Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Saturday Afternoon with Angry Toddler

I was really stumped the past few weeks on how to entertain Angry Toddler on Saturdays. I usually only get a few hours of sleep right before he gets up in the morning.

My gal pal, Stacey, surprised me this week and wanted to bond with us. Her daughter, Stella, is Angry Toddler's bestest friend. They've known each other since birth. I love watching them interact because they are soo funny together.

Stacey and I rarely get to meet up anymore, since she opened up a new business last March. She's been really busy getting it up and started.

We took the kiddos to breakfast and then for some shopping. Angry Toddler even picked out his outfit for the day. He is hilarious. He's got quite the fashion sense now. He's leaning towards a "skater" look.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

I received this recipe last week. It is going to be in a cookbook that I will be talking about more next Spring-ish. Anyway, the people who know me best, know that I do not bake, cook, or do anything in the kitchen.

While I was making these, I was Google Chatting with Londie. She thought it was hilarious that I was baking. Even Angry Husband was perplexed. I was making these to take into work today. We do dinner every Sunday for our shift. I thought I would contribute this week. Everyone who ate them, really liked them. I'm so proud of myself.

Here's the recipe if you all want to try it. They are pretty easy to make.

* 1 1/4 Cups quick oats, uncooked
* 1 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
* 1 Teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 Teaspoon salt
* 1 3/4 Sticks butter, unsalted melted
* 1 Cup raspberry jam or preserves
* 3/4 Cup white chocolate chips, divided
* 1/4 Cup chopped almonds

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in butter until mixture is moist. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture; set aside. Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of an 8" x 8" square pan. Bake 10 minutes.

Spread raspberry fruit evenly over baked crust to within 1/4" of edges. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. Combine reserved crumb mixture with ramaining 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and almonds. Sprinkle over fruit mixture, pressing lightly into fruit, and all te way to the edge. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares and serve.

Makes 16 servings.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Ignoring Other Blog

Poor Angry Toddler. I have ignored his blog alot in the past year. I got so caught up with this blog. Apparently other people have noticed. Angry Toddler's Great Grandparents rely on his blog for updates, since we are really bad about calling them.

Angry Husband yelled at me this week for not updating his blog.

YAY!, I did four posts tonight on it.

I find it hard to update his blog when I have no photos of him. It's really hard now to get a normal picture of Angry Toddler. He runs away or covers his face with his hands. What happened to my cute toddler who would say "Cheese" for the camera?

#2 in the Entire Preschool

That's right. Angry Toddler was #2 wrapping paper salesman in his entire preschool. I'm soo proud of me, I mean him. I mean really, like the kid was out pimping people for money. I hit up everyone at my work to buy some wrapping paper and chocolate last week.

Pre-child, I used to buy from everyone who was selling something for their kid's schools. I decided that it was their turn and made every one of those people buy from me. We sold over $300 of goodies.

AT's classroom also won #1 class. They were able to get $250 worth of things for their classroom. AT, I mean I, got a $25 gift certificate to Starbuck's for being #2. I went and retrieved that gift certificate this morning. I wish I liked coffee, because it was a definately a caffeine morning. Instead, I got some yogurt and a blueberry muffin. They were still yummy though.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Air Conditioner Nazi

My mom is a total air conditioner nazi. She does not have air conditioner in her house. She doesn't think she needs it. Oh my god, it is soo hot in my parents house though. Seriously, every time I go over there, I'm sweating. She thinks that they get an afternoon breeze there, umm no. They actually own three houses and no one of them has air.

I am quite different than that. Having air conditioning is one of my guilty pleasures. I love it. I run my air 24/7 during the summer and warmer months.

My mom is currently freaking out about finances. This woman has no need to freak out. But, she called me this morning and was like, "Have you turned off your air? It will lower your electric bill. It's going into the Fall months." Umm no mom, I like my house to be at the temperature of a hotel room. I can't sleep when it's hot in my house.

We live in a one story house that gets extremely hot. There is no breeze. Plus, we have a 125 gallon salt water fish tank. We need to buy a chiller for it. A chiller cools down the water. Unfortunately, Angry Toddler still gets into everything, and we don't want him to break the chiller. So we just crank the AC on so that the fish tank won't get too hot.

You can tell when my mom has been in the house too. Everytime she comes over to watch Angry Toddler she turns off the AC. Angry Husband always comes home and announces, "Dammit, did your mom turn off the AC, it's like 80 something degrees in here."

