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post #81 of 254

Boo on colds, lost phones! That is silly, Dylan sounds like such a ham!

 

Both kids are finally asleep for naps, we may try to go out once they wake up.

 

And yes, definitely ball pictures!

post #82 of 254
Found my phone! It was in my purse the whole time. lol.gif The worst part is that I searched my purse 3 times yesterday and didn't see it. I just decided to check one more time today and there it was. I think that dh put it in there because it looks like Dylan got in my purse and dumped everything out. I'm betting dh picked it all up along with my phone and dumped it all back in there. I never put my phone in my purse.

DH sent me a great photo of him and Ethan but I can't get it out of the text message and into anything else so I can post or share it.

Carrie ~ Do you have any ideas? When I touch the menu button or whatever it's called on the left bottom of the phone the only option I have is to set the picture as my home screen or lock screen. I tried that but I still can't do anything else with it.
post #83 of 254
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Found my phone! It was in my purse the whole time. lol.gif The worst part is that I searched my purse 3 times yesterday and didn't see it. I just decided to check one more time today and there it was. I think that dh put it in there because it looks like Dylan got in my purse and dumped everything out. I'm betting dh picked it all up along with my phone and dumped it all back in there. I never put my phone in my purse.
DH sent me a great photo of him and Ethan but I can't get it out of the text message and into anything else so I can post or share it.
Carrie ~ Do you have any ideas? When I touch the menu button or whatever it's called on the left bottom of the phone the only option I have is to set the picture as my home screen or lock screen. I tried that but I still can't do anything else with it.


Glad you found your phone! One of my friends at work had a similar problem. If you have the text open with the picture attached, click the picture so it "opens" it. Then hit the menu button and you should get options to forward it or save it.

post #84 of 254
Thanks. That's what I was trying but it wasn't working. Someone told me how to do a screenshot so I got it that way.
post #85 of 254
Lol about Dylan! I both dread and can't wait for that stage. Ten seems to be mimicking more lately- she says mama dada and hehe (Hurley) and she also keeps asking please now, which seems to be more of catchall for help or I want that! She was climbing onto the chair today while I was in the other room and all of a sudden I hear peeees!!! Peeees! Pees! She was dangling off the edge of it! Lol. She says dis too, and something that appears to be pity/pretty. I love it!!

Got the living room absolutely deep cleaned today, dusting and everything and went through the selves etc. feels so nice!!

So glad u found your phone mw! I hate losing personal things like that!

The last couple times I've tried to go to sleep with ten on my chest, she's snuggled for a few minutes, and then pushed off of me Ino her space in the middle of the bed. Awwwww baby's growing up! Lol
post #86 of 254

MW - Glad you found your phone! So funny! If it makes you feel better, I have done that before. I have to call my cell phone with the home phone in order to find it. I had it inside my Ergo one time and it took me days to find it. 

 

 

Someone mentioned living with family. We live with my MIL. After her divorce she would have lost her house, so we decided to rent from her.

Some days its fine, a lot of days I am just done with it. She is just way too much drama for me.

This whole family is too much drama. Lol!!  She drives me crazy sometimes. BUT.....it could be worse. It really could. She does do great things like, she takes the oldest to Taekwondo, and picks him up from school if she gets off early from work. etc. 

I try to look on the bright side and not let her annoying crap get to me. 

post #87 of 254

EM: I hear you on MIL drama. When we lived with mine, I was pregnant with Norah, and she seemed to think that between 3 (sometimes 4, DH was just starting to work as a massage therapist) full time working adults, one of which  (her) making damn good money, that we would have to resort to eating ramen noodles and pb&j all the time bcause we were that limited on money. Everytime we went somewhere, it was like, do you have to go? Don't make a special trip! And ugh. She treats FIL badly. If they could afford to get divorced, they would (it's mostly him  - he's a self employed landscaper and just can't make it completely on his own right now). Since we moved out, to live with my parents, she has mellowed out considerably, into the MIL I used to know and love - except for the drama of announcing this newest baby (she called DH irresponsible, how could he do this, and she didn't raise him that way, WTF? - among other things) - she's been much, much better.

