Monday, June 30, 2008

Yawn...might be an early night for me

Not even 8pm yet and I am so ready for bed. Seriously ready for bed. I think that after I write this I am going to lay down, leaving Ed to deal with the kids. (Ha ha ha...lets see how he likes it.)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

What a Wicked night I had.

And by Wicked I mean the musical. I went to see it at Shea's tonight. What a fantastic show it is! I loved it, loved, loved, loved it I tell you. My birthday is next month and as my gift my aunt took me out to dinner and to see it tonight. Granted I was hoping that it would hold a bit more true to the book but when does any show, movie. I am going to make it a point to attend more shows. I have always loved going to plays and musicals but I usually don't go. I keep making some excuse as to not to go, the girls need or want this. Well no more I tell you, when a show comes to town that I really want to see I am going to go. Rent is coming in January and once I hear tickets are going on sale they are so bought.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Oh foggy night

Boy is it foggy here tonight, Ed took the girls to a ballgame and it was called on account of it. I actually love the fog. The writer in me starts going into high gear, the photographer in me wants to jump in the cat and rush off to the nearest graveyard to get a few shots off. I actually get motivated to go out for a walk. It awakens something inside of me. And I like it! I feel like going outside and baying at the moon. Aaaaaaoooooooooooo! "Listen to them - children of the night. What music they make."

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mommy got a treat :)

I won some money at the casino the other night, so I decided that I was going to get a toy for myself. Now get your mind out of the gutter not that kind of toy. I bought Guitar Hero On Tour for DS. I love it, mainly because Twisted Sisters We're Not Gonna Take It is on it and Lillian loves to rock out to that song. (I so have to get that on video and up on You Tube.) One of these days I need to get my own DS system, I hate waiting until Madeline goes to bed to use hers. Especially now that school is out and she stays up later. I am getting too old to be up this late, well mainly because Lilly will konk out earlier thus waking up earlier in the morning and I am paying the price sleepwise.

Right now they are both out and yet here I am. Why?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

and we will be seeing....

Young Frankenstein on Friday July 18, 2008 at 8:00 pm. I am so excited I cannot wait. Finally made it to Broadway, too bad I wasn't in an actual show though.

Monday, June 23, 2008

going out today

My aunt won a free room at a local hotel/ casino so we are taking the girls there overnight. They can go swimming and a state park is right near by we can go there for a bit. So until tomorrow cheers!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Look out NYC here I come

Looks like we will be going to NYC in a few weeks. Ed booked the trip through Expedia. And I don't have to go to the game. He is going with his brother. Dave I LOVE YOU! (Dave is my bil). He wants me to pick a Broadway show to see while we are up there. I have no clue I want to see so many! I also want to be one of those crazy people who line up early for the Today Show. I love the Today Show and watch it every morning. I will be 2 blocks away from Rockerfeller Center so I think I just may go on Friday morning. Watch for me I'll have to make a sign LMAO!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Welcome Summer

It is offically summer woo hoo! Longest day of the year going to have a bbq tonight, mmmm ribs, corn on the cob, I cannot wait!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Last day of school

Well today was Madeline's last day of school, she did real well, on her end of the year exam she scored a 98% I am so very proud of her. We have a 2nd grader in our midst here, and a pre-schooler come September. I'll have two and a half hours all to meself each day. Woo hoo!

Today is also CAMP ROCK day! The girls are so excited and cannot wait for the movie. I made us some sandwiches, ices tea, and rice krispie treats and we are going to have a picnic on our living room floor. (Ok I admit it those Jonas Brothers are cute little things I can see why the young girls like them.)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The other two numbers!

Mickey Mouse March">

I need to grab a tissue for this one. It is the father daughter dance done once every 5 years at the studio my daughter attends.

It means a lot more to me than to me than the other numbers she was in. Most of you know by now that last year my husband was diagnosed with diffused large B cell lymphoma, a form of Non-Hodgkins cancer. We got the notice of this number when he was going through chemo and he wanted to dance with Madeline. He took out her old costume from her routine last year and hung it on the back of our closet door as a daily motivation to be there, to dance with her on stage.

