Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Hello Friends,
It is the second to last day of February, so I am hoping this brings me to the end of the unplanned, but somehow routine, sabbaticle that the February Plague always manages to push me into. This month has been littered with colds, fevers, ear infections, stomach bugs, and even strep throat for yours truly, but it's coming to an end, and spring must be right around the corner. I insist.

I'm officially in my third trimester now, and Saturday I will be a nice round 30 weeks pregnant. WooHoo.

Other than being the sickest person in my family and operating on next to no immune system, I'm still feeling pretty good. Love baby kicks and spins, love having an excuse to buy smoothies frequently, love getting fat on purpose :)

Yes, I have decided that ending a sentence with a smiley face replaces traditional punctuation, rendering periods and exclamation points redundant and therefore unnecessary :-P

As you can probably tell from my fun new Instagram slideshow on the sidebar, my husband and I have finally upgraded to smartphones. We really had no choice in the matter as his phone had been missing for close to a month and not having a phone when your wife is pregnant really isn't an option. But we didn't want to update our plan to get a free feature phone and then feel locked into that for another two years when this world we live in really is making it harder and harder not to have smartphones. It's such a monopoly. Anywho, Brian's awesome brother gave him a pretty spectacular phone, and mine was free with the upgrade, so I think in the end, it all worked out.

And now I can easily post awesome pictures like this...
 and this...

and we can't leave out this handsome fella who makes my heart a pitter patter...

It is Dr. Suess week at school and today was Wacky Wednesday in Owen's class, which meant that the kids were asked to wear their wackiest outfit and wackiest hair.  So, this is what I came up with.

Okay teachers, can I just say how incredibly stressful this is on a parent? Yes, I know this is fun for the kids, yes I think it's great to have parties to help break up the year and make learning hands on. However, wacky day proved to be an extreme challenge for us, girls, would be easy put polka dot pants on with a tutu and a stripped shirt and voila. But my son has a closet full of jeans and sweat pants, all of which are pretty tame. No polka dots in his wardrobe. No tutu's. Etc. After some deep brainstorming I decided to do shorts over his brothers tight pajama pants.

But that's not the only stress or challenge on a day like this. I hated these days when I was growing up, and I hate them now. Here is why. I never wanted to participate, I didn't like drawing attention to myself, risk being teased. And so, having a day where I have to send my son to the wolves, so to speak, dressed wacky, makes my heart flutter with pressure. I don't want him under dressed, because well, that would look bad in the class pictures they are going to take, and I don't want him over dressed because I don't want to call unnecessary attention to him. There weren't rules about what he could and couldn't wear or do to obtain "wacky" so was coloring his hair acceptable, or a step too far?

Can you hear all of these thoughts clunking around in my head and see how they can start to hinder the creative process?

In addition to the outfit, we were told on Monday that we had to have a banana today. Okay, great, but as of 9:00 last night we didn't have any banana's and we were in the middle of an ice storm. Do we go to the store and get a banana or don't we? If we do, and school is cancelled, that's a pain. But if we don't, and school isn't canceled, well, someone would have to go buy a banana at 7:00 in the morning. Um, yeah. Silly, wacky, crazy thoughts, I know, but these were the real dilemma's we faced last night. Luckily, I married an amazing man who saw my stress about the banana and went to the store for me to get it, and some juice, and  chocolate. He's a keeper.

Aside from the stress of it all, I love this idea of having Wacky Wednesday in middle of the week. He looked so adorable today, and it's fun to be a little crazy every now and then.

Here's a little more wacky for your Wednesday :)

Now friends who have smart phones, what free apps, games, and tools do you think I absolutely must have? I'll even accept low cost app recommendations that I'll add to a list for whenever I get a gift card for my first few purchases!

Have a Wacky Wednesday friends :)


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