My name is Melissa and I am a single mother of two beautiful children.
I have a wonderful son who is 3 and a half and a daughter who is two. I am blogging my life as I learn to adjust my life from one step to another and trying to find a way to keep up with my artistic hobbies while doing it.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Here we go...

So its Christmas Eve, I got the goose and the ham on the go, after typing this out I will start peeling potatoes, and I finished making the buns this morning. Hubby's heading out to the store to buy some milk. I am so excited for dinner tonight, and having some close friends over as well. But most of all I am excited to watch our son open his presents tomorrow morning! =D One more sleep! We decided to do our Christmas dinner on the eve so that we have lots of time to relax and enjoy each other as a family tomorrow. Hopefully we will get lots of rest in the coming week as well because our little girls due date is coming up in the next couple weeks as well. Busy busy! I still haven't got my hospital/ labour bag packed. Not too mention I have to finish reorganizing our bedroom to accommodate the bassinet for baby. So much to do with so little time left. Here's to hoping she doesn't decide to come too early. I keep thinking how ironic it would be to go into labour while trying to cook Christmas dinner, lol. But I am sure I can make it to New Years. :) New Years baby would be nice.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Countdown Is On!!!!

So there is only six more sleeps until Christmas morning, and I am excited to see my sons face light up when he finally gets to tear into the presents under the tree. :) He has been wanting them for a couple weeks now.
I am thinking I will maybe do our family Christmas dinner on the eve so that I will have less work to do on Christmas day. I am very excited because this is the first Christmas that I will be cooking and here is a glimpse of what I have planned:

Roast Goose: http://www.thegordonramsayblog.com/youtube-videos/gordon-ramsay-spiced-christmas-goose/
Roast Ham with Pineapple
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Carrots,
Baked Sweet Potato and Yam
Brussel Sprouts
Amish White Bread Buns

I'm very excited to do this. :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

To deal with or avoid...

So lately I have been faced with the dilemma of whether or not to allow my mother in law to see my son. While my son and I were away visiting my parents, hubby decided to to spend the night at his mothers and play video games with his youngest brother. His mother, being already inebriated decided to take him to the bar with her where they both consumed way too much alcohol. It got to the point where he was dumping drinks on the floor when she wasn't looking because she didn't want to stop drinking. Hubby trying to be a responsible person and also trying to protect his mother tried to get her to go home to her own bed, rather than with some random stranger, which she proceeded to get angry and tried to run out onto the highway. He tried to get her to listen and she hit him so he called the cops and she was put in the DT overnight. She is now going around trying to tell everyone that he was hitting her, and yes her arms are bruised from him grabbing her arms to keep her off the road, but hubby is not a violent person and would never hit a women no matter the reason. This closely resembles the last time she got wasted and freaked out and blamed it on hubby and hubby's brother for her own flaws, which was a month before my son was born. It seems to be a recurring problem for her to get drunk and spaz out and blame it on her children. I know she has never drank around my son, but if she can't take responsibility for her actions and blames everything on her own son I don't think I want her around my son all that much because I don't want him learning that attitude. Does anyone have any insight as to what I could do? My son loves her so much but I don't want him to be like that when he is older.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Home sweet home!

So I arrived home yesterday after a week long trip to visit my family and some friends. It was a wonderful trip and a lot of fun. My son really enjoyed seeing his cousins who are 7 and 9. He loves playing with older children. He also really enjoyed playing with my parents dogs. Though the 7 week old puppy kept chewing on him and he didn't like that so much. I was very happy to visit some very wonderful friends of mine and their children. They have a 4 year old son and 1 month old twins, (a girl and a boy). So precious. My son did not like me holding the little ones. It makes me wonder how jealous he will be once his little sister is born. I can't believe its already been 8 months and she will be born within another 5 weeks. Amazing how much time just flies when you have kidlets to chase after.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Well Today I am waiting on my parents to come pick me up to go back to there house for a week. They live about four hours away in a small town called 100 Mile House. Not much there but it does have some pretty wonderful friends there that I miss and love. I am really excited as I haven't been there in a long while, and I hear they have so much more snow there than we do here in good old Salmon Arm. At the same time I am sad because I know that me and monkey will both miss hubby/daddy very very much. I am extremely excited to be able to go somewhere there is people who can help me out with chasing my little monkey around as it is getting much harder for me to do being as I only have 6 weeks left til my due date and my hip is totally screwed. Yesterday after playing with monkey in the snow for 20 minutes, then walking to the bank and back, my hip was so sore that when I sat down I could not move for over an hour. =/ Makes it very hard to discipline a one year old for pulling the Ziploc baggies out of the cupboard and the decorations off the Christmas tree. Oh well, good thing he is super cute because I can never stay mad at him, and plus he is starting to listen very well when I tell him not to do something because it isn't nice. I have finished most my packing for the trip as we will be up there for a week. I am hoping to be able to visit a few of the wonderful people I haven't seen in forever.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

