Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Kickoff to our 2010 Summer O' Fun

I didn't put the Munchkin is school this summer because I miss her when she's at school. Next year she will go 5 days a week and it's breaking my heart.

Now that the twins are a little more tote-able, I wanted to fill this summer full of fun, movies, some day camps, playdates and of course some travel.

Find out what happens when I take my show on the road, I've broken all of the details down for you over at Deep South Mom Blogs - stop by and let me know I'm not the only one whose children turn into unrecognizable beings when they travel.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Blinding.

Not unlike "Li-Lo" my legs are so white it's hard to tell where my white shorts end and my thigh begins.

I need to tan. Soon.

That is all.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A New Gig.

Deep South Moms

There are so many exciting things happening in my life right now and I can't even begin to express how thankful I am for all of the things I have and all of the things I am able to do.

Following the Lines
suggested to me a while back that I should "try out" for a blog network called Deep South Mom Blogs, part of the Silicon Valley Mom Blogs. It's a huge network with sites all across the Country. I don't fancy myself a writer but I applied anyway. A bit of time passed, and she was chosen to write for Chicago Moms Blog, I didn't think anything of it, and just wrote it off. I literally had zero expectations. Then out of the blue about a month ago, I got a response saying they would like to have me on board.

I was thrilled! Shocked that they chose me to write along side some serious talent. People who are actually writers, and editors, people who do more than just wipe poop and report about it via a personal blog. I'm humbled.

My first post went up last week titled Smack That!

Find out how I managed to leave the McWane Science Center without causing bodily harm to some rowdy kids.

My New Thing - Week 20

We visited the Cincinnati zoo. It was incredible. We were in Lexington visiting my sister and decided to make the drive a little over an hour north. The girls had a blast, I can’t say enough about how nice the zoo was. They have tons of animals, animals that we don’t have here at our zoo so it was a great change of pace. The polar bears were putting on a show and kept the girls mesmerized for a long time. If you are ever up that way, stop in but be prepared to spend the day, the zoo is massive.

Make sure to mention your zoo membership if you have one for Birmingham. We were able to save 50% on admission, it was just over $20 for me and my 3 girls.

For more New Things or if you’d like to participate in 52 new things along with BirminghamMommy and many others – please join in by posting your new thing to your blog, facebook or on twitter (use #52newthings) – Also, you can head over to www.willblogforshoes.com to link up every Thursday!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

These Sunglasses?

Don't look good on anyone..

Not even Robert Pattinson.

I'm sorry to inform you, they just don't. I actually like the glasses (and Robert Pattinson, in case you didn't know) but I have yet to see anyone that could actually pull this look off.

Just thought I would share my random thought for the day.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My New Thing - Week 19

The word of the week for me was “Unsubscribe.” Somewhere over the past year I’ve managed to get on email lists for approximately 1.2 million different companies. My inbox had become so flooded with useless advertisements, sales, coupons and political endorsements that I couldn’t manage to weed through them all in a day. I was losing actual emails that I needed so I decided to remove myself from 99% of the lists I was on. I still have a long way to go but my inbox is definitely a little less packed!

For more New Things or if you’d like to participate in 52 new things along with BirminghamMommy and many others – please join in by posting your new thing to your blog, facebook or on twitter (use #52newthings) – Also, you can head over to www.willblogforshoes.com to link up every Thursday!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Munchkin on Music....

I've blogged about this in the past but I just have to say again how much we (me and the girls) enjoy music. We seem to always have music going, singing dancing and playing together. Of course you probably know too that I don't do kids music and as a result neither do my children, thankfully.

I love driving down the road having the Munchkin shout out requests from the back seat that include, John Mayer, Coldplay, The Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jacksons "spooky song" (Thriller) and most recently she is obsessed with Taylor Swift.

While running errands today the Munchkin asked if we could listen to Love Story, then said, "I just love that song, it's so magical and makes everyday magic and nice" Then proceeded to tell me how magical music makes the leaves stay on the trees, makes the water smooth and keeps it from raining.

In the car on the way home again, she requested the "melody in my head" song... I went through 3 or 4 songs not really sure which one she was referring to when she finally said, "you know the melody song by the guy with the brown face wearing a jacket and sitting like this" she struck a pose and immediately I realized she was talking about "Replay by Lyaz." Somehow someway she was able to see the cover on my ipod and put two and two together.. What's funny is that she was dead on, and it wasn't until she posed that I knew what she was talking about.

I love that kid and her musical taste.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My New Thing - Week 18

Not terribly exciting but here it goes!

