Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Another laugh

So we sit down for dinner and it wasn't anything special eggo waffles and bacon. Yep pretty healthy if you ask me. My poor kids are going to grow thinking you have to stick waffles in the toaster to get them warm. Anyway, we were just sitting down and Abbie started the conversation.

Abbie: "I wonder what El Paso looked like when it was older?" I replied, "Do you mean when it was new?" Abbie: "No, I mean in the olden days like the 80s." I looked at her and said: "Does that mean I'm old?" Abbie: "No, they just didn't make houses like this in the 80s."

I seriously don't know where she comes up with these things. All I could do was smile at her. I was afraid if I laughed she would get mad at me. She is starting to get conscious about stuff like that. I just told her she was pretty funny and I know she doesn't think I'm old.

Patrick today decided it was ok to let Knuckles go outside even though I expressed that he can't. Of course Knuckles was in heaven. He ate some grass, which I hope to find puked back up downstairs and not upstairs in one of the rooms on the carpet. Oh, well. I'm gonna have to start carrying the camera around. He is getting to stinkin' cute now a days.

Not much going on. Counting down the days to go see Kristina, Dan and Baby Connor. Super excited!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Anticipation for Grandma's visit.

We were eating dinner tonight and Abbie just randomly says "Mom, the song still applies." I replied, "What song?" She comes back with "Grandma is coming around the mountain when she comes. We have a mountain, she would have to come around." She is so looking forward to her Grandma's visit. I hope my mom plans on staying for more than a weekend. If not then we will make due, but her Granddaughter might not like it so much.

Think Jb has pushed on, haven't heard from him for two days. I know. I know. Last deployment I complained I heard to much from him. I just don't want to waste talking with him. I think this time its going to be harder because he doesn't have a computer either. So, hopefully he will try to call more. We shall see.

Patrick was pretty cute. He wore his tennis shoes today (we've lost one of his crocs). He kept putting them on the wrong feet. I kept telling him they were on the wrong feet and he kept saying 'No on my feet momma.' The boy is certainly cute when he is logical. I think he took off his crocs in my room but somehow I have lost it. Which is sad because I cleaned my room so I don't know where it could have gone. I guess, I will just have to keep looking.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Sunday!!!

Or was the song Monday Monday? Oh well, today was a good day. Patrick was a crack up today. I put him up at the table when I was making dinner. He didn't get a nap today so everything was wrong. Bumping into things and hurting bad. So I decided he needed to just be. Gave him his coloring book and crayons and he was a happy camper.

I'm watching Rising:Building Ground Zero on the science channel. It makes me sad that when I was in NYC back in April that Amanda and I didn't go see it. I can't wait to go back to New York. I would really like to go back and see the new tower and the memorial. You know the crazy thing of it is, my family and I were in NYC in July of that year. Actually, walked right below the towers to go see the statue of Liberty. I can tell you exactly what I was doing that day. I was house sitting for a friend's parents that went to Norway for a trip. Walked to MSU~Billings campus to head to my math class. My math teacher walked in and said "I think we are all wanting to be near a t.v.  I went back to the house that I was house sitting and turned on the t.v. just in time to watch the first tower fall. I called my mom and told her to get the t.v in the kitchen and turn it on. We were both shocked. Now watching the show is so sad and awe-inspiring. Just watching the memorial museum collecting debris from the actually site and from people that were there, is unbelievable. I want to take my kids there and tell them about it. One of the reason Jb, my husband, went active. I can remember we were just kids.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hard Nights

It's nights like these where we would be sitting on the couch watching something on the t.v. or a movie that are the hardest. The quiet just comes up and gets you. Tonight I'm missing my best friend. Wishing he was sitting here next to me on the couch or even playing his x-box. I know silly things to wish for but for me it would be great.

Miss you babe!!! Be safe and come back soon!!! Love you with everything that is me.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Blahs

The last couple days have been blah days. Nothing bad but nothing to great either. I will probably have a few of these days in the next year and many years to come.

We went to Menchies with Tiffany last wednesday. That was pretty fun. I tried the Dulce de leche yogurt. It tasted like frozen caramel. Very yummy.

