Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Girl Can Dream!



So I have been searching for a cheap walker for Virginia. I keep looking on craigslist and Ebay. I have found some good prices on walkers on craigslist. Now it is just the matter of deciding which one I want and saving our money. Now that is the realistic Kathy thinking. But there is one walker that is the cadillac of walkers. I just drool over them when I see them online and there is two at the consignment shop we go to. They are way overpriced. They run anywhere from $95.00 to over a hundred dollars. They are just to cool. I would never spend that much money on something I know she would grow out of or just not like. But again they are just to cool. This is my silly post for the week. Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the sunshine that finally decided to come out today.

Friday, March 13, 2009

How Embarrassing!

As I was googling for a new art blog to follow. I came across this blog entry on The Design Blog about a bus stop in the Netherlands that will remind you of your extra weight. Here is the full blog entry from The Design Blog written by Naveen.




You better not sit on this if you are hiding your extra flab. Netherlands-based health club operator Fitness First has planned to set up weight meters at some of the bus shelters in the city of Amsterdam. While the person sits on the nearby bench, the machine tells the actual weight. The back of the bench has a chart that shows if the person is above the ideal weight. The idea of bus shelters with weight meters is not new to us, but the installation concept by Fitness First looks quite trendy. These weight meters would be a great way for the lasses to flatter their figure.

Could you imagine broadcasting your weight for the whole world to see. I guess it would be a reality check. But to me it is a little extreme.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORK!




Well today, Friday the 13th, is a special day. It is my big sister Susan's 29th birthday! Happy Birthday Dork! I hope you have a awesome day. I know you will have a blast cheering on the Tarheels at Leslie's house. Hopefully Sam will behave for you today. Also Rufus and Nico wanted me to pass along a message for them. They got all dressed up and made you a birthday cake. Nico said, " I turned my back for a second and Rufus decided to taste the cake." Rufus said, " just to make sure it was ok for my mama." What are you going to do with those two. Well have a great day Susan and I can't wait to make it down to try out the Wii Fit with you.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Addiction


So lately I have been addicted to finding new blogs to follow. Usually a new blog will only keep my interest for a day or so. I just usually lose interest or can't connect to what they are blogging on. But I have found a blog that has kept my interest for almost a full month now. Design* Sponge is the best creative blog that I have come across in awhile. It is run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. She focuses on home and product design. She updates her blog daily except for Saturday and Sunday. Her blog covers a vast range of topics. There are multiple categories to explore. My favorite is the before and after section. Here she shows pictures of rooms or furniture that have been redesigned. I also enjoy the fact that I am still coming across new things. I would highly recommend everyone to go check it out.

Sunday Wrap Up

Okay, so this is going to be short and sweet. Sunday, Reiggin, Virginia, and I went down to my parent's house for a great Sunday lunch. We had been trying to get down for a couple of weeks. Either Reiggin had been sick or we got snowed in.

So it was great to finally make it down to see the folks. Susan and Sam also came over so we had a full house. Sam was as cute as always. Mom had her hands full with both Virginia and Sam.

We had some delicious food. I enjoyed my favorite, mac and cheese. I got to spend some time holding my favorite niece Sam. She decided to break me in and puke on me. It's all good, she is still cute as a button.

We quickly made it home in time to watch Carolina beat Duke! Our night was not as lovely as our afternoon. Virginia was full-on fussy because of teething and having a cough. Pray that both Reiggin and I can make it though this teething period.

I hope everyone is having a good start to the week. Also, we missed you, Lisa, on Sunday. Hopefully, next time work will not get in the way. Virginia and Sam said they missed their Aunt Lisa also.





Friday, March 6, 2009

To Scream or Not to Scream!

This week has been crazy. We started off the week with a beautiful six to seven inches of snow, which I loved so much. I got to take Virginia out for the second time to see the snow. The sun was a little too bright for her to fully enjoy the snow.

