Monday, September 29, 2008

Crazy Day

Well, today was just an INSANE day for me! I got up early because I knew I had to run a TON of errands. Firstly, I couldn't find my keys ANYWHERE! Finally, I found them behind my coffee table. Then, I get to the mall and my hubby and I are supposed to meet for lunch. Then, of course, I go back to my car and it won't start. Battery is d-e-a-d! So, we call Geico and they can have someone come out and give us a jump start in about an hour. Well, to make a really long story short, an hour and a half later, they show up. We go to get a quote on a new battery at Sears and can you believe they wanted to charge us $189??!! What?! Do they think I'm some stupid woman who doesn't know anything about cars?? I can buy one at Auto Zone for under $80 bucks.
Then, I start feeling sick...almost flu-like symptoms, but I take an Aleve and I suck it up and go to work. I really love my job, I just was not feeling good at all.
Well, a lot of other crappy things happened today, but there is something that made everything ALL better...I truly made my day! The BEST thing happened and I caught it ALL on camera and here it is! Enjoy!

I had started doing this to Aron saying "I'm going to eat you up...yes I am!" and he would laugh really hard when I got to the "Yes I am" part. So, Alex gave it a go and there you have it!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Notice Anything New?

I decided to "pimp" my blog a bit! Hope you like!
This weekend Alex went with her Girl Scout troop to Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg. She is SO tired! She went to bed at 7:30 tonight! Incredible! Those girls must have gotten NO sleep!
I am tired as well. I am working a double shift tomorrow, which will make it a full 6 hour work day for me. This should be interesting!
Trader Joe's opens this Friday and I am extremely excited!
Speaking of excited, I went to the biggest consignment sale here in Richmond this past Saturday. I thought I would outsmart the crowd and get there 30 minutes before it opened. Looks like I wasn't the only one thinking. This was the line IN FRONT of me going in.
Line in Front
By the time 8 o'clock rolled around, this is what it looked like behind me. That's not the end of the line, by the way. It curves around to the left. It was insane to say the least.
Line Behind
I got some GREAT deals! I found this gem for only $3.50! It plays music and is so much fun! I can't wait until Aron is old enough to play with it! Can we say Christmas present??

I also got a ton of books (for both Alex and Aron), a cool playdough set for Alex (only .50 cents!) pajamas, toys, bathtub toys, pack of 6 bibs, a Classic Pooh jack in the box, bag of brand new socks and a Baby Einstein dvd. My total for everything? $18.75! Cha-Ching!
Oh, and by the way, be sure to catch The Rachael Ray show tomorrow because John & Cindy McCain will be on there!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


If you missed the Coco Chanel movie on Lifetime, I strongly urge you to see if you can rent it on Netflix! I have a WHOLE new appreciation for Chanel. I was hesitant at first to watch it, in fear that it would be boring, but boy was I wrong! What an amazing story! Talk about girl power!
Yesterday I worked and then after work I took a Zumba class. Now, I've been taking Zumba for quite a while and I have had many different instructors. Some are easier than others. Well, let me tell you something, this woman last night was insane! This class should have been Zumba for experts! The whole class was lost and a many walked out early because it was SO hard! Now, I WAS warned about this lady, but I did it anyways! I am SO sore all over today! I should have known I was in trouble when she walked in and was dressed like an army general. I couldn't find a picture of someone wearing the complete outfit, but here is basically what she was wearing, only her pants were tucked into the boots. It was hard core!!!

And what was I wearing, you might be wondering? I was proudly displaying my McCain/Palin t-shirt and a pair of work out pants! Surprisingly, I got a lot of positive comments on my shirt. I was just waiting for someone to say something negative....I was actually hoping someone would, but no one did.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I am really excited for Autumn! I wish it wasn't 100 degrees outside so that I could REALLY feel like it was Autumn!
I brought out the 'ole Fall decorations and Aron went crazy over the lights in my garland! It was hilarious!
I also found some Hershey Kisses that are Pumpkin Spice flavored. Sounds good, huh? Well, I thought so too, but BLEH!!!! They are Waaaaaaaayy too sweet! I might melt them down and use them to decorate some pumpkin shaped sugar cookies.
Buyers beware!!!!
I am also excited about voting for our next President, which obviously won't happen until November. But, I just get really excited about the thought of it! I always take Alex with me, so she can see me and get acclamated to the whole process.
Which brings me to my next little tidbit.....Obama Waffles!
These things are HILARIOUS!!! You HAVE to go to this website . They have a section of all of the things Obama is for and against and it will just blow your mind!
I just ordered my McCain-Palin T-shirt today and I'm thinking about buying some of these waffles. I am sure they will be worth quite a bit of money in the future. They are kind of controversial, but come on.....look at all of the stuff they (left wingers and media) have put poor Sarah Palin through! This is NOTHING compared to that! If anyone watched the View last week, you can understand how I and many others feel right now!!!
And other "big news", Aron's two front bottom teeth just broke through! Unfortunately, he has a fever and "bowel problems". Please ignore the eye sleepies, he just woke up from his nap and I didn't even see them until I looked at this picture! Gross!!! I'm usually all over those things!!!
Isn't Alex getting so big??! Today was just one of those days that I looked at her and was like - did you age by 3 years overnight??
Well, tomorrow I'm cooking and baking up a storm to save time later this week!
Good times...good times!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Whew! What a weekend!

