Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
It was a rainy and thunderous weekend. Sounds like the start to a book.
Lets see, it rained Saturday but it didnt get really bad until Saturday night around midnight when T and I were watching a movie or trying to and the storms got so bad, that we had to look at the radar and saw the Tornado Watch. Then T cracked the window and just minutes later we heard the siren. So we got the kids and carried them to the basement and put them on the futon and pull out bed and covered them up. With the lightening still lighting up the sky and the thunder shaking the house, T and I waatched "How Do You Know" on the laptop. I like the movie and T didnt really. But I am a Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson fan, so it cracked me up.
Sunday, was also a good day, too wet to go outside so we did stuff around the house. The kids played T got stuff ready for a sale, I cleaned out my closet and drawers and swapped out some winter clothes for spring and summer. The only bad thing about yesterday was that C4 had a few cloth diapers that were SO nasty that I wanted to throw up. And that was from only washing them out outside. Thankfully T was there to change them.
Last night T and I watched "Due Date" That was a funny movie. Robert Downy Jr. and Zack Snuffaluffagus (or whatever) were too good. So many funny spots in that movie.
We hit the pillows around midnight and then all hell broke loose again around 3 in the morning. Rain, thunder, lightening got so bad, I went to get all the kids in our bed and we checked the tv and the computer and it was just bad storms. That pretty much ruined my sleep for the rest of the night.
Well after half ass sleeping in this morning and not hitting the gym after such a rough night, I headed to fill up the car (after getting a loan) and return the movie and drove to work in the rain. Fun Fun.
And this past Friday a bunch of you went to work and voted for me on a Blogger Bracket Challenge, this is my quick thank you
And this week, here is what is going on. We have two special birthdays . C2 will be 6 on the 30th and T has a birthday on the 31st.
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Man, I swear 4 days into my new personal trainer workout routine that I was given, and I am telling you that I can feel a difference in what I have been doing. I did legs today and I can feel it already. Guess tomorrow I may need help getting around. And under the Pillsbury rolls on my stomach and sides I can tell that there are some abs up under these flab's. I am asking them to make themselves know in ways other than hurting. Man-Kini here I come.
Ok so its Thursday and we know what that means....
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Wordless Wednesday. I am still missing the Wordless part of the idea but whatever......
As you all know I am always the first to say how bad I am at handling certain situations, well a close second behind T. I just don't do some of the things as good as I probably could or should. Take for example.......calming down a crazy, crying, whiny, angry, tired 21 month old C4.
Ok, so time for a little self pat on the back. Last night I get home and T has to go to the store. She is breastfeeding C4 and he is falling asleep.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
As a dad who loves sports, I am at a pivitol point in my fatheringhood (not a real word) where I need to be careful and think (hard for me) and choose my words and make my decisions wisely. This has to do with 2 of my C's. Right now we have two C's that are involved in soccer. I believe that soccer might be the most important sport for a young child to play. Continuous running, all the kids are involved, its outdoors and when they play at a young age, you dont need to know a lot about it except run, kick and run somemore and kick the ball in a goal.
Now here is where it gets tricky. C2. He is really good at soccer. He has played 2 years already and is playing this year on a team that is well below his level. He could be playing in the 8&Under team but he said he didnt want to play with them yet. And Im ok with that. And im ok with him staying on the 6&Under team but what I am not ok with is the way the local county/city is running the soccer program. I could do a better job running the soccer program if I was working for the rec. dept.
I need to be careful of pushing the kids to much to where they dont want to play. As much as I want to take C2 and C3 out there and practice on things, I want them to have fun as kids and still have fun when they go out and play the game. But man when I say he's good, I really mean it. And C3 for never playing before, she is good too. I just know that if I got them out for a little while extra on Sunday they could be really awesome.
C1, he has things I want to push him at too. He is so smart and creative. Do I take him aside and tell him that instead of drawing for fun or building lego's for fun he needs to draw or build certain things? I could maybe but then would that be as fun? Probably not! He is a great reader. Do I push him to read more and then he wont want to read when he is supposed to? I always liked to draw when I was little and his age. Do I make him start to draw comic books or graphic arts to show his ability and make him better at it?
