Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve Blurbs

The last day of 2008. First thing this morning Steven says to me, "geesh, I don't  know if I can stay up until midnight." We really know how to party it up these days! 

How cute is THIS!

Madilyn Mae (Madi) 7 lbs 60z and Samantha Rae (Sami) 7 lbs 10oz. Aunt Amy knows how to grow some babies!!! 

All of this house stuff is driving us bonkers. We feel like we are in total limbo! We are still waiting for the people who are buying our house to schedule an inspection. The inspection makes me nervous. The timing of everything is causing Steven to flip his wig b/c tax season is approaching. But we did a walk through of the new house yesterday figure out what all needs finished and we are getting EXCITED! And since everyone keeps asking, here it is! 

How cute is Sophie's new gymnastics's bag! LOVE IT. And Aunt Jeff bought her a customized leotard with "Sophie B" written on it. I'll get her to model it and post a picture soon.

Happy New Year!!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008


I'm just sayin.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Girl and Her Dog

I had to work on Friday so Sophie B. stayed home with her daddy. I think it was the first time in the history of us joining the workforce that Steven has had a day off and I haven't. Thanks a lot Governor Joe for not giving us Friday off.  I bet his arse wasn't in the office on Friday. 

So Little Bit spent the day playing with her new toys, dressing up, and putting on make-up (picture of that to come later).  But I had to share this one first. Is it me or does she look like she's four in this picture!? 

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Eve

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! We got another special gift yesterday too. Anut Amy had her twin girls on Christmas Eve. Want to hear the crazy thing? The 7 year old twins, Jacob and Steven were born on Christmas Eve also!

So Sophie B. woke up this morning and was shocked that a certain someone had came into our house during the night and left a scooter, a cash register, and a baby doll set! But getting ready for him last night took quite a few preparations. Here's a few snap shots from last night. We also did Christmas at GiGi's last night, those pics will come later. 

Opening one present at home before calling it a night. 

And she gets, new PJ's for Christmas morning. And monkey slippers. 

Tossing some reindeer food into the yard with daddy. 

Laying out some cooking AND a tomato for Santa.  

Monday, December 22, 2008

33 Months

Dear Sophie B.,

I know I'm a little late getting your monthly letter posted this month. Blame in on the fact that when you turned 33 months old, your fat mama was laying pool side in Mexico. But don't think for one second that your daddy and I didn't think of you the ENTIRE time we were gone. We talked about you non-stop. Geesh, I'm sure that the Mexican waiters who spoke almost zero English loved us telling them that we only spoke "Dora the Explorer" Spanish because of our two year old back home.

This past month has been one big build up for Christmas. You are soooo excited. You even like eating "rice Christmas" (rice krispies) cereal because, duh, it's a Christmas cereal. Although I'm not 100% positive that you know what's gonna go down come Christmas morning. You are a big fan of Santa and you've sat on his lap no less than 4 times. It took you awhile to figure out the meaning of "naughty or nice" though. For the longest time when we'd ask you if you had been "naughty or nice" you'd proudly answer "naughty or nice." Yeah, it's not one word ding-a-ling. Finally, you caught on and you now declare that you are "nice." Hmmmm.....I beg to differ. 

There have been times when you been naughty, sassy, ornery, and down right psychotic and vicious. But there have also been times that you are the sweetest, funniest, most loving little girl on the planet. I guess we have to take the good with the bad. 

I've been thinking a lot about Christmas lately now that you are getting a little older and starting to understand. Of course it isn't about ten tons of presents. It's about kindness and love. I think we have shown you love and how to love.  But I have to admit that I'm not exactly sure how to go about making you kind. Of course you are sweet and kind but I worry. For instance, on the way out of Walmart today, the "kind" thing would have been to walk you over to the Salvation Army bucket and let you drop in some money. But instead we zipped on by because it was cold.

Of the many many faults that this here mother of yours has, it's that I'm not the kindest person on the block. In fact, for the most part I can be a selfish turd.  Call it a major human flaw. Your daddy on the other hand is more of a kind soul who would give a stranger the shirt off his back. Your mother would not.  I guess I'm telling you all of this because I want to put it all out there so that you know that I am aware of this part of my character.  And if 20 years from if you find yourself  feeling guilty for telling a homeless dude to "get a job", you can blame it on me.  

So Little Bit, if I can give you anything for Christmas this year, it's not those "Dora presents" that you ask for every day. It's for your mama to be a better person. In the words of Jack Nicholson, "you want to make me be a better person." Right now, however, I'm feeling like Ebenezer's wife.  

Love, your feeling down on herself but ever positive, Mama. 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Man is it COLD!!!

We're back from Mexico! I have to say that the BEST thing about getting married in December is the fact that we have an excuse to visit 80 degree weather when it's bitter cold here.  We actually only left the resort twice. And can you believe that we ran into some people we knew while we were there! Small world! We did a zip cord tour and we headed down to Playa del Carmen to do some shopping. We didn't last very long shopping because it got a little annoying being pestered to death by Mexicans trying to sell you anything and everything! Sorry no pics. My camera didn't even go with along with us. Although I do wish I had some pics of the zip cord action. They literally give you a "stick" as a break. Only in Mexico. 

But we did find Little Bit a pink sombrero. Doesn't everyone need a pink sombrero and pink maracas to go along with it? Please excuse the blurry pic. 

