Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday's Random Thoughts

I have been a horrible blogger lately. I have hardly even talked about my precious babies and have posted zero pictures. :( Must...get...on...the...ball. That's the whole point of my blog, to keep up with what's going on with my kiddos.
Anyway, it's time again for my random thoughts, so here goes:
My sweet baby girl is already a month old. I just can't believe it. It seems like I just had her in my tummy, and now she's a month old?! Where has the time gone??? I am SO in love with her. She makes the most wonderful faces. Her little sad face can melt your heart. Her little lips turn down and stay that way for a good few seconds before she even makes a sound. It's pitiful! Also, I have never really been a fan of the color purple, but she received some purple outfits as gifts, and she looks fabulous in purple. Now I'm a fan. :) I love my baby girl!

My boys are great big brothers. When I can keep Asher from loving too hard, everything is great! Tristan is so incredibly helpful. I don't know how I would manage without him.

Chickies. Have you seen these things? I saw them advertised last night, and what a great idea! I want some! What are Chickies? They are cleavage covers, aka "fake tanks". I don't always like to have a full tank under my shirts; however, I don't particularly like to show cleavage either. These are the perfect thing for me! How come they didn't come out with this sooner? And no, ladies, they are not dickies.

Do you watch America's Got Talent? Every year, I get so excited about this show. I love hearing the personal stories of people out there, and I love to see them succeed. The show never fails to make me cry. I LOVE it! America has got some serious talent, people! And how about Nick Cannon?! I think he's an awesome host. He's so funnny. GREAT SHOW!

Another funny product I've seen on t.v...bottle tops. This invention cracks me up. Well, actually, the invention kind of puzzles me. It's the infomercial that actually cracks me up. My favorite line from the commercial: "Bugs in your drink? GROSS!" Then it goes on to show super happy picnicers (sp?) with their bottle tops on their cans. HILARIOUS! Oh, and in case you don't take the time to visit the link, bottle tops are bottle tops that snap onto your can drinks and enable you to drink them like bottles. Also, they seal like bottles to keep your cans form spilling.

Speaking of inventions, I've got one for you, Sara Blakely, oh wise creater of Spanx. I think you could make a TON of money (because you clearly haven't made enough off of Spanx) by developing a Spanx swimsuit. You see, Sara, I had a baby a month ago, and my belly needs a miracle in time for my beach trip in a few days. I'm sure you won't be able to develop one in time for me; however, help all those other mothers out there. Develop a miracle Spanx suit. I tell you, it would bring in the bucks! I won't even charge you for my idea. It's FREE. Just make it!

Speaking of swimsuits, I was thinking last week about the women who wear the long jean skirts when they swim or swim dresses. I was thinking about how they often have many kids and it occurred to me that I don't believe the trend started because of modesty and not wanting men to lust after their bodies. I think the trend started because one of those moms who had birthed 15 kids didn't want anyone to see her body in a swimsuit. So she started wearing a swim dress, was embarrassed about the appearance of it, and started making her daughters wear it and blaming it on modesty. I mean, seriously, would you want to wear a regular swimsuit after having 10-15 kids? I mean, I've had three, and I feel like I should never be seen in one again...for the sake of the public.

Guess what, folks?! I near about choked the other day when I was leaving Wal-Mart. As I was walking to the car, I saw a woman with "The Kate". You know...the hairstyle sported famously by Kate Gosselin. It looked EXACTLY like it, long in the front, spiky in the back, blonde in the front, and dark brown in the back. I have never seen anyone else with that do. My hairdresser (and all the other hairdressers in her salon) said she's never been asked to do that cut. Hmmm...I had to share. I just found it quite interesting.

Ok, so my brother just sent me P90X because he knows how badly I want to lose this baby weight. Part of me thinks that's cool; however, another part of me wants nothing to do with it. Reason being, in part, it looks incredibly difficult (one friend said she thinks it's "of the devil" ha!), but I don't want to do it because the extreme trendiness of it. I get so tired of pulling up my facebook home page to see 50 of my friends commenting on getting started on P90X. Why do I care if everyone is doing it? I don't know. I just don't like being one that follows silly trends. I have a friend, though, an anonymous friend who does P90X but tells no one about it because she feels the same way. She has assured me that it's an awesome workout, that she's not one to succumb to trends, and that it gets results. So, I may have to give it a shot. I may not. Either way, you may never know! I have a lot to get over before I even give it a shot.

Speaking of my baby weight, I feel like it has seriously set up permanent residence. It is going NOWHERE, people, and FAST! What is up with that?! It got me to thinking about the people who get gastric bypass. I used to talk about how lazy and unhealthy those people were; however, now I realize they may be lazy, but then again, they may just feel hopeless. I feel sad for those people because I have 25 pounds to lose (that's right, 25. Sad, right?), and I feel kind of hopeless right now. No, I'm not scheduling a gastric bypass, but I can certainly empathize.