See we have a cousin that plays professional baseball in the Phillies and he was always playing ball. ALWAYS. Never at home, on the road, on the go, many different teams, missing family events and school functions. I can remember him saying many times, he would rather be hunting, fishing, doing whatever, but no he had ball.
See I dont want to be that parent. I dont want the kids to become so good at something but have it be at the risk of them never wanting to do it again. I dont want the stuff they love to do become a pain in the ass later in life.
So I will make sure I pay attention to how much pressure I put on the C's to be good at something. I will let it fall naturally for them. But I am here to tell you, dont be surprised if you hear of C1 constructing or drawing a massive plan for something huge in the future. Dont be shocked if you see C2 scoring goals in game on ESPN Deportes'. C3, hell she may wind up doing whatever she wants, she has her mothers grit and grind. C4, Climbing Mount Everest and trying to roll down it? He's crazy like that.
What and how do you approach your children in the situation? Push Them? Let them be?
Whatever they do I will be there to support them and hopefully I wont push them to hard to where they wont just sit around and do nothing.
And once again I am trying to spell check and it is not working. So have fun reading my error's and thinking to yourself how bad of a speller I am. And if you dont like reading my rongly speled post today den come bak anuther day when the spell chek es fissed.
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Monday, March 21, 2011
So while other countries are being attacked by planes, missiles and warships, we here are being attacked by.....Pollen. After a crazy winter, and rainy start to the spring and warmer weather, the pollen has entered the picture now. Yellow pollen is starting to cover everything. Our cars, homes, windows, decks, anything that is NOT yellow, is now yellow. Problem with this is that most of us, Me, T, and most of all C1 does not stand up well to the pollen. Puffy eyes and runny noses, yeah...its that time again. Yay. Not. You can see it in the tree's waiting for you, your kids, your pets, your cars. It is out there, everywhere. No matter what you do, you cant escape it. Get the hazmat suites and hoses. This is going to be a long fight but we have to beat it...or take Benedryl, Zyrtec or whatever..
Friday night, T and I were in bed, watching tv and tweeting people. Its funny, she had the laptop and the cell phone and was tweeting from both. I was tweeting from the phone with people about the Jimmy Fallon show and then all of a sudden I woke up and T told me I was snoring. So sorry to all of you that may have been tweeting with me during the show. All 2 of you.
Saturday's soccer practice went awesome. At least I thought so. All 6 kids showed up and all 6 kids are really good. The practiced hard and had fun. I had a good time coaching them and wished I could do it more.
We then traveled down to our cousins house and spent the day down there. The kids had fun and it was nice to see Gary and Mckenzie and the girls. We rode the golf cart around which is my favorite and the kids played on the playground. We even caught a lizard and put it in a cooler with grass and some water for their daughter Madison to see when she got home. Ate the awesome chicken tacos and after dinner the kids watched Toy Story 3 down in the movie room on the xtra large screen.
The drive home didn't take as long as the one getting down there but we finally made it to the gas station where we came across the kind and friendly female smoker who was dropping her butts across the parking lot. Just what I wanted at 1 am on a Saturday/Sunday...a blowin up good time at the Chevron.
We kept C1 in the house yesterday and I did some yard work, and we had a relaxed day. Checked my bracket and put more X's on it than a game of tic tac toe has and ended the night by laying in bed with T laughing at Gary Bussey and his dumb ass on Celebrity Apprentice.
Yeah, a great weekend and now its back to the grind.
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Friday, March 18, 2011
Here we are on a bright and sunny Friday morning here in the ATL. I got up nice and early for the gym this morning and my car temp show -33*. Yeah that was off just a tad.
Had a great workout after missing 3 days. The personal trainer guy, you know the one that I was scared of....He gave me his notebook to copy and use as a platform. See, I knew he was a nice guy. Gave me some great tips this morning.
