Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
"Never be embarrassed by your children. Let them express themselves as they feel they need to, and try to encourage them to be individuals and comfortable with who they are. "
This was in the context of how they dress, or what color they color their hair, etc. It was advice that I have tried to live by, even before I saw it on paper. Case and point below: (Minute Man chose this whole outfit himself so that we could go grocery shopping. I actually go off light this day. Usually he wears one blue croc and one black croc too!)
Sorry, I thought I had posted new photos more recently. I'm doing WAY too much these days, but then, what's new??
Here are some new ones of my MISTER WONDERFUL!!! Here he is "hunting with his bow and arrow". (He's hunting bad Monster Trucks, just in case you were wondering. and yes, hunting in ones underpants IS THE BEST way to hunt bad monster trucks!!
Friday, May 27, 2011
Here is the list: Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities
There is a lot of information (and mis-information) out there on bed bugs. If you are interested in a good website with some practical information (recommended by a really smart pest management specialist!!) check this one out: NCSU Entomology Urban Pests = bed bugs.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Do I need to say more?
(ok,ok. I have to at least say THIS GUY IS A FREAKING IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
For another look, an article from Slate. This one is actually pretty well written.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, March 07, 2011
I find this type of information really fascinating. The US grows TONS of cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat... you name it, but then we turn around and import tons of it as well. Long story short, the more we import, the more likely we are to introduce a nasty pest. (Plus, we should buy local anyway!!).
Oh, and because this is why you come, here's a photo of my VERY FAVORITE LITTLE FELLOW:
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Here are a few (not so good) pictures of The Dude from Saturday.....
Friday, February 25, 2011
To Whom It May Concern:
We are DW Parent # 1 and DH Parent # 2. Our Log in Date was June 15, 2006. At this time we wish to close our file because when we originally chose to adopt our child from China the wait time was around 1 year. All the reports about the process were that it was straight forward and there was a need for adoptive parents and welcoming homes for orphaned girls from this country. Now, almost 5 years later we have decided to close our file. We have been disappointed with the process, the lack of information, and the incredibly painful lengthening wait times. As a family, we have moved on. We adopted a little boy three years ago and we are more than thrilled with our son, and are not willing to continue the painful process of a China adoption. Thank you for your cooperation in terms of this matter.
Lucky parents to a WONDERFUL little fellow from Vietnam and not-realized parents to what I am sure is a beautiful baby girl whom we have always called Baby Magic, where ever you are.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
So, we were having movie night (again) and as per the routine, we get our 'jammies on and then we make popcorn. MM is sensitive to loud noises (leaf blowers, my sewing machine, the juicer... you get it) and I guess he felt that the popcorn maker was also too loud. Without warning, as soon as we plugged the popcorn popper in, he darted off to his toy room. THIS is how he came back:
My child is SERIOUSLY safety conscience. (And Big Mama, aren't you PROUD?!)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
You know, when you have kids you want them to be their own little people. You want to encourage them to make their own choices (what to eat, what book to read, what to play, what to wear...). However, sometimes there are days you want your kid to choose NOT to go out of the house...
So, over the Holiday break, I worked and worked and worked to get this (kind of ugly) quilt done. I used to be an avid quilter (and sew-er), but anyone who has had kids understnads how difficult it is to do anything other than simply survive... BUT, now that the Minute Man is 3.5 (can you believe it??!!), I have found that it is easier to get back to doing things I used to love doing. One of those things is reading, and of course, another is sewing/quilting.
Naturally, anything I'm doing, the Dude wants to do, so here he is quilting! He actually helped me make the entire quilt: he helped pick out the material, he ran the presser-foot when I sewed, and he cut much of the threads at the end. Now, he is helping me finish the quilt by actually quilting! (The other jobs he did a really good job. However, he is not as good at the quilting part, but hey, he's happy, so I'm happy!)
Then, I didn't want to blog about it because it was such a difficult thing to talk about. So, I'm not going to. I'm just going to tell you.
No. We are not completing the China adoption.
And yes, MM is WONDERFUL, and I will post pictures SOON!!!