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Enjoying the snow day….

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Traumatic Tuesday

I still haven’t fixed my keyboard, so blogging is tough! 

This episode of Traumatic Tuesday hails from around 5th grade. One of my friends went on vacation to the Black Hills, and came back with some special clay to do facials with. (or so she claimed) My friend Amber and I thought this sounded neat, so the next time we were at her house, we decided to give each other mud mask facials. First, we had to locate some clay. We found the perfect clay on the shores of their duck pond. We proceeded to mix the clay with all sorts of goodies, I think there was an egg in there, and probably some Sea Breeze. We applied the facials…. And that’s when we got busted. With duck poop on our faces. With the whole bathroom covered in duck poop mud. With the sink clogged up and a full basin of duck poop water stuck in it. That was fun to clean up.

Traumatic Tuesday

In 4th grade I was in an advanced reading class with 5 or 6 other students.  Each week we had vocabulary words to learn…and then we’d go around the group and each discuss one of the words.  I clearly remember the one time I didn’t study my words.  When it was my turn, my word was ‘determined’.  How humiliating was it when I pronounced it  deter-mind-did?  Very.  Everyone laughed.  And now EVERY TIME I see or hear the word determined, I am transported back to feeling stupid. 

Really, not a big deal in the grand scheme of things…but it’s sticks in my mind.  And I have a really bad memory so it always amazes me that something so silly is stuck in it.

 

Have a fabulous Tuesday and see you tomorrow!

 

-lindsay**

Monday Memories

Happy Monday!  I’m having an extremely lazy day…apparently that trip to the Mall of America was too much for me to handle!  Or….I’m just lazy.

This is one of my favorite videos…two of my favorite dudes!  I love how Peter (the dog) crawls up to Cash as Cash is crawling towards him.  So sweet…until he starts to get a little too close.  Now Peter just knocks Cash down all the time and it’s not so cute.

 

-lindsay**

Sunday Funday!

Today we went to the Mall of America.  We started with lunch at the Rainforest Cafe where Little Dude immediately bellied up to the bar.image

A quick family photo op with the fish before heading to our table.  We could potentially be the least photogenic family on the planet…

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Little Dude ordered a drink that cost more than his meal…but at least we didn’t have to steal the cup.  We sat in the elephant area and he was ‘scared’ for most of the meal.  I’m not sure that having a fake tropical storm occur while a person is eating is the best idea…at least one kid at every table surrounding us was upset about it, Little Dude included. 

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With full bellies, it was off to Lego Land! Little Dude is currently obsessed with these tiny objects but only stood still long enough to pose with the all-Lego Woody.  Super cool.  Unfortunately, Little Dude had spied a roller coaster outside the store and couldn’t be bothered to pick out a new Lego set.  I still made Husband pick a couple up to combat any future meltdowns- which we didn’t need but he got a new kit when we got home.  Turns out I really like to put together Legos too.

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So it was off to Nickelodeon Universe…where SpongeBob was making a live appearance! Yes!  I am not sure I have ever seen Little Dude willingly give anyone anything anyone a hug but apparently he’s a big SpongeBob fan! 

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A quick bus ride was just the warm up for the good rides.

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Same with the weird alien ride.

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Then it was off to the carousel.  I almost lost Little Dude a few times…that baby was flying!  They have the coolest animals on this carousel- Little Dude picked a neat dragon even though I was trying to push him towards a rooster.image

We rode on Diego’s Adventure Bus and then on to the Swiper’s Sweeper.  Apparently Little Dude is VERY SERIOUS about not letting Swiper swipe anything…he had his mean face ready for the ride.  This was the favorite ride of the day, Little Dude and I giggled and screamed the whole time.  So fun.

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It had been a long day so Husband and Little Dude got ready for the last ride before heading home.  They are best buddies (love this pic)!

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Goodbye train!

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We were in the car about a minute before Little Dude crashed.  It was such a fun afternoon…but this mommy is tired! 

-lindsay**

 

Simply Saturday

Ahhh.  This was one of my favorite Saturdays.  Usually, Little Dude and I are just lazy on Saturdays (much like every other day of the week).  Today was pretty much the same but I actually left my house…for this:

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After a couple too many glasses of wine last night with my girlfriends, I was feeling a bit fragile this morning but had a breakfast date with another group of fabulous friends!  My sister will be telling the complete breakfast story complete with pictures of something other than my latte.

Little Dude had a new babysitter today since our Manny has found a full time job (sniff-sniff).  She was so cute and he was alive when I got home so I’m sure everything went fine.

Little Dude and I played outside for what felt like hours…which amounts to about 30 minutes in real life time.  I really don’t like to be cold.

Then we read some books.  Here he is being the wolf from The Three Little Pigs:
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Um, I guess that’s all we did today besides a two hour joint nap and laundry.  Oh, and we watched the movie Zookeeper 3 times.  But it was a good day anyway!

Tomorrow is off to the Mall of America!  Pray for us.

-lindsay**

 

Time for Five Question Friday!

 As always, Five Question Friday is hosted by Mama M at Five Crooked Halos.

