Tuesday, December 30, 2008
On New Years day we will get up at the crack of 9 am, put the jeeps on the trailers and hit the trails. Let's hope for minimal breakage and repairs so that Mr. Sass can stay in happy mode. After all, JEEP does stand for Just Empty Every Pocket and some minor repairs are to be expected, but hopefully there will be no major issues.
Well, I am off to look for fondue recipes. Hope everyone has a fab New Year's. See you in 2009.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Luckily this is another short work week. People, we have to ease back into this. We have many festivities planned for New Year's. Little Red & Miss Sassypants will visit GiGi and B-Bop and we will celebrate with good friends, fondue & champagne. New Years Day will be filled with jeep riding, mud, rocks, football and mimosas. Can you tell Mr. Sass and I are compromising?
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Santa delivered Little Red's jeep last night. He wanted to make sure Mr. Sass had plenty of time to put it together and sticker it up. It is so stinkin cute and the exact same color of our big jeep. LR is going to totally freak out. He isn't going to care if Santa brings anything else. In fact, I don't know how we will ever get him out of the thing. I just can't wait to see his face when he sees it. I never ever thought I would say this, but I don't care if I get a single gift. All I need is to see my little boy's eyes light up on Christmas morn! Well, maybe I care just a little bit...
Monday, December 22, 2008
Both of my sweet and wonderful grandmothers passed away this past summer and this was my first visit back since. Honestly, I was dreading it, but the trip was just what the doctor ordered and I am certain both of my grandmothers were watching down pleased as pie to see us celebrating this wonderful season together.
Little Red was a total doll (mostly). He danced, sang and just all out entertained. He was totally the life of the party. There was minimal growling and lots of tickling and laughing. At one point I was getting him to tell us which people were girls and which were boys. He got most of them right. When we asked him if he was a girl or a boy, he said, "I'm a cowboy!" Where do they come up with this stuff? Fun times were had by all. I hate that GG was sick and now Aunt B has come down with the yuckiness. Let's just hope that no one else gets it. Thanks to all the family for your wonderful hospitality. I am truly in the holiday spirit now!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Little Red is spending the night with GG tonight. I will finish my Christmas shopping (only 3 gifts left to buy!). I am going to try and get gifts wrapped, but they won't be going under the tree. I am just not that stupid. Little Red will have to wait until Christmas morning to destroy the living room!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
My big little sis, Molly (aka Auntie M), has been at our house this week keeping Little Red while I am working. She is home from college for the holidays and we are so glad to have her! It has been great to have another girl at the Sass House. Last night we made a late night trip to Marshall's and Wal-Mart. It was so much fun. Have I mentioned that my little sisters are 5'10" & 5'7" and I am only 5'1"? How does that happen? Anyway, she is super smart and funny. I want to congratulate her on making all A's this semester. I am so proud of you, girl!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Little Red was into everything last night. Seriously, he was more of a mess than usual. Before I could even change out of my work clothes he had almost knocked over the Christmas tree, pulled a floor lamp over, paraded around with my boots on his hands and feet, emptied the dishwasher (which was full of dirty dishes) and reorganized my cabinet from the inside. He then proceeded to unfold all the laundry I had folded, unpack the bag I had packed for my trip, put his jammies on backwards & finger paint with my lotion all over the bathroom. All of this happened between 5:30 and 8:00. Thought yall might enjoy a look at his charades. Some of the pics were taken with my phone, so excuse the poor quality.
As you can see, LR is a busy little fella. It's a good thing he is so darn cute. If only I had half of his energy. I am tired just posting about his antics. GG, get ready- he is all yours tomorrow. I am outta here. Nashvegas, here we come!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I will keep you posted as the flakes head our way. Come to think of it, I'd be ok with the day off tomorrow as long as the snow melts in time for us to head out Saturday morning. Gotta love that 4 wheel drive. Oh, the possibilities...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I can't wait for oodles of shopping, eating, drinking, dancing & dishing. This will not be a relaxication. This will be a full blown P-A-R-T-Y! We are going to show Ry a great time on her "last night out." If you have any Bachelorette or Nashvegas tips let me know.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Here is the dialog from our phone call this morning.
Me: Hello (Expecting it to be the sitter)
LR: Hey Mommy!
Me: Hey buddy!
LR: I poopoo in da potty
Me: YOU POOPED IN THE POTTY!?!?!! YEAH!!!! (note- all caps implies that this was said a little too loudly)
LR: Yes mam.
Me: Did you get candy?
LR: Nose way- I gots ice cream with chockit. Lots of chockit.
I have gotten several e-mails and calls from co-workers congratulating us on this accomplishment. The life of a mommy is so very glamorous.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Apparently not much has changed this year. He is still super scared and totally capable of throwing an even bigger fit. Should I put Santa, myself, LR and all the innocent bystanders through this experience in order to get another priceless pic or do we just skip it?
Friday, December 5, 2008
No, I tan't
No way Hosey (I think he means Jose)
I am so sick of hearing NO! I am sure he is too. I must come up with another way to express no before we both go loco. Any suggestions?
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Dr. David D. Ho
I'm sorry, but that is hilarious. His work and accomplishments are very impressive, but I just can't get passed his name. You can read more about him here.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tactic 1- He will not be still. He tosses, turns, kisses, hugs and repeats. Over and Over.
Tactic 2- He will not be quiet. He will sing, bark, talk, cough, hiccup, laugh, etc. to keep from falling asleep.
Tactic 3- He constantly "needs" something. He needs water. He needs new jammies cuz his are choking him. He needs to potty. He needs more kisses.