Didnt get to shower this am after my workout, the gym was packed and too many people waiting for the shower and I had to get to the bank. So I did the ol' college shower. Deodorant, wet hair, cologne, and most important ball talc. I will be ok till I get home tonight.
Day 2 of the NCAA Tourney and I again will be watching the games online at work and x-ing out my losses. My picks sucked yesterday, so im sure more of the same today.
Something funny happened this morning. I noticed T was online in yahoo and I IM'ed her a good morning sunshine and the reply I got back was
I was like damn, this early and already NO, its not a good morning?
It was C2. I thought that was funny.
So T and another mom ran soccer practice last night and they say it went great. Myself and Andrea from My4Redheads came up with some stuff for running a practice and T said the kids did great. I am running the practice tomorrow and guess we will see if I can carry over the great vibe from Thursday.
Well that is it. Enjoy your Friday and your weekend, I know the weather is gonna be great here. Play outside, do stuff with your kids, do the PO DO or whatever. Make sure you have fun no matter what you do.
Oh yeah, this came up last night on the Twitter. For us guys, is it too dangerous to try and wake our sleeping wive's up for a little PO DO? I know if the wive's tried waking up the dude's it wouldn't be a problem, but is it a problem the other way around?
My spell check wasn't working so enjoy my grammer mistakes
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Boston Celtics...Thank You, for being the one Irish thing I dont have to like, even on this day.
Fingers...Thank You, for pinching me. I am not Irish and I dont wear green, but you still find ways to pinch me and it doesnt feel good. Why am I thanking you again?
Leprechaun's...Thanks You, for being scary looking little bastards, with red beards.
NCAA Tournament...Thank You, now I have a good reason to use the quad screen feature on my computer on Thursday and Friday.
Green...Thank You, for being everywhere. Our Beer, RIvers, Lakes, toilets, I mean all we will see today is Green. Except in our banks and wallets. Stupid color green.
The 3 bigger C's...Thank You, for not coming into our bed last night. No I didnt get any, but I was able to sleep without my balls being stuck to my thighs.
Irish Spring Soap...Thank You, for at least making us smell Irish.
NCAA Bracket Sheet...Thank You, for giving me the power to decide a teams fate. Even if I am not correct in my picks, I still have power.
Alrighty o'folks. This has been another edition of Thank You Note Thursday by This O'Daddy. Who do you want or feel the need to thank today.
Since it is St. Patricks Day (even though im not Irish and I dont drink anymore) celebrate by putting an O before everyones last name.
Kiss the Baby
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Well I skipped the gym and slept in this morning. It was dark and rainy and it seemed like a good day to sleep in an extra hour or so. I didnt wake up to the sound of my alarm on my phone or the smell of coffee but I woke to the feel of feet of a five year old and the head of a 21 month old. After I woke up and went to heat up some coffee, I heard some strange sounds coming out of C1 and C2's room....I went in and sawC1 watching a Super Mario video. He said he wasnt tired. I told him it was very early and he should go lay in Daddys spot in the bed. He got up and went and by the time I got out of the shower he was asleep.
So C2 and C3 had soccer practice yesterday and it was the very first one. Although T found out last night that they had practice's the other day and we never got a call or anything????? Well the team has NO coaches, NO structure, NO idea of what the hell they are doing. T told me one coach had the other team playing freeze tag.???? What? T was told that there will be NO goalies, NO score keeping....I mean what in the world. What kind of soccer is this. C2 played soccer when he was 4 and they kept score and had goalies. Come on.....Now C2 is really good and C3 is good for her age, so I am wanting them to at least be on a team where they can learn to improve. I know having fun is an important key to playing a sport as a youth but if you are not learning anything, then what is the point?
So I am going to coach the team on Saturdays and I guess the other dads or moms or whoever will take over on the weekdays and whenever the games are. We dont even know that. This local rec league has been put together very poorly. But I will at least do what I can on Saturday to teach the kids some skills, while still having fun.
Another season of THE BACHELOR is over and I was pissed, then happy, then pissed again while the show was going on. I wanted him to pick Chantel O, but I was fine with him picking Emily. Then on the After the Final Rose, they state they are not together, but they are together, but not, but are....WTF.
