Monday, June 18, 2012


When it comes to sleeping late, my kids just don't. The Munchkin would, but her sisters pretty much keep that from happening with the noise they make or the flat out walking in her room and jumping on her.

On Saturday, we had a busy day. We were up early for breakfast with the Father In Law, ran a couple of errands, came home and cleaned out the garage, then got ready for a party we were attending. The girls were especially hyper all day, and didn't nap.

We arrived at the party around 5:30pm and there was a massive bounce house. Perfect. Awesome. Thank You.

I was actually able to sit, have a drink and talk with other adults, all the while thinking they would play and exhaust themselves so much, they would actually sleep late the next morning.... Right. 

Here's your math equation -

5 Hours of Bouncing in a bounce house
Minus a Nap
Plus getting home at 11pm
Equals -  ONLY 45 extra minutes of sleep the next morning.

Somehow, that math does not add up. 

It did however result in a kick ass nap on Sunday, and if you're among the brave, you could try to double down and skip that nap in hopes of rolling that extra sleep over to the next morning. I'm not much of a gambler and decided to take the long nap.

It looks like 7:30am is going to have to qualify as "sleep late" on our bucket list.

FYI - They were up at 5:40am this morning. Who ARE these children?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer. Days 10 - 15

Whew! This whole summer bucket list thing is wearing me out. Last week we had a crazy busy week where we marked things off left and right!

Day 10 - We kicked the week off with a sleepover in Mommy and Daddy's room. 

Day 11 - Library. We spent 2 hours at the library playing and reading books. Check.

Day 12 - McWane, where we were able to mark off gift shop and buy a new toy. I love to multi-task. The new Dora and Diego exhibit is great and we even stopped by to check out the new summer science studio. The Junior league of Birmingham is staffing it, and in making small talk with the girls one of the ladies asked them if they had ever been to McWane before.. To which the Munchkin looked appalled and replied.. "Uh, Yeah. My picture is on the side of the building." Duh!

She's not lying.

Day 13 - We picked strawberries. A first for me and the girls, and we had an absolute blast. It's pretty near the end of the season and my strawberries didn't fare so well after about a day, but it was worth the money on the experience alone, highly recommend this!

Day 14 - Movies - Gotta love the free and discounted movies that come along with summertime!

Day 15 - Took us back to the pool, but after a week that full, a little more fun in the sun and water was a welcome activity!

Thursday, June 07, 2012


Today started out great. I woke up a little short on patience, but we had a fun day planned with Oma and were marking things off of our bucket list, so I put on my patience hat and pressed on.

The movie was great, so great that I decided it would be a great day to take the kids for a hair cut. They were all overdue, and the thought of spending one more night brushing through the tangles in their hair after a day at the pool, was enough to make me want shave them all bald.

Our usual guy wasn't there, which was to be expected since I was so spur of the moment. I let a girl with flaming red hair and top of the foot tattoos have at them. No longer caring so much about f'ing up the twins curls. Desperate Times, people.

While the Munchkin was in the hot seat, "Mary Kate" was perusing the OPI display, completely sucked in by the pretty colors. I told her (per usual) "Look, Don't Touch!" She, agreed. (also, per usual.)

While I was watching the girl cut Munchkin's hair, I failed to realize that the one "Looking" at the nail polish had started "Touching" the nail polish.. She also began "Spinning" the nail polish. So fast, in fact that they spun right off the display, along with one of the shelves, into a huge OPI Atomic Orange mess, All. Over. Everything. The floor. The counters. The rest of the display. All of the things that fell off of the display. All of the un-broken bottles from the display. Me. You name it. It was covered.

As I relentlessly wiped and scrubbed the polish off the floor (to no avail,) all I could think of was how this $45 dollar set of hair cuts was now going to cost a fortune in OPI nail polish and clean up.  The funds for "My Moms Night Out Dinner" was in jeopardy. And as you can so clearly see, not something I could afford to give up.

Once the polish settled, so to speak, it appeared that only one bottle broke, and the shelf was fixable, enough. With my sense of humor and my girls charm and sheer cuteness, we managed to get out of there with nothing more than a big tip.

Which is good because I was prepared to trade the child.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Slow White and the Hot Huntsman

I had super high hopes for Snow White and the Hunstman. I'm not a fan of Kristen Stewart, she tends to ruin everything she's in, in my ever so humble opinion, but I thought the movie looked like a winner, nonetheless.

We were so excited to see the movie that we ventured out on opening night, something I rarely do. I, along with many friends had been looking forward to this movie for about a year, my sister was in town and it seemed like a good excuse for margaritas and a movie.

What a snooze fest. Charlize Theron, I thought did an amazing job. She yelled a lot and seemed bored during parts, but all in all, played a great villian-ess. Kstew was pretty much Bella with a sometimes accent. The choice for Hunstman was yummy and I could eat him up, but didn't really care for William.

We all know the story of Snow White, so this adaptation needed to do something to keep the momentum going, it didn't. It was slow and so many of the scenes with Kstew threw me back to the scenes she ruined in the Twilight movies.
  • Getting tossed around by the wicked queen: See Ballet Studio with Bad Vampire, James
  • Being poisoned by the apple: See Venom spreading after James the Vampire bit her. 
  • Laying in the grass: See Meadow Scene
  • Laying in a poisoned apple coma: See Vampire Transition from Breaking Dawn
  • The queen making her watch while her guard died: See Volturi in Eclipse with Edward getting tossed around. 
She wakes up from a slumber, never acknowledging who laid down "Loves One True Kiss." Didn't she care who actually woke her up? She goes on to "inspire" an entire village with a speech so lacking in enthusiasm, she would be hard pressed to inspire the cast of Biggest Loser to eat a pizza.

Also, there should have been some sex. When a Hunstman rips your dress to pieces, some sexy time better follow. That "chemistry" went absolutely nowhere.

On the positive, the scenery, costumes and visuals were pretty stunning.

Have you seen the movie? What did you think?