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Monday, October 20, 2008

i guess it's been too long. things seem to get hectic around here. my little free time these days is relaxing on the couch while sipping some green tea. yum.

Friday, September 19, 2008

We pitched the house idea out the window for now. We were told by many people at Billy's job, that the part of the town of the house were was going buy was shit. It kinda sucks not knowing the area that you are buying a house in. We decided to wait till about March to start looking again. Mainly because the union wage is going up by more than half. More money=bigger/nicer/modern house.

We might get a new vehicle tomorrow. A Ford F-150 XLT. We're not 100% sure. We may not have enough time to get it. Well I'm positive now as I'm writing this, we won't have enough time. The dealership is 2 hours away. Billy has a union meeting at 2:30.. Meeting lasts about an hour. It takes Billy an hour to get home. Dealership closes at 5. So it'll probably be a no go...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yesterday morning I had to go to my grandma's for a bunch of complicated bullshit. Lawyers and all that jazz. It went smoothly  while I was there, thankfully. It could have been a horrible experience since one of my aunts was there and she could have made it hell. Well she may have after I left. Billy had to watch the boys while I was gone. Well he watched Ryder pretty much, since Hunter slept the entire time I was gone. I was told Ryder was fussy the entire time I was gone. He's not one to take a

So I'm pretty sure we are buying a house. It scares me making that big of a commitment. What should I care though, right? I mean I'm married and have kids. Those two are huge commitments. I should just take the jump.

I've totally  been forgetting to include a funny quote from Hunter. So this one goes like this:


Me:Whoops you burped.

Hunter:No mommy, I farted out of my mouth.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hopefully after this week things will calm down for us. 

Saturday we went and got the contract for the house we are thinking of buying. Afterwards, we went to a fair. Hunter was wanting to ride the ponies, but we ended up getting there too late. We walked around the craft fair part. There is another one on the 20th, so we told Hunter he could ride the ponies then.  Later that night Billy and I decided to get tattoos. I got a cupcake and Billy got Camille's face. I think it's awesome that he got it. I could never get her face tattooed on me...well not yet anyways. I know I'd get sad everytime I would look at the tattoo. I'm trying to figure out my next tattoo... Eck I'm addicted again. I want to get buttons. Yes, buttons. See my current poodle's name is Cupcake and my last poodle's name was Buttons. Billy laughed at the idea. My tattoo guy asked me if I wanted vanilla frosting, instead of strawberry. He said that he wouldn't have to even use any ink that way, since I am so white lol.

Yesterday we went grocery shopping. We went to my parents for a bit. Other than that, we really didn't do anything. Stuff needed to be done, but it was nice just NOT doing something. 

This morning I had to get up early to go to a bridal shop. I had to try on my bridesmaid dress and get it altered. I have to go pick it up on Thursday as well as Hunter's outfit. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I think we finally found a house to settle on. We thought we found the perfect house a few weeks ago. It kinda was, but the pipes were covered in asbestos and it recently had mold removed. Ack. We had signed two different contracts for the place and put down earnest money. Oh well. We looked at one on Sunday that is for sale by owner. Billy went to our real estate agent and got our earnest money back. I'm not thrilled with the area we have to move to. I have to remind myself, it's not forever. It's just something we have to do for now, for Billy's sake. If not, he may fall asleep at the wheel one night. I really hope that one day we are able to settle down in the Branson area. For now I have to settle with living around people that have a different accent than me. More than likely if everything goes as planned and we 100% decide on the place, we will close towards the end of the month.

We will be having a huge yard sale. We've been packing around too much crap for about 5 years now. We need to finally get rid crap that we don't need. If we close towards the end of the month we don't have much time to pack and get rid of stuff. Hopefully I'll be able to do it between taking care of the boys and my pets.  

