Thank God it's almost Friday! Yes, even stay at home moms look forward to Friday's! It gets really old and LONELY being with the kids 14 hours a day by yourself, gotta love it when the hubby is home on the weekends!
I so wish I had it in me to do the "I'm so HAPPY to finally be home" version of Christmas 2004 but let's face it, I am tired, have no energy, and have no motivation to write up a real entry right now. It is all captured on video so I will just present the Cliff Note's version, otherwise known as
I am sick to my stomach over how Christmas morning pictures turned out. If you know me at all then you know that I took a zillion pictures. I do know how to operate our digital camera. We don't have a clue what happened. Every single picture turned out this way. We can't relive Christmas morning, so I need to just get over it and move on.
Obviously, there are a lot more horrific events happening in the world today. Our bad pictures aren't so bad after all. Atleast we all still have our lives. God be with all the tsunami victims and their loved ones.
What a busy and fun weekend we had! It's finally starting to feel like Christmas time around here. Better late than never, I suppose. On Friday night, we took the boys to see Christmas lights again. We went through a local park here for the second time. It is so beautiful and neat. They have all sorts of objects, animals, and tunnels made out of Christmas lights. It is so popular around here that they actually charge 6 bucks per car load and ask you where you drove from. The first time it was me, Kevin, the boys, my mom, and my brother. This time around it was me, Kevin, the boys, my mom, and my aunt. Nathan had just as much fun the second time as he did the first. He kept saying, "It's beautiful guys!" and "It's so pretty guys!" Talk about heart melting!
Fortunately for me, my boys never did take to pacifiers so that meant never having to take them away from them. Now sleep is another story. Is there a Sleep Patch I can get that makes you feel like you have gotten a decent nights sleep when in reality you have been up 6 times with your 1 yr old?
Please keep your votes coming for this years Christmas card! Thanks! :0)
Whoever came up with the idea of taking cute pictures for Christmas cards clearly didn't have a 2.5 yr old and a 1 yr old. Or at least they didn't have Nathan and Austin ;) We recently tried taking pictures of the boys for this years Christmas card. Normally, Austin is a TOTAL ham for the camera and it's Nathan who seriously won't normally even look at the camera. Well this time around it was completely the opposite. We got a ton of great pics of Nathan but Austin didn't look so great in most of the pics. I REALLY could use your help with deciding which picture to maybe use for our Christmas cards. We tried and tried to get the lovely food clip out of Nathan's hands but he wouldn't have that and we didn't want to make him mad before trying to take some half way decent pictures.
Please give me your vote on which picture to use. I wish there was one picture that both are looking happy, cute, and all smiley but there just isn't. We may try again really soon but if not at least we have these to ponder. Maybe I can ask Jen (Queen of photo editing) to touch up the winning picture to make it look a bit better. I think I took about 30 pictures but these pictures are the only ones that are even close to being possibilities.
I borrowed this voting idea from Lil Baby G (I LOVE that blog!)
Let the voting begin! Click on photos to make them pop :)
Nathan and Austin with the lovely food clip!
Nathan and Austin with the lovely food clip again!
Nathan and Austin with the lovely food clip yet again!
Nathan and Austin with the lovely food clip yet again!
Lastly, Nathan and Austin...are you ready for this...with the lovely food clip AGAIN! :0) Oh, if you can't see the food clip in all the photos, trust me, it is there! lol ! One more thing, if we end up having to use one of these for our card, we will include a little note inside saying the food clip wasn't our idea and he wasn't giving it up for nothing! ROFL! It is ALMOST cute in a funny kind of way! Kids do the darndest things!
CONSIDER THIS AS A WARNING: Do not ever take a sleeping aid unless you are 100% certain your child will let you sleep.
I don't want a million dollars. I don't want to be a size 0 Supermodel. All I want is sleep. Apparently, that is asking for way too much from the universe. I spent most of the night last night crying. Austin wouldn't sleep for nothing. He never sleeps well (at almost 1 yr!) but last night was R.E.A.L.L.Y. BAD. I don't know how I am going to make it through the day today, let alone the entire week. I sure hope Kevin got some wonderful sleep last night at the MGM Grand. I guess I will be drinking chugging Diet Pepsi today. So tell me, what is it like to get decent sleep people? Oh wait....most of us are moms, nevermind....
My husband has to gets to be in Las Vegas all week for work. He is staying at the MGM Grand on the governments dime of course. Lucky him. Don't feel sorry for him for having to travel for work, he wanted to go and pretty much chose to go. Neither one of us are the gambling type but Vegas is Vegas and I can't imagine 5 nights of real sleep. That hopefully explains my thought and mood for the week. It is going to be hard, lonely, and stressful this week. I found out about this lovely surprise the night before Thanksgiving. I am already tired and exhausted and it's only Monday morning. I am in deep trouble. Cara promises me that it gets a little easier as the kiddos get older, please let her be right. Being a "single parent" does suck!
We were hoping to get a lot done this week with birthday plans and Christmas plans but I guess most of it will have to wait. I know I will get through this week. I always do. But I am only human and I am NOT looking forward to this week. It is times like these when I wish I had a paying job outside the home. If I had a paying job at least I would have "maybe" 5 minutes of alone time this week. I don't feel like this all of the time, just this week.
I am going to miss him like crazy of course. I will be so happy to have him back home safe and sound so I can at least use the restroom by myself again in the evenings. It will be nice to have a little help with diaper changing duty in the evenings when he gets back.
By the end of this week I am going to feel like I am TOTALLYcovered in poop with all the diapers I will be changing round the clock (I have two very poop filled boys in diapers). I am going to need all the luck and company I can get this week.
And on a side note I am not Lynette from Desperate Housewives. I am getting disgusted with this show.
I didn't get much done during my computer break but it was nice to step away a bit even though I missed all my efriends very much. I did get Austin's birthday invitations picked out and mailed. I also got his balloons and cake ordered.
I will update later this week about our first Thanksgiving back home. It was interesting to say the least.
Last but not least, I DO KNOW how lucky and blessed I am to have my boys and dh, but it's hard sometimes. Thank you for listening to me whine. And yes, I would like some cheese with this whine, thanks for asking.