Monday, March 31, 2008
Just needed to share with everyone
If it can make a difference to someone else, I am glad to have passed it along. Thanks to our good friend Justin - I cyber-stalk his sister's blog and found the site there. :)
Sunday, March 30, 2008
APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO DATE MY DAUGHTER
NAME_______________ DATE OF BIRTH_____________ HEIGHT___________ WEIGHT____________ IQ__________ GPA Grid_____________ INCOME TAX FILE NUMBER ______________ DRIVERS LICENSE ________________
BOY SCOUT RANK AND BADGES_____________
HOME ADDRESS_____________ CITY/STATE___________ POSTODE______ Do you have parents? ___Yes ___No
Number of years they have been married _____________If less than your age, Explain___________________
A.Do you own or have access to a van? __Yes __No
B.A truck with oversized tires? __Yes __No
C.A waterbed? __Yes __No
D.A pickup with a mattress in the back? __Yes __NO
E.A tattoo? __Yes __No
F.Do you have an earring, nose ring, pierced tongue, OR pierced cheek? __Yes __No
(IF YOU ANSWERED 'YES' TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, DISCONTINUE APPLICATIONAND LEAVE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY. I SUGGEST RUNNING.)
ESSAY SECTION: In 50 words or less, what does 'LATE' mean to you? _______________________________
In 50 words or less, what does 'DON'T TOUCH MY DAUGHTER' mean to you?_______________________________
In 50 words or less, what does 'ABSTINENCE' mean to you?_______________________________
REFERENCES SECTION: Church you attend ___________________
How often you attend ________________
When would be the best time to interview your:
Father? _____________Mother?_____________Priest or Pastor? _____________
SHORT-ANSWER SECTION: Answer by filling in the blank. Please answer freely, all answers are confidential.
A: If I were shot, the last place I would want shot would be: ___________________
B: If I were beaten, the last bone I would want broken is my:__________________
C: A woman's place is in the \
D: The one thing I hope this application does not ask me about is:____________________ E.What do you want to be IF you grow up? ______________________
F: When I meet a girl, the thing I always notice about her first is:________________________
G: What is the current going rate of a hotel room? __________________________
I SWEAR THAT ALL INFORMATION SUPPLIED ABOVE IS TRUE AND CORRECT TOTHE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT,INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN BULL ANT TORTURE, CRUCIFIXION, ELECTROCUTION, CHINESE WATER TORTURE and RED HOT POKERS_____________________________
Applicant's Signature (that means sign your name, moron!)__________________________ Mother's Signature ______________________________
Father's Signature _______________________________
Pastor/Priest/Rabbi State or Federal Government Representative_______________________
Thank you for your interest, and it had better be genuine and non-sexual. Please allow four to six years for processing. You will be contacted in writing if you are approved. Please do not try to call or write. If your application is rejected, you will be notified by two gentleman wearing white ties carrying violin cases.(You might watch your back)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
What do we all have in common?
Wrong. These are all things Addison has tried to take to bed with her! Every day she gets to pick one thing to take to Kims to nap with and one thing to sleep with at night. And, unlike other kids, she does not have one special friend or animal she likes to cuddle with. She likes variety, to mix it up almost every day. It is kind of nice because we don't have to worry if we lose her one special toy.... we just grab a bottle of water and she has a new best friend. Apparently, being soft and cuddly is not a priority when it comes to comfort objects.
Tonight, she chose a stuffed bear and a toy dog. Tomorrow, who knows? Maybe a DVD or salad bowl?
Monday, March 24, 2008
Addi Takes the Wheel??
Try and tell her that! Last night while making the 5 hour drive home from Evansville, we had to stop three times because SOMEONE is pregnant and has a small bladder (not naming any names). While Jay was inside grabbing a drink, Addi insisted on sitting up front with me. She pretended to drive and was having a grand ol' time until Jay came back out. He knocked on the window and she looked at him and said "Daddy, you go back and sit in Addi's seat. I driving."
I swear, she almost convinced me. They say to get what you want you have to really believe it, and she definitely did!
Hope everyone's spring is going well so far! We drove through snow last night so that made it very spring-like. We had the Easter-egg hunt in the Sensmeier's basement because it was too rainy/cold there.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Anyway, because I have already scheduled my c-section, I have 8 weeks and 1 day until May 14th. Plenty of time, right??
