Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tweet! Tweet! April 2008:
Zak: "You produced two babies and now you think you can do anything." Damn strait, mister! 8:21 PM Apr 30th from txt
How is it possible that every time I get in my car on any given day I end up tuning in at the exact same spot on the Howard Stern Show? 5:11 PM Apr 30th from txt
Maddie wants to race me, so she says, "It's a mart.... He said....GO!". No matter how many times I tell her it's, ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO! 1:02 PM Apr 29th from txt
I changed from my suit to jeans after I checked in for my return flight and a pilot commented, "why did you change out of that cute skirt?" 5:11 PM Apr 28th from txt
The security guy at the airport looked at my I.D. and said he liked my hair better "longer... like on your drivers license." 3:51 PM Apr 27th from txt
Maddie thinks we should put a TV on the deck of our Lake House. Cause apparently the view of the water isn't entertaining enough! 11:20 AM Apr 26th from txt
Lake Medina is beautiful. Watching a lightening storm from the deck. Babies are sleeping. Life is good. 10:42 PM Apr 25th from txt
I am super techno girl! I updated my Sirius S50 in my car by following the directions INSTEAD of throwing the damn thing out the window. 1:27 PM Apr 25th from txt
Maddie calls beef jerky "beef turkey" which at least makes more sense than JERKY. 6:54 PM Apr 23rd from txt
Got a check today from Chase bank for FOUR CENTS after I closed my checking account thee months ago. Um, thanks? 3:59 PM Apr 18th from txt
Maddie is wearing black sunglasses and playing her harmonica on the way to school. "I rocked it!" 8:35 AM Apr 18th from txt
Brooke has ANOTHER ear infection. Her THIRD in the last several months. Doctors suggested putting tubes in her ears. 1:52 PM Apr 15th from web
When I turned off "Little Einsteins" today you would have assumed I turned off the oxygen supply to her brain. "Nooooo! Please don't do it!" 9:35 AM Apr 15th from web
The only thing worse than a five hour drive with two whiny kids is doing it with a hangover...a REALLY ugly pukey hangover. 8:32 PM Apr 13th from txt
On the way to Dallas and Maddie won't sleep or stop whining: "Stop the car!" and "I wanna go to Dallas!" 3:34 PM Apr 11th from txt
I hate truck stops. GROSS in every way you think about it. 2:50 PM Apr 11th from txt
Maddie says she isn't ready to leave the restaurant yet. She says, "Two more hours!" 6:57 PM Apr 10th from txt
Maddie to Brooke: "Okay Brookey, it's time to go to sleep. Good night, and please do not poop or pee while your sleeping. I love you, s ...... 10:36 AM Apr 9th from txt
Woke up at midnight to a screaming Brooke who had a full disgusting diaper that leaked all over. Parenting is fun! 10:46 AM Apr 7th from txt
Crowed at HEB. Been here for well over an hour with a wait three baskets deep! 1:19 PM Apr 6th from txt
Flights: martini, margarita,tequilla, desserts. A little bit of everything. A mother-in-law babysitting. Alone with my husband. Heaven. 9:44 PM Apr 5th from txt
Going to a birthday party at gymboree! Monkeys! Monkeys! More monkeys! 2:38 PM Apr 5th from txt
Maddie (3 years old): "don't ask me 'Why?' you are making me crazy!!!" 9:57 AM Apr 5th from txt
Bad new: Brooke has a double ear infection. Good news: She gave me a kiss for the first time. Does that mean I'm gonna get sick too? 4:17 PM Apr 4th from txt
At the doctor AGAIN with Brooke. She has a fever. Taking bets...ear infection or mystery virus? 9:14 AM Apr 4th from txt
Maddie (3 years old): "When I used to be a squirelI would eat dirt and grass." 8:17 AM Apr 4th from txt
Work, workout, shop? What should I do next? 11:17 AM Apr 3rd from txt
I found two lottery tix my rental car this week. Turns out they were worth two bucks, and I reinvested my windfall into a mega tix. 11:05 AM Apr 3rd from web
On my way to the Texas Democratic County Conventions. I'm a delegate for OBAMA! 11:35 AM Mar 29th from web
I just created a twitter account. I'm so hip. 3:58 PM Mar 26th from web
Friday, April 25, 2008
"Don't leave withoutta me!"
"What in the world?"
"I haven't done that a long time ago"
"When I was a old man, I would...." or "When I was a car, I used to...." Or "When I was a grown up, I always..."
The Girl has apparently had multiple past lives and is here on this planet NOW to inform me of what her life was like before she was my daughter.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
It's a two bedroom, two bath, with two living areas with a detached garage and carport in Bandera, TX. Bandera is the self proclaimed "Cowboy Capital of the World." It's a little town of about 1000, and we noticed more bikers than cowboys on our quick trip to "town" for some essentials. It takes about ten minutes to get to the nearest sign of (human) life, grocery store and stereotypical cowboy shops. San Antonio is about a 45 minute drive away. Here is the front of the house:
Speaking of essentials. We have none. We slept on air mattress and sat on the patio furniture that came with the house. We did also negotiate the fridge and washer/dryer. We are using our old college dishes and pots and pans, and are in the market for a few beds and couches (hello Craig's List!). It didn't seem to matter much since we spent the majority of the 75 degree weather outside.
