Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Man, I hope I get laid tonight

"Dan, my mom reads this!"

"Ok, is she aware we have three kids and are currently married?"

"...sigh... Ok, but you have to annouce you are ghost writing this."

(Kim reads the previous three sentances)


HEY! I'm Kim's husband Dan and I am ghost writing this blog. Do not adjust your computer screens, you just read that. That just happened. Really.

So, Kim got really into blogging a few months back, but it has been a while since her last post, so I decided I should do it. Now, the bad news. I am not equipped with a vagina.

Why does that matter? I don't know. But I thought it best YOU know. If I did have one, that would be weird.

So, I went in to this diatribe on FiST duties, but that got boring and I deleted it. Check out NAVMC 3500.7 Artillery if you are interested. Anyhow, Kim hasn't been up to too much. The kids are good. My job has been extremely bogged down in admin stuff lately, so I could use a break.

So the baby has been getting in to stuff. Georgia has gotten past her monster phase. The more things change I suppose. Kim loves me. She just told me.

Well, now I see why I didn't start a blog. You people are getting this for free. That's crap. You all OWE ME!




P. S. Check you out some FOTC

Friday, September 4, 2009

News article

Today I ran across a news article that was picked up by newspapers across the country. There was a very graphic article about a Marine that was KIA. This article included a pretty graphic picture of 2 Marines taking care of him during his last moments. Their justification of running the picture was to show the reality of war.

Defense secretary Gates, and the family members of the Marine asked the associated press not to run the photo. But the AP Editors decided it was necessary.

The caption of the photo reads as follows:

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 14, Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard is tended to
by fellow U.S. Marines after being hit by a rocket propelled grenade during a
firefight against the Taliban in the village of Dahaneh in the Helmand province
of Afghanistan. Bernard was transported by helicopter to Camp Leatherneck where
he later died of his wounds.

My heart aches for the family. I know a journalist job is to take pictures and journal everything. But I think discretion needs to be used in what is published. I think it was incredibly disrespectful for them to run the photo.

I am not including a link, but if you want to see the article I am sure you can search it and find it.

In wars past photo journalism has played a role. There are pictures of us dropping the bomb on Hiroshima, Planting the flag at Iwo Jima, and pictures of the destruction at pearl harbor. So why is this one different to me?

I feel it is disrespectful to mass release a picture of such an intimate moment as this. Especially against the Families wishes, and against Secretary Gates wishes. I feel the picture maybe should have been archived if it was truly taken for historical documentation, but not necessarily released in such a public fashion.

I am very interested in other perspectives on this issue.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I love my new dentist!!!
So I decided I was going to find a new dentist in town here in Jville. I LOVE my dentist in Virginia but it is time for me to take a big girl pill and be realistic about my time and find one in town. I asked around, called around, and got recommendations. I went into one dentist office in town Anderson and Slack. Everyone in town recommends this office, but I did not feel comfortable at all. I don't know why... But THEN I found :
Karen J. Armstrong, D.M.D.
Bethany K. Tant, D.D.S.
General Dentistry
(910) 346-5600
I have never been so impressed in my life!! First you drive up to this cute little house looking thing. At first I thought it was a little odd and I was slightly worried that it would be a dentist chair set up in someones living room. I was totally wrong but it is a very cute place :)
So then I walk in it is the largest most inviting, professional waiting room I have ever seen! When you walk in to the right is more of a traditional waiting area and then to the left was an area for children with video games, and a train table and movies. I loved it because I was actually ok with letting my kids play without annoying the adults in the other side of the waiting room. They had coffee and tea, and even a little table to sit at. All that in addition the the professional part of the waiting room.
The receptionist was incredibly friendly. She even called me at 8:15 because I thought my consultation was at 9:00, but it was really at 8am! They were still willing to fit me in at 9 for my consultation, which I was SO happy about.