 

Feel free to share your drama - should you need to vent somewhere.

 

Oh, on MIL drama, this weekend, when we went to drop Norah off, I went over to show FIL pics and announce the gender (hey, do you want to see pics of your new grandson?) and MIL was like, what?! I could feel her eyes on me, then when he was done looking, she's like, what is it? I said he's a boy, and showed her pics. I think that finally brought the reality home, that this is a BABY coming into the world, and she needs to get over her issues with us having 3, and and just embrace the new life. She told DH that she was surprised we didn't call her after the ultrasound. We both shrugged, while internally saying, I didn't think you cared so . . . .

 

OK, that's enough about her. MW: so GLAD you found you phone! I would be lost without mine. When do Sean and Ethan get back? I know the empty house must bug you.

 

JJ: LOL at Ten and her own space. DS is like that. He wants you there, but notlike, touching him. Hope she's feeling better and you can have a good weekend.

 

Carrie: how does Sandy affect your ability or timing to market your house and house hunt? I know you are wanting to move, and I was curious about that?

 

Annie/Lauri - hope Ava is her normal cheeky self - I love seeing her pics on FB. Her face has so much personality!

 

AFU: I need to work, then get stuff for cake pops and cake, and I want to hit once up on a child for dress ideas for norah for pics.

post #88 of 254
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DH sent me a great photo of him and Ethan but I can't get it out of the text message and into anything else so I can post or share it.
Carrie ~ Do you have any ideas? When I touch the menu button or whatever it's called on the left bottom of the phone the only option I have is to set the picture as my home screen or lock screen. I tried that but I still can't do anything else with it.

 

If you tap and hold the picture while it's still in the thread/text stream (like don't enlarge it at all first) you should get a menu with lots of options - you can choose save to SD card or Add to My Gallery.  Either of those will save it to your device.  Then, go into your Gallery and share from there.  
I want to see that picture!!

 

 

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The last couple times I've tried to go to sleep with ten on my chest, she's snuggled for a few minutes, and then pushed off of me Ino her space in the middle of the bed. Awwwww baby's growing up! Lol

 

Big girl on all accounts!  I love when they show glimmers of independence like that.  And I bet it's really nice to see how your parenting style and attachment is paying off big time now.  

 

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Oh, on MIL drama, this weekend, when we went to drop Norah off, I went over to show FIL pics and announce the gender (hey, do you want to see pics of your new grandson?) and MIL was like, what?! I could feel her eyes on me, then when he was done looking, she's like, what is it? I said he's a boy, and showed her pics. I think that finally brought the reality home, that this is a BABY coming into the world, and she needs to get over her issues with us having 3, and and just embrace the new life. She told DH that she was surprised we didn't call her after the ultrasound. We both shrugged, while internally saying, I didn't think you cared so . . . .

 

Hah about your MILs reaction!  I'm glad she is coming around.  About time!  

 

The only thing Sandy has done with regards to our house hunt is reinforce what areas we don't want to live in.  Nothing near the ocean!!!  And maybe something not too far away from family b/c it was (although STRESSFUL) nice to be only 15 minutes away when we lost power for over a week.

Honestly it seems like we may need more time to get our house done and on the market.  Maybe we'll move next summer instead of this coming summer.  Nora will probably do one more year of pre-k so that she's fully 5 almost 6 before Kindy.  I'm not sure she's ready emotionally for Kindy yet (tho by fall I might feel different, leaving that option in the air I suppose) and I think 4 is just too young no matter how intelligent she is.

 

AFM - drank toooooo much last night and feeling it this morning!  Ugh!  Shouldn't do this to myself!  But...DH and I had a fun night.  winky.gif  No more drinking for me for a couple days!  Blah.

