Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Let me tell you how wonderful the last 24 hours have been.
Yesterday we drove the 5 hour drive to GA to our new house. Jackson has never been here before, but Jason is supposed to be coming home sometime this week.
The first 2 1/2 hours of the drive were wonderful. He slept! It was quiet!
Then I got a call...a phone tree message from the boat, which can I just tell you how UNinformative these messages are? It's ridiculous. Basically they told me that Jason MAY or MAY NOT actually be getting to come home. The boat is stopping, but since I don't have that security badge I won't be able to go to the dock, and then they might just be getting back on and leaving again until May. But we don't know, we'll just have to wait and see! How awesome is that!
And then Jackson woke up! And cried for the last two hours of the trip! It was so nice, let me tell ya.
Then we got to the house, and Jackson is scared of it. So he won't do anything but cry unless he is constantly attached to me! How dare I put him down to go pee? How dare I try to make him some dinner? How dare I try to sleep!?!
The only thing that distracts him AT ALL is Blues Clues, and even then he has to be sitting in my lap.
Have you ever tried to spoon feed a baby IN YOUR LAP? Oh, the mess we made.
He wasn't having it. After going all day having only slept those two hours in the car, he finally went to sleep at 8. Did I go to sleep? Nope. I assumed that since he was so tired he would sleep through the night like he usually does.
Ha! ha! ha! In your face Mom!
I went to bed at 10. He woke up at 2. And is still awake! Awesome!
I put him back to sleep 3 times. Every time he hits the mattress he wakes back up.
I tried putting him in the bed with me, but no. That's just another new room apparently full of scary things. The screaming! The crying!
I forgot how exhausting it can be to take care of him by myself.
Any ideas on how to make him not scared? Or do I just have to hope he gets used to it all soon?
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday was torture for me. Tornado warnings. Sitting in the bathtub to feed the baby (while the tornado was coming through). Rain, rain, rain ALL DAY. This was my front and side yard afterward...
Sunday, March 29, 2009
And guess what! I'm giving away a copy :)
Here's all the info you about the CD: (straight from the press release)
Rick Springfield introduces his music to a new generation with the birth of his latest album, My Precious Little One, a brand-new collection of beautiful, original lullabies that will bring sweet dreams to children nationwide. My Precious Little One will be available exclusively on Amazon.com as both a CD and digital download for eight weeks, beginning March 10, 2009.
“I wrote these original lullabies for my two sons during the heady days of brand new fatherhood,” said Mr. Springfield. “As a songwriter, I wanted to do something to commemorate the birth of our children and since neither of them were good sleepers, it seemed like a good idea to write lullabies.”
His children are now in their early twenties and Mr. Springfield rediscovered the magical songs last year, tucked away in a drawer in his music room. Inspired by the cherished memories of his sons as infants, he decided to record and share these timeless melodies. My Precious Little One features ten gentle tunes including “Catch a Kiss,” “Dreamtime Faeries” and “Don’t Keep the Sandman Waiting,” that will charm both children and adults alike.
While the irresistible collection will be available in stores everywhere on May 5, 2009 (just in time for Mother’s day!) you can get a copy of the album starting March 10th exclusively at Amazon for an SRP of SRP of $13.99 for the CD and $8.99 for the digital download.
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me what you would do with the CD (use it for your kids, give it to a friend who's expecting, etc).
For extra entries:
*follow me (leave an extra comment even if you already do)
*write about it on your blog (leave a comment with a link to the post)
Good luck! I'll announce the winner on April 6th. Thanks for entering!
Friday, March 27, 2009
I chose this picture for this challenge because it just amazes me how much Jackson loves to look at himself in the mirror! He even leans in and gives himself kisses! My aunt actually took this picture...I love that he is looking right at her through the mirror!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
But also, every once and awhile I just want to vent about something. I don’t want to start crap with somebody who pissed me off, I just want to get something off of my chest and off of my mind really quick and then move on. And where else is a better place to do it than on a blog where no one would know who I was talking about? It seems pretty harmless to me. Except that somehow, the very few people that I have ever actually vented about on this blog are the few people who have somehow managed to find it.
So tell me, do you tell your real life friends about your blog? How do you decide who to tell? And if you do, where do you do your venting??
Monday, March 23, 2009
*I actually debated whether or not to post this, but damn, I think it's funny. If you've never had a baby however, you might want to skip this one...
Last night I watched a Secret Life of the American Teenager marathon. I don’t even know why I like it because it is really not that good. The acting is pretty bad (Molly Ringwald has definitely lost her touch) and there are a lot of corny lines. That being said, I just HAD to watch it. What is it about a marathon on that makes me watch shows I wouldn’t normally watch? Like America’s Next Top Model, Paris Hilton’s BFF (seriously, that was Jason’s fault though. He wanted to BE her BFF), and pretty much any other reality show.
