Friday, May 28, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Since Dolly Pardon was on Oprah today especially for Amelia's 9 month birthday AND had a guest appearance by Kenny Rogers singing "Islands In The Stream", we decided we had to do something fabulous!
And she loves them!!
Happy Birthday sweet girl. In one month you have learned to crawl, pull-up, say "Da-Da" and say "Bye-Bye" while waving your little right hand. Everything you do makes us smile. I love you so much. Painting your little toes made my day! That and the fact that I have a secret love affair for Kenny and Dolly!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
One held this:
My Mother-in-law and I were shopping and I went on and on about this cute necklace. She then started a covert operation to call my husband and ask if she should get the necklace for him for me for Mother's Day. I wasn't on the phone but apparently he said he already had something and she said, but she really likes it and blah, blah, blah, I got it! My guess is she remembered the shower head I got for our first Christmas and thought she'd save him a little headache. Isn't the necklace fantastic?! It looks a lot less "bling-bling" on me than it does on Amelia. This was a great surprise being that I had just saw it like 16 hours before and I knew he didn't have time to go get it. Sneaky, sneaky Comerfords...
But, little did she know he had been shopping and it was not for a shower head.
The second box held these:
Aren't they beautiful? He said they were something special for me to remember my first Mother's Day with Amelia. He also informed me that they were her birthstone. Of course I know that, but I thought it was really sweet that 1. he was thoughtful enough to find a Mother's Day gift that was her birthstone and 2. he thought he needed to inform me that it was her birthstone. :) I do love that they are her birthstone so one day she can wear them and she and I will always have them.
What a special gift(s)! By the way, have you ever taken a close up picture of the side of your face? Mine was not so flattering! I swear I am somehow related to Harry and the Hendersons.
Where I fell down on the job was ordering my Mom's gift. I was WAY ahead of the game sending her a link to order shoes she liked. About a week later she responded and I totally did not get them ordered. I'm telling you my mind is not functioning correctly. What kind of daughter who is now a mother and knows the work their mother put in can not order shoes in time for delivery?! Terrible! Anyway, they are in the mail.
Being a Mother is a true gift everyday. Some days seem like gag-gifts but they are gifts none the less. That being said, we definitely deserve a day to celebrate us. Really we deserve one day a week!
Word to your Mother...
By the way, I just googled "Word to your Mother". Urban Dictionary reads "I'm a white boy in need of a cool sounding motto." hahahahahahaha
I settled for some homemade beanie weenies because I have a secret love affair with them. I opened the refrigerator to get out the hotdogs and saw this...
...an empty drink pitcher?! What in the holy heck? Those of you who have ever been to my house knows that this holds my most favorite raspberry lemonade. Then I had a flash back to last night. *Key flashback music* Ben woke me up off the couch to go to bed. I realized I was thirsty so I detoured through the kitchen and drank the last of the raspberry lemonade OUT OF THE CONTAINER! I drink out of containers on a regular basis, but I'm going to act like I don't. That being said, I never ever leave an empty pitcher in the refrigerator! And I have opened that thing about seven times today and didn't notice it. I would have blessed my husband out if he would have pulled something like this. You know I used to say that Amelia was sucking my brains right out of my girls but I'm not breast-feeding any longer. Who knows, maybe they are gone. I know the girls are gone but I thought I salvaged some of my brain.
After I gathered my beanie weenies and sweet tea I went into the living room to find this...
Friday, May 14, 2010
We have found our new favorite tv channel which is a Music Choice channel called True Country. It is all 80's and 90's country music. We laugh about how cheesy 80's country was but sing every word to every song that comes on. It's fantastic!
We have had a week. Amelia has been a little cranky, I've been a little cranky, our main man has been really busy. It's just one of those weeks were nothing really goes wrong but it's full of little hiccups and frustrations that drive you up the wall. You know where nothing can go as planned for one reason or another. I said one day that "things just don't let up in our world, it's always something isn't it?" And then he flashed that amazing grin and said "Nope, it's how we know we are still alive!" And I smiled back.
Wednesday night was book club and I was so excited to get out of the house to be with girls older than 8 months. It was a wonderful night of yummies, good drinks and amazing friends all surrounded by a backyard flowers, water and a sweet golden retriever. There was talk of plastic surgery, boys, babies and Chelsea Handler. All kinds of "Shadoobie"! (Read the book) It was the highlight of my week, possibly my month.
But this happened before I left... It was your typical getting out of the house. Juggling a baby, picking up random stuff the people you live with has left around, all while trying to look put together enough to go out in public. I then walked into the living room and there was my little girl standing at the ottoman bouncing on her chunky knees looking straight at her Daddy. Johnny Lee was on our favorite new channel and my husband was looking our daughter straight in the eyes singing "One in a Million". This my friends, is what life is all about. One of those moments I pray that I never forget. If I were remotely tech-savy I could copy you a link to the song I am not. Google it and it will all make sense. I melted, gained composure and was off.
I know the song writers had this in mind for a man and woman romance but for me, it will always be about a Daddy and his Daughter. My Daughter and her Daddy. She is one in a million. So is he...
Monday, May 10, 2010
Mom, Amelia and I had a fantastic time at the beach. Mom said it was her "best vacation ever". But, as cute and sweet as Amelia is, I find it hard to believe it was better than St. Lucia. I suppose that is Grandma love. We didn't do a whole lot so I will mainly post in pictures.
We started out with me making about 10 wrong turns in Columbus and adding an hour to our trip. We also found out that Amelia likes riding in the car about as much as her Mommy does. Someone had to sit in the backseat and talk to her on the way there and back. I also discovered that you need one Suburban per child for a weekend vacation. I have no idea what we would have done if I still had the Volvo. I'm sure stuff would have been stacked on the roof, truck and probably the hood!
Due to the crawling phase, we pretty much avoided the beach and stayed at the pool. I am not a clean freak or obnoxious about germs, but sand in the mouth, ears and eyes was more than I could handle. We will save the sand for walking, not crawling and face planting (you will see what I mean in a few pictures). So here is our story:
Mom has a high school friend, Sammy, who has a fantastic house at the beach. He was kind enough to let us come stay there for our trip. We got a great surprise Friday night when he showed up with his girlfriend, Mitzi. Mom and I instantly loved her! They are such a cute couple, I only wish we would have had more time to spend visiting with them.
I just love this girl. Speaking of love, don't you love my cover up? I got it at TJ Max - Maxinista here - for like $15. It was normally $97.99! Now, it is so cute, but $98?! That's a little silly.
Yoga on the Green
Friday night we went out to dinner and I had crablegs. I had been craving them ever since we decided to go to the beach and they did not let me down. Us girls devoured the crablegs and wine and beer like a bunch of boys!
Amelia thought it was hilarious! She was also a little ticked that all she got was saltine crackers
3 generations. I couldn't ask for more, except for maybe 4 generations. I miss my Grandma. She would have loved this little girl to pieces.
If this doesn't melt your heart, we are no longer friends and please quit reading my blog. She did love the sand, but I didn't let her get in it. One day soon...
As promised, the cupcake wedding cake. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
They also served Gazpacho and Gumbo over grits in martini glasses. It was a sweet beach wedding with an awesome reception. The bride was beautiful and they have just a perfect little family.