Sunday, November 23, 2008

Having a bad day today

We are really having a rough day, I am not sure if it is the anticipation of going to Disney World or if Jamie is coming down with something - which I am afraid she is, but we are having a heck of a day. Lots of yelling and crying, (from Jamie too!) Mike and I just aren't on the same page sometimes and I need to be able to pull him aside and talk to him without Jamie hearing it as she was picking up on it. I was trying to wash her lovey 'Yaddy' and I had it in the back of my jeans, hoping to get down there and put it in the washer before she saw it. No such luck. Mike was up in the bedroom watching the airing of the Gator game from yesterday that was not televised unless you have pay per view and I was getting so frustrated. I had been up since 6:30am doing laundry and trying to get things in order for our trip. Anyway I yowled for Mike to come down and help with Jamie, and when doing so she saw Waddy behind my back and starting screaming for it. I said no I am washing him now, and then Mike entered into the fray, assuring Jamie he put Waddy to bed. Next thing we know Jamie doesn't want to eat breakfast, she wants to go back to bed...Hmmm she slept in til 9:15 and it was only 10:15, methinks something is up. Yup, she just wanted to get up here to check on Waddy. I lost it. Darnit there just wasn't any cause to lie about Waddy's whereabouts! That's life! Waddy needs to get clean just like us! And of couse there were other things I was stressing about, I just don't think lying is a good parenting practice. Geesh I even told her about Poncho dying and showed her his body! So I need some tips on getting on the same parental page with my husband and her daddy.

Anyway she is down for her nap...hope she isn't coming down with anything. At school Friday my mom and I went to see her in this Thanksgiving thing for lunch. I brought Jamies favorite Macaroni and Beef, and we saw the kids in their Indian costumes with a feathered bands on their heads. Anyway there was a kid sitting right next to Jamie who was coughing and sneezing so hard he puked. Lovely...Just in time for Jamie to get sick before our trip. ARGH!

I am trying to read about 4 guidebooks cover to cover about how best to experience the Disney and Universal parks...there is no way. We are old and not up to walking the parks three days in a row, but Mike wants to try it. I was planning on arriving the first day, with no park visit planned, going to a park the first full day, skipping the next day and touring the other park on the last full day, but Mike has assured me 'he will be fine' to tour the parks all three days. What do you think? We are both out of shape and he has issues with his lower back which affect his ability to walk long distances...wish us the best.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Downtime btn Events

I meant to post a slide show of the Halloween cuteness followed by the Ander's birthday at Chucky's cuteness, but my internet time has been taken up investigating where we should stay while at Disney. Our experience with Jamie in a hotel room hasn't been that great lately. Not that we have really gone 'anywhere' for over a year, but our power went out for one of the hurricanes once this past summer and our Air Conditioner quit another time. BOth times we opted for a $80 trip to a local hotel. Jamie just doesn't sleep with us very well in the same room. We had the tv off, with just our laptops on and she still wouldn't give it a rest. So, although I booked a room at Disney for 2 of our four days there, I have decided to switch over to a 2 room small condo with Kitchen, pool, and playground. It's not right at the park this is true, so we will give up a bit of time for travel back and forth (twice as we will take her back for a nap- we will see how that will go!) But for $80/night the price can't be beat. I read up on the resort, and it doesn't get the best reviews...kind of middle of the road, with some complaints about wear and tear and poor quality of the continental breakfast. THe pools, inside and out, and the jacuzzi and the playgrounds all sound great but the big benefit is WIFI!! Woohoo! I should get my confirmation tomorrow so I can cancel the Disney resort. Hope this place is on the level.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Disney World Bound

We are planning a trip to Disney World in the near future, (Don't want to say what day exactly on the internet) Jamie is so into Princess stuff she is just thrilled. She is already asking to dress as Belle one day, Snow White the next and Sleeping Beauty the day after that. I pooh poohed the idea at first, but little girls really dress up as Princesses to go to Disney. They even have a Beauty parlor for kids, called Bippidy boppodi boutique where you can get an updo, makeup, nails and costume in varying packages between $50-190 a shot. I was seriously considering having Jamie's hair done at least,and maybe have her wear one of her Princess dresses, but she can't. She isn't three yet and that is the minimum age. I may do it myself, I will see how I feel when we get closer. We spent a good 30 minutes on You tube the other night showing her Princess videos that looked like people shot with their cameras at Disney.

This will be our first vacation as a family that doesnt involve a family visit. Omigoodness are we ever excited.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Meet 'Waddy'

Jamie has had this green Carters Lovey since we brought her home. Though we referred to it as her 'Lovey' all along, she informed us at about 10 mos old that Waddy was his name, and her other Lovey who is a yellow Care bear is Yaddy. Yaddy is most definitely her substitute lovey though, as we found out when Waddy was missing for
a day or so - there were sure alot of tears. The Waddy rule I have instituted is to keep that from happening again, Waddy isn't allowed downstairs or outside of the house. Aren't I tough?

These two are so cute together!

Jamie has known Ander since we brought her home at four months old. When they were babies there was mild interest in each other but now they truly love each other. Jamie asks about Ander all the time. We recently enjoyed Halloween, ANders birthday, Halloweens Eve at Spooktacular at the zoo as well as a couple of Chick Filets occasions. They really are friends, I hope for a good long time!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

She sure loves her daddy

I know she loves me too, it's just I end up being the disciplinarian more and the one to remember that it's time to turn the movie off, time to get dinner going, time to stop playing etc. Daddy is a bit of a big kid. And I was warned, little girls just have a soft spot for their daddy's. but I have to admit it hurts when she wants comfort from Daddy instead of me.

Tonight her friend ANder and her got a bit rough and she got knocked down. I felt a bit of a perverse satisfaction that she came crying to me. Is that sick or what?

Friday, November 7, 2008

I lost all my widgets

I made a change on my blog to include the blogs I read. (please let me know whether I should add you or take you away if you are or aren't there!). When I did that I lost my map with all my visitor locations, and all the other widgets and stuff I had on here. I am ok losing some of it. Jamie's video reacting to the CBS morning show horns was over a year old, but I miss the Flicker Badge and my tracking widgets. I think I had over 4000 hits so far on my blog, which isnt huge compared to alot of the blogs I read, but I am still sad I lost it.

This week was stressful, they laid off quite a few of our longtime employees at the company I work with. This economy is not being kind to the newspaper business. I worry about my friends and family who are not doing well right now financially. I am trying to keep my chin up and my head down. Just keep doing my job and hoping for an upturn.

We also found out our Doctor who Jamie loves is moving out of state. We visited him yesterday to find out we both have colds, not sinus or ear infections (I had him check me while we were there). We also found out Dr. Cannon is going to Texas which makes us both sad. He has such a good bedside manner, he gets her giggling with his "Gimme five" routine every time. We will miss you Dr. Cannon! I might have to find another Peditrician - we will see how the new doctor works out. Shes a she.

I still need to download my shots photos from last weekend, I am so unmotivated lately. I need to shake myself up somehow. Happy Friday everyone.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

O O O~!!!

They just announced the Presidency of Obama, and just this second that Florida was one of the many states that made this historic election turn out so well. I just know this is the ticket to get our country back on track!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Such a Busy Week

We have been go go going for Halloween for the past 2 wks or so but this last 10 days has been crazy! These pictures are from last weekends Costume parade and contest in a small town near us. We were lucky good friends were also interested in going, My friend Chris' grandson won first place for his Whoopie Cushion costume. Her granddaughter Shelby is a favorite of Jamies, she is four and Jamie thinks she is so cool. I will post again with this weekends highlights later. I am bushed.