Does anyone else get annoyed by mascara commercials? I do because as a little girl (probably even in HS), I didn't realize that those models in the commercials had (have) on fake lashes and that no matter how much of that mascara I put on my thin lashes, they were never going to look like that models. Now, I'm a little wiser (I mean, how pathetic that I didn't realize it back then???), and just get annoyed when I see those "plumped up lashes". Whatev, Covergirl!

Ok, so Lauren Conrad is NY Times Bestseller for her book, "LA Candy". Seriously? Seriously? That's just funny to me. Can't people get the story by watching the blank stares on "The Hills"?

What is it about the Boppy that can instill perfect calm (even if just for a few seconds) in babies? All three of my kids would totally shush crying as soon as their tiny heads (ok, so two of my three had 95% heads...tiny might not be the best word) hit the pillow. Of course, if food didn't/doesn't quickly follow, I get screams. BUT for those few brief seconds, I've had super happy babies. Thank you, Boppy creator!

How about all these eco-trendy celebrities? I get it. It's good to care about the environment, but these celebrities just crack me up. It's like some kind of contest to see who can be the most eco-friendly. For instance, Justin Timberlake is currently building an eco-friendly golf course. It was on the news. SO funny to me. Yet, I bet at home, these celebrities have their ac's pumping, lots of lights on, hot tubs running, and are swimming laps in their olympic size swimming pools. Ha!

Funny quote of the week this week came from Asher. This past weekend, we were at the lake, and I was laying beside Asher as the family was saying prayers together. We were all gathered in the boys' room, and Asher put his hand on my chest and said, "Those Weeannon's (aka Rhiannon's)." I said, "What?" He, again, touched my chest and said, "Those Weeannon's and Mommy's." SO funny! He is so curious about me feeding her. On more than one occasion, I've had to put the breast pump horns (or so I call them) up to his chest.

Ok, folks. That's all I've got for this week. How about you? Why don't you share yours? Hillary totally cracked me up with hers last week. Come on, Hil, share some more!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Facebook Fridays

It's baaaaaaaaaaack! After a little hiatus (mostly because I totally forgot), Facebook Fridays are back in full force. Since I took such a break, today I am going to highlight more facebook updates than I usually know, make up for lost time.
For those who are new to Facebook Fridays, this is a time where I highlight some of my Facebook Friends' status updates. Sometimes I read some and wonder why in the world they take the time to post what they post (for instance, "I'm sleepy." or "I'm going to the bathroom." "I'm eating a piece of toast." etc. You know, the stuff that everyone has going on but doesn't feel the need to bore the world with). Other times I read people airing their dirty laundry (aka Facebook fights. I mean, what is that about?!). Then, there are times that people completely crack me up. Today, I am going to highlight some of the funnier ones from the week. Here goes:

_________realizes I have major issues, but seriously!?! Tonight in Yoga the instructor took things to a new level...she actually had us practice partner yoga. This happened to involve touching raw feet to raw feet!!! I am officially grossed out and don't know how to politely decline feet fondling with a complete stranger!! UGH!

Hillary Clinton is currently sporting a mullet.

___________thinks it's funny how Ethan informed us over dinner that he traded his sisters for Braden's brother back during school on the playground and was wondering if we could hurry up the to us

Clothes piled high, dishes piled higher, kids watching TV and nothing for dinner. Why do those Mother of the Year peeps keep passing me by?

These are some great status updates by my Facebook friends. How about you? Have you read anything funny, annoying, awful, etc. on your home page this week? If so, please share!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday's Random Thoughts

The day has almost gotten away from me. It's now 9:00 p.m., and I'm just now finding a brief second to post my random thoughts from the week. Being a fledgling mom to three kiddos, I'm still trying to get the hang of things around here. I have many random thoughts that I should probably keep to myself, so I will. :) When you get little sleep, have a newborn and a two year old (my five year old is pretty easy most of the time), you would be mortified if people could read all your thoughts. That's the way I feel anyway. :)
As for the thoughts I'm willing to share, here goes:The title of my blog page is "Me and My Three Boys". I do realize that I am also a mom to a little girl, I just haven't found the time to redo the page yet. It WILL day.