Since we are living in my parents extra place right now, my dad decided that he may want to sell this place. I've been helping him fix it up. I helped him stain the front deck of our place. He also did the pool, back, and he/we have the side deck to do. Today he decided that he isn't going to sell it anymore and he's going to rent it to a friend of his. My mom is totally against him moving in. Apparently she's afraid my dad may have fun and get a life? She's a little pathetic and she's going to get over it. 

Ryder recently got really bad cradle cap. I picked up something by Gentle Naturals a few days ago. The stuff is awesome and worked instantly! I so wish it was out when Hunter was a baby. He had it bad and really didn't get rid of it until he was about a year old. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

All 3 of the baby kittens died today. We're not really sure what happened. They all seemed fine, until today. Billy found one dead this morning. Our cat just stopped feeding them. We weren't aware of this, because she spent the majority of her time under Hunter's bed with them. We ran to the store to buy some kitten milk and 2 small bottles. By the time we got back another died. The last one seemed like she was going to make it. She was meowing and moving around. I put her in a blanket, because she a little cold. Eventually I got out a heating blanket, put it on low, and stuck the kitten on it. I fed her with a bottle, and she was eating. She took a nap and when she woke up she was a little sluggish. I tried feeding her again and she just let the milk run out of her mouth. She died shortly after waking up from her nap.

Over the weekend we took Hunter to a car show. We walked around and looked at fixed up cars.  He seemed to really enjoy that. On Sunday Billy worked a few hours. His job needed some stores serviced in the town we live in. 

On Sunday we drove around and looked at houses that were for sale. We can't find a thing. Billy's boss is talking to a friend of his about new home construction. Apparently we can get a new house built cheaper than buying one. So, that may be an option. 

Wow. I got Hunter in 2 pictures with his brother! They aren't the greatest, but I'll take what I can get.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

We did not wake up till about noon today! gasp Ryder was fussy last night and he didn't go to sleep until 2am. Hunter stayed up until midnight. It was easy for Billy to sleep that long, because he didn't get home from work till 5am. 

The age of 3 is kind of annoying. He only likes wearing certain clothes these days. His entire closet is completely full of clothes. I'd say that he only wears 10-15% of them. He throws a fit if he doesn't get to wear what he likes. I can't complain when that pretty much is the only time he throws fits lol.

I'm able to upload the pictures today!

This is Hunter at a park in Cape Girardeau, when we went to visit FIL.

Throwing rocks into the water.

On Monday night I went to my sink in the kitchen, I looked up and found a frog staring backing at me. After I took the picture, I took him outside.

Here is Ryder next to Kenny. He's about as tall as Kenny!

This is him yesterday lounging around.

I thought this one was funny. He held up the frog lol.

Here he is today in his bumbo.

Here is the kittens. The one in the middle is the boy and the other two are girls. 

I really wish that I was able to take more pictures of Hunter. He runs away when I get the camera out today. He used to be such a glory hog and want to get into every pictures.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ryder is three months old today! I can't believe how big he is getting. I'm afraid that he'll catch up with Hunter in no time. Hunter is my little shrimp who tops the scale at a whopping 28 pounds. Ryder weighs roughly 10 less pounds. 

On Saturday my cat had 3 kittens. I feel bad, I was going to get her fixed when she turned a year old, but I put it off. When we moved here Hunter let her out of the house a few times. He'd go sit out on the front porch and she's zoom out. I guess one of the times she got knocked up. After she's done nursing she goes strait to the vet! There are 2 girls and 1 boy. Widget, Walden, and Wubbzy are there names. Hunter named them. He's overly obsessed with the show Wow Wow Wubbzy. Our bird's name is Wubzzy too though lol. Kids! 

I've been a lazy mood. Well as lazy as I am allowed to be with two kids lol.

