Monday, October 26, 2009

Gotta love that Gabbi Girl.

Alright, now that's more like it!!

Dude. Maybe one of the most stressful days of my LIFE today. You don't really want to know the ins and outs, but DUDE! And then, when I tried to take a bath and took a book in with me (hahhahahahhhah hahahhhhaahaha hahaha, WHew! I crack myself up. ), in came two babies, one stripping all the way in and the other screaming for me to strip her! I dream of a day !

But, I mean, can you even stand how cute she is? really?!
These are more pics from when Mary Allison was babysitting my kids while I was out of town. I love that she can wield a camera, and ain't afraid of a long lens. Go, Masson!
She likes to dress up my girls like cupies and just go at it. I think I will have to post Ellie's outfit tomorrow. I have about 200 pics of her dressed up too. It gets hard to sort through them all and pick my faves. Lindsay, you'd die. She had Ellie in G's tutu when she was a newborn. Remember the black one you made her for last Halloween? Yep. Ellie is in it in her pics.
Back to the tub. There are times that it is so fun and sweet to bathe with them, but lately...
Well, two things. First, Ellie thinks that ANYTHING in the bathroom that is capable of being opened SHOULD be and should be dumped into the tub with us. That includes my fancy Estee Lauder eye make up remover, ALLLLLL of her Johnson's bath soap and anything that resembles lotion. Also, bubbles (the entire bottle), toothpaste, and ....
So, as I am in the tub with them, so is a lot of other stuff. Then there are the 4-5 toothbrushes that have made their way into the tub and a couple of baby dolls and 4 cups for dumping out water, and hmmmm... oh yeah, the ENTIRE foamy letter stick on kinda alphabet. ALL 26 LETTERS floating amonst us!
So, as I am trying to just find a comfortable spot to soak and wash dirty mouths and filthy hands, I am also trying to avoid this little girl...
pinching my N.... rhymes with ripples. and it ain't cool! She WILL NOT stop.
If I cover them, she just tries to pry my hands away. She is in an inquisitive stage, let's just say!
TMI? Hmmm? Want to know more?

Oh, and hey there, Earl!
I usually yell, "Tooooddddd" at the top of my lungs to come and help me get them out. He is in the den with his taproot in the couch, watching football. Then, Ellie joins me "Tooooddddd" and he may or may not come our way. If he does, he ALWAYS wants to know what I want. By now you'd think he KNOWS what I want.
Just pick a kid. Any kid and help me get them out, dried off, lotioned, diapered, and dressed. Having two to do like that every night can just take its toll. Especially when neither of them want to get out and both are crying from having to!
I am listening to them play right now, and Ellie is saying, "Take your shirt off." And Gabbi is whining, as if "leave me alone". Remember, Ellie is in that dress and undress herself, her babies, and anyone else who will cooperate phase. Now, she is saying, "I got it, sister." How cute!
Well, just wanted to share these pics with you and obviously a bit of our personal life.
Oh, Shea brought me a big box of jewelry pieces, and I made a whole bunch of stuff with it. She said she knew I would use it for good, and boy did she ever set a sista up! So, just for kicks tonight... who can name my favorite drink that I have to have EVERY day and that my local convenience store guy thinks I am neurotic about because I buy them multiple times every week. First one to answer correctly gets a prize!
Gabbi looks like her birth mom in that picture above. I usually see Gabbi's mom in her and Ellie's dad in her. By the way spoke to E's birth mom this past week for first time since birth. It's all good. She's in a good place, and I am proud of her.
Well, that little post was ALL over the place, now wasn't it? That is how my mind is percolating right now. Did I mention a stressful day?! Understatement! So, let's have another little prize. How bout first to answer this....I have been to lots of states, travelling. Which one do you think has been my favorite so far!? Prize to the winner!

Thanks for listening. And sorry Gabbi Girl for the randomness of this post with your awesomely cute pictures. Someday you will forgive me.
Mo

42 comments:

Debbie Jean said...

