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Monday, February 28, 2011

Ah, not again!

Moms, doctors, and everyone in-between! I need some advice!
It appears that since I first got sick around Christmas, I have been unable to recoup my immune system enough to fight off further troubles. So now that I've been sick again for four straight days, I am completely ready to bash my head into a wall and call it quits.

So, do any of you have any recommendations for a worn-out, sickly, preggo chick? I'd really like to feel better again, and I can't take any vitamins stronger than Flintstone chewables.

Who's got the magic wand around here??

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Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm back??

Wow, it's been awhile! Have you missed me? I sure miss all of you! We have been so super busy around here, with moving, lots of family visiting, and my computer acting out in severe hatred towards me.

We started moving into our new apartment last Tuesday, and we still aren't done yet. I wish I could snap my fingers and it would finish itself. Wouldn't that be lovely?

On Sunday a bunch of family gathered at Great Aunt Betty Jean's for a get-together and it was so much fun! I saw a lot of family that I haven't seen in probably 10+ years.

Baby cousins

The kids from left to right:
Afton, Violet, Delaney, and Lily-Mae.  Violet belongs to my cousin Tara and Lily-Mae to my cousin Amy.  Lily-Mae is six weeks older than Delaney and Delaney is two weeks older than Violet.

Does it sound like I'm about to give you a word-math problem?  Ha!

Cousin Tara made the matching shirts for the girls, and I LOVE them!  I have many more photos, but they are still on my camera, as my computer constantly overheats and shuts down when I try to open and edit them.  Stupid computer.  Never buying an hp again.  Never!

I did get a new love though.
So Excited.
me with my new camera

A Nikon D3000!  This thing is like a whole new world of cool for me.  I don't even know where to begin to learn on this thing; there are so many options and buttons and and and stuff.  It's going to be a blast.

Here is one of the first photos I took on my new baby:
Delaney on my bed

Delaney always makes a great subject.  She was actually playing with a plastic spoon on my bed.

If the weather ever decides to cooperate with me again, I will be taking ten tons of photos of the kids playing outside.  But for now I will just resign myself to slowly continue moving crap from one apartment to the other and loading logs in the fireplace to keep us warm over the stormy weekend.

I hope you all have been doing well, and I will catch up on your blogs super soon!

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Oh no, a Vlog!

Ignore the fact that I am barely put together, pretty please with sugar on top.
Also, what is up with the totally creepy vain at the top of my forehead?

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

▪ What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
▪ What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
▪ What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
▪ What do you call gym shoes?
▪ What do you say to address a group of people?
▪ What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
▪ What do you call your grandparents?
▪ What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
▪ What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
▪ What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

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A Love Letter

My kitties were months ago saved from the peril of living in a wienie shack by my hubs and I.  Since then they have only known us as Mommy and Daddy, but when I'm playing around on the computer and checking up on the blog-o-sphere, I often find myself covered in kitty!

Why, might you ask?

Because they just loooooove to see Ashley's baby Kitty Paw!  And since Kitty Paw is looking for some Valentine love, Spaz and Fizzle just had to make a card for her.

Love Letter to Kitty Paw

Oh Kitty Paw, won't you be their Mommy Valentine?

See more love letters to Kitty Paw!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Let's talk about sex, baby...

And by sex I mean poop.  And by poop I do not mean scat fetishes during intercourse!
Just so we're clear, ya know.

Kids are gross, pooping machines.  I was never really bothered by the prospect of changing diapers when I discovered I was pregnant with Afton, because I knew it was something that just could not be avoided.  Rudy, however, gagged and threw up many upon many times, because he is more of a girl than...a girl?  I'd say myself, but for those who know me, know that I am not very girly.  So I make a bad example.

This past week I've dealt with an influx of violent, sick vomit, choking on food vomit, diarrhea, diarrhea and more diarrhea.  I think my stomach has turned into a steel box of non-effectedness from all the disgusting stuff that's been coming out of my kids.  Oh yeah, and then there was the whole Delaney decides to eat a poop diaper thing.  Freaking gross.

