Monday, October 29, 2012

Winter's first snow, thanks Sandy.

Well it appears that Sandy has unleashed her wrath and is in full swing. Living where we do it's not common for snow to hit us. And it still hasn't made an appearance. An appearance I am really sad we haven't seen. Back 'home' where my sister and mother in law live they've come in contact with some beautiful snow and I'm sad to say that Binks, the hubs, and I have missed out. I'm so sad that Binks doesn't get the chance to see some snow!!

But I'm afraid it's going to ruin his halloween. His FIRST halloween! I'm so sad about it! I just don't expect the snow to be gone, and him being a small little precious angel he cannot venture out in the snow to look cute and pretend to beg for some candy that he cannot eat.

I just know know if I will survive, he could care less I imagine, but this mom is absolutely devastated. Here's to hoping it warms a little tomorrow!

you mean I have to miss trick or treating?! And I carved this pumpkin for NOTHING!!!! Poor Binky.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The quick demise of the diaper bag, and almost my marriage.

There was recently an accident here on Barnett Drive. In a mad dash for making it to work on time the faithful and ever full batman diaper bag met its almost demise.

After the hubs fought with our crappy car seat for about five minutes and irritably removed himself from the car, he did not remove the bag from the pavement. So after climbing from the backseat to the front, all passengers tucked away neatly in the vehicle, the hubs put faithful Stella in reverse.

Now, before getting in the vehicle Chandler and I had been trying to get a cat to come close so we could pet it. The came about 3 feet from us and ran to the other side of the car. I never saw it again, so naturally when we heard a huge thump and snapping sound I thought the hubs ran over the poor creature. But after stopping we found an even more gruesome scene. The diaper bag had been a victim of an almost hit and run.

Jeez was this mom mad, and for no good reason other than the hubs getting frustrated with the car seat and me becoming frustrated with him. The one of the more exciting sides of marriage. =]

So angry and mortified I got out of the car to inspect the crime scene. It was a disaster, I'm surprised someone didn't call in reinforcements. Everything our kid needed at the babysitters was in that bag. All the formula the kid had, half a pack diapers, wipes, clothes and old faithful batman.  To add insult to injury a bottle of water was also in the bag. So, add a whole bottle of water and large container of formula, a nice little sticky paste was all over everything. It was horrible. Needless to say the hubs was late for work, and only half the container of formula was salvaged.

But after a good washing both batman and the diaper bag survived with out any long term injuries.

Such troopers. =]
you mean to tell me that batman almost kicked the bucket?!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Let's Carve that pumpkin.

Halloween is my favorite time of year. The weather is that perfect combination of cool and warm. The leaves are changing and everything just feels wonderful. This is Binky's first halloween/fall. So we decided to start a family tradition. We went to Fender's Farm. It was a corn maze and petting zoo, and for older kids it had a HUGE play area! It also offered several different family fun activities, but seeing how Binks is only 6 months old we only partook upon the stroller friendly maze and petting zoo. And of course the pumpkin patch!! Binky loved it. He loved the animals and the corn maze and the pumpkin patch. He especially loved the the little train ride that took us from the maze to the petting zoo and then to the pumpkin patch.

I swear this kid just loved it. And then the hubs and I had a huge blast as well. The corn maze it's self was absolutely fun. We only got lost a couple times. We decided that a trip to Fender's Farm would be our yearly tradition with Binks. I know I posted about the trip previously and posted a few pictures. So I'll get on with it.

After picking out the PERFECT pumpkin we finally went ahead and carved the damn thing. It was a blast. Binky absolutely loved it. I was terrified that the kid would instantly put all the guts and seeds in his mouth. I was actually pleased to note that I was wrong. The kid wanted to kiss the pumpkin. He wanted to shove his little chubby hands in the bowels of the orange ball and feel around. He would then look at his hands and be like "WTF!" This kid loved it. Of course I did most of the gutting and all of the carving. He felt like he was king of the pumpkin. Afterwards we took a picture of  Binks and his finished product and I could tell on that sweet angel face he was proud of his work.

