March 10, 2010

Taking You Back: October

So I have been absent from the blogging world for quite some time now.These past few months have been Fun,Busy, Sad, Stressful Happy,Depressing and Loving all at the same time. Lots of stuff has happened, so let me catch you up!!

October:
I was feeling extremely tired and just "Not Right".. We Found out we were pregnant on the 4th and made a dr's appt..

Went to a Nascar Racing event. My Husband won a package by character recognition. (He's an excellent worker) :D We are not huge Nascar fans, but it was nice to get out and enjoy ourselves.We had police escort to the races. We had a meet n greet with David Ragan (UPS driver). Lots of free food,prizes and got to watch the races in really great seats!

Halloween!
My son was a Swat guy and Alexandrea was a punk pirate!THey looked adorable and we had so much fun going by ourselves this year!










October 20, 2009

Make your OWN playdough!!

So I started to volunteer at my sons school. I really like his school, so really its not "WORK", its more getting out of the house and learning more about his teachers, principals and school in general.
Last week we made play dough for the teachers classrooms. It was so much fun that I came home to do it with My kids. I enjoyed watching them help and they loved every minute of it, especially getting more playdough.
So.. Here is the recipe we used. It is super easy and Only takes a few minutes.

Ingredients:

3 cups water
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
3 tsp. vegetable oil
6 tsp cream of tartar
food coloring
scented oil (if you choose), i opted out but it could smell better!!


Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir continuously until lumps are mostly gone
Once well blended, Heat all ingredients in a saucepan, slow to medium heat.
Stir continuously. The dough will begin to thicken until it resembles mashed potatoes.
Once dough is at the consistency you want, remove from heat. Turn the dough out onto a clean counter,pan, or silicone mat,let cool and knead vigorously until it becomes silky-smooth.
*Store in an airtight container or baggie.


Easy Peasy!! Let me know if you make some and how it comes out!! I think this would be a great party favor idea!! Package them in baggies with cute labels.





September 21, 2009

Biopsy...

So as long as I can remember I have always had "Cycle" issues. So after months and months of not wanting to deal with it, I went to get checked. I had a Pap done and she said that my symptoms seem like endometriosis but that everything looked fine.. She put me on B.Control to see if it would help with my symptoms and I would get a call only if something was wrong....a few weeks later.. Friday to be exact.. I got that call. They said that my results came back Abnormal and that I need to get a Biopsy done on my cervix as soon as possible. So ..My appt. is tomorrow...

Now, I have to say that Im not very surprised at my results coming back abnormal.All of my aunts on my moms side Including my mom have all had to have a hysterectomy before the age of 30.Im just stressed and hoping that it all works out and that it is nothing too serious. Maybe Im just being a little over the top about this. But One can only worry, right?







September 2, 2009

My 2nd Grader!!


So. My earlier post was about how Rylee started Pre-K. Well, Not only did that happen, but my Oldest started 2nd grade!! I feel like she is all grown up!

Alex Loves it already (Big Shocker there) and she really likes her teacher. She has gotten pretty lucky though. Every year of her schooling, she has gotten a "First Yr.teacher" , so they are usually a tad nicer.

It seems that she has gained more friends this year and even some that we might have to watch...First week of school She came home with her first "note from a boy". Her daddy was not happy about that at all. I can just imagine her now, in High School with her daddy walking her to class.. Not a pretty picture.. for her.. :D

Anyhoot, she is doing great and we are excited for what 2nd grade will bring!







August 27, 2009

I'm a BIG Boy Now...



Well, it has come. Monday was the day that my baby started school. Rylee is only 4 but I wanted him to be more sociable with kids, better at sharing and learn more than what I can teach him. Yes, some people think that Pre-K is a waste of time and YES maybe he is young for school.Yes I teared up when I dropped him off the first day. Yes this makes him no longer my baby but a big boy.. BUT.. Guess what? This is what we chose and so far he LOVES it! No, he doesnt love waking up in the morning and NO he doesnt love that I wont let him wear his favorite shoes every day. BUT.. HE LOVES SCHOOL. He comes home singing songs, he tells me what he learned and he tells me that he cant wait till tomorrow.. Well, that is EXCEPT for this morning, when he semi-pouted because he wanted to sleep longer! SO, in the end, I am happy that he is learning from other people. Im Happy that he gets to have time to himself and not be stuck with momma all day. Im happy that he will be ready for Kindergarten next year. And Im happy that I get 3 free hours every morning for my errands and Alone time. :D
We are both happy and that is what counts!!





August 7, 2009

Baby Mum Gift!!!

So for my Sister in Laws last baby. "Sofia"- see pics below..
I decided not to buy her a gift but to make her one. This was her last baby and I wanted to make it special.

I've already made a diaper cake for her last baby, so i decided to make a door mum..

I knew this could get expensive. So i made sure to buy EVERYTHING half off. I already had some of the ribbon and glue gun, staples,and rhinestones.. So all I had to buy was the stuff to put ON the mum. Here is what I used...
What I used:
Stork Wind Sock 4.99- not half off
Pink Ribbon with polka dots 2.50
Pink shiny bead necklaces 2.99
Sweet Dreams & Its a girl signs 3.00 for both
Booties, Safety Pins 2.00 for both
Pacifiers 1.99 not on sale
Pink Baby Bottle 0.99cents
White Bow- 0.99
braided ribbon- 2.00 for both
cardboard and white fabric to cover (behind storks head for stability)
Pink Glitter stickers - not pictured. for name and weight.

I used cardboard to trace the storks body for stability and wrapped with white fabric so you wouldnt see the brown. I stapled the STORK windsock First since I wanted to work around him.
I then added all the ribbon and hung the small items off of the necklaces and stapled under the stork.
I made small bows to go on the small signs for more color. When i was done hanging and placing everything where I wanted I just super glued feathers around the Bow for more color! Here it is BEFORE the feathers and stickers




On the day of the birth I went and got Pink Glitter stickers to put name, birth day and weight on the ribbon.
Here is the after picture!





It was fairly easy and it only cost me 30.00 .
When I took it to the hospital, the nurses fell in love with it! She was very happy when she saw it and it now hangs on the babys door at home. In the end, I think it was worth it!
Dont be afraid to Give it a try and be sure to let me know how they turn out!!
Have a good weekend!!





June 16, 2009

To the Rescue...



When you are having a bad day... and you need help.. Super Rylee.. i mean.. Batmannnn/Hulk Nerf Hero to the Rescue!!