Here are some pics from the weekend at the Lowes Build A Project.. If you dont do this with your kids, you should. Home Depot and Lowes both do these projects. You can build, take the stuff home, wait for your kids to leave it laying around and then throw it away as it will pile up with a lot of the other junk.
Monday, March 14, 2011
So Saturday I had an eye exam. I didn't want to go in the first place, I hate place like that. They overcharge for everything and I never know what to expect and basically just let them walk all over me. You need this and that, buy this and that. Well I had it done and they didn't give me what I needed at first and i got pissed and i acted like an asshole to T and her a jerk in front of her mom too. S basically T was taking care of another child's business on Saturday at the damn eye doctor. She got what we needed and that was that. Well then last night she is doing me a favor and trying to order me some glasses off her website thing and I was aggravated and we got into our first argument in a long time. Nothing make you more of an asshole than to act like a dick to your wife and mother in law when they are doing you a favor.
So I will be begging for mercy and forgiveness and trying to get out of the doghouse and back in here good graces. Saying sorry for being a jerk kind of stops working after about the 1 Hundred Million times that it has happened in the past. So guess I wont be pushing my luck and joking about sex, or her how much I love her ass and stuff like that. So today is damage control day and I am in the "Sorry Honey" mode.
So to T, I am sorry for being an asshole to you and not being thankful for all the work you put into getting me fixed up and getting me some glasses.
To my Mother in Law, Sorry be acting like a juvenile ass and embarrassing you and T.
The rest of the weekend was ok. We had a great dinner that T cooked for us Saturday night and we had our first family meal at our new table.
Then Saturday night, we watched maybe one of the WORST movies I have ever rented. And it was with a free Redbox Code and it still wasn't worth it. Paranormal Activity 2. Sucked. Fake. No where even close to being real. I thought it was going to be better than that.
Yesterday we played outside almost all day, coming in for a bit and then back out. It is almost funny that we bought and I built this huge wooden playhouse and the kids want to fight over the swings on the little kids playground. Then they fight over lego's. Then they fight over the Wii time and who is gonna be Mario, Luigi and what world they are gonna do. It stays active in the house that is for sure.
Well I guess that is about it. The weekend went by faster than normal. Probably since I was an asshole T asked the clock gods to get me out of the house faster and out of her sight. I never realize how sorry I am until I am at the place I hate the most and missing my wife and kids. I would much rather be home with them and instead of enjoying the time and doing whatever I can to make it the best weekend every weekend, I act like a jerk. Haven't done that in a long time and need to get back to being a good husband that is thankful for everything his wife does and be happy so the kids are happy and have a great time too.
I am so lucky to have her even for the little things she does like redoing my blog. Notice how much nicer it looks and how fresh it is. Everything from the lettering to the boxes up top...She spent a lot of time on this and made it look great. Thank You honey.
Kiss the Baby.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
A Real Thank You...
I have a wife who most of the time never buys anything for herself. When she does, it is nothing big. A $5 pair of shoes (that smell), a hair straightener (that makes her look hot), cheap make up (that she doesn't need), a sexy nightie (hell yeah, that doesn't stay on)...my point is that T is a do'er. But she does for us. Not her, not me, not the kids, US. Our 6 pack. Anything she does, it reflects our whole family.
See we have a dining room that she was using as the home school area. The table in there replaced the table in the kitchen that was too small. We couldn't all eat at the same time. We squeezed in there. Now that we moved the small kitchen table to the basement NEW schoolroom area and the dining room table into the kitchen, we have room to eat together in the kitchen. But now that we have this
So Thanks to T for once again thinking of us!
And for what you have been waiting for.....It is time for
Miami Heat...Thank You, Lebron, DWade, Bosh and company for crying after Sundays loss. It is nice to know that you big millionaires can still shed a tear after losing again.
Ashy Elbows and Knees...Thank You, for giving me and T something to laugh about every night as I rub Burts Bees all over my sandpaper like skin.
Who would you like to thank? I know there has to be someone
Kiss The Baby