Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Forest critters - 1, Hubbs - 0

The "Father's Day" gift that Hubbs got this year is coming in handy already!  Hubbs went up to check on his game camera yesterday and found his deer feeder had been taken apart and the pieces were thrown all over the ground.  He was a bit ticked.  He retrieved the memory card from the camera and brought it to the house to see who had done this.

Upon looking through the 350 pics on the camera from just a couple of days we figured out who was to blame.  It wasn't the two large bucks or the doe that have been coming in to feed every night.  It was the 5 BIG raccoons that come in every night to eat up most of the corn!

When the big critters get bored with just eating they use the feeder to practice their acrobatic feats.  They climb up the legs and hang from the underside and eventually take apart the motor and battery cover and throw them then try to reach inside to get more food.  Little rascals!  They sure are cute! 

Sadly they are now on Hubb's list of animals that must go.  This week live traps are being set to try to trap them.  They will then be relocated to his cousin's property where the guys coon hunt.  

Friday, June 24, 2011

20 Week Ultrasound pic

This is our baby boy!

Father's Day a little late

Last night Hubbs came home from work with a bag from Walmart.  When I asked what was in it he said it was his Father's Day gift from Tink, he had picked it up on his lunch break.  When he opened it up it was a new game camera to hang near his deer feeder.  Apparently Tink and I were very generous this year. :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Another rant. It's cheaper than therapy :)

As much as I love my mother, she is driving me nuts!  I know I complain about her all the time, but really she's driving me nuts!   She's bossy, she tries to run my life, she's nibby, she thinks she can take over and raise Tink and will only get worse once the new baby comes, she NEVER has anything nice to say to me.   Last night she informed me I need a hair cut "Your hair is looking pretty thin and stringy you need to cut it."  I just smiled and nodded, I didn't tell her I am letting it grow out.  I told ya, she's really sweet.

We live next door to my parents.  Not so good for the driving me nuts part! 

We still own a house in town, we have been remodeling the house since we got married and lived among the mess for years, then moved next door to my parents a couple of years ago.  We thought moving out of the mess would help us remodel faster, but the money runs low and the remodel slows down or stops for a while then picks back up when we have the money to sink into it.  It's nearly finished now.  We planned to sell the house once it is done.  Selling would get us totally out of debt and we could start fresh with a house we love in the country.   I have recently started thinking about moving back to the house in town to get away from my parents.  I know in my head it's not a great idea, we really don't want to live in town again and we would all be unhappy living there.  But I am totally unhappy living where we do now. 

I have also suggested moving out of state, then we wouldn't have to live near any family members!  That's what I'm talking about!  Hubbs is not so thrilled with the idea.

Can you help?

I have tons of pics that I have been wanting to upload to my page.  Everytime I try to upload a pic it tells me it is loading, but then nothing EVER happens!  Any suggestions?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No pool party for us.

Last night I managed to tick my mom of yet AGAIN.  It happens almost daily.  I really don't get concerned about it at this point.  As long as I know I am doing what is best for my child, she is just going to have to live with it. 

Here's the scoop:

Our entire family was invited to my cousin's son's birthday this coming weekend.  It is going to be a pool party at my aunt's house.  The problems start there.  You see, my aunt doesn't clean her pool regularly and doesn't check the chemicals they just keep adding more chlorine.  The children are unsupervised in the pool, even during parties.  Granted it's only 4 feet deep, but some of the kids can't touch and they babysit themselves.  There are at least 12 kids in the pool at all times and they are mean.  That being said, I told Tink she can not swim at the party.  Tink was not happy, but didn't argue. 

Apparently yesterday my mom was talking to Tink about the party and Tink told her she wasn't allowed to swim there.  My mom decided Tink can swim at the party and when I came home from work she informed me she would go to the pool and supervise the kids while Tink was in if that was my problem.   I explained my other reasons and told her there would still be no swimming for Tink.  This did not go over well. 

I think we may just send a gift and skip the party.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Quotes from Tink

"Mom, maybe if I pray REALLY hard, God will change his mind and turn the baby into a girl before he's born."  Hmmm, good luck with that.

"I hope when I grow up I have a little girl just like me and she thinks I'm a sweet momma just like you."  Man, I love this kid!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

20 weeks

Today I went for my 20 week ob visit and ultrasound.  Hubbs and Tink went to the ultrasound with me.  We found out we are having a BOY! 

Hubbs and I were thrilled.  Of course we would have been thrilled if we had found out we were having a girl too.  We are just thrilled we are having a baby, finally. 

Tink almost cried when they told us.  She wanted a sister so badly.  I told her it would be ok, she wouldn't have to share all her girlie stuff this way.  That made her feel a little better.  Poor kid. 

I say give her a day and she will be ok with this and super excited when I let her help pick out things for his room and his clothes.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why do I do this to myself?!

I volunteer to do all sorts of crazy things.  Not just once.  But year after year.  What is wrong with me?

VBS started yesterday.  Guess who volunteered to be a leader for the 4-6 year olds, again?  Yeppers!  Apparently I didn't learn my lesson last year.  Somehow out of the 150ish 4-6 year olds that are at VBS I ended up with some of the same behavior problem children I had last year.  And for some reason they are the ones that love me the most.  One little boy wants to share my chair, hold my hand 24/7, and when I am trying to do anything he is right behind me poking me in the back. 

I am praying for my sanity already. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer break is official.

The last day of school for Tink was Friday. She is not thrilled that school is out. She has informed me that she would like to go to school all year. Really??? Then why all the fussing when I had to wake her up for school every day? I don't get her!

For me summer break doesn't officially start until I get the first emergency call from my mom while I'm at work and she has Tink. I got the call this morning.

"I'm at the mall with Tink. They have crackle nail polish here, but she can't decide what color to get. Pink, purple, white or black? What do you think?"

I think you have got to be kidding me.