Thursday, January 26, 2012

Not quite heavenly...

The house smells like perfume.

I don't know if Joseph thought that the house stunk tonight...
it wouldn't be beyond possibility.

Maybe he thought I stunk.....
I hadn't had my shower yet.

Maybe he wanted to smell all womanly....
his father would love that.

But whatever the reason, while I was fixing his pre-bedtime snack, Joseph snatched up a bottle of perfume and started squirting. I started smelling something that smelled nice at first...then I realized what it was and ran to grab my bottle of Victoria's Secret Heavenly from Joseph and took him to the sink to rinse him off. To add insult to injury, he has JUST gotten out of the bath. How he got the perfume, I don't know. He's a little Houdini when it comes to stuff like that....he seems to make it materialize. But let's just say, it doesn't smell so Heavenly....

This child is a mess a minute. Earlier he had a piece of sidewalk chalk (his art instrument of choice) and decided to try it out on the wall...for one, it's just chalk, and for two, it's about the same color as the wall, so I didn't freak out. But I didn't want him to try out eyeliner or something on the wall, so I told him "No, not on the wall." So he went to another wall and made a little mark and looked at me. Again, "No, not on the wall." He went to another section of wall and looked at me...."No, not on the wall." On and on...Then he tried to color the dog with it. I told him if he could work with a moving canvas, more power to him. I asked him if he wanted paper. He said, "no." Thankfully chalk is easy to get off of pretty much everything. I was talking to another mom at gymnastics today and her daughter has just started coloring on the walls and I was helping her out with cleaning solutions. She was having trouble with eyeliner. Been there....that's one of J's weapons...err art supplies...of choice. Baby oil will take that off pretty much any hard surface. I am quickly becoming a cleaning expert.

Well, I've got a movie to watch and laundry to fold. Later!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yes, I've been AWOL....

"You've got to pucker your lips, like this...."
It's been a while, I know. I haven't been in much of an internet mood lately. Aside from checking facebook occasionally and reading the blogs that I follow, I just haven't done much on the computer. I've been reading a lot of books, watching a lot of movies, and doing a lot of yoga....and getting behind on lots of housework.  But I'm back now.....and I have lots of interesting and delicious posts in the works.....starting probably tomorrow. Unless something weird happens.....which is not beyond the realm of possibility.

My MOPS group went to Monkey Joe's on Tuesday. It's kinda like Chuckie Cheese except with more bouncy houses and less games. Joseph loved it.
Riding the merry go round is very serious stuff...

So, I'm glad those of you reading this have stuck with me. I will try my best to do better. But for now, it's getting late and we've got a big morning of gymnastics tomorrow. There are 5 kids in the class this session....which means Joseph has to take turns....something he is not used to and he doesn't like it AT ALL! It can make for a LONG 30 minutes. Check back soon!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

It was a wild and crazy year for my family. We started off 2011 with one of the worst cold/flu/sickness seasons that I can remember. I think it had something to do with having a germ incubator living with me. We survived that, luckily. We also survived the worry that came with Joseph not growing.

Joseph turned one and started walking then running (seemingly the day after he started walking!). He can almost sit on a horse without assistance and ride around the arena which amazes me. He loves to ride just about anything and has developed an obsession with all things tractor and horse. It seems that every day he learns a new word. He learned to give kisses and say "bye" and "HEY!" He knows the name of just about every animal and what they say, but still not so hot at ABCs.  We went on a roller coaster with naps and night sleep. Finally got everything straightened out just to have him climb out of his crib. Now he prefers to sleep in the glider. I can go in and move him back to his bed but it's not long before I hear the pitter patter of little feet heading toward the chair.

As far as I go, I ran some races....not as many as I had hoped. I did some riding...not as much as I had hoped. And I lost some weight....but not as much as I had hoped. I see a trend here.... I did a lot of cooking (probably has something to do with not losing as much weight as I had hoped). I did quite a bit of crafting. We adopted a dog. I discovered that "How I Met Your Mother" is a fantastic show and I can't believe it's taken me so long to watch it. The funny thing is that I started watching it last year during a New Year's Eve marathon. This year I discovered a new (old) show right around the end of 2011 (it was actually Dec 29th)..Big Bang Theory. Where have you been??? A show about a bunch of science geeks? As a closet science geek, myself, I was in love. There was an episode where Sheldon was making scrambled eggs and his roommate asked if he was cooking breakfast and he said it wasn't was an experiment. I was hooked. You can see how geeky I am by the type of pajamas I put my kid in. You have no idea how excited I was to find those at Then a friend of mine pointed me toward and now all I want are plush organs. I just wish they had a ruminant division because I would love a lifesize plush rumen (cow stomach). Now that's a pillow pet!!! In case you needed any other proof, here's a tshirt I made a few years ago when we had an "I heart tshirt party":
Ahh...those were the days...back when I had friends. But we won't go there tonight...that's a whole 'nother can of worms.

So, anyway, I don't have any plans for 2012. I plan to be the best mom that I can be and enjoy every moment that I have with my family. I hope you all have had a great Holiday season and are ready to get back to the non-holiday season which is Jan 2- Nov. I will be recharging and getting lots of tasty food blogs ready for your enjoyment!!