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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Woooo.....

Well taking care of 3 kids has not been that hard, surprisingly. It's just a lot of confusion when it's time to go outside. My son is really great with him though. As you see below, he was reading to him and even sang him songs which made baby very happy. Strangely enough he has been much better with his baby sister and about sharing his toys. We were having a real issue with that.

Today we headed out to the gardens. We were supposed to be there at 10 am but arrived at 11:25am, a little worse than our trip on Monday. Maybe I'll eventually get the hang of this thing.

On a better note, I've been forcing myself to nap during the day which makes for a happier mommy. I am in a great mood this evening and even had time to make the husband some dinner. He's not home yet as he had the job from hell today but he'll be very happy too when he gets home and realizes that he doesn't have to cook after such a long stressful day.

Baby's grandpa told my husband that baby slept right through the night on Monday which was the first day I had him. I am totally taking credit for this!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Crazy days...

We've had a couple of busy days here and already I am out of the loop! I've taken on the crazy task of taking care of our friend's grandchild. She had to go back to work. Her income was simply too much to give up if she stayed home, which I totally understand. I know it seems like madness when I already have 2 but I figure, since we are going to have a 3rd sometime in the future, why not try it out.

My son is amazed with this tiny person. I'm not sure how he feels as of yet. His face lit up when he saw him this morning. He calls him "baby lala" since all babies are lala to him(his name for his baby sister). When the baby cried this morning he rocked him so gently in his car seat. Alyssa just looks at him and does nothing. I don't think she is at the stage of really being jealous or maybe she is and she is just accustomed to sharing mommy with someone else, her brother.


We packed up this morning and headed to a nearby park with our friends. It was nice except that it took me a whole hour just the leave home. Silly of me to think that it wouldn't really matter with another person in the mix. To top things off, I was ready by 10:52 pm, we were supposed to be there at 11am, everyone had accidents when we were about to head out the door. The baby started screaming because he was hungry, Alyssa spit up and Christopher peed his pants. I had also forgotten how long it
takes a newborn to finish 6 ozs. Man what a morning, but here are some photos from our visit to the park. Oh after all our accidents at home I didn't make it to the park until a few minutes to 12pm. That's a heck of a delay.



Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I'm just a girl who's still in love

I've just finished making my husband's lunch for work tomorrow. Last week he says to me, "something's wrong with my sandwiches". Well I gave him a nasty look. He got the message and said, "No, it's not anything that you've been doing". It better not be buddy because I can "not" make them you know.

The next day he came home, he was really excited. "I've figured it out! I've finally figured out what is wrong with my sandwiches." Ok I'm listening. "It's the bread! I'm all breaded out" he says. "I'm tired eating the bread"

So I ask you, what is any loving wife to do in this case? When your man grows tired of eating sandwiches made with bread? Well you make him a breadless sandwich ofcourse.


I got creative tonight and thought I would share this with you. So here is his lunch for tomorrow. It sucks that I must fit this art in a tupperware container.
Now I attempted this with Romaine lettuce yesterday and I got so frustrated as it is a very crunchy lettuce and it kept breaking as I tried to roll them up. So it was a "no go". Today I got the Red Leaf which I knew would be perfect.

All I used was the sliced meat, tomatoes, lettuce ofcourse and Mr. Bernstein's Light Fantastic - Cheese Fantastico! Doesn't that name just beg to be tasted?


Inside my lettuce cocoon, I have 2 slices of turkey, and inside the turkey is a small salad-like mix. Since I only used the widest part of the leaf, I didn't want to waste the bottom of the leaf so I chopped it up really tiny and diced the tomatoes, added this fantastic dressing, mixed it a bit and rolled it all up!

I think he will enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Something Awful..

Well I've been bothered by this for sometime so I think I will write about it. It's kind of long. We have some friends who we met through my husband's work, we'll call the husband J and the wife S. S has 3 children already grown. She was pretty young when she had them and already has 3 grandchildren by 1 of her daughters. We'll call her troubled.

So about 8 weeks ago, troubled was 8 months pregnant with her 3rd, all with different dads. She doesn't have any of her kids. She lives in AZ and went into early labour. S in CA packed up and drove out there to be by her daughter's side. She reached in time to see the birth of the baby. Troubled is just that. She is a meth addict and used it all throughout the pregnancy. So when she gave birth early the hospital tested her as they do and found her positive for meth. Well as you would imagine they took the baby.

