Tuesday, May 26, 2009

well look who finally got a picture with their baby cousin

Monkey spent the day with Aunt S1 and family. Aunt S1 was about to get her butt kicked when i heard she wanted to put Monkey in the pool. she forgets i can still "take" her skinny ass.

Monday, May 25, 2009

weekend update/recap

friday - didn't do much of anything. Nana and Princess kept Monkey for me today. i got a lot done at work, that's for sure.

with a baby that does nothing but eat, sleep and poop, there's not a whole lot of excitement just yet. sorry for being so boring lately.

saturday - Nana offered to keep Monkey so i could finish shopping. with a $150 Macy's gc burning a hole in my pocket, i was ready to go.

GOOD GAWD, MAN! Macy's is expensive!! no wonder i shop at Target. i got two pairs of pants, a really cute black and white embroidered shirt thing (it'll look cute with leggings, i think), and some really sexy hawt shoes (note to self: can not hold kid and wear said shoes at same time). and still had $20 left on the card. not for long, tho. i still needed summer lipstick. with lipstick, liner and gloss, i got my free gift with purchase.

i got the blue one. very cute. i can definitely use it on our beach weekend coming up.

after shopping, i got the okay to get a mani/pedi. this will be the LAST time i ever go to a new place! the toes look good, but she almost killed me. geesh. and my manicure polish is ALREADY peeling off! she only put one coat of clear on top. loser. and i know she was talking about me cuz i wasn't all chatty. i wasn't there to make friends... i just wanted a manicure! i had to get back to my Monkey.

sunday - ohmigawd! Sunday was the best day of all! i turned baby duties over to HM and BA and i CLEANED OUT MY CLOSET! my closet hasn't been this clean since we first moved in! can you tell i'm excited about that? i had two full lawn bags of clothes and shoes... all going to the clothes donation center in the Target parking lot. i put all my maternity stuff away in Big Red Bag and put it in the back of the closet. HM would rather me burn it, but we'll see.

i got all my new clothes washed and put away and i'm super excited that i got into my last pair of pre-pregz capri's! all my shoes are lined up again, meaning Rosco needs to find another place to sleep. i still didn't get to the top of the closet, but that's all t-shirts that either need to be thrown out or re-purposed somehow. i'd really like to make some kind of quilt out of all my old cycling t-shirts that i got when we had the team going. i also saw a tutorial on how to make sleepers for babies, out of old t-shirts. pretty neat but i doubt i'll do that. just not that talented. or motivated. whatever.

sunday afternoon there was a big storm rolling in. HM took Monkey outside to check things out.

after that, we both got baths and got ready for Nana's. his FIRST sleepover! i was skeered. we went to Aunt S1's first and i learned a very valuable lesson of always being prepared... because sometimes your mother is not where she's supposed to be!

until next time, i'm sweet t and you're not.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

what i wore

as i mentioned, i went and did a little shopping. yesterday, i wore all new stuff and it felt goooood. Target shirt and shoes with JCP perfect jeans.

i gotta admit, i looked good. i felt good. i felt sexy with my big tall shoes. and definitely had better posture. the shoes are going to take some getting used to. the jeans are perfect only because they have a tummy flattener. i didn't know this when i bought them. i just thot they were a little snug and i'd have to lose a little more before putting them on. ha.

and, of course, there's no getting dressed without the yummy tummy! Mamalane got this for me after i delivered. best! present! ever! i was undecided at first because it made me think it was pulling it all in so i didn't have to "suck it in". not so much. but it does help. i've decided i like it and can not live without it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

i have no friends

so, we've been in our house almost four years now and i have ONE friend on the block. she's really cool, don't get me wrong, but she's got grown kids already graduated from college and she's more like an aunt who loves on your kid.

that's all leading in to this: i joined a "mommy" group. i need friends, dammit! i need friends in my area. all my friends are 40 miles north and 40 miles south. i barely know my neighbors and after meeting them, not sure i wanna get to know them. i need to hang out with cool peeps that have kids, too. i mean, seriously... they don't even need to have kids. i just need other women to hang out with. that maybe i have something in common with....? maybe?

you know... all this could be avoided if Addie would just hurry up and move back to Houston!

Monday, May 18, 2009

weekend update/recap

thursday - Addie's here!! yay!! she'll be shopping tomorrow while i'm working. Nana came over, too. she'll be taking Monkey for me, tomorrow. HM will be leaving tomorrow, for Indy. =(

friday - it's amazing what a 5 minute difference will do for drive time to TC. i took the beltway and got there in no time at all! i went to pick Monkey up. i could tell Nana was a bit razzled and more than ready for me to pick him up. and she wants to quit her job to do this? ha!

