Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wash Day

Do you remember that movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"? Remember how the dad thought windex could fix ANY and EVERY thing from zits to head colds? Well just remember that little tidbit, as it may become a parallel here.
I opened my washer this morning to find that I had washed my bright whites with a Dark Chocolate Dove bar. Mmm Hmm. Now the sad part is I cant even blame the kids cuz who, in this family eats dark chocolate? Yeah that would be me. So now what? DH has a really cute shirt in there, and my only white coat I have is in there! (Hence the way chocolate found its way into my washer in the first place). All of the sudden two pieces of advice come shouting their way out from the depths of my racing mind.
1) its ruined anyway, whats the big deal if you try a few creative ways to get the stain out
2) Dawn fixes everything.
In our six month stint at my beautiful grandmas house, I learned the aforementioned bits of advice. She uses Dawn on EVERYTHING!!! Canning, need to wash the fruits before canning them? Soak em in a Dawn bath. Oil stain on the cement? Dawn. Stains on guessed it, Dawn.
So I set to scrubbing everything with Dawn. Then, because I am trying to move towards more natural cleaning products, I pasted them with baking soda and let everything sit for a bit.
"Well here goes nothing" I thought as I loaded up my washer with water, soap, chocolate stained clothing and a large dose of hope.
Forty-five minutes later, I was rewarded with.......

Beautiful, wearable, salvaged clothes!!!
SO, the object lesson for today?
a) Dark chocolate + white clothes+ washing machine= DISASTER
b) Dawn+Baking Soda+ stained clothing= SAVED!!
See ya next time!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hurricane strikes again

He's just a babe, and I had to share this pic with you...this is with my newest toy, my new AF-Nikkor 1:8 lens! The best thing for portraits. See how it hones in on your subject and blurs everything around. LOVE IT!!! Just a shameless plug for Nikon and it's products!!! Anyway, on to the blog...

Oh my what to do with that second child of mine? Is it the age, or is it him?
HE has been in his share of trouble these days. He drives me up the wall most days, but for everytime I have to restrain myself from wrapping my hands around his little neck and choking him, I am somehow rewarded with his crazy antics. Here are two for your pleasure....
My parents rented a condo last weekend, and we all headed up to was Sundance Film, drink, play games, and just have a plain ole good time. The weekend was, well interesting...but had potential. After and event filled Saturday, we were packing up on Sunday, when Hurricane goes out to daddy to get his shoes on. Well my DH being him said "Hurricane, whaddya say we ditch mommy and Tornado, we'll head down to Main Street and pick up some chicks" Hurricane sits with that for a while as his little brain wraps around what has just been said. Then he comes running to me and says, "Mommy, we're gonna hit you and Tornado and go pick up chickens!" It was good for a laugh....
Speaking of chicken. My child has a fascination with chicken. Everytime he eats something these days he says "mmm good, tastes like chicken"
So here we go...we're doing school the other day, and we decide to have a little snack, popscicles work, we're dreaming of warmer weather right?
"Hurricane, how many popsicles do you have?"
"Good job buddy. What color is it?"
"Mmmmm boo (blue) "
Good job buddy! You're getting so smart!"
"Mmm hmm"
"What does my popasicle taste like?"
"I don't know buddy, I think it tastes like Blueberry doesnt it?"
"No tastes like....(yup you guessed it) CHICKEN!"
that kid! Here he is offering his blue popsicle for my tasting cuz, duh it tastes like chicken mom!

My oldest gets older and Superbowl Sunday

Awwww where to start!
I have lots to put up, so I will group them and then do two entries hows that?
Well, nine years ago today, I became a mommy for the first time to my sweet little girl. She was everything that I had wanted/wished for and hoped for, wrapped into an eight pound bundle of yellow blankets and a yellow ducky pajama...we didnt find out what kind of baby we were having, so I think I had two pink outfits for her!
She has taught me alot about life, about parenting, and about how VASTLY different a child can be from their spite of looking just like me!
She amazes me every day! She is smart, beautiful, thoughtful, and mostly diplomatic. She is a fabulous older sister to her brothers and they ADORE her. I am learning each day that my interests are not neccesarily hers, and thats ok. She gets to be the only girl in a family FULL of boys, and she has taken that in her stride, flawlessy. Happy Birthday baby girl, I'm interested to see what the next nine years will bring!

Onto our next subject for this entry.....SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!
I haven't seen much of my DH these days. He works alot. Needless to say, we are not taking our time together lightly these days. So much so that we have become quite reclusive...just ask M&M and our family...they think they saw us more when we lived in another state!
Anyway, today was no exception. Despite quite a few invites, we ended up chillin at home. Trust me though, we were NOT missing out on any of the hype! We had our share of food, share of joy and share of laughs....the Doritos shock collar commercial has to be a fave!
The best part was this...we got to veg on blankets, in sweats, and gorge ourselves with no witnesses (haha!) All in the comfort of our bedroom!
Now that's what I call a SUPERbowl!

Until next time!

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