Saturday, May 30, 2009


Ok so tomorrow is the big day. I have two photo shoots. OMG I am so nervous and excited all at the same time. I hope I do well. I took Lanie outside the other night so I could practice. Here is the shot I got that I love. I am not thrilled about the outfit but what can I say, we were in play clothes. Please let me know what you think of the pic and how I am doing.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rosie...1 more

Lanies new obsession is ring around the rosie. We did it so much this morning I thought I was going to puke and pass out. But Lanie could have kept on going. I told her we would do it one more time and then we were going to take a nap. We went to lay down for her nap and everytime I thought she was ready to go to sleep my phone would ring. So I said F*** it and we got up. She later went to sleep at 4. So anyways tonight she wanted to "rosie", as she calls it. When we finished her little finger came up and she said "Mommy, one more". OMG it was so stinkin cute. After dinner she went into the bathroom with Simon while he was taking a bath. She told him she had to go potty so he took her shorts and her diaper off. She sat and then got up and ran around the house. After about 5 minutes she came to me and said Eeewwwww. I asked her what was Eeewwww and she took me into the bathroom. She pointed to her toilet to show me this small piece of poop. WOO HOO!!! My child pooped on her potty tonight. Now did you notice that I said on and not in. It did not make it in but it was on the rim of her training potty. I could not be happier. We made a big deal out of it and went back in the living room to get our butt cleaned before we took a bath. Lanie then pointed out to me that there was some more poop on the floor. As I got a baby wipe to clean it up she took one and ran to the bathroom. She cleaned up her poop too. What more could you ask for. A 2 year old that will poop on her toilet and then clean it up after she is done. I love her. She came back, showed me the poop on the TP and again said Eeewwwww. We cleaned all the poop up and then got in the tub. That is where I found more on the bathroom floor. YEAH!!! I didn't care. I wouldn't care if it was smeared all over the house. She pooped on her potty. She gets it. She is ready. It is time.

Her vocabulary is growing everyday and she is just amazing. I love her so much.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Goodbye Kindergarten and have you ever wondered how those big wet spots "magically" appear in the middle of the sidewalk?

SO yesterday was Destinys graduation. OMG was it sweet. She sang a few songs and then walked across the stage to accept her diploma. She was so cute. Here are the few pics that I got.

Then we proceeded to dinner at Mullins for my mothers birthday. It was very good but the service sucked. I still have not gotten my ranch dressing damn it. When we left there we all walked back to Gamz (except dad) and that was when I decided that my niece is ready to start teaching at Harvard. I still have no idea how her and my nephew are so smart. It is actually pretty scary. After we got to Gamz the kids wanted to "wing". Well we "wang" as A shouted "C'mon big trucks". As my sister and her husband were getting ready to load the kids in the car the two ran toward the street and my sister leaped after them in a panic. A shouted at her that their kids were not olympic sprinters. I laughed so hard till I fell on the ground. Then I heard a noise. Here is what I found.

Folks those "magical" wet spots that just appear in the middle of the this one....are not magical. In the words of Lanie they are "Eeewwww" Someone who shall remain anonymous decided that the sight of me falling to the ground in laughter over the olympic sprinters was to much to handle. When I heard that noise I looked up and all I saw was pee flowing down and hitting the concrete. Yes someone peed there pants. You all know it wasn't me, because again, I was on the ground. If you know me and my family though you know who it was. I am sorry to be airing out your dirty laundry (no pun intended) but this was to funny to not share.

All in all it was a good day. Congrats Des on your big day and Happy Birthday Mom....

Thursday, May 21, 2009

An Old Cast and Moldy Peaches

Ok so you will think I am weird but I say who cares. Here lately when Lanie is asleep or right after she gets up she has this unigue smell on her face. I believe it is where her spit or droll has landed and then sat or dried. To me it is a wonderful smell. I LOVE it and I think it smells so good. Yes I know I said I was weird. But just wait. Have you ever smelt an old cast or arm brace that has been sweated in. Or someones arm after the cast comes off? I had a friend once that had to wear an arm brace and when she took it off it smelt so funny. Well that is what Lanies face smells like. Mm Mm Mm it's good.

There is a movie that I am sure you all have heard of but I am not sure if you all have seen it. JUNO. There is a song on there that I LOVE and when I heard it I could just picture the girl to be this little mousy blonde headed girl and then the guy would be kinda like Geoff off of Ace of Cakes, tall and kinda nerdy. Well I looked them up last night and OMG was I shocked to see what I saw. You will see them in the clip but while you are listening to the song close your eyes and imagine what they look like. They so do not sound like they look. Oh and the girl looks very good compared to how she looks in some of the other clips

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Barbies and Such

I HATE them. Oh my god I am starting to despise them and I hope Lanie never cares anything about them. Their hands always get caught in this one sweater we have. It is the only sweater Destiny ever wants them to wear and it is to small as well. Then all of their clothes are ugly and slutty all combined into one. Then you have to look at them the whole time you are playing with them and think about how nice it must be to have a body like that. I mean think about it. Barbie has endured men, camping trips, swimming (which included a lot of tanning), working almost ever job known to man, she has had kids, been a rock/pop/country star, been to balls and worn fancy dresses, and she has done sports. No wrinkles, No gray hair, No stretch marks. WTF is up with that.

