Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ain't that just HAT-tastic

So what happens when Mommy has been successful in keeping a semi-clean house?  We pull out some hats and have us a par-tay.

I imagined a super cute picture of the two of them, hands held, both having their hats on with big smiles on their faces.  Decide for yourself if you think I was successful.  And don't blame me that I gave up.

"Do I have to wear it?"

"C'mon, rock it like me!"  (This WAS mid-dance mind you, he doesn't actually point his pinky like that.)


 This was about the 17th time I put that hat back on her head.

 "Oh yeah, just a rockin out."


Anytime I'd try to take a pic, one of them would turn around and the other would take theirs off.

 "Look, if my hands are full, I can't take my hat off?!"

"Eee, get this thing off of me!"

"Honestly Mom, which goes better with my outfit?"

If this doesn't make me want to watch Newsboys again, I don't know what does?!

Oh dear, maybe I should quit.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recipe for success: Geriatric Shoes

Welcome to me on a good day.  Just switch out the one baby for 2 VERY active toddlers, add in a purse, and take out a couple of the essential items that should have been in the diaper bag and leave those at home.

But oh my.  I cannot even explain how much I have gotten done around my house in the last 2 weeks.  And dare I say that marks the day I got these beauts??  So, apparently my recipe to success is not measured as most (ahem) normal people's is.

Granted, I count my day a success when:
  • I get makeup on my face.  (Even if I put it on at 7:30 pm right before I head out the door to do some late night grocery shopping.)
  • I brush my teeth before noon.  Yah, not even joking.
  • I can walk through my house without tripping on toys, clothes (that were folded but strewn haphazardly by two angelic creatures across the room), shoes, etc.  And I just said tripping, that doesn't even count what I have to step on just to get there.
  • my kids get milk at all meals... you would not BE-LIEVE how many last minute runs I have to make to the store because we run out.
  • my kids don't cry as I put them down for a nap EVEN WHEN they were just laying on the floor with their eyes closed because they were so tired.  Yeah right, crying is inevitable.  I've learned that something might actually be seriously wrong if I can still hear them by the time I'm down the hall.
  • I actually find where my cell phone is before noon (and 3 missed calls--most always from Dust, but we don't have to get into my lack of telephone skills right now).
  • When I get changed out of my pjs before 3.  This gives me a good 2 hours during the afternoon nap to eat lunch, do a bajillion house things, AND get dressed.  Guess which doesn't get accomplished!

Okay, but honestly, I actually have been incredibly productive.  I've branched out and made 4 meals in the last week.  Okay, not a lot for most super moms out there, but seriously, I have barely even cooked that many in my married life.  And. I'm. Not. Even. Joking.

I have jumped at the chance to do dishes, clean the counters, clean the bathroom, create a little Mommy Zone room, clean our bedroom, daily straighten up the kids' room, get laundry finished AND PUT AWAY (hardest part), and even make our bed.  I know?!

Just would like to put it out there though that if anyone wants to come and mop my floors, I haven't gotten around to that in a really long time.  (I'll give a hug to whoever offers free of charge!  Disclaimer: Tears of joy may also be included.)

If anyone would like to know where my shoesthatfillmefulloflife came from so they too can have success at home, you just let me know!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another fashion atrocity

Call me crazy, but I honestly don't get the point of these.

I could understand the use for them without the flip flops attached... keep your legs warm.

I could understand them without the sock... they're flip flops.

But when would you want to wear flip flops and long socks at the same time??

My favorite part about this is the name: The Tube Flop.  Correct, a flop indeed.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cakelicious Fundraising

Well the time has come again... we are looking into our next adoption!!! WOO HOOOOOOO!!!  Can't wait to find out who God has planned to join our family!

We decided that we would start our fundraising early this year so we don't run into the same problem we did last time.  We are going to try to raise half of the funds before we apply... but knowing us, we'll probably get too excited and jump the gun on that one!

So with that being said, we are going to be selling Christmas gifts, decor, and CAKES!!  All of the profits made on these items (yup, even Cakelicious), will be pooled in a fund specifically for our adoption.  And don't forget that for the holidays, you can also give out gift certificates for Cakelicious if you know of anyone who might like a specialty cake!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Uhhh, my kids are scared of my shoes.

So we have all seen the commercials for the isotoning shoes that look strangely like geriatric rubber-soled, velcro-strapped shoes.

The idea behind them makes sense... I get that.  But really, is this the best that Sketchers could come up with?

C'mon... they're like Lugz, but not.

So then I found me some that I could live with....  And those are the Reebok EasyTones.
Thank you Reebok for shaping a normal looking shoe that also *cough* shapes me!  BUT, this isn't exactly the shoe I ended up with.  I was given the following shoes by someone who they didn't work for (I won't say who) that are STRICTLY for wearing around the house.  Here is why:

Uhhhhh, yeah.  I lifted up my pant leg and Grapenut gasped in surprise.  It was a shocker for her; no high heels or pointed toes.  My little one-year-old fashionista sighed in disgust and walked away from me.

BUT (no pun intended), the good thing is that they work because after wearing them all around the house yesterday doing chores, the scale was in my favor today!

The bummer (again, no pun intended) is how fast you have to be at ripping them off when someone rings the doorbell so they won't see you wearing them....

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