Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Frustrations

Happy Friday..?

Well, today was an okay day. Work is hella busy. It made the day go by pretty quick though. I was thankful for that. So, on to my frustrations for today.. and this week.

Some idiot next door is jamming to oldies in his car and 9:20 at night.. jerk.

When someone sits their 12-16 month old little baby on the toilet and they are "potty trained!!" it really annoys me. Because you know what? YOU GOT LUCKY. Your child happend to pee when he/she sat on the damn thing and you witnessed it. Let's face it, as smart as our kids are.. they just don't know at that young age what going "pee pee" is. AND another thing.. if your kid is potty trained at 16 months old and can tell you he/she has to pee, then.. I apologize. And good for you.

My bills this week are outta control. I'm over it. I need more money. Like NA-OW.

I talked to an old friend this week. It was weird. And nice to catch up. (Don't ask me why this is in this post.)

Hubs is sick. When he's sick, I'm crabby. Why are men such babies? Like, I can have pneoumnia (sp?) and can't breathe at all but still take care of my babies and work 10 hours. (Then go to the ER)

I've been watching Bridezillas this week and MAN those girls are bitches.

Well, not to much to complain about today :-)

How about some cute as hell pictures? Sorry if you've already seen these posted on Facebook. I just can't resist.

 (Leon in the car)
 (Leon is walking.. and climbing-see below.)

 (Logan in the car)
(Logan eating his new shoes!)

What are your frustrations from this week?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Has anyone seen my mojo?

I feel like I've lost my mojo.

I usually have snappy comebacks. Usually can make up a pretty witty Facebook status. I'm usually the girl that everyone can count on for a laugh. Or two. But lately? It seems like I struggle with these things.


Is it because I don't get out as much as I used to? Or maybe because I hold about 75% of my conversations with 2 toddlers?

I told myself before the babies were born that I wouldn't let the routine of being a mommy affect me. I would still flat iron my hair on a regular basis, make sure my outfits were cute.. I would NOT get the "mom" hair cut. I would take care of myself as well as my little babies.

Well, as I sit here in pajamas I put on YESTERDAY because I wasn't able to take a shower I feel pretty defeated. Having 2 toddlers to take care of is not an easy task. Getting dolled up is a luxury around here. The norm is walking out of the house and making sure you don't have smushed banana on your shirt or syrup in your hair. My flat iron hasn't been pulled out in weeks.

I just went and bought a pack of 50 ponytails. My 2nd one in 2 months. That's more then I've bought in 2 years!

This girl is a hot mess. (My kids look supre cute though.)

So, how do I get my mojo back?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Hi all

Last night the boys had the worst night of sleep EVER. I was so annoyed. I am actually mad at myself for being upset with them. I am their mother. I shouldn't have complained. But on another note...

Toddlers are so fricken picky! Not only with what they eat, but with their sleeping patterns, their toys, one day like they shoes the next? Don't even try it!

I'm still really sleepy from last night.

We took the boys to the Hands on Museum on Sunday. They had so much fun! They laughed, played, ran around, fell down, shared, and cried. I love seeing them explore new environments.

Oh, now when someone asks me if "they are running all over the place!?!" I can, "Yes, THEY are." You guys, Leon is officially a walker! I'm such a proud mama.

I don't remember if I blogged about this before or not, but you know how Logan had severe eczema last year? After months of it, I finally narrowed it down to bananas.. I thought that's what it was. He didn't have any more breakouts... (Except for 2 spots on the back of his calves) Well, yesterday I gave Logan a piece of a banana.. and so far so good. :-)

Does anyone watch Ringer? It's the new show on the CW with Sarah Michelle Gellar. It's on tonight. I can't wait to watch it!

I've been slacking again on blogging. I just don't know what to write about.

I still miss my girl. Maxi. I almost when to an adoption clinic Petsmart had and adopted a dog. I decided I'm not ready.

I won some tickets on the radio to see Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. I don't even know why I called really. I just heard, be caller 95 right now.. lol The concert is this Friday. We aren't going to go. I'm thinking of going to get the tickets and giving them away to someone.


Well, what's new!?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Frustrations

Time for some Friday Frustrations?

- I HATE the way people drive. I prolly dropped 8 F bombs going to pick up the boys from the sitters. Like really? Don't ride my ass in 25 MPH residential area, asshole! What's so hard about flipping your pinky on the little handle for your blinker?! Oh, that's right, you're probably to busy texting.! Grr..

- Why doesn't Comcast let me record more then 2 things at once? I hate that. With fall TV starting back up, it's really hard to get everything recorded.

- Why don't little 15 month old boys listen to the word NO!?