I've been trying to upload pictures, but it's not letting me right now. I'll do that later.

it's been a bit. I'm going to make this short as I possibly can. My father in law was air lifted to a hospital on Thursday. He had a blood sugar level of 1600 (100-ish is normal) Billy wasn't contacted until Friday morning, don't know why. We went to the hospital on Friday to visit. Billy called out of work. We drove 1.5 hours. FIL found out that he was a diabetic. He was told that he was lucky to be alive. We ended up staying at his cousins house in Cape Girardeau because she was going out of town. It helped a lot, so we didn't have to drive to his mom's house (which is 45 minutes away from the hospital) We left on Sunday, which was the day FIL was released. His sugar level was 250 when he left. Hopefully he'll be able to follow his strict diet.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

So it's been a bit. I've been a little busy.

Saturday- Billy worked as usual. I wanted to go shopping. It was tax free weekend (some sort of non official holiday weekend where you can go shopping for school type stuff and pay no taxes) I asked my mom if she wanted to go with me, and of course she said yes. We went to a mall that Paul Stanley was selling his art at. Hunter looooooooves Kiss and I was hoping that Hunter could meet him, but we had no luck. Turns out you have to buy a piece of his artwork to meet him and they sold for 1500+!

Sunday-We decided to go to Farmington (the town Billy works in) and look around to see if we liked any houses. We found a few. So we'll have to make appointments to see them this or next weekend. I used to think that I would never live there. Turns out the town is'nt so bad. They have a water and skate park. It seems to have a lot of things I can do with the kids. I would really love to be moved by the end of the year. So hopefully we can achieve that!

Last night I caught Hunter feeding our dog, Baby, popcorn.

Here is my little guy just lounging in his small swing.

Um this onesie is just too funny. Someone in the band Nashville Pussy bought it for Hunter when he was born. I could'nt get rid of it lol.

I recently got my haircut. I decided to take a picture of it. I really need to color it soon.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Baby won't you be my Corona and Lime?

I woke up this morning and Billy rearranged our living room. I've been wanting to, but I haven't had time.

I didn't get to make Mr. Floppy a cross yet. I don't have anything to make it out of. I'm going to ask my parents on Thursday if they have anything that I can use.

Hunter went to my parents house yesterday to see my brother. He came back with this...

Too many pokemon cards. He just sorts them out and looks at them. When he is done he puts them into a tin and carries them around.

Here is Ryder just lounging around.

I found a onesie that belonged to Hunter. I found a picture of Hunter wearing it, so I put it on Ryder. When Hunter fit into the onesie he was 6 months and Ryder is 2.5 months!

When Ryder was taking a nap, Hunter and I went outside to play. Excuse our massive amount of mole hills. Eck. They are so annoying and a PITA to mow over.

My comforter is done in the washing machine and I need to go put it in the dryer!

Monday, July 28, 2008

In her room with her red fingernails

Saturday I was so aggravated. Billy went to work to do landscaping, fine, whatever. I wanted to go to Target. I got the boys ready and went to get my keys. I couldn't find them anywhere. I texted Billy and asked him where they were. He wrote me and told me he had them! I was pissed. He had them because he had moved my car in the driveway and forgot to bring them back it. When we finally got home we ran to Walmart because he needed aloe. Turns out he didn't put sunscreen on and he knew that he would be working outside. We ended up going to a few other places.

Yesterday we ran to Toys R Us. Hunter has a HUGE collection of Cars the movie diecasts. A few cars were released a week or so ago and we've been on a hunt to find them. They are some of the hardest things to find...meaning we didn't find them. We ended up getting Ryder a cool jumperoo type thing that is a horse. He can't use it yet, but they had it on sale. Of all the things in a toy store Hunter wanted a bat and a baseball. I had to go by Petco to get my dogs some shampoo. We walked around and looked at the adoptable pets. They had a little parakeet and Hunter wanted him, so we got him. I've been wanting a bird, but Hunter used to be very afraid of them. Finally, he wanted one. I'll have to get a picture of him tomorrow. Hunter decided to name him Wubzy...from a favorite show of his, Wow Wow Wubzy. I hung the bird from the ceiling. Ryder can see him from his swing and he just watches the bird. He will smile and laugh at the bird for the longest time.

