Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mom Invention Of The Month ~ Baby Dipper®

I have decided to try to spotlight a Mom Invention once a month on my blog to let you know of some really cool items out there that can help you or your children. August's spotlight goes to:

Barbara Schantz, mompreneur and inventor of the Baby Dipper® bowl.

Barbara has her hands full these days, she's a mom to twin 3 yr old girls AND newborn twin boys along with running her Baby Dipper® business. Her vision started when her girls were younger and she found it quite difficult to feed both of her girls successfully with one hand and started to think of ways to achieve this. She tried other bowls on the market but none fit her needs so she designed her own and today it's on the market for everyone! You can read more about her story here.

The Baby Dipper® bowl features:
  • Non Slip Base
  • Contoured Interior
  • Spoon Shaped Lower Corner
  • Colorful Transparent Sides

This bowl is great for moms who have babies, for toddlers learning to self feed and even for children and adults who need the ability to use one hand.

You can try this wonderful mom product by visiting Barbara's website and purchasing a Bowl and Spoon Set for just $12.96 plus shipping and tax.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Potty Time! Potty Time! Excellent!

Well over the last week the little one has been telling us she needed to go potty and almost every single time she sits she goes! Not just peeing either! WHOOHOOOO how bad is it to get excited over peeing and pooping?? LOL if you have kids you know all to well that it is Exciting! No bribes yet either, no candy for going, no toys etc. She's so cute, she'll say I gotta go potty and run to the bathroom and wait on you to get the little potty seat ready and she says "ok you go away now'. Privacy already?? lol so I tell her to call me when she's done and she does and as soon as she goes she yells "Mommy I am doing it!" hehe to cute.

Now if we weren't trying to get our house on the market in the next week I would totally go full force with her...but I can't be cleaning up accidents all day long right now! Sooo hopefully the house will sell fast and we get to move soon!

So we will continue to ask her to go and let her go and hopefully soon be diaper free! I am counting the down the days!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Oh My! My Baby is Turning 8!

My baby is turning 8, not my youngest but my oldest, don't you consider your 1st born your baby? I do lol but I digress! I am just bewildered that 8 years has gone by that fast, where did the time go? Oh yes I remember, I had to work the first 4.5 years of her life but only because I had to. I missed out on alot of things with her and it makes me sad but I have been home with her for the last 4 years and feel it's brought us a bit closer together.

So her birthday is Aug 2 and I still need to go birthday shopping and plan a small party! She's in love er I mean obsessed with Hannah Montana, High School Musical and Camp Rock LOL pretty sure that's typical for her age group these days. I was going to buy her Camp Rock on DVD but it doesn't come out until Aug 29th if I remember correctly. That'll go on her Christmas list.

My mom is sending some Hannah Montana things so I'll just a couple of things from the list to buy and then perhaps some clothes and maybe get her ears pierced. She's been talking about it for a little over a week now. She really wants a HM or HSM party so we'll see how that goes. I have been wanting to redecorate her room but since we are putting our house on the market in a few days (hopefully) I'll wait til we move, maybe that will be Christmas items too!

Well off to get working on the house more to get it ready to sell! We have some solid leads that are interested in the house so I'll be praying for a quick sale!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hair Cuts & Potty Training

That's been the fun of my life the couple of days..ok not really fun but that's the life of a mom! So my oldest daughter has had LONG hair forever now, we try to cut it at the beginning of summer so she doesn't get too hot. Well I didn't get to it this yr since we went to Hawaii as soon as school was over and then just been busy, you know excuse after excuse. That's me. She kept begging to have it done before school starts.... so I finally succumbed to the peer pressure LOL I chopped it off a couple nights ago and it's not barely at her shoulders...sigh... it was almost to her waist, I cut at least 8 or so inches off. I was going to go for 10 to donate but it would have required much much shorter and I wasn't ready for that! She's happy with it though she claims it is not as short as she would like. UM hello you are not quite 8 yet, I think you'll be happy with what you have! Argghh can't wait til the teen yrs!

