Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Bad Mom

More Cornia goodies and my tales of bad momness from today.
I can’t help it. Sometimes I laugh when I really shouldn’t. Sometimes you crack me up when you are the ultimate in serious. And some days your “pain” leaves me in fits of giggles. What a bad mom.
Today we were in the bathroom, discussing the merits of peeing standing up in to the toilet thereby eliminating the need for me to constantly empty your potty. You were not convinced. In all of your 4 year old drama you sat yourself on the edge of the bathtub to prove your unwillingness to even make an effort. Your plop landed you on the shower curtain, which pulled down the curtain rod. The curtain rod bounced off your head and you fell in to the tub, feet up in the air. You were shocked and furious at the curtain. You thought I was crying with you but I was laughing so hard I had tears running down my face. Your spill was classic and once I knew you were not hurt it was downright hilarious. Bad, bad momma.

A page that has been awaiting the release of Traci Reed's fun new Punk Love kit -

As usual - full credits on DST

Car confusion

It has now been over 2 months since we were in an accident in our 2006 Honda Odyssey. The repair totals are now about $18,000, that isn't a typo... $18,000. Plus $41/day for a rental van = $2500+ taxes. We were told that the rental direct bill will be cut off on Friday and we are hoping to get the Odyssey back by Thursday or Friday afternoon. We will then trade in the Odyssey (hopefully) for a 2006 or 2007 Kia Sedona, the vehicle with the highest overall safety rating. We love the Odyssey and it served us well but we do not want to drive a vehicle with that much work on it. The Kia is a better choice financially but we do miss the luxury of the Honda. Our rental is a 2007 Sedona - so we have had possibly the world's longest test drive! We are pretty open to any color and extras - we just want the best deal on a safe van.

More Corina goodies...

September 2006, Carl and I celebrated 10 years of being together. I love this quote and our blemished, chin fat picture LOL! Everything by Corina Nielsen and available at

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Love that Emme Pie!

I am loving Corina's new Funky Valentine, perfect for these old pictures of Emme.

I'm back!

Well that was a long blog break. No more, I am committing myself to regular updates, granted I am not going to define "regular" but for now - I am back.

33. I am! Yesterday was my birthday and why does 33 sound SO much older than 32? We spent the day out of the house. Carl took a vacation day and we had a home school preschool group field trip planned to the Jelly Belly Factory. We toured the factory - a tad bit disappointing. It was cool to see the factory at work but the tour guide was less than stellar and the frequent video clips were trite and difficult to see. The kids did seem to like it. Zachary was not bothered by the loud factory noise, didn't need to run back to the car to use the potty seat and William stayed in the stroller happily peering through the stroller height windows throughout the 40 minute tour.

After a little Jelly Belly shopping we had lunch with our friends. The kids were well behaved but loud and scared away all the other patrons in the room with us! Thankfully we were there for a late lunch so the restaurant wasn't too full. I received a sombrero and a sarenade and Heather brought me cupcakes and cookies for the kids! It was fun!

We started the long drive home and stopped on the way at Mother & Baby Source in Davis. I wanted to see an Ergo in person. It was a really nice store and they were very helpful. I think the Ergo would work well for both William and/or a new baby. I had to return a few Christmas gifts so I might use that $$ to purchase a new Ergo in camel. OR I am still considering a Beco but Carl is much less likely to try a Beco than an Ergo. Of course I still have the fabric to make a BMT so the Ergo could statisfy the need for utility while the BMT could satisfy my desire for fun and funky.

The boys and I are having a "quiet" day at home. Granted little is quiet in a house with a 2 year old and 4 year old. We have been building tall block structures which William knocks down with great gusto, infuriating Zachary. Big fun!