Addie was responsible for dinner. she found a place that specializes in ready made meals. you just take them home and finish the prep. they weren't too shabby. it wasn't a late nite and i think we were in bed by 10:00. how exciting am i?

saturday - full day planned. Addie wanted to do more shopping. but first, we were meeting Michelle for sushi. YUM! i haven't seen Michelle since about 1997 or '98. it was really great catching up with her. same Michelle i remember; funny, classy, always so together. she and DZ have two kids now, nine and seven. totally cute! one looks like her. the other like him.

afterwards, Addie and i went to Target, Academy, Marshalls, and probably some where else i can't remember. it was Monkey's first really long outing. i mean, without going to someone's house. we were just out and about for almost six hours! he did really well. we fed him at sushi and again in Academy. he was great!

got a couple of pairs of summer shoes. i think my foot grew a half size with the pregnancy... not sure. now that i'm back in pre-preg size i got a few new things as far as clothes. i'm really happy with everything i got. i just need about two more pair of capri's and i'm done. great... now i gotta keep the legs shaved.

we watched Doubt then turned in for the nite.

sunday - got up at 5am and never went back to sleep!! that's okay, though... i got a lot done around the house. well, the kitchen. i started dinner in the crock pot, emptied the dishwasher, washed all bottles and nipples, and was going to start on the dirt cake until i realized i didn't have anything to put it in. S2 had my trifle dish.

once Addie got up, we all got dressed and went to "the new Nop's", Mi Abuelita. same cooks, same food. heaven. AND they give you TWO tortillas with your meal. GIANT tortillas!! so good.

got home and made the dirt cake for neighbor's grad party. she was so excited when i took it over there. it made me feel good. =)

i have to thank Addie for all the help this weekend. i couldn't have done all that stuff without my P.I.C. (partner in crime). she was awesome with feeding him in the truck, while we were out running errands. and SHOPPING! only for Addie. =)

until next time, i'm sweet t and you're not.

Monday, May 11, 2009

weekend update/recap

friday - Nana was ready to hand him off as soon as i got to her place to pick him up. i told you he was getting stubborn about his naps! then off we went to pick up a twin bed from S1. we now have an extra bed in Monkey's room. this will work out well for when he starts sleeping in his crib. i can stay in there with him if i want and the grandmother's can stay in there when they sleep over, too.

we didn't do much when we got home. he was hungry and then went down for the nite. my little Monkey's so sweet.

saturday - we made an attempt to go shopping. yeah, that didn't work out so well. as soon as the basket stopped moving, he started with the crankiness. i had enough time to try on a bathing suit, trunks and two more things that didn't fit. i hate being in between sizes. the bathing suit actually did fit, so now i have something to wear to the beach in a couple of weeks. yay! i'm so looking forward to that. it'll be Monkey's first trip to the beach. i hope he loves it as much as i do.

saturday evening - HM and Uncle Topher took over Monkey duty so i could get some real shopping done. a mother's day shopping trip, if you will. i got a couple of things for work. it feels nice to not wear maternity jeans every day. it feels even better to get back into pre-pregnancy clothes! ahhhhhhhh...

sunday - my first Mother's Day rocked! Monkey got me a new charm (a baby bottle) with his name and birth year on it. he also got me flowers and cards. i'm going to James Avery today to get the charm put on. we had turkey burgers for our moms. Nana and Grammalane both made it over. it was kinda funny watching them both "fight" over grandbaby time.

i got myself something for Mother's Day, too (besides the clothes). it hasn't come in yet. i'll post a picture of it when it does.

until next time, i'm sweet t and you're not.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

2 month update

Monkey had his first round of shots yesterday. i cried. the nurse actually checked on me before we left. he weighs 11 lbs 6oz, which puts him in the 50th percentile for his weight and 22" long, which puts him in the 15th percentile for height. i'm gonna have a short kid.

he's holding up his neck really well but he still needs practice. he's getting more stubborn about his naps. he's talking a LOT more. and he's completely fascinated with his hands. he hasn't quite figured out how to use them yet but when he hits his toys in his bouncer, his face is one of wonder... like, it's moving... how did that happen?

weekend update/recap

friday - after rushing home, i got ready for "date nite". it was our first real nite out since baby. we went to Keels & Wheels which was supposed to be a really big thing for HM, but Carroll Shelby was too sick to travel. it was still pretty cool to see all the old cars.

afterwards, we went to Carrabba's for dinner. good stuff. we even saw one of our Pappadeaux bartenders waiting tables there. rumor is 'deaux will be open in 10 months. not so sure how true that is. they still haven't even started clean up at the location.

saturday - Monkey and i hung out while the boys (HM & BA) went back to Keels & Wheels. we were going to take a trip to the park for the neighborhood meet up thing but we napped instead. we had a goooood nap. much needed as my kid has decided to sleep thru the nite on weekends only.

saturday nite we boiled crawfish. S1 and family came over and we devoured a 40lb bag together.

man, is this the most boring post or what?

sunday - hung out with baby. he's "talking" a lot more now. he's also being more stubborn with his naps. is it wrong to want to put your kid in day care??? just askin'.

until next time... you know the drill

Friday, May 01, 2009