Then they have them smallest accessories ever. When you have an older kid and then a baby comes along you have to ban your older kids to their room just so they can play with their toys because "The baby may eat one, choke, and die". Then when the baby is old enough to somewhat be around the small parts they all end up in the living room floor where they never get picked up until you do it at 11pm at night. You end up stepping on them and they hurt. Oh and then you find one that you forgot when you suck it up in the vaccumm and that catched on fire. Then you have to go and get a new vaccumm...Thank you Barbie.

The one fun thing I have found out of the whole thing though is when Lanie gets Barbie's bike or skateboard and tries to ride on it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


That is what Lanie is. The doctor says she has virus. My sister says it is going around. I am worried. She is not herself. She woke up last night with a fever. She got up this morning with a fever. I took her to her Omis and went to work for a few hours before I left again to go get her and take her to the Dr, now mind you we have to go back on Monday and she is going to hate me. Dr said she does not have strep or an ear infection (these are usually the two culprits when we have a fever). They are going to send the strep test to the hospital to double check. After she was swabbed she started to feel bad and just wanted me to hold her. We got in the car to leave and she barely moved. She has slept off and on all day. As a matter of fact she just got up and ran in here with my wallet. She wants gum. She has not eaten anything but some soup and a popsicle but she loves her some gum. Sickness can't keep it away. She is covered in sweat but that is ok because the fever finally broke. YEAH!!! This makes me feel so much better.

So when I got back to work I met a lady who was shopping for her daughter. She had a Nikon camera so of course I had to ask her about it. She said she was a photographer and she gave me her card. OMG she is amazing. Here is a link to her site.

I hope that I can have this oneday and have make a decent living off of my work. We shall see...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Not Again

We have another virus on our computer. OMG it drives me crazy. We downloaded anti virus software the last time this happened but then our computer ran slower than fred flinstone. So I have no idea what we are going to do. I think I am going to try and reboot the computer. We just need to get a new one.

So I may not be on here for a while.

Well Destinys birthday was Monday and she is 6. OMG that is crazy. Lanie is going to be 2 on Sunday. I was watching tapes of her last night when she was fresh and new and man I miss it. I miss her being nice and calm and quiet. But then when I hear her say Mommy or Oy Back my shoes then all is well. She has such a sweet voice.

I counted her shoe collection and she has 24 pairs of shoes. There are about 5 that she cannot wear right now because they are to big but that usually does not stop her. She wore some the other day that were WAY to big for her but did she care. NOPE.

Ok so I have decided that when I go grocery shopping this weekend I am getting healthy. Damn it I want to my getting skinny like my sister. And I do not want to embarass Lanie and Destiny.

The party is coming up and I am hoping that it does not rain. I will be very bummed. I need to come up with a back up plan in case it does rain.

Ok so for those of you who do not know my photography business may be starting soon. I do not want to jinx myself but here is what is going on. We have a friend who had a little girl in November. I took her newborn pics when I was at Target. She loved them. Well she works for a local mens store and called me the other day to see if I would do a photoshoot for the company. Basically she will set up a mock wedding party and I will take pics of them. From what she has said they may get large prints for the store and if the big bosses like them enough they may be in stores nationwide. SHUT UP!!! So then we talked today and she said that Davids Bridal is who they partner with and that they may use the pics in their stuff. OMG I want this so bad you have no idea. I really hope it works out for me. I am also going to be doing her daughters pics as well of pics of another friend and her baby. WOO HOO!!!

Ok so since the Real Housewives of New York Reunion was on tonight can I please talk about it. I cannot stand Kelly. I think that she has so many insecurities that she is very fake. Bethany is my favorite. She is very real and just cool as hell.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

What's that address again??? 801 Franklin you say...

Picture it. A small small house on the corner, porch swing, ceiling fan on the front porch, flowers in the front yard, the inside is clean and fresh, it has a white shelf with white baskets. I mean come on now. In the back is the gravel drive (will the kids make gravel trenches in the driveway like we did at our Grandma's house?), a red back deck/porch (could that be any fresher). The lawnmower is probably the best of all. If you refer to this clip - 55 seconds in

OMG she has a lawnmower like this. Now a Grandma living where she does with this kind of lawnmower is high faluten. When she pulls into the driveway in her Outback people know she is going to walk out of the car carrying her canvas totes (Earth Friendliness people) and in there are going to be Kashi Bars, Kashi Cereal, and some organic bananas. I mean come on folks, she's just that kind of person.

So have you guessed yet where she lives. If you are still unsure I will add this note. When I called her a few minutes ago she was lying on her front porch swing, with a pillow. Now all she needs is to clip out a coupon for 35 cents off a ground round.

You guessed it folks. Five Points. Congrats mom on your new HOME!!!

Look up and see what I see

OUR ROOF IS LEAKING AGAIN!!! C if you think it all only happens to you think again. I think we will be rethinking our decision to buy after the lease is up. I do not think we are ready to handle all the stresses that come with owning a home. Lets hope we can get this repaired quickly.