Monday, August 30, 2010

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

His new jam!



Cheeks has a new fav song.

Check out the video...the music starts at the 1:03 mark.

Cheeks likes to sing the part that goes "Shhh....I got you"
And I am proud to say he sings just like me.
Horrendously off key!
Ha.

Warning tho., if you are in Cheeks presence & you want to sing this song, he will quickly tell you "No, please don't sing, this is my jam!"

Shuts me right up, it does!

What is your little ones current fav jam?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

He works the charm

Cheeks was in trouble the other day.
Big trouble.

All was quiet in the house because he was being punished.
No toys.
No tv.
No books.
He was walking aimlessly in circles in the living room.
I was opening mail.

This is the conversation that transpired.

Cheeks walked over to me, I looked down.

C: "Mommy, I wanna give you a kiss"
M: "Ok" {i bent down & kissed his little lippies}
C: "I love you Mommy" {he grabbed my leg & hugged me}

He then walked away.
About 7 seconds later he reappeared.

C: "Oh Mommy"
M: "Yea?"
C: "Your really pretty too!"
M: "Thanks your still in trouble though"
C: "OH MAN!"

Yep, 4 yrs old & he's already figured out how to work the charm.

Thank God he's like his father & I knew his motives. Ha!

Monday, August 23, 2010

The hits just keep coming...



As if it isn't to have had kidney stones since my birthday, my 40th year has also given me another gift.

A root canal.

In my lifetime I have had like 8 root canals so I am used to it by now
BUT
do you think this could have just been a cavity…NOOO!

Bring on the power tools & novacaine, it’s root canal time!

I knew I was going to need one.
You just know.
Especially after all the dental work I've had done.
Numerous fillings.
All 4 wisdom teeth pulled on 4 separate occasions.
Braces not once, not twice but three times.
4 teeth pulled to make room for the braces when I was 13.
I had 8 extra teeth compared to the average person, who has 32.

I am just a walking tooth.
Now I have a tooth that has decided to revolt & not want to be part of the team.

So annoying.
Thank God for Vicodone!

Tell me, what dental work have you had done?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Curious George Live!!!

How did you spend your weekend?
Well this past Saturday I took Cheeks & my friend & her little princess to see Curious George Live!

You can barely make it out but the monkey is dancing with an Italian Chef in the pic.


My camera is broken so all I had was my phone.
Sigh.
I know, I know, the pic couldn't be any worse.

So the show was really cute.
Despite me hating that darn monkey the show was entertaining.
I don't know who played the monkey but OH MY! that person is very limber.
Swinging from here to there & jumping & dancin.
Whew!
I was exhausted just watching it.

The kids had a good time.
Although all thru the show they kept saying it's over & then when it was they wanted to see it again.

It was about an hour or so long with a 15 minute intermission.
Definitely worth taking the kids too.

I'd like to thank Comcast who provided me with the tickets to see the show.

What did you do this weekend?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Totally "MacGyvered" It


Remember MacGyver?
You know, cute guy, horrendous mullet, can do anything with a paperclip?

I totally MacGyvered last night.
Yes, MacGyvered.
It's a word.
Particularly a verb.
I just made it up.
You can thank me later for your new action word.

Anywho, yesterday the Grandpop, was at my abode waiting for the delivery guys to deliver Cheeks new big boy bed.
So while he was hangin out he was doing God knows what & had to call to ask me something.
The answer to it was my middle name.
Do you know that after 40 years, my dad doesn't know how to spell my middle name?
Seriously!
He even picked it out.

I digress.
After that debacle, I guess he was feeling the guilt so he decided to put together Cheeks new headboard.

When I got home all that was left to do was attach it the bed frame.
The Grandpop said it would take 2 peeps to do it & we would have to do it over the weekend.

Well I can't wait so I carried the sucker upstairs, got a screw driver & other tools, got Cheeks to help & proceeded to figure out how to attach this sucker.

Here's what I did.
I leaned this 30 pounder of a headboard against the wall.
I told Cheeks to get me his Candyland game, then he Hi Ho Cherry-O game.
Which I promptly put under the post of the headboard thus lifting it to be even with the bed frame.
Then I screwed the headboard to the bed frame.
Viola!
Done in 20 minutes.

Totally "MacGyvered" it.

The Grandpop was impressed.

So, tell me, what have you "MacGyvered" lately?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Cheekers

How did my sweet newborn go from this:

To a little boy:

overnight?
It feels like the other day I brought him home & endure sleep deprivation.
I miss my baby
BUT
I so enjoy my little boy!!!!

Happy Birthday Cheeks.
We love you!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Let's get this party started!

That's right everyone.
She did it!

She won The Next Food Network Star.

Rightly so because Aarti rocked all season.
What a sweetie.
What a cook.
Makes me want to try Indian food & to be honest, I am not usually a fan of Indian food.
Unfortunate experience with some curried goat.
Don't want to rehash the incident, I'm still in therapy.

Did you watch this season?
Who were you rootin for?

I knew she was gonna win.
I just knew it.
She fits the niche I think.
Not to mention, the biatch can cook & work the camera!

You go Aarti!
You go!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fresh Beat Band

Do you have a small child?
A tween perhaps?

Have you heard of The Fresh Beat Band?
It's on Noggin, sorry, Nick Jr or whatever they changed it to now.
I still call in Noggin.
Love the channel.
Love this new show.

