Saturday, February 21, 2009

Random every day things

I always wanted curly hair when I was younger (in fact I still do), but I ended up with the strait as a board hair while my sister ended up with the perfect ringlets. Poor Anna never stood a chance for curly hair with both Kevin and my hair being strait so I decided to intervene with mother nature and buy some sponge curlers. Anna was a really good sport sitting still while I rolled her hair and she loved the end result. It is so fun to have someone who will let me live vicariously through them.
This is a picture of Anna's "Huh?" face. She does this every time someone says or does anything she thinks is remotely ridiculous. She squints one eye while raising the other eyebrow. I couldn't' quite capture it, but you get the idea. I forget what I was doing to warrant the "Huh?" face, but I'm sure it was worth it.
The other night we were having Nutty Buddys and Jared and Anna were cracking up. We could not figure out what they were laughing at or how to get them to stop. It is nice when they are having fun together and playing nicely. I guess these aren't exactly everyday happenings, but everyday something random does happen.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


We are now a two vehicle family! While living in Buena Vista one car was all we really needed. Kevin could walk to work and I could walk just about anywhere I needed and the four of us fit nicely in our little Saturn, but since moving to Baltimore and expecting another little bundle of joy it became apparent that we would need (like) another bigger vehicle. Lucky for us the sale of our home in Virginia was timed just perfect for us to be able to afford another car. We began seriously looking online and around town in November. We took a chance and put a bid on a Honda Odyssey in February and won! Lucky for us my brother, Thad, lived about 45 minutes from the van in Missouri and drove up to take a look at it and the business owner to make sure things were legitimate for us. Thank you so much Thad! Everything looked great and so we went ahead and bought it, now we just needed to get the van from Missouri to Maryland.

Kevin had the idea that we fly my mom and dad to Missouri and they could visit Thad's family and then drive the van out to us. They both thought that was a great idea and used Presidents Day weekend for the trip. They spent a day and a half with Thad and about the same time with us. Thank you thank you mom and dad for taking the time for the trip! Now we have a vehicle that will fit our family better and I am no longer stuck at home all day without transportation! Sweet Freedom!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Snow Delay Days and What Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

Jared has had several snow days and snow delay days and we have been trying to be creative with our extra time. He wouldn't mind watching a few extra morning cartoons, but Kevin and I have put some serious restrictions on our TV consumption so Jared has had to come up with some other activities.

Today we had one of those snow delay days and Jared came up with a new way to spend the time. Before I go any farther I have to preference this with a pregnancy update. I started seeing my doctor when I was about 15 weeks along and he has been really great except for one awful habit he has. Every time I go in for a check up he comments on my weight! He always asks, while looking at my chart, "Did you gain this much with your previous pregnancy's?" Every time! One of these days I'm going to respond by jumping off the table and strangling him. Ok not really, but come on of all the things to say to a pregnant woman! Like I don't have a mirror or a scale at home. Like I need the reminder that I'm rounder and heavier than I've ever been! I always respond with a simple, "No." (thank you very much!)and the last time he asked me that question he answers back with, "Well you might want to watch it there." !!!! I love my doctor I really do and he is just trying to keep me healthy, but one of these days I might just snap. (And we all know that is not a pretty sight)

Anyway, taking the good old doctors advise I decided to add some exercise to my daily routine. I use to walk all the time while we lived in Virginia, but haven't gotten out much since we've been living in Maryland (it also happens to be winter and very cold). I picked up a walking workout DVD a while ago and have been walking 1-2 miles everyday (in place. i know lame, but hey at least it is something) Anyway to the point. This morning Jared was watching me and decided to join in. He was laughing the whole time and loved it. When the two miles were up he was asking for more. At one point the instructor mentions sweating and Jared scoffs at her saying, "I'm not even sweating one bit. This is easy!" I thought it was cute. Anna joined in every once in a while, but she doesn't have the patience for it. To be honest I don't either. I would much rather be outside.

Monday, February 2, 2009

One of those funny Forwarded E-mails

These are funny
Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of ?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My Mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2.. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms & dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.