Thursday, March 31, 2011

..."I was running...."

Yeah, that's my lame attempt at a Forrest Gump impersonation! Anyways, for some reason, I am at it again and running another half-marathon. Oh wait...I know why! My sister in law excitedly tells us about one that is in Murray (we all graduated from Murray State: me, Scott, sister in law, brother in law, mother in law and father in law, so that's why that makes it special)'s the first year for the race, it would be SO fun if we all run it together, blah blah blah! So, Scott jumps on registration as fast as he can (to save a buck...he's the cheap one in this relationship-ha!) and I am pretty sure we were probably the first 2 signed up and guess what???...sister in law and brother in law are NOT even running it now! (You know I kid and I love you, Sara! :) But, now since Scott already registered us for the race, we are driving 3 hours, staying in a hotel, getting up at the crack of dawn and running 13miles!! Sometimes (no, often), I question my sanity. Now, don't get me wrong, I know we will have fun, I'm excited for Scott (it's his first half-marathon and if he doesn't take off like a bat out of Georgia on the first 6 miles or so, I think he will finish with a GREAT time :), but I said after my last half that I was done...yet here I am...less than 3 weeks from another one. *sigh* However, along the way, I have found a new love that does involve running (I have blogged about my love/hate relationship with running so I will spare you that again)....that new love is....10K's! 6.2 sweet miles! I have ran 5K's, 5milers and a half marathon, but just recently ran a 10K as a good training run for the race....LOVE!! What a perfect distance...not too short, not too long, a challenge but I actually felt good when I finished and I didn't curse running and feel like my legs were going to come out of socket! (all those years of cheerleading and tumbling WRECKED my joints). It was so much fun... Scott and the girls came to cheer me on at the finish! Isn't that a lovely picture!? hahaha! There I go!
My cheering section! :)
That all being said, the half is April 16th and when that is over, I will NEVER run another half marathon (unless the girls want me to run one with them one day ;). From here on out, it's 10K's or less for this girl!

Oh, and the half is going to be REALLY small...probably no more than 250-500 runners, which means there is a chance I will finish dead last! ha! What a way to retire from half-marathons, huh? ha! So, I have no goal time or anything this time around. I know I can run it, so I am going to enjoy this one. If I have to stop and pee, so be it...if I walk up a hill, who cares. And, later that day my sister in law is having my nephew's first birthday party and we will already be in town and I get to spoil the cutest baby boy on Earth, so I guess that makes up for them not running with us! ;) haha!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Out of the mouths of babes!

Aren't they so darling!?....

By all accounts they are quite darling, but looks can sometimes be deceiving. You should hear what comes out of their mouths. I hear 100 times a week, 'oh, look at them...they are so gorgeous...they are so sweet...they are so funny!' And, yes, they are but I bet you wouldn't think they were so sweet if you were in the car with us when Scott told Abby 'why don't you settle down' and Abby replied, 'why don't you get back here and smell my pit!' Or, when she was trying to get Scott to move and she gave him a little shove from behind and said, 'come on you big asshole!' (those are 2 of my all-time faves-haha!) It has been a while since I have updated with some of their stories, so I thought since Liv is really coming into her own these days, too, I would do another post sharing some of their shining moments! (and, I apologize for the repeats that you may have read on Facebook)

I remember when I was pregant with Abby and reading one of those stupid pregnancy books and I read that children don't really develop a sense of humor until around age 7 and that they don't really understand sarcasm until around that age, also. I was thinking 'Oh great...not only will this kid not talk at all for a year, she won't be entertaining or funny until she's SEVEN!' ha! So, maybe my kids are the exception to the rule (not very likely, as I know some pretty funny kids) or that book was full of shit (highly likely since most of them are full of nothing but garbage to scare the crap out of expecting parents). Either way, my kids are funny, my kids have killer sense of humors and my kids are sarcastic. I guess it could also be genetic...Scott is the most hysterical, but also the most sarcastic human being on Earth (to know him is to love him :). And, I can dish out my fair share of sarcastic remarks, too. And, that is how we have always communicated with the girls. Maybe it's because baby talk goes straight to my spine (although I am guilty of it on occassion) or because I spend the majority of my time with the girls and in order to maintain my sanity, I talk to them like they are little adults. I am sure this will back fire on us at some point, but so far it's worked for us! ha! That all being said, nothing amuses me more than to hear one of them pull off a killer one liner!

