Friday, July 31, 2009

JCP Sale

When I went to bug my little brother this morning, he informed me that JC Penney was having a big sale. We loaded up the car, and headed out. I felt let down. I have been spoiled by WalMart and Ross prices. When I think sale, I think $1-$5 things. When JC Penney thinks sale, they think $10 +, and I'm cheap. :)
Without bothering to pick things out for myself, we headed to the infant section. Lo and behold there was a $3 tower of clothes. Sadly, anyone and everyone in a 10 mile radius, with a child in 18 month clothes, had already raided the rack. I did however find these cute things, and all for $15. :) Pretty nice, if I do say so myself. Link to JCP

FYI- the sale goes on from now until tomorrow at 1:00

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Spit Fail

Denny thought this was too funny not to share.

Yesterday we decided to picnic at the duckie park. Once Denny got off work, we grabbed some KFC, and headed over there. We ate up our yummy food, and tossed some little rocks into the stream.

While packing up the food, Sophie made a run for the stream. Scared the shit out of me. Denny was able to grab her before she fell off the big rocks though. Kudos to dad for his mad running skills.

Anyways, while we were driving home I had gunk stuck in my throat. Like that booger/spit mix. Nasty huh? So I NEEDED to spit. We were turning at a light, so I held the nasty glob in my mouth until we finished turning. I leaned out the window as far as I could and went to spit then... SPLAT! The nasty glob smacked right into my arm.

Denny watched the whole thing in the mirror and broke out laughing. Stupid wind. The entire ride home Denny commented on my lack of skill. He prides himself of the fact he can spit 20+ feet.

8 Legged Freaks

Last night Denny and I settled in to watch '300.' I love that movie. Why, you ask? Who wouldn't want to see Gerard Butler half naked? The man is drop dead sexy! *drool* Anyways.... as Denny goes to turn on the TV he freezes and says "don't look!"

What do I do? Look, of course. A big ass hairy spider darts across our floor and behind our TV. THE THING WAS HUGE! Denny killed it, and then mentioned it was a Wolf Spider... delightful.

Needless to say, I will be making a trip to Home Depot and filling my cart with spider trapa. I can take on the little spiders, but once they get as big as quarters... I run and hide.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Flaws & All

I heart this song. It reminds me of Denny every time I hear it. The first time I heard it I cried, I'm such a girl. :)I just wanted to share. Link to Video

Flaws and All

I'm a train wreck in the morning
I'm a bitch in the afternoon
Every now and then without warning
I can be really mean towards you

I'm a puzzle yes indeed
Ever complex in every way
And all the pieces aren't even in the box
And yet you see the picture clear as day

I don't know why you love me
And that's why I love you
You catch me when I fall
Accept me, flaws and all
And that's why I love you
And that's why I love you
And that's why I love

I neglect you when I'm working
When I need attention I tend to nag
I'm a host of imperfection
And you see past all that

I'm a peasant by some standards
But in your eyes I'm a queen
You see potential in all my flaws
And that's exactly what I need

I don't know why you love me
And that's why I love you
You catch me when I fall
Accept me, flaws and all
And that's why I love you
And that's why I love you
And that's why I love you

Don't know why you love me
And that's why I love you
Catch me when I fall
Accept me flaws and all
And that's why I love you
And that's why I love you
And that's why I love you
You, you, you.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Day At The Duckie Park

We hit up the duckie park on Saturday. Sophie adores the duckie park. She made a point of saying 'hi duck' to each and every individual duck at the pond. We took a half loaf of bread, and went to town.
Sophie would also randomly say 'quack!" That is the first thing she started saying the moment she noticed we were at the duck park. Silly girl.
Then we hit the swings. It got a bit too hot for daddy, so we called it a day. Sophie was none to happy that we made her leave her beloved swing. I'll have to be sure to take her back this week, so she can get in some more swing time.

I'll upload the videos to the video bar at the bottom of the page, and add the pictures into the sidebar.

