Oh Happy Day

First I would like to say that I cant watch this video without crying at the end. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh....  I am always crying at dumb shit. It's a sure sign I'm turning into my mother.

Anyway.. It is a happy day. Actually, it has been a happy week. Because (drum roll please..................) I got an IPhone. Yiiippppeeee!!!! I know that most people in the world have had smart phones for like3 years, but I had a pantech crux, a what? a pantech crux.

So here is everything I love about it (since Tuesday)

#1 Instagram App.
This may or may not have been about 75% of the reason I wanted an iPhone. I'm still not all the way sure how it works but when I do figure it out I <3 it.

nephew Cooper....

Schmoopy Doop

Big Stink

#2 YouTube on my phone.
I was perusing through one of my friends Facebook pages when I came across Jenna Marbles. I watched like 27 videos of hers and was cracking up. I like her as much as Tucker Max. They are vulgar and completely inappropriate and are hilarious. Don't watch her videos if you don't like swearing, all over profanity, filthy jokes, little dogs or if you are my mom or over 40. That's a rough age estimate. I mean it is there on YouTube for everyone to enjoy but if you are repulsed by it, remember I warned you.

#3 Real Simple App.
Basically it gives you a list of how to clean every room in your house. My kitchen is looking really good right now. It does suggest doing crazy things like cleaning your shower rings. I didn't even know that people did that. Anyway if you want your house to sparkle download this app.

Ahhhh all clean

#4 Fooducate. This is the most depressing application of all time. You scan barcodes on food and then you get that foods grade. Nothing that has a barcode gets an A. Except plain cheerios which I personally don't eat unless there is a bowl of sugar poured all over them, or things that don't have bar codes like oranges. Here is an example....
Great Value 90 calorie granola bars get a grade of D+. How is this possible?? well they are not whole grain, its heavily processed, contains too much sugar and is comprised of some sketchy ingredients. All according to fooducate. I just ate one as I typed this lol.

Anyway that is why I love my IPhone thus far. I would also quickly like to share how I got my IPhone. Michael likes to randomly call Verizon and see what offers they have going on, find out he is not qualified for them and then get pissed off about it. Last week when he called they said that they were offering upgrades to some customers. And I was one of them.You trade in your old phone and then get $100.00 off of a smart phone... It took me all day but I finally decided that I wanted in. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh IPhone.. You and me forever.


KQ's 1st Birthday in Pictures

We had a very fun and busy weekend. Unlike last weekend, I feel like I will be good tomorrow...
 I'm ready for you Monday... We actually did  a lot of things this weekend but I only broke the camera out for KQ's birthday. I only took pictures of the birthday girl, Blake, Lo and Graceyn... I guess I was being selective. Here are about 20 pictures. I edited them to be extra cute!!!!


Little update

Have you missed me like crazy???

Last weekend we traveled to Albany to watch our friends Garth and Jess get married. I didn't bring my camera because I am a giant loser. Plus, I have been having a hard time busting that bad boy out in public places. It is large and in charge and I don't want people to mistake me for the photographer. Also my photos are mediocre at best. Anyway it was really really fun. A late morning wedding means mimosas and bloody mary's. Also there was fried eggplant salad. It was so good. Plus we got out sans the boys which was overdue.
Anyway, we came home Sunday night and I seriously have just not been able to get my shit together ever since. That is the thing with being away for me.. Regrouping is really hard. Really hard.

Tuesday Blakey had a field trip to the apple orchard which I had to escort him on. He picked pumpkins and apples and saw some bees making honey and went through a corn maze and mosquito's were attacking my face and it was raining. I know that it would have made for good pictures but I was not about to lug that thing around in the rain. So pretend these are Blake:

Clearly by these outfits I missed the overall memo...

Wednesday morning Michael brought Blake for a walk came home and said that we had the dirtbag lawn of the neighborhood and promptly spent the rest of  the day chopping trees and bushes down and mowing the lawn. I cleaned and brought the boys to get some play sneakers (while we were at the wedding my parents brought Logan to Stride Rite where they measured his foot out to 7.5. I had been putting him in size 6 shoes.... bad mom).. Anyway guilt stricken I checked Blake's foot only to feel that his toe was practically popping out of his grey Nike's... sighhhhhhhh... So I bought them both new play sneakers so they each have two pairs... Just for the record a 7.5 size foot on a 16 month old is kind of ridiculous right?? Just checking.
Anyway our house looks pretty good if I do say so myself.

Other items to cover

Fall TV is back!!!! Biggest Loser, Parks and Rec, Modern Family, The Office!!!! I have been pretty busy between the hours of 8-10pm this week.