For me this week it’s all about a new moisturizer. I’ll admit, I don’t take great care of my skin. I’ve been a sun worshipper and tanorexic most of my life. I rarely wash my make up off and tend to use baby wipes more than my facial wash. I don’t buy expensive stuff and I’m not brand loyal. When I run out, I try whatever I see, or whatever my favorite celebrity is endorsing. I freed my radicals for the longest time just because Jennifer Garner was endorsing it! Anyway, I’ve now moved on to Neutrogena Aging Intensives – Deep wrinkle *gasp* formula. I figure now that I’m in my 30’s I should start paying attention to those fine lines that are appearing. So far I like it but it’s been less than a week. Let’s see if it really wipes out the frown lines!!

For more New Things or if you’d like to participate in 52 new things along with BirminghamMommy and many others – please join in by posting your new thing to your blog, facebook or on twitter (use #52newthings) – Also, you can head over to www.willblogforshoes.com to link up every Thursday!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Spam!

For those of you that comment, I apologize for having to reinstate the word verification. I took it off a long time ago at the suggestion of articles saying you get more comments when readers don't have to jump through hoops, recently the spam has gotten out of control..

Please don't stop commenting! I love the feedback, just hate the spam!

Friday, May 07, 2010

We Are Women Hear Us Rawr!

I was meeting a friend for lunch, a friend that even though both of her kids are in school will tolerate a lunch out with me last minute with the twinlets in tow.

It was nice out (and I mean it was 94 degrees) so we picked a place with a patio, she got there ahead of me and went in to place our order while I arrived and got us a seat on the patio. I was hauling the girls in our big ass double stroller, with our big ass diaper bag on the handle, full of all types of food, drink and bribes.. My basic errand running essentials. Nerds, Smarties, and raisins.

I was getting the girls settled with their bribes, bartering with them to give me just 20 minutes to woof down a bit of food before they went all toddler on me when I heard someone behind me say:

"You are a strong woman" I turned around and saw a man and his wife staring at me and the girls. I said, "I'm sorry, me?" And they both started nodding and telling me that they have a 4 month old and are afraid to go in public, that they don't see how I manage with twins.... I've heard this before, in fact it's a pity conversation that follows me pretty much every where I go. "Double trouble," "Don't you have your hands full," I've heard it all, usually I nod and say "We have our days" or "Oh no, it's not a big deal" but for some reason, right there in that moment, I thought - You're damn right I am! So I smiled politely and did something unheard of.... I accepted the compliment. It felt good.

For all of you Moms, my friends and family - you are strong women. I hope you all know it, and if a stranger ever tells you that, accept it and own it because it's true.

Happy Mothers Day to some of the strongest women out there! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

My New Thing - Week 17

Seems like I keep letting the cat out of the bag on my new thing right before I'm supposed to officially post it on Tuesday -- I will chalk that up to not really knowing what I did that was new until I have to sit and think...

I’m beginning to realize that a lot of the new things I try are because I’m forced to do so… For this week, I was forced into a new hair stylist. I called to make an appointment and my girl (of more than 3 years) was gone. The new girl did fine, but I want my old girl back. I’m on the verge of stalking every salon in the area until I find her.

For more New Things or if you’d like to participate in 52 new things along with BirminghamMommy and many others – please join in by posting your new thing to your blog, facebook or on twitter (use #52newthings) – Also, you can head over to www.willblogforshoes.com to link up every Thursday!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Hair Scare

I don't get my hair cut as often as I should, my visits are probably every 8-10 weeks. I'm pretty low maintenance only getting a semi permanent color done in the winter. I'm letting my hair grow and until recently didn't have bangs. Some may say BORE - ING. I say, I have 3 kids and when my hair is long I can go DAYS without having to wash it... So there.

I called to make an appointment and was told that my stylist was no longer with the salon... GASP! I knew better than to ask, but I did:

"Do you know which salon she moved to?"

Lady on the phone, "No, I'm sorry we don't"

*Liar Liar Pants on Fire*

"But I'll be happy to refer you to another one of our stylists"

*Of course you would*

"How about J?"

Me: "I don't know, how about her? Is she new?"

Lady on the phone: "No she has been here for 4 years"

Me: "Alright, I'll give her a try"

Lady on the Phone: "What do you want to have done?"

*The absolute minimum*

Me: "Cut, style and brow wax"

I got my appointment set up and while I was really thinking about some highlights for the summer, I decided to not press my luck and just get past this initiation process. I hate this process, I had been with my last girl for over 3 years. We weren't friends, but we knew a lot about each other, we had a lot in common, I miss her and want her back. She could have at least left a post it!

I met the new girl, and she did a fine job. She took forever and ripped a little skin from my eye lid during the wax but I guess it's better than a chunk out of my hair. I think I scared her more than she scared me. I asked her lots of questions about her experience and even tried not so covertly to find out where my other girl went. She was tight lipped.

What I do know is that my girl didn't go back to Louisiana. What I also know is that her husband is a Stylist at a local salon, would it be creepy and somewhat stalker-ish to try and find her?

I think I might.