Sunday, August 23, 2009

It's not a party....

....til someone gets naked!

...until your dad plays the air guitar to AC/DC's "Shook Me All Night Long" sing "Country Roads" as loud as you possibly can.

...and your grandma catches the bouquet and puts on the show of all shows.

Yes folks that is what happens when my dad's side of the family gets together. It doesn't happen very often but when it does "watch out!" You never know what you are gonna get but you are guaranteed to be talking about it later. We've been known to hurl insults and objects. But this particular night we were celebrating. So we were throwing back drinks and busting out dance moves! And apparently, according to my cousin Kristen, I dance like a tree swaying in the wind.

Rhianna and Phil's wedding was beautiful. You would have never known that everything was moved up a month because of the G20 summit. The wedding location was awesome and overlooked the city of Pittsburgh. Rhianna looked gorgeous and her dress was fabulous (pics to come soon). And Sophie proved that she is a Steele at heart. Partying until midnight without slowing down for one second, ordering "sprites" at the bar, and dunking strawberries in the chocolate fountain. My feet hurt, my head hurt, and I could not have been more tired the next day. But oh was it fun.

And really she was only naked for the last 10 minutes. She had all she could take of her dress cutting under her arms. Better her than mamaw Sue taking it all off, right?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Poop Bandit

This girl....

is a

A few weeks ago the three of us took a walk to visit with some neighbors. While we were there Soph and I ended up in the house so the mom (they have a 10 year old) could show me something. And I'm not kidding, before I knew what was happening, Little Bit was taking off up their steps announcing that she had to "POOP REALLY BAD." I wanted to die of embarrassment. Of course the mom didn't care, when you've gotta go, you've gotta go but I was mortified. So I went to the bathroom with her and told her to "HURRY IT UP!"

She quickly finish and outside we went. I wanted to get away from there as soon as possible considering the fact that my 3 year old had stunk up their bathroom! Well apparently I didn't let her finish her business because not 2 seconds after walking outside she announces to everyone, "I really need to POOP again, I didn't get finished!" Nice.

Fast forward to Saturday evening. We went on a walk to visit with our other neighbors, the one who happens to be my old high school friend. Sophie and her boys are running around having a blast when all of the sudden she comes into the kitchen and announces to all of us, "hey momma, I've really gotta poop!"

What the heck!!! I'm afraid to go visit with other neighbors because she might want to break in their toilets too! What am I going to do with this wild and crazy girl of ours?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ten On Tuesday

1. We've been flying solo this week. Steven is in St. Louis. What was suppose to be a 24 hour trip has turned into 3 days! Sophie B. is missing her daddy like crazy. I'm missing him too.  I'm not sure how much he's missing us though, he's sitting at a Cardinal's game at the moment!

2. Wild woman is going to try out Karate next Monday. Apparently karate is good for kids who could use some discipline. Yeah, that's Soph. Plus, she may be little but I want her to be able to unleash the furry on anyone who f's with her. Just keeping it real people.

3. I sold my first ebay item! I listed Sophie's Indian costume from last Halloween. A bidding war broke out over it in the last few minutes so I ended up making $30! I'm tempted to cruise around my house and start selling stuff! 

4. And speaking of Halloween, it's right around the corner! Sophie has said for months that she wants to be a witch with a crooked hat. Um yeah. 

5. Mama is now working 8:00-4:00 instead of 8:30-4:30. This tiny little 1/2 hour is going to change my life. No more crazy traffic at 4:30. Not to mention the fact that I had been getting to work at 8 for over a year anyway! 

6. I'm watching America's Got Talent. Is Mariah Carey seriously married to this Nick Cannon dude? WTH?

7. One more week and my little cousin gets hitched! The Carr family is going to be big pimpin'. Soph will be sporting a black and white polka dot number. I'll be rockin' a dress from my latest obsession, Boden. If you want to feel like you are the size of a house, order clothes from Boden. Their sizes are English. So yeah, I'm a GIANT. 

8.  Reggie is possessed by the Devil. Seriously, that cat bites. He bites hard and he bites often.  

9. Some new neighbors offered to give us a brand new giant dog kennel for our garage because they knew that eventually we would get another puppy. We want to do something nice for them because they are refusing to take any money and I haven't a clue what to do! Any thoughts? I hate to get them gift cards or dinner gift certificates b/c that has price on it. Know what I mean. 

10. And maybe, just maybe, this little girl will be chilling out in that kennel:

I posted her pic on facebook so some of you have already witnessed the cuteness that is Stella. Long story short, Steven's aunt knows someone who's boxer just had a puppy. That's it. One puppy. Don't those eyes say "TAKE ME HOME." But we weren't planning on filling that empty space in our hearts this soon.  Then again, maybe she's just what we need.

Monday, August 3, 2009


True Story: When I was around 7 I went to Vacation Bible School at a church in our small town. It's no secret that sometimes a bunch of kids at church can be the meanest rottenest kids on the planet. During that week of learning songs, eating snacks,  making crafts, and praising Jesus, our class made the teacher cry because we refused to listen. AND while playing hide and seek in the church yard, we broke a gazing ball, one of these:

and then lied like it was our job and didn't feel guilty about it for a second. Nice. 

So thankfully, this past week, when Little Bit went to the "Avalanche Ranch VBS" at Emma and Ethan's church they were all well behaved little angles and loved every minute of it. But as I glanced at the pew behind me, where the elementary kids were sitting (ages 7-10) I could see and hear the terror being unleashed behind me. So I feel a little better that it wasn't just me and my sociopath friends in 1985 wrecking havoc in the church, it's the age. :) 

So it was a Western Theme. Yee-Haw! 

With lots of yummy snacks!

Making new friends. 

And games. 

And songs. Dear lord, I had forgotten about the songs. The catchy little numbers that you only learn at vacation bible school. At the end, we got a CD of the music to take home with us, which we have now listened to 93,434 times. In the car, at dinner, out in the driveway. Which is hilarious because we are not ones to be out side praising Jesus from the mountain tops. Yet, here we are every day singing about god while at the same time telling our three year old that "damn it" isn't the best thing to say when you are ticked off.  I like to think we live a well rounded balanced life. 

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Word on the street is that Gracie and Sophie have been arguing at school like teenagers, all day, and everyday. Stephanie and I like to call it "sisterly love." So today we decided to have a girls day and get pedicures, manicures and lunch at McDonald's.  The strange thing is that they get a long perfectly outside of school. Must be daycare drama that brings out their petty sides! 

Well it just happened that the other day I drove by a nail place and saw that they had little kid pedicure chairs! Freakin' adorable. 

Pedicure and manicure for a 3 year old- $25
Lunch at McDonald's- $6
Spending the day as a diva with your best friend- Priceless
Mothers that will pay $25 for said manicures and pedicures- Suckers