Here it goes

So I know it’s been 3 days since I promised to tell my 2nd Epic Mommy Failure Moment but… Oh boy did things head In a crazy direction! When I wrote my last post on Thursday it was after we had attempted to take the girls to Coco Key Waterpark earlier that day. We purchased tickets via Groupon about 2 months ago and at that time I had looked at the park hours which said it opened at 10am. Well, unlike my usual super planning self, I didn’t recheck the website and we showed up for 10. Let me stop for a second and give you a little more back story.

On Wednesday evening we told the girls that tomorrow was the say we were finally going. As expected they were so excited! We went upstairs and picked out their bathing suits and towels am hung them in their rooms! Of course Corinne had to call Ha Cha Cha (my Mother) and tell her the exciting news.  The next morning when I went into Corinne’s room we found this:

375024_10200656230160122_222466313_nYup!  She slept in her bathing suit all night!  Notice her Dora panties poking out, love this Chick!  We spent all morning promising Corinne that we were going soon and that we had to wait for the park to open.  Well…we get to the park, lights are off and doors are locked!  Yup!  The sign in the lobby (only visible by pressing my whole face up against the glass door) says they open at 1pm!!!  So here we are, all 4 of us in our suits with our big bag of towels and snacks standing on the sidewalk in shock.  This is when I felt like the Worse Mom ever!!!  How could I not have rechecked the website?  It honestly never even dawned on me which is very unlike me.  I looked down at Corinne realizing that I now had to somehow get her back in the car and wanted to cry!  We explained to Corinne the obvious, the park was not open yet, and bribed her with a Dunkin Donuts bagel and a promise that we would be back very soon.  Needless to say she was not very happy with us but she took it pretty well for an almost 3 year old.

Well from here things turned even worse and it was all out of my control!  We let Corinne skip a nap, woke McKenzie up early from her nap and went back to the park at 2pm.  Nope!  Still not open, the sign was wrong!!!!  Honestly, I really think Corinne thought we were using this as payback for all of her tantrums at this point!  So we get back in the car, go home again with the promises that the park would open soon and we would go back.  Fast-forward 2 hours and we get back into the car and drive to the water park.  Thankfully the waterpark is only 1 exit from our house or this would be a very different story.  Now it is a huge thunder storm and pouring rain!  We pull into waterpark relieved to see the lights on and the parking lot full of cars.  Phew!  So we pile out (for the 3rd time) and run inside.  We join a large crowd of parents and over excited children waiting in line and I start wondering why we are in a line that is not moving and no one is going inside?  Yup!  They are temporarily closed because there is lightning within 10 miles, company policy!  I swear I am not making this up!

This is the girls on the wrong side of the glass!  Watching all of the teenage lifeguards running around in the waterpark and truly convinced that we are intentionally messing with them!

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After about 45 minutes of waiting and watching radar we left.  Locally there were severe thunderstorm warnings until 7:30pm so there was not going to be any swimming that day.

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These faces say it all!

After three failed attempts we did not go to Coco Key Waterpark that day.  But we were able to bring them the following day and guess what?  They didn’t even like it!  Figures right?

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In their defense it was pretty cold in there!  And then there is this big bucket that fills with water and tips over pounding you with water should you be within it’s range.  Now for the older kids it’s a blast!  But to a toddler it knocks them to the ground if you do not hold them tightly and scares the crap out of them.  The buckets dumps like every 3 minutes or so and everyone spends the majority of the time worrying about when it’s coming.  Well we can’t say we didn’t try, and try try again right?

Epic Mommy Failure Moment

Yup! The title says it all. Today was my 2nd biggest Mommy Failure moment. You know what I mean right? Those moments were you can’t possibly face palm yourself hard enough!
My 1st moment was about 2 1/2 years ago. We were about 45 minutes away from home when I realized I had packed Corinne’s formula but no bottle! Since Corinne was only about 4 months at the time this was a huge problem! Oh and of course this revelation came to me as I was frantically digging through the diaper bag and Corinne is screaming her head off. So I feel like the worse Mom ever and immediately start crying, Josh who thank goodness is the yin to my yang in the situations, calms me down and drives us to a nearby Babies R Us. I run inside and by one of the ready to go formula bottles and a pack of nipples. I am in the checkout aisle literally trying to convince myself that Corinne is not going to contract some horrible disease from using an un-sterilized nipple and that the most important thing is that she eats. I get outside to the car where Josh is trying his hardest to entertain her and quickly assemble the bottle and nipple and hand it over to Josh and my starving (practically malnourished) baby and BAM! This Chick didn’t screw the nipple on all the way and the WHOLE thing dumps all over the both of them. To the point Corinne is now choking because it went up her nose! I look over at Josh and he is covered in putrid smelling formula and a baby that is screaming bloody murder. And now I am balling! I usually handle situations like this pretty well but not this time! I literally say down on the ground in the Babies R Us parking lot and cried. I vaguely remember Josh undressing Corinne and getting a 2nd bottle ready but I was too busy crying. Yup, face palm!
We’ve all had these moments right? Parenting is hard, being a Mom is even harder! We all make mistakes but when they involve and effect our children it hits us even harder. At the time I was convinced I was like the worse Mom ever and I was doomed to fail. Now, I can’t stop laughing at myself while I am typing this!
Well fast forward 2 1/2 years and I almost topped myself! What did I do your wondering? Stop by tomorrow to find out!

