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I finally have time to update! I feel horrible not keeping up with my blog. This is my outlet, yet I have no time to vent.....life is crazy. Being a stay at home mom is no joke, and understand why moms work....being a stay at home mom is too much work! :)

Life has been so crazy around the Craddock's lately. Let me start by saying Andrew is officially out of training and his on his own as a bus driver for Port Authority. Everyone is so proud of him in the family. The only thing that sucks, he will not have his own runs until March. What does that mean? He has to call in everyday after 2 P.M. to see what he will be working the next day! Can you say stressful. So when he gets home, we still don't get to really spend time with him because he is studying is routes for the next day. Stressful, but come March he will have his own schedule and it will all calm down. Hey, we are not complaining, this career is going to do wonders for our family.

The kids are good. We have been hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa more because of Andrew's schedule. We go up to their house that way we get out of the house and something to do until I get a second car....which cannot come soon enough. I think once I have a car and can get out during the day will do us all good....then I can get back into my couponing.

Christmas is coming...YAY! Things are different this year. Andrew will probably be working both Christmas and Christmas Eve. His days off change on Dec 21st and will not know what days he has off until next week....then we will not know his hours for the holiday until the day before. We are just going with the flow and planning accordingly. My parents usually host Christmas Eve but are not doing that this year, that way it is open for us. I think that is much better anyway. It is going to be a low key Christmas. I think that is for the best anyway. Nothing like the kids spending time with just the grandparents.

Well this has been our life....stress and crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way! What have you been up to?

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Is this my life? Are these my kids?


Before I had children I always thought the stories of parents were made up or exaggerated. I never thought some of the things parents talked about could happen. "A little person could not come up with something like that" would go through my head while trying to imagine how and why their parents would make up such a story. Then I had kids.

Two weeks ago I started finding little wet spots on our carpet. I would get a towel to soak it up before I would get out the carpet cleaner to clean the carpet. At first I was thinking Zayden was spilling his cup...a simple drink spilled on the floor. One day I used a white towel and realized what the spots were.....pee, urine, piss...you name it that is what it was. I smelled it right away to blame a cat, I thought since we added a new cat to the mix one was upset with the other and they were acting out. Well when I took a breath I could tell right away it was not a cat. (If you have a cat you know cat pee, this was not that.) It could only be one other animal...the dog. I didn't yell at the dog, I wanted to catch him first.

Last week I sat down on the couch and the seat was soaked. I got a towel to realize it was pee. The DOG pee'ed on my couch. That was it, I text Andrew and I was livid....this dog is ruining things, no animal pee's on my furniture and gets away with it. I scrubbed the couch and did everything I could....I was so angry. I was so angry but something in the back of my head still questioned why the dog would do something like this...it just wasn't like him. There was no other animal in the house...the logical reason was the dog. Right?

THAT BRINGS ME TO THIS MORNING.

I am sitting on the couch talking to Zayden, who was standing next to the couch. He did this little "jig type dance" and I laughed asking him what he was doing. He gave me that cute innocent smile and all of the sudden I heard him going to the bathroom.....he is a boy...sometimes you can hear it hitting the diaper....until something told me to look. This little monkey boy did a jig to get his penis to stick out of the side of his diaper....and pee on the floor! THE LITTLE PEE'ER IS NOT THE DOG............IT IS THE OTHER ANIMAL IN THE HOUSE........THE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could not make this up. For 2 weeks I have been cussing out the dog in my head (which I gave 2 treats to because I felt guilty for even thinking it was him) and it was the baby. He has it down, he can get his penis out of his diaper without even using his hands! From now on....no free diapering it, he has to have pants on.

I never am brought to being speechless...until today....my son, Zayden made me speechless.

Is this my real life?



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I always like to have something different and unique to send out to family and friends for the holidays. Yes, you can easily upload your pictures to a website and hope no one else chooses the same style from the same site as you, or else you can order from the one and only Nikki Craddock and get something totally unique!

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Message me with an idea, pictures, or color scheme you are looking for.

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At 9:52pm on June 13, 2013, Lea said…

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I welcome your friendship :)


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Welcome to Mom Blogger's Club! I hope you enjoy your time here and find it helpful! I know it can be overwhelming at first but I promise, you'll be a pro on here in no time! I write a blog called The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug. It's a blog about my life with my two boys and I do some pretty cool giveaways (OK, I think they're cool! Do you?)

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Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you with anything in your blogging journey! I look forward to being your friend!

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