Friday, February 29, 2008
I found a few shirts that I thought were cute and was heading to the dressing room to try them on when Annie stops and says "mom you HAVE to try on this dress". I looked at it and thought, yeah right that will never fit me and it really isn't my style. So I told her that she had found a really cute dress but I just didn't think it would fit me. She was insistant that I try on the dress and then do a "twirl". Again, I told her no and to come with me to the dressing room. She would NOT leave the dress, so to stop my 3 year old from throwing a fit in the store, I grabbed the dress and took it to the dressing room, never intending to actually try it on.
I tried the few shirts on and actually found one that looked pretty cute and was getting ready to walk out and make my purchase when Annie said "STOP mom, you forgot to try on the dress and do a twirl". I told Annie that it wouldn't fit but that she'd found a cute dress for me and that I appreciated it. She was about to start to cry so I thought, 'if trying on this dumb dress that is going to look hideous anyway will make her happy then fine'. So I throw the dress on and look in the mirror and what do you know, it was ADORABLE! You know that "little black dress" that every stylist tells you you should have in your closet - well, this is it! It is perfect for winter or summer, cute with flip-flops or boots, great for being pregnant or not.
Annie said "oh mom, you look great, does it twirl"? So I spun around to prove that it does and I think she was more excited about the dress than I was. What does it say about me that my 3 year old is choosing better clothes for me than I am???
After I bought the shirt and the dress Annie said she wanted a twirly dress too. So we walked next door to GAP kids and didn't find one, went to Gymboree and the Children's Place and didn't find one there either. I said "I'm sorry we didn't find you a twirly dress Annie" and she said "that's ok mom because I love the one you got".
Now the only trick is to figure out how to look like this in my new little black dress! Wait, if I said that was me do you think people would belive me???
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Can you be a mom and live without thinking "if only I'd done this"?
I think sometimes that I take myself too seriously, in fact, I know I do. I worry too much about whether the house is clean or if I got the laundry done or if I kept in touch with my friends.
It's at night when I'm laying in bed thinking that I realize how wonderful my life is and how good my daughter is. She really is one of the sweetest spirits I've ever met. It's then I also realize how much I took for granted that day and how much better I need to be at acknowledging what I have. One of these days, maybe I'll wake up and actually be the mom I resolved to be the night before!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
One time her grandma gave her 4 purple bandaids to take home. You wouldn't believe how many times that child got "hurt" in a day and how those little purple bandiads magically made everything better.
I suppose if it really is that easy to cure all of my childs ills then I should just go with it and be glad we don't have anything more serious in our lives, but I'm running out of bandaids!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Annie loves her dad and is so lucky to have a dad who is willing to do so many things with her!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
A little history about our relationship. I got them at the Dr. Marten store in London in 1999 and have worn them every spring, summer and fall since then. They cost $125 dollars then and have been worth every penny since. You can't put a price on a good relationship. They have gone with me to places as far as California, Germany, Scotland, Florida and places as near as the mailbox.
My decision to euthanize my shoes was not an easy one but after looking at the fact that the soles are worn to the bone in the heal, the velcro no longer sticks very well, there is a hole where my big toe was supposed to go and they are starting to lose their shape. Like all things who have seen the passage of time, it is off to greener pastures - rest well my old friends!
Friday, February 15, 2008
We ate at the ESPN Zone and while we were waiting to be seated one of the workers came up and gave Annie a card with some points left on it so she could play some of the games. Her favorite game was this rowing one and she was actually really good at it...The hotel we stayed at has a pool on the roof - which is cool except that I don't think it was heated because it was FREEZING. This is about the extent of the swimming that we did...
One morning we got up and Annie told me she had to read her "scripores" before we went to Disneyland (thanks the the Gideons there was a Bible). Then she insisted that she wear my moms glasses so she could see the words. She spent about 5 minutes "reading" and then declared she was ready to go...We ate lunch with the Princesses at Ariels Grotto. Lately, Annie's favorite princess is Belle. She had a great time meeting all the princesses...Annie had under the sea macaroni and cheese - which meant there was a hot dog octopus on top and goldfish crackers mixed in, it was really cute (probably not worth the $17.99 that it cost though)...Annie's favorite ride is Peter Pan. The line is always really long but she never seemed to mind waiting...Annie and I on the Pirate Island...Obviously we didn't get a lot of use out of the convertible, but we still had a good time...
