Monday, August 30, 2010

I Forgot Something

Today for lunch I made my son a hot dog. I had cut up his hot dog in bite sized pieces for him and gave him a fork. He LOVES to eat with a fork now instead of his fingers. Well, I forgot something on his plate. I had no longer got him "seat belted" in, with fork in hand, and he started fussing because he wanted something. He was gesturing and then literally pointed/touched his plate. Know what I forgot? Ketchup. Yep, he's going to be a dipper! So, off to the fridge I went and came back with the ketchup bottle. Squirted a little circle of ketchup on his plate and he was good to go. Ate every bite of hot dog and used basically all of the ketchup too!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hubby And I As Kids

My daughter LOVES to draw pictures and do artsy type things all the time. Tonight she brought me the picture below and said it was a picture of her daddy and I when we were kids. Hubby is on the left side and I am on the right side. I'm wearing tights. Ummm.....really glad we didn't REALLY look like this back then!


Last night we went over to one of my brother's to visit for a little while. I was sitting on the couch and my daughter was across the room. The tv was on the side of the living room that my daughter was on and the football game was what was on the tv. My son was going back and forth between my daughter and myself. My daughter came over to me and whispered basically, "if cartoons were on the tv then my son would stay on the other side of the room with her and not bother me anymore." It was pretty funny! Of course, my sister-in-law found it cute too and eventually someone changed the channel from football to cartoons for the kids. They sure can be clever at times, can't they?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Spend Time With Family

This one might bring tears to your eyes when you read it as I have tears in my eyes as I'm writing it. I just want to make sure to remind ALL of you to spend time with your family members whenever you get the chance! No matter how busy you THINK you are!

My phone rang not too long ago. At first glance of the caller ID I thought it was my daughter's school, because it just said SCHOOLS and had the phone number so of course the first thing that went through my mind was something had happened to my daughter. After answering, I realized it was my aunt (who works at a school as a teacher) and was relieved to know nothing had happened to my little girl although I was immediately saddened at the news she was calling to give me. She was calling to let me know that they had just found her dad, my grandpa, in his home a few hours before. He had past away from what they think was a heart attack but they aren't sure yet.

Growing up I knew this grandpa quite well and saw him VERY frequently. This was my step-dad's father. By the time my mom and step-dad (whom I called dad) got married, grandpa wasn't married to my dad's mom anymore but had a second wife. While he was married to the second wife there were SO many big family dinners and gatherings. Seems like the family was ALWAYS together for some reason or another. Sometimes just because with no particular holiday or anything needed. When grandpa got divorced and remarried for a third time there were still family get togethers but not nearly as many. It definitely wasn't the same. Then when my parents divorced about 8 or 9 years ago, that was when we really never saw much of that side of the family hardly at all. Really sad how divorces split up families isn't it?

A few months ago, one of my uncles from that side of the family put together a big family barbeque at a park and his reasoning behind it was to get everyone together at least one last time before some of the elderly in the family past on. I'm sure he never dreamed it would happen so soon!

I am SO glad my uncle put together that family barbeque. It made it possible for me to see my grandpa one last time. Before the barbeque a few months ago, I can't remember the last time I had seen or talked to this grandpa. I'm not sure how many times he had seen my daughter but I think the barbeque was the one and only time he met my little boy and it was the one and only time he got to meet my aunt's new baby too. Because of divorces and remarriages, my aunts and uncles on this side of the family are actually my age so grandbabies and great grandbabies are close in age too. All three of my brothers were able to be at the barbeque too so they got to see grandpa one more time as well.

So at the time of his death, I didn't see or even know this grandpa too well but it is still so very sad to think he is no longer with us. Please be sure to always go to every one of those family gatherings whether you really want to or not. To be honest, we weren't really sure we wanted to go to the barbeque a few months ago but I'm glad we did. If we hadn't we wouldn't have gotten to see my grandpa again before he past on and he wouldn't have gotten the joy of seeing all of us one more time either. You could tell grandpa was just THRILLED to have everyone together again at the barbeque my uncle organized. He was SO giddy and happy. I think he had a smile on his face nearly the WHOLE entire time.

It is just so unbelievable that he is gone now. He seemed so alive and FULL of energy just a few months back. You just never know how long you truly have with anyone! So go hug all your loved ones and tell them you love them! Then plan a family gathering of your own! Sad to say but unfortunately it may be the last time you may see someone. Our most recent family gathering is proof it can happen. I don't think ANY of us probably thought we would never see grandpa again.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lemonade Pie

Hubby found this recipe and it sounds like it might be good. Haven't tried it yet but think we might sometime. Thought I'd share it with you all too in case you wanted to try it!

Lemonade Pie

2 graham cracker pie crusts
2 cans eagle brand milk
1 11 1/2oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate
2 tubs cool-whip

Allow lemonade to thaw at room temperature. Mix together eagle brand milk, lemonade and cool whip. Pour into pie crusts and allow to chill before serving. Fast and easy for anyone.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Don't Wanna Get Up Yet

Ever wake up in the morning on your own without the help of an alarm clock and feel wide awake but then look at the clock and see that it is still pretty early? You lie there and think, "I don't wanna get up THIS early especially on a day that I am suppose to be able to sleep in." So you stay in bed and end up dozing back off to sleep for a bit only to wake up just 45 minutes later or so feeling more tired than you did. I did this today. I should have just got up when I woke up the first time! Probably could have gotten more accomplished. Oh well! Off to accomplish some things now!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ducks In Heaven

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven.