I'm sure she will turn off the AC and give me the lecture sometime this weekend too. Mom, we still have another month of heat in California, maybe more, please let me enjoy my AC.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Teeth Makeover

I don't know why I didn't do a post on this months ago. I was going through my Photobucket account and looking at the pictures again. I guess I thought people would find me too vain, but hey what the hell, I am kinda vain. Ever since I was in my early teens, I started having alot of problems with my teeth. I can't tell you how many crowns, filings, and root canals I've had, but I know it's alot. Some of my teeth I've had worked on 2-3 times.

I went to a new dentist, Dr.Padideh Shafiei, here in town. The practice is brand new, but she has years of experience. I was having problems with my old dentist and wanted a fresh start. We started with some x-rays, and went over my dental history. She found that two of my crowns/root canals had problems, go figure. I knew that there was something wrong with them, but nobody could figure it out. My teeth have alot of problems, cause I was sick all the time as a kid (asthma, bronchitis, etc.). I was given some many prescription drugs, that the enamel was being eaten off my teeth. I paying for it as an adult.

Dr. Shafiei asked if I ever thought about cosmetic dentistry. Of course, I have. I live in Orange County, the land of cosmetic procedures. Well we discussed porcelain veneers. I was hesitant about the price, but I knew that I could make payments. I came home and discussed it with Angry Husband. He gave me his usual response, "If it's something you want to do, do it, I'm not going to hold you back." Well I decided to get them done, EIGHT teeth.

I then started going to Dr. Shafiei for the preparation procedures. We have to take lots of molds of my teeth, prep my gums, and some drilling. It was a very long and painful process. Seriously, I've never been in some much pain in my life. I couldn't even chew hard food for a couple of weeks, cause I have my temporaries in.

I had this done in April/May and I'm soo excited about the results. Seriously, the pain was all worth it. I remember how painful it was still, but I have no issues with them now. I do have a problem of smiling too much. My co-workers always make fun of me. One friend, Kim, says that I need to give a normal smile and not the fake smile I like to give now. I just can't help it.

Getting my teeth done, was part of my whole Angry Julie Makeover. I'm going to post some pics. You can tell that I've lost weight between the before/after pictures, plus I will include a now picture also. I know alot of people think about getting this done, but never know anyone who's actually gotten it done.




P.S. Please ignore my jacked up lipstick in my afters. My mouth was still numb and I barely got it on there.

Harvey's Seatbelt Bags

I admit that I'm a total bag snob. I guess since I wear a uniform, 40+ hours a week, I have turned my clothing obsession into a bag obsession. I have Coach bags, Burberry bags, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, but I think that my most favorite is Harvey's Seatbelt Bags.

I only have one bag from Harvey's, but I've had it for about 3 years. I originally purchased it from Nordstrom. Harvey's is an Orange County company, so I don't really think the word has gotten out about how cool they truly are.

This is the bag that I currently own.

This is the bag that I covet. I'm going to ask for it, for my birthday in November. It's a multi-colored. I saw it in person last week and I LOVE it.

I wish I would have known that they had diaper bags when Angry Toddler was smaller. I found this on their website, and I think it's so cool and practical. It's the perfect size to put lots of stuff in it.

I think I'm hooked on these bags, because of all the colors and patterns that they have. They have some neat stuff coming out for Fall. I go into the Louis Vuitton store every week. I used to dream about their purses. Even if I had the money, there is NOTHING that I like in their store right now.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A runner like you, mama

As we were leaving the park today, Angry Toddler saw a woman running on the street. He got all excited and pointed. He said, "Mama, mama, she's a runner like you, mama". I can't tell you all how good that felt. Seriously, when you're child sees someone soo athletic and thinks of you. I want those thoughts to stay in his head. I'm glad he will never be able to remember the lazy, larger Angry Julie.

I actually haven't ran much this week. I usually track my running with the RunLogger application on Facebook. It's pretty nifty. I've ran over 21 miles this week and averaged 4.79 miles on each run. That is not too bad. If I ever want to run a 1/2 Marathon, I need to get my miles up though.

I finally went to the doctor on Thursday this week, after having some issues for a couple of days. Ugh, I was right all along, and had a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). I seriously think it was from running; either from the long mileage and not showering right away (within the hour), or issues related to my mud run, which seems forever ago. I'm on all kinds of drugs right now, which make my stomach hurt.

