Thursday, July 31, 2008
"We only wear CLEAN undies on our head, ok?"
Long story short her husband was still not happy with that answer but I am sure I never heard that line before I was around kids.
Other famous lines in our circle...
(said by me to one of the neighborhood twins)
"Um, we don't take our pants off in the front yard" --Yes, I know I did say front yard but you know what, choose your battles...
"I think you ran out of cute, and the only thing that fixes crabby is a nap" -- Editing somewhere between my brother and I and is now a staple in their household.
"I Hate Green!" -- My neighbor's daughter, who does not like change and just the day before got her room painted (guess what color)
"Hey, are we going to go back and see that guy in the treasure chest again?" - statement after leaving a funeral
"Hey, rub that on my butt" "That splashed my butt" and the most famous "No really, touch my butt" all three great lines by my (then) 3 year old niece at the NEIGHBORHOOD POOL... Which started my famous line
"Ok, no more butt talk" I am still thinking of making Tee Shirts for Christmas
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
This shirt for Stef.. cute, and it called her name.
Anyone that knows my Godfather, knows that no matter the special event, he wears a Budweiser Tie.. yes, I know.. so I found this cummerbund (is this one word?) and talked the lady into it for a BUCK.. I called my cousin and gave him dibs (or it would have been made into a purse) and he is excited.. I also got these really cute little jello molds that I am going to use to make these cute crayons. It's going to be so much fun and great gifts!
I also got this great Carafe for the old people, they have been wanting something to put their tea in for the table at breakfast and this was just too cool for words. They love the idea of "glass" and old style and well, you can't get any older than this and it came in the original Box!
I got a few ties too but they are nothing really to write home about, but THIS IS!!! Isn't this case great?!?!? I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!... I know it's so funny, I have it next to the couch so you can see the size and one day it will be filled with Barbie's but for now my sewing stuff will be in there... YA!!!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
More to come :D
All of a sudden my background is gone.. Maybe it's just my screen, I upgraded my firefox and the whole thing has gone all wanky..
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thanks to everyone that's sent postcards to Miss T... We love love love them.. We are still in need of a lot so keep on sending.. This post not void in Rhode Island (Unkie is there now, he should have sent one!!)
Friday, July 18, 2008
Sad thing is, this kid is moving in leaps and bounds this week. She is already a rolling fool but look at the new trick (watch where the feet go.. and the head...)
The old people were here and I guess they were all doing their Jane Fonda and that's where the muscle power came in for this trick. Special thanks this week for watching Miss T... Even if it did put the two of you down at 8:30 each night... She runs a tough show around this place and for sure keeps everyone on their toes. I don't know how the sitter does it and or those of you with multiple kids under 20! Ok, under 10 but still, that's a lot!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This is one of a few people that I really miss and wish I could still talk to every day. I am sure there are going to be stories in the future about him as I remember things.. but this week, I just remember him.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I got some of my taggies consigned at a local store too. I have to make 10 to bring down there for next week. I have chosen a baseball theme for the boys ones, ballet for the girls (and one baseball pink one of course) and I am not sure about the unisex ones.. but with granny over it's hard to get time to go sew... I should have had time on Sunday but it didn't work out. I am going to figure out sometime to get in there soon and bust some out.. I am so exited!!
ok so I have been having some really crazy dreams lately, I mean CRAZYYYY...
Dream one: I slept with Rue McClanahan's husband.. ok she was a frickin GOLDEN GIRL.. WTF!??!! No showing of the details, just some discussion that she and I had about the ....act...
Dream Two: my sister is pregnant (she's going to pee herself reading that line, Helllooww Auntie!!) and we are making her prince and princess CANDLES (candles?) no idea...
Dream Three: I was baking up a storm, not sure what I was making but it was good and I could not stop eating.. I was even full getting into work today.
Wonder what these dreams say about my life?????
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Friday, July 11, 2008
Anyone live by a 7-11? We do, and July 11th is 7/11 so we all get FREE SLURPEES!!
On the subject of celebrating birthdays, here are some favorite
• Slurpee – 1967, 41 years.
• Big Bite – 1988, 20 years. Although
• Big Gulp, Super Big Gulp, Double Gulp fountain drinks – 1976, 1983 and 1988; 32, 25 and 20 years, respectively.
