Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Joe got stung by a scorpion last night!

Here it is ....Dead....

Grandma & me put it in the freezer in case it made Joe sick & would have to be identified for anti-venom-serum....

He is fine...no problems...I gave him 2 Benedryl & he slept like a baby all night.

The scary part is that it stung him in bub's room....& bub & I had been playing in there barefoot not more than 5 min. earlier. I say "Thank you" to God! I'd prolly be allergic/sensitive to it (bee/wasp/ant sensitivies) & Bub is prolly so small it would have meant a trip to ER for either of us. Joe took it in stride & acted like he was mad about all of us fussing over him (grandpa got out cousin K's emergency adrenylin shot out just incase Joe needed it)...but deep down where no one sees...he was happy we all fussed.

I didn't think Bub comprehended what was going on last night with all this hull-a-bah-boo, but I guess he did get some of it, cuz he was afraid to go in his room for a while today, until momma put slippers on both of us & showed him all was safe, even under the bed. Then he was happy as a clam-bake.

FYI- we identified it as a striped bark scorpion. The one that got Joe was only about an inch long if even that!
Here is a site with lots of good info! (if you don't want to hurl just looking at the creepy-crawlies!) EWWWWW!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Happy Chompo to me!!!

Happy Chompo to me...is how it ought to be....happy chompo dear Muppethead!....Happy chompo to me!

Points to those who know what I am quoting.
For the rest of you...better brush up on your Hoban.

tee hee.

Friday, December 15, 2006

HA-ha-ha-ha-hah-aww nuts!

Points to those who get where I stole the title quote from. *grin*

but really, the taunting nature of the title is that I am DONE with my Christmas cards!
I mailed all but 9 & that's because I had missing information (such as addresses) or ran out of pictures & had to make more. (thanks to Kellie!!)

But here is a cute picture because it is cute.

Ok, it's official. I'm back to the sappy momma mode.
can you tell?

