Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The~Real~LifeOfNancy in pictures. (and a funny ending!)

Jenn has discovered the ~real~ life of me on her visit. The aspect where I'm really not exciting and fun!

We had a wonderful time hanging out, but we spent most of the time just in the house, not doing much. But come on, we had ~4~ kids with us who had to nap and sleep early and whatnot. When I picked up Jenn at the airport, it was one of the first questions I asked her, "Do you want to plan to do a bunch of stuff or let babies rule?" "Let babies rule" was her answer, so we did.

Thursday - She had a long day of traveling, so we stopped and got food on the way home from the airport then hung out together without my kids, whom were all in school. We realized we felt like old friends immediately and there was no awkwardness! She even brought me tons of gives. The magnets, shot glasses and over the knee socks (which I already spoke of in the last message). We went to get Ella and then went to the grocery store to get stuff for the menu we made up for the 5 days she'd be here (with 6 people to feed, you gotta be planned out!) and we just did exactly what we said we'd do - we let the babies rule.

Karl trying on Jenn's handmade sweater and hat ...




Here are Caiden and Karl hanging out at one of the toys ...




Karl was enthralled with miss Caiden ...




Jenn actually got a picture of "the grin" of Karl's, the one I've been trying to get on camera for awhile ...




Friday - I got up to get Ella off to school and Jenn and Caiden slept in. I was happy they were able to recharge their batteries after such a long trip the day before. Once awake, we all got ready and everyone, minus Tom and Ella, got packed into the car for the drive to Northwest Denver. We were meeting Lavender Luz (Lori) from the fantastic blog, "Weebles Wobblog ... and we don't fall down".

Can you believe three of us didn't take a picture? Yeah, we suck! So we eat a nice lunch at Noodles then go across the street and take the kids to, no other place than a liquor store! It was a huge one and we picked up a few bottles of belgium bear, guinness, pear cider and wine. Mmmmm.

We got home in time to get Ella from school at 3:30 and spent the rest of the evening just chillin. We ended up making a big spaghetti dinner and sat around with full bellies...




When they were all together (which was all the time) things were a bit overwhelming! ...




Saturday - The day was spent at home playing around and then we got ready for some bad ass Roller Derby!

Mommy and Karl watching some awesome girls ...




We got a box seat so we could spread out a blanket and have room for the kids to play, which we found to be a great plan. Here are the babies (and Ella) watching derby from their seats ...




Sunday - We woke up to SNOW! (maybe 4-5 inches) so we ended up having a snow day. Our tentative plans for the day were all outside and we didn't want to go to the mall or something like that, so we stayed in and kept warm.

It certainly didn't seem like Karl got the idea of "staying warm" ...




Miss Caiden had never seen snow, so we brought in some to the house. She'd take a big handful and just stuff it in her mouth, just ignoring how cold it must have been. When I took it away from her, she got PISSED, so we let her play with it until it was pretty much all gone ...




Monday - We got Ella off to school at 8am, then Karl and Allison went to school at 9:45a. Miss Caiden went down from a nap since she didn't sleep well (she got her FIRST TOOTH!) so I went out and got some coffees for me and Jenn and we just took our time relaxing and packing Jenn up to go home. She had to be at the airport at noon, so we didn't have much time. I planned on taking them to downtown area to walk around but forgot miss caiden needed that nap. Instead, Bay (Laurel) from the blog Simply Bay's Place, came over to meet Jenn and Caiden. (Laurel was in a car accident last week so stop by and give her some nice healing comments please!). When it was time to go, off we went to the airport.


All in all, it was a GREAT visit. Jenn even left Caiden's blanket for us to keep because it ~perfectly~ matched, like no joking, Karl's room. She made it herself and I thought she accidentally left it so I packed it up in a box to ship back, only to get a message from her that she meant to leave it as a thank you gift. She's fucking awesome. It was just too much of a gift, but she insisted, so we have a new favorite blanket for Karl.

True, we didn't do much, but with 4 kids to content with, we actually did quite a bit! I hope she had as nice as a time as I did.


And now for a "Nancy story" - you know, one of those things that can only happen to me.