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Blog :D

I have started a craft blog! Woo hoo! That way all my craft nonsense won't completely take over this blog. :D Enjoy! Craft Happy Mommy cute name huh? I know. :P And it fits me so well too.

At the top right of my sidebar, you'll notice my nifty little button to my new blog. Just click on the picture that says Craft Happy Mommy, and it will take you right there. Pretty nifty huh?

Have a peachy weekend everyone. Much love.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Death To The Pop-Up People

Grandma Tina was kind enough to bring Sophie a Little Einsteins pop-up book the other day. It plays music and everything, which Sophie LOVED. Less than 24 hours after getting the book, she killed it. I found heads all over the floor, the poor kids.
I pulled out the tape and played Doctor. Sophie thought it was pretty fun taping the people back together. I'm fairly sure she'll just rip them apart the next chance she gets. I mean, she IS her father's child.

Summer Dress

Cloth diapers = poofy butt. I've come to find that dresses hide poof the best. I pulled out my stash of cute dress patterns, and decided to make Sophie a little summer dress.
I love the way it turned out. :) Its covered in little bugs. Plus it was super easy to make. I'll have to crank out a few more.

Craft Fair

Brace yourselves, I'm catching up on my late posts.
Saturday morning Sophie and I decided to hit up the craft fair with Heather and her family. For some reason my brain blocked out the fact that is was supposed to get up to 100 degrees that day. We nearly melted to death. Every inch of my body was sweating, gross I know.
We tried to hide in the covered area, because the kids were getting way to hot. Sophie just adores Heather. She rarely warms up to people so quickly, but when it happens, she throws herself at them. She gets mad whenever we have to leave Heather's house. :P Anyway.

We ended up ditching the fair and going swimming. Stupid heat.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sigh, I give

While I sit here typing, my darling daughter is eating a PB&J. She took her peanut butter and jelly covered finger, rubbed it off on my shirt, and said 'uh oh.' The turd.


For those of you who don't know, I am cursed with label of 'bipolar,' along with a few other stupid 'conditions.' While I may not be crazy (anymore), but I do get ticked off. I like to think that I did very well for the 2 1/2 years that I have been off my medication. Aside from having a husband who gets some twisted joy from pushing my buttons, I didn't get upset all that much.

Lately, it is all just a bit too much. The kicker - everything is significantly better in my life. Denny contributes as a parent, we have our own place, Sophie is sleeping much better, and I have free time to craft my little heart out... yet my moods are worse.

When I was 14 my therapist told me something that didn't make me all to happy. "You will probably need to be on meds for the rest of your life." Gee thanks, just what I want to hear.

Harrumph! I've decided to start taking happy pills again. This is not something that is easy for me, so if you value your life - you won't bug me about it. (at least for a month, until the pills kick in) According to my hubby I am 'sunshine balls of happy' when I am medicated.

With taking the pills, I have been forced to stop the one night feeding with Sophie. This did not go well. I lost more than enough sleep, but I know it gets easier within a few nights. On the plus side, the kid is chugging down cows milk now.

Well I must go save the pop-up book Tina got Sophie, before she completely destroys it. TTFN

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


A light bulb has just clicked on in my mind. I now understand why it is that I miss my family so much. Mexicans lack the ability to live further than an hour away from their family and be happy. Think I'm crazy? I have proof:

We have no problem living with our spouses and children, plus our parents, and their parents, and our siblings, and their children... all in one house. We are just so full of love, and enjoy having oodles of company.

Most of my mother's family, minus her and one sister, live in the same neighborhood. I'm dead serious. Keep in mind that they are not a tiny family- my grandparents have 9 kids, and then LOADS of grandchildren, and now great grandchildren

Most white people bolt as far away from their family as possible the moment they get the chance. Then here I am, still not used to the fact that my family doesn't live within a 20 minute radius anymore. Crazy white people. I suppose you aren't all as awesomely tight knit as us brown folk.

