Monday, May 28, 2012

100 Random Thoughts

In honor of my 100th post, I'm giving you 100 Random Thoughts!

  1. I feel like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible when I attempt to crawl out of The She-Monkey's bedroom after a midnight butt patting.
  2. Happy Memorial Day!  
  3. I still tear up whenever I hear the Star Spangled Banner.
  4. I AM proud to be an American!
  5. And even prouder to be a Texan!  Yee-haw!
  6. Pinterest is awesome!
  7. Kevin Fowler likes beer.
  8. 100 blog posts is a LOT!
  9. I researched random facts about the #100 and did you know an ant can carry 100 times it's body weight?!
  10. And a wolf is capable of running 100 miles in a day.
  11. On the topic of wolves ... Are you Team Jacob or Team Edward??
  12. My husband has a fascination/obsession with Youtube!
  13. Has anyone seen The Turkey's "baby spiderman"?!  I will give you a prize if you find it for me!
  14. Tahoe or Acadia?
  15. Why does your head itch when it's dirty?!  One would think the greasiness would moisturize the scalp and therefore prevent itchiness ...
  16. Dang!  I'm only at 16 and the goal is 100 thoughts!  
  17. I'm not sure if I'm capable of thinking about 100 things.
  18. I used to want to be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader when I was a kid!
  19. Part of me still wants to be one.
  20. Farts are funny
  21. Baby farts are even funnier.
  22. aaah!
  23. I like coffee.
  24. Approximately 100 men a year are diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
  25. It's kinda sad (or funny) that my boy can still fit into 18 month clothes!
  26. The sound of stirring a metal spoon in a metal coffee cup makes my skin crawl!
  27. Boogers are gross.
  28. There is a family of birds who live at the top of our chimney and I'm scared they are going to fly into our house one day.
  29. Dang it Baby!  Go back to sleep!  It's nap-time!
  30. Baby kisses are the best.
  31. I am not very proficient at using the touch mouse thingy on my lap top.  It frustrates me.
  32. Dang!  I'm only at 32!
  33. I need to pee.
  34. I think I am going to cut out the bad "C's" from my diet again ... (Bad C's: Cookies, Cake, Cokes, Candy, Chips ... )
  35. But Coffee will definitely stay!
  36. Whatchadoin'?
  37. How-you-doin'?
  38. I was a faux-Friends-fan!  I thought it was a funny show, but I faked being obsessed because all of my other friends were for-real obsessed.
  39. I was also a faux-Sex and the City-fan.
  40. Still need to pee.
  41. The Girl is quiet!
  42. Why do kids want to sleep in their mom and dad's bed?  When I was a kid, I loved laying in my mama and daddy's bed watching TV and Nathan is napping in mine and Shaun's bed as we speak.
  43. Speaking of bed, we purchased a Sleep Number bed a while back and are still not sure if we like it.  Luckily they have amazing customer service and they are sending us various pads to try out and extending the return time in case we don't like it.
  44. Awwww!  I love hearing random "I love you"s!
  45. Beer, Bait and Ammo ... yeah.
  46. The person who can identify where #45 comes from get's a prize!
  47. What is your favorite number?
  48. I don't have a favorite number.
  49. Oh craps!  Shaun just walked through the room with a crow-bar!
  50. Hold on ...
  51. What's for lunch?!
  52. How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
  53. She sells sea shells by the seashore.
  54. I went to a Chinese Restaurant to buy a loaf of bread, bread, bread!
  55. I've lost motivation.
  56. I don't know.
  57. I still know all of the prepositions that I learned in the fourth grade.  I randomly say them when I'm sitting in traffic.
  58. Do those "brain exercise" websites really work?!
  59. I didn't really drink beer until after Katie was born.
  60. Tab tops or clip rings?!
  61. I'm washing my curtains for the first time in 2 1/2 years.
  62. If Silence is Golden, then what is Noise?
  63. I want a cookie!
  64. I love the sound of a crawling baby!
  65. This would be much more interesting if I was drinking a beer!
  66. Who invented kissing?!  It's kinda gross if you think about it b/c you're putting someone else's saliva in YOUR mouth!
  67. Why are doves the symbol for peace?!
  68. Better yet, it seems slightly ironic when people go dove hunting.
  69. Doves look like white pigeons to me.
  70. Whoever designed the graduation gown should be stretched on a rack!  They are seriously the most unflattering outfit.  EVER!
  71. Dressing room mirrors are torturous.  I think someone should invent flattering dressing room mirrors and lights!
  72. The phrase: "You are much more relaxed with your second child" is code speak for "yep, the second child is slightly neglected and often times gets the shaft!"
  73. My mama told me "You better shop around"!
  74. Smile!  Jesus loves you!
  75. What's cuter, baby butt cheeks OR baby face cheeks?!
  76. Who needs TV when you have a 3 1/3 year old and 1 year old to entertain you?!
  77. What do you want to do today?
  78. The same thing we do every day ... Try to take over the world!
  79. I love the "bad" carbs!
  80. I also love cokes (aka Dr. Peppers).
  81. And pizza!!!
  82. The color red subconsciously makes you want to spend money ... that's why casinos have red carpet and so many stores have red logos.
  83. If a bride wears white because it's the color of purity, then what does it say about the groom when he wears black?!
  84. I had fun planning my wedding!
  85. I think it would be fun to have a destination wedding!
  86. Uh-oh!  Now I hear a drill.  No bueno!
  87. I have all the materials to make chalkboard paint but am not feeling the motivation.
  88. Although it looks super easy to make ... according to the professionals!
  89. The DIY shows make me angry because they make everything look so easy ... but it never is!  (Here's how to make a house from scratch in 3 hours!)
  90. What IS my crazy husband doing?!
  91. Blake Shelton is cute!
  92. Bless you!
  93. Did skinny jeans go "out"?!  If so, what's the popular jeans style?!
  94. Who wants to come caulk and touch up paint the living room?
  95. Planned obsolescence is a wonderful way to keep the economy moving but it is still super frustrating sometimes!
  96. Speaking of economics, does anyone remember what the "Law of Diminishing Returns" is?!
  97. Orange is my favorite color!
  98. Why is there a "British English" and "American English"?!  Why can't there be just one, universal "English"?
  99. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!
  100.  I still need to pee!
UPDATE (since I didn't mention it originally):  The hubs decided it's long overdue to finish turning the "old kitchen" into a functioning room with doors ... ugh.  What is it with this family, home remodeling and holidays? (the BIG remodel started on Christmas Eve last year)

