Monday, February 25, 2008

Update on Previous Post...

It is now 4:00 PM and I have hit a new low even for me. I have been feeling sad all day and as a girl whenever we feel sad we immediately go for chocolate. Well, Madison was taking a nap so I couldn't run to the gas station and grab myself a quick fix so I completely scoured the house for chocolate and found none. I even went through Hailey's room to see if she had any leftover Valentines candy--no luck! After about 20 minutes of searching for something I discovered a bag of chocolate chips and started eating some by the handfuls. While I was sitting there enjoying my "snack" I noticed the Peanut Butter jar sitting directly in front of me. I thought what the heck, and grabbed a spoon and dived right in. Somewhere between the spoonful of peanut butter and the handful of chocolate chips I mixed in with it, the thought occurred to me that this was very wrong....but that didn't stop me. I must say I feel better! Now I guess I have to hit the gym.

I'm feeling Blue....

I'm feeling blue today. I just want to curl up in my bed and pull the covers up over my head and sleep all day. The weather doesn't help. I wish it was warm and sunny. Anyone else feeling blue?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Bronson gets a Haircut

Here's the before shot:

Here's after with his sucker he got for being good!

I mentioned in my last post that Bronson looks like he is going prematurely bald.....well, the whole story is that the other morning I was getting ready for the day and the kids had been pretty quiet for awhile which scared me so I came downstairs to find that Hailey had taken it upon herself to give Bronson a haircut. There was hair all over my bathroom and they both were laughing. Oh boy! I knew this day would come sooner or later. I was just hoping it was later. I pretended to be very upset with both of them but inside I was dying laughing! I had to turn around a few times to hide the smile on my face and not bust out laughing. It was pretty funny. I hate to admit this but, I took a picture of Bronson's new haircut so I could post a blog and I told Hailey that it was evidence for Santa Claus in case she wasn't a good girl the rest of the year. I am terrible! She was stunned, and now she keeps asking me everyday if she has been a good girl and to please not send the photo to the North Pole....what a girl.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hogle Zoo in Febrrrrruary!

Today the kids and I took a trip up to Hogle Zoo. What was I thinking?! It is the middle of February and I had this great idea to go to the zoo and spend two hours outside in 20 degree weather watching the animals enjoy themselves while we RAN from exhibit to exhibit.

Actually, I ended up holding Madison and pushing the stroller (with no one in it) and it wasn't all that bad! Once you are moving and running around after three tigers of your own, it's not that bad.

We watched the monkeys, the tigers, the lions, the giraffes, the lynxes, the penguins, the alligators, the bears, snakes and reptiles, but we didn't get to see the one animal all of us came for: the Elephants! Nope, that's right everybody it was too cold for those big elephants to be outside. I just about lost it because that is specifically what we came to the zoo to see and I never in a million years thought that an animal that big would ever actually be cold. The kids were so disappointed, and I thought Hailey was going to throw something at the poor zookeeper we talked to. Nevertheless, we moved onto the camels and all was well.

I had such a great day at the zoo with my sweet kids and enjoyed every minute of it.
P.S. Hailey decided to cut Bronson's hair yesterday which explains why he is looking prematurely bald....more on that later!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

For those of you with a Valentine, Happy Valentines Day!

For those of you like me who have dreaded and cringed walking into any store lately because of the bulk candy, chocolate, and gifts lining the shelves the last month, Happy SAD Day!! (Singles Awareness Day)

I have been dreading this day and generally having a really bad attitude about it until I decided that Valentines Day doesn't have to be about having someone to love. It can be about those YOU love! I have so many people in my life who I truly Love and adore and for that I am extremely grateful. I am incredibly fortunate and blessed to have the three greatest loves of my life with me this day and always. I love you Hailey, Bronson and Maddie!

Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Wherefore art thou Summer?

I miss the sun. I miss the warmth. I miss the feel of my flip flops. I miss pedicures and tanning creme.
I'm sick of snow, and slush. I'm sick of coats, and buttoning up. I'm sick of pale skin and goose bumps.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

I am absolutely in love with these shoes from Nordstrom. Cute, petite, and feminine. Now I just need to find the perfect dress to go with them....and a stack of cash!