SNOW.... finally!

So sitting here watching all this wonderful snow come down and I have one thing on my mind. Bundling up my little man and finding his sled. :) This is the first winter where he will be able to run around and explore in it. Not to mention how awesome it is that he is feeling better just in time for some real winter fun. Poor little guy had the stomach flu that was going around but is all better now. He is even eating enough to almost make up for the days when he was sick and couldn't eat. Another nice thing is that when it is snowing it means that it is a bit warmer out then it was for the past week so it won't be too cold for the little guy as long as I bundle him up good. :) Man I can't wait to see if he likes the snow.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas.... Oh how expensive you are... lol

I was planning out my Christmas shopping and realized that I had to find a place to hide my hubby's Christmas gifts. Well I decided since the presents are too large to be able to hide any where and too heavy for me to really move them around much by myself I would just wrap them right away. So yesterday I wanted to put up the tree but hubby decided it was time for a new tree because our smaller tree wasn't perfect. I am not one to want to spend money on something we already have but it is nice to have a bigger prettier tree. Though Im still unsure if it is worth $150 for a stupid tree that only gets used once a year lol. We also got some new decorations since we didn't have a lot last year or the year before. Of course while we were out just getting the basics for Christmas hubby spotted a new door rug for the front porch because he did not like our old one, and then also got one for inside the doorway, and also a shoe rack for our shoes (though I was the one who suggested to get that since our shoes were everywhere because our son likes to try and wear them.) Overall not including shopping for presents we spent over 300$ on Christmas stuff and stuff for the house we needed. And have I mentioned my extreme dislike for spending money and shopping? lol. Though after the tree was up and hubby went to work, the neighbours were kind enough to watch my son for me while another friend of mine was kind enough to go with me to the store to buy my hubby's Christmas gifts. I found most of the stuff I needed to and even found some extra stuff for our son. He is so over spoiled this Christmas that I want to cancel Christmas for at least another two years. lol. And by he i mean both my hubby and son because I went a little overboard on their gifts, but couldn't help it. The funny thing is when hubby asks me what I want for Christmas and most of the stuff that comes to mind is stuff for our daughter who is due in January. The only other things I could think of were Dungeons and Dragons books from amazon.ca because they are all on special and I would like my own copies so I don't always have to borrow from every one else. I could not even guess at anything else I want let a lone need, because the only things I think of are things for the kids lol. >.<

The flu bug of some sort....

My poor little man woke up at 3am last night throwing up. I don't know why. Some kind of stomach flu I suppose. All day he hasn't been able to eat or drink anything and when he does he throws it back up within half hour to an hour. I finally got him to sleep for the evening in my bed. If he is not feeling better by morning, or continues to wake up through out the night and throw up a lot then I am thinking I need to take him to the Dr's. Logan went and bought Childrens Gravol, but the package says for 2 and up and I don't want to give it to him unless the Dr. says its OK, or maybe I should call the 811 number and ask them..... =/ I don't like it when my poor baby is this sick, he has never been this sick before. Its also very hard on me because I don't sleep when he is sick because I want to make sure I am there for him when he wakes up or throws up, but I know at the same time I need my rest for the baby in my tummy. If any one has any thoughts on what I can do to help the poor little guy please feel free to speak up.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Homemade Fun!

