Jan 2, 2013

MOVING BLOGS....

a new year, a new blog.


www.hairykeri.blogspot.com

that's right, hairy keri. you read that right.

so, update your links.

Dec 11, 2012

THE GIRL WHO CALLED PUKE, AND A LOVELY WELCOME HOME.

send donuts.
 
because nothing else sounds good right now. nothing.
 
anyway.
 
dave and i took some days off to do a mini roadtrip - just the two of us. we headed south to little rock and then to kentucky.
 
it was much fun and much needed.
 
and then we came home to our delightful, germy children.
 
as soon as we picked them up, hallie complained about feeling sick. this is not unusual. at all. so we ignored it. completely. all evening. at wal-mart, home, before bed, everything.
 
and then yakked in her bed, all over her favorite, huge bear (ruined it) and the run just continued allllll night long. pretty much on the hour, every hour she was barfing. poor baby. she was so tired and disoriented and it was pretty heartbreaking.
 
so this was saturday night. sunday she was pretty puny. laid around, didn't feel great, etc. but she hadn't puked since 7am sunday morning and i didn't like that she literally hadn't had a single nibble of food since saturday night. so i forced her to eat yogurt.
 
big mistake.
 
commence the barfing.
 
so i stayed home with her yesterday from school (so long perfect attendance) and she was soooo pathetic. all day long. fell asleep on the couch, just...was puny.
 
but the rest of us were great!
 
until about 9:30pm and then i started all. night. long.
 
and now i want nothing to eat. except donuts.
 
gross.
 
the end.

Dec 3, 2012

PARENTING IS HARD. AND 2ND PLACE FINISH?!

i've been stressed out lately about making the right parenting choices. i feel like hallie is somewhat overscheduled, yes, but i also feel like we are overscheduled with things that aren't even her talents.

isn't that weird? i mean, talk about first-world problems.

anway.

i worry about these things. she's in dance on monday nights, tumble team on tuesday nights and horses every other wednesday. that's a lot, to me.

and she is so-so about dancing, loves tumbling and LOVES horses. but we can't do tumble team without doing dance, unless we want to do tumble team two nights a week. not fair, but thems be the rules.

so now we have hallie in one thing that she doesn't really like (dance) and another thing she isn't great at (tumbling). and we're thinking about doing away with the one thing that she truly loves (horses). so...how much sense does that make? NONE.

she is a fantastically awesomely strong swimmer. but to add swim lessons would be too much.

and we've already commited to tumble team for the year, because we're paying a ridiculous amount of money for a leotard that is still on order.

bah. we should have ditched the dance and the tumble team, and just done swim and horses. period. grow the talents, right?

too late.

there's always next year. i need to calm down.

IN OTHER NEWS HALLIE GOT 2ND PLACE (OUT OF 10 GIRLS!) AT HER TUMBLING MEET YESTERDAY (which was wonderfully hysterical and 100% unexpected).



Nov 30, 2012

HORSEBACK RIDING.

so, we're thinking of pulling the plug on horseback riding.
 
at least, until she's a little older. she does great, she has talent, but she can hardly pay attention and tends to do her own thing.
 
she has the attention span of a gnat right now and...yeah. we're not sure she's mature enough at this point. and it's not like this is a cheap activity.
 
i don't know.
 
she loves it. and she is good at it, but i don't think she is mature enough to listen or learn anymore at this pont.
 
i don't know.
 
dad, are you devastated?
 
(this piture is OLD, but so funny. and this will be her when we tell her...if we go that route)

TESTING...KELLY, ARE YOU CORRECT?



you are!
 
and also...this was a christmas card outtake last year.
 
good times.
 
thinking about not doing christmas cards this year...hmmm.

OUT OF MEMORY.

i tried to write a blog post this morning. it was just going to be pictures.
 
sadly enough, i got a message from blogger that i was out of memory for my photos.
 
what?!
 
so i can either pay to upgrade the storage space, no thank you, or i can move providers, sure, okay.
 
tbd

Nov 15, 2012

KILLS ME DEAD.

henry in overalls.
 
 
 
 
 
you're welcome.
 
also, dave dressed him this morning, which adds to the cuteness.