She was given the option to seek help and go for treatment. If that went well she would be able to get
her baby back. After telling her mother off and refusing to accept the baby supplies that her mother bought for her, mom drove back to CA as she does have a job, only to have to return a couple weeks later.

The child was in foster care and S met with them to discus a home for her grandson. She couldn't and wouldn't let this happen to her grandbaby. So they were having a meeting when in comes troubled, carrying on like a mad woman. She said she is not going into treatment and she doesn't want the baby and to leave her alone.

She gave up her rights to the child, because meth is more important and stormed out the room.

Grandma S called her husband and told her she was going to adopt the baby. She just came back Sunday after the whole thing was done with or so she thought.

The baby's dad is currently incarcerated and when he learned of this decided that he wants to fight to get custody of this baby. Apparently, he will be out soon and will be taking them to court. Now I don't know how all that works. I know the father does have rights but I would like to think that the courts would laugh at this man for trying to do this. He's an addict also.

I cried one evening thinking about this poor innocent baby who will eventually learn that mommy didn't want him. I wonder what effect it will have on him. I am glad that the baby seems to be okay healthwise. So far atleast.

I feel for my friend who did the only thing she could have done, who now has to be a mommy again. I'm not saying that is bad but could you imagine such a drastic change in your life after so long. I spoke with her yesterday to ask her how she is doing and all she could tell me with a fake laugh was that it's been 20 yrs since I did this and now I have a brand new baby. I know this hurts her but she wears a happy face. J never had a child of his own, S's children aren't his, and he's practically a new dad. He has no idea what to do but he will just have to learn. He is nervous but excited and I am especially excited for him because he will have an opportunity to experience something wonderful.

Monday, August 21, 2006

49er Fans!!!!!

Raiders Dominate 23 - 7
Ann, I will not tease you just yet, as it's still only pre-season.

We're at 3-0 on the pre-season and host the Detroit Lions Friday night at McAfee Coliseum. WooHoo......Go Raiders!!!!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

I just don't know...

what to think about my son. Look at him with his sister's headband! Daddy took them this morning while mommy got a much deserved "sleep in".
Daddy chopped the top of his head off.I think he is saying cheeeeeeese

And let's not forget Princess Lala
You will never know how happy I was to be able to put that bow in her hairMy son was born with a full head of hair and I wasn't ready for my girl's baldness. Almost all of her hair fell out, then it slowly, slowly grew back and has been growing ever since.Don't believe me? Here she is with her Auntie at about 3 months old.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

How fun!

So I stole this from Ann. Unfortunately I don't think they factor in laziness.



You Are an Excellent Cook



You're a top cook, but you weren't born that way. It's taken a lot of practice, a lot of experimenting, and a lot of learning.

It's likely that you have what it takes to be a top chef, should you have the desire...



And still more fun!!!!

You Passed 8th Grade Science



Congratulations, you got 6/8 correct!

Could You Pass 8th Grade Science?

Confessions - I guessed 6 of them. I am assuming those are the ones that I got right! I remember doing this eons ago. I just couldn't remember the correct answers. Ha!

Potty Mouth Kids and a foot!

I don't have much to write about today. Other than about those potty mouth kids who are visiting the neighbours. They couldn't have been more than 7 or 8 yrs old and every other word was an "F"-ing this and an "F"-ing that. I was watering the half dead plants on the patio and they were passing by with their potty talk. I was so annoyed I gave them the nastiest look, one looked back and sort of smiled at me but all cursing had ceased. Maybe they actually saw steam coming out my ears. Now don't get me wrong, I do say filthy words on occasion, not around the kids(except for that time it slipped out while driving). I just feel that kids this age shouldn't be using these words.

Not too much excitement with the kids. My son is getting so much better at talking and has really started repeating everything more clearly than before. You know what he says most times when he gets up from his nap or gets up in the morning? "Hi honey" I wonder where he got that
from? Thank's honey, I mean daddy.

We went to a pretty cool park today around the corner from my sister in law's house. My son had a great time climbing ofcourse and Alyssa crawled really far away from me. This was a first. So here they are:


Mommy actually remembered my sand toys
I was on top of the world, well almostDoing her own thing, far away from mommy

And here is my little girl's foot. I just took this. She was actually in a very strange position. I ran to get the camera and when I came back she had moved so this is all I took. I have one question, Can someone please tell me where her ankles are?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Love Thursday

I love my silly music making toy!