(silly person, forgot the other 'f' in 'off')

Monday, July 13, 2009

18 Month Check-Up

My little booger bean is healthy as a horse. She is 31.5 inches tall, and weighs 20 lbs 2 oz. The kid finally broke 20 lbs! I never thought it would happen. To give you an idea of how skinny she is- she is just now fitting into some 12-18 month clothes. By the time she fills in the clothes, they are too short.

She also got the last vaccination she'll need until she is 5. WAHOO!

Next on the agenda: Eliminate the once a night nursing, and the insane need for the binky. Two very impossible quests... wish me luck.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Isaak's Birthday

My baby brother is now QUINCE ANOS! Shocking I know. I should have seen the signs: eating as much as a horse, facial hair, stinky boy smell, all that jazz. ANYWAY. To honor this wonderful occasion, I decided to bake the boy a cake. It reads 'HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY Stinky Poopy Face!!!' I'm the best sister ever huh?
My dad took us all out to Olive Garden to celebrate. This adorable snap shot was taken while we waited an insane amount of time for our food. I pulled out the camera, the moment Sophie saw it she beamed and said 'CHEESE!' Funny little thing.
It was Denny's idea to get Isaak legos. I was just content on making the cake, since I'm out of the loop with what he would want. Life was so much easier when I could get him a giant box of toy cars or GI Joes and his world would melt with happiness. (yes the boy is wearing a bowtie)
We sang happy birthday, and I recorded it. Our whole family couldn't be here, so I made sure to record it for you all. :) The video is at the bottom of the page in the video bar.
And this was just too cute not to post. Sophie giving daddy kisses. She is just so full of love. (I'll put the rest of the pictures in a slideshow on the side of the page in a bit)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th O July

We started off the day with the parade. It started at 9:30, this wasn't appealing to Denny. He was the designated picture taker, he took around 200. They are all up with the rest of the pictures from the weekend. I'm not sure if it will show on the sidebar, so here is a link.
In the afternoon we hit up Grandma Tina's pool. Sophie had a ball. I am also pleased to report that I successfully tanned a few shades. :D
There should be 4 new videos at the bottom of the page in the video bar. Just incase, I'll add some links here. Happy 4th everyone. :)

Pool Time!

More Swimming :D


More Poppers

Friday, July 3, 2009

Pool Time!

My mother has informed me that I am lacking certain pictures- ones of Sophie at the pool. So here they are!
We decided to go spend the day with Grandma Tina, since we were supposed to be camping with her anyways. Our camping trip got canceled, so we hit up the pool. I actually remembered my camera this time. Kudos to me. :)
I thought the above picture was just awesome. Denny was swimming underwater, I snapped a picture, and it came out with him looking all discombobulated. Cool? But of course!
I am normally the one with the camera glued to my hand, snapping little freeze frames of our life. Therefore, I am rarely seen in the pictures, today Tina declared that I was to be in pictures. :P
Here my little munchkin was all tuckered out. The poor thing, she got suddenly sick before we left for Tina's. She threw up a giant glob of spit and boogers onto Denny's bare chest. (he thought it was gross too) And repeated this several times during our visit with Grandma. Thank goodness she is a resilient little thing. She still loved the pool and only felt like poop for about an hour afterward.
Tomorrow we will be heading back to Tina's for the 4th o July. (yes ''o" not "of") I will have oodles more pictures to put up tomorrow. Later tomorrow night I will link them all to the side of the page in a slideshow.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Human Coloring Book

My child seems to be under the assumption that her body is a canvas. The other day I went to the bathroom, leaving Sophie to entertain herself in the living room. Less than one minute later, I returned to find her covered in marker. Arms, hands, feet, legs, not one limb on her body was untouched. She also managed to color a lunch box, and a page in my Twilight book. Luckily, I rescued the book before she destroyed it. Crazy child. I don't even know where she found the marker. I make certain to keep anything with ink out of her reach... so much for that.