Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So take a gander at sweet baby Stellan. He is a cute little guy and seems to be doing quite well.
Kingston and I had another uneventful day. We did a little (and I do mean little) work this morning and then spent the chilly, windy day in the house. We went to dinner at LaFogata with Nana and Grandpa and Uncle Mark since Nigel is still out of town. Nigel doesn't quite appreciate "dirty Mexican" like the King family does! I usually try to go there when he is not in town so that I can get my fix without having the "but it isn't authentic Mexican food" discussion. I don't care what it is. I like it! And Kingston enjoyed the chicken from my Quesadilla Deluxe and some refried beans.
Nigel comes home tomorrow and Kingston and I are really glad. We have missed him this week and look forward to him coming home just in time to go Trick or Treating Under the Sea! Safe travels, Dad. See you tomorrow!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
That was all we did today worth mentioning!
Monday, October 27, 2008
It was a beautiful fall day and we enjoyed our afternoon. We are participating in all sorts of seasonal activities! Tonight we went to a Mommy and Me Halloween party and had fun with a bunch of crazy kids. We are looking foward to all of our other events coming up. Just wait until you see Kingston in his Halloween costume. We are going to the North Carolina Aquarium for their Trick or Treat Under the Sea on Thursday night. Pictures to come!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Well, let's jump right in.
I DID NOT. . .
. . . let Kingston go to bed every night this past week without brushing his teeth. He's going to lose them eventually anyway, right?
. . . watch Kingston pull DVD's off of the TV stand and let him drop them on the floor. And all of those DVD's are not in a pile on the floor now, still.
. . . try on everything in my closet yesterday morning, looking for something to wear to church. And all of those clothes are not in a pile on my floor now, still.
. . . miss an entire fall/winter season of clothes last year because I was pregnant or just had a baby. Having said that, I definitely have tons of cute things to wear this fall/winter. I'm so excited about all of the fun clothes I have to wear. Right.
. . . just almost buy a bunch of cute girl stuff on MamaBargains.com to give to whoever I know that has a girl just so that I could buy the really cute girl stuff! I never look at the cute girl stuff just to look. Nope.
That's all I can think of that I didn't do. For better Not Me's, go on over to My Charming Kids and check out the other people's Not Me's. I'm sure they are much better at remembering what they didn't do than I am!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Mama: Well, Punkin, I'm cleaning.
Kingston: What is cleaning, Mama? I've never seen you do that to the doors, counters and sinks before.
Mama: Mama is cleaning because Dada's boss is coming to stay with us for 4 days and he is coming tonight. And you are how old? Oh. 10 months. And I haven't cleaned in at least 10 months.
Kingston: But why don't you just clean a little every day?
Mama: Because I hate it, Punkin. I hate it.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I was trying to make this whole post about Kers but I had to throw in a few pics of my handsome date. He sat next to Lauren's little girl, McLain at the wedding. Then he sat with me during cocktail hour until he met up with his babysitter friend.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Remember those expensive jeans I bought? Yeah. I took them to Alterations by Lucy to get about 6 inches taken off of the bottom (wonder why "real" jeans always come in a length that would only fit Yao Ming?). I stressed to Lucy (at least I assume her name is Lucy) that I needed them Thursday afternoon at the latest. In her Russian accent, (after she told me that the jeans that I was currently wearing needed to be hemmed, too) she told me that they would be ready after 2:30 on Thursday. Perfect, right?
Yeah. Perfect if I had remembered to pick them up yesterday after 2:30. I think it was something like 5:15 when I realized I hadn't picked them up, and Lucy heads home at 4:00. Great. And she doesn't open until 10:00 on Friday morning, and I have been warned that she is rarely on time.
Sooooo. . . I will be leaving a little after 10:00, after I pick up my jeans from Lucy. I believe that I delivered at least 1/2 of my brain at the same time as I delivered my precious baby boy. I got to keep the baby boy but I think the brain went in the bucket with the rest of the "extra stuff" that was thrown away.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I am not posting this to rub it in to all of you poor souls who live. . . no, I can't even say the dreaded word. It is too harsh. Too cruel. But you might not understand what I'm trying to say, so I will try it again. I am not posting this to rub it in to all of you poor souls who live. . . inland. Oooh. I'm truly sorry about that. I'm just sharing one of the fun, special, family-type outings we have been having this week. If you live. . . inland. . . I'm sorry about your luck. Come visit! It sure is beautiful here.
