Friday, October 14, 2011

Six Years Ago...

October 14, 2005

He came a day late.  He weighed 8 pounds 10.3 ounces and was 21 and three quarters inches long.  I was thrilled at that size.  If he had been small like his sisters, I would have had a lot of weight to lose.  

Before he turned two, he chipped a tooth and broke his nose.  He has since done more...falling in the duck pond and throwing a rock up in the air and hitting himself in the head to name a few.  Yep...he's a boy!

 Showing off his Super muscles before Trick or Treat
Last year he started kindergarten.  He is one of the youngest in his class barely making the cut off.  He was still four.  He adapted well to the many changes that took place in his young life.  School.  A new teacher.  Another new teacher, and then right at the end of the year another new teacher.  He had a great first year of school.

He's my baby.  He is wild at times.  He chews on his shirts.  He is high strung.  He is huggable.  He is bright.  He is super funny.  He loves his family.  And he is super cute.

Happy Birthday, Ry!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Proud Mommy Moment

Usually the Proud Mommy Moments are reserved for when the kids do things that are worthy of bragging about or those moments when you hang your head in shame.  Well this time, I am hanging my head my in shame but it's my own doing.

Moment #1  I went to pick up my son from school.  I meet him right out front by "the tree."  I got there and saw who I thought was my little guy happily hugging the tree.  Silly boy.  Then I noticed the sport bottle with "US ARMY" on it.  I thought that was weird.  Who gave him that?  Just as I was about to tap his shoulder and ask, the boy turned and to my surprise and udder shame it was NOT MY KID!  Yeah that was a proud moment!
Have you seen me?

Moment #2  We (the boy and I--yeah I had the right one) were picking up Emily.  Normally she has a ride home.  But this day, she needed me to pick her up.  I was parked and waiting.  Looking out for her among the masses.  No sign of her.  I was getting restless and so was Ryan so we walked to the corner to flag her down.  Never saw her.  Walked back to the car and there she was across the street waiting and looking around.  Yep, totally missed her.  Great moment.
Over here mom!


Just last night calling my kids for dinner.  Called Kristin 4 times,  when I finally hear her say, "Mom! I'm right here!"  She was in the family room.  In my chair.  Yeah...
We love our mom!

What is your proud Mommy moment?  Link up with Emmy and KMama and share.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DWTS Movie Night

Tonight is dancing in the movies!  Well actually it is dancing to themes from famous movies.  And some are quite...*ahem*  "Impossible."  You might say the producers, or whomever picks the music have gone completely "Psycho!"  Okay enough with the puns....

 Chynna and Tony 1-800-868-3404

Chynna and Tony are up first and they have to  Tango to "Mission Impossible." First of all she put WAY too much pressure on herself. And it showed, because she messed up and you could see Tony counting/talking her through it.  On the results show you get to hear what they are saying.  I always like that part.  Tony was lowered in at the beginning of the dance from the ceiling a'la Tom Cruise.    The dance could have been really great.  But she really was stressed out.

Len liked the balance of the character of dance and the flavor of the film, but noted that there were a lot of mistakes.
Bruno told her not to worry  because she flash, burn, and hot! BUT she lost the plot.  He told her he hoped that she comes back to show what she can do.
Carrie Ann pointed out and admired how she did not lose her composure.  And that what she did was exquisite.

Carrie Ann:  7
Len: 7
Bruno: 7
Total: 21


David and Kym danced The Paso Doble to the Indiana Jones theme.  David is ever improving, and delivers a strong and powerful Paso!  They receive a standing ovation.  

Bruno says, "Look at me David!  I love the way you crack your whip!"  He goes on to say that he is like a pumped up action hero ready to take us on a wild ride.  He advises him to watch his turns because he is a  bit unsteady.
Carrie Ann said that David saved the day, and that she loved every minute of it.
Len said it had a great entry attitude, but  after that it was the "Temple of Doom!" (Courtney Cox looked shocked by that remark) Len said he (David) was doing too much of stomping of the feet.  Bruno argued that it was good and strong that way--the way he liked it!  

