Thursday, July 31, 2008

I think I am going to wet my pants from laughing so hard!

Seriously!?!?!

You can get a DUI while riding a bicycle!! I don't know what is more pathetic? That law OR that I actually know someone that this happened too!?!?!

Okay, guess I'll go pee now.



Sent from my Blackberry.

My Grammar Sucks, but do you still love me?

I know I know. My grammar isn't the best in the world. I cannot help it. My husband blames it on my PUBLIC high school education. Not all of us could go to a POSH expensive snotty private school like him. ~gentle smile here~

I also think being a country girl has a lot to do with it. I will say ya'll, ain't and you'ins all the time. My grandmother is a very country woman and I suppose I picked it up from her. When I get all tongue tied I get my words all mixed up. I make past things present and present things are in the past.

I am famous for adding "at" to things. For example: Where are you at? My husband will say, "behind a preposition". It never fails. He always says that. Not only to me I might add.

It's okay though...I still love him and he adores me.

Here is a joke he sent me last week about grammar:

Grammar Lesson

On my 65th birthday, I got a gift certificate from my wife. The certificate paid for a visit to a shaman living on a nearby reservation who was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction. After being persuaded, I drove to the reservation, handed my ticket to the shaman, and wondered what I was in for.

The old man slowly, methodically produced a potion. He handed it to me, and with a grip on my shoulder, warned, “This is powerful medicine and it must be respected. You take only a teaspoonful and then say, ‘1-2-3′. When you do that, you will be longer and harder than you have ever been in your life and you can perform as long as you want.”

I was encouraged. As he walked away, I turned and asked, “How do I stop the medicine from working?”

“Your partner must say ‘1-2-3-4′ when she’s had enough,” the shaman replied. “But when she does, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon.”

I was eager to see if it worked. I went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited my wife to join me in the bedroom. When she came in, I took off my clothes and said, “1-2-3!” Immediately, I was the manliest of men.

My wife took one look at me. She was so excited she began throwing off her clothes. She jumped onto the bed and excitedly asked, “What was the ‘1-2-3′ for?”

And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Max & Ruby annoy me.

Max & Ruby, Ruby & Max annoy me. Lil O likes to watch them. I think Ruby is an annoying BOSSY big sister. If she really is his sister.

I told my husband you never see their parents. Just the grandma.

I think Ruby had a child at a young age. But she tells Max he is her "younger brother".

You didn't hear it from me though.

Monday, July 28, 2008

My 3 year old makes me want to drink.

ALCOHOL! Joking. Well, no I am not.

Saturday we were at Target. Getting this and that. After my short list was checked off Lil O said she wanted a toy. No biggie. I'll let her get a small toy every once in awhile.

Big mistake! BIG mistake! Huge MISTAKE!

She cannot decide on a SMALL toy. Instead she wants this Barbie cash register. Umm, no. So, we both are trying to bargain with her. Nope, she wasn't having it. I suggest a movie. Let's go look at the movies and pick one out. No.

I head on up to the movies to take a look and pick out something for her.

Then I hear crying. It's getting closer. It sounds like Lil O.

She is being carried by her daddy. Screaming. Crying. People are looking at us like we are trying to abduct her. I am surprised someone didn't say anything to us. Kind of scares me now to think about it. Would a stranger step in to see why a child is screaming and crying????
Anyway...another topic for another day.

He drops her in the back of the cart. Not literally. She is still screaming and crying. Kicking. Making a HUGE scene.

To make a long story short. She wouldn't stop. HB gets the few things out of the cart to pay for them so I can just push the screaming Lil O out of the store. OMG, it was embarrassing. She wouldn't stop. She screamed and cried every step of the way out the door. Getting louder.

It didn't stop there. She screamed at the van. refusing to get out of the cart. I have Baby M in the wrap so I am unable to just grab her out of the cart. During this time I took a video and picture of her.

She is going to be famous. See how she blocks the paparazzi from taking her picture?

O's Breakdown

We finally got her in the van and strapped in the seat. She cried all the way home.

I am sure this has to do with losing her paci. The new baby. Etc........

Sooooo, after I get the kids to bed tonight....who's coming over for drinks?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I absolutely hate the term SAHM.

I don’t know why it bothers me so. I just find it an icky term and I have NEVER used it! I just twitch when I see it used by people. lol It’s the little things right?

~warning this post is written at 5:30 am, I am not accountable for words this early~ lol

Yes, I may “stay at home” and I am a “mom”. But I find it ummm maybe “lessening” my duties while at home. I am at a loss to describe what I am trying to say.

For example, these are the duties I have being just a plain “mom” who stays at home:

*CEO ~this is what I personally call myself. CEO of my family and I will write that in Job Description when I fill out paper work or get asked my occupation.~

*Housekeeper

*Amateur Chef

*Nurse

*Therapist

*Sex Toy ~Remember I am married.~ :)

*Teacher

*Art Director

*Police Officer ~Did you take the toy from your sister?? Were you just in the kitchen?? Show me your hands??~

*Laundry Attendant

*Maintenance Manager of the house

*Taxi Driver of “Mom’s Jag”

*Janitor

*Computer Geek ~so I can blog about crazy things I think about early in the morning or google, “strange smells coming from shower drain” for my Janitor position.~

Okay you get my drift.

I started calling myself CEO of my family long ago. It is fitting. I go from being a drug store manager to managing things around the house. I just try to imagine the kids as my employees. lol They have jobs to do just like I do. DELEGATE DELEGATE! lol

I just did a search to find out how much a CEO of the family should be earning a year by their duties. Annual PayCheck Value from 2006: $134,121.

