I am super bored today. Jill left for a week in Panama. Lucky girl. I would give my pinky toe to have a weeks paid vacation on the beach. She took LB and Baby girl home today. Josh is home from the road for a bit. We all have missed him. I took the kids over to Mimi's to see him. Boog has been on a hyper binge. He kept smacking Mimi and saying, "Mimi, you got knocked out." It's really hard to not laugh at him when he is acting up. Both babies' took a nap so I went to Wally World to buy up a few groceries. Tim got to leave training early and pulled up 5 minutes after I did in the driveway. ; ) I am going to refill Boog's pool so we can "swim" tomorrow. The weather is supposed to be amazing.
I missed out on Random Tuesday....so I am doing Random Thursday today...
Yesterday I went to Cullman and saw Cassie and her family. We were going to go swimming but her pool was a little green. LOL. (from the rain) We had a really good day. Afterwards, we all met Tim at a Chinese place and ate dinner.
After Cullman, Jill, the babies' and myself, went to Montevallo to pick up Baby Girl and LB. We were stuck on I-59 forever because of the AWFUL wreck that I mentioned yesterday.
After a busy week, I decided that I wasn't going anywhere today. I have sat in my PJ's all day long and it has been wonderful!!!
I have really enjoyed spending time with Baby Girl and LB. They haven't spent the night with me in a little over a year and I missed them a lot. Teenagers these days keep you very entertained.
We have had a ROUGH month with all of the tornado's and storms coming through Alabama and the winds are horrible today. The power has been out over an hour or two. A friend of mine had damage to her home and her dog pen. Her yard was full of broken trees and limbs. ; (
Tomorrow is Friday which means I get the weekend with my Hubby!!!
I cleaned Boog's room and it took me over an hour. Messy little booger.
Charlotte and Cheech hate storms and they are trying to break out of their pen.
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victims as Viola Smith, 41, her daughter Joan Smith, 22; her grandson Jayden Smith, five weeks, and another relative, 3-year-old Darrell Turner III, all of Chattanooga.
Darrell's mother was injured in the crash, as was another family member -- a 15-day-old infant. They are in critical condition.
The family had left Chattanooga Wednesday to attend the graduation ceremony.
"I keep telling everybody it's in God hands," said Joan Willis of Chattanooga, who lost her daughter, granddaughter and two great-grandsons in the deadly crash. "I've got to believe all of my babies are in God's hands."
The accident happened just before 5 p.m. Wednesday when authorities say the car carrying the victims broke down on the interstate.
The car was stopped in a traffic lane when it was struck from behind by the tractor-trailer truck, killing the four and injuring the other two.
The 18-wheeler overturned in a ditch just off the roadway. That driver was hospitalized with unknown injuries.
Trooper Cpl. Steve Smith say another person was also injured in the accident that happened at mile marker 145 near Argo in Jefferson County.
The injured were taken to UAB, Children's Hospital, Brookwood and St. Vincent's East. All northbound lanes were shut down for more than five hours following the deadly crash.
So sad.......If your car ever breaks down on the interstate & you can't get it out of the road, please, please, please, get your family out of the car & a safe distance away from traffic and call 911.
Friday I took my car for an alignment and was told I needed front tires ASAP before they separate. Today I took my car to Bob's Tires in Gadsden. It cost me $162 for two new front tires. Whew!! I had to take the babies' with me and thankfully they both were really really good. I had to wait over an hour. Boog tried gum for the first time and he chewed and chewed while I constantly reminded him not to swallow it and then he swallowed it. No gum for him for awhile. That was the only candy machine in the waiting room and he begged and begged not understanding that he really didn't know what to do with gum. I should have brought more snacks. The first 20 minutes we were there, the Princess and Boog cleaned me out of Cheerios.
Why am I so excited it's Friday??? Because my Hubby comes home today!!!!