This week also has been one trying week. We believe Virginia is fully teething now. She is not a happy camper. We are using teething rings, teething tablets, and Tylenol. Man, you want to test your patience, just take care of a teething baby for a full day. If you can come away happy and have not screamed once, then you are the Queen of Patience. I know she can't help that she is in pain. Also, it isn't fair that she can't speak and tell me, "Hey Mom, I ain't feeling so hot." It seems like it is the worse at night. When you are tired and all you want to do is crawl into bed and fall asleep. She is crying her lungs out. Some things do calm her down. One is walking around with Mom and Dad. Two, looking out the front door at the cars going by. Three, her favorite toy, Mr. Frog. Then eventually she just tires herself out and decides to fall asleep in her crib looking at her jungle mobile.

On a happy note, Virginia has gotten to the point now that she sometimes will put herself to sleep. Now I don't mean she is crawling to the crib and jumping in. But I can lay her in the crib and give her sometime to roll around. Then, all of the sudden, it is quiet. So I will go in to check to make sure she is okay just to find out she is spread out asleep. This is such a great accomplishment. Now I am trying to get her into a routine. Also trying to get her to only sleep in her crib. I will admit that I have gotten her into a bad habit. I will have her nap during the day in the crib. Then at night usually the first time she sleeps she is in the crib. Then around midnight or 1:00am I am just too tired so I put her in the swing beside our bed and let her fall asleep there. I know this is not a good routine. So I have decided to put the effort in to get her to stay in her crib the whole night. I believe that the bedroom should be as baby-free as possible.

Now on a serious note. I just want everyone to keep Samantha in your prayers. She has a bad case of baby reflux. She splits up a lot and now is choking on it. This is really scary because she can choke on it and stop breathing. Susan and Joe have taken her to the doctor. The doctors have prescribed medicine. I am not sure how much it is helping. I just know being a mom, I would be so paranoid. So please pray that the medicine will start to work. Or that Samantha grows out of this. Thanks, everyone. Hope everyone has a great week. Virginia is screaming from the jumper so I am off to play now.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow
















Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Girl Can Dream!

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So I have been searching for a cheap walker for Virginia. I keep looking on craigslist and Ebay. I have found some good prices on walkers on craigslist. Now it is just the matter of deciding which one I want and saving our money. Now that is the realistic Kathy thinking. But there is one walker that is the cadillac of walkers. I just drool over them when I see them online and there is two at the consignment shop we go to. They are way overpriced. They run anywhere from $95.00 to over a hundred dollars. They are just to cool. I would never spend that much money on something I know she would grow out of or just not like. But again they are just to cool. This is my silly post for the week. Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the sunshine that finally decided to come out today.

Friday, March 13, 2009

How Embarrassing!

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As I was googling for a new art blog to follow. I came across this blog entry on The Design Blog about a bus stop in the Netherlands that will remind you of your extra weight. Here is the full blog entry from The Design Blog written by Naveen.




You better not sit on this if you are hiding your extra flab. Netherlands-based health club operator Fitness First has planned to set up weight meters at some of the bus shelters in the city of Amsterdam. While the person sits on the nearby bench, the machine tells the actual weight. The back of the bench has a chart that shows if the person is above the ideal weight. The idea of bus shelters with weight meters is not new to us, but the installation concept by Fitness First looks quite trendy. These weight meters would be a great way for the lasses to flatter their figure.

Could you imagine broadcasting your weight for the whole world to see. I guess it would be a reality check. But to me it is a little extreme.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORK!

