Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bubble Fun ~

This is what happens when you turn the jets on with too much bubble bath!

Yes, that was Camdyn! :P

Friday, July 25, 2008

David, Where Are You? ~

Clyde thinks I must be straight up crazy. I have frequent dreams that are shall we say...interesting. One that my husband constantly gives me a hard time about is one I had several years ago. I was apparently screaming out loud, so he nudged me awake. I had been dreaming that my car broke down and when I got out to take a look at it, I was attacked by a deer. This huge ass Bambi was on her hind legs smacking me with her front hooves. It was a vicious attack and completely unwarranted, I've always been anti-hunting.

Last night I was awoken to my husband, whom I lovingly refer to as Fire, smacking my arm. He said I was yelling, "David, where are you?" and he said I kept screaming louder and louder. It was one of those dreams where you're still scared, even after you're awake. What was this horrible nightmare? I was trapped in a rinky-dink gas station, owned by some David character, whose face I never did see, it was completely pitch black and apparently someone was 'after me'. I can't remember the events that led me to that ghastly gas station, but I was awake for quite some time after. Ridiculous, right?!

For the record, I have a mother who has reoccurring dreams of people chasing her with scissors, so perhaps it's genetic?

Monday, July 21, 2008

Rowyn ~

Gaelic for little red one, which turned out to be pretty fitting. I'm not quite sure why people have such a hard time saying her name, to me it isn't that tricky. When Rowyn was born, Clyde's brother, Rich, thought her name was Roling O'Neill rather than Rowyn Camille. At Clyde's family reunion this weekend, two of his aunts referred to her as Roland...both of which had received baby announcements with her name spelled out on it. When Riley was born, Clyde's mom came to visit at the hospital and wanted to know where we came up with the name, Ripley Brick, we didn't, that would be Riley Breck...but I digress.

My grandmother last night kept asking how to spell Rowyn, she kept sticking a U into it...but she's damn near 90 with dementia, so you can hardly blame her. For all these other people that can't figure out the difference between Rowyn and Roling and Roland and your doctor, you need your ears flushed.

I've included a copy of her birth announcement that we sent out. =)

Morning ~
I am not a morning person, never have been and can't imagine I ever will be. I have to have coffee first thing, to make the morning bearable. I take my coffee with creamer, preferably Coffeemate Pumpkin Spice, but since that's seasonal I usually buy Hazelnut, Vanilla Caramel, or French Vanilla. I love the fully loaded version, but have been trying to force myself to buy the Sugar Free...which is not nearly as good as the real deal.
This morning I followed my normal routine, went to pour my coffee creamer...and I'm out, completely out. Great start to my Monday morning...having to have skim milk and sugar just isn't the same. I imagine that unless you are a coffee and liquid creamer drinker, you won't fully understand my discontent.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Getting Neutered ~

No, not the dog...the husband. He has his consultation next week, which to me sounds so weird, what's there to consult about, either you're getting the snip or you aren't. To be completely honest, the whole concept has me torn. On the one hand, I'm exhausted, cranky, and certainly have my hands full with the 4 kidbits we've got...but, the thought of never being pregnant again, never getting to hold a tiny baby that we created just kills me. The appointment has been made and the decision made, but how do you come to terms with the idea that an entire phase of your life is now over?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Diet Rite Pure Zero Cherry Cola ~

Dee-lish! My favorite cola by far, but not easy to find around here, so when Clyde finds them he usually buys as many as he can.
0 calories, 0 carbs, 0 caffeine, 0 sodium...and sweetened with Splenda!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Felt Food ~

Oh my cuteness! This stuff looks good enough to eat!

I was perusing Etsy for felt play food for the kidblits and came across Mama Made It, such cute stuff! Check out the fruits and veggies too!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Baby Hulk ~

Uncle Brendan gets an ass whooping from a 2 1/2-year-old. That's how she rolls, fast and out of control.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Maroo ~

I heard about Maroo wraps through the lactation consultants at the hospital, they're made locally by a woman whom I later learned had a son in Riley's class. I called her and she came out to my house to show what wraps she had made and to give me Wraps101, since I was completely clueless as to what to do with all this fabric! I bought a beautiful chocolate brown wrap, it came with a tote bag and instructional booklet, all for only $35! So far, Rowyn seems to thoroughly enjoy being worn...and I'm liking it to!

I know Mari used to sell them on Etsy, but she's working on getting a website together. She told me she can't keep enough made, they're selling so quickly. If you're interested, let me know, I can get you in contact with her.

Pardon my lazy look, I'm one tired and worn out Mommy! ;)