Saturday, May 2, 2009

Date Night!

As we rarely go out alone...dressed up...we just had to take a picture! (I haven't worn this shirt in years!...not so convenient for nursing)
Red and I went on our second date wiithout the kids since Rusty was born last night. Pirates of Penzance was playing at the performing arts center in town and Red had gotten us tickets months ago. (The "surprise" was ruined when they arrived in the mail plainly marked.)

We had great seats. We were in the very front on the 3rd level balcony, just above a set of lights. We could smell them burning when leaning forward.

As we'd seen the movie years ago we knew the plot and had heard the jokes. The lady next to me hadn't. It was great hearing her crack up during the jokes.

They had some great talent. The guy who played Frederick had a great voice, but was poorly miced. You could hardly hear him. I did notice, though, that some of the notes that were really high in the movie were different when he sand them. I wonder if the movie changed the song or the live version...

Of course, we rushed home to the little ones when it ended. My mom was so kind as to watch them for us even though Rusty still had only ever nursed. We found her huddled on the floor with Rusty drinking water from a bottle and Karrots in her pj's and tutu.

Thanks, honey for the fun date! One more reason you rock! And mom, for watching the kids!
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Friday, May 1, 2009

My Husband Rocks Friday!

My husband used to go days without much sleep. We met doing food runs to Mexico. We'd leave here around 7:oo pm and get back around 5:00 am (give or take depending on the border). The trips were usually during the week. I didn't work during that time, but Red did. He'd simply stay up and down some coffee. He used to say he'd sleep when he's dead.

Well, we're getting older and feel the lack of sleep more so he doesn't sacrifice much...unless it's absolutely necessary. He'll stay up and work on his car or finish some project or work on bills, etc., and not come to bed. He'll lay down in the living room floor with a blanket, with the lights on, and snooze. Though he's not staying up the entire time, he's still been sacrificing sleep (good sleep) to get things done.

At the same time he will help out in putting Karrots to bed at night, even when he has work early in the morning, and taking care of her the few times she wakes up crying.

Honey, thank you for choosing running the house and spending time with us over sleeping. Your sacrifice is greatly more than just me!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday

So many things to be thankful for...

  • I get to stay home with my beautiful kids...even if their crying can drive me crazy.
  • My kids sympathize for each other. When one is upset the other chimes in.
  • Karrots survived me vacuuming her room!
  • We're going to see Pirates of Penzance this weekend! Live!
  • My mother's generosity. She took us to Nordstrom Rack and spent part of her gift card on the kids...and got me a shirt! Not that this is anything new. The whole time my mom has been "broke" she's been saying how much she can't spend any money and still constantly buying the kids things.
  • My dad's getting us a patio for the backyard! He's even thinking about putting a little fence in so the kids done fall off the 6" gap in the concrete.
  • Both kids are sleeping right now...
  • Jarritos has natural sugar in it instead of high fructose! Guess I'll have to buy more!
  • Superior Market homestyle chips...delish!
  • My new magnetic marker board. I got it to organize meals for the week. It's great! It holds the recipe cards and helps me remember what we have.
  • Hot water and indoor plumbing!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009