So as usual, I went to the Healthiest Babies Possible group on Tuesday! I love it because it is fun and educational for both myself and my son. This week we learned how to make playdough that is safe for your toddler. (Meaning if they eat it they wont get sick.) It was amazingly simple, fast and can last up to months as long as stored in a ziploc bag or an air tight container. I thought this is so amazing that I will share the recipe they taught us on here.

Simple Homemade Playdough:

1 1/2 cup flour to start (may need to add more by little bits to get the right consistency you desire)
1/2 cup salt
1 pkg Kool-aid or you can use food coloring
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup boiling water
2 tbsp. oil

Whisk dry ingredients in bowl.
Mix oil with boiling water in measuring cup. (add food coloring to water if thats what you used.)
Slowly pour liquid ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients and mix.
Knead to desired consitency.
(If you want you can also add essentiol oils such as lavender for scented playdough.)

Keep stored in ziploc bags or air tight containers for longer lasting playdough

I hope some of you enjoy this as much as I did.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nesting does wonders for the house.....

So these past couple weeks have me going on random cleaning and organizing sprees. Mind you its wonderful for my house but being as I have a bad hip and such it is not so wonderful on my body. It has me so antsy to get things don't that I cant just sit and relax even though I hurt. On the upside I think my house will be fully reorganized and totally clean and sparkly by Christmas. Its amazing how you never truly realize how much stuff you have until you have to move it around or clean it. >.< I have to get hubby to get this old love seat out of our living room, and the old T.V stand out of the kid's room because they just take up space, and I need to get him to find a place to put the other T.V since we never use it but he insists on keeping it because it is a fairly decent T.V. I think I will get him to put it in the basement.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Too much at once!

So lately I have noticed that my wedding date is only 6 months away, so my head has been exploding with thoughts of that mixed with Christmas coming, and new baby coming! It is all quite overwhelming to think about all at once. I have started a wedding checklist and gotten the ball rolling, I have gotten most of the shopping done for my sons Christmas gifts, and I have a fair stockpile of clothes for Layla. Unfortunately there is still so much to do for all three events!
Things I still need to do for Christmas:
-Gifts for Logan, his mom, his dad, his brothers
-Menu plan/ overall Christmas plan (like are we just having a small family thing or are we going to the inlaws)
-Stocking stuffers
-Decorating/ setting up the tree

Things I still need to do before baby gets here:
-Find a crib or bassinet that is affordable for us (very tight budget)
-Stockpile diapers and wipes
-Finish reorganizing the kids room since we only have a 2 bedroom and can't apply to live in a 3 bedroom until after baby is born
-get a baby bath
-try to get N license(might have to wait until spring)

Things I still need to do for the wedding still is way too much to list with out my sanity exploding beyond repair so I will leave that for another day!

Now it is off to bed before I over stress myself.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


There seems to be a lack of discipline with kids these days. Every where I turn it seems there is the people who have the child throwing excessive tantrums, hitting other kids, throwing stuff, etc. The part that shocks me is that their parents are either not paying attention to them at all, or that the parents don't do anything about it. They just sit there watching their child act like a demon, and say 'Don't do that', or not even bother doing anything at all. When my son hits, or throws stuff, or throws a fit for no reason, he gets a smack on the butt or hand and he is told that it is not acceptable behavior. I understand that sometimes kids don't always listen and can throw tantrums over the stupidest thing, but I also think you should be doing something about it not just sitting there watching your child do these things and letting them be little monsters. If my son starts to throw a tantrum we pick him up and tell him 'That's enough' and even though he will still be upset, scream and cry, he will stop hitting and thrashing while doing it. It is fine for him to be upset about things but it is not acceptable for him to thrash about and cause harm to those around him. Hitting and throwing stuff is call for a time out. I think parents today are to slack on discipline. People seem to have a skewed vision of what discipline is as well. I discipline my son without ever crossing the line. Most the time a firm word, and a time out will work just great and he will listen well. Other times he needs a quick swat on the behind (not enough to hurt but to grab his full attention), and then a time out to go with it. Also explaining to him what it is that is wrong for him to do. I also make sure to never call him 'bad' for anything either, because it can lead children to feel like they are always 'bad' which can cause some serious psychological issues and even depression. I try to always take time to tell him what he was doing that was wrong and tell him why it is wrong. For example, 'Hitting is wrong because it hurts, it's not good to hurt people.' Even though he doesn't fully understand it all yet, he is learning and I am trying to make sure that he will always know why, not just get yelled at without even knowing what he did wrong to get yelled at. Sometimes it is nice because all that I have to say to him when he goes into our cupboards is, "You know better." and he looks at me and puts back whatever he took out and closes them. A lot of the time he usually follows up with coming to me and giving me a hug. :) so cute!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Keeping organized....

