Saturday, December 30, 2006

I can never get a good pic on Christmas morning.

It must be because of the chaos of Christmas morning but I never capture any good moments on camera. We all had a great day. We spent the early morning opening gifts and then from 10-12 we went to our neighbors house for brunch and mimosas. Lets just say when we returned home at noon time both Z and mommy took a nap. I'm such a light weight. But there was no way I was going to make it through the day after having two mimosas. I was exhausted.
Dinner turned out great and it was nice and laid back just having my parents over. I didn't even clean the house for them. I literally woke up from my nap moments before they arrived.Nothing like a Christmas morning buzz.

L testing out her new set of wheels. Notice Z in the background, feeling a wee bit jealous I think. Thankfully just days before Christmas we were out in the driveway riding bikes, well I personally wasn't riding a bike, but anyway, Z was on L's tricycle and for the fist time ever she peddled all by herself. So now she can joyfully take over L's three wheeler while L moves on to bigger and better things.

Z, just cause she's so cute.

Christmas morning chaos.

What did you think it was going to be? Pics of course.

Here are a few from Christmas eve day. Nothing too thrilling.
As you can see, Z really enjoyed those chocolate frosted doughnuts that Hubby brought home.

Gasp! It's a picture of me!!! I just woke up so I look extra hot. Buahaha.

HEY! Who you calling fat!!!???

Big sister. Little sister. Could they look any different???

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Just call me Suzy Homemaker

Yesterday L and I made fudge and today we are going to bake a pumpkin pie. The fudge came out ooooh so yummy!!! We'll see how the pie goes. I've never had good luck with pies. Here's the rest of the Christmas dinner menu I'm attempting to make.

Pecan encrusted salmon fillets
orange glazed carrots
green beans
mashed potatoes
pecan pie (store bought) I've made homemade pecan pie before and it never came out quite right
pumpkin pie

For dinner it's just going to be the five of us and my parents so I'm attempting something a little more difficult than a turkey this year.
We are heading to my in laws later this afternoon for a few hours. I'm sure the kids will get a billion toys. Then we'll be home to sleep before Santa arrives. We'll spend Christmas morning at home hanging in our jammies eating pancakes and too much chocolate and opening presents. Just the way I think Christmas morning should be. After Z's nap (around 3) my parents will come over and spoil my kids all over again. So those are our big holiday plans.

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

My Child is Weird

This is the second day in a row that I've had this same conversation with Z while changing her diaper.

Z, "Is that a poopy diaper mommy?"
Me, "Yes it is."
Z, " Can I smell it?"

Some pics of my girlies

Whatever L was saying must have been very interesting because I couldn't get E to look at the camera.

Baby E giving me a dirty look so that I'll stop taking her picture.

E giving her big sister L a little smile. I can never seem to catch her big smiles on camera.

Z making herself cozy in her baby sister's infant carseat.

Miss Z doing some painting, just being her cute self.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

So I went to the Christmas party alone. No kids, no husband and I had a good time. I had a whole TWO glasses of wine, woohooo, watch out for the crazy women. I wasn't exactly wearing a lamp shade on my head but I had fun. I stayed until 11pm, I probably would have stayed later but my IL's were babysitting and they have a 4o minute drive home so I felt bad making them stay any later.
Sunday morning when Hubby got home he was drilling me for all the details of the party. He's such a big baby. It's like he was 16 and missed prom night or something. Geesh.

Saturday, December 16, 2006


I'm going to a Christmas party tonight solo. Hubby got called into work and we already had the babysitter lined up so I figured "what the hell, I'll go alone." At first I was thinking I would just stay home, but it's the holidays, why not go socialize. Besides the party is across the street at my neighbor's house. If I stayed home I'd just be looking out the window all the cars pulling up, feeling sorry for myself. Like the little kid that couldn't go out to play with her friends. So my in laws are already here. They are downstairs watching the Lion King with the girls before bed time. Hopefully watching a movie will settle L and Z down a bit, they are on a bit of a sugar high today from eating 5,629,948,924,049 Christmas cookies .

