Again...

>> Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Please excuse the mess while I remodel the blog again!

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ANOTHER ear infection...

>> Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Well C has developed ANOTHER ear infection....Thankfully we caught this one early, so he will start his meds tonight... I think I am developing some sort of ear infection radar, I knew he had one night before last, but decided to give it one more day. He is 2 and a half, but still says his ears don't hurt, even if he has a raging infection, so you can't go by that LOL You can generally tell by his moods though! To say he is cranky when he has one is the biggest understatement of the year! He screams, and is defiant, and he "doesn't want to do ANYTHING"...eg...
Our conversation last night when leaving my mom's house...

Me: Ok baby boy, time to go home
C: NO!
Me: Well do you want to spend the night at Nonnie's?
C: NO! I don't want to do ANYTHING!
Me: Well you have to do something...why don't you stay here?
C: NO! I don't want to
Me: Ok then lets go home then...
C: NO I don't want to do ANYTHING...


Uggg....Welcome to my world! LOL

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Don't give up on me!

>> Saturday, November 28, 2009

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Life has been crazy busy here lately, and I have totally unintentionally abandoned my blog as a result....I PROMISE to start writing again this week!! Please don't give up on me!!! I love you all! :D I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

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It's that time!!!

>> Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Time to find out who won the Giraffalaff Limbo and Scatterpillar Scramble giveaway!!!!


And the Winner is....


Drum Roll Please...

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

9 

Timestamp: 2009-11-12 05:14:16 UTC


Danielle said...

I'm a subscriber
dgoodridge84@yahoo.com


Congrats Danielle!!


Just e-mail me at mommyramblings@gmail.com ASAP with your full name, address, and phone # so your prize pack can be on it's way!! :)




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A family game night, a review, and a giveaway...oh my! :)

>> Monday, November 2, 2009

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Tonight after watching a movie and eating pizza (yummy) We had family game night :) Thanks to the awesome people at myblogspark.com and Hasbro we had a new game to try out. I was excited to get Giraffalaff Limbo and Scatterpillar Scramble in the mail, if for no other reason they are made by Hasbro, the same company that makes elefun the elephant! (My kids' favorite game)


Even though we got 2 games in the mail, we decided to do one a night. We started with Giraffalaff Limbo. First thing to note is that the game requires 3 AAA batteries which are not included. Assembly was very smooth and straightforward. The only tool required was a phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the battery door. It should be noted that after assembling the side supports of the game, they do not come apart to fit back into the box.

When assembled, the game consists of the two side supports, the horizontal limbo bar, and a spinner card.

Each round, someone spins, and whatever method the spinner lands on (limbo, crab walk, bird walk, etc) is the method for that round. Everyone has a turn, and whoever knocks the bar off of the supports is out. Then the winners of that round get to try another round, but with the bar moved down a notch. My kids (4 and 2.5) were most interested in spinning the spinner, so we kind of made our own rules as we went. We kept the bar at the highest, and just let them keep going with no winners or losers.

Overall, it was a fun game, and there was alot of laughter during the time we were playing. The game plays a nice, fun, upbeat tune, and when someone knocks the bar off, it erupts in a fit of laughter which my kids found hilarious. We don't have much storage space, so the fact that it cannot be easily broken back down for storage is a drawback. I think it would be great at parties and cookouts though. :)

Giraffalaff Limbo can be purchased at most toy retailers including Amazon.com, Toys R Us, Target, etc.

NOW for the REALLY fun part....if you don't want to buy it, you could win it!! Myblogspark.com and Hasbro have generously given me the opportunity to give away Giraffalaff Limbo and Scatterpillar Scramble!!

Here is how to enter:

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. The giveaway will run through 11:59pm eastern November 11.

The winner will be chosen using random.org, and announced November 12.

Entry 1 - Leave a comment and answer this What was your favorite game growing up?

Entry 2- Subscribe to my blog :)

Entry 3- Follow me on Twitter

Entry 4- Write a blog entry about my giveaway

Entry 5 and beyond- Come back and leave a comment on this entry daily


Good Luck!!!

