Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Dump in a large bowl and pour on about 1/2 cup or so of the 'special' hot sauce. Let them coat for a few and them place them on a plate and let them hang out for about 10 minutes..
So darn messy!
We went to Coronado to Silver Strand it was beautiful..and there was tons of parking.
Jack did not want to go in the water..he just played in the sand. However him and Justin walked out to wet their feet and Jack stumbled and fell a little and got his shorts soaked...he clung to Justin like a monkey to his mama..he was scared I guess.
Lily was fearless and just took off into the deep blue sea. I had to keep hollering at her to come closer. At one point she emerged from the waves covered in seaweed..it was so funny, I wish I got of picture of that.
We only stayed about an hour or so...the sand flies or whatever they are were attacking my legs and I was getting annoyed and we (Justin and I) felt all gross and dirty..we didn't go in the water.
We headed home and went swimming in our pool. And I am so proud to say that I actually remembered to apply sunblock to myself this time..so I am not a lobster!!
Here are a few pictures of Lily frolicking in the ocean..
She actually stood still for a millisecond for me to take this picture, then off she ran and dove into the water..
Whats with the hair ??? Looks like a feather or something...
And this here..is Just Jack....(haha like on Will and Grace..remember..'Just Jack!')
Our family arrived late last night. It was so good to see them. The little girl is this amazing bundle of energy and just a happy..excited little person. She came right in and hugged me and everyone else. It was so cute. She is the complete polar opposite of Jack..(you know how painfully shy he is..he would never go up to anyone and hug them)...he just stood back and observed the whole situation..it was kinda funny. Can't wait to see these little people play together.. :)
I shall be cooking up a storm again..I am so happy to have more people to feed. They are staying with us Wednesday thru Saturday think.
Today Lily and I are heading off to 'church' and coming home and doing any last minute preparations for school.
I think I am more excited than she is..
And next year will be so weird because both of the kids will be at school. What the heck am I gonna do with myself?
Friday, August 22, 2008
figuring what the heck to cook tonight...
School resumes on Monday and I am so freaking excited!
Sounds terrible...but c'mon, all you moms with the pre-teen critters know whats up.
Attitude one minute and complete sobbing mess another minute.
Who knows..but all I can say is I am a happy camper..
Peace and serenity will be restored at my house..
(well at least from 9am to 3pm)
Jack is a totally different boy when Lily is not around.
And a good boy at that!
Tomorrow we are packing up and heading to the beach for our last outing of the summer..
should be fun..
but I am not to thrilled of the thought of tons of sand and a seaweed aroma wafting through my brand new car..
hmmm..I guess I can hose the kids off there...
or throw in the trunk..either one...lol
Thursday, August 21, 2008
However, when she returned she was a complete terd. All she wanted to do was sleep. Fine by me. All I wanted to do was clean and make some lists.
She slept for 2 hours. I woke her to eat some lunch, and she slept for another hour.
Her and her friend stayed up late..that's why she was so tired. That's all good..that's what they do when they have slumber parties. :)
After she was fed and rested she was acting like a total jerk..having attitude with me and Jack.
Having just started my 'time of the month' I was in no way, shape or form to deal with the tween 'tude.
Me, being the most horrible mother, told her I wasn't taking her to the library tonight for family movie night. They were going to show the new Hananah Montana/Miley Cyrus movie tour..(featuring the Jo Bros)..
After I let her know I wasn't taking her due to the attitude and eye rolling crap she does..all hell broke loose.
Crying..sobbing..babbling sounds from another world spilled from her mouth like diarrhea...
Why is it that when they are pissed off they apparently can't speak English and start speaking tongues? Seriously I couldn't understand what the heck she was saying.
Off to your room girlie girl.
After a few minutes i decided to go and tell her like it is. I asked her if she knew why she wasn't going tonight..and ofcourse the dumbfounded look glazed over her face and she starred off in the distance and sadly muttered "No I don't"
Pftt..whatever..explained clearly why she wasn't going.
I even went as far as to say something along the lines of
"If you can compose yourself and stop crying like an infant..help with laundry tomorrow..I can go to Blockbuster and rent this beloved movie."
Well the shit hit the fan...
More tears and crying...
Was that not good enough?
I can't win..
I am done.
I am moody.
I am pms..y
I am going for a cocktail.
For starters let the record be known that I have waaayyy more than 6, but I am playin' by the rules, yo.
Lets see..oh yeah..the rules..
1. Link the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them & leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they have been tagged.
The last part of the tag game is to send it to six people you want to know 6 insignificant or unspectacular quirks about.
(I don't know if I'll tag 6..people..in fact if your reading this, why don't you join in !)
1. I can't stand it when my kids don't match. For instance when Jack dressed himself and put on a stripped shirt and checkered shorts..it made my palms sweaty and my stomach hurt. Drives me crazy. Lily does this all the time JUST to make me mad.
2. When I was a kid I used to do an awesome impression of 'The Incredible Hulk'. I used to vibrate and shake and pretend to transform into the green giant. Hmm...that explains alot..