We made plans to get together this weekend to make puppy chow. I'm not sure if she wants to come to my house or we do it at hers. I will have to text her tomorrow to see what she has in mind. We picked up some cards to send to Jb. Can't wait to get those off in the mail. I need to grab some stamps. I might actually have some in my wallet.

Abbie survived her first week of school. We celebrated with CiCi's Pizza and a couple used games for the wii. I'm trying to stock our wii games up. Maybe we will play it more. We got Wipeout. Which is hilarious, we may have to take that one to Dan and Kristina's house. I would love to see how Dan does. We also got Super Mario Galaxy 2. Hopefully it isn't as hard as the last one. We shall see though.

I also had my blood draw done up for the life insurance policy we decided to do.

The blahs are making me tired so this lady is off to bed.

Hasta luego!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pulling My Hair Out by the End of the Day!!

The day started out great. Patrick actually came down and snuggled with me for half hour before the alarm went off. Once we got Abbie off to school, I dove right into laundry. Folded the load Jb left of his clothes and misc stuff. Did 3 loads after that. Most of its put away except the kids stuff. Haven't finished folding that stuff.

Patrick played outside for most of the morning. I fixed our Logitech all in one remote. I about flipped my shit over that. It said low battery needs to charge, so I stuck it on the charger and came back a few hours later. It read failure to charge, I was like I so do not need this right now. I figured maybe it was the surge protector.  I unplugged it and plugged it back into a wall outlet. Nope read failure to charge. So I synced it up with the computer. It needed an update. I was like why can't you just program it to say that? Charged fine after that.

Our bed time routine is a little different now. Instead of me laying down with Patrick until he goes to sleep. Abbie reads him a story and then I go in and tuck him and his daddy doll. Give him kisses and tell him to go to sleep. I usually only have to go in there once. Well, tonight he was quiet for a long time so I thought he was out. So I went into the kitchen to finish up the dishes. After I was done I went to check on Patrick and tuck him back in and what not. He wasn't even in his room. He wasn't in Abbie's either. He was in the office (where he shouldn't have been) playing with my reader and to make it even worse he broke my stylus. I swear he doesn't want to survive to his 3rd birthday. I swatted his butt and sent him back to bed. Seriously thought about pulling my hair out. Instead I took a shower and I am in a much more relax state right now.

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of School

Was a success. She loved it. Likes her teacher and made a new friend. Came home excited that she started learning cursive letters. I think we will have to get a book so she can practice and get her penmanship better. Should be interesting.

She was so excited to go to school today she was up at 6:15 am to get dressed and go. I told my alarm doesn't go off until 6:45 I'll see you in 30 minutes. Crazy kid, I know I was excited for her to go to school but not that early.

We even switched up the cookies on the first day. Instead of having them made. I started the cookies and we finished them when she got home. She loves cracking eggs. Which is great for me, I hate it. I usually get all slimy and gross. Plus, she had to have ice cream right after school and since it was so hot I couldn't blame her.

Jb called right before I went to get her and left a message for her. She is so cute, every night she blows a kiss to Jb and says good night daddy. It has me tear up a little every time.

I have started to put Patrick's clothes away in my room. I never get his clothes upstairs so I decided that I may as well just stick them in my room so then they wouldn't be stuck in a basket all the time and the laundry would actually be all put away. (wishful thinking I know) I've also started putting stuff aside for Connor (Kristina and Dan's son). I can't wait to take it to him in 2 weeks. I am so counting down the days. I'm gonna have me some quality baby time. Even though he will be 6 weeks old, I can't wait to snuggle the little guy. Which reminds me I will have to call Kristina to see how he did sleeping in his bed went tonight.

Well this lady is going to clean off the bed and hit the hay. I picked up two new books that I want to read.

Hasta luego!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Night Before the First Day of School

I wish I could say its quiet but its not. Well not totally quiet, the washing machine and dryer are doing over time. I didn't get Abbie's uniforms in through the wash before tonight. Found a load of towels that must have been there since last week. I doubled up on everything and had to rewash the towels.

We did manage to get her things in her back pack. I hope she like her teacher. I think she will.