The tradition of carving the pumpkin is going to be wonderful when he is actually old enough to partake on the fun! I hope this kid loves halloween and fall as much as I do. It's going to be amazingly wonderful when he picks out his own pumpkin. =]

 Can I just put it in my mouth?
 What's that in there?
 I'm going to kiss this pumpkin!
 HAHAHAH! Mom your legs are too white.
 I did this shit all by myself.
 Yep, I'm boss like that.
 Let me just get in there.
WTF is this?

Monday, October 22, 2012

The war on sleep.

I know I mentioned Binky not sleeping recently, but jeez. I swear this kid is determined to make me a zombie. And like I said before, only when it's my turn to get up with him does he decide to do this. And he's been fighting naps. I just don't know what to do with him. He's determined to let me know he loves his father more.

Last night not only did he get up an hour after I fell asleep, he woke up again three more times. And each time he only wanted to be held. At one point I considered 911. Because something had to be wrong with my sweet angel. But he finally fell asleep, right at the point I was on the verge of tears. Each wake up exhausts me more than the one before.

I just don't know when he'll decide to sleep thru the night again. Eventually I guess.

[Flash back picture] Remember those nights I would sleep through the night?! Yeah well I don't. And I'm only going to let you dream of them. =]

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Until I became a mom I had no idea halloween was so expensive. Not only do you have to buy a costume, there's a bag or bucket to catch the treats in. I'm just lucky that I have a 6 month old instead of a 3-5 year old. Because then you'd have to buy a bigger, more expensive costume, and candy! Because if they don't get enough trick or treating you have to treat them yourself. I'm also lucky I don't have multiple kids, let me tell ya. I have a niece and nephew from my sister, and two nieces and a nephew from my sister in law. Me being the great auntie I strive to be decided to help my sister and purchase my nephew a costume as well. Jeezz let's just say that I give kudos to those two for having multiple children. And my in law has two big kids!

I was getting Binks (my nick name for Chandler) his costume today, and after getting his I ran to another store in the mall and they had a sale on jeans. And it's rare for me to find jeans that fit me at that price! But being responsible I had to not purchase them and wait til later. I told the cashier that I blame the store for making me feel bad, and that it was a bad idea to run a sale on clothing that close to halloween because mom's like myself that didn't get a costume in an orderly fashion have to make the decision of buying a halloween costume or jeans. Ahh, the joys of motherhood. I think she thought I was kidding, or totally creepy. Oh well, let's just hope they run the sale a little longer.

  Why can't I just go trick or treating like this? I don't need that damn Batman costume, crazy lady.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Bree Van de Camps of the world.

When you aren't a mother you expect it to be easy. You look at all these other parents with crazy kids and think, "my kid will never act like that." and continue onward on your high horse. Then you become a mom, boyyyy are you wrong.

I've been a mother for six short months. I wouldn't take a single second back, but damn have I learned a lot. I had an excellent newborn. He slept a lot during the day and was only up two, maybe three times a night. He was an angel. He began sleeping thru the night at three months! Yes you read correctly, three months! He's absolutely perfect. HA! Til he becomes six months old and decides he's going to catch up on his newborn sleeping!!! Not only is my kid up three-five times a night, he ONLY does it on my nights. He thought he'd be cute and say "ma" first and reach for me first and just love me lots. Then he's like ha! I'm going to be nice to dad since I didn't say da first, I'm going to be a dick and only sleep thru the night on dad's night. -insert big baby grin here-

During the wonderful nights he slept completely and all his newborn nights when my husband and I would take turns waking up with his cuteness (after the breastfeeding of course). I was like, yeah I have no idea what these crazy haired, sleep deprived, delirious mom's are talking about. Being a mom is easy. HA! I'm getting my payback! This sweet angel of mine has decided to become the devil. He's going to be clingy and whiny and sleepless, ONLY when it's mom's turn. The hubs thinks I'm crazy, but I swear Chandler has it out for me. And it's because my body didn't make enough of the sweet milk his newborn self got accustomed to. 

Oh well. Maybe he'll give me a break. Otherwise some Nana's I know will be receiving a gift. The gift of a grandson. =]

   I'm smiling because I know it's your night mommy and I'm going to be up five times tonight
Hey these don't look anything like my piggies! And I'm just going to stick this hand in my mouth in five minutes after they've licked all over them. =]