Monday, August 27, 2012

A Birthday Party! Hooray!

Well, I'm officially a Stepmom to a 9 year old! Last week we celebrated Dylan's Birthday.  It seems like just yesterday the little monster was calling me "Doda" and teaching me what my life would be like when I had kids of my own.We've been through hell and back with him, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

 Recently I introduced the kids to Harry Potter. It's been a love/obsession of mine for a while and I couldn't wait for them to be old enough to watch them without being afraid. Dylan instantly fell in love. I'm proud to say he officially has my obsession. I beam with pride whenever the kids run around with their wands and spell books, casting spells on each other.

I knew right away that we would have to make it a Harry Potter birthday. We ordered a cake from Walmart (which I will never do again, but that's another post) and I got started on making him a Deathly Hollows Pinata.

 We had some very good friends over for a BBQ, cake and fun! The Pinata was a huge hit, but really, who doesn't like hitting things and receiving candy for it? Surprisingly for a homemade pinata that thing held up really well! Although I think David had the most fun spinning the kids around and raising/lowering the Pinata.

 Yay for Candy!!!

Our friends brought over the new puppy they had gotten that morning, which I proudly named. Stella. She's just the cutest thing! I'm pretty sure our dogs head is bigger then her! I was terrified that someone was going to crush her, but she made it through the night. Tired, but unharmed.

 The next morning, Dylan had to go back to his Mom's for the day. Bright and early I woke David up to go cover his bed and floor with balloons while he was sleeping. He woke up pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately I had forgot that my camera lens was on manual focus and I'm not awake enough to think that early in the morning, so the pictures are blurry. Oh well...blame it on the lack of coffee.

 We also made The Best Birthday Cake. Ever. A big ol pile of donuts with a candle on top. I would like to wake up every morning to this. Cough. Cough. David. Cough. Cough.

All in all it was a great birthday. I'm pretty sure the smile says it all. I'm so lucky to be a part of this Monsters life!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Just Me.

Hey guess what? It's been a while. Are you surprised?  I seem to be on this blog for a few month, take a few off, schedule. Maybe someday I'll consistently blog...but let's not get excited here. I haven't made any promises yet.

I don't have anything exciting to post today. Unless you count random, pointless facts about me exciting. Which obviously you should. 

This is my "start slow and see if we can get this going again" blog. Some random facts with be realllly random. Some will be WTF?? facts. Some will be deep. All will be awesome. Enjoy. 

1.) I love those plastic tumblers with straws. The adult "sippy" cup. Those things rock...and I collect them like a stamp collector collects stamps. Does anyone collect stamps anymore?  P.S. I actually have the cup pictured below...and I loves it.

2.) Whatever anyone thinks, I do not cheat at Words With Friends. Yes, some of my words are random and are things you've never heard of. I don't look them up, I randomly put letters in and pray they make something. It usually works. 35 points? Yes, please.

3.) I ramble and mumble and say lots of stuff that doesn't make sense. I also say a lot of things that I was thinking and probably shouldn't have said.  All. Day. Long.

4.) If I'm really confortable with you, I'm crazy and goofy as hell. If I don't act crazy or goofy, I'm not comfortable with you. 

5.) Being unorganized makes me extremely anxious. I'm on a never ending mission on organizing things in my house. The only problem is, I can never find anything when I need it. 

6.) Just because I'm not serious very often, doesn't mean I'm stupid. I'm actually pretty smart when I want or need to be, it's just not needed that often. 

7.) I will never turn down a baked good. Cookies? Of course, I'll take 8. Cupcakes? Yes, please. I'll take that one with the extra frosting...oh and that one...oh hell that one too. 

8.) I'm the most indecisive person you will ever meet. Seriously. I need an assistant with the sole purpose of making decisions for me.

9.) I will make fun of you. 

10.) This face...
 is the best face. Ever. 

10.) I never think I can do as good at anything as I actually can do. I am my own worst critic. 

11.) I like walks. Especially in nature. David hates them. Sigh. He sucks. 

12.) I worry more about what people think than I really should. 

13.) I read myself to sleep every night. 

14.) I collect snowbabies. I want all 80 million of them. Or whatever the count is. I especially like the ones with penguins.

15.) I freaking love penguins. I want one...or 6. Just a small family of penguins in my freezer would make me happy. I'd have to get a bigger freezer though...

  16.) I don't follow trends. I like what I like and that's that. I'm not the most fashionable person and I'm ok with that. I actually don't understand half of the trends out there at any given time. I'm actually pretty anti-trend. I've been known to stop liking something the minute it becomes too popular because it starts to annoy me.

17.) I get bored and fidgety extremely quick. Like 2.3 seconds quick. This has actually taken me a lot longer to write (going on almost 2 hours!) because I've bounced from this to facebook, to pinterest, to random shit on the internet. 

18.) I'm running out of random things to tell you. Mainly because I'm bored with talking about myself. 

At that note, I'll end this shenanigans and let you carry on with your day. Farewell!