Thursday, April 30, 2009

Movie Quotes

I stole this from Renee's Blog. Sounded so I am going to bite!

10. Kiss Me Arse!
Kiss Mine! In ENGLISH!.....PS: I love you
9.You gotta be rich to be insane, Hol. Losing your mind is not a luxury for the middle class.......PS: I Love you
8.SEAN! You're my same height, that is neat....Orange County
7.You can't charge me for Directions! I can do whatever I want to baby I ain't lost!....Pretty Woman.
6.Somewhere, some lucky guy's having a heart attack....the Bucket List
5.Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth. Oh, really, fool? Really.
Stop looking at me, swan.....Billy Madison
4.You get paid a $100 an hour and have a safety pin holding up your boot?...Pretty Woman
3.(running around the racetrack in his underwear, thinks he is on fire) Help me Jesus! Help me Jewish God! Help me Allah! Help me Tom Cruise! Tom Cruise, use your witchcraft on me to get the fire off me! Help me Oprah Winfrey!...Talledega Nights
2.If your a bird, I'm a bird....The Notebook

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Say what?

Say what is a post that I am starting to chronicle the CRAZY things I hear in my line of work, or just being out and about in public.

* "No, I read it...I am going in to get a copy right now for one of the guys I met in prison" ( says a man on a cell phone as he enters Barnes and Nobles)*Interesting!

ONE TWO many!

"This is John David, Eva Grace, Michael Joseph, Mark Jacob." (Says a women who is introducing her children to another woman at a restaurant,who from what I could gather is a woman she hasn't seen in years) *REALLY LADY? Could you NOT just pick one name? Talk about indecisive. I mean really!

Communicable diseases 101:

* "Would you step into that tray please" says humane society worker
"WHY? what is it?" says obnoxious know it all woman
"well it is for sanitary purposes,everyone has to step into it to come into the shelter" says humane society worker
"Well, I don't really want to step into something everyone else has stepped in" Says obnoxious know it all woman
" Well, it is sanitary. The sponge contains a liquid that kills bacteria, so the animals won't get sick if someone may have stepped in, animal feces, or other harmful substances." says the humane society worker.
10 second pause while the woman argues LOUDLY about it with her Husband
"Are you going in or not?" says the husband who is CLEARLY sick of and used to her acting so ignorantly.
"Well, I SURE hope nobody stepped in here that has hepatitis C,My dad works for the Health department and he told me all about Hepatitis C" says the RUDE obnoxious Know it all woman
"Once again, it KILLS germs, not perpetuates is safe" says now mildly amused and partially annoyed humane society worker.
* This is from the CDC site:You cannot get hepatitis C from casual contact such as hugging, kissing, sneezing, coughing, or sharing food or drink. ** Think I need to get them to add stepping in a foot bath at the Humane society?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Survey to pass the day!

