Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I'm A Sucker for a Cute Face

Friends of mine asked if Peanut Butter and I wanted to see the Chipmunk movie with them. I asked PB if she wanted to go and she said, "No, I want Princess and the Froggy." So being the sucker that I am we caught Princess and the Frog again today. I was actually cheaper at another theater than the one here in town that isn't showing it anymore. PB got in for free and it was $2 Tuesday for popcorn. Peanut Butter was actually even better sitting today, she sat the entire movie and was enthralled. Then of course this evening she says she wants to see the Chipmunks after I told my friends I wasn't going to go. I'm torn.

I did Jillian today after quite the hiatus. I only did level one, but I did it. I really need to get back into the swing of things. I received her book for Christmas and I'm anticipating giving up the diet Coke which I am so fond of, well addicted to. Unfortunately her other DVDs were sold out at Best Buy today so I had to settle with Despereaux and Eddie Izzard Live from Wembley. My brother is going to see Eddie later this month and I am totally jealous.

For some reason this vacation is moving way to swiftly. It seems like it is 8pm like that everyday. Peanut Butter's sleeping schedule is totally screwed. I dread next week.

Friday, December 25, 2009


After much toiling, I, with some help from J, got the kitchen set put together in around 3 hrs. Seriously, I didn't think it would actually take that long, but there was a ton of pieces. Here it is after Santa delivered it:

J put animals in every door. I was expecting a much more excited little girl when she saw it, but since I think she knew she was getting it, it was like here it is. She was pretty happy about it though.

One of the gifts she was excited over is the Princess and the Frog figure set. She gushed over them.Thanks Nana.

She now has them set out along her headboard along with the Tinkerbell Fairies and the Toy Story gang which she also received.

The gift I was most surprised out of its awe factor was a Snow White costume that I picked up dirt cheap at Kohl's at Halloween. She wore it right away and put it back on as soon as we got home from my uncle's house.

My Princess had quite the day. She was a little overloaded right before we left for my uncle's house and threw a huge tantrum, but other than that she was pretty good, happy, and excited.

It was a very nice Christmas. I received a new cartridge for my Cricut, Harry Potter, Jillian's book ,and some other things. Tomorrow we have a get together with my Mom's side of the family which should be fun, I just wish we didn't have to go to a funeral first.

I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 21, 2009

You'd Better Not Pout

I have been completely stressed out the last couple days. I feel like there is so much stuff that has to be done in the next couple days that I don't know how it will possibly get done. I have to wrap all the presents, put the girl's kitchen together, clean the house, pick up a couple things and unfortunately attend a funeral on the same day that is my Mom's family's Christmas, 2.5 hours from each other. For this reason I have decided to play hooky tomorrow and possibly attempt to get the kitchen put together and hidden somewhere. Then I begin vacation that last through to Jan 5th. So as messed up as this week maybe, I will have another one to recover. Thankfully a spot at the kennel opened up today so I don't have to worry about where the dang dog is going to have to go on Saturday.
Miss Peanut Butter has been on a tear as of late, all sass and no listening, even threats about the big guy not coming roll right off of her. "Yes, Santa WILL still bring me a kitchen set." I think she is my biggest stresser right now.
J and I are actually going to hang out together tomorrow night by ourselves. He has some Christmas shopping to do, and I, well, have to buy wrapping paper. I love amazon. We are then going to take in the finger licking wings at Quaker Steak and Lube and maybe, just maybe a movie. Though I don't know how we would fit that in, but there is hope. The boy is a little pissy about babysitting since J told him where we were going for dinner, so J has to take him next week.

Friday, December 18, 2009

PhotoStory Friday: Stick This

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Hosted by Cecily and Honey Mommy

After specifically telling Peanut Butter not to put the stickers on the wall and she did and had to peel off, she found the next best thing:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tiara's is having a giveaway.

Tiara's and Tantrums is having a Sid the Science Guy giveaway.

