Friday, May 28, 2010

My last day

Today was probably the last day I have to gallivant around town with my hubby while the kids are in school. Unless is rains one day next week...cross your fingers for me!

He was all set to go finish up a project he was working on all by himself since our worker was off today. The he took me out to breakfast, I went to run some errands and when I got home he was here!

We decided we were going to go buy an iPad, but no such luck...all sold out in Ohio...except for the bottom of the line one which doesn't even have we are now on a few waiting lists and will probably have to wait about a month. Oh well.

We came home and had some good conversation about the business and different things we needed to communicate about.

And I even snuck in a good cardio and ab workout at the gym, while he ran a few errands.

He even picked up the kids from school for me!

Dinner is in the oven and then it is off to Merci's softball game, then bedtime and then off to our friends house for the weekend in the morning!

Talk to you soon!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend, don't forget why we celebrate this day!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Results are great!!

Actually good results are great...not bad ones=)

Today is day 22 the gym has been open and that I've been working out...and I obviously have not been to the gym all those 22 days. I think my average is 3 days a week. With sore muscles, field trips with my kids and busy weekends I just can't make it everyday...

I have had 4 workouts with a trainer, and Ill be on my own for now. I will have to start bringing the kids with me so Ill have to pay for the babysitting room, so I don't want to spend the extra money on that AND for a trainer...he wasn't that hot..haha;)

But anyway...back to results...I have lost 1.2% body fat in those 22 days...That is really good!! I am super happy and excited to keep working out hopefully a bit more frequently as well! I can see me in that 2 piece already;) For that vacation in November, right honey??

So my advice to you all out there is to stop looking for
weight loss supplements and workout!!
I am a super lazy person and I have asthma, bad knees and a hurt shoulder and I can do it! You can too!!!!

GO ME!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

6 more days

The count is down to 6 more days of school...yikes...I have no time is here...Summer break. My break is over!

I feel so sad and happy at the same time that my baby boy is going to be done with Kindergarten.

Kids sound so young and little when you tell people "My son is in Kindergarten" But when you have to say 1st grade, that just doesn't sound so little and young anymore=( They sound so grown up.

Like I've mentioned, our school doesn't do a graduation or anything, but for his accomplishment, I want to treat him to something special. I am hoping to get his friend to be able to sleep over next Friday night and a treat and welcome to Summer vacation (Im going to do this for Merci too)...but I also have something else for my little Kindergartner!!

I have on of THESE to give to him after his last day of school!! I'm excited to give this to him, and hopefully he will share one of the surprises with his sister! Not only am I excited to give him this but I am also excited to be able to educated my kids on traditions of other countries! Can't wait to see what he thinks! Im sure he will want to keep the cool cone and fill it up with some of his toys or more likely since he is a boy, use it as a sword;)

This cool gift is a KinderCone, a big cone shaped box filled with little goodies for my boy! In Germany and Austria they call them Schultute's, They are given on the childrens first day of school in 1st grade!

I peeked!! Inside the Kindercone is a plush toy Karli, the main character in the journal that is also inside, to keep track of all the memories of 1st grade! There are also some pencils and temporary tattoos! I'm also going to add a few little things of my own!

What do you do to celebrate the end of the school year with your kids??

"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of KinderCone and received KinderCone samples to facilitate my review. Mom Central also sent me gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate."

Monday, May 24, 2010

what we need to do....

I told you about all we have done around the house, now I need to write down somehwere all the little things we NEED to do:

*finish molding on basement living room
*carpet on wall where cats climb
*touch up paint
*carpet clean
*finish ripping up tiles and paint the rest of the floor
*clean up mess in back room
*sell pool table and pool table light
*sell DJ equipment sitting in back room
*sand and paint steps
*close in back room
*white dresser to tree lawn

*redo all cabinet and appliances...WISH!
*touch up paint
*repaint molding
*deicide to paint cabinets or wait....

*put office back together
*vacuum, sweep, mop floor

Lving Room:
*replace door hardware so the lock doesn fall out everytime you open the door!

