Monday, September 26, 2011

The Slinky - I had NO IDEA - did you?

Ok, I've been racking my brain trying to come up with something clever to write, but I'm completely blank. I ain't got squat, nada, nothing (thanks in large part to two children who will remain nameless Jake and Baylie.)

So instead of an original post, I thought I'd share something fun I stumbled across while doing some research killing time on the internet that's kinda cool...check it out...

I know, it's not earth-shattering, but give me a break, it is MONDAY after all :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New definition of "SKINNY"...

So this morning my daughter says "Look mommy, Daddy's back is so skinny!" I was in the other room at the time and had no idea what she was talking about. I mean, don't get me wrong, he works out every day, sometimes twice a day (overachiever!), but his back, is by no means, what I would consider "skinny". So I was very curious to find out what she was talking about. When I walked into the other room and saw his backside, it all made sense. His back was peeling from a really bad sunburn - YUCK! I mean, poor baby, can I go get you some cream to help :)....(cue my loving wife voice). So I guess Baylie was right after all, his back was very SKINNY - just a different kind of SKINNY - gotta love the stuff that comes out of the mouth of babes! 

Speaking of sunburns, he had a doozy of a burn a few years back, you could actually see the outline of his life jacket on his skin - OUCH. I'll look around and see if I can dig it up - FUUUUNNNN - EEEE!!

Friday, September 9, 2011


When taking pictures of my kids I often find myself making excuses for my daughter's "grown up" poses. It happened this morning at the bus stop and that's what made me think of writing this particular post. I'm not sure why I feel compelled to make excuses, quite honestly, I think it's adorable, she's just a ham, but I know there are some parents (esp. moms) out there who think I actually teach her how to pose...think TODDLERS & TIARAS (don't act like you don't watch it! It's my guilty pleasure too, makes me feel like a SUPER MOM!) Personally, I would NEVER put my own daughter in pageants, but I won't judge you if you do (ok, I will, but only behind your back - ha!)  So to prove my point, that LADY GAGA was right...everybody is just "BORN THIS WAY!"...I dug up a few pictures from the past and as you'll see...posing is part of my daughter's DNA...

Her "go-to" pose - BALLERINA!

Thank goodness she's not the only one posing here :)
This one reminds me of a MISS USA pose, only with ice cream!

Another pose she's currently perfecting

I can't even get my body to do this pose :)

(she was showing me a boo boo on her finger, I swear!)
The last picture literally made me LMAO. I actually had to stop laughing because I was afraid it might encourage her to do it more - ha! So from now on, no more excuses, I'm just going to sit back, smile and soak up every second of her sassiness...after all, she won't be young forever!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Williams-Sonoma "Tit Juicer" - SAY WHAT?!

Now that I have kids, I've found the ONLY way I have time to "read" a book is to listen to it in the car between errands, school drop-offs, etc. Otherwise I just know if I read a book the old-fashioned way I would either get constantly interrupted or fall sound asleep after a few paragraphs....

So recently I downloaded Tina Fey's book "Bossypants"...I've always been a Fey Fan - I LOVE SNL, but especially so after her stint as "Sarah Palin" during the most recent presidential campaign. She was so dead-on with her impersonation! Click on the link below if you don't know what I'm talking about :)

Anyways, I'm sure you're asking yourself what this has to do with a "TIT JUICER"?'s not often I hear anything that makes me seriously laugh out loud, like the kind of laugh where coffee shoots out your nostrils, that is, until this morning. I finally had some alone time in the car, so I turned on "Bossypants" and that's when I heard it. Tina Fey was describing her breastfeeding experience. Because breastfeeding always seems to be such a hot button topic, I'm always very interested to see what others have to say about it. And if you know me, you know I'm a tad sarcastic, so I especially appreciate Tina's humor when it comes to this. Her description is PRICELESS!

I was laughing the whole way through, but when she jokingly referred to a breast pump as a Williams-Sonoma "TIT JUICER" I lost it! Out came the coffee, through my nostrils, right onto my shirt, lap and I believe a few drops reached my steering wheel. Gotta say, not the best way to experience a cup of Joe, but the enjoyment I experienced in that moment was well worth it!

BTW, I'm all about breastfeeding if it works for you, but sometimes (many times) it doesn't and that's OKAY! Your baby will be just as healthy and smart as your friend's baby. That's just my humble opinion and that comes from a mom who put A LOT of unnecessary pressure on myself to breastfeed my own children. And trust me, they are both KOO KOO BIRDS :)

(btw, they strapped themselves in and the car seats were in the GARAGE!)