So, go ahead and call yourself SAHM’s if you want, don’t let me stop you. I just wanted to give you something to think about. But for me I will always be:

Michelle, CEO of my Family.
(Don’t go stealing my line either. Make up your own title. lol)

PS. My husband said since I am CEO he is CFO. Chief Financial Officer. As well as Sex Toy. LOL

~another re gifted post~

Saturday, July 26, 2008

So what if she likes grape jelly on her waffles.

~first posted Febuary 18, 2007~ It's a post about Lil O! Since she is growing up to such a lovely big girl, I wanted to post again.

Good Monday morning from my computer chair to yours. This blog is going to be all about my youngest daughter O. She will three years old in 23 days. Or there abouts. Not that I am counting them.

It is sad to think of my baby growing up. It seems like yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital. Then she turned 1, then 2 and now 3! She is such a big girl.

As she is running around the house now in her Dora nightgown with her ponytails all messy. Wearing her princess jewelry. Sucking on her paci. Yes, she still has it and we are okay with it. If you aren’t, then you come take it from her. lol

I think of how much I am in love with that little girl. ~And my other 2 children.~

I love it when she laughs and says, “Tickle me”. Tells me I am her best friend forever. And when we are all snuggled together she will wrap her arms around my neck and tell me she loves me with all of her heart.

Here recently you can ask her something and she will say, “Umm, no” or “Umm, yes”. Its cute.

Yesterday when her big brother locked her out of his room we heard her scream through the door, “BEN CALVIN”. lol She thought using his middle name would get that door open. It didn’t but we got a good laugh from it.

I love to hear all these new words she picks up. She has been talking for a long time. She started speaking complete sentences when she started talking it seems. Such a VAST vocabulary for someone so small. Well small in age I guess.

She is one tall girl. She got that from me. :) She has the most beautiful big brown eyes, from her daddy. Blond streaks in her hair where the sun has kissed it.

I like it how she always calls PINK things green. lol

I like to paint her toenails. She likes it too.I love it when we are in bed for our nap together and I make up a story for her. She will say after, “That was a great story”.

I like how she picks out her clothes and shoes for the day. We don’t argue much over her choices. lol

I like to watch her jump on the trampoline. Hair flying everywhere. Laughing. Just enjoying herself. Freedom.

It warms my heart when I come home from being away from her she will say, “I am so happy, I have missed you”.

I simply adore when we wake up in the morning and she will ask, “You sleep good mommy?”. Since she shares our bed, I get lots of snuggle time at bedtime and when we first wake up. On occasion I have felt a poke poke for me to get up that she is awake and ready to get up out of bed. lol

I like sharing my bath with her. Having her and bubbles at the same time is such a treat. We do this about every day.

There are so many things I have learned from all my children. They teach us what really is important in life. They are. They teach us to not be selfish and only think of ourselves. They teach us that love is really unconditional. I am still trying to get patience. I pray for that everyday. I hope that I am able to teach them as much as they have taught me.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Monday. I will because I will be with Lil O enjoying her as much as I can. Learning from her. Laughing with her. Letting her be her, because that is what she does best.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Obituary Euphemisms:

Obituary euphemisms:

“Free spirit” - unemployable
“Vivacious” - drunk (female)
“A character” - drunk (male)
“Fun loving” - drank more than worked
“Down to earth” - born working class
“Utterly carefree” – senile

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I'm Not Famous, Just Ask Julia Allison

I was reading the current Wired magazine that we get in the mail. There is an article about Julia Allison. Who is she you ask??? She is Internet famous. That's pretty much it. She is seen with famous people. She blogs. She tweets. She is a wild a crazy gal!!! Anything to get noticed!
She includes 3 steps to get Internet famous.
Step 1: GET NOTICED
Step 2: KEEP THEM HOOKED
Step 3: EXTEND YOUR BRAND

Well, this got me to thinking. I am a wild and crazy gal as well! I have led a life full of adventure. Yes it was before blogging existed and it was written down in a journal ( before computers were in every household). BUT IT STILL HAPPENED!

I sat down and made a LONG list! A list full of ADVENTURES!!! Mostly happening before I became SUPERMOM but they still count! And yet none of these things have made me famous. Until now. Let me share them! Sit back and be prepared to be shocked.

1- I won a biscuit baking contest in school. I guess this is when my fame started. I was in the paper. I made biscuits all the time. In fact, I refused to make biscuits for YEARS since I made so many during that time. I just recently started making homemade biscuits for my family.

2- I have traveled. I was an exchange student in France. I have been to The Louvre and have seen the Mona Lisa. A rather small picture. Compared to everything else I saw in The Louvre the Mona Lisa wasn't that impressive. Just my opinion though.

3- Once, while at the local mall, I saw Dr Tony Jones from General Hospital. Brad Maule is his real name. He was there for a fashion show. Kind of cheesy I know. But it did happen and I saw him in person. He was very handsome in person all those years ago. I'm talking like 17 years ago.

4- When they were filming The Last of the Mohicans in the area we had all these "Indian extras" running around with their mohawks and such. Several of them hit on me! In fact, I am sure you can see them in a few scenes. Since they all really looked alike, it would be hard to point them out though. Interesting huh? Sadly, I didn't see Daniel Day Lewis. That would have added a few points to my famous factor. I will mention as a side note that my BIL was an extra in the movie too. No, he wasn't one of the Indians with a mohawk. He was a redcoat.