I was watching E earlier this evening (well, I wasn't actually watching it, but it was on. I was too busy rushing around getting Tristan ready for swim lessons), and they were advertising for "The Daily 10". One of the stories they highlighted was "Kate finally speaks". By Kate, of course you know it's Kate Gosselin. Um, ok, Kate. Seriously, does this woman need publicity so bad that she has to constantly speak out? You know, a friend said on Facebook this week (or last week. My time all runs together right now) that Jon and Kate were probably glad that the Michael Jackson stuff was taking attention away from them (her comment was stated more eloquently). I the time. Now I realize Kate has probably been missing the media attention and feels the need to speak out so that she can gain some of it back. I mean, maybe that's not what's going on, but that sure is what it looks like. I think those two (Jon and Kate) need to go into hiding, fix their marriage, and stop giving the public access into every tiny bit of their lives, if not for themselves, for their precious children.

Last night, I was flipping channels in bed while I was nursing Rhiannon, and I saw that "There's Something About Mary" was on. It was right on the part where he comes out of the bathroom with "hair gel" on his ear. I watched that whole scene play out and was so disgusted. Back in the day, I thought it was HILARIOUS. Last night, it wasn't quite as funny. All I could think was...GROSS! Am I now a prude? I guess so.

Kool-aid purses. Only in Alabama, right? I mean, why in the world would anyone want a Kool-aid purse? I don't know, but I see them at every craft show I go to. There's always a booth that makes Kool-aid purses. I have even seen ADULT WOMEN carrying them. I'm not joking. One day, I would love to buy one for a friend and give it as a gift. Of course, I could never let them know it was a joke. I would have to make sure they knew how "proud" I was of my purchase and that I couldn't wait to see them carrying it. Great idea, Annie! This is a MUST DO!

Have you seen the Neckline Slimmer? I saw it on an infomercial last night (Yes, I realize it seems like I watch a lot of t.v, but when your husband is sleeping, it's the middle of the night, and you're nursing a hungry newborn, what else is there to do? I know, I know...shouldn't have a tv in the bedroom. Well, we do...and we still have three kids, so go figure.) Anyway, back to the Neckline Slimmer. This is some kind of invention that gets rid of (what I heard a lady call) the turkey neck, the hangy down skin on your neck. Ok, yeah sure. That works. Sure. What's even funnier is that it comes with a Neckline training DVD. It's hilarious because there's a woman standing right in front of her tv with her Neckline Slimmer, and it looks like she's doing an aerobics video. It's hilarious. If you haven't seen it, you have got to check it out.

Yesterday on Wife Swap (I know, I know. Really, I don't watch as much tv as it sounds like), the two couples were sitting at the table discussing their swaps, and one of the moms turned to her husband (talking about the other couple's kids) and said, "They was wearin' jeans like swiss cheese...holes all in 'em!" Ok, I about lost it! HILARIOUS!!! I have never heard that before, and it totally cracked me up!

I would love to have a celebrity personal trainer. I mean, we all see how quickly those celebs get back into shape after having babies (c-tucks aside). I want one of their personal trainers. I DO NOT want a trainer who looks out of shape (seems like we have some of those at our gym). I would have a hard time paying for a personal trainer who doesn't seem to be in shape. If he/she can't get himself/herself into shape, how can I trust them to know enough to get me in shape?

So none of my three kids look a thing like me...not at all (Well, Rhiannon's got my ears. Out of three kids and all the body parts, that's it. The only thing). This morning, though, I realized I could work this to my advantage. You see, on Tuesday I had to deal with a hugely embarrassing situation at The Children's Place (let's just say peeling your screaming two year old off the floor while trying to maneuver a giant stroller is no fun). Anyway, this morning I was thinking about Tuesday and how my kids don't look a thing like me. That's when it hit me. Next time something like that happens, I can just walk away. I mean, that screaming kid doesn't look like me. No one can prove he is my kid. Tristan crying because he can't get flip flops? Who's kid is he anyway, and why is he calling me Mommy? I don't know him. I clearly look nothing like him. Why would anyone assume he's mine? Crying, hungry baby? Nope, not mine. :) Maybe I'll try that next time. :):):):)

Ok, that's all I've got. I know it's not much, but like I said, you probably don't want to know all my thoughts. Ha! They're really not that bad...most of the time. :) Have a great weekend, and make mine really great by sharing some of your random thoughts. Robin, now is a great time to post yours!!! :):) I want to visit your page and see them, my friend!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday's Random Thoughts

Wow! Is it Thursday already? Apparently it is, and apparently, I haven't posted anything on this blog since last Thursday. I didn't even post a Facebook Friday update. I'm out of the loop. Oh well. I'll get my act together one day. For now, here are this week's random thoughts:I know a lot of you are tired of hearing about it. I have to admit, I am too. However, I wouldn't be sharing my week's thoughts if I didn't bring it up...the death of Michael Jackson. Ok, I was SHOCKED when I heard that he had passed away. I mean, there was no warning, he was just gone. I spent the first two days reminiscing about all his big hits...Thriller, Billy Jean, Bad...I'll admit, I was even considering downloading some of those hits to the workout folder on my ipod. However, I now feel like I've had my fill of those songs as well as most of his other songs. I can't turn on the tv w/o seeing the Thriller video or hearing about Michael's finances and who he left out of his will. I feel like I could write a book about MJ. Don't get me wrong, we have lost one of THE greatest entertainers ever (personal life aside), but can I please watch a little celebrity news, local news, or national news without hearing more about the investigation into Michael's Jackson's drug use? PLEASE?!?