So everyday I come across the epic battle between keeping my house organized and my toddler tearing everything out of place every ten minutes. I don't even get a chance to finish putting things away and I turn around and hes got other things out and strewn across the floor. I find myself having to put a lot of the toys away where he can't see them so that he isn't always making a mess, but at the same time want him to be able to access the toys he wants to play with without having to always go grab them for him. So far I have settled with he can play with only the toys I have put in the toy organizer, then rest can be put away for only occasional use, when I actually have the energy to keep up with his constant havoc on my living room. I am also looking into getting a massive case for storing DVD so that we don't always have to worry about him pulling all our movies out whenever we go to the bathroom. Maybe even a secondary one for our video games. =D Now to go through all his clothes to see what actually still fits him and what has gotten too small. As much as its nice to have clothes for him HE HAS WAY TOO MUCH!!!! He has more clothes than me and his father combined! Of course the clothes we have for our daughter is amounting to quite a bit and she isn't even born yet. Lol. I will be going through all of the stuff we have and keeping only the stuff I know we will need and that will be my project for the evening.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The dark side of pregnancy!

Well as amazing it is to be given the gift of life in my belly, there seems to be a darker side. My first pregnancy I had bad round ligament pains and my hip also was hurting for some odd reason. I managed to make it through it without breaking. Round 2: it appears that this time around the ligament pains are a bit worse, as well as the hip pain. My Dr. wants me to get a hip x-ray after the baby is born to make sure its nothing serious. Ive also noticed an extreme amount of pressure on both hips and my pelvic bone this time around that I never experienced with my first. It has been getting to the point where rolling over in bed or trying to sit up in the morning is extremely painful, not too mention how much it hurts to just walk around. It is impossible for me to not walk around being as I have a 14 month old to chase all day, and I also have to walk everywhere since I do not drive. The icing on the cake would be these annoying things called Braxton Hicks contractions..... not normally painful but added with my hip and ligament pains they can be quite debilitating. As I am just over the 30 week mark as of last Tuesday, and still have just over 9 weeks left to go, I am becoming more sore and it is getting harder to keep up with my normal activities, not to mention my son who is at the age where he is getting into EVERYTHING!!!! lol. He recently discovered how to climb onto the chairs in the dining room, and also to climb into his highchair and use it to get onto the bookshelves.... >.< I wish there was some way to make it easier, the only real effective way I have found to make it hurt less is by having a nice warm bath, but then there is the problem of trying to balance myself to get out of the bath with out my hip giving out.... and being as my hubby works evenings it also makes it hard because I can not get his help to do so after monkey goes to bed. I'm starting to wonder if investing into a heating pad might be worth it, but to have something you will only use for a month and a half seems like a bit of a waste to me. Oh well we will see how it goes, I know I will make it through it is just a bit harder this time around.

Dealing with the Cold and Flu season!

So at this wonderful time of year I find myself asking is the Flu shot worth it? Hubby and I got our flu shots in the spring when the H1N1 vaccine first came out because monkey was much too young to get it, but now he is old enough but I'm wondering if I should get his shot and if I need to get it again even though it hasn't been a full year. Monkey has his second horrible cold, I find myself using an endless supply of tissues and wipes to clean up the little booger face. Thankfully the Hyland's C-plus cold tablets are helping. Its nice to be able to find a homeopathic remedy for kids due to not only the fact that you can't find any cold medicine for kids under two, but also the fact that you shouldn't let your children become over dependent on using medicine for every tiny little thing. I know a few people who are quick to run to the medicine cabinet at the slightest sign of the sniffles, or ache and pain. I really do not want my son to be like that because then, like me he will end up being pretty much immune to their beneficial effects. I also plan on picking up some more oil of oregano for myself as a way to fight of cold and flu season. It has so many other uses too. You can kill infections in you teeth/ gums,and it works for infected cuts (even ingrown toenails). The one thing I wish I could have but know its not good for pregnant is chamomile tea. It would be nice to have some sleepy tea, but til then I will have to settle for a nice lavender milk bath.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Teething baby!

