Thursday, June 30, 2011

Scam alert!

I just read this on a fellow blogger's blog This Casita about the following scam:

"Apparently kids are calling in the wee hours saying they are someone in your family (i.e. nephew, niece, grandson, etc.) and then walking you through a sob story. Then, a couple of weeks later, they will call again and ask you to send them money because they are in trouble." She said that at about 3 am, her mom answered the phone to hear a young man whispering. "Hello?," she said. "This is your nephew," he whispered. When her mom said his name, he said yes, and then proceeded to tell her about how depressed he was. How he had relationship problems. So on and so forth - the entire time is a very muted voice."

For the full story, read her post here about it.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Meet our kitty, Sabby

This is our cat, Sabath. Named after Black Sabbath (obviously) from my husband. :)

He is the girl's cat too. Although he isn't as warm and friendly as I would like him to be. He's a boy cat which I believe makes him that way.

Since we've moved, he has become a lot nicer to the girls and doesn't bite me as much when he wants to express his love (love bites-- what is that???!!). He has taken a lot since we adopted him 9 years ago.

He became the brother of a puppy named Lucy just seven months shy of becoming a member of our household. Suffered many moves. Became big brother to two babies not even a year apart!!!!

But I know he loves us (well he loves me most since I feed him and make sure his water is changed hourly-this guy is picky!), and he loves the girls.

Since we've moved he allows the girls to 'pet' him on the side and say "HI BUDDY!!!" right in his face.

We love you Sabby, and I wanted you to be a memory for the girls to have.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

'How to' commute with kids

For the past few weeks, I have been waking my two little dear children up at the crack of dawn to get into the car and drive for 75 minutes to one of their favorite places... day care.

And at the end of the day, I put them back into their car seats after a day of fun, juice, pretzels and Princess Bella (Belle) and we drive 60 minutes home.

These girls are the best! Out of the last few weeks, we've had tough morning and that was today. Pretty good, don't you think?

Well, since I'm full of tips.. here are some for commuting with kids:

1. Have a bag full of snacks. Snacks must include juice, water, crackers, pretzels, fruit snacks, etc.

2. Save the fruit snacks for the end of the commute on the way home. And pack double than one serving, and an extra for you (the driver).

3. Borrow/buy/rent music CDs for the kids. Play these CDs once they get bored or fussy. These CDs need to be music, not storytelling. At least those kind put me (the driver) to sleep.

4. Buy some patience.

5. Take note and point out all of the cool stuff along the way. Like cows, planes, windmills, barns, big trucks, motorcycles that are loud.

6. Make sure to have a potty break before you get into the car.

7. Make sure your end stop is a beautiful home that they kids love and are excited about! Makes it much easier.

Good luck!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Do you know the 'ice cream man?!'

You know the song.. or did I just make it up??!! ;)

"Do you know the ice cream man,
the ice cream man,
the ice cream man?

Do you know the ice cream man?
He goes down our street everyday!"

The girls have been exposed! They've been exposed to the ice cream man! AHHHH!!!

For YEARS, my mom would tell us kids that it's just a nice man that drives up and down the street playing music for everyone. Well, my husband, bless his heart, exposed the girls to what he really does. HE HAS ICE CREAM IN HIS TRUCK!!!!

So on my husband's days off, he treats them to ice cream. On my days off, I tell them that I don't have any money. :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

'Moving was a success!'

Now when have you ever heard that phrase, "Moving was a success!"?????

Well our move was a success in that, I don't think we lost anything that we haven't already found; we arrived all in one piece; we have CABLE (as of yesterday- no internet YET); and the girls are more happier than I've ever seen them. My parents have ever commented about how they are two different kids (good, happier kids).