Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Knowing Me Knowing You - April '11

knowing me, knowing you - april 2011

Time once again for that monthly interview project created by my dear friend, The Fairy Blogmother.

1. Do you text?Yes. I finally have unlimited texting and well, wow! Now I'm like a school girl texting her BFF.

2. What's your favorite kind of cheese?Pepper Jack. Wait - no, feta. But I do love a good cheddar... I love cheese but I don't eat it often and don't do the rich cheeses as my stomach and cheese have a love-hate relationship. Mostly hate.

3. Got big plans for the weekend?
We do actually. Privacy laws require me to keep our plans confidential.

4. How do you keep track of your families activities and obligations?We have Mobile Me accounts with Mac that enable us to share calendars. We have it color coded for J's work, my work, kids' school, family activities, etc. We can access and update on our iPhones and laptops. It's pretty sweet.

5. Who's the last person you talked to on the phone?J. Always J. I don't talk on the phone much. Like, almost never. Facebook is my chosen method of communication. I just can't stand sitting on the phone talking. I think it gets you into trouble. I think you say too much and are more likely to fill in the gaps with other people's business. 
Also, I talk a LOT at work and I talk a LOT to my kids (okay, that is more yelling but still). J and I are best friends. We talk a LOT to each other. There really isn't much more left for anyone else after that. 
Head on over to The Fairy Blogmother to see what she has to say.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Urban Girl Art

Mini Me was very proud of her school art...

Yes, ants on the foot.
Black background.
She's 5 years old.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Madness

When J was a kid, he always took his dad's socks off. As an adult, J has discovered that Mini Me seems to enjoy taking his socks off. Full circle moment. Join me in singing "Kumbayah."

Tonight, J asked Mini Me to take his socks off. Motor Mouth wanted in on the action so I let him take my socks off. A decision I regret...:

Motor Mouth: "Mom has big feet."

Mini Me: "Yeah she does!"

Motor Mouth: "Like 'Big Foot'. It's like Big Foot with socks on."

This tradition dies with me today.

Friday, April 1, 2011

BEST April Fool's Day Ever!

The day started with me wanting J and I to change our Facebook status to 'Separated'.

J had a better idea...

Imagine receiving the above photo with this email sent to my family and friends:

Greetings Family & Friends,

I hope this email finds you doing well. As you know, it has been my heart's desire to carry a baby to term. After months of fertility treatments, J and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting! We are thrilled beyond belief. 

We had an ultrasound on March 22. See below. Not sure the sex of Baby Widney yet but the name will be Blue. Just have to work on 2 middle names now.

Motor Mouth and Mini Me are thrilled. Mini Me has many questions, of course. Motor Mouth is taking it in stride. We are all so very excited!!!!

I should mention that if you know the names of our 2 children, the name Blue would fit right in.

I am truly blessed to have amazing people who love me and my family as the following e-mails show....

From JF:

I was literally sitting in my car as I read this and I shrieked with excitement; I also startled my business partner! I'm so excited, I mean who wouldn't be to become an aunt! Also what is the significance of the name Blue?


From MW:

OMG!! I am SO excited for you. I didnt even know you all were trying. OMG, OMG, OMG this is too much excitement!!!

You better keep me posted every step of the way.

Love you girlie

From MM:

Wow --  I had no idea!  CONGRATS!!!

From VL:

WOW!!! what great news! it is spring after all... so new life!

CONGRATS & many blessing to you & your family.

From DA:

WOW!!!!  So happy for you guys!  How exciting is that! guys are just too cool for words!

From DV:
I notice you dropping hints starting months ago, so I'm not surprised. And I know first hand you can keep a secret. How are you feeling? If you're open to hand-me-down baby stuff (my guess is that you're not) let me know.

Wonderful news! May God bless the rest of the pregnancy. If you've got questions, I love 
to talk pregnancy and childbirth!

And this was my Facebook profile pic....

I laughed harder and more today than I have in a week! (J keeps me laughing pretty hard). Of course, I do feel bad because some incredible people got duped. But I'm hoping they still love me on Monday.

I have never pulled off this great of an April Fool's joke, ever!