Sunday, March 22, 2009

Waiting for Jilly Bean

On Monday I received a phone call from PJ that Becky was being "seduced." You see, my phone was not working and so my mother called PJ to tell me that my niece would soon be born. I drove to Spokane with Mom after work and we picked up Alyssa and went to the hospital.

March 16th 2009

*8:00 pm- Arrived at hospital. We parked next to Becky's car and notice the sunroof was open and it was snowing. (Yes it was snowing in March. Crazy.)

8:15 pm- Find Becky's room. Visit. Josh gets some coffee. Coffee stinks. Becky gets irritated.

9:00 pm- Make Becky laugh too hard. Blood pressure increases. Get kicked out by nurse.

9:45 pm- I go check on Becky. Josh goes to get more stinky coffee. Give Becky a minute by minute run down of how big her contractions are. Becky threatens to puke. Josh comes back.

10:30 pm- Start eating snacks from the vending machine in the waiting room. Drink some stinky coffee. Alyssa tries the "Munchies" from the vending machine. I also try the "Munchies" without knowing Alyssa tried the "Munchies". Discover that we both try the "Munchies." Chuckle. Think that's funny.

10:45 pm- Mom gets Salt and Vinegar Potato chips. Alyssa says "I almost got those." Chuckle. Think that's funny.

11:00 pm- Alyssa gets Salt and Vinegar Potato chips.

11:15 pm- I start wandering.

11:30 pm- I get a granola bar. Think it is stale. Eat it anyway.

11:45 pm- Josh comes out. Gives Mom a hug. Needs a snack. "The Munchies are good." Doesn't take my advice. Gets a granola bar. Bad idea.

12:00 am- Mom and I get tired of waiting room. Wander down the hall. Wait outside Becky's room. Nurses don't like that. Josh tells us it is almost time to push. We can go in and talk to Becky and then we need to go away.

March 17, 2009
12:15 am- Mom gets some cookies.

12:35 am- I wander around the hall.

12:45 am- Mom offers to give Alyssa $100 bucks to take the St. Patty's hat off the receptionists counter and dance down the hall. Offer refused.

1:00 am- I wander around the hall.

1:15 am- I wander around the hall. Act like I am going to grab the St. Patty's hat. Look back and smile at Alyssa and Mom who are watching me.

1:30 am- Mom and I are bugging Alyssa. Alyssa is irritated.

1:45 am- I wander around the hall. Listen briefly at Becky's door. Report back that she is still pushing.

2:00 am- I wander around the hall.

2:30 am- I wander around the hall.

2:50 am- I over hear the nurse say "Baby girl born at 2:45 am, Simmons." Run and report.

3:00 am- I wander around the hall. Hear baby cry, not sure whose.

3:15 am- I wander around the hall. Dr. takes pity on me and asks "Have you seen the baby yet?" Goes in the wrong room to see if I can come in. Is corrected. I see JILLIAN!!!!!!!

3:35 am- I smuggly go tell Mom that I saw her. Send her in. Alyssa refuses. Doesn't want to get in trouble.

3:40 am- I try to talk her into going in. She still refuses. Go tell Mom. Mom goes and gets her. Visit.

4:00 am- Leave hospital.

*NOTE: Times are approximate. It may not have happened exactly like this, but this is how I choose to remember it.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Chuck E. Cheese (or "My Child May Drive Me to Drink")

Well, we just got back from an exhausting freestyle wrestling tournament. No medals were taken home, but Ellis had an excuse to wear his singlet all day long. (When asked if he was going to wrestle he replied "Yes, I am right now.") We only lost him twice at the tournament and once at Chuck E. Cheese. Somehow the little rascal made it all the way into the games without being stamped (children are stamped with a number that matches their parent's for security purposes.) He was found a short time later watching a little girl ride in a toy jeep as he was "shooting animals" with his pretend rifle.

After being seated and letting the kids play, we all looked around again, wondering where Ellis was, and then I looked up at the big screen where my child was standing on a chair with his butt sticking out spanking himself, for the whole restaurant to see. (Of course I hurried to get my camera, but I missed the action.)

I have opened up comments to the public so feel free to leave a comment. As soon as I get ten I will post a Guitar Hero video per Tyler's request.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hello? Anyone There?

I'm just curious, as to who exactly is reading this blog. If you would be kind enough to leave a comment, I will be sure to post some embarrassing pictures of PJ from high school, or something cool like that. This will only happen if I get at least 10 responses. The challenge is on!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Diaper Bag

This is the diaper bag that I made for Becky. It took me a total of 10 hours to complete, so if anyone wants me to make them one it will cost you $2 million dollars. My time is worth that.