Saturday, May 31, 2008



Game for you!

Okay fellow bloggers....

SCATTERGORIES. . .It's harder than it looks! Copy and paste into a new blog. When you are done, post a comment on my page.
Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following... they have to be real places, names, things...nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question. -->-->-->
What is your name? ..........................................Karlise
4 Letter Word.....................................................Kite

City.......................................................................Kansas City
Boy Name............................................................Kurt
Girl Name............................................................Karen
Alcoholic Drink....................................................Kamikaze
Something you wear...........................................Knickers
Something found in a bathroom.......................Kotex
Reason for Being Late........................................Killer headache
Cartoon Character..............................................Kim Possible
Something You Shout........................................Knock it off

Body part............................................................Knee
Word to describe you........................................Kind

It's your turn....Julie, Jen, Holly, Scarlett, Melodie, Karen, Andrea, Heather, Kelly, Lindsay, Mandie, Keela, Kandee, Stacy and Amy

Babywearing contest!

Only one day left, so sign up quick!
I'm starting to think about wraps although I really don't have the funds to buy one so I'll enter any and all contests to win one!

Friday, May 30, 2008

School is out! (picture heavy)

Why is it not sad for Logan yet so bittersweet for me? He had no problems leaving school today knowing he may never see a lot of his friends again. I feel so sad for him though. At least he doesn't have to say goodbye to his teachers yet. He'll be joining them for summer camp in a couple of weeks. I may cry when we have to say goodbye to them though. I love his teachers! I can't imagine school without them.

Last night was their end of the year celebration. It was sooo cute! The classes sang for us and we saw a slideshow of them throughout the year. I wish I could post the video or at least a clip but I'll have to let dh figure that out. I did have a few tears- one, when they were singing their Off to Kindergarten marching song and two, when one of his teachers got up to say a few words about how she loved teaching our children and how she'll miss them. She had us all crying.

It's amazing how much he has grown in the last year. I loved seeing how the teachers and director love him so much. It makes me realize what a sweet, loving boy I'm raising.

The teachers made each child a Memory Book. It had each of their door craft projects from the year plus misc pictures of the kids they had taken and other parents had taken. It was wonderful! I took pics of the book to share with my readers plus if anything were to happen to the book, I still have the photos of it (I won't post them all). He also got a certificate for preschool and had a gift of a new book in his bag today. I can't believe my baby will be off to K in a few months!!!

His class

The little girl on the left in the orange is Anisya- the girl he wants to marry.

Logan and his buddy Ronald



He looked so much younger!





One of his teachers (the one who had twins and was due 2 weeks before me)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Well child/baby updates!

Bella and Ian both had their well child/baby check ups this morning.

Ian is 38.5in and 33lbs so around the 65% on both.

Bella was 23in and a bit over 10lbs and is in the middle of the chart too. She had 4 shots today. Poor thing. She only cried for a quick second. I refused the bandaids as they are just TOO sticky and are horrible to take off her skin.

I did refuse the new oral RotaTeq vaccine though. It's just too new and from what I've read, it still can cause the same problem the old vaccine caused which is Intussusception - a blocking or twisting of the intestine. She's breastfed and not in daycare and I don't see why she needs it. Of course, I got yet another "lecture" about vaccinations and why we have them, blah, blah, blah. He was fine with me not getting it today and said I could come back next month for it but it's just not happening.

All three of my kids are happy and healthy and that's what matters!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Toys R Us

Well the plan tonight was to take Ian to TRU to spend his birthday money, hit Target and then Campbell's(ice cream) before heading home. Do you know how many toys TRU has? Dh is the slowest shopper too, especially at that store! Ian finally decided on a Radio Flyer Scooter and a small Star Wars Lego set. Logan got the same small Lego set. I picked up 2 tshirts for Ian and an outfit for Bella all on clearance. By the time we got out of there it was nearly 8pm so no Target for us! We did hit Campbell's though so Ian could have some birthday ice cream (a strawberry sundae) and then off to bed.