1. First thing you wash in the shower? My Hair
2. What color is your favorite hoodie? Black
3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? (not so) baby boy!
4. Do you plan outfits? For the kids, yes...for me and Koby...and a million other people a year...kinda my job!
5. How are you feeling RIGHT now? Tired and FULL
6. What's the closest thing to you that's red? My Laptop
7. What was the last dream you remember having? I don't know, but I know that I had one!
8. Did you meet anybody new today? about a thousand people at work, oh and a wonderful new family who joined the Down syndrome "society"
9. What are you craving right now? I don't know...nothing really...maybe sleep. Pretty tired!
10. Do you floss? I used to like twice a day...and now I am lucky to floss twice a week.
11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? as strange as this sounds...cabbage is what came to mind...steamed cabbage with butter salt pepper and vinegar.
12. Are you emotional? depends on the day, week, hour, minute, month, etc.
13. Have you ever counted to 1,000? OHHHH yeah!
14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? depends
15. Do you like your hair? yes
16. Do you like yourself? Yes,I do. Character flaws abound, but I do!
17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? yes...but I am NOT talking politics...lets just talk about TV or something.
18. What are you listening to right now? You've got mail...seen it a 100 times seriously! but i LOVE it!
19. Are your parents strict? They weren't when I was growing up...and they are FABULOUS grandparents.
20. Would you go sky diving? HAHHA...are you serious? I barely ride roller coasters.
21. Do you like cottage cheese? No NONO
22. Have you ever met a celebrity? Yes, a few.
23. Do you rent movies often? More like netflix. Is that renting?
24. Is there anything sparkly in the room in which you are? sparkly? My jewelry I maybe?
25. What countries have you visited? Jamaica, Grand Cayman, usa. That's it.
26. Have you made a prank phone call? Of course! I was a teenager once!
27. Ever been on a train? yes
28. Brown or white eggs? brown...I SWEAR they taste better!
29. Do you have a cell-phone? Of course! I have a blackberry.
31. Do you use chapstick? i do when I need to yes.
32. Do you own a gun? not exactly
33. Can you use chopsticks? Not even a little.
34. Who are you going to be with tonight? My Koby...Chris is at a going away party and me and KOby decided to stay in and watch TV>
35. Are you too forgiving? No...not at all.
36. Ever been in love? I am!
37. What is your best friend doing tomorrow? I don't know...she is in It's hard to know these things! And too late to call and ask her for the benefit of this survey!
38. Ever have cream puffs? I don't eat those
39. Last time you cried? a good way!
40. What was the last question you asked? Where is your diaper.
41. Favorite time of the year? Summer
42. Do you have any tattoos? Nope
43. Are you sarcastic? haha!
44. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?No Chris said it was weird and I wouldn't like it. I take his word because he knows!
45. Ever walked into a wall? Yeah
46. Favorite color? black...etc.
47. Have you ever slapped someone? Well I hope not.
48. Is your hair curly? depends
49. What was the last CD you bought? I dont know...I itunes everything
50. Do looks matter? Yes, they just do.
51. Could you ever forgive a cheater? Not so much!
52. Is your phone bill sky high? Nope, only have a cell phone and it's unlimited everything.
53. Do you like your life right now? yes I do.
54. Do you sleep with the TV on? I like to watch it when I am going to sleep, but like it off after.
55. Can you handle the truth? I prefer it!
56. Do you have good vision? Yes. My hearing is another story.
57. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people? Dislike yes...don't hate. bad for you!
58. How often do you talk on the phone? All the time!
59. The last person you held hands with? Koby I am sure!
60. What are you wearing? tank top...sweat pants.
61. What is your favorite animal? Cow
62. Where was your profile picture taken? no clue
63. Can you hula hoop? sure!
64. Do you have a job? I have a couple!!!
65. What was the most recent thing you bought? Lunch today
66. Have you ever crawled through a window? Not to my knowledge!

New Baby!

I get to go meet a family today with a new baby with Down syndrome and heart defects. YAY!!!
And for those of you wondering WHY that is exciting, it is because when Koby was born with the same set of circumstances I PRAYED that there was someone I could talk to about it who had been down my road. I prayed that possibly I could see what a toddler with Down syndrome looked like. Moreover, I was certain these heart defects would kill my infant, and therefore wanted to meet a baby who had lived through it!
So, it is with that that I pay it forward and visit families that are now in the same situation I was in just over 4 years ago!
So, a situation I once would have heard about and thought wow, so sad I can now rejoice because 1. I have been in their shoes and know now there is NOTHING to be sad about and 2. The Lord DOES NOT make mistakes, and this is a blessing and a miracle and has already began such a work in people lives. Praise the Lord!

ps: And all you DS momma's out jealous! I get to snuggle a NEWBORN BABY WITH T21!!!!!!!!! And we KNOW they are the MOST adorable and snugglable!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The saddest crowning ever!

* Chiropractic treatments
*Caviar hair therapy
*Spray tanning
* $3000+ designer dresses
*Custom made fake eyelashes
*Talent coaches
*Custom made hair pieces
*an Hour+ of Make up and hair preparation
*Thousand dollar entry fees

All this to be judged on Beauty, Talent,and personality.

This of course is the 2009 Miss America Pageant. Or Not?!?!

I am talking about Toddlers and Tiaras, a new show on TLC that has my mind boggled.

TLC synopsis:
On any given weekend, on stages across the country, little girls and boys parade around wearing makeup, false eyelashes, spray tans and fake hair to be judged on their beauty, personality and costumes. Toddlers and Tiaras follows families on their quest for sparkly crowns, big titles, and lots of cash.

The preparation is intense as it gets down to the final week before the pageant. From hair and nail appointments, to finishing touches on gowns and suits, to numerous coaching sessions or rehearsals, each child preps for their performance. But once at the pageant, it's all up to the judges and drama ensues when every parent wants to prove that their child is beautiful.

