Saturday, December 20, 2008

It Tickles!

I was stumbling around the internet using StumbleUpon when Ashlyn comes up to me with Emily's back massager that we got the other night because Emily has this chronic pain in a muscle that is right below her right shoulderblade (I also like it because it works very well for my bad shoulders). She has it bouncing off her head at low speed and is giggling. I kinda roll my eyes at her and chuckle inwardly to myself. A few minutes later, she is talking with it on her throat and laughing at the sillyness of her vibrating voice. I again chuckle inwardly to myself and carry on with my browsing. A few minutes after that, she is just giggling so I turn to see what is so funny.

I am sure you guessed where this was going to end up from the beginning, but there stood my five year old daughter looking like a character right out of Harry Potter astride her new Nimbus 2000 giggling uncontrollably. "It tickles!" she announced with glee.

With a palm planted against my forehead, I sent her off to show momma.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Little Friend

Hair Products

So, I was standing at the bathroom door waiting to take a hand load of hair bows and other girlie things in, when I heard Ashlyn exclaim, "It's like this thing is having a baby or something! It won't come out! Sheesh!" in response to Emily asking her if she had finished washing her hair.

Apparently conditioner is not very cooperative.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Man.. I was so upset. We walked out of Walmart and there was an owl in a tree. It was just sitting up there looking at all of us silly humans walking in and out of the store, and scaring the local Grackles into such a frenzy I was worried about bird poop bombardments. Of course! The one time I didn't have my camera was the one time when I could REALLY have used it. Sheesh. Well, we drove home, I ran inside and grabbed the camera, then ran back to Walmart (alone of course), but the little guy was long gone. Great. So I drove back home. Walked in the front door and Ashlyn asked if I got a picture of the owl. Nope. She handed me the following:

I have a great daughter.

Monday, October 20, 2008

And so it begins...

Today Ashlyn, (who is only 5) asked, "What's a boyfriend?"

Needless to say, I almost choked and laughed all at the same time. Emily explained in a very generic and broad manner as to what a boyfriend was, and finally summed it all up with, "You're too young to be thinking about a boyfriend."

Ashlyn's response, "Well... I'm thinking about it!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

All Tied Up

Well, tonight was a big night. Ashlyn has learned how to tie her shoes.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

There's Something Under the Bed!

Ok, side note so this will make sense. I have to have the head of our bed raised a little because of my occasional bouts of acid reflux when I am sleeping. It is sitting on two 3"x4" blocks and is raised about 3" off the floor. Not very much, but it does seem to help and doesn't seem to bother Emily. Plus we don't end up sliding off the end of the bed.


Ashlyn was in our room on our bed tonight watching a movie and drawing when she shouted for us to come in there. I opened the door and asked what was wrong. She said, "I think there is a mouse under the bed because it just dropped down!"

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tummy Rumblings...

"My tummy isn't hungry for junk food anymore. It wants dessert!"

Monday, September 8, 2008

Once Upon a Time

Ashlyn asked if she could tell us a little story this evening. This is how it went.

"Once upon a time, me and Nammy (my mother), were feeding Whisper (a neighbor's dog) some Cheetos. First Nammy gave him some, then I gave him a bunch. Then he threw up on her porch."

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Music Anyone?

We were walking into the store today and someone was driving around in the parking lot with their music cranked up as loud as they could get it. Ashlyn said, "I guess they want the whole city to hear their music."

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hand Stands...

I now know that I am getting old (or maybe just not in the shape I should be in). Okay, so I already knew this, but it was confirmed tonight during an "exercise" routine with Ashlyn.

We were doing all the easy stuff like jogging in place, jumping jacks, push-ups, etc, when she decided to show off her gymnastic skills and do some hand stands, which she is getting really good at by the way. I made sure she wouldn't land real hard on her back for a while, and after she did about 100 of them, I said (for some strange reason), "Let me try one." This must have been one of those times when my brain shuts down or something.

Anyway, I stood up, leaned over and actually kicked my legs up into a pretty decent hand stand. In the limbo period between having my feet in the totally wrong place (above my vertical body, and placing them back on the ground (where they are much better suited), I had this thought, "What is this gonna feel like when I land?"

Well, it HURTS. Having 205+ pounds dropped onto your foot bent at a weird angle does not feel good AT ALL.

At least Ashlyn was nice enough to say, "Good job, Daddy! That was a good hand stand!" as I hobbled out of the room.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

So funny...

I was saying words in Spanish and Ashlyn was trying to say them back to me when I said, "Todo el mundo!"

She came back with something like, "Todo belloondo," or something like that, then burst into a fit of giggles. She then stated, while continuing to giggle, "I am so funny I made myself laugh!"

Monday, August 4, 2008


So today is the first day back to work in a week, and also the first full day without Ashlyn who is at her Nana and Papaw's house. I am sad.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Sometimes my daughter can really surprise me with her deep thoughts. I was rambling on about how water molecules like to be near other water molecules, which is why we have rain, streams, rivers, and lakes. I then thought I would be smart and mention that it is sorta like how people like to be around other people (generally). People like to stick together.

Ashlyn remarked, "Like lovebugs? They are always stuck together. That's why they are called lovebugs. They also like to stick to people too."

I was too busy trying not to run off the road and fight back a fit of laughter to hear much of the rest of what she said.

Monday, July 14, 2008

So I decided to get a real blog account

I finally decided to make a real blog besides the one on myspace. I will probably continue posting in both locations since I don't post that often, so no worries to whoever decides to read this that usually looks at my blog on myspace.

Now I just have to wait for the little stinker to say something I can post... Which will probably not take long! :P