Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween 2005 - 2nd Halloween Post!

Someone didn't want her picture taken, even Bullseye looked upset.
There we go. That will be the last that anyone sees of the hat.

JC with Katie and his nieces. The bubble bath, the dead rock star (yes, I said dead) and well, the 13 year old.

The cowgirl requested "a break". I think trying to control four legs was wearing her out.

Other than the rain that came down on us almost the entire time we were TOTing, things went well. I, I mean, Katie got a load of candy and she likes to share. Gotta love that about her.

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween.

Halloween 2003

While I am preparing on taking Katie out today I thought I would leave everyone with a post on how the last Halloween with Daddy went before we come home with any new stories and/or pictures (don't worry, I will definitely be posting pictures - you know me).

Two years ago Katie was only two and didn't quite get the whole Trick or Treat thing yet. She knew that people were giving her candy, but I don't think she really knew why. She also was a little too small to walk the whole strip of businesses that we were hitting. So Daddy put her on his shoulders - by the way, she was dressed as a ladybug. Picture is below.

Everything was going well until daddy decided to give her a Twizzler. Being two, she wasn't good at ripping Twizzler's apart so she was sucking it instead. By the time I realized that she had one it had run all the way down her arm onto daddy's head and down the side of his face. Can you say "EEEWWWWW?" Someone actually asked him if it was blood because they thought it was part of a costume. Daddy had to go into a bar and wash his head. Yes, that's what he told me, looking back it seems like an excuse to get out of the trick or treatin' and drink, doesn't it? He probably needed one by then.
Everyone have a good Halloween! I'll be posting later I'm sure.
And if you haven't read between the lines.... JC is home!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Yeee Haw!!!

Finally she got up for a picture! What a lazy cowgirl. I'm sure I'll be posting more pics on Monday. She can get into the Bullseye costume and pretend she's riding him. I'll have to get some pics of that. Can you tell it's been chopped up and resewn?

Lots of Stuff Going On

I opened Katie's Halloween costume last night and found out that the size 4 that I ordered was actually a size 7/8. Can you say uh oh? I am not a talented seamstress, but I can baste. Which is what I ended up doing to the sleeves of the shirt. I had to cut 6-7 inches off the pants! She is going as Jesse, the cowgirl from Toy Story II and has Bullseye, Woody's horse, as an addition to her costume. She had to wear her costume to pre-school today so I had emergency sewing to do last night.
I wasn't home when she got dressed up, but I know that pictures were taken so I'll post them later tonight. She wasn't allowed to take Bullseye with her to school, we reserving him for Halloween. Pictures including him will come later. But I think that Bullseye will be around for a while, she loved being able to get into Bullseye and run around the house pretending to be a horse. Which is a break for me since she's usually a T-Rex or bear. T-Rex 2

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Katie's take on football

So my husband is back in the States... Bounce and was able to spend the weekend at home. He is leaving tomorrow morning to "de-mobilize" in another state, but at least he's closer. We're hoping he won't have to stay too long. He's close enough that if he does have to stay for a while, we can probably visit on weekends. (So don't be surprised if I don't do alot of posting on weekends.)
Anyway, he was watching football this weekend with Katie and I (okay, I was in the room I was NOT watching the game - sorry, don't like football). Katie is watching it and then comes out with this: "They caallll it football, but I have no idea why.... They're using their hands." I thought JC was going to choke on his dinner.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Mother/Daughter Bond in a spooky kinda way

The other night Katie and I were having a sleepover. I had a dream that Katie was in her yellow PJs and climbed up into my lap. I was giving her a hug and looked down to see a stain on her pants. I asked her if she wet her pants and she said just a little.
The next morning I woke up and while I was talking to Katie I put my hand on her leg. I said, "Katie, where are the PJ pants you had on last night when we went to bed?" (her yellow PJs) She said she went to the potty and wet on them on accident while I was sleeping.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

2nd Post of the Day - Happy Birthday to a Special Lady

Happy Birthday to Tan Lucy Pez !! One of my favorite bloggers!