Kingston crawled today. Now, don't get me wrong, he has been mobile for weeks now, but his favorite form of mobility has been the army crawl (effectively graying the front of all of his light colored shirts). Today he legitimately crawled. And Nana was here to witness it. In the past 2 days, Kingston has more than made up for his slow attempts at getting around. He is cruising, really crawling, and climbing on things. He even pushes his Thomas the Tank Engine toy and walks behind it! He stayed standing all by himself for about 2 seconds today! I guess he's just been saving up and is now letting it all out.
Kingston can wave and give high 5's on demand. Well, most of the time. He often likes to wave at people who aren't really even looking at him or at inanimate objects, but that's OK. Sometimes he performs!
My good friend Kerry is getting married in Chapel Hill this weekend. I am SO excited to see it all go down! I haven't been to Chapel Hill in a long time and Kingston has never been there, and Kerry has never even met Kingston. I am looking forward to spending a weekend with my college friends and seeing Kerry marry her best friend, Joe. I remember perfectly the day we told Kerry that she would end up dating her "just friend" Joe. We were in Chapel Hill, and I think we where headed to the airport to either pick someone up or drop them off. I also remember the morning in Charleston when we woke up to find Kers showing off the new ring that Joe had given her on the beach in the rain at 6 a.m.! So much fun.
Nigel can't go with us to Chapel Hill because he has been invited to participate in a local surf contest, The Battle of the Banks, and the waiting period for the contest starts on Sunday. If he were with me in Chapel Hill and they decided to have the contest on Sunday, we would probably end up divorced!!! I'm so excited and proud that he was chosen as 1 of 12 surfers to represent the Outer Banks against the wankers of Virginia Beach! I'm sad he won't be with us this weekend, but I totally support his decision to stick around, just in case. I am hoping the contest runs on Monday or Tuesday so that Kingston and I can cheer him on to victory! I'll keep you posted on that one.
Have you ever tried M&M's Premiums? That's all I'm going to say on that subject (and I promise no one is paying me to plug them!).
Please visit the CF Husband blog and show them some love. It looks like Tricia has developed a cancer that is not responding to treatment. This little family SO deserves a break. Say a prayer for them, please.
So that was a bunch of random stuff. I looked back on my blog posts from the past few weeks and realized that most of them were Not Me Monday posts. So that means I've pretty much been posting once or twice a week. I must do better than that. I appreciate it when my favorite bloggers do better than that. So here. Random stuff. And remember that I will be out of town until Sunday afternoon. I'll update then!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I feel so much better now that I got that off my chest. Please don't tell my husband. He knows I got a pair of jeans, but he doesn't know that I spent all of the money I made catering Saturday night on just ONE pair of jeans. Oops. But at least my cousin Jason bought my breakfast this morning! That was $6.00 that I DIDN'T spend today. That's good, right?
Enough about that. Let's talk about my cousin Jason visiting from Charlotte. He comes a handful of times every year and I look forward to his visits every time. We always try to get together at least once while he is here, and try to squeeze in breakfast at The Dunes if at all possible. It was possible today and it was yummy! We spent most of our breakfast remembering "the good old days" of our childhood. For the brief time that we lived in the same town, Jason and I were best buds. We spent lots of time together and made tons of great memories. Hey, Jay, remember singing John Denver and thinking the words were, "thank God I'm a crunchy boy?"! As far as cousins go, I think Jason and I have a pretty special bond and I hope we stay in contact forever.
