Friday, September 26, 2008

Goose Girl

I have a wonderful neighbor that has a little gal one month older than Addi and every other day (my days off) we have fabulous play dates. Yesterday we decided to go feed the ducks. Now I am all for new things, I just need to remember to think through each plan.

Questions I need to ask myself....

1. Is there any sort of line (last week at the zoo she had a heart attack when we had to wait one turn for the carousel)

2. Does anything look tempting to eat (she will pick up rocks if they look delicious and any thing with a berry, poisonous or not, she will eat)

3. Does it resemble anything she loves (Duck pond= giant tub. This was a nightmare trying to keep her out of the awesome smelling duck poop water)

So we arrive with our bag of popcorn, this was much easier than the bread because that is just another thing Addi hates...stores. We go as seldom as possible so wasting the bread on some birds was out of the question.

Anyway, for ever piece she gave the duck, she ate 5 so at lease it was a yummy snack!
These ducks are on crack! As soon as they see any human with a form of food they swim faster than Michael Phelps to get at us. Sprint swimming over to pork out on our foods!

I am also writing to ask for advice. I want a new house. I am selfish and just sick of living in the town home lifestyle. So sick of having to invite Addi up or downstairs when I just need to pee (she has abandonment issues.) I want a big rambler with a garage (Ron wants a 3 car) I want a giant kitchen (why the poo did we buy a griddle, two blenders, a sandwich maker, and a George Forman when we have 3 cupboards!)

The problem is, we found an amazing house. AMAZING. Not so amazing price tag. Affordable...maybe. It would be something that would be so much more than we are paying. Which means that I would have to be MUCH better about not buying every little thing I wanted. Could we do it, I think. It is just the not knowing that is scary. This is the house...

Then there is this other house, still awesome, not quite as awesome but still pretty cool. Much more affordable but they want us to close in 30 days....we still have our house to sell.

So I am asking for advice, do you buy a house you can easily afford but want to go somewhere else in the future, or buy as much house as you can because you would never move again? What would you do?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Big Comfy Craze

I know she is too young to be glued to the TV. I know all you 'good' moms out there will look down on me and say "Well I never!" But I'm telling you she is addicted!

The Big Comfy Couch. Have you guys ever heard of it?

It is this insanely goofy show about a town of clowns that emits some sort of brain washing rays that has sucked Addi in. Seriously, the first thing she says when she gets up is "Couch?" After playing outside, "Couch?" after eating, bathing, playing, dancing, pooping, basically anything that she does in the day, the plea for 'Couch' is soon to follow. Did I mention that this show is just goofy? Seriously, I would much rather watch the Wiggles or Mickey Mouse or that cute show with the speech impaired duck. But I am stuck with Couch. Did I also mention that it used to be on everyday and then they took it away! It is only on Sunday mornings now, which is the only thing about Sunday that I enjoy....that is another post in and of itself. Anyway, we have like 13 on our DVR and we cycle through them at a surprising speed. Oh heavens!

Now you may be thinking how lucky I am to have a half hour of free time to clean, bath, poop, all MY necessary things, but you would be wrong. My mandatory spot is three inches away from her on the couch.

It is not all bad, I haven't had this much reading time in forever. It made it possible to read Breaking Dawn very quickly (which I loved, all I needed was a little fornication between them and I would be happy, he he) I have read an adorable book called the Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls that was about the Ruby slippers in the Oz story. I have reread various books that I loved and wanted to experience again, and I guess I owe it all to Couch.

Again, judge me if you will. It is all about the happiness of the babe around here. Uh oh, I have strayed father than the couch and am being punished for it. What shows are your kids addicted to?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I guess I should update...

It has been over a month since my last post...sorry, I guess I like reading about other peoples lives rather than relive mine, but I will try.

We went camping. What used to be a fun relaxing thing is not so much anymore! We were there less than 24 hours (Addi decided to get a fever of 102 the next morning so we came home) in those 24 hours, we went through 6 different outfits because of the overwhelming urge to run in the river. It was fun though even if I hate sleeping in a tent (I have gotten old and value sleep too much!)

We also went out for our anniversary (big numero cinco) and partied it up in the big city (Salt Lake) I am really all about the food experiences and we had a grand old time. First we went to Moochies Meatballs since it was one of the restaurants Guy Fieri went to when he came here for Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Oh my heavenly balls of joy!If you go there you need to order the Atomic Meatball. So effing good! It has these glorious meatballs smothered in red sauce and a delicious creamy jalapeno sauce and then is on top of thick slices of feta. My mouth is watering all over the place right now. Go, go now, go often.
We also ate the Sunday brunch at Little America where we stayed. So yummy! Again, you all need to visit this brunch. We have been there for three out of the five anniversaries we have had and I look forward to it each and every year.
15 pounds later, I had to start school. (hold for sobs, whimpers, giant tears and heaving cries) It has actually been alright. I am always amazed by the different types of kids that come through my door each year and I am excited to have new and wondrous stories to tell you all. So far I have a kid that eats a dozen eggs each morning, and a girl that started rocking back and forth with vigor when I said we may learn about sex. It was a good day.
Since I had to start school, I decided I needed a reward and went with my sis in law to Swiss Days in Midway. We got to the park at 7:30 and it was already PACKED! people rushing around like crazy and it gets to you. All the sudden you are throwing bills at people just to get decorations for who knows what! I got some way cute stuff though for Halloween and our house and it was a great day.
So that is what we have been doing, it has been a good month or so since I posted and hopefully now that I have a computer every other day I will be better at documenting my mundane life.