Saturday, May 16, 2009

Where'd it go?

So last night we went to play at Hopes for a while! It was a blast and we enjoyed hanging out. Leland went to sleep around 8 which is late for him but it was an easy process that way! I have a port a crib at Hopes which makes life really convenient. Anywho when it came time to go, Hope went and got him up and I folded up the crib, by the time I was done he was a little fit to be tied, long story short Hope helped us out to the car, and I strapped him into his seat, at which point I handed him a bottle, knowing that when he is tired he will forget he has a binky in and get REALLY frustrated when he isn't getting any milk I pulled the binky out right after I handed him the milk, but he didn't seem to register it and grabbed at the invisible binky two or three times before he seemed to realize it was missing. Poor little tired baby!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Irritations.... some minor

Alright people, as I was brushing my teeth this morning I was thinking to myself... hummm I should buy a new pair of shorts for the summer... then I got totally irritated because I realized that I would probably want to buy them from old navy and since they no longer have plus sizes in the store, whatever I bought would be 7$ extra bucks to pay for shipping. Now don't get me wrong I completely understand how expensive it is to ship, I get that, but seriously, are you punishing the fat people of the world? Okay not seriously but really its annoying. Because most other stores that sell plus size have like two racks of it, and then there are the plus size stores with charge you upwards of 35$ for a pair of shorts.(and they always fit just a little bit awkward) So really my complaint is WHY do the "plus size" have to scrounge for clothes, I mean if America really is the fattest nation, than why is it so gosh darn hard to find "good" Cute clothes for those of us over a 16? It really just gets me.

Oh and the other day while surfing craigslist I came across an add for plus size models so I clicked it, not really thinking oh I am SO doing this but just curious. And in the first line it said seeking FIT (yes just like that) plus size models... I am sorry when has being plus sized ever been equivalent of being fit? Just a thought but most models who are plus sized are usually 14-16 so really I know you can look fairly decent but Fit and plus sized just don't seem to go in my mind and it took all my energy to NOT email and say so!

Add onto that, that my phone has decided to stop texting so even when I get irritated I can't tell anyone about it. I still get text messages mind you but I can't send them, and I pay 30$ a month so I can send as many as I want, and AT&T refuses to help me because my name is not Brian, sure my number is on the phone and I am even calling from the phone that has not been lost or stolen, but are they willing to help me get my money's worth out of texting NO because the guy who signed us up, even though I gave him whatever information I would need to add me to the account he didn't. So now not only do I not receive all of my phone calls (sometimes my phone just doesn't ring till I get a voicemail.) but now I can't TEXT which puts me in a pretty cantankerous mood!

Add onto all the DRAMA ( I caps it because this is lame drama, and its slightly amusing to me that I am indeed complaining about it all) I found a kid backpack carrier that normally sells for 160$ for 50$ on craigslist, I was about to go wake Leland up to go pick it up when I thought I should sit down and check my email before I headed out, after all I told the lady I would be there around 2 not at 2 and she had emailed me her address and everything so that I could come get it. When I checked the said email, she had emailed to tell me she sold it to someone else. Now is it just me or was that rude. I contacted her on Wednesday about it, and said I wouldn't be able to come and get it until Friday because that was pay day. I told her I was excited about the find because we were going to be going on a family vacation where the said backpack would come in handy. What I don't get is sure she could have thought I would fall through, but wouldn't you at least wait until after like 3 o clock to sell it out from under me. I mean really she sold it before I had time to even get there to pick it up. I picked 2 because that is usually when Leland wakes up from his naps, I picked 2 because if she had older kids it would be before they got home, and then I could go over to Amy's but NO she sold it RUDE RUDE RUDE. There should be rules on that dang website.... So I give up, any chance you would let me borrow yours Amy?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Okay for those of you who are waiting patiently, I have found a replacement backpack for the one in an earlier post, that I LOVED. This one I love, and I LOVE the color! YAY for me! Anywho it was half the price, and although it looks like the Odyssey that I wanted it actually will fit half of what that one would have fit. But its beautiful none the less, and i will feel great having it as my new found diaper bag for travel and in general!


