Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Major Meltdown

First, a little background on my children. Emma, my dear, sweet Emma...she is mild mannered, semi-quiet and never NEVER throws fits. She is my tender hearted child. Hannah, my wild one...now she can throw a fit. She knows how to throw and fit and isn't' afraid to do so.

That being said, imagine my surprise this morning when Emma had her "meltdown". She got up this morning and laid in our bed while we got ready. I went to her room to get her clothes, so she could get dressed. I guess she knew what I was doing, because she said "Mommy, I want to wear my red dress." I said, "No, Emma. It is way to cold outside to wear that dress."

And the fit began. Emma looked at me and Yelled...I MEAN YELLED "YOU NEVER LET ME WEAR WHAT I WANT TO WEAR!" I was standing in her closet and whipped around to give her a look. She was staring at me like I was the devil.

I honestly, didn't know what to do at that point. I told her "Do NOT speak to your mother like that!" She stormed out. I was shocked...I mean...completely floored!

I stood there and thought, "I should have just let her wear the dress and she would have been cold. Then, she would have learned her lesson." "But, I am supposed to protect her...plus, if I give in now, she will think she can have whatever she wants when she acts like that...NOPE...NOT GIVING IN!"

So, I took her clothes to her, which were some super cute dark wash jeans and a fabulous purple sweater. I told her to get dressed. That's when it got worse. Her response, "NO, I AM NOT WEARING THAT"

So, we had to have a talk about being disrespectful, got a spanking and finally, I just MADE her get dressed. She wouldn't talk to me for the rest of the morning. On the way to school, I asked her what was wrong. She told me that she hated her shoes and she doesn't like blue jeans because they button. (say what!?) I just let that one go....

When I took her to school, I told her bye, kissed her head and told her to have a better day than she was having morning. I guess she is still mad, because she just looked at me and I think daggers shot out of her eyes at me!

I didn't know this kind of stuff started at 4!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Wild Williamson Weekend

This weekend was busy...VERY BUSY!

Friday night, Emma had gymnastics. They had their "Halloween" fun, since everyone will be out trick or treating next Friday. Emma had so much fun. They worked on the bars this week and Emma is getting very good at them. Then, they got to play with the parachute. Everyone took their turn running around as the others stood on the outside flapping in to make bubbles. Then, they got underneath it like a tent. Emma loved it!

After gymnastics, we made a flying trip to Fayetteville to meet the Barnhart's for dinner. We had a great time eating catfish and watching the kids play.

Saturday, Travis turned the BIG 2-5! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TRAV! We had family pictures made at James at the Mill and Wilson park. Then, we went to lunch at Travis's favorite, Jason's Deli. We stopped by the mall for a little bit and headed home. Everyone was pretty tired and we all took about an hour nap. After nap, it was PRESENT TIME FOR TRAVIS! Later, we listened to the Razorback game on the radio. Everyone was pretty pumped up until the BAD call at the end. During the game, the girls put on their tutus and did a little Razorback Ballet for us. It was so cold Saturday night, that Jack has become an inside dog...at least at night.

Today was just a lazy day at home. We went to breakfast with Honey and Daddy Brooks for Travis's birthday. Emma went over to Caden Barnhart's house to play for a little while. Travis and I just cleaned up and gave Hannah some 1-on-1 attention. It was a good relaxing weekend.

**If you are wondering where we got the FABULOUS Razorback Tutu's, check out Bibs & Cribs!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hula Baby

Honey and Daddy Brooks just got back from Hawaii. They sent the girls two wonderful books signed by the author and some super fabulous Hawaiian gear!

Tonight, we played dress up in these super cute Hula skirts. Thanks, Honey and Daddy Brooks!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"We like to move it move it!"

Travis has been out of town this week working. So, the girls and I have just been doing what girls do...mani/pedis, barbies, tea parties....the ususal.

Well, last night, we got to go to a pre-screening of "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa". The company I work for makes the video game that is coming out, so we got an invite.

Let me tell you...rushing to pick up two little girls and get them fed, ready and to the movies before 6 was quite the challenge. However, we made it with time to spare. Even with two trips to the bathroom and standing in the concession stand line, we didn't miss one minute of the movie. (I'm awesome!)

One of Emma's friends from school, Bennet, and his parents were there. Emma and Bennet just HAD to sit together (since Ashton Peschel brough Kiana, I think Emma was out for revenge!). We had a great time and the kids loved the movie. Hannah even sat still and stayed awake the WHOLE time. It was nuts!

So, when the movie comes out in November...go see it! (then, go buy the game...it rocks!)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Yummy Yum Yum!

I just realized I haven't posted anything in a long time, at least a long time for me.

We have been really busy, but I haven't take any pictures lately. I know...right!?

We didn't do much this weekend. Saturday, we ran a few errands and hung out at home. Today, Travis and the girls when fishing and I cleaned house. I even re-arranged my living room and dining room.

