Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Some baseball games can end in a tie

This summer C and I played "Who's on Sunday Night Baseball." Here's how you play the game, you guess which game is on Sunday Night Baseball.  We had to choose two weeks out because ESPN always tells you during the game who is on the next week. The Yankees/Red Sox games are always a sure bet followed closely by the Cubs/Cardinals.

We're done for the year because I saw the Indians were moved to next Sunday night (they never make it on) and everyone plays at the same time the last day of the year, so no Sunday night baseball on the 30th.

We ended in a tie.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

you all can have your pumpkin spiced stuff, we're going to keep summering

Despite the 90 degree temps forecasted for this week, the pool is officially closed.  And while everyone is so excited for pumpkin spiced edibles, I'd rather have summer. For starters I don't think pumpkin spice belongs in anything other than pie. Secondly, I'm learning in my old age that I prefer warmer weather and longer days. I'd does the body good. 

Monkey has become quite the swimmer this summer. While she didn't make it to the 5-foot or deep end, I know that's coming next year. 

GMac's improvements include now wanting to be in the big pool instead of the baby pool and that's about it.  No going under water for him. At all. 

Dex swam once.  The rest of the time he was in the shade and growing teeth. 












Friday, August 31, 2018

coca-cola: a hierarchy

My caloric beverage weakness is coke.  I was thinking about it in the shower the other day (where I do my best thinking) and I realized it's C's fault I like coke so much.  I remember paging at an LCMS Convention (maybe 2001) and having several free cokes a day. Other than Fresca, I'm not really a pop lover, but I can't say no to cokes. 

That being said, I don't just like any coke, here's the order in which I like them.

1. Glass Bottle Coke - THE BEST
2. Aluminum Can Coke - There's something about the tin-y taste that I just love. 
3. Fountain Coke - The best carbonation of any coke
4. Plastic Bottle Coke - Not even ok in a pinch. Why even have a coke at all?
5. 2-Liter Coke - Only acceptable when at a gathering/cookout/church event. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

What's up, Wednesday?

What we're eating this week. I meal plan for 14-15 days at a time (pay check to pay check...it keeps me from going to the store several times a week), so we're at the end of spaghetti, burgers, sloppy joes, quinoa enchilada bake, and a frozen pizza. I've been making an effort to go through the freezer and use everything up that I forgot I had so next we'll be having something with ground chicken (that is if it's still good...how long goes frozen, ground chicken - still in the original packaging - last?)

What I'm reminiscing about. I've been having dreams that I'm back in college and checking my mail (highlight of my college life!), so I must be reminiscing about my own days back to school.  I'm also missing the days of picking Monkey up from a half day of school (we've been doing full days of school for FIVE days now). 

What I'm loving. I hate to admit it (because Summer is hands down my favorite), but I'm enjoying the back to school routine.  This is probably because it's always a rush to pump and eat and get to the pool before quite time. Now we just eat and I pump and we kill time until it's time to pick up Monkey. 

What we've been up to. Trying to get back in the grove of school (it takes a while). Dex has been introduced to his bouncy seat/play gym thing so he's having a ball. GMac is, knock on ALL THE WOOD, ending the potty training phase. Monkey's in school FULL TIME. 

What I'm dreading. The cooler weather and not being able to be outside. Also, the darker days. It's dark when I wake up to pump and I am not happy about it. 

What I'm working on. Getting the house picked up and organized.  This takes a lot.  We're much better keeping a clean house in the winter because we're not constantly on the go and therefore make more time to pick up before bed. 

What I'm excited about.  Play off baseball!? I hope. 

What I'm watching/reading.  I just finished Bull (I was told the guy looked like C, I disagreed, now I agree).  I read two entire books on vacation and am starting one from the library this week.  I've got 10 or so I want to get through by the end of the year. (Ha! Good luck, Rachel). 

What I'm listening to.  Sports radio. (I did listen to part of a podcast while walking one night three weeks ago). 

What I'm wearing. Dresses to work and gym shorts at home. I MUST fit in to my pre-pregnancy jeans this fall.  

What I'm doing this weekend. B-Day dinner for Mom!  It'll also be the last weekend the pool is open so we hope to swim, swim, swim! 

What I'm looking forward to next month. Going to my first (and last) Indians game of the year. 

What else is new. Not much that I can think of. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a Sooper Pooper!

It's been a very long time coming, but this weekend GMac pooped in the potty!

No, we're still not completely potty trained and yes, he does start school next week. At least he's supposed to.


Saturday was potty training boot camp  day so we had GMac living life pant-less.  I texted my mom around 5:30 that I didn't think "it would just happen"after an entire day of waiting for #2 (after no #2 on Friday). Not three minutes later did GMac run in the house saying, "I gotta poop!" (We'll work on the manners later).

As promised (6+ months ago) we loaded up the car and went to target to get his "first poopy on the potty" truck (which turned out to be a Paw Patrol Sea Patroller) and a coke slushy (which turned out to be a cherry slushy because all slushies are coke slushies.  As GMac said, "It's my special day!"





We also stopped at Kroger for some milk. GMac wished we would've stopped there first because he'd rather have this tractor.  When I asked where we'd keep it, he said "we have room outside!" Just what we need for our less than quarter of an acre plot of land. 




Thursday, August 23, 2018

Monkey's First Day of State Mandated School Kindergarten

Today we dropped Monkey off for her first day of Kindergarten.  There is zero anxiety. She's been waiting for this day longer than she realizes so she's a-ok and since she's still going to school at church (same classroom and teacher as last year), I'm a-ok too (I can't even begin to think about the mess I'll be next year).





and finally, the side and back photos because "they'll wanna see the back"...