5- I have dated a CEO/President of an aerospace company. Does this even count?? I know he isn't Bill Gates but I will include him as well.

6- When I managed a drug store, I spoke with Andie McDowell a few times. She still lives in the area. I really have no opinion of her as a person. We didn't go out for coffee or have late night pillow talk. I think I just gave her a basket once because her arms were full.

7- Again at the drug store, I met the beautiful Daliah Lavi. She's best known here for a couple of film roles in the sixties. But was apparently a big pop star in Europe in the 70s. I spoke to her about the movie my husband had me watch Casino Royale and how he thought she was a beautiful woman. I think she was naked in this movie with certain parts covered up. She is such a beauty even now.

Casino Royale Woody and Daliah

8- One night when I was out clubbing, I met Edward Norton's dad. There was rumor that Edward was supposed to be there but his plane was delayed. No he wasn't just some older man trying to pick me up. There was a big group of people and they had lots of tables reserved.

9- I was on TV. A Doula special on the local news. I was the HUGE pregnant woman. DOULAS ROCK!!!!! Get a DONA Doula for your next birth.

10- My husband's father was very well known to everyone in our area. He started a radio station in the 40s. I am sure I would have loved him dearly. Sadly, he died long before I met my HB. I hear he was like a local hero around here. I know that many respected and loved him. Since he was in radio he brought many talents to the area. My HB met the "Man in Black". My MIL met Elvis. The list is lengthy.

11- I read Karyn Bosnak's second book and blogged about it years ago. She wrote about me on her blog and became my friend on MySpace. I was even IM'd by her once. She is a lovely woman and I am sure if we met in person we would get along and be BFF's. She has me listed on her blog and I have her on mine. Check her out and say "hello". ~I will talk about MySpace in a few.~

12- I have seen The Flaming Lips, Tracy Chapman, Gomez, Neko Case, The Reverend Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson and The White Stripes perform. I saw huge stuffed animals dance around on stage. I stole a Neko Case poster from a bathroom for my HB. I even think the Gomez drummer was checking me out before they performed. He was at the bar getting a drink. I had my picture taken with Unknown Hinson after the show. I was asking him if I could touch his sideburns. lol

Unknown Hinson meets Michelle

13- I entered a contest on Nerve. They have monthly photo contests. I came in third. I got a naughty sex book in the mail as my prize. And NO I will not post the picture that was submitted.

Did this make me famous? No, it didn't. But it was fun.

PS. I was fully dressed in the picture. Maybe that was why I was third. I don't want anyone to think I sent in a naughty picture because I didn't. It just encouraged people to use their imagination.

14- I have a MySpace account. I would link you to it but it is set as private. It's mostly online friends and friends from high school. I do, however, have Madonna, Lizzie West, Dido, The Talking Heads, The Flaming Lips, Michelle Branch, Damien Rice, Cake, Sarah Mclachlan, and The White Stripes as friends. Does this make me famous? No, it doesn't. They haven't even left a comment for me. That's okay. I haven't left one for them either. lol

15- I have a Twitter account. Hello TWEETS!! My user name is TheSupermom. Look me up and add me as your friend. It's fun! Tweet away!

16- Last, but not least, I have this really cool site: The Adventures of Supermom. It's a blog about nothing. Like Seinfeld. Check me out. Send me out to everyone you know. Comment every chance you get. Add me to your faves! I'd love that. I'll give you a hug. Maybe even send you that naughty sex book that Nerve sent me.

I may not be Julia Allison but I don't have to be. I am who I am and I'm a great gal to know.

BTW, I have Dooce and Fussy in my bookmarks. I read them when I get a chance and will even comment on their pages. This hasn't made me famous either.

Preparation for Parenthood.

Preparation for parenthood…

It’s not just a matter of reading books and decorating the nursery. Here are 12 simple tests for expectant parents to take to prepare themselves for the real-life experience of being a mother or father.

1. Women: To prepare for maternity, put on a dressing gown and stick a pillowcase filled with beans down the front. Leave it there for 9 months. After 9 months, take out 10% of the beans.Men: To prepare for paternity, go to the local drug store, tip the contents of your wallet on the counter, and tell the pharmacist to help himself. Then go to the supermarket. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office. Go home. Pick up the paper. Read it for the last time.

2. Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who are already parents and berate them about their methods of discipline, lack of patience, appallingly low tolerance levels, and how they have allowed their children to run wild. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child’s sleeping habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior. Enjoy it — it’ll be the last time in your life that you will have all the answers.

3. To discover how the nights will feel, walk around the living room from 5 pm to 10 pm carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious noise) playing loudly. At 10 pm, put the bag down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1 am. Put the alarm on for 3 am. As you can’t get back to sleep, get up at 2 am and make a drink. Go to bed at 2:45 am. Get up again at 3 am when the alarm goes off. Sing songs in the dark until 4 am. Put the alarm on for 5 am. Get up. Make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years. Look cheerful.

4. Can you stand the mess children make? To find out, first smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer. Stick your fingers in the flower beds, then rub them on the clean walls. Cover the stains with crayons. How does that look?

5. Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems: first buy an octopus and a bag made out of loose mesh. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out. Time allowed for this: all morning.

6. Take an egg carton, using a pair of scissors and a pot of paint, turn it into an alligator. Now take the tube from a roll of toilet paper. Using only Scotch tape and a piece of foil, turn it into an attractive Christmas candle. Last, take a milk carton, a ping pong ball, and an empty packet of Cocoa Pops and make an exact replica of the Eiffel Tower. Congratulations! You have just qualified for a place on the play group committee.

