Friday, November 21, 2008

Another New Addition

Okay, so it has almost been two weeks since I got a NEW CAR!! For most of you who read this I suppose this post is a little anticlimactic since you have already heard the news. A select few of you have even ridden in it!!

Anyway, been super busy and illness has plagued our house plus it rained the day after I got it so it was all dirty looking. Sooooo I finally washed it and had a sunny day and took some pics so here they are...

It is a 2009 Nissan Maxima with all kinds of cool stuff on it. Lately I have been loving the heated steering wheel...those 20 degree mornings at 6am on the way to the gym feel a little bit better with warm hands! I debated about black due to the frequent washing needs but thought the car looked best in black so here it is. I really like the car and the kids and I have been adjusting well to downsizing. It will be even better once Bumblebee gets in a booster seat in January. The haggling process did not go as smoothly as I had hoped but it worked out okay in the end. We had a fantastic experience when we bought Husband #1's truck in August and I guess I was hoping for that again.

The downside has been going from no car payments to two car payments within three months. My old car just was not going to hold on much longer with a variety of "little" issues that were adding up quickly...adding in price and sheer numbers of issues.

It is fun to drive and I like to imagine that I make the car look good! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sick drama girl

Well, Double A is very sick. She started a fever Saturday and still is not doing well. In an effort to avoid the Mother of the Year prize I did not take her to the doctor until today (Wednesday). She had been feverish for three days but the doc can't do anything for fever and she had no other complaints. I did call the nurse line and they said unless her fever spikes again to tough it out. Well, late Tuesday night she started wailing about her ear hurting ad feeling like it had a bubble in it. The good news was she had been fever free for 8+ hours. Well, the doc said her ear was "horrible" and her throat had pus and her eye was infected and needed drops. She had woken up with it looking swollen and red. She sleeps alot and moans and wails even more. We have gone through a box of kleenex for the runny nose and she has not been in school all week. I am seriously hoping that 24 hours of antibiotics will drastically improve the situation. I am supposed to go out of town this weekend by myself and Husband #1 was going to take the kids to his parents house for the weekend. He will not be doing that if she is not improved.

Maybe it is wrong of me but the wailing and moaning really get on my nerves. I know she feels horrible but that really does not help and grates on the nerves. I am hoping this is some result of my feelings of frustration at not being able to make her feel better and not from some horrible part of me that is just straight up irritated with my sick child.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Horse Show and Stuff

Double A had her first ever horse show today. Sadly she developed a fever yesterday so was not at her best for the show. Plus it got very cold and there were actually flurries - UGH! Anyway, I thought she did great considering she has never been in a show and was so sick and cold. She rode Zema, the grandpa horse at age 27. She placed fourth in the egg holding competition - where they hold an egg on a spoon while they ride and it can't fall off. Then she placed third in the Simon Says competition. We were so excited for her. She even had a couple friends come to see her ride plus her aunt is in town so it was quite the crowd in her cheering section. She cried before she started and I realized it was the illness but she was also nervous. I talked with her and explained what would happen and she calmed down some. Afterwards she said it was fun but she will never do it again because it was hard. Hopefully she will change her mind when she feels better. Bumble Bee had a great time climbing the fence and playing in the dirt.

Friday night Husband #1 and I and his sister who is in town visiting went to a charity fundraiser party. It was very trendy and kind of crazy. There was a woman painted silver with angel wings, people juggling fire sticks, a guy who was hammering screwdrivers into his nose, breakdancers and all sorts of things. Maybe this kind of thing is the norm for trendy socialite fundraisers but it sure was different from our usual night out!

BumbleBee REALLY does not like to brush his teeth...I figure, Oh well, he will get new ones in a few years!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fall Fun

My parents came to visit last week for Double A's grandfriends day at school. We went to the fun farm again to pick some apples and pumpkins. The kids love this swing ride and Bumblebee just barely cleared the height requirement.
We watched the punkin chunkin again since Husband #1 was with us this time. FINALLY Double A was selected to go on stage and choose one of the pumpkins to be shot out. I had coached her on how to jump up and down and wave your arm around to get chosen. She was so excited but when he asked where she lived she said "Mississippi" and it kind of went weird from there. Oh well.

That brings us to pumpkin carving. Double A and Husband #1 worked on the design and both kids and myself scooped out the insides. I made pumpkin seeds in different flavors and they turned out pretty good.

Trick or treating was great fun. The weather was WONDERFUL. Everyone was outside sitting on their porch and Double A did not even need a coat with her cheerleader outfit. It had gotten up to 76 degrees that day...great considering three days ago it was a high of 49. The kids got more candy than any other year because we let them go to more houses...mostly because it was so nice to be outside. St. Louis has a weird tradition of telling a joke at each house before they give you your candy. This was the first year Double A really excelled at that. She had a few jokes in rotation but my favorite was "why shouldn't you tell jokes while skating?" why? "Because the ice might crack up." Bumblebee doesn't really understand jokes so his ran along the lines of "which letters can talk?" which? "trees". What???

This is a picture of the kids looking at a tiny snake I found while we were trick or treating. oVerall we had fun and the kids did not fight me too much on limiting candy consumption and going to bed. Bumblebee seems to be very sensitive to either sugar or the caffeine in chocolate so dessert before bed is challenging sometimes.

HAPPY NOVEMBER (can you believe it??) Set your clocks back tonight!