Here is Hunter with his new bat.

Billy went out to the garage to feed and water our rabbit and he found him dead :( Poor Mr. Floppy. We got him a few months before we got married.

RIP Mr. Floppy 2004-2008

Billy buried him under a tree by our back porch. I think tomorrow Hunter and I are I are going to make him a little cross to put where he's buried at.

Hunter went to my parents today because my brother just got home from New Mexico. He went there on a boy scout trip. Hunter adores my brother. My brother is too influential on Hunter. My brother likes to play video games and some kind of card game (possibly magic of the gathering, but I'm not sure) so now Hunter likes walking around our house with some sort of hand held game system or cards. I got him a massive amount of pokemon cards off ebay for a few bucks lol. He won't know they aren't exactly like my brothers.

Here is Ryder playing on his play mat.

And Hunter on it too with Ryder's pacifier.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Power outage!

Our damn power is out. We had a massive storm over the last hour. Nothing happened when it was at it's worst. Towards the end, the power went out. Hopefully Ameren will be out working tonight and it will be restored while I'm sleeping. Eck. It's aggravating. It's suppose to be like 91 tomorrow. I guess I'll be forced to go shopping. What shall I do :)

I have so much breastmilk stored in the freezer. I hope that the power comes on soon! I don't want it to go to waste. It's sad to know that it may :(

Billy is working yet again tomorrow...doing landscaping around his job. WTF? Seriously? He was like, "They would have never asked me to do this in St. Louis, so I decided to do it." My reply was, "Yea, because St. Louis would have paid someone to do it!"

I guess I have like 2 hours or so of life in my laptop. Apprently some moths got into our house. Since there is no other light, they are flying around my computer. I guess I may have to make myself go to bed soon.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The people that we put high up on pedestals crumble like statues

Today was a little rough. I was constantly doing something for the boys. Hunter seemed to be hungry all night. When he was hungry he was making messes (something unusual for him). The rest of the time I spent feeding Ryder.

With some extra time Hunter sat my lap while I tried teaching him how to have control of his fingers. He can't count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 on his finger. He can do 1 and 3. I guess we'll work on it again tomorrow.

I'm becoming obsessed with buying odd baby items. Today I bought Ryder some teething pacifiers.

I got one raspberry pacifier. I think in blue. I can't remember.

This one looked odd, but may work for when he's cutting his back teeth. It was only $4, so it was worth a try.

I got this in the mail today. It's called a WubbaNub. It's a stuffed animal attached to a pacifier. The animal helps keep the pacifier in.

Here is my Hunter being goofy.

Here he is playing with some Dora memory cards.

Tonight I broke down and cried for a bit. I felt like I needed to show Ryder, Camille's picture. So I went to our hallway that we have a little memorial for her. I just couldn't stop crying.
I'm so thankful to have 2 wonderfully healthy boys. Ryder is such a calm, happy, non-fussy, great sleeping baby. Hunter is my little helper. He's constantly absorbing the world around him and learning....Speaking of which, I guess Hunter is not allowed to listen to Prince (or whatever he goes by these day) He started going around the house today singing, "I'm a sexy mother fucker." Um yea....or maybe I should take that song off my ipod lol.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Will I be the one that finds a way?

Today Billy went to work in a bit 15 minutes or so. My parents came over and took Hunter to their place for a bit.

I shopped around on ebay for a long time. I got Ryder a cool thing. It's a stuffed turtle that holds a bottle. He doesn't use bottles too much, but it's a pretty cool thing for when he does.

My dad cut my grass for me today. So that's awesome. I looked outside and Hunter had out his lawnmower lol. It's a bad picture, but oh well. I took it from his bedroom window and it's pretty far away from where he was.

I'm slowly catching up on laundry. I had to rewash all the clothes in our closet after the water bottle broke. My room is so flipin' messy right now thanks to clothes that need to be washed. So that on top of my everyday laundry it's insane.

