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Flashback December 12, 2011

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–Copy and pasted from my **old** myspace account.
Oct 8, 2006

It’s a girl

Current mood:anxious
We found out that we are having a girl. For some strange reason this scares/worries me. I don’t really relate to girls well, never really did. And I remember what I was like (especially as a teen-ager) and that is what really worries me the most! I mean, I had 4 kids by the time I was 23! Does it matter that we were married, and that we wanted our kids young? Maybe.
So now with 3 boys, we have to look foward to the “girlie” stuff, (did I mention that I HATE the color pink?) and of course the boys, who by the way are 8, 9 and 11 years old, are way excited to have a baby sister on the way. Matthew (my oldest) had to inform me that when Jaidelyn (that’s going to be her name) is his age (11) he’ll be 22! What the hell is that?!?!?! He’ll be finishing up college and she won’t even be in middle school yet!
I’m sure I’m freaking out unnecessarily. I was a girl. I have a sister. My boys are pretty well adjusted and behaved. I just worry about having a “mini-me” running around. I don’t even get along with myself half the time! BTW— Jason couldn’t be any more excited! I guess it’s only fair that he gets his “little girl,” since I have my “boys.”
My daughter turns 5 in a few days.  I’m shocked how fast the time has gone.  I don’t know why, I have three other children who are all now teenagers.  I mean, I GET how fast that seemed to go!  I guess with all the life transitions we’ve had this year, I feel like I’ve lost some time somewhere.
5… amazing!
BTW- If you ever want to see how much you’ve grown, go log into your myspace account and you’ll instantly feel more “grown-up.”

My Jaidelyn July 6, 2010

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Oh, how I love having my own little Jaidelyn.  I’m not sure I enjoy getting paid back the naughty little things I did when I was little by ten fold.  I mean, really, the only really naughty things I can remember doing is buttering the dog (No wisecracks!) and painting my blankie with nail polish.  I mean come on!  Not such a big deal when you consider all that Jaidelyn does in a day!

Here is a view of the last 24 hours:

Jaidelyn is playing in the dirt pile like it is Sand.  Ok, not so bad, cute even.  She’s throwing it, running it through her fingers, building little dirt mounds.  Ok, so obviously Jaizy needs sand in her sand and water table.  Gotcha.

Jaidelyn takes a shower.  Not such a big deal, except that she kinda hates it.  She does ok tonight and we get that job done.  Mom (me) goes to pick up Bubba from his girl’s house while Jason finishes bathing the babe and I come home to find little itty bitty pieces of paper in Jaizy’s room with *gasp* is that hair! on the floor.  There are scissors on her floor in the middle of the mess.  Oh my!  “Jaidelyn, it is NEVER ok to have scissors in your room!  If you want to cut you need to ask and do it with someone bigger at the table!”  “Ok Mommy.  I’m sowwy.”


Where’s my water?  It was right here… I turn around and Jaidelyn has my water cup on the floor with rocks in it as she takes the rocks out and lets the dog lick it.  Then it goes back into the water cup to start all over again.  “Um… Jaidelyn, is that my water?”  “Yes!  Sowwy mommy!”

(See a pattern?)

Jason comes out of the shower today after work and says there is a box lid in Jaidelyn’s room and it’s soaking wet.  On her wood floor.  I go get it, examine the room and ask her what it is.

“Water.  Sowwy mommy.”

“Where did you get the water?”

“From my soappy water buckets.”

“Show me.”

She runs into the living room and grabs two metal buckets off her bouncy horse that are bone dry.

“Where is the water?”

“In the bathroom!”  Mommy must be stupid to ask that questions!  (I’m sure she was thinking this.)

“Show me.”

“Ok Mommy!” She runs into the bathroom.  “Right there.”

There is toilet paper in the sink.  What on earth was she doing?  And when?  I checked on her like 3 times during rest time and she was hanging around me the rest of the time?  Geez!

“Show me what you did.”

“It was soap water.  Sowwy.”

“What soap water?”

“”Right there.”

“Show me.”  You see how this is going.  She points, I ask ‘show me’ and we go round and round.  Eventually I tell her (again) she is NOT to have any water in her bedroom and what she did is wrong and she needs to go to time-out.

If three year olds could melt!  She runs into time-out and yells, “I DIDN’T GET ANY BREAKFAST!”

WTH?  It’s 3:30 pm, you have eaten numerous times today.  “I will get you cereal for snack, like I was doing before I noticed you soaked a box with water on your hardwood floor when you are done with time out!  Geez!”

“Sowwy Mommy.  I love you.”

“I love you too Jaizy.”


I'm so cute, I could NEVER get into trouble!

ETA:  This is also the same little princess who likes to get into trouble and blame it on the monsters/elephants/ocean.

For example:

About a month ago:
Jaizy is sitting at the desk watching something on and I notice one of the ipod cords has a hole in it, with wires exposed.
Me:  OMG!  What happened to this!  It’s a fire hazard, does anyone know what happened?  Jaidelyn:  The elephant did it.
Me:  What?    …   The elephant… ate it?
Jaizy:  Yea, the elephant came in and ate it.
Me:  What elephant?
Jaizy:  The elephant that eats the wire!
(Notice there is no “sowwy” involved.)  She finally admitted to biting the wire.

A couple of weeks ago:
Jaizy:  Help!  Help!  I’m stuck!
Jason investigates and finds Jaizy stuck climbing up her armoire and helps her down.  “How did you get up there?”
Jaizy: The monster put me up there!
Jason:  Oh, the monster, huh.  Bad monster.
(See the significant difference in our parenting?)

