Wednesday, March 13, 2013
My lil flower power angel...she does love her pink and flowers....
We had to add another pic to show all her cool accessories....boy is mommy in big trouble when the 2 yo HAS to have the accessories for her outfit!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Our birthday girl...yes you heard me right...Hailey turned 2 on Sunday. She's stylin' with the latest toddler ride and in style with a Minnie mouse trike and Disney princess helmet. She's in heaven...other than being sick for another birthday...let's hope that this isn't going to be a habit every year!
Monday, March 4, 2013
I’m sure one thing that each of us has in common is that we like to laugh and be entertained. When I get the opportunity to do both I jump all over it! On that note…a couple months ago the hubby bought us tickets to the Steve Martin bluegrass concert (Steve Martin and bluegrass you say??….yea…I did too). I was like….what?
Don’t get me wrong, I've always loved Steve Martin. He’s funny and seems like a really nice guy, but does he really write music and play the banjo? Why yes, yes he does and rather well I've come to find out!
It was like a combination of going to a laid back comedy club, a symphony show and a blue grass festival all rolled into one. He played with the Steep Canyon Rangers and they were backed up by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Sometimes it’s REALLY good to live in a large metropolitan city….
It was so nice to be able to have a grown up night out. We went to this really nice fish restaurant and then on to the concert. It’s amazing what a night life Atlanta is getting to have and the abundance of different restaurants. I’m sure we appreciate a night out a little more than most cause we obviously don’t do it all that often.
I included some pics of the night that were in the AJC this morning…hope everyone had a great weekend and a good week to come!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
I AM actually posting on a Monday again. I've been kinda slacking on the whole media thing over the last couple of weeks (okay maybe a month or so). I think my post every day for the month of November kinda burned me out. I've been literally scrapping by on the whole blog thing ever since. (Mental note to self don’t overdo it on stuff even the stuff ya like!)
Anywho…my whole thought process on today’s post was to be about Hailey’s increasing song requests for bed time. The old standards are no longer enough for her….yes she has already figured out how to prolong the bed time routine! She comes up with the most random song requests. I have now had to resort to hunting down lyrics on the internet and printing them out so I can sing songs to her.
I do have to say though…bedtime with her is one of my favorite times of the day!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Ok, so as many of you know…a couple weeks ago I was talking about how I’d made the decision to keep Hailey out of the gym and aka germ infested daycare. The hubby talked me into taking all the kids to the gym a little over a week ago and we’ve all been sick ever since. Can we say arrrgghhhhh?? We can…and we can even say it again…arrrgghhhh!
Hailey got sick first and the rest of us soon followed. THIS would be the reason I’ve been so scarce on here for the last week. Not to mention, the hubby ended up being sick and getting a root canal all in the same week. Sooooo, can ya tell what kinda week I’ve had?
Come on spring…I am so looking forward to being able to have the windows open and feel like some fresh air is circulating through this sick infested house.
I hope ya’ll are getting over your illnesses and are on the mend!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
I don’t know how much you guys have been following this year’s flu epidemic, but it has been HUGE! Working so many years in healthcare has made me a total germaphobe and I decided a couple months ago to keep Hailey out of the gym daycare. Trust me…it wasn't an easy decision because we both love it!
This year they didn't quite get the flu shots right and they are only about 50% effective (I’m not saying you shouldn't get the flu shot…it’s just not as helpful as normal). Supposedly this is the norm….I would like to disagree with that one. Just let me say…I’m pretty darn glad to not be working healthcare this year. At least it is now on the decline as you can see in the chart below. That doesn't mean we're out of the woods just yet, but it's definitely getting closer.
Anywho…my whole point in all this is that I made the mommy decision to stay out of the gym. The littlest munchkin isn't quite old enough to know to wash her hands after she touches (or egad puts in her mouth) all those germ infested toys in the daycare. Just so ya know…I’m cringing even as I type this!
As an alternative and weather permitting we've been to the park almost every day. The monkey is getting really good on all the play equipment. The other day I taught her how to swing on the big girl swings on her belly and push herself. She just LOVES it! Today she was the little queen of the playground….the ONLY girl in the whole place. It was sooo cute all the little boys wanted to help her on the slide….LOL….I’m laughing now. In a few years…not so much!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I don't know about your kids, but mine sometimes get excited about the weirdest things. Now don't get me wrong when they're SUPER cheap it's not a big deal...nor am I complaining. We made Hailey a bracelet out of duct tape and she LOVES it! Can ya tell?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
If you haven’t watched it yet…you should. I don’t know about the rest of ya’ll, but I need another show to watch like I need more laundry! Bwa ha ha
It has the best of everything…it’s a period piece and has romance, drama and more drama….did I mention drama? I don’t think that before this show I had ever watched anything on PBS from Masterpiece. They’ve done an outstanding job and all the actors are awesome. You get sucked right into the story.
I don’t think I could tell you who my favorite character is...I’ve liked different people more or less in each season. I guess a constant that I love is the Dowager Countess played by Maggie Smith. I always love a good strong smart ass woman. Of course, we already know and love her from Harry Potter from the fifty million times we’ve seen those movies! You think I’m kidding? LOL
All I’ve got to say is thankfully I can DVR all my shows and watch them once the kiddos are in bed.
What’s your favorite show….have you watched Downton yet?
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Ok, I officially have the heebee geebee’s. Now I know my kids have done some gross things over the years, but yesterday my 13 y.o. did a doozey. Can we say….yuck?
So to make a long story short… The boy was making himself something for lunch and then went back to what he was doing before. I came into the kitchen to find the counter a total mess (no surprise there) and have him come back in to clean it up.
I proceed to leave the room thinking no big deal…he can wipe up the counter and be done with it. Not so much! I hear him letting the dogs in from the backyard and as I walk back into the kitchen… what do I find? I find Tyler lifting our little dog up onto the counter so he can lick the food up off of it.
Needless to say (as I refrain from tossing my own cookies)…I ask him…what are you doing? At this time Olivia decides to come back into the room and informs me that this is NOT…I repeat NOT the first time he’s done this! Can I tell you…I am STILL irked as I type this!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Hey Guys...today I'm doing a guest post over at Mom's Test Kitchen. If you haven't stopped over to her site before...you REALLY need to check it out.
Not to mention the cookies I'm posting about are to-die-for! Now if you're gonna cheat on those New Year's resolutions....these are the ones to do it with!
Hope everyone is having a great day…and make sure to have a good weekend!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
No seriously…where did it go…LOL. I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year and had an awesome holiday. We had a super hectic and busy holiday, but it was awesome.
I don’t even know where to start. We went out of town for Christmas this year and that brings on a whole other set of stressors with trying to figure out logistics. How does Santa do it? I finally had to just simmer down and come to the conclusion that if this Christmas wasn’t all that great…that at least the older ones were on their last year of believing and Hailey wouldn’t remember it past this year.
I was thankfully stressed for no reason. It went waaaayyy better than I thought it would. We got to Florida the week before and were able to get all of our shopping done and wrapped with NO issues…thank god!
It was really nice to be able to spend time with all the fam right at Christmas instead of before or after...not to mention all the yummy food and desserts that went along with it.
As for New Years Eve the hubby and I stayed home...you couldn't pay me enough to be on the road with all the drunk and crazy people (not to mention we were recovering from the drive home).