So on to my youngest, who is now 3.5 yrs and has really not shown to much interest in going potty. Oh sure there are kids who are potty trained at 2.5, some at 3 and so on but I learned with the 1st one not to push or rush them. It only backfires and leaves everyone frustrated! She has gone a couple times here and there in the last few months and we are always sure to praise her for going but no real interest on a daily basis. So yesterday I was getting ready to start dinner and hubby was working with Jess on something on the computer, we hear Hailey saying something from the bathroom. I thought for sure she was just washing her hands, so I am yelling at her what did you say?? "Mom, I am going potty" she says. What??? LOL so I go rushing in there to find her butt naked sitting on the big potty (she even put the insert in!) and she had went potty! I was shocked LOL but of course we did the big girl dance and all that fun stuff. Did she ask to go again last night or tell us??? Nope LOL least I know she's starting to get it, now I look forward to diaper free days!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tupperware Products on Sale

Tupperware always has some great products on sale each and every month! I wanted to take a minute and let you know a couple of things that are on sale right now so you don't miss out!

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Hamburger Press & Freezer Set

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Tupperware Impressions Double Plate Set of 4

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mamma Mia!

A couple of friends and I went to see Mamma Mia! last night after dinner at Red Robin and it was wonderful! If you love musicals and you love ABBA you will love this movie! Who doesn't want to get up and dance and sing when you hear Dancing Queen??? People in the movie were dancing and singing along with the cast, quite interesting lol.

So the premise of the movie without giving to much away: Girl meets boy, falls in love, they are going to get married. Girl doesn't know who her dad is and is determined to find out by inviting 3 guys from her moms life to the wedding. Tons of funny and touching parts, you'll laugh, you might cry but you'll leave the theater smiling!

Cast includes wonderful actors/actresses: Amanda Seyfried (Sophie) Stellan Skarsgard (Bill) , Pierce Brosnan (Sam), Colin Firth (Harry), Meryl Streep (Donna), Julie Walters (Rosie) Christine Baranski (Tanya) and Dominic Cooper (Sky).

Grab your girlfriends and head out to the movie and fall in love with the characters!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Countdown Begins

For back to school that is! My oldest dd starts back on Aug 6th, yes I know that's early but here in the South we like to do that because what fun is summer vacation. I don't mind it actually, they get 2.5 months of summer vacation, a fall week break, Christmas break which is 2 weeks and spring break week. Seems like plenty of time for me to be off and driving the parents crazy!

So here it is the middle of July and still no school supply list has been published for my dd's school. Ok sure I could go buy some paper, pencils, notebooks etc but they would be the wrong kind, brand, size etc. Why is it that we have to get so particular for name brand things? Shouldn't the schools be worried about teaching the children how to read and write and not worry if the kids have Crayola or Rose Art crayons??

We still have all the school supply shopping today, oh I take that back we have the backpack. Then school clothes but I do not plan to buy any winter items yet, not the way my kids grow and plus its to dang hot to even think about it. It doesn't start to get cool here until Oct and sometimes not til Nov! I just need to buy a few more pair of shorts and some of the usual socks/underwear and a couple pair of shoes and she'll be good.

Only 20 days til school starts!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Big Brother 10

The addiction starts! I can say though I am not nearly addicted er I mean intensely watching like some people lol since I don't actually subscribe to the live feeds. Doesn't mean I don't read up on them though LOL

Last night was the premiere of this season and yes I was glued to the tv screen waiting to see this years players (though I had already read up on them being the BB fan I am lol). Without seeing the show my favs from the profiles were Jerry and Libra and still are. They seem the most real without being all fake and young like 98% of the house LOL

I do not like Renny though for some reason I thought her name was Remmy LOL oops she's a little to self righteous for me right now. Maybe she'll grow on me like Evil Dick did in Season 8. I wouldn't be upset though if she went home because she just rubs me wrong right now.

Anyone else think that Keesha looks a bit like Dani from season 8? Some of the live shots from last night really reminded me of her.

