Thursday, May 28, 2009

The One That PROVES I Have No Shame Whatsoever...

So, I'll tell you a sweet story and then an embarrassing one ... because, if I did it in any other order, you might not stick around for story no. 2...

Now, you know that Steven was here over the weekend, right? Well, we had a lovely visit - 'cept for that whole middle part where he and the hubbs left us to go hunting. But I am choosing to forget that part (especially on Sunday morning when Hattie and I had "issues" getting ready for, driving to, attending and driving home from church - it was NOT pretty my friends!). But the parts where he was actually, ya know, AROUND? Those parts were GREAT!

Hattie ADORES her big brothers. She looks at pictures of them and wants to talk about them all the time. Once, she even decided to take a trip to see them. I had made her a "train" of chairs while I cleaned the floor beneath the dining room table. But a while later she informed me that it was an AIRPLANE and she was going to "go see Budder (Steven), Kissy (Chris) and Minny (Mindy - Steven's wife)" ... and this from our linguistically challenged little girl - it was PRECIOUS!!!

So, it only seems fitting that while he was here, she had a ball. But then, on Tuesday, we had to take Budder to the airport.

And when we dropped him off, Hattie was heartbroken.

But, like the good big brother that he is, he comforted his little sister and promised her that he would see her soon.

But, as we drove away, she continued to cry, so we sensed the need to enlist our sure fire cheerup method - McD's. milkshake. IT did cheer her up, and for that we are so thankful. But, I can still hear her voice as, somewhere between the airport and McD's we saw a plane overhead and Hattie began to cry harder and said "wait, Budder! Come back ..." .

That was the part where my heart broke just a little.


And now, here is where I put aside any semblance of self dignity and share with you an adventure I went on yesterday...

A couple weeks ago I had taken Sophie to get an "old time" picture taken at Costco. Yesterday was the day when we got to go see the proofs and pic up some prints to bring home. We did a little shopping and had dinner there too - just me and the girls. As we finished up I knew that I had to take care of some "business", but the THOUGHT of taking both girls in the ladies room and wrestling with them while I tinkled was NOT a pleasant one.

I figured I could make it home fine, so - even as I danced in the parking lot - I just pressed on and got everyone and everything in the car for the trip home. The 30 minute trip home - thanks to rush hour traffic!!

Needless to say, by the time we pulled into the driveway I was ready to burst. I jumped out of the car, fumbled to unlock the door and took off through the breezeway/laundry room to the bathroom. But, on the way I bumped the clothes hampers, upon which there sat a laundry basket. Said laundry basket fell OFF of the hampers into my path. I went flying through the air, landed on my knees with my shoulder ramming into the bathroom door frame.

And, just to make matters worse .... Well, let's just say there was not NEARLY as much urgency to make it to the toitey anymore.


Go ahead and laugh ... everyone else has.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

30X5 Phase 4 - Shakin It Up!

So, we are ready to start Phase 4 of the 30X5 Challenge, as commissioned by Linda over at 2ND Cup. And, this phase issues the order to shake it up! And, gotta tell ya, I am SOOOOO ready to shake it up!

I am still quite challenged by the Shred DVD, but in truth am getting a bit bored with it. The same workout day after day is getting old. Now, I have moved up to Level two, and that shook it for a while, but now I am used to that too. And, I must say that I have seen level 3 and I am pretty sure I will NEVER be ready to go THERE!!!!

So, on TOP of the Shred, here are my plans:

I did purchase this little puppy right here ...

... and will be throwin this in the mix, as well as some time out on the street workin on training for a triathalon in August. PLUS, I need to check in on where I can do this, but I need to get into a pool and start training for THAT leg, as well as the bike leg. In all honesty it is the bike leg that scares me the most. I have never been a bike girl - not so much a fan! But I will resolve to start becoming one now! If only out of sheer necessity!

And, between all of this, the 3.7 gallons of water per day and the activity that IS my daily life (seriously, have you SEEN how fast Sophie can move?), I should be in size 4 jeans ... oh, I dunno, YESTERDAY?!?!?!?!?!

So, what are YOU gonna do today?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Project 365 - Week19

Project 365

Ummm, I do not want to alarm anyone, but ... it's Memorial Day Weekend.


Do you realize what this means? SUMMER is upon us! How did that happen so fast? Yikes, I MUST be getting old, 'cause all I can think about is the fact that time is FLYIN by me! **sigh**

Anyhoo ... here is our week:

May 17 - This is Sophie's latest vice. She likes to turn the oven light on and off and on and off and ... well, you get the idea. And as many times as she gets in trouble for this, she just goes right back and does it again. Now, so far it is just the light, but we are not takin any chances. Since this photo was taken, the knobs have all been removed.

Yeah, this one is gonna give us a run for our money...

May 18 - Three little girls wanted three different kids of sandwiches for lunch. Hattie - PBJ; Belle - toast with just jelly; Sophie - cheese (and yes, she ASKED for cheese!!!) The sad thing is, I let em get away with it and MADE them 3 different kinds of sandwiches.

May 18 - I usually workout before anyone else is up, but I was runnin late. Hattie, at first, just watched (and laughed at) me Shredding. Then, she flew across the room and jumped on my back mid plank thrust - OUCH!!!! - I was out for the rest of the workout, so look who took over for me.

FYI: until she saw the camera she was doing these double crunches in PERFECT form!

May 19 - It's getting harder and harder to wake this one up for school ... but how sweet is her sleepy little face?!

May 20 - Our oldest son Steven came into town for the spring hunt. These 3 faces look SO MUCH alike it is SCARY!!!!

And, of course, every little girl wants to be just like her daddy and big "budder"!!!

Gotta love a one year old girl in combat boots!!!

May 20 - My sweet friend Sue came over to work her magic on MY hair ... so, of course every little girl wants to be like her mommy! Sophie got hers trimmed up to!

May 21 - While the fellas go up hunting, the ladies usually get together as well. We had big plans but due to technical difficulties, we ended up at our house for a chick flick night!!!!!

And I am SOOOOOOO OK with that!!!

I hope you enjoyed the look at our week. And thank you, Sara, for hosting this fun activity! (Hop on over to Sara's place to see more!)

How was YOUR week?