Friday, February 25, 2011

A future architect in the making?

I think so. Look at that symmetry.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

RAT= 3, it is a very complicated equation, I still can't comprehend it

On Sunday RAT turned 3.... 3
It is hard for me to wrap my head around, but it is a fact We had a lovely day playing with balloons, dancing and begging every 5 minutes for cake. For dinner we had Spaghetti, because that is what the birthday boy asked for.

 This balloon was the biggest hit, ever. He carries it around with him and takes it everywhere. He will be so sad in two weeks when it is no more.

And for dessert we had chocolate cake, with chocolate frosting, sprinkles, and chocolate ice cream. RAT likes what he likes.

Present highlights include a helmet. He opened this first and then wore it the whole time while opening all his other presents. He also got a big kid boost seat. No longer will he sit in the 5 point harness seat.
They are all growing up so fast...*cue up "Sunrise Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof*   

My boys are getting big too fast.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's potty (training) time!!

So T boy number two is officially...wait for it... POTTY TRAINED!!!

Yes folks, that's right! RAT is potty trained BEFORE his third birthday. (which, incidentally, is the 13th. I KNOW, crazy right)

Back to the subject at hand.We said bye bye to diapers Monday, January 24th 2011. Mostly because Mommy was really just sick of changing two little guys diapers and I KNEW he was ready. It was REALLY easy, surprisingly so. I just asked if he wanted to start using the potty all the time and wearing underpants like MAT, Mommy and Daddy.
He said, "Yup", and off we went.

As of today, we are diaper free, accident free for  more than a week, and he has been sick for the last 5 days.
Impressive? I think so.

He is still wear training pants at night even though he has proven he will wake and get to the potty in time. But it makes him feel better knowing he is covered in case of accidents (cause no one likes a wet bed).

SO high five to my little RAT. I am super proud of you little dude.

Sick Day...s

We are all sick here at the T house. Last Tuesday Mr. T came home feeling like yuck, and by Wednesday he was shivering and shaking with a crazy fever, rumbly tummy, and cough. Of course Friday morning RAT woke with a cough and by mid-afternoon was wiped out. MAT got home from school and by 6pm RAT, MAT and Mr. T were all asleep on the couch. Vomiting, coughing, and fever. This continued all weekend...and most of this week so far. The pull out couch earned its place as a valuable piece of furniture this weekend. And Mr. T verbalized his appreciation of my creating and hording of blankets, since there seemed to always be some in the washer and some waiting to be all weekend. Yes it was rather gross, but, vomit happens, as you all know.

DOT and I tried to steer clear as much as possible. I cut quilt pieces and organized my workroom, trying to quarantine us from the epidemic upstairs. But as you moms know, most of the time, when your kiddo's are sick, there is no one on the planet they wanna snuggle with more than good ole Mom.

Despite my best efforts on Sunday evening DOT got sick. This was kinda scary for me, as he is just two months old and I have been fortunate enough, till now, to not have sick babies till the were 6 months or so. Thankfully DOT got over his fever very quickly and is just coughing now. But yesterday, *ominous music*, I got sick. CRAP! I cannot afford to be sick, I have sick kids to take care of and a house to run. Luckily, yes I said luckily, the older boys are still feverish so they just lay around, drink, and sleep. DOT, thankfully, is just phlegmy. When this mom is sick she needs her kiddos to either be sick too or totally healthy. Well enough to go to school or Grandma's or sick enough to lay around with me and not complain about boredom.

As soon as Mr. T got home I went to bed. I went wearing sweat pants, tshirt, fleece robe, wool socks, and sock hat. I crawled into bed under the comforter, fleece blanket, cotton afghan, and sheet, and there I layed shivering for 3 hours. Then last night I didn't get any sleep thanks to alternating cold chills and hot flashes. Thankfully I woke this morning fever free and just battling a cough and runny nose. The older boys didn't wake so lucky.

DOT seems to be feeling the best while the older two are still feeling pretty puney and have on again off again fevers. They did manage to successfully eat today, so that's a plus. AND RAT made it through being yucky sick without having any potty accidents. That boy has been a potty training savant. That's the news from the house of puke and phlegm Little Squidgen.

Now I have to go check all the rooms for tissues to scavenge.

And on a totally unrelated note: I think I am going to give knitting another shot. Who knows I might have developed some patience since I last tried.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A decade of hair (+1 ).. Years 1999-2002

My hair is one of my favorite things to change, my other favorite thing to change is the furniture arrangement of my home, but this is about hair. We are gonna go back a bit more than a decade, when my hair was very basic and regular.
Starting in 1999. Oh yeah. I'm going there.
(This series will be a picture heavy one, sorry to my dial up friends, I'm talking to you Mom. ;) Oh also sorry to anyone who doesn't appreciate their candid photos, suck it up, we are reliving my, sometime nightmarish hair. Thank you and I love you)

1999 (high school)
 Me and my dawg.
My very best friend in the whole wide world, you will see her A LOT. Just sayin.

2000 (the hair experiments begins. I chopped hair off and dyed it caramel colored August 2nd 2000)
That's me on the right, with the semi-bowl cut. ( Oh and it gets worse, way worse. sidebar-Aren't my siblings the CUTEST)

2001(and it starts to get very interesting about now, I find the joys of COLOR.)

My favorite hair color (and the best improvised Halloween costume) EVER! Why yes those are plastic cups on my wrists being used as super hero cuffs.


2002 (the year I met my husband and the first photo is me the night we met. I was adorable, I know)

I had this thing for poofing my hair out, it was a bit clown-like...

 Sadly there is only the one photo of the Mohawk up, it is still there in the next photo. I rocked it up many times, I just, apparently, did not take any pictures... I am noticing I was living the moments rather than capturing them. This is good and bad I suppose. I will have to try this color again someday, I did adore the Aqua.

And thus ends our review of my hairstyles from 1999-2002. Yeah I know, you might not care, but I think it's fun and this is my game so...nanna nanna boo boo, I will do what I want to. And if you pay close attention you will notice when I got my tongue and libret pierced, it is like a very strange game of "Where's Waldo".

Thanks for reminiscing with me, there will be more to come. 2003-2005 were kind of bland (I had a "real" job and wasn't allowed to do anything fun) so I might lump them in with 2007-2008, but who knows. It all depends on what gems I can dig up.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby bunting

Just some photos of DOT, cause I can...and because he's cute.
(this is our FAVORITE bunting, we have had it for all three boys but DOT is the first to actually wear it more than once. We call it the "Maggie Simpson" though it is actually Tigger). Enjoy some cuteness.