I got my birthday present from my Dad parents over the weekend. First thing is this sign. I saw it in a magazine about a year ago and my Dad had been trying to get it for me ever since. Isn't that sweet???

He really isn't that sweet though. Look at what else was attached to my card.....

Yes, this was a gift (and I use that term veryyyyy loosely) from my Dad.Woof. I was about 25 pounds overweight from Logan. As you can tell by the fat all over my face.
And You know he thought this was the most hilarious thing ever. Is this not THE WORST picture ever?? no actually its not. because he also gave me this gem:

What the hell. He said he wanted to find a way to put these on my blog without me knowing... Clearly he has never heard of a password. I have no shame so I decided I would put them up for him. My Dad gave these to me in his words "because I'm sick of being on your blog"....  He surely has to know he just earned himself a pass as guest of honor in an upcoming post TBA.

Anywhooooo.... We are going back to my mom and dads this weekend for a very special 1 year old's birthday. The most beautiful baby girl in all the land..... Who gives the dirtiest looks I have ever seen. I didn't even know a baby was capable of judging... But she is so cute it doesn't matter... Boo for poor picture quality...

Surely, I will not have such a hard time getting my life together after this trip as I dont plan to drink the equivilant of two bottles of wine (rough estimate) on Saturday.

Also I am getting an iPhone today!!! Woooo Hooooo!!!! 2 down. 28 to go.


Free Shutterfly Photo Book

I got this code a week ago and have had so much going on I didn't have time to make a book.... I'm mad at myself for that. Anyway.... If anyONE (the code is literally good for one book) is interested in making a photo book tonight use this code and it will be free


Anyway I hope someone uses it. I hope to be back blogging more regularly next week...

Night night:)


Blake goes to pre-school

Blake started school on Tuesday, I stayed with him the whole time. Tomorrow is his first day riding solo. I think he will be fine.
I just want to add that yesterday was my birthday and obviously the past few years (since I have become a Mom) my birthday has meant something totally different. My absolute hands down favorite part of my birthday was spending my day with this boy on his first day of school. He is growing into such a great kid.
Here are some pictures of his day.

Blakey and Reesey


10 things About September 13th!

September 13, 2011.... Here are 10 things about my day:

1) A very special kid started preschool today. And he did awesome. I am not one bit worried about Blake at school. He is so friendly and social. I got to stay with him for awhile today and did an activity to help get him acquainted with his classroom. When it was time to go he said "Mom, that was so much fun!!!" He is going to be A-Okay!!

2) Logan had a fever all last night and today. He was very winy and drooley and just looked miserable. Until he had some cake...That was the happiest he looks all day. This is a pretty accurate depiction of LoLo today. lol

3. I did have to go to court today and I did get an $85.00 fine. It was so ridiculous. Technically, because I pled not guilty I had to go to trial and be under oath. The trooper went on a whole schpeel (spelling?)about how the alleged ticket came to be, and then the judge asked me if I had any questions for the Trooper. Like I was an attorney... Um yeah here is a question, Why didn't you call me out into the hallway and reduce my ticket like every other trooper did? Sigh. The good news is some how I weaseled out of the actual ticket, the bad news I have to pay an $85.00 surcharge.... In the words of Blake Porter "Oh Christ".

4) I had Mangu today. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my favorite... Fried cheese, plantains, salami. onions.... Ohhh I would eat it every day!

5) I also had turtle brownies, banana pie, cake and fettuccine Alfredo (made by Michael).... I am so freaking full.

6) I started painting the kids play house in the back yard tonight. It is so cute. It has a light and a doorbell. I don't really have a plan for it, just that it is going to look way better. There was seriously a SWARM of what appeared to be black flies right outside the playhouse door.. and I had no bug spray. I was nervous this was going to happen...

7. Today was my dirt day birthday. I have big plans for 28. They include hopefully having a nice easy year. 26 and 27 were busy years (baby, wedding, house, new jobs, new friends). I want 28 to just be about taking it easy and enjoying my family. Its going to be a good year.

8. Its a thunderstorm right now. Thunderstorms= Ash sleeping like a baby. Thank you birthday gods.
I'm exhausted.

9. I am trying decide if I should dye my hair back to dark or keep it light. I am unable to make this decision without help. Please comment with what you think. It can be anonymous. I just need to know. My roots are making me want to puke.


10) You want to know what is awesome about Facebook??? All the birthday wishes. This year I promised myself I would personally thank everyone who gave me a happy birthday... There were like 120. It was awesome.. So thanks again everyone... For some reason they really made my day! I promise to be better about wishing all my FB friends happy birthday now too!!!

Tomorrow will be a post specifically about Blakey at school....

Goodnight everyone!!