I love Lala's hair so much I think I'll taste it!Loving Siblings
Here's my contribution. I am also confessing that I cheated. I moved my date so that it said Thursday, but it's really early Friday morning.

I really tried to get both to smile at the same time but all efforts failed.

OMG............

A deadly weapon

Tonight my husband came home super late as he was stuck in LA traffic. He's also been sick. We've all been battling some type of bug that refuses to leave our home. It's a vicious cycle. Since there are 4 of us in here, this thing seems to be taking turns and having it's way with each family member.

Ok so that is not what I am writing about tonight. Everyone was in bed by 9:30 pm except the husband and myself ofcourse. I had taken the boy to the park at 8 pm to play a little soccer. It was me and the girl against him since she was strapped on to me. I decided to stop at "Donalds" as Christopher calls it for their yummy Asian salad with grilled chicken.

Anyway, so the kids are asleep and I can eat my salad peacefully. Big Chris is relaxing on the sofa. He has just some home. He took off his boots and sat down. We always have a fan on in here, even with the AC running as we not only need the breeze but the noise. The fan is blowing in my direction and as I am eating I keep getting the nastiest whiff of something really foul. Naturally I checked myself just to be on the safe side before throwing accusations. Then I zoned in to the left of me where the husband was sitting. Oh if only there was some way to include smells in these photos, you folks would never visit my blog again. I cannot find words to express this smell.

I sat there for quite sometime trying to ignore it. I love this man with all my heart and I know he was super tired but I could no longer pretend that this rotten odor didn't exist. I didn't even ask him. I flat out said your feet stink. He denied it. This is only the second time his feet smelled. They never smell. Now he has a bad cold and his nose is all stuffed up. He takes off his socks and takes a deep whiff and says, very convincingly I might add, "it's not me, smell them(referring to the socks)". To tell you how much I trust this man, I smelled the socks and let me tell you, I was very sorry I did that.

Can you believe it turned my stomach and now I am still nauseous? That was about 1 hour ago. I keep having flashbacks, smelly ones. I know he took a shower but I am still afraid to get in that bed.

Child Expense list.......

I am not sure how I could have forgotten this, but thanks to Michelle's recent post, I remembered.

So here we go:

Moschino frames - One night I fell asleep on his bed. I had tucked my glasses underneath it so he would find it. Well he did and when I got up, although he was sleeping, my glasses had disappeared from their secret hiding place. I opened his door and turned on the hall light, luckily he did not get up. I found the glasses somewhat dismantled. Both lenses were missing and found in different areas of the room and the frames.....ahh...the frames. Let's just say it took me over an hour to make it wearable again, wearable inside, not outside. I did the best I could with the pliers but they never sat correctly on my face again.
1 pair of Contact lenses - He managed to get in my bathroom. I found the case on the floor, some solution on the toilet seat, and my contacts in the toilet. Luckily they're the monthly ones so it didn't hurt me that much, still it costs $$

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Scraps don't need to be wasted.....

Pretty top made from the scraps left over by both slings
So I got creative last night and now my little Princess is in style. I think you can see it better in the 2nd photo. Excuse the look on her face.

We went out to the park to model her outfit and got many compliments on the top and the sling so I'm feeling pretty good right about now.

Not to leave my son out, he looked pretty nice today too! He even picked out the hat...hehehehe

Monday, August 14, 2006

Children are expensive but....

We hadn't planned on them costing us extra. I was thinking about everything that my son has broken so far and thought I would write it down:

Note: I will constantly be updating this list

Coffee Table - since he broke it by using it like a trampoline we have opted not to get another one.

Lovely Oak Dining Room Table - After ruining the surface by denting it and scratching it with everything he could find including crayons, I could no longer stand to look at it and it has ended up in the dumpster. No plans for a new one anytime soon.

Camera - Canon Powershot A300. My dear husband bought it for my last birthday before I became a mommy. I'm not sure how he did it but it doesn't work as it should. LCD screen flickers and sometimes won't even come on but it is still capable of taking pictures

Computer - He pushed that power button on and off so many times and did Lord knows what to it, that the poor thing started crashing almost everytime we tried to used it. It's in the garage.