*The products for this review were provided by myblogspark.comand Hasbro, however I was in no other way compensated for this review. All of the opinions are honest, and belong to me.

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Pumpkin Patch 2009!!

>> Sunday, October 25, 2009

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It's that time of year again!! We made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch with the kids this weekend! I really love fall, and although we don't always get the pumpkins carved, we have never missed a year of going to a pumpkin patch...complete with hayride of course!! :)

We have tried a few different farms over the years, and this year's choice was by far our favorite!! The hayride was great; fun AND educational! We saw a few different animals on the ride, and not only did our driver slow down to see them, but he stopped and told the kids all about the surrounding crops int he fields, as well as the animals in front of us. The kids got to see and hear about the cows, goats, peacocks, and even the 2 hound dogs that run through the fields and follow the tractors. :)

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While on the hayride, we stopped at the pumpkin field where not only were the pumpkins sitting around the field, many were still attached to the vines. :) There were even some other gourds and such scattered in the field.


After the hayride, the kids went into the play area which included a small maze, some barrel cows to sit on, a slide, and a few pens where they could pet the animals that came to the fence; including a goat, donkey, sheep, and piglet. There was corn all around to feed the animals as well!

At the end, we tried to go through the giant corn maze, but got lost and had to backtrack through the whole thing! After one last stop into the store for a few ham biscuits, and some chocolate covered peanuts, it was time to pack up our pumpkins and head home.

We really had a great time, and look forward to going back next year!!

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Operation Baking Gals

>> Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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If you are like me and you like to bake, but know you don't need to eat a few dozen cookies, have I got something to tell you!! While flipping through my newest issue of Taste of Home, I happened across an article on a group of women who bake cookies and send them to soldiers overseas. The website is www.bakinggals.com Immediately the wheels in my brain started turning...Ok, so I get to bake, but the cookies don't hang out and taunt me for days afterward. (Oh and I can always swipe one....Just to make sure they taste good of course)

The soldiers that recieve the goodies get to experience a taste of home when packages arrive. Not only do the sponsored soldiers benefit, but generally they get enough goodies to share!!

When you sign up and visit the site, you can review the teams for the current round, and sign up for a team. For each team site, you will be able to read a blurb, and sometimes see a picture of the soldier that team is currently sponsoring. I know that it is hard to pick a team, but you don't have to limit yourself to one. As a team member, you can bake as much, or as little as you want to; one dozen, or a dozen boxes. :)

This is my first time participating, and I can't wait to get started!! I actually signed up a bit late for this round, but am hoping that I can still get in. If not then I will be first in line to sign up for the next round!!

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Yesterday was a tough day...

>> Monday, October 5, 2009

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I really am going to try to keep this blog up beat, however since this blog is about my life, sometimes it drifts... Yesterday would have been my Granddad's birthday.

He was born in North Carolina, and was one of 5 boys. I have had the pleasure of hearing a plethora of stories from him about being poor, and working on the family farm. I wish that I could have recorded some of those stories, since many of the details have gotten lost over the years.

He was in the army and served in World War II.

When I was little, I remember visiting him in North Carolina sometimes. He lived up here, but had an apartment down there during the week. He was the plant manager for a feed company, and I still have vague pictures in my head of what his office looked like, as well as the view from the big window that looked down on the rest of the plant. He retired when I was around 7 or 8 (I think), but he didn't slow down a bit.

My parents are divorced, and my mom was a working mom, so my grandparents had me after school during the week. In addition to going to church Wed nights and twice on Sundays, my Granddad was also a deacon, and in the choir. While I was in Middle School, both of my grandparents started voulenteering at my school, and my Granddad voulenteered there for years after I left.

Being an only child (that lived in my house, I have 2 half sisters that live with my Dad), I was very self sufficient when it came to entertaining myself. I stayed outside in the Summers, and was always looking for supplies and making things from my highlights magazines! :) I don't know what most girls did when they entertained themselves, but I was always one to be playing with bugs and dirt.

My granddad taught me how to make a homemade slingshot (and how to use it) and showed me how to tie a string to the leg of a June bug, so it was kinda like a kite. (something I don't condone, but it was something he did growing up!) I ALWAYS was catching bugs of some kind to keep as "pets"

My Granddad was always there for me, and anyone else that needed him. I really don't know how he did all he did.

