Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: I Love My Cousin

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monkeys Monday: We'll Miss You Summer Edition

As we adjust carseat straps to accomdate winter coats, look for lost mittens, trade in swimsuits for snowpants and flip flops for flannel pants, lets take a look back and give a moment of silence to our friend, Summer. Good-bye Summer. We'll miss you.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We're Going On A Trip In Our Favorite Rocket Ship.....Part 2

Continued from HERE!

So, Daddy got back to the show just as they're shutting off the lights, tired, sweaty and pissed off. I felt so bad for him. He really took one for the team running around the crappy part of town looking for effing batteries!!

Anyway...the show started and was truly amazing. Ariel sat on Aaron's lap wide eyed and mesmerized. Mickey. Mouse. Right. There. Even though she just saw him in March, this was so awesome to her.

The one thing I thought was weird though was that the "characters" were lip syncing. They were moving their mouths, but the voices were the same voices that are on the cartoons. It was VERY strange. We got used to it, but just thought it was weird. It was probably so the little ones would recognize them.

After the show, we were HUNGRY. There is a TGIFriday's right next to the Center, and that's where I wanted to eat. Aaron argued with me saying that it would be packed after the show. I reminded him that the show was geared for little people and they probably all ate before the show. After much negotiating, I asked him to please just let ME off at the door and I'd see how long the wait was. I walked in expecting it to be full busy. Instead, the bartender was leaning on the bar flirting with the hostess drumming his fingers. They both jumped to attention as I walked in.

" long of a wait for a table?" I asked stupidly in my neon green Disney t-shirt.

"For how many?" the hostess asked eagerly, "Would you like a high top? A booth? A window seat?"

"We'll take a window seat/booth. Let me get my family."

The service was quick and the food was hot and it tasted sooo good. Ariel behaved like a big girl and it was nice to spend some quality time with just her.

It was worth the time, money and frustration. The look on her face and the way she said, "OH THANK YOU MOMMY!!!" made me melt.

Wordless Wednesday: Halloween Edition

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Look at Every Clue Like the Super Sleuths Do.....Part 1

About 3 months ago, I was searching Ticketmaster for fun things when I ran across "Playhouse Disney: On Tour". Hmmm....You've got my attention Mr. Ticketmaster....explain please.

"Well, Ms. Drama." Mr. Ticket said "Your daughters favorite characters are coming to life before your eyes and dancing their way into your heart."

"Yes, Mr. Ticket, but at what price and is my nose going to bleed from what kind of seats are left?" I asked

"Ohhhhh, Ms. Drama...may I tempt you with these 20th row FLOOR seats at the low low price of $33.00. Don't make me remind you that your precious daughter (that almost died this summer) has a birhtday only 2 weeks from the day of the show? AND!!! May I point out that it's a mere hour drive to the fun-ness?!"

"OK FINE!! Here's my credit card number. You got me!"

>>>>Fast Forward to two weeks ago<<<<

"MOMMY!!! COME QUICK! MOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYY!" Screams Ariel from her perch in front of the TV her highly educational fully organic learning toys. "LOOK" she points to the tv. It's a commercial for Playhouse Disney: On Tour. She stares in amazement as they tell her how all her friends from the Hundred Acre Wood and Sheetrock Hills are going to join the Little Einsteins (and Rocket too) at Mickey's Clubhouse for a huge party. They wanted her to join them (imagine that). She looks at me with those huge blue eyes, slumps her shoulders, sighs heavily and says, "I very wish I could go see that" and heads to her bed for a nap.

I stood there at stared at the TV in disbelief. Did that really just happen. Am I like the coolest mom? On. The. Planet? This secret is getting harder and harder to keep from her. "Be tough, Bek...Be tough." I told myself. "You can do it."

>>>>Fast Forward to last Friday Night<<<<

We picked up Ariel from daycare early and left Belle behind. That ripped out my heart. I could hear her crying "Mommy" from the open windows as we buckled Ariel into her booster seat and took off.

As we're cruising down the road trying to decide if we have enough gas to get across state lines into Iowa for cheaper gas, I realize I forgot to change the batteries in the camera. "Let's just swing by home quick, Aaron. " Of course, that was not an option, with our gas situation.

"Oh well...I'll just run into the gas station and grab some batteries while you put gas in the truck."

We proceed to do just that. Back on the road. Ariel now knows where we're going and is getting more and MORE impatient.

We get ALMOST there and end up taking a wrong exit (screw you y.a.h.o.o maps). In the mean time we drive way, way WAY out of the way and Ariel ends up having to go potty, so we stop. While I'm in the bathroom with Ariel, Aaron realizes the batteries that we JUST BOUGHT are DEAD. D-E-A-D! All FOUR of them!

Anyway...we get back headed in the right direction and find where we're going. Still with time to spare even. No time to eat, but enough time to take our time getting to our seats and getting Ariel some nachos organic chicken to hold her over until after the show.

Aaron decides to take off and see if he can find some damn batteries and Ariel and I sit down in our seats. Our. Awesome. Seats. After running through the ghetto, over the train tracks and under the bridge, Aaron makes his way back just as they're shutting off the lights. Empty handed...NO batteries to be found within a 1/2 radius of the show. Unless your camera takes C or D batteries.

To be continued.........

Monday, September 22, 2008

Monkeys Monday: Sisters Edition

They're getting SO big!!

Friday, September 19, 2008


I've been a huge slacker lately. I haven't blogged for almost 2 months!! YIKES! I guess I really don't have much to say.

Here's a rundown of what we've been doing. Try to stay awake mmmkay?

**Ariel has made a complete recovery from her Crypto and we're so thankful that she's better. We don't know what we'd do without our little bug. A friend of mine has a little girl that came down with it last week. Scary stuff. She was able to kick it on her own though.

**My Ariel started Sunday School a couple of weeks ago. She thinks that she is THE SHIT!!

**Belle is talking up a storm. I can actually almost have a conversation with her. It's amazing.

**Aaron has been working 60+ hours a week amongst all his jobs. Yet, still, we have no money. How does that work?

**I took a MAJOR re-certification test for work to become a Nephrology (spell check doesn't like nephrology) Nurse. It was hard as HELL!!!!! I was totally stressed out about it. I studied for weeks and still feel like I did bad.

**My nephew, Taylor, started school. He called me after he got home on his first day. I asked him how it went and if he took a nap, and he said, "no, but I sure coulda used one, Bek, I'm tired!" LOL!

That's pretty much us in a nutshell lately. I'll try to dig up some summer pics to add next time and I'll try to be better about posting. Stick with me here.....