Written on Monday, May 28 at 11:59 in 47 minutes

Sunday, May 27, 2012

A year old?! Already?!

365 days ago, I welcomed the most beautiful little girl into this world.



Little did I know my life would change so much as a result of the little 6lb, 13oz bundle of flesh that popped into my life one year ago.

Some of the little miracles from this past year ...

Her birth ...

Words cannot describe the joy and utter fear a woman feels when she sees her baby for the first time.  You suddenly are gripping a little person who grew inside your body for 9 months and are responsible for turning them into a good person.  It is absolutely terrifying!  And absolutely amazing!

Sibling love ...
I love seeing the bond and love grow between Nathan and Katie. I was blessed with 2 older brothers and there is nothing more comforting than knowing they will forever and always protect me and defend my honor.  I pray that Katie and Nathan have the same unbreakable bond that me and my big bubbas have.




Her baby-ness ...
I feel like I missed a lot of Nathan's firsts because I was too busy dealing with his reflux, colic and just waiting for him to be a happy baby.  Knowing that Katie is our last baby really made me cherish every single second of her baby-ness.  I told her sweet stories during the night time feedings instead of thinking about how tired I would be in the morning.  I was more patient with her fussing and tears ... or maybe the patience was a result of the medication!



 




Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ode to my PITA House ...




Dearest house that I just *HAD TO HAVE*
You are really starting to made me mad!
Lately, there is always something wrong with you,
If you were a person, I'd kick you in the left gonad!

And you make me cuss!

Last night I really would have adored
Too sit in your hot tub as my body was sore.
But alas you had some other plans,
As your pool heater decided to work no more!

So, to you, dear house,
I look at you and frown,
And I give you a big fat thumbs-down!
(And the fist)

Your aches give me pains,
I need a second job to keep you maintained!


Your closet door sticks.
Your foundation is in distress!
And the tile is loose.
And your fence is a mess!

Your water heater is outdated.
Your pergo must go!
Your garage doesn't open!
We've invested much with nothing to show!

The faucet is leaky.
The bathroom is stuffy!
Your drains get clogged up!
And your dust puts me in a huffy!

The fart fan is broken
And a window pane is busted.
Damn you house!
And now the faucet is rusted!

Your sprinkler head is broken!
And your windows stick!
Your paint is peeling and cracking!
Owning you, dang house, is seriously lacking!

Ugh!  I miss apartment life!

I think I will add matches and lighter fluid to the grocery list!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ramblings of a drunk mom ...


