Friday, January 13, 2012

Proud Mommy Moments: A Blast From The Past!

I love Thursdays--I know it's Friday-- because it means I get to share my proud mommy moments of kids. And the really cool thing is there is still time to link up with EmmyMom and Kmama!    And it can be brag worthy, and who doesn't like to brag about their kids!? Or, it can be funny or hang your head in shame!   And you get to see who is hanging their head with shame or beaming with pride! We all do it.

Mine is just funny.  And I only have myself to blame!  So here we go...

When I was pregnant with Ryan, we asked our girls what they would teach their brother to be....

Kristin said, she would teach him how to be kind and how to share with others.

 Emily said I am going to teach him how to BURP!

Ryan is very kind, and he does a good job of sharing with...his friends.
And....he is a most excellent burper!  Oh I tried really hard to capture this grand talent.  But Ryan wouldn't let me.
Imagine that!  A kid with a chance to burp at will AND be video-taped(okay digitally recorded!) and suddenly he turns shy and polite?
You will just have to take my word for it.  And I couldn't be prouder!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Treasure Hunt

Have you ever heard of geocaching?  Well, don't feel bad if you haven't.  Until I got to know my Hermit friend, neither did I.  Thanks to her, I blew my husband away.  When he asked me if I knew what geocaching was, I simply yes.  He just stared at me for about 30 seconds like he couldn't believe I knew about this.  It was quite amusing!  Like I have a secret life or something.  Well I do, but we won't tell right.  I kid.

We went on our first geocahing adventure.  And guess what?  There's an app for that!  And if you have a Droid, you can go to your market and get the same thing.  We're all friends here. 

It was a small find.  A find that wouldn't "Stump" us.  So we had to find a tree stump.  We were looking for smallish tree stumps.  Then I saw the sad remains of a fallen tree.  Well now, that is a bigger stump of a tree.  And then I saw something and pointed it out to Rich.  We found the hidden treasure!  Inside the little painted bottle:  a pencil, a car, and a piece of paper to sign.  We didn't bring anything to add since we are newbs, but I happen to have brought a pencil and paper and we each drew or wrote something on the paper to add to the cache.  It was a fun little adventure and we plan on doing it again.

What adventures have you had lately?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Status Quote is Back!!!


The status is quote is back after a short leave of absence for the holidays.  Now remember this is just a monthly meme that Emmymom and I host.  The second Tuesday of every month to be exact.  It couldn't be easier.  Gather up the strange, funny, insightful or whatever type status up from Facebook to Twitter.  And for fun, you can add your own little commentary.  
"Stop, drop and roll!" is excellent advice to give a friend. Better advice would be, "Never start yourself on fire."  Stop would be the first clue.
That moment at 2:16 when you forgot that your class started at 2:00...oops...I have done this with picking up kids.
The dogs think I've lost my mind completely!!!  I have a cat.  He thinks he is superior to the human race.  Funny thing coming from someone who licks his butt.
ALMOST made it 'till noon without being puked on, pooped on, or having a booger wiped on me. This close! Call me a dreamer, but I'm just gonna keep wishing on stars, because I believe someday it will happen.  It will come, but it comes with a price.  They are called pre-teens and teenagers.
Find it ironic that I have to talk my son into buying a lunch about once a week. I would have loved buying a school lunch.  My kids beg to buy lunch almost on a daily basis.  Where's the happy medium in this?
 A Prius just tried to race me from a stop sign. I totally had it for the 1st 100 feet, but i can only walk so fast. ;-) He must have been pedaling really fast!
They just don't make Hello Kitty nail polish like they used to. I know, right!
Headache, I'm done with you now. You've been here for 2 days, you can go back to headache land thankyouverymuch! I think all headaches should be here and now forever banned to headache land!  The end.
If you wish to strike up a conversation in the men's room, I can cope. It's not my favorite thing, but I'll play along. However, once you close the stall door, all conversation is OVER. At that point all you are allowed to say is "Please call for help" and even then I'd rather not hear about it.  How about "Can you spare a square?" or is that too personal?
Now it is your turn to link up!  It's lots of fun and we would love to see what your friends are saying.  Just remember no names or cities.


Monday, January 9, 2012

New Looks?

It's a new why not a new look?  Not for you or me!  We look gorgeous dahling!  How about kids today.   I read an article from yahoo about trends that should disappear.  You can read it here.  It talks about everything from graphic tees--which as long as they are in good taste I do not mind--to bikini's(as in STRING bikini's) for babies.  What baby needs a string bikini?  It is not cute!  Not in the slightest.  I found it disturbing.  Go ahead, call me a prude.  I don't care.  I think it is totally inappropriate to sex up an infant.  There I said it.

It doesn't stop there.  Why would it?  There is also padded bras for your 7 year old!  Who thought this one up?  Pedophiles?  I mean really.  Help me out here.  Does a seven year old girl really NEED a padded bra.  It's hard enough watching them turn into a woman when the time comes.  Why push it?  Why are parents allowing their daughters to become this? 

Other trends listed were the Angry Birds.  I like them.  Sorry but I do.  They make me laugh.  It's a marketing frenzy with those guys.  SO maybe, yes it is overkill.  But I like those silly things.  The pigs are hilarious especially the way mock you.

Of course skinny and low rise jeans are another target of must be discontinued items.  And of course, sexy Halloween costumes.  What are your thoughts?