Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Bear says "no way! What the ....?"
Becky says "what, what, what?"
Bear says "the birds are stealing our insulation!"
Becky says "what? how are they getting it"?
Bear says "they are stealing it out of the roof!"
So those greedy little birds are taking our insulation to make their nests! Bear saw a bird fly off and drop a piece (or 100) in the yard as it flew off. We look outside and this is what our yard is scattered in! Little thieves! So the discussion of why they can get at the insulation turned into...the gutters broke due to the ice dam we had this winter...the gutters broke and ripped some of the facia off the house...the ice dam is caused by heat loss...we are losing heat because the house is old and needs to be re-insulated...which means my husband wants to remodel the whole upstairs...gut it to the studs are reinsulate and put up new...which means I would get the bathroom I've always wanted up there, but also means the 100+ man hours I put into painting the murals on the boys' bedroom walls will be gone...I actually teared up thinking about that part. I am not doing all that work again and they are too young to even remember that I did it in the first place, ahhhhh
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
1770-Captain Cook discovers Australia
1841-Edgar Allen Poe's first detective story is published.
1861 - Robert E. Lee officially resigned from the U.S. Army. He would later command the Confederate forces in the Civil War.
1918- The legendary Red Baron claimed his 79th and 80th victories.1935 - “Your Hit Parade” made its debut on radio!1971 Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun" and US Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation
1972 Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2
1974 Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run"
1977 - “Annie Hall” starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton opened today.
1980 Cubans begin to arrive in US from Mariel boatlift
1990 Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income
1992 100th episode of "Murphy Brown" airs
1996 Chicago Bulls win record 72 games in a season
1998-Bill Gates' promo on his new product Windows 98 goes wrong...it crashes during his presentation
1999 - The massacre at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado resulted in the deaths of 12 students and 1 teacher, wounding 25 and eventually shooting themselves.
Sharing A Birthday Today…
Bruce Cabot who starred in the original “King Kong” and “The Green Berets” was born in 1904.
Veronica Cartwright who appeared in “Alien” was born in 1950.
Carmen Electra who appeared on TV’s “Baywatch” and in the films “Starsky & Hutch” and “Scary Movie” (and “Scary Movie 4”) was born in 1972.
Crispin Glover who appeared in “Back to the Future” and “Twister” was born in 1964.
Adolf Hitler the former Fuhrer of Nazi Germany was born in 1889.
Clint Howard who appeared in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and as Johnson in the “Austin Powers” movies was born in 1959.
Jessica Lange the Oscar winning actress of such films as “Tootsie”, “Rob Roy” and “Sweet Dreams” was born in 1949.
Joey Lawrence who starred on TV’s “Gimme A Break”, “Blossom” and “Dancing With the Stars” alumni was born in 1976.
David Leland the man behind the camera for the miniseries “Band of Brothers” was born in 1947.
Lara Jill Miller who starred as Sam on TV’s “Gimme a Break” was born in 1967.
Ryan O’Neal who starred in “Love Story” and “Paper Moon” was born in 1941.
Leslie Phillips who starred in “Venus” and as the voice of the Sorting Hat in the “Harry Potter” films was born in 1924.
Edie Sedgwick the actress/model and muse for Andy Warhol was born in 1943.
Andy Serkis who appeared in the “Lord of the Rings” movies as Gollum/Smeagol was born in 1964.
Steve Spurrier the renowned football coach of the University of Florida and the University of South Carolina was born in 1945.
George Takei the actor best known for his portrayal of Sulu in TV’s (and the movies) “Star Trek” was born in 1937. Some reports have the year as 1940.
Luther Vandross the singer of such hits as “Here and Now” was born in 1951.
We Said Goodbye To…
Benny Hill the infamous actor/comedian passed away in 1992 at the age of 68.
Pontiac Chief of the Ottawa Indians died in 1769 at the age of 49.
Rick Rood best known to wrestling fans as “Ravishing” Rick Rude passed away in 1999 at the age of 40.
Don Siegel the man behind the camera of “Dirty Harry” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” passed away in 1991 at the age of 78.
Bram Stoker the author of “Dracula” passed away in 1912 at the age of 64.
Top Of The Charts On This Day In…
1957 - “All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley
1974 - “The Sound of Philadelphia” by MFSB
1991 - “You’re In Love” by Wilson Phillips
2002 - “Foolish” by Ashanti
2002 - On The Country Charts – “My List” by Toby Keith
Memorable Sports Moments In…
1912 - Two renowned baseball stadiums officially opened today. Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts had its first professional baseball game when the Red Sox defeated the New York Highlanders by a score of 7 to 6. The second park was Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan.