I wish I had a picture of Annie throwing her pennies in the fountain because the FUNNIEST thing happened. When Annie woke up I asked her if we should take off her diaper and put on her panties she said "NO" and ripped the panties out of my hand. I asked her why she didn't want to put her panties on and she said "because I have to throw them in the fountain". I said "you mean you need to throw your pennies in the fountain"? and she said "No, Grandma told me I had to throw my panties in the fountain". When I told her Grandma couldn't possibly have said that, she marched off and reminded Grandma that she had in fact told Annie to throw her panties in the fountain.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
-gas that costs at LEAST $3.60 a gallon
-the revenue of the higher gas taxes going to fight "global warming" to the tune of $1.6 TRILLION a year! At least global warming is a REAL issue and it won't be money down the drain *please sense the sarcasm*
-higher taxes by at least 30% - is anyone else going to have to get an additional job just to pay the TAXES???
-Socialized medicine. At least we've seen how well government run health care programs have gone in places like Europe and Canada. Now everyone can get FREE and less than adequate health care - even the illegals.
-Oh, illegals - we'll have A LOT more of those thanks to open borders and the NAFTA Super Highway. Se habla espanol???
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
2. 5 things on my to-do-list today: VOTE (which I did), clean the house (which I haven't done because I've been too busy watching and reading all the Super Tuesday coverage, interact with my child (again something I haven't done for the afore mentioned reason).
3. Snacks I enjoy: It would be a LOT shorter if I listed the snacks I don't enjoy, but I'll name a few. Diet Coke/Pepsi, Jamba Juice, Milk Duds, Peanut Butter M&M's, Nerds Rope, Sour Skittles and anything with chocolate cake.
4. Things I would do if I were suddenly made a billionaire: Buy my parents and Preston's parents anything they wanted, buy Preston and I new cars, pay off the house, put money away for kids college, TRAVEL, donate some to a couple charities I deem worthy, then SAVE IT...I love seeing positive numbers in the savings account!
5. Places I have lived: Sandy, Cottonwood Heights, Dallas and Lehi.
6. Jobs I have had: cleaning phone rests (you know those things from the 80's that you put on your phone so you didn't have to kink your neck so much to talk on the phone, JoAnn's Fabrics, ZCMI, Convergys, at a kiosk in the mall, an Architectural Firm, the UVSC Bookstore, Thanksgiving Point Golf Course, running an internet business and MOM!
7. Things people don't know about me: Probably not alot, I'm kind of an open book. Let's see...I hate my nose - always have, I LOVE Lord of the Rings, I love anything to do with history, I'm really lazy and one day I want ot write a book - though I don't have a clue about what!
Ashby, Kat, Jessica, Melissa and Amy - you're it!
In the beginning, Huckabee went to great lengths to show his Christianity, from the blatant comments to the subtleties of his infamous Christmas commercial. Not once did he have to defend his religion, only the "in your face" tactics he used to demonstrate his great faith.
Only a month later, we are seeing how "Christian" some of these candidates are capable of being. If you are a true Christian you believe in turning the other cheek, loving your neighbor and treating others how you would like to be treated. If measured by these standards, one of these candidates stands out as being not Christian enough.
"by your fruits ye shall know them..." (Matthew 7:20)
One candidate has refused to pull out of the election even though he has no chance of winning. His reason; to take votes away from another candidate whom he sees than less than fit and whom he doesn't like based solely on religious differences.
One candidate basically said that he, nor the people of his faith would ever allow a Mormon to be the President.
That same candidate is allowing a liberal force to take over the Republican party (something he claims to be affiliated with) to its detriment just to spite his conservative rival.
It makes me wonder, which of these candidates isn't Christian enough....