Monday, April 28, 2008

I love being a mom!

My girls are so much fun. Sophie just started babbling this last week, and it is so cute! I love listening to her in the car when we're out driving; and Vivian just makes me laugh! She's such a drama queen! This last week she said "Mommy, look at me", so I look at her and she starts rubbing her hands together, then she told me "Okay mommy, I'm going to put your wake-up on". (She calls makeup, wake-up . . .so cute!!!). Anyway, she proceeded to put the fake makeup on me with her little hands. She does eyemakeup, blush and lipstick! She's such a girl! And, I absolutely LOVE it when she sings "I am A Child of God". She knows all the words and sings it right before she says her prayer every night.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

So, the other day I was reading someone's blog, and I wish I could remember whose it was now because it was really funny, but anyway, the thing was that she has a movie boyfriend, music boyfriend, TV boyfriend, etc. Anyway, I was telling Brent about it and I asked him who HIS "girlfriends" could be. Disturbing- I know, but really funny when we started talking about it. Here's the breakdown for Brent:

Music GF: Fergie , Brent SWEARS she's hot (Yikes, I just don't think she's very cute) or Christina Aguilera. I guess this explains why Brent never says anything about my makeup purchasing habit.

TV: Heather Locklear, on Spin City or Jennifer Garner on Alias

Movie: Catherine Zeta Jones . . .in anything

My list was MUCH more difficult to make, mostly because I don't find that many people very attractive

Music: Micheal Buble- He's just cute, plus I couldn't choose Josh Groban because I don't think he's that tall, plus, I can't compete with that hair.

TV: This is a tough one, I couldn't decide between Patrick Dempsey and Michael Vartan. I think I have to give Michael the benefit of the doubt. He's about 1 inch taller, and plus again, I wouldn't have the hair to compete with.

Movie: Hugh Jackman in Kate & Leopold

Isn't it cute that we could still be the same TV couple that we are in real life? I'm so glad to be done with the whole boyfriend thing . . .I was never any good at finding boyfriends. Plus, I totally don't ever want to have to date again. Plus, boyfriends would never do the great things that husbands do, like change baby diapers, rub your feet without expecting even a kiss, do the dishes, remodel your house! Husbands are awesome, and mine is the best, plus he's REALLY hot!

Friday, April 11, 2008

I made it, but I don't love it

Have you ever SLAVED over something you were convinced you would love, and then when it's all done, it just isn't that great? This usually happens with food. Like yesterday, I spent a good part of the afternoon making curry for Brent for supper. I'm not a huge fan, but I thought I might try it. Well, after smelling it for a while, I just couldn't eat it. I'm also that way about certain desserts. If I have made it, somehow it's just not as good as the person's who usually makes it. My sugar cream pie never tastes as good as my mom's. Well, to get to the point; I made this:

I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. I spent hours on the applique work. First I had to make the appliques and then I stitched them down with this beautiful gold thread that was a total BEAST to work with. I think it snagged almost every time I drew the needle through the fabric! I acutally had done this for both sides of the bag, but as I was just finishing the other side, I stepped out of the room for a few minutes and Viv found her way to it, and cut it up. Needless to say I cried and she spent a considerable amount of time listening to why we don't touch scissors and then standing in the corner. So, I just replaced that side with a non-appliqued piece of the striped fabric. I'm not sure if its the size, the colors or what, but I'm just not feeling it. Oh well, maybe I'll try to sell it. Perhaps the next project will be less ambitious.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sparkly Shoes!

Vivian watched The Wizard of Oz for the first time yesterday, and now we'e already on the 3rd viewing . . .yikes! I was a little hesitant to let her watch it, because lets face it, that witch scares the crap out of me! I'm 28 (another yikes!), and I feel very uncomfortable and quite terrified looking at this lady. Luckily, Viv laughs at her and says she is crazy!

Anyway, Vivian LOVES the music and is already trying to sing along, and needless to say, she LOVES the shoes. Vivian is a shoe girl, and seeing these made her squeal with delight.
Here's a snap of her, in a trance, watching the tornado scene.