So my 14 month old son has been teething a lot. Up until recently we had these amazing teething tables by Hyland's we were using. Unfortunately there were too many parents automatically giving kids the highest dose and a lot not even following the directions at all and overdosing their children, so now the product has been recalled leaving a lot of us totally stumped as to something to help our little guys out without resorting to pain medication. I heard from a lady at the Lift The Lip program here that she uses an amber teething necklace, which I thought was very interesting but was a bit skeptical. After two days of him screaming and being so sick because of his teeth I finally decided I needed to try it. Well he has had it on since yesterday afternoon and although it is not an instantaneous result, it seems to be working amazingly. He has stopped screaming, his fever has gone down, and he is in a generally better mood. I know he is still teething and it does bother him, but the only thing he seems to need to make it through so far is that necklace, something to chew on, and some snuggles. :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

People are confusing.

So I have come to understand through out my 24 years of life that no matter how much you think you know someone, they are are quite capable of surprising you. Unfortunately for a lot of these people its not in a good way. I know my view on the world and on people is totally jaded and pessimistic, but hey, it keeps me a lot saner than I would be if I didn't protect myself from all the emotional catastrophes people seem to enjoy inflicting on others for whatever personal gain it gives them. Why is it that no matter how many years a person has on them they never seem to fully mature beyond the high school way of thinking that you need to make fun of others and beat them into an emotional pulp just to feel better about themselves. If I wanted your opinion I would honestly ask you 'What do you think?" but I didn't ask so therefor keep your negativity to yourself because frankly I don't care and it will honestly just make me very angry. Trust me, I am not a very nice person when I am angry. You want to point out my flaws, look at your own first then try to tell me how mine are worse, you cant because no person is better than anyone else when it comes right down to it. If you think you are better than anyone else then get the hell off of your high horse and look at the reality around you. I do understand that some people seem less pulled together, but that just means that the things you see aren't their strong point and that you need to look closer to see the things they are good at because everyone has one thing that they can do better than you can. I can't help but feeling that no matter how good of a friend you think you have, they will always pass you up for what they think is better, which just goes to show people are fickle. I pride myself on being opinionated and quirky, and completely honest with people, but I also know when to keep my mouth shut to avoid unnecessary conflict, especially if your rude comment you have to say could potentially offend some one else. Just because your opinion differs from mine don't tell me my opinion is wrong. My taste in clothing, music, jokes, movies, etc... They are mine, O never asked them to be yours, so if you want to tell me how these choices are dumb, lame, stupid, wrong, etc...... STFU!!!! I do not care, I respect your bad taste in stuff because, hey it is not my problem so why should i care. If you see something you do not like that is just a matter of opinion and not causing any harm or breaking any laws and I haven't asked for your opinion, then for the love of God and all that is Holy Keep your thoughts to yourself!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Today is Halloween and much much more....

