Friday, May 30, 2008
Jameson has certain speech issues that I worry about because I don't want him to be made fun of in kindergarten next school year. He had a 'speech teacher' in pre-school and he'll have one in elementary as well.

He has trouble with Gs and Rs and Ls and certain other letter combinations.

We were in the car on Wednesday and Bubba said something about ice cream and Jameson said, "Can we go to Dairy QUeen?" He said the QU combination perfectly! In the past, he would say it as keen. I was practically crawling over the seat to high five him! We had him repeat it about 10 times. It really was a huge moment. I also got him to say 'goat' correctly as in the past he would say, dote.

It was like all of the sudden it clicked for him and his tongue. It certainly makes mommy feel better. My baby is growing up.
posted by Angie @ 9:43 PM   4 comments
Thursday, May 29, 2008
What up, dawgs?
I've been terrible at reading all my favorite blogs lately and you know I've been terrible at keeping this place updated. I thought I'd do a bullet post to catch you up on the goings on in my life.

  • Yes, I actually have done more than watch American Idol lately. I know it doesn't seem so, but it's true. However, I must leave my last comments about the show and then I'll be done until next year. I thought the David showdown was great and I also thought Archie out-sang (sung?) Cookie by a slight margin. No big deal as I liked them both. The finale show was the best finale ever since the show started 7 years ago. I was fine with Cookie winning. Michael Johns is still one hot and scrumptious Aussie who sang better in the finale than just about any of the others. Jason was also quite swoonalicious singing 'Hallelujah' again.
  • Yes, I AM going to the American Idol concert. Thanks for asking. Braelyn and I will be heading to Conseco Fieldhouse on July 22nd to breathe the same air as Michael Johns. Braelyn wants to touch the idols. I did explain to her that while that is a WONDERFUL idea, it won't happen. Though, if MJ sings 'It's All Wrong, But It's All Right' I may just storm the stage. Getting arrested in the presence of my 6 year old is probably not a good idea.
  • Mother's Day was nice and my kids and husband showered me with cards and gifts. If you squint at the photo you will see 2 kinds of perfume, including the ORIGINAL Liz Caliborne in the triangle bottle!! Go 80s! Also, I got a picture frame, a $50 gift card for Books-a-Million, a flower, flower seeds, a mini wind chime and plenty of cards. My family loves me.

  • Work's been pretty busy as usual. We are now more accustomed to busy days so that when we have a nice 'normal' day, we are so surprised and thankful we don't know what to do with ourselves. There is someone out on medical leave now, too, which makes things a little more crazy. I worked last Saturday, got called in for 4 hours on Sunday and now I get to work again this Saturday. Fun.
  • The last day of school for Braelyn and Brianna was yesterday. Come August, I will have a kindergartener, a 2nd grader and a Senior. I always always always take a photo of my kids on the first and last days of school. Except this year. I didn't even think about taking the last day photos. I suck.
  • We had a pretty busy Memorial weekend. My dad's birthday was on the 24th so the kids and I shopped for his gifts then took them over there. We got him a bunch of outdoorsy things for his yard and deck and such.
  • We also played putt-putt over the weekend. It was the first time that Jameson and Braelyn have ever played and they loved it!

  • We also went to a small carnival that was going on in the park. We met up with Brianna and Jeremy and let the kids ride a few rides. Carnies are weird. That's all I'm sayin'.

  • And that is a short(?) run down of some things we've done in the last couple of weeks. What's coming up? A re-painting of the bathroom, marching band stuff, new bikes and who knows what else. I'll keep you posted.
  • PS Weight loss? Don't ask.
posted by Angie @ 6:23 PM   2 comments
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Have you gotten YOUR stimulus check yet? Are you going to spend it? Whatcha gonna do with it?

Originally, we were going to use ours as a down-payment for a car, but, we won't be able to swing a new car payment and a higher insurance rate at this time. I am royally bummed, too, because I really, really, really, really wanted a new Honda CR-V. Like REALLY wanted one. I could smell the new car scent already. Alas, I have to be realistic. So instead of getting one of these...

...we'll be getting one of these...

That's right boys and girls, a new bed! Bubba and I DO need a new bed, but really, I COULD sleep in a CR-V if I HAD to. Just sayin'.
posted by Angie @ 6:07 PM   6 comments
Thursday, May 15, 2008
If it's spring time, it must be Prom time
It was May 10, 2008 and my oldest went to her first prom. I didn't even cry! She got her hair, nails and make-up did and off she went. Not before we took 3 million pictures, though. And of course I have to share.

That would be MAC cosmetics going on her face.

The only photo I got of her (sort of) by herself.

The ONLY photo I got of the back of her hair, and it was an accident!

The Happy Couple

Wit dey ride

Yeah, my sisters were directing the photo shoot.