• To-Go Coffee – 1964, 44 years. Coffee was
• Franchised Stores – 1964, 44 years. The same year
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Drink enough water, it will help your supply
Eat Oatmeal - a lot of moms live by this rule when pumping
Start pumping early on, when you are still at home and get your supply up and start freezing early. This way you can keep feeding the good milk even after you stop pumping. I know moms that had 2+ months left after they were producing and never used formula
Rules come in 3's. 3 hours out, 3 days in the fridge, or 3 months in the freezer
Feeding hints -
Yes, it hurts a little at first, but use the lanolin every day for at least the first two weeks if not longer
yes, you are going to want and drink a lot of water
get a table near where you pump, on it you should have 2 baskets, one for you and one for baby
You basket: breast cream, lotion, vitamins (in case you forgot them earlier), a magazine or book, Tylenol(at first you need it sometimes), extra breast shields, extra membranes for your pump (if pumping in that area too),
For Baby: finger nail clippers (best time to clip is after they eat when they are sleeping), lotion, burp cloths, small Ziploc bags for trash, small container of wet wipes (for anything), q-tips, gas drops, Tylenol (after the 2 month visit and first set of shots), a small flashlight for those mid night feedings.
on the table keep your water, a tap light (not to sell that product but it's the perfect amount of light and easy to shut off)
Freeze on Fridays to save for Monday back at the sitter...
Pump for 2 to minutes after feedings to increase supplies and get the "good milk"
Pump for 2 minutes before to let down, mark this milk to save for cereal as it's mostly foremilk and watery
Save on bags and get 20 to 32 oz Rubbermaid or Tupperware containers to store milk during the day, trade these out with the sitter ( I have 3 that I switch out) they wash easy with a bottle brush too!
Get a good sterilizer if you are going to get one, not a microwave one, the plastic parts and microwaves don't go together well
Check your pump parts, Madela won't replace parts that you have microwave sterilized or tubes that have been in the dishwasher
Get extra pump parts, it's always best to have at least 2 sets if not more
After Pumping, leave your tubes on the pump and start it up again, the air movement will get any moisture out of the tubes and help them dry
**Also, after cleaning your tubes, rinse them with a little alcohol to help them stay dry better**
(Simple tip for this, keep an old medicine dropper and use that to flush the solution in the tubes, roll back and forth and then let the rest drip out and dry)
Always boil or sterilize everything once a week!
After Sterilizing and or cleaning tubes, run a little alcohol in them to keep them dry longer
get a small mesh bag to keep all your supplies in and keep them dry
Any additional hints, tips or tricks please let me know and I will add here...
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I have made new friends, found new ideas and fun things to do, share pictures and images, and get feedback (from some) about the things I say and do.
Thanks to you all for everything, for the past year and in advance for the next... It's been great...
Baby Makes 3 stared this whole thing.. lets see where we go from here, she's made it great..
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Saturday, July 5, 2008
So, I have been goung back and forth on colors for about 3 weeks now.
Thoughts, Ideas & Questions
Here is where I got last night...
And this morning.....
I just need to figure out and finish the backing and we are all set!
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Friday, July 4, 2008
Happy Fourth everybody!
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Thursday, July 3, 2008
Right before our birthday (same day) she was having (additional) trouble seeing and ended up on steroids, having a surgery, having a second surgery and now having a third this past Friday. Her eye has been hurting so bad she's not even opening it right now and she went to the Dr Tuesday and they said the worst. Her retina re-detached again this week in the same place it did last time. This is bad, this is also her only eye left and if it goes it's over, it was her last chance. This makes surgery number 16 on this eye and before she lost the other there were 14 on that one.
In every other realm of my life this story is about her and her needs, wants and issues but right now I am sad and need to say that of most of my life this wonderful person has been my friend no matter what. I am sad, I am sad that her son's lost their father and they will never know him but even more I am sad that she will never SEE her boys get married, she will never SEE them graduate any grade higher than where they are now. I am glad I got Taryn down there early on so they could hang out. I am sad, I am so so sad and I am feeling selfish that its my pain that I am feeling, not just hers. I am sad for her and about her and with her about this whole thing and it's so unfair.
I am trying so hard to believe that there is a reason for this and God has some master plan to get us ALL over this hump. It's just not fair, she's never been able to drive a car, look thru a telescope, watch her kid run all the bases at a baseball game, wrestle, dive and or jump off a diving board and now this... She had all the lights on at her house on a super sunny day when T and I stopped by, because it gave her comfort that she could still see the light when she looked up. That's not right... I just don't get it.. Uggg...
So, in honor of her, I will look at everything today with detail... I will make sure to pay more attention to ants and bugs, lights and colors, shapes and sizes. I will watch her kids run and play and wrestle, and help her figure out how to cook again, and learn to type again in Braille. Braille was not easy when we took it in high school but machines are different now than they were then. I am working and on the State 1 list for the blind and there is some really interesting information, support and we will make it.
ugggggggg... it's just a sad day here today...
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