Monday, August 31, 2009

Not Me Monday


Holy Canoly! I can’t believe it’s Monday and almost September! Seriously did I just write that word September? Time flies(it never fails to amaze me like that) and once again it’s time for Not Me Monday where you get to air all your dirty laundry and well my family knows I’ve got a ton of that!

I did not keep PJ home from school today because he may or may not have chicken pox. I mean if I had kept him home surely I would know exactly what is going on! He’s not acting grand and playing the video game! And of  course if I was going to keep him home it wouldn’t have been on picture day (cause geez they can’t have that already) and the first day for his AGP classes! Nope I wouldn’t have him miss all that for a few spots!

I’ve not been way behind in blogging because of this whole back to school schedule! I’m not excited that I’m going to start carpooling with a friend for Curly’s mid-day pick up soon! That won’t help out at all! I’m also not contemplating an afternoon bus ride for my Sissy & PJ, nope why would a stay at home mom put her kids on the bus? Poor PJ didn’t get a ton of homework sent home with his sister for him, while all his sister had to do was read (her favorite thing  in the whole world).

And speaking of Sissy, in case you don’t remember her hamster died a few weeks ago (and she only had it a few weeks), well our sweet dog Lily, DID NOT dig up the hamsters grave this week! Sissy was not upset and mad one tiny bit when she saw the hole and the shredded box and bag!  Sissy has not decided she wants a guinea pig instead of a hamster, since they are harder to kill and all!  We’ve not read that they should have a friend, which means we’d need  a bigger cage and more food, I’m not thinking twice about these guinea pigs!

And on a final note, my camera did not die this week after I dropped it in the water! It has not come back to life as I was hoping. I’ve not been wanting to check if my memory card  still has the pictures on it We don’t luckily have another digital camera, so I’m not totally without! 

Happy NMM and though MckMama isn’t doing NMM today, I’m now off to read her latest news before I make some dinner!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What Happened to Monday?

Does anybody know what happened to Monday? Where did it go? Oh right it was filled with laughter and screams and chaos, I remember now! Another day in the life of us! Of course today is a new day all together as it’s the day school starts!

But lets get back to yesterday…….

My Curly is just barely curly anymore as he got his hair chopped, a bit shorter than I really wanted it! And he met his teachers on Monday for his very first school experience. Oh how I wish I was blogging when my others started, I’m sure I’d have more info recorded. But anyways, Curly managed to find the one action figure type guy in the classroom. He didn’t care about building blocks, hermit crabs or his name on the wall, nope he was excited they had a cool ‘power ranger’ ! He showed one of his new teacher’s the cool toy and came home and told his Daddy about it! When asked by the teacher if he knew how to spell his name he promptly said ‘NO’.  So glad we worked on that! So I’m sure he’s going to love his new playroom, I mean classroom! And I’m going to love dropping off two kids at 8, then another at 9, picking him back up at 12 and the other two at 2:15 and trying to squeeze in a nap for Baby Boy somewhere in between! 

So back to Monday……. I love those little dots…………… I decided the kids needed one last fun thing to do before going back to school! So I was going to take them to the beach on the bay that is 20 minutes away! So we got ready, finally got going and headed over. PJ was being miserable complaining that he’d rather go to the pool! But Sissy really was excited to go to the beach! So we pull up all excited that it’s not crowded at all, until we notice the big huge signs that say “Swimming Area Closed”! Ugh, so I reach into my purse to call someone to try and figure the next closest beach, no phone, I went off and left it at home! So I decided I’d just go where I knew, so off we went another 40 minutes through traffic and all! Finally we arrived! The kids had a blast, even PJ, I took a ton of pictures and we were getting ready to leave when Baby Boy decided to wiggle out of my hand into the 2 inch deep water, so naturally I reached down for him! And bam, my camera slipped of my wrist and into the water! At that point I pretty sure I cursed, I mean wouldn’t you? So then I did my best not to get frustrated with the kids and we trudged through the sand, stroller and all (I’m sure people were laughing at us) and back to the car that was thankfully ticket free and stuck our sandy bums in the seat and came home! I’ll stop there cause I’m sure your eyes are getting tired, but let’s just say my day didn’t end there! And geez I can’t even show you my pictures!