 

Not much planned today thank goodness.  Just going to hang out, clean up, same old. 

post #89 of 254

LOL! Glad you had ;) fun -

 

And IDK; I started at age 4 (I turned 5 right before cut off), and I think holding me back would have been a disservice - I was bored alot in elementary school as it was. So much depends on the teacher  - if she gets one that recognizes her abilities and is willing to adjust for them, then that can be a good thing. Other teachers won't bother, and kids end up bored, distracted, and in some cases, disruptive. You just never know what kind of teacher you will get.

 

We are getting out of the house! about to get ready! and of course, Norah just fell asleep.

post #90 of 254

How do you multi-quote?? I am trying and can't get it to work. It would make things easier. lol

post #91 of 254
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EM: I hear you on MIL drama. When we lived with mine, I was pregnant with Norah, and she seemed to think that between 3 (sometimes 4, DH was just starting to work as a massage therapist) full time working adults, one of which  (her) making damn good money, that we would have to resort to eating ramen noodles and pb&j all the time bcause we were that limited on money. Everytime we went somewhere, it was like, do you have to go? Don't make a special trip! And ugh. She treats FIL badly. If they could afford to get divorced, they would (it's mostly him  - he's a self employed landscaper and just can't make it completely on his own right now). Since we moved out, to live with my parents, she has mellowed out considerably, into the MIL I used to know and love - except for the drama of announcing this newest baby (she called DH irresponsible, how could he do this, and she didn't raise him that way, WTF? - among other things) - she's been much, much better.

 

Feel free to share your drama - should you need to vent somewhere.

 

 

 

 

My Dh and MIL are the ones who work in our home and she makes more money than he does. She RARELY buys groceries. Now, there are 4 of us and one of her, however, she eats for 4 people. I found the chips we bought in her bedroom etc. I just feel like we are being taken advantage of. I tell her this, but she doesn't listen.

The one thing that bugs me the most is when she is trying to tell me how I don't know how hard it is taking care of kids because she raised 3 boys on her own. Blah blah blah. She is the kind of person that when you have something going on, she experienced it way worse than you. 

She also likes to tell me how to parent sometimes. But I shut that down quickly. I am not the one who really likes it when someone gives me un-wanted advice. 

When you cook dinner, she will say something like "You should do it this way next time!" It makes you feel like what you just cooked wasn't good enough because I didn't use her cook book. 

 

 

 

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AFM - drank toooooo much last night and feeling it this morning!  Ugh!  Shouldn't do this to myself!  But...DH and I had a fun night.  winky.gif  No more drinking for me for a couple days!  Blah.

 

Not much planned today thank goodness.  Just going to hang out, clean up, same old. 

 As long as you had fun, makes the morning after feeling like poo all worth it. :-)

post #92 of 254
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How do you multi-quote?? I am trying and can't get it to work. It would make things easier. lol

I think you hit the "multi" button on all the posts you want to quote and then hit the "quote" button on the last one.

everyone is home. i heard dh come home while d and i were still in bed. when about 30 minutes passed and he didn't come up i texted him that i knew he was home so he would come upstairs but he didn't answer.

he just had to leave to go back to work even though everyone is supposed to have the day off. idk if any of you saw the news about the people who were killed in that train crash in texas but one of them was one of dh's marines. he had gone there with his wife to be in a parade for wounded warriors. there kids are here. so dh has to coordinate notifications and make sure the kids are taken care of until the mom can get home. It's really sad and I certainly don't begrudge him having to go in to work for that. greensad.gif

Dylan is really fussy. I had dh give him some acetaminophen to see if that will help in case he's in pain from having a cold.
post #93 of 254
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I think you hit the "multi" button on all the posts you want to quote and then hit the "quote" button on the last one.
everyone is home. i heard dh come home while d and i were still in bed. when about 30 minutes passed and he didn't come up i texted him that i knew he was home so he would come upstairs but he didn't answer.
he just had to leave to go back to work even though everyone is supposed to have the day off. idk if any of you saw the news about the people who were killed in that train crash in texas but one of them was one of dh's marines. he had gone there with his wife to be in a parade for wounded warriors. there kids are here. so dh has to coordinate notifications and make sure the kids are taken care of until the mom can get home. It's really sad and I certainly don't begrudge him having to go in to work for that. greensad.gif
Dylan is really fussy. I had dh give him some acetaminophen to see if that will help in case he's in pain from having a cold.