Folks I have a tagger, who has found the sharpie of his choice, and I have yet to recover it, so I suppose i will find more around the house until I find the said sharpie. I think he may have hidden it in the closet that I now keep locked because we have too many pinched fingers:D

I am wondering why he will actually use markers but he still eats crayons... any ideas? Should I just get him markers and skip the crayons?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

27 and tired:D

I had a Fabulous day yesterday! Which doesn't happen all that often! The morning started out a little rough with hiccups along the way, but when we got to the Zoo I am relieved to say I was happy to be there! Hopie gave me some speakers for the car (she says she is sure Toby is tired of hearing such loud music all the time) because our speakers in the front have been out for a LONG LONG time! We are super excited and found a friend to put them in for us for a small fee, I think I may call Dad Hamilton and see if he knows how to do it:D Anyway the Zoo was soggy and wet, but that didn't stop us, we made it to the Gorillas, and had our first fun experience for the day. The Zoo had gotten two new female gorillas and they are quite spirited. One came over to the glass to check us out and she jumped at the smaller group of Amy Eli Zeke and Rachael. I was with Leland over at the biggest of the 3 she just had her Lens replaced in her eyes so she could see things for the first time, and she was MUCH calmer, and just glanced over her shoulder at us. I decided to go see the more active gorillas just in time to catch her gearing up to jump on the glass and bang... Poor Eli had Amy's hands around his neck, certain that if she let him go he was a gonner. Leland had had enough after that experience as well. He turned around and clawed to get up. As we were walking away from the gorillas, it started to rain some (Hope Rachael and Matthew were the only ones who thought to bring umbrellas (although I am pretty sure robert stole ours) and Leland had taken a liking to walking with Matthews I walked a little way in front of him, and Amy was walking behind him, and that little stinker got me with the umbrella, I didn't know if Amy would be able to continue to walk she was laughing so hard. It was quite funny, and now I know he is mine:D

We headed to McDonalds to get out of the rain and stayed there for about an hour and a half. The kids all seemed to have fun, and Brian chased ours around so it was a nice lunch for me! Amy had offered to take Leland home with her so we could spend the day together, and so we took her up on it, and it was lovely we went and saw Star Trek, went to look at backpacks I may have fallen in love with this one. But alas it is $89.00 and while I can almost justify it ( I am going to be gone for a month, and one of the weeks we will be at a cabin in the mountains, and it will be so much nicer to have a "nice" backpack to use as a diaper bag. We shall see, I may still go get it, but I am looking around a bit.

I got my toes done (thanks Mom Hamilton) and I got a Carmel apple :D and then we headed to dinner with some friends at Texas Roadhouse! It was an awesome day and thanks to everyone especially Amy who helped out so much with Leland so it could be relaxing!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

To my Momba...

Mom Happy Mother's Day! I never realized how much my mom did for me, or cared for me until I left home. I never fully realized how selfless she was, until she stayed up with my fussy new born so I could get more sleep and yet she would still manage to get up at every feeding with me and have a hot breakfast in the morning. (Brian was sad to see her go:D) I never realized how much my past decisions must have broken her heart, or how she worries even though I am grown and away from home. I grasped some of these things before I myself was a mom, but for some of them I really had to be a mom first before I could understand them. Because being a Mom is the most selfless thing that you do, and my mom is the best at it! I still need lots of practice at being selfless and I am sure I could take a page out of my moms book. A lot of things are more clear since I became a mother myself, like I get how your heart aches when your little one is gone for an overnighter.. or maybe that is just me. But I just wanted everyone to know how wonderful my mom is! There are too many things to mention, but lots of things I want to say and don't really know how to say them. But something important is that I want her to know that what I know about motherhood I learned from her, and from watching her with my sisters and myself as they waded into the murky waters that being a mom contains. There are no booklets and no instructions, but through example we can learn and I learned through hers and it has earned me some compliments that are really to her and her example. I am by no means a perfect mom, I am a yeller and I have a temper, but I think that is what we are here for is to learn. So as I continue on my journey through motherhood I am so thankful to a loving Heavenly Father for my Mom and her shining example, but also to my sisters Amy Ann and Emily, they have shown me how to grow, buoyed me up when I was down and laughed when I needed that laugh. I love you all so very much and wish that Mom Ann and Emily were closer:D Somewhere I read a quote that said to be a mother is to have your heart walk outside of your body for the rest of your life, And I fully believe that is true. Thanks mom for all you do, you are amazing and I can't wait to see you!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Family Pictures 2009