My Little Girl

What the heck...
Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Getting there!

Ok I managed to upload one of her numbers from the dress rehersal so far,

I'll get the others up ASAP!

Hope you enjoy her at the dress rehersal held on Fri. June 13, 2008
The times when she goes off screen were when I was taking snapshots of her

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I feel so blonde

I managed to get the movies of Madeline's dance recital onto my laptop here but for the life of me I cannot seem to get them up onto You Tube. I did that one of Lilly awhile back don't ask me how I managed to do it.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

She did so good!

I am so proud of Madeline she did so well at the dress rehersal. Ed is great too, now he cannot say that he doesn't know how to dance, I seen him do it. I cannot wait until tomorrow, I'll have to get her some flowers for after the show. She told me that she wants bunches and bunches.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Now that Hairspray is on HBO, it is Lillian's favorite thing to watch. She really is a girl after my own heart when it comes to love of musicals.

Today was the last day of dance classes before the recital and while the "dancers" were downstairs doing their thing she was keeping all the mom's entertained by singing songs from the movie and dancing.

They have her pegged as the show stealer for next year's recital. It will be her first year of dancing. Everyone there loves her so much she is such the character. Miss Casey and Miss Katie two of the high school girls who help teach told me today that they want to know what class she will be in so they can be the teachers of that class.

Last week Rose one of the other moms, gave me a bag full of clothes that her girls outgrew and in there were a couple leotards. Lilly has been living in them all week. She even wore one to the studio tonight much to Rose's delight. Lilly in dancing clothes was the hit of the night. Everyone was loving it. Andboy was she flaunting it too. It feels so great having so many people really like your kids.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Getting excited

This Saturday is Madeline's dance recital. I so cannot wait to see it all her work paying off. She was bumped up to a higher level class year, not too shabby I thought since only one other girl form her class last year was, and two from the same level from the Saturday classes were. Funny thing is that those four girls ARE the class. She has 2 numbers that she will be dancing to, plus the special "daddy and daughter dance" that the studio does every five years, and of course the finale. I'll be taping the dances at the rehersal on Friday since cameras are not allowed at the actual recital. So hopefully I'll have it up on YouTube soon after that.

Friday is the rehersal, it is also the day of Madeline's "big field trip" to Fantasy Island. (A local amusement park). Now we have to be at the concert hall at 4:45 in costume, hair and make up done. Her school does not dismiss until 3:30, and after a day at the park in the sun, I just know that she will be in a "mood". So I wrote a note to her teacher yesterday asking when they are due back at the school. The reply was 1:30. Now school starts at 9:00am and it takes about 40 minutes to get to this park. So they'd be there like 3 and a half hours only.What a joke! Where is the fun in that? So I figured she can go and I will pick her up from school early or I will give her the option of just staying home. We always take the girls there at least once in the summer anyways, and we stay all day long.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Something about the sound of..

rolling thunder and a gentle rain, just puts me so at ease. I love the flashes of lightening as it dances across the sky. I find it all so very relaxing. I just hope that the girls don't wake up scared.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Having a heatwave here

Greetings from a tropical paradise! Wait I am still at home in the B-lo! How can this be?? Here it is quarter after seven in the evening and it is 89º. 89º! It never gets this hot this early in the year. In face it seldom reaches 90º on the hottest of summer days here. I am loving it. I am a creature of the heat, I thrive on days like this, love to go out and soak up the heat. It makes my body feel so nice. I cannot stand the cold anything under 75 is cold to me. I should be outside right now, but don't want Mads out there.

