Monday, January 26, 2009

All things boo-ful

Time for an Addy update post. Lately, she has been really into calling things beautiful, but she can't say it right so it comes out something like "boo-ful". "Mom. The sky is SO boo-ful!". Oh it is precious. Even more precious was when she said "Mom, your boobs are so boo-ful!". Why I tell you these things, I will never know. I guess I just can't resist an overshare...but she is SERIOUSLY SO FUNNY!!!!! And I don't know what the deal is with boobs. She's been obsessed with bodies lately, specifically mine. Today she made me help her put on one of my bras when she saw me do it (and no, I am not posting pictures), and yesterday she told me that I have a squishy bum. Well that's a newsflash.

This picture is one of those moments when I should have been disciplining my child, but I was laughing too hard to do it. I gave her one of those little snack bags of tiny Oreo's, and when I asked her if I could have one, she shouted NO!! and stuffed every last one into her mouth before I could get one. Do not get between this kid and her Oreo's.

Last Friday, a bunch of us took our kids to a puppet show theater in Denver and they had a ball. Word to the wise for adults though...if you absolutely HAVE to take your kids to a puppet show, be sure to bring either some headphones, a blindfold, or some Xanax. The kids loved it, but that was probably the most excruciating 45 minutes of my life. I would honestly have preferred a root canal. But, since this wasn't all about me, it was great.

***18 hours to go.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

20 Days Down; 16 To Go. Pray For Me.

Monday, January 12, 2009

So long, doggles.

Note: I wrote this a few days ago - don't be afraid - I'm not still crying.

I have cried more times in the last week than I care to count! Not because I didn't get a subscription to People as requested for Christmas, but because we just shipped our dogs off to Seattle to have a new life. Hopefully, I'll have a new life too now - one free of allergies and dog poop in the backyard (or office) to clean up.

Thank heavens we have found the best possible home for our spastic beasts. Our good friends from Seattle, Trent & Celeste Lay, were brave enough to take them in. We shipped them off on New Year's Eve on United Cargo (and may I just say how weird it is to ship dogs?), they arrived intact and seem to be adjusting well to a new house, and a cat. Thank the stars! It makes this whole thing a lot easier to know they are in a great home.
I really miss them, but my asthma is slooooowly starting to get better, so I know this was the best thing to do. At least I get to visit them in Feb!

Things I will miss most about Idgie and Lucy (*sniff*):
1. Lucy curling up in my knee pit when I lie on the couch, and Idgie laying on my side. This always made for deliciously warm and snuggly TV sessions.
2. Lucy imitating a hoover and making herself gag from eating too fast.
3. Idgie jumping high enough to take bites out of Addy's 1st birthday cake, one small nibble at a time.
4. How they loved to do "den howls" with us if we let them.
5. How freaking fast they are! Especially running circles. Amazing.
6. Watching Idgie run from behind - she always looked a wee bit sideways, like her butt was just heavier on one side.
7. Dressing them up! They've been: hula dancers, 80's girls, pretty pretty princesses, Santa's, and tolerated (barely) a variety of coats, jackets, necklaces, and shirts. Yes, I am that cruel.
8. The way Idgie groans when she's comfortable.
9. The vomit noises that are not actually vomit that horrify everyone else, but make us die laughing.
10. How Idgie, the 10 lb wonder, has a bladder the size of Kansas reserved strictly for marking each and every bush we walk by.
11. Lucy "marking" anyone's neck that happened to be in any semi-recumbent position. Still one of the most bizarre but hilarious things I've ever seen.
12. How much they loved Addy and how much Addy loved them.
13. How utterly thrilled they were to see us everytime we came home. I really miss that.

I think I better NOT go see Marley & Me yet.

Friday, January 09, 2009

One Word Tag...

1. Where is your cell phone? Unknown
2. Where is your significant other? Downstairs
3. Your hair color? Brown
4. Your mother? Energetic
5. Your father? Great
6. Your favorite thing? Ambien
7. Your dream last night? Bananas
8. Your dream/goal? Peace
9. The room you're in? Office
10. Your hobby? Games (currently)
11. Your fear? Loss
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
13. Where were you last night? Here
14. What you're not? Frugal
15. Something on your wish list? Wii
16. Where you grew up? Seattle
17. The last thing you did? Eat
18. What are you wearing? Pants
19. Your TV? On
20. Your pet? Gone!
21. Your computer? Eh
22. Your mood? Wheezy
23. Missing someone? Always
24. Your car? Hideous
25. Something you're not wearing? Tiara
26. Favorite store? Target
27. Your summer? Fine
28. Love someone? Definitely
29. Your favorite color? Purple
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Last week (this cannot be answered in one word unless it was yesterday, which, thankfully, it was not)

I tag....oh everybody.

My Husband, the Genius.

Good news today! Ammon PASSED his 2nd Actuary Exam!!!!!!!!! HURRAH!!!!!!!!!!!