Poor little man has been SO patient with me the last few days.
Wednesday he had digestive problems...(lesson #1: all 1st time moms are fixated on their child's digestive system....I swear, so many of my conversations in the last 3 days have started with talking about what kind of poop is coming out of him...)
So as we learned from lession #1, he has a really BAD diaper rash. I had lots to do on Wednesday, but he was so miserable, I had to baby him all day & I got exhausted. Cleaning a baby's sore poopy butt is enough to make anyone cry, but then he's in SO much pain he's clinging to me begging me not to clean him...I'm half crying & half laughing because this is my life.
(Lession #2: yes Melissa, I -am- that kind of Momma *sigh* you were right)
so as we learned from lesson 2, being -that- kind of momma, I will continue the story... Thursday I had to get my butt in gear & make stuff I wanted to send out, so I spent the day making things & then chasing a sore-bottomed bub who is now angry at me for not babying him for a 2nd day in a row.
(lession #3: no matter how old men are, they expect you to baby them when they do not feel well...even if they are only 2)
So, looking at lesson #3, you would think today I would have kept that in mind...but NO. Lil Muppet-head is a frenzied mad-woman. what started as "I'm just going to package these few things & then go to the postoffice & then go to walmart & get baby-wipes & diapers" turned into crazed obsession to finish ALL and ANY christmas cards, just to get them done so I won't have to go thru the hassle of taking bub to the postoffice twice (he likes to steal the bulbs off the christmas tree in there)
(lession #4: yes virginia, I am a crazy woman)
So now it is 1:30. Bub had lunch but no nap. The post office I want to go to closes at 3pm (because it is a "country" office & is less busy)
(lession #5: ALWAYS go out of your way to a less busy post office)
So keeping lesson 5 & 4 in mind. I get all the stuff I have to mail in a HUGE bag so I have one hand free for bub. Do another diaper change & grab mr. Man's Fluffy (Fluffy is a duster that is blue & white. it is currently his favorite & best toy) On the way to the post office I tell Bub that if he is especially good & obedient in the post office I will take him to the secret pirate treehouse castle. This is his favorite play ground on the OTHER side of town, so we don't go there all the time. I call it the "secret pirate treehouse castle" because that's what it looks like to me...it's really cool & makes me jealous I'm not a kid.
(Lession #6: all the really COOL stuff wasn't invented until you grew up)
Mr Man was wonderful! even tho we went to the small "country" office, there was a line, but making good use of rule #4- I talked to Bub about everything we were doing...example: "ok bub, we're opening the door....pull real hard...Good job! momma loves your cheerful heart! Now hold hands real tight! don't let go....etc..." people looked at me REAL funny, but they let me go first!!!! it was GREAT! The postoffice lady remembered Bub from last time & complimented him on minding me so much better this time. He hid his face in my shoulder, then blew her a kiss as we were leaving. continuing the crazy woman thing, I praised him all the way back to the car & told him how much fun we were going to have when we got to secret pirate treehouse castle. he was all smiles.
(Lession #7: ALWAYS keep your promises to your bubs)
Had a great time at the playground. drove to a mcdonalds & got a lemonade we diluted with water (WAY TOO SWEET!) & a yogurt. Normally I hate mcdonalds, but I have to admit, they do have healthy food. Like I could get a yogurt for bub anywhere else with a drivethru??? my best 2nd option is to go to BK & get an applesauce. Then we went to walmart. Bub was SO excited there was a salvation army bell ringer there. I have been spending the last 2 weeks teaching him to put monies into the bucket! today I gave him $.60 b4 we crossed the street & told him it's for the bucket! He didn't even TRY to eat the coins! He put them in the bucket & the lady let him ring her bell for a while! He was SO happy!
(Lession #8: teach giving is good whenever & as often as you can!)
So I tried to let bub hold hands with me instead of riding in the cart as he is now getting impatient with the slowness of my shopping. (i am SO price conscience! I do math in my head to make sure I get the best deal) He did REAL good, until I asked him to put the babywipes in the cart. He grabbed the babywipes & started running down the isle. even tho momma may not be in shape, she still can sprint faster than bub can. After that bub rode the cart.
(lession #9: just because they are being good, doesn't mean they will STAY acting good)
once we got home, normal patterns commenced, but the poor little man's butt was so sore, I ended up slathering him with more A &D ointment & giving him some tylenol. we sat in the big comfy chair & watched Jonah until he fell asleep.
Now, I am tired. I meant to end this right after I posted the picture...but my rambly nature took over. (lession #10: stop.)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Remembering friends

Today as bub naps, I started to work on Christmas cards...instead, I found my -small- collection of our friend Mike Daly's watercolor print cards. I love his work. Out of everyone's art in the co-op (except for Joe) his was my favorite. When Bub was especially crabby, we would walk up & down the hall on the 5th floor & look at Mike's paintings. Bub just loved how colorful they were & loved just staring at them. They always calmed him down. If you get a chance, check his website!


Some of his new paintings are breathtaking.

Must return to cards....must.

Monday, December 11, 2006

So sad...I missed it.

This was the album of my youth. I have had this sucker memorized since I was 4. I am making mr. man listen to it =ALL= the time. We dance to the "Brothers & Sisters song". I sing the "when I grow up" Song and cry by the end of it. I am constantly letting Hubby & Bub know what kind of "Help" they are really providing. (see thankgiving post)

It was on TV land at 10 am on Sunday. We forgot to set up a tape before we left for Church.
I have only seen the movie once in my life. That was in 3rd grade @ Dayton's Bluff. Everyone thought it was too baby-ish & made fun of it. I was so sad. I had to pretend not to like it too.
And now, when I have come to the point of my life where I embrace my inner nerd, (HELLO...I refer to myself as "muppet-head"...anyone have any doubts??????) I missed my chance to see it.

To make matters worse, they had "That Girl" on all day, and I got sucked into it a bit b/c I was hoping they would do a repeat, but I was thwarted.

