Thursday, February 3, 2011

I blinked ... and it's February!

My head is spinning... how can it already be February??  I am not ready yet!  Can we rewind??? 

Well I am determined to be more prepared for EVERYTHING this year!  I will not be taken by surprise ... So its time to start planning.  Ideas are welcome!  I am on a HUGELY tight budget for everything I do lol so help is needed and appreciated. 

ok, so it's Carnival Season ... and that is not the kind of carnival you take your kids to with funny (scary) clowns and rides... no Carnival season in my neck of the woods is much different :) 

Margaret is marching in some of the parades, and I have to march along side to make sure no one touches the girls... but I want to try to enjoy the season this year.  I havent really enjoyed it much the past few years.  I skip the parties and only go to the local parade.  Well this year my anniversary falls smack dab in the middle of carnival season... so we WONT be getting a room in NOLA for our anniversary this year (rooms are like gold during Mardi Gras in NOLA) so maybe I will drag my hubby to a couple parades instead??  IDK ... but I vow to try to enjoy at least 1 BIG parade and accept at least 1 invitation to a party this season.  The baby is getting older and no more excuses ont to get a sitter and have a little fun!

 Then Monday BEFORE Fat Tuesday, my sweet Moo Moo leaves for NYC with her dance team!!!  I have never even been to NYC!  wow so I need to try to save about $400-$500 to send with her for the week long trip.  The room, most meals and outings are all paid for, but everyone is saying NYC is crazy expensive and she will need some serious spending $$$.   So we will see... not sure what we will be able to swing, but I have a feeling it wont be quite that much, but she will have something.  How should I send it though?  A pre paid Visa?  Cash?  Cashier checks ??  I mean she isnt the most careful person, and in our family it isnt uncommon to lose things frequently... how would you send the spending money?? 

THEN, it will be April and my Moo Moo's Sweet 16!!!  I have to get this off my chest before I go on!    plug your ears ....

I HATE MTV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok, I feel better.  MTV has put in the minds of kids everywhere that they are entitled to $50,000 cars and $100,000 parties!  I am so pissed!! 

So my Moo will be 16 the second day of April.  She was almost my April Fools baby... but was 7.5 weeks premature.  She is my little miracle!  I want a party for her.  She wants a huge blowout with a limo and everything  ughhhh  .. here are some of the pictures she has saved for ideas.  can I just say I HATE MTV!!!!!!!!!!

and this is the car she wants...  yes she wants a Barbie convertible ... hahahaha ... my little Barbie look alike wants a Barbie car.  ;) 
OHHHHH  and lets not forget the $600 dress she is dreaming of too ....  did I mention I FREAKING HATE MTV???????????????????

OH and to top it off ... prom is the weekend AFTER her 16th bday.  Yes, it is.  oh and NO!  she can not wear the same dress.  lol  ... I wouldnt even ask.  I wouldnt even want her to.  But people, I am having anxiety attacks over this. 

OKKKK  now we move on to May... Jordan graduates.  Of course, assuming they are still together, we will need a graduation gift.  More $$$...  not to mention we have a niece graduating and there are graduation parties out the ying yang.... all expecting gifts

Moving right along to June ... my first born... the daughter I had at the all too young age of barely 20 ... turns 21!!!!  and yes, she too is expecting a blow out. 

 Tay Tay (in blue) ... with a good friend Mal.  (my best friends daughter)  I seriously CAN NOT believe she will be 21.  I love this girl so much!  Where is the world did the years go????  I REALLY do remember her first day of kindergarten like it was just a couple years ago... this makes me sad.  It also makes me realize that the same thing is going to happen to Pooh soon... she starts kindergarten this coming school year :(

which takes us to summer vacation ... always expensive ... just the extra food alone breaks the bank lol 

Back to school clothes, supplies etc.... and MY BABY ... MY 4TH CHILD ... THE LAST ONE ... STARTS KINDERGARTEN!!!!  And the one I thought was the baby ... the last one (for 9 years he was) starts HIGH SCHOOL!!!!   SO MANY MILE STONES THIS YEAR!!! 

So back to school in August and then Joe turns 14 in Sept... I am telling you people... I have this weird feeling this year is going to be my whirlwind year.  My head is going to spin, and I am trying to get a grasp now before I blink and it is over. 


  1. Hi, I'm a new follower from the Mom Bloggers Club! This post is so cute. I love all these girly things but I only have a son, which is wonderful in it's own way but I love the Barbie convertible, dance teams, and beautiful dresses.
    I'm going to have to pop over here any time I want a girl fix:)

  2. awww thanks!! I have 3 daughters and 1 son... so sometimes I dream of how simple things would be with only boys lol ... thanks for stopping by!