Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sad Pug

Thank you everyone for all the kind comments about our good news! However, there is one pug not taking the news all that well. His name is Frankie. He has a few concerns about the baby coming along.

1. He is worried that the baby will eat all his food.
2. He is worried that the baby will cry and not let him nap.
3. He is worried about not getting as much attention.
His list goes on and on. So he has decided to hide out in the blanket until the baby turns 18 and leaves. :-)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Donnie and I are having a baby!!!!!! As many of you know, we had a miscarriage about 5 months ago, and we were not even trying, but we got pregnant again! Today I went to have an early ultrasound just to make sure all is good, and to calm my nerves. :-)

It confirmed that I'm about 14 weeks, and a couple of days. This is good because it is much farther along than when I miscarried before.

So here we go with the pictures! Here is the babies head and an arm above it. On my picture you can see the 5 fingers! How cool is that? This is another side shot with the head to the left and the arm above it. I swear the baby is waving and smiling. However, it may just be me.
This one to me is sorta scary. It's looking at the face. I think its cool because you can see the two eyes and the mouth.
This is the whole baby laying on its side. The head is to the left with the feet to the right.
I hope everyone enjoyed the pictures!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I Won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm happy to report that Donnie and I played 5 games of uno last night, and I won 4 of them!!!!!! Yeah!!!! I'm gladethat my losing streak is over! Off to play the lotto I go. hehehe

Sunday, March 16, 2008


As many of you know I'm a nanny by profession, and up until a week ago I was quite convinced that the children never listen to me. And then this happened:

Nate*, the almost two year old, was throwing a fit because I told him no. Kate*, the 5 year old, said to him, "Nate, I think you will survive." This is something that I tell him ALL the time.

Then I dropped something and was irritated at my clumsy self, so Kate said to me, "That is a-o-kay." Also something that I say all the time.

This made me start to think that maybe they do listen when I talk!

Then there was the one to top them all. However, this one will need a bit of a back story. When I'm REALLY frustrated with the kids, and they are not doing anything they are supposed to be doing I tend to say, "You are NOT being very helpful."

Well...on Friday I was making the girls beds, and I told Kate to keep an eye on her brother in the computer room till I was done. Kate was playing on the computer and Nate was getting in her way. Then I hear Kate say, "Nate, you are not being very helpful!!!" I about lost it when I heard this!

This makes me think about how important what I say really is.

*names have been changed to protect the children's privacy. :-)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Things to think about

I have no problems with my self esteem. If anything, I would say I think more highly of myself than I should. However, I think this is all starting to change.
Donnie and I love to play cards together, and for a few nights in a row we were playing Uno. Over those days we must have played like 20 games. I maybe won three of them. I was not a happy camper.
So the next day I made Donnie play rummie. However, this did not go well either! I did win one hand, so then I told Donnie that we would be keeping score.
But after that things went quickly downhill. And I have to say I took it REALLY hard. Then I started to think about the things I am good at, seeing that cards is not one of them. This was what I came up with
I'm a good nanny (but not as good as Nanny 911)
I'm a good picture taker (but not as good as MANY MANY others)
I'm a good wife (sometimes)

So this is my conclusion. I probably won't be the best at anything I do. And I think that's okay. Just as long as I have fun along the way.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Go Me!


What's your score?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Problem with Corn (part 2)

As it turns out Frankie did eat the corn. I will spare you all the details. I wish I was spared from it. yuck.

More Snow

I'm starting to not buy into this whole global warming thing with all the snow we have got this winter! Today is my normal day at City Mission, but because of all the snow there was no school. That gave a chance to do some shoveling to try and dig my way out of the house.
I have to say that I really don't mind shoveling. Its a nice workout, and it was not all that cold out. Also, its a great way to catch up with all the neighbors. First I shoveled for a little bit and then went to get the camera to document the day.
I tried using some of the things that I learned in my Greek class. It was fun playing around with my camera for a bit, but then I had to finish shoveling.

Lady Slate (my car) thought she would never be snow free again!