So, here are some of their latest....

1. Olivia was swinging a large vaccum attachment around in the living room (never mind why she was doing that-ha!), but she took a swing and just inches from our large, flat screen TV Abby caught the club and knocked it to the ground. Without missing a beat, she looked at Olivia and said, 'I just saved your life!'

2. We were shopping @ Target not long ago and Olivia grabbed a pair of huge maternity bathing suit bottoms and asked if they were panties. I told her they were bottoms for women with babies in their bellies and Abby announces to everyone...'hey, Mom...remember when Liv was in your belly and your butt was HUGE like that...wasn't that funny!?' Yeah, absolutely hysterical!

3. The other day I was slicing an apple for Liv (remember she is only 2 1/2) and apparently I wasn't doing it to her specifications. I handed her the plate, she looked down at the apple, looked up at me and said, 'you are such a pain in my butt!' (I was just so happy she didn't say ass, I didn't care-ha!)

4. We were driving to an anniversary party about 2 hours away this weekend and the girls were already sick of being in the car. Olivia had reached her limit and was trying to escape from her car seat. When that didn't work out for her she yelled to us, 'let me out of this thing or I will take ALL of my clothes off!' Ohhhh....burn! She sure told us! haha! Let's just hope that threat passes before she's a teenager! :/

5. As I was walking through the house yesterday, a framed picture fell off the shelf. I reacted with a disappointed 'oh no.' Abby says, 'Oh, don't worry...Dad broke that when he was throwing the ball against the wall. He just put it back up there like that so you woudn't know!' hahahaha!

6. Abby started it but now knows that it doesn't fly around here, and Olivia has now picked up on it and well...she doesn't really care if she's naughty or not like Abby does-ha!. If I ask her to do something she doesn't want to do and she's in a mood, she will yell NEVER! Example...'please help your sister pick up that mess!'....'NEVER!' 'Go grab your coat so we can go!'....'NEVER!' In the store we were talking to a woman while shopping and she was ohhhing and awwwing over Olivia. She told Olivia she liked her shirt and I said, 'say Thank You!' And, you guessed it!....'NEVER!' Oh. my. word. If I could have crawled in a hole, I would have. The woman thought it was hilarious, but really!? It's a good thing that child is cute.

7. We made the girls quesadillas one night with spinach wraps and the girls did NOT like them. A few nights after that we were discussing dinner and Olivia looked right at me and said, 'no way am I going to eat another one of your nasty quesadillas!'

Out of the mouths of babes! haha!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A little bit of 'showing off!'

Showing off their baking skills. Yes, that's right...2 easy bake ovens. I know a couple of little girls that are VERY spoiled by their Nanny! :)

Showing off her dress for Kelly's wedding!! (She's not actually IN the wedding. Abby is, but don't tell Olivia that! ha!)

Olivia showing off her decorating skills by stamping everything in my house with a red raccoon stamp! LOVELY!! I'm going to send an extra thank you card to Joe and Jennifer for that goodie bag! haha! ;)

Showing off how studious she is!...

And, how much she loves winning! ha! (she must get that from her Dad! :)
Showing off her fangs! I think I have mentioned them before on here...our little vampire baby! Eat your hearts out, Twilight fans!
And, this is me showing off how beautiful my big girl is and how grown up she looks now...(and, she wants me to mention her long hair! :) We've been letting it grow for a long time now. I LOVE it!)

And, showing off her Zoolander skills! I mean, really!? How stinkin' adorable is she!?

Showing off our red velvet cake. Come on over for cake. She didn't lick the spoons or bowl, I promise! haha!
And, showing off our bathtime fun!...Or, lack there of! hahaha!
Never, ever a dull moment around here! :)


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Welcome to our life! :) Our life seems to be a constant 3 ring circus these days, but we have a lot of fun, laugh a lot and enjoy every minute of it (okay...almost every minute-haha!) Scott and I have been married for almost 9 years, and we are the parents of 2 amazing daughters, and another little one on the way. This blog is a way to keep in touch with family and friends. It also serves as a 'year book' of sorts for our family. Enjoy!!