can’t see it all?”  I couldn’t help but laugh-I’m talking I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes.  I tell of course I can see her hand and the drops make your eyes see things kind of fuzzy.  But her face was priceless-her eyes were opened wide and trying to see them.  It was like she was tripping, and if you’re wondering how I know it’s because I wasn’t always a good girl and partied a lot.  Then she would walk up to the wall almost touching it with her nose and say “Oooo Mommy the wall looks huge.”  Just thinking about it is making me laugh, man do I wish y’all could have seen her face. 

Ok so the Dr. comes in and does a couple of tests and tells me that she’s a little farsighted but doesn’t need glasses.  He also to come back in a couple of years because her eyesight could improve.  Now I know I should of asked right then but how is that possible?  I really should of asked but she was sooo ready to leave and she had been really good.  Anyways I’m glad she doesn’t need glasses but I thought it would be fun to pick some out-I guess I just wanted an excuse to go shopping.  Speaking of glasses I really need to get my eyes checked again, it’s been a couple of years so I’m passed due.  *Mental Note-must make appt.*  Alright well talk to y’all later.

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Thump!

 “Sometimes we love people so much that we have to be numb to it. Because if we actually felt how much we love them, it would kill us. That doesn’t make you a bad person. It just means your hearts too big.”

“How could I forget about you? You’re the only person I know.”The Bourne Identity

Before I get started in my post I was wondering if any of y’all knew where I could find questions for moms to answer.  This was the last week for Mommy Talk and I’m really sad about it because I loved the questions and reading people’s answers.  So if anyone knows where I can find questions to post on here once a week and have y’all answer too that would be great.

The other night David and I put the kids to bed and decide to have a little bit of “alone time”.  He’s been working so much I feel like we haven’t really seen him this past week.  Anyway he we are trying to get all cozy and romantic when all of a sudden we this thump, and then a couple of seconds later we here Monkey crying.  So of course we go running in his room and there he is standing on the floor crying.  I pick him up and try to calm him down which eventually works.  Turns out he crawled out of his crib and probably wasn’t sure what to do next so he just lets go and goes tumbling on to the floor.  As far as I know he’s never tried it before and I can assure you that he hasn’t tried again.  Good thing because I didn’t really want to go and put a net over the crib.  I wish I could put part of the rail down but he’ll never stay in bed and I’m just not ready to go running in there every 5 seconds.  I remember Sweet Pea being between close to two when I converted her crib but I’m not sure about my little Monkey.  


 

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

 “How could I forget about you? You’re the only person I know.”
 

“I’m not fat. It’s all this hair. It makes me look poofy.  Fine. You have fat hair, but when you’re ready to talk, I’m here.”-Ice Age

 Well I’ve finally finished the book last night and man was it freaking amazing!  I honestly really loved the book and it was very much worth the wait, and now I can’t wait for movie 6 and 7 to come out.  Here I thought everything had been answered until I started writing and I am left with one question that isn’t important but I’m curious.  I had read that Rowling would mention someone who would acquire magic late in life which was very rare.  Ok so who exactly was it?  And don’t think I haven’t serch the net either it seems that there are many people wondering the same thing.  I mean did I miss something or did she just decide not to put it in.  Again I don’t really think it’s a big deal but I was wondering.  

Ok back to the book-right from the beginning I knew it was going to be good and I was sad to read of Moody’s death right in the beginning, and of course all the others throughout the course of the book.  But seriously we all knew some were going to die just not exactly sure of who.  And I was sad about Snape; of course after knowing that he was loyal to the end to Dumbledore.  Which I’m glad.  I didn’t really think he was evil but she sure did have us thinking he was until the end.  I mean if he was then Dumbledore wasn’t as smart as we all thought he was.  But in the end he proves that he was always loyal and wasn’t it just sad how he asked Potter to look at him-I honestly didn’t pick up how much he really loved Lily until then.   Speaking of people who have redeemed themselves what about Percy Weasley.  I was sooo glad that he finally came to his senses because really from the beginning he’s been acting like a pompus jerk.

And the fighting scenes toward the end where awesome-I definetly can’t wait to see it in the movie.  I loved how they all came together and fought especially someone like Professor McGonagall.  Oooo who can forget Mrs. Weasley “NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!”-classic.  Perfect example of why you should never mess with a mother’s children-we’re crazy and we’ll come at you with everything we’ve got and then some.

I don’t think I said it earlier but I was really sad when Fred Weasley died, I really liked his character and what poor George.  And then Lupin and Tonks-the little baby left behind but very cool that Harry is the Godfather.  I’ve read that many people were disappointed about the epilogue but really what does everyone expect-it’s not meant to be another novel just a look at how they end up. 