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Well today, Friday the 13th, is a special day. It is my big sister Susan's 29th birthday! Happy Birthday Dork! I hope you have a awesome day. I know you will have a blast cheering on the Tarheels at Leslie's house. Hopefully Sam will behave for you today. Also Rufus and Nico wanted me to pass along a message for them. They got all dressed up and made you a birthday cake. Nico said, " I turned my back for a second and Rufus decided to taste the cake." Rufus said, " just to make sure it was ok for my mama." What are you going to do with those two. Well have a great day Susan and I can't wait to make it down to try out the Wii Fit with you.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Addiction

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So lately I have been addicted to finding new blogs to follow. Usually a new blog will only keep my interest for a day or so. I just usually lose interest or can't connect to what they are blogging on. But I have found a blog that has kept my interest for almost a full month now. Design* Sponge is the best creative blog that I have come across in awhile. It is run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. She focuses on home and product design. She updates her blog daily except for Saturday and Sunday. Her blog covers a vast range of topics. There are multiple categories to explore. My favorite is the before and after section. Here she shows pictures of rooms or furniture that have been redesigned. I also enjoy the fact that I am still coming across new things. I would highly recommend everyone to go check it out.

Sunday Wrap Up

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Okay, so this is going to be short and sweet. Sunday, Reiggin, Virginia, and I went down to my parent's house for a great Sunday lunch. We had been trying to get down for a couple of weeks. Either Reiggin had been sick or we got snowed in.

So it was great to finally make it down to see the folks. Susan and Sam also came over so we had a full house. Sam was as cute as always. Mom had her hands full with both Virginia and Sam.

We had some delicious food. I enjoyed my favorite, mac and cheese. I got to spend some time holding my favorite niece Sam. She decided to break me in and puke on me. It's all good, she is still cute as a button.

We quickly made it home in time to watch Carolina beat Duke! Our night was not as lovely as our afternoon. Virginia was full-on fussy because of teething and having a cough. Pray that both Reiggin and I can make it though this teething period.

I hope everyone is having a good start to the week. Also, we missed you, Lisa, on Sunday. Hopefully, next time work will not get in the way. Virginia and Sam said they missed their Aunt Lisa also.





Friday, March 6, 2009

To Scream or Not to Scream!

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This week has been crazy. We started off the week with a beautiful six to seven inches of snow, which I loved so much. I got to take Virginia out for the second time to see the snow. The sun was a little too bright for her to fully enjoy the snow.

This week also has been one trying week. We believe Virginia is fully teething now. She is not a happy camper. We are using teething rings, teething tablets, and Tylenol. Man, you want to test your patience, just take care of a teething baby for a full day. If you can come away happy and have not screamed once, then you are the Queen of Patience. I know she can't help that she is in pain. Also, it isn't fair that she can't speak and tell me, "Hey Mom, I ain't feeling so hot." It seems like it is the worse at night. When you are tired and all you want to do is crawl into bed and fall asleep. She is crying her lungs out. Some things do calm her down. One is walking around with Mom and Dad. Two, looking out the front door at the cars going by. Three, her favorite toy, Mr. Frog. Then eventually she just tires herself out and decides to fall asleep in her crib looking at her jungle mobile.

On a happy note, Virginia has gotten to the point now that she sometimes will put herself to sleep. Now I don't mean she is crawling to the crib and jumping in. But I can lay her in the crib and give her sometime to roll around. Then, all of the sudden, it is quiet. So I will go in to check to make sure she is okay just to find out she is spread out asleep. This is such a great accomplishment. Now I am trying to get her into a routine. Also trying to get her to only sleep in her crib. I will admit that I have gotten her into a bad habit. I will have her nap during the day in the crib. Then at night usually the first time she sleeps she is in the crib. Then around midnight or 1:00am I am just too tired so I put her in the swing beside our bed and let her fall asleep there. I know this is not a good routine. So I have decided to put the effort in to get her to stay in her crib the whole night. I believe that the bedroom should be as baby-free as possible.

Now on a serious note. I just want everyone to keep Samantha in your prayers. She has a bad case of baby reflux. She splits up a lot and now is choking on it. This is really scary because she can choke on it and stop breathing. Susan and Joe have taken her to the doctor. The doctors have prescribed medicine. I am not sure how much it is helping. I just know being a mom, I would be so paranoid. So please pray that the medicine will start to work. Or that Samantha grows out of this. Thanks, everyone. Hope everyone has a great week. Virginia is screaming from the jumper so I am off to play now.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow

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