Oh how horrible!!! I didn't hear about the train crash. My thoughts are with their family!!
 

Hope Dylan feels better soon. How old is Dylan?

post #94 of 254
Dylan is 15 months.
post #95 of 254
Thread Starter 

The train accident is a horrific story.  I cannot even begin to imagine how terrifying that must have been for those poor veterans stuck on the trailer bed.  :-(  It's just absolutely ... mind numbing. Is the marine your DH knows who was killed the one who pushed his wife off the float?  

So sad.  So, so sad.

 

I feel fine now.  Just had to work the rest of that crap out of my system!  We had soup for lunch, I pounded some water, took a nice long hot shower while Finn napped, and I feel right as rain.  Totally worth having a fun night.  LOL!

 

DH and I actually slept in the same bed in the same room for the first time in over a year last night.  I couldn't believe it.  He actually didn't snore.  Finn slept b/w us.  Now that he STTN it isn't as big of a deal b/c I don't have to keep waking up, shifting, switching sides, etc.  Maybe we can try again tonight.  We shall see!

 

Finn is a climbing machine!!  After he figured out how to climb into the baby walker (which we don't even use anymore, it was stored and he wanted it out) he kept climbing in and out for like an hour.  Then he climbed onto the couch while I was out of the room, and took all the gel clings off the window (and probably ate some, geesh).

 

Oh - he is 15 months old today.  Wow.  Saying it sounds so OLD!  

 

I think you all saw this pic on FB but I'll post it for EM.  Love this pic of him.  His little grin cheers me up all the time!

 

post #96 of 254

Oh MW, that sounds horrible :( I hadn't heard about it either. 

 

 

Another diaper contest!!

 

AMp Diaper giveaway!!

 

 

I'm one of the admins of a new local cloth diaper group. We're having our first "meeting" this weekend, to celebrate making it to 100 members. It should be exciting!

 

 

Writing up a "letter" to Tenley's caregivers for when I go back to work. I'm on my 4th page!! lol I'll post it once I'm "done", so you guys can help me trouble shoot it. I'm also starting to mentally make a list of the things we're going to want to leave over there on a regular basis and things we're going to need to buy. 

post #97 of 254
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I think you all saw this pic on FB but I'll post it for EM.  Love this pic of him.  His little grin cheers me up all the time!

 

Oh!!! What a cutie!!!!!! Eddie gives me that same grin and it makes me so happy!!!

 

I have a FB myself, but I figured it may be weird to add everyone when you just met me a few days ago. lol!

post #98 of 254
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Writing up a "letter" to Tenley's caregivers for when I go back to work. I'm on my 4th page!! lol I'll post it once I'm "done", so you guys can help me trouble shoot it. I'm also starting to mentally make a list of the things we're going to want to leave over there on a regular basis and things we're going to need to buy. 

 

So who is going to watch her?  

I bet you could write a novel and it still won't feel done.  Post when ready!!

 

 

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Oh!!! What a cutie!!!!!! Eddie gives me that same grin and it makes me so happy!!!

 

I have a FB myself, but I figured it may be weird to add everyone when you just met me a few days ago. lol!

 

:-D  Thanks!!

 

Nah, you're one of us now.  LOL.  If you want, pm me your name and I'll friend you.  :-)

post #99 of 254
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Writing up a "letter" to Tenley's caregivers for when I go back to work. I'm on my 4th page!! lol I'll post it once I'm "done", so you guys can help me trouble shoot it. I'm also starting to mentally make a list of the things we're going to want to leave over there on a regular basis and things we're going to need to buy. 

I am sure its a bit nerve wrecking for you. I would probably write a novel. lol!

post #100 of 254
I don't know if that's the same Marine. I haven't seen the story. I only know what dh told me. I don't understand how something like that can even happen.
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