Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Play Date

Kidlet had a play date yesterday.

Our last play date of the summer with the play date crew was meeting her old Pre K teacher.

 She was so excited, it would be like me meeting Mehcad Brooks, without the surge of sexual tension.

Sister makes me happy, but not too happy


Monday, July 30, 2012

The Witching Hour


There is an hour of this face.

It means, I think, "I am displeased at this turn of events.  Please rectify this ASAP."


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Barb Junior

Funny things my mother in law has said recently:

Every lawyer I know only makes fifty thousand dollars a year.
All the teachers I knew made 75 thousand dollars a year and that was five years ago.

 As my MIL gets older, she gets more Barb.



The adoration of a younger sister, is there anything sweeter?

The Stylish Girls


I really like the cocked hip of Lottie.


I am craving a Chick Fil A.

But Chick Fil A opposed gay marriage. And I do not like the idea that my chicken sandwich and waffle fries and lemonade opposes gay marriage.  Because gay marriage is something that if you do not want a gay marriage DO NOT HAVE ONE.

And it comes down to a few things
1) I hope that if I had lived a few generations ago, I would have been able to protest white only places.  And that I would have been able to help the leap from Plessy Vs. Ferguson to Brown Vs. Board of Education.  Because separate is never equal.  So I am avoiding the Straights Only fast food joint.

2) My marriage would have been illegal 45 years ago.  Because it is interracial.  And all the silly arguments that they gave for gay marriage (what is next, marriage between man and animals?) would have applied to interracial marriage.

3) Love is enough.  There is not enough love in the world,


The politics of a chicken sandwich.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Girls


Lottie in Kidlet's shoes


This amuses me on so many levels.  This is Lottie wearing kidlet's shoes.

At the zoo yesterady


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kidlet, worn out from her zoo trip


Busy Day

I took kidlet to the zoo and went to the Spence for dinner with yohboh and my sister and her husband.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


So tired.

Cannot fall asleep.

Send melatonin.

Driving me crazy

So since my sister is here, I have seen my mother a lot in the last few days.

Today, I asked her to watch Chuy while I took kidlet to the dentist.  I was gone for 90 minutes.

I came back from the dentist, opened the door to my house and my mother asked the following questions:

Did you speak to your sister?
Do you know what your sister is doing?
Do you have plans with your sister tonight?
What about tomorrow night?
What time tomorrow night?
Where is it?
How long?
What about the day after?
Do you think we should do something the day after?
What should we do?
Where should we do it?

All this was asked before I even got to put my purse down and make lunch for kidlet.


Midnight to three AM scream fest.

I had no sense in my head.


 I offered Chuy money to shut up.


Monday, July 23, 2012

The Cousins


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Eight O Clock Dance Party



Ain't no party like an eight o'clock dance party

I am Old

So I subscribe to a few gossip rags.

I am really old because some of the people who are featured in these magazines--I have no idea who they are.  NONE.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Not Always Peaches and Cream between sisters


Butt Sink Bath

So Chuy is getting better.

Her diaper area was SUPER irritated for the past few days. And the whole using baby wipes was not working but I had to do something when she pooped because she poops a lot. I was doing a whole she bang bath which is a bit of a pain when your baby poops five to eight times a day.

Two days ago I started just washing her bottom in the bathroom sink.  She likes it and her irritation is almost gone.  I wonder if it is better for the environment?  I use cool water and a squirt of baby soap.  She likes the cool water since it is hot now.

Kidlet named it the Butt Sink Bath which I find hilarious.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Back Together Again

Kidlet is back from her art camp.


Chuy is very happy

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Better Day


Today was a bit better.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rough Day

Kidlet is away this week at Art camp.


Chuy is very unhappy.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Serious Breakfast

Chuy takes breakfast seriously.


Today is my fortieth birthday. I am OLD!

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Matchy Girls


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Running the bases


This is kidlet running the bases after the Braves game.

Climbing on furniture


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Long Day


Chuy has been very pukey lately.  Again.  And she is better about swallowing her solids and her poop has been irritating her booty.

So the baby cried a lot today.

I never unloaded the dishwasher.  I did not do anything but bathe the baby, wipe her butt and hold her as she cried.

My poor Chuy.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Scrunchy Girls



Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dear Kidlet

Dear kidlet,

Today you had a playdate that I arranged with three other mothers.  You whined all the way there.  You whined all the way back.  You whined while you were at the Fernbank Museum.

Quit whining because it will never get you anywhere.



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The white T crew


Chuy puked on me a lot today.  She is not sick, she just did not get to do exactly what she wanted to do when she wanted it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, July 09, 2012

Misses her sister


Notice her tooth

Fashion Face


Sunday, July 08, 2012

Just Pictures

Come Hither....

Chocolate Stained Face and looking a bit pained

Why kidlet looks pained

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Puke Covered Baby

Chuy puked in her car seat on the way home.  It was way gross.

But in her puke covered state, she nuzzled up to the one thing that comforts her best--me

Friday, July 06, 2012


Fashion Face

Baby Face

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Smith Girls


Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Nine Months Old Yesterday


To give you an idea of what kidlet looked like one day after nine months click here.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Tired Tired Tired

Honestly when does someone get rested enough?

Monday, July 02, 2012




Funny thing I saw last week

I saw a sad clump of weave in the street. I called it a tumbleweave.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

The awesomeness of kidlet

Kidlet just gave me a baseball update using the terminology "the bases are loaded."

Sisterly admiration