7. Forget the BMW and buy a station wagon. And don’t think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don’t look like that. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there. Get a dime. Stick it in the cassette player. Take a family-size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seats. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car. There. Perfect.

8. Get ready to go out. Wait outside the bathroom for half an hour. Go out the front door. Come in again. Go out. Come back in. Go out again. Walk down the front path. Walk back up it. Walk down it again. Walk very slowly down the road for 5 minutes. Stop to inspect minutely every cigarette butt, piece of used chewing gum, dirty tissue, and dead insect along the way. Retrace your steps. Scream that you’ve had as much as you can stand until the neighbors come out and stare at you. Give up and go back into the house. You are now just about ready to try taking a small child for a walk.

9. Always repeat everything you say at least five times.

10. Go to your local supermarket. Take with you the nearest thing you can find to a preschool child — a fully-grown goat is excellent. If you intend to have more than one child, take more than one goat. Buy your week’s groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goats eat or destroy. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

11. Hollow out a melon. Make a small hole in the side. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone. Tip the rest into your lap, making sure a lot of it falls on the floor. You are now ready to feed a 12-month-old baby.

12. Learn the names of every character from Spongebob Squarepants, Barney, and The Backyardigans.

When you find yourself singing “I Love You” at work, you finally qualify as a parent.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Breast Milk Does A Body Good

Breast milk Does Every Body Good

Eye infections: Squirt in an open or closed eye. If the eye is closed have the person lie back, squirt it, then open his or her eye. 4 times or more per day.

Plugged eye ducts: Squirt into the eye crease at the nose. Do this 4 times one day and 2 times the next.

Conjunctivitis (”Pink Eye”): Same as Plugged eye ducts, but continue with 4 times daily until the crust is gone.

Sties: Same as Conjunctivitis.

Sore/cracked nipples: Rub into nipples and air dry.

Scratches: Squirt and air dry, bandage, etc. as normal.

Burns: Same as scratches.

Diaper rash: Squirt and air dry.

Mosquito bites: Squirt on bite and rub in. Stops the itching.

Ant bites: Same as Mosquito bites.

Ear infections: Squirt or pour into sore ear. Can follow with warm (not hot) olive oil and garlic.

Acne: Wash face with water, then follow with breast milk squirted onto a cotton (be sure it’s cotton, that synthetic stuff can scratch the surface of your skin and cause problems) puff and apply all over face.

Sore throats: Anyone who will let you can be helped by a squirt of breast milk. Either by direct squirt or if applied from a sterile plastic cup.

Stuffy noses: Squirt into nose and suction or squeeze out as you would with saline.

Contact lenses: If you have an irritant under your lens and forgot your eye drops, take it out, hand express to get a nice little stream going to rinse contact off.

Eye puffiness and redness: Express breast milk and pour over eyes. Does as good of job, if not better, than tea bags!

Breast cancer: Recent studies suggests that just the simple and natural act of breastfeeding can benefit mom as well by providing protection against breast cancer.

Cold sores/Fever blisters: Express a small amount of breast milk onto clean finger and apply immediately to cold sore. Ends pain and helps speed the healing process.

Chicken pox: Use as you would Calamine Lotion or some other ointment.Leg ulcers: Someone has claimed of hearing about a breastfeeding mother putting breast milk on an elderly relative’s unhealing leg ulcers, it cleared them up too. I don’t know how long it took.

Chapped lips/skin: Express a small amount onto fingers and wipe over lips or skin. Do not rub it in…leave a little wet.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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I Love Where I Live, Where I Am From.

These days it is hard to find a true native where I live. They are all transplants so to speak. But I am a true born here, live here native. So is my husband. And our family. We live in one of the most beautiful places. Mountains. Seasons. Fall Leaves. Not only that but we also have some great restaurants. Local art. A big mix of cultures. Anyway...

I wrote a post last year about what was out my back door. Just a short 20 minute drive really. The parkway!!! Land untouched by contractors and builders. Ahhh.... A place where you can lose yourself really quick. Pick wild blueberries. Nap under a tree. Hike. Ride bikes. Just enjoy your family and not worry about the TV, phone or ~insert distraction here~.

We headed up on Sunday after stopping by Subway and taking lunch with us. So armed with a bag from Fresh Market that had drinks and chips in it and a bag from Subway with our sandwiches. Camera. Blanket. We were on the road. On our way to Craggy.

Sadly the high pressure was gone and we weren't able to look way out at the mountains that we call home. We still had a nice time though.

Trying to eat:

Parkway

I found MY spot:

Parkway #2

Then I had company:

Parkway #3

So much for QUIET:

Parkway #4

Breastfeeding while I enjoy nature on a blanket under a tree:

Parkway #5

B2 made a new friend:

Parkway #6

What is it about ROCKS?!?!?! :

Parkway #7

And more rocks!!! :

Parkway #8

That was our lunch on the parkway! We all enjoyed ourselves. Even the teenage daughter had a nice time. When HB took B2 and Lil O on a walk we sat on the blanket and talked. It was nice. :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

No more cussing.

Lil O has had a clean mouth today UNTIL her daddy came home. Isn't that right honey? ~gentle smile~

I have been a cleaning mad woman today. Mopping. Dusting. Vacuuming. Laundry. I think when I get in a funk I obsess more about clean and things in their place.

It's all okay now. Tomorrow I will fold the 3 loads of laundry and start a grocery list.