So I had a fabulous consultation, they were very friendly and knowledgeable. I got to see before and after pictures of procedures in their waiting room. I definitely decided that I was ok with bringing my family here for their cleanings.

I know I am going on and on but I was really happy :) during my kids cleanings the hygienists were amazing. I wish I had gotten their names. The one who got Georgia was incredibly patient and actually got to clean her teeth. (She has been to 3 other dentists with no luck) Georgia was then so excited to get a prize from the little prize Machine they have.

Tommy did amazing as always. His hygienist was wonderful as well. He is starting to get his adult teeth in and is expected to start loosing teeth soon!

When I heard Tommy was getting his adult teeth I started to get very nostalgic. He is in kindergarten, loosing teeth... He is growing up so fast on me. It feels like he was just born... and now he is such a big boy! So much has changed in the last 5 years.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Georgia's revenge

Tommy started Kindergarten this last week, and Georgia does not seem to understand. She somehow got it in her head that Tommy gets to go to her favorite place in the world (the beach) while Georgia has to stay home with the baby. It really makes her mad, so she has been finding all new ways of having fun.
While I was doing the dishes I heard the wonderful sound of Georgia and Kat playing together, the cheerful giggles were all through the house. I was SCARED! But I was kind of thankful for the min. alone to actually get the dishes done, and they were obviously ok, so I went ahead and finished the dishes. I then decided to go to the girls room to check on them. This is what I saw...

Then to zoom in on it... Georgia put all her clothes, all the baby clothes, all the blankets and diapers she could find in the baby's crib!! Kat thought it was about the funniest thing she had ever seen, and Georgia was pretty proud of herself too. So then of course I had to refold everything! UGHHH


This is a sign that has been at my work for the last week and a half. Usually I like to drive people nuts by editing the spelling and grammer on their signs. But I didn't even know where to begin with this one.... Why exactly is the must in quotations?? And why will Vicky be holding Debbie at the meeting?

Halo III

This is Tommy's cat Halo III --- He loves the kids, He sleeps with Tommy. And He spends the Day with Georgia. She loves to put him in her toy cars or carry him around in little baskets. And really he seems to like it.....

She even likes to take him to the bathroom with her....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Let me begin this blog with a gratuitous roadkill picture. We kept seeing these dead birds on the sides of the bridges. They would fly over the bridges never seeing the cars and the cars would just knock them right out of the sky... So I made Dan stop in the middle of the bridge so I could get a picture.

My Idea of a vacation:

So these are pictures of how I like to Vacation. Relax, spend time outside, have a few drinks, go to the beach, go to the pool, go surfing.... but nothing substantial. Our hotel had an awesome view off of the balcony. I could have spent hours out there watching the boats and spending time with my husband.

I found out however that is not how my Mother in law typically vacations.
Teresa's Idea of a vacation:

I thought it was quirky when we went to the blackbeard museum, a little weird when we took 3 kids into another museum all about shipwrecks. I think Dan and Teresa took pride in not leaving any word unread. The kids however seemed to finish up with the museums a little quicker. Georgia and I would kill sometime taking a freaking tour of the bathroom of every darn building we entered. I was about done with the museums by the time we got to the Indian Museum. I stayed in the car with the sleeping girls while Dan and his mom took Tommy.

Now really I enjoyed the museums, I just would never have imagined going to so many on a vacation. Teresa and Dan told me later how relaxed this vacation was and how usually they are just trying to see as many things as they fit in. (I am pretty sure they really meant how many museums they could fit in)

The Light house

I think this picture is a good place to start a tangent of a story. The morning as I was packing for 5 people and trying desperately hard to get us out of the house in time for our ferry reservations.... Well I guess I will just say it was hectic. I decided to leave the house wearing a skirt. After spending the whole day traveling, I decide to change into pants in the hotel, I realize OH CRAP!!! I forgot to pack myself... PANTS... or shorts... or any other skirts!! So I was stuck wearing a VERY short swimsuit cover up in place of an outfit. I was all ready feeling bad about how much money I was spending, so I decided not to complain and buy anything. So the above picture is me in the dress I climbed the lighthouse in... for the record I was wearing a swimsuit under it. It was still VERY tacky!!!