- The new Facebook? Don't even get me started.

- The rain we've been getting lately is depressing.

- My parents are going on vacay tomorrow.. I'm kinda jealous.

- When will people stop telling you how to raise YOUR OWN kid. It get's pretty annoying.

I think that's all I have for today.

What's poppin on your hand?

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I've been seeing this on blogs lately and I think it's pretty fun. I've yet to do the accent VLOG because I can't figure out how to do my webcam. I really need to figure it out because we wanna start skyping with our bestie Amanda. Oh.. back to the game. We are supposed to fill in the blanks :-) Here we go!

If I were to get pregnant again I would be freaked the EFF out, then thank God for another blessing (or two?), then do nothing different. I had a great first time pregnancy with the twins..

If I could have any job in the world I'd be a planner of some sort. Wedding, party, etc.

If I had a day to myself I would probably sleep & watch movies.

If I could get married all over again I would probably not change anything. OR, I would just get married in Vegas and come back and throw one hell of a party.
If I could live anywhere in the US I would probably stay here. In MI. I like the seasons.

If Leon & Logan would have been girls or boy/girl twins, they would've been called Leah/Olivia or Leon/Leah (Leon would've been a given because daddy wanted him to be the third.)

If I could have any talent in the world I would like to be more creative and artistic.

If you met me in real life you'd be shocked that I can have a bit of a potty mouth.

If I could go back to school I'd be more determined to finish!

If money were not an object I'd live in a big house, have fancy cars, be debt free, and shop. A lot.

If I could meet one celebrity I think I would wanna meet.. the cast of Friends. I know it says one, but I can't choose one!

If I could only shop at one store for the rest of my life it'd probably be Target.

If we get another pet, I would have to be ready.. I still miss Maxi.

If I could go on a trip, RIGHT NOW, I'd want go to Cancun!

If I had to chose between a house cleaner and a personal chef, I'd pick the house cleaner. I hate cleaning.

If I had the option of plastic surgery I'd get lypo and a tummy tuck - carrying twins is ROUGH on a body!!!

Well? Your turn!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

15 months!

Leon and Logan just turned 15 months! Wow-za! I just love them so much. And they are so stinkin' cute. Today we had their check ups. Here are their stats

Leon: 22 lbs, 30"
Doc said she was not worried that Leon isn't walking yet. (I never was..) She said she would only be worried if like he wasn't pulling up on things, walking with holding our hands, etc. Plus, he walked across the room the other day unassisted. :-) That's my boy! Leon says words like ball, bath, dog, more, mom, mom-mom, Papa, book. He can point to his piggies, belly, nose & hair. Leon still has 8 teeth and so far? He's gotten 2 hair cuts!

(Leon with his lil fangs! lol)
Logan: 21 lbs, 30"
Logan is walking & now running! He is a climber. (help me!) Logan was running a fever for 3 days and then yesterday he broke out in a rash. The doctor said today he has roseola. Thankfully it's no a bad virus, but a virus none the less. He's getting all better. Logan isn't much of a "I can say a million words" talker but he TALKS. We just don't know what he's saying. Mostly we hear things like "I did it" or "I see it" hehe! Logan has 7 teeth and has gotten 1 hair cut! :-)

(Logan with strawberries all over his face! lol)
You know that twin language everyone asks about? Well, I think L & L have it! It's so cute. I am so blessed. The last 15 months have been so fun. This age is just amazing! I love watching them learn new things. And knowing I taught them it? Makes my heart happy. Today my mom & I were driving and talking (loud apparently) because Leon was in the backseat with hs finger over his mouth saying "shhhh!!" LOL- cutest thing ever. My mom just kept saying that she taught him that!

Here they are at dinner today..

It is SO hard to get them both in a picture anymore. Well, when they are actually looking at the camera. So some fun facts:

12 mths clothes
Size 4 Pampers
Size 4 shoe
LOVE fruit (especially blueberries)
Logan loves peas & carrots
Leon hates all veggies
Love baths
They don't like meat (well, except chicken)
Love people (even strangers...)

I usually write letters to the boys on here, but I am phsyically writing them letters for their boxes.

Happy Thursday!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years ago

Everyone remembers where they were "on that day".. September 11, 2001.. I was a junior in High School.

I? Was in my 3rd hour math class with Mrs.Kelly. By the time we found out about it, the 2nd plane had already hit the Tower. I honestly had no idea what the heck the WTC was. I always thought of the "trade center" on Mr.Dress-Up when I heard it. Silly, I know.

I just saw the shock and sadness on my teachers & classmates faces. I do remember going to the Media Center to watch the News. I just kept hearing that all airplanes & the bridge from Canada to Detroit were going to be on lockdown. My mom was supposed to be in Canada that day. I was so scared she was going to get stuck over there. (She ended up not going...)

