Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Princess Lazmine

It's showtime at the Lashley house...


"It's okay, Bode. Mommy is a little scared too."

Monday, April 28, 2008

You be green, I'll be sane

Top five reasons why I am not 'Going Green' anytime soon:

5. Baby Food: This stuff is gross and every flavor from ham dinner to mixed veggies is bright orange. Every feeding of this mush requires the use of at least 16 paper towels. You call it overboard, I call it necessary. I don't like orange stains in all of my kitchen towels, I only like brown dingy ones.

4. Convenience cleaning products are the closest thing I have to a maid: I don't have time to clean, and on top of that, I hate it. I use every convenience cleaning product available on the market. Windex wipes, clorox toilet bowl disposable thingies, pledge wipes, swiffer stuff, you name it. If it saves me 30 seconds then it has just saved the day.

3. Poopy diapers: I need plastic shopping bags to tie those stanky thangs up. If I didn't, you would be smelling them from your house - trust me. Reusable shopping bags are for people with children who's poop doesn't stink. And no matter what you may think about your precious child, it does.

2. Recycle bin or storage unit?: So all this time I thought the city had provided me a nice little storage bin for my garage. It holds random baby stuff that needs to be given away perfectly. It also holds sidewalk chalk, outside play toys, and dog washing supplies. Try it, I know you will love it.

1. Poop in the tub: You can not convince me that my swanky new bottle of Method All Purpose Cleaner, whose active ingredients are sunflower oil, lavender, and soda ash (what the?) can handle such a travesty, no-sir-ree-bob. I want something so strong that I become dizzy and my skin burns on contact.

"for everything there is a season...." I am going to enjoy this season and all the trash and toxic chemicals that go along with it.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

"Hey Kids, Mommy just ran her first 10k!"


"Is this supposed to impress us?"

Friday, April 25, 2008

Cinderella is so last century, Princess Lazmine is the next Super-Star!

There is no way to explain this in a way that won't make my child seem rather bizarre, but I find it hilarious so here goes: The following pictures are "Princess Lazmine" posing with all sorts of random things. Mia was pretending that these inanimate objects were children standing in line to take a picture with her.

This rain boot is Raegan:This napkin is Aidan:And finally the cucumber is Emily (sorry, Andrea):

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I'll sleep when I'm dead

To Do List
1. Put together fabulous new dining chairs that I purchased yesterday from IKEA.
2. Call IKEA and scream at them for leaving out one teeny-tiny part of one of the fabulous chairs.
3. Hide all the other things I bought at IKEA before Andy sees them and freaks.
4. Plan Married to Ministry luncheon with no budget - anyone want to try their hand at catering?
5. Plan New Member Dinner for our bible class, also with no budget(happens to be two days after MtoM luncheon).
6. Plan all-church missions dinner (week after bible class dinner).
7. Get ready for the marathon relay on Sunday (by get ready I mean maybe I should start training, like tonight.)
8. Get husband ready to leave for Ghana for a month. OK, technically not the entire month but I am rounding up because it makes it sound so much worse and makes him feel that much worse - thus the trip to IKEA yesterday. I swear those dining chairs are going to make my life easier when he is gone - I SWEAR!
9. Plan the coolest event in history, AKA the Bobby Murcer tribute dinner. Lots more on this fabulous event that requires me and hubby to travel to NYC to meet with current YANKEE PLAYERS later. Be still my heart.
10. Try and remember to feed children. Glance their way at least a couple of times today.
11. Pray. Pray and pray and pray that I can pull all of this off successfully. Prayer and coffee, my two best friends.
12. Quit blogging and get to work.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I don't know whether to laugh or cry

The following adorable pictures have given me some nightmares lately. Think SNL Spartan Cheerleaders if you will. Ever since we came home from Disney World Mia has been dressing up like different princesses and is making everyone stand in line to pose for a picture with her.





This is all fine and well, but I keep imaging her being 30 years old, showing up at the Magic Kingdom everyday dressed as some princess trying to convince the sweet little children to take their picture with her, followed by security guards having to escort her out of the park because she isn't a 'real' princess. I think I have seen too many Spartan Cheerleader skits on SNL. Who knew those things would come back to haunt me.
I know, I need therapy.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

My Other Children

I doubt you read this blog because A) pictures of Bode rolling over for the thousandth time don't really interest you (or anyone else) and B) you are too busy doing things that college kids do, like attacking unsuspecting ladies with water balloons. But, I just have to say you are awesome and I love that I get to mentor (or attempt to) college kids. I pray daily that Bode follows in your footsteps (especially the water balloon thing, that will take you far in life).

Observations from a Starbucks Junkie

So this morning in the Starbucks drive through the man in front of me waited in line for 15 minutes and when he finally got to the window it turns out all he ordered was a BOTTLED WATER. Who waits in line that long, at Starbucks no less, for a bottled water? A crazy person, that's who. It took all the self control I could muster to keep from rear-ending him for being so stupid. Who's the crazy person, now?
Then, in the time it took the barista (what kind of ridiculous title is that, anyway?) to take my money and hand me my coffee, she said "cool" 5 times and "awesome" twice. It was kinda cool...and awesome.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Yes, the Bodester is still alive

Update: Bode has a double ear infection and a burst eardrum.
I admit we should have taken you to the Doctor sooner. Sorry, dude, this is totally your Dad's fault (I don't know why but it is).

So I don't think that puss coming out of the ears is a good thing, is it? Apparently, Bode doesn't find it very comfortable. Does he have to be so particular?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Even the Anti-Princess had herself a good time



So I might have sworn I would never shop at the Disney Store, allow my child to watch movies where pretty girls marry handsome princes and ugly girls are left to die alone, and horror of horrors - let my child wear those ugly themed t-shirts. So I'm a hypocrite. So sue me.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Mia was the only girl to get to dance with Cinderella (in a Snow White costume, no less). She got her attention by running up to the roped off area (ignoring the 900 people in line to see her) and yelling, "Hey Cinderella, Where's your Step-mouver?" Mia getting to 'spin' with Cinderella. She can now die happy.


Mia with Jasmine. Andy can now die happy.

Mia has always been partial to Princess Aurora. She couldn't stop jumping up and down when she was talking to her.

Mia asked us why Belle was a 'different Belle' after she took this second picture. Our response: "Look over there at that ice cream. Do you want some?"
The ginormous fin was a little off-putting, but Mia was willing to overlook it.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

This is going to make you vomit, I'm just warning you

I am just going to be straight with all of you and tell you that my kid is so stinkin' awesome that I, myself, can hardly stand it. It almost makes me want to announce it to everyone in the entire blogoshere. But then everyone would hate me and I would have no friends, and I really want friends. Wait, I think I just did announce it to the entire blogoshpere. Crap. I still need to get some of that sleep that I mentioned in the last post.

Well, basically Mia was the model traveler and owned Disney World. I could go on forever about this but I feel my words would be inadequate. So here are a few pictures for those of you that are on the edge of your seat (Mom).


Nine hundred and ninety-six more to post soon. Try to contain yourselves.

I didn't know it was possible to smile this big

We saw this face A LOT the past week.
Many more pics to come later. We just came into town via rental car, thanks to our wonderful aircraft carrier American Airlines. Must....get....sleep...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Blogging Hiatus

We are off to Disney World, sans the 7 month old. Don't ever say you will never do something. I promise once you become a mother you will eat your words. This trip is a prime example. And I am so excited about seeing the look on her face when she enters the land of all things cheesy and ridiculous that I don't even care.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I don't know why I try



Any advice on how to get a decent picture of my children? I'll do just about anything short of paralyzing them. Wait, I might be willing to do that too.