On the plus side, Jeff Dunham was on Comedy central.
I still love peanut! "Nnnneyying" For those of you who really read this...I met him!!! at the state fair YEARS ago. Really brief. I don't think he was very big then. I think this was when I was in HS, bc I think I remember Laurie was with me....
THEN a few years later, Tina bought me tickets to see him at the Guthrie, before it became glitzy. that was when she was my friend.

****sad reflection time***
I sometimes miss Tina. Ross will call me stupid & flick my nose, but she could be a really wonderful friend at times. I tried talking with her a few years ago & we had NOTHING to say to each other. we were both trying, but we were at such different places in our lives & too many things had been said over the years, or not said enough.

I digress.
must dash, it is sleepy time. Glad my parents made it safe to CA! :)
Love to all!

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Got college acceptance letter yesterday. Have to make appt w/ an advisor soon. They didn't include a name or number to call. oh well. If I could clog to motivate my employees years ago, I can embarrass myself a little more by calling around & feeling stupid. :)

At least I never wore an orange tablecloth & danced to the Cure. Butter-knives anyone? how about peanut thai sauce?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The more he changes, the more he's the same

Yep, Mr. man gets bigger, but he still loves being in just a diaper....

Bub at 8 months....

1+ year old....

Last week

Some day Bub will see this & give me the "MOM! HOW COULD YOU SHOW ANYONE THOSE PICTURES!!" Then ten years later, he'll be doing the same thing to his kids....hehehehe

Love to all...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

a dollar short & a day behind....or more....

So is the story of my life...anyhow.
Here are some shots of Thanksgiving. We went to AR to visit with Grandma's family...all the aunties & uncles were there. It was very exciting! I haven't seen some of the family since before we were married! Daddy was in charge of the camera once we got inside(my job was to manage to get some food in the squirmy little man)...so you guessed it. I don't have many pictures.

This was taken when I gave Daddy the camera & said "you're in charge of pictures"

I only have this next one b/c I said..."hurry up & take a picture b4 everyone goes home!!!!" while chasing Mr. Man around...

The lesson I learned this year is ....
"Make Daddy feed The Bub so I can take pictures next year"

These are shots I took....

B4 we left home...some kind of help is the kind of help we all can do without....

(rare action sequence with Daddy)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Some fun pictures

Well, We did an art project. I decided to get the paint out, & it ended up in Mr. Man's Hair.

Here's a close-up of the paint job. :)

After we get cleaned up, we have a snack & sippy...

Laugh at Daddy's Silly faces....

And go to bed...nite nite little man....I love you.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Christmas village

Grandma got a little "Christmas town" figurine type thing that has fiber optic colors for the "lights" on the houses & a real fountain that works. Bub is so excited when Grandma gets home from work & lets the little man in her room to listen to the Christmas carols & watch the lights & fountain work.

Unfortunately, I am not talented enough to figure out how to adjust the flash timer on my digital camera so you can see it's in a dark room. I promise that the lights were off when I took this shot, but the flash is WAY too good at providing light.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Fall Fest day.

If only he would look at the camera....

This was a few wks ago at Cousin K's school's "Fall Fest". Mr. Man did not get the games.

Here's what happened on the big slide...

Child stampede. It took 10 min for cousin K to literally pull Bub up by his arms to get to the top. & then when she got him to the bottom, he just sat there & got pummeled by older kids. He thought it was funny....

We tried to get him to play the the "fishing well" game. He ran away with the fishing pole.

We tried to get him to play the "lollipop tree" (as you can tell from the last post, he loves his lollies). He tried to grab every lolly off the "tree".

We saw the duck pond game, but decided not to try it in case Bub thought is was bath time...

So we used the rest of our tickets on junk food...

