Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Disney or bust!!

Early this Friday morning the Kinkade family is leaving for the world's most magical place.

This trip is a long time coming. We had plans to go in 2008 but, I found out I was pregnant with the Prince. Not wanting to go while with child we postponed the trip to October of 2009. When things were not working out with the planning portion of the trip like I wanted (I could not get reservations at all the places I wanted to eat) once again the trip was postponed. This Friday it's finally going to happen.

We are driving. I just did not want to pay to check two cases of overnight diapers.

I do feel guilty taking a pricey, fun filled vacation while there is so much devastation in Haiti. I'm going to have to do my best to make up for it. Hopefully I can get one of those cute little babies to come and live with me. (and then take her to Walt Disney World)

We will be staying at Disney's version of New Orleans, Port Orleans French Quarter. Not a bad place to be since I have decided that I am that I am a Saints fan. Reggie Bush is on the team and my friend Traice Crain says fun stuff like GEAUX SAINTS-that's all it takes for me.

A full trip report with pictures (and plenty of them will be of food) will be on my agenda when we return.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pat Robertson can SUCK IT!!!!!!!

As I was so concerned about my lack of sleep and my baby wetting though his diapers, not so far away in the country of Haiti mothers were worried about where their babies were going to sleep, where they would find diapers, where they would find food, drink and shelter for their children.

Once again reality slaps you in the face. I realize my problems are so small. I am so blessed. The people of Haiti need our help.

Yesterday, douchebag extraordinaire Pat Robertson had the audacity to call the devastating earthquake in Haiti a blessing in disguise. He suggested that they were cursed because they made a pact with the devil. I was going to put up a clip of him talking about the Haitian tragedy, but I don't want to give him any air time on my blog.

Here's what it says in the third chapter of the first book of John (a passage that I hope Mr. Robertson reads before he goes to bed tonight):

17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?

18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Here's how you can donate to the earthquake victims:

text the word HAITI to 90999

by doing this you donate $10.00 to the American Red Cross, $10.00 will show up on your next cell phone bill


text YELE to 501501 to donate

by doing this you donate $5.00 to Yele Haiti, Wyclef Jean's Haiti foundation

btw, Wyclef is a former member of the Fugees, a group responsible for one of my all time favorites. A remake of Roberta Flack's Killing Me Softly.

As you text your donation, give this song a listen....ONE TIME, ONE TIME

From our President:
“To the people of Haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken. You will not be forgotten,”
“In this, your hour of greatest need, America stands with you. The world stands with you.”

2010's first miracle

Unconfirmed that is. Someone from the Vatican will be here later this week to investigate.


Not sure if it was the overnight Huggies (in the next size up) that did it, or maybe he just was so tired from not sleeping the three nights before. Whatever it was, wrap it up! I'll take it!

At 4 am when I woke up and realized he was still asleep I got worried and had to go and check on him!

Keeping our fingers crossed for another sleep filled night.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sleepless in J.C. take two

Last night was not much better.
In fact, if it is at all possible, it was a little worse.
Another three pair of pajamas night.
Last night Cliff did take pity on me and get up with Harrison around 2 am
so I could get an hour or so of uninterrupted sleep.

I took your advice and bought a case of overnight Huggies.
I'll let you know how it goes....

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What I wouldn't give for......

A good night's sleep!

I realize my blog has been more than lacking in posts lately. I have a few started and just can't get them to completion. I'm working on it, but the words just won't come. Perhaps it's due to my lack of sleep.

Here's last night's schedule (and it's a fairly good representation of most school nights):

Cliff and Jack are in bed (together) by 7:30.
--yes, I know that is early. Cliff gets up around 5ish and Jack usually goes to bed whenever he does.
--Jack sleeps with us, we are not family bed people, we are lazy people that gave up on making him sleep in his own bed, Jack goes to bed with Cliff and then when I come to bed I take him to the couch because he won't sleep in his own super cool bunk beds upstairs by himself. I know it's awful. Judge away.

Harrison and I hang out until he is asleep and I put him to bed by 8ish.

Then it's my glorious alone time. Lately I spend it on the computer planning our upcoming Disney trip down to the minute. Sometimes I'll have a little cookie dough.

Harrison is up and screaming by 9:30ish, I pick him up (because from experience the night's before, he will SCREAM for over and hour) change him and his pj's because has peed through them, get him back to sleep by 10:30. Go to the bedroom, pick Jack up and carry him asleep to the couch.

Then I finally get to bed. I'm not a lay right down and go to sleep kind of gal. I like to watch an episode of the Office and then drift away to the soothing liberal sounds of Chris Matthews of MSNBC. Last night I was asleep for approx 15 minutes when Jack comes into the bedroom crying. I let him get in bed with us and try to go back to sleep (and remember I am not a go right to sleep kind of person) in a bed that is not big enough for 3 people.

Finally get to sleep. At 1ish I hear Harrison wake up. He does goes back to sleep on his own, it takes me a little while.

2:30 Harrison wakes up and I know the cry, he's not going back to sleep on his own. I get up and change his diaper and pj's cause he has peed through them again. Fall asleep in the chair with Harrison and wake up at 5 when I hear Cliff's alarm go off. Take Harrison and myself to my bed. As soon as I lay down Harrison wakes up. I get him some milk and he finally goes back to sleep. I go back to sleep eventually.

6 am Harrison has peed through his pj's again onto our bed. Change him and take him back to bed with me where we sleep (me in the wet spot) until Jack wakes us up around 7ish.

If you are keeping track that's 3 diaper and pajama changes and yes, amazingly, Cliff seems to sleep through it all.....

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Kate's new do

or don't?
Girl, you work that weave!