Friday, October 24, 2008

My Week In Review...

Busy! Michael's baptism in the morning, followed by a baby shower in the afternoon and Family Dinner at 3. All the busyness wore the girls out well, and they were in bed and asleep by 7.

I discovered the joy that is WiiFit while visiting with my mother, and it is safe to say that I've found a new addiction!

Rather un-eventful, in that everything that is supposed to happen on a Tuesday happened, and nothing that isn't supposed to happen on a Tuesday, well you know.

Visited Mom again, this time going grocery shopping with them (They, for their weekly groceries, me for Laura's birthday party on Saturday) after Dad got home from class. After trips to TWO McDonald's (the first was beyond nasty) we managed to eat dinner at 7:30. I didn't get home with the girls until 9. No big deal, except they're 3 and 4, and their bedtime is 7 pm. They finally fell asleep after 10, and me after midnight.

Awoken at 3 am by Laura, who had wet the bed and was sobbing "I'm not a Big Girl Mommy, I'm not a Big Girl Mommy". Between that, me reassuring her that accidents happen, she still is indeed a Big Girl, changing her sheets and changing HER, Maddyson woke up. Neither would go back to sleep, so I put a DVD on in my room, figuring they'd curl up in my bed and fall back to sleep. Sometime after Strawberry Shortcake's FOURTH run through (just past 6 am, I'd venture) I passed out and they took off. When I woke at 7:15, they were downstairs, and had broken one of my mother's DVDs. Cleaned that up. Did breakfast. Did snack time. Realized during playtime that something had gone horribly awry when Laura showed up in front of me, completely nude and covered in toothpaste. Upon investigating the bathroom, found that she had painted the toilet seat cover and side with toothpaste, using her sister's toothbrush. Cleaned that up. Did lunch. Did nap time. Did play time. Did dinner time. Dealt with melt-down when the girls discovered that Daddy was going to run to Grandma's to grab the laundry he'd forgotten to finish, and was only taking one of them. He refused to take both without me, and therefore I had to get dressed at 6:15 to take a two minute trip to grab a basket of Laundry. Did bedtime at 7. They fell asleep after 10. Again. WORST day of my mothering career to date.

Today wasn't so bad. Jake had last night off, so I was able to sleep until 8, when the girls fighting over something woke me. The girls were pretty well behaved today, we ran a few errands, paid a couple bills, and visited Jake's parents at work for a couple minutes since we were in the area. My parents came around 6 to take the girls over night, at which point I started cleaning the house like a madwoman (I say that, yet I have OCD, and you could, at any given moment, eat off of any surface in my house. I mean this quite literally, though I really hope you don't do that. I'd have to clean more. LOL) and prepping for Laura's birthday party tomorrow. It's at 1, and everything is ready. All that's left is to vacuum in the morning, buy a bag of ice, and put out the food at party time. Everything has been prepped, the decorations are up, extra seating is arranged, I've even got the parking quandry figured out! (We live in a townhouse complex with assigned parking).

Is party day. I'll let you know next week how it went. Hopefully it isn't a flop!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

House Quiz

What security question does Mr. Weasley ask Mrs. Weasley before he enters the Burrow?
What do I call you when we're alone?
What is the answer?
What two names does Mrs. Cole call Dumbledore when she takes him to see Tom Riddle at the orphanage? Dumberton, Dumberbore
What is the name of Ginny's Pygmy Puff? Arnold
What three D's are needed for apparating? Destination. Determination. Deliberation.
What spell did Harry perform when he was attacked by Dementors? Expecto Patronum
Who did an arrow salute at Dumbledore's funeral? Centaurs
What did Dumbledore set on fire to prove to Tom Riddle that he was a wizard? his (Tom's) wardrobe
What Christmas present did Kreacher give Harry? maggots
What is on top of the Weasleys' Christmas tree? a gnome from the yard, petrified, painted gold, and dressed in a tutu, with wings.
What was the most popular item at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes? nosebleed nougat
Why did Harry threaten to kick Ron off the Griffindor Quidditch team? because he was being so rude to the other players
What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow? you die
Who did Hermoine go to Slughorn's party with? McLaggen
Who is Mrs. Weasley's favorite singer? Celestina Warbeck
Who are the only two people who know the full contents of the prophecy made about Harry and Lord Voldemort? Harry and Dumbledore

Thursday, October 16, 2008

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
a. Rat
b. Frog
c. Cat
d. Lion
2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater
b. Butterbeer
c. Pumpkin Juice
d. Elf-Made Wine
3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
a. Gwenog Smith
b. Gwenog Jones
c. Glen Jones
d. Glen Smith
4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
a. 6
b. 3
c. 5
d. 4
5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
a. Cockroach Clusters
b. Sherbet Lemon
c. Acid Pops
d. Crystallized Pineapple
6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
a. Mermaid
b. Blast Ended Skrewt
c. Hippogriff
d. Unicorn
7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
a. Buttercup
b. Magenta
c. Royal Blue
d. Aqua
8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets
b. Cloaks
c. Wands
d. Hats
9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
a. 9 Galleons
b. 18 Galleons
c. 16 Galleons
d. 12 Galleons
10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
a. H.F.G.
b. H.E.F.
c. H.A.L.
d. H.K.D.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Dracula Swap Swag

Can you read my note? It says "Along with items (and creatures) found in Mr. Renfield's cell at the asylum, please find a momento from the wedding of Mr and Mrs Harker. Love, your swap pal." See my rat? He's very soft and fuzzy... Laura took him to bed last night. And my bugs? They're attached to my cowl, but once I took them off to go out in public, the girls stole those as well.
A pretty knitted barette for my hair. (I'm wearing it right now. :) )
A pin with an "R" stitched on it. This could be for "R"enfield, or for "R"onni. You decide. :)
My crofter's cowl, made with Manos del Uruguay. I've been wanting to make this, and have been wanting to feel this yarn, as my LYS doesn't sell it. Now I've gotten to feel it, and don't have to knit my cowl, it's already been done for me! I've worn the cowl for the past two days. I think I have thin blood, I'm always cold!

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