Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another fabulously exhausting weekend at a horse show!


There is no other way I'd rather exhaust myself then at a horse show! We wrapped up a 3 day show with a fabulous last day. 4 - 1st places, 2 - 2nd's, 2 - 3rd's. Great day! It is also 1 WEEK until Makenna turns 1!!! I can't even imagine I will now have a toddler and not a baby:/ Crazy! We are having a party for her next sunday followed by her 1 year pics on Tuesday then after I'm done teaching on Wed, we are hauling *ss down to Nebraska to another horse show for the rest of the week/weekend. I'm missing 2 days of the show due to teaching (and M's pics) but it's the week before finals so I can hardly skip out on my students because Professor Haugen wants to go show her horse. Even though I REALLY want too!!

For Memorial Day, we are getting the house cleaned up and decorated for M's party. I need to grade papers and make study guides for my students. Get the horse trailer from Fargo, unpack, clean, repack and head the trailer back to Fargo since the trainers are taking our truck and trailer to Nebraska on sunday with their huge truck and trailer. I believe there are 20 horses going to this show!! Crazy!

On the baby front (for 1 more week), Makenna is walking like mad. She tries to go as fast as she can which results in a hopping, skipping shuffle thing. It's adorable! I can't believe how she just stands up and walks off. It's such a foreign concept to see her do that! Such a big girl:)

Monday, May 24, 2010

90+ degrees what??!

It is May.

In Minnesota.

Why is it 90+ degrees with crazy humidity?

It is not July.

This is not Florida.

Just thought you sound know, Mother Nature.

I'm not impressed.

~on a side note. I only like this weather if I'm on vacation sitting on a beach while Antonio (who freakishly resembles Taylor Lautner) serves me cool beverages while flexing his fabulous muscles. Yummy!~

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Summer is here!

Lance, Miss Thang and I spent the day outside playing in her pool and with the water table. Lance broke out his new pressure washer from Black Friday and cleaned up the front of the house. I graded papers, planted a few flowers and weeded. Lance and I got some sun. Miss Thang did not. She is looking a little tanner though. She definitely has my skin! She was up at the butt crack (Mom- 1 word or 2??) of dawn this morning (5:45) :/ Took a hour nap at 9am then we played like crazy until around 3pm. She was starting to get kind of quiet so I took her in and changed her out of her swimsuit. She was fussy so I figured she was hungry again even though she just ate a couple of hours earlier. So I put her in the high chair...she munched down some puffs and 1/2 a container of food. She was looking around, leaned the side of her head on the high chair and fell asleep! Poor thing!! She would have stayed asleep too but I was laughing so hard I couldn't keep quiet. So I accidently woke her up, then she looked at me and her eyes slowly drifted down. She started head bobbing. Again, I woke her up giggling. Oops!! I NEVER would have thought Miss "I don't need a nap EVER" would fall asleep in the high chair!! It was so cute. But dang my giggling and inability to keep quiet so I could have gotten pics. I picked M up, put her head on my shoulder and she was out. She slept for 1.5 hrs in her crib! YAY!!!! Poor worn out baby!

I put sunscreen on her, including her face, but she kind of reacted to it on her cheeks. She has very sensitive skin. I can't use Dreft on her has to be All Free and Clear. I wash all our clothes in that because when she was little, if she'd rest her cheek on your shoulder and you didn't use All she would have a rash. So any suggestions for sunscreen for sensitive skin babes?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lovely weekend!

What a great weekend! It all began with 70+ degree weather on Friday, scrapping with great friends that evening/nite. Then onto Ember's baby shower Saturday morning on another beautiful day. It was so beautiful that several of her neighbors decided to have garage sales which made for tricky parking since E lives at the end of a cul-de-sac and even more difficult time keeping some of her relies at the shower and out of the sales!! Although I TOTALLY would have joined them if I could have snuck out;) tee hee Once I was done there, I scurried to Menards for purple-ish spray paint and then home. I played in the flower bed, spray painted 3 flower pot things, Lance and I ate s'mores roasted over our fire pit after M went to bed. It was great! Today I was on the mission of all missions to get our house cleaned up. Luckily Lance was on the same page with me even though our little Drama Queen was not:/ Oh well. I still got all of my party decor organized and cleaned up (not put away...its still in the entryway), 3 hats decorated for the NDQHA youth fundraiser, laundry and ironing done, pom poms made for Drama Queen's bday party, our bedroom rearranged and cleaned, some photos edited, Ipod updated, power walk after some awesome supper from Renee's Drive-In.

Awwww.... what an awesome, lots accomplished day! I needed that. Now after Miss Drama Queen heads to bed, I'm going to do the same thing. I'm tired!

Quick update on Miss Drama Queen.... we have 5-6 walking steps. She's doing so well. She gets frustrated then crawls which is so much faster for her right now. She still eats like a cow & is back up to 3 fat rolls on her thighs. So cute!!!

What naked baby doesn't need the perrfect accessory?

Pink boa. Check!

This is Miss M's newest expression! Everything is oooooooooooooooooooooo! Adorable!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Watch out!

We've got multiple steps now! Miss Thang is going to be on the run before we know it. She is starting to look so much older. Where the heck is my little bitty baby? So it must be around this point where parents start missing the baby stage and start thinking another sounds like a fabulous idea. I'm just saying.... but NOT at that stage yet!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

We have the 1st step!!!

Way to go Miss Thang! On Friday evening, after I got home from the horse show, Makenna took her 1st step from Lance to me!! We both looked at each other in shock. It's so cool that we both got to see it:) Miss M also turned 11 months last week. We're going to have a toddler on our hands before we know it. I can't imagine her not being a baby.

Lee came to the horse show on Sat and surprised Mom. Lance and I knew he was coming but Mom didn't. It was nice to see him. He just bought his 1st house...he closes the end of May. I can't wait to go see the new place:) It's north of the cities on a couple of acres with a 6 stall garage/shop thing. He probably never even looked at the house! Just the garage!

The horse show went well! I'm exhausted so I'm going to finish grading papers for tomorrow then I'm going to bed. We have a busy week.
  • Lance is gone all week.
  • I have my bf's baby shower on Sat morning (brunch) and I still need to get things done/purchased/made for that.
  • I'm scrapping with a new friend on Friday evening.
  • swimming on Tues
  • plus the normal laundry, cleaning, ect that I haven't done in weeks since I've been showing so much lately.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm a dirty old lady!

Lance & I watchedlast night.
1st off, I know we are WAY behind on our movie watching!
2nd, WOW!!!! What a great movie!!
I am so on Team Jacob!!!!
Taylor L is very hot! Grrrr!!!!!
Which leads to the fact that I should be ashamed of myself since he is 17 or 18 when he made this movie. You know what? I appreciate a nice male body. That's not a crime. It's not like I would ravage his body if I had the chance!
(At least not until I made sure he was 18;) tee hee!)

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I'm addicted to "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"!!! There was nothing on a couple of nights ago as I was making supper and feeding M so I flipped it to Bravo (I think). I almost instantly got sucked into the show. EEK!! So much so that after I'm done typing, I have to go set my TiVo for tomorrow's season premiere! ~blush~

So tell me...what is your guilty pleasure?

On a side note, M is 11 months old on Thursday. Seriously. Seriously? Seriously! Where did the time go and why is my belly still flabby? At what point is it not "baby weight" anymore??