Tommy was very excited to climb the lighthouse, but they were being very strict about the height requirement of 42 inches. Because he is only about 41 inches Dan was trying to teach him the subtle art of standing on the tippy toes without being noticed. So when they go to measure him he goes as high on his tippy toes as he can in the most obvious fashion. I think the woman gave him points for enthusiasm because she let him slide.

Teresa, Tommy and I climbed the lighthouse. It was an experience I think we will all remember for a long time to come. One of the highlights of the trips for sure. We then.... you guessed it... walked around another museum!!! This one was about lighthouses. I walked around it for a few min with Georgia, then she decided it was time to check out the bathroom facilities and see if they were up to par. After that we just walked around outside and enjoyed the outdoors while Teresa and Dan read every word possible in the museum.

Dans Idea of a Vacation:

Good parking spots... yup that's us in the first parking spot!

Cable TV


The kids Idea of a vacation

3 adults to 3 kid ratio = lots of individual attention

matching PJ's for the girls, cartoons in the hotel room

Sleeping wherever they see fit

New things to explore
Lastly we tortured Teresa and made her spend an afternoon at the beach with us... So if I would have known how she much she hates the beach I probably would not have suggested spending the weekend on an island :) But hey... who knew they could have so many museams on an island!!!

We all had a very good time together and I can't wait for some time to go back to the outerbanks and spend some time in the sand and water. The parts I would recommend the most would be the Hatteras Lighthouse, the ferrys, the Breakwater Inn, and the Cafe at Avalon.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


In about 10 min... I am taking my family and MIL and running away to the outer banks!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Crazy 6 weeks

The last six weeks have been crazy! Ever since Dan left for 29 palms, life has just gone NUTS... not all bad, but seriously nuts.

1. I have gone through 6 or 7 babysitters... 2 got sent to the ER

2. Cops- I got a speeding ticket (yes, another one)--- The cop didn't even clock me, he was just estimating my speed. I am totally fighting it. The bad news is my court date is when my MIL is going to be in town, I am hoping to reschedule.

3. Roadside assistance I went to the beach one day and locked my keys in the car. The roadside assistance people didn't think me telling them I was parked at the officer beach pavillion at Onslow beach on Camp Lejeune was enough information... So I had to fight with them and got really frusterated... but finally they came and unlocked my car.

4. DMV- I tried to register our truck in NC but I was not able to because I did not have a copy of my husbands military ID. I was sincerly amazed that I had a copy of orders, POA, title, registration, SS card, birth certificate... EVERYTHING under the sun... but no... Even with a copy of orders I guess I could not prove Dan was in the military... sigh...

5. WESTERN UNION Dan ran into a problem and needed money sent fast in 29 palms. So I sent money Via Western Union. Horror story from H***! They did not believe 29 palms was a name of a place. Which I think is fantastic because they have a western Union in exchange on base. So once I finally got them to believe me. They sent the money.... which was great... except they also decided to send the same amount of money to 29 POUNDS CA. as well. They took the money out 2 times!! I called them to fix it and they sounded so helpfull, they promised me the money would be back in the account in 48 hours, they would expidite it, everything they promised me the world.

