Monday, April 28, 2008

Coming soon -- The new Survivor Series:

(my friend e-mailed this to me and I thought you could all appreciate it and get a little laugh. Happy Monday everyone!)

Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks.Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes There is no fast food. Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry,and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money. In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week.Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time. Each man must also take each child to adoctor's appointment, a dentist appointment and a haircut appointment. He must make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the Urgent Care. He must also make cookies or cup cakes for a social function. Each man will be responsible for decorating his own assigned house, planting flowers outside and keeping it presentable at all times. The men will only have access to television when the kids are asleep and all chores are done. The men must shave their legs, wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes, keep fingernails manicured and eyebrows groomed. During one of the six weeks, the men will have to endure severe abdominal cramps, back aches, and have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or slow down from other duties. They must attend weekly school meetings, church, and find time at least once to spend the afternoon at the park or a similar setting. They will need to read a book and then pray with the children each night and in the morning, feed them, dress them, brush their teeth and comb their hair by 7 :00 am. A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information: each child's birthday, height, weight, shoe size, clothes size and doctor's name. Also the child's weight at birth, length, time of birth, and length of labor, each child's favorite color, middle name, favorite snack, favorite song, favorite drink, favorite toy, biggest fear and what they want to be when they grow up.The kids vote them off the island based on performance. The last man wins only if...he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment's notice. If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over and over again for the next18-25 years eventually earning the right to be called Mother!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

You like????

So I was getting bored with the same old boring background and decided to play around with it a little bit. It might change again soon if I find something I like better, who knows!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I've been tagged...

Here ya go Katie...... :)

What I was doing 10 years ago:

Graduating high school and getting ready to move to CA for college to pursue my dream of being and didn't work out but you probably already figured that out.

5 things on today's to-do list:

Take a shower
Go to Costco
Put away laundry
Take kids to Lifetime to play at the pool
watch "the biggest loser"

5 snacks I enjoy: (how do I narrow it down to only 5?)

diet coke
coffee frapucinno light with sugar free hazelnut from starbucks
tropical flavored skittles and red vines
baked lays
fresh fruit

5 things I would do if I was a billionaire:

-Buy a house on the beach in CA, and house in the midwest with a front porch, wood floors, my own personal gym, and a GIANT green backyard!
-Set all of my family up so they could retire
-Travel around the world--top of the list is Australia and the carribean
-Give money to church, autism charities, and set up foster care/safe haven homes for children, one in every state.
-Boob job--judge if you want but I have been a -A for my whole life(except for while nursing) and I am at my smallest right now. Didn't think it was possible to get smaller, but I did!

5 bad habits:

over-analyzing things
speaking before I think
snacking on my kids food :)
going to starbuck's too much ( but if I was a billionaire I could do that!)

5 places I have lived:

I am soooo boring!
Mesa, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Tempe, AZ
Avondale, AZ
***and hopefully soon, Chandler, AZ!!!!!!!!

5 jobs I've had:
Sales clerk @ Aeropostale
Wells Fargo Bank (where I met Joel)
Personal Trainer/Strength Coach/Group Fitness Instructor

***Now I tag Kristin, Tawnya, Jodi, and Carolyn :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

It's a wonder we are all still alive...

Sometimes I wonder how in the world we survived our parents. especially without the technology we have now. Our mothers drank and smoked while pregnant ( ok mine did, which explains so much doesn't it!), we were put to bed on our stomachs as infants, we didn't wear bicycle helmets, car seats were nothing like what they are now, and a booster seat...what's that. We played ball in the street, walked by ourselves to friend's houses, and never gave a second thought to getting ice cream from the creepy ice cream man, or leaving our front doors unlocked at night.

Still, even with all the new technology and safety precautions we have today I have come to learn that when it comes to safety the thing our children need to fear most is US! I say this for several reasons, but it can all be narrowed down to one category: multi-tasking! We all do it, and many of us take pride in doing it well. I do, I do it very well, however I have come to see that a lot of times it is at my children's expense. Whether driving while on my cell phone and hitting that curb thing when you park, or trying to do laundry while holding one child on my hip, talking (usually disciplining) the other, and in turn whacking my child's head on the door way as I turn the corner, I am dangerous. I think you are too, you know we all do it. I think if children were smart, they would stay far, far away from us and be much safer!

Thankfully, I can rest in the fact that if we survived our parents, then my children have a chance to survive me. Atleast its a chance right.....

Monday, April 7, 2008

The Wiggles, the Zoo, and lots of fun!

So, I am a bit behind on my blogging....we all knew it would happen so don't be surprised! Anyhow, we had a few fun events the last few days so I thought I would share them with the blogging world!

The Wiggles

On Saturday, Joel and I took Kaden to his first real show of any kind! We took him to see The Wiggles, and he had such a good time. He was amazed by all the people and lights and everyone sitting around him. He ate popcorn and drank an icee and looked so grown up sitting in his seat! It took him about 3/4 of the show to warm up and get up and dance. He even put the moves on the little girl in front of us! It was so much fun to see him enjoying himself so much!!

The Zoo

Today, I met my friend Tara and her little girl Mia at the zoo and Kade had a blast. He loved the
Giraffes and the Orangatans the best, but loved seeing all the animals. He was sucha well behaved boy. I took a chance at letting him out of the stroller most of the time and he did so good listening to me and not running away. I was so proud! Gavin was really good too and looked so cute in his sun hat all stretched out in the stroller. He hardly fussed at all, and even missed his morning nap!

Kade tried to hi-jack one of the golf carts!

We ended the visit with a ride on the carousel and Kade had fun riding on the Lion!

"Skater Dude"

Kade has been begging for a skate board ever since he saw the big kids at the skate park. Since then, he would see the kids in our neighborhood riding around on them and be enthralled! So, this is what happens when Joel goes to WalMart:

Look at me!!

Emergency Room here we come!!