I don’t know if you watch this show, but it’s about a 15 year old that gets pregnant and struggles with whether to give the baby up for adoption or not. Though struggles might be a bit too intense of a word, she struggles more about which guy to date than she does about her baby. I mean we have enough problems with more and more teens getting pregnant in this country; shouldn’t the show be a little….scarier? More realistic? I mean, she gets pregnant and some rich guy (who is also in high school) who isn’t even the baby’s father offers to marry her. How often is that REALLY going to happen? Never, that’s how often. And I mean, yeah, it’s heartwarming to see the whole school supporting her and all of her friends tell her that they will help take care of the baby, but I feel like it is just sending the message to teens that pregnant equals popular.
Tonight is the season finale, AKA the episode that Amy gives birth. Instead of the normal, push a few times and out comes a perfect baby and the parents fall in love and everyone lives happily ever after delivery scenario, I thought of a few things they could add to maybe make teens think twice about having sex/getting pregnant. I think maybe they should include:
· Poop on the delivery table. Nothing like a possible embarrassing moment to steer teens clear of a situation!
· Afterwards, having Amy gripe about the stitches or the hemorrhoids. Honestly, if someone had told me that your vagina can tear, I probably would have had my tubes tied at 16.
· Show her afterwards, barely able to stand up without help, walking like she just rode a horse through the desert.
· A quick screenshot of the fucking knitting needle that they use to break your water with. Possibly mention that yes; they do stick that up your vagina.
· Show those gigantic ass pads. Seriously, who came up with those things? There MUST BE a better way…
· Show the nurse yelling at her during her contractions because she had the nerve to forget her breathing exercises in the midst of all of the pain.
· If nothing else, show her, just for once, without her hair and make-up done, sweating like delivery is actually work and not the easiest thing anyone has ever done. Total shocker.
Do you have anything to add?
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Welcome everyone! I'm so excited to meet all of you!
My name is Cassie. I'm a SAHM & Navy wife.
I like to cook, bake, scrapbook, read, listen to music, and do some crafty things. I am always looking for new recipes, new crafting ideas, and new books to read, so if you have anything to share-please do!
My husband is a sailor, and I curse like one (though I usually try to edit myself on here unless I'm really pissed about something). I am a sore loser and a huge nerd. I love to travel and lived in Europe for 6 months. I love being a parent and I am a hopeless romantic. I married my high school sweetheart and most of my best friends are people that I met in elementary school!
Please leave a comment so I can stop by your blog too :)
Prizes I would like to win:
13 — Scrapbook Photo Box
19, 21, or 22 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores
37 — Omron HJ-112 Digital Premium Pedometer
86 –$25 Gift Certificate to Close To My Heart
99 — $25 gift certificate for Shutterfly
116 — One Copy of Joy’s LIFE Diet: Four Steps to Forever Thin
or anything else for boys under age 3!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
That was the trivia question on the radio this morning. In case you don't know, this is the day that St. Patrick, who converted Ireland to a Christian nation, died in 1401. Today is a feast day to celebrate and people go nuts because it is their day of reprieve from Lent (I didn't know that part...I've always wondered why we drink green beer to celebrate a Saint's life).
Anyway, the answers people gave this morning were RIDICULOUS. Here are a few that I remember:
* To celebrate the birth of Christ.
* To celebrate Christ rising from the dead.
* To honor our troops that are overseas.
* Because today is the day we freed Mexico from slavery.
Are people really THAT stupid?
I am on week 4 of the C25K and when I did it this morning, I could really feel it. I had to really push myself to not give up and just start walking, but I DID IT. I know it is not a huge accomplishment, or wouldn't be for a lot of people, but for me, just sticking to it is a big deal. I can't wait to say that I've run the whole 5K without stopping! Maybe when I get done I'll try to run a real race....
Monday, March 16, 2009
Here's a closer look:
Yes, that is a bowl of baby octopus. A lot of people tried it, but I just couldn't. I have eaten both octopus and squid before, but they didn't LOOK like that! Our friend Adam ate some and afterwards he was like, "OH! That was REAL octopus! I thought it was just something that they made in the shape of a baby octopus." heh.
Then in Sunday School Zack told the other people in our class that the octopus were LIVE but stunned and that when he put them in his mouth they woke up and tried to crawl back out. Seriously, I'm getting the creeps just writing this. I KNEW he was lying, and I was still squirming in my seat at the thought!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Disney is running some amazing deals for military families this year! I know that Jason and I are planning on going this summer, so I was thrilled to get an email about even more deals. This is part of the email I received...I hope it can be helpful in planning family vacations this year.
In addition to Walt Disney World’s offer of a four day complimentary theme park ticket (and four day passes for family members for $99) the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, a Four Diamond luxury resort ideally located in the heart of Walt Disney World, is offering the following:
- 50% off food and beverage (non-alcoholic) in the Swan and Dolphin’s world-class restaurants and lounges or 10% off food and beverage (non-alcoholic) in Todd English’s bluezoo, Shula’s Steak House or Il Mulino New York Trattoria
- Room rates starting as low as $129, based on availability
- Second guest room for family and friends for only $99
- A complimentary guest room on your birthday