Friday, October 31, 2008

Yeah, We're THAT house.

Ya know the one. That one house on the block that hands out the sucky non-chocolate candy? Yeah, that's us this year.

First let me say, when in the heck did a cube of sugar become so darn expensive? $4.98 for the smallest bag of Toostie Rolls I've ever seen is ridiculous. But this is not why we'll probably be cleaning egg off the front porch and toilet paper out of trees and bushes tomorrow morning. No, the kids in our neighborhood are going to hate us purely for my own sanity on the scale the next week or so.

This year, I'm following the Weight Watcher trick or treat plan. I bought all sorts of candy that I don't particularly care for (read as, the sucky candy). It's amazing how fast you can run out of those wonderful mini Snickers and Mr. Goodbars when you grab one every.single.time. you answer the front door on Halloween night. It's also amazing how you're reminded of it every.single.time. you step on the scale. Nope, not this year. This year - sucky candy it is.

So, if anyone particularly loves sucky candy, c'mon over. We have gobs of it. You can take your pick of three items (my usual handful for the kiddos). Four if I think you worked hard on your costume. We have Dum Dums, Now n Later packs, Twizzlers (ick!) and Smarties (upon Nathan's request). If we REALLY like you or you're name rhymes with "Man", we may or may not have a stash of hidden Kit Kats. I'm just sayin'...

Happy Halloween Everyone!! It's exciting to know that next year we'll have a little goblin of our own. And you better have chocolate to fill her bucket with!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Diaper Dilemma

Okay, you moms out there. Obviously, we need help.

Actual conversation at Babies R Us:

Nathan: Hey, look. They have big boxes of diapers. Maybe we should get some.
Me: Hmm... Yeah, maybe we should.
Nathan: What kind should we get?
Me: Hmm... I'm not sure.

Nathan: We have a coupon, right?
Me: Yeah, it's for like $5 off a mega box or something like that.
Nathan: What's a Mega Box? Do we need that?
Me: Hmm... I'm not sure.

Nathan: These boxes are $29.99. Is that a good deal?
Me: Hmm... I'm not sure.
Nathan: These are size four. Should we get these?
Me: Uh... I don't think so.
Nathan: What size should we get? Is this a good deal?
Me: How should I freakin' know?!! Can we go look at the $267 lamp I want?

Can you register for a Nanny at BRU? Does she come with that free umbrella stroller if you order her online?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday Discover

I discovered Sunday morning that my little peanut REALLY gets excited during mass. She really likes the hymns and is a super-fan of our priest's voice in the microphone. I like to think that Nathan and I are already building a good spiritual foundation for her. It may or may not have anything to do with the cinnamon roll I downed right before leaving our house.

Dang it! Now, I want a cinnamon roll! Okay. Okay. Three cinnamon rolls.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kansas City Trip - Day 2 or The Main Event

So, I've heard of a lot of couples that go on a "Babymoon" before the arrival of their little one. While this really wasn't the case, it was fun knowing that this would be the last out of town trip that Nathan and I would take with friends before either not having someone to strap in a car seat or having to drop off at The Nana's before leaving town.

If you're not aware, Nathan and I are pretty big Tennessee Titans fans. So, when Nathan scored some really good tickets for mad cheap, we had to jump on the opportunity to see them live. It doesn't hurt that we also got to see them with a 5 and 0 record thus far.

Apparently, I only had my camera for the second day of our trip. So, for day 1 events, you'll have to check out Brooke's blog. I don't know which day was more fun. Hitting the hot spots of KC on Day 1 or getting to see my boys up close and personal on Day 2. No, I'm lying. We won! Day 2 was definitely the best.

Pro #1 of being pregnant: Bartenders make you non-alcoholic drinks bigger than your head and sweeter than a pixie stick for only $2.

Brooke and I were born for life in a trendy hotel.

Game Day Baby!! Pimpin' our Titans gear.
Sidenote: Seriously, could Nathan get any luckier?! His wife is dressed in fan gear about to head to an NFL game AND she's watching ESPN at 9am. I deserve a shopping spree. Or a donut. MMM...donut....

The Adcox Couple. One Chiefs fan. One OU Gangsta.

Are you ready for this? Dun. Dun. Dun....
Sidenote: Arrowhead stadium was really nice. I swear the bathroom right after halftime is cleaner than any Target bathroom in OKC.

Jeff Fisher. My hero.

Boy versus girl. Winner versus loser. (Sorry, Derek. Thanks for being a good sport.)

Nathan's only attempt at using the camera all weekend.

Monday, October 13, 2008

All I Want for Christmas

About this time of year I start keeping a list of things I would like for Christmas on the side of the refrigerator. I write stuff down whenever I think about them so I won't be caught with that "Ummm,, a gift card?" response like many years in the past. Here's what I have so far:

* A SpotBot
* A big Tupperware bowl with a lid
* A PikePass
* A cheapie Ipod speaker dock
* To look like Julianne Hough and dance with Warren Sapp to Ice Ice Baby. He would be so fun.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Subliminal Message??

Things I thought or did an hour before falling asleep last night:

1. Added a few items to my baby registry suggested by an experienced mom.
2. Googled: "Adoption shower ideas".
3. Ate some Wheat Thins.
4. Read over the Baby Feeding Classes sheet I picked up at the doctor's office yesterday.
5. Read through (and subsequently freaked out at) a pamphlet on breastfeeding.

The result:

I had a very vivid dream about Jessica and I having a conjoined baby shower at the La Leche headquarters. It was an old house with cool modern lounge-like sections inside. The sections were separated by sheer panels separating those parts for baby showers (with wheat thin hors d'oeuvres trays) and those for baby feeding classes. I walked all around the headquarters and into each of the different classes; one on breast feeding exclusively, one on formula feeding only, and one for those who plan on going back to work and doing both. After not being able to decide on which class to join, I just went back to the baby shower and Jessica and I started opening gifts.

I think from now on I'll just have to start watching Dancing With The Stars right before drifting off. Maybe it will result in a few better dreams of sequins and lights and not breast pumps.

PS: Do you think breastfeeding is going to be a problem if I still giggle every time I type the word "breast"? I am sooo doomed.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Is This a Great State or What?

The pros and cons of being a State employee:

* Paid holidays
* Great insurance
* 8-5 Mon.-Fri.
* Job Security
* Casual Fridays

* Having to have your coworker kill the cockroaches on your desk with yellow post-its.