Sunday, September 25, 2005

Knights and Rock Stars

I am a planner (or obsessive complusive if my husband was telling the story..LOL).

I have been worrying Halloween was next month we had to decide on costumes.

Brittney wants to be a Rock Star, I can handle that, been picking up ultra funky stuff here and there.

Braden is my child that I know I will contribute my gray hairs too. Braden is the complete opposite personality of my planning, he is SO laid back. I was like what about a pirate, "I'll think about it", well think harder we are at the Disney store now. No moving him forward. So onward we shopped.

Well my son is just too smart, because we entered a toy store we had never been to and there it was the perfect costume. It was a Knight (he loves castles and knights). It is so neat with light weight black material covered with a silvery mesh, it is not one piece which is a must when a 6 year old wears it to school and must go to the potty. It is just so cute. I will have to post pics closer to time.

So I guess I am glad my son isnt as obsessive as his mom otherwise we would have been boring Captian Hook but now we are an ultra cool Knight!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

No sleep for me

I can't sleep. It is driving me crazy.

I once tried Ambien...not a good ends with the stripes of my comforter coming to life, the ceiling fan coming to get me. My doctor had experienced a similiar reaction. So that way to get to sleep was out.

Lunesta, Sonata...don't work for me.

I got the whole list of "sleep hygenie"...practiced that (don't do bills in bed, before bed, make your bedroom relaxing environment, etc...). No help.

Melotonin...this helps this is the only thing but I still have these nights where I take the Melotonin...but 2 hours later I am wide awake...ugh.

My doctors recommendation just go with it for awhile, he says my body will eventually get tired of 3 and 4 hours of sleep a night and get into a pattern. Oh yeah this will be a fun pattern to get to....I can see me functioning for a week on 3 hours of sleep a night. He also said that my body may not need a full 8 hours or may not be capable of it...well then why the heck does it crave the sleep.....he couldn't answer that one.

So instead of sleep...blogging here I am, next is email, and if I still can't get to sleep online shopping...oh boy...of course that will just get me excited and keep me awake...but hey Christmas is coming I can use my lack of sleep to get busy on shopping. So I guess there is a plus side to this...even though hubby and checkbook might disagree...LOL.

Sunday, September 18, 2005


Time is flying by.

During the summer it was crazy mostly because we were away from home more than we were here. I thought once school starts things will slow down. Then I thought well once we get settled into the school routine things will slow down.

No slowing down....hyper speed it seems.

Everything seems to be going so fast, the kids are growing up...I bought Brittney size 10's this weekend she is that tall now, Braden's 6's are highwaters now (of course the waist is still huge)...they are growing up so fast in the things they are saying and wanting to do. It amazes me.

The pace of things is so fast, I seem to have a things to do list with a minimum of 20 things a day.

This weekend flew by. Friday night Matt and I had a date night which was awesome (watched Fever Pitch it was cute). Saturday went out with my parents for awhile, did some housecleaning, and poof the day was gone.

So where is all the time going? I dont know but I am sure something has flown by in the time it has taken to update this blog so I better go get busy.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The teacher has changed her life

1-800-.......... written on Brittney's wipe on wipe off board in her room. She is always writing down the 800 number for something we need.

Me: Brittney, what is this number for?

Britt: Mom, I HAVE to call it, it is a number to tell them about a teacher that has changed your life.

Me: How has Mrs. Steele changed your life? (school started 4 weeks ago, and she is a good teacher but I was curious as to what Britt would say)

Britt: (exasperated that I even question) Mom, last year I had to ask 10 times a day to go get a drink from the fountain, Mrs. Steele lets us have water bottles at our desk and it has totally changed my life mom, totally.

Me hiding my grin. The next day I told Mrs. Steele and she got a big kick out of it. I printed off the form online so Brittney could nominate her teacher....I will try to add something more than the wonderful wisdom of letting them have water bottles before I let her send it off.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Camping Out

We camped out Friday night at the Tulsa Zoo Starry Night.

I was impressed it was a very fun family outing.

It was not at all crowded only about 20 to 25 families. The zoo closed at 5:00 and at 6:00 the campers (us) started arriving. You could walk around the zoo to your content until 11pm. During that time they had a buffett dinner, crafts for kids, zoo talks, marshmellow roasting and more. We camped by the monkeys. I was surprised there were not a lot of late night noises, the rooster from the children's zoo was nice and loud about 5:30 am.

My complaint though is I am too old for camping out. I ached and pained all was awful. I have a little extra padding (lol) but it was not near enough to make sleeping in the tent more comfortable. Not much sleep was had and I think every joint in my body ached.

We will probably camp out next year, but let me tell you we will be investing in one of those air matresses with the built in air compressor in it.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Meet Our New Addition

The name has changed about 10 times this weekend, but this is our new baby. 2 pound ball of fluff.

Started with Rover, then went to Fuzz, then Fluffy and now it is Nipper, I think Nipper will stick. Of course hubby is calling it "worthless" but the kids and I out vote him.

Of course at 2am the night before it was "The Puppy"...when Brittney came in our bed saying "That new puppy took a dump in my bed" was not what mom and dad wanted woke up to at 2am, but the way she said it was actually quite funny. But then he did great one night with the pads right by the bed and Brittney just set him down and he went and Brittney lifted him back up and they both went back to sleep. It would be easier to train him using the crate method I think but I hate to take that sleeping with her puppy away from Brittney.

So now potty training has started for new puppy and I went and got all the "baby" stuff today too.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Little Miser

I was talking to the kids about the awful situation with the flooding.

My kind hearted daughter said "Mommy lets send all my money I have saved so they can buy some stuff they need." I was touched and said well why dont we send $10 of your money.

I then asked Braden if he wanted to send some of his money to the people that are without homes and so on. He said "I will just pray and keep my money"....I am glad his first inclination was to pray but little miser wont part with a dime.