Friday, May 29, 2009
What is that you say??... Why haven't I used this as a very valid excuse to just go out and buy more pants??? The old me would have totally done that... but there is a recession people :) and I am making an effort to be "frugal." Too bad AJ doesn't read the blog to see this mayjuh effort.
And while we are (not) on the topic of recession, not for nothing, but I also went to Target last week and got out well under 100 bones. I left the receipt on the kitchen table (see this post). Nothing. Maybe he fainted? If there is a next time maybe I will circle the total :)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
*picture courtesy of antelopeb.wordpress.com
Bring on year 4!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sometimes he uses it in its correct context. "Mom, this walk is bored (i think he meant boring)."
Sometimes he doesn't: "Mom, What's for dinner, boring?? I love boring!"
As far as I am concerned, Mr. Jdog, only boring people are bored, so snap out of it!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Eyebrow Wax: Check
Attend Jack's Last Day of School Party: Check
Take my 1 year old for an emergency visit to the pediatric dentist during nap time: NOT ON MY LIST OF THINGS TO DO TODAY!
But... I did it anyways cause I am a good mom like that. My kids are destined to have brown teeth (which for me is like worst possible thing eva). I'm telling ya. Thomas and I were playing a little game of "I'm gonna get you" and my over excited little guy took a tumble and a landed on his teeth (i've tried to tell him "hands, thomas, hands"!) It appeared by landing on said front teeth that they were a little higher in the old gum line than they were this AM. Lots of blood and mom freaking out later we went to see Dr. J. To make a short story longer, they took us right back, evaluated the teeth sitch and came to this... wait and see. They aren't loose, he can't tell at this age if they actually are up any further (that might have been my dramatic eyes) he can't tell if there is nerve damage... they could turn brown tomorrow, in three years, or never (what am I paying them for!? Ha!) Basically the same thing we heard when Jack chipped his tooth when he was two. He did however break that little thing between your lip and gums - whatever, that will heal.
I guess with my boys I should get used to this... by my next one he will likely be lucky to get taken to the dentist... I will just eval myself :)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
My friend Lori made this awesome awesome cake modeled after the Baby Einstein caterpillar. The amazing thing is I have no idea how she had time to do this- she has twin 2 year olds and a new 1 month old! Hello- a shower would be an accomplishment for me let alone making a cake!
My sister brought her jumpoline so we tried to tire the kids out before and after pumping them full of sugar! Then AJ played monster in the middle (where he strategically stood in the middle of the yard and the kids ran and screamed around him. Again, why do I buy toys???) The kiddos painted pots and then planted their (or their mom's) favorite herb to grow at home.
The real bday is on Thursday so we will celebrate again then!
Friday, May 15, 2009
My sister is bringing the coveted jump-o-line (er, don't forget!). RSVPs are in, goody bags completed and lots of burgers and dogs to be grilled. A friend of mine makes adorable and delicious cakes so we seem to have all the b-day boxes checked! Off to clean and cook!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
As the story goes... Yesterday I went to COSTCO while AJ stayed at home and did the book, bath, bed routine. Upon leaving, I let him know that Jack was rolling around in the sandbox and went straight to the bath post playground fun but Thomas could use a bath. Ok? cool. Off I go on my merry way. Fast forward to post errand running. I go to give Jack a kiss goodnight and his hair is wet.
me: "Um, Jack, did you take a bath tonight!?"
me: "Oh you got in with Thomas? That's fun"
J: "No just me"
me: "What? Ok, love you, goodnight"
So he washed the wrong child, but I should be happy at least one of the boys is extra clean, right.? Right.
Not for nothing, I went to COSTCO, Acme and Walmart in one evening... which would have taken me three days with the kids - so while I have one extra clean child and one extra dirty child I am thankful and appreciative for the 2 hours by myself to run errands... after all Mother's Day is over... back to at least one child in the shower with me at all times...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
and not for nothing, while we are on the topic of TV, my sister has informed me that a UR grad is on the Bachelorette which premieres on Monday. I swore it (the bachelor/ette) off... i really did. but I think I get a pass if someone from our school is on... excuses excuses, I know... I can say I won't watch, but I will.
