Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Tuesday Tidbits

Happy New Year!

I hope your year is starting better than ours......sneezing and coughing and phlegm, oh my! I am sick of being sick. I am sick of my kids being sick. I am sick of getting some sort of ailment every. single. time. we are with my sister's family. I am not going anywhere near them until they figure out what all they are carrying because this is getting really old.

I still keep waiting for some free time from my husband. The way I figure with all his bible studies, Christmas parties, staying behind to be on call, and his vacation, he spent half the month of December alone. I would just like to sleep alone at this point. Jacob has in bed with me since we got home so I can keep him medicated and vaporubbed through the night. Last night Derick took Adam for a solid fifteen minutes before I heard him tell him to go get in bed with me as he was done messing with him. SOOOO.....last night, in addition to coughing up a lung and struggling to breathe through my nose, I slept between two hot, feverish children while my husband slept alone. Nice. No, he's not sick.

Have you seen Ace of Cakes on Food Network? I love that show! The cakes these people construct are absolutely phenomenal! They are edible artwork. I can't even imagine how much one of them would set you back, but it makes me want to move to Baltimore just so I can get one. Of course, I love Baltimore anyway, but that's another story.

Which leads me to finding a cake for Adam's upcoming birthday. I had originally planned on having a bakery in town do a sheet cake but after perusing their offerings I felt them all too plain after seeing what Duff and crew can accomplish and, frankly, I find the people in there a bit rude and refused to pay them for that, so I have been wracking my brain and the internet for some good ideas and have finally decided that he will have.......a dump truck cake. The kicker is, I have no cake decorating skills, so this should be very, very interesting.

I am still craving Banana Snapple and I still cannot find it anywhere.

Well, he's almost two, but Adam started saying ho, ho, ho anytime he saw a Santa and continues it. So now he can say Mama, Dada, cat, and ho, ho, ho. He did say powder, here, Zane, and drink one time each, but when I tried to get him to say them again he just shook his head no. I was beginning to think he had no language skills, now I think he is just being stubborn. He still signs a mile a minute though so we have no trouble communicating with him.

I have made some New Year's Resolutions.....doesn't everyone? Eat better, exercise more, same old stuff, but now that I am not hanging my head in the toilet every afternoon and needing a nap to make it through the day any longer, my biggest resolution is to spend at least two afternoons a week doing something fun with Jacob. Next week we will hit the zoo, weather permitting and I am looking forward to it. He'll be a first grader next year and won't have his afternoons free so we need to take advantage of this while we still can. How did my baby become a school kid so quickly?

Banana Snapple.....anyone seen it? Was it just a figment of my imagination? I must have one.


Sadie said...

I hope they get to feeling better. The crud is no fun. I hope that your husband straightens up and flies right, I'm sure you're getting more tired with each passing day.

Dana said...

Banana snapple? Never heard of it! I'd try it though....

ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

I hope you all feel better soon!! I've never seen banana snapple. Sounds good though.

Michelle said...

I think you definitely deserve some time alone! Good luck with the dump truck cake - I have no skills when it comes to creative baking like that! The only thing I vowed to myself that I need to start doing is excersising again...I've really slacked off on that and need to get in gear!