Carrie Ann:  8
Len: 7
Bruno: 8
 Total:  23

 Carson and Anna 1-800-868-3409

Carson and Anna danced a Waltz to The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl.  Carson likes pirates because they wear tights, open shirts and hunt for jewelry.  Anna brings in a professional swordsmen to teach Carson some dueling techniques, which he later thanks the pro for wearing his shirt open.  He is a total character.  The dance itself would have been better suited as a freestyle.  It didn't make it as a Waltz but it was wildly entertaining. 

Carrie Ann called it his most butch performance yet, but said he was a conundrum because she always knows everyone will have a good time but the technique is...and she made a weird noise.  To which Tom replied "Well, after that articulate critique...Len?"
 Len said there was no finesse no quality of movement but it was great fun and if he was home he would vote for him.
Bruno dubbed it  Pirates 5  The revenge of The Gay Blade.  "You lost your step a few times but it was fun!"

Carrie Ann:  7
Len: 6
Bruno: 7
Total: 20

 Nancy and Tristan 1-800-868-3405

Nancy and Tristan must Paso Doble to Flash Gordon by Queen.  Nancy does really good right up til the very end and then her footing gets mesed up.  It was like she was trying to do the splits or something.  I am not sure, but it went wrong.

Len told her she is confident, but he can't get excited because it's not exciting.
Bruno told her she's got to become a ball breaker out there, much like her TV persona.  
Carrie Ann chastised them both and told them to give Nancy a little more credit she only advised her to connect more to the audience.

Carrie Ann: 7
Len: 7
Bruno: 7
Total: 21

 Hope and Maks 1-800-868-3408

Hope and Maks  are doing the Fox Trot to Toy Story's "You've Got A Friend In Me." I think the whole is super cute despite fighting in rehearsal as Maks often does with his partners.  Just the same,  they pull it together on the floor.

Bruno says it is so lovely to see Jesse and Woody back together and making sweet music.  "You're so nice Maks. And when you're nice she's nice!"
Carrie Ann said they made her smile the whole way through. And that it was so refershing about seeing her having fun.
Len gave it the honest truth, "You could all the way, you are the great dancer(Maks) and you are the great soccer player(Hope) and the more you polish the more you'll shine on this floor.  I don't think you're doing that.  You do that, and you'll go all the way!"  More time in rehearsal kids!

Carrie Ann: 8
Len: 8
Bruno: 8
Total: 24

 Rob and Cheryl 1-800-868-3402

Rob and Cheryl dancing The Paso Doble to Superman.  Okay, I admit it, I am not a fan of Rob's.  But he is improving.  Every week he has gotten better.  Dang.  He still kind of bugs me.  But yep, he is getting better.  Dang.

Carrie Ann says she likes the way he moves!  "There is something the way about the way you move.  It all works."  Uhhh... can we can some ice over here...STAT.

Len said that he didn't mind it.  "I can't go into rapture about it." He described Rob as a waiter in an otherwise "living dance."
Bruno told him it was time to take on the world. "You do move well, but you need to believe in yourself.  Nobody is going to that for you but yourself."

Carrie Ann: 8
Len:  8
Bruno: 8
Total: 24

 Rikki and Derek 1-800-868-3411

Derek and Rikki are dancing The Tango to Psycho and the pressure is hot. At one point Rikki literally asks him if anyone has ever quit.  Despite amazing performance is turned out with a praticially impossible piece.    At the end, only their shadows are seen as Derek "murders" Rikki.  Carrie Ann  mouths (wow) and Bruno's hands are in the air; amazed.

Len said she was like the US mail:  she always delivered. He advised her to lift her neck more, but other wise..."Top of the leader board."
Bruno called it  a block busting performance with the thrill of the chase, the build of tension and the chill of the ending and and immaculate  tribute to the master of suspense!
Carrie Ann said, "pretty simple:  brilliant in the ballroom. Done."

Carrie Ann: 10
Len: 9
Bruno: 10
Total: 29


Chaz and Lacey dance The Paso Doble to theme from Rocky.  Chaz is hurting a lot during rehearsals and Lacey brings a professional too.  Richard Simmons.  That was kind of entertaining.  As for the dance.  I was not impressed.  Again, Lacey is the doing the dancing.  And yes, Cher was in the audience. 