He leaves tomorrow but I hope he comes back to visit again soon. Have you forgotten about the expensive jeans? Good! That was the point of the cousin story!!!! Thanks, Jason. I owe you one!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Faces: Kingston has a new "funny face" that he makes on occasion. I can't seem to figure out what triggers the face, and there isn't a specific time or place that he makes it. He can turn heads with this face and gets lots of attention and giggles from innocent bystanders when they see it. We like to joke that it is cute and funny now, we just hope he isn't still making the "funny face" when he is 15. Or even 5 for that matter! People keep telling me to get a picture of it. So without further ado, here is the "funny face":
And his new smile, complete with his 4, count em, 4 teeth and at least one more on the way any day now. Maybe the face has something to do with the new teeth. I don't know.
I AM NOT really worried that he will always make this face. Nope. I'm not at least a little nervous that it is some sort of tic that won't go away. I'm so glad I don't even have to think about it, really, because I'm not even worried at all about it.
I DO NOT sometimes leave Kingston's sheets on his crib for days at a time. I mean, he's a baby. How dirty can he be? And it is SO easy to put crib sheets on.
Butt Crack: Kingston just discovered tonight that he has a butt crack!!! Hilarious. He was wiggling around in the tub, splashing and swishing his toys around when all of a sudden his hand landed in the crack. That was all she wrote! He dug around for a good minute or 2 while Nigel went to get the camera. We adults take these things for granted. These discoveries are quite fascinating to a small child. We let him explore!
Oooh. I don't think I can come up with a Not Me about Kingston's butt crack. I'll just let that one go.
I was starting to worry that I was losing my blogging enthusiasm. But alas, Sunday has again provided me with more fodder for my silly blog. Faces, cribs and butt cracks. Not Me Monday! Oh, and I won a caption contest on the My Charming Kids Blog!!! How cool am I?!! Check me out!
Could there be better material? You can't make this stuff up.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
So here goes!
I did NOT cook a pre-marinated pork tenderloin for dinner last night (It was on sale. I know better) and when it wasn't good, I only ate one slice and commented, "It's a good thing there's still some of that Mint Chocolate Chip Breyers in the freezer." As if that is a good substitution for the part of the meal I didn't like.
I did NOT feed Kingston greasy BBQ and then stick his pacifier in his mouth, only to discover when we got to the bank that the paci had become greasy and there was a greasy ring around his lips. I definitely did not wipe his face with my hand and then wipe my hand on my pants.
Any one who knows me knows that I would NEVER put off cleaning the kitchen to post on my blog and read the next installment in the Stephenie Meyer series, New Moon.
I did NOT spend a bunch of money that I do not have on clothes to wear to a wedding in 2 weeks. Oops. But a girl's gotta look good. . . And so does her son. . . And I still haven't found shoes yet. . .
I'm sure I'll think of more later. For now, New Moon is calling!
Anyone else got Not Me's? You are welcome to comment with things that you did, but swear that you would never do! It's pretty fun! I dare you to try it.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
. . . that I met Eden years ago when her ex-boyfriend worked for Nigel at Stone Oven Pizza. LOTS of changes since then, thank goodness! I was re-introduced to Eden at Missy's wedding last year and spent a very small amount of time with her.
. . . that Eden and I have actually become friends through MySpace and our blogs! We pretty much know as much about each other as long-time friends, which is really pretty bizzare when you think about it. Oh, the age of technology. Today was the first time we really spent time together. I think we've been missing out! Kingston and I had tons of fun today! Blogging is awesome but there's nothing quite like real life human interaction. I think we will make more efforts to hang out when she and Riya are in town. Or maybe we will make a trip to Brooklyn!
. . . that neither Eden nor I took a single picture of our get-together! I mean, the 2 blog-obsessed girls, together, with their 2 cute as can be kids and not a picture was taken. How's a girl to post without a cute picture? Will anyone still read my post without one? Oh, dear.
. . . that Kingston is STILL asleep. I hope I didn't just jinx myself!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Here is the link to the pictures:
Brooke has amazing talent. But I have to give Kingston a lot of credit, too. He is one cute baby!! His dad is pretty handsome, too! Makes for good pictures when you have good subjects. My whole family is pretty darn good looking, I think.
Enjoy the King/Haynes family photos. Brooke Mayo Rocks!