Monday, November 30, 2009

Black Friday at People of Walmart

Everyday during the little one's nap time is my computer time, time to check emails, facebook, and catch up on my blogs. There are certain sites I check daily and others that I may check once a week or so. One of my daily looks is a website that I have posted about here before called People of Today when I looked this gem of a picture popped up...

This poor little fella looks like he is going to be crushed by his family's new shop vac and motor scooter! What the hell was this person thinking?! There are just so many things wrong with this!I guess bargains, not safety come first in his family!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Blah, Blah, Blah...

Nothing new and exciting going on around here, so here is a cute collage of the little one to tide you over...

Happy Saturday!

Monday, November 23, 2009

When will it end?

We have hit an interesting stage with the little one.
A stage where she goes from happy little girl to...
a screaming banshee in the blink of an eye!

Today we had our first, but certainly not the last, incidence of public embarrassment. We had been out running errands and when I went to put the precious little one in the car seat to go home she decided that she had NO DESIRE to cooperate! She screamed, she flailed about, she played dead, she all around made me work up a sweat getting her fastened in. All the while the lady in the car next to us, with the window down, witnessed the whole thing! Lovely.

The way the little one was screaming you would have thought that I was beating the crap out of her with a sharp stick! Although I have to admit I was half tempted later after we got home and another tantrum erupted over a simple diaper change.

I was fortunate enough to have a friend stop by to witness that episode. This same friend just days earlier had said, as the little one was snuggled up on her lap for a story, "She is so sweet it almost makes me want one!"

She rethought that quickly as she helped me hold down the little one long enough to get a diaper on her!

Her pants didn't make it back on until well after lunch!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

We Survived...

Yesterday was the little one's strabismus eye surgery. We have known for almost a year that surgery was going to be the most likely outcome in her particular case. We are relieved that it has finally come and gone and that it went as smooth as it did. The little one did great and was a real trooper. We hope that she will not need further surgery although we know that that is a possibility. Here are a few pics of our day and the aftermath!

The little one in the pre-op room, not happy as you can see! She was thoroughly unimpressed with the id bracelet on her ankle!
After her drugs kicked in she felt much better!
She didn't even cry when her doctor came in to talk before surgery, which is a first. She normally screams at the site of him!
The marks above her eye designate the surgery area aka let's not be stupid and amputate a leg instead of fixing the eyes!

The nurses in post op told us to expect her to be sleepy the rest of the day but after scarfing down two Popsicles, a glass of juice and a few crackers
in the recovery room she was amped and ready to play the afternoon away. By the time we arrived home she was happy and ready to eat again!

Today the eyes are very red as you can see in the picture but not nearly as bad as what I had imagined that they would be. Hopefully it will only take a few weeks for the bruising to go away.

She was thrilled to receive flowers and balloons from her Aunt and Uncle. They made her day and will definitely help occupy her this week while we are recovering!
Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fall Fun!

Sister and her hubby came down south for a fall visit, I tried to keep them entertained with fun fall activities. The pictures are in random order and I am to lazy to rearrange in the sequence that they actually happened!
At the corn maze! The little one lucked out Daddy was willing to carry her! The rest of us didn't realize how HOT is was going to be and worked up a real sweat getting through it!

Sister's amazing pumpkin!

My hubby's not so amazing pumpkin in the background! (his is Elmo in case anyone was wondering!)

My pumpkin, which I worked hard on to redeem myself after last year's fiasco! A happy goblin, with brother-in-law's traditionally carved one in the background.

Me and Sister showing off our festive shirts courtesy of mom!

Halloween cookies baked with love for the neighbors! Who am I kidding it was 6 labor intensive hours of baking! I totally thought I could just whip these out in no time! At least I now know what to expect for Christmas!

At the Fair

Merry-Go-Round with Daddy

Her first fair game! It was tough, picking up a duck out of a pool! She won a stuffed lizard!
(the toughest thing about this game was keeping her from jumping in the pool!)

We all enjoyed having the family here! I wish they could have stayed longer!