Monday, May 31, 2010

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Notice her haircut? She got a second one yesterday. Cade's Grandmother is a hairdresser. She felt it was necessary, who was I to stop her? :)

Love


Memorial Day:

Memorial Day is a commemoration of those who served but didn't make it home. There are not words strong enough or eloquent enough to thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice in their service. We honor you & remember you.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

God Bless Ellie Mary-Mahoney


In the same gown her Mama wore 27 years ago.




I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You'll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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She got Jesse, her first dollbaby, and fellow spunky red-head.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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6am, and I have the hard workout down, a shower in, and a snuggle. That's a good start I think.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ok, ok. Chris beat me at basketball. REMATCH!

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I can't tell you how many times Carter has stopped in the middle of playing with his migshift carports and said "thank you mom, thank you, thank you.". <3

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

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My new favorite picture.

Carter Crafts cont.

What do you get when you mix an old zoo magazine, empty diaper boxes, paper towel roll, tape, glue, Carter, and the coolest mom in town?





The most AWESOME car play area ever!

(Sidenote: Please note Carter's new habit of saying "pu-pu-pu" when he can't think of the word he wants to say.)







Friday, May 21, 2010

Me and Carter while watching Discovery Life.

Me: what kind is fish is that, a mudfish?
Carter: no Mudfish Mommy, a tadpole.
Me: no Carter it looks like one, but it is a fishy.
Carter: no Mommy, a froggy baby, a tadpole, NO FISHY.

Me: Carter, what kind of fish is that?
Carter: ummmm
Me: a Fringehead?
Carter: um yeah, a Fuckhead, Mommy.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Carter and Ellie, you both have the same colic in the back of your head that makes a little tuft of hair stick up. You guys are so cute!
I love you everyday,
Mama

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Miss L is going through changes.


For those who know me, doesnt she look like my mom in this picture?
Can you believe this sweet, happy face has been raising HELL all day? The problem? The swing broke. Since she was born, she only wants to sleep in her swing. The same swing that we got as a hand-me-down from a family with twins. The same swing that survived Carter, Marley, and Ellies first 5 months. This was inevitable, because even if Ellie didn't give that little motor a run for its money, she was bound to outgrow it sooner than later. At this point the cushion is so beat down that I have to lay a blanket in the bottom, which means she can't be strapped in. Which means the plastic cover has to go over the top. Which means I have to pull her legs perfectly straight, becuase frankly, she is just too big anymore.
So, pretty much buying a new swing isn't really an option, she has to get in her crib right? Carter never slept in the swing like this, and he was pretty easy to ferberize. Baby girl on the other hand...
It is different though, becuase she went to bed just fine. She soothed herself to sleep okay-ish. It is the laying flat and not being swaddled thing that is the problem. Some how I feel sleep is about to elude me tonight. We shall see.

Carter and the Dinos


Carter and the Dinos
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Performing "Pants on the Ground"

Buddy During Craft Time


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Me and my Ladybug

Sunday, May 16, 2010

This is why I love Sundays.


San Diego Wild Animal Park= Awesome-ness











The safari ride was AMAZING. This place is seriously the coolest! Carter is so into animals right now, more than ever. I am pretty sure we will be here again- often.



PS. Check out Carter in his soccer shirt from Peru! Souvenir from Daddy.












Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Armed Forces day. God bless all of our military, and all of those they fight for!

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"Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."- Bob Marley

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Carter: Mommy, I mad.
Me: you are?
Carter: yeah, I are.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Our (2nd) 3 year anniversary.


Three years together, and all I have to show for it are two beautiful babies, and a husband I just cant. stop. kissing.

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Ladybug.

I've lived in 4 decades, 2 centuries and 2 milleniums... and I'm in my 20s! Thought that was kind of cool.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

In a Dr. Suessy mood. Don't ask.

I love Dr. Seuss

He was my favorite growing up, and not my favorite to read to my kids.
I love EVERYTHING Seuss. The rhymes, art, stories, movies- even the new stuff.

Dr. Seuss quotes:

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
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"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

"I meant what I said and I said what I meant."

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"

"Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."

"I do not like green eggs and ham! I do not like them, Sam I Am!"

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues!"

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself Any direction you choose."

"From there to here from here to there funny things are everywhere."

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"

"A person's a person, no matter how small."

Friday, May 7, 2010

Life as we know it:

I have been slacking in my updates lately, so much going on. I don't even know where to start right now.

Chris:
He is home. Yay! (I know, it's kind of old news, but I may just keep saying it.) The ship of course has not lived up to their end of the bargain. You know the one. "When we get to (fill in the blank with Christmas, Norfolk, Shipyard, Cali, ect, ect) you will have a month of down time. That's okay though, I have learned what to expect. You know, I am a seasoned milspouse now, as Chris is about to hit his three year mark on the Chucky V- 3 1/2 years in. So I know, "I will be home early today," means don't start looking at the clock until at least 1830. C'est la vie. The trick is keeping yourself busy. Anyways, back to Chris. He is a busy bee, and will be starting collage in June to pursue a Engineering degree. He will be taking the E6 exam in September, (two years early) HEYYYYYY, because he received an EP on his Eval. (Navy jargon, just know that it means he is totally kicking ass.) So lots of studying in his future. Which he should have time for- because he will be gone most of July and August. So...yeah.