From just this afternoon:
Jaizy:  Digging through armiore looking for panties.
Me:  Jaizy, where are your pants?
Jaizy:  They are wet.  (I already saw them on the bathroom floor.)
Me:  Why are they wet?
Jaizy:  From the water!
Me:  What water?  (Really, why do I do this to myself?)
Jaizy:  From the ocean!

I really should add that we live at least 70 miles away from the ocean.  So, clearly she has quite an imagination.  Oh, and the desire to tell amazing stories that aren’t all that amazing.


My daughter… March 3, 2010

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Could she possibly be any cuter?  I doubt it!
So I have a stupid music obsession.  (OMG I can’t believe I’m going to indulge this, please don’t make fun of me!) It’s Miley Cyrus.  She’s catchy.  What?

So anyway, we (Jaizy and I) were watching the video for “Party In The USA” and Jaizy is dancing, and I’m encouraging her, cuz, ya know, I pay for dance classes and all, and it comes to the part where it says “And a Jay-Z song was on…” And Jaidelyn got so excited!  She’s screaming “It’s my song, It’s my song!” 

And so we’re cool like that.  I name my daughter after R&B singers and we listen to teeny boppers music.


Ahhh…. life. January 20, 2010

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So, see, it hasn’t been 7 months! But I’m not too sure what to post. ummmm….
Kosher (our pig!) is being pretty naughty! So he gets to spend lots of time outside and he doesn’t
mind so much (considering he’s a pig) and our garden gets nice and roto’d while he’s out there.
Pigs like to root around, and we may not actually have to rototill the garden when it comes time to plant again. Quite a bonus! See the picture of our tilled garden? This is where the pumpkins go!
Here is a picture of the naughty pig, dirty nose and all!

I have not been being very disciplined in my life lately. I’ve hardly dedicated any time to ChaCha in the last 3 weeks and I’ve only booked a few parties. I need to set up a schedule to work all my jobs and stick to it. Yes I played hooky today too, but not really, so don’t give me any flack about it!
Kids are doing well! Matthew has been able to turn around his grades from last year. He’s gone from almost failing all of his classes to 4 A’s, 1 B and 1C (in Spanish.) He’s still terrible at homework so he does really well when he can get stuff done at school, but it’s such an improvement I can’t really complain too much.
JoNathan got a couple of awards last week at school. One for having 4.0 GPA the first trimester and the other was a character award “Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible.” He was nominated for that one from all his teachers, so it’s quite an accomplishment. He is so good at coming right home and sitting down with his homework. He really strives to be the best.
Caden loves being back at Sojourner. He truly missed not being there, as any teacher at his other school will tell you. He’s doing well and seems to be on track to start middle school next year.
Jaidelyn wants to go to school! (She also wants a visit from the tooth fairy, although I can’t figure out why!) She can’t wait to be old enough. I think she thought she would get to start when she was 3. So I enrolled her in a dance class. She has attended one and LOVED it! It was so cute how she was watching and following along! It definitely helps her feel like a “big kid!”
Here she is jumping over a “puddle!”
She’s so proud of her new dancing shoes!
Here is Jetto. We usually just call him Jett. He loves Jaidelyn like every dog should love a little girl. It’s Jason he’s not so fond of! But they are coming around and to terms with each other, slowly and surely. It probably doesn’t help that Jett thinks he should stand on the table.


Mother Nature is on my sh*t list! December 17, 2008

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Yeah, had to cancel my daughter’s 2nd birthday party, school has been out all week (that puts 9 kids in my house!)- probably the rest of it too and my son has a cast on his arm.

Mother Nature is on my “naughty” list this year!


Happy Birthday to my Baby, uh… I mean Toddler! December 15, 2008

Filed under: Family — Desiree @ 11:57 pm

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe 2 years have gone by. I can’t believe she isn’t technically a “baby” anymore. Can I at least still get away with calling her the baby for 8 more years or so?

This are the things I’ve learned over the last 2 years:

  • I STILL hate the terrible 2’s… even after 8 and a half years.
  • Little feet are so fun to play with in the wee hours of the morning.
  • I enjoying doing little girl hair! Who would have known?
  • Shoes are a wonderful thing. Collect as many as you can.
  • Same goes for hair pretties.
  • And baby dolls.
  • I must be a good mommy because When Jaizy plays with her baby dolls she is the bestest baby-doll mommy ever. Monkey see, monkey do, right?
  • I can still read “How Do Dinosaurs Say Good-night” by memory.
  • Same with “I Love Your Forever”
  • And “Where The Wild Things Are”
  • And “Quick As A Cricket”
  • And “Oh The Places You’ll Go”
  • All in my teacher-mommy-desiree way of reading books.
  • Chocolate Milk is a requirement for good behavior.
  • Mommy and Daddy’s beds must be far more comfortable than big girl beds.
  • A smile is a good way to get out of trouble. (Man! She learned this one YOUNG!)
  • Little girls + pencils = very artistically decorated dining table chairs.
  • Big brothers all have their special place in little sister’s hearts. They all have a certain purpose. Matthew is for entertainment. JoNathan is for playing with. Caden is for cuddling with. (see pictures below)
  • All Daddys should have a little girl if they want one. (See pictures below)
  • That Mommys should too, even if they didn’t know they wanted one.

12.16.06 25 hours old.

7.3.07 Mom can’t make me laugh! But Bubba Can!








9.25.08 Yes Jason is IN the Rose Petal Cottage with Jaizy