So my girlfriend, Shannon (who is a dental hygenist) and I were talking and she reminded me that when Kennedy loses her first tooth, to make sure I write it down. I laughed and said "I dread the day my kid loses her first tooth because she is such a freak about stuff like that!" ... that was on Monday. On Friday, Chad comes in with Kennedy and said "Kennedy, tell Mommy" and I'm thinking .... "Great .. did she steal another kid's pencil and hide it in mulch, then lie to her teacher or maybe she smacked another kid on the head this week .... " She comes in and WITH HER TONGUE, pushes her tooth towards me and says "Mommy, my tooth is loose!" I quickly grabbed her and we ran over to Ms. Shannon's for her to take a look at it. Ms. Shannon looked at it and said to me "One wiggle and it's out" ... crap, I thought. We're going to a friend's house tonight and if it falls out over there, I don't want her to embarrass me with her freak out session. We got home and I gently persuade her to let me 'touch it with a napkin' IE: pull it. SHE FLIPPED OUT!! Chad tried to do it with me holding her and she bit him ... HARD. He walked off and said he wasn't dealing with it anymore. She was acting like a complete lunatic ... screaming all kinds of 'It's my favorite tooth, I don't want it to fall out". SO we left her alone. Fast forward about 30 min and she walked in to the bathroom where I was getting ready and smiles and says "My tooth fell out!" .. we screamed, yelled, high-fived and did a little 'your tooth fell out dance' ... we called Nina and Pappy and Pappy convinced Kennedy that the tooth fairy brings $100 bills. Then we went to our friend's house and Mr. Cody had Kennedy convinced that the tooth fairy gave $10 ..... well, Kennedy's tooth fairy gave $5 (inflation my friends ... I got $1, I think) and even left fairy dust and a very sweet note. Kennedy LOVED that tooth fairy gave her a kiss on the cheek because the proof was the fairy dust left on her face .... FUN TIMES!!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sometimes, really, being a mother, makes me want to cry. I have asked God on SEVERAL occasions what on earth he was thinking letting me procreate, other than the fact that Chad and I do make beautiful children, because sometimes I don't think I am cut out for it. I seriously think God was playing a funny funny joke on me when he gave me Cameron ~ honestly, I was a pretty good kid. I need to talk to Chad's parents and see what he did because that is my ONLY reasoning as to WHY my kid does some of the things that he does. Don't get wrong, I am HONORED to be their mommy ~ I do thank God every day that I have 2 beautiful, healthy, smart, FUNNY children ... (notice I left out MISCHEAVIOUS) and I really want to know WHERE they get the notion to do what they do!! My friend, Anissa, she is a hoot. I read her blog and I am so thankful that I am not the only one. You can check her out at http://www.hope4peyton.org/ and get ready to pee your pants ~ I have told her on SEVERAL occasions she needs to be a sitcom writer. ANYWAY, I got both kids out of the shower and I went to get Cameron's diaper and his pajamas. I was gone NOT for very long and well, I came back to what looked like a shaving cream bottle had EXPLODED in my bathroom and it was GILETTE and it's going to smell like MAN in our bathroom for days. I looked at Cameron, my mouth actually dropped, and said "CAMERON ~ WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?" (I knew, I just wanted to hear what he would say) .... and JUST LIKE THE HEAD SHAVING INCIDENT, he said "I'm like daddy, I'm like Daddy' and that joker was SHAVING HIS FACE .. WITH A RAZOR. I grabbed it from him (well, after I took a picture, that is why it's fuzzy) and then just started craughing (that is what I call crying/laughing) .... long frustrating day and well, it surely ended with a smile on my face as I think "He is so smart" ... enjoy ... and Jenn, I know you are rolling ... I mean probably laughing SO hard b/c you don't have to deal with it, but remember, we are coming to visit for almost a week!!!!
Posted by Natalie at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
This is Roscoe. He is now our dog. We adopted him yesterday, on my birthday, and he is great. He is dalmation and basset hound mix. To me, if Chad were a dog, this is what he would look like ~ very stocky with a big head. If Kennedy could get him to jump on her bed and sleep with her, she would ~ however this joker can not jump (YEE HAW!). He is 3 yrs old and very laid back, but has a FIERCE bark (YEE HAW again).
Posted by Natalie at 8:57 AM
Monday, October 15, 2007
Opening presents ~ FUN!
SO CUTE! courtesy of Publix
I have the BEST girlfriends! Friday night was a normal Friday night for me. Boring, nothing going on. I had talked to a few of my girlfriends earlier in the day and we chit-chatted, but nothing out of the ordinary. I even had coffee with Kandi that morning before we started our work day! Shannon (my neighbor and dear friend) had called and asked if I wanted to come over and hang out for a little while since her husband was working late. Around 6:30, Chad had suggested we go to dinner and I told him that I was going to go over to Shannon's a little later. Little did I know, he was simply encouraging me to get in the SHOWER! I had worked in the yard for about an hour once I got home from work and was not presentable at ALL!
Around 7:15, Shannon called to see if I was still coming. I asked her if it would be ok if I came over in my pajamas because I wanted to take a shower. She said "SURE! I'm in my pjs too" (LIAR!!!!) ~ so imagine my surprise when I casually walk over to Shannon's with a box of makeup stuff I had received in the mail that day and I walked in to 10 of my girlfriends screaming SURPRISE! I screamed - in FEAR - and turned around and walked in to laundry room and shut the door. I had to process everything that was happening ~ I had no idea. Then I started crying because I couldn't believe everyone was THERE! LOOK at my feet ~ yes, let's just pretend I was trying on my Halloween costume, but at least I was comfortable.
Shannon, Shawn, Pam, Alisa, Lara, Susan, Julie, Renee, Stacey and Kandi ~ THANK YOU for making this one of the best birthdays ever! It really meant the WORLD to me and I love you guys!
Posted by Natalie at 5:43 PM
Here we are!
Posted by Natalie at 2:04 PM
Friday, October 12, 2007
Bet the title of THAT post freaked a few of you out! HA! He'll be here on Tuesday .... on my birthday .... stand by!
Posted by Natalie at 1:18 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2007
So my kids have discovered my little hand held digital voice recorder. We got it a long time ago when we first moved to Ocala for Chad to use when he was out and about and wanted to record stuff for the radio station. THEN we moved and it got lost (figures ...). Well, I found it a few months ago when I was decontaminating the Durango and have been using it to record parts for my weekends up singing with the worship team at my church. WELLLLLL, this little thing has kept my kids entertained for the last 2 hrs. I showed Kennedy how to record and play back and I have listened to them giggling, talking, singing, screaming (esp when Kennedy takes it from Cameron ~ he just wants to 'say hi' and then puts it to his ear when he hears it being played back). He literally doubles over in a belly laugh when he hears Kennedy say this one thing ... OH, and they keep acting like it's their radio station ~ wonder where they get that from! Anyway, now I just need to figure out how to put the stuff on my computer and upload it on here so you can hear some of their funnies!
Posted by Natalie at 5:00 PM