And just for the record, I don't JUST watch TV... I am actually reading a book as well (gasp!)... just wanted to mitigate any concern that I was not cultured. :) In case anyone cares I am reading Chasing Harry Winston. I have so many beach reads to catch up on since I pretty much haven't opened a book (that didn't have to do with childrearing) since Thomas was born...
i love it ... go tman go!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Ramoner you are a hot mess (sometimes, I am not sure who is more of a mess you or Simon- but you both are fighting pretty hard for it which makes for some great television). I am not sure Ramoner is the authority on all things "tacky" as she seems to think she is but whatever. Ramoner did you see your hair for the Morrocan fashion show? Oh wait that's not tacky that was just ugly. Hmmm. "Chair dance" much? Now that's tacky.
good Lord Alex.. do you have 1/2 a brain... did you really admit that you haven't invited anyone to the charity event that is a week away at your committee meeting? No you di'int. Girlfriend needs to get her "outloud voice" in check. Are you a fool?? No, you leave that up to your husband. What in the WORLD was Simon (the sixth Housewife) wearing? I don't care if Versace himself rose from the dead to make those pants... ugly is ugly whether it's Versace, D&G or Chanel (although I don't think Chanel is capable of ugly).
Jill tells her daughter she will break out a "pee on a stick" test to see if she has been drinking! Hilarious... I am SO getting one of those in about 12 years. As the boys come home I'll make them pee on a stick to get in the house. Ok, maybe I won't, but I definitely will threaten it.
Thank Goodness the Real Housewives of NJ starts on the 12th or I might actually be forced to... read a book... or get a life. :)
As it turns out the class is reading books on Manners (i knew i was sending him there for a good reason!). Oh no! Did he tell the teacher I told him the "birthday police" were not going to let him turn four until he mastered his Please and Thank Yous!? Apparently Jack informed his teacher that he always uses his manners. He let her know he always says, "I want, I want, I want!" Seriously - Emily Post would not be happy. Ahhh the etiquette of a three year old.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
It's cute, right? They have tons of cute little appliques. The website is Little Giggles and they have all kinds of sweet stuff for your lil' monsters. For those of you that read and live in the R-I-C (as in Richmond) she sells her super cute stuff at The Shoppes at 5807.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Our friends had us over to their beautiful new house for a Pre Race Pasta Party. They have two boys the same age as my two boys so everybody wins when we hang there! AJ was helping Jack use the potty because it is a little too high for him without a stool. Jack was trying to flush when he realized the handle jiggled a little.
Jack: Daddy is this loose?
AJ: Yes that is loose. If this were our house, you could help me fix that.
Jack: If this were our house, I'd be furious!
What? What three year old says furious!? I think I might definitely throw out a furious or two-- as in pick up the playroom stat or I am going to be FURIOUS! I better watch what I say.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
iPod full o' tunes - Check.
Carb Load Pasta Party - Check.
Sanity- jury's still out on this.
What am I thinking?? I have NO business running the Broad Street Run!? Ahhhh! Alas, my New Years Resolution this year was to do this. All. ten. miles. My cousin is coming to run with me. She is an athlete and will totally smoke this run. Despite my doubts I am excited. The time has come to kick Broad Streets little butt. Look out Broad Street-here I come! The good news is tomorrow by 11 AM it will be over and I will feel accomplished and sore. :)
Friday, May 1, 2009
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis (slightly modified)
4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups orzo
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups red and yellow teardrop tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved
3/4 cup finely chopped red onion (mom, because I know how much you love green onions, feel free to substitute, I have and it is still delish)
~ palm full of crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (not entirely necessary for delish factor)
About 3/4 cup Red Wine Vinaigrette, I use store bought
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pour the broth into a heavy large saucepan. Cover the pan and bring the broth to a boil over high heat. Stir in the orzo. Cover partially and cook until the orzo is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes. Drain the orzo through a strainer. Transfer the orzo to a large wide bowl and toss until the orzo cools slightly. Set aside to cool completely.
Toss the orzo with the beans, tomatoes, onion, basil, mint, and enough vinaigrette to coat. Season the salad, to taste, with salt and pepper, and serve at room temperature.