But I would check each time they said, and it didn't come. I would call back, and they would tell me stories of having the department responcible for refunds calling within an hour. They didn't, so I would call back... and be told they have no such department, it is all computer. Basically they would feed me what ever BS they could to get me off the phone. They told me OH we sent the money, I don't know why your bank hasn't processed it, you should call your bank. I was told My bank has a policy of holding the funds for 7-10 days... called my bank NOPE! This went on for about 20 phone calls. I finally got a lady that told me this was MY fault this happened and I should have corrected the problem sooner. UHHH WHAT??? Well long story short... I got the money back. I will NEVER use WU again

6. Kitten - So not too long ago we found two stray kittens. I took care of them for a couple days but it was another crazy thing for me to deal with so I found them another home. I was happy, Tommy was VERY SAD. So recently we saw this tiny kitten that was obviously not doing well. I ignored him for a few days, but he stayed around outside. My kids started to play with this little one, and the kitten would come to my kids whenever he heard them. So we took the darn thing to the vet to see how bad off it was. The kitten was less than 4 weeks old, mal nurished, worms, infection, fleas you name it. So... we nursed it back, fed and gave it medicine 6 times a day. And now we have a new pet. I'm not thrilled about it, but Tommy is, he has been cleaning the litter box and feeding it. So what the heck. Tommy Named it either M16 or Halo 3 but he wants his dad to decide the final name.

7. Babysitter- I have been having my next door neighbor babysit my kids on Tuesdays and Sundays while I have been at work. She is really great, the kids like her, and she calls herself grandma. The one thing that drives me nuts is insists on naps for the kids, and she will let them sleep as long as they want. I don't know how she gets Georgia to nap, but she has been taking like 4 hour naps while "grandma" is watching her. I would love if Georgia napped for me, but it really screws up her sleep schedule. So on Tuesdays and Sundays Georgia has been staying up untill 1 or 2 am because I just can't get her to sleep. Oh did I tell you that she puts Kat to bed at 4 or 5 in the evening? So after I stay up late with Georgia I have to get up at an ungodly hour with Kat. I have talked to her about this a few times and she says oh yes Georgia takes GOOD naps! This woman is really a blessing to have around, but the nap thing makes me crazy.

8. Wandering Jew- I have a wandering Jew in my house. It is another thing I feel suckered into. A houseplant. I don't like plants. I don't want to be responcible for anymore living things. It is pretty... and I don't want it dead... but sheesh...

9. MIL- I am incredibly lucky to have the MIL that I have. She is visiting about the same time Dan is getting home from 29 palms. I am really looking forward to visit, but I am just seriously exhausted from the last 6 weeks.

10. Georgia - Because no blog post is complete with out something about this little one.
- Potty training- I just decided not to use diapers anymore. I put underwear on her and if she peed then I cleaned it up... I decided we don't have any carpet and she HAS to learn. She kept asking me for diapers, and I just said no. It has been about 4 weeks of cleaning up accidents, but finally she is starting to go to the bathroom on her own. Today was the first day without any accidents. I don't know if this was the right way or not. But honestly Georgias a stubborn girl and I had to show her I was more stubborn.

- Walmart- My daughter makes this incredibly obnoxious screaming sound when she is not in the mood for something and I make her do it. So she did it through walmart, it was just a quick trip... but I was pretty annoyed with her. We got to the cash register and after stopping for a second she started again. I looked at her and just said STOP! The person who was checking us out was really amused by the whole thing and says to Georgia "whats wrong honey" Georgia tipped her chin down so she was looking at me out of the very top of her eyes glaring at me and just points to me. I just can't wait to let Dan have a turn.

Kat- Is getting SO big and adorable! She said DADA for the first time today... I feel a little ripped off, I think it should have been MAMA. But it was still a really special moment. I wish Dan could have been here.

Tommy- Tommy just wants his Dad home so bad, he can't wait! If he likes what we had for dinner he asks if he can save some for dad. If we get treats he wants to save one for dad. He has made a million little pictures for dad. All he talks about is playing video games with dad. And if Dad likes lemonade... this and that... I am so happy that he loves his Dad.... and I feel bad he misses his dad so much. But at this point I am looking forward to Dan being home so maybe I don't have to hear quite so much about him... Is that horrible?

