Monday, April 28, 2008
These young cousins are destined for a lifetime of crazy happy memories.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
On this day (early March), I made pumpkin muffins for the kids and decided that sprinkling a little bit of chocolaty goodness on top would make them just that much better. We were out of chocolate chips, but did have some carob ships handy. Mister & G didn't like the carob, but Little Guy and I... we are big fans.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Now, I really don't like to sweat. I avoid it at all costs. I am not a big fan of bodily secretions in general. So for me, this was a momentous.
Fast Forward to the evening dishes. I am chatting on the phone to me BFF (again) and working through the never ending pile of dishes in the sink when I feel something strange at the base of my hairline. I reach up to scratch and what to I find??? A tick!! Blech! Yuk! Gross! Blech!
Now, I have never had a tick on my person before. Apparently in Florida, where I grew up and spent all the outside-nature-loving hours that were allotted in my life, they aren't around so much. So, I take this tick as Nature's way of saying "Get out of here! We like you as you are! Stay inside, you aren't wanted! You spent enough time outside when you were a kid!" Quite the affirmation Nature made for me.
Thanks for your support nature. I will heed your warnings. Mall walking for me from now on.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
You would think that the one time I have my hair actually done I would've put makeup on for my picture. But no. Oh well, I kinda dig my freckles and chappy lips. And I actually like the beginnings of the wrinkles around my eyes.
Jonny, thank you so much. You are one of those people who blows into people's lives for a minute and leaves them feeling sparkly for a year. You were born to shimmer. Have a great Pesach and best of luck with your new place on the beach.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
We did have very much fun in spite of a few meltdowns. There were pig and Jack Russel Terrier races; a petting zoo/farm; camel & pony rides; a hayride; lots of mud & of course, the main event HORSE RACING! I had never seen a horse race in person before... I'd seen greyhounds and NASCARs, but not horses... though I do think horses are most like a combination of NASCARs and greyhounds...powerful machine-like animals with driver. An experience to remember.
PSI provided a barbecue lunch...I had the chicken and it was very tasty. The children loved the chocolate chip cookies, and there was plenty of beer and
Sunday, April 13, 2008
As little guy got older, he started going through fewer and fewer diapers at a time, and I reverted back to traditional Huggies from Costco.
Last week, I decided to try out this website called diapers.com. I had a coupon code for $10 off of a $50 purchase, and free shipping to boot.Can't beat that. While surfing their site, I came across a brand of disposable diaper I had never heard of before... Nature Babycare. Nature Babycare diapers are 60% biodegradable (as opposed to traditional diapers which are made of 80% oil-based products) and completely compostable. Event the packaging is biodegradable. They are complete disposables and work just as well as my tried and true Huggies. NO messing with diaper covers or liners, and a severely reduced impact on the environment. Leave it to the Swedes to come up with all the cool eco-friendly yet super convenient stuff. Now his bum is in the Swedish, the Swedish (diapers).
Turns out, Nature Babycare products are also available at some Target stores!
Friday, April 11, 2008
The pollen counts are almost 4000 today. It might as well be measured in inches. Hopefully it will rain this evening and wash a good amount of it away. Then we'll have little rivers of gold along the streets.
Pollen is like airborne sugar sand. It gets in your eyes, your ears, your mouth. It tastes bitter and gritty. I'd like to keep the kids inside all day just to avoid the stuff, but that wouldn't be developmentally appropriate for them, so I brave the pollen anyway. Oh the sacrifices.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Is this a 4 year old stage? We have stashed away her pens, markers, crayons. She has limited access to glue, paint and colored pencils. And yet she still finds a way to make her mark.
"How is this?" you ask. "How can she make these marks with no...mark-ers?" Well I'll tell you. She's a resourceful little imp.
Yes. Lip balm. She used lip balm. Aaargh!
She did clean it off though. Without prompting.
A note: As much as it irritates me that she draws all over everything, I do appreciate that all of her pictures are so full of love and happiness. This particular mural was of her, Little Guy, and the two boys across the road...and love.
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