Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Prince, Princess, and Dragon

When will this story end?  It has been going on for weeks!  Let me explain.  We have Netflix and have been renting the various Disney movies for Buggy.  So far she's seen Aladdin, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty (her favorite), Ice Age, and Fox and the Hound.  She's into everything princess and toy story right now. 

I was unloading the dishwasher and we were talking about favorite colors.  She told me hers was pink and asked me what mine was.  I told her that I have two.  I really like orange and green.  She told me that I liked orange the best.  :)  Then she went on to tell me that she likes pink because it's a "girl" color, and orange was a "boy" color.  (Mind you, she'll only be 3 in a few weeks!)  I tried my best to explain that people can like any color they want to, that there are no "boy or girl" colors.  I gave a few examples of people that like colors that aren't stereotypical.  Anyway, in our house, for the last two weeks I have been a Princess.  Buggy is a prince, and daddy is a dragon.  It was fun for the first two days.  Now, I can't even talk to daddy without calling him dragon, or talk about him to other people unless I refer to him as dragon.  Buggy, excuse me, prince takes this very serious.  (I wonder if she continues this game at school, or if it stops at the doors.)  Before this she would pretend to be a mermaid or Sleeping Beauty, but just for a day.  We'd have to make sure to tell the mermaid (or who ever she was) good night and call her by that name.  We have never had the whole family be something for so long. 

I asked her last night after supper when I could be mommy again.  That I missed being mommy and I want daddy back too.  Buggy just looked at me like I was crazy.  She protested that I wasn't mommy and was in fact a princess.  But, that I could be mommy in the kitchen when I make supper. 

Has any of this happen to any of you?  What did you do?  I just want the "game" to end and be mommy, Buggy, and daddy again.  Any ideas?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Not the week I wanted

This week was staring out great!  Monday Buggy went off to school, I had my muffin tin all done, and even make leg warmers.  Monday night I was hit with a bug.  Tuesday I spent most of the time on cold meds and laying on the couch.  I was so thankful hubby came home early to help take care of the kids and cook supper, because there is no way I could have done any of that!  I tried to wash my hands and stay away from the kids as much as I could, but Buggy was sick the next day!  She was so upset that she couldn't go to school (remember those days of wanting to go?).  After every nose blow, she'd tell me how tissues make her feel better and she can go to school now.  Poor thing.  She just wanted to go play with her friends.  I had to explain that if she went she'd get all of her friends sick, so it was best to stay at home and go next week.  She didn't like that at all.  She continued to tell me how she was better after every time she blew her nose for the rest of the day.  Then Thursday came.  I got a call from my sister that my mom was taken by ambulance to the hospital.  I tried and tried to get a hold of her, and nothing.  I called the hospital and found out she was in the ICU.  Are you kidding me?!?  What is going on here.  So I called and talked to her, the doc,my sister, my aunt ,and uncle. It felt like I spent most of the day on the phone.  (Buggy thought that too, because when I was off the phone for good, she picked up her phone and started to play with it.  She made sure to come tell me that she was on the phone and I needed to be quiet.  She called a lot of people.)  Turns out my mom was very dehydrated and had an extremely low blood pressure.  She also has a kink in her stomach.  This could be from the first surgery, or the cancer is growing and moving things around.  Let's hope for the first!!!  The low blood pressure could mean an infection so she's on antibiotics for that.  Her vitals are up and looking better, but she continues to stay in ICU until she's more stable.  As I sit here and write this at 4:45 a.m., I also want you to know that Buggy woke up screaming in her sleep.  Hubby and Punkie (our dog) is sleeping with her now.  I couldn't go back to sleep because of all the crazy added stress from earlier.  I have to wake hubby up in 30 min to get ready for work.  I'm sure this is going to be a very long day.  But hopefully a good day at that. 

I'm sorry to my readers that I haven't gotten back to.  Once the girls are down for an afternoon nap I am hoping to find some computer time.  It's nice to just relax and catch up with my readers and the many other blogs I follow.  Hope you have a great Friday and please, please, please keep my mom in your thoughts and prayers. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Here they are!

This is what I have been busy doing this morning and afternoon.  It was hard to find time today.  Buggy had school and Miss Crazy O was crazy.  :)  She's a little stuffed up and is needing more mommy time than usual. 

I love these leg warmers!  They are super easy to make, and I'm so in love with them.  I can't wait to make some more this weekend. 

Buggy was so happy to have some new ones to add to her collection that she went outside wearing them.  Mind you, it's 80 today.  Then, she insisted on taking her afternoon nap in them.  She's so silly.  :)

Muffin Tin Monday 9/20/2010

Good afternoon!  I have been super busy this morning.  I know it's a little late for this post, but I just had to share.  Our theme was shapes.  :) 

Yogurt with heart sprinkles, circle peas, rectangle cheese, circle bananas, and a heart ham sandwich.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Friday Blog Hop


Five things about me
1.  If it's not on my kitchen calendar, we don't do it.
2.  I love to plan and host parties.
3.  I could eat pizza cold, hot, morning, and night.
4.  Family really is everything to me.
5.  I was in the hospital for 95 days on strict bed rest (from 11/09-03/10---I missed several holidays!)

