Saturday, January 27, 2007

I want a Coach!

No, not of a team, a bag. I want a Coach purse. I don't really know why other than I really like how they look. I keep looking at purses at JCP and Target and none stand out to me. Maybe I should branch out, huh? I really need a new purse. Dh wouldn't agree with me, but I really need a new one. I can't justify spending $300 on a purse. I barely justify $50 on one! sigh... It has to be big enough to put a diaper and some wipes in as well as my wallet, WW calc. and some makeup (lipstick, sanitizer, gloss, powder), my cell phone and keys. It has to be a go-with-all kind of purse too. Maybe one day I'll find my perfect purse.

You know, I'm realizing something about myself lately and I don't know how or why it has come about except that I've lost all this weight and I think I look pretty darn good. I've always tried to look good when I go out. I do my hair, put on some makeup and don't try to wear holey, stained clothes. I like to make a good impression. But the more weight I lose, the more I want to look good. I don't want to be vain but I don't think there's anything wrong with looking good right? Maybe that's why the whole Coach bag issue has come up. I find myself wanting to try new things. A new brand, new size or style, new hair-do, etc. I don't want people to think I'm changing on the inside though and I don't think I am. I'm still me, just with a new outside. Make sense?

On to stuff that doesn't really involve me. We finally got our new door installed! Yea! It still needs some work but it took dh and BIL to install it. We need a new frame on the inside, quarter round on the outside and the frame needs to be painted. We added some privacy film to the inside which greatly helped and I think it will look really nice. I think it looks good though and everytime I walk by, I do a double take bc I'm not used to it. It could be partly that there's a huge window now or the fact that there's no more kid's magnets on the door. ;)

A few Ian words:
Wawa- water
Agua- water
Wah-ra- Dora
Apple- apple or orange depending on what toy fruit he's holding
Juice- juice (sounds exactly the same or like Jewwss but very cute how he says it with lips all puckered up)
Nana- banana
fu bah- fruit bar

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dinner with the GFs

So we had a Mom's Night Out last night at JoTo's restaurant. It was so good! It's a hibachi place where they cook your food in front of you. I must say, I know rice is cheap, but do you really need 2-3 cups of it on your plate alone? I'd much rather have more veggies. Boy have I changed! LOL I tried sushi for like the 3rd time. Julie and I split California rolls which are crab, avocado, and rice. It was good. Stacy ordered cucumber rolls which is rice and cucumber wrapped in seaweed. It was okay. Pretty boring actually but I didn't dislike it. Much better dipped in the soy sauce though. My dinner was shrimp and scallops. Mmmm. Makes me want more! I love seafood!!! After dinner, we all went out to Coldstone Creamery despite the fact that it was cold outside! I tried a smoothie made with their "sinless" icecream (made with Splenda). It was really sweet. Too sweet. It was a great night though and I had a ton of fun. I love getting out like this and hanging with my friends. I'm looking forward to Saturday's Book club meeting now. :D

Poor Logan- his fave pillow tore tonight. I bought it at Walmart like 2-3 years ago. It's his Stop/Go pillow with a sign on either side. I walked into his room tonight and there was "snow" everywhere! He had been playing in it with his trains. Oh my. I can't blame him, it looked like fun. :) I vacuumed it up, emptied the pillow the rest of the way and it now is sitting in the kitchen looking very deflated and pathetic. I offered to fix it or buy him a new pillow and he opted to fix it so we'll be headed to Joann's tomorrow to buy some fiber fill I guess. It didn't rip on the seam either so it should be great fun fixing it- it won't be pretty!

Monday, January 22, 2007


Wow! Who knew belly dancing was so tough?! My legs are already feeling it and it's only been an hour since class ended. Me and 4 of my GF from playgroup are doing a class at the local rec. center. It seems to be more hip dancing than belly dancing though. We learned a routine tonight and I still can't remember if I start with my left or right hip first. Oh well. I never took dance classes! It was fun though and we did a lot of laughing at ourselves.