I didn't feel like leaving the house today so I missed the Moms Supporting Moms meeting. I guess the depression kept me at home. Eh, I'll go next time.
Lil O is in her bed. She is still asking for her paci. Day 5 without it. Such a milestone for such a brave little girl. My brave little girl.

Baby M is right beside me in bed as I type up something quick. The bugs outside are deafening. Yet peaceful. But I won't miss them when they hush for winter. Wow. To think of winter already. I admit that I love wearing a warm sweater and crazy knee socks. It's a weakness of mine.

Again, thank you for all the kind words about my blog and be sure to visit Pepper. The link is down below. I'd post it again but I am on my Blackberry and haven't figured all this out yet.

I must turn in and wish for sweet dreams.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My 3 Year Old Said A Cuss Word.

~insert glare at my husband~

Tonight I was on the bed nursing the baby when Lil O comes in to ask me if I had her paci.

I told her I did not have it.

She SAID, "DAMMIT!!"!!

I calmly yelled for her daddy to come here. When he gets here she asks him if he has her paci. I start to hide my face with a pillow becuase I know what is coming next.

He told her he didn't have her paci.

She SAID, "DAMMIT!!"!!

He tooks at me as I am hiding my face trying not to laugh out loud.

I know we shouldn't make a big deal or she will say it MORE. But if she continues then I will start to correct her.

I have said SEVERAL times to watch what you SAY around her because she will PICK it up!!

Supermom has a new cape!

Have you noticed?? My brand new cape??

I am a member of a group that rates your blog. I lovely woman responded about my blog and the changes that would make it nice. I asked her help and she designed the header and added more color and made my blog separate from all the other text.

She did a WONDERFUL job!!!! Don't you think?

Here is a link to her page. Just click the button.



Here is a link to her blog as well:

Pepper Scraps

Thank you Pepper for my design. My daughter said, "You have a real page now.". LOL

So go check out Peppers Site!!!!

Sleeping Like A Baby My Butt...

Who started this phrase anyway??

Because apparently they haven't met or heard about my fourth child. Baby M. I would never say I want to sleep like her. More like NOT sleep like her.

She is 13 weeks old and not really a sound sleeper. It's odd. I can vacuum in the room right beside her crib and it not even make her flinch. BUT someone can whisper across the house in a room with the door shut and it will wake her up!!!!

THAT IS JUST WRONG!!! WRONG!! WRONG!

For me to actually be able to do things around the house instead of sit on the couch/bed and hold her as she sleeps I have to use my wrap. She will just sleep in that. I sometimes wish I could do something like that. All snuggled up to my mamaw asleep as she rubs my back. Now that would be a good nights sleep for sure.

Baby M fell asleep in the swing for the first time this past week. I thought, "THIS IS HEAVEN!".

Sleeping Baby M

Sooo, for me, instead of saying, "I wish I could sleep like a baby".

I will say, "I wish I could sleep like a man after a Thanksgiving meal." Or any meal at that on a Sunday. :)

BTW, I came up with this post after reading another blog about the same topic. I am sorry but I forgot where I read it. Please if you are a reader of my blog yell at me and I will give you due credit for this post of mine! :)

Here is a picture of Lil O WITHOUT her paci sound asleep.

Sleeping Lil O

Last night was really hard for us. My HB said he was about to go to Walgreen's and buy her a new paci. She would tell us, "I miss my paci". "Please give it back." "I miss sucking it." Add lots of tears and crying--it broke our heart.

I know today will be better for her.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

We almost cracked.

I am so glad there wasn't a paci in the house because we would have given it to Lil O tonight.

She was exhausted from playing at Fun Depot. Plus not getting a nap. Add a bath and a full belly. Sadly that equaled a fussy screaming 3 year old.

If I wasn't afraid of scaring her, we could have ripped the bear open and played Operation.

Friday, July 18, 2008

It's her paci and she'll cry if she wants too.

The Princess O has had a much better day without her paci. She even slept well last night. I took a picture of her sleeping this morning. I will post it tomorrow. She is just adorable. She is my little Princess Honey Bunny Sweetie Pie Lil O.

She hasn't asked for her paci much today. Which really surprised me. When she was tired or mad she would.

I took the kids swimming today. The sunscreen I used didn't work. This really angered me! When you buy a product and use on your children, you trust it will work. UGH!! So, I have three reddish children running around the house with aloe on them.

Time for this Supermom to get her babies in bed. Night Night.

The Hazzards of Going to the Public Pool...

...near your old high school. You see people you knew in high school. ~gentle smile~


Sent from my Blackberry.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mommy has a new pair of shoes.

I have been on the prowl for some leopard print shoes. I even bought a pair on ebay. Sadly when they arrived they screamed "stripper". They are hidden somewhere in my closet if anyone wants them. Size 7 1/2.

Sooo I keep my eyes out for the perfect pair. Leopard prints are everywhere and on every thing.
I was at Belks buying my Clinique and from afar I spotted a leopard print! Like a long lost love it called to me.

I picked it up, wiping the drool from my chin. Swoon. The perfect shoe.

What do you think?

Leopard Print Shoes #2

Leopard Print Shoes

I am going to make up an occasion so I can wear them outside the house and show them off.

Sure I can continue to wear them around the house as I cook, clean, do the laundry, vacuum and dust. But then no one else could swoon over them as well.

Hmmm, wonder if June Cleaver had leopard print shoes to go with her pearls?

Next thing I am going to do is order Baby M a pair of these leopard print shoes in her special baby size. Look at these adorable shoes that a friend emailed to me. She knows of my leopard fetish it seems. lol

Heelarious her first high heels <~~~the site for the baby shoes.

