In a far away place in the rocky mountains, Juice and I met. He was 15, I was 14. But by the time he was 21 and I was 20, we knew we should be together. So in 2001, we started this whole crazy business of being a family. In 2004 we were joined by the puppy, Soot, who kept me company during a very awful pregnancy. That turned out to be Butterfly who joined us during Juice's finals in 2005. She was nice to Daddy and was born in the morning so he could make his final that night. We had 3 years with her before she was joined by TWO baby brothers, Pirate and Professor in 2008. The story of our life just keeps adding up!
Happy Halloween! I originally wanted Butterfly to go as Strawberry Shortcake using an old costume of mine, but after I pulled this one out of the pile to find said Strawberry Shortcake costume, she would not let it go. It fit better over her coat, anyway. It is also one of my old ones, and I believe the hat was my Mom's. I used my mascara to draw the whiskers on because I have no black eye liner or anything of the sort in my house. It was a pain to get off but she loved saying, "My whiskers! My little nose! I'm a cheetah! Rar!"
Juice took her to our town's Halloween celebration. He said it was a dismal failure. Last year there were so many people around and every single business had something for the kids. This year, only 4 businesses had something and there was no one there. Sad.
She fell asleep on the way home, and is now crying in her bed because she is super tired. Ah, the joys of Halloween with a 2 year old. :)
So I got sick and then my parents came to visit and then I got sick again. It's been an exciting 3 weeks at our house. Juice is having a hard time getting all of his hours in at work because he is too busy taking care of me and my sick self. Butterfly is LOVING her Daddy time and barely notices that I'm conked out on the couch not doing anything. But Juice did have to go back to work eventually and she is getting a little frustrated that Mommy won't play. Mommy is just too sick. I hate this cough. And now, of course, she has it so she is up all hours of the night coughing. I just hope that Juice doesn't get it.
My parents' visit was a blast. My mom dropped her purse in the ocean which is huge and SO FUNNY! We also saw a few wild horses, (gotta love Assateague) enjoyed a lot of road food and a bunch of historical information in Jamestown and Yorktown. Lots and lots of fun! Pictures later during NaBloPoMo which starts next week. Look for a post every day from me!
Yesterday, I was laying on the couch and Butterfly came into the living room with a pizza box and a huge smile on her face. "Can I have pizza?" It was so cute and I wish I had my camera. Sadly, no pizza was eaten because we were having tacos for dinner. But it was still very cute.
I'm so happy that you guys all left comments on delurk day. Thanks!
Things have been busy here. Mostly, I have been busily planting my 'bee hiney' (as Butterfly says) on the couch. I am sick with a horrible cough and my chest is on fire. Butterfly luckily hasn't come down with it. She woke up with a fever this morning but is fine now. I hope she doesn't get it because man, this sucks!
Of course, my parents are coming to stay for a week on Saturday and I have to get sick. Mom, Dad, sorry but the house is going to be a wreck when you come. I'm sure you will understand. We (meaning Juice and his great arms and organizational skills) will at least have all the boxes from the attic out of the room you are staying in. Probably.
It's nice to have family visit. Especially when I don't get to see really anyone else. That's the danger of living 3000 miles away. I miss all the fun stuff. But I also miss most of the not so fun stuff as well. So it's okay.
It has been over 90 degrees all weekend long. Gah, where is fall?! The humidity has been awful. We had to turn our air conditioner back on. The leaves are just drooping and browning. I doubt we'll see any great color this year. They say a cold front is pushing it's way through and should be here by Friday. We will see. Until then, I am HOT!
Let's see, all of my pictures are still on my camera. But just a mention that the PA renn faire was AWESOME. So much better and more family friendly than the MD one. We plan on returning next year and staying for 2 nights instead of one. We had a great time!
Butterfly is insisting I lay down on the couch because "you have a bad code!" So I'm off. More hopefully later!