Chronicling The Comerfords

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Parenting is Pure Joy

This happened in my life today

 
Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done.  I spend a lot of my days sore (thanks to chunky babies), tired, frustrated and on the verge of exhaustion.  But there is a time in each day, sometimes many times, where I look at my babies and realize they are 2 of the best gifts I have ever been given. They bring me a joy that is like none other.  I am thankful that today the man who helps me run all this madness caught my joy on camera.

This is a sweet picture too
 
And this is the man that works hard to help provide the life we enjoy so much
We love him!
 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Glory Glory to Ole Georgia

Georgia-Florida is always a nasty game that gets my husband FURIOUS (even if Georgia pulls out a win) This year he has declared that we are boycotting and not watching.  He is at the farm so I have it on as background noise... shhhh....

Win or lose this is the best play of the season Glory!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jesus Loves Me!

And you too!  This is how we praise Him in the morning!!  JESUS!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Amelia Made Her First Pie

You may remember from a few months ago my Fresh Peach Pie recipe.  Daddy requested it for dessert on Sunday.  Since it is so easy and Amelia loves being my helper, I decided to let her make it.  I measured out all the ingredients and she put them in the bowl.  I controlled the mixer but she was the co-pilot.  Then she put the whip cream and peaches on all by herself.

Other than the fact that she stuck her tongue directly in the pie and whip cream, I think she'd have a successful business!


Annie was also very pleased with her first experience licking the beaters.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel

Today is a most extra-special day!  Today one of my very best friends married her best friend.  They loved my husband first, then loved me then loved my children as their own. They now officially have their very own special love and I am so so so happy for them!

They do fun things such as replacing the old sixpence in your shoe tradition for an old Showbiz Pizza token "to guarantee a fun marriage".  I pray that when times get tough they will find a way to always find a little Showbiz in their shoes in their day.

 
 
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Daniel!  The Comerfords love you so and will always be here for you!
 
Look at all that love!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

"I didn't mean for it to come out that way!"

I am the Queen of putting my foot in my mouth or phrasing things incorrectly or saying things at totally inappropriate times.  It is for this reason that I will NEVER judge you for doing the same thing. I will cringe with you and feel sorry for you. Been there!

I try my best to avoid politics.  I know who I am voting for and maybe you know who you are voting for and if we don't agree that is ok.  We have the right to vote and not be chastised for it.  Which by the way is why you should vote.  A lot of people have fought really hard so pay attention, make a decision and cast your vote.

Apparently this week in the debate Romney made some comment about receiving "binders full of women" while searching for his Massachusetts cabinet.  I did not hear this line with my own ears but everyone is making jokes and if something appears on SNL, it is obviously true.  By the way, I learn everything I need to know about politics from Saturday Night Live!  Just kidding, kind of... :)

This blog is not to talk about politics or Romney or SNL but to let the world (or the 15 of you who read my blog) know the best Facebook status of the year.  It is not mine so I can't claim it, but I SO wish I could!

Looks like I should have watched the debate last night. I have no clue what binders of women are, who said it or even what that means - but if I am to live in a binder I hope to God it's a Lisa Frank.

I do not give a flip who you want to run our country, but if you do not think that is the funniest thing you have heard this election season, please move to Canada.

I immediately wanted to order Annie and Amelia Lisa Frank Trapper Keepers to have for their first day of Kindergarden.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Amelia Spells Her Name!

Look at what this Cookie Monster did all by herself tonight! 3 years and 2 months old.  I am so thankful for her school and how much she loves to learn!

 

I mean between Ben and I we were bound to have a cute genius right?! haha  PROUD MAMA!

Why Hello Monday! Nice of you to join us!

The girls are out for fall break today. Ben took them to his Mom’s house this morning at 7 so I had some extra time to myself. I ate a whole bowl of oatmeal squares (by myself!) watching Good Morning America for a few mins. My curling iron would not turn on.  It is cheap so what can you expect?  I throw my mop into a ponytail.  It's raining anyway so whatever.  I left the house at 7:53 to get to work at 8 which is a HUGE plus to living in town.


When I got to the door of my office I spilled my coffee on my dress. It was not a lot so not a big deal, Hey! It is Monday after all.