Bruno said he kept in the true spirit of Rocky because he keep coming back and fighting no matter how many hits he takes.  Ummm Bruno, that's because people keep VOTING for him!
Carrie Ann is crying?  What the what?  Why? At least she said she didn't know why. She said she found herself cheering, "Go! Go! Go!"
Len said it was just like Rocky, "you're getting stronger." He said it wasn't  a knock out performance, but it was his best.  I totally disagree with all of this.  The first was his best.  After that, he lost his steam.  End of story.  Time for Chaz to go.  I think his knees will thank the voters for letting him do so.

Carrie Ann:  7
Len:  7
Bruno: 7
Total: 21

 JR and Karina 1-800-868-3410

JR and Karina are dancing The Fox Trot to the theme from The Pink Panther.  Karina brought in a professional (male) dancer to teach JR how to dance the Fox Trot.  Their dance was great. They even added the humor of the movies into the dance.  And I loved his pink tux. 

Carrie Ann thought the dance was okay, and that it also fell a little flat.  She also felt the humor didn't belong.  And then she accused them of a lift.  Len is chomping at the bit to say otherwise.  Me too!  What in the world, Carrie Ann!  Were you even watching them? 
Len said he was the best male dancer of the night. He said that JR had  great technique and there was just enough humor in the dance which he enjoyed. 
Bruno said the humor was subtle, and that JR was a great dancer with great abilities.

Carrie Ann:  8
Len: 9
Bruno: 9
Total: 26

Going home:  Chynna and Tony....are you kidding me?  All the good ones are going home.  We need voters!!!  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Status Quote

Please save The Status Quote!!!  It's the monthly meme hosted by myself and Emmy.  You know, the one where you collect the funny, odd and random posts and tweets from Facebook and Twitter or heck any other social network you happen to be a part of!  Just cut and paste them and save them.  It's probably the easiest post ever.  Add some commentary and viola you have a fabulous post!  The linky stays open for a week.  So you have time to participate yet!  Let's get started!
My husband has been kneading and massaging fondant for the past hour. I wish he would spend that much time on me. Ha!  Would he keep it as JUST the massage?

Is it wrong to walk up to someone wearing an eye patch and ask, "Was it all fun and games up to that point?" I wish I lived close to her still!

When you have small children or just regular children, you shouldn't be surprised by anything.  Just after reading this one, Rich got up from the couch with a straw wrapper stuck to his butt.

The Chipmunks singing Justin Bieber songs: this is what my children are torturing me with right now. Send earplugs please.  Proof that the devil exists.

Look people, it's "Footloose", not "Footlose"! Unless, of course, you are referring to the 1985 film in which Kevin Bacon gets gangrene.  Okay I admit it, I had to read this one twice before I caught it.  Thank you, teacher.

I think that a perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children. Spoken like an actual parent.

High performance female at work. Please...just get out the way!! Mow her down girl!

Daily fishy joke: What side of the fish has the most scales?? 
The OUTSIDE  I bet her kid's got a million of 'em!  hahahaha!

See how fun it is!??  Use texts too.  You know...that darn auto correct.  It counts.   Take out names and locations to protect the guilty innocent.  Have fun adding comments and then link up.


Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm Late!

No, not late like that...just late in posting.  Why?  Hey now..I'll ask the questions here.  I am late in reading in haven't read any since last week, and late in posting today.  Why?  Okay...I will let you get away with it this time.  We had a very busy weekend....three...count them THREE birthdays.  And we can never do a simple get together.  I think the neighbors must think we have a party a month.  Sometimes two. 

We celebrated Ryan's birthday,  along with his best bud Lucas who just happens to be the son of my bestie Emmy.
But it wasn't just their was also Lucas' grandma's birthday..."Mimi"...who is Emmy's MIL and my Aunt.  Yeah we are family. 
She was so adorable as she received present after present.  As if she wouldn't!  What a sweet lady she is.
The birthday people

And now what get together would be complete without a picture of me and my bestie!

Now while I am catching up, collect those funny FB status updates and tweets and post them tomorrow.