So I checked the contest site yesterday of the pumpkin contest I entered. Not so surprisingly, I did not win. Lol. The winning pumpkins were amazing, but only gave me a huge amount of motivation to make something even more epic then the pumpkins that were there. So next year I have a theme decided for my pumpkin.... well pumpkins ;). I am going to use about 10 pumpkins for a collaborative display and it is going to be a Naked Gnome Race! I am also going to try and some how put in the tram that goes between Ironforge and Stormwind. Unless of course the expansion kills the tram system. If that happens I will simply find a better place to put into the pumpkins. I think it will be quite amusing. I am of course also going to do a set of pumpkins up for Logan to enter into the contest as well. Lol. I know he really wanted to enter but does not have the skill required to enter such a contest and hey might as well double our chances of winning. =D So Halloween party today at 3. We will see how it goes. I am excited because I love Halloween, and I know it will be great fun for Vincent. I am anxious and cautious towards it because I feel like it is going to be extremely awkward considering I know a couple of the other parents going do not like me. But I am going to just say screw it and go regardless. Just because they are hideous swamp trolls who like to ruin the lives of those around them, I am not going to let it affect me. I will still be civil and nice to everyone, because I actually enjoy being nice to people, but if they say or do anything rude towards me or my son then they will be extremely sorry. I am not one to take such things lightly. I know the whole do unto others as you would have them do unto you is a huge thing and I believe everyone deserves chances, but I dislike being treated poorly and I admit I can be quite a mean person when backed into a corner. These are traits that I am not even ashamed of because no one should ever allow people to walk on them or treat them like garbage. Be good to others but don't let people get away with treating others like garbage either. That is something I hope to teach my children. That way I know they will never let others bully them, but also that they won''t become bullies themselves. Hmmmm. I am noticing that my blogs turn into rants. Lol. Oh well if anyone doesn't like it then they can just choose not to read it. I enjoy having this as a way to convey my thoughts and feelings without having to care what others think. Of course it's impossible to not care what other people think, it is something that's is forced into our education ever since we are small children. Always forced to learn that you need the approval of someone to know that you are doing good enough. Anyways thats enough ranting and blogging for the day. I'm sure I will be back to do more later.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Downtown Treat Trail!

So I took my son to the Downtown Treat Trail today. Maybe not using a stroller wasn't such a good idea, though it made it easier to wade through the huge crowd of children and parents trying to get their kids first to the candy bucket. We never did finish the whole trail, for one it was way too crowded and overwhelming for a one year old, and for two my son was tired of walking and wanted to hug every person he passed.  We never made it to either of the malls as well because I figured that he had more than enough junk and he cant even eat most of it. (Lucky me! =D ) Everywhere we went people were constantly complimenting my little fire fighter. I notced and excessive amount of girls all dressed as princesses and boys as storm troopers. Kudos to the guy in the WD40 costume though, it made me giggle. I was hoping to see more original costumes but that just goes to show how lazy we have become towards dressing our child for something that only lasts a couple hours. I swear I will always make sure to go all out on my childrens costumes from here on out. Halloween is far to fun of an event for me to want to be so lazy and I am sad that I didn't put more effort into this year but I also understand that I really didn't have the time being so prego and chasing a one year old constantly around the house so he will stop pulling everything out of all the drawers. Got to love how rambunctious toddlers get at this stage.  I find it is getting quite hard to keep up with him at this point, what with my hip being all hurtin and what not, not to mention my fiance works for a large chunk of our sons waking hours so it quite often just me and our son at home. Tuesdays are very important for us because I enjoy taking my son to the Healthiest Babies Possible Program at the Family Resource Center from 10:30am to 1pm. Its very educational, I get to talk to actual people who don't just speak with words such as 'da', 'ba', 'ga', and 'ma', and not to mention the amazing food that Carol and Anna cook. Nom Nom Nom..... Anyways I just realized I definitely went off topic there. Back to the treat trail. I was a bit sad to not make it to the haunted house/ pawn shop, it looked interesting and definitely worth checking out but also probably not suitable for a toddler.  There seemed to be an excessive amount of traffic on the side roads downtown who looked extremely angry about the large number of people and children crossing the streets as if they felt that those people had no right to be holding them up any longer. What is with people who drive thinking that people who walk are inconveniencing them. I mean seriously, you have a car you can get to your destination on time if you time it right and leave a few minutes ealry so you can skip the whole road rage and glaring at the poor people who just want to cross the street. It is especially irritating when drivers act like this when it is cold and/ or raining, your in a warm/ dry vehicle so stop complaining. RAWR!!!! LoL.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween part 2!