Anybody know if there is any hope for my camera? I still have the box and haven’t had it a year yet.  Anybody?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!
Well I decided that I’d do one more week of little Sissy and then move on to PJ! So this week I’ve got pictures of Sissy when she was in ballet and tap and a picture of her on her 4th birthday! In case you can’t tell she seems to be thinking she was the most special princess in the world!  And of course she was and still is to her Daddy and me!   In case you didn’t know she is completely Daddy’s girl, but we’ve actually become closer as she’s gotten older so that is one plus to the whole growing up thing!
This is Sissy holding her rose afterward!
Don’t you love the HUGE bow on her head! She still has this outfit and still fits in it (it was baggy then, tight now)!
Sorry this is so grainy, but I figured I didn’t need to blur anyone out because of it! She is the second from the left! See how they are all doing different things =)!


Ah, and here is Princess Sissy on her 4th birthday looking at Bitty Baby’s book of course! And thanks to a trip to the doll hospital (literally) she still has Bitty Baby!


Thanks for stopping by, go visit the other Erica for more Walks down Memory Lane!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Not Me Monday






Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I am not so lazy that I grabbed MckMama’s premade intro!

I was not late to a birthday party on Saturday and late to church on Sunday, not me (I know everyone I know is LOL right?)!

I then did not precede to ‘get on’ to my hubby today when he was running  late to take PJ to his friend’s party today!

Uh, that’s right we didn’t have two parties this weekend and you wouldn’t already know about how I climbed through the bounce house tunnels and slides if you followed me on twitter!

I’ve not actually been uploading some new things over at my other blog that you need to go check out!  You shouldn’t look around and click on some buttons over there and tell me what else you’d like to see!

We did not have a bunch of easy meals this week, like grilled cheese and fries and totino’s pizza. Not a chance because I love to cook big huge exotic meals that my family won’t touch!

And I’m not going to put some strange photo on here, that isn’t even of my kids because I’m weird like that!  When noticing the horseshoe prints on our nearby sidewalk, I wasn’t slightly surprised enough to take a picture (since the camera wasn’t already around my neck )!  Please don’t notice my chipped toe nail polish! house 008


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Saturday, August 15, 2009

LemiShine Winners

We have our winners for the Lemi Shine Giveaway! Are you ready, drum roll please.......

Picked via

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Timestamp: 2009-08-15 21:00:05 UTC

That would be Carma and Melissa! Congratulations girls!

Thank you all for participating and if you didn't win, well you still need to go get yourself some Lemi Shine, to make your life, laundry and dishes sparkling! Seriously, it's some good stuff! You can buy Envirocon Technologies products, such as LemiShine online or in a store near you!

Stay tuned, I may just have some other giveaway soon!

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Fragments

~ Had to let ya'll know that Tony, my daughter's hamster died last week, she was heartbroken, but now she's okay, we will be getting another soon no doubt, she only had it about a month!

~Baby Boy is really trying to talk, he says things in twos, like e, e for eat and he says pew-wee for stinky diapers (while waving his hand around)!

~ School starts here on the 25th and Curly will be going for the first time, he will be in 1/2 days at a private school, this will be my daughter's last year in elementary, sniff, sniff! And Sissy and PJ's first year in gifted~ I'm nervous for them!

~ I've meaning to tell ya'll (that's how I talk ya know), that I've won two giveaways in the past week or two! A cool t-shirt over at My Organized Chaos for my toddler, Tammi has a ton of great giveaways over there! And I won a MoonCup over at The Ultimate Money Blog, I just googled Moon cup giveaways or something like that and found her! And if your interested in getting yourself a moon cup or a Keeper she will be giving more away starting tomorrow I believe! I'll be blogging more about these when I get them!

~ My Lemishine Giveaway ends tonight at midnight, so don't forget to enter ;)!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to  join in on the fun!
My memories today are from December 2001! I decided I was going to do Sissy a few weeks in a row. This was when I still had only one child, though my belly was pretty big behind that camera, as PJ was born the following March. The pictures were taken at my parents house. Don’t they have great backdrops?
Can’t believe how quick she’s grown!
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Not Me Monday

Well it’s still Monday right? I mean it’s been a long day and all, but it is still Monday right? Just double checking with ya’ll since I sometimes lose track of the days! Okay now that we’ve established that I’m here to let you know that this ‘Not Me’ Monday, hosted by MckMama, ya know where you tell everyone everything you’re too embarrassed too admit in normal fashion!


