Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sarcastic Tuesday

I had intentions of posting this last Friday, but just didn't ever get around to it.  Here are a collection of some of my favorite things from my weekly someecards email! 

Am I the only one who laughs at these?  I hope not. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Visit with Santa

I took Wyatt to see Santa Claus yesterday afternoon.  I love going this early in the Christmas season because it isn't crowded at all and its easy to get in and out pretty quickly.  The appointment process is a bit insane, but honestly makes Santa visits soooo easy!  I can't imagine having to stand in a long line with an 18-month year old! 

I figured Wyatt would cry and fuss about sitting on a strange man's lap, but he really did pretty well.  He definitley didn't want to sit there, but he didn't cry.  Success! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

This was such a fun weekend filled with both wedding and baby showers!  We got to spend time with lots of new and old friends and catch up.  So nice to do that every once in a while. 

Anyway, a couple of friends mentioned to me that they like my 'random thought' posts.  (Not that they don't like seeing tons of pictures of my cute little crazy child, but I guess people just like variety in their lives.) 

Yall.  If you like my random thought blog posts, you really should get inside my head.  Even for just an hour.  You'd be totally entertained.  I should also go ahead and admit that some of my 'random thoughts' are probably offensive to some.  Not my intention, but there is usually a good reason behind my offensive thoughts.  I'll let you in on one of them today! So here goes:

1) You know how you can look up your address and see if there are any criminals living in or around your neighborhood?  I would venture to say this is something every parent does, and probably anyone who is looking to buy a home will run a little search beforehand.  Information is power and all.  So, I was thinking ... wouldn't it be GREAT if you could also include on this list of criminals anyone who does party sales for a living?  (You know the ones ... Silpada, Mary Kay, Avon, Thirty One, Tupperware).  Personally, I would avoid those neighborhoods just like I'd avoid hardcore crime neighborhoods. 

2) Sorry.  That comparison is a little harsh.  But my point is: its only natural to avoid those people as they always want to rope you into coming to their 'party' and buying overpriced crap that you don't need in order to support a pyramid scheme.  (I'm sure you're a nice person Mrs. Silpada and your jewelry is lovely.  I just really don't want to have to think of a polite excuse as to why I don't want to come to your party and buy your stuff every time i run into you.  Oh!  And thank you for asking, but I also an unavailable to host a party.  My calendar is planned three years out and I just cannot squeeze another event into my schedule!)

3) With all that said.  I have a few rules that I live by:  don't do drugs, don't drink and drive, and don't go to party sales parties.  So, just a fair warning to any friend out there ... if you're hosting a Stella and Dot party don't bother sending me an invitation!  Love you and all  just don't love supporting a pyramid scheme. 

4) Wow.  I really unloaded didn't I?  I bet my mom will call me and tell me to delete this post!

5) New topic!  Christmas!!  I really had a goal set for myself to have all shopping done by the end of October.  This would give me November to wrap and decorate and December to just enjoy.  And bake.  Sadly, I didn't even come close to accomplishing this goal.  Oh weezers!

6) Someone pointed out to me that perhaps that was just too lofty of a goal to set for myself?  That is probably true.

7) Can we just for a second talk about how HARD it is to cook for a toddler?  I recently found myself defaulting to mac n' cheese way too easily and that really just bugs me.  Can't blame a kid for liking that junk in a blue box, but it has SO MUCH SODIUM.  And all kinds of other crap.  So I've challenged myself  to put some healthy variety into W's diet.  I don't have it down to a science yet, but thanks to the Internets things have become easier! 

8) The kid is genetically predisposed to having a picky palate so I'm trying to get plenty of vitamin dense foods into him while I can! 

9) Why are Honeycrisp apples so expensive? 

10) Don't you just HATE when you bite into a donut expecting it to be full of boston creme only to discover jelly? 

That's all I've got for today!  LMK if I need to just go back to non-offensive posts of the kid picture variety? Ha.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


We've been celebrating Halloween all month long at our house!  There is entirely too much candy laying around, and of course Wyatt has been rocking his bat, spider, and pumpkin t-shirts all month long! 

We saw a cute fisherman costume in a magazine and decided to order it for him.  I'll never make the mistake of ordering a costume from a catalogue again, as I didn't really think much of it when it arrived.  However, in true Meme fashion, she churched the costume up a bit and it really did end up looking cute! 

Of  course right here he looks a little more like a farmer than a fisherman as he goes to pull some of the chard up from my planter!

I realize that Wyatt is too young to understand trick-or treating, but he definitely does understand the word "candy".  He really enjoyed taking candy out of one bucket and putting it into another.  He would of course stop from time to time and ask me to open things for him.

We couldn't resist the opportunity for a few pictures and took him to just 2 neighbor's houses.  He was funny, because after they gave him candy and we were standing there talking to them for a minute he started asking for more!  I think we'll have to make sure we work on our manners next year when he understands the whole concept a little bit better.  
This is maybe my favorite picture of the whole night -- of course my butt is right in the shot.  Guess I can crop it out?

After we got home and bathed him, we put him in his spooky pajamas (thanks Susan & Al!!) and posed for a quick picture before bed.  He had a great Halloween and I think next year will be even more fun for him!