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!!!


AngelGirl said...

hahaah! once again you have me cracking up!! and FYI- we don't have the p90x workout (we thought it was ppl already in shape)...but we have the power 90....AWESOME workout....if i am ever NOT pregnant and Tony have some dates!!! hahah

ATinkLife said...

If it makes you feel any better, we don't own the p90x at all. Think the Kate haircut is hysterical! Love the boppy, too.
Also, I didn't get out of maternity clothes until JJ was six months old! so don't feel too badly. My random thought has to do with the funeral we were at Monday. Why do people send flowers to a funeral, when all they do is lay on the grave and rot at $50-$75 an arrangement?

nick, robyn and taylor said...

Annie, thanks for bringing me laughs as usual! Try to give yourself a break on the weight loss...she's only a month old. And I'm sure you still look super cute! My husband, Nick, said you can give him the P90X if you don't want it. I have heard it's awesome, but haven't done it. If I had any cleavage, I might invest in some Chickies...but I don't. Can't wait to read Facebook Fridays and see more pics of the kiddos.

Brandi said...

I wanted to put dibs in on the P90X if you don't want it. My only question is that on the infomercial they have all of this workout stuff at their house. I don't have all of that. Will I have to buy it. Let me know (if you use it that is!).

The Greenfields said...

don't be too hard on yourself about not having time to blog, although we do miss you and look forward to thursdays :)

love the thoughts- hilarious as always- you and i are so much alike it's scary!

as for the boppy- i LOOOVE the boppy and i use it for myself now. It's a permanent fixture on my bed, i use it when i read. the boppy saved my sanity when we traveled 24 hours with noah at 4 1/2 months old. i propped that in my lap and he slept in it on our 10 hour flight. it was AWESOME!!

can't wait to see pics of Rhia... and how much she's grown.

The Hoppers said...

Lawson is a HUGE fan of P90X. It's cheesy, but Lawson definitely got ripped in 90 days. He still does it after a year and a half.

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Annie- I am so sorry I am late- especially with your kind shout out! Things around here have been a bit crazy this week- I can explain off line.

OK- P90X. We were on the bandwagon. And then we fell off. And now we are thinking about possibly getting back on. Jason was really the main one to do it and I pretended like I was interested and participated sometimes. He was ripped and looked great. I think you should do it in secret like your friend.
That way if you stop/ don't like it no one will know. That's a horrible plan really. Don't listen to the off the bandwagon girl.

Those tops to cans are AWESOME! I can't wait to run out and buy a dozen.

I am calling breast pump things horns from now on. That is THE BEST! When I was pregnant (or maybe even before that) with O-man, we were at a friends house who had them air drying in her kitchen and Jason picked them up and said, "What in the world is this??". Then he dropped them in disgust when he realized what he had been handling!! At least they were clean...

OK- mascara with vibrator really scares/ intrigues me!!!

I would love to see you in Duggar style modesty swim wear at the beach!! With your Chickie/ Dickie whatever!!! Hahaha!!! Please post pics!!

love you and hope you are having a great trip!

Donna said...

Okey- I could have invented the chickie- I always wore tanks under every shirt always b/c of the cleavage issue- I called them peekabo shirts- but whatever. Then I realized you can wear a loose sports bra over your regular and get the same effect. So there. I WANT pics of "Weeannon". And by the way, I am with you on trying to lose weight- number 3 has done me in and sometimes I think I'll never be back. Let me know if you find a miracle- like P90x.