I am going to take off these heels and pearls and go to bed.

She's Got The Pacifier Blues

~written while sitting on the couch watching 2 1/2 Men, holding a sleeping baby~

If you read the previous post you will know all about Lil O and her paci. Plus Build A Bear.

It has been very hard but we have stood firm. Last night she had a breakdown of sorts. We were sitting around talking to her. She flipped Paci Bear over thinking she could just get her paci out. You could see the sadness in her eyes. It was depressing to see. To her she had lost her best friend. The world as she knew it was over.

We explained that the paci was gone. She couldn't have it back. And we didn't have another one to give her.

She no longer wanted the bear. She just had eyes for her paci.

Once bedtime rolled around there was lots of crying. More talking. Lil O finally went to sleep with me rubbing her back.

She was restless most of the night. ~pout~

This morning she was upset and we talked. She asked me to hold her hand and talk about her paci. She told us that she missed it. Then she asked for me to give it back to her. It was very sad but this is something we have to do. I told her I understood and it was okay to miss her paci. I told her I missed paci as well.

~shrug~ I hope we are doing the right thing.

Now she is taking a walk around the neighborhood pushing her stroller with paci bear.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Build A Bear For A Pacifier Purpose.

$74.00 later....

If you are a reader of this blog then you know the trials of Lil O and her pacifier. I have blogged about it several times!!!

An idea came to me last night. How can I get rid of this paci?? How can I make it special to her?? What are my options?? You know what I came up with??

BUILD A BEAR!!!!!!!!!

So, this morning we went to the mall to Build A Bear. I explained to Lil O the process and that she was going to put her paci in the bear before they sewed it up and she would have her paci forever in the bear. If she was sleepy she could hug her bear and such...

She picked out a snuggly pink bear with white hearts all over it. She warmed up and kissed the heart and put it in the bear. Then she was ever so brave and kissed her paci and put it in the bear. Then the woman sewed it up. We bragged and bragged about her. Everyone there was so proud. They gave her a sticker for being so brave! It was really touching to me. For Lil O to give up something so precious to her and her well being.

Then I let her pick out clothes for her bear. You have to have accessories you know!! She picked out a pink stroller to push her bear around in. A Cinderella dress. A pair of Hello Kitty PJ's and slippers.

When it came to naming her bear she said "Bear". I said, "Why don't you name it Paci?". So Paci is her bears name. She has pushed Paci around all afternoon and changed her clothes often.

The test will be bedtime!!!

Introducing the new member of our family. Paci Bear.

Paci Bear

Lil O and Paci Bear at the Nature Center.

Build A Bear

We headed to the Nature Center after Build A Bear. They were having a Butterfly Exhibit. It was AWESOME. They had this special place set up. You walk in and they would spray your hand with sugar water and as the 100's of butterflies were flying around they would land on your hand. I took pictures of them and will post later. I have only so much time to type and I had to brag about Lil O this time.

Have a great afternoon and spread the word about Build A Bear to a parent trying to get rid of the pacifier. :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Which way is up again?

Actual conversation at Sears waiting for our appointment.

Me and my MIL were talking face to face.

B2 interrupts me like ALWAYS.

I say, "Can't you see I'm talking on the phone?"

Ummmmm, but I wasn't. I guess you can tell when he always bothers me.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Anxiety Sucks!

I feel tighter than a guitar string! Seriously if I hear "mommy, mother or momma" one more time tonight I may cry.

I know the anxiety comes with PPD. That doesn't mean I have to like it.

Everyone is doing their own thing as I lay here in my bed with Baby M. Lil O has that Little People DVD playing and we know how I feel about Aaron Neville!!

Yep, I am going to lose it for sure. Ha Ha!

I am going to run away now. In all seriousness I am going to iron. I have an appointment tomorrow to get all 4 of my kids in a picture.

Who's That Girl?

Greatest thing about being a mother:

There are so many great things about being a mother. I have 4 great children. They have taught me so much about life and the woman/mom I want to be. I believe in wearing your baby, breastfeeding your baby and holding your baby!

My kids love to:

H loves to talk on the phone and play on myspace. B2 loves to play XBox 360 and is active in scouts. Lil O loves to pretend play, read books, play outside, work puzzles and play with playdoh. Baby M likes to laugh, sleep and breastfeed. :)

Great places to vacation:

Anywhere my family is.

Pets:

Kids count?

Little known facts about me:

I won a biscuit baking contest in school. I was an exchange student in Europe once. Touching clay pots makes my mouth water. :)

My favorite places to visit:

The beach.

I love to shop for:

I hate shopping unless I am looking for something.

My hobbies / interests:

I love reading, writing, sewing, quilting, crocheting, memory books and photography.

My favorite music:

I think Madonna rocks!! I have always been a huge fan!! My husband has introduced me to some wonderful music. I have seen The Flaming Lips, Gomez and The White Stripes. Jack White IS SUCH A BAD BOY! My collection has different styles...Zero 7, Damien Rice, Cake, Gorillaz, Lizzie West, Michelle Branch, Tracy Chapman, Sarah McLaughlin, Bjork, Talking Heads, Justin Timberlake, The Killers...to name only a few.

I love ALL MUSIC!! ~except country~

My favorite TV shows:

Hotel Babylon, IT Crowd, Doctor Who, My Family. If it's on BBC and funny I am a FAN! I like to watch Iron Chef America, Army Wives, Big Love, Mad Men and Greys Anatomy.

