Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

                                                                 I want to live here!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

National Princess Week

Did you know this is National Princess week? I just found out yesterday. Having a princess myself I do not know how I missed it! In an attempt to make up for the first part of the week we missed Princess Poo and I decided to do fun princess things. It just so happened she even got an invitation to a royal wedding! Don't believe me? Well, here it is for you to see for yourself.
Oh she is so excited she can hardly wait. One of her favorite shows is having a wedding and she was invited personally! Now being royalty herself she was given a wedding gift as well. She was allowed to go watch the first part of the two part wedding if she wanted to. She really did want to but decided to wait until tomorrow so she wouldn't have to wonder all night how it ended. She just didn't think she could handle the suspense. She has her best dress and tiara all ready to put on right before the wedding starts! What she did not get was the My Little Pony Magic in Friends compact! I hear they are giving away 1 to each of the first five people to comment over at Crazed Mind! Better hurry!!!  There is also a downloadable party pack that we are sharing.  We have the invitations, coloring pages, printable wedding hats and stickers.  You know that the Princess is ever so busy getting ready for the wedding.  I am not sure we will be able to get everything fit in today.  I hear there is to be a tea party this afternoon!

Since she didn't watch MLP today we decided to watch Sid the science kid. She LOVES Sid. I think he may be why she has wanted to go to school for so long and still loves to go everyday! It just so happens that we were loaned a copy of  Sid's Rock and Roll Easter. She really loved it. Sid was practicing Easter egg hunting and found a really cool rock that he got to take to school and learn all about. I think the part she liked the most was that he got to walk to school and walk home! She is so happy when we can walk to her school. It is one of her favorite things. She enjoyed learning all about rocks and gems but I won't say anymore...I wouldn't want to ruin it for you all :) We have 3 Sid dvd's and I am always on the lookout for more. She just enjoys watching and singing along so much and I enjoy that she is learning and I don't have to worry about bad language or content that is maybe a little too grown up for her.
All and all not a bad princess day. I am sure we will come up with more to do before Monday!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekend warrior

I know in the life of every mommy there are those days when you just get tired. Today is one of those. Friday after school, the Poo started feeling poorly and within a few minutes was burning up and crying. We tried for a Dr. appt. but no luck, all full, so we had to tough it out through the weekend. Saturday morning I was up early so I decided to go ahead and give both dogs a bath. It was a bit harder to give Isabelle a bath than I had thought. Apparently she only likes muddy water or water in the bowl but not clean water and shampoo! I got some veggies planted in the garden and got my pocket planter hung and planted as well. Saturday was also College Girl's director's debut so we had to take a 35 mile trip on way after getting little sleep and my sister was kind enough to watch the Poo so we could go see her sissy's play. College girl did an awesome job!
By the time we got home Papi was feeling poorly as well. Another night of waking up every hour crying because she felt bad . Sunday we did all the things she wanted to do. She got a bubble bath and a mani/pedi! She has beautiful butterfly wing fingernails :) It only took 2 hours to get it done. We played Candyland and go fish. She had 2 naps and was still feeling icky. She went to bed before nine but then climbed into bed with us about 11 last night so no sleep again. Early morning trip to the vet with a sick bunny that is having to have water eye droppered every hour, a Dr. visit for the Poo, and an afternoon filled with an upset tummy all over the kitchen floor. Her fever is back and she is upset that she may not get to go to school tomorrow. In an attempt to make her feel a little better, we did a few crafts which was a lot of fun but still not as much fun as school.Then my sister called and told us her puppy had passed away. They think one of the older dogs broke her neck. They had only had her for two weeks but my sister was heartbroken. She had gotten very attached to her. The Poo cried a good bit too. She had spent Saturday afternoon playing with her while we were at the play. I am really hoping tomorrow is Tuesday and not another Monday. There is my rant for today! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Same Time Next Year