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Spring Fever

Spring has sprung (barely) and we are trying our hardest to enjoy some warm weather!  I know that by living in New England I should be used to Roller Coaster weather but this is just ridiculous!  Today is May 13th and I tjust turned our heat on!  4 days ago it was in the mid 80’s!  Blah!!!!

I really want the warm weather to come and to stay!  I promise I won’t complain when it is so humid we can barely breathe, or when I look at our Electric bill after 30 days of round the clock Central Air.  Pinky promise, I swear!  Warm weather and sunshine is so motivating!  It makes you want to start your day earlier, eat your healthiest and drink lots of summer drinks.  Okay, I know, I know!  I drink all year long so what’s the difference you are wondering?  No difference in quantity but my beverage of choice does change!  Don’t judge me, 2 girls only 16 months apart, enough said!  Back to my topic now.  I want warm weather and I want it now!

Here’s a few pictures of the girls outside!

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Sleeping Beauty

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This weekend Corinne and I had a special date to see a production of Sleeping Beauty.  My Mom purchased tickets for us a couple months ago and we have been counting down the days since.  One of my girlfriends bought Corinne the cutest pink dress for another event that we are going to and she wore it today.  This dress has more tulle than my wedding dress did so of course she loves it!  It has been hanging in the closet with her cardigan and shoes laid out for the last two weeks and Corinne calls it her Princess dress.  We painted her nails, gave her a special Up-do and put her Princess dress on.

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The show was during her usual nap time so I was not surprised when she fell asleep in the car on the way there.  Once we parked and I told her we were there she quickly woke up and her excitement resumed!  Inside she was in awe over the high ceiling and the beautiful decor.  The Warner Theater, in Torrington, is truly stunning on the inside and awe worthy.  Corinne had fun picking out a snack, getting a Princess wand, and handing her ticket to the Usher.  Thankfully we had great seats and neither of us sat behind someone that would blocked our view.

Corinne was a trooper throughout the show.  She clapped at the end of every song, told all the actors and actresses good job constantly and didn’t squirm in her seat.  We made a few trips to the potty and bought some more snacks but overall she did great!

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One of our potty breaks!

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SOS

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Today is Monday and it is Day 4 of Cabin Fever!  Friday am the snow started and brought us over 30 inches, fast forward to today and it is sleeting and there is ice everywhere so we will be in the house yet another day.  The Governor has again told all nonessential state employees to remain home and at least 80% of our schools remain closed.  I wish I could say that I have some great activities lined up for today but I can’t.  I am over baking, we’ve crafted until our fingers are sore, and if I eat any more junk food my pants will never fit again.  The house is surprisingly very clean and there is no laundry to be done.  Oh!  I forgot to mention that Josh is going to work today and I have been up with McKenzie since 5am!  I have lots of reading to do but that is an impossible task while the girls are awake so I ‘ll get some of that done during naptime. 

I need help!  Please send me something to do!  You know, that one game or activity that is always a hit with your kiddos. 

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Not afraid to admit it

My top 3 Guilty Pleasures I am not ashamed to admit to and I have no plan on stopping anytime soon!

Reality TV, I don’t even remember what TV was like before this existed and I don’t ever want to go back!  I am a reality TV fanatic.  I look forward to watching my Housewives like I miss my friends, like I’m worried about their well being!  I want to watch you try and sing, burn some food, and miserably attempt at falling in love. 

Wine, Oh how I love thee!  For me, an ideal evening is lounging on my couch, watching a good movie (or reality TV), and sipping on a glass of wine with the girls monitors buzzing in the background. 

Retail Therapy, This is something I do not get to indulge in as I would like BUT that also makes it even better when I can!

We all have our guilty pleasures, what are yours?