He called me his "buddy", or "Jackass" depending on what mood he was in. :) He always had a sense of humor...dressing up like a woman for skits on many occasions to go visit home bound church members.

He was one that knew how to have fun, could always help me with my homework, and was always there if I needed him to be. He lived by his motto... "It only takes a little more effort to go first class"

My Granddad passed away 3 years ago from Cancer. He will always have a big place in my heart, and I will never stop missing him. I know that he is in a better place, and he will always be watching out for me.

I feel VERY blessed and privileged to be a part of his life.

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I'm An Aunt!!

>> Saturday, October 3, 2009

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I know I am posting this a week late, but my nephew was born last Friday! My lil' sis had an AWESOME labor ( I am SO jealous) She was induced, and they broke her water around 9:40 in the morning. about 45 minutes later, her contractions picked up, and were starting to get a little more painful. At that point, the doctor told her she could get her epidural at any time, so after about 15 more minutes she went ahead and ordered it. (Epidurals REALLY are an amazing invention!) The nurse told her it would be a while before the anesthesiologist could come, so she offered to give her some stadol through her IV. Well as soon as she got it, she felt like she had 3 vicodin LOL About 5 minutes later the lady was coming in to give her the epidural!

Here is something else that makes me very jealous about the whole thing...I had epidurals with BOTH of my kids, and while it was amazing, and took the edge off, I still felt 100% of the pressure.....I was still in pain.

Anywho, she got her epidural and was in NO pain. She felt NO pain until the very end, and even then it wasn't bad at all! She never felt the urge to push, so we had to tell her when she had her contractions. I was privileged, not only to be able to be one of the people in the room with her, but I got to hold her leg while she pushed!!! It was SO amazing.

If there was any doubt about how her labor was going, in between pushes, there was no screaming, no crying, no grimacing, there was laughter.....lots and lots of laughter!!

My beautiful, perfect nephew was born weighing in at 7lbs 5oz. He also was born with the thickest head of dark hair you could ever imagine on a newborn.

So far he has been a perfect baby too. He sleeps ALL the time, only waking to eat, look around for a few minutes, and go back to sleep.

I am in love!


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I will be an Aunt in the next 24 hours!!!

>> Thursday, September 24, 2009

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My baby sister is having my nephew within the next 24 hours!! :D She is being induced, and just got to the hospital! They expect him to be born sometime tomorrow morning :D

Posted above is her last belly shot...right before leaving for the hospital. :) She is SO all belly!

As excited as I am, she BETTER keep her legs crossed for the next 8 hours or so b/c I am riding up to get my other little sister with my dad right after I leave work.

Stay tuned for pics of my new nephew!! :D

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Bought myself a BEAUTIFUL bouquet at the grocery store.....

>> Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Now where am I going to put them?!?!?

My house has exploded....well not literally, but it may as well have been!

We completely re did the kids' room a week and a half ago (more on that later) and in doing so what was once the contents of the former playroom, has now made residence ALL OVER my house!! UGH....I just keep telling myself it will all be worth it in the end!

As previously stated I bought myself some BEAUTIFUL flowers, however I have no where to put them! Today was my half day at work *WOOOO* so I can get SOME stuff done, however it will take a long while to get this place in tip top shape!

...and the kicker of it all is that we have decided to take ALL the crap out of EACH room (one at a time), paint, clean, and put it back together....I WILL get it all done!!

.....although I may very well be 96 when it all gets finished....

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K's First Day of K-4!!

>> Monday, August 31, 2009

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WOO Today was K's first day of K-4. She has been counting down the days... the anticipation killing her. She is a big girl this year you see... she is an ALL DAY student!

We are fortunate enough to have her in a school which we absolutely adore! Every time I go to orientation, or a PTF meeting, I generally love the place more.

I love her teacher so far (and yes I am aware it is only the first day), her class is a great size...I believe there are 7 in her class, and she actually gets something out of school. I refuse to send her somewhere where they treat the younger kids like it is a daycare, and not a school.

