I interrupt this normally scheduled broadcast to give you this very special announcement:
That's right, my wife is trying to catch up to me and is turning the age of 28! Let's all sing...."Happy Birthday To You......". Okay, my singing is horrible so I'll continue to the point of this husband hack. I invite you on a short journey to what Daddy Rose got Mommy Rose for her birthday. If you didn't get this yet by visiting her blog, Mommy Rose is kind of tough to buy for, so I had to try and be creative. Let's see how I did. Ready to find out? Just click here to end your curiosity.
Court has finally gave in and started her own blog! I am so excited she has joined the blog world and I will now be able to blog stalk her! You can check out "Leave it to Oswald" here!
Saturday....well....you guessed it. Saturday was swimming 101 for the THIRD time! I was almost positive that P was going to put me in a bad mood for the entire valentines day. Can I just say....I WAS SOOO TOTALLY WRONG!!! He loved swimming this time!
There was even a little slow dancing in the living room. Again, since this post needs to remain PG 13 I will have to stop there. :)
Jason: "Just Jillian and me alone. We were literally the only ones around for miles and miles"
Right. Except for the helicopter pilot and the camera crew filming every minute of your time together! Oh...I forgot...those people don't count.
1. Never leave your baby unattended during bath time. NOT EVEN FOR A SECOND! Not even when you're just filling the tub with water. Play it safe by staying within arm's reach when your baby/toddler is around water, whether it's in an adult or toddler tub.
I have the day off today for President's Day so I am hoping to get some serious blogging done. We'll see. My "to do" list is quite long....and it involves a lot of Elmo video's. :)
Little did I know he had a big romantic dinner planned for me! I should have known my "very romantic" husband wouldn't leave me hanging on the biggest LOVE day of the year. He even hid all the ingredients at his office until tonight. Smart.
He is in the kitchen right now cooking me up a surprise.
The tv is on Sirius XM Love Songs. There are candles on the dining room table. We are kidless for the night. I saw chocolate covered strawberries in the refrigerator. And his present for me, is in a Victoria Secret box.
I gotta keep this post PG 13 so I'll leave it at that. Happy Valentine's Day!
Also, REALLY good news about J! CNBC called him today and wants him to fly out and be on a show called "On The Money". Yea, for real. CNBC. The show is on at 9pm CST right before Mad Money. Not sure details yet, but I will keep you posted!!!!!
And those of you who have seen his real smile...know it doesn't look anything like his fake one.
Don't they look painful?
I FEEL SO BAD FOR HIM!
I tried to bandage them, but it wasn't having any part of it. I gave him a little tylenol and burn spray and that seemed to help some.
I thought he was oblivious to the pain yesterday because I kept asking to see his boo boo and he kept pointing to his boobies! OOPS! But, today is a different story. He hurts. Mommy feels bad. :(
This week was hometown dates. Jason got to meet the family's of the 4 remaining women.
He started off in Canada where he was introduced to Jillian's family. Jillian has been one of my favorites ever since the hot dot analogy surfaced in episode 1. However, this week changed my opinion of her a little. She finally opens up to Jason about her mother's battle with depression. *RED FLAG* If I were Jason I would have been thinking, "hmmm, I wonder if it runs in the family?" I mean, do you want to take the chance of marrying someone who has the potential to be depressed for years? Uh, yikes. That would be a no.
Then it was off to Molly's hometown in Michigan. There is just something about Molly that I don't like. Maybe she's too preppy. She just never seems to get emotional. I saw the most emotion out of her when she claimed "I will NEVER bring someone home that my parent's don't LOVE!" Really? Your parent's have that much control over you? Aren't your parents suppose to love whatever makes you happy. Maybe I was raised differently. I do, however, like her dad's advice of "Just remember what I said. If you get in that limo...don't cry." This could possible explain why we see no emotion from Molly. Her dad has drilled it in her head since she was probably 3! Although, I think she will need the advice for next week because I definitely see a limo ride in her near future.
After Michigan, Jason headed to California to meet the crazies...I mean Naomi's family. This might have been the weirdest hometown date in the history of The Bachelor. First, Naomi's mom had Jason hula hooping..."be one with the hula hoop". As if that wasn't weird enough, she busts out that a dove killed itself on her windshield and she kept it in the fridge in a paper bag so they could give it a proper burial. Jason had the honor of doing the eulogy. I could have sworn I was going to see Ashton Kutcher come out of the bushes and scream "You've been PUNKED", but unfortunately, Naomi's mom was serious. It was not a joke. Oh Naomi, you should have known at that very moment....your chances were over. And then Jason gets cornered by Naomi's dad Hector who lectured him on his thoughts on JESUS. Now, I love Jesus people, but how inappropriate for her dad to push it down Jason's throat. And even more funny, because Jason is Jewish. Needless to say, CA was a bust and I am sure Jason could NEVER see himself introducing Ty to these crazy people.
