Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday, Bloody freaking Sunday

I don't really have a better title than that. Today was ROUGH, and that's a huge understatement. Harry woke up grumpy and proceeded to monstrify that mood for the rest of the day. We were supposed to go to Anna and Rhenda's house today and have some outside fun (plus she has AC and my house is over 80 degrees lately WITH the window a/c's in. :( ), but we didn't make it. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up snacks and Lunchables (my kids LOVE these!) and Harry had such a horrid fit that he was actually lying on the ground (something he's done maybe twice in his whole life) screaming and tantrum-ing and kicking things off of shelves. Needless to say, calm level-headed mother that I am (at this point!), I picked him up and plopped him in the cart and continued my shopping. When he calmed down, I informed him that unless he could improve his attitude, we were NOT going to his friend's house. He then had another meltdown and a screeching fit, so we pointed back west and headed home. I was bummed, I was looking forward to a morning with friends and some relaxing fun. :(
The day only got worse... He whined and moaned and refused to nap. I should mention that when he's cranky, he really takes it out on Emma, which makes her hysterical because Harry is her best friend, role model, and everything good in the world, and when he's mean to her and/or doesn't want to play with her, her poor little world just falls apart. She ends up crying because he's being awful to her, or in trouble because she managed to make her own mischief, which amazingly, tends to be much worse than the mischief they get into together. After she napped, (like maybe an hour) I tossed them out in their swimmies in the backyard. We made it about an hour before I figured the neighbors were going to call CPS on me for screeching at my kids (and a few spankings). The pictures are misleading, the ones of Harry howling on the play equipment because I dared to point my camera at him have been deleted. Also deleted are the ones of Emma after she decided to roll in the mud created from Harry dumping all the water out of her baby pool. UGH. At bedtime (which came almost a full hour early tonight somehow), Harry informed me that his ears "really really really super hurt." In Harry speak (this is the child whose eardrums have BURST before he's complained), this is bad. Hence, off to the dr tomorrow most likely. :(
I've decided to call today a wash and start over tomorrow. 

Doesn't she look like a big girl???


I'm finally getting the hang of the blurry background thing!


I believe this grimace was about as happy as he got today....


They LOVE the neighbor's dogs... (note the lovey in said boy's arms- it was THAT bad today!)

my shnookums

Friday, May 29, 2009

New computer and FINALLY some updates!

I finally got a new computer. :) Jay super needed his mac laptop to do his papers and homework in Vegas (yes, he's gone AGAIN), so he offered to swing by Best Buy and let me pick out something new! Whoo-hoo! Apparently, taking my laptop to MO/FL last week convinced him that its prehistoric and mean to make me use it. :) Anyhoo, I got the IMac and am LOVING it. Lots of cool new features, and I ordered the Aperture program (like Photoshop for Macs) and can't wait to start trying it out- I hear its easier than Photoshop, so that's already a plus in the column. 
Summer has finally hit Spokane (watch, as I right this, the weather gods (thor?) are thinking- heh, we'll show HER!). Its been 80's and sunny for a good week or so straight now. We went camping with the Remle's for Memorial Weekend (those pictures are on Jay's laptop and thus in Vegas, so you'll have to wait for those!), but I have some from the splash pad at a local park today. Soooooo nice to get out in the sun and play with friends, both the kids and I had a wonderful wonderful super good awesome time. :)



Harry playing squirts


Emma preferred the warm puddle.




Harry snacking :)



Ems found an airplane. She really was happy playing on it, but I'm playing with features on my camera, and apparently only the one where she couldn't get off and got mad turned out :(
We stayed until almost 2 pm, way past naptime!! She was soooo mad when it was time to leave though!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday




I know I haven't posted in forever, but the weather has been good, and I just can't bring myself to stay inside!!! I have a ton of cute pictures to get up though, so hopefully later today!! :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

California Slideshow

I thought it might be easier just to make a slideshow of all my wonderful pictures from our trip... Enjoy :)


Friday, May 8, 2009

Flashback Friday!


Ahhh, the memories... 
Maureen, Alissa, Me, Steph, Jen, Lisa, Angie in June of 2002

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Good morning, Angels! :)
(Check out the bedhead on that baby!!) May 2008

Friday, May 1, 2009

Flashback Friday!


This was taken in May of 07 near Ogunquit, Maine. I was pregnant with Emma and Harry was mad that we made him stop throwing rocks and take a picture. :)