Of course as a mom, my favorite part is hearing every little teeny tiny detail that I can squeeze out of a 4 year old about her day... and then there is the all important book bag.... today at work it was time for the anticipation to get to me. I LOVE going through her book bag, especially on the first day of school. You get to see their yearly goals, daily schedule, and learn about what will be going on in the class in general.

I was thinking about that darn book bag all day. I think it goes along with the fact that I will lash out in anger at my husband if he gets the mail....I want to be the first to go through it. I know I am weird...at least I admit it!

Oh and don't mind the messy porch...

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conversation with my 4 year old...

>> Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Today the kids were at my in-laws. N and I went to pick them up after going walking this afternoon, and by the time we went, it was storming.

Right before I ran out the door to put K in the truck, she told me she was scared and didn't like thunder and lightning.... she says that every time it storms, and while she would be freaked out by standing in the middle of the yard during a storm, they really don't bother her.

While I am running across the yard, with one thought in mind (getting her in the car) she tells me that my father in law was telling her about his great grandfather today.

Now here is the point that I REALLY should have been scared, but the storm must have been affecting me because my thought was "Oh how nice!" I told her she should tell us all about it in the car. She happily says "oh, yeah, good idea." Here is where it gets interesting...on the way home, in the middle of a massive storm:

Me: K, why don't you tell us what PawPaw told you today.

*at this point I was still VERY happy that she was so interested in her ancestors, and he shared a story with her*

K: Oh, Yeah! Today he was telling us about his great granddad!

*at this point my hubby smacks his forehead*

K: He was a farmer! One day he was out in the field under a tree, and a storm came up....

*at this point, I start losing that happy feeling*

K: He was standing under a tree in the field, and the lightning crashed into it, and it fell on him..... and he was dead.

*my turn to smack my forehead*

REALLY I should have known better! LOL

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WOOOO I WON!!!

>> Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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OMG OMG OMG EEEEEEP I WON!!! I NEVER win ANYTHING!!

WOOO Thanks SO much to Lis over at A Trucker Wife, I won the most AMAZING apron! I posted a pic a few posts back so I could let everyone know about the giveaway! :)

If you can't tell, I am REALLY excited! LOL

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Have you ever noticed....

>> Monday, August 3, 2009

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Have you ever noticed....that you may never scratch your face all day, but when someone tells you not to move, all of a sudden you itch SOO badly!!

I went for an MRI today, the second I have ever had, and of course while I was in there (towards the end thankfully) it felt like something landed on my cheek. It was everything I could do not to scratch my face. Ugh...so annoying! LOL

...and just in case you are wondering, nothing serious. I have been getting ALOT of migraines lately, and it is just precautionary. :)

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Last night I had a dream...

>> Sunday, August 2, 2009

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Please excuse the HORRIBLE fuzzy pic....I will post good scans of some of my wedding pics another day!


Last night I had a dream...

It was one of those vivid ones, the ones where when you wake up, you remember everything....at least for a few minutes LOL

Did you ever have that one BEST friend? The one that you were over their house as much as your own...

I had that friend in highschool. We were inseparable, we were really more like sisters. I was FAR from popular in our little small town private school, but it was ok because I had Rach. I called her mom "mom", annoyed her little brother, she was my Maid of Honor, and I was hers. In about 8 years for friendship, we had only ONE fight.

I don't think her husband liked me...I don't think he liked me much at all. The ladt time I saw either of them was when I dropped by their apartment one day after K was born. I hadn't talked to her in MONTHS, but I had gotten the notion to get in the car with K one day and go see her. I saw her husband at the apartment office, and waved him down. He was picking up the mail because they had evidently moved into hi parents old house over 30 minutes away. I talked to him in the parking lot for a while, gave him a picture of K to give to Rach, and told him to tell her Hi. I have often wondered if he ever told her he saw me at all.

In the dream, I drove out to her parents old house. Her parents still lived there, as did her little brother. She was at another friends house, and I found out she was pregnant. It was a boy. I think I spent the night at their house, because I was there the next night when she and her friend got home.

I remember seeing her pregnant, and thinking it was so weird because her friend didn't know me. After that I woke up.