Let’s see it’s Monday and I did not almost miss that fact again. When I awoke at 6:30 this morning to my power being out I did not freak that it was because we owe them money, ya know cause we never get behind in our bills and all! I did not get up and get dressed and go use my dead cell phone in the car to call the electric company. I wasn’t slightly relieved to find it was a widespread outage and not my fault. I wasn’t still slightly annoyed that the problem wasn’t scheduled to be fixed until 8:00, in reality it didn’t get fixed until after 9!  I didn’t go back to sleep until it came back on either!

I don’t want to remind you that I’ve got a giveaway going on that ends Friday at midnight EST, so enter now!

I have not been letting my children stay up until 10 PM or later! They are not up right now waiting for me to make them get in bed and brush Curly’s teeth.  I did not just put Baby Boy to sleep a minute ago because he was being ridiculously cranky, crying for ‘teef, teef’ because he wanted to keep on brushing his teeth himself as he walked around! He did not throw himself on the ground or stomp his feet, this didn’t happen because I, the mom, didn’t get him to sleep sooner!

I did not just pause to those kiddos in bed! While brushing teeth Curly didn’t say his spit looked like giant throw-up from tiny giant! Curly and PJ didn’t then come out and start playing. PJ didn’t pretend to be a raccoon news reporter and Curly didn’t pretend to report the farting news! Nope, none of that happened in my house!

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He did not want to pose with the dental floss!

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And right before all our bedtime craziness we didn’t take pictures with my 16 yr old nephew Brandon who is leaving at 5AM(my hubby is taking him to the airport) in the morning to go back to San Antonio to live with his Mom. He didn’t come over for a late breakfast dinner!  His blog link may or may not be rated PG. We aren’t going to miss him one tiny bit! 

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday







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Baby Boy found him a cool spot to play in his closet!

Go and visit Jen at Cheaper Than Therapy for more ATWT’s!

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to  join in on the fun!
My memories today are from July 2004! This was the the month my only daughter turned 5!  We were actually out of town for a friend’s child’s birthday party. And just for fun I threw in a picture of what her parents (that would be me and my husband) looked like at that time, sorry about the quality of the second one, they are both scanned, but that first one was just a great picture of  her!  That was back when I got to pick out her clothes, now she picks them all out, and I only have veto power! So much fun dressing a little girl! Can’t believe how quick she’s grown!


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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My First Giveaway


Aren’t you excited? I’m having a giveaway! I found a new product that I love called Lemi Shine! See we were having issues with our dishes being white! I mean seriously some of our dishes, such as the kids plates, pots, utensils were covered in white. Even our red serving plates were starting to get white film on them that wouldn’t even wash off by hand. So I started searching the internet for what to do as I wasn’t sure it was healthy and my dishes were getting ruined! People had some different ideas about detergents , vinegar and rinse agents that I’d already tried without improvement and there were a few people who said a product called Lemi Shine fixed their problem! I found some Lemi Shine at my local WalMart near the rinse-aids. Took it home with high hopes and could tell the difference with one wash! After using it for several weeks my dishes are sparkling and the white film is gone from my dishes and the dishwasher walls!

The good people at Envirocon Technologies were kind enough to send me two each of three different products to give away to my readers. lemishine-package

Lemi Shine -The Hard Water Expert ™ - removes tough spots and film for sparkling dishes and glassware.

Lemi Shine Rinse - the final rinse agent, removes residual spots and film from dishes and glassware in the final rinse cycle.

Lemi Shine MC3 -the ultimate machine cleaner and deodorizer, cleans, deodorizes, and optimizes the performance and life of dishwashers, washing machines, and garbage disposals, and it is the only product designed for all 3 machines.

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Two lucky people will win all three products! The winners will be chosen by random draw, ends August 14th at midnight! ~ That's tonight!

To enter leave me a comment telling me why you need or would like to try one of these products or if you already have and like them! For an additional entry blog about this giveaway and come leave me a separate comment letting me know!

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Monday, August 3, 2009

McLinky Blog Hop

The theme of this week's blog hop is Encouragement, a quote, picture etc So when I think of something to put up for encouragement I think of.....

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!"

Reciting or reading this verse helps me when I feel I can't get past something or accomplish what I want, I just have to remember I'm not doing it alone!

A bit long, but I keep Psalm 23 on my igoogle page to read whenever I need a pick me up!

1. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

Can't wait to read everyone else's!

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