1. What’s your favorite way to spend down time (alone or with a significant other)?
Ahhhh, my favorite way to spend down time is to be by myself.  I really like getting massages or just taking a bath (where I usually eat chocolate and watch a movie!).  Or I just like doing nothing and enjoying the silence.  Oh, and I like going grocery shopping by myself which I consider kind of giving up my down time…but it’s worth it.

2. Are you the kind of person that wants things more as soon as you know you can’t have it?
I don’t even know what that really means.  I’m so spoiled that ‘no’ really isn’t in my vocabulary.  And I wish I was kidding.  I guess that means that I do want things more if I can’t have them…but I will find a way to get what I want usually.

3. If you were given $1000 to spend on yourself, what would you buy?
I really would like a camera.  I don’t know if I would have enough patience to figure out how to use a fancy one, but I’d like to try.  And a purse with the leftovers….if there was leftover money.

4. Do you ever go out to eat by yourself?
I have really bad social anxiety and being alone in public doesn’t work well for my condition.  But…there is a little coffee shop in town with food that makes it worth eating alone.  I just make sure to look like I’m doing very important things on my phone.  Or write out lists of nonsense.

5. What company would you want to do a blog review for?
Hmmm.  I would like someone to send me food that is already cooked and I will eat it and tell the 3 people who read my blog all about it.
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I’m making dinner tonight for 4 of my friends…I’m actually a bit nervous for it since I am a really horrible cook.  I’ve already been texting my sister for help. 
Tomorrow is breakfast with some other fabulous friends!  Yay. 
And Sunday we’re off to Mall of America for a little visit to Lego Land!  I’m dreading going on a Sunday…but Husband needs something done to his vehicle by some guy that lives down there so that’s the plan.  Family bonding.
Happy weekend!!
-lindsay**

Friday = just another day around here

Uffda! I’m tired! Hubby is working extra this week, so it’s just me and the non-sleeping kids.  I took Rex to the chiropractor yesterday in hopes it would help him sleep better.  She thought he had some problems in his lower back, and some big problems in his collarbone area. I believe her, yet I also feel like she needs to find something wrong to “fix”. He was very tired all day yesterday after his adjustment, then was up 4 times in under 4 hours last night, followed by his normal 2 hour stretches of sleep.  I need a nap! Although I would love to sleep in tomorrow morning (the only possible morning until Wednesday), I have a breakfast date with some awesome girls that I have been looking forward to for weeks!

On another note, my laptop keyboard has quit working on the left side.  I have been using the copy and paste method for letters that don’t work.  I think it is a physical problem, as the keys don’t really click well.  Any ideas?

Time for Five Question Friday!

 

 As always, Five Question Friday is hosted by Mama M at Five Crooked Halos. I look forward to the questions every week!Somehow, I’ve gotten my justification (is that the word?) stuck in “Center” and can’t get back to “Left”. Guess we’ll just go with it. Sigh. This is just how my week is. 

1. What’s your favorite way to spend down time (alone or with a significant other)?
To be clear, I really like my significant other, and I don’t really see him that much, but I just really crave some down time ALONE. All by myself. I would take a nap, or read a book, or have a massage, or stare out the window and enjoy the silence. So, that’s my criteria. Alone and Quiet.
Probably never going to happen.
2. Are you the kind of person that wants things more as soon as you know you can’t have it?
Sure.
All of my friends are heading out on nice warm vacations, and I am so jealous that I would cut off my arms to go. But, I know that I can’t, and that makes it so much worse!

3. If you were given $1000 to spend on yourself, what would you buy?
I have a detailed list.
1. Kelly Moore bag.
 I’m torn between the Classic and the JuJu. I feel like the JuJu is getting a little big, but I could fit diapers in it.
2. Clothes (for myself)
I was pregnant last spring and summer, so I would love to buy myself come clothes that fit and don’t have milk spots on them.  Also, a sports bra.
3. Shoes (for myself)
If you don’t know, I have HUGE feet, so finding comfy and cute shoes is a challenge.
4. Kanga Baby Carrier
I would LOVE a custom carrier for Rex. Because they are cute.
 
You may think I’m over budget, but I buy cheap clothes 🙂
 

4. Do you ever go out to eat by yourself?
Well, no.
But, I have. And I hated it. I would always take a book or magazine. But the Smartphone has totally changed that. Also, I would love the chance to eat by myself now!
 
5. What company would you want to do a blog review for?
First problem is that no one really reads our blog except for Adrienne and our Mom. But, if Kelly Moore is reading, I’d love to review a bag! Please? Maybe I would have to review more than 1 bag, since I am undecided about the size.
I attempted to make a padded insert for my purse to carry my camera in.  You may notice that there are no pictures of it on my blog.  That’s because it is hideous. I forgot that:
 a) I can’t sew
b) I can’t follow directions
c) Apparently, I can’t see. Hubby asked me numerous
 times if I needed my eyes checked.
So, I really need a bag.
 
That’s all for my center justification Five Question Friday. Don’t forget to head over to Mama M’s blog to check out the other answers!
 
In other news, my oldest child has been asking me every day about having a breakfast food recipe contest on the blog.  Any ideas how to do one? Are there rules I need to follow? I guess he is tired of cereal and frozen waffles.