So seriously this is one of the longest blogs ever... and I didn't even cover everything. I just have not had the time or energy to do it before.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

For the record

Time to set the record straight

1. I looked up the defintion to the word I thought I may have incorrectly used. One definention for that word is "Containing or resembling pus" So get your minds out of the gutter :)

2. I was not searching that phrase on google and just happened to run across my blog. I was using the webmaster tool. It shows you any links that you may have to google, and what number rank you are. See now some people take advantage of this by name dropping to get more hits to there blog. For instance check out this name dropping blog. Yes you Jessica! Putting phrases like "Kate Gosselin hair cut". Oh wait... does that mean I'm guilty of it too?
3. If my lovely followers of 4 notice I say something that doesn't seem quite right. Feel free to let me know.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Learning to blog

I have been playing around with the blogger tools and I ran across the webmaster tool. I just found out my site has been indexed by google! If you search "pussy drainage" in google my blog is the 50th site that pops up!

Wow, now that's something to be proud of... now everyone go out and search for pussy drainage on google! Just kidding of course, heavens knows what you would find.

At first I was quite concerned on how pussy drainage linked to my site. To me it sounds like a bad way to refer to a womans monthly cycle, or maybe something that happens after you give birth?

I figured it out though, it was in reference to "dr appt"-- about a really bad ear infection Georgia had that she had pus draining from her ear. (link below)

So I wonder, after I post this am I going to move up on the googles list for "pussy drainage"? YIKES!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Painting day

Today began just like any other day.... but it wasn't. It was painting day!

I love to paint with my kids. Their artwork is taking over my house and I LOVE IT!

I invited some other friends over but because it was the only sunny day for the week they wanted to go to the pool and get a tan.... LAME :)

So I moved all the furniture out of a room layed out a giant tarp and gave the kids the canvases I bought. I put some paint for each of them in a paper plate and gave them paint brushes and let them go at it.

I had them take off all unnecessary clothing, but for the record if we actually had friends come over they would have been wearing more clothing.

Tommy was very meticulous, he really had a vision and he wanted it done right.

Georgia saw her body as an extension of the canvas a proceeded to paint her body as well.It started out as just the feet for little Katherine, I was going to paint her feet and hold her hands and walk her across the canvas... but she had other ideas
She was very interested in the paint and loved sticking her hands in it at rubbing it all over the canvas...
Have you ever seen a happier baby?? I never thought she would like it so much. I figured she was done once she started to eat the paint though.
Here are the finished products... This is Miss Georgia's

And little Miss Katherine's

This is one we all did together because we had an extra canvas. Tommy Hated this picture because of how "messy" it was

Lastly our very own Picasso, Master Thomas

Everyone got baths we cleaned up the room, with no paint spills on the floor and walls YAY!! I then let the kids watch a movie to wind down a little then I put them to bed. I got a phone call from my incredibly handsome husband and totally assumed my kids were all sleeping little angels... welll ummm.... NO!!
OOOPPS!!! guess what I found in my bed???

Totally covered in my makeup from head to toe!!!
Little Miss Georgia :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I have an award winning blog!!!

I totally just won an award!!!!!!

Oh crap... it was an award for the biggest pity party EVER!! If you don't believe me look at this link I'm not tech savvy enough to figure out how to not post the whole address. So seriously check her blog out, and forget all the rules for the award. I am just going to accept mine with a smile and thank you!!!

Did I mean to throw a pity party?

