Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Since becoming a parent I have become more aware, though CLEARY not as aware as our children! Our family really isn't exclusive to any religion... so you can imagine my surprise this morning when Bunny came running up to me in a panic saying that she had lost her menorah. I blinked a couple of times and realized that Sesame Street was playing a special for Hanukkah. A program called Shalom Sesame. Once my brain caught up to Bunny's quest.. I told her to go see if she could find it. She was ok with that and went back to watching her program. About 15 - 20 min later, after the show was over, she came up to tell me "Mommy. I think I want a cradle for Christmas." hmmm... " A cradle for a baby?" "No. A craaaaadle." *blink blink* "OH! A Dreidel!?!?! " Yep." *sigh* Hmmmm...
Suddenly I turned into Pooh Bear.. tapping the side of my head and saying "Think think think" I wasn't sure what to say.. so I told her that I would see what I could do. I have tried to print a coloring page, but the printer refuses to work. Her Aunt Tavia sent her an e-card with a dreidel game. She was thrilled. I guess we will hit up the library to learn more about Hanukkah.
One thing I can say about being a parent.. esp to our little Bunny Girl... is there is never a dull moment! She keeps me on my toes for SURE!! LOL
Anyway.. Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish friends.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
I am super excited that I had a friend teach me the art of couponing. I use to not have enough food in my kitchen.. NOW I don't have enough kitchen for the food. LOL This isn't my best shopping trip... but I spent $34.67 and saved $68.34. Not bad for it being my second time ever going into a Harris Teeter. LOL
In just 2 months I have saved over $700 and I have a stockpile of food! I don't really need to buy anything but fresh produce and milk for a loooong time.
NOW to fix myself a cup of coffee, so I can use some of those yummy creamers that I got for next to nothing :o)
Monday, October 25, 2010
Once I get unpacked and get back to "normal" (HAHA.. Yeah. I know. That's a good one, right?) I will get caught up on our little blog. I have not left forever.. far from it. Just got a little overwhelmed with everything.
One thing I can say is that I have turned into one of those crazy coupon people. I am soooo not ashamed! I bust through the door with my purple binder and cut our bill at least in half. If you have ANY suggestions, let me know. I am still learning. I am open to any and all help. :o)
We did MTM today, but the camera is still packed and my phone doesn't seem to want to upload to FaceBook. LOL Oh well. Next week for sure.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Fold top of the bag 2 or 3 times. A tight fold is best.
- I have already posted about Bunny's cardiology appointment.
- I have started trying to do "extreme couponing" and so far I have had pretty good success. I will post about that once i get some pictures and have a better idea of what I'm doing.
- I have tried a couple of new recipes for home made Play-Dough and I will post that soon.
- Jon and I will be pretty busy over the next month. RUSH show in ATL, golf tournament in Norcross, Jon's high school reunion in Athens, GA... It looks like we will be busy little bees.
Stick with me folks! I got a little over my head when everything happened with April, but now I know better what's going on and I am getting back on track. :o)
Monday, September 6, 2010
We now know that Bunny's appointment the the Pediatric Cardiologist will be next Tues (9/14). Only 8 more days. I can make it that long.. right? I think I can.. I think I can.. I think I can...
Thursday, September 2, 2010
At her annual visit we were informed that she needs to see a pediatric Cardiologist. All we know at this point is that her murmur has returned and is louder than the Dr is comfortable with and he is concerned about the location. He hears it stronger from her back. With Jon's family having a history of heart issues, you can imagine that we are not super excited to hear this. With our upcoming medical cost unknown... we are hoping that this will help.
Please feel free to send your friends over.. esp if they are expecting a boy! They will not be disappointed! :o)
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
One of my favorite blogs had a FANTASTIC give-away! (Well... several actually LOL) I can't pick one from the heard.. however, if you held a gun to my head, I might pick the I know-Rhino give-away. Then again.. I might might pick $90 CSN GC give-away or The Sock Fairy book/CD give-away or even the Le Baby Hair Gel give-away.
You never know.. you (or I) could be the one chosen at random for these items.
I am doing the happy dance because I know that tomorrow is MONDAY!!! ( I even busted out the sprinkler and cabbage patch for this happy dance! )How many people can say they have a reason to get excited for Mondays? Not the ones who have found Muffin Tin Monday.. that's for sho! :o)
To the new followers (and old) I promise to try to better now that our zoo is starting to find it's groove again :o)
HUGS & LOVE!!!
Words to live by: SMILE!!! It makes people wonder what you're up to! ~ My Nana wrote this on a post-it note and sent it to me during class my freshman year of High school. ( I still have the Post-it :o)
Monday, August 2, 2010
Bunny had Strawberries, frozen Go-Gurt, grapes, peaches, and some Toy Story candy for later.
Bunny.. Err Cinderella enjoying a cupcake for breakfast yesterday. :o)
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A view from the "Cheap Seats"My Nana has requested that I no longer use the word cheap to describe myself, so as a painfully frugal Mommy.. I was thrilled to find that is was FAR more affordable for a family to go to the Drive In.
We got there early enough, found a parking spot, and we to hit up the concession stands. The owners and operators have to share the majority of ticket sales with the studios, so they depend on their concession sales to keep their doors open. Having said that... their prices were completely reasonable. They had everything from buckets of popcorn and sodas to funnel cakes to meals. We didn't have one we ate just before we went.. but I was told by several other patrons that the burgers were AWESOME. I guess I will have to see for myself next time. All in the name of honest reviews. :o)
They had a playground for toddlers...