4 kids.
In a band.
Cute show.
Clean language.
Cool themes.

Likable kids.
Except one.
I feel like such a heel saying this
BUT
Twist, OMG, can not stand this boy!

I am sure in real life he's great.
What a dork on this show.
He's the one in the yellow hoodie.

So annoying.
I really don't think it's him singing either.
If he doesn't talk I can handle him
BUT
He is such a doofus.

Am I going to Hell now b/c I can't stand this kid?

I think the show is great.
I just wish they would downsize Twist's role.

Do you watch?
What shows do your kids like?

Monday, August 09, 2010

Psst...local readers

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Red Alert! Red Alert!

The Dollar Tree has put out there fall stuff.

That is all.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Are you a fan???

Of the chic?
The Chick-fil-a??




I am!
Huge fan.


Let me tell you about my devotion to the chicken chain.
I am devoted b/c
  1. Their food always tastes fresh & doesn't taste like "fast food"
  2. Their establishment is always spotless.  I mean any Chick-fil-A is spotless.
  3. They have an extremely clean play area that is just the right size.  Not overly large that you lose a kid but small enough that you might have to mingle with the other parents.  LOL
  4. Every single employee is the sweetest thing.
  5. They value family.
  6. They have the best deals.
Tonight for example I stopped with the Cheekers after get his hair cut.
I order his meal, my meal...only difference was 4 nuggets.
Digress.
The sweet little girl behind the counter says "you got a kids meal free b/c every Thursday is buy an adult meal get a kids meal free".
Well thank you girly!
The last time I was there it was dress like a cow get free food.
I had no idea.
Some stranger dressed my boy up like a cow & we ate like Kings on Pauper's wages.

Every time you go into Chick-fil-A you get a sense of community.
That this establishment loves families & kids.

I was at another Chick-fil-A in the start of the summer.
The crew lost my order.
I waited like 20 minutes.
The manager came flying out & apologized profusely.
He gave me free coupons for free food & a coupon for free ice cream for the Cheekers.
Not to mention a carnation for me b/c I was a mom.

Again, love this chain!

I will go out of my way for Chick-Fil-A.
Have you had their lemonade?
O!
M!
G!
Delish!

Tell me, what's your favorite chain restaurant?

*This post was not endorsed by Chick-Fil-A.  It is soley my opinion & just a topic for a post.  I want to share my great experience with all of you*

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Fashion, Turn to the Left, Fashion, Turn to the Right

Let's first say thanks to David Bowie for writing such a hit song that allowed me to borrow a quote for my title.
It's very apropos.
Trust me.


Today, at work we had a meeting.
A female only meeting.
It was for dress code.


Specifically shoes.
My company is very particular on what you wear on your feet in the summer.
Now they are trying to clarify what is good, what is ok, what is not ok.
This includes clothes as well.


We are a business casual establishment.
You'd think this would be able to be easy to follow.
Not so much.
Why?
Take a gander:
We would have people show up wearing these get ups.


Now let's take a minute & discuss my fashion.
Or lack there of.


I'm what you call fluffy.
You know, fuller figured.
For me finding clothes that fit & cover what I want is a chore.


Usually you can find me rocking some black dressy pants & a corresponding black & white shirt or just a plain black shirt.  Like t-shirt material w/ cute black loafer slides.
Black is a fluffy girls friend!


On the weekends I can be found in jeans or black capries & some t-shirt.


Well now I have to step it up a notch.
No more cute blue hippie shirt w/ the black flowy pants & strappy sandels.
My piggies should prob. be hidden from sight anyhow, seeing as they are naked, for this time of year.


I like comfort.
And clothes that make me appear smaller than I am.
Omar the tent maker ring a bell?


Really, if my job let me wear pj's I would be all over that white on rice.
Sadly, not gonna happen.


So, what I need to know is, if you are a plus size, where do you shop?
I need ideas!!!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Little of this, little of that...

First I would like to take some time to say thanks for two wonderful things.
Up as numero uno:
Nabisco Oreo's Mint.
Thank you Nabisco.
These are divine
&
If you ask me, they taste just like the Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookies.
Delightful I tell ya. Simply delightful.
I have yet to decide if I am sharing with one soon to be 4yo boy.


Next up.
Toilets.
Preferrably ones that flush.
See, last week it seems Cheeks & Brandon decided to put some cardboard fish where they belong.
In the toilet.
My maintenance dept couldn't get the toilet unclogged
So...
They left me a note & a plunger on Friday evening & a note saying they'd be back on Monday.
Well, um that left 2 days of me having to plunge every time someone used the potty.
It left my bowl looking not so fresh.
BUT
Today they fixed it.
And left me a messy bowel to clean when I got home from work.
Sigh.
At least it flushes now.
Thank the toilet bowel Gods.


Secondly, took Cheeks to see "The Last Airbender"
The little boy who plays the last airbender is just the cutest thing!
And Jackson Rathbone from the Twilight movies is also in it.
He is so cute.
Just found out he was born in 1984.
1984.
That's a year younger than my sister.
Gosh, I feel all gross & icky.
He's like a little boy.


Oh well.
He's very easy on the eyes.
All I'm sayin.


Who do you think is easy on the eyes?
Do tell!