No, not really, but we all have crappy days... and that was one of mine. Although I am a little embarrassed about being called out, I really really appreciate the sentiment. Not everyday is a good day, and it is really nice to remember how wonderful the people in your life are. So thank you Jessica L.! Thank you to the people who commented on that blog, I can't even tell you how happy it made me... yeah... tears were shed, but really I cry easy. It made me happy! Thank you to the Jessica with the coolest last name EVER... no... I'm sorry Lowe does not even compare to HOFFMASTER!!!! Thanks to Amber and Queen Mama... really everyone made my day. ( I would link to your pages, but I really don't know how)


YES!! that says "not pregnant"!!! I don't think I have ever been so happy in my life :)

***** Warning TMI*********

I started having periods again like 8 weeks after my baby Katherine was born. They have been very irregular, for a while they were coming every 2 weeks. Then it slowed down to once a month. Then gone for the last two months. So I got a little worried. I haven't felt pregnant, and I really didn't think I was. I just wanted to make sure before I had a couple beers... and I am NOT pregnant!!!! whoo hoo :)

If I had the name Hoffmaster...

I would defiantly start brewing beer, I mean how could you not??? The name Hoffmaster increases your beer credibility ten fold! Seriously Jess, think about it.

About coming to visit, it really depends on Dan's schedule that is changing every 5 min since he has been in the Marines. His deployment has been cancelled, but I think someone knows something that they are not telling us. They are still doing their workups to leave. You know how it is I'm sure. Why don't you guys come drive down and visit us! Come spend the week at the beach!

Dan's gone!

So I am having a bunco night, I would love if you would come

(yes everyone who reads my blog!)

Send me a message if you want info. I am having some of the girls from my work come over and I am really hoping to have enough people to play.


My new job has been so much fun! I have loved doing hair in the salon setting. I am still doing hair out of my house, but it is really nice to have the energy of a salon again.

I have dreaded working for the company I work for, because it is a corporation that has a lot of corporate BS to go along with it. But I have enjoyed it so much I can't even tell you. I work with such a diverse group of stylists, and they are really good! I actually have a Ton of respect for them.

One of my favorite parts of my job is just to listen to peoples stories. Everyone has a story. If I ever wrote a book I would just take random pictures of people and tell their stories. I think on occasion I will start anonymous writing the stories on here.

My favorite customer I ever had was this little lady who was retired, who traveled around the world trying to find the single best piece of chocolate. She amused be for probably 2 years with the stories of her travels. She would go to Switzerland, china, Italy, England and everywhere. Was it true or not? I don't know. But she came in to me faithfully and told me of the wonderful places she had been. Even if the stories weren't true, I think the time it took me to cut her hair was really a great vacation for both of us. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever met, I really miss her a lot. I hope as I age I can age as gracefully as her.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Blogger Constipation

So I feel like blogging, I really do... I just have nothing to say.

-We went to the park today, it turned into a real hassle and I don't want to talk about it
- I am getting ready for Dan to leave for 45 days, I have mixed feelings and don't want to talk about that either
- My kids are all doing well.
- I've been playing tetris online at night instead of sleeping

So that's pretty much it. I guess you will just have to wait for blogger diarrhea to hit :) I was going to upload a picture, but thats not even working! Oh well, just wait untill I haven't spoken to an adult in a few days. That always gets the blog going.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

trip to the aquarium and a snack

Today I was in the mood to drive and get away from the house for a few hours, so we went to the aquarium. It was a nice aquarium, but poor Georgia was not in the mood for it. So my first picture is of the incredibly rude woman who had no idea of her surroundings. She walked in front of my camera SO many times as I was trying to take pictures of my kids! So finally I figured if she wanted me to have a picture of her SO darn bad I would just take one... SHE wins... SHE now has a picture of her butt on the Internet... SO THERE!!

Tommy and Georgia got bored with all the fish and sea creatures, but they never got bored of the ones they could climb on. As we were leaving I asked Tommy what his favorite part was and he said when we took a break and got smoothies. Darn it... next time skip the aquarium and just get the smoothies! Then he said his other favorite part was digging for sharks teeth.
(he found 3!)

These are albino frogs... weird huh?

So this is the snack... not beautiful but OH SO YUMMY! you take a package of oreos and crunch them up with a package of cream cheese roll them in balls and dip them in chocolate (the white chocolate ones are WAY better). Then throw them in the freezer to cool off.
The trick is to figure out how to stop eating them before you have downed a package of oreos, a package of cream cheese and a package of chocolate chips. I don't even want to think about the amount of calories I ate!