Back in Dallas, Melissa's parents refused to meet Jason. How supportive of them. They were not comfortable with the "publicness" of it all. Instead he met some of her best friends, who also had never met Melissa's parents???? Do her parents live in a bubble? How is Jason suppose to propose to someone when he's never met her family. Having just left Naomi's wacko parents he was probably wanting to make sure Melissa had normal parents. Unfortunately for Melissa, I think this is going to hinder her chances. Although, I do still think she could get the final rose.
In the end, it was Naomi (thank god) who was left rose-less. The crazy family did it for ya sweetie. If you had any chance of winning Jason's heart....it was gone the second he met crazy mom, Hector, and the hula hoop clan. Sorry.
NEXT WEEK is the episode I have been waiting all season to see. DEANNA RETURNS!!!!!!!!!! However, here is what I just read:
It was all scripted. Deanna doesn't really want Jason back. She is dating Ace from The Real World. ABC set it all up to add drama to the show. Yea, that sucks, because I really wanted to watch Deanna get HER heart broken when Jason said "see ya!".
I'm pretty sure he was thinking, "swimming sucks mom".
Okay okay, so it looks like all he did was hate it, but he actually did better than last time.
He stayed in the water for 30 minutes (instead of 20). Not bad. But, not good being the fact the swim lessons are 50 minutes. He went under TWICE. Not by choice, but hey, it was part of the lesson. When he wasn't whining, he did really good with the kicking on his back.
However, when it was time for all the kids to "jump" (which means jump off the side of the pool to their mommy's).....he made his escape. I set him on the edge of the pool so he could "pretend" to jump to me and the second he got out of the water......he RAN to daddy who was sitting and observing. That was it. The end. OVER. I tried to get him back, but he wasn't having it. So to avoid making a huge scene I let him be done. Afterall, 30 minutes isn't terrible right? I have to admit, even I was kind of getting tired of the pool after 30 minutes.
I am REALLY hoping this swim lesson thing gets easier as the weeks go on. May 2nd, is a long time to have to deal with this.
P tripped and fell.
But, this time...what he fell in to was not just the floor.
He fell on top of my chi iron (for those of you who don't know what a chi is - it's a hair straightner).
And yes, it was ON...and H O T! :(
I was right behind him so I was able to grab him up before it got really bad. But, he did get 2 burns. It's hard to see in the pics, but he has one on the middle of his palm (that has started to blister) and one on his forearm. Poor lil guy. He cried for 3o minutes!
Now he keeps coming up to me and wanting me to kiss his boo boo.
I had no idea what to do for him...so of course, I googled "what to do if your toddler gets burned".
Here's what I found out:
1. Quickly cool the area by submerging it in cool water 10 to 15 minutes. P wouldn't let me run it under water so I got a cold wash cloth and gently dabbed the burns.
2. Dry the area and cover it with a sterile bandage. If your toddler is uncomfortable, give him the appropriate dose of acetaminophen (baby tylenol) or ibprofen to ease the pain.
3. If the burn starts to blister, apply an antiseptic ointment and cover the area loosely with a nonstick bandage.
*Never try to break a blister. Blisters are an important part of the skin's healing process.
*Don't put butter, grease, lotion, or powder on the burn. All of these could increase the risk of infection.
*Don't use ice, which can further damage the skin.
I hope this doesn't happen to your toddler, but in case it does, you'll be more prepared than I was.
*DCFS Disclaimer: The cord was not plugged in to the electrical outlet. Do not come knocking at my door please. I typically do not let my child play with electrical equipment. Only when I am desperate.
And here is proof that I did draw Vela Family's comment! She is a new reader to my blog, but has an adorable little girl and great pictures on her blog!
Thanks to EVERYONE who participated!!! It was sooo much fun to get all the comments, new followers, and especially fun to read hubby's comments! I think I'll be doing another giveaway VERY soon! XOXO
Quick funny story for ya....
Yesterday hubby got the following email:
I'm a Producer with MTV's award winning documentary series TRUE LIFE. Would like the opportunity to speak with you regarding a future episode. Please call me at xxx xxx xxxx, I'll be happy to provide more information then. Thanks so much --looking forward to connecting!
He forwarded it to me saying this:
This is a joke, right?
Of course, the first thing I did was look at the email address and sure enough it was @mtvnmix.com. Then I googled her name...and yep...she is a producer for MTV TRUE LIFE.