I am so proud of College Girl! She directed several scenes from Same Time Next Year for her director's class this evening. I was quite pleased with how well it turned out. The actors and sets were good, the scenes were well played and the timing was good. I am just so proud!
I enjoyed having an evening out but more so, I enjoyed spending it being able to see how well she is applying what she has been learning. With her graduation only a month away it is reassuring to see how well she is doing with the skills she has learned. I have always had a tremendous faith in her abilities and I can see now she is developing that faith in herself as well. She is learning to assert herself when it is important. I can not take credit for her raising in any way. She was raised by the time I became a part of this lovely extended family but at the same time I am just as proud as if I had something to do with it! Way to go College Girl! Papi and I are so pleased to be a part of the wonder that is you.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My first Giveaway

Hi everyone! I am so very excited! Why, you ask? Ooh ooh let me tell you! I am having my first giveaway! See, it is exciting. Today I have for you a free book from but it is for Apple Iphones and Android only. Popout! The tale of Benjamin Bunny is an interactive pop out book about Peter Rabbit and his cousin, Benjamin Bunny. It was written by Beatrix Potter. This book has over 50 pages of authentic text and illustrations with realistic page turning interactions just like the original hardcover book and interactive read to me feature or you can touch each word to have it spoken. There are many things that literally pop out when touched by little fingers and a wonderful piano soundtrack in the background. I have this on my phone and my daughter LOVES it, so I really wanted to share it with all of you.
You are entering to win a promo code to be able to download the book for free! Now, I am not affiliated with, and I paid for my version of the book. I just enjoyed the delight on the Poo's face so much that I thought this would be great for my first giveaway. The giveaway ends on 4/15/12 so good luck everyone!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Just plain mad

Well guys I have to tell you I am really quite angry. Angry to the point I considered just deleting my blog all together. Why? I did something that I normally do not do and checked my stats. It just so happened that I had put up a post over a year ago for friends that had moved away. I wanted them to see how much my little girl had grown. One of the traffic sources for that post was The search was for little girl PORNOGRAPHY!!! Seriously?!?!?!?!
I changed the title to the post but it still linked up so I had no option but to remove it! Do you have any idea how mad I am that some sick person looking at little girls was able to pull up pictures of my daughter? So now I wonder, did they just leave when it wasn't what they were hoping for or did they paw all over my blog looking for pictures? It really makes me want to remove every picture of my family that I have on here or close it all together.
I guess I am just as disappointed as I am angry that people are out there searching for this to begin with. I just feel violated and nauseated. I had wanted to put up Easter photos today but I changed my mind after seeing that.There is my rant for today!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Zuma the Dog

Here is a Guest post and a wonderful giveaway! I hope you enjoy and win :)

Zuma The Dog Review and Giveway brought to you by Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways.

When I first came across the Zuma The Dog clothing line, not only did I fall in love with the clothes but the story behind them. Sam Morgan, the owner of Zuma The Dog clothing line. Sam is also mom to Zuma's adorable little model, Caleb and the real Zuma, who is a Jack Russel and the mascot behind the clothing line.

Zuma is more than just a pet or co-worker to Sam and Caleb , Zuma is a huge part of their family. Zuma came into the Morgan's lives in March of 2007. Sam was pregnant with Caleb and knew that caring for a new puppy while being pregnant would be a challenge. Training a puppy is hard work to begin with, Sam was determined and set her mind to training their new puppy. Zuma has a bright bubbly, naughty personality that made the Morgans fall in love with him right away. Zuma was an ordinary puppy into everything and full of energy. From digging and burying things in the garden, bringing sticks, stones, balls and toys for us to throw, to chewing plants and trees. His persistence is relentless, but in his mind, he thinks he is helping.

The Morgans soon found out that Zuma was a special dog, who would provide their friends with fun stories about Zuma's funny little antics. He would take their family on a journey that would end up running their own business, Zuma The Dog Clothing Line was born.

My kids were recently sent Zuma several items from the Zuma Clothing Line. The kids love the entire line all because of Zuma's picture being on them. They love Zuma's story and think it is so cool that a dog has his own clothing line named after him. The clothes are great quality and extremely colorful. I love the bright yellow and orange colors. Kids will be kids and clothes will not stay clean. Lexie decided to wear her sweatshirt out side to play in the dirt and I was afraid that it was stained for good. Threw it in the washer and it was good as new. The Zuma clothing line has everything! T-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans and sweaters!! You can see the full line of colorful clothes on their website.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

                                                                        Garden time!