Friday, May 30, 2008

Today is the big day!

Hubby's sister is getting married today! The wedding is at 5:30, but this place has been chaotic since about 9 this morning. Two of the siblings are staying at another one's house this week, and between the three families, there are 8 kids, so it is a madhouse! Right now, I have bright pink fingernails and toenails, to go with the dresses the bridesmaids are wearing. I am not a bridesmaid, but the dress I bought is almost the same color as their's... not that I will ever wear a bright pink dress ever again. Really. Apparent;y the wedding colors are Raspberry and Champagne. Kind of makes me think of Steel Magnolias, with her Blush and Bashful shades of pink. In this case, I would say the raspberry is more of a fuchsia, no raspberry. Oh well. People probably thought my red was too much also... :) I'll have to post pics of the dresses later.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Very First Meme

Hi there! I've been tagged for my first Meme! Anne from HERE tagged me! Yay! So here it is:

10 weird, random facts, habits or goals about me:

1. I have slight OCD when it comes to socks. I can't stand them, and when I do wear them, the elastic in my socks has to be exactly the same, and hit at the same height on my leg.
2. The light switch at the top of our stairs has to be in the down position or I cannot sleep.
3. I lived in England my sophomore-junior year in High School.
4. I have an insane fear of my teeth falling out, breaking or anything happening to them in any way.
5. I have a bachelors in Architecture, and have recently started back to school to work on a second bachelors and/or Master in civil engineering. My goal is to finish my degree before the kids start college. :)
6. My pinky toenails grow straight up, not out.
7. I like salt on my watermelon.
8. I can't stand the sound of static. At all.
9. I love to read, and I am not very picky about what I read. In my life there have only been two books I could not finish.
10. I hate to drive. The day I got my drivers license, I told my parents, "There, now I never have to drive again." And I didn't for almost two years.

Okay, there it is, my meme. I'm going to tag some of you NaComLeavMo folks! If you decide to do it, let me know!

**forgot to link to Anne's blog. That's what I get for blogging late late at night.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Well, so far, not off to a great start with NaComLeavMo. I tried to make up for lost time yesterday, since we just got back from a weekend without internet access. So today I have to leave LOTS of comments, to correct the deficit. Plus, I am going to be gone, AGAIN, this weekend. So I have to build up a store of comments to make up for the time I'll be away. Hmm. Oh well.

This is a very short work week, I had yesterday off for the holiday, and we are leaving straight after work tomorrow to go to Omaha for my Sister-In-Law's wedding. So basically, I get to go home tonight, unpack my suitcase, and repack it with new things. Since we just got home from a six day trip last night, I don't really want to spend my evening packing. I would just like to relax a little.
In the biting world, Little Man has not bitten anyone in the past few weeks. So yay! Thanks for all the support ladies! His ear infection is also cleared up, and he has been sleeping through the night for almost two weeks, with just a few nights of waking. (Like last night, but I don't blame him, he spent the whole day in the car!) Yay to sleep!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Little Man has been biting people. Kids, teachers, mama. You know, people.

The first person he bit was one of his daycare friends, and she is actually the daughter of a couple of our friends. Good choice kiddo. At least her parents were understanding! The daycare send home an "incident report" (gotta love the Army) when accidents, fights, whatever, occur, so there is a written record in case something develops from it. They don't tell you WHO your kid bites, or who bites your kid, just that the incident happened. We only figures it out because their's said "Was playing by the cribs and another child bit her on the hand," and ours said "Was playing by the crib and bit another child on the hand."

So if anyone has any ideas on getting him to stop biting, please, let me know!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Water Pictures

As promised, here are a few pictures of the flood.

This first one is looking east towards the government bridge, which is how hubby and I get to work in the morning. He works in the building with the tower in the upper right part, just on the other side of the bridge.These two pictures are looking West, there is a park between the left side of the picture and where the river is SUPPOSED to be. The small double fence area in the top picture is the same as the double fence area in the second picture.

This is another picture towards the east, the trees and fence to the right are at the edge of the river bank.
This is the bridge to nowhere. It really goes from second street, across river drive to the Casino. The parking lot is now filled with water, leaving just a little bit of the river end dry.

Poo and Peas

So the Little Man has been just a wee bit constipated lately, so we took him to the Dr to see what she suggested. I mean, we have changed his diet (less dairy, more water, fruits, bran flakes andother types of fiber). He really likes beans, baked beans, refried beans, whatever. He eats them up. The Dr. suggested trying MiraLax, so we are. Hopefully it helps and we can slowly wean him off of it. Poor baby. He also has an ear infection, so hopefully we can get that cleared up and we can get back to sleep at night. Mom is tired.

So one food that is supposed to help with constipation is peas. Well, Little Man has never been a big fan of peas. Until this week that is. We gave him a few, knowing he wouldn't eat them, but low and behold, he ate all of the peas we cooked (only like 10 of them, and they were covered in cheese, but still!) This is the kid who would separate the peas from other food in his mouth and spit just the peas out. So we though, that was a fluke, so the next night we made him more peas, plain this time. He ate almost all of them. Almost a half of a cup of peas. That is a lot of peas. So yay, he likes peas, now we just need to get him eating green beans and broccoli. Especially since we cook those more often than peas.