1986 - Michael Jordan set a new NBA scoring record when he garnered 63 points in the Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics game.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
- I am totally ticked off that my Aussie got voted off American Idol! That Kristy Lee Cook NEEDS to go-she is terrible. It is the Sanjaya of '08! Okay-update...so glad she is GONE now!
- I am still suffering withdrawl from missing Grey's...by the time they come on 2 weeks from now, they'll show 2 episodes and then the season will be over until Fall. Why bother getting us all hooked again, just to leave us hanging.
- When will my baby sleep through the night? 3 nights in a row he gave me: 8 pm-12/1am-4/5am. Which is essentially getting up once or twice...then last Friday, BANG! 8 pm-11pm-2am-4 am-6 am-8 am-growth spurt? atleast he did it on a weekend night so I can be a zombie all day!
- is 28 really that old? I had a hard time last year turning 27-I think since it is nearing 30 which still seems old to me...and maybe because I can really say "10 years ago..." meaning, 10 years ago I was still in high school, 10 years ago I started college, 10 years ago I was just 18...ahhhh! Atleast I have accomplished the things I feel are important. I have been with the love of my life for 11 years, I have "owned" a house for 4 years, I own my own business, I use my college degrees everyday for my job, I have 2 beautiful boys, I am healthy, I am happy, I have traveled the world...I have a great life!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
- It's not a milk belly it's a fuel tank for a poo poo machine-totally true!
- handsome, charming, just like daddy-of course!!
- when god made me he was just showing off-you bet he was.
- talk about me, me, me from Toby Keith!-Davina knows TK personally AND knows I love him
- Automatic Sprinkler-totally true that first month-we really lost count on how many times we got peed on!
- baby massage-it's a onesie you put on the baby and then massage the areas to combat the problem-ie, gas, tired, fussiness, etc...
"good morning Emmitt, are you gonna smile for momma?"
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Fast forward to after supper:
Parker gets done eating and stands by our chairs and pees on the floor, well in his underwear. All the while saying, "I'm peeing". NOOOOO!
So I clean him up and say it's okay, but your supposed to pee on the toilet.
I, stupidly, ask again: diaper or underwear? He says underwear...I say no peeing in them..."O'tay" says Parker.
I am up stairs feeding Emmitt and hear daddy say...oh no, oh no, oh no. Not only did he pee in his second pair of underwear he pooped in them too! Luckily daddy got to clean that one up!
So-now what? Continue to see if he tells us when he wants to go, or do I ask and ask and ask "Parker do you have to go potty?"
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
IT'S HERE! My new Phil and Ted's stroller has arrived! And I have already used it...twice!
I am loving the weather right now, unless we get the 7-14 inches of snow that is predicted for us today and tomorrow. I may cry if that happens.
So Tuesday was the first outing in the stroller and mommy's first try at taking two kids out on a 1.5 hour long walk. It went well. Parker sits up front and Emmitt lays "under" him in the back. The only thing Parker didn't like was the shield covering him. So I took it off midway through the walk and told him he could freeze! I actually said "fine, you can freeze then!" He was kicking it the whole way and whining about it so I caved in and tried not to feel guilty about it.
Emmitt slept through the whole walk. He only woke up once to squawk and that was when we stopped moving long enough to say goodbye to Auntie Tammy.
Then last night we bundled up and walked down to the park. Parker played for a long time and Emmitt just slept in the parked stroller by himself. It was nice to just play with Parker one on one. Also nice that I have a super happy baby who is very laid back.
This is recent too! Emmitt visited Dr. Potter last week, Monday and Wednesday for a back cracking...or adjustment. He was showing us signs of colic like Parker did and we were not about to go through that again. I just wished we would have taken Parker to the chiropractor when he was little! But I had asked around if people had taken their babies and most who had said the same thing...do it, it WORKS. And guess what-It does work...Emmitt has not really had a "fussy" period since. Dr. Potter actually showed me where his back was out of alignment-in two spots-and then put them back in. The actual treatment was Emmitt laying on his belly across the Doc's knees. He used his fingers along Emmitt's spine all the while opening and closing his knees-which acts as the traction part of the adjustment. It was cool. I knew he wasn't hurting him because Emmitt just grunted and moaned through the procedure. Doc said they actually like it-and you could just tell he did. So for any of you new parents out there with a cranky baby-go to the chiropractor and then tell me about it!