Here are some pictures of me at 30 weeks. Just imagine... the baby is probably going to still gain 4 lbs! Not sure where it will go...
The view I see when looking down. Hahaha!
Addi not wanting me to take pictures!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
It's 5 a.m.... Do you know where your pictures are?
I can't sleep because I can't stop thinking about my new scrapbook machine. That's right... I got a Cricket for my birthday and I LOVE IT!
For those of you not in tune with scrapbooking or my love of it, here is a brief synapses... It's awesome. Done. Nothing more to say. You get your creative juices out there into the universe, one layout at a time. You can spend quality time with friends who love it as much as you do (and who understand your passion better than anyone.) You document the priceless memories of your history, or as Jay put it, you put down on paper memories that previously only lived in your head. BUT... and here is the kicker.... you get to buy supplies, and this part is almost as much fun as using them. I can spend HOURS walking around a store, imagining the possibilities. I can (and have) spent probably thousands on supplies that now fill my awesome new scrapbook carts (yes, CARTS, plural,) in my dining room. I've spent nights filling said carts, labeling and organizing all my cool supplies and pretty much just staring at the awesome new paper I just bought.
I put some pictures up here of layouts I did that I love. Of course, I could love them b/c Addi is the subject and she pretty much rocks. And when I look at them, I really remember her sleeping on my chest, taking her first steps, and even where I was when I made the layout. I can only imagine how much better they would be if I had used my new Cricket machine... Did I mention I love it??? Thanks, Dad, for buying it for me!
Is there a twelve step program I should join? Perhaps. But I hope some of those steps include cropping, cutting, and using a diecut machine.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
The nurse left Addi and I alone for a few minutes to wait for the doctor, and Addi put her doggie on the table and measured his belly like the nurse did to me!!!!!! It was pretty cute... Maybe she can buy me that summer house in Florida someday!
Oh, she also had unbrushed hair and her pants and shirt didn't match. Just one of those days....
Oh, thanks to everyone who voted in our poll. It's official, we are going to have a big baby!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
So, that’s all I can think about…. Various aspects of time!
The TIME change… and how it’s wrecked havoc on Addi’s bedtime (but on the bright side, 2 of my clocks are finally “right”, since I never changed them before!)
TIME left until Baby gets here… and how I have a ton to do still… really, we have plenty of TIME left but I am impatient and want it done yesterday… I guess work is finally rubbing off on my personal life!
Nap TIME… and how I think it should be mandatory at work!
Potty TIME…. Not just a song Elmo sings anymore! Addi woke up on Sunday and said she wanted to wear her princess panties (AKA Pull Ups) and went twice on her own (the picture is from her proudly showing off her stickers she got)…
Managing TIME… how not to be left with lots of laundry to fold and no TIME to do it!
I guess that’s what parenthood is all about… Managing TIME, making more TIME, and just enjoying the TIME we get with our kids.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Sunday Morning, Say Cheese!
Addi was taking a picture of me while I took one of her... she is such a great photographer.
Thanks to everyone who has voted in my baby-size poll.... Apparently, I'm having a toddler.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
A new poll.....
So, to spice stuff up (and validate that anyone is actually READING this!) I started a poll. I've been thinking a lot about prepping for the new baby, but not so much about how big/little/etc. the baby is. Those of you who have seen me lately know that I am bigger than the average bear... leading me to believe that the BABY is also a chunker.
So, if you actually read my blog, why don't you vote on the baby's size at birth? Addi weighed 9 lbs 4 ounces if that helps! I'll get some validation on whether I'm birthing a cow and some validation that I'm not just talking to myself. This time.
Oh, and if you scroll the very bottom of my page, there is a ticker on the baby's development. Apparently today it says she is smarter than Paris Hilton. As if there was any doubt.
Monday, March 3, 2008
30... It's really just a number... Right?
Got a funny card today in the mail from Jay's sister Jill. It said, "Don't worry, 30 is JUST a number. You could totally still get into a frat party."
It made me laugh but also made me think... Thirty has brought a few things I wouldn't have expected... Arthritis at such a young age to totally make me feel old... A few wrinkles (although I have yet to see gray hair!)... and a little more of a grumpy disposition than I would really like some days... But thirty has brought some good things and a lot of GREAT things.... For each of those I am grateful, and very very happy.
And of course, 30 will bring cake. Always love cake.