Tuesday, July 29, 2008


This is my first give-away! I am excited to participate in this Bloggy Give-Away. I will randomly pick one individual to win a Kipiis Bib Clip.

"Kipiis (“Kip-eez”) Bib Clips let you make anything
a bib— napkin, cloth diaper, kitchen towel. Just clip the two rounded fasteners onto whatever’s handy, adjust the back—and voilĂ ! Your child is covered.
Our Bib Clips are designed with your flexible lifestyle in mind. They make a smart addition to your diaper bag, glove box, kitchen drawer, or pocket."

You may have your choice of one of the following colors:

Please leave an email address or blog so that I may get in touch with you. Also, tell me what you have done in a bib crisis! The drawing ends August 3rd at midnight. The winner will have 4 days to contact me or another name will be drawn. I will mail in USA only because of shipping. Thanks! Good Luck!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Go Diego Go.....party in the making!

Well.....the invitations are sent! My oldest is turning 4 soon and wants to have a Diego party. I bought these invitations at partycity. I was going to make them, but time sneaked up! I put that the party was being held at Diego's Rainforest with our home address. NOW...I have two weeks to prepare...anyone have any ideas on how to transform a house and yard into a rainforest? Money is a big issue...I need to be frugal here! I found these cute compass rings that I attached to each invitation. I was looking for magnifying glasses but didn't have any luck.

I am ordering online cute little plastic binoculars that the kids can decorate with Deigo/Dora stickers and use on their rainforest animal rescue. I have been talking to Hubs and he is going to help me put together a skit that involves Mama McCaw looking for lost Baby McCaw...or Mama Jaguar looking for Baby Jaguar.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Watermelon Delight!

Juicy.....yummy.....sweet.....my boys love watermelon! Nolan had 4 large pieces! Braydon would laugh as the watermelon dripped down his belly! (this was a good sign because the lil munchkin had been sick with a high fever and runny nose)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen....Funny things my boys have said or done!

1) Nolan looks at me with a wrinkled nose and says "What happened in there?" He opened the door to Braydon's class this morning and a little one apparently just made a dirty diaper that smelled of the meadows. He closed that door real fast!

2) Braydon laughs so hard he snorts like a little pig.

3) When I tell Nolan "I love you, baby!" He exclaims "I am NOT a baby....I am a BBBIIIGGGG boy mommy"!

4) Braydon makes fun of his daddy already. He really does. He just turned two and he imitates his daddy when he snores. I pointed this out to John and Braydon just giggles at his daddy when he asks him about it. Then he snores at him.

5) Nolan told his Grandma Corbett to give Poppy Corbett a kiss and rub his belly because Poppy Corbett is in the hospital not feeling good! Get better POPPY!

6) Braydon doesn't like the texture of certain foods. He makes a wrinkled nosed face and spits it out and exclaims "NO"!

7) Nolan was upset the other day when Daddy forgot to put his booster seat back in Mommy's car. We had to borrow the neighbor's spare booster seat. He got on the phone and said very sternly "Daddy, you don't ever do that again"! (he was shaking his finger at the phone)

8) Both of the boys love to have parties for everything. We had a party last night because it was the middle of the week!

9) Every time Daddy sits or lays down on the floor....the kids attack him. They love to wrestle him.

10) Every little thing that seems to come out of Nolan's mouth is phrased as a question. He will ask 12-15 questions in less than a minute. Seriously!

11) When we were visiting my sister...we went to the wrong restaurant to meet my parents. Nolan was so tuckered out that he slept on a chair curled up in a ball when we finally got there.

12) Braydon doesn't like to be told "no". He will get embarrassed and cover his eyes and peak out to see who is looking.

13) Both of the imitating me doing fish lips. They will chase me around the house!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Tagged by Knotted Apronstrings!

I was tagged by Knotted Apronstrings which right now has a fabulous post about the Highland Games. So does her daughter at babyfingers!

Here we go.....

1)What was I doing ten years ago? I was getting ready to be engaged....I really didn't know it at the time and working my butt off at Red Lobster as a manager. Working 60+ hours a week. YUK!

2)What are five things on your to-do list today? Doing this tag, receiving and putting numbers into excel for the boutiques, looking for a hotel for Charleston, visiting my friend Jill for lunch, and giving my husband and boys big kisses and hugs!

3)Snacks I enjoy....I like chocolate covered strawberries, I also like this hot cheese dip my Dad makes with chips or pretzels....ooohhh I love good cheese too.

4)Things I would do if I was a billionaire. I would take a BIIIIG vacation first. I love to travel. Maybe a Disney Cruise and then Disney with my family and extended family. I would also go on a vacation without the boys or anyone else except with Hubs to New Zealand or Fiji for a week. I would also contribute to a local children's charity for abused children. The animal shelter could use some help too...my boys could help with this one! My project would be to have a Sjogren's support group developed and maybe even a clinic for people with autoimmune diseases specifically Sjogrens, Lupus, and MS. All the autoimmune diseases that deal with connective tissue.

5)Places I have lived. Where do I begin? Oregon, Myrtle Beach, North Dakota, 2 places in Ohio, 2 places in Germany (stuttgart and Frankfurt), Connecticutt, and Clemson, Pendleton, and Anderson South Carolina....also a brief month in Massachusetts.

6)Jobs I have had. YMCA Daycare, Church daycare, receptionist, intern interior designer, restaurant manager, customer service specialist, certified lactation educator, and most important a MOM!

7) I am suppose to tag 5 people....but I think I'll tag Booda's Business!

Friday, July 11, 2008

"I want to give you a hand Mommy"

Hmmmmmm....I thought. What does he mean by this? I was dropping him off at daycare/school. I didn't need him to carry anything.....I was just fine.

"I want to give you a hand mommy!" He shaped his little hand into a fist....I did the same. He then bumped his fist with mine. Knuckles to knuckles. I had to laugh! He learned a new "handshake" and he is still only 3.

He must of gave me about 5 hands this morning. He was so proud to show me.

Monday, July 7, 2008

I am a Lily....

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"Your artistic expression tends to show up in flamboyant bursts. When you are feeling creative, it consumes your every thought and action. But just as quickly as the muse shows up, it leaves you and you are back to your relatively normal self."

Thursday, July 3, 2008

WALL -E Disney Pixar movie

Well....we did it! Hubs and I took the boys to their first movie last Sunday. We saw WALL-E. It was cute and had a lot of meaning to what humans are doing to the Earth in the sense of pollution and littering.

As we walked in the boys' eyes got big and Nolan said "it is a BIIIIIG TV." All was well and about 1/2 way through the movie Nolan starts looking around and seems to be getting anxious. He looks at me and asks where the door is! It is stadium seating and the doors are under us. I tried to explain this to him. He was very worried that we were in a box and couldn't get out.

Braydon did very well. He must of munched on 1/2 a HUGE bag of popcorn. (he takes after poppy) Nolan eventually settled down in Daddy's arms for a while.

They both loved it and Nolan was upset because he was ready to see another movie. Any other "G" rated movies out there??

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Natural Born Instinct??

Are kids born with "INeedADrinkBeforeBed" Syndrome? My oldest has this down pat. He could be sleep walking to bed and all of a sudden...."I NEED A DRINK!"

Where did he learn this? Not from his Daddy and me.....his brother is smaller than him and will probably catch "INeedADrinkBeforeBed" Syndrome soon. Is it in his genes? Did his daddy or me do this before we went to bed?

It is funny when you think about it. Any ideas on why this phenomenon happens?