Cousins. Hey! Look at the camera, kids! No, THIS camera! NO! Over here!

Don't you wish your daughter was as cool as mine?

And there they go...

Ok, I guess there is room for one more. Did I fail to mention that Brianna wore MY Senior prom dress? The bottom had to be remade because of a very large stain (thanks to someone borrowing it years ago) but I think it turned out pretty cool. Don't you?

posted by Angie @ 8:58 PM   9 comments
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Top 3 sing 3 (edited)
David A-- "And So It Goes" Excellent!
"With You" Fun!!
"Longer" Nice! (sucky song choice, producers. Whatever.)

Syesha-- "some Alicia Keys song" She didn't screech. It was a'ight dawg.
"Fever" Eh.
"some other song I don't know the title to" Ick.

David C-- "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Great job. The verse wasn't great, but the chorus sounded better.
"Dare You To Move" Verse was all over the place, chorus was better.
"I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" I wanted to love it, but it wasn't his best ever. One of my favorite songs. Still, he did ok.

I want Syesha to go. A David finale will be a good thing. Can't wait to see my favorites back next week! Jason, Brooke..and MICHAEL JOHNS!

Until tomorrow...

Oh, and as usual, screen caps from the wonderful SLIM.

edited to add: My prediction for Top 2
posted by Angie @ 8:02 PM   5 comments
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
I felt all important and stuff
So, I got to go on a business-trip-like-thingy to Ohio last week. It was kind of fun, actually. Mainly because I didn't have to work. And got all my food paid for. And got a hotel room to myself.

Late last year, the company I work for was bought by a larger company. They do some things differently than we do/did, so my boss and I and one other person from a different department went for a visit to one of the regional offices. I got to observe their client services department and listen in on one of the rep's phone calls. (Not just ONE phone call. But phone callS made to one rep. Oh, nevermind.) We got a tour of the building and lots of other stuff that would bore you.

On the way, we ate at Cheeseburger In Paradise. Look! Proof I went to the bathroom at CIP!
Please ignore goofy look on my face.

On to the good stuff, though. We got to the hotel and found out that we each got our own room! Rock on! But we were all spread out on different floors. That was no big deal, though. I got to my room and it was a suite! I was like a kid in a toy store, I swear.

All that space for li'l ole me! Woo hoo!

Monday evening, there was a "manager's reception" in the lobby of the hotel with free drinks! I had two tequila sunrises and that was all it took to make me feel all warm and after that, we walked to the Macaroni Grille. Have you been to the Macaroni Grille? Their portions are ginormous! On the way back, we got rained on. Cold rain. Guess who didn't wear their jacket to the restaurant? Yeah, that would be me.

Back in my hotel room I was lost without a computer to log onto so I changed clothes, texted my husband, watched John & Kate Plus 8 and went to bed. It was like vacation!

To sum it up free food, free lodging, no real work. A really good way to spend 36 hours.
posted by Angie @ 7:20 PM   4 comments
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Rock n Roll...or something like that

Wow..I can't believe it's down to the final 4 already! Time flies!

Ha ha..Jason yawned on stage. That will piss off the Jason haters!

Anyway, tonight it's Rock n Roll Hall of Fame night..or something like that.

Not really in the mood for a long post.

Cookie did fine. I liked Hungry Like the Wolf 'cause I love me some Duran Duran. Baba O'Reilly was good also.

Syesha. Ugh. I don't like her. You can't make me.

Jason. I love his voice. He's swoonalicious as always. Yeah, he forgot words like Brooke and Archie. So what? I thought he picked great songs for his style and voice.

Archie. I thought he sounded excellent tonight! He picked great songs for his voice as well.

Jason will probably go home. I'm fine with it. How can I complain with a Top 4 finish??

In a perfect world, Syesha would go.

Is it over yet? I'm ready for the end.

All screencaps are from my boy, SLIM. Love ya, Slim!
posted by Angie @ 8:00 PM   1 comments
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Another from the book of Jameson
Jameson was sitting on my lap and was looking at my wedding rings.

"Diamonds are a girl's best friend."

After I giggled in amazement that he knew that phrase, he said, "That's what Mrs. Noel says!"

Mrs. Noel is his teacher at pre-school.

Yep, kids listen to everything we say.
posted by Angie @ 12:32 PM   4 comments
Saturday, May 03, 2008
From the Jameson dictionary
Jameson: "Mommy. Know what I heard on the radio when I was in the bafroom?"

Me: "What'd you hear, buddy?"

Jameson: "There was a band in a house and it caught on fire." *serious nod*

Me: "There was a what?"

Jameson: "There was a BAND in a house and it caught on fire!"

Me: *realization washing over me* "Ooooh...ok, bud. I see. That's too bad!"

Translation: An abandoned house caught on fire.
posted by Angie @ 8:25 PM   3 comments
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