I couldn't resist adding this last shot. Joe didn't realize the hat was on his head until we got home. :)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Yearly Pictures

So Today we did the yearly picture thing. bub was a squirmy man & after we did the requisite Momma, Daddy & Bub; Momma & Bub; Daddy & Bub; & Momma & Daddy; and Bub solo...Little man was boinging all over the little studio area & trying to pull down the backgrounds off the wall & anything else he could jump at. I tried to stop the whole thing @ that point, saying we have more than enough shots. However, we were told we had to do 2 more for the package we are getting. So I stuck a lolly in the bub's mouth, popped him up on the photostand for kids & told the photographer,
"Just take 2 shots...It won't matter if he is looking @ the camera or not. I'll be happy. I promise."
She looked at me kinda funny (I wish I had that picture to post) and did it. Afterwards she said she liked those two shots & told me it had been a good idea.

(personal lament moment)


Ok, now that I have that out of my system I can continue on to happier things....

As for the Family Shots...you gotta wait on those. The disk I bought w/ the pictures has really ookie resolution & I either gotta spend some time fixing them up or just wait until I get the package photos in.

Well, ok...you twisted my arm...

Friday, November 10, 2006

Chalk drawing on sidewalk

Mr. man did this. Me & his Daddy are thinking it's a case of 1,000,000 monkeys w/ typewriters typing "Hamlet". I see a bird(swooping eagle) & his Daddy sees a winged horse. I really think it's a fluke because he has yet to do anything else like this...but none the less, this is pretty cool!
He's gonna be a little artist just like his Daddy. I gotta get the Bub a smock & berret! Heeheehee!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Glow Stick

On Monday Night I decided to see how MR. Man would like a glow stick. It was the funniest thing!
while we were waiting for Daddy to come home, we were sitting on the back porch & I made the stick glow & showed it to my Bub. The look of amazement! he just stared & stared & stared at it. He DIDN'T even TRY to put it in his mouth!!!
If I tried to take it away for even a moment, he cried. He even took it to bed with him...

Monday, October 30, 2006

Arts 'n' crafts

Here is Mr. Man doing Arts 'n' Crafts with me. Notice the newspaper lining the counter. Lil Bub has a hard time differenciating between paper and counter....
so he nibbles a little and then sorts a little and then scribbles a little.
His favorite color is Red, he will RARELY draw with any other color & sometimes he will get "mad" at me if I draw with a different color on his red drawing. But when it comes to just playing with pencils, crayons, playdough, etc he will separate the colors and put them back in a bunch and then chew on whichever one happens to be the last one in his hands. I surely love my little bub!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

way too funny!

If you look closely at the top picture, you will see two little feet sticking out!
Mr. Man decided he wanted to hide under the pillows instead of going to bed last night. He was hiding out, thinking he was all clever...until daddy sneaked in & tickled his toes. That made him sit up to investigate who had unraveled his ingenious disguise. Being the smart lad that he is, he decided it wasn't important & reburied himself in the pillows- then promptly fell asleep there despite Momma sneaking in to get the last shot!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Long walkabouts

Yipes! It has taken me a LONG time to get these pictures posted in the right order....huff, puff.

I'm posting these pictures to mainly my Dad can see that east texas is not bramble-bushes and ranch country w/ giant flying cockroaches everywhere (only the fire ants, as I mentioned earlier)

These are some pictures I took on Thursday with the Bub on our morning walkabouts. As you can see, as we neared home, Mr. Man got impatient with the ride.

The 2nd picture is where I usually take him out of the stroller & then we "hold hands tight" and walk together (after the little man finds an acorn).
he still likes rocks, but acorns are much more interesting right now. He "knows" they get confiscated if they end up in the mouth, so instead he rubs his cheeks with the acorn...If ONLY he could explain that one to me....and the rock/fuzzy obsession. At least he doesn't eat bugs or boogers tho....

Love all!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

B-day #2 (in late September)

Here are some cute ones. Since Mr. Man's birthday was after moving day, we had a Up North B-day & and Down South B-day.
These are funny shots from the Down South B-day :)
Up above is Uncle K. and to the side is Cousin K (who I mentioned Yesterday). She is 2 years older than my Bub.

Anyhow, today is a cloudy day & "cold" (60degrees), So I wanted to post something cheerful!
Lots of Love from the Muppet-Head!


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