Friday, August 31, 2007

I hate bedtime!

I hate having to put Dev to bed 52 gajillion (now, I know I spelled that right!) times. Every night it's the typical kid thing: "Mommy, I'm thirsty," "Mommy, I have to pee," "Mommy, I need you to come tell me good night again," Mommy, I need a toy," "Mommy, I'm thirsty again," etc, etc. You get the picture.

I swear by 5:30pm I am DONE! I have had about all I can handle. I count down the minutes until bedtime, and then to have bedtime last an hour and to have to do the whole routine 5 thousand times, it's infuriating! Drives me mad! I know, I know, he is 4 and every kid does this. But why does MINE have to? I hate it.

That being said, I just put Dev to bed and have already had to go in there twice. I wonder how many more times tonight before he is asleep?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My New Purchase

An elliptical machine! It's not this exact one, but it is cool none the less.
I am really enjoying being able to relax at night and ride my new toy while I space out to the TV. Even Brad has ridden on it a few times.

If you are looking for some sort of work out machine, I would highly recommend an elliptical machine!

What's On Devin's Mind???

To name a few:

  • Don't Cha by the Pussycat Dolls
  • Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie
  • Take A Look At My Girlfriend - Google says it's by Supertramp, but I don't know if this is the artist that sings the version I am talking about.
(He has been singing these songs for days now. Good grief, is there hope? They are AWFUL songs! Well, except Big Girls Don't Cry. I do like the remix of that because once again, I like all things Teeny Bopper...almost. Although I can admit it is a STUPID song)
  • Numbers-he is always mashing numbers in his head. Out of the blue the other day he told me that 2+2=4. {Genius!} He is also always counting and telling me what the "number of the day" is. When ever that number comes up he cheers. It's cute.
  • All the things that being 4 allows him to do now: poop in the potty with no skids in the undies (don't know why 4 was the magic age but I am sure grateful it was!), talk to strangers (I keep reminding him that he is NOT allowed to talk to strangers no matter his age, and he then politely tells me that all the strangers he talks to are nice. I am still working on this one!), boss Reesie around (he lets me know several times a day that he and I are both the "bosses" of Reesie), and play with his Lego Castle.
So, there are a few of the things on his mind lately. I seem to have drawn a blank on the rest. I will post as I remember them.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Cool Giveaway!

Here is a cool giveaway! If you win I will be jealous!

Click HERE

Good Read

Especially if you live in Utah, I am sure you are aware of the new craze: Stephanie Meyer's Vampire series. I just finished reading the first book"twilight". I found this book to be a fast, entertaining, and worthwhile read (Angie, don't hate me for my differing opinion!). I actually couldn't put the book down. This is a bit silly, because it is such a teeny bopper romance type book, but we all know that I still enjoy all things teeny bopper. As my mom said in her blog, this book is definitely better than High School Musical! If you haven't read this book yet, you should. Put aside all the horrible assumptions that it must be dumb because it's about vampires and give it a try. Then you can judge for yourself. I can't wait to read the next book "new moon".

If you have read the book, I would love to know what you think!

****disclaimer-this book is not for those who are looking for something intellectually stimulating, growth promoting, or thought provoking. If you are a person who only likes books that make you smarter this is not for you!

Friday, August 24, 2007


Once a Month Cooking. Have you ever tried it? Did you like it? Do you have any tips for me to help it go faster/smoother?

For those that don't know, once a month cooking is just that: cooking once (all in one day) for the rest of the month. Then you have 30 days ahead of you that are fantastic. No trying to think of what to make for dinner, no actual preparing of the meal, no messy clean up. All you have to do is put your pre-made meal in the oven or crock pot. Sounds good to me, so I am going to try it next week. I purchased all three of the books off this website and I am going to give it a shot. The recipes look fairly simple, and the book outlines exactly how to do it. I will give all the details when I am done (cost, time, and quality).

So, what do you think?

Friday, August 17, 2007

Bathroom Humor

Last night as I was giving Dev a bath I asked him to stand up and soap himself. As he was doing so, I reminded him that he needed to wash his bum. He started washing his bum and I could tell he was thinking something over. He looked at me and asked me how many bum cracks he had. I told him only one. Then he looked even more confused and asked, "Why does Reesie have three?" I about died laughing. What a cute observant boy. He then answered his own question and said, "It's because she is chubby!"

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Yourself: loud
Your partner: On the Computer
Your hair: too short
Your mother: Mimi
Your father: Pabio
Favorite item: my vinyl cutter and computer (sorry, had to put two!)
Dream last night: don't remember
Favorite drink: diet dr. pepper
Dream car: Honda Pilot
Dream home: has my very own craft room--a BIG one!
The room you are in: bedroom
Your fear: don't laugh--butterflies
Where you want to be in 10 years: done having kids and looking more like the old mckay
Who you hung out with last night: Bradley
You're not: a girl...not yet a woman (haha--ashley and nicole!)
One of your wish list items: a pedicure
The last thing you did: put stain on my clocks
You are wearing: Oregon State Soccer T-Shirt and scrub bottoms
Your favorite weather: summer
Your favorite book: There are too many, I can't have a favorite
Last thing you ate: Lean Cuisine
Your life: is a circus
Your mood: excited
Your best friend: Brad
What are you thinking about right now: the huge 4 loads of laundry that needs to be folded and put away
Your car: a mini van. I still can't say that without laughing!
What are you doing at the moment: filling out this survey and watching Picket Fences
Relationship status: married with two adorable kids
What is on your tv: Picket Fences
When is the last time you laughed: tonight at Devin and Reese. They like to scream in each other's faces for fun.

Okay all you blog readers-- Now it's your turn: TAG!

Monday, August 13, 2007

High School Musical 2!!!!!!

I am so excited for High School Musial 2 to premiere on Friday! So excited in fact, that my mom and sisters and I are having a High School Musical Party! We are having Fat Friday before the movie starts, as well as karaoke to the first movie's songs. Can't wait!

*****yes I realize that this is a total teeny-bopper movie---I love teeny-bopper movies. What of it? =)

Karaoke Fun!

So I have a new love....KARAOKE! I spent two hours today with Dev singing karaoke as loud as I could. I will be the first to admit, there is nothing lovely about my voice, but I don't think my 4 year old knows that! We had a great time. I can't wait to get more CD-G's to play. I am going to master Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway." Anyone want to join Dev and I?

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Blogging Rut

I am in a blogging rut. I just don't have much to say lately. As I go down my blog roll and read everyone else's blogs I don't feel as guilty. Looks like lots of us are in a blogging rut. I think it's just because summer is so busy. Hopefully it will pick up again and I won't be at a blogging loss for words forever.

And now for my excuse for there being no posts in this week to come: WE ARE OFF TO YOSEMITE AND DISNEYLAND! YAY! I am so excited for a break and a change of scenery. I am prepared however for the lack of vacation that this vacation will be. Mom's have to work 10x harder when they aren't in their own territory. Now that I have learned this, I am ready for it and won't be too upset! Hope you all have a great week!