Hopefully, I can do alot more running next week. I'm glad that the weather is getting cooler, cause I might be encouraged to run outside a little more.

I don't have an races planned right now either. I think I'm going to do one on Thanksgiving with my pal, Mo.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Today was not so bad after all

After finally waking up from my morning coma, I decided that I COULD NOT stand watching Noggin for five hours until my mom came over. I put a plan into action. I would take Angry Toddler to the park. This is a feat in itself right now. We are still in the midst of the potty training and I don't like taking Angry Toddler in public, in unfamiliar places right now. I really don't want to clean up his accidents.

I ended up taking Angry Toddler to Angels Playground in Costa Mesa. It's the first ever playground in Costa Mesa to allow children with disabilities to play side by side with their peers. I thought AT would really like it. I forgot that my parents took him there last month, mommy brain, oops.

Well he played on the playground umm, literally 10 minutes. I was more excited than him. And then he spied the most fabulous thing in the world, a bounce house. There were some guys setting up one for a birthday party that was gonna happen later. Luckily they were really nice. They let AT play in it for 20 minutes. The kid hated bounce houses at 2 and now at age 3, they are the best thing ever.

After bouncing, Angry Toddler moved onto the trails surrounding the park. He had me climbing up dirt and rocks. His real mission was to chase the ducks though. Those poor ducks. I chased him around the park for over an hour. I even took some pictures with my Blackberry. If anyone knows me, I always have it with me. I even sent some pictures to Angry Husband. He was actually shocked that I took AT to the park without him.

Unfortunately, AT did not want to leave the park when it was time to leave. So I had to do the "grab him by the waist and put him under my armpit while kicking and screaming" walk to the car. Good times. He was ok once we got to the car though.

I'm going to have to figure out some early Saturday morning excursions for the next couple of months. I will have him all to myself on those days and won't be able to handle sitting in front of the TV for all that time.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Four hours later and I'm here

So last night was night 3 of working nights. I got off at 2:30, came home and went straight to bed, in ummmm Angry Toddler's bed. I know that I can better sleep when I don't have a bear, I mean my darling husband snoring in my ear..

So at 6ish something AM, I hear Angry Husband's alarm go off. Of course he hits the snooze button. Then I finally hear him get up. The man cannot be quiet. I hear him in the bathroom, then yanking his shirt off the hanger in the closet.

Then I hear it....oh nooo.. Angry Toddler is talking to him. This means, AT is up. When I was working dayshift, my mom and Angry Husband would tell me, ohh ya AT sleeps until 8:30ish. I worked nights last year and knew that was not the case with me. Sure enough, he proved himself right, he was up at 7am, wide awake.

Mommy of the Year has not grocery shopped this week. I hate the grocery store. AH mentioned the grocery issue to me last night. I ignored him. Then at about 1am, I realized, ugh, what am I going to feed Angry Toddler. So once again, Mommy of the Year, went and bought some donuts. I couldn't remember what he liked, so I bought 3 kinds.

Then I got these reponses. "I want sprinkles on it mama". Ok here is one with sprinkles. "No, I want chock-co-lot sprinkles". Umm, we don't have that. How about a chocolate donut (chocolate bar). "Ok" He then takes his finger, licks the chocolate and pushes it away. My mom says he eats this stuff for her all the time. Once again, obviously I got my fabulous parenting skills from her.

So here I am, with a total headache cause my lack of sleep. A kid who won't eat. And Noggin on 24/7. Seriously if I have to watch Max and Ruby one more time today...

Gaming Widow

Angry Husband and I argue about "computer time" every day. This is the reason he bought me a laptop. Some times, I just feel more comfortable using the desktop. One of the reasons we fight over the desktop is because he has his "games" installed on it.

YES, my husband is a gamer. His computer gaming almost caused a divorce several years ago. He was playing that game, Everquest, almost 10 hours a day. It was pre-Angry Toddler but it still pissed me off. He would ignore everything in his life to play that game. He even started calling in sick to play. And to make things worse, his best friend played it too. So both of them would make plans to meet up and play online together. It was really frustrating. They would schedule these "raids" and play all night long. Finally, we had it out one day and he deleted his account and broke the CD for the game.