She is doing way better today, looks almost normal, she was back to picking on her younger sister. I think I'll take her to dance class in the morning, and to the birthday party on Sunday.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My poor baby

On Tuesday afternoon Madeline started acting up a bit. I chalked it up to her sister's birthday and her getting presents from people. She wasn't happy on Sunday, her sisters real birthday, and Yuesday we meet up with my aunt to take Lillian to get a bite to eat and then to The Rat's Place (Chuck E Cheeses) to play. Lillian of course got a gift and Madeline was whining that she didn't get any, its not fair and so on. She fell asleep on the car ride home about 6:30ish, so not like her at all. When we got home a little bit past 7 she went to bed. A couple hours later she woke up crying that her head hurt. I felt her forehead and she felt hot! I took her temp and it was 102.5, I gave her tyleol and she said that she wanted some of my chicken soup. So I told my husband that I am running to the store and picked up the stuff to make it for her. I come home to find her laying like a rag doll on the couch, just looking at her made my heart ache. Any mom knows that heart breaking look in the eyes when their baby is sick. So at 11 or so I called the nurses line at her school and told them that she wouldn't be in school Wednesday that she is running a fever.

Yesterday she was just blah all day and the temp would come back just as soon as the tylenol wore off. So I kept her home again this morning. I also made a doctor's appointment for her we were able to get an appointment for an hour after I called so after a quick hussle this moring shows all around and all off we went. Turns out thst she has strep throat. I thought it was weird since she never said that her throat hurt. But now we got her on antibotics so hopefully she will be felling better soon. I hope, I so hate seeing her like this.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008



I clean up nicely.

Wow I said as I looked in the mirror, can that possibly be me? Amazing what a napping child and not doing any house work can accomplish. Instead of the sink full of dishes calling to me I decided to curl my hair,(I finally bought a small barrel curling iron), put on more make-up than just a tad bit of blush and some lip stick. I did the wholw nine yards, boy do I love that Bare Escentuals make up. It feels like I have no make up on at all. It took away those big dark circles under my eyes. I don't have that foundation line it is well worth the cost of the product.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Ugh Men.

Why do we put up with them? Why must they act like over grown babies? Up until an hour ago we were planning a NYC getaway, I was so excited I was finally going to get to visit the Big Apple. A city that I dreamed of going to for years. Right before I was about to book it on line he who shall be known as dick head from here on in made some comment about going to a Yankees game. I told him that I didn't want to go to any baseball game while I was there, that he wants to go he can go alone or call his brother who is currently living up there to go with him. Well that is where the shit hit the fan. He went off on some tangent about I am so terrible that I wouldn't go to a ball game with him. He knows that I despise going to baseball games. (If I am in a city that I have wanted to go to since I was a small child that I am only going to be in for a weekend I am not going to waste hours sitting in the hot sun, packed in like sardines at a ball park. There is just too much I want to see), his brother would be more than willing to go I know this for a fact.

So dick head is still ranting and raving about how awful I am, that I don't want to spend anytime with him doing things he likes,(yeah the hockey games that I got dragged to don't seem to count, nor do the ones where I sat freezing my ass off watching him play on a Senior C leauge) and that he was going to go to a Broadway show with me. (Mind you I cannot get him to take me to the local theater here to see one of the traveling versions of the show for half the price of what it would cost there). I hadn't even been planning on taking in a show on this trip. So he starts pouting and tells me not to book it, that he doesn't want to go if I don't go to a game with him, blah blah blah waah waah waah. I told him that I'd go but that I would not be a happy camper but noooooo he wanted to continue his hissy fit. Fine what ever!

I just think it is funny that when he does not want to do what I want to do it is ok for me to go and do it alone, and that he is happy that he does not get dragged along. But heaven forbid that I don't want to do something he wants to do. What the hell is up with that? So anyway I didn't book the trip and I will be damned if I book it tomorrow or any day after that. I'll take that money and do something with the girls, (probably with out dick head), or go and buy some new furniture that we desperately need.

I'm a winner

I am so excited! I am about to log off for the night but I decide to check my e-mail one last time and I see that I have a new message,.........

Congratulations! Your name was chosen as the winner of the apron giveaway from If you will send me your address, I'll ship the blue reversible apron off to you. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Congratulations again,


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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Happy Birthday baby!

My baby girl turned four today. Where has the time gone. I was so happy that I was able to get the cake that she requested...

Yes that is Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer. Leave it to Lillian to pick something like that. But was she ever happy when she seen that her wish came true.

Happy Birthday baby I love you.