My favorite movies:

Fried Green Tomatoes, Love Actually, Dirty Dancing, Secretary, Donnie Darko, V For Vendetta, Pride & Prejudice, Big Fish, Inside Man, Fight Club, Along Came Polly and many many many more.

My favorite books:

All books from these authors!!!! Karyn Bosnak, Tom Robbins, All Pablo Nerudo poems, Marian Keyes, Elinor Lipman, Karen Brickoux, Stacey Ballis, Lorna Landuik. Sue Monk Kidd, Ernest Hemingway, Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

That's ME!!!

Supermom Michelle

Mom Bloggers Club

Have you watched Waitress?

~full of spoilers~

We watched this movie last night. I enjoyed it EXCEPT the ending.

Yes, I know that they really couldn't end up together. I had hoped they would though. I thought it was really sweet when she was telling him that he was her best friend. Then they made the pie together. Then old Joe giving her a fresh start.

My husband said once in the movie that they both were married. Yes, they were BUT they had found love in each other. Anyway...

In watching the credits we noticed the movie was dedicated to the woman who wrote, directed and starred in the movie. So HB googled and we realized she had been murdered. How AWFUL!! It seems like I remember it being on the news.

We played Scrabble and my HB won. I want a rematch tonight.

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Blog About Nothing

I haven't been able to type out a deep thought provoking blog in awhile. Call it lack of sleep. Lack of time. Or maybe the baby has sucked all my brain cells from my body. You choose.

We are enjoying the summer. Kids have been doing this and that. I have been keeping them busy by helping in the kitchen, the pool, Chuck E Cheese, Fun Depot, Pigeon Forge and the movies. It's hard to keep B2 from playing his PSP or Xbox 360 all day. That and the computer. If you have any ideas for a 10 year old boy, please drop me a line. He will be going to camp for a few days at the end of this month. That will do him good.

H just cares about the phone and checking her myspace. ~note to self, check her page when you finish typing up this blog~ She has been a big help with Baby Moon Pie and Lil O. I appreciate that very much. She too will go to GA camp at the end of the month.

Lil O is into helping so much in the kitchen. She has been for a long time. Tomorrow we are making another cake. She wanted strawberry with chocolate icing. YUMMY!!! She is still acting out due to Moon Pie getting the attention. ~hanging head~ She still has her paci at bedtime and nap time. Ewwwee, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger as they say. Her doctor said she was sure we wouldn't be sending her to Kindergarten with it. That makes me feel better! LOL

Baby M is growing like a weed. Her hair is growing. She is getting rolls she is so chubby. LOVE IT!!!!! She is a wonderful baby. Happy all the time and such a joy! She likes to roll around on the floor. Play in the bathtub. Look in a mirror and be in her wrap! When she jabbers it sounds like she is saying "mama". It's cute to hear. I know she isn't calling for me but that doesn't matter.

That sums my four kids up. Me and my HB just finished watching Season 1 of Mad Men. Two thumbs way UP!!! Love it!!! Season 2 starts in a few weeks on AMC. I am looking forward to that. I am working on plans to get all of us to the NC Zoo (we went last year and had a wonderful time) and whisking my husband to Charleston for some relaxation. He needs it almost as much as I do.

I hope that everyone has a lovely weekend and ~insert your favorite thing to do here~.
I am going to start folding those 4 loads of laundry in my bedroom. :)

Moon Pie turned 12 weeks old this week. Isn't she a beauty??

12 weeks old

12 weeks old #2

12 weeks old #3

Things I have watched/listened to this week.

I added these to my Amazon list to the left if you want to check them out.

Watched:

Mad Men -- We finished Season 1 this week. The 2nd season starts this month. It is on AMC. Check it out. I promise you will not be disappointed.

The Piano -- I really like this movie. It is a nice love story. Well, maybe nice isn't the right word to use. She did lose a finger. We saw them naked. I had forgot about the naked scenes. Glad my kids were not around.

Army Wives -- The new season is on Lifetime. I like this show but wouldn't miss it if I stopped watching it. Now that I have found Mad Men, I like that show better.

Listened To:

Damien Rice -- He is the man to listen to if you are in a funk or even out of a funk. 9 Crimes is my favorite song these days.

Madonna -- Hard Candy. I am debating if I am going to buy tickets to her Atlanta Show in November. If only I liked the CD better I wouldn't have doubt. Now if only she would have a greatest hits tour. I would be all over it. Following her from city to city. Dye my hair blond and buy a corset. ha ha You think I kid. I do not. :) MADONNA ROCKS!

DJ Shadow -- Is in the CD player.

Michelle Branch

Mercy Me

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hearing Aaron Neville...

Is like hearing nails on a chalkboard.

Lil O has a DVD of Little People and he sings on it.


Sent from my Blackberry Curve in my bedroom as I hide trying to get that singing out of my head.

Sex Every Day For A Year.

Would you give this to your husband for a birthday gift for his 40th birthday?

This woman did. The Birthday Gift Have you read this yet??

Did the Jelly of the Month Club not email her back in time? Was Books A Million out of gift cards? Couldn't she find a power tool at Sears? Or maybe she hit her sexual peak. Since we do later on in life. Or maybe she had a life insurance policy put on him. LOL JOKING, of course.

I was thinking about the article. Could I have sex every day for a year? Would I want to have sex every day for a year? Hmmm... I am still not sure about it. I adore my husband and we have always had a great sex life but to do the deed every day for a year. I have to shake my head and say, "IS SHE CRAZY!?!" !!!

I will say she gets a cardboard cookie for "Best Original Gift" and "Best Homemade Gift".

