Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tag, You're It!

10 Things You May Or May Not Know About Sassy...

Coco tagged me and seeing as how I'm struggling for material I'll gladly play...

1. I come from a family of girls. I have 2 beautiful and amazing little sisters. I have no clue what to do with a smelly little boy, but I'm figuring it out one day at a time!

2. I sell trailers for a living and I love it. No, not the kind you live in. The kind you haul stuff in or on. Not so glamorous, but interesting and often entertaining. Nothing like being a woman in a man's world.

3. I LOVE all things adventurous. I love jeep riding, wake boarding, roller coasters, white water rafting and anything else that gets the adrenaline pumping.

4. When I was a wee little one my mom put me in dance lessons. My teacher IMMEDIATELY recommended gymnastics. She didn't so much love the fact that I was flipping all over the place during ballet class. My dance career was pretty short lived, but I was a gymnast through high school.

5. I read super fast. Seriously, I read all of the Twilight books in 4 days. I kid you not.

6. I love all things beachy. I want to live at the beach. I'd move tomorrow if I could. There is something about it that soothes my soul and puts my mind at ease. I'll drop everything in a second when given the opportunity for a getaway.

7. I love hoteling it with a passion. Give me maid & room service and I'm in heaven.

8. Seeing things through Little Red's eyes is my new passion. I love the enjoyment he has over simple things. Holidays are even better because he gets so excited. Everything is just so much more fun.

9. My fortune from lunch yesterday was "Tomorrow will be lucky and memorable for you."

10. Today I lost my debit card. After a minor freak out I called Wal-Mart, where I used it last. Sure 'nuff some fantastically wonderful person turned it in. Not so much what I was imagining when I open the cookie at lunch yesterday, but pretty dang lucky and memorable I'd say.

I tag:
Miss Primadonna

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

For Pee's Sake

I'm going crazy here. Little Red is as wishy washy about potty training as I am about shoes. Let's get one thing straight, he does his poopin in the potty. Thank the lord! It's the tinkling he can't seem to fully commit to. Seriously, he knows he is supposed to go in the potty and for days in a row he will fully oblige to my potty demands. As soon as I think we have it aced, he reverts back to pure laziness. He'd rather sit in his soggy wet underwear and continue playing or watching a movie. Grossness! Doesn't phase him one bit.

In every other aspect he aspires to be a big boy, yet he couldn't care less about wearing big boy underwear. Heaven help me if I try to help him wash his hair, get in the tub or fix his juice. He'll not have it cuz he is a bog boy, but call him a baby for pottying in a pull up and he just laughs. I've tried candy, reward charts, new undies that he picked out, games and everything else I can think of. He's just not giving in. Everyone says boys take longer than girls and that he won't go to kindergarten in pull ups. He knows better and just doesn't seem to care. Kill me now.

Hush Yo Mouth!

Bed time has been quite challenging at the Sass house lately. Little Red finds a bazillion reasons to get out of bed and fights his sleep like crazy. Last night he wanted Mr. Sass, who was already asleep. The convo:

LR: Mommy, I just want my daddy to sweep with me.
Me: No buddy, daddy is asleep. If you wake him up it will be big trouble.
LR: Don't say no. Dat is a bad word and daddy don't have a bad word in his mouth.
Me: Uhhhhhhhhh.....
LR: Besides, I just wanna love on my daddy. He likes that.

No kidding, kiddo. Where did my baby go? Where did this big boy with the ability to reason and justify and manipulate come from? What have I gotten myself into?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Not So Bloggeriffic!

I am such a major slacker. I have been neglecting this blog hard core lately. Not sure why...Maybe it's the amount of work that keeps getting pushed my way at the office. Maybe its the wild as heck 3 year old that demands all my time and attention. Maybe its the summer heat frying what is left of my brain cells. I'm gonna go with all of the above. I feel slightly bad about it, but not bad enough to make an promises about how often I'm gonna post over the next couple of months!

We had a fantastic Father's Day weekend. I ate way too much and had a blast at the lake. The whole fam went to see Up in 3D last night. It was super cute and Little Red was glued to the movie from start to finish. Check out some of our fun...

LR double fisting his suckers!

Cuteness!The boys.

Lake time!