*paint hallway-decide color
*paint our room-gray/blue color scheme

E's room:
*NEEDS bigger bed toddler bed too small

And the list goes on.....

We've done a lot since we've moved in and I am super thankful for all the work my hubby does around here!

Much going on over here...

We have been busy with so much over here.

Baseball season has started, Merci is playing softball this year and Ethan is playing Tball again. We have at lest 2 games a week, last week 3 (thank God the 4th got canceled due to rain.)

On top of that Josh has been working on many projects around here. He built a fence for us to enclose the yard for the puppy and so we can put up a pool this year. He also started and almost finished the kids play house (with storage for outside toys underneath) we've been talking and dreaming about for years. The kids are super excited! On top of that he is working on the lighting in the basement, installed a shelf along one of Merci's walls and then I decided to rip out the carpet in the office as well...

And of course a bunch of stuff in between too!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What?? Are you kidding me??

Ten..10...yep that's right....10 more days of school, that's it, no more, no less.

I cannot believe my baby boy will be graduating form Kindergarten, I just can't believe it. It seems like yesterday I was dying for him to go to school so I could get a little break, and now I'm sick of my little break and want my little boy back.

And on top of Ethan graduating kindergarten...which may I add they do NOTHING for, not cute little graduation, no party NOTHING, last day of school picnic and you all go home. How sad is that?? So back to on top of Ethan being done with Kindergarten, Merci will be going to the MIDDLE SCHOOL building, since when did 5th grade become middle school?? Yeah I'm going to have a meltdown when they go back to school in the Fall and I realize how quickly I will be needing to get me some high school photo graduation announcements...yikes.

But until then only 10 more days until, I have the kids for 2.5 months everyday...all day...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Clean teethers!

I still sing that darn Barney song "...Brush your teeth, chchchchch..." I bet you know exactly what song I mean! My kids are almost 6 and almost 10, and the song still plagues my thoughts nightly.

A week or so ago we got a Sonicare Kids toothbrush by Philips delivered to our home for the kids to try out.

I have never seen the kids so excited to brush their teeth.
Ethan immediately told me how he forgot to brush his teeth this morning...hoping to get a try right away! How could I say no??

I was extra excited because the toothbrush came with 2 different interchangeable heads, one for ages 4-6 and the other for ages 7-10, and I have 2 kids one in each age range! There is also a low and high setting, so both my kids can use it.

This morning I also noticed that the kids had changed the faceplate on the toothbrush (it come with 3!) I wonder how many times they have done this?? The plates are going to run out of stickiness pretty soon...hope we can replace these=)

They love the timer that beeps to let them know they have complete part of their time...the timer gradually increases the time to 2 minutes over a 3 month that is smart!!

I am more confident that their teeth are a bit cleaner without my constant hovering and lecturing, and they feel more in control by listening for the timer! We have definitely noticed cleaner teeth in my daughters mouth, she has adult teeth and always had a hard time getting them really clean, my son has super clean baby teeth so we never had a problem with him.

Overall we have no problems with this toothbrush, we love it and will replace the heads as needed to ensure our kids a bit more excitement in caring for their teeth!

You can get yours at Walmart, Target or Amazon!

"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Sonicare and received a free Sonicare For Kids toothbrush to facilitate my review.”

Monday, May 03, 2010

I can't believe we are just around the corner....

My daughter will be 10 in July. I can't believe I've been a mom for almost 10 years.


But in being right around the corner, I'm actually referring to the not so wonderful thing us girls have to experience when we are teens or in some pre-teens.

Kotex is helping us parents turn this possibly embarrassing time in a young girls life to not such a big deal.

Check out this Kotex site sponsored by Walmart, there is a cool quiz (young girls love quizzes, you remember those teen magazine quizzes don't you?!), as well as an app for your iphone/itouch, free samples, fun graphics and more.

The U products are in bright fun colored packages, making it less embarrassing when it comes time to purchase them, and they made their products smaller and thinner making them more comfortable for all of us!

Remember to use open communication with your daughters about women's health to help them not feel so intimidated when it is time for them to experience this for the first time. Make it easier on both of you...and try U by Kotex!!

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Kotex and received products necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”