Monday, September 22, 2008

I am loving the weather today. It's not hot! There is a nice breeze and I don't need the AC on. I'm not sure I could handle the weather where I grew up ever again, but I do miss the cooler weather. I'm always excited for winter to arrive around here. In a few more months we might even get some rain! I don't know the last time we had rain...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

So Funny....

Tackle it Tuesday

I don't have any pictures (darn camera is still not cooperating with me about downloading pictures.) My tackle today is the kids' clothes. I am working my way through all of their clothes taking out the baskets of stuff that's too small. I'm also reorganizing their dressers and the closet. I have so many little boy clothes from Anthony, I have to figure out what to do with them. I wonder if baby clothes would sell at a yard sale? We're having one next week. I guess I can just donate whatever is left over.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Nothing too exciting this week for our menus. The beef stew is a new recipe, I'll let ya'll know how it is.

Monday Pasta Veggies
Tuesday Pork Chops, Veggies, Salad
Wednesday Crockpot Beef Stew Whole Wheat Rolls
Thursday Hamburgers, sweet potato fries, veggies
Friday Tacos
Saturday Going out

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Fill ins

I stole this from Brianna.

Those of you with multiple blogs or private blogs...if you could add a link to your blog when you comment, that would be GREAT! we go!

1. I enjoy sleeping.

2. What my dad would think about having a grandson is something I wonder about often lately.

3. In your heart, you knew you were going.

4. Take Amelia, add a little water and dish soap and a few dishes in the sink and you end up with a mess, and a very happy entertained kid. (totally worth the mess!!)

5. Life has gifted me with two amazing children, things are never ever boring at my house.

6. Sleeping in is an instant vacation.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to having a nice night,without anyone having to get up at 5 for work, tomorrow my plans include a birthday party and Sunday, I want to sleep in (are you noticing a theme in my life? I need more sleep lol)!


Maybe it's just me, but this is just bizarre. Bill Gates, Jerry Seinfeld and shoe shopping with a churro? What a combination.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My sister has 3 girls. Dorothy 5, Emma 3 and Lilly 2. This morning Amelia decided that we were going to pretend to be her cousins. She assigned us each a role, then had me call Grandma so she could tell her about it. All day she has been in character as Dorothy. She calls me Aunt Sarah-Mommy. She informed Jeff that he is now called Emma. Anthony is now going by the name Lilly. Poor kid has to be confused, as he crawls along behind his sister she says "Come on Lilly. Good boy Lilly!" Did I mention she talks to her brother like he's her little puppy dog? Oh and any time I speak to Amelia/Dorothy I have to call her Dorothy or she won't answer. We've been doing this for about 10 hours now, I wonder how much longer we'll last???

Nope, my son's not going to have a complex. Not at all!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Today we went to the community center to register Amelia and her friend for some mommy and me classes. After we got all registered we walked out to our cars to go home. While I'm putting Anthony in the car, my friend says, "There's a naked guy in the parking lot." Of course I looked before thought about it, not at all what I wanted to see. Some guy was standing with his car door open and no pants on. I think maybe he was changing his pants in the parking lot or something? I've seen homeless people doing stuff like that at other parks. It was an older car, it looked like it had a bunch of stuff in it. Really, I was trying not to look too hard since there was a naked guy there.

A few weeks ago we went to the International street festival in Orange. The first thing we noticed after arriving was the large amount of cops. The second thing I noticed was most of them were from the Gang unit. I wasn't sure if I should be happy about the large gang unit presence or scared.

I swear I don't live in the ghetto!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sometimes my kids crack me up. Amelia is obsessed with birthdays and who is having the next birthday. She knows that Anthony's birthday is coming next, then hers, then mine, then Jeff's. Tonight she told me her happy birthday party was next. I told her no, it was going to be Anthony's birthday before hers. Her response was "No mommy. I had a birthday party in my room for Anthony today. He doesn't need another birthday. It's mine next."

I'm not sure why this amused me so much but it did.

Did I mention it's 1030 and she is still awake? Thats what happens when she naps at 5 pm...

Friday, September 05, 2008

What's my name again?

What Stephanie Means

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.

Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.

Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.