While we were Mexico we also got word that someone wanted to buy our house. Only four days on the market too! SWEET! But from Tuesday on we constantly were checking our email and calling our realtor. BUT pending the inspection our house will soon belong to someone else which totally blows my mind and makes me a little sad. 

Saturday, December 13, 2008

National Lampoons

We'll we are in Mexico. After...

1. Getting a flat tire on Friday evening, 10 minutes before pulling into Steven's parents house. However, we couldn't have had a blow out in a better spot. Right in front of an auto body shop and the owner just happened to still be there. In less than 10 short minutes he had our tire changed. THANK GOD. Steven and I would probably still be on the side of the road if we had to change it ourselves. 

2. I suffered a concussion thanks to the trunk of the car slamming down on my head at airport. We were SHOCKED that there wasn't blood. I have a lovely knot on the top of my head.

3. RUNNING to our gate in Dallas thinks to a late start in Pittsburgh. It was so cold in the 'burg that our plan had to be deiced.

4. Getting an insane van driver from the airport who tried to drop off one of the  other couples in our van to the WRONG resort. 

But we are here now. The resort rocks and the weather is beautiful. We are missing Little Bit like crazy but luckily this place is "adults only" so we aren't reminded of her every time we see another kid. We talked to our crazy kid and she's having a blast with Grammy and PapPap.  Although she apparently refused to put her PJs on last night.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Video Time

Ok so these are pretty long. "Tony Chestnut" is almost 3 minutes and Jingle Bells is 1:32. But if you make it through "Tony Chestnut" and on to Jingle Bells, you can see the Soph pulling some "More CowBell" like Will Farrell. 

Here's Tony Chestnut. I love the little boy standing beside Sophie at the end. He takes one good looking bow. 

And for the record I do see one kid in green and 2 others with red shirts on! So Maria, Jennifer, Paula, and Jenny, SUCK IT! I received confirmation today from the PJ that red party dresses were perfectly acceptable. So my conscience is cleared! HA! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

All the World's a Stage

And the Soph is one serious player. The chick loves her some stage time. She started in the back but worked herself up front and center to rock out to Jingle Bells and Tony Chestnut. 

So the theme was "Penguins." And the memo said to wear black pants and a white shirt.  I figured, why buy a $40 red party dress and not get some use out of it. My husband called me an asshole. And Sophie wore her dress. 

Here they are singing "Tony Chestnut." Yeah, the red dress sticks out a little don't you think? 

And girlfriend getting ready to rock out to Jingle Bells. 

I'm not sure what part she was doing here. I'm thinking it was part of Tony Chestnut. But it could have been Little Bit just working the stage.

And a star is born! 

Video to come tomorrow! 

Monday, December 8, 2008

10 on Tuesday Eve

1. On Saturday, we headed back to the Capitol Market so I could take some Christmas pics of Emmy and Harley: 

and wouldn't you know it, this guy:

was there!

2. Little Bit sat right on his lap. But she was having a bad day, hair wise and mood wise and didn't have to much to say. Although she did swipe plenty of candy canes from him. Please excuse her refugee like appearance. 

3. We had a little cookie making par-tay yesterday with five of Sophie's peeps. I didn't get to snap any photos during the party but here's an "after" shot. Little Bit was way more interested in playing with her friends than making cookies.  I think she made one cookie and then said "I want to go play."

4.  She played a little "too hard." I found this on the couch after the party. Daddy passed out watching football and Little Bit past out from being the hostess with the mostess.

5. Tomorrow is the Christmas show at daycare. So stay tuned for some footage! They will be singing "Tony Chestnut." Get it, "toe, knee, chest, nut." It took us forever to figure out what she was singing. Thanks to YouTube we finally figured it out.

6. Just 5 more days and we'll be in Mexico! Is it sad that we are telling Sophie that we have to go out of town for "work?" I guess we will be working, on our tans that is! We do feel a little guilty, so she may get a trip to Cinderella's castle as an after tax season gift.

7. Sophie's "Super Sophie" cape came in the mail today from Etsy and it is ADORABLE! Definitely check out Superfly Kidz

8.  Who out there buys a real Christmas tree? I've NEVER had one. But I am dead set on getting one next year. 

9. Steven and I actually watched "Children of the Corn" last night. What a movie. Parents should NOT be allowed to name their child  "Malachai." It's just creepy. 

10. Mr. Elf now has a name. Chewy. Yep, Chewy. And Chewy was caught in the bathroom this morning. I guess everyone has to poop. 

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Elf Watch 2008

Well he made is debut on Friday night landing on top of our Christmas tree. He doesn't have an "official name" yet. She calls him "Mr. Elf." I know, original right. He's a huge hit. First thing this morning the hunt began.  And Mr. Elf was chilling on top of a picture. Where will he be tomorrow? Only Mr. Elf knows the answer to that question! 

Monday, December 1, 2008

Ubber Cute

So I didn't even try to take Christmas pics of my own kiddo this year. She doesn't listen to anything I say and when I take Steven along with me he gets frustrated because I want to take a million photos. Jordan on the other hand is not mine so I was more than happy to try to snap a few of her this past Sunday. So off we headed to the Capitol Market for some free Christmas scenery/greenery! She looked so cute in her little Sherpa dress AND Sophie B's red coat! She was in such a good mood but girlfriend is FAST! Here's a few that I don't think Katie is using for her Xmas card.  For some reason though blogger is taking away from their sharpness. Hmmm.