I have to confess, I didn't sleep well or at all last night. I think I did get like 3 hours. I want to get her uniforms washed and dried so I can go to sleep tonight. Other than that we didn't do much today. Just been bums. It was nice for the last day of summer (so to speak).

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Survived the Sleepover

So I was not sure I was going to survive the sleepover; but we did. Abbie and Amelia didn't stop talking and giggling till 2 am. Poor Aurora came downstairs and slept on the couch. She said it was a lot more comfortable than the floor. I wasn't sure why they were sleeping on the floor, when Abbie's bed could probably fit all three of them comfortably.

Took them to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. They have a new Lemon Kreme Pie doughnut. It was delish. I do have to say it was messy only because the outside was caked in powdered sugar and I guess me and powdered sugar doesn't go well.


He is my fishboy. He LOVES the water.


She too had a blast.


I'm not sure if it was cold but they wanted me to take their pictures while they standing there. 


Doesn't this look like water jail?

Then I decided that I was going to take all the kids to Biggs Water Park. I think they had a blast and gave Christian some down time. Aurora wanted to set another date for a sleepover when Puss in Boots come out in November. I bet it will be fun, but I'd take them to an earlier showing.

Well this girl is exhausted and she is off to bed. Good night everyone.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Movie Night with the Girls!!!

Yes we went to Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. Amelia, Aurora, and Abbie went with me. It was fun. Now they are all up in Abbie's room sequestered. Left Patrick out. Poor little guy.

He has taken Daddy's phone off somewhere to play, Angry Birds no less.

It hasn't taken very long to adapt to single life, well I'm still adjusting but the making sure my phone is on me at all times; both pair of keys; moved the body pillow up on the bed. I've decided they need to figure out how to make a heated body pillow. They would make a killing near base that have units deploy.

OPSEC ~ Operational Security. It's information that we should not put out on the internet or through phone calls because the 'enemy' will be able to track it down and use it.

Well now a days every unit has started using facebook. I'm not saying they should and its about the best place to get information out but I draw the line at putting the address where the units are going to be. Maybe it isn't opsec anymore. Who knows but man, its a sad day when I have to go to facebook to get the information I should receive in an email.

Talked to Jb tonight. He said they got in around 5 our time. He sounded tired. Hope he gets some rest. He has already told me a few things that he forgot and needed.

Open House Madness

So today was open house at Abbie's new school. What a cluster of a mess that was. The parents in some regards were/are worse than the kids. The principle was talking about attendance and discipline actions and no one could hear her. I could barely hear her and I was in the front row. Plus, then they passed out ice cream. The kids wanted ice cream and I just wanted to go see her teacher.

I'm not sure about this year. I think she has a first time teacher. I'm not saying first timers are a bad thing but I think Abbie needs one that knows the ropes. Maybe not we shall see.

After the open house we went school supply shopping with Christian and his girls. It was a riot, not the same as my shopping buddy Amanda. I miss her a lot.


My favorite picture of my babies.



A good family picture


My Boys


Not really sure what was going on.



Crazy like tiger. Eric took this picture. It turned out great. LOL



The last hug. Until next time. Be safe babe!!!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday July 17th

Today was a rough day. Knew it was going to be. Abbie didn't break down until once we hit the car. Patrick I'm not sure really he understands. He wanted to go on the airplane "to Iraq".

Abbie wanted to sleep with me, so didn't want to go there tonight. Hopefully the open house at here school tomorrow will distract her enough. We shall see.

I guess this means we can start the count down. Will post my favorite pics soon.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday at the Zoo





The Giraffe were fighting but they decide for this picture to behave and let me get a good one of them.


 Tried to get Patrick to stay with the Orangutan but he wouldn't do it. Not sure this one was ready for Patrick anyways.
 


Have to say the turtle decided to show us how long he could stretch his neck. It was pretty cool to see.

Zebra butts. I'm not sure I need to say anymore than that.

Jb didn't have to work today so we decided to hit the zoo. Really enjoyed it. We saw Ocelot, Lions, snakes, monkeys, tapirs, Orangutans, birds.

We will have to hit again when my mom and dad come down for Patrick's birthday. They had a train that you could ride around on but it was down.

It was a pretty good day all in all. Patrick went down easy for a nap, that's always a win in my book.