I sometimes wonder about Rach. Our lives are so different now. She is not on Myspace or Facebook...as far as I can tell, there isn't any info on the web about her. I did find her brother on facebook, but didn't talk to him.

I know we have both changed, and I don't know if I will ever see her again, but we sure had some great times! I know it sounds really weird, but I don't feel like I NEED to see her. I know that our lives took separate paths, and I just hope that she is happy and healthy.


I know that was kind of a long rambling post, and kudos if you read it all. LOL I wrote it down in a notebook in the wee hours, after waking up from that dream. I knew I would not remember it later, and wanted to document it. Have a great night everyone!!

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sooo tired!

>> Saturday, August 1, 2009

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The kids and I started out the day by going downtown. The first Saturday of the month, the city blocks off one of the streets, and parking garages to hold a farmers & flea market.

We had a good time looking around, although it was VERY hot, and I was brilliant enough to wear jeans.

I couldn't handle both kids alone in that setting...well I CAN, it's just better not to chance things with all the breakables, so C had to sit in the stroller the whole time, which he didn't like.

I got some AWESOME homemade strawberry and fig preserves, and K got a new tutu and matching headband.

When we left, I headed over to my grandmom's where I spent the entire afternoon cleaning out my car...which wouldn't have been soo bad, except for the fact that it was about 300 degrees outside! ugh

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Not to dwell...

>> Friday, July 31, 2009

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...but they are still staring at me!

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M & M's away!

>> Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Ok so a VERY sweet, well meaning, no scratch that evil rep came into work yesterday and dropped off a huge bag of M&M's. Ok really she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet, but just LOOKING at the bag of M&M's makes me gain 5 lbs....they have been beckoning me all day...come over here Jules....just a few won't hurt.....you know you really want to....of course, I have given in a few times. I am not proud, but oh well...I am saving some other poor unsuspecting soul....yeah THAT'S IT! I am really performing a selfless act, trying to save someone else from gaining that 5lbs or more.....I mean REALLY you try to sit at your desk, doing your work, all day long while they call to you.....and their colors SO inviting! oh well, it could be worse...if they were peanut m&m's the entire bag would have been gone in exactly 3.67 seconds....well maybe 3.73

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I'm baaack....

>> Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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With AWESOME news!! Lis, over at A Trucker Wife is having an amazing giveaway!! She is giving away one apron of choice from Boojiboo. Now let me tell you something, if you haven't checked out Boojiboo, or think aprons are boring and frumpy, go to their site RIGHT now! There is NOTHING frumpy and dull about this:


And this:



They are just two of the awesome examples! The giveaway ends August 3, 9:00 pm EST, so hurry on over to A Trucker Wife and enter today!!

-Jules



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Forgive me for being MIA, but I return with a story! LOL

>> Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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First off let me start this by apologizing to my readers. I know I have been MIA, between K having a horrible ear infection, major drama at work, and the looming pile of laundry sitting patiently just waiting for the chance to consume me when I walk by, life has taken over. I promise that I am REALLY going to try to do better from now on! Now on to tonight's story.....

Tonight has been a rough night getting C to sleep...he is in one of those fidgety moods, where he just doesn't want to stay still. Well Hubby finally got tired of it and left him in our bed to "lay there and go to sleep" Well when we went in to check on him he was lying there with a tube of chapstick that was missing most of the chapstick. You guessed it....he ate it! Ugh...You know it would make me feel a LITTLE better if it was some magestical tropical flavor that invited all of your senses, and made you believe it would taste as good as it smells...... Nope, he ate the nasty generic freebie chapstick that I got at one of the last network insurance meetings I attended....

So now I am left with a daughter who will eat nothing but chicken nuggets, and a son who literally will eat ANYTHING!