So I have changed my mind about trying to put together those costumes and instead am dressing my son up as a firefighter. The lady who runs the baby group I go to gave us this amazing firefighter costume for him. The only thing missing from it was the hat, which seems to be ridiculously impossible to find. I have seen them separately sold in dollar stores in the toy sections repeatedly through out the year but apparently for Halloween they are only available to be bought with an entire costume.... and the costumes they come with definitely are not worth paying for. So my pumpkin is already wilting but that was to be expected considering how thin I had to make the walls to etch the image of the dragon in properly so the light could shine through with nice effect. On the upside I have another pumpkin to carve before Halloween so hopefully I can find the inspiration to do something even better though I doubt I have the time or patience to finish it in time. I have yet to find an easy costume for myself so I think I will skip dressing up this year and maybe just tell everyone I am a MILF or a Pedestrian/ Civilian or whatever witty comment comes to mind when I'm asked. That and I'm way too cheap to wanna spend 8.99 on a cat ears headband..... I mean come on that is ridiculous for a stupid headband.... especially for a dollar store price. I mean isn't the point of a dollar store to have things at the price of... you know... a dollar!!!!!!!!!!!! RAWR! Lol! (And yes I know a lot of people do not appreciate the lack of grammar and the use of excessive acronyms but I mean who cares I don't do it because I cant use proper English or spell I do it because I think it is is an accurate enough depiction of what I am trying to say.)
Well, that is all the time I have for today but I am trying to work out a decent schedule for blogging, and I guess I use this for ranting about stupid things as well but I suppose that does not matter because I honestly don't think any one actually reads this lol.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Excited for Halloween!

Well, I really am not at all prepared for this halloween but I am still super excited. My pumpkin turned out amazing, though I had worked on it for days with a thumb tac, a paring knife and a spoon. Finally brought the project to a close at 3am last night. I will post a pic on here because it has made me very happy! I have finally decided on a costume for friday/sunday. Now all I need to do is find a lot of rope and two kid sized basket balls to make it work. My costume I want to do is the Flying Spaghetti Monster and I would like to dress my son up as Prego the midget pirate who walked the plank for our sins. If you are unfamiliar with this story then you need to check out www.venganza.org because it is quite entertaining. As for if I cant pull that together then I will just dress my son up as a puppy because at least then i know he will be warm. Its always fun to see the best creative costumes people come up with. I have a friend who is making his costume to be Mr Miagi. I am so excited to see how that turns out. But that is all the time I have today for blogging due to the fact that I am a nerd who has to get her son ready to go because I have D&D tonight and no babysitter. Have a good night all!

Friday, October 22, 2010

First Time Blogging

Well here goes. This is my first attempt at blogging. I would like to keep a blog about life as a stay at home mom. Its strange to realize home much your life can change in such a short time. Its weird for me to think just 5 years ago I had just finished high school. Back then I never could imagine having a son as amazing as mine, and not to mention that I would be expecting a little girl soon as well. I also never would have guessed that I would be planning a wedding. I always thought that though I did want to have a significant other to share my life with, I never saw myself getting married or having kids.  Though we aren't actually married yet, I have been putting off the wedding plans, originally planned for next May, because I can't overcome the fact of how expensive weddings are these days. Not to mention I really hate spending excessive amounts of money for something that will only be a day, even if the memories will last a life time. I have been looking forward to that day but at the same time fearing it, not entirely sure why. I have never been happier then I am with life now. I also have never had a man as amazing as he is. :) Sure like every relationship there is up and downs but when it comes right down to it he is so kind and takes really good care of me and our son and child on the way. :) Our son has been the best thing so far in my life and has been an amazing learning experience. Its  fun to be able to play and teach him new things and watch as his personality develops more and more everyday.  He really is an amazing little guy. He would rather eat fruit and veggies over anything else :) just like his mama :) makes me so happy to see his preferences are healthy. He doesn't like to drink a lot of juice, he loves milk but his favorite thing to drink is water, he always wants to drink water from our water bottles. He loves to help me dress him and loves to go outside to play. He also loves it when we read to him. Sometimes its scary to think soon I will have two little monsters to chase after but then I look at his smile and it just seems so perfect and no matter how frustrating it can be when he does typical toddler like things like pulling all the tea towels out of the drawers, I look forward to having to little snugglers :) two amazing beautiful children to read to and play with. No matter what happens in life I can always count on my son's smile to cheer me up. I never knew the true depths of love until I had my son growing in my little belly, and everyday that love grows more and more. Its definitely one of those things I never would have believed if you had told me 5 years ago. But I think that is enough for my very first post. I need to save some stuff for future posts ;)