I got Ryder a taggie blanket, and he uses it for it's purpose already lol.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The more I listen, the more I have to say.

Friday-Um...I guess my days ran together and I can't really remember what went on that day lol. I do know that Billy had a problem with his check. they neglected to pay him for when he worked last Saturday. I guess it gets confusing doing two different jobs. One involves clocking in and out and the other involves calling your boss to tell them when you arrive at your job. Oh well. They are going to put it on this weeks check.

Saturday-Billy worked another Saturday yet again. His boss taught him how to clean up around the plant. He taught Billy how to buff the floors and other odd jobs. What the heck for, i don't know. I guess it's just some good old fashion ass kissing on Billy's part, so he'll get promoted to his boss's job when he retires next year. After he got home we went to my parents for a BBQ.

Sunday-We made an attempt to seriously clean and get rid of stuff. Mainly stuff in our garage and a shed. Too bad we didn't get too much done since it was over 100 outside. We did have an interesting day to say the least.

Billy was cleaning out our closet and all of a sudden our hot water bottle thing broke and sprayed all over him. It's located in the back of our closet. Luckily it wasn't hot. He screamed for me to come help him. I grabbed all of my purses out of our closet and some shoes before I helped lol. They are too important :) Our closet ended up getting like 2 inches of water. We had to use a shop vac to get all the water out of there.

Later that night we went outside and sat while Hunter played. We had our backs to him. I hear him say " I'm a superhero!" so I turn to look at him. He ran full force into a tree. He hit it hard and started crying. I ran towards him to see if he was ok. He totally freaked me out. I so thought he would have broke something like his nose or hand. Thankfully he didn't. It took me awhile to calm him down. Whenever he was done he started playing again. Later that night Hunter talked to Billy's mom and told her, "The tree hit me." Yea Hunter blame it on the tree lol.

Today we had a plumber come out to fix the hot water bottle heater. They made $50 in 10 minutes. That must be cool. We went grocery shopping before Billy went to work. For the most of the day Hunter and I colored and Ryder slept. He's had a sleepy day today. He actually freaked me out. I told Hunter to go tickle his toes so he could wake him up to eat. Ryder didn't respond. I went and picked up up all frantically and he woke up and looked at me like I was a crazy lady.

I love this onesie I got for Ryder!

I'm a little obsessed trying to match them sometimes.

He was all smiles when he woke up today.

Ok Hunter is asking for me to cook him some soup...disney princess soup lol.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm sick of your sad songs and sing alongs.

Ryder has his dr. appointment today. He looks good and is meeting his milestones. He weighs 12 lbs. 13. oz (75%) I thought he weighed more. He has a lot of chub rolls that I have to clean out lol. He's 24.5 inches (90%)

My dad watched Hunter when we took Ryder to dr. When we were done we ran to Borders to get Hunter some books. I got him 2 books that have CDs that reads to you. He really loves them!

Hunter and I just colored and danced today. He's just a fun kid. He went outside to play for a little bit today, it's just too hot to be out there for a long period of time.

Hunter's quote of the day is when I handed him a drink he said, "Thanks!" and when I didn't say you're welcome he said, "Mom I'm welcome too!"

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

She spreads her silver wings to offer shade for my pale skin

As Billy and I were putting up our clothes in our bedroom this morning, we realized that we need more room. We can barely open up our closet door, because of Ryder's playpen. We decided that we are going to try to look at houses. We just moved here in March, but it's been so much hassle. I hate everything about living here. The only perk (but is as much of a flaw) is that my parents are close by. With my extra time I've been looking at houses online. I've only found one so far that I like. We looked at houses in the past, but nothing is ever perfect. Hopefully, we can find something this time.

Hunter and I played most of the day with his play food. While I was occupied with Ryder, Hunter played with Cupcake and also all of his poodle toys.

