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Welcome Nicoli!

May 4, 2013 By · 2 Comments

I would like to introduce you all to the newest member of our family! Nicoli
This past Saturday, April 27th at 11:56 am Nicoli was born. He is one week old today (Birth Story to come)  I’ve yet to come up with a blog name for him, so I’m working on that now.

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Donating school supplies for #Bagitforward

July 30, 2011 By · 2 Comments

This has been a great week to show the kids all about giving. Yesterday we went to Walmart and did some school supply shopping but not just a normal one. This time I was showing them what it felt to donate school supplies, such as Elmer’s glue, pencil pouches, etc thanks to a recent shop I was asked to do. There’s a campaign called #Bagitforward where you go to Walmart, shop for supplies to donate to a school. Sounds easy right? Well it is and it is a lot of fun too, especially when you get the whole family involved.

The kids and I went to the store yesterday and decided we’d donate to a 2nd grader because that’s the grade BabyGirl will be entering. We’d get one bag for her and one to be donated. It was easy to decide a school because Little A and I did this last year and donated to The Lady of Greenwood which is a Catholic school. The kids were bummed they couldn’t do it with us last year so we all went this time. First we went to the store, picked out all our supplies and then headed back to the hotel to put it all in the backpacks.

Yesterday was a bad day for us as well, before doing the “shop” as my kids called it we had done laundry. Normally that is fine but when we got back to the hotel we discovered someone had stolen the moped/scooter. This is bad, we have one car and the scooter, the husband takes the scooter to work because one it is cheaper on gas and two it means I can doing our daily chores and running around trying to find a house. The kids were bummed by it all. But I’m glad they took the shop and had fun with it even after they’d seen someone took something from us, here they still wanted to do something for someone else.

When we dropped off the backpack today I saw a little lift in their chins as we left, I know they felt good about doing it. Thank you to Elmer’s and CollectiveBias for this opportunity.

From July 25 through Sept. 1, for each “like” on the Elmer’s Facebook page, the company will donate a product to the Foundation’s national network of free stores, where teachers from disadvantaged schools can “shop” for free for school supplies. Products to be donated include a variety of glues, foam board, project supplies and pencil sharpeners. If you already like the page, we’ll make a contribution on your behalf, but you can donate again by watching a video on the Elmer’s Kids In Need Facebook tab and sharing it with your friends and family.

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #BagItForward #collectivebias. Any pictures, opinions or videos are mine alone.

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The Aftermath of a Day at the Pool

July 25, 2011 By · No Comments

While we all had a blast hanging out with friends at the pool I must also admit that we all ended up with a few burns from it. SoccerBoy ended up with the worst of it all but only because before going to the pool party he had been at football and they went out selling flyers and he took his shirt off the whole time and got a bit too much sun. I had not known this when we went to the pool. I did have him put sunblock on but apparently he was already cooking and as many of you know the water only makes it worse.

But isn’t a pool day all about relaxing and hanging out with friends? It’s a time of no worries and no thinking just sitting back and chatting. This was how that day went for me. I wasn’t stressed over finding a house, living in a hotel or even worried one of the kids would drown. Hey a mom worries all the time doesn’t she? Instead MissM (oldest daughter of friend) hung out with Little A, he has a big crush on her. BalletGirl hung out with Zman, BabyGirl hung out with the two younger girls (Little Miss M & SwimGirl) and SoccerBoy hung out with everyone at one point. Everyone but mine knew how to swim, mine had devices to keep them afloat or a parent nearby. It was a fun day! Don’t you think? We will be going back later this week and everyone is already excited about it.

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My Girls’ Performance

April 20, 2011 By · No Comments

Last night we went up to the High School to watch our 1st and 5th graders sing. BalletGirl did a few songs, a poem and a song on her recorder. I was very proud of her. BabyGirl got to sing a few songs with her class too. She looked so happy in front of the crowd, unlike her sister who seemed to have stage fright. I know all about stage fright as I would get it before getting on the stage, but once on the stage it became natural to me. Here’s a clip of both girls. They did very, very good.

Of course she sang a few songs and you can hear her brother telling her hi back in the first song. He really thought she was singing directly at him. I thought it was sweet. BalletGirl did a poem in front of everyone (she’s wearing one of the blue shirts) and later sang for us with her 5th grade class.

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Girls Love Getting their Nails Done!

April 15, 2011 By · 1 Comment

How many of you have polished nails? Or how many of you love getting your nails done? Chances are many of you that are reading this have got their nails either painted (even if you do it yourselves) or had them professionally done. Last year I finally ventured out and bought nail polish, for years I was afraid to have this stuff in my house after my first got into all my make up when he was only 3 years old. Lets just say military housing, a white house and nail polish/lipstick & eye liner don’t go well together. They also don’t come out very easily.

For a while I’ve been working with DarkPr and getting their Kiss Nail products. The girls and I love almost everything they’ve come out with. The neat little designer nails that you can stick on or glue on are great because the girls (and I) get to feel as if they’ve just come from getting their nails done. Every time we get a package from Kiss/Dark PR the girls act as if it is Christmas, they can’t wait to open it up and plan the next Nail/spa day.

Here’s some pictures from the other day. The girls tried out the Nail Artists (Silver and black) and Fashion Diva color changing nails. The next up will be using the decals and the artificial stick on wraps from Broadway Nails for me. I’ll probably do that this upcoming week to show you.

What do you think? Aren’t those cute nails?

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