It is for:
(Ages 3 years & up/Approx retail price: $24.99/Available Now)
Now kids can bring their friend SID home with the lively TALKIN' SID THE SCIENCE KID plush character. This soft and loveable plush SID is 12 inches tall and comes ready to play and learn with his iconic "microphone." Squeeze his belly to hear seven different popular phrases from the series. Requires two "AA" batteries, included.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Getting Down to The Wire

I realized today I have no idea when I am going to have a chance to do my Christmas shopping. I certainly do not want to do it with Miss Peanut Butter. I don't think I could handle the madness. I am trying to order as much as I can from amazon so I don't have to leave the house. I do have 5 hours on the 23rd when I could possibly eek some time in, but I figured it might take me that long to assemble the play kitchen for PB and  hide the monster. I may have to make a run this weekend after work. Save me from the madness that is weekend shopping. That is the one perk of not having weekends off is shopping on days when the masses aren't. I have 6 more working days before vacation. I am excited to do all the holiday stuff. Peanut Butter is way excited for Santa and Nana to visit.
I took PB to Princess and the Frog Saturday. It was pretty good. I missed a bit when PB decided she wanted to walk around the theater. I was surprised for opening weekend that there was only about 20 people in the place. The animation is amazing, it is really well done. I was also surprised at something that happens and how they handled it, so beautiful. I won't give it away. Let's just say it is almost an UP moment for those of you who have seen that. The songs are wonderful, I am considering getting the soundtrack. And for those who have Toy Story fans in the house, there is going to be a third one. They had a preview.

Friday, December 11, 2009

PhotoStory Friday: Tinkerbell

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Hosted by Cecily and Rachael

Peanut Butter has been obsessed with Tinkerbell. Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure was on Disney the other day and I tivoed it. I now has to be viewed everyday when she gets home from daycare and sometimes a repeat performance later in the evening.
I was looking for a pair of Christmas p.j.s for PB and came across these from Kohls. I ordered them online and when the box came PB was screaming to open the box even though she didn't have a clue what was in it. I pulled out the p.j.s and before I could see what else was in there Peanut Butter was stripping down. I asked what she was doing and she said I need the p.j.s on. She wasn't taking no for an answer.
I can only imagine what it is going to be like after Princess and the Frog, because she has been begging to see that for the last month.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I have lost all of my motivation. I had been doing the 30 Day Shred almost religiously for 3 months. I was starting to get pissy with Jillian, since I wasn't seeing the results I had desired. I figured I needed to throw some cardio in and well... I don't know if it is the head cold I have or what, but I haven't done any sort of exercise for 4 days now and frankly, I feel like crap. I know my head cold is soon going to be a chest cold and my muffin top is only expanding. I wish I had more gumption, will power, what have you.

Monday, December 7, 2009


I took Peanut Butter to see Santa today. Monday morning was perfect there was no one there. She ran right up and discussed at length the kitchen set she wants for Christmas. They talked and talked, since there was no one else waiting it was great.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Anatomy of a Do It Youself Christmas Photo.

First begrudgingly get the boy to put a nicer shirt on and have the girl brush her hair. Apparently this is torture for both. The let the fun begin.

Peanut Butter doesn't understand that Mama does NOT want funny face. It isn't funny at this point. The Boy is still working with us.

PB decides this is for the birds and will not cooperate in any shape or form except to stand next to her brother who is still playing along.

We finally get PB to play along by letting her have the wand she got at the holiday parade and letting her think it will end up in the photo. The Boy decides he's sick of smiling since this is take 30.

This is the best shot we got.  Happy stinkin' Holidays.  I couldn't even hold the camera steady enough for a nice lighted one.  Maybe I'll just do a collage of the past year. Hopefully PB will smile with Santa tomorrow when she's telling him about the kitchen set of her dreams.

Friday, December 4, 2009

PhotoStory Friday: Baby It's Cold Outside

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Hosted by Cecily

We had our first snow last night. Miss Peanut Butter wanted so badly to go out and play in the snow and make a snowman. She wasn't getting the fact that there wasn't quite enough to make a snowman. I'm half surprised that she didn't try and make a snow angel since she picked up how to do that somewhere and has made them in the sand at the park. We did go to The Boy's game which they won. Today I had the bright idea to walk PB to daycare and home. It wasn't so bad on the way there, but when I picked her up the wind had really kicked up and it was pretty stinkin' cold. At least I got 4 miles in.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

All I Want for Christmas

Since others are doing their top 10 wants for Christmas here goes in no particular order

1. New Cricut cartridges specifically Ashlyn's Alpha and Don Juan.

2. A Mani Pedi

3. The complete Angel series on DVD

4. A treadmill or to have Jillian come over for a day or two

5. A Wii

6. A laptop

7. Photography lessons

8. External Hard drive. I should back up the photos I have at some point.

9. A new kitchen

10. My rear brakes and alignment done on my car.