Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... 14 weeks

I think this is the FIRST time I have had 3 good days in a row in this pregnancy and I can handle it :) As I have stated umpteen times - I was NOT sick with the boys and if I had been there would be no Maynard Baby #3 in the works. Actually - some days I think I am nutso to be having a third anyway - what was I thinking? outnumbered.... Jamie tried to warn me :*(

As I am typing this Dane is laying next to me on the floor crying b/c, well I don't know why , just because he wants too apparently. If I had to guess it's because it's currently 10:30am and that little stinker got up at 7:00am (yes, when it was still dark) this morning. Now for some of you, 7:00am may not be a big deal - but 7:00am is NOT a time we get up around here and the currently screaming child is the reason why - he is still tired! (Of course I'm always up and have the house cleaned at breakfast cooked by 7:00am - so they only sleep in because they are tired.) ;)

Well, I am going to go rock Whiny McWhinerson (today that is Dane - sometimes it is Hunter, they take turns at something at least)


Friday, November 23, 2007

MEIJER SUCKS & Black Friday News

Disclaimer- Shopping on Thanksgiving goes against everything I want in a shopping experience, but as much as I realize this - I decided to do it anyway - let's blame this on my pregnant brain not functioning up to par.

So I draggggggggggggggggggg my tired, LAZY ass out of bed at 5am on Turkey day to get my boys the $2 Spiderman action figures at Meijer that go on sale at 6am. Now, I KNOW the crowd is going to be crazy and obnoxious BUT what I didn't know was that Meijer was going to put out ALL of the door-buster deals out early so that people who actually showed up at the time of the sale HAD NO CHANCE IN HELL to get anything because the shelves were cleared out BEFORE the sale even started. Such bullshit. (I'm just a little bitter - I hate mornings!) Anyway, don't advertise a sale starting at 6AM when you really mean "whenever the hell we feel like starting it"AM. Bastards....

So far the Thankgiving weekend sales are not looking so good for us. Even still, Jamie decides to brave the oh so high class Value City at midnight Thursday night to get some of the $10 track suits. Not only were there 500+ people in line in front of him, the track suits (that they advertised as worth $39.99) were so freaky flimsy and cheap it wouldn't even be worth the $10 - so he came home with nada.

If your keeping track that is:
Maynard Family - 0
Black Friday Crappy Stores - 2

So, I had planned on going to Walmart on Friday morning because they have the Cricut (scrapbooking) machines on sale for $119 and my mom told me if I fight the crowds, she'll get it for me for Christmas. So a few of us meet at the Walmart in Fenton because I am not dealing with Flint-Town crowds- them people are ruthless and desperate to get cheap shit. (Ok, well I was a little desperate myself, but not desperate enough to deal with the riff-raff of Flint-Town) We get there 20 minutes before the store opens and there are probably about 80 people in line, not too shabby. As soon as the doors open we did a mad dash to the back of the store and FINALLY I got what I went to the store for! I also scored a camera, some transformers, hot wheels and pajamas for the boys for Christmas. It was a satisfying end to a frustrating couple of days.

Final Score:
Maynard Family - 1
Black Friday Crappy Stores - 2

Ok, OK - so the stores still won. I don't really care because I don't plan on going out into the crazy shit EVER AGAIN! (unless of course, I want something for myself again - then maybe :)

It's all about me....

Saturday, November 17, 2007

How is it possible....

Parenthood is jacked up. How is it possible that in one minute I want to strangle the living crap out of my "lovely" children, and in the next minute I couldn't love them anymore if I tried? So I have a new theory - it isn't estrogen that causes all of the highs and lows throughout the day - it's children. My boys know just what to do to annoy the living shit out of me, and yet make it ok by saying "I love you mama" That messes with you!!!

Ah well, I am sure I am not the first mom to come to that epiphany. Hunter actually said to me the other day (after irritating the shit out of me of course!) "Mama, you are the prettiest, nicest mama in the whole wide world" LMFAO! He's such a kiss-butt!!! lol

Well, I am the he was 1/2 right ;)


So we have been up to nothing lately. Jamie has been working an assinine amount of hours, unfortunately those aren't all paid hours! Ah well, it will come soon enough! Hunter is doing really good in pre-school. He learned how to write his name last week, his full name and he never misses a letter (I almost cried!) Prior to that he signed his name "t H" , so this was definitely an improvement. You can tell he is so proud of himself.

Dane potty-trained even easier than Hunter, and Hunter was easy! I guess I got lucky both times. He does really good too - usually no accidents at nap time or night time either. Trust me, I needed this 7 1/2 month break from diapers since it has only been f-o-u-r l-o-n-n-n-n-n-g years that I have been changing diapers!

My mom said she is done babysitting when this baby is born (sure Connie, sure) I know she will love this baby just as much as the first 2. Dad told me the other day that he hopes it's a girl. I was shocked because he never said either way with both boys, he just said "happy, healthy baby." I almost wonder if he wants it to be a girl because he knows that is what I want :) He's an awesome dad and papa. (don't worry mom, you rock too! Just ask the boys - they love you more than even Jamie and I!)

Well - that is all for now, as if that isn't enough! Drop me a comment and tell me how much you love, hate, or can't stand my blog :) TOODLES!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2nd Trimester - Woot! Woot!

1/3 of the way done.... I am glad to make it to the 2nd trimester, hopefully that means less sickness :)

Friday, November 2, 2007

"You are not a Bitch!" --Hunter

Well, at least Hunter realizes that he can't call his Grandma a bitch - but this was probably not the most proper way to say it... Needless to say, mom and I died laughing and I couldn't even punish him.

I said "Did you just call your grandma a bitch" and he looked at me all serious and said "No, you did." That kid is QUICK!

The future of America is partially in my hands - that is some scary shit....