Thursday, March 29, 2012


Remember this post about the terrorist? Well, now I kind of feel guilty as we finally bit the bullet and took her into the doctor. She has been acting like crazy diva bitch because she hasn't been feeling well. I made an appointment for her explaining that she's had a lingering cough for 3 weeks (real chesty) and then a stuff nosed as well with caked on boogers galore. I also happened to mention that she was irritable as well and just not herself.

Sean picked her up from daycare and I met them at the doctor's office. She was happy as a clam, running and playing and I swear the front desk ladies were looking at us like we were nuts for bringing her in for a sick visit. We met with the doctor and she was diagnosed with a sinus infection. Antibiotic last night followed by some motrin and she was a new baby. Went to bed on her own, no tears and finally a peaceful night for Sean and I.

She's home today with Sean's mom (needs to be on antibiotics for 24 hours before allowed back to school) and I'm hoping she's having fun. I already received a text message of a picture of her sleeping on the couch. I know she's sick when she's sleeping at 10am. Owen is off at school, clueless that Quinlin isn't there today. Hopefully a non issue when we pick him up later!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quinlin's turn at the dentist

Sean had a dentist appointment yesterday morning so we scheduled for Quinlin to go as well. After the success Owen had, we thought she'd be the perfect age to start (though felt bad when the dentist said he likes to start seeing patients at age 1). So, we brought Quinlin in and she sat and watched as daddy got "his teeth tickled". She was so interested. Kept watching, asking questions, was extremely interested. That is, until she saw all the Ohio State trinkets to play with! She could care less about daddy, just wanted to play with Brutus the Buckeye and wear buckeye necklaces.

Soon it was her turn. Necklaces still in tow, she sat on Sean's lap and leaned back into the lap of the dentist. And she did incredible. She let him count her teeth and look at her mouth and didn't make a peep! She is so calm in doctor's offices (like when she gave blood the other weekend didn't even cry at that). Love her!

She looks a little scared, but really did great. And walked out with a necklace as a souvenir. Happy girl!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Terrorist

"Our daughter is a terrorist. We must stop giving in to her demands". Sean, March 24, 2012 

Friday, March 23, 2012

what we have been up to

Hmmm... let's see. where to begin with our updates. Bullet style maybe?
  • Home search officially on hold. We have narrowed down the city we want and now will wait to do anything. We would like to get more equity in our home and also save a little more towards a down payment and by waiting a tad longer, won't have to make Hunter transfer schools. He is towards the end of his freshman year and I believe that as long as he starts his senior year there, if we moved part way through, he could continue going there as long as he had his own transportation. Unless we get really antsy. He has said he'd be open to switching schools but we'd like to not have to have him do that if possible.
  • We did get blown away by the other builder that we saw a few weeks back. And, funny coincidence is that he lives at the far end of our current street. Crazy coincidence, right? We have since emailed back and forth a few floor plans, so the hope is that we pick out the house, know the price point and in time, just need to find the lot.
  • My Brother in Law and his family are moving to the city we want to move in. Will be so nice to have our kids grow up so close to each other. I love the development they are looking at too. (I wonder if Sean would be opposed to living THAT close to each other? haha- I doubt it)
  • Quinlin has been adorably sweet the last few weeks...and then all of a sudden today- diva bitch mode. I'm hoping she maybe just doesn't feel well.
  • The weather here has been amazing the past few days. 80* and sunny. I'll take it. We have been outside every night playing with the kids and not coming in until dark. It's been amazing. No tv- just family time.
  • Hunter is struggling with his grades. I cannot wait until this grading period ends so he can have a fresh start. I feel like I am so mean because I am so completely on him about his grades. I can't help it- I know he can do better.
  • On Tuesday night, he shaved his "mustache" for the first time. OMG- did I just say he had a mustache???? tee hee hee... just the little hairs growing at the corners of his mouth. Sean and Hunter's buddies started calling him Sanchez, so he knew it was time to finally do it. He was so excited- it was adorable.
and- what's a post without pictures???

 we went to a local park the other day. Sean and Owen decided to fish... Owen kept saying he thought he caught something. Poor little guy only had a bobber- no hook or bait. Oops.

Matching shirts. Love them!

Looking forward to the weekend! Girls night tonight and date night tomorrow. Yay!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St Patty's Day

Feeling a little reminiscent today. Hope everyone has a safe and happy St Patrick's day. we will be living it up with tumbling class instead of green eggs and beer. Oh I miss those days!

Owen- 6 1/2 months

Quinlin- 2 months

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

I've been waiting for her to have enough hair to use the cute hair clips her Aunt Emily and Uncle Chuck got her. Love it!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tell All Tuesday

It's been a little while since I did a post of my random thoughts...
  • Well, I thought we were over the house hunt and going to put it off for a few more years. We found another builder that looked intriguing so tonight we will go and look at a few homes for sale. They aren't in the school district we were originally looking at, so I think we'd be looking to build somewhere else... and then could still hold off a little while.
  • Unless we get totally blown away tonight. We will see. There is a park right down the street (maybe in the development) complete with playground, basketball courts, etc...
  • Hunter doesn't want us to move and not have a pool for the summer.
  • Hunter goes both ways on moving... fresh start, new friends are the pros... leaving old friends is the main con. Though- he'll be driving in a year anyway and the magic of facebook would allow him to keep in touch with everyone. Plus- if we were to build, that takes time anyway between selling our house and actually starting the build.
  • But- the city we originally wanted to move to has much cheaper taxes... I cannot believe how much taxes are around here.
  • The kids are good. Owen is so sweet... If Quinlin says no to something, Owen is quick to swoop in and say yes. even the simplest things like wanting a kiss. "No Mama" says Quinlin and Owen chimes in "Mommy- I'll kiss you". or "No mama, don't sit next to me" and Owen says "Mommy- sit next to me". I think it's hilarious.
  • I'm missing $40 from my wallet this morning. Kind of pissed.
  • Sean is looking at a motor for his little green fishing boat tonight... hence realizing the $40 is missing. Again, pissed.
  • Hunter had a stomach bug last week and missed 2 days of school. so hard in high school to miss time. I hope he catches up and the grades don't fall too far behind.
  • Work is busy. I need catch up days...
  • On the meal front, I finally decided to start cooking again. Menu items for this week include(d)- chicken enchiladas, meatloaf, chicken Marsala, french dip sandwiches, and shrimp and broccoli pasta.
I think that's all my random rumblings for today... off to search for my money.