All Grown Up!

Super O! has transferred to the school age program at her daycare center. I'm not quite ready for this. She's not a baby anymore! She's starting kindergarten in a little over a month! When did this happen and why didn't anyone stop it?

One of the things about the school age program is that it's run out of the elementary school and they don't have access to the kitchen. This means I have to pack a cold lunch for Super O. We went to the dollar store yesterday and she found a whole lunch set; insulated bag, sandwich keeper, snack keeper with pop-up lid and water bottle. She had to go with the Disney Cars theme because they didn't have the lunch bag in the Spider Man theme (for shame!!!).

How unbelievably cool is she?

So, at 5:30 yesterday evening she was in the kitchen preparing to make a sandwich to put in her new sandwich keeper. Two pieces of bread and grape jelly. Watch out Rachael Ray! There's a new sheriff in town!

Note: If you're viewing this in Internet Explorer, you've probably noticed that the right sidebar is empty. Well, it's actually at the bottom of the page and it's not my issue, it's IE's issue. I'm currently trying to find a fix for it. Stay tuned and if you know what's good for you, you'll download FireFox and quit using IE. It's much more stable and it doesn't suck!

You like?

So, do you like the new look? I've been looking for simple but nice Blogger templates for a while and all I could find were ones that would require me to do a lot of changing and upkeep. Frankly, I don't have that kind of time. I found this one at Blogcrowds (Thanks Blogcrowds! You're the bestest!) Ain't it purty!!

I didn't want one that would require me to upload a picture (because I can never settle on a favorite) and I didn't want to have to change a lot of code (because I'm not that talented) and I wanted to be able to use the built in Layout settings (because it makes my life easier). This one fit the bill!

Hope you enjoy it cuz I'm keepin' it!

UPDATE: Apparently Internet Explorer is having an issue with my new template and it's pushing the right sidebar to the bottom of the page. From what I can tell, this is very common with a lot of blogs on Blogger and it's an IE issue. I'm working on it now. In the meantime, I STRONGLY suggest that you install FireFox and quit using IE. It's much more stable and it doesn't suck!


I Five Now!

Super O! turned 5 in December. For whatever reason she's decided that now, 7 months later, she's going to pull out the "But I five now!" card. Here's a few examples:

"O, you can't cut your sandwich with a steak knife because you're too little!"
"But I five now!"

"You need to apologize for talking to me that way!"
"But I five now!"

"You can't let the dogs out without their leashes because they'll run away!"
"But I five now!"

See what I mean!

p.s. What does being five have to do with letting the dogs out without a leash? I've been trying to figure that out for days!


Whas up?

I haven't posted in a few days because I can't think of anything to blog about. How about a few tidbits about what Super O! has been doing the last few days.

  • She was mooing at the cows out the bathroom window this morning while standing on the toilet.
  • She fell into the toilet when she went to sit on it while I was bathing the dogs last week.
  • She got very mad at me when I told her to look in the mirror when she said she wanted to see her "titties". Read this!
  • She had her last t-ball game of the season on Tuesday. She actually got pretty good by the end.
  • She loves anything with noodles, potatoes or cheese. In the last few days I've made two casseroles that contained the above mentioned ingredients so she's been eating like a horse!
Ok. I just read over my list and saw how boring it was so I'll stop now.

I promise I'll try to come up with something more interesting next time...


Titties! (aka Kitties)

Am I crazy? Really...do I have a sane brain cell left in my head? We have 2 dogs in the house and 4 outside. We also have a hamster, 2 ponies, chickens, barn cats and a whole herd of dairy cows. So can anyone tell me why I now have two 4 week old kittens in a dog crate taking up half of Super O!'s bedroom? And why does she think we'll be able to keep them when they grow up?

Let me back up a minute. My farmer found kittens (or "tittens" in Super O! speak) in the hay mow. He actually found several of them...the only problem is that only two were alive. We're not sure if the tom cat got the babies or what happened. The two that were alive are poor sick little babies. Their eyes are gooped shut and they have colds. With this weather, it's no wonder they're sick. As soon as I saw them my mommy instincts kicked in. I got a warm washcloth and cleaned their eyes and noses. Then they purred and cuddled. How could I let them go back to the hay mow to get sicker...or to let the predator get them?

So now we have two kittens in a dog crate taking up half of Super O!'s bedroom. And my checkbook is about $40 lighter (I had to get kitty formula and a feeding bottle, eye drops, food and litter). Super O! thinks they'll grow up and sleep with her and be her best friends and they'll let her dress them up and dance with her. (These are things her dogs won't do...and they started out as her best friends too!).

I'm inclined to find them homes when they get bigger and stronger and my farmer isn't objecting to that line of thinking. I really don't want to deal with litter and hair all over the place. Super O! says she'll take care of them, but she said that about the dogs and the hamster too. She is only 5 but she's old enough to feed her animals. Do I really want to take care of two more animals?

They really are cute though...

UPDATE!! - I found homes for both kitties. One of the guys I work with took one for his wife and the other went to one of Super O!'s daycare teachers. Both families LOVE their new babies and hopefully the titties are happy too!


I'm baaaaaack!!! Didja miss me?

Still don't have internet at home yet, but I'm comfortable enough at the new job to post on breaks or lunch. So, without further ado, I'd like to share a short story about Super O!

The other day, Super O was winding down and relaxing before bed. Relaxing came in the form of cutting and gluing small pieces of paper for me. She's so artistic! Anyway, I saw her sitting there with her tongue sticking out the side of her mouth, concentrating so hard on cutting a perfect square. I had one of those unbelievably strong mommy urges...you know the kind, where I wanted to eat her for a snack...cuz she's do damn cute! Anyway, here's the conversation.

Me: I love you baby!
Super O: I wub you to Mom!
Me: But I love you more!
Super O: Sigh.... I wub you to. (said with "that" tone")
Me: But I love you the most!
Super O: HELLO!!! I'm busy!!! (insert eye roll here)

I could have eaten her right then!


Things are going well for us. I absolutely LOVE my new job. I'm always super busy and the people here are awesome! Plus I get free chiropractic care and my back and neck have never felt better. I was always skeptical about chiropractic in the past and had never had an adjustment but boy am I a convert now!


We're officially trying to get pregnant again! After what happened earlier this year we're a little scared but we won't let that get in the way of trying to have another child. My farmer is so awesome with Super O that I feel it would be a shame for him not to have one of his own. He's actually okay with just having Super O if that's the way things end up, but DAMNIT!! I want another baby!! So, keep us in your thoughts and wish for lots of successful "alone time". It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. I'm willing to take one for the team! (tee hee hee).