Stay at home dad...

I recently got a job! I only work for 3 days a week, but that means all three kids are home alone with dad for two days. Of course that means they are with a babysitter for one, but I found an incredible babysitter.

Stay at home dad challenge #1- get your daughter ready to go

Pink leopard print pj top with her brothers red shorts, one knee high sock and one ankle sock, and black shoes. I give him an B+ she was wearing clean clothes with nothing on her face and her shoes matched.... good job honey!

stay at home dad challenge # 2- get the baby to sleep

I give him an A+ for multi-tasking, not only did he rock the baby to sleep, he did it while he was spending time with Tommy playing video games AND he got the perk of playing video games... Well done my love!

Stay at home dad challenge #3 get the girl to sleep-

Interesting method, if they are tired enough they will pretty much put themselves to sleep. But he made sure to leave her there a few min so she was in a good deep sleep before trying to transfer her into bed. You wouldn't want to have to put her to sleep twice wouldya?

So really Dan did awesome! He helped me out with the dishes when I got home, and he really made my life easier. He also got a lot of time with the kids I know the kids really have loved that. I may have done things a little different, but I had 3 happy healthy children when I got home so who would I be to complain.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Today, I was supposed to do hair for a girls high school graduation. She was supposed to come over right after her rehearsal ended at 10 am. Right now it is 12:16... I knew the rehearsal could go long, not a big deal. He much older sister had arranged all of this with me, and I told her if it is going to be after 11am you need to call me so I can make my plans for the day.

12:10 rolls around, and still no one shows up. I call the older sister and she says "well between you and my mother calling I have not had time to get ready to pick her up, so she had to walk home"

So first of all, she was blaming ME?? for making her late? for calling her because SHE is running like 2 hours late?

So then I don't say anything about that and she says she will be here with in an hour. I have stayed at home waiting for her, I am supposed to go somewhere and fill out paperwork for a job, I am supposed to be meeting a friend today. But instead I am sitting here waiting for her, and she doesn't even apologize? Why was I the one who had to call her?

If it wasn't for the fact that it is this girls high school graduation today, I would have left and not called. My annoyance is really with the older sister, and it sounds like this poor girls day has been crappy enough.

I just wish she would understand that my time is just as valuable as hers.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

pictures pictures pictures

This is what the new hair cut looks like when it is all dolled up with a bow...
It usually looks like this for about a min--- THENThen It looks like this for the rest of the time.
The face is a special touch for the picture
Tommy wanted to get in on some of the face making action too.
SO then I just HAD to include the baby... She was making a face too, she is just not as good at it as Tommy and Georgia

UPDATE*** dinner at the CO's house

1. The CO and his wife asked Avery why she cut Georgias hair. The answer "we didn't like the bow in her hair"

2. The shirt was NEVER to be found. The CO and his wife turned the house upside down. Georgias shirt completely disapeared.

3. I ended up cutting Georgia's hair short... It was looking pretty funky. It looks pretty funky short too, but at least it is not a mullet.

Who wants to be Batman for me?

Dr. phil Training advice, I will try it.. monday?

Step 1: Teach a Doll That WetsYour child will learn by teaching the doll how to go potty. Have your child name the doll and give it something to drink. Then walk the doll to the potty chair with your child. Pull the doll's "big kid" underwear down and watch the doll go potty together.

Step 2: Throw the Doll a Potty Party!When the doll successfully goes potty, throw a potty party! Make it a big blowout with party hats, horns and celebrate. Give lots of attention to the doll so that your child understands that going potty is a good thing. Let your child know that when he goes potty, he will have a potty party too. Not only that, your child gets to call his favorite superhero to report the good news!

