Showing posts from December, 2009

Oh the Next decade the Teens?

And if it is? Does that mean they're going to be all angsty and sulky? Cause really I just can't deal with a decade of angsty and sulky! I did that in the 90s. ;)

Happy Holidays!!!


I HATE This Song

It makes me cry my eyes out!

Nothing says holiday cheer like the impending death of a loved one! Woohoo!!!

Now THAT is a Christmas Song!

This is the season of hope people! I don't wanna hear sad stories on the radio. I don't need to be reminded to take care of my fellow man just during the holidays. I do my best to do that year round.

Conversations with a 17 Month Old

Finn has started having full blown conversations, and it's so much fun! Nicky didn't talk nearly this early so it always surprises when Finn belts out a full sentence.

There were two particularly adorable conversations we have had. The other day a box came in the mail with Finn's Christmas present from his Uncle Dave. It was a BIG box with a picture of the gift on the side. So I hauled it in and set it in the middle of the living room, and Finn immediately toddled over to it and began his exploration of the box. When he'd perused all of its sides, he looked up at me and said very clearly, "Mine?"

I smiled and nodded, "Yes, it's yours."

Finn got this GIANT grin on his face and kinda did a little happy dance, then he said, "Mama, OPEN IT! It's MINE!"

It was so cute I almost collapsed. hehehehe

Then the other conversation was this morning.

He sleeps in bed with me, and we have another mattress on the floor because inevitably Nicky come…

Holiday Wonder

I've been a busy girl lately so I Haven't been blogging as much as I should, but here is what I have been doing...

Taking Nicky on the Santa Train.

Once a year this excursion train takes kids on 1 hour rides complete with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves, and the Santa Secret Service. We had lots of fun. Finn was supposed to come too, but he wasn't feeling well that day so he stayed home with his Daddy.

Taking the boys to see the lights at the square. We went to the Christmas parade and the lighting of the square and recently went back when there were less people.

Nicky rode the camel.

And his favorite pony.

And Finn rode a pony for the VERY first time. He was a litttttle unsure about it.

Nicky and I decorated our very first Gingerbread House. It was lots of fun and was VERY messy! I'm going to be cleaning up sprinkles until the end of time!

Oh and I managed to finally get Finn's stocking done! Only a year late. ;) Oh well, he has one now. hehehe

What has everyone been doi…

Gender Disappointment and a Baby I Hope Isn't Lost Forever

Before I had Nicky, I lost a baby early on. Though I have no reason to, I believe that that baby was a girl. It was too early to have been able to know for sure of course, but you know sometimes a mother just has a feeling. I didn’t have a feeling either way with Nicky, but I was pretty sure from the day I found out I was having him that Finn would a boy. Now let me explain that I have the belief that lost babies get a second chance to be born. I just can't believe in a higher power that wouldn't give them a chance to live. If that clashes with anyone’s religious or personal beliefs, then you may feel free to stop reading now, but that is what I believe. That does not mean that I do not believe in the grief that comes with losing a baby. I do believe in it and have experienced it to the core of my very being.

That being said since I also believe that my first baby was a girl, I have this nagging feeling in the back of my mind that she’s waiting for the right genetic comb…

Virtual Christmas Cookie Swap

Jennifer Shirk over at Me, My Muse and I is having a Virtual Christmas Cookie swap. The details are on the site. There is a COOKIE PRIZE! Now really shouldn't that be more than enough reason to take part? hehe

Here's my recipe. This is one my Mom made occasionally when I was a little girl. I know why she only made them occasionally too, because really you can't eat just one. They are so delightfully melt in your mouth good that you look down and suddenly every cookie you made has miraculously disappeared. There name is perfect too...


1.5 C Flour
1.5 t. baking powder
1 t. soda
0.5 t. salt
1 C brown sugar
1 C butter
1 egg
1 C oats
1 C coconut
1 C chopped pecans
0.5 C crushed cornflakes

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and beat. Gradually mix in dry ingredients. Stir in oats, nuts, coconut, and cornflakes.

Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with glass dipped in crushed cornflakes.

Bake for 12-15 minutes…

A post in which I whine...A LOT

We're all sick again. Head cold that moves into the chest thing. I've been hacking up a lung for 2 days and before that for a couple of days my head was so stopped up I was completely off balance. Finn has been sniffly since like tuesday of last week, but he started coughing and wheezing yesterday so to avoid an emergency room visit I took him to the late hours at the pediatric clinic. Good thing too because we were definitely headed for another emergency room visit if I hadn't. He is now on steroids, antibiotics, and an albuterol inhaler. So I've been having to hold him down with a mask over his face every four to six hours to breath in his meds. That's almost as fun as holding the new kitten by the scruff of the neck to put meds down his throat and drops in his eyes. Did I mention that he was sick too? Oh yes, nd eye infection likely caused by a kitty virus. Great way to welcome him into our home. He at least doesn't bite and scratch me like Aine w…

Cougar Hunting

I tweeted this, but it was so good I had to blog it so it would be easily accessible to tease my son with for years to come.

So my hubby just got an Xbox360, and he has been downloading demos left and right. One of the downloads was a hunting game. One of those Cabella's ones. They'd been playing it or a while, and I came in from cooking and sat down on the couch and I hear this conversation take place.

*There is a fawn standing next to a buck on the screen*
Nicky: Daddy! Don't shoot the baby deer!
Bryon: I didn't.
Nicky: Are you going to shoot his Daddy?
Bryon: It's not his Daddy, Nicky. It's his uncle. (Apparently killing family members is okay so long as they're not in the immediate family...)
*Bryon shoots and kills the buck*
Nicky: Daddy, why did that baby deer run away?
Me under my breath: Ummm...cause you shot his Daddy?

Not too long later when they're shooting bunnies I hear...

Bryon: Next we're going to hunt cougars.
Nicky gets this really strang…