Friday, December 29, 2006

I hope everyone had a good Christmas. My girls did. I loved watching Alyssa open her presents and, of course, she loved the paper more than anything. At my aunt's house on Christmas Eve, Alyssa opened her first present and that's all she wanted, she could have cared less about continuing. She just wanted to play with that first toy. I ended up opening more of her presents than she did, but it was still fun. Kaylie, as usual, had a blast. My brother got her this huge stuffed animal dog. People, when I say huge, I mean HUGE! It is probably 4 feet long and 2 feet around. It's probably bigger than a real dog.

Kaylie wanted to leave some cookies for Santa, so, after the girls went to bed, I set out one and a half cookies and part of a glass of milk (to make it seem as if Santa had some) but when I woke up, there was only half a cookie left and lots of, um, crumbs on the floor and the table. Kaylie told me that Santa ate alot of the cookies and I couldn't bust her out without telling her about Santa. It was so funny, cuz she really thought that I had no idea she had eaten the cookies. Anyway, they had a good Christmas and I am taking my decorations down this weekend and trying to reorganize with all the new toys they received.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Alright, so I changed my template...again. I like this one.

Anyhow, I have still not finished my Christmas shopping. I will, hopefully, finish on Friday. Kaylie is ready for Santa to come and see her. She's decided that we need to leave out some milk and cookies for him (I believe that Santa will eat all the cookies we leave him). I took Alyssa and Kaylie to see Santa on Sunday. I had planned on just having Kaylie's picture made because Chris had already taken Alyssa, but I couldn't resist. She LOVED Santa. I put her in his lap and she just loved it! I got her attention towards the camera and in her Santa pic she is smiling and clapping! If I knew how, I would post it on here, but I don't have a scanner, so, sorry.

Kaylie's pic turned out great too! She told Santa she wants a big bouncy ball for Christmas, so, now I have to find one of those this weekend. She did let Santa know that her baby sister wants baby toys, which was so sweet.

I am just kind of ready for Christmas to be finished and get back to a normal? routine.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Well, everyone is finally feeling better in my household! Neither of the girls are sick anymore!!! Kaylie and I finally decorated the Christmas tree and she had a lot of fun doing that. Alyssa is pulling up on everything she can get her little hands on, which is fine except when its the entertainment center. I still haven't bought her a new bath seat (the one she has is with Chris) and so she moves all over the bathtub when I give her a bath. Last night, she realized, hey, I can pull up on the tub while I'm in it and hit my hands on the side of the tub and splash water! She was having such a good time. She kept leaning over, while she was sitting down, and trying to eat the bubbles that were in the water from Kaylie washing her hair. It was too cute.

I'm still not finished with my Christmas shopping, not by a longshot. I'm having a very hard time deciding on what to get for Chris. He may not be getting me anything, I really don't know and it really doesn't matter, but I want to get him something. I have lots of ideas, it's just deciding on them!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Well, Alyssa is feeling much much much better now. She's definitely back to her old self, well, except for one thing.


I was so excited for her, and a little sad, especially since she will be a year old in less than a month. It's great watching her grow up and accomplish things that she really is trying hard to do them! But it's also sad, because she's becoming more independent and is so busy learning and playing that she doesn't always want to just sit with Mommy anymore.

Kaylie went to the doctor yesterday and found out she has bronchitis and strep throat! My poor kids, right before Christmas they're all getting sick. She's got some medicine though and hopefully she will be better soon.

I was able to get some Christmas shopping done this weekend and that feels good. I've got a little more to do, but not much.

I've been busy at work (as usual) and busy at home too. I got my Christmas tree up, it's not decorated, but it's up. I'm waiting on Kaylie to come home before I decorate it. She can't go back to school until Thursday (doctor's orders) so she is just staying at her dad's house until Wednesday evening and then we will be decorating.

Hope everyone is having a good week.

Friday, December 08, 2006

I know I haven't been blogging much lately, but I haven't had much to blog about. I still haven't put up my Christmas tree, but I plan to this weekend. I was thinking that my tree was somewhere in the garage at Chris's house, but he went through and brought me some things that were in there and he couldn't find it. Luckily, my aunt has one she is not using, so I plan to pick that up this weekend.

I still haven't done any Christmas shopping!! Every year, I say, I'm gonna start early, and then I never do. But, I'm gonna try to get some done this weekend. The only problem is I am not sure where I will be able to hide the stuff that I buy. Kaylie is a nosy little thing, so...

She's also hard to shop for. The older she gets, the worse it gets. She's not picky or anything like that, but I want to get her stuff that she will play with or use, so, this year, I'm thinking about things she can do with her hands, like painting and coloring and things like that. She likes doing that sort of thing. Alyssa will be easy to shop for, walk down the baby toy aisle and just put stuff in the basket.

That's really just it for now, my life is totally boring at the moment.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ok, so I've been tagged by Kellie to give you all 6 weird things about me. I really don't think I'm weird, but I will try.

Here are the rules - Each player of this game starts with the "6 Weird Things about You." People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says 'you are tagged' in their comments and tell them to read your blog!"

On to my weirdness:

1. Whenever I eat fast food, I have to eat the french fries first. I have no idea why I do this, but I do.

2. I cannot stand peanut butter or jelly and therefore have never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I like to eat peanuts though.

3. I play with my hair when I am nervous or bored. I do it to the point that my arm will hurt. I have done this for years. My dad always used to get mad at me for it.

4. I have massive amounts of shower gels and lotions in my bathroom. I rarely, if ever, use any of them, but I still buy more and don't throw any away very often. I might use them, you never know.

5. I like to put hot sauce on popcorn. This may not be weird, but me and my best friend are the only people I know that do this.

6. I cannot stand movie theatre popcorn, it has too much butter. I still eat it though.

Ok, see, I'm not weird at all! There really is no one left to tag because I think that everyone has done this already.

I would've done it sooner, but Alyssa was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. She's out now and feeling wonderful, but it was pretty scary for me. I've never dealt with that before. Thank you to everyone who left a sweet comment on my last post hoping for her to get better. She's back to her normal, happy, playing self. Thank you God!!!!!!

Monday, December 04, 2006

My poor baby

My poor little Alyssa is sick and was sick ALL weekend. She's been trying to get over a cold for a couple of weeks, but it was just a stuffy/runny nose (how you can have both has always made me wonder) and some slight coughing and sneezing. She started to get better and then, perhaps because our weather has so crazy, but now it has moved into her chest. She is so congested and feels so bad. Then on Saturday night, she started to try and run a fever, just 100.5 which, for Alyssa is slight. I gave her some Tylenol, and she was fine. All day on Sunday she was fine, kinda fussy, but no fever. Then last night, it jumps, pretty quickly to 101.5. I gave her some Tylenol and put her to bed.

Then she woke up around 4:15 this morning and the fever was either back or never really went away, it was 101.7. I gave her more Tylenol and fed her a bottle and just held her for a while. I put her back to bed and this morning around 8 when I got up to get Kaylie ready for school (I had already called and let my boss know I wouldn't be in until later) Alyssa still felt warm, but I didn't have time to take her temp again before leaving. We dropped Kaylie off and came home and Alyssa went straight back to sleep. She slept until I woke her at noon or so because I had to go to work and she was going to Chris's house. Her fever was 102 this time. My poor baby just feels awful. She didn't really eat much this morning. She just wants to sleep.

Hopefully she will get to feeling better soon. She is going to the doctor this afternoon and I hope its just a simple virus.

That's about it for me at the moment.