In closing.. We had a huge helping of family fun. We saw 2 movies that we both wanted to see, we talked to other people around us who not only go to the Drive In often, but many of them expressed how sad they would be if they didn't have one to go to.
I can say with great certainty that we will be going back! I look forward to it and urge you all to see if you have one in your area.
Monday, July 5, 2010
We got to watch this friend catch fish. Bunny clapped and yelled "GOOD JOB BIRD!!!"
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Strawberries, Mini-Marshmallows, Blue Frozen Go-Gurt, and PB&J stars.
Thank You to our men an women in service who help secure our freedoms
that we all to often take for granted. Today is more than BBQ's and Fireworks.
To my friends... BE SAFE & WELL!!!
Check out what other Moms are doing for Muffin Tin Monday.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
She was quietly sitting with her "Bruce" / "Sharwk" and looking at a book of whales and sharks. Me: Hi Bunny. What are you doing? Bunny: Nofing. I just wooking at my sharks. Me: What kind of sharks did you find? Bunny: I found a Wemon Sharwk." *Points at a picture of a lemon shark.* Me: Awesome. Do you need anything? Bunny: Nope. I good. (HAHA! Yep.. she's mine. LMAO)
A few minutes later: Bunny: Mommy, Can I watch sharwks? Me: I don't know if they are on, Baby. *scan through to National Geographic Channel* sure enough Expedition Great White is on. (How does she know this? LOL) Me: Ok. Here are your sharks. Bunny: Thank You Mommy! *big smile* Can I have some popcorn?
(I had a video but couldn't get it to load.)
***NOTE- I drifted off on the other side of the couch. I never left the room that she was in. JIC anyone thought I would leave her to have full roam of the house. LOL ***
Monday, June 21, 2010
Frozen Go-Gurt (extra bonus points for this), Apple/Cinnamon Nutri-Grain bar, red grapes filled to the brim, and a hot dog with mustard.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I never thought that I would want to keep cornstarch, food coloring, cookie cutters, buttons, and food flavoring on hand.
Do you have things in your craft or school box that you think look a little lost?
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I had no idea that this would be such a hot topic with parents! It has driven a wedge between me and other Moms who I thought would never judge me. Esp for something like this.
As soon as I mentioned that we were looking into it I got sea of funny looks and silence followed by.. "WHAT!?!? Why would you want to do that?" This surprised me. I, myself, would never judge them for their choice of education. I never said anything as I sat and listened to them complain about their kids teachers, the cost of pre-school, the time they have to spend in carpool... I listened because I am a friend. But I felt attacked because I have considered something different. It hurt my feelings (A LOT), but I try to not let it get me down.
I had the same reaction from some family members. Since then, most of them have commented on how much research I have been doing. I find that pretty funny. This is such a huge undertaking! I would never just jump into this with out doing my homework first.
Luckily I also have some other friends who are not judging me. They offer support. What I need most. To those of you.. THANK YOU!! You have no idea how much it means to me!
IF we decide to home school. We want to use a secular curriculum. Do you have any idea how hard that is to find? Oh My GOSH!! That may be my biggest challenge. Though we still have a while before we really need to get to far into that. We can cross that bridge when we get to it. :o)
Now. Bunny is almost 3. While we have been doing projects, learning, and exploring over the past 2 1/2 years, it's almost time to amp up our "school". I am currently making a list of what I want to have on hand. Who knew food coloring would be on my school supply list! LOL
Thank You for reading. Please comment if you have a suggestion for our craft box, item for our list, or a blog to follow, or just want to offer support. Any and ALL support is welcome! LOL . (I don't know what I would do without my blogger friends. You ladies have some awesome ideas!)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Two Bears Farm gave me The Versatile Blogger Award.
So in following the rules (Not something I'm always good at LOL)
Here are 7 things about me that you may or may not know.
1. I LOVE everything about the ocean. Especially SHARKS! I have way to much useless information stuck upstairs about sharks. During Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.. Forget it! I'm not leaving the house.
2. I am afraid of the water. Yeah.. I know. Silly right? It's my primary fascination.. and biggest fear at the same time. Maybe I just know to much about the things that live in there. LOL
3. I am a HUGE fan of my husband. He truly is my best friend. I think we make a great team and I will have no problem taking you down if you say anything bad about him.
4. I struggle with Fibromyalgia. Some days are better than others.. but even if it's a good day I have to choose my battles. I try very hard to stay positive, but good grief that's hard some days.
5. My beautiful little family gives me a new purpose. I adore them more that I could ever express.
6. I was married at Sunrise on Tybee Island Beach almost 5 years ago.
and last but not least...
7. The ladies that I have found through blogger land, have been a community that I have truly enjoyed! You may have a blog helping others learn about homeschooling, teaching others about new ways to spice up your meals (Muffin Tin Monday, Bentos,..) or you simply agree with me, that this adventure we call motherhood is AWESOME!, :o)
And Now... The Awards go to... *drum roll*
1.Two Bears Farm
2. Mama & Company
3. The Martin Zoo (Deserved but is a private blog, so I don't think you will be able to see it)
4. Muffin Tin Monday Blog
5. JDaniel's Mom
6. No Time For Flash Cards
7. Lunchbox Limbo
8. Sippy Cup Central
9. The Fantastic Five
10. The Crafty Crow
11. In The Kitchen With Audrey
12. What's For Lunch At Our House
13. Funny Days With Mommy and Maddie
14. Confessions Of A Homeschooler
15. Adventures Of A Flake
Now that I have listed a few of my favorites.. You ladies ROCK! Thank You for sharing ideas and tips with the rest of us. You make the blogger community ROCK!