Thursday, September 2, 2010

Randomness at the ESPN House

Nothing exciting to report from the ESPN house ... Chatty was almost sold to the highest bidder three nights in a row (darn homework and sassy mouth), but she redeemed herself last night after I pulled out the big guns - no not my sculpted biceps, rather the promise of not going to our neighbors for a party tomorrow night and missing the opportunity to ride the school bus tomorrow.  She did an awesome job last night so let's pray (a lot) that she does well tonight too - which is questionable since we have soccer practice to add to the mix.  Speaking of soccer, I think this Team Finance Mgr could seriously be a part time job - what the heck was I thinking???

Mr. ESPN said Bia's internal clock is out of whack.  She wakes up when I am in the shower (between 5:00 and 5:30 am) during the week and climbs in our bed.  She is quiet and usually dozes back off so I am ok with it.  Plus she has quit bringing her entire entourage (aka hoards of stuffed animals) and limits herself to one blankie and one animal, so I really can't complain.  She is obsessed with Band-aids and it's getting expensive.  The other night I found her up on the counter in the medicine cabinet trying to get one (or three Band-aids) for her imaginary boo-boos.  Needless to say the Band-aids have been moved to a locked drawer.

This weekend Chatty and Bia are having a sleepover at Nana and Poppa's.  I am not sure who is more excited - Chatty, Bia, Me, Mr. ESPN or Poppa (yes Nana enjoys having them too!).  Mr. ESPN and I will be celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary (yes we were oh so young when we got married!) on Sunday - alone!  Hallelujah!  If I was a good wife I would have tried to think of a gift prior to 3 days before the big day, but I didn't.  Usually we don't get each other anniversary gifts but I think he is buying me a watch (because I lost mine last month and he didn't have to think of something to get me since he knew I needed a new one) so that makes me want to get him something too.  I just looked it up and it said the traditional gift is silk/linen, which is not very Mr. ESPN.    We'll see what happens.

College football starts this week!! Yeah!!


Dee Stephens said...

College football!! Woohoo!! My Tigers are playing in ATL and I feel bad for not going but had already planned the beach trip!! I'll be there in spirit!!

The Lenzers said...

wanna trade kids? I can't believe it, 12 years...damn your old! you could get him some silk UofA boxers. Mark and I always do the traditional gift with a $20 budget, so the gifts are a little odd at times. I totally wish we lived near family. Aunt Mary gets in to Memphis today right? Thngs are bad cous!

Carrie Darney said...

Ok you gotta go with the remote controlled helicopter...I swear every man likes them! I got Ryan's at Brookstone...around Christmas...about $25. It was his favorite toy for Christmas!

not romantic at all I know...Happy Anniversary!!

Also, Hagen is wanting bandaids but I tell him no bandaid so instead he goes through stickers like crazy...they haunt me...they are everywhere...

starnes family said...

If you decide to go the traditional route, you could always do embroidered linen handkerchiefs. One of my favorite gifts to give for men. Blake uses them during the hot months and I know you have them in Phoenix!

Sara said...

Hope y'all had an awesome anniversary!!!! Yay for a date night alone.

Trey and I celebrate our 12th in January. Makes me feel OLD.