Let Me Outta Here!

Let Me Outta Here!

Aaaahhhh! The sacred baby gate! What would we do with out them?

Well, Ace is now very mobile and has taken to the stairs. He can go up, but he only knows one way down…tumbling.

So, for his safety (and our sanity) we put up a few baby gates. One at the bottom of the stairs leading upstairs, and one at the top of the stairs leading to the basement.

So now I can check off another baby proofing task. Next task…baby proofing the dog food bowl! Any ideas?


By the way, if any of you out there are questioning which type of baby gate to get I would highly recommend the type that we are using. It is an Evenflo Simple Step Pressure Gate.

Things I like about it:

  • Easy to install…no drilling or screwing into the walls.
  • It is strong…I could not knock it down, so I know Ace can not.
  • It has a swing open door…I can easily open the gate to walk through without having to take the whole gate down every time I want to go up the stairs.
  • Child proof latch…the latch is a bit cumbersome at first, but once you get the hang of it, it can easily be opened with one hand. If Ace gets this thing open he is a genius!

Again, I highly recommend this baby gate. Get more information about this gate at Amazon.com…

I’ve Got Good Aim!

Honeybell over at The Bell Pages Blog awarded me with the “Blogging That Hits The Mark” award. 


She gave me this award 6 days ago, and I finally remembered to post a Thank You…

Thank You Honeybell!  The award is much appreciated!

A Streak Of Bad Luck…

broken-mirror.pngThings have just not been going my way. Things have got to change for the better here pretty soon… PLEASE!

About a month ago before I bought my new truck I was on my way to work. Everyone around me slammed on their brakes and I nearly hit the guy in front of me. The guy behind me was not so lucky. He plowed into my car and wedged his car under mine. I drove my car off of his hood, we exchanged information, and went on our separate ways. I did get a check from the insurance company and used that for a down payment on the Dodge.

About a week after getting rear ended I got pulled over doing 76 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. I was merging onto the freeway and was accelerating up to speed. I looked down at my speedometer and noticed I was speeding. Too late. I looked in my rear view and there were flashing lights. I got my first ever speeding ticket in the 12 years I have been driving. It cost me $130.

Last night I went to my nieces birthday party. I took Ace into the party and everyone had a good time. A friend came in from outside and said my window on the Explorer was shattered. I was irate that someone busted out the window! I couldn’t find anything missing. A while later I noticed my wallet was not in my pocket. I stopped at the drive-thru on the way to the party to pick up some stuff and must have left my wallet lay next to me on the seat. They busted the truck window to get my wallet which only had $20 cash, but had numerous credit cards, my driver’s license, and about $200 worth of Lowe’s gift cards that I was gonna use to help fix up the bathroom. I drove the Explorer around for a day with no window, and got it replaced today for a whoppin’ $190 dollars!

13ball.pngWhile driving around town today getting a new driver’s license (which I just renewed last month on my birthday) I encountered a stupid driver. He was driving a big moving van. There were cars parked along the curb. I was in the right lane and he was in the left lane. I was right next to him. He changed lanes real fast and I had to slam on my brakes to keep from hitting him or one of the parked cars. He saw me at the last minute and swerved back.

I’m driving around in the cold with no window and no wallet…in a bad mood before I even left the house, and this guy hit my last nerve. I’m usually the quiet and reserved guy, but I think I hit my breaking point. I sped past him with my hand out the door flying the bird.

lucky13.pngA bit up the road I was making a turn on my way go see Momma and Ace and looked in my rear view mirror. Well, let’s just say, I didn’t know a moving van could accelerate like that! I must have struck his last nerve too! He FLEW down a 25 MPH street at probably 50 MPH and proceeded to follow me within a few feet of my bumper. I so bad wanted to brake check him, but knew he would rear end me and didn’t want to go through that again.

After following me for five or six blocks he finally turned down a side street and went on his merry way.

While this is all bad luck, I guess it could be looked at as good luck…kinda.  I could have been killed on the freeway in the accident, but I wasn’t. I could have been killed while speeding, but wasn’t. Someone could have jumped me while I was carrying Ace to steal my wallet, but they didn’t. And the crazy moving van driver could have been one of those crazy road rage killers, but he wasn’t!

Maybe these are all just signs that I need to slow down and be more careful. Even if they aren’t…that’s what I am going to do!

Splish Splash I Was Taking A Bath!

I while back I mentioned that I destroyed our bathroom. Well, the bathroom is kinda scary and cold now so we have been giving Ace a bath in the sink.

Check out this video that demonstrates why I seriously need to finish the bathroom!


Cool Clothes!


A friend of the family has recently opened an online clothing store for young boys. Here’s an excerpt from their “About Us” page…

As the mother and grandmother of a little boy, Tyson, we experienced the aggravation of trying to find him stylish, fashionable, handsome, well-fitted outfits at local and department stores. When it came to fashion we felt all little men were being neglected . . . until now!

Tyson’s Closet Children’s Clothing Boutique provides stylish, durable, and fashionable clothing and accessories for infant and toddler boys focusing on formal wear, dress apparel, active wear and shoes & accessories sizes preemie through 12. We provide complete outfits and the accessories that go with them. Our inventory levels allow for shipping within 24 hours of orders being placed during the week, 48 hours on the weekend, and 12 hours for overnight delivery. If we don’t have it, our personal shopper will find it or a suitable substitute!

So, go check out their store at http://tysonscloset.com, and keep them in mind when you want some cool clothes for your little man!