Sunday, May 17, 2009

It has begun!

It has begun. That's right folks, it may not technically be SUMMER until June 22, but it has been over 100 degrees for too many days already! It's HOT and it is pretty sucky here. Yes, that's right, sucky!
Yesterday was the officially "christening" of the pool (get your minds out of the gutter, people! I'm not taking it there, k?) Anyhoo, the whole family donned our swimsuits and hopped in the pool, some more willingly then others!! It wasn't exactly cold either, floaty thing said it was 85.
The boy child was hesitant about swimming for maybe 5 minutes, but then he was all over jumping in and swimming (with floaties of course, what do you think he is crazy??!) Eldest is a mermaid, so she was all over the place and in heaven as she loves being he mer-self. The munchkin though? Um no thank you "get me the hell out of here!!" was pretty much the place she was in. She did enjoy it in the end, and I'm sure her favorite part was when we got out and I swaddled her in a warm towel!
And so it begins, before we know it the water will be in the upper 90's and suddenly not so refreshing! It is what it is so we must enjoy it now while we can!
What do you do for fun in the summer? Outside of traveling to cooler climates (CALIFORNIA!!!), swimming is all I got! My babies aren't exactly "Movie Theater Friendly" so that is out!
Ok, now for the promise...
I, Patty McMommy does (doth? do?) hereby promise that for my next post... are you ready for this?... I WILL do it... I WILL post photos!!!!! Gotta keep ya comin back for more!!!!
Until next time....

Thursday, May 14, 2009


It's almost summer, so here in the wonderful AZ (A.K.A HELLLLL!) it is becoming blistering hot! Yippee, yes that is sarcasm you may sense! I know it is supposed to be exciting and all with school getting out soon (yeah, whateves, mommy still has to work!), and I have to admit that having a teacher for a hubby sucks in the summer. I mean really. Oh don't get me wrong, I love that he gets that one on one time with the kids! They get a stay at home parent for a couple of months out of the year and that is awesome, but when that damn alarm clock goes off (WAY TOO EARLY!) and everyone else is left home sleeping in their beds while mommy goes to work... well let me tell you I don't think happy thoughts towards my hubby! But on the other hand, I don't dislike work, quite the opposite actually! I enjoy it, but dear Lord WHY must the world start moving so early in the morning?? People may be out there with the movement to legalize pot, me? I'm wanting to start a movement to BAN mornings!! No one should be able to leave their houses before, say, 9:30? Whatdya think??? You with me??
So yes, my husband is looking forward to his summer, even if it is spent here in HELLLL. This is the time of year when he starts telling me how we need to move to Oregan "cuz it's nice there". He enjoys his time with the kids but with the three of them all summer? Oh yeah, he will go ape shit CRAZY before it's all over!! Is it wrong that I get a little bit of pleasure out of that? Good, I didn't think it was wrong! I mean He's gotta suffer a little for being able to kick it all summer, right??
Now Ashlynn is ready for summer. Swimming, sleeping in, hanging out with the cool parent (Oh I am under no delusions that I am cool, nopers people daddy is the fun one!)... Ah, remember the days? Just before school let out? The excitement? The anticipation! The end of the year parties, bowling for her! So fun! But true to form I know by around July 1st she'll be bored out of her mind ready to get out of this house!! I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT and maybe will not believe she is going to be in 5th grade! She was just my little sidekick with cute little ringlets. Now she is growing up, too damned fast!
Today was the first day Joe was gonna let the kids go in the pool. I got home from work to find AJ playing in the water on the steps, still fully clothed! Amylia would have NONE OF IT! She wouldn't go near the big hole in the ground filled with water!! I was surprised because the water?? COLD! Yup, way too cold for this wuss, and last year AJ wouldn't go in it until it was like 85 degrees, so I was shocked to see him having so much fun! When he got out for dinner and I got him cleaned up, all he could talk about was having Grandpa come over and go swimming with him! He is very excited for a summer of fun with DADDY!
Yes, anticipation, that is what is driving this house right now! But me, exhaustion. I. am. sooo. tired. An I.V. of coffee would do me fine, thank you! So as my family anticipates the wonderful summer to come, I can at least get a little bit of joy in knowing that soon my husband will have as many grey hairs as me! That's something to anticipate!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Anotha day anotha dolla!

Monday, sucky Monday!  (think U2 song, but with my cool words!)
So here we are, another Monday, back to work, back to the GRIND!  Should have went to the Dr. today since I can hardly breath!  Don't get me wrong, it's not like I have SWINE flu or anything, I actually FEEL GREAT, I just feel like my lungs are full-o-crap and I can't breath!  Is this what it feels like to smoke??  Just curious cuz if so I just don't see the appeal!  Oh well!
So, my babies??!!!! As soon as I get a chance to figure out this whole BLOG thing I will post pictures and videos and the whole shebang, but until then you just get my ewey gooey stories!    So I am thinking that I FINALLY have this whole thing figured out.  There is a method to who is going to be a turd at night time!  I have a 1 year old, 3 year old and 9 year old.  The 9 year old is actually an amazing helper (that's right, this one is a GIRL!), but when I get the munchkins down at 7pm, GUARANTEED one of the toddlers will fight sleep and make me go in there as often as they can.  Back to my theory... either the toddlers draw straws to decide who will be the turd, or more likely they play their version of "paper/rock/scissors"?!  Huh?  This sounds like what must be happening because ONE of them has to play the role of Turd each night! 
Now about my oldest...My lovely 9 year old helped me make a WONDERFUL pineapple upside down cake last night and it was very pleasant cooking with her!  She is right at the age where she starts getting this pre-teen attitude, ay dios mio it pisses me off!  But when she loses the attitude, what a wonderful time we share!  My goal for "us" is that we don't butt heads too much in the upcoming years!  
Ok, my first post, probably terribly boring, but really please let me know what you think!!!  I'm also on twitter @1mcmommy, tweet me and let me know if I should keep blogging or close up shop!!  Be kind though, k?  Goodnight my friends, until we meet again....

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