Free Kashi Snack

Head over to Kashi for their snack drive.  You pick a snack that you would normally eat, and trade it in for a healthier alternative.  If you skip that process you can pick a snack from one of the choices.  The choices are a TLC Ripe Strawberry Cereal Bar, TLC Trail Mix Granola Bar, or TLC Original 7 Grain Crackers.  I'm getting the TLC Trail Mix Granola Bar.  Your snack will come in the mail.  It's that simple!  Thanks Kashi. 

Blog spotlight

Thanks to my friend Jennie at SweepTight, I'm in her blog spotlight.  :)  Please stop by her blog and take a moment to read it.   I also made comment about my two favorite blogs to read.  I love them and highly recommend stopping by.  They are CrazyHouse and Pink and Green Mamma .

Hope you are all having a great Thursday like I am!  Don't forget to set your DVR's for the Oprah show (Friday 17, 2010). 

Wednesday Madness

Oh my goodness!  Yesterday Buggy went to school for the full time (9:15-11:45).  After Miss Crazy O and I took her we ran over to a preview class for Musikgarten.  Buggy has participated in this program for years, and now it's Miss Crazy O's turn.  (We have been really happy with this program and highly recommend it! They have classes from infant all the way to adult.)  After class I had to run home and change.  O had spit up all during class and needed to be chanced 3 times!  I smelled so bad I needed to change before we went to pick Buggy up from school.  O slept for 30 min before we had to go get her sister.  After we were all home and fed, the girls have naps.  Well, not yesterday!  Buggy played during her nap.  :(  I had to go in several times to remind her this was nap time and not play time. 

Finally after many hours of play I had Buggy just come out of her room.  She was obviously not going to nap.  She had a melt down and I told her to calm down/take a chill pill.  I should have never said that because the next thing you know, she's crying because she doesn't have a chill pill.  She really wanted one and this quickly turned into a fit (because of not having a nap).  I tried to tell her that they aren't real, that's just something people say when you need to calm down.  (I will never use this phrase with her again!)  Being tired and mad, she went into her room without a chill pill. 

When hubby came home we decided to treat ourselves after a hectic day to dinner out.  Yay!  No cooking or dishes to do.  :)  He really wanted to try Fuddruckers.  I have eaten there a few times in high school, but he has never been.  We drove there to only find they went out of business.  :(  Man!  We drove around the area and found Texas Road House.  We have never been there and decided to give it a try.  Yumm!  We were so impressed.  They have these amazing bread baskets with cinnamon butter they give you.  Not to mention the peanuts too!  :)  How fun was this place going to be.  You can even pick your own steak, or order something off of the menu.  To our pleasant surprise, happy hour is every Monday - Friday from 4-7!  I had a margarita for only $3!  :)  It was so good.  After ordering our food, we were pretty much full.  This place has not only amazing food, but also great service!  This is going to be our new date night spot.

I was taking pics with my camera when the button you push to take pics fell off!  Oh my goodness---now it looks like I will be getting a new one.  I loved my pink camera!  It wasn't the best, but was better than most.  I'm hoping this weekend we can go look at what's out there and do a little research.  (For those of you that don't know my hubby, he's very extreme.  He likes to have the best, fastest, craziest things for a great price!  He'll do research on anything before we buy it and find it at a great price!)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oprah and Tofu

Just a reminder that the Oprah show my sister and mom went to is going to be on Friday!  :)  I already have my DVR set up to record.  I can't wait! 

Another note, I made something new tonight.  I had some tofu and added it to our mushroom alfredo and broccoli tonight.  After we prayed, Buggy dove right into the tofu.  She picked out all of the little cubes and ate them first.  When she was done she said "May I have some more cofu?".  (It was hard not to laugh at her.)  Hubby told her she had to eat her broccoli before she could get more.  By the time the broccoli was almost all done, she was too full.  She's already asked for "cofu" for lunch after school.  :)  She's so silly!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Good Morning Monday!

So, I thought I'd be able to catch up on my blog this weekend.  We didn't really have any big plans. We were going to help clean Buggy's playground at school, and Sunday school started.  That was it. 

Early Saturday morning, before breakfast, Buggy got sick.  Two times.  What a horrible start to the weekend.  When it happened, I thought the bug she had would last at least the whole weekend.  I ran to the store to get her some "special fluids" for her tummy.  By the time I got home from the store I could tell that the bug wasn't going to last as long as I thought.  Buggy was begging for lunch and we decided to give her the B.R.A.T (bananas, rice, apples, toast) diet.  She ate.  To her surprise she said "I didn't spit up!".  After lunch came a long 4 hour nap.  She was good to go!  :)  I felt so lucky that this "bug" was fairly nice.  Or so I thought.

