Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast

After two delicious meals, I guess I can wait a month to have another holiday feast. Thursday we went to my Aunt's house. My cousin has a little girl who is just about 5 months older thank our girls. They were all best friends and played really well together. Cameryn got to conquer her fears of the steps since that is where they spent most of the time playing. Of course, either Jeff or I were there right by..just in case. Each time she took a step down, she would repeat "step". Cute.

Tonight we went to Jeff's mom's house where they got to play with their cousin Isabel. They had a great time and Cameryn really enjoyed some Tofurky. It is vegetarian turkey as my brother in law and his family are vegetarians. I had a bite and it was not bad.

On another note, the insurance company of the person who hit me finally got back to us taking responsibility for the accident. I went to pick the police report up on Wednesday and had been wondering why it was taking so long for them to get the ball rolling. It turns out the guy who hit me lied to the police officer saying that I hit him! Well, the police officer must have seen through his lies and faulted him. Whew, what a relief!

We got the new car seats the other day and the girls enjoyed playing in the box. I am impressed with Britax! They made the necessary changes in the newest Boulevard model called the Boulevard CS. The belt has an audible click when it is tight enough, eliminating the possibility of it being too loose. Also, you can actually hear the buckle click (the 2007 model did not) And allows for more crotch room, so it can grow with them. Of course we got the pretty pink Lauren print since they will have this until they are age 6 or 65 pounds.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Video of Maddison in my high heals

Friday, November 21, 2008

This little girl is obsessed with shoes!

Maddison is obsessed with shoes. I guess she's your typical girly girl! She was walking around in my pumps this morning. It was so cute. Take a look at the video. Also, I am so proud of myself. I found this dress on clearance for $4.98 and I bought a necklace for 11.99. I had the belt and the shoes. So I got this cute outfit for less than $17.00. I was quite impressed with myself.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

When it rains it pours, and it must come in 3's

Yesterday, I think we had about the worst day in a long time!

FIRST-To start out the day...while I was washing my hands and brushing my teeth, Maddison and Cameryn UNLOCKED the safety gate to the stairs. For those of you who have not been in our house, the door is at the bottom and it has more of an open top. I heard a tumble and first thought they were throwing things down the steps (which is an EVERYDAY occurrence). It didn't feel quite right so I started to run and then heard Cameryn crying and I was thinking OH GOD NO NOT THE STEPS! She had just made it to the bottom. She tumbled down 12 wooden steps to a concrete floor. She was crying which was good. We went to the doctors to make sure everything was okay, and praise God it was! Needless to say we will be getting a new gate.

NEXT- We were on our way home from the Chiropractor getting ready to get on the highway and some idiot didn't see us already in the lane and pulled out of the Mid Rivers Mall exit and gunned it straight over to where I was. It hit on Maddison's side. So I hurried to get out of the van to make sure she was okay, meanwhile yelling at the guy. Thank GOD everyone was fine! Thank goodness for our Britax car seats!I called the police and they took our stories. There is quite a bit of damage to my car. I can't open the front passenger door, lots of good size dents, and scratches. The tire is pretty damaged and so I will not be able to drive it safely with the girls and will need to get new car seats.

FINALLY- During dinner Maddison got spaghetti sauce on her shirt so I took the tray off, unbuckled her to get the shirt off (onesie). Then put the tray back on, but didn't buckle her back in. I am sure you all know where this is going. After dinner, I went to dump the excess food into the trash and while I was at the trashcan, she leaned forward and fell out of her highchair face first. OUCH! She cried but she was okay. So after that Jeff said, "Maybe we should all go to bed before anything else happens."
Here is a picture of Cameryn last week. It was morning time and Maddison was awake but Cameryn was fast asleep with her beloved baby and her stuffed animals surrounding her. She looked so peaceful.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Hi all, I am writing one handed here, waiting for the results of my hand x-ray. I was chasing the girls and ran into Maddison's crib in a funky way. Anyway, here are some pics. First one is the girls actually laying on cousin Trey's Christmas gift...a giant super soft puppy. My mistake of bringing it in while they were awake.Whoops! Next one is Maddison some how climbed into the hamper, and so followed Cameryn. Then Jeff reading to his girls. A couple days ago my God-Mother passed away from lung disease. She was my mom's best friend and so we were pretty close too:( Word to the wise....DON'T SMOKE! Today is Jeff's brother...Jason's Birthday and also my friend Tammy's birthday. So Happy Birthday!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Goodnight Mom

This was in Parenting magazine, and I thought it was so funny!

Goodnight MOM
(with apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)

In the messy green family room
There was a telemarketer ringing the telephone
And a crying toddler because his brother
just popped his red balloon
And a picture of-

The cow jumping over the moon
(which someone colored on
with permanent marker)
And there was a missing teddy bear, and a girl with
gum in her hair

And one to be scolded
And laundry to be folded
And a very hungy spouse
And something stinky in the house
(that no one else seemed to smell)

And a comb and a brush and a colicky
baby who just won't shush
And a frazzled mommy screaming #*%#@

Goodnight messy room
Goodnight scribbled-on moon
Goodnight cow getting how while she can
Goodnight telemarketers and the
popped balloon

Goodnight long-gone teddy bear
Goodnight cereal bar smeared all
over the dining room chair

Goodnight spitup
And goodnight leaky sippy cup
Goodnight much-too-little house and
goodnight grumpy spouse
Goodnight comb and goodnight brush
And goodnight to certain 4-year-old
who just needs to hush right now I mean it

Goodnight Elmo
Goodnight toys we'll pick up tomorrow,
or the next day
Hello Chardonny and TiVo-
"me" time finally
-Sarah Jio

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Change has come!

Barack Obama 2008!!! YAY!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This went on for 45 minutes...laughing, giggling, wrestling, paci buds and partners in crime!

Excercise your civic duty and American right!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Record High of Trick Or Treaters!

This year was our first year to take the girls out trick or treating. With the super warm temperature we had a record all time high of trick or treaters too! Jeff's mom came over and she had a giant basket full of candy and we had 4-5 bags of candy as well. ALL GONE in less than 2 HOURS! The girls had fun but next year they will definately get it. They thought that they were supposed to go in to the people's houses. Of course, they didn't get to eat any candy but a few lady's on the street were giving out animal cookies for the little ones, so they got to eat some of those. Jeff did an AWESOME job carving the pumpkins.