Friday, December 30, 2005

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Stay safe and have a great time! Balloon

And here's to plenty of more Katie stories for the new year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Phases of a Carousel

The mall that we frequent has a carousel in it. Katie loves this thing. Tonight we were at the mall and JC took her on it. I pulled the stroller up to the fence to watch them expecting to see the usual, her on a horse of her choosing and him next to her. Wrong.

There is only one other child on the carousel tonight. A young boy, probably 5 or 6. (An older boy.) She has ended up in the spinning car with him. I'm not sure who got in first, but there they are. The first time it goes around I hear her yelling for JC to spin them. When she comes by I see the look of sheer delight in her face as the car spins around. She and the boy seem to be getting along well. Except for one thing. As they come around again I hear the boy say "slower". She's apparently worn him out.

The next time the carousel comes around my daughter is laying on her seat half heartedly trying to spin them herself. She has given up on getting this boy to spin faster. Although I heard her trying to convince JC to spin them against the boy's wishes.

She's four and already too much of a handful for the guys. Wonderful. Check please.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas fun

I will post a couple pictures later, but I really didn't take too many. Sometimes I get into the "I'd rather experience the moment than try to get it on camera" mood. I didn't even take my camera out of the house this weekend.

Katie had a wonderful Christmas although she was a handful all weekend. She didn't want to go out at all Christmas Eve even though she knew there were presents at Nana & Papa's house. Once it was time to come home, however, she instructed me to call Santa and tell him that she had enough gifts (so she wouldn't have to go home and go to bed).

She also did not want to go out on Christmas Day, but once at her aunt's house did manage to have some fun. Monday night she was off to party again with Daddy - I chose to stay home, some people do have to work this week! When she realized that I was not going with she initially looked sad, but then rebounded with "Okay, that works for me!". Mmm hmm. I love my child, I love my child...

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Conversations with Katie...

Katie: Mommy, I thought we were going to decorate for Christmas.
Me: We did.. (I'm looking around at the mantle, the tree, the top of the entertainment center...)
Katie: Well, not enough.

Failed again. I'm going to have a complex soon. No

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Attention Please

For those of you waiting for the meatball story on My Dad's blog. It's finally there!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Boy am I in trouble

From Drama Queen

To Tomboy


Happy Birthday Make A Wish Birthday Banner Happy Birthday

One of my favorites and co-Queen on my other blog When I'm Queen , Libby, is having a birthday today!! Lots of hugs! And send some of that dessert my way!


Happy Birthday Chompy HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY BECKY!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Oh and by the way

Did I mention that Katie told me that she didn't get enough sleep the other night because Tigger (our cat) kept waking her up to take her to the bathroom? Since Tigger was sleeping under my bed all night, I'm pretty sure that she's being framed, but I'm not sure why?

Off to a Rough Start

Okay, so puppy, sorry Sherlock (Katie's decision), is not quite as popular as we had hoped. Don't get me wrong, he's adorable and very cuddly - when he's not biting. I know that this is just a puppy thing and he has to be trained not to do this, but it is definitely annoying. And something that Katie was not counting on. Within the same 5 minute interval she will tell me that she doesn't like him too much and then loudly protect him from someone who mentions taking him home with them because they think he's cute. So they have a love/hate relationship going on right now.

My kitchen floor has a hate/hate relationship going on with him right now, but hopefully that will be remedied soon. Here's a tip, buy stock in Febreeze and Lysol.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Our little hunter

Look who caught his first goose! Wakka Wakka Okay, it's stuffed but you have to start somewhere.
And why didn't anyone tell me how exhausting a puppy was going to be? Ugh.

Friday, December 09, 2005

My Dad

My Dad is making his way into the blogging community. Please go say Hi at Life of Reilly.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Ta Da!

Can we all say "AAAwwwww" together? And can you see? She just didn't like him at all. NOT!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


No one tell Katie, but this little guy is going to become part of the family on Thursday. She's going to lose her mind. As will my cats. Should be fun!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Finally back... if anyone is still out there...

Okay, back from Disneyland and Seaworld. Yes, I know, I have been back but I've also been incredibly swamped with ... stuff. So swamped I'm thinking of discontinuing my second blog. I just don't have time for two and I enjoy this one much more. I can always share my political opinions on Libby's site. I'm just thinking about it right now. But anyhoo...

Katie had a GREAT time at Disneyland and Seaworld. I think she was actually a little more excited about Seaworld. She has decided that she is going to move to California and work with dolphins. Doesn't everyone want to do that when they're young?

Of course, I have pictures. More than I care to admit. Here are a few.

Katie with her best bud.
Katie being squished by Goofy.
Woody just walked off with Katie, she didn't even think twice about it. Of course we had to follow them around.
Katie's first time on a spinning ride. When she caught her breath she'd yell faster faster!
Katie and JC with his favorite character.