Here is MY synopsis:
Parents with too much time on their hands, and extremely low-self esteem, or jaded self image, use their children to fulfill some void or live vicariously through them, by forcing them to act, look and perform like adults on stages across the country, all the while teaching them that the only important this in life is how you look and the more make-up and less clothes you wear the better!Ohh and the Kids win LOTS of Money for Mommy and Daddy!

I guess what gets me is these parents all say the kids LOVE IT....but yet they have to force them to practice. Half of them act TERRIFIED on stage. Bribery is their(the parents) number one weapon. It is VERY obvious that these parents want this WAY more than these little girls(and boys). Yes that's right. One woman made her little boys do pageants that they CLEARLY didn't want to do...why? She said, they are the girls she never had, so she would make them her girls. I don't make this up people! These parents just amaze me. They are SOOO critical of these kids.Kids...babies in some cases. And the parents act so surprised that they don't want to practice, or get up at 4 am to go to the salon...ugh...yeah! Let me help you out with this one...THEY ARE KIDS!!!! They want to watch cartoons, have sleep-overs, play in the backyard, fight with their siblings, and eat ice cream! Don't be surprised that they aren't compliant!!!
Then there are the Mothers. They make fun of these CHILDREN. Saying things about their weight, their dresses, their hair...their TEETH. Ohh yeah...forgot to tell you they have these things called flippers.They are defined as fake snap-on teeth that cover the pageant child's missing teeth,once they have started to lose their baby teeth. Because GOD FORBID they look like children! I mean, the 7 pounds of make-up,adult styled hair pieces, and belly-less outfits, aren't grown up enough they MUST add the "flippers".

And they try to say..."just have fun". WE do this to expose them to competition early. We are developing their social skills. WE want our kids to be well rounded. This will help her with her self-esteem. This gives her an outlet to express herself...This makes her a better public speaker...etc...etc.
It is all excuses.The way they act if the kids mess up. The way they behave when they are waiting for the crowning.And the looks on their faces if their kids don't win. And I am pretty sure saying things like "I want to see the score card, there is NO WAY that little girl beat my daughter" HMMM that doesn't sound like improving social skills!!! And I am pretty sure that giving them money for winning doesn't validate their points any at all.

All in all it is quite narcissistic to me! Sad. Borderline exploitation. Ridiculous.And truly out of control.
I wish people would stop trying to make kids grow up so fast.They WILL do that without our help!

Now, I do understand that there are probably some little girls who do LOVE this. And I think that is great.But I do think there has to be a balance. AND there is NO amount of convincing in this world, to make me agree with making 4 and 5 year olds look like this:


OR THIS(YES...this BABY has on EYE LINER!!!!!):

How is this even LEGAL???? Sad!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I spoke with him this morning...HE LIVES!!!!

HAPPY Easter everyone!
Here is one of my ALL time favorite songs...It is so fitting on Easter and I woke up with this song in my I thought I would share it!

Indeed the Tomb is Empty...Indeed! He has Risen! Hallelujah! My REDEEMER LIVES!

Friday, April 10, 2009

No more....

SO...Chris and I have decided to make some HUGE changes to our lives. Not having a baby...not moving...not starting our own business.... it is different.
We are changing the way we eat. NO more CRAP. If you even KNEW how we eat...know what...I'll tell you!
WE eat fast food (FF)...ohhhh let's just say if there are 21 meals in a week...we are eating FF AT LEAST 17 of them...sometimes all I am sooo not kidding.
From now on is going to be healthy cooking at home. WE can both cook very well. SO, now we just have to actually DO IT! Not just to save money...BUT to be healthier. WE both really want to get lets see how this goes. Unfortunately I LOVE FF and CRAP...sot his will be hard. BUT I am committed. I will update daily...I figure the more I talk about it the more accountable I will hold myself. Lets get healthy and save thousands a YEAR! Here we go....

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sunday School Rock

If you have never heard this before what rock have you been living under you really should hear this! It is ADORABLE and I can not BEGIN to tell you how muchI Koby LOVES it! So...just in it is..ENJOY:

"Aren't Kids with Down syndrome ALWAYS so happy"



Thursday, April 2, 2009

My arms hold my hands on!

I hope your kids love this as much as KOby does! He has learned all the motions now and requests to watch it about 9000000 20 times a day!
It really is cute....and very addicting! IT WILL BE STUCK IN YOUR HEAD! Don't say I didn't warn you!