When we were telling Maddie about that we were going to buy the Lake House (that she visited when we were looking in the video) she reasoned, "So...if we're going to buy the lake house today, it may be too heavy for us to put in our basket. How will we pay for it if it won't fit in our basket?" I responded, "We'll pay for it with The Girls College Tuition Fund." She didn't seem to mind!
The Girls had lots of fun exploring. Both were bitten my some red ants, Maddie screamed and screamed, and we didn't even notice that Brooke got two bites on her leg until several hours later in the bath! Maddie had a bite on her hand, and then FREAKED OUT when she saw a black ant on her leg. She also freaked when she saw a few lizards, a stick (a snake!), a butterfly, and some birds. It took a while for her to even believe that this deer and bear (pictured below) were just fake plaster statues. She climbed on the "horsey deer" for a ride, then fell off and scraped her knee. She screamed louder when she saw blood. "Bbbllooooooddddd!" More screaming occurred, then whimpering for another hour.
I have a feeling that Brooke will forever be an outside kinda girl because of having this house in her young life. She toddled around in the grass looking closely at everything she could see.
Speaking of yard art, MY GOD! The previous owners did us the favor of leaving all their crap for our enjoyment. There are four bird houses, six fake frogs, a large deer, a plastic saddle, a bear holding a baby bear, fake flowers, "welcome" signs, a mini train, a Tom Sawyer, six mini deer, an owl, about 10 flower bed hummingbirds, flamingos, bees, butterfly's, stork, wind chimes, and a bird bath. They were only missing the Partridge in the Pear Tree.
So, are you wondering what is the 1% of our requirements that this house didn't meet? WATER ACCESS. Water FRONT was my requirement, but Zak is dying to get into the water. There is a 20 foot vertical drop off on the property, then another 60ish feet of tiered vertical-ness to the water. This is also a huge safety issue for us, but the majority of the property has a barrier of some sort (rocks or large bushes) that would prevent drunken accidental falls. However, one could easily climb over those rocks and fall, which is our major concern. There is no way we can physically get down to the water (believe me, Zak tried), so who knows how much it is gonna cost to build a walkway or stairs. We even thought to just tie a rope and Tarzan Swing it out to the water!
The only "good" part about not have water access right now, is the fact that a boat is out of the question until we have a walkway to the water and a dock. "One step at a time," I kept saying as Zak came up with one idea after another to get his toes in the water.
Another reason we got this place was so we could use it to attract our friends/family to come visit us more often....especially friends with BOATS! So, come and have a beer with us! We're taking reservations now, and an added bonus are the two super girls to play with!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
And to Baskin Robbins for ice cream!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
I had what I thought were many good (and selfish) reasons:
- Boys are "easier" than girls.
- Teenage Girls are no fun, fight with their mother, and are 'difficult.'
- Boys adore their mama.
- Weddings are expensive.
- Boys tend to be more independent.
- It's hard being a girl (and more dangerous)
- I was a bratty, bossy girl and didn't want a mini me.
Maddie loves those two boys, especially the four year old, and she was a bit overwhelmed by them. She, much like Zak, is orderly, neat, and likes to expect the expected. She is a creature of habit, and can at times be sassy, bratty, active and messy. That is not the norm (okay, the sassy is pretty normal). Normally she is mellow, likes to "rest" and have quiet time, and watch movies, color, play, do crafty things and chill. Hyper she is not...unless she's around boys.
Needless to say, I'm pretty darn happy with my two little girls. So, tell me did you get what you "wanted" in the sex of your child? What surprises have you experienced as they've grown?
Monday, April 07, 2008
Since she wasn't going to allow me to do anything with it, I decided to chop it off. NOW...while I still get to make those types of decisions. At least I thought I could.....Maddie refused this haircut for the last several weeks. Although she's had one before, I think she was afraid they were going to hurt.
And also...she gets "haircut" confused with "shortcut" so when I'm driving and I tell her we're gonna take a "shortcut" she will scream, "NOOOOooo! I don't want a shortcut!"
Friday, April 04, 2008
Yeah, I know, you don't really care, but here you go anyway.....welcome to Twitter!
Thursday, April 03, 2008
The picture above is you in the office finding things to get into, but I really took the picture because your name was written on your butt, and I found that to be photo funny worthy.
I think you're going to be photographed a lot in your diaper in the next several months. There's not much of a need to put clothes on you in the hot Texas summer, especially when you're a slob-o-bob-o during your meals. Also, we are buying the lake house next week (photos to come later) and we'll get to spend lots of time half naked playing in the water and in the pool. I can't wait to create even more great family memories with you, your sister and your dad. It will be an adventure!
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
We rinse, repeat, and then do it again until we're both laughing so hard that I give away my hiding position.
I will admit that I prepare her for hide and seek, and the first scare is the most mild. My intent is not to give her a heart attack, but the anticipation of the scare is what I think she finds so much fun. Sometimes, when she's not in the mood, she'll jump and yell, "You scared me! Stop it!" and I do. Then she'll go pout.
Now that Brooke likes to run off and do her own thing these days, I like to play the same game with her on a much more gentle manner. Since she's the Queen of Short Term Memory and the Princess of Drunken Walking, I am going easy on her. I usually just sneak up on her and say, "Boo!" and she collapses into a fit of giggles. Then, I tackle her, smother her with kisses and tickle her.