Walking down the hall to my office my shoe broke 

Exhibit A

I sat down and felt a loose hair in my jacket. Didn’t find it. Isn’t that so annoying?

Turn on my computer and feel the “loose hair” crawling up my neck.

I slung my jacket off like a caged animal and started searching for what I was hoping was not in my jacket. Nothing. I put my jacket back on because I am wearing a sleeveless dress and the jacket is basically required for work. Obviously I’m going crazy. Sometimes you get a loose hair or funny itch and it sticks with you.

I start reading emails and feel it again. This time standing up, throwing my jacket onto the floor, pulling my hair out of the ponytail slinging around like I am on fire. The spider falls out of my hair. I crush his ass with my broken shoe.

Exhibit B
 I still feel like things are crawling on me. I am pretty cold, but there is no way in H-E-double hockey sticks that I am putting that denim jacket back on.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Annie at 8 Months

I have not been good at keeping these up at all.  Boo for Mommy!  A lot has stayed the same but we've had some BIG changes over the past 2 months

* You are eating 3 jars of baby food a day.  Sometimes 2.5 depending on how tired you are at lunch.
* You take 24 oz of formula.  We would like to get in 30 but you go to sleep so early that it is not possible.
* You weigh 21.4 lbs
* Speaking of sleep, you are the best sleeper ever made (you must take after your Mama).  You go to sleep for the night between 5:45 and 6:15.  You very rarely cry about it but if you do it is no longer than 5 or 10 mins at the most unless you are just not ready to go to bed.  This happens maybe once a week, if that.  You take almost an hour nap around 9am then you take a 2 or 2.5 hour nap at 12:30.
* You suck your thumb when you are sleepy but once you fall asleep it comes out.  I probably should break you from this but it is so stinking cute!
* You enjoy the exersaucer but more so the jumping in it instead of playing with the toys.  You are a busy, busy girl!  I can't imagine what the future will hold.
* Around August 12 we could sit you up tripod style and you'd hold yourself there unless you decided there was something you wanted and you'd roll to it.  By August 30th you could sit up on your own.
* There was still no crawling for a while.  You would roll towards something then sit up and roll a few more times.  That was your mode of transportation until Sept 14th when you started moving your arms and knees to crawl.  It took you about a week to get fluid with it and now you are fast as lightening!
* You cut your first 2 teeth, the bottom ones, Sept 14th. It was a busy weekend!  The next Thursday your top left came in.  It is now poking in pretty good.  You can't really see the top right one but you can feel it if you are brave enough to stick your fingers in.
* The week of Sept 16th you ran your first fever at 103.3!  Turns out you had a urinary tract infection caused by bacteria staph (so did I!)
* You are a jabber box!  You are making some kind of noise all the time.  Mostly dadadada or babababa.  Rarely do you actually cry with tears rolling down your face but you scream a good bit. You are mostly frustrated because your sister is loving on aka aggravating you all the time. 

Even though you do fuss and scream a lot, we would not trade you for anything.  You are a funny little girl who smiles with her whole face and you do it all the time.  You bring SO much joy!  You can be bashful at times and hide your face into me.  But then you usually turn around and give that million dollar smile that comes straight from your heart. Your whole body lights up when you see your sister and that makes me melt.  Honestly, I am kind of envious of the love you two have for one another.  Expect me to be obnoxious and live through you two for the rest of my life!

Much Love Sweet Girl!

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Room for Sharing

The 3 year old has not liked sleeping since she entered this world.  She is now 3 years and 2 months and we still can not get her to sleep in her bed through the night.  Every night she cries and cries to come into our bed.  Then at around midnight, then 2am, then 5am she is standing at the side of my bed.
She is starting to get old enough to communicate with us about things.  We have determined that she is not really scared, but she "don't want to be in there all by myself".  Last night we had a conversation about this matter as she was on the couch all upset from screaming in her bed for 45 mins.  She said she would feel better if Annie was in her room so she wouldn't be all by herself.  I made her promise me that if I moved Annie's bed into her room that she would stay in there.

This is what I spent my afternoon doing.
 
Annie has been asleep in the crib since about 6:30. Sister's bedtime is in 11 mins.  Let's see if it works.  I don't really have high expectations, but it is worth a try. We wanted them to share a room eventually anyway so why not start now?  Wish us luck!