2 Cell Phones - 1 Antenna bitten up, countless prank calling to those in the address book and submerged in water they no longer work

27" TV - again after switching it on and off, then toppling it over after attempting to climb on top of it, it no longer had the power to work. I think it's still in the garage

Lamp - knocked over while during acrobatics and broken

1 plate - he is my dishwasher unloading assistant. He was trying his best but it slipped

CDs (many) - after discovering our secret stash, I found them thrown all over the floor some were broken in half others were just so scratched up they wouldn't play.

Down to other business

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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

I know it's only pre-season, but I'll take the wins anytime they come. 16 - 13 Raiders. We're 2 - 0. Viking fans, here's a tissue ~~~

So there's a double header on September 11th
Minnesota at Washington & we're playing San Diego at home. My fingers and toes will be crossed that we could pull this one off. Our new coach seems to be doing a good job so far although our QB tonight was having a little difficulty. We could see that many were pissed at his foul ups.

I skipped a few games since I was unsure they would be aired but here's what our schedule looks like:

Sunday, August 20 vs SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Friday, August 25 vs DETROIT LIONS
Thursday, August 31 at Seattle Seahawks

The Only Fish Standing

I just sat here watching him this morning. Wondering if he was happy that his mate was gone. Do fish even have feelings?

Well, actually what I am really doing is testing the camera. No, I have not decided to read the manual. Instead, a stubborn me started pushing buttons that I have never pushed on the thing and look, YES it's night time and YES I did use the flash but look........ NO GLARE!!! Small accomplishment but we're getting somewhere.

Hopefully, soon to come, moving objects. Mel, I was motivated by the shot of the raindrops. So thankyou.

Can someone say cups?

Ok so remember I said the in-laws owed me a gift for my birthday. Well they didn't overdo it this time.

I guess they all had a one track mind because here is what my sister-in-law bought for the kids all the way from Disneyland.
For my PrinceFor my Princess

And this is what I got from my father-in-law and his woman friend along with a Starbucks Gift Card loaded to the max! I am almost ashamed. Does everyone know of my addiction?For mama

Now here is what's so cool about my son's cup
Don't you wish you were a kid again? I haven't given it to him as of yet. I'm still debating whether or not I should keep it for myself ...Hahaha

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Sorry no picture of the blue sling but

I do have these from the park. I'll try to take one tomorrow as both kids are sleeping and may quite possibly be down for the night. Neither of them had their naps and neither did I. I wish I would have gotten a picture of my nephew. He is 15 and he's 6' 2". Can you believe he still has 5 yrs to go? He'll be touching the sky by then! He'll be 16 next month. 1 day after my baby girl turns 1 yr old.
Ahhh...our Raiderette in trainingMy sister-in-law, me and the girl.
(If you look in the back you'll sort of see the colors of the new sling)Big Chris & little Chris
Grandpa's woman friend and Alyssa
Grandpa and Christopher

Not too bad

Thanks for the compliments on the last 2 posts. I am very critical of my sewing and it's never good enough in my eyes but even though I rushed this last sling(no pic yet) I took more time on it and it came out better. The stitching is much neater than the pink. I think I had in the wrong sized needle too but oh well.

As predicted I didn't make it to all the stores on my list but I got close.

Starbucks - What would I do without their drive-thru? Got my Venti Mocha Frap, no whip with add shot of espresso and I cheated, I was craving their crumble coffee cake so I added that to the order :-)

Target - I ended up not getting the nutcracker since the husband found it at the grocery store, on sale! He informed me while I was at the store. Thank goodness for cell phones. Got some jarred food for the girl because I didn't feel like cooking and a Crayola Floor pad for Christopher to continue his masterpieces

JoAnns - found the tie-dyed fabric with blue to match the blue rings and made the sling last night. Will post later when the husband takes a picture for me

Mervyns - Returned the Capris (due to buyers remorse) and purchased even more merchandise. I defeated my whole purpose for the visit.

Bank

Henry's & Ralphs
I'll try for later, since we have a family picnic with my in-laws at 1 pm. That should be fun. They still owe me for my birthday as we were too tired to do anything the weekend that followed my big 31.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

All smiles


She's such a happy baby, most times anyway. Just look at that smile. It could brighten my darkest days.

First Project Completed

Can you tell what my favorite color is?

Yes, just look at that non-matching blue ring. Oh well.