Tactic 4- Total and complete cuteness. He is so cute that part of me wants him to stay awake. Shhh....Don't tell Mr. Sass.
So, last night was no different. As I laid there with him, praying he would give in and go to sleep and wondering which tactic would be used, he started baaing. I told him to hush and go to sleep. He said,"But I'm being a sheep." Somewhere along the line he has gotten being a sheep and counting sheep confused. I told him to close his eyes and go to sleep. He said,"I tan't cwose my eyes. I sweep wif them open, ok." He immediately turned over and went to sleep. His eyes were closed. Shh, don't tell him! He is just so snuggly and sweet at bedtime. He constantly needs more kisses and wants his belly rubbed. As a working mom I get so little time with him during the week, so I treasure each moment. But come on kid, why does it have to be so difficult? And if you are going to stay up late, at least sleep past 5am. Seriously.
Yep, I made the bow myself. Watch out Martha Stewart, here I come!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Unfortunately I am experiencing a bit of blogger's block today. Who would have guessed a day would come when I was speechless?- sort of.
I did teach Little Red to sing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" last night. Him singing it is just too stinkin cute. It comes out sounding something like-
Wiff you a mewee cwifmass, Wiff you a mewee cwifmass, Wiff you a mewee cwifmass and la la lala! Ta-Da!
We will work on "and a Happy New Year" tonight, but I don't think he is going to give up on the ta-da. He is oh so stubborn. Where does he get that?
Monday, December 1, 2008
The scratch on his face is the result of a run in with a strand of garland. You should see the garland. Decorating can be dangerous. This is my first year (that I can remember) having a real tree. My dad developed a suspicious tree allergy when I was very young. It smells so good, but the Dust Buster must be used daily. I even have a wreath(also fresh) on my front door. I am totally in the spirit!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Don't hate me for being a Bama fan. I have paid my dues. I have been a fan for almost 10 years. We have been horrible for 9 of them. Don't be mad if we beat you this year. Don't even think about us being even better next year. I'm just saying.
ROLL TIDE ROLL!
Little Red has started a serious growling habit. He likes to pretend he is a "tee wex," which makes a growling sound. Duh. My favorite time for him to do it is when we are in Target. It is awesome when a sweet old lady looks at him and smiles and he growls at her. The terror in her eyes is priceless. I promise he really is harmless and sweet. Most of the time. I tell him to be sweet and stop growling. His response- "But mommy, I'm a tee wex, I have to." How do you compete with that? His bark is bigger than his bite, which hasn't always been the case. On second thought, I am thinking the growling isn't so bad compared to the biting habit of the past.
I am missing the little stinker so much. He has been with GG and B-Bop for 2 days and is headed to Mr. Sass's parents house today. I know Nanu & Pop will be glad to have him-hopefully he will keep the growling to a minimum. Happy Birthday, Pop! Mr. Sass and I will head south after work tomorrow to spend Turkey Day with his family. I am getting hungry just thinking about it. Nanu's cooking rocks. Yummo! I can't wait to spend the holidays with my boys, but I will miss everyone in Tennessee.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Little Red is staying at GG and B-Bop's for a few days. He is having a blast and I am going to accomplish several things on my to-do list. I miss him like crazy and I no longer have an excuse for not getting things done.
Last night was the Community Thanksgiving Service at church. Little Red and I were running early (can you believe it?) and decided to run in TJ Max to kill time. As I was getting him out and closing the door, I saw my keys on the seat beside his car seat. It happened in slow motion. I cried inside. Thank goodness for B-Bop and AAA. B-Bop saved the day by picking up Little Red, who was totally done with being patient. As they were driving to church, Little Red said "B-Bop, take me to Starbucks (one of their favorite places)?" B-Bop had to break the news that they were going to church! Little Red had a blast playing with his friends at church and was a little angel. He didn't even growl at anyone.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Did I mention his new favorite movie is Nemo (he calls it E-mo)? We watched it for the 365 billionth time last night. It was a cute movie the first 10 times I watched it. If I have to watch it again I may puke. Any suggestions on cute family friendly movies that will hold a 2 1/2 year olds attention without making me lose my mind ? Nemo is going to be swimming away tonight. Far far away.
I got my hair cut yesterday afternoon. My new girl is da bomb! When I picked Ramsey up from the sitter he looked at me and said, "Tute hair, mommy!" What can I say, the kid is a charmer!
I'm thinking he was trying to butter me up to watch E-mo AGAIN.
I. will. resist. the. cuteness.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
First, I want to give a shout out to my baby sister. She turned 18 on Sunday. Becca, I love you and am so proud of you. You are smart, creative and beautiful: inside & out. Enjoy every moment- you will be 27 1/2 and feeling older than dirt before you know it!
We celebrated Becca's bday Sunday night at my parents house. Little Red entertained us all. He laughed at everyone's jokes and stories. He hugged and kissed everyone and told them how much he "wuvs them." He is going to make a great politician. He really is such a sweet kiddo, especially when he is sleeping!
I am so looking forward to Saturday! My mom and I are celebrating our weight loss with a night at Ross Bridge Resort. A bed to myself, full control of the remote, room & maid service. I am getting teary eyed just thinking about it. Mr. Sass and Little Red will be on their own for the night. I don't even want to think about the condition that my house will be in on Sunday when I get home. A small price to pay for 24 hours of heaven.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Little Red & Mr. Sass
Little Red aka Monkey Boy
Stay tuned for more adventures!