Well, so much for the animal lover

There are times when I think that Katie is going to be one of those kids bringing home strays, she already pretends. She's found a baby ______ (fill it in yourself) and they've lost their parents so she has to take care of him/her.
Then there's days like today. We were at the children's zoo by us and she was going to hold a baby chick in her hands. The woman put the chick in Katie's hand and as soon as she felt the claw she jumped and down went the chick! I was horrified it was going to be hurt. Thankfully it wasn't. I held it for her so she could pet it but I had to calm her down first, she was pretty upset. I don't know if she was more upset because it scared her or because she dropped the chick. Hopefully neither will be scarred. Her chick was put back in the pen after we walked away - it needed a rest.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Miscellaneous Katie & Cry for help - 2nd Post of the Day!

Katie in her Spiderman II sweatshirt and pants that Daddy sent from overseas. Couldn't pass up posting these faces. I might need to change the name of the blog to the Many Faces of Katie.

Can you say practicing my teen look? Does this kid look 4?

Is it odd that one's child would consistently pretend that her parents are gone/dead? I'm a little worried.... about my

More Roo

Does this look wrong to anyone else? A cat using a stuffed dog as a tent? Can you see the cat? I was about to go to bed and had to stop and take this picture.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

This is one of our cats, Roo. Tigger would absolutely not subject herself to this humiliation. Roo, on the other hand, well, let's just say he's special. A little on the dim side. By the way, in the first picture, that's a tissue that Katie is holding in her hand. Apparently Roo had a cold that day too.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Conversations with Bug - 2nd Post today!!

I came in late the other night and went in to give Katie a good night kiss. She woke up and we had this conversation which I thought was too cute not to share. Now a warning - I come off looking like chopped liver in this one. :)

Me: Hi Honey, Just wanted to give you a goodnight kiss.
Bug: Well, I want to give you a hug!
After the hug she says:
Bug: I miss my Daddy. It's no fun without him. (Picture pouting and arms crossed.)
Me: You haven't had any fun without him? (chopped liver time)
Bug: No.
Me: I thought we had done some fun stuff since Daddy has been gone.
Bug: We have, and that makes me happy. (Diplomatic beginnings)
Me: But you would have more fun with daddy around, huh?
Bug: Yeah

Okay, we're officially done waiting. Guess it's a good thing that it's almost over. Now does anyone have any idea how I can be more fun? (Picture pouting and arms crossed.)


Just wanted to wish my husband a very Happy Birthday! He's very far away right now, but should be coming home (at least to the States, not exactly home) in a couple of weeks. I know it's harder on him now being away from home than it has been the rest of the deployment because it's so close to ending. Us too.


Love & Kisses

Me & Bug

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Uh Oh... I may be in trouble

For those of you who do not know me personally, I'm half Italian. Which makes this story a little more interesting. Katie has one of those "horse heads on a stick" - don't know what they are actually called. This morning I came back to my room after taking a shower and it was in my bed covered up like it was sleeping. Images of The Godfather racing around my head I just stood there and giggled. It wasn't as threatening since it was pink, but I'm not sure if she was trying to leave me a message or not. I'm watching my back.

Happy Birthday Tiff!

I just thought I'd send a Happy Birthday out to Libby's "little girl" who is turning 22 today! I hope this is a great day for her, she's due for a great day!

Happy Birthday!

A blast from the past

I got this off of sleeping mommy's site .

The Rules:
1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five other people to do the same.

I didn't think that I had 23 posts yet, but apparently I have a bigger mouth than I thought. Here's the fifth sentence - in a five sentence post. Whew!

I was mid-"Awww" when she mentioned the you give me everything logic. This is from my August 28th entry :

"Sunday, August 28, 2005

Houston we have a problem
I was taking Katie to a sleepover last night and remembered that I had forgotton to pack her toothbrush. I mentioned it to her and said, "I'm a bad Mommy". She immediately piped up and said "No, you're not! You're a good mommy. You give me everything I want, you're the Best Mommy!" I was mid-"Awww" when she mentioned the you give me everything logic. Yikes!"

I don't know how to copy the link from the old entry, so I thought I would just copy the whole thing.

I don't think 5 people read my blog and those that do have probably been tagged already. So consider this a just for fun entry.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Happy Birthday Hoss!!!

I felt the need to honor one of my favorite bloggers. He is turning 75 today (and tomorrow - see his blog for explanation) and is quite the entertaining guy! His site is Old Horsetail Snake .

Happy Birthday!!!