I took my car for an alignment and I need two new tires. I have called around to several places and the cheapest seems to be around $170. That really stinks. I have to have them though. One of them separated over a month ago and I was told today that the front two are going down that same path. The bad tires make my steering wheel jerk from side to side. Next Wednesday, I am going to see Cassie and her Hubby, CJ and their baby boy. He is exactly 3 weeks older than my Princess. They play so well together. : )
I do.............you can't help but hear them. LOL. I am about to give the Princess a bath and then it's bed time for the Miller crew. It has been so AWESOME getting these kiddos to bed at a decent hour. Why am I blogging at 9:30? I am bored, there isn't anything on TV worth watching and I miss my Hubby so very much. Is it Friday evening yet??? I fixed Chicken Alfredo for dinner and I had to force Boog to take one bite. He hated it. ; ( Why won't he eat??? The Princess eats anything and everything (including the carpet)!!!! Boog is so picky. Sometimes I have a hard time sleeping thinking he may be hungry because he didn't eat that good for me throughout the day. He loves fruit and a few veggies but isn't keen on main entrees. Any advice in this area from an experienced Mom of a picky eater would be greatly appreciated.
I am 14 weeks pregnant and my little bean is the size of a lemon. I have a doctor's appointment today and I should be scheduled next month for the sonogram to find out the sex of the baby. I am excited. I took an IntelliGender test to find out the sex, about a month ago.
You can buy this test at Walgreen's for $30. The one I took said I was having a boy.
Stay tuned to see how accurate this test is.
Boy or Girl???
We have a 3 bedroom home. So two of the kids are going to have to share a room. If I am having a boy, he will bunk with Boog and if it's a girl, she'll room with The Princess. Boog will probably freak out if he has to share his room with someone. The Princess will love it. I hope the IntelliGender test was wrong and that I am pregnant with Princess #2.
Boog piled all this stuff in his doorway so the Princess couldn't enter.
No girls allowed! LOL.
My doctor's appointment is @ 2 today and Mrs. Miller is going to watch the babies'. I hope they behave for her. She kept them a couple of hours last Saturday so Tim and I could go grab dinner before he left for his training and she looked exhausted when we returned. I am glad Mimi is right next door in case she needs a helping hand.
Last night The Princess choked on a tiny fruit bite and threw up all over my bed right when we were going to bed so I ended up staying up until after 1 a.m., washing and drying all my sheets and blankets. Ugh.
Boog is running through the house saying, "Time for lift off! OK!!!! CHOO-CHOO!!!" while flying his choo-choo train through the air. LOL.
My house is clean and it feels nice. I have a hard time just sitting on my butt while my house is dirty. Dang OCD.
Brandy aka Beans, my dachshund, LOVES being outside and it was so cold and cloudy and drizzly yesterday that she went outside, did her business and barked at the front door to be let in. Today she is getting her tan on, lying on the walkway.
I made biscuits for Boog this morning and I always make them like my grandmother. After they are done and warm, add a little butter and sugar. He loves it.
I miss my husband.
A friend of mine is going to come and stay with me for a little while. I am excited.
I added water to my turtle's tank this morning and I cleaned the glass. He looks really happy. We got him in June of 2008 and named him Franklin. He was the size of a quarter and now he is the size of a salad plate.
I just had to stop to change a stinky diaper.....ew. ; )
My sister lives further away than I would like her to.
I love sushi and wish I knew someone that would go eat it with me.
I pray a lot.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE reality TV and Sunday night was the finale of Survivor and it was awesome but I am sad that it is off now. ; (
Right now I am thinking about what I need to do and I think I am about to go feed the dogs and take a shower. I have a red dachshund inside (Brandy aka "Beans") and two cats (Cali & Sassy). I have three pups outside...a mix breed that my husband had before we got together (Charlotte), a chihuahua that my brother bought to be his trucker companion (Cheech), he gets car sick ;( & a black & tan dachshund, (Aidan aka "Boogey"). Boogey is my special man. Then as you already know, I have Franklin the turtle. I love my pets.
Brandy aka Beans is 10 years old.
Cali and Sassy are 1 year old.