I immediately was like....UHHHH CALL HER BACK!!!!!! Of course since it was already 5:30 pm NY time I was sure she wouldn't answer and she didn't. So I spent the ENTIRE night wondering what the heck this producer would be calling J for? Were we gonna be the next TRUE LIFE documentary? I mean, what the heck would be interesting about our life other than the fact that my son throws tantrums like a champ and we spend Friday nights playing Wii. That surely wouldn't appeal to teenagers.
It said "regarding a future episode" so I was SURE she totally wanted to do a story on him. Even though that seems very strange that she would just randomly call him up and want to do a story on him....especially since he is 31 and most TRUE LIFE shows feature 20 year olds. Plus, I quit watching MTV about 2 years ago (except the Real World-I still like that one) because I thought I was getting too old. And every TRUE LIFE I have ever seen has been something wacko like "True Life: I'm Too Thin" or "True Life: I'm in a Love Triangle" or "True Life: I'm a College Freshman". Clearly not titles that J would fit the mold for. So, again, I am not real sure why for the last 24 hours I thought J was gonna be the next TRUE LIFE star.
Anyway, I spent the entire night thinking to myself, "if I'm gonna be on MTV I have GOT to get my hair done and I definitely need a spray tan like everyday until they film." I was so excited all morning waiting to find out what she was going to say when she called J back today.....
I finally get a call from J around lunch. I could tell by his voice he wasn't going to make his first national television appearance on MTV anytime soon. He says:"She doesn't want me. *pause pause pause* She wants to do a show on someone who had a really really good job and then took a big pay cut because of the economy."
I guess she found J through his blog and contacted him thinking he may know of someone! What?....because he's a financial advisor she thinks he may know of someone How dare her tease us like that!! I was for sure she wanted us! But, then again, I should have known that MTV TRUE LIFE would never want to follow a happily married couple not struggling from the economy downturn that has a cute little boy. Maybe if we were swingers...or perhaps if I had a gay brother...or maybe if I was a stripper....but a happy couple...yea right. That's not enough drama for MTV.
Here's the good news....she is still looking for someone. Like I said her criteria is that they had a good paying job and because the economy sucks right now they have taken a huge pay cut. She wants someone around the age of 28. Anybody know anyone who wants to spill there guts on national television?
And I am still trying to get J to convince her to do "True Life: I'm building a house". I hear that can be pretty dramatic...LOTS of disagreements! I don't think she'll go for it...but we'll see.
Because when J finally tried to take it out, he got stuck in the driveway. He spent the next 2 hours shoveling snow, with a garden shovel (because we don't own a snow shovel), just so we could get it back in the garage. The neighbors were nice enough to bring over a snow shovel, but that didn't help much. My car is WORTHLESS in this weather!
This picture cracks me up. He's just standing there, resting his head on the shovel like...What the F am I gonna do now?! Notice that I am too busy taking pictures from inside the warm heated house to help shovel. OOPS! Don't worry, after I realized he needed help, I put on my snow boots and grabbed a shovel. Luckily, after A LOT of hard work from hubby, my car made it back to the garage...where it stayed until ALL of the snow melted.
Anyway, wifey is a bit down tonight because she just got word that her grandfather Papa Kenny ("P.K.") is not doing to well. He's been battling illness for some time and recent events have taken its toll. We all know that he's a fighter and we'll be praying for him and his recovery. Pictured above is P.K. when he first met Little "P" last Thanksgiving. I think that's the biggest smile I've seen on P.K.'s face. Well, other than when the Cubs beat the Cardinals, of course. He smiles pretty big then, too.
To honor him, I wanted to offer a poem that shares a granddaughter's love for her grandpa. No, I did not write this. I'm clever, but not that clever. I thought this poem really hit home.
To P.K.: We will always love you!
Since I was a little child,
In all that I've been through;
You've always been my hero,
No one stood as tall as you.
You were the one who took the time,
To teach what I needed to learn;
The lessons in life you shared with me,
You shared with love and concern.
I loved you as a little child,
And now that I am grown;
I share those lessons you taught me;
With children of my own.
Generation to generation,
I'll pass on your legacy;
I'll tell of my loving Grandfather,
And all that you mean to me.
by: Allison Chambers Coxsey
"Come on Ma, GET ME!"
Look at me, testing out my photoshop skills! I will have to post the before and after of this photo for you to get the full effect, but I spent the majority of my day going through photoshop tutorials on Becoming Mom's site! If your like me, and have owned photoshop for some time now, but have no idea how to use it...then you will find her tutorials VERY HELPFUL!
I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has entered my GIVEAWAY!!! I love to get new followers and be introduced to new blogs to read! And to all of those who commented on my hubby's blog...HILARIOUS!! Love it! You guys are the best!
Your probably wondering why I have a picture of a random car on my blog. We actually saw this car on our way up north and if you look closely, the license plates say "JMROSE 1". How could I not blog that? :)