Friday, February 5, 2010

Oh No She Didn't... No, Seriously, She Didn't

Yesterday I had to run an errand at the mall with Baby.

Anytime we enter a public bathroom Baby mistakes the awesome acoustics for an echo chamber and begins yelling over and over again at the top of her lungs...

"Echo! Echo! Echo!..."

Which means I need to do my business in under a second and get us the hell out of there.

This time when I walked out of the bathroom she continued to shout "Echo!" startling the security guard who was standing right outside the bathroom door (why was he standing there anyway?)

Then we turned the corner and headed toward the shops and she was still sitting in her stroller screaming out "Echo!"

I just try to smile.

I cannot for the life of me get her to understand that hearing herself repeat echo is not actually an echo.

An elderly couple walks up and the woman stops, gently touches my arm, and says...

"What is she saying?"

"She's saying 'Echo'. " I reply.

"Oh. I thought she was saying 'Asshole'." The old woman says with a mischievous smile.

My jaw nearly dislocated as it hit the floor.

Which left me wondering which would actually have been more shocking...

A three year old saying "Asshole" or a ninety-three year old?

My vote is with ninety-three year old.

Because let me tell you that is not what I was expecting to hear come out of her mouth.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ahh... That Feels Better

Before:

After:

Loving these new storage bins(I have the small & medium sizes). Significantly smaller in profile and more stackable than the shoebox size lidded containers. Also perfectly clear so the kids can see exactly which bin is which. And easier to open and close! I'll be getting more for my sewing things ASAP.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sorry Peeps

I must check out for awhile.
I'm feeling overwhelmed.
I'm terrified of making another mistake.
Lots of major decisions are being made and there is a lot to do and process.
(I'm also feeling censored.)
Maybe I'll make some videos... but for now I just need to move my life forward.
I should also start cleaning off my desk.
We finally ordered a rug for our office (online... who the hell knows what it is actually going to look like?!)
And some clothes for myself that fit (so glad I finally did that).
I'm feeling like I've been letting a lot of things I can't control control me.
I've been so caught up in the things I can't do that I have stopped doing the things I can.
Which has only been making me feel guilty on top of everything else.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I've Been Wondering

Why my shoulder blades feel like they were run over (and over) by a truck.

Then I remembered...

I got to chip ice and shovel the sidewalk.

Today I got to babysit and go grocery shopping.

Monday, February 1, 2010

True Stories

"Alright, I need you to do what we talked about last week and do more than the minimum I ask you to do." Mrs F directs toward Mr F.

"Yup." Mr F replies.

"I know you just walked in the door, but I haven't even had the luxury of walking out the door today." Mrs F clarifies.

"Yes you did." Kid pipes up.

"You got to go out and shovel the sidewalk." She continues.

"That's true... and it was awesome." Mrs F retorts.

No

You aren't cool enough to hang with her.


Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Cake



white cake filled with fresh strawberries and covered in traditional vanilla buttercream
and YES those are gigantic heart Peeps

Three... It's The Magic Number

Baby stayed up late enough, due to an ill timed nap, to actually ring in her birthday. She celebrated by opening her gift from Sweetie & Popi. A Dolphin Pillow Pet! People if you haven't fallen for the Pillow Pet commercials you are missing out! Pillow Pets are the bomb. They are fantastic. Super duper soft and cute. Totally worth the $19.99! 



This morning Baby opened her new number shirt from The Cougar (from Chasing Fireflies if you need one of your very own). She gave Baby one last year and it has been one of her favorite things to wear (outside of pjs... and check out those adorable men's style pjs people!) so when she called to ask for an idea I knew just what to tell her.... a number 3 shirt (too bad Baby is convinced she is 4) This is another fun, useful, while still being *special* gift I recommend for kids... while they are still young enough to be proud of their age.
While the kids fought over the pillow pet I hopped to in the kitchen.  
Around the Furious house we try to keep things simple but festive.  Here's her little face when she walked in and saw the decorations...



Trader Joe's Chocolate Croissants for breakfast... a gift we could all enjoy.


I'm off to make a big pink cake covered in Valentine's Day candy... more to come...
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