So last night Delaney wakes up and starts crying at about 545am.  I get up, prepare a bottle and the moment I open the door to the girls room I am assaulted, literally, by the most foul smell ever.  I figure immediately that Delaney had blown out another diarrhea diaper so I collect my diaper-changing gear and set out to remedy the problem.  Within about five seconds I realize the problem isn't Delaney.

Did a cat shit in here?  I start looking around, wondering if I accidentally trapped Fizzle or Spaz in the room, but no cats are visible.  Or cat poop.  So now what?

Then I see Afton, thumb in her mouth, staring at me.  She says Hi Mommy!  And then proceeds to smack the blanket and say Ah Poopy?  Ah Poopy?  Yes, Afton I would agree with that assessment, it sure does smell like poopy.  So I walk over to her and remove the blanket...

And I pretty much instantly died.  Seriously, it was as though she had opened the front of her diaper, vomitted in it, and then closed it, then smashed it with a fist.  There was poop all over the sheets and the comforter and all over Afton.  And it was the consistency and color of chunky vomit.  It.Was.HORRIBLE.  I had to toss Afton in the bathtub and strip off the diaper and pour bucket after bucket of water over her to wash it all off.  And then I had to go scrape the bed off myself, because I knew Rudy would never survive seeing that disaster (I am so loving to spare him, don't you think?).  I did, however, make him come strip all the bedding afterwards and put on a new sheet and comforter.

These kids need to stop with the pooping already!  Not even I have this much trouble with pooping, and I'm a champion of GI disorders.  Jeez.  I think the smell has burned itself permanently into my nasal cavities.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Finally something new

Where oh where do I begin?  I've been sick for what feels like forever now.  It started out as a bad cold, and as soon as it seemed like it was going to go away, Afton and I managed to eat some apparently tainted candy and became very violently ill.  Afton managed to get over it almost instantly once she was done throwing up, whereas I threw up (among other things) for over 12 straight hours.  After that I could barely even drink water, and eating was completely out of the question.  Three days later and I'm still having trouble eating and even had to get into my old bottle of zofran to help curb the nausea that doesn't want to let go quite yet.  Ugh.

In the meantime, we are working with our complex to secure one of the three bedroom casitas that they are having trouble renting out.  It looks like we may be able to get it for $125 dollars less per month than they are currently asking, so keep those fingers crossed for us, because we sure could use the extra space and our own washer and dryer!

This morning I woke up and went to check on the girls only to discover that Delaney had gotten her hands on a dirty diaper that I must have forgotten to throw away, and had opened it up in the crib and chewed on the dirty wipes.  And I'm not talking about a pee diaper here.  I am still amazed that I didn't instantly lose the nothing that was in my stomach I was so completely, 100% horrified!  What is she, a dog?  Grossgrossgrossgrossgross.

We went to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon the other week with family that had come to town.  It was a great time, and I got to drag my preggo ass all over rocks like my body was made for that crap.  Ha ha ha.

Rudy and Afton by Oak Creek

Me and Afton by Oak Creek

Rudy and Afton sitting on the rocks

Jerrod and Crystal by the creek

Afton and I on the rock stairs

Delaney hung out with Grandpa in the stroller back on the trail, but we hope to come back another day and get some good family photos, because the area is just freaking gorgeous!

And for good measure, here are the girls in the tub after the diaper incident this morning:

Dirty girls in the tub

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sorry I've been absent everybody!  It's been crazy around here.  My cousin came to visit with his fiance, and I hadn't seen him since 2005!  I have some pictures, but I haven't had time to get them off my camera.  I've also been getting sick, again, yay, and since we came to the decision to stick it out here in ghetto-land, we've been putting the grind into cleaning the apartment up in a spotless fashion.

Oh yeah, and then today I woke up to my bathroom hanging out in a lake of cold water.  Gross.  Turns out it's coming from the pipes behind the wall that lead to the toilet.  Great, now my bathroom is going to be torn to hell!  If it's not one thing, it's another.


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