The husband has taken our out-of-control son to run some errands and to do the grocery shopping. One of these days, I have to make him take both kids by himself to see how chaotic uhmm...exciting things could be. Hehehe. As soon as my princess wakes up from her nap, we will be off to do some shopping of our own.

Here's the plan:

Starbucks - Venti Mocha Frap, no whip with add shot of espresso
Target - find a Nut-cracker (Will need it for the King Crab legs dinner tonight)
JoAnns - find tie dyed fabric with blue to match the blue rings
Mervyns - Return some Capris (due to buyers remorse)
Bank
Maybe the mall to redeem Bath & Bodyworks coupons and get some other stuff
Ralphs - My laundry detergent's on sale - ALL Small & Mighty(fresh rain)Ahhhh
Henrys - Mangos, potatoes and other stuff

Now I am almost positive that when I get back from my planned day I will visit this site to tell you that I only made it to 2 stores but a girl can dream until then.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Rare to find good math based humor -- It's a long one

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time.
So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you a re not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell.

Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

1. If hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, Then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you," and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.

The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct...leaving only Heaven thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting

"Oh my God."

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A"

Thursday, August 10, 2006

It's so quiet so early........

I don't know what to do with myself. I am finally getting the boy back on a decent schedule. I don't know what happened when but he was going to bed rather late just like his mama. Ofcourse it could be that he is not feeling well but I'll take it as it comes. He's been in bed since 9:15 pm. I remember once upon a time he'd be in bed at 8:30 pm and still sleep until 10:30 am, that my friends is my ultimate goal. To get him back on that schedule. So I'm inching the bed time a little earlier every night. Wish me luck!

Girly, Girl, Baby Sling
(I wanted to make sure I got the whole tie dye pattern in the photo)

Tanyetta, guess what? This was my rush project today as I only had 15 - 18 minutes. Unfortunately I must run back to JoAnns to find a similar patterned material with blue in the mix. Why? because the only rings (Nylon) I could have gotten ASAP were blue. You know how I was desperate to get them. I was too excited to care so this lovely piece of material is not quite matching with it's blue rings but so what! It serves it's purpose. I'll take a picture with the girl in it maybe tomorrow. If only I would read the camera manual to learn how to set the automatic timer thewn I could put the stupid thing on the tripod and shoot away!! Maybe Christopher can take it for me!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Funny photo of the morning

Now what is going on here???

There may be more as the day goes on.

Can you say F O O T B A L L !!!!


Yes I'm a Raider fan by marriage but over the years I have learned to love the losers! We won our first preseason game. 16 - 10 over the Eagles and I was so happy for my husband who bet (2) 30 packs of beer. Next, we're heading to Minnesota on August 14th. I'm just hoping we could pull another win off. If anything for my husband's sake. It's no fun being teased at work.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

About the fly infested food!

So yesterday Chris calls me. He's in the middle of a job but just had to tell me that the office called him to find out if any of us got sick. Yes folks! That uncovered and badly stored food. I guess people did get sick as I'd predicted. That's just so nasty. I was thinking about that all the while you know. Potato Salad is a dangerous thing to mess with especially if it's not kept fresh at the right temperature and I am positive that it wasn't. That Mayo could do you in. Thankfully that's not my thing.

My husband is still whining about the food and how disappointed he was. They hired the same people last year and it was done so much better, not to mention more choices when it came to the dishes. Oh well, I am sure this was the last time they will use the Picnic People!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Please don't call the police!!!

So today was my husband's job company picnic. Overall it was nice but let me complain a bit.

They hired the The Picnic People and although the activities were great, the food sucked. If my husband won't eat your food there's a serious problem. To keep a long story short, we arrived 30 minutes after the food came out. There were about 10 dishes including the fruit bowls and none were covered. Problem? Yes, because it's summer time and the flies were out. They were having a ball in the food. Partying with the rest of us and landing on everything in sight. I was so amazed that everyone else was ignoring this and eating to their hearts delight. I wondered how many of them would be sick tomorrow.

So since my little girl was hungry I decided to go with the safest thing. They had some food on the grill and I know the flies dared not land on that hot thing so chicken it was. My little girl ate 2 drumsticks. The boy was a bit smarter and refused everything but potato chips. I had soda and beer. Hehehe can't go wrong with canned stuff!


They had fun things for the kids like a Safari Animal Show, with monkeys, a crocodile (about 4 ft long), a ferret, and a cockroach. They also had Airbrush Tattoos which my son had never gotten before and he got to chose his own.

