Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hello All

Haven't blogged in a week... did you miss me ?! Well things were pretty busy. Worked Sunday, Wednesday and Friday nights at the hospital. And had a home inspection that went FOUR hours for my buyer on Thursday night. Had a closing for the Rock Lake house (Halleluiah!) on Friday. Did I mention the TEN plumbing service calls I had to take care of last month as the people moved in early. One of which involved opening up the driveway to fix a broken sewer line- ugggh. If they ahd called one more time to tell me there was water coming from the kitchen ceiling I would have pulled my hair out. But it's sold- so that is wonderful! Now I just have to finish off the Ontario house... which is a little behind. The city is giving us a hard time on the plumbing and electrical items. Got Kitchen, tiling, wood floors, fixtures left to finish.... so pressure to get it done and the lady buying is HIGH maintenance :) But she is sweet. Lukey barfed twice wednesday night... was fine until this morning when he "burped" (as he calls it) three times. Wayne stayed home with him, and sister and I went to church- then stopped by my aforementioned buyer's house to sign off on the home inspection addendum.

Juggling lots.

And praying for grace for each day.

And looking forward to the 26th when we will be CRUISING with Disney ! ! ! ! I won't lie that is keeping me going!

How are you??

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Meet the Army of Three!

Meet my younger, and probably cooler, sis Jess at her new Blog... Army of Three ! Designed by Jennisa who does Mckmama's stuff, I love it! Jess is a fun girl, married to Curtis who was her high school sweetheart... awwwww.

She does HOT hair at a salon in Michigan, and is a new mom to Dayton (my awesome nephew)

How could you not want to see more of this little man ?! So follow in, and welcome Jess to the blogging world !!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mei Tai Sling Sale

Found Cuddling Baby's Etsy Shop... she has her Mei Tai slings for $26.99! This is a steal as others on etsy are $50-70.
This a good carrier for hip/back carry as baby gets bigger 20-30 lbs. Go snatch you one! Love this fabric.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Girl Time

It's been raining for the last 5 days... yuck! I hope we see some sun soon. So in the spirit of cheering up, sweet pea and I headed to the mall for some walking and window shoppin'. What else to cheer us girls up!

Did cave and buy her a bubble romper that was just too cute to let go. And we visited the kids indoor play thing, it was her first time. She just sat there watching for a couple minutes--then "crawled" right in! She wanted to climb high and do it all by herself. I loved her smiles :)

We also went to get her passport photo today. (I was kind of puzzled what to write in when it asked for her "hair" color... heehee) Poppy has been promising Lukey a Disney "Pirate Ship" cruise for a while now. We may have enough points and tax man $ to go next month. I am holding my breath! This may just be the break I need to keep me sane with all the working 24/7 I have been doing. And plus, these vacation junkies are going through withdrawal. Want to come Mom and Dad???

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Dale Earnhardt "Junior"

Watch out race fans... here she comes! I dug out from the garage Luke's old walker... washed it up in the tub and gave it to Sophia to try. And she took off! She must have ran across the house at least 20 times with this huge smile on her face.

Go Sweeters Go ! !

Thursday, March 12, 2009

May Take the Cake

Leslie! Oh my I checked out Bear Feet Sandals and these might go to the top--- I love them!
An open toe would make sense for summer, right?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TONE UP Tuesday!

Well with that tease of 80 degree weather yesterday it got me thinking that bathing suit season is right around the corner-- ahhhh! (Aside: I have my heart set on a halter tankini with bottoms that have a mini skirt. If you see a good one like that online- let me know!)

I totally need to tone up before summer... so I hit the Y today. And I was thinking I bet others of you moms out there need to too. Did you know I have Bachelors Degree in Health Fitness... and I was a personal trainer for a few years in Tampa after I graduated college? So I thought- I can share some exercises with my fellow bloggers and we can tone up together, how fun!

So here is this weeks exercise: BABY SQUATS!

** Start by holding your baby close to your chest. Stand with your feet turned outwards and proceed to squat down with your knees pointing outward like your feet. Return to the starting position and repeat 20 times!

Do a set after you wash the dishes; between loads of laudry, or while you are boiling your spaghetti! And if you don't have a baby, don't worry! They will work those buns and thighs either way.

Anyone want to make me a Tone up Tuesday Button ??

Monday, March 9, 2009

Soccer Baller

First day of Practice today! I tell you the truth, I was geared up and even biting my nails on the way to get him! I decided at 3:00 that his nike shoes were too big, so Sweeters and I did b-line for the Sports Authority and exchanged them for a size 10. Much better. Wouldn't want a big shoe slowin my boy down now. Also got him his cutey Under Armour soccer shirt- gotta be stylin of course! It's a little big but room to grow!
He wasn't sure what to think at first... kids and parents EVERYWHERE!
But Poppy got there and he did a pretty good job. He had a hard time staying on track (not so much a surprise)... was hoping they would break into smaller groups but I guess they don't at this age.

He had a great time. And stayed to play while cousin Caleb practiced too!

And Sweeters was of course his BIGGEST fan. She would watch and jump, jump in my lap because she was so excited.
Go Luke!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Profound Pictures Prize Package ! !

Woo-Hoo! My bloggy friend El has an awesome giveaway going on this month in honor of her son's Eli and Seth. By entering you help them and also two deserving charities, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and Rhyan's Hope . This will be my THIRD try to win that Nikon D4o camera... maybe this is it for me :) But I am equally wanting the Baby be Blessed Doll for Sophia!

El is an awesome mom... she will be probably blogland famous like Mckmama in a few months, but all I have to say is that I "knew" her back when she only had like 5 followers :) Love ya El!

Check out her post to join in! And do a post to spread the word...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

I don't know about you, but I am always up for trying a new meatloaf recipe. This recipe intrigued me because it was made with turkey and you can finely shred in a little zuchini and carrot that no one knows about! Super healthy. It goes like this:

1.3 lbs. ground turkey
3/4 cup stuffing breadcrumbs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 unpeeled zuchini and raw carrot
1/4 small onion
2 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
9 ouces colby jack cheese cut into 1/2 inch cubes

squirt ketchup

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Soak 3/4 cup of stuffing bread crumbs in the 3/4 cup milk (I eyeballed it)... while in a big bowl, you finely shread 1/2 zuchinni, 1/2 raw carrot, and 1/4 sweet onion
3. Add the turkey, milk and stuffing crumbs, and eggs then mix together by hand. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.
4. Fold the colby cubes into the mixture. Transfer all to loaf pan- I prefer my stone one for great baking! Top with ketchup.
5. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, to an internal temp of 180 degrees.

Enjoy!! The cheese pockets ooze and are soooo yummy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

For my boys...

It seemed a lot of you loved the Umi Puggle... DID YOU SEE the one for the boys! Dayton, Liam- You need these!!!

I Told You!

"Ok mama, is the camera ready? "

I told you she could stand up!! It blows my mind as she starting doing this at least a week ago- not even 9 months until tomorrow!

Do we have an early walker on our hands ?! We shall see...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Meet Kayleigh!

I have been following this sweet little girl Kayleigh as she was born the same month as Sophia... a little ONE pound miracle now SEVEN pounds! Read more about her and consider giving to her family! Some serious prizes could be your reward, but giving is a reward in itself!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Girl and her Shoes

Shoes say a lot about your style. So I am trying to see what ones that I think fit Sophia... a little groovey, with a funky touch of course. Gotta bling a little like mama!

Love this one by Umi... their "puggle"

Oh and this little Adidas is so sporty spice...

And this one is a sweet option by Pedipeds...
What are your favs????