Hunter's quote of the day is, "Mommy, I'm drinking diarrhea." Ok, I suppose this one needs an explanation. Billy brought home some diet soda and gave one to Hunter. I guess Hunter asked what it was, and thought Billy said diarrhea not diet.

Ryder lounging.

Eck it's still doing it. Blurriness sucks. Hunter wanted to eat a jell-o Popsicle.

Hunter gave Ryder a pretend ice cream, since he was eating a Popsicle.

I have to go now and feed my dogs before bathtime.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Just like a rose ripped from its root

I had to run to the store yet again today. I'm glad that I live close by a Walmart or not it would be ridiculous. The batteries in Ryder's swing ran out yesterday and Hunter needed more milk. I had to run by the post office too. I'm having someone make me a hooter hider. I had to mail her fabric that I wanted it to be made out of. I'm pretty excited :)

My friend decided that she is going back to work. (the friend from yesterdays entry) Well she needs a baby sitter for her little girl. I'm contemplating it, but I don't know. At this point right now, it would be something easy I could take on. What about later? When Ryder is mobile? I don't know. Kattie and Hunter both seem to have similar personalities and they get along. I haven't said anything yet.

Billy went to work late today. He told them that he was going to be a few hours late. Why? Because he decided to give me a bit of a break. He let me take a nap and take a long bath. He's so sweet.

Ok picture time!

Well I guess I'll start out with bumbo pictures. Eck. My pictures get blurry when they are upright instead of long ways.

Bumbos aren't only for babys anymore. Three year olds can use them too.

Ryder playing in his crib with his stuffed zebra.

Hunter eating watermelon outside. So I guess I'm going to start doing a funny quote each day that Hunter said. Today he said, "Mommy, why are there pumpkin seeds in my watermelon?"

Monday, July 14, 2008

Home made baby food

So yesterday we went grocery shopping. I picked up some home made baby food. I mean it's crazy that they claim it as home made, but I got it anyways. I'm going to have Hunter give it a try and see if he likes it. That way I know if I should buy it later for Ryder.

Breeding hate, don't need no segregation

Saturday, Billy picked up an extra day to merchandising. I obviously don't like him working extra, but they paid him a lot more than what the job pays. Some guy went on vacation and they were desperate for help, so they always ask what it'll take for them to get Billy to work. Billy names his price and they pay it. Which is one small perk of his job.

A major downside is they decided that the union workers now have to start work at 3 instead of 4. The office people hate union workers for some reason. The office people aren't union and don't get nearly as many benefits at Billy and a few other guys. So him going in at 3 you'd think he'd get off earlier. Nope. They have to go in to take on some new responsibilities.

When he got home we went to the store to get some things. I had broke my mop earlier that day mopping Hunter's bathroom.

Sunday we went to my friends house, so Hunter could play with her little girl. Hunter is so freakin' small for his age it's crazy. My friends daughter, Kattie, just turned 2 and she's bigger than Hunter. I wish that I would have taken my camera yesterday. I'll have to remember to bring it the next time we go over.

After we were done there, we had to go to the Verizion store to get our new broadband piece. We did some other shopping around the town we were in. We went to Target and I got the boys some matching clothes. It's so fun to dress them alike. Hunter likes it when him and Ryder are wearing the same thing. I'm sure he'll hate it later and be embarrassed of pictures later lol. We also went to a store called Gordmans. I got the boys more clothes. Billy and I didn't have time to look for ourselves, because Hunter decided to have a meltdown.

Ryder turned TWO months old yesterday. I hate how time flies by so quickly! He's a little chunker already. I'm not sure what he weighs, I'll find out on the 17th.

Here he is at two months. Ok he's next to Kenny because I'm going to take shots of Ryder next to it for size comparison. Kenny just so happens to be the biggest stuffed thing we have lol.
Here is Ryder at 1 month.

Here he is sitting in his Bumbo seat.

So just a bit ago I told Hunter he was crazy, he replied back and said, "No, I'm just fun." I guess I couldn't argue with that lol.
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