Christmas 2010

Christmas 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Before and After....

Yes. Before and After.
I have a pantry closet in my kitchen and I used the door for Christmas cards. I love hanging them up and looking at them throughout the season...seeing how my friend's kids have grown, how the family is doing, etc.
I guess I love it to much because my loving husband as been mocking me. I took this pictures YESTERDAY:

Yup. Its April. Middle of the month and STILL had them up. But in my defense...look at the next picture:
Look how BORING the door is without something on it!! I have wood paneling throughout this apartment and sick of the wood look. So now, I am on a hunt for something to hang on this door. I am not sure yet what it will be. I am sure that when it will happen, it will pop out at me and I will not have the money right at that moment.

What should I stick there????

Ah well... anyways. On with life.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Scrubby Bubbles Shower Crap...

This thing SUCKS!
No wait...must put in my disclaimer: I got this item as a BzzAgent to try and spread the word about.

But yes, DO NOT waste your money on this! It leaks the cleaner making you think your nuts and spend more money on the cleaner to pour out of it, it is noisy, ( i hear it in my livingroom when it is going), and it does not reach my entire tub. I live in an apt and I do not have a large tub so for it to not even reach the one wall is sad.

I was excited to try it. Figure it would make my life a bit easier having a toddler and infant and all it did was make it a hassle to hang the hose to my shower. Maybe I will just give the unit to my mom. She has a shower stall and it would work better in that I think.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dinner and A Movie...

..meaning a DATE NIGHT!

Hubby's birthday is today and all he wanted was a date night just us. no kids. the ability for us to enjoy a meal with out having to keep a toddler entertained and in his seat. Yay for us!

So my parents came out yesterday and babysat the little ones. I know they love coming to see them and the break from the insanity of their house. Too many people and too much stress. But back to date night.

After Jameson came home from working with his dad, we headed out to figure out where to eat. However we both have different taste in food. As in he eats ANYTHING and I don't. So, as we get down to Easton we start calling out names of restaurants. One being OutBack Steak House. We both have never been.

1 1/2 hour wait. This was at about 6:30pm and our movie was at 9:30pm. Nope not going to work.

So we end up heading over to Don Pablos. A tex mex type place. I figure that would work as he can have his spicy mexican and I can have ribs or chicken :0) very good food and a really nice waiter! So he got a big tip.

We had some time to kill so we went over to the little mall to walk around. Nothing good in the stores and the Kay Jeweler's lady was REALLY pushy about me buying or opening a charge card. We don't need another bill thanks. I did however FINALLY get my Yankee sticker for the back of my car yay!

Movie time! Jameson purchased the tickets online to make it easier when we get there. We goto the kiosk and there is no record of him buying tickets. So he pulls up the email only to see the website screwed up and set the movie tickets up for 2 towns OVER in New Jersey.

Jameson's food was making a move so while he gave birth, I went to the call window and explained what happen. The guy was really nice and just gave us the tickets. Should I mention how we are FINALLY getting to see Alice in Wonderland? Yay us! Until we see that the time is at 10pm NOT 930pm. A good hour to kill in the small lobby great...

Eventually, 9:30 rolls around and we go get our snacks. After being raped by the popcorn stand, we go and pick our seats. I am one of those people that will purposely get to a movie early so I can get a GREAT seat! no needing to turn the head or get a odd angle. It does help when by the time the movie starts there is only 2 other people in the theater. Always a good thing.

COMMERCIALS! No really I am serious. For Wal-Mart, History Channel, National Geo Channel, food, and others. I mean the type you would see ON tv. Has it really been that long since going to a movie that now they have to run them? So stupid if you ask me. This was BEFORE the previews even started.

But finally....the 'no talking or texting' thing goes on and you know the movie is coming. And the verdict?

It is defiantly a Tim Burton film. Johnny Depp was the PERFECT Mad Hatter and it was just great. Is it for kids? NOPE. Not one bit.

By the time we got home, it was just about 1am. My parents headed out to go home and we both crashed. Jameson on the couch and me in the bed. Why wake a sleeping giant that snores in your ear? So I left him there.

Lena did not want to sleep this morning really so Jameson was up from about 630am until right now as he snores. I was up most of the earlier morning with her being restless.

It has been a fun weekend. I told him we NEED to do this once a month and he agreed. Maybe I will actually get to see movies I want to see before they hit DVD now!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Toys for Mommy!

Yay for new toys for mommy! Not really fun 'toys' but more for cleaning toys.

So, here is one of my new toys:

Yes. That is the Scrubby Bubble Shower Cleaner thingie. Notice how I had to lift the hose up around it.The blue thing is the button to press and beeps and yells at you. Then the knob looking thing on the bottom is the part that sprays. One day, I will take a video of the noise in the next week. Still not HUGE on it but if my shower cleans nicely, maybe I will be impressed.