Well for the past few weeks he has been talking about a new role playing game. As he would expect, I roll my eyes when he talks about it. Well two days ago, he bought Warhammer Online. He played it for a few minutes on Wed night.

But last night, I wanted to kill him. Angry Toddler was starting to fall asleep on the couch. Angry Husband puts on one of those headset things with the mouth pieces and starts yaking away. Seriously dude, you are LOUD. He was talking to one of his co-workers on it. I could hear both conversations. I gave him my Angry Julie look from the front room, he gave me another one back.

Finally, Angry Toddler fell asleep and we moved him to his bed. I told AH, "Do you realize how loud you were? This can't go on every night." Angry Husband responded, "It's the headset, I need a better one."

He doesn't get it. Thankfully, I work the next 4 nights and won't have to endure this. Poor Angry Toddler.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Quote of the day from Angry Toddler

I think I shall randomly start posting some quotes from Angry Toddler. He's always got something entertaining today.

Angry Toddler had some Gymboree pirate underwear on today. Then all of the sudden, he wanted his shark underwear. I said, "No, they are dirty. You wore them yesterday."

He goes in the laundry and finds the shark underwear.

He promptly holds them up, while smelling them and says...

"These underwear are not dirty. I smell no poops. They is clean."

Ummm, yea. He settled for the Gymboree Halloween ghost ones....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Angry Husband's Cousin

AH's cousin, Jackie, got married this weekend. Her wedding took place in San Gregorio, CA, which is in Northern California. Unfortunately, the Angry Family was unable to attend due to work conflicts, finances, and well, umm an Angry Toddler who likes to misbehave at weddings.

Jackie sent me a sneak peak of her wedding photographs. Her photographer, Kerry Ling, posted some on his blog. The photos are under September 13, 2008: Jaclyn and Brandon Wedding.

Jackie loves "Vintage" themes and all "Things" Vintage. I think her theme was beautiful and perfect for her.

I didn't want to steal any photographs or anything, that's why I linked the blog. But, you can click on the link, and see for yourself, how beautiful is was.

Kerry Ling Photography

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Shift Change

As an employee in law enforcement, I'm destined to work shift work for my entire career. I've been working the day shift, or 1st shift for 9 months now. I got lucky.

From today through January, I will be working nights. We call it PM's; some people call it swing shift and/or 3rd shift. My shift is from 4pm to 2:30am. I work Fridays through Mondays. Yes, that is what being last in seniority gets you. I'm 5 out of 5, and I've been doing this job for 6 years now.

It's very hard for me to work nights now. When I was younger, I found it very easy to stay up all night, and sleep all day. Now, with a 3 yr. old, I just can't do that. Even if Angry Husband is home, AT and him are very loud.

This morning Angry Husband was fighting with Angry Toddler about picking out some clothes. Seriously, you give the child 2 options, you don't give him the entire closet to pick from. well AH got tired of AT fighting with him. When I got out of bed at 8-something, AT was running around in Gymboree underwear with surfboards on them. Whatever...

Another thing about working nights, is that it's hard to see. I had Lasik done in 1999. My eyesight sucks at night. I have to wear glasses now to read the street signs. I bought these glasses last year when I worked PM's then. I can't even find them today. They are probably in the center console of my personal car. I better have not lost them, they cost like $500. I have expensive taste.

I was able to get some running in today though, which made me feel a little better. I did it while AT and AH took a THREE HOUR NAP. I also did some laundry and ran some errands. Unfortunately, while running my errands my gas light came on. Ugh, I was almost late to work and did not want to get gas.

So guess who will be getting gas at almost 3am? ME!

I hope I can survive this shift. I'm still trying to figure out my eating and workout schedule. I usually gain weight when I work nights, because I eat like crap. Maybe I can do some better and longer workouts in the mid-mornings, and then nap on the days that AT is at preschool.

Wish me luck!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Angry Husband This Morning

I'm officially working nights now. Yesterday was my last day shift at work. Today I am off. I have a function to go to, but it's not until 8:30am. Which means I can sleep in since I don't have to be at work at 6AM!

Angry Husband had to get up early for a meeting at work. I think he was afraid he was going to be late. The man started rolling around at 4am this morning. It was not a good start.

His alarm then started going off at 5:45am. Of course he hit snooze. Then at 6am, it went off again. Snooze. Finally, I said, turn it off.

Then he started getting ready. I swear he was actually trying to be loud today.

