Saturday, September 29, 2012

Art from this Week

E comes home with an insane amount of art/ coloring papers that she does in her 2 yr old class. So much that I have to recycle some of it - gasp!!!!

And I really do feel bad about it but I really cannot keep 8-10 new papers a week.

So I've got a plan post a few on the fridge for the week - replace weekly...

Anyone got a better idea????

Friday, September 28, 2012

Overheard... On the way to work

Mama the Moo cows are eating French fries...

No Zizelles I think they are eating grass

No they are eating French fries and chocolate milk too....

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"It is just not your day"

This morning started off with a bang - literally. The roofers were here before 7:30 pounding away at the roof - on the one day that R decides to sleep past 6:30. Sweet...

Before the banging the roofers were moving stuff from behind the house and I did not expect them for another hour and seriously almost called the cops to tell them someone was sneaking around our house (they did catch that escaped murdered 45 minutes north of here later in the day - no joke!)

I go to the silly {insert another word} bank today to get change and make the deposit - and use my Chik-Fil-A coupon along the way and for real the bank by the CFA is the PITS! I have two bank banks that I do not want to get stuck in the vacuum thingy so I have to go to the first line - and there is a car. So I wait - which is not uncommon for said branch location - and wait more - again not surprised because one time I drove away from this same drive thru without a receipt because they were taking INSANELY TOO LONG. I reminisce on said experience. And the waiting continues. Another car goes through the second drive thru and I am fuming. Seriously I have been behind this one silly {insert another word} for no kidding FIVE minutes. I am not hyperbolizing here. So I throw the car in reverse and hit the car behind me - no not really that would have been truly no bueno. I find a parking spot in the empty lot and get my bank bags and my sleeping baby and drag everything inside.

I go to the teller and I tell her that this is insane how long I waited behind one single car and she tells me they are 'troubleshooting a problem for her'. Well you know what maybe "she should have come inside because clearly this is not an issue for the drive thru" - well did not come out exactly like that but you get the point. So I am thinking to myself A. they should have asked her to come in B. she should have voluntarily come in and not BLOCKED THE DRIVE THRU!!!!!! I continue to wait - again nothing is fast about this branch. I tell the lady you know none of the other branches have this problem with the drive thru. She said they have extra tellers for the driver thru AND 'we' - the tellers at that bank are usually busy with inside customers - insert cricket noise. The place is a dead zone - other than the lady who continue to block the driver thru.

Then my deposit is incorrect and I calmly fix it and try and move forward from the ridiculousness of the situation. R is peering around and I am trying to have the best attitude possible especially since my daughter is around while still expressing my DISGUST with the service. Finally the teller said 'Awww she looks like she just woke up'. No really??? "She woke up because I have to take her out because the drive thru was blocked" I tell her. 'Well it is just not your day'

Yes thank you for putting the icing on the cake of my terrifically mind bogglingly inefficient experience at the bank. I needed a reminder because I was not already annoyed enough. I would swear off that branch 150% but it is by the CFA which is a problem.

Other than that we have a fantastic day - really 100% truthful. Good day at the pool shop, got some cross stitch done, and had a great meal courteous of my MIL.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

This should be comical

Nap time plus a new roof = hmmm I will let you know in a few hours. This is going to be a fun week of naps!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012


E loves matching her little sis and will change her outfit of she knows she has the same outfit as R!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

When Grammy comes to play...

When Grammy comes to play cookies are baked and we have been spoiled this week with awesome Oatmeal raisin homemade cookies. They are healthier than the chocolate chip kind, right? Maybe I will be inspired to bake a batch of cookies every week. Maybe but now we are enjoying our dwindling supply for this week

Monday, September 10, 2012

Uncle Kev.... This one is for you

I could not resist indulging you beloved stalkers/ readers in this lovely text from uncle Kev.

What up lazy blogger? traveling is no excuse btw

As I sit here in the SkyClub room waiting to get home to see my girls (and Lee too) I have been forced to look at the blog for the past week or so. It has been lacking so for your stake little bro here goes a short reflection on the last week.

We went to DC for Labor Day weekend which I did not post on the blog because I don't want anyone to be tempted to break into our house even though we have a crazy loud/ excellent alarm system. Let me tell you traveling with two is a game changer. The best bet is focusing on two or three goals for the day and having low expect ions and then you are pleasantly surprised when things go well. Saturday We went to Arlington Cemetery where my grandparents are buried and then to the food festival and that was it. Sunday was church and Aunt Judy and Uncle Mark's for dinner - hopefully an annual event and that's all. Monday was the Nats game.

Then following Saturday we went to Raleigh for church and stayed at my parents and I left for the airport on Sunday afternoon and I am sitting in the airport hoping I will make it home before midnight.

Things I have learned:

1. Packing up two weekends in a row on a short and stressful work week means that the bags don't get unpacked until they need to be repacked

2. Thank goodness for understanding husbands, two yr olds who does not cry and make separation hard, blissfully ignorant 7 month olds, Grammys who A. Don't let daughters forget their suit coats and B. watch girls, Jibbes who help Papa hold down the fort during Witching hrs ( 4-6 pm) and dinner and bed time

3. Taking a pump through airport security is no bueno.... Especially when it is well packed in my bag

4. Wearing a suit - it is even a skirt suit - makes me feel ... Well I cannot stand it but I dutifully wear one for
conferences like the one I went to

5. Thrilled a the thought of sleeping in my own bed tonight

6. Trembling at the thought of our winter international excursion (s)????

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

R stocking update

I have made some good progress on R's stocking... Cross stitching away but I am 99% sure I won't finish before Christmas : (

August 2012 Monthly Update

And because I have nothing better to do during rest time... Here are some throwback from August 2012.

I have no idea what was actually going on during this month so use the pics and imagination and maybe I can figure it out...

 At Jibbe's after a swim... R was not happy

 Hello... I am super cute laying with Papa

 Got flash? 

 Post bath, pre bed romping

 Loving the new big carseat!

 Pictures at breakfast!

Cheerios... The breakfast of babies

 Pullen Park!

 Cheesing with Papa on the Pullen train

 Fam-mee pic on the train!

 Trying to take a sisters pic

 And again...

Doesn't that cake look... amazing!

Seeing these pictures does remind me that we did go to Pullen Park for my birthday. I wanted to do something family friendly that was low stress and low key before heading to Grammy and Grandpa Joe's for cake. Other than that... The pictures have to tell the story : ) 

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Midday Excitement in the Mount

Romney bus right outside Swimworld! Gotta love some Rocky Mount excitement to spice up the Thursday lull!!!

And she is off

No tears shed... She didn't even look back. I am very excited to get all the details!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

When mom is away... Puzzles get eaten?

Only in our house. I would not be as annoyed had this puzzle not been new. Now you have to guess who did it.

Monday, September 3, 2012