The girls and I just got done baking cookies. (With a little help from Betty...ehm Crocker). We had fun and the cookies were fabulous. Both of the girls put their little aprons on and cooked away. I am sure more dough was eaten than was actually turned in to cookies, but what can I say...they ARE my kids!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I've been Tagged!

Thanks, Tosha, for tagging me (even if I was a borrowed friend! :) ) . I have always wondered why no one tagged me!
So, the rules are, I have to list 7 random things about myself:

1. I was the Salutatorian of my class and didn't write my graduation speech until six hours before graduation! I thought our principal was going to kill me

2. I married my high school sweetheart. I know...soooo cliche and small town right!?

3. In college, I was a pre-med major...then changed to a fashion design major...then changed to a pre- law major...all before settling on business!

4. I worked at a daycare for 4 months in college and at that point decided I was NEVER having kids.

5. I have an extra bone in my right foot.

6. I am terrified of cocker spaniels because of the one we had when I was a toddler named Tara. Tara used to bite my diaper and make it hard for me to walk. She also destroyed all my Barbies.

7. I am obsessed with all the Barbies in the Barbie House being put away just right (like the box had them seated when we bought it). So every night, when we are cleaning up, I sit in the floor of Emma's room and arrange everything like it is "supposed" to be. (this can probably be blamed on #6)

Now, I tag Cassidie, Molly, Jamie, Candi, Lindsey, Bev and Andrea.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Is that a Dooney?

A girl will never tell! Thanks, Cassidie, for the FABULOUS purses.

Last night, the girls played and played with their new purses. They put things in them...took things out of them...swung them over their heads...the usual "girly purse" things. Emma even slept with hers last night!

This morning, Hannah came walking out of her room with her sassy (passy) in mouth, blanket dragging behind her and her PURSE ON HER ARM! Oh the joys of being a mother of girls!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mustard Anyone?

Who would give their 18 month old MUSTARD with their corn dogs for dinner? And without a bib? Craziness...just plain craziness!

All About Me Poster

TA DA!!! Here is is...our finished product!

**Emma told me her poster was the best of all the ones she has seen so far! YAY FOR MOMMY!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I am THAT Mommy...

This morning as we were walking out of the door, Emma said "Mommy, do you have my poster?" I looked at her like she was crazy. I didn't know what she was talking about. She went on to explain that she was supposed to make and take an "About Me" Poster to school to present to her class. I asked her when it was her turn to present and she said she didn't know.

I dropped her off thinking that today was the first day for this and the posters were due at the end of the week, since this was the first I had heard of it and Emma remembers EVERYTHING! So, I asked to front desk to find out and give me a call once class had started.

I recieved a call about 30 minutes after I got to work saying "Yes, Mrs. Williamson. Emma's table presented their posters yesterday, but if Emma wants to she can go with another group." I was shocked. All I could manage to squeak out was a "Thank You" and I hung up. I held it together pretty well...but was definitely fighting back tears.

I tried to call Travis and find out if he knew anything about this "poster" since he had been dropping off and picking up for about a week now and probably wasn't checking her folder. (I should have known something was up when there were NO papers being brought home...)

I was running all over NWA trying to gather stuff up for this poster. I was in line with a foam board (because ours can't be JUST a poster now that it's late...it has to be the BEST IN THE CLASS!). Lucky for me, the foam board didn't have a UPC. So, price check it is. Have you ever waited in line for a price check at Walmart!? It takes FOREVER!

While I was impatiently waiting and running the layout of the poster/pictures/stickers/flowers/glitter/feathers through my head, Travis called. Right there in Walmart, I broke down. The tears just started coming and I could barely explain to him what was going on. All he knew was I was upset and "the worst mother in the world". Side note: Travis FREAKS out when I cry...or any girl cries, but especially me...because I just DON'T. Finally he figured out what I was saying and said "It's all my fault. You are a wonderful mother. You are the best mother in the world. I love you. Please don't cry...please...please don't cry. I am sorry...please don't cry."

The funny part of this story is, the whole time I was waiting on my price check and having my break down, the little cashier was just staring at me with eyes as big as saucers. Then, the guy in line behind me went to another line. At first I thought it was because of the whole price check thing. Then, I saw he got in a LONGER line. Those people thought I was a loony toon!

Needless to say, I am very upset. I checked with the school and Emma was not worried at all about not having her poster, because she said "My mommy will take care of it for me." I guess I just feel like a bad mom. I try, but I am not sure I do a good job....but at least my little girl was not upset (that's all that really matters).

So, tonight...Emma and I are going to make the BEST About Me poster in the history of Coleman's Pre-K. I can see it now...they are going to ask me if they can keep it to show future Pre-K classes what a REAL poster looks like! (Pictures will be posted...so I can redeem myself)