I have been coughing this weekend due to a tickle in my throat. I have a runny nose so Jenn suggested it was from that, which I agree with. I just keep coughing and I cough until I gag. And then occasionally, I gag until I throw up.

So. I'm driving home from the airport and I start coughing. Then gagging. I do NOT want to throw up while driving, so I'm telling myself "Don't puke. Don't puke. Don't puke." I roll down my window for air and try to take deep breaths. But it doesn't work.

PUKE.

My mouth was overly full, I couldn't swallow it. Thankfully I have my window open. Unfortunate I have my seatbelt on. So I simply bend over and puke on my lap.

Seriously. What is wrong with me? I don't puke on the floor or OUTSIDE the freaking car. I puke on my lap.

Oh. And I had just finished a starbuck's mocha so it was a chocolate puke. Nice.

(p.s... these were pictures Jenn left for me and there were NO pictures of her on them! But I took lots of pictures and once I download them from my phone, I'll put some more up.)

18 comments:

Sweet Pea said...

glad you had such a nice time !!!

rofl...puking on your lap, sounds like something I would do..lol

mommybird said...

Sounds like a great week. When my two best friends and I get together that's about all we do. We have seven kids between the three of us so babies have to rule or we just go insane :)

jenn said...

Thank you again! I really did have such a nice time- just getting some relaxing recharge quality time with Caiden made it more than worth it!
Oh yeah- and getting to meet you & finding out that we really should be living closer to each other since we get along so well was pretty good too! ;o)


I have so much to put away & take care of today that I may just be lazy & link to your post since you totally got me beat on getting it up!

Sarah R said...

Sounds like you guys had so much fun! I am jealous of Jenn.

I can't believe you threw up in your lap--OMG. I am such a germophobe, I don't know what I would have done in your shoes! Yikes!

Lavender Luz said...

I realized when I clicked over that WE TOOK NO PICTURES!

Bad moms, bad bloggers.

LOVED our lunch together, especially "dessert" -- the trip to the liquor store.

Cute patooty photo. Allison, Karl and Caiden were as good as can be.

And the BIG question: where's the pin?

Lisa said...

Sounds like you had a great time! The kids look so cute together. I love the group shot.

Birdee said...

LOL, Your so funny.
I'm glad you two had a great time. Can't wait to see more pics.

Elizabeth said...

LMAO! Everytime I fly, I now jack one of those airline puke-bags. I keep them in my console just for occasions like this!

Jen said...

Looks like you two had a blast. Love the pics of Karl and Caiden together!

Ella said...

What a fun visit! I love the "let the babies rule" motto - and they are all so freaking adorable!

Robin said...

I was starting to get worried about you! I forgot you had visitors. I thought the pin had taken you down. (Any news there?)

Sounds like an awesome visit!! DH pukes when he coughs like you do. I thought he was the only one!

Kristin said...

SOunds like a fabulous visit but, OMG, chocolate puke! Nothing smells worse.

Sara said...

I am so jealous - it sounds like you all had a great time together!!

And I am totally grossed out that you puked on yourself. Only you!

Jen said...

It sounds like you and Jen had a great time! I'm still jealous that I don't live closer.

Thanks for all the pictures. I love the one of Karl standing there all naked.

I cant' believe you puked on yourself...only you...only you.

Hey whatever happened with the whole pin incident?

akaiser said...

Those are the friggin cutest pictures I've ever seen. The best is Karl's booty! OOOOOOOOOOh how I loooooove baby booties. I could squeeze my daughters little booty for hours, it so darn cute and chunky.. my husband thinks I'm a weirdo!

Hope you are feeling better! Sorry you puked on yourself :(

theclam said...

That does not sound so boring to me Nancy ;)

Oh my word and puking on your lap... yikes! Glad I did not have to clean that up ;) Feel better soon honey.

xxx

PS-> Did the pin come out?

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you had fun.

Well...except the puke thing. I was nursing my DD once and got sick. Rather than stop nursing her and go to the bathroom to puke I thought I'd be able to hold it off. I ended up puking all down my chest and almost on my daughter.

Anonymous said...

i've done taht before too.... driving to work after coffee...

so sucked...