I'm such a bad mommy too- I forgot to give him his gifts from us until it was already bedtime! I was waiting until dh got home but then we left and it slipped my mind. Thank goodness he doesn't know any different. LOL He can play with them tomorrow. It was a Toy Story tshirt, Buzz Lightyear and Zurg action figures, Buzz Color Wonder set and Dr Suess ABC game I got on clearance a while back.

Happy Birthday Ian!!!

My little boy turned 3 today!

Born 5/28/05 at 5:35am (he was 8 days late!) 8lbs even.




Looking back, I guess his hair went from straight to curly sometime in the last year!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's almost over...

Pre-K that is. After today, Logan only has 3 days left! They will all be fun days too. Tomorrow he has an Ice Cream Party, Thursday is his end of the year program and Friday they have a Luau party. He'll have 2 weeks off and then he'll be going to summer camp at the same school for 6 weeks. He'll still have his teachers too which will be great. Another 3 weeks off and he'll be in Kindergarten! I can't believe it. I know this summer is going to fly by too. My little boy is growing up way too fast!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all who serve our country!

The kids and I had a nice relaxing day with friends. We grilled some food and just enjoyed a beautiful day. And it was actually realllly nice out! It wasn't muggy at all for a late May day. Perfect weather!

And here's what happens when you have a birthday party and late night one day and another great party the next! He conked out in the chair about an hour after we got home.

She conked out soon after putting her in the swing.

Logan's still going! He watching dh play a video game.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

2 Months old!

And I thought Ian's 3 years went by quick....Bella is 2 months old today.
Here's my beautiful girl(left) with her Grandma and cousin Briana who is almost 4 months old.


With her Grandpa

And her Daddy

Ian's birthday party!

My little boy will be 3 this week. Can you believe it? We had all of our family and many of our friends over today for a party. He wanted a water slide so we rented one of those. Holy moly! It was huge! He went down it the first time with a terrified look. He went one more time and he was done. So I changed him and he played for a long time on the playset. Then he decided he wanted to try again so I changed him again and he chickened out. I just let him play as is and then we had presents and cake. After most people left, his Uncle Frankie decided to try again. He took Ian up and they slid down together. Now that was fun! Over and over again they went. Doesn't he have the best uncle? Frankie's just a big kid himself!

The Blue Crush Slide


His cake was ordered from Publix. Mmmm. It was sooo good! He asked for vanilla cake with strawberries so they had a fresh strawberry filling inside. Yum! The edible image I got off of Ebay. It smelled like frosting.



Wednesday is his actual birthday so I'll post more pics that day!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Teacher Gifts

My e-friend Tracy gave me the cutest idea for end of the year teacher gifts that didn't cost much. I got the tins, "fireworks" picks and flags from the Target Dollar Spot. There are also Hershey Hugs and cherry cordial Kisses inside. The filler was some red shiny confetti strings (not sure the name) I had leftover from a gift someone sent me a while back. I made the tag courtesy of my digi-scrapbooking files. Logan signed the bottom.



*Paper by Katie Pertiet-Krafty American kit, Ladybug by TLS- Bugs & Stripes, ribbon by Amy Teets- Freedom kit

Friday, May 23, 2008

When it rains, it pours...

Wed afternoon I heard a drip, drip, drip coming from the hallway. Oh no. I quickly stopped nursing the baby and went to see what it was. Our AC handler in the closet was dripping. I guess algae grows in the pipes over time and it backs it up so I had to call our AC company. They needed to come out anyway for our yearly maintenance. He came out yesterday and we needed a new part outside to the tune of $140. Ouch. Plus the regular maintenance fee. Ugh...we're all fixed there at least.

So tonight I'm sitting in the new room and I hear drip, drip, drip. You have to be kidding me! Our new unit is dripping water onto the floor! WTH?! At least this one is under warranty still. We've had more problems with this unit than I can count. Guess who I'll be calling in the morning? On a holiday weekend no less!