I seriously? Had no clue what was happening. Not until my dad picked me up from school. I asked him what happened for real and if we were under attack. He told me what the WTC was and about the other planes. He was so sad. I cried for days. All of the news coverage? I couldn't stop watching. I just cried.

Today? I cried some more. When my kids are older I will explain to them what happened. I will tell them about the evil we witnessed that day. But more importantly, I will tell them how our Country (THIS COUNTRY!) stood together and over came. I am SO proud to live here and SO thankful for our troops for fighting for this country so I can be FREE!

So? In another 10 years, I will cry some more. BUT, I'll never, ever forget.

God Bless America.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Our weekend (a few days late)

A few days ago I mentioned that Leon & I had a pretty cool weekend planned for our anniversary and his birthday. Well- we did!
You know that on Friday my puppy passed away. I didn't think I would even want to continue on my weekend. I couldn't disappoint my husband though. So, here we go.

Saturday- we went to the Big & Rich w/ Gretchen Wilson concert. We are huge country music fans. We've went to a GW concert before but because of poor timing and cold weather, we left before she was even on stage. Big & Rich sang our wedding song, "Lost in this moment" so we thought that was kind of cool. Anyways, the concert was the the Pontiac Silver Dome and it was HOT in there. The doors opened at 5 and we got there at like 6:30ish. Well a bunch of bands were up first and that took forever. I was irritated because there was a dumb guy next to me, it was hot, husband was tired and I really wanted to see the headliners! So at like 10:00 they finally came on. We were tired. We saw about 45 minutes of the show and then we left. I don't regret that at all. We missed all of the traffic and still got home at a pretty decent time.

Sunday- my mom & dad bought Leon and I a room at the Greektown Casino/Hotel. My mom was going to keep the boys for us and we were gonna have a night away. I was very excited. Not only do I love the casino but I love hotels. I don't know why. (My mom ended up not keeping the boys because the stupid storm the night before knocked out the power- mother in law watched them.) Our room was beautiful! We were on the 21st floor with a view of the Renaissance Center and the Detroit River. I also saw fireworks over the river just sitting on my bed. OH and I saw into Comerica Park during the Tigers game. It was nice. We had a nice dinner in greektown, gambled & just enjoyed eachothers company. The next morning, I woke up before husband and went to the casino to try and win our money back. And I did.

Monday- I picked up my boys! I was SO excited to see them. I missed them so much. We went to my parents and had a BBQ for Labor Day.

That was my weekend.

Today I started a mission. My laundry room. It is outrgeous. I really need to get that in order. Anyways, how is everyone?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Still sad

Leon and I had a good weekend celebrating our anniversary and his birthday. However... I am still really sad about Maxi so I am going to update another day.


Happy Labor Day, hope everyone had a good weekend!''

Friday, September 2, 2011

It's a sad day

Today while I was at work, Leon called me. He told me that Maxi's (my dog!) left side was limp and wasn't working. QUE: Sob Fest. I told him that I couldn't leave work to come home and take her so Leon called my dad. My dad came and picked them up and took them to the Animal Hospital. The doc said he thinks Maxi had a stroke. So, Leon texted me this:

L: "Theres nothing we can do, I'm sorry babe."

Me: "Are you sure?"

L: "Yes."

Me: "Will you stay with her?"

L: "It's done. And we did."

Me: Crying Face\

L: "Your mom and dad are picking her up tomorrow to bury her at Aunt Debs."

And that was that. This morning when we woke up she was fine. Everything was fine. I wanted SO badly to be there with her but I knew it was for the best if I wasn't. I'm a mess anyways and if I was there with her, I wouldn't have left. Maxi has been in our family since she was 6 weeks old. I was 10 years old. 16 YEARS people. Matter of fact, her 16th Birthday is tomorrow. We were going to have a sweet 16 party for her next week. I think I still might.

I will miss her forever. She has been with me through SO much. My brothers death. Moving. Changing schools & jobs. She handled the twins being here like a trooper.

I don't know how I will ever feel about getting another animal because this pain?? Is awful.

Here are some pictures of my girl.

Maxine Renee Douglas
September 3, 1996- September 2, 2011

 Maxi's eyes were always weird in pics!
 Wearing her State jersey!
 Maxi loved to sleep with us!
 And she loved being outside! :-)
 Maxi was very protective of her boys. And they loved her. When we got home today, Leon went to the door and kept saying "Dog"... he loves her.
This was when we had Jasper. I miss them both SO much.

I love you, Maxi.