Friday, July 29, 2011


Eva is left handed and brained.
When I am helping her put on her underwear or pants or whatever she lifts her left leg first.  It throws me off every time.
Obviously I am right handed and that is the reason it throws me off.

To the right handed folks out there: Have you ever tried to put on your pants left leg first?  It is hard and feels really weird.  The weirdest thing, for you right handed girls, is to try to wipe with your left hand.  Seriously, one of the hardest things you will ever do, and most awkward.

Eva eats with her right hand though so I choose to believe she is a genius.

I guess the right handed men can try it too.

Freak out spectacular!

I have taken Eva and Scarlett to San Clemente for the weekend.
Eva freaked out on the plane.
She has been on a plane 10 times before this.  It is not new for her.
I was not prepared for the freak out.  I was also holding Scarlett so I could not hold Eva which I know would have totally diffused the situation.
Eva screamed and cried for 25 minutes and would not sit in her seat.
Not only was I completely embarrassed I had no idea what to do about it.

At home Eva has her fits in her room and comes out when she is done so on the plane I had had enough and shut down and ignored her.  I told her when she was ready I would talk to her.  This did not work and realize it was probably not the best way to deal with it but again I was totally unprepared and felt helpless.

The only things I am proud about is that I refused to bribe her.  I want her to behave because it is the right thing to do not because she is going to get a reward and I did not use the bink.  Phew.  It was tough.

It took me a good 3 hours to get over it and not be mad.  Eva was over it as soon as she was off the plane.

Of course I texted my sister to ask her how I should have handled it.
I got some good advice and feel more prepared for the future.
Although I am going to take the Love and Logic parenting class because let's be honest, I don't know how to be a parent.  It's all new to me.

I did not recognize this little angel at all today and it was scary.
Scarlett was perfect.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Don't panic, don't panic!!!

That's what I have to keep telling myself because I am still training for that marathon in October.
Well, attempting to train.
I am the worlds biggest procrastinator and since I have a natural ability to run I tend to procrastinate it. I really can't though because I want to do really well.
I am slowly getting better at it.
I take my girls in the stroller and they both love it.  I was going to go on my own last night but Eva really wanted to go and started to cry when I first told her no.  It wasn't the tantrum cry but it was the devastated, hurt feelings cry so I ended up taking them both.  Eva fell asleep and Scarlett babbled the whole time and would look up at me and smile.  I'm glad they came.  It takes me longer but it is more fun.
Here is what we look like when we run:

This picture was taken when the weather was a bit cooler.  
Just so you don't think I bundle Scarlett in 80 degree weather.

And, by the way, Eva is off the bink!!!!!
Yay!  It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and we did it cold turkey!

Has anyone seen the movie or play Noises Off?  It is one of my favorite movies but a lot of people don't get it or can't keep up with it because it is fast moving and lots of little bits of humor or they just don't find it funny.  Anyways, that's where the title comes from.  Do you like John Ritter, Michael Caine, Carol Burnett?  Do you want to see Christopher Reeve doing comedy (because he is good)?  Then see Noises Off and let me know what you think.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Good news.

I asked Eva if she would stop growing and stay just as she is.
She said,"Uh huh." (meaning yes)

So that's good news.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Part 1 of the long awaited Disney World photos. Seriously.

Cinderella's castle.

The gorgeous cake.  This was a really good wedding cake too.

Eva holds her hands like this when she is feeling a little shy.
I love it.

Scarlett was there but slept through most of it.  Here she is in her fancy dress.

The next few are Eva in her Cinderella dress.  I realize it is not perfect but it was a feat for me.
This is the second dress I have ever made so now you can try to be impressed.
This is the end of the night and it was really hot so her dress got wrinkly.
I brought a change of clothes for her because I knew it would be hot but she would not take it off.

The shadows are horrible in this picture but I love it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just a thought

I had a shower epiphany today.  Do you have those?
I have some of my best ideas/thoughts/realizations/remembrances while in the shower.

You know when someone says,"I'm just picky" or "I'm just pickier than you"?
Well it's rude.
It implies that they have higher standards then you do and you settled for whatever you are talking about.
I am trying to remember if I use this phrase a lot.
I don't know but I am going to try never again to.
It is the worst when single people tell you they aren't married because they are just picky.
Although they probably feel attacked because you have asked them why they aren't married which is rude in and of itself.
The end.

Post edit:  It is fine to say your kid is a picky eater.  Kids are picky without being rude...usually.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Button maker.


Now before you get all,"This blog is totally not big enough to have a button" on me first please realize the accomplishment of someone who doesn't know that much about html codes and that I followed a tutorial and did it with no outside help other than the tutorial.
Seriously can you do it?
OK you probably can but I learned something new so I am sharing it.

Also I do realize that my blog has the word shit in it and that potentially could be offensive to some people so if you don't actually want to put my button on your blog that is fine but please let me know if you do because then I will put yours on my blog.  See how that works?  I AM trying to warrant a button plus you can refuse my button anonymously.

Want a button?  I will make you one because I totally know how to do it now or I could just tell you how.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sleeping in the garden.

One of the things I have quickly learned about being a parent is not to make threats you cannot follow through with.  Children are not stupid and they can totally tell when you full of shitsky.

Case in point:
Yesterday Eva, Scarlett and I were in the garden weeding.  The garden is surrounded by a chicken wire fence.  I was holding Scarlett and was ready to exit the garden and told Eva to come along.  Eva did not want to.  I couldn't pick her up due to Scarlett so I said,"OK, you can just sleep in the garden tonight, goodnight." and I turned and exited.  When I turned around I saw this:

Eva said,"Goodnight Momma, I am going to sleep." and had a big smile on her face.  
She knew I would never leave her out in the garden to sleep.

This may be a bad example since it wasn't a real threat but it just reminded me how smart kids are when they don't even know it.

Plus look at this dirty mug.  I love this girl.

I love that Eva is girly but also doesn't mind getting dirty.  She also loves to be naked and I have found her a few times outside stripped of her clothes running around outside.  

The shot above was an over the shoulder shot taught to me by Michelle's husband Jacob.  You can get some fun shots that way.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Great news! I got a new camera!

Have you missed seeing my sweet babies?????

Then here you go!

More pictures to come.  I still need to post Eva's Cinderella dress I made.  I am just learning as I go so feel free to give me some pointers.  I know there are a lot of people out there who know how to take good pictures.

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