The chronicles and ramblings of a stay-at-home father raising his three beautiful girls, Anya Rose, Caitlin Rose and Reegan Rose.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy 7th Anniversary Hun!

Can you believe it, hun, 7 years!  Seven blissful years.  Okay probably six and half blissful years, 4 months when we could act civil towards one another and 2 months equivilent to a turkish prison camp.  But that's still pretty damn good!

7 years ago, did you ever think...

Our ugly yellow and brown house would be completly overhauled into the most charming house in the neighborhood?

Our 'starter' home in St. Louis Park would become our long term residence?

Your husband would be in better shape now than he was when he said 'I Do'?  Take a look at our wedding pictures; I looked like a heifer on full feed.

Your husband would use farming references in his jokes.

You'd have three beautiful strawberry-blonde little girls?  I mean with me as their father?  I'm no geneticist, but we've either got some recessive genes working overtime or a strawberry-blonde mailman.  I guess it isn't surprising that we've defied the odds on that one, the odds for a guy like me to land a babe like you is about a million to one.  (What was all that one-in-a-million talk...)

You would have three kids and now wear smaller clothes than you did when you were in college?

Your husband would quit drinking, start cleaning, and prefer to get out of bed before 9:00am?  I know, I didn't even see that one coming...

Your husband would find you as sexy today as he did when he first made out with you at the La?

We would be excited to purchase a minivan?

You would be the sole provider for the family and do an amazing job of progressing in your career while keeping your family as your first priority in life.

You would have indoor slippers just like Mr. Rogers?  While they are not similar in style, they are similar in purpose.  In your defense hun, you do not have an indoor sweater nor do you sing a creapy song everytime you enter the house.

That despite all your husband's shortcomings, you would stick with him?  Even though I can act like a ass sometimes, know that I am forever blessed to have you as my wife and mother to my children.  Thanks for 7 great years!

Tip of the Day - After a disagreement with your spouse, look for the ways your actions may have been hurtful or belittling and promptly apologize. Life is too short to be pissed at the people you love.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The best of 2010...

Best quotes from 2010:

Anya: "Dad! You're pissing me off!"

Caitlin:  "Daddy, you're my big friend."

Reegan:  "Frog!"  Except she can't pronounce 'R's very well and her 'G's sound more like 'CK's. (Sound it out in your head and say it loudly and with excitement.  You'll see where I'm going with this one...)

Anya:  "Don't say 'Oh my God!'"  A few months ago Anya started saying 'Oh my God'.  Call me a prude, but that saying has WAAAYYY to much attitude to be coming from a 4 year old mouth.  After getting on her about it she must have had an epiphany.  Like Saul being knocked off his horse, Anya saw the light.  She has now transformed from potty-mouth offender to the "Oh my God' gestapo.  Just try to sneak an 'Oh my God' in a conversation with her, she'll bust you faster than a DEA agent at a Lindsay Lohan party.

Anya:  "Daddy, don't be sad when I die.  I'm going to go up to heaven and visit you everyday!"  (This was said on the way from my parents house after my grandmother passed away.  She had me in tears.).

Caitlin:  While grabbing a soda out of my hand, " I'm not done yet... (sip)...I'm not done yet....(sip)...I'm not done yet...(sip)...Okay I'm good.  (BELCH)

After the large snow storm I mentioned that I needed to plow the driveway while Alicia was at work.
Anya: "Go plow Dad, I'll watch the girls."

Caitlin: "Guys (refering to Alicia and I), stop talking so loud!  Come on guys!"

Caitlin while on the pot:  "I'm going to the potty because Swiper said he was coming to our driveway and he was jumping and looking in the window and Anya was playing Go Fish with Dad so Mommy made dinner.  And Swiper was coming in the front door but the door was locked and he tried to get in the window. Then Woody Woodpecker was at our neighbors house...(pause to push)...and he was mowing the lawn and....
Me: "Caitlin, Are you finished?"
Caitlin:  "NO DAD! I still have to go because Swiper was on the TV and he brought Dora to the bowling alley and...
(This conversation goes on for at least 20 minutes.)

Anya:  "What are you guys doing?" (refering to Alicia and I.  Use your imagination)

2010 was a great year and I hope for more of the same in 2011!  Happy New Year!

Tip of the Day:  If you only have one bathroom, try not to get the flu when someone in the house is doing the Master Cleanse.