I finally got up since I was awake already. Then the questions started.

Where are my cellphones? He has two: one for personal use, and one for work.
Have you seen my bluetooth?
Can you check the laundry for my bluetooth?

Ugh! He finally left. It's nice and peaceful.

I hope I have at least an hour of peace until Angry Toddler wakes up. That would be nice.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

New Blog Design

I'm currently working with a designer to have a new blog template done for my site. I've had this current template for over a year. I really do love this template, but I'm kinda bored of it. I'm actually shocked that it lasted this long. I usually change my mind fairly quickly.

I'm still thinking about what I want in a new design, and what represents Angry Julie.

I know for sure, that I want these things:
1. A two-column blog. So I have more room to write.
2. My posts on a white background, so they are easier to read
3. A bigger font. This font is TINY

I'm totally stumped on the colors though.....

Stay tuned!

Price Comparisons for Christmas Shopping

Angry Toddler received a catalog from Young Explorers yesterday. He picked out the Bruder Recycling and Garbage Truck from the catalog. The truck is priced at $79.95. YES, that is pricey, but I know that Bruder makes great trucks and they are very durable.

Well luckily, I'm a pretty savvy shopper. I've already found the truck cheaper at the following sites:

The Golden Apple Learning Store-$59.95

Image Toys-$64.95

Play Fair Toys-$65.95


I could potentially save over $20 for this truck by just shopping around. There are also lots of sites with Free and/or Reduced Shipping. If you start shopping early enough, there are deals out there.

I just wanted to type this, because luckily for the internet, we are able to bargain shop and we don't even have to leave our houses!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Mud Run Photo

So I did some Google-ing tonight. I found one SBSD Mud Run photo so far. It was taken by the San Bernadino County Sun. That's me, in the blue tank top. I had just passed mile 2.

I had no idea that there was still much, much, much more to go!

One of the Hardest Things I've Ever Done

Yesterday was my first ever mud run. I ran the 5K portion of the SBSD Mud Run. I had never ever done a mud run. My co-workers participated in Camp Pendleton's Mud Run, 2 years ago and they really liked it. I mean, who would do this again, if they didn't like it, right?

Monique, my usual running partner got me prepped for the race. I work black compression shorts, Nike shorts over the compression shorts, a tight black sports bra, and a tight fitting running tank top. I pair it with a pair of old shoes (well I retired my current shoes, due to mileage), and some thinner socks. I was stream lined as I could be. She told me that you don't want to be wearing any type of cotton, cause it only gets heavier when you're wet and muddy.

So we lined up to start the race. Before it even started, a firetruck pulled up alongside us. They turned on their hoses and sprayed the entire crowd. I was soaking wet by that point. We then started the race. The first obstacles that we hit were some cement barrels, and hay bundles. We had to hop over them. We then started running uphill. After we hit the peak of the hill, we made a left, and started on some obstacles. We went up and down little hills, at the bottom of the hills were mud ponds. Seriously, the mud was as thick as quick sand. I got stuck several times, but luckily there were lots of strong boys to help me out. This went on and on, until we had to climb another steep hill. Really, you couldn't run it, you just had to walk it, it was straight up.

Once, we ran down the steep hill, you thought you were at the Finish Line. Oh no, there were still tons of obstacles to go. We climbed over many steep hills, stomach crawled through some ponds, hopped wood walls/fences, and belly climbed some more.

When all was said and done, I was covered in mud on every inch of my body. My eyes were stinging from the mud, and my legs were throbbing. I look down at my knees and they were bleeding. They looked like hamburger.

We then waited in line for the showers. Yea, umm they sucked. Seriously, they were like tiny sprinklers suspended about 12 feet over our heads. We did not get clean at all. We then noticed that there was some kind of water truck over to the side. Well we walked over there and finally got semi clean. They had this water truck open like a fire hydrant on a hot summers day. We then had to walk back to my car and change our clothes. What a mess. Everything was caked in mud. We had to put everything in trash bags.

We all went to eat some lunch and then went home. I took a long shower when I got home including a nice 2 hour nap. I was physically and mentally exhausted. I cursed out loud and to myself several times during this race. Just when you thought you were done, another obstacle came along.

Everyone who had done the Camp Pendleton Race, which is a 10K, agreed that the obstacles were much worse in this one and that it was alot muddier. I don't know if I will ever do this run again, but I might try the Camp Pendleton one sometime in the future.