Charlotte is 6 years old.
Cheech is 4 years old.
Boogey is 3 years old.
Frankie is 3 years old.
Boog is playing with his Sissy but sometimes he is just too rough. He is still playing with the Choo-choo and The Princess is playing with a robot. She is rolling it on the kitchen floor like a car. Too cute!!
Saturday, the kids and myself, attended a great birthday party. My cousin's son turned 7 years old. She rented a giant blow up jumper. Boog loved it. He played his little heart out. He loves his cousin so much. It is so funny how my 2 year old LOVES older kids. He copies everything they do. I am constantly reminding the older children to set a good example.
The Birthday Boy!!
This is the outfit that we bought him. Old Navy has the cutest clothes.
I love my cousin, Marsha! I really enjoy spending time with her and the family. She is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet. I think she liked the clothes a lot more than the birthday boy did. He looked in the bag wondering where the toy might be. : )
On Friday, my husband decided to take an opportunity to make more money in a different career. Tim and his brother, Chris, decided to attend truck driving school. They signed up as a team and were accepted to the truck driving academy in North Alabama. He left at 1 p.m. today. School starts tomorrow. I am proud of him for wanting to support our family even though the time away from him is going to be so difficult. He will be gone for the next 3 weeks (possibly home on the weekends) while attending the school. Then he will be leaving for GA and will be gone approximately 6 weeks before he gets to come home again. At that point, he should receive his CDL and Chris and Tim will be team driving for the next year. (On the road for 3 weeks, home for 3 days.) Pray for me, guys. I am the type of person that wants to be around people all of the time. I DON'T comprehend the word loner!! LOL. This experience is going to be particularly difficult for me. My sister recently went through her husband being deployed for a year and he is gone frequently due to his job with the National Guard. She did great. She is a LONER. I, however, am the complete opposite. I loathe being alone. You might be thinking.....doesn't she have 2 children? Yes, I do but after days alone with baby talk, Dora and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (with no adult conversation) I might as well be put in a padded room. LOL. I love my babies' and they do keep me company but not the same as having my Hubby home each night.
Today my cousins son turns 7 years old. I never buy children toys for their birthday. I always buy them one really nice outfit. I went shopping on Wednesday and found him a nice dress shirt and a cute, manly (LOL) pair of blue jean shorts @ Old Navy. He may or may not love it but his Mom will. It is so nice to get clothes for your children because they grow so fast and clothes are expensive, especially if you have more than one child.
I would love to participate in Wordless Wednesday's, etc. but I have no idea what to do or how to "link up", as my sister says to me. I need a handbook, on "How to Navigate Blogger". I never feel this lost. LOL. By the way, please forgive my lack of commas in future blogs.
In other news......It seems just as I plan my life for the next few years....I am a planner, organizer, OCD, over analyzer (now to finish my sentence).....things change! Why can't things go as I want them to for once?
Update on the babies'...The Boog talks from the time he gets up, until he falls asleep at night. I am seriously thinking of investing in some duck tape. ; ) Some of the things he says are so funny. For example: Yesterday he came through the living room talking on his play cell phone and I asked him to take his toys to his room, he says to me, "No Mommy! Shhh! I am talking to my Mimi." He used to talk about his Aunt Bit-Bit a lot until she had to move over an hour away. Due to these ridiculous gas prices we don't get to see her much. He focuses most of his attention on his Mimi now. She lives right next door. Whenever we leave to go somewhere, he always asks me if we are going to see Mimi. I love my little man so very much. The bond I share with this baby is the best thing in the world. The Princess is a cutie pie, a diva and a CARPET EATER!!!! My husband just recently laid new flooring in our living room and hallway and she goes to the edges of the doorways where there is carpet in the adjacent room and picks out pieces to chew on. It is so gross. She also likes a variety of plastic and fuzz. Ew. I have no idea how to make her stop. I am constantly sweeping, mopping and vacuuming trying to keep the floors super clean. The Boog was a paci ADDICT so I didn't have this problem with him.