Please feel free to comment and tell me what you think!! I'd love to hear!!! :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Moms Supporting Moms

The meeting I went to was very nice. It was nice meeting other moms that understood what I had to say. I look forward to the next meeting.

I really suggest any person going through postpartum depression to find a support group.

I have received some really nice comments. Thank you for your support.

Things around here are quiet. Just the way I like it. Both babies are asleep and my two oldest aren't here. My husband is doing manly things as I sit here watching a rerun of Seinfeld.

Has anyone seen The Hulk? I want to try and see it soon. That and Hell Boy 2. They both look pretty entertaining.

Ha ha, I actually know someone who watches that Tila Tequila show. They were making fun of it on The Soup the other night. Then my sister called to see when it comes on. GASP!! ~shaking head~ I still love you miss.

Okay, guess I'll make something to eat.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Depression even at the happiest time of your life.

To get help and start to feel better you have to admit there is problem. A medication can help but admitting the depression is needed as well.

Tonight I am going to the first Moms Helping Moms Postpartum Depression Meeting. MHMPPDM.

I have been taking Zoloft for 2 1/2 months. It feels like it is not working anymore. I am doing my best to feel like the old Supermom.

I am looking forward to the meeting. Details to come.

Calling all Doctor Who fans!!!

I was introduced to Doctor Who by my husband. I remember it coming onto PBS as a small child and thinking, "OH NO, not that show.". I just wasn't interested as a small child. I favored my Barbie's more I suppose.

We were both thrilled when Christopher Eccleston became the Doctor. I thought he was BRILLIANT as he used to say all the time. I was really sad to see him go. I thought the show wouldn't be the same and I wouldn't like it. I was stubborn and said I didn't like David Tennant at first but he grew on me. Nahh, he is great too. I enjoy him as the Doctor.

We watched the season finale this weekend and I was sad. I won't write anything about it just in case you are waiting to see it. I am sad I have to wait until Christmas to see it again. Well, a new show that is. I can catch the older reruns on the telly.

Here is a link I want to share that my husband emailed me this morning.

The 10 greatest episodes of Doctor Who.

Who's Who called my house this morning.

The call ended tragically though I am afraid. With me hanging up on them.

I laughed at first and told her, "I know every other woman got this and I filled it out as a joke.". I told her everything I said about myself was true. I am a stay at home mom of 4 that likes to blog.

Then you can tell she is reading off her cue card. blah blah blah

The catch was $700.00. Which went to $600.00. Then $200.00. This is where I hung up after politely saying, "No thank you".

So does this mean I won't be included in the "Who's Who Book"? Bummer :(

Previous Who's Who posts:
Thank You
The Application

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

We are so blessed.

I have been watching the news lately and it has been terrible. How can humans be so bad? I keep hearing all these awful things happening to small children. Then I look at own children and think how I would never ever hurt them or let anyone else hurt/abuse them.

With that being said...

Yesterday I was so happy and felt so blessed to be with my family for July 4. I enjoy evey minute with my mamaw and great aunt. I know they will not always be here for me/us. I took some pictures of all 4 of my kids together.

Lil O said after the fireworks-I want to do this again tomorrow. lol

I hope that everyone feels as blessed as I do.


Sent from my Blackberry Curve.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Testing

Nothing can stop me now! ~evil laugh~


Sent from my Blackberry Curve.

Who's Who? It's me of course! :)

Yesterday I filled out their online application after I posted my blog. It had lots of questions. I tried to be serious yet humorous when answering them.

What is the name of your business: The Adventures of Supermom

Your Title: CEO

Your Job: Blogging Mommy

Any Special Talents: *Housekeeper *Amateur Chef *Nurse *Therapist *Sex Toy ~Remember I am married.~ :) *Teacher *Art Director *Police Officer ~Did you take the toy from your sister?? Were you just in the kitchen?? Show me your hands??~ *Laundry Attendant *Maintenance Manager of the house *Taxi Driver of “Mom’s Jag” *Janitor *Computer Geek ~so I can blog about crazy things I think about early in the morning or google, “strange smells coming from shower drain” for my Janitor position.~ (from a previous post of mine)

Special Awards: Mother of the Year, every year.

And then I hit "send". Last night before bed I checked my email and they responded.

Thank you for submitting your online application for Cambridge Who's Who membership. This application will now be sent to our selection committee for review and consideration. You can expect to hear from a Cambridge Who's Who representative shortly.
Please do not send in duplicate applications. Multiple submissions could result in a delay in the processing of your application.
Again, thank you for your time and your online application.


I am off to enjoy my lil sis and our 6 kids at the pool. :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thank You Thank You ~taking a bow~

I really am flattered even though I know this was sent out to every other woman in the USA.

Who's Who

It is my pleasure to inform you that you are being considered for inclusion into the 2008-2009 Cambridge Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women "Honors Edition" of the Registry. The 2008-2009 edition of the Registry will include biographies of the country's most accomplished women. SWEETNESS!!!

To be considered is such an honor. LOL I am really thinking about filling it out really comical and mailing it back.

I think I'll do that now. I'll let you know how it goes. ~comical smile here~

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I am a bad mother. I didn't put socks on my baby and now she is sick.

I was out in 80 degree weather on Friday.

I was told by two people that my baby didn't have socks on. She was in the wrap all next to me as I shopped at the grocery store and at the coffee shop.

So now Baby M is sick and I know it's because she wasn't wearing socks.

~eyeroll~

If you believe that, I have a bridge I can sell you.

~gentle smile~
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