Loved the post today!!! gabbi Girl is adorable. I would say that New York has been your favorite place so far. Am I right? Not sure about the drink, but my fave is Diet Dr. pepper. Have to have it. Have too! Looking forward to Ellie's turn tomorrow! Hope the night is better than the day!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Sara said...

Frappuccinos?

Love the cute pictures of your girls!

Sara

Cori said...

I know I remeber Frappucinos (Starbuck's) in your blog somewhere, so that's my guess, but so sad I'm not the first to guess!! Cute pics.

MissyH said...

OOh they beat me! I love a good Starbucks myself!
Missy

MissyH said...

Texas must be your fav because it contains Cankton (sp)-you know that mecca of craftyness.

Missy

Kristen said...

Oh man, we used to have those foamy stick on letters! Except most of the letters had bite marks - my sister was a biter!! And the photos of Gabbi Girl are precious.

I'm going to guess North Carolina!!!

:-)

Mindy said...

Oh that Gabbie Girl!!! I can't get the smile off of my face. Looking forward to Ellie's tu tu pics.

Hope you are able to get a good night's sleep tonight after your day. I've been there, done that on the tub thing. I always think it's so funny b/c my kids will come in and find me in the tub and they are like so excited thinking I was just waiting on them to come and join me!!!

Was it Wisconsin?

Love the pics on this post!!!

Christy said...

I'm guessing New York...

Bella's mommy said...

Mo,

Stressful day???? Well, at the very least, they didn't poop in the tub with you! See??? There's always a bright side. :) Oh and btw, I'm guessing it's an age thing....Bella dumped the ENTIRE bottle of bubble bath before I knew what happened. I was dumping bubbles out of the tub for awhile and those things just don't go down the drain!!!! Have a good Tuesday!

Lindsay said...

Ok, I think everyone knows your fav drink by now, and if they don't, they should visit your fridge :))) You Starbucks fool! That little cold glass bottle goes a long long way, doesn't it! Love that MA is dressing Ellie in tutus that are TOO TOO small! She gets away with murder though, so I can't complain! Sweet pictures of GG! I see a bob in the near future for that head full of hair! Hope tomorrow is brighter and filled with lots of pinched ripples! He he he he!

Christina said...

Starbucks but I wouldnt now which one (glass bottle) cause we dont have a starbucks in my town:(

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

Did Illinois become your favorite place to visit?
I'm sure it was. Being in the midwest and all. :)

Kathryn said...

Vanilla Frappuccino! Hey, it is good! I tried one yesterday, and liked it. Way too good. This could be dangerous!

Bj said...

Oh My!...love to start my day reading your blog...the bathtub scene almost made me spew muh cawfee all over muh puter tho...still laughing..in fact, I'll probably chuckle all day thinking about it...love the pics, your babies are sooooo precious....huggers, Bj

Christie said...

I am loving Gabbi Girls pics. I remember bathing with my son when he was Gabbi Girl age and him going after my n...... lol Oh the days that I would love to go back to. Now my boys are 16 and 11 :(

Suzy said...

Look at Gabbi girl go! She was working her way off the bench...Your story was hiliarious!! I can sooooo remember those days. My girlies are 16 and 13 now though :( Enjoy it because it doesn't last long. Loved the photo shoot and can't wait to see Ellie's pics. Have a GREAT day!!

Renee said...

Love the Halloween bow in Gabbi's hair. Too cute! My guess as your favorite to visit is New York.

Melissa said...

Great pics of Gabbi!!
I can totally sympathize with the bath thing. There are nights were I can't move without sitting on a toy, and those things are uncomfortable!! LOL
People already guessed my original guesses, but I'll go on a limb and say Icees b/c I want one right now so badly.

Sharidrew said...

Oh MO, you make me laugh!! I must say that it is a little TMI but still funny. Just think, Gabbi is working on her fine motor skills..hahaha

I would also have to guess New York but I wouldn't be first. So, I'll say you love the beach! (just cuz no one has said that! LOL) I' sure it's starbucks but I have never had one, so I sure wouldn't venture to guess!