Monique brought along one of those disposable waterproof cameras along the way. She's going to take it in to be developed this week. Also, the official race pictures won't be up until Tuesday.

But here's some sample pictures to show what a Mud Run consists of.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Mud Run

I'm getting ready to leave for my first Mud Run. It's only a 5K! Thank God!!!

I've never done a mud run.

YES, I'm taking pictures!

Disneyland Family Fun Run 2008

A week ago, last Saturday, I ran the Disneyland Family Fun Run with my pal, Monique. It was part of Disneyland's 1/2 Marathon Weekend.

On the Friday before, we had to pick up our race packets. It was total chaos, which almost go Mo into a fight with some crazy lady. Geez... There were tons of people at the race expo. I got kinda sad though, cause I wished I could have signed up for the 1/2 Marathon. I also was pissed cause we paid alot of money, over $40 for this race, and it was not chip timed. Seriously, $40-something, and I can't even see what my time was.

So we arrived at the race, after paying $12 friggin dollars to park. There were apparently over 5,000 people running. Yikes! I made Mo go up the front of the pack. I started off really good. I keep getting stopped though cause walkers were getting in my way. People should know common etiquette, that if you are walking a race, you need to go to the left or right side so runners can pass. We ran through Disneyland and California Adventure. Throughout the race course, there were characters that you could take pictures with, well, Mo had the camera.

I finished the race under 34 minutes which is a personal best for me. I don't know my official time because I did not see a clock at the finish.

But we got tons of pictures taken, and I ran into my other running pal, Casey. I had been looking for Casey all over.

I told Mo, next year, we are definitely doing the 1/2 Marathon.

Running in front of the Matterhorn.

The medals for the end of the race.

Casey and I.

Monique and I.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Office is CLEAN!

I forgot to post these pictures the other day. I hope you all remember when I posted pictures of my messy office a couple of weeks ago. Well most of it was toys we had taken away from Angry Toddler and my e-bay piles.

Angry Toddler has been really good lately. It must be that we are soo focused on potty training. Plus, I got ALL of my auctions done. I'm extremely excited. I'm soo ready for Fall to begin now.

I thought I would post some AFTER pictures for you all to see!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

My New Favorite Picture

While I was taking pictures of Angry Toddler's fort, I was able to get this one of him also. Gosh, he looks soo old in it. Not a baby anymore!

Building a Fort

Angry Husband taught Angry Toddler about building forts this past weekend. I guess that's what boys do. They build forts in the living room. So I came home to our entire family room couch dismantled.

I thought I would share some pictures!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Potty Training HELL

I will let you know about my dirty little secret.

The Angry Toddler is not potty trained yet. YES, I know he turned 3 in May. Well of course, everyone around me had a potty trained kid that's younger than AT. But seriously, he is very stubborn. I swear we are soo bad at potty training in our house. Even our dogs are not fully trained, here's your sign.

Anyway, I got sat down by the Supervisor at Angry Toddler's school on Wednesday. She wanted to talk to me about AT along with his teacher. They asked about how AT was progressing with his potty training. Well people, umm, he's with you, umm let's see, 5 days a week. Wouldn't you know? SERIOUSLY.

I told them that he was doing pretty good and when they switched teachers in early July, he completely regressed. His behavior was really bad too. He's finally getting back on track though. He's having awesome days at school and his behavior is pretty good too.

They told me to put him in underwear for school on Thursday and we would start our little "Potty Training Bootcamp". He did really good on Thursday at school, no accidents. But he had a poop accident, Thursday night. Poor Angry Husband had to clean it up since I was working.

The past weekend he's done pretty good. AH had to put him in a pull up yesterday though, cause he got tired of cleaning up poop. The kid won't poop in the toilet. He's just soo stubborn.

Hopefully, we will have a good week ahead of us with training. It's a good thing that he's at school the next few days, they can really work with him.

This just really sucks. I wish I could just pay someone to come and train him. Seriously!!

Wish me luck!

oh, and...

P.S. Rewards don't work with him. We've tried candy, bribes, you name it.

My latest shopping buys!

I've been doing alot of shopping, running, and working lately. Not in any particular order. I hit up Ann Taylor Loft last week and got some new goodies.

I was especially happy cause everything was in a size 8, which is my smallest size EVER!

Here are the goodies. I can't wait to wear it all.

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