Thursday, November 24, 2016

Oy with the poodles already!

October 5th 2000, honestly, I'm not sure how I spent my birthday that year. My beautiful, brilliant, baby was nearly 6 months old, which means the crying had subsided and the crawling hadn't quite started. That day however, a new show came out. A show I would fall in love with. A show I would watch repeatedly for years. Decades even. A show that would eventually give my 4th daughter her name. Gilmore Girls.

I had a baby, Tom Brokaw, and Thursday nights (it moved to Tuesday later), Gilmore girls to keep me company on the lonely days. I knew very few people in Las Vegas. I had zero friends.

This fun new show was peppy and fast paced. There was a cool mom with a teenage daughter. They had each other, they were lonely sometimes but they always had each other. Maybe someday my crying baby would grow up and we could hang out and be friends. Spoiler Alert - That did not happen. She is 16 now and prefers her peer's company to mine.

My third baby was born 7 weeks early, 18 days before my birthday. She had to learn to breathe, swallow, and eat all at the same time. It was a tough process. All I wanted that year was to sit, and hold my baby, on my own couch, and watch Gilmore Girls. Miraculously it happened! October 5th, 2004 I was home, holding my baby, and watching my show.

Years went by, the show went through some ups and downs, and I still watched. It finally went off the air, I cried, and watched the re-runs. I bought all the seasons on DVD, and watched those, repeatedly.

In 2012 I had another beautiful baby. ElCid and I were at odds on what to name her. We settled on Lorelai and we call her Rory. Yep, we are those parents. The ones with the pop culture reference as their child's name. We get mixed reactions to it. Some people are totally confused, they don't know why Rory is a short version of Lorelai. Other people TOTALLY realize what we did and get a *should I ask or is this offensive* look on their faces and cautiously ask "Like Gilmore Girls?" When I happily say yes, their reactions range from happy fan girls to smirky you-named-your-kid-what.

Gilmore Girls is a happy place. It is inside jokes only the cool kids get. It is aggravating. It is tiny details that loop around and don't always add up ;) It is debating. It is love. And caring. And happiness.

I am so excited to be just over an hour away from the REAL conclusion that the series should have had. Bring out the tissues, get a pillow ready for screaming, and binge watch all 6 hours.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

My favorite model

 Jr. was very happy to be a model for me today, almost as happy as she was to be a model a few years ago. Time does fly, she's getting so grown up!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Last Day of School!

Here it is, the last day of school has arrived! And pictures, because this totally happened.
We start off with my, about to be a 6th grader!! She got a LOT taller this year!  
And since she's finishing elementary school here she is on her first day of Kinder and her last day of 5th.

My Lovie, on the first and last day

My high schooler on the first and last day.

And Jack-Jack who will go to pre-school in the fall!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Happy New Year!

I blogged for 7 years and then stopped. I'm going to start again, I think. We'll see how it goes!



So that was what happened last year, can't even guess what this year will bring!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Once Upon a Time I had a baby, because people said it would be fun...
 after 4 months of non stop screaming I began to doubt the sanity of those people.

My baby grew and grew, she locked people out of the house, laid hot irons face down on carpets, and encouraged Jr and My Extra Kid to make MESSES

She also told funny stories, drew great pictures and found her singing voice.

As she continued to grow taller and taller she got to be a lot more fun, she performed in concerts, went on exciting trips and continued to excel in school, and singing.

Some days I start to believe those people that said having a baby would be fun, now that she's growing up!
My beautiful baby girl is headed off to high school in the fall and I couldn't be prouder.

Happy 14th birthday Fred!