Speaking of dance, has anyone watched the show "Dance Your A$$ off"? I don't like the title of the show but did tune in to see what all the hype was about. I only watched 10 or so minutes, but what I saw brought back some memories. You remember the Roger Rabbit??? Well, it was in full force during one of the routines. WOW! Until then, I had not thought about the Roger Rabbit in years. Back in the day, that was one of my favs.

I watched an episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" a week or so ago. It's not really my favorite. I just can't quite get into it, but anyway... What is with that lady judge? Is she crazy or loopy or what? She makes the loudest, strangest screams and noises. She says the weirdest things. She almost makes Paula more tolerable. Almost.

Mark Sanford. Oh my. What a hot mess. What kind of husband says ON NATIONAL TELEVISION that his mistress is his soulmate and, "I am going to try to fall back in love with my wife." TRY?! WHAT IN THE WORLD?! Ok, can I just say that if my husband had multiple affairs and publicly announced that he would TRY to get over losing his soulmate and then backslapped me with "trying to fall back in love" with me, I would be outta there and outta there fast. All I can figure is that he is TRYING to chase his wife off. Why else would he say such awful things. And all I can figure as to why she would stay with such a dirty rotten scoundrel (nicest thing I could think of) is that she wants to punish him. Ok, maybe not, but what else makes sense? On a serious note, I feel so sorry for her. How humiliating, not only that her husband cheated and got caught on a national stage, but the things he said to the hurtful. I cannot imagine what she must be going through.

Ok, so with my new baby, I'm trying some new gadgets, gadgets I didn't have with the boys. Example 1: the sling. I've got this great, super cute sling, and I can only use it correctly 1 in 5 times. I don't know why. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I just can't get it to work right. I watched the tutorial on You Tube, and I'm still struggling. Last night at church, I had to go into the mother's room to nurse Rhiannon. The room was full, and the only seat available was right at the front where everyone could see me. So I had to announce to the group of women that I was a newbie at my sling and had no idea how to properly and easily get the baby in and out or how to operate the thing. I then did the loser's way of removing the whole sling to get my baby girl out. Everyone found it quite amusing. Then I got to use another new gadget, and my example 2: the nursing cover. I have this super great nursing cover, it's the trendy Bebe au lauit (I'm SURE I misspelled it but am too lazy to get the proper spelling. Please forgive my lack of effort). Yeah, I thought it would be super simple. It wasn't. I'm sure it's not the gadget, it's the operator, but I really stink at it. Lucky me, I got to try it out for the first time in front of a room full of women who probably thought I had been hit in the head before I entered the room. I'm surprised they didn't take my baby from me. Needless to say, I used the cover for about five minutes and ditched it. I guess I'll have to practice at home before I go public again. Maybe one of you can offer me a free hands on lesson. I could use it!

Rhiannon is officially three weeks old, and I officially feel like this extra weight is never going to leave. I mean, it has totally set up shop on my rear, my belly, my arms, my legs...ok, you get the picture, right? After I had Tristan, it came off so quickly (my mom is quick to remind me that I was much younger then, AND he was my first, but still...). Please, weight, please go away! I have nothing to wear!!! PLEASE?!?

Speaking of putting on weight, as per my norm after having babies, I have significantly increased my cup size. Yes, my cups runneth over. If you are a woman, you know what cups I'm referring to. Thing is, as I'm putting on clothes and trying things on, I wonder...why in the world would anyone want to choose to get implants for large breasts? I just don't get it. Clothes don't fit right, it's such a hassle, and you end up looking larger all over than you actually are. Why would you choose that? It completely puzzles me. I mean, if you've got 'em, you've got 'em, but why pay for 'em (I'm specifically referring to large breasts)? Sorry if this has offended anyone, but it has constantly been on my mind.

Do any of you ignore your kids when they cry and wail? I do. I ignore my sweet Tristan a lot because, well, he cries a lot. He seems to make a huge deal out of every single boo boo. I never know if the kid is seriously hurt because everything is a huge deal. Am I alone in this? I mean, if you were to see me out in public and Tristan was to fall down and scream and wail and carry on, you would see me pretend as if nothing happened. AND I'm pretty sure you would think I was a terrible mother. However, when it happens at least 10 times a day, what's a mom to do?

Well, that's all I've got for this week. How about you? Please share your random thoughts. They would make my holiday even greater!!!