Friday, August 29, 2008
In a nutshell an unlicensed dayhome provider was sentenced to three months of house arrest for physically abusing her dayhome children.
Where is the justice in that?
Three flipping months of house arrest?!? That's it?
Where have I been that I completely missed this one on the news and in the paper?
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Beautiful Basics. She makes her own natural bath and body products and they are FABULOUS!
A cousin-in-law of mine has tried many of the products and has just raved about them, particularly the face oil. Face oil? Oil for your face? It just doesn't sound right does it? But, it's wonderful. As long as it's used sparingly (I totally got carried away the first time I tried it) it's fairly light and not at all heavy and greasy like you might think. And the smell - I'm not sure off the top of my head of all of the essential oils but there is definitely lavender in it which is uber-relaxing!
I've even started using it on Thing Two at bedtime. I used to use the J&J lavender/chamomile soothing bedtime lotion on him every bedtime but eventually the product line seemed to change and it just wasn't that great of a scent or product. I think this is a great replacement :o)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I'm working on a new blog. Come check it out. Team Crockett has been revisited and reformed and is now Tarts and Tallywackers. Tarts are for the ladies and you'll have to google Tallywackers but I'm sure you know they're for the boys :P
I had a fabulous post but it's gone so instead of recapping the lengthy original I'm going to post something I was going to do tomorrow. A recipe.
How. Freaking. Boring.
But here it is:
Sunday, August 24, 2008
And started with some gardening:
We went to the campgrounds Saturday for some visiting with the extended family and then played some cards. Both boys were in bed 8 - 8 :30 both nights....sigh...it was heaven....must be all that fresh country air - or the running around, I was also in bed by 10:30 both nights, lol!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Don't be too impressed by my airplane making skills. I totally cheated. Alex was gifted an extraordinary Klutz Paper Airplane Making Book for his birthday and I copied them step by step.
Oh, speaking of Step By Step, NKOTB have released a greatest hits album which I should probably buy so I can relearn the songs before the concert rolls around. Another dayhome mom is also going to the concert so I don't feel so geeky, lol! Seriously I think I know only a few songs, Step by Step, Hangin Tough, Summertime, Cover Girls, Please Don't Go Girl - not sure about the last one...is that even NKOTB?
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Yesterday Tina and Steve celebrated their first anniversary. Seems like yesterday I was getting the phone call that Tina was getting married in like four days!!! I wish I could have been there but it just wasn't possible. So everyone came over for a visit yesterday. The boys got their playdate in with their girls and I got to do some mani/pedi's with Tina. ...And poor Steve had to watch all of the 80s dance competitions with us. Eventually the 80s will make a comeback and the running man will be cool again. Until then I'll just keep practising.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Yeppers, after reading countless books and squinting while doing my online courses I've broken down and gotten my eyes checked. And yep, I do need the specs. Definitely for reading and computers although the doc said it wouldn't hurt to wear them 24/7. We'll see how long they last....
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So, can someone please tell me why oh why there is a campaign for:
They are supposedly trying to promote awareness of autism. Kudos for them for doing it BUT shouldn't their name be more like Celebrities For Autism or Celebrities Raising Autism Awareness?
And how did I learn of said company? My neighbour is hosting a Discovery Toys party in a few weeks and I was going through the mini catalogue and came across a promo for Celebrities Against Autism. I nearly choked on my coffee. I thought "what a HUGE misprint" and then I realized that it wasn't a misprint. Just a poor name.
Maybe it's just me reading too much into it (not like that would be the first time that's happened in my life, ha ha ). In my mindset though it sounds like a dreaded disease that you wouldn't wish on anyone whereas in reality its not. Autism is a lot more common than you may think on the CAA website they stated that there is a diagnosis of autism every 20 minutes.
So, what does everyone else think?
I think I'm going to have to send in a query as to how they came up with their name...stay tuned.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Donna generously donated a piece of her original artwork to our Team Crockett - Totally 80's Fundraiser. All proceeds went to Uncover the Cure which is dedicated to cancers below the waist. Well, Donna has now launched a new website for her artwork! I'm very excited with her and for her - this girl will be going places in no time. So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Images To Art and check it out for yourself!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Jonathan after his face was painted
Alex opening something from Nannie and Papa
Alex's Kung Fu Panda cake
Connor almost nailed Aaron with something. Not sure if it was the Ringmaster Hat or the pinata stick.
Alex opening a ROCKET...do you think the parents hate me? Just kidding, Michelle. Aaron's just as excited as Alex about this!
Pippi has got most everyone's attention for her Fun Magic. Alex got to hold the special wand This was taken probably close to the time when the party turned from a kids party into an adult party.
Raymond and his skateboard...er...longboard I think is what he called it. No drinking and driving at our parties...
Thursday, August 07, 2008
- Shake It - Metro
- I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
- All Summer Long - Kid Rock
- State of Shock - Best I Ever Had
- Time of My Life - David Cook
- Homecoming - Kanye West
- Take A Bow - Rihanna
- Never Too Late - Hedley
- When I Grow Up - Pussycat Dolls
- Dangerous - Akon
- Don't Call Me Baby - Kreesha Turner
- Summertime - New Kids on the Block
- Sexy Can I - Ray J
There you have it folks! In no particular order these are my stereo war songs for the summer :o)
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
- went to see The Dark Knight
- went out for dinner to a restaurant with cloth napkins
- went to IKEA
- assembled Alex's new furniture
- enjoyed every inch of our queen size bed to ourselves, no starfish in the middle
- painted Joey's table/chair
- rearranged the boys bedrooms
- attempted shopping for back to school clothes
Really it feels like we've done so much more. And in the midst of all this Aaron had to work late and has hockey tomorrow night so it has cut into our grown up time but it's been great.
I talked to the boys this morning and I was silently preparing myself to have to drive after work to pick them up but they're loving it at Nannie and Papa's and said 'see you Friday'.
Love love love those boys! And of course Nannie and Papa for giving us a little peace and solitude. For this I WILL NOT be dressing my mom in funny clothes when/if she's in a nursing home. Note to mom - you may want a hard copy of that promise, ha ha.