Sorry your day was stressful! Hope you have a better Tuesday!

God bless,
Shari

Denise said...

Those are the cutest pictures! I guess New York,but I am sure I am not the first, poo!

Mary Allison said...

Cute chillren.
Fraps and uh, colorado or new mexico.

Mary Allison said...

I mean arizona.

Stephanie said...

Frappucinos and New York. The girls are getting so big and cute.

Stephanie

Diana said...

Hi Mo ~ I am going to go with my home state, New York! Seriously, where can you get as much entertainment as you can there. There's no place like it in the world. Go Yankees!!!!!

Kilgore Kids said...

Your drink is the Frappucino and the state has to be New York. Love all the pics. The girls are adorable together.

randybethmo said...

I just love your posts - pictures and randomness. You are sure to get a giggle or two or three out of me though. Thanks so much for sharing. I can wait to get online just to read your posts. My daughter even looks forward to it -- however, her homework has to be done first...great incentive! :)

My guess... Green tea frap! I have followed you for so long, but don't remember... so I put my FAVORITE! ha ha

snekcip said...

Awww man, I have been out of town for the past few days and chiming in late on a contest! Guess that's what I get for attending a family reunion instead of being on the computer!! I guess I gotta get my priorities in order, don't ya think!! LOL!!!

I think they beat me to the "drink", so I'm gonna guess that is the BEST STARBUCKS in MONROE, LOUISIANA!! *hey I tried* okay my guess on Fav place to visit is Canton, TX!!

BTW My littl

MaryH said...

Sorry, I did not post - the pictures are precious - love the bath story - people have already guessed the favorite drink - my guess for favorite state is New York - for containing NYC!!! Just a hunch - keep the pics coming - sorry it was so RAINY and cloudy when you were in the St. Louis area! But we are experiencing the wettest October on record - go figure! Come back again some time!

amyecpa said...

Love the pics of Gabby!!! My guess for the favorite state is Arizona. I always want to leave a comment, but I've issues with being able to log-in. Sorry =<

Amye Smith

Elizabeth said...

Cute Pics! Cute girlies!

My guess: Mountain Dew Code Red
(you need the caffiene)

Audrea said...

Favorite place you've been: New York and your favorite drink: Dt. Coke. Gabbi is adorable in the pictures.

kimybeee said...

frapps and ohio because of canton! I know about the touchy phase. Our daughter noticed things about the time she started walking. I totally get it!!!

that gabs is adorable and ellie cracks me up. she is so grown up!!!

kimybeee said...

by the way, you won't ever get to use the bathroom alone again. mine are 13 and 15 and the only time i get in there without being barged in on are when they are not here.

TINA said...

Omg that story had me crackin up. Those girls are both so cute, I love how smiley Gabbi is!
Im going to guess Frappuccino for drink and NYC as your fave city.

TINA said...

Im going to guess Starbucks frappucino, and NYC for fave city to visit.
I loved that bath stoy, it had me Laughing out loud, your girls are too funny!

Michele said...

I am sorry, I have been slacking!! Love all of the pictures of those sweet girls!!!

Missy said...

frappucinos!

Jen said...

I'd say your FAVORITE drink is your Starbucks Frapuccino. I'd I would guess your favorite state is Florida, since you had your nice long vacation there.

Liloia Family said...

Favorite State: New York
Fav Drink: Slurpees

That was a cute story about the tub, I can understand your frustration!! Sometimes a girl just needs a bath with her book and no one interrupting her!! But that doesn't happen often when you are a Mom to little ones. Someday you'll wish they were bugging you to come in again. It all goes by so fast!

Mackenzie Holley said...

Coffee? And New York? IDK. Cute pics!!!

Mackenzie

Mackenzie Holley said...

and by coffee i mean frappucinos....

Debbie said...

The pictures are awesome you have the two cutest babies. I love your post and seeing their pictures. It just brightens my day. I would say that your favorite place would be New York City. Debbie