Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baby Phat

K was the proud recipient of a Baby Phat hoodie last week. Baby Phat has a fun line of clothes from newborn to adult! This hoodie is in the girls' section.

What we loved most about it was the feel and the fit. The back flared out just a bit which made the whole thing sit so well! The hood in a different color which made it very cool!

The only drawback was, that for K, the emblem on the front was too big. I am thinking they were trying to design it after a school uniform type jacket, but for whatever reason, she did not care for it.

I would imagine someone on your Christmas/Hannukah list would love something from Baby Phat!

We were given this jacket to express our opinions. These are our opinions.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Confession #236

I have a confession to make.

One that only came to my realization today.

I am a sour cream addict/whore/hoarder?

Who knew? I had always wondered about my sour cream buying habits, but never truly faced the facts.

Until today, after I went grocery shopping.

Whoops. This is what my refrigerator looks like:

That's right. 8- 16 oz conainers and 2- 24 oz containers. (Only 1 container of light sour cream). If we ate Mexican food every night, this might make sense; we don't.  K eats sour cream with Tostitos. I bake a certain chocolate cake with sour cream. One chicken recipe I make once a month uses sour cream.

Why do I have this much sour cream?

Whatever. At least it is balanced off by two other things I buy in moderation....

Friday, November 18, 2011

Frag'n Friday

Mommy's Idea

*My underwear was pole dancing in the washing machine last night. I had to cut it in 2 places to remove all the laundry. If only I were that talented.

*My sister and some friends have been going back and forth on email trying to get together a group of us to go to see Breaking Dawn. They have been signing their emails, Team Edward/Team Jacob. Here was my response:

Let me know when you all want to go see the Muppets.
Love, Team Piggy

*I know why Ashton and Demi are getting a divorce. It's because he stopped washing his hair and shaving.

*If you want to feel good about giving to a good cause AND getting your kids that pony they've always wanted, check out this site. The folks at MyOwnPet Balloons will donate $5 of every purchase toward Canines for Disabled Kids. This is a group that trains canines to help children with disabilities feel more comfortable in society. Seriously, the cause is great and the balloons are ADORABLE!

*Anyone been watching the last week of Regis? It's really been cool looking back at all he has done.

*BTW, this is me. I am giddy thinking about Black Friday.

*Have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yeah, She is Really Cute!

I have been thinking a lot lately of topics to write about here. Unfortunately they often don't go past the first line.

I have my ex-dog for 2 weeks....

I have so many things to be thankful for during this holiday season....

What will the 99% protesters do for Thanksgiving?

39 days until Christmas...

Today, I had the joy of watching my niece for a few hours. And she is the perfect topic to write about, just look at her.

She spent about 45 minutes in this drawer (that goes under my coffee table and is full of toys) throwing the toys out. It was hysterical.

She also spent quite a bit of time trying to torment my ex-dog. The dog didn't know what was going on.

So one of these days, I will get past the first sentence on topics in my head, but in the meantime I will focus on the cute girls in my life.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sundays in My City

Unknown Mami

I have written about Provincetown a few times, but can only find one of those times here.  Anyway, my friend Faith and I, celebrated a day off of school on Friday with a trip to P-town. It takes close to an hour to get there. K and B both invited friends and Faith brought her son and daughter. (It was a FULL minivan!) Someday her son will appreciate the gift he was given to hang out with 7 girls, but lucky for Faith, I don't think it will be any time soon.

I had some brainstorm to do a scavenger hunt with the kids so they wouldn't be whining about the wind and that they were bored. To make it easy, I wrote the word, Provincetown, down the side of an index card, gave them a pen and put it in a big baggie. We split them up into 2 groups and told them to find (buy or take a picture) of something that begins with each of the letters. We let them go off for about an hour and a half and they had a blast! One group took all pictures and one group bought most of the things. Click on this picture to make it bigger and see some of the examples. I highly recommend this, they loved it!

Such a fun, beautiful day!
Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Trapped in Jeans for 10 hours!

When did it become a chore to wear an outfit from 7am to 5pm?

I got up, showered and got dressed this morning in a pair of jeans, a tank top and a long sleeve shirt (that's as specific as I am getting). I even put on make-up this morning! I had to bring the girls to school, drive my nephew to school and go to a play at the middle school. I hung out at my mom's with my sister and niece. When I got home I did some computer work. This even included ordering my Christmas cards! (Hey, I had a Groupon that was going to expire!).

Picked up the girls, welcomed K's friend over, went to grocery store, cleaned up the kitchen, made brownies and dinner.

All the while, I am still wearing my jeans, tank top and long sleeve shirt. K's friend did not leave until 5:30. Don't get me wrong, I love having the girls have friends over. I love having my friends over. It's just that this particular friend hadn't been over in years and nicely reminded me that I had served her "hamster poop" one April Fool's day*. I didn't feel it was polite to put my jammies on even though I knew it was the one night I didn't have to drive to swimming. I was in for the night and prisoner in my jeans until she left!

So when did I become this person? How did I become this person? How do people work from 9-5 in skirts and pantyhose? You know what I am going to need to put on my Christmas list, right?

Either I am old or just really comfortable in my own skin. Now that's sexy, don't you think?

*Hamster poop is ground hamburger cooked. Just so you know. No need to call DSS.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dinner, It's Not Just at 5:30 Anymore

How many people can say they ate dinner sitting outside the high school last night?

Because sometimes our schedules are so crazy at night; that is what I was reduced to.

Eating dinner at a dinner table is important. I fully agree. I love catching up with the girls and hearing about their days. Sometimes they even like hearing about my day. Yesterday, was more of a typical school day...

Girls went to school, picked up one while the other went to cheer practice, ran some errands, came home and put chicken in the oven at 4 so it would be done at 5. Picked up cheerleader at 4:30, came home, took out chicken and drove swimmer to swim practice (25 mins away). Cheerleader went out to dinner with team and then to student council meeting. Swimmer and I got home at 7:25, cooked rice and green beans, re-heated chicken and drove to HS where we enjoyed our dinner under a street lamp and waited for cheerleader to get out of meeting.

I have a feeling we are not in the minority in our crazy dinner time situations. What if I had more than 2 kids? I make a conscious effort to check in with the girls during the day because dinner time at 7:30 is usually spent trying to cram in a little more homework. Luckily we drive around a lot and I can talk to them in the car. Sometimes I even sit down while they are eating breakfast just to get in that family unity time.

The hardest part about this is planning what is for dinner, who will be eating it at what time and remembering to take something out of the freezer. Which reminds me, hmmm, what's for dinner tonight? (More importantly, where will we be eating it?)