We went to AK and MK yesterday. My BIL and his GF (future SIL) came along and bought passes too. Yea! We were able to actually get on a few things we haven't been able to do with kids. BIL doesn't like thrill rides so he watched the boys for us. :) The one ride we wanted to do was out of Fast Passes though and we didn't want to wait in the stand by line. Eventually we will get on Expedition Everest! Overall it was a fun day. BIL was worn out! LOL He's got to get in better shape since he's got passes now! He'll be doing LOTS of walking. On our way out, dh bought me my new snowglobe. He wanted to get it for me for Christmas but you can only buy it in the park and we didn't go back that month. I love it. It's Cinderella's Carriage all done in silver with the globe in the middle. It's even got the mice on it. Isn't it purty? :)
Here's a pic of it I found online.Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Eventually I need to find a place to show these off. I just haven't figured that part out yet. I have a bunch of snowglobes and nowhere to put them!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

It's all Daddy's fault (Loganisms)

Logan was running around being goofy and acting like the guys from the Upside Down show. He asks you to push buttons on the imaginary remote and he'll do them (spin, freeze, unstick, etc). Dh had the "remote" in Fast Forward mode and Logan was running around and fell. As he's crying, he told Dh "You didn't push the stop button!!" ROFL!

This afternoon, he was playing with his Mack(from Cars) truck and was telling me all about the "butt flaps". He meant the "mud flaps". LOL

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Woohoo for resort wear season!

LOL! I'm so tired of manufacturers sending all us Florida girls winter stuff in Aug/Sept. Come on people! It's freakin' 80 in December here. We don't need tons of furry wool coats, heavy sweaters and long sleeve shirts. We do still need capris, short sleeves and shorts. So thank goodness for resort wear time. It usually falls in January and I just got an email from JCP that it's time! It's time for shorts and capris to come back to the stores. Since losing weight, the only shorts I have are all way too big. I have one pair of capris that are my size and fit me in the waist perfectly but the rest of them wrinkles and stretches so much thru out the day, I look like I lost weight by day's end or wore pants too big. Looks like I'll be shopping soon.
My boys are driving me insane. Omg, the fighting and whining and crying are enough to drive anyone insane. It starts out like this. Ian touches Logan's toys. Logan's yells "no that's mine!" Ian screams and runs away. Logan yells "give that back/to me". Ian screeches more. Logan starts crying "He won't give it back". Mommy intervenes depending on what toy it is and who had it first whether Ian has to give it back or Logan needs to share. It's only going to get worse isn't it?

Saturday, January 06, 2007

View thru the eyes of a 4yr old

Logan received a Fisher Price Digital camera for Christmas from Santa. He loves this thing. I love looking at his pics. About half of them I end up deleting since they are just all white or all black- usually the result of getting too close to his subject but some have come out nice. He turns the camera upside down or tilts to get different angles. I especially love the pics of shoes and half a face. LOL The half a face isn't his fault though- even dh and I have problems with that. When you look thru the viewfinder, you see the whole face but when it takes the picture, only part of it is there. He hasn't learned to just look at the screen. It's too much fun the way Mom and Dad do it.

Ok I wanted to show the pics, but Blogger is cutting off half of the pics no matter how I size them. Grr

Just a couple of pics

My Lil' Monkey Man, this is the ladder he climbed up
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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Awww..... the little monkey!

I believe Ian said I Love You for the 1st time tonight. I kept saying it to him and he came out with a gibberish phrase that sounded like it so that's what I'm going with. LOL He's also quite the monkey. Dh had the ladder out so we could put our Christmas stuff up in the attic and Ian climbed right on up. Dh was standing with him the whole time btw. While we were taking the stuff down, we banished the boys to Logan's room for a few minutes. Logan came out a few minutes later and said Ian had climbed on his bed. Ok, I'm thinking he's on the bottom bunk, there's no ladder to the top. Wrong! He had climbed on the toy box back (it looks like a bench) and somehow climbed up to the next bed and was just standing there on the outside of it. He wasn't in the bed, but standing on the wood frame. OMG! I'm in so much trouble with this one. LOL I still have no clue how he climbed that far. There's a pretty wide space between the bench toybox and the frame.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Tonight dh and Logan were putting together a wood train Logan got for Christmas. Dh told Logan he had to screw it into the wood. Logan asked dh "so, are you going to screw it up?". LOL