Foto Friday

I get a huge kick out of these. They are called LOLCats (even when they aren't cats). Some of them crack me up!





Thursday, May 22, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Us!

It's been 9 years!



And our most recent pic together...from where else but Disney! One day we will renew our vows and we both want to do it at Disney.

Heartwarming story

In the aftermath of the earthquake in China, this Mom and police officer has breastfed 9 other babies besides her own so they would survive. Check out the video.

Where does he get this from??

I'm not sure what to title this.

Logan got mad at me the other day and told me
"I'm not going to marry you Mommy."
I told him "You can't marry me, I'm your mommy."
He said it again. I repeated myself.
He then said, "I'm going to break your heart."

Oh heck no! We had a little talk about that and how saying stuff like that can hurt people's feelings. Where is he learning to talk like that? Is it just the age or stage he's at? Oh boy...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wordless Wednesday- Mini Photo Shoot



Thank you Scarlett for the outfit!

Anniversary gifts

I told dh not to get me anything. We already have a Wii Fit coming tomorrow and we need to get a washer eventually but he didn't listen. THIS is what I got. He gave it to me early since I probably won't see him in the morning. I'm NOT complaining though. I love it! I needed a new one as mine went kaput and I'm not sure if it's worth fixing. I can't wait to take some video to share! Now I have one to throw in my diaper bag or purse. My camera phone takes a great picture but it's the slowest freakin thing and the moment is gone by the time it switches from phone to camera.

I went ahead and got him his Hemp wallet from Rawganique. That's where I got his last one that he has worn out now. Hopefully it ships soon. While at Costco tonight I also picked up Gran Turismo 5 which he had asked for a month or so ago. I had just forgotten about it. It plays in HD and has a gorgeous picture. When he turned it on, I thought I was watching a movie at first with live people but they weren't! He's happy!!

For Sale

Two young boys. Must have books, tv and video games. Also must own an extra fully stocked freezer as they Never. Stop. Eating.

Okay, I'm not really selling them but they are eating me out of house and home right now. Are they both going thru a growth spurt all of a sudden?

The last couple of weeks, Ian has had a voracious appetite. Waffles(plain), banana and milk for breakfast, dehyrated apple/pear chips or fruit bar for snack, whole sandwich or chicken nuggets, grapes or apples and pretzels for lunch, yogurt or other snack after naptime. He only sometimes eats dinner though, I guess it depends on what I made. Maybe it's just that he's getting better at eating but it just feels like he's always asking for more food. He's so energetic, he just burns it all off too. Must be nice.

Logan has the same breakfast, a sandwich and apples or other snack for lunch, snack after school, will sometimes eat his entire dinner (and sometimes he won't touch it and goes to bed without eating) and then still asks for more food All. Night. Long.

They are both going to have to get a job to help pay for food! LOL

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

So mad and disappointed

Dh's new boss has decided they now only get off 4 holidays a year, which does NOT include Memorial Day or Labor day. How do you not get off on Labor Day?! I was looking forward to heading to WDW that day too. Coming from someone who was used to him having off and knowing the other long term employees, I can tell you that we are upset about it. Not that we can do anything about it though. This sucks! It's not like they will have a ton of business to do- everyone else is off! ugh...


My anniversary is this Thursday and I have absolutely no idea what to get dh. He needs nothing. The movie he wants came out today but he won't let me buy it full price (not that I'd want to!) so I'd have to wait at least a week or so for it to drop on Amazon. He doesn't read. He doesn't want clothes. It's our 9th anniv. which means Pottery(american) or Leather(modern) according to Wikipedia. Hmm he needs a new wallet. Maybe I can find him a new Hemp one since he's a veg. Off to find one!

Cre8tive Advertising

Now these are some buses I'd like to see! Talk about creative! I think my favorites are the dogwalker and NGC shark buses!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Like my new colors?

