Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday thoughts

Jaelyn has a teething fever.  At least I think it is from teething.  She is delirious and clingy.  It's fun.

Paige is overdosing on television today because of said feverish baby.

Can I still call her a baby now that she's a toddler?  Maybe I need to change it to "my baby" to make it acceptable?

I am still in my pajamas.  And by pajamas I mean comfy pants and a ratty t-shirt.

The only thing I have accomplished today is doing laundry.  And hours of comforting my baby.

I actually don't mind it at all.  I am very aware that in the very near future, if she has a fever she will prefer I not touch her at all instead of wanting to be as close to me as possible.

Our copy of "The Little Mermaid" is MIA.  Paige is not pleased.

Things in our house just disappear.  There are no fewer than four pairs of the girls' shoes that are missing a match right now.  I have no idea.

I want to decorate and organize the girls' bathroom.  But, it is also our guest bathroom -- so that kind of takes the fun out of it.

My hair needs help.  Not sure how, but help is indeed required.

I have pictures to post, but haven't had a chance to even glance at them.  Most are over a week old.  UGH.

Lauren lost her first tooth yesterday.  Well, technically I pulled it.  Actually - technically Jaelyn pulled it.  =)  She couldn't wiggle the tooth backward at all because her new tooth was poking through already.  So it wasn't going to come out on its own any time soon.  So, I tied a string around it and tied it to a doorknob, and while I was arranging Lauren and preparing her for the inevitable, Jaelyn walked up and slammed the door.  Problem solved.

The tooth fairy was ill prepared for Lauren's tooth to get pulled.  There was candy involved... I don't want to talk about it.

It's fall, apparently.  So I am making chili in the crockpot and pretending that previous statement is true here in Phoenix.

I want chickens.  I am crazy.  There is a speaker at Whole Foods this afternoon to talk about having urban chickens and I am actually considering dragging all three kids there, fever included, to hear about it.  Like I said, ka-ray-zee!

Pretty sure chickens would drive our back neighbor over the edge.   I am a horrible person because that actually makes me want them more.

Sad I missed the Women of Faith conference this last weekend.  I could have used it.

There is a cactus wren on the railing of our front porch calling out with all his might.  Wonder what he's looking for...

Time to hold an inconsolable baby some more.  Thanks for reading my rants!

Happy Monday!

Friday, September 9, 2011

It's Friday

What a week!  It truly has been the longest short week ever.  Each day sort of drug on by, though I don't remember much of anything bad happening... just the daily doldrums.

I will trickle in some pictures from our day in the woods last Saturday while I ramble.

Trigger worked on this hole the whole time we were there.  It was hysterical!  Justin proclaimed this to be the "best day of his life so far".  I kept saying, "Excellent hole, Joe."  To which no one batted an eye.  Hmmph.

the big girls were off on many adventures while I hung out with the baby -- so I didn't get many pictures of them!

My fast from many of my internet vices was a very good thing for me.  I realized there are many other things that need to be prioritized over that stuff.  It's not like I get paid to blog or anything!
Though I should be blogging more for my business... which is the one vice I do not have.  Odd.

We found some wild apples, and this one went after it with all the gusto of her usual attack on meals!

She is in the crying stage, as I like to call it.  Cries for everything.  To be picked up, for a snack, for a drink, for help, to get down, an hour ago, fifteen minutes ago, right now... you get the idea.  Makes for a frazzled mommy come 3PM.

We are looking into vegetable juicing.  I am excited and terrified all at the same time.

Going to meet a potentially sketchy person off of craigslist to buy a jogging stroller.  I am excited and terrified all at the same time.  About the sale, and about "jogging".  *snerk*

Have a great weekend everyone!