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Archive for October 2007

J is off to school in his skeleton costume.  (Let’s just hope he doesn’t need to potty while he’s there!)  I think C will be a lion.  At least I think it’s a lion…it’s the costume J wore for his 2nd Halloween and I could have *sworn* it was a lion but now that I look at it again I think it’s a bear or a dog or something.  Weird.  No mane, but the tail looks like a lion.  Who knows…it’s a costume, we already have it, and whatever it is is what he’ll be!

I forgot to mention D’s birthday was Sunday.  (Yes, we’re only a week apart.)  He, however, turned 34.  As I said, no matter how old *I* get, he is ALWAYS older than me.  Comforting in a petty and immature way, no?

And I should tell you all that no babies were harmed in the making of the haircut pictures — that last one was just him mad because he wanted out of the chair!  He was fine as soon as we let him down.  I need to try for a better picture…maybe today if we go outside to play for a little while.  I love taking pictures outside because the light is just so much better.  Plus I don’t have to clean up the messy house!

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Seems to me I remember something like that…could it be the SUN???  I just dragged my butt out of bed and the house is empty, the van is gone and the SUN is out.  Hallelujah!  I feel like a new woman already.  I can’t believe how quiet it is in here…

I have no idea where the boys are and right now I don’t care.  I’m going to have some iced coffee in peace and  maybe even do some cleaning.

On second thought, I may try to catch up with friend’s blogs.  I can clean while the kids are here!

Most of North Carolina is in an “exceptional” drought.  I even heard at one point that we had less than 100 days in our water supply.  I think (hope!) that’s all changed since the last several days have been nothing but rain.  I hate to complain about it, but it’s making me stir crazy.  We can’t go outside to play.  And that means mommy is losing her mind.  It’s dark in the house, we have to leave the lights on, everything feels damp and gross.  Add to that that C has been fighting a runny nose for a week or so now and it’s making him whiny and clingy and you have a sure fire recipe for severe mommy burnout.  I want to run away.  D’s birthday is Sunday so I hate to have my “escape” on the weekend of *his* birthday but I think if I don’t things could end badly at the W house.

 Woke up this morning with all the symptoms of a stone stuck somewhere it should not be.  *sigh*  At least I got through my birthday without one, right?  Soooooooooo frustrating!  I’m going to try to tough it out today and see what happens, though I think my optimism is sorely misplaced.  I have symptoms of hydronephrosis, so if that’s the case this bad boy is probably not going to pass without some help.  Most likely lithotripsy because I’m relatively sure it’s still up high.  I hope the litho van is scheduled to be in town this weekend if that’s the case.  UGH!  Can I not have even 2 months go by without this happening?

Today I’m 23. Or 32 if I stop pretending I’m making a typo.

I remember the day I turned 23 I said I wanted to stay that age forever…I was young, single, had a good job, etc. Now I’m not young, not single, and my job is taking care of 2 little boys. I’m in a totally different place and while that old life appeals to me some days, most of the time I am WAY happier now. At the end of the day, I have someone else to talk to. I can get a little hug pretty much any time I need one. I can spend the day in my pajamas if I want. I don’t have near as much disposable income, but I somehow manage to have a lot more fun. I feel very fortunate to be in this place, even if I am *gasp* 32.

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D is the dad, the husband, and the breadwinner. All around nice guy and good at pretty much everything he does. It's disgusting, really. But makes him worth keeping around.

M is the mom, the wife, and the hopeless housekeeper. At least the kids' heads haven't fallen off yet. Beyond that, she sucks at the "stay at home" thing. Oh, and she's the blogger.

J is the big boy. Born October 11 2002, he is in kindergarten and loves it. Now 6 years old, and too smart for his own good. Talks a lot but extremely entertaining.

C is the little boy. Born June 26, 2006, he went through a lot in his first year but is doing just fine now. The only blond in the family, so his paternity is routinely questioned by rude strangers.

V is our baby girl. She is brand new and arrived in January 2009. So far everything is going well. We're thrilled to have added the final piece to our family puzzle. And yes, she WILL be the final piece!

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