Is it spring-y enough for you? I thought it was time for a change! Gotta keep it fresh, you know?

New BW Contest!

I just entered a new contest to win an Ergo babywearing carrier from Along For The Ride's website. Wish me luck!!


Believe it or not, this was taken with my Nokia N95 camera phone! I did crop and turn it B&W on the PC though.



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Babywearing around the world

I came across this (must be registered to read) thread on TBW and thought I'd share these photos. Check out all the different carriers from around the world! Some of the colors and patterns are gorgeous!

Speed Demon

Ian loves to run around the house saying he's Super Fast! So I took this pic of him. I had it on action mode which doesn't use the flash I guess and this is how it came out. Pretty neat looking though! Just shows how "super fast" he really is!


Here's another. That's not my thumb btw, it's the couch edge that got in the way.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Saturday shopping

This will be a boring post but there will be some pics at the end! :)

Before I hit the stores, I had to hit the bank. I haven't been in 3 weeks! Thank goodness our tax money is in there! Gas is too darn expensive to run over there every week.

So today was shopping day. No, I didn't go shopping for myself. In fact, I returned 2 tshirts to Costco I had bought earlier this week. I did however do some stocking up at Costco on stuff that's less expensive than Publix (sorry Publix- it's harder times!). I've shopped at Publix so much that I pretty much know what I'm paying on stuff I buy week to week. Publix brand organic milk is actually cheaper than Costco brand right now btw and things like Eggos are on sale this week at Publix making them much cheaper! I bought Boca burgers, broccoli, snacks, organic juice boxes, etc. today though. I also ran to Publix for a few BOGO items like the above Eggos. I did have to come home and feed Bella in between but I guess I would have had to come home anyway. Frozen stuff will only last so long in the trunk (even with a freezer bag).

So before I left this morning, I got some pics of the boys out working. Logan lasted maybe 5-10min (even though he said he wanted to earn some $$). Dh said Ian did a better job. LOL

Unfortunately, every single pile of leaves is still sitting out there and nothing else got done. Well, I take that back, we had some Verizon problems this morning and they were supposed to come back out so dh did clean up the kitchen/dining room area- at least somewhat.

Contest Entry

I'm entering a contest over on Baby Sling Blog to win a pair of Baby Legs. I have to post a photo of me babywearing. Since I'm pretty new to it, here's my only photo.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Score one for the Po-po

While driving Logan to school this morning, I saw a cop car had pulled over a minivan. About darn time! It floors me that a lot of the time, it's moms and dads speeding thru the school zone! (yes, even some moms from Logan's school)

And I don't know if I mentioned this before but the week Bella was born, I had to go to the peds office with her and dh drove us. We had to go thru the school zones to drop off Logan first and dh sped thru!!! I was like, What are you doing?! You're one of the ones I vent about on my blog! He said he never noticed it was a school zone. Seriously? You didn't see that big honkin flashing yellow light?! Aye yi yi...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Weird News Articles

I was trying to come up with something to write about today (darn contest is STILL going on) and nothing special has happened here so I started looking at news stories.

Found THIS on MSNBC. I've seen tv shows about this before. Very weird!

And how about THIS. How would you like to have been that agent?!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Who dressed these models (kids)? Some of the clothes are absolutely adorable but others don't look good together whatsoever IMO. I'm talking about Matilda Jane Clothing. Click thru the Spring 2008 collection (you'll need to click on the arrows & numbers to see all the pics). I love #6- it's soooo cute but then I click on 11, 15 and 33 and say Huh? I wonder what they cost...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

7 weeks and first smile caught on camera!

She's 7 weeks old today. Can you believe it? I can't! I took some pics of her to share with all my loyal readers (because there are ever so many of you... Ha!). She's been giving us little fleeting smiles here and there when you coo to her but I finally caught one on camera! Isn't she cute?!

Julie, do you recognize the outfit?