3. Most of the time I don't eat 'normal' breakfast items. For me I would much rather have leftovers or a sandwich or something..and of course my coffee.
4. I can't go to bed at night if there is dirty dishes in the sink. Also I don't like to leave the house unless it is neat and tidy. Who wants to come home to a messy home? Even if your just going to the market down the street. Such a nice feeling to come back to cleanliness. :)
5. I am obsessively stocking up on everything. You know how many bottles of shampoo and conditioner are in the kids bathroom? Last I counted there was 6...wtf?
6. This last one is probably the most prominent in my life. I am such an anal planner/organizer. I cannot function if I do not know whats going to happen for the day. I am a list maker. In fact..I make lists of lists that need to be made. It makes me want to barf not knowing whats going on this weekend. Seriously I NEED to know. Whats worse..Justin is the polar opposite of me and would rather decided whats going on like 5 minutes prior. Grrr..I hate that. I like things planned and organized. Things just go way more smoothly that way..for me anyway.
So there you have it...and if your just dying to know..I have WAY more unspectacular things..the list (haha the list) is never ending..Seriously.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Skater boy cake with tank candles...
"Can I have my presents now? Peas!! Peas mama!?"
Beatin' up sis with his 'Rock em' Sock em' Robots
Jack's new ride..Big Wheel style..
He said he had a great birthday. He got calls from Grandma, Aunt R , Uncle J and Cousin ..he was excited about that.
Now Lily is already planning her birthday party....
sigh..its never ending!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
We all went swimming and had a good time. Jack wasn't too intimidated and shy at all... I guess were making progress!
He received all kinds of goodies, some were a big wheel, sandbox, games, and gift cards..(which he already used!)
He loved his cake and had a great time
Today I thought it would be yummy to make BLT's...however..it morphed into a club-like sandwich... so a BLTHT Sandwich..(bacon, lettuec, tomatoe,havarti, turkey)
Here's what I did....
Cook some bacon....
Toast some sourdough...
spread mayo on one side, melt Havarti on the other.....
Nestle in the bacon on top of the melted cheese....
Put on some Dijon mustard...
layer in some herb roasted turkey...and poof, you got yourself a club...
I thought I would add some avocado..but that may be too many flavors competing with one another.. so left that out.
Hubz said it was the best damn sammy ever...(not sure if he was trying to feed my ego, or he Really thought so...either way I loved it, as did the kids!)
Dinner was easy peasy...(thanks to Costco..) cooked a tri tip..(omg so freaking good!) steamed some veggies..you really hit the motherload when you are having broccoli..(so many health benefits). That is one of the vegetables I try to have on hand at all times...that and carrots and yams...I could go n and on about the goods that these provide, however that could be totally boring... Made some herd and garlic rice pilaf and dinner was done..
Washed my car today ..and Lily volunteered to help which was nice. The Colbalt is so shiny and perdy..I love her....
My peeps will be her this upcoming Saturday. Lily starts school on the 25th..and I can't wait...not only for me but for her.
She seemed to have a fab summer..countless slumber parties..swimming at the pool, Museums, Zoo, play dates and mall trips...(typical tween)..and still have a beach trip planned for boogy boarding and all that..
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thought I'd give it a go...
1. Your cell phone? annoying
2.Your significant other? soul mate..
3. Your hair? thick
4. Your mother? lost
5. Your father? unknown
6. Your kid(s)? blessings
7. Your favorite thing? coffee
8. Your dream last night? weird
9. The room you're in? living room
10. Your fear? sickness
11. What you're not? optimistic
12. Last thing you did before logging on? consumed coffee
13. Where did you grow up? San Diego
14. What are you wearing? clothes
15. Your computer? rocks
16. Favorite place? cooking in kitchen
17. Your mood right now? anxious
18. Missing someone? always
19. Something you're not wearing? shoes
20. Your life? content
Friday, August 15, 2008
After running around to Costco and Party City, I finally parked my butt in front of the air conditioner where I sat to ponder the ever so difficult task as what the heck to make for lunch.
Me, being totally lazy didn't want to do anything today.
*chopped it up all small
*put some organic blue corn chips on a plate
*smothered sour cream and hot sauce
(If you are wondering if I ate all this or shared any with the children...well lets just say I am so freaking stuffed and won't eat for the rest of the day..hee hee)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
My stomach hurts..its all tight and weird..(maybe AF?)
My nose is pulsating
My body aches..
Good thing I made that soup..I need it now.
Fingers crossed Jack stays healthy..his bday pool party is Saturday.
The only thing that is keeping me sane right now is Kathy Griffin. She is so hilarious I just love her. There were a few episodes of The D List on back to back..
She makes me have those deep belly laughs that when all said and done..you have to wonder if you peed yourself a little.
Yeah.. I like her that much.
Ok..off to sleep I guess..or barf..which ever comes first..
Strawberry hemp Granola w/ flax seeds...blueberries, raspberries all on top of some vanilla yogurt..gave me a good boost to get started on some serious cleaning..