Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I tried to be one of these today and it didn't work out so well.

Lately, my milk supply is having issues, plus, I'm just so ready to be done with nursing altogether. I've been trying to get Aralynn used to a bottle, but she's not too excited about it. I finally found a bottle nipple that she was happy with, but my back-up supply in the freezer had been depleted by then. I tried formula and this makes her projectile vomit - not just once, but for a few hours following that feeding. So we've been experimenting with different formulas so that we can get her used to this stuff, and she's still not having any of it at all. I might have to start pumping more to see if I can get her used to the bottle first before attempting anymore formula. I tried to give her formula today and she cried and cried and then puked all over me. I tried to put her down for a nap and she wouldn't let me put her down, so I had to carry her around all day looking a little something like this...

I'm sure she was having a blast!

I also tried to attempt the potty training feat of not just one, but two kiddos today. I set the timer for 20 minutes and took the kids potty twice. After that, they figured out what the buzzer was for, so every it went off, BOTH of them would run in the other direction and mess in their pants and because I looked like I did in the picture above, the chasing of said children wasn't an easy task to undertake. Yeah.....I pretty much gave up on the potty training junk. I think I'm going to be changing diapers for the rest of my life at this rate!

The toy box got emptied in no time today. One child started the task, another one finished it, and the follower got stuck in the box because she's much too short to climb out of them on her own and had no toys to climb on to get out of it. Oops!

I decided to have a fun, special lunch today for James. Tomorrow is his birthday and I'm going to be running errands and going Visiting Teaching in the morning before he goes to school. I got online and showed him the cool sandwiches that Domino's Pizza made and he picked one, I picked one and then we ordered an extra for Tyler and Celeste to share. I clicked submit (gotta love that online ordering system) and after about 10 minutes of watching the progress, I remembered that today was early day at school. This means that James has to be at school an hour earlier than normal so they can get out of school earlier too. School started in a little less than half an hour. ARGH!!!! CURSE YOU EARLY RELEASE DAY!!!! I made them PB&J sammiches and loaded them in the car. Normally when the delivery guy comes our way, they have to go by the school. I was hoping that today wouldn't be the exception to that. I got James off to school and was standing by my car waiting for the doors to open to his classroom and here comes the delivery car. I flagged them down and told them that was my order, so I got that taken care of right outside the school. The other moms poked fun at me for ordering sandwiches and having them delivered to the totally wasn't intentional, but hey.....I'll take what I can get!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I love how, no matter how many baby toys you get a child, the real babies are still the best things ever. As are their toys.

When kids hurt their fingers, they want you to kiss all of them that are hurt. And then they don't understand why mom freaks out, or burst out laughing when they flip her off.....cuz they want me to kiss that finger better.

Why do they make clothes that "fit the average two year old" when in reality, it probably wouldn't even fit the "average one year old"?! Celeste is wearing a dress now that's a 3T in size, but it doesn't really even cover her diaper....especially when it's wet and saggie!

Why do chicken nuggets not taste good when they're on your own plate. BOTH Celeste AND Tyler absolutely hated their lunch, until I dumped each of their nuggets and grapes on the table, swapped plates, and then reloaded their food on the other plate.....then suddenly the food was divine. Weirdos! They take after their father, I'm sure....since I'm TOTALLY NORMAL!

The word "mine" triggers something in Tyler...especially when Celeste says it. He throws a fit and cries and yells back at her the very same word. These arguments are never-ending and completely pointless! Yesterday, I got Tyler off the bus and immediately put him in the car so we could take James to school. He hadn't even made it all the way into the car or sat down, for that matter, before Celeste looked at him with a look of satisfaction, evil and just pure impishness and said "mine!" with a smile spreading ever so widely across her face. For the whole 45 minutes that we were in the car (I had to run some errands too), they argued, hit, kicked, cried and egged each other on. I'm afraid I need to separate them, but not quite sure how to do this with the seating arrangements being the way they are!! There's got to be a legal way to put duct tape on their mouths and place them in straight jackets.....but only while they're in the car, of course! Celeste also will pick up her toys and let out a blood curdling scream if she even SEES Tyler enter the same room as her, she's convinced that he'll take her toys away from her....oh these two kids......

Celeste is turning into Elmira (off of Tiny you remember her?!)....except its with poor Aralynn instead of animals. Yesterday, Aralynn sneezed and Celeste ran around the house searching for a tissue, when she couldn't find one, she opened the wipe box, pulled out 2-3 wipes and proceeded to smash Aralynn's face and poke the poor baby in the eye.

I tried to do yoga with Terra to help her out with some anxiety issues she's been having....I'm not sure whether or not to be offended that she laughed at me the entire time. I still struggle with my balance after having this last baby, ok! *stop laughing, I can totally see you all through this computer screen, dang-it!* That yoga session only lasted about 10-ish minutes before I, myself collapsed on the floor laughing at Terra's peels of giggles! Kids' laughter is so contagious when they get going! I LOVE IT!

Oh, and Aralynn turned 3 months old today at 4:30 am....I wasn't awake to celebrate it however, so a later "wahoo" of celebration is all she gets from me! I can't believe it's been 3 months already! Crazy how fast time flies during this phase of their lives!