Carter:
This kid just really amazes me. His ability to adapt to our ever changing lifestyle that has been the past four months is impressive to say the least. He is right back into the same old Cart that I knew and loved in VA. Our stay in Cleveland was rough, but heeeee's baaaack. He has been doing awesome with the potty (knock on wood) and his behavior is really better than ever. I don't know, but I think he might go through fazes. Where is tests me for a while, learns his limits, chills for a bit, then trys again later. ??? Any other parent experience that? Well, much to my pleasure we are in the "chill" stage- so I digress. His speach gets better everyday, he is making sentences, repeating everything, being helpful, yadda yadda, just down right adorable.

Ellie: What can I say about her? She is trying to scoot on the floor a bit. She is strong, alert, and four months old so other than the cuteness levels raising at amazing rates, there isn't much to update on. She is happy all morning, and in my arms from ten o'clock on. She is a handful... of love.

Me: So far my days have been going like this- Up with Chris, then feed and cuddle Elle. Next Carter is up, feed him. Get every one dressed. Out of the house for a walk and take the kids to the playground. Home for lunch. Baths. Naps. My time to clean/rest. Kids up, playtime. Prep dinner. Wait for Chris.- I can get used to this.
I am getting active again. I finally have a doctor appointment scheduled this month, so hopefully things will get underway with me soon. I seriously have a LIST of things to talk to him about. As much as I would love to have more kids, thank God I can't get pregnant again. Pregnancy tore me up! My wrist needs fixed, and I CAN'T WAIT to get my hernia fixed! I still look like I am six months pregnant with my belly button sticking out. Seriously, it's getting old- and slightly embarrassing. So, I have been walking and doing light exercise, but I am limited and it is super discouraging. But I do feel good so I will keep it up until I can move on from the sissy workouts. I am starting school in June too. I am five classes away from my degree and now is my time! I wish I could just take all of them now, but we can't afford all of it at once. It would be nice to be done before Chris leaves again, but we will see. Oh, and I got a little at home jobby job. It is nothing really. I contracted with this company to do online work, but it pays for shit. I would tell you the name, but if I did, I couldn't tell you it pays for shit so. But, I make my own hours, work as little or as much as I want- so it works for us. I think when Chris leaves for his 6 month deployment I will try and get a real job again but for now this is what I will do.

CA:
The house is put together, lovely, and all that jazz. The neighborhood is good. The drive for Chris is okay. My only complaint is that all the roads by my house are a little busy for walking with the kids, but it is okay. Other people do it, I guess I am just paranoid. I still can't get over how beautiful it is here.
So all is well here.

Next up:
Focusing on school and health.
Maybe meeting some new friends.

Warning:

The consumption of chocolate covered fruit will only lead to the desire to eat more chocolate covered fruit.

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Magic is real!

The most amazing thing happened at my house.
It started last night around 1945, when both the kids laid down in bed, and actually stayed asleep.
The magic continued til the alarm rang at 0545 this morning, I got up, made breakfast, packed Chris' lunch, and even though I felt pretty refreshed I thought "fuck it, the baby slept the night through, I am going to lay back down."
0730- I woke up (again) not because I little person demanded it, but because I WASN'T TIRED ANYMORE! What, what, what?!
Panic started to set in, considering L rarely sleeps the night through, let along this late, so I went to check on her, and found her just starting to wake. I took her downstairs, fed her, cuddled on the couch, WATCHED A WHOLE HOUR LONG EPISODE OF ADULT TV SAVED ON MY DVR. The whole time L entertained me with her cute little smile.
0900- Panic struck for a second time when I realized what time it was and little Dude was still sleeping. I snuck in his bedroom, and got totally busted. He woke up with the biggest smile and I got the biggest hug.
It is 0930, I am still in PJs snuggled with Carter, L is down for her morning nap, and my faith in magic is renewed.
I will just go ahead and consider this my mother's day present from God.
Military spouse appreciation day, remember who holds down the fort! ;)

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Had a busy two days. Both kids napping. House clean. Melted chocholate, fresh fruit, my DVR, and my lap top. I believe they call this "vegging out." ***sigh***

Thought Provoking Statements

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to
immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when
you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap
when I was younger.

4.. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm
pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you
how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a
moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything
productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue
Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and
it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper
that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never
wash this - ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello?
Hello? Dang it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times
and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the
phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and
then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I
know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given
Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was
younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on
when I first saw it.

22. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in
each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm
trying to finish a text.

24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between
boredom and hunger.

25. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you
just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word
they said?

26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of
cars team up to prevent an A-hole from cutting in at the front. Stay
strong, brothers and sisters!

27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never
get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

28. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber
every year?

29. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure
you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

30. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate
drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate
cyclists.

31. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times
and still not know what time it is.

32. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating
their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the
Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my butt everyone can find and push the
snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first
time, every time!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

140- Today gets two.





The park every morning is starting to become a habit. I can live with that.
After spending the winter in Cleveland, I forgot how much I love the smell of fresh cut grass.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

I am so ready to go buy a can of formula!

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Califonia Days

Chris saw the private beach on base yesterday, and decided to take us to see it today. Have you ever seen flowers growing on the beach? California is so different than Cleveland!
It was fun for Carter to explore. We found a live sand dollar, I have only seen them dried in souvenir shops, so I thought it was pretty cool.






We attempted a family portrait.

I got an good one of Elle though.

And the best one of all! He was lovin' it, I swear! HAHAHAHAHA