Our sunset view!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

You Would Cry Too

Watching a movie with Little Red is tons of fun (please note sarcastic tone). His commentary is priceless. He has comments and questions a plenty. You can almost see the wheels turning. For the most part his constant interrupting annoys the bajeezus out of me (especially when it is a movie I haven't seen a gazillion times). Sometimes his banter is quite cute, though. Each and every time someone cries on the TV it really gets to him. With a pitiful look on his face he says, "Him cwying. Him lost his famawee." Doesn't matter what has actually caused the tears. The tone of voice and his quivering bottom lip gets me right in the heart. It is so cute and so sad all at the same time. He is quite the sensitive lil guy (sometimes).

Monday, June 8, 2009

Just Another Manic Monday

A 3-year-old boy examined his privates while taking a bath.

'Mum', he asked, 'Are these my brains?'

'Not yet,' she replied.

Hee Hee!

Happy Monday, y'all!

Our weekend was fab. Our basement is now organized and usable and our yard is looking great. Yay for Mr. Sass! I managed to tackle some major laundry and we even fit in some pool time and a couple of naps. I realized that I have not been doing well capturing pictures of our fun. I promise I will do better in the future. It seems I never even think about taking pic until the Kodak moment has passed. Maybe I need to hire someone to follow us around and document our shenanigans. On second thought that might not be such a great idea...I'll just try to do better.

Have a wondermous week!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Be My Bra

It's time to put an end to drive-through mastectomies, ladies. I find this whole topic utterly appalling and offensive. As if losing your boobs isn't torture enough, women are sent home hours after intensive surgery scared and in major pain (with drainage tubes prone to infection) because insurance won't pay for adequate care. It is so absurd that our medical decisions are being made by pencil pushing insurance goobs and not by our highly educated doctors. Luckily some of our congressional peeps are trying to do something about this. I should have known that ta-tas would be the thing that brought democrats & republicans together.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

TGFG, Y'all


Just when I thought I was going to lose it, in swoops GiGi to the rescue! She is saving me or the kids (depending on how you look at it). Little Red gets tomorrow off from daycare, Miss Sassypants gets to do something fun and I get to keep my sanity. Triple yay! I am meeting her for drop off tonight. Then, I have a hot date with Mr. Sass at a yummy sushi place. Adult conversation and adult beverages are just what I need. I'll be good as new when they get home tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I Wanna Get Away

Ever had one of those days when you just wanted to run away? That was me yesterday. Everywhere I turned there were disgruntled customers and messes to clean up. No, I am not talking about at work. Sassy & Co. was in full blown drive mama crazy mode. In just 2 hours I was ready to turn in my 2 weeks notice. Who am I kidding? I was ready to turn in my 2 hours notice. It seemed as soon as I made one customer happy, another customer had issues. Each mess I cleaned up was followed by a bigger mess. Little Red dumped the toy basket in the living room at least 10 times. Miss Sassypants was just so daggum bored. But apparently not bored enough to feed the dogs, fold her laundry or lift a finger in general. Mr. Sass had a hard day and his legs, back, arms, feet and hair (ha!) were hurting. He complains more than any girl I know. Never mind the fact that I had zero sleep the night before, am cramping like a football player in the 4th quarter and had an exceedingly challenging day at work. My brain and body hurts, people.

I can guarantee you customer service will be closed tonight. I'm fresh outta compassion. Heck, I might not even go home. Think they'll miss me?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Things That Make Ya Go Awwwwwww!

So, we had a perfectly sassy yard sale this weekend. Not something I can usually convince the mister to go for, but his truck is in the shop and some extra funds will really help with the service bill that increases daily. Ick! We made about $200 in less than 2 hours. SCORE! Little Red and Miss Sassypants even enjoyed themselves. However, I did have to distract LR each time someone purchased one of his toys. He was just slightly possessive.

My favorite moment was when a lil ole white haired lady pulled up. LR saw her, then immediately handed me his juice cup and ran over to hug her right around her knees. He almost knocked the poor woman down! She was slightly surprised, but a smile quickly spread across her lips. The entire time she shopped, he followed her around looking at me and Mr. Sass proclaiming, "Dat's mine!" and "My Grand Pete!" Grand Pete was my mom's mom that passed away about a year ago. Sweetest. lady. ever. I am so glad I was wearing sunglasses because there I was boo-hooing in the midst of my yard sale and I'm not really much of a crier. Sweetest. moment. ever. I am so thankful that we have done such a great job of keeping both of my grandmothers' memories alive. I really didn't think LR would remember them since he was so young when they passed, but he often asks for his Grand Pete and his Memi. Kids are just so stinkin amazing.