Ok, well, I'll start out with Alex's brush with fame. We received an "exclusive" invitation in the mail to meet Alyson Stoner at our local mall. If you don't know who Alyson Stoner is, she is in the movie Camp Rock. For folks my age, you might have recognized her from the Missy Elliott music video "Work It" from a few years back - she was the little "white girl". Anyhow, this movie is ALL the rage here in Richmond among 8-15 year olds. It's very similar to High School Musical.
camp rock
Anyhow, since Alex is a HUGE fan of the movie, I decided to take her because 1. I don't take her concerts or anything like that, so she has never met or seen anyone that she has seen on tv AND 2. We have been lacking quality mother/daughter time lately.
So, this chick was supposed to start signing autographs at 5pm on Saturday. I thought we would get there early because I knew there was going to be a long line, so we got there at 3:30 - ok, don't laugh....just keep reading.
We get there and there is already a line of about 200 people in front of us! We decided to stick it out and wait. Good thing, because when it actually came to be 5pm the line was RIDICULOUS! I can't even tell you how many THOUSANDS of people were waiting behind us! I took a picture from where we were standing in line, but it doesn't do it justice. The whole upper level of our entire mall was one great, big line!!! Bet your not laughing at me now!!!!
the line

So, of course all of Alex's friends were there too, and since we had such a great spot in line, they all cut in and joined us. Everybody was cutting in line to join their friends so I wasn't worried about it. Here is a picture of the gang:
the gang

Here is the BIG MOMENT. Because the line was so long, we couldn't take any "posed" pictures. Alyson told Alex she like her glasses. Alex was SOOOOOOO excited! Then, she told Alex to have a good day. All day long, Alex kept saying "Alyson Stoner told ME to have a good day"! It was so cute!
Alyson Stoner

Then, it was off to home, where I thought I'd give Aron his first taste of peas. I think the pictures speak for themselves:
grumpy old man

Doesn't he look like a grumpy old man in this one!
grumpier old man

Well, that's all for now. Since I am off today, I am going to cook dinners for the entire week, and then reheat in the oven when ready to eat. Even though I only work 3 hours a day, chasing those kiddies around wears me out!

Friday, September 5, 2008


I USED to love watching Oprah...that is...until today. I vow to NEVER watch her show again. Her producers and co-workers are trying to get Sarah Palin on the show, but since Oprah is an "Obamanator" she refuses to do so. How DARE she claim to be an advocate for women, yet, not allow Sarah Palin on her show?? I guess it's because she knows that Sarah Palin can put her in her place and throw facts out that prove she is more qualified than both Obama and Biden.
I would also like to point out that I LOVE that the democrats are shaking in their boots because Obama is FOR infanticide in the event that the baby has down syndrome and Sarah Palin has a beautiful baby with down syndrome--sorry, but you know well in advance that your baby has down syndrome....why kill him/her during birth???! Or at all, for that matter? There is a wonderful thing called adoption!!!
I strongly urge you to send Oprah and email via her website and let her know what you think!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

It was a tragic night last night

My niece, Beverly, has a friend that drowned in a pool last night. She was only 10 years old. I can't even imagine that pain this family is going through. Please pray for them.
Also, a man that works for my mom and dad shot himself in the head last night and is in the hospital. This poor man needed the Lord so badly.
Of course, please pray for both of these families and for my mom and dad and little Beverly. It's a lot to lose even just one person you know in a day, let alone two people.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My little handsome and first day of last year of elementary school :(

Whew! Was that blog title long enough for you??
Today, Alex went of to school to begin her last year of elementary school:( I am soooooooo sad!!!!! I can't believe next year she will be going into middle school!! Oh, just shoot me now!!!!
She is, of course, really excited about it, however.
It's nice spending a little extra time with my little man, though.
This past weekend he FINALLY rolled over! Eddie claimed he rolled over a couple of weeks ago, but he cheated because he put Aron on his side....that doesn't count!
Also, Aron is really loving his little exersaucer! He loves Baby Einsteen, too. We have been watching Baby Mozart so much that our whole family has memorized the video. So, today I went to the library and was pleasantly surprised that they had the Baby Einstein dvd's that we could check out! Woohoo!
Here is Aron rolling over:

Here he is having fun in the exersaucer (please excuse the mess in the background...I am in the process of putting away summer stuff and taking out fall stuff!: