Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Catching Up

I know... it's been way too long. I've been on hiatus. We left for NC 2 weeks ago, and I made it all the way there with both kids intact. We got stuck behind an accident once on the way down, and I was getting stressed out and irritated. Sadie piped up from the backseat, "It's okay, Mommy. Just look outside at the flowers." It's sad when a 2 year old knows how to de-stress better than I do. Anyway, we finally made it, and they were just about perfect for the whole trip.

Notes of interest:
Sadie rode in the golf cart with Aunt Sharon and her cousins, and Josie got kicked in the tummy by Caleb (4 months her senior). He got in trouble. We ate pizza with Papaw and Mamaw. There was much "watering of plants" by Sadie and Great Grandma. Josie kept escaping through the backdoor and crawling down the ramp into the sunporch. Josie tried real milk for the first time. And cheese. Sadie told Grammie, "And NO snoring!" and told Great Grandma, "Me want to snuggle wif ya!"

Josie pulled up all by herself for the first time - on Great Grandma's cedar chest. They both went swimming in the pool at Papaw's house, and they had a grand ol' time splashing and squealing. We went to my cousin's wedding (I sang) which was outside in this gorgeous garden... but it was HOT. They had to wear sun hats, and they sat under an umbrella. Well, Sadie did. Josie mostly crawled around on the grass. Sadie started crying when I sang "How Beautiful;" she said it made her sad! I think it must've made her homesick. They were both a big hit at the reception... they got to hang out with lots of people from church and with cousins that they don't get to see very often, so it was fun.

They saw the baby bunnies at Cameron's house, and Sadie fed the goats. There was much playing and goofing around with Uncle Thomas, Josh, and Aunt Elizabeth. Thomas taught Sadie to say, "Holy Lord!" which is good only in a praying context. :)

The bad news: Sadie stepped on a bumblebee in the park and got stung on the back by a wasp (at Papaw's) on the SAME day. She squished the bumblebee ("Mean Ole Bee!") and Papaw took care of the wasps. The good news: She isn't allergic. She didn't swell at all and didn't cry very much either. Papaw showed her how toothpaste takes the sting right out (but only Crest!).

Sadie was jumping on the bed at Great Grandma's, and I sang the "5 Little Monkeys" song. When I got to the part about "Mama called the doctor and the doctor said:" Sadie answered, "Let me look into your ears...."

We also went to play with my cousin Heather's kids for a while, which was fun. We went to lunch with some friends that I used to work with, and we visited with lots of family. Seems like it takes at least a week to get everything in, and we still didn't make it everywhere that we wanted to go. It's amazing that there are so many people that we need to see and things that we need to do in such a small town!

I got a tan.

On Thursday, I left with 5 of my girlfriends from high school/ college for a girls' weekend. It was the first time I'd been away from either of the girls. I was scared! Of course, they didn't even miss me until the 3rd day. They had just as good of a time without me (which was somewhat of a blow to the old ego, but I'm thrilled that they're well-adjusted).

I had the most unbelieveably fun time with my friends... we definitely have to do a girls' trip more often. If we wait to do it just once every 10 years, we only have maybe 3 good trips left!!!

I'm saddened to report that the trip back was not quite so wonderful. We were stuck in traffic, we got behind an accident, and it RAINED. Not light, drizzly rain... MONSOON rain. The whole trip! Of course, since it was raining, my windshield wiper stopped working. The driver's side. The passenger side was fine, so for 2 hours I drove in the dark, in the pouring rain, leaned as far to the right as I could so I could see out the right side of the windshield. Then my phone died. I gave up. Went to a hotel. Tripped. Turned ankle. Whacked head on light fixture. Sheesh.

Thank goodness the rest of my trip was so wonderful!

Friday, June 09, 2006


Josie learned to blow kisses! It is so cute! She puts her chubby little hand up to her mouth, goes *smooch, and then smiles her amazing little smile. I love it! Last night at supper, I told Sadie to please sit down in her chair the right way, and she shook her head sadly and said, "You're killin' me, Mommy." A couple of nights ago, Sadie dumped baby powder up her nose and we had to go to the emergency room (I called Poison Control, yet again :). Thankfully, she was fine, but she got to stay up 3 hours past her bedtime, play in the cool pediatric waiting room, eat animal crackers, and play with the doctor's stethoscope. She had such a good time that she didn't want to LEAVE the hospital, and the next day she came up to me and informed me, "I sick, Mommy. I need go to doctor." Sheesh. I am raising a hypochondria. In other news... we have 2 bids in on houses at the moment, so keep your fingers crossed. My voice is finally coming back, much to Jesse's chagrin. It's just in time for my cousin's wedding, at which I am supposed to be singing, next Saturday. One week! Yikes. I have the feeling I'm going to be drinking lots of honey and lemon in the near future. My all girls trip is just 2 short weeks away, and I can hardly wait... I'm already packing!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Fed Up

Today at lunch, Josie kept throwing her sippy cup in the floor. Sadie, good big sister that she is, went over to the high chair, picked up the cup, and gave it back to Josie. Josie threw it back down. Sadie picked it up. Josie threw it down. And laughed. Sadie picked it up. Gave it back. Josie threw it down. Sadie picked it up. Josie threw it down. Sadie yelled, "JUST DRINK IT, JOSIE-BEAN!!!" I think she must know how I feel sometimes, now....

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Speak up, Mommy

I can't talk. From the time we came back to Ohio on Monday, I've been getting sicker and sicker. I finally went to the doctor today, and I have laryngitis, swollen lymph nodes, and a sinus infection. Joy!

The worst part is that I can't talk to the girls. I feel like I'm a bad mother because I haven't really spoken to them in two days. I hug them and play with them and feed them, but I can't say a word to them! This morning Sadie said, "Speak up, Mommy."

So, if anyone calls me and I don't call back, don't be offended. I'm not speaking to anyone. :)