Thursday, September 29, 2011

Play with me dammit!

This video I like to call "You will play with me...dammit!" Again it's nice to be the oldest.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's good to be the oldest!

I've always been the oldest sibling that lived at home, so I got to do the picking rather than being picked on. So I can't really relate to what poor Lil' Bit must feel like but these videos show some of her life on a day to day basis.

Here she is trying to learn to roll over while Austin pinches her checks and compresses her spine...all in the name of love and excitement.

And today watching Sesame Street together, Lil' Bit is kicking like a baby and Austin takes this action as an open invite to "play footsie" back...I like that wording better than kicking her back.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This and that...

I spent several days last week in Joe's shop learning the ropes, it was odd number one to be at work rather than at home and number two it was super stressful to know that any person you are serving could be an undercover cop. You really have to make sure you are checking every little bit of paperwork and what not. Needless to say I am quite happy to be sitting here in my yoga pants currently.

We decided with Wishing Wells to list things out separately which basically means that I have been on Craigslist all day typing and we are just piecing out everything. It's going to take a while but at least this way we are getting some action (thank you for the suggestion J).

I had to watch Star Wars at the gym this morning which means I am still shaking my head...that is a series I just can't get into. I generally like to shut up true fans by mentioning that my favorite character is Jarjar Binks. Star Wars geeks hate that.

One of my pet peeves is to leave clothes in the washer too long thus making it so you have to re-wash the load. I did this said atrocity 3 times last week for the same load. What can say they are really clean at this point.

I told Austin that I was 31 and she gasped being as though she can only count to 10 I am sure that number does seem awful. Still makes me giggle thinking about it. Although recently I have been having a lot of mortality thoughts, I think because while watching TV shows I am starting to relate more to the parents (as well I should) than the children. J and I were talking a while back and since she is my oldest friend we both can remember the time when we used to sit around and talk about "when I grow up and have kids...". I looked at her the other day holy shit...I grew up and have kids. I know what they look like, sound like...I know what I named them and who I had them with. It was truly an aw inspiring conversation.

We have our volleyball tournament tonight which should be super fun although we always go near undefeated all season (as we did this one too) and then lose in the tournament so we don't get one of the suckerific t-shirts they give out. Fingers crossed that we can pull it off tonight.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Blame Game

I had a server fail this weekend...which isn't real news because hardware fails. Cars die, blenders burn up and computers lose their cotton-picking minds. The part that is a shock is that I opened a ticket a month ago to have this computer looked at because I knew it was going Tango Uniform on me. Naturally when this said machine breaks I am the first that they come down on but now that everyone is actually at work because it is a Monday in starts the blame game. I love this game and already know the outcome...the person with the lowest title is to blame. In this case it is me although they are having a difficult time pinning it on me since I followed the process, but rest assured my title won't save my butt against high-ups and this will go down as an epic fail. Oh yeah and the backups that run every night...well they haven't been running but no one let me know but apparently I should have guessed. Again Crystal comes up with a failure. Now I know why some of my fellow comrades have given up the IT blame game and taken on other fields. If this reaches the levels that it might I am hoping the circus is hiring. :-)

Friday, September 16, 2011


I have realized, well have known for a while, that I am selfish when it comes to updates and updating people. Such as this blog - I put off writing because of my lack of time but I always find time to read everyone's. Like this morning, I log in to the computer quickly go through my local paper just to be sure that there aren't masked gunmen perusing my neighborhood and then start my nosey reading - Facebook and Blogger. I NEVER update my Facebook but that is partially due to the fact that I have all kinds of friends on there that aren't really my friends and I was guilted into allowing them into my life because everyone else in school friended them. In fact one such women/gargoyle was a cause of great many tears my sophomore year. I was dating a complete scum bag who cheated on my with her while she was pretending to be my friend. Needless to say that I was shocked when she friended me. But just to watch out for my karma bank I allowed the friendship to happen. With that being said I don't really update much of my life on there. But those that have made it to this blog I consider my family and friends.

When I anxiously clicked on Anne's blog this morning I realized just how selfish it was of me to want so bad to read her update but not type any sort of an update myself.

So here we go.

Me - I couldn't remember when it would happen but I knew it Kimberly if you ever find time to read blogs again with that new adorable son of yours - know that it takes 3 1/2 months for this to happen. The tiredness sets in and you are in a zombie like state. Lil' Bit only eats once a night but wakes up for that blasted pacifier 4-5 times oh yeah and the pumping that I have to do still. All and all I am sure that I am not lacking on THAT much sleep it just the fact that I am waking up so much the idea of getting any REM sleep is a complete joke. Every night Joe asks what's wrong and I just shake my head and say I'm tired. A weird sort of sinus pressure headache has set in behind my eyes that I can't seem to shake and my neck is stiff as if I got in a car accident during one of my sleepless nights. This must be the look that my friend referred to when she said that I looked like I had one foot in the grave. Luckily if Lil' Bit is like Baby Girl she will start sleeping through the night here in a couple months and I will start the process of digging myself out of the 6' hole.

Joe - Business is doing well and he was the major reference for the city council on the new fees that they just approved. He managed to hurt his shoulder playing softball the other day so he's been taking it easy with a lot of Oww's sprinkled in his daily life. One trait that is completely absent in my zombie like state is that of sympathy so I have practiced the fine art of biting my tongue when he mentions the injury. :-)

Baby Girl - She gets more and more expressive everyday and is just a kick to watch grow up, I know that people say that 2 year olds are hard to deal with but I think 1year -18 months was much more challenging. She didn't have many words and could barely walk but refused to sit still. When I flew back to Indiana by myself with a 15 month old you could have never warned me what that was going to be like, but now this time with a 2 year old all strapped into her own seat and watching cartoons on the headrest TV...that was like heaven. She helps out a ton with her little sister with pacifiers and feeding her - although I am sure that one day poor Lil' Bit will be blind due to them being shoved in her eyes all the time.

Lil' Bit - Can just about roll over, she does her tummy time everyday and I get out the video camera because I know it is just moments away from happening but still hasn't. She has had a blocked tear duct since we visited Indiana which is making me debate on going into the doctor which I hate, every time I take the girls in they end up catching some kind of cold. And why wouldn't they Lil' Bit touches everything and then eats her hand and Baby Girl licks furniture. I am giving it two more days and then I will take her in just so she doesn't end up blind - at least not from the infection.

Wishing Wells - Has been put on hold while they are building out a new wall in our suite and redoing the electrical. I can't wait to get back in there and get it all organized again. The website has been getting plenty of hits but no calls so perhaps it all of us incessantly hitting it. :-) My work has been eerily slow which is never a good sign but I'll ride this job out until they drag me away from my laptop.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day 2011

Austin very excited on the plane and Lil' Bit all swaddled up laying on my lap.

Laura laughing with her girls in the background.

Poor Claire is just old enough to get everywhere but not quite one of the big kids yet.

The three oldest girls that could not be more different from looks to personality.

Claire was not allowed to drink the water so pouring it down herself seemed like the best alternative.

Little smiley Annabel...holding still for a rare occasion.

Allegra turned into a young woman over night.

Aunt Anne with some of the girls.

MaryGrace and Monica hugging it out.

Look at those leaves already falling.

I love how kids swarm to a little one in a walker.

Notice how the only smiles are those on the Grandparents' faces. :-)

The new website

In all of my spare time...chuckling deep down inside right now...I managed to put together a functional though not very pretty website for Wishing Wells. We bought some more items at an auction that I have yet to take pictures of since there is construction going on in our suite this week and it's too choatic for the girls.

Here's hoping we get rid of some of the stuff....