by Kidd Kraddick Morn Show,posted Sep 2 2014 11:25AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHLOE! What a difference a year makes. I know it sounds cliche, but time seriously does fly by so fast. It's different with a little girl. With Cason, I get excited as he gets bigger, because that's my little man. I miss him as a little baby, but it's not as devastating. How do I know this? Because last night I was sitting in our living room, once Chloe started winding down, listening to Taylor Swift's "Never Grow Up", as I held her in my arms. She is normally all over the place, but at this moment, she was just laying, staring into my eyes, and she smiled. As much as I hate to admit this, I started to cry. It had to do with everything: the song, her birthday, and the smile she gave me. It wasn't ugly crying. Just tears. Half happy, half devastated. I just don't want her to get bigger. It's probably selfish of me, but this is the age where she needs me the most. Kinsey walked into the room, and in her Kinsey hilariousness asked, "why are you crying?!" I just looked up and smiled and said, "I have no idea." Then she continued with, "and why are you listening to Taylor Swift?" Fair enough. haha. I just felt like that song completely captured what I was feeling. I will guarantee this… I will never forget that moment with Chloe. I am sure more moments will fill my brain in the future, but this is one of the first.
Now to the, "my bad" moment of the weekend. I had taken Cason to a daddy/son lunch and was heading home when my wife called. Kinsey needed some swim diapers and a sound machine. It was perfect timing, because I was about to pass a Babies R Us. So I pulled into the parking lot, and Cason and I headed inside. We needed three things… but when we got in there, Cason ran off to the toy section. It was one of those stores that is connected to a Toys R Us, and he found the motorized car section. I always wanted one for myself, and he was having so much fun on it, that I decided to order him one. It's a cool Ninja Turtles off-road vehicle. I needed to get back on track, but that's when it happened… I saw the PS4 by the video game section. Something pulled me, and next thing I know, I am buying a PS4, two controllers, and Madden. I was supposed to just grab something quick, spend a few bucks, and get home. I ended up buying a dune buggy, a PS4 (with accessories), and candy. I did remember to pick up the diapers, but totally forgot the sound machine. I ended up regretting it because I hate to spend that much money, and Kinsey doesn't really understand how a trip out for some diapers turns into that… I told her it was my way of getting even for recording my angelic voice singing in the shower the other day.
by Kidd Kraddick Morn Show,posted Sep 2 2014 11:23AM
I moved to my new neighborhood for one reason only. I wanted Emma Kelly to grow up in a neighborhood filled with kids.
I bought my last house three months before I found I was pregnant with her. The neighborhood felt very "transitional" to me. And by "transitional," I mean it felt like there were a lot of homes filled with old people who would soon be "transitioning" to a better place, leaving behind relics from the 70s with plenty of potential for those highly energized, motivated and fertile 30-somethings to fill with their granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.
But it turns out old people are living longer and those transitions were slow coming. So after giving it 8 years with no signs of any kids coming other than my own, I decided to move to a neighborhood with "Children Playing" signs posted on every corner and jungle gyms peeking out over backyard fences and its very own park at the end of the street.
But two months later, I really hadn't met any of my neighbors. It's nobody's fault. My house has had a steady stream of movers and painters and electricians and handymen, so it's not like anybody had much of a window to sneak in and say hi. And I feel kinda weird going door-to-door saying, "Hey, I'm your new neighbor. I thought you'd like to welcome me."
But it finally happened! Emma Kelly and I were invited to a weekend barbecue!! It was just for the neighbors who share our common alley, so it was ULTRA exclusive. I felt like part of a club! It was so exciting!! But to cover the fact that I was acting like the over-eager new kid finally being welcomed in, I maybe went a little too casual by showing up in my St. Patrick's Day "I'm going green" tee shirt that I got for $5 from Target (and that was the regular price!) and my jorts. But I showed up with two bottles of wine and some of my mama's Mexican corn casserole dip — which I have now discovered serves up better right out of the oven and not sitting on a counter for a couple hours.