Up for eviction is Renny and Jessie (body builder boy) but gosh he seems like such a wuss! UGH he's got such a baby face and was sure pouting about not sleeping. Somebody better call the WAHHHHBULLANCE! Maybe he can get in touch with WAHHMBER from season 8 too!

Til the next show!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Surgery Went Well

Just got off the phone a little while ago with my mom and her surgery went great. The specialist did a test of the cancer they took out and they got it all! I am so happy about that because we were really worried about it being spread already. Thankfully she is feeling pretty well right now as well and hopes to not take the pain meds.

Thanks for all the well wishes and I'll be sure to update as needed.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Update on Life in the Family

Where to begin....

The house is still not done with home improvement projects. Well I say that like the house is doing the actual work lol but that's not true. Hubby and I aren't done with the projects though we are getting closer. One would think that since we have been working on this since oh I don't know maybe April we would be done and were supposed to have it on the market before our Hawaii trip late May. It wasn't done but no surprise to me because I knew there was still to much to be done but hubby was insistent we would be done. We have had a coming soon sign in our yard since May, umm and it's July now! How long can you have a coming soon sign before it's not soon anymore? I keep waiting for my realtor to mysteriously show up and take the sign down when I am not looking lol like she put the sign up. I keep praying we'll in the next couple of weekends so we can move on with this.

Our contract on the other house we were trying to build fell though. We were having tons of issues with the builders getting the contract extended and they kept telling us BS and giving us the run around. So we are waiting to get our earnest money back now from the mutual release agreement. So we'll just move into an apt or an existing house once our house sells....if it ever gets on the market!

Onto family news, my mom was told she had skin cancer a few months ago. She had a growth on her ankle and went in and they removed it because it was pretty good size and it came back as cancerous. So then they tell her they need to go in and remove the rest of the cancer to keep it from spreading and/or to make sure it's not spread already. So she was slated for surgery last week with the surgeon. She's in the office, prepped and ready and he comes in and looks and goes out for a minute and then comes back and tells her he's not doing it. She has an appt with the specialist the following week. So her surgery is now on the 10th and I am worried about it because seems off the other guy wouldn't do the surgery and the fact that referrals normally take months with the army and she got in the following week. Will post an update soon as I know.

School Glorious School starts back Aug 6 whoohooo! I can't wait, er I mean I will sure miss my oldest when she goes back. I do love having her home but it's been so hot we haven't done much this summer (outside the Hawaii trip) and a few playdates. Her birthday is coming up on the 2nd of the month as well so we are trying to figure out what do for that as well. I am not sure where the money is going to come from since we are spread thin due to the house stuff and then we need to buy school supplies and clothes.

Well there's the latest and greatest from our end of the world.

Friday, July 4, 2008

My Current Favorite Tupperware Product

This is my current favorite Tupperware product: Insulated Tumbler with Drip-Less Straw Seal

The tumbler is a 24 oz insulated cup with a top that has a drip less straw seal and is awesome! This item will keep your cold drinks COLD for hours on end! The ice melts so slowly that your drink will NEVER taste watered down (unless its water lol). I am impressed by this cup, I have been using is quite a bit this summer due to the hot weather and its amazing!

Price : $20.00 and worth every penny!

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

Today is the day we celebrate our independence and thank our soldiers fighting for our freedom overseas. Take a moment and say a prayer or a thank you to those fighting for us.

Normally the 4th is an exciting time, celebrate with family, do the cookout thing, watch fireworks ya know the normal all American celebration. Today none for us lol we even had chicken tacos for dinner! We aren't going to see the fireworks either, mostly due to the rain off and on all day today. We'll catch them on tv!

The highlight of my day was going to see my friend that just had her baby last night, they were both doing great and he's such a cutie! I can't wait for them to get home so I can hold him and snuggle with him. Ahh yes baby fever has set in for sure but trying to hold onto those feelings and see if they are real or just wanting to be around the other babies. Only time will tell!

Hope that everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend!