Monday, September 29, 2008

Finally, I win.

After 2 months of looking at childcare website everyday, applying for loads of jobs, going to interviews, and getting jobs then being screwed out of them... I finally win. Last Thursday I was responding to my emails from people wanting me to watch their kids for ridiculous prices (i.e. two kids from 5 am until 6 pm for 100 a week... seriously...) and I came upon one that looked promising. I emailed the lady and said if she was interested in meeting with me to call. Well as a surprise to me, she actually called. We met Sunday afternoon and she hired me within an hour. Today was my first day, and even though I was a bit iffy about it at first, I ended up loving it. Granted I have to get up at 6 in the morning to get ready and be there by 7, but who doesn't love extra money? That is what coffee is for! So I have a little 19 month old boy I watch all day, him and Sophie just love each other. It was adorable. And there are two older boys that are 9 and 1o, I only watch them for about 2 hours, I get them up for school, then make sure they do their homework when they get home. Plus the kids take care of themselves... crazy! They get up by themselves, shower, eat, get ready, and head out to the bus. I didn't have to do a thing, they even get their baby brother his cereal. Then at 5 Denny picks me up on his way home from work, so this is all working out with one car. I'm so excited we'll finally have a place all our OWN, no damn roommates or family running around. SEX ON THE KITCHEN TABLE! hehe... I kid.

ANYWAY... The other night Sophie was diving me nuts. Two hours of crying because she refused to go to bed (she is her father's child). So daddy came to the rescue. I gave up and we went downstairs to watch a bit of tv until she got tired. Well that didn't happen. They played for a good hour or so. It is so cute watching them. Denny is getting really into the whole "daddy" thing lately, because Sophie actually plays with him now. When she was smaller she would just scream and cry when he wanted to play. Now he will attack her and she will just giggle and try to run away. After all this Denny went to get a PushPop. Sophie saw all the colors and decided she wanted some. So after they shared it - her face, arms, legs, my arms, and my face were all sticky. Then she went right to sleep within 10 minutes... who knew. I posted a few new videos of the PushPop incident, and some pictures. Enjoy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sippy Success!

For months I have been trying to get her to drink ANY liquid from ANY kind of cup or bottle. Every attempt was a failure. The other night I was babysitting some kids, one was a 10 month old. She saw his sippy cup and the floor and stole it.
So being the great mommy I am, I went and bought her one just like it. I put some apple juice in, handed it to her, and crossed my fingers. She picked it up and went to town! Now we can slowly back out of nursing. Joy! Needless to say, I'm excited.

I snapped these pictures while she was laying on the floor watching tv. There should be another video at the bottom of the page. Its of Sophie attacking the camera.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lazy Weekend

Not many exciting things happened this weekend. Denny and I are both still applying for random jobs, nothing promising yet. Saturday morning Kid-to-Kid had their Halloween costume sale. :) So I headed out at 10 am to find Sophie a cute costume. There were LOADS of moms already swarming the store, and I got there only 10 minutes after it opened. I found her two that I liked, and decided to buy them both, just in case she grew too big for one. One was a little penguin, and the other was a lion. I think she'll probably be the lion since the penguin looked a bit tight. Who knows. I'll have to take pictures and put them up so you all can give some input. Yesterday I got the computer game Spore, but only the creature creator and since I am so easily amused - I love it. I just get to build random animals and they make babies! Jealous? I thought so. FYI there is a new youtube video at the bottom of the page.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Tooth!

8 1/2 months and I finally feel her first tooth breaking through! Huzzah! We were at Wal-Mart yesterday, and on the ride home I was making her giggle. I noticed a little white speck on her gums, so being a concerned mother, what did I do? I shove my finger in her mouth, of course. I felt the little tooth! So she will probably be extra crabby for the next few days. I've also been trying to get her to drink from a bottle since July. And on the ride home I have her a bottle of pear juice and she drank a good two ounces. :) It was a good night.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I needed me a good giggle today, so I put up this picture. God knows Jared will like it. :P We are both very happy immature people. Tee hee! Anywho! The one lady name Lisa, that I was supposed to start working for, suddenly stopped calling me. Sunday I was supposed to go meet her kids, I called to get her apartment number and she didn't answer. She finally called me back at about 8 that night to say her friend was raped, so she would call me Monday. That's all good because rape sucks, so she hasn't called me since... can we say "bitch"?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Little Thief

Lately little miss sunshine has decided everything is HERS.. including my wallet. She loves taking all my cards out of it, or just eating it. This is a picture I took when I caught the little booger. While I was getting dressed she took it out of the diaper bag and took out all the cards. I just love her dorky little smile. If you are holding something she wants, she will crawl right on over and take it from you. She sure has a personality. One thing I love is that she started giving kisses a few weeks back. She doesn't really know that you close your mouth for kisses, so she opens up wide and plants one right on your face. :D I love it! And if you make the kissy face to her, she will open up to give you one. She started waving the other day too. If you put your hand out and wave to her, she puts her up too and smiles. Sometimes she will actually wave her arm, but most the time she just puts it up to you. The silly little thing. I think I might try some sign language, not go all out like those crazy parents, but just a few to help out. She already knows "sit down", "come here", and the waving thing. I dunno, we'll see. Anyways. I'm gonna go sneak me in a shower before she wakes up.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I am officially EMPLOYED :)

That's right. I'm a workin' lady. I finally got a nanny job, even though its only until December 18th. A single mother is paying me to watch her kids in the evening, while she finishes her degree. All will be wonderful! I start on Monday, and we are going to try it out for a week to make sure everything works out. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ready For My Close-Up!

I got Sophie two pairs of sunglasses a few months back and just found them last night. So I plopped them on her face and pulled out the camera. She left them on for a few seconds then decided to pull them off. I still got some cute pictures. :)

Bad Things Happen In 3's

So that nanny job for $200/week... ya I didn't get it. I think the worst part is knowing that she WAS going to pick me, until her boss told her that she could work from home. Damn boss. I suppose its good for her, but I'm still crossing my fingers that the kids drive her back to work. Yes, I'm a horrible person, I already know this. :) If I had gotten the job, we could have easily afforded a place of our own, we even went to look at houses yesterday. *sigh*
Then with our 2nd car, the geo, didn't pass inspection today so we can't get it registered at the DMV. Joy of joys. We are still down to one car, which leaves me stuck at home all day every day. I feel the need to remind you people with lives, that being home all day can drive a person insane. Anyways.
I'm now waiting for the 3rd thing to strike when I least expect it.