Sunday morning came too quickly.  Early that morning my hubby was sick.  Ugh!  At first I thought about when this lovely little bug was going to catch up with me and Miss Crazy O.  I don't have time for such things.  Hubby was feeling better by church time so we all went to church.  We drove separate cars because he was picking up 2 students (from a college up the road) to bring to church.  I was so worried that Miss Crazy O was going to get it next I wasn't really able to concentrate much on anything else.  After the service Hubby met me in the nursery to tell me he'd meet me at home.  He asked if I needed help with anything.  I handed him Buggy's red busy bag and he was off.  Before I knew it I was searching for my keys and had no idea where I had put them.  I took everything out of the diaper bag twice.  I retraced all of my steps.....and, nothing!  :(  What was I going to do?  It was drizzling outside.  Not too cool and pretty warm.  It wasn't till the girls' babysitter mentioned that maybe the keys were in the red bag I gave hubby.  Yup, that was it!  He had my keys.  So, we walked home in the drizzle.  It wasn't the Sunday I thought I should be having.  But we made do. 

After getting bills ready, food shopping, and some laundry done I relaxed the only way I know how on a Sunday.  I watched the Packers win 27-20!  Go pack go!  This was the perfect ending to a hectic weekend.  Not at all how I had planed in my head, but a pretty good one. 

Friday, September 10, 2010


My mom and sister went to the Oprah taping yesterday.  :)  WOW!  Oprah really helped my sister!  The show will air a week from today.  My sister said that they were sitting in the front row.  I don't want to give too many details, but my sister doesn't have to worry about a honeymoon, or a dress.  Yup, that's right.  Oprah gave 50 brides dresses and honeymoons.  She also got a bunch of goodies, but you'll have to watch the show to find out. 

Hope everyone is having a great Friday!  My hubby just made Sailor of the Quarter.  We are so proud of him.  My mom is getting her second chemo treatment today.  The girls and I have some late birthday gifts to send out and some food shopping to do later today.  Hope you have a great weekend!  I'm looking forward to some time to catch up on my blog. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Link Up

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What would you do?

We have started to think/plan Buggy's 3rd birthday party. Since she has a late birthday, she is in the 2 year old class at school. I wanted to have a mermaid party for her. She's very into that right now. I thought about inviting the little girls from her class (3 of them), a few from church, and some other friends. Thing is, I'm thinking some of the other kids might be too little to do all I had planed. I'm thinking now we can have everyone over for ice cream, bounce house and gifts. School is just starting and I don't know how other parents will feel about getting birthday invites already (and still maybe a bit early for the younger ones). I'm stuck! Should we just do a family one with X (cousin), or have her mermaid party with her little girl friends. A third choice is to just invite the friends she already has and come up with a new theme. What would you do?

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Mom Update

My mom is back home after being in the hospital for a few days.  She had to get some fluids and get her blood sugar under control.  Her first chemo (that was a couple of weeks ago) made her pretty sick.  She's got that under control better, and is ready for her second treatment this Friday. 

My mom and sister are going to be in the Oprah show this Thursday.  I can't wait to hear when the show will air.  My sister is engaged to a fireman (us girls love men in uniform..lol) and wanted to get married in the Fall of 2011.  Since mom isn't working, and my sister has put her job on hold, there aren't many funds coming in to support the wedding planning right now.  My sister's best friend is also engaged to be married next year.  My sister's friend's mom wrote to Oprah about the situation, and they want them to come to this Thursday's taping.  WOW!  I don't want to be greedy/selfish, but I'm hoping this is the bridal show and Oprah will help.  :)  Wouldn't that be something.  But if not, it is still very awesome that they (all 4 of them) are going to the show. 

My mom has a busy week, and I hope she has a great one!

Muffin Tin Monday 9/6/2010

Since Daddy has off today, he came up with the theme for this Monday.  His theme is ABC 123. 

A- apple
B- bread and butter
C- cheese
1- one granola bar
2- two rolled hams
3- three pieces of kiwi

Friday, September 3, 2010

End Of Summer

We went to visit the in-laws this last week.  Our whole family had such a great time.  Not only did the girls get to see their grandparents, but we were also lucky enough to spend the time with Hubby's sister's family.  :)  So there were 6 adults, 4 kids, and 6 dogs all in one house! 

 It was so funny to see the 4 cousins play (even if they are all diff ages).  They had such a great time swimming, playing, fishing, and goofing around.  X (our nephew) is great with Buggy and Crazy O!  He took the time out to care/play with both.  He has a "magic trick" he loves to perform.  He takes one of the girls (either his sister (Fashionista) or Buggy) and puts them in a large box.  X turns the box around (so they can sneak out) and turns it back around to us---only for us to find that there is nobody in the box.  :)  Very cute trick. 

Fashionista and Buggy were connected at the hip.  They both wanted to be/do what the other was doing.  Sharing toys (you know the other person always has the better ones!), swimming, dancing, playing, holding hands, swinging, and getting wagon rides were just a few of the things they did. 

After such a nice trip we are now taking the weekend easy.  Hubby is back to work Tuesday, and Buggy will start her first day of school on Wednesday.  The summer is over and time to get into fall.  Time to plan a birthday party and get our Christmas shopping done before October comes and goes.  Fall is my favorite time of the year and I'm ready and waiting to embrace it.  :)