**I ran my first 10K yesterday and popped open a bottle of wine after the kids went to bed to celebrate.  As me and my wine hobbled our way to the back porch to join Shaun and his beer, I made the mistake of grabbing the lap top.  The below blog post is what happens when you mix Becky, wine and blogging.  Enjoy!**

Friends don't let friends drink and blog!

Where is my husband?!  He should so totally take my lap top away from me!  I've had 2 glasses of wine and am 3 sheets to the wind! 

My lips are numb!

Oh, the dang kids better be happy tomorrow b/c I might be slightly hungover!
No Bueno!
I speak Espanol! ... un poquito ...

I had my first 10K today and am sore.

I like my husband.
I like wine.
The breeze feels quite nice tonight.

Seriously?!  It's only 10:00?!  I think I need to go to bed.
After 1 more glass of wine ...
 I deserve it!
I ran 6 miles today ...

Oh wait!  I already said that!

Dang it!

I like wine.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Being a mama ...

It's been a while since I've written a thought provoking post so please bear with me as I dust off my R.E.M. cassette and fall into my "deep thought" place.


To be a mama, you have to build some incredibly strong callouses to withstand all the wear and tear to your mind, body and soul.
Being a mama hurts my brain.
Attempting to rationalize with a 3 1/2 year old on why he has to wear pants when it's 30 degrees outside challenges my brain more than any college professor ever did.
I can hear the wheels turning in my head as I try to explain life in words the Turkey understands.  
I can't count how many times I've pinched the bridge of my nose and closed my eyes trying to think of a good reason as to why a plastic airplane can't really fly.
Being a mama hurts my brain!

Being a mama hurts physically.
There is a reason God created menopause because a woman needs to be energetic and slightly agile to keep up with a child.
The morning after a grueling wrestling match with "Nathan the Destroyer" has me reaching for my prescription strength ibuprofen.
Lugging around a 20 pound baby strains muscles I didn't even know existed in my back and shoulders.
If Nathan accidentally runs over my flip-flopped pinky toe with his Big Wheels, I want to fall to the floor in pain!
Being a mama physically hurts!

Being a mama hurts my heart.  
But as a mama, you are expected to be strong ... after all, a mama's kiss heals all boo-boos.  
There are days when I don't want to be strong.
But, as a mama, you can't crawl back in bed.
With every cry I hear from my babies when they fall, I want to cry too.
When their hearts break, my heart breaks more.
When they are up all night with a stomach virus, I am right there by their side wiping their face with a warm wash cloth and praying for God to help heal them.
Being a mama hurts my heart!


Being an adult is hard.
Being married is harder.
Being a parent is harder-er.
And being confident in your ability to be all 3 is the dang-dad-gummed hardest.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Inventions of the Devil ...

If God created beautiful sweet babies, then the Devil created their horrible playthings!

Below is my list of the Devil's Worst Ones ...

10.  Buttons and Shoelaces ... or anything that little fingers aren't exercised enough to operate. 
All fasteners and attachments should be velcro.



9.  Stickers. 
REALLY?!  Really?!  The Devil is the only being capable of thinking a piece of paper with atom-bomb-resistant adhesive would be an acceptable means of entertainment for an adventurous Little!




8. Toilet Paper
As necessary as toilet paper is, I blame The Devil for making it attractive to chunky little fingers.  I think the Littlest could win a gold medal for the fastest toilet paper unrolling!


7. Play-Doh
No explanation needed for this one.  Just the words send chills down my spine!


6.  All Disappearing Toys! 
This includes the Batman mask that Turkey NEEEEEEDS and I can't find and we're alreay running 15 minutes late for daycare and I have a meeting at 8:00AM!

5. Leaves. 
Yes ... leaves.  They still cover my yard during this beautiful spring weather.  The Girl insists they are a delicacy and must be digested.  And The Boy manages to track them into our house and they randomly appear in the most odd places  ... like my wallet?!  Whuck?!


4.  Markers. 
They manage to mark on everything BUT paper!  They should be called "Devil-ers" instead of "Mark-ers"!


3.  Syrup. 
Everything.Sticks.to.Syrup.  EVERYTHING!  Especially toilet paper and leaves!

2.  ALL Noise Making Toys!
This includes the (possessed) talking puppy that will yell "I LOVE YOU!" at 3:00 in the morning for absolutely no reason! 


1.  Cell Phones and Remote Controllers
Phones and Remotes are another necessary part of life ... but I swear Little Hands and Eyes are designed (by the DEVIL!) to pinpoint any unsupervised small electronic device from 500 yards away in a room filled with balloons, bubbles, ribbon ... and Toilet Paper!