Sunday, February 15, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

First of all, I did not eat an entire sleeve of Zesta saltines with my soup for dinner. Not Me! That would be overindulgent and stupid. I always eat very sensibly. (By the way, my brother Justin and SIL Edie told me recently that Zesta crackers were better than Premium ones, so I gave them a try. Wow. They really are superior...as you can tell from what I didn't eat last night.)



I did not almost lose it several times during Baby Zachary's dedication service on Saturday. Joyce is my best friend since the sixth grade, and I did not swell up with pride and almost embarrass myself. Not Me! I am always very composed.



The other night, I got in bed about an hour after Matthew. As I leaned over to give him a goodnight kiss, I did not accidentally place my cheek in a pile of drool on his pillow. Ewwww.... Good thing I did not do that because it would have been gross.

I did not force my husband to take a picture of Andrew while he used his very first coupon (for a free ice cream cone at Chick-fil-A). I never embarrass my family members.



I did not dress Andrew in yet another sweater vest for our annual Valentine's Day Playdate Party. Not Me! My boys are always on the cutting edge of fashion. And I do not expect my friend Sara to ridicule me about this once again. ;)



(Consequently, Andrew did not get tired of my taking pictures.)



I did not succumb to my old age (of almost-32, in case you were wondering) and spend my Valentine's Day evening at Chick-fil-A with my sweet family. NO! I would never do such a loser thing. I had a very romantic dinner out on the town with only my husband.





I did not bribe Andrew with ice cream...



...playing on the indoor playground...



...and a ride in the H0me Depot car/cart to get him to eat his Chick-fil-A. We've discussed this before. I don't bribe! Andrew always eats exactly what he is supposed to because that's what he does. (Oh, and Benjamin is not throwing out gang signs from the cart...really, he's not...)



I do not surround myself with pillows and take up more than half the bed when I sleep. Not Me! And my sweet husband did not take a picture of it before bed on Friday night to prove it to me.



And I did not go nuts this week and take about a hundred pictures of Benjamin sitting up. Not Me! That would be really overboard, and I just do not do things like that.

















Oh, and I certainly was not so interested in taking THE perfect picture that I captured a nose-dive. I always pay attention and put safety first.

25 comments:

Megan said...

Hey lady! Did you know that you can turn in the toy from your CFA kid's meal for a small (kiddie) ice cream? We always do that - well, except when the Franklin book series was out - my kid is a freak for Franklin.

Beverly said...

All the pictures were so great and the ones of Ben sitting are fantastic! Oh, that is good to know about returning the toy, you can get an ice cream!

Alicia said...

Great Not Me's! Thanks for stopping by blog & feel free to drop in anytime! I sleep with alot of pillows too and take up most of the bed. I think I am so use to sleeping by myself cuz the hubby works nights! Have a great Monday!

Lora Leigh said...

I LOVE the pictures of Benjamin sitting! He is such a cutie!

Mighty M said...

Yes, safety first. I never attempt to sacrifice safety for the sake of a picture! Cute boys you have there. Watching our babies develop is such a treat. I take WAY too many pictures. I like the way you sleep - nice and cozy. And chick-a-fil sounds perfect to me!

Tricia said...

Love your Nots! I am such a freak for child safety that I did not take a pic of my child face planting from a stand on her first easter, realize it wasn't in focus and try to make it happen again. No, I would never do that.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Great list and great pictures!!

blueviolet said...

No worries...those nose dives just build character. ;)

Anna said...

Hey Angela! I've got your drool story beat: one time Brandon fell asleep with his head leaning on my head as we laid on the couch one night. When I woke up I realized that he had drooled.....ON MY HEAD. Ugghhh! I still tease him about that one.

Tell B I said "word, holla back."

Lauren said...

Hey, your Chick-fil-a is fancy, they have flowers on the table!!! Nice restaurants have fresh flowers on the tables! :)

And I see Noggin on the tv, nice choice.

Your boys are too cute, and I love sweater vests!

Juliet said...

You always make me smile! I love the pictures!

Courtney said...

I love this!! I chuckled throughout! I cannot wait until next Monday to play along! :)

Amber said...

OMG Angela... the drool.

Had I read this last night in my narcotically enhanced state...well, it would have been a good thing I had a catheter.

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

hehehehe

attorneymama said...

OMG, I just laughed out loud a couple of times. First of all, the sweatervest made me giggle before I even saw you call me out. Secondly, B's gang signs totally made me bust a gut. Finally, I have videos of both of my kids nose-diving while I am trying to capture their sitting skills on DVD for posterity.

Lindsey Erickson said...

We had a romantic Valentine's at Chick-fil-A too! Followed by a family trip to Walmart! Just like when Kirk and I first met!

Kara said...

LOL! The one about Benjamin throwing gang signs almost made me spit out my drink.

We spent Valentine's Day grocery shopping and then playing WoW together all night once the kids were in bed. We are the biggest geeks ever.

Way to goooo Benjamin!! Isn't he the cutest guy sitting like that?!

Bribery is the best thing ever and so are Zesta crackers! Feel no shame.

When I get my blog going I'm going to have to remember this theme. It's just too funny.

Shannon said...

those were great!!!!

Khordaddy said...

So many photos, I love it! I definitely can relate to the drool issue. That actually happens quite often with my wife. She actually lays horizontally across the bed if we don't go to sleep at the same time. When I move her over, I'm always left with a nice little pool o' drool ;)

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Erica said...

You are to funny!! I love it all! The pics are so cute! Hey did you goto NY?????

Sandi said...

It was so fun to see you in my blog yesterday! Hooray for TIm in Chattanooga!

I can't believe how big your two are getting. I haven't been over for a few months.

Benjamin is Sitting? I love it!

Beth said...

What a big boy sitting up! That's terrific! (The pool of drool, not so terrific. Eww. Glad that didn't *really* happen.)

Kellye, Chad, Hayden, and Sebastian said...

Laughing my head off! I love it! Apparently, the ice cream, play place, and Home Depot car cart all go a long way toward getting ornery kids to eat their meal because we've done the same thing countless times...or haven't done the same things because GEEZ I have perfect kids!!!

JaybirdNWA said...

Angela, you are too funny. I grew up in a household where my mom had a camera permanently attached to her hand also. We love them - pictures that is - great memories.

Denise said...

I, too, absolutely did not let my baby fall over in her bath in the sink because I was taking a video of her!!! You are so funny and extremely creative in finding funny little things to write about. And apparently your husband takes some good pics too (ie..the one of you hogging the bed)