Let me just say that I’ve really enjoyed the series and I don’t feel that I’ve been let down.  I am sad that now my favorite book is over and she says she won’t write about anymore.  I hope she changes her mind and decides to write about the kids or something.  What can I say I’m a dork and I can’t help but want more.  What about y’all?  Tell me what you thought about the book and what you hoped for.  I know you’re out there so please don’t leave me hanging give me some of your thoughts. 🙂

 

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Where does it all go?

“I’m not fat. It’s all this hair. It makes me look poofy.  Fine. You have fat hair, but when you’re ready to talk, I’m here.”

“This movie has been brought to you by the letters W and B.”-Follow That Bird 

Well lately David and I have been trying to figure out where exactly our money goes.  One day we’ll look at it and we’ll have like $200 and then a couple of days later we’re down to like $50-and the crazy thing is we’re not sure where it al went.  Now before any of you say anything we do keep up with our checkbook but sometimes we both sit there and wonder how we spent it.  Am I making any sense here?  Anyways his dad gave us this book to read it’s Dave Ramsey: The Total Money Makeover

And I can’t believe it but David actually read the entire book and his been telling me how I need to read it so we can both be on the same page.  **Now here’s some background:  I’m usually the one who budgets and gets all freaked out about money and I’m trying to get him to learn how to save.  And now here he is wanting to budget and get things under control-Praise God!**  So I’ve started reading the book again and believe or not I have mapped out all of our monthly bills from now to Dec. and have even budgeted in food, gas, and yes even Christmas.  So as soon as he comes home today I’ll show him what I did and see what he thinks and if we need to tweek it a little.  So here’s my question how do y’all budget your income-do you use spreadsheets, the enveleope system (which we’re going to do for food and gas).  I’m just wondering what works for you.  Hope y’all have a fun weekend but as for us down here it looks like nothing but rain all weekend.

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Starlight, Starbright…

“This movie has been brought to you by the letters W and B.” 

“So… you know how when you’re walking by a group of people, and you hear them laughing, you sometimes get that paranod, self- conscious feeling that maybe they’re laughing about you, when they’re really not? Well in your case, they really are. “-Waiting

Last night we’re coming home from church and Sweet Pea starts talking about moon following us and how pretty the stars are.  I ask her if she knows who made the moon and stars and she says “yeah God did.”  Then I ask her if she would like to go up into space one day so she could really see it up close.  She got real excited and said how she would love to do that.  Then she tells me that she needs to wish on a star.

Sweet Pea:  Starlight, starbright the first star I see tonight.  I wish that mommy and I will be together forever.

Me:  Ok my heart is just melting, so then I say “you know what Sweet Pea that wish will come true and do you know why.”

Sweet Pea:  No why?

Me:  Because I love you very much and I will always be your mommy so we’ll always be together forever.

Ahhh it’s moments like those I love and cherish, and part of me wants to keep them little forever but I know that I can’t.

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Can we keep her?

 “So… you know how when you’re walking by a group of people, and you hear them laughing, you sometimes get that paranod, self- conscious feeling that maybe they’re laughing about you, when they’re really not? Well in your case, they really are. ”

“You’re like the drummer from REO Speedwagon. Nobody knows who you are.”-Employee of the Month

Yesterday the kids and I were outside playing when all of a sudden here comes this adorable puppy-ok she had to be at least 2.  Anyway she comes flopping up to us and rolled on her back to have her belly rubbed.  She was so sweet and had a collar but no tags.  Well I gave her some water and some cat food and she ate it and hung around for awhile.  Which reminds me I haven’t showed y’all the stray cat we decided to keep.  Anyways we went in for a minute and she sat out there and whined, we went back out and played for just a little while longer.  I would have loved to bring her in but she had some fleas and that’s the last thing we need in this house.  So then I tell Sweet Pea the story about how when Grumps was 17 he had a dog just like that but some mean people came and stole him.  Well here comes Grumps and there goes the kids and the dog running up to him.  Then Sweet Pea says “Look Grumps, we found your dog that someone stole!  Can we keep her?!?”  Since we live in the country we don’t have a fenced in yard which stinks because I really wanted to keep her.  And since last night I haven’t seen her and I keep looking, even this morning and I’m sad that she isn’t here.  Sweet Pea kept asking if we could keep her and I really wanted to say yes but I know she must belong to someone on this road.  Oh well maybe she’ll surprise us later today and if not I guess that’s ok too.

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