Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Mia: Mommy you know the book about the boy and the sheep with the wolf?
Me: Yes
Mia: He said there was a wolf and they didn't believe him but there was a wolf!
Me: They didn't believe him because he kept lying right?
Mia: Right.
Me: So you see how when you tell me everyday that you're sick but not really sick I don't want to believe you when you are really really sick?
Mia: Yes.
Me: So you're not going to tell me if you're sick anymore unless you really are very sick, right?
Mia: Right. Mommy?
Me: Yes?
Mia: My tummy hurts.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wackadoo Wednesday - getting you over the hump

My favorite time wasters: (in no particular order)

1. Pogo - solitaire on steroids
2. Dooce
3. Cake Wrecks
4. Facebook
5. Jennifer Eolin's Project Runway Blogs - you'll never watch the show the same way again!
6. Go Fug Yourself
7. Abdpbt
8. Smitten Kitchen - the best food porn you can get for free
9. LOL Cats - I admit it, I love them, they're adorable and make me laugh
10. Frezned - Adorable and funny and a cute accent

Happy time wasting!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


This is my favorite season. The weather is cool, the trees are gorgeous, and the holidays start creeping up on you. It's the perfect time of year. This weekend we're going apple picking. It's becoming a tradition for us. This will be the third time for me & Mia and second for Chuck & Layla. We drive up towards the GA mountains to get to the orchards so the scenery is perfection.
What I also love about this season is that every afternoon when I step outside my office to go home, I can hear the high school marching band practicing. Then I crunch all the acorns that fell around my car while at work. I actually get disappointed if I don't step on a least one intact acorn. The sound and feel of it crushing under my foot is exhilarating.
And then there's the baking. I've already made some amazing apple cinnamon cupcakes and I can't wait to start baking with pumpkin. Cinnamon & nutmeg smells - bring on the cozy!
What's your favorite part of fall?

Monday, October 6, 2008

I Wii, You Wii, We Wii!

We had my family over for dinner last night since my sister was in town from VA. I decided to introduce her to Rock Band and Mia insisted that she teach her auntie how to hula hoop on the Fit. We haven't played with the Fit in over a month with the girls and I had forgotten how addicting it is. At 7am this morning they were both begging to hula hoop and yoga. Mia loves the yoga and I can't figure out why since I can barely tolerate yoga and only do it because I know it's good for me and I need to improve my posture and muscle tone.

So this morning we Wii'd until it was time for school. Layla is not heavy enough to hula hoop; it doesn't read her movements. So she just mimics on the side.