Thanks Hopie! I am so glad we could get some taken while the wild flowers were still looking beautiful!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Best Day Of April

April 30th started out like any other day, I was hugely annoyed at Brian and I had a headache:D But I was annoyed at Brian because like a dope he had told me he had a surprise for me. I do NOT like surprises I do NOT like to be out of the loop, so naturally the night before when I looked at our call logs online, since Brian deleted his, I noticed that I was truly out of the loop, Brian had been calling Amy. Now this wouldn't have bothered me, if he had not told me he had screwed up.. you see I was going to a CAKE concert that night... WOOT! So of course my day was going to start out rough:D A few weeks back Brian and I had talked about how we needed to do things together even if the other one didn't enjoy it as much i.e. play chess (that's one I would hate:D) or the Dallas museum of Art (that is one Brian would hate:D) so that we could learn and grow as a couple... So Brian and Amy had concocted something and hadn't filled me in.... rude. So we took Leland up to Amy's and dropped him off, and headed off on my surprise. We got lost, something we do well in down town, and I finally told him, you are going to have to tell me where we are going if you want my help.... so he decided to give in and told me we were going to the DMA! YAY for me! I love to look at art! And they have the coolest exhibit right now on King Tut! So we found it once we both knew where we were going, and were robbed at the parking garage... $15 to park my friends! Holy COW. Anyway, we got in, went and watched our 3D movie on the exhibit (which is where Brian is SURE he picked up the double pink eye, since they just wiped the glasses down with Lysol wipes so they could be more Eco friendly...ewww) anyway.. The movie was highly informative and the exhibit was put together nicely. It is insane how ornately they did things! But it was fun to learn new things! Thanks AMY and BRIAN for my totally fabulous birthday present. (Amy has already assured me that Brian will still be doing something on the actual day, since I hate it when it doesn't even get acknowledged! oh and that is huge for big B as he normally just lets it slide:D) So the morning/afternoon was fabulous! We had fun with the King Tut and I had a blast trying to explain to Brian why I like Jackson Pollock..Lavender Mist is the image below, not the one the DMA has but still..

I tried to explain that it was really his life that fascinated me, but I don't know that he even understood that, why would I like his paintings if it was his life that fascinated me I am sure Brian was wondering. Well Jackson Pollock was Pretty messed up, and so this form of painting the dripping it on the canvas probably was soothing and I am sure he had no intentions of becoming a famous Artist, however I have never done much research on him.. I suppose I should start...

Anywho so after walking the Museum and having a lovely lunch out, I was dropped off at my friends house Amanda and Amber because we were going to Cake. Cake is a band for those of you that don't know who I am talking about, and I must say that most of Dallas has no clue who Cake is (although the concert was packed!) It was fabulous! And since this was my first concert besides Warped Tour I was going to buy a shirt but Amanda bought one for me as a birthday present! Thanks Manda! Anyway I had a blast and the whole day was fabulous! I am still recovering from the day however as my throat is still pretty sore and my tootsies are dang sore!

See... I am really excited about my t shirt:D