Step 3: Get Rid of the DiapersAt the beginning of the process you placed underwear on your child's doll. Now it's time to take away the diapers and put underwear on your child.Step 4: Drink Lots of FluidsGive your child plenty of fluids to drink. The sooner he has to go potty, the sooner you can begin potty training.

Step 5: Ten Trips to Potty When AccidentAsk your child if he needs to go potty. Your child might say no and that's OK. Because you've given your child plenty of fluids, he will soon need to go. If your child has an accident in his underwear, don't scold him. You want this to be a positive experience. Instead, take your child to the potty, pull his underwear down, and have your child sit down. Do this 10 times. This builds muscle memory and your child will eventually go.

Step 6: Let the Celebration Begin! When your child successfully goes potty, throw him a potty party. Most importantly, your child can now call his favorite superhero and tell the hero about what he just did! Enlist the help of a friend or relative to play the hero and take the phone call. When your child has an accident, simply take him/her to the bathroom ten times in a row as you did before. This will continue to build muscle memory. And don't forget to keep up the positive reinforcement.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I've given up

I can't potty train my daughter!
Seriously I can't do it. I don't know what the heck is going on. My theory is she is just too darn stubborn. You know, she didn't walk untill she was 19 months old? She was perfectly able to walk, she would climb things. But no, she just decided not to walk and she was fine with it. BUT, one day she walked.
She knows exactly what the potty is for, she just doesn't want to do it. She will sit on the potty, but wait untill you put a diaper back on to do anything. She also has no problem just peeing on the floor. So I have completely given up, I am going back to walmart to stock up on diapers. When she decides she is going to do it she knows what to do. Untill then I am going to look like the worst mother EVER with my 3 year old in diapers having to listen to the other women tell me that their 18 month old is potty trained!!!!!
I feel like the only think I blog about lately is Georgia, she is really trying my patience. Tommy has been so good lately that their really is not a whole lot to say. My little Kat is just a baby, she still really doesn't do much. Oh but my Georgia, my precious Georgia makes me want to pull my hair out!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Dinner at the CO 's house

this is a picture of Georgia on her birthday

we will call it the "before" picture

Last night we were invited to a BBQ at the CO' s house. The food was fabulous, there was wives to chat with, and a bunch of kids running around. It was a really nice evening.

The kids really were doing a great job playing together, there was no fighting at all. Then the moment came, one of the older kids came down stairs and said something about someones hair being cut. All the mothers stood up and started running up stairs. Who did what to who??

So what happened is my daughter was wearing a little pony tail on the top of her head with a cute little bow on it. The CO's daughter simply cut the pony tail and bow off. Then my daughters shirt was dirty so I think little Avery thought Georgia should change her clothes.

This is what her hair looks like now, notice the little spikeys on top.

(yes I know she has egg on her face from breakfast)

We get up stairs and see hair all over the bed and on the floor, and my little Georgia sitting on the bed with her new haircut. And Georgia was wearing a different shirt. Now this added a whole new awkward element to the evening. I went to the bathroom for a min, because I admit it, I cried about it. Then we started trying to find Georgia's shirt, we asked the helpful little 3 year olds they said "it was dirty" and would not tell us where it was. We looked everywhere, it simply disappeared.

So that was pretty much how the night ended. Avery's parents were HORRIBLY embarrassed, and I felt really bad for them. That's what 3 year olds do though... really I know it is to be expected. If it didn't happen now, it would have happened later. So we took our daughter home wearing Avery's shirt, with the promise of the husbands switching shirts back at work.

I have waited for 3 years to be able to do ANYTHING with Georgia's hair. There still isn't enough to do much with it. I know there is a good possibility of people thinking I am being melodramatic... but I'm a hairstylist!! All I want is a daughter with hair!

So what am I going to do with with my daughters now mullet? Dan thinks I should cut all her hair off and let it grow in. I think I am not going to do anything and just gradually get it back into a style. I think she will be wearing a lot of bows and headbands.