I left the camera at home so we took took the picture when we got back.

I give you Superman!

We had company over after the picnic, friends of the husband's and yes they were all drinking beer and I guess someone didn't want to be left out and snatched one herself!

The Coors Baby

Maybe I should send this in to the Coors people.

Hey what is it with my kids and beer? First the boy is sneaking in the refrigerator now this!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Mommy and Daddy - Another Masterpiece

Mama & Daddy

Somewhere in this drawing is Mommy and Daddy. He clearly pointed to some mystery spot on the paper and showed me where we were but I've forgotten. Can you see us? When you do find us please let me know.


Friday, August 04, 2006

Morning Events

The picture above is my son's "get to everything that I should not" device. I have recovered, I think from this morning's scare. Although I am still feeling guilty and a bit shaken, like I should have done something to prevent this. Thankfully nothing bad happened so from this I will learn.

My son has been getting up for the past 2 weeks or less at about 6 am crying. He's not ready to get up though as he usually gets up anywhere between 9:30 and 10:30 am. He's been wanting to come in our bed. I am trying really hard not to encourage this because I don't want to deal with the problem later on when he won't stop. But it is hard sometimes when I'm tired and easier to simply let him sleep with me. So that's what I did this morning but when I got up he was gone.

I jumped out the bed in a panic because I know how mischievous he can be. I called his name and he was in the living room just about to turn the TV on with the remotes that I can't even use properly. On the living room floor was a pair of scissors and a kinfe which he got from the chopping block that is hidden far behind the toaster on the kitchen counter. Obviously not hidden well enough. There's a box of open Ritz crackers on the floor with one pack of the crackers missing, crumbs present. His "ladder" was in the kitchen pushed up against the cupboard.

There was an empty beer can and an empty Ginger Ale can on the living room floor with most of the Ginger Ale spilled on the carpet. I looked him over to make sure he had no accidents with the steak knife and scissors and thankfully he was fine.

Now I have these on all the doors to the rooms that he should not enter and they've been working well so far. I didn't think to put one on the inside of the door to our room for mornings when he sleeps with me. There's one there now. They've been effective so far and he has only broken one open once, the one on the inside of his door.

I've been watching him closely to see if his behavior is any different. I wonder how much beer he drank?

Walmart Drama









I don't have a picture from tonight's Walmart episode so this will have to do!

Tonight, my son and I went to Walmart to look for a Nutcracker and some Matchbox Cars if he was good.

After picking up a whole lot of other crap that I did not go for I got in the "10 items or less line" with way more things. Just let them tell me something. I dare them. I was in that mood tonight. Feeling brave and ready for confusion!


So Christopher is flirting with the lady behind me when we were all shaken by some loud screaming. Everyone stopped what they were doing and kind of looked at each other then at the lady who was causing the commotion. Poor Christopher handed me the 3 sets of cars he was holding on to and grabbed on to my leg. We couldn't understand what she was saying because she was screaming so loudly. After some time we discovered that she had lost her 2 kids in the store. She was screaming out their names. I felt bad for her because my son ran off once in the grocery store and I couldn't breathe I was in such a panic. What was even more strange was that the Walmart clerks weren't helping.

Someone from the back of the line shouted she's looking for her kids. Now I was being rung up and once I was finished I was going to help her and ask her what the kids had on since Walmart wasn't helping.
She's yelling to one of the cashier, "don't you guys have a phone or something?" What she meant was an intercom but I knew what she was talking about. The cashier was looking at this lady like she was crazy! She then told the lady she needed to look for a manager. WHAT???!! That's when the lady started crying and screaming some more, "why aren't you guys doing anything? I can't find them" Some of the people waiting in line was helping her and then I heard it over the intercom.

It said, "Blank and Blank, please come to the front of the store". I was waiting for someone to get on the intercom and say, we're looking for 2 kids. One in a blue shirt the other in a red. Their mom can't find them and she's at the front of the store. But nothing like that. It was a real shame. Then I saw one of the kids running down the aisle like nothing. Her mom screamed at her to come here and was yelling out the other one's name. These kids were running around the store. They weren't lost, they ran off playing. That poor lady. I was saying to myself man are they going to get it when they get home.

It was quite the scene folks. She scared the heck out of most of us when she had first started yelling. I'm just gald all turned out okay.
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