And after Emma Kelly got over what's now become her ritual of planting her face in my butt and finding something to pout about for 20 minutes, she actually ended up having a good time playing with some of the neighborhood kids. And except for putting my foot in my mouth by assuming my female neighbor was a nurse and not a doctor — could I be any more sexist?!?! — I think things went pretty well. But how can I really be sure because I think I drank one of those bottles I brought all by myself….Now I just have to remember everybody's names. And I have to figure out how to start being best friends with everybody without seeming over-eager. Do you think promising Big Al would bring his food truck and new pizza oven to our next neighborhood party was too much? And I'm thinking about coming up with a cool name for all my newfound best friend alley neighbors and our ultra exclusive club. I'm thinking we can be the Alley Cats! And then I can make us all matching tee shirts, but in different colors to differentiate our families.
by Kidd Kraddick Morn Show,posted Sep 2 2014 11:18AM
Labor day weekend was big fun in Mexico. It was the 6 year anniversary for my bar in Playa del Carmen and lots of my friends came down to help celebrate. One girl did not have a very good time because she left her phone in the cab (she thinks) during the ride from the airport to the hotel. I have done that before so I can totally relate. She actually left Mexico early. I really didn't get that but that was her decision.
Then there was the whole "girlfriend is still mad at me because of the Jenna TV kiss that happened earlier in the week." It wasn't a huge deal (to me) so I didn't even mention it to her. But Friday was the first time that we really saw each other and the first 12 hours of our vacation was a bit "ICY." But we eventually, we got past it. Anyway, the first night, we really just hung out at my bar for a while but Saturday night was the big party. We had dinner catered in from one of the taco shops down the street. My manager there put a lot of time and effort into the party and it was great. We sang Karaoke there with my brand new Karaoke machine. Then the LIVE music took over to finish the party. The next morning, we all went on the ATV tour which is the most fun activity that I have ever done in Mexico. It's a group tour through the jungle that lasts about 2 hours.
I'm always just a little scared when we do this because there is a bit of a danger element to it. I have seen people fall off the ATVs before or just wreck out and hurt themselves. But, we made it injury free and headed to my bar for beers.
It was a great weekend for getting together in a different country and celebrating and having fun.
Back here at home, today is CURTIS DAY! Curtis comes home today from obedience school. And from what I hear, he has passed with flying colors. But the not so great part is that his school is over 200 miles away! That means I will be getting on a plane today and flying to Houston. Then I will rent a car and I'll be driving 45 minutes to the school. Then, I have to be taught in, (hopefully) 90 minutes, everything that he has been taught over the last 5 weeks. THEN, I get to drive 4 hours back home, take the rental car to the rental car place here and then get a ride back to my house. EASY BREEZY Right? UGH. But, it's all for a greater good. No more barking and barking and chewing my glasses, pants, furniture, pillows and FLIP FLOPS! I think I will have a coming home party for Curtis at the bar on Thursday. Bring your doggies to my patio this Wednesday for the Big Curtis Comes Home Party! FREE DOG TREATS!
by Kidd Kraddick Morn Show,posted Aug 26 2014 4:40PM
Jenna has recently become an individual… #JennaGotDumped and she shared the top ten reasons why it’s great to be single.
10. You can skip dinner, then eat cookies and no one sees.
9. You can throughly enjoy being 3rd, 5th, 7th, and even 9th (yes that’s happened) wheel.
8. You can join JDate (Jewish singles community online)
7. You can watch 3 episodes of Sex and the City, all of which you’ve seen at least 5 times, and ball your eyes out.
6. You don’t have to concern yourself with rinsing all of the toothpaste out of the sink – though that might have contributed to you getting dumped in the first place.
5. No one is around to hear your dog’s farts but you.
4. You can spray tan on any day you want with no future planning. No one is around to smell you or judge your stickiness.
3. You can wear your ugly sweatpants to bed.
2. You can have at least 100 totally inappropriate selfies to send someone new because you never sent the last guy any. But don’t send naked pics. You will never find yourself saying, “awww, man. I totally should have sent him photos of me without clothes on.”
by Kidd Kraddick Morn Show,posted Aug 25 2014 2:32PM
One of Kellie’s biggest celebrity crushes, Gabe Saporta from Cobra Starship, joins us in studio! He shares the world premiere of his new song and lyric video for “Never Been In Love” featuring Icona Pop. Watch the interview below!
Watch Cobra Starship “Never Been In Love” featuring Icona Pop
by Kidd Kraddick Morn Show,posted Aug 25 2014 12:12PM
The cast shared their weekend with us. It started in a group bible study with Jerry Rasberry and the highlight was the One Direction concert. Listen to Kellie, J-Si and Jenna put on their fan girl hats below!