And the new Lysol Hands Free toy! I FINALLY found a starter kit! I was very excited as I had a awesome $5 off coupon. So, it only cost me $4.95! Its pretty neat. Batteries came with this unit and it takes 4 AA. I really like this from the aspect of using it in the kitchen. You know, when you hands are full and covered with meat or egg or other goop stuff. The refills are $4 at Wal-Mart so it is not too too bad for the convenience of not having to figure a way to turn on sink with goop hands :0)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner....Day 1

So, on I joined the Scrubby Bubbles Shower Cleaner Campaign. Today, my box showed up! Should have taken a picture but didn't. Oh well....

Thoughts on it? Well I figure I would start with a dirty shower. They say you can start w/ a clean or dirty one and since I TRULY do not want to clean my bathroom right now, that is how it will start.

So, on to opening the box and hmm interesting. Coupons to hand out, (yay coupons!), the agent guide, how to do this and that, actual product. Now onto opening THAT box and setting it up.

Make sure you have 4 AA batteries! You will need them. It says so on the box but as a normal person, did not read the box. Though on the instructions, they tell you a ton of times they are not included.

It is NOISY! naturally after setting it up, I pressed the button. Who wouldn't? Well, it beeps for 15 seconds as a warning to get away and close the door/curtain quick! Then when it does is noisy! I am definitely not a fan of the noisy button. Also, I think it should sit higher up and not half way down the wall. I had to move the hose to our shower head up and hope it stays out of the way when it does spray.

We shall see how this works out.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Yes. A stay at home moms biggest weapon is the ability to multitask. Not just stay at home moms but dads, part time working parents, full time working parents also have to learn to multitask.

Currently as I type, my right foot is bouncing Lena in her bouncer. Why? Because I need to update and it is the only way she will sleep in it sometimes. Once she is asleep though, I can stop bouncing and my foot can retake its correct form that does not include a pole indent...and Ry just made some randomly odd noise...

And now I am back from the rescue mission of Ryden's items he threw out his window. Oie. A job of a mom is NEVER done and NEVER calm.

Back to multitasking. Yes it is a sport and skill one learns quickly. How to make both a sippy cup, bottle and rocking a crying hungry baby while doing it all one handed. Getting the dishwasher unloaded while making grilled cheese and keeping a toddler out of the cabinets. Too many things you need to do at once and there is NEVER enough time in the day.

Recently, there was a study or article done saying that moms have 30-40 hours a week of leisure time. Especially Stay at Home moms. Where?? Where in my day is there a leisure time that is not including a toddler. Yes, we can say that my blogging about this is leisure time but really is it? Lena is being bounced, Ryden is banging his toy hammer on my while pulling my shirt. The laundry is on its third load which I will be folding at some point oh and my bedroom? 1/3 of the way done of being rearranged. Yes...somewhere in there is my leisure time.

Takes yesterday. Jameson went to work with his dad for some much needed extra money. My younger sister was here to help me with Ryden at dealership. So we had to get:
a toddler changed out of his pull up
1 month old changed
bottle made
toddler fed
infant fed
2 showers done
3 changes of clothes
1 bag double checked
2 kids out to the car

This all before noon and we all got up around 8am. Then a hour drive to the dealership. They needed to check the wipers on my car.

2 kids out of car
diaper bag
1 caught as he ran into the service station
2 changed and 1 fed
Luckily my sister kept Ry busy while I fed Lena
Then back into the car and off again for another hour to Grandma's!

After those adventures, we also went up to my InLaws house for dinner. Naturally after spending a couple hours jumping on a trampoline and running around with his cousins...he falls asleep in the car on the 45 minute drive. So now, multitasking mommy must get Ryden awake so he could walk to the house as she can not carry both 40 lb toddler AND infant car carrier! (Luckily granddad saw us pull up and came out to help!)

Ahh grandma's house! A mom's mini vacation when she needs a sanity break. Is it truely one? Not really but sometimes there is just enough eyes and hands to let mommy sit down and have a meal that is not being eaten in drive-thru spurts through the kitchen.

Got home. Now must wait for husband to get back in his car so we can get a Ryden, Lena, diaper bag, mom bag, King size blanket into the house. (Lena bouncing has now stopped) since Grandma has the BIG washer and dryer for cleaning it.

All in all...where is my leisure time? Where in my week is extra 30-40 hours to relax? My toddler does not have any 'extra' activities that are my choice in the matter. (thanks Ry, bouncing has restarted)

Oh, someone took on this study. I am still trying to locate the ACTUAL study but here is a start:

The Test of Time

It is a interesting read, however I will still like to have someone tell me where in my day is me time? Bouncing Lena while online is not leisure me time. I rarely even get it when Jameson is home sort of helping. I am doing house work then!