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Sick Baby Girl :(

>> Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Well K is sick!  Ugh...she has pretty bad allergies, so the sea of pollen outside keeps her running a low grade fever, but today her fever has gone up.  Her normal temperature this time of year is 99.4 for a while, but it has spiked today t o 102.4.  I am thinking that she MAY have picked up a virus?  I am in no way a doctor, but it makes since to me that the constant low grade temperature, that the allergies cause MAY lower the immune system to make her a bit more susceptible to a virus....It sounds good to me anyway!  LOL  Not that the doctor can do anything about a virus, but we were JUST there with C for his check-up YESTERDAY!  The fact that he can't do anything doesn't make it any better!  LOL  And like a goof-ball, I gave her tylenol at 9, not even thinking that it wouldn't likely touch a fever that high, and I should have given her motrin instead....sigh....hindsight is 20/20  LOL

Thankfully she has been acting fine...we actually had to get her to calm down b/c she kept wanting to run around the livingroom with C.  She ended up eating Jello for dinner...she didn't want any of her chicken....I wasn't going to push, as long as she ate SOMETHING!  AND to top it all off, I let them share their drink at dinner insert forehead smack....HERE  

Pay no attention to the crappy quality of tonights pic....it was taken on my cell just before K went to bed.

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Happy Birthday Baby Boy!!!

>> Friday, April 10, 2009

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Well it's a bit late, but Happy Birthday to my baby Boy C!!!! He turned 2 Thursday, in a day that flew by way to fast! Kids really do grow up too fast, and if you blink, you will miss soo much! My big boy weighed in at 8lbs 14 oz. I will post his current weight after his 2 year check-up on Monday :)




Thursday was a crazy day! I really wanted to take the day off, as I usually do on my kid's birthdays, but of course it was the day of the meeting that I had to go to. Well the meeting was over at 4, then I had to drive back to work to take my office manager back. Well the tunnel traffic was backed up as usual, so we sat in that for a while. The entire time I was sweating it b/c K had her school spring program last night. (why they don't clear hings with me, I will never know...) Got back to work at about 5:20....had to be at the school BY 6:45....drove home, got K dressed only to realize she didn't have any white dress shoes / sandals. Got everyone ready, minus her shoes, ran to target, C fell asleep on the way to Target b/c he didn't have a nap today at my dad's >:/ Ugh...so ran k into target, threw her in the back of a shopping cart, and off we went to the shoes....THANKFULLY I found a pair of dressy white sandals that would work, so we hurried over to the checkout line. There were 3 lines open and ALL 3 had problems....it took us almost 10 minutes to check out!!! UGH We finally got to the truck, threw her in her carseat, and off we went to school....Her class had already lined up, but I got her there in time...threw the top of her hair up in a ponytail, and took my seat. The play went very well, and we went to Applebees afterwards for C's birthday! It was a long night! LOL

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Slacker blogger already!!

>> Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Ok
so I admit it! I am a slacker! Perhaps I should have named this Confessions of a slacker blogger LOL ANYWAY not much has been going on, but it is busy as usual. I do have to share one of those moments that you only get to experience when you have children....today when I picked K and C up at my grandmother's she shared a little story...She was out hanging up laundry, and when she came in she couldn't find C. She was calling his name, and looked in all the rooms, but he was no where to be found. She was starting to get a little frantic, and checked the front door...nope shut tight...all of a sudden she heard him make a noise from the back of the house....she called him again, and followed the noise to the back bedroom, where my son, who will be 2 in 2 days, had gotten ahold of her toothbrush, and was brushing his teeth....as if that wasn't bad enough......

wait for it.....

are you sure you really want to know....

he was using.....

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the toilet water to brush them with!!!!!!!!!!!

*barf*


Ok so really, I know that isn't the worse story you have heard...but still...bleck...It's a good thing he is so darn cute LOL

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Earth Hour 2009 TONIGHT!!!!

>> Saturday, March 28, 2009

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On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 pm, I am taking part in Earth Hour-a global event in which millions of people will turn out their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change.

Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour got started just two years ago and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. Last year, more than 50 million participated and the lights went out at the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Coliseum in Rome, just to name a few. Even Google's homepage went black for the day! In Israel, President Shimon Peres personally turned off lights in Tel Aviv.

This year, Earth Hour will be even bigger-already 250 cities in 74 countries have agreed to take part including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville with more signing up every day. Around the world cities like Moscow, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai and Mexico City will turn out their lights.

But Earth Hour isn't just for big cities-anyone can participate. To get a better sense of the event, check out this video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qr8QXWzT9U.

Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and free. I hope you will join me for this amazing event. To sign up, visit http://www.earthhourUS.org where you'll learn more including ways you can spread the word about Earth Hour, plus creative things to do when the lights go out in case you need inspiration!

We want the US to turn out more lights than any other country in the world during this historic event so please pass this note along to anyone you think might want to take part. Let's all turn out and take action on March 28 at 8:30 pm.

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Favorite TV shows....

>> Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Here I sit on the sofa at 11:30pm watching a TiVo'd episode of the Exterminators trying to think of what to blog tonight.  Well the day was pretty normal...get up, go to work, the kids were at my dad's so I headed over there after work for home made spaghetti and to watch Bolt with the kids.  There wasn't even any crazy neighbor activity!  Hmmm... bloggers block LOL    Well when I asked N, my hubby, what the topic of the night should be, I got the response "how wonderful your hubby is"....gee thanks hon...  

Well in true fashion, I am going in a completely different direction...I thought I would let you in on some of my favorite TV shows.  LOL  

The shows that N and I never miss are:

Ghost Hunters
Mythbusters
Dirty Jobs
Ghost Hunters International-ok really this one is just to keep us going when the season of the original Ghost Hunters is on break....most of the time we spend the episode commenting on things like the fact that one of the girls looks like a raccoon  LOL

Ok so I can't just leave it at that...seriously this topic irks me to no end!  (I posted raccoon girl's pic as the image for this entry)  The thing is she has been in many episodes....I don't care how your makeup looks in the daylight.  (For those who have never seen the show, about 95% is filmed in the dark)  You know that she has watched herself on TV....how would she not know this is NOT the look to go for?  

Ok, I think I truly am rambling now, so I am off to bed!  Have a great night everyone, and when you are doing your makeup in the morning just remember, raccoons are NOT in!  


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>> Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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I am sitting here at work, thinking about this morning. I was running late (as usual), but had to wait for my husband and kids to rush out the door because hubby was parked behind me. As we open the door to all rush out onto the front porch, I can hear yelling coming from next door. My female neighbor is sitting in the driver seat of their van, with the back hatch and passenger door open. Her boyfriend? Husband? (don't know which) was in the back of the van yelling at her to just f'ing run him over. When they saw us he climbed into the passenger side and shut the door....well of course the combo of hubby parked behind me (he had to put 2 kids in car seats) and my front window was iced up prevented me from leaving for a while...I tried not to look over there, I swear I tried my best, but a did take a few glances....(I couldn't help myself) You know its that whole train wreck thing...its horrible and uncomfortable, but no matter how hard you try, you just can not look away!! Anyway from my glances I saw him get what looked to be 6 or so fishing rods and a tackle box out of the van and throw them on the ground, and I saw him drive away in the van, while she was walking back to the house. N (my hubby) called me after we pulled out to fill me in on what he saw.....when he looked the guy was in the driver seat, the girl was behind the van, and the guy started pulling out anyway.....He thinks she was trying to get something out of the van. He said that the guy was not stopping, and he saw her almost lose her footing at one point. The even scarier part of the situation is that they have a baby boy that cannot be more than about 8 months old or so. I am HOPING for his sake he was sleeping away in the house at that time.


I know that people fight, and I know that times are tough right now, but come on people! I should probably mention that this was all transpiring at about 7:45 this morning!


I know I am not the only one with crazy neighbors! Anyone else have any crazy neighbor stories to share??

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A bag of peanut M & M's, and a movie from the early 90's

>> Monday, March 23, 2009

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Sitting on the sofa with a bag of M & M's watching Robocop 3 on the TiVo.  What a better way to spend the night?  LOL  I think I have finally got the blog how I want it, although I am sure I will be tweaking things along the way.  I realize that I should make a post to introduce myself and my family, however for some reason I don't want this entry's title to define me  LOL  Tonight was a good night, I wasn't feeling well when I left work, so I stopped at Wendy's and got myself a chicken sandwich, and kids meals for the kids.  When I got home, I took my sandwich and the laptop, and rested for a bit while working on the blog.  :)  

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