Thursday, December 14, 2006

A rambling Update

Okay, so I have not been a better blogger like I said I would. I just have such little time to sneak away upstairs to the computer. Excuses, excuses...
Anyway, I'm doing really well. I'm like a whole new women compared to what I was like a few months ago. In hind sight I guess I'd been having some depression issues during the last trimester of my pregnancy. I didn't recognize it as depression. It was more like irritable, tired, and overall a complete biotch. That sounds like typical behavior late in a pregnancy but believe me I brought it to a whole new level. I don't know how much kids and my husband could stand me. Now I'm back to myself, with the patience of a saint. Well, maybe that's a wee bit of an exaggeration.
Our Christmas shopping for the kiddos is finally done. Last Sunday night we got a babysitter and Hubby and I went to Toys R Us together and then after spending too much money we promptly went to the Friday's next door and had a beer. The girls are getting only a couple of presents this year but they are kind of "big" ones. We got L her first bike, it's hot pink, the perfect bike for a four year old girl. She also got a play kitchen and an air hockey game. It's a small table top version made for little kids. She kept seeing the commercial and said she wanted it. Hubby was thrilled, he's a hockey player and wants L to become one too. So of course we bought it for her and he will probably play it more than she does. Now Z doesn't need a thing because she has all of L's toys from when she was two but we of course had to buy her some things. So she got the Little People Castle and a Sit n Spin and a Dora backpack. She's always trying to play with L's Dora backpack and L never let's her. And baby E, well I didn't get her a damn thing. But of course I'm going to, just because. I'm thinking maybe I'll get her a Bumbo seat.
Well that's about it. Their grandparents will spoil them rotten with about a zillion more toys. Even thought every year I ask both my parents and my in laws to PLEASE not go overboard. We have way too many toys and half of them never get played with. But every year they get them more crap, I mean toys.
Oh yeah, I got a pic of E smiling yesterday. My camera is down stairs right now and I'm too lazy to got get it. So when I do, I'll post her pic. She has her two month check up the other day. She's already 13 lbs!!!!! Her reflux is improving but not doing great just yet.
Must go baby crying.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Strip Tease

When ever she can Zoey will take all of her clothes off. Including her diaper. She is actually better at getting her shirt off then her big sister is. L can barely get herself undressed at the age of four, Zoey has long since mastered this skill. Apparently she's practicing for her future career as a stripper.
At night lately after we put her to bed she takes off her pajamas and often times her diaper too. I went in to check on her before I went to bed a few nights ago to find her buck naked sound asleep. Need I mention it's about 30 degrees around here at night? Hubby wants to start taping her diaper on her at night. I'm thinking more along the lines of cutting all the feet off of her sleepers so I can put them on her backwards, then she won't be able to reach the zipper.
I just put her to bed. As I type this I can assure you she is stripping in her crib.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Something I never thought I'd do

Picking boogies out of my babies nose with a pair of tweezers. Poor thing is all stuffed up and she clearly can't pick her own nose so one must do it for her.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

We're Still Alive

Quick update. I've just not been in the mood for blogging lately. My usual blogging time is after L and Z are in bed but now after they go to bed I'm so tired I just lay down in my own bed with E and don't want to lift a finger.
Z is getting over a horrendous ear infection. Poor baby. Hopefully this will explain why she has been such a biotch lately. Wait, can I do that? Can I call my daughter a biotch? Oh well, I just did.
We think E has reflux. Her ped prescribed some meds but so far they have not helped. So needless to say she is not sleeping well at night and has a lot of discomfort. Poor baby.
L is doing well. Had a parent teacher conference at her preschool yesterday. Her teacher honestly thinks that L is one of the brightest children in the class but is not positive she'll be ready for kindergarten next year. She'd likely be the youngest one in her kindergarten class. This is something I need to do a lot of thinking about over the next few months. I know next fall seems very far away but if she's not going to kindergarten next year I need to sign her up for preschool for next year by January and kindergarten registration is in March. Why do plans have to be made so far in advance???
Oh yes, and what about me. Well truth be told I've been hit by a whopping dose of post partum depression. It started about a week after E was born. I've never experienced any type of depression before so it's really thrown me for a loop. It's hard to even admit that I'm going through this. Depression is something that happens to other people, not to me. But alas, I've been to a counselor and I'm taking a low dosage of Zoloft and am feeling much better.Phew, got that off my chest. Anywho, I'll try to be a better blogger again.