When they get there, St. Peter says, 'We only have one rule here in heaven: Don't step on the ducks!'

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.

Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter chains them together and says, 'Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!' The next day, the second woman accidentally steps on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.

She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St.Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on.... very tall, long eyelashes, muscular.

St. Peter chains them together without saying a word. The happy woman says, 'I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?'

The guy says, 'I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck.'

First Day Of First Grade

Today was the first day back to school for my daughter. She is a first grader this year! I can't believe how fast she is growing up! She'll be 7 on her next birthday! My little guy is growing up too fast too! He'll be 2 on his next birthday!

I walked my daughter to and from school today which is how she gets to school when the weather permits. SO much easier than trying to deal with all the traffic of cars lining up all down the road! When I got her from school I asked her how her first day was. She told me it was great! I was so glad to hear that because when I left her this morning she looked a bit uneasy like she wasn't really sure about it. I think it was just because it was a whole new room, new teacher, and almost all new classmates. There were about three or four familiar names from her Kindergarten class and she said she knew some of the other kids too. I know she will adjust just fine! No worries there at all!

When I asked her about if she got all her school supplies put away she told me she did. I am a bit annoyed about what she said they did with the school supplies though so I am going to be asking the teacher about it in the morning. My daughter said that the only school supplies that she kept in her school box for herself to use was her pair of scissors and her large pink erasers.

Now scissors and erasers are not the only school supplies we had to take. We had to take a package of markers, a package of white construction paper, a package of colored construction paper, two boxes of crayons, a bottle of glue, twelve pencils, and two boxes of kleenex. We also took a few bottles of hand sanitizer that were not required but appreciated by the teacher.

So according to my daughter ALL of her school supplies are shared except for her scissors, pink erasers, and her school box. Now maybe it's just me and I'm being selfish here but this kind of bothers me. We got our daughter "good" school supplies not any store brand things. Not that store brand is bad. Don't get me wrong! We are usually ALL about buying the store brand items to save on money but if I'm going to be spending the extra to buy the "good" stuff for my daughter for school then I want to be sure SHE is getting to use them, you know? Not having to use a store brand. Obviously, they would all work basically the same although there is a pretty big difference between Crayola crayons and the "cheap" ones, but that isn't the point here. The point is we bought them for our daughter, not for her whole class.

Plus, if they are all going to share EVERYTHING then technically there could be some kids that don't even bring anything but yet still have school supplies. How fair is that to the parent's of the kids who spend money to get their kids what they need? I don't know, maybe the teacher makes sure they ALL bring what they are suppose to? I have no way of knowing that.

My hubby brought up a good point too. What if one kid breaks his pencil tip a lot and sharpens his pencil over and over again thus using all twelve of the pencils he brought before the school year is over. In all actuality, it should be his parent's responsibility to purchase more pencils for him but if the whole class is sharing everything then I'm thinking he would not furnish anymore but use the other pencils that the other kids had brought. So in a sense, someone else could be paying for another kid's school supplies if this sort of scenario happened.

Now don't get me wrong. I am all for teaching my kids to share but when money is tight and times are tough I just don't like the idea of my daughter not using her "own" things that when we purchased them we thought SHE would be the only one using them.

I'm going to inquire more about this in the morning when I take my daughter to school. Just because I am really curious. This morning when I took her I mentioned to the teacher that I had written my daughter's name on everything and that I wasn't sure we were suppose to or not? She said that was great because otherwise she would have had to do so. If they are all going to share then why would they need their name on it all? Maybe my daughter misunderstood? I have no clue but will definitely be finding out!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cooling Off The Noodles

The other day we had some noodles for lunch. When my son and I sat down to eat some they were still a bit too hot so I had to blow on them to cool them off. That same night we had noodles again. When we sat down to eat those my son remembered me blowing on them at lunch and the first thing he did was start to blow on them to cool them off. It was really cute!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Stick Deodorant

I got a new stick deodorant today. The instructions said: Remove cap and push up bottom. I can barely walk, but whenever I fart the room smells lovely.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Smile Or Laugh Or Both

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders.

The man says, 'A hamburger, fries, and a coke,' and turns to the ostrich, 'What's yours?'

'I'll have the same,' says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order. 'That will be $9.40 please.' The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, 'A hamburger, fries, and a coke.'

The ostrich says, 'I'll have the same.'

Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine until the two enter again. 'The usual?' asks the waitress.

'No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato, and a salad,' says the man.

'Same,' says the ostrich.

Shortly later the waitress brings the order and says, 'That will be $32.62.'

Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. 'Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?'

'Well,' says the man, 'several years ago I was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.'

'That's brilliant!' says the waitress. 'Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!'

'That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,' says the man.

The waitress asks, 'What's with the ostrich?'

The man sighs, pauses, and answers, 'My second wish was for a tall chick with a big ass and long legs who agrees with everything I say.'

Sunday, August 1, 2010

And The Winner Is.....

AND THE WINNER OF THE JULY SALES DRAWING IS ........thecuriouscupcake! Congratulations! thecuriouscupcake just won a gift certificate to our shop!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MONTHLY DRAWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the entire month of August any and all purchases no matter how big or small will get your name put into a drawing to win a $10.00 gift certificate to our shop! Buy one item, get your name in the drawing once! Buy two items, get your name in the drawing twice! And so on! One name from all the August sales will be drawn on September 1st!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Good luck to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!