Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I started reading the article, "Kids' Firsts" which went through suggested ages that children should be expected to do certain activities. For example, the expected age to start reading is 4-7 years old. Fine. That makes sense. Staying home alone? 8-11. Okay, that's a little young...but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Then I came to this one.
Getting a cell phone? 5-13 years old.
A 5 year old with a cell phone? Are you kidding me?! Can you think of ONE single reason a 5 year old should have a cell phone? Is Cole going to call me from preschool if he wets his pants? Call his Dad when his toy tractor breaks down? Oh wait...I've got it. He can text his imaginary friend, Johnny, from China to come over and play. Good Lord.
I cringe every time I hear some of my 5th graders mention their cell phones. Where is a 10 year old going without parents? More importantly...where are they going where there is no telephone?! I just don't get it.
And a 5 year old? No. Just no.
Does your child have a cell phone? What age do you think is appropriate? Please don't say 5.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
4. Noodles the Cat
5. Cat food
7. Corn cobs
Most people got 1 or 2 answers correct. BUT, the big winner with 4 correct guesses is...
TIFFANY T at Alabama Redhead Adventures
Congrats, Tiffany! You can email me with your address for your mystery prize
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. If you have a second, say a little prayer for my IRL BFF, Deb at Finding Normal, and her family. Her daughter, Addison, had to be taken to the ER last night and they are awaiting tests today. Hurry home, Addison!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Cole's first birthday involved 3 different clothing changes. He started the day in a tux looking like a gentleman farmer. He changed into his new John Deere overalls complete with tool belt. Finally, he changed into his birthday suit for the eating of the cake. He has loved tractors since...forever. He crawled for the first time to get to Daddy's special tractor. His first words were dada and tractor. He was even obsessed with toilet paper "bales" at one. Still is...
Cole never went through the terrible twos. He was happy to have tractors and the occasional John Deere movie. His second birthday pictures looked like something out of a Ralph Lauren catalog. So handsome in his sports coat and jeans.
By age 3, Cole's tractor obsession was growing stronger. He had a one year old baby sister who he loved and adored. He has always been so caring and loving toward Claire...until she got old enough to cause trouble. Cole started speech a few months before turning 3 and has been involved in speech in some way since. In May he was put on consultation only for making such great progress in the 2 1/2 years he has been in a speech program.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
This looks like a picture of Claire's foot in little girl's shoes. Yuck. These are going back to Target tomorrow and the search for the perfect shoe continues...
Thursday, October 16, 2008
We took Jose, also known as THE MOST SPOILED DOG IN THE WORLD, with us last weekend to Grandma and Grandpa's house. It was a little cool out but he was begging to stick his head out the window. He thinks he's such a badass farm dog.
But then he started shivering beyond belief and fluffed Cole's blankie right over him. How badass are you feeling right now, Jose? Or should I call you Josefina?
This picture has no point other than I was making a funny sound to get Jackie the Cow's attention and she did that sideways head turn that dogs do but I swear I thought she was gonna rotate her head all the way around. It was hysterical!
Little Miss was posing and showing off her multiple personalities. Here is serious Claire. Well, as serious as anyone can be covered in cherry popsicle and ketchup.
This is crazy Claire. She will get a wild hair and start grinning so hard her whole face shakes. If you don't know what I mean, you must click here to watch this video of her from last winter.
And this is mischievous Claire...otherwise known as the face I see every minute of every day. Just look at that grin....the twinkle in her eye. You KNOW she is up to something.
Hope everyone has a great Friday. I know I will!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I also have to say how many people I have met through SITS and didn't even realize it. I have all of these blogs I read nearly everyday. Not just on my blogroll...Lord, that hasn't been updated in for.ever. But in my favorites...my "bookmarked" blogs..you wouldn't believe the strong of orange Bs there are. But I love every single one of them and love sitting down in the evenings to catch up on the daily happenings in the blogosphere. One of these days I will put them all in my blogroll. You know, in all my spare time.
Monday, October 13, 2008
BUT, that all changed on June 5, 2008 when I was the featured blogger (the second one ever, mind you) on a fantastically pink leopard print blog called The Secret is in the Sauce. An interesting tid-bit? I THINK I am the only blogger to also have a picture featured. Yes, it was the Russian Peasant in all her glory. Tiffany can't get enough of the Russian Peasant. And really, who can?!
SITS, to those of you IN on the secret, is a wonderful community of women (well, mostly women) bloggers interested only in recognizing awesome blogs and encouraging comment lovin'. And they have featured some awesome blogs. I have added more SITS featured blogs to my reader in the past few months than I have time for! But, I make time for them because that's what SITS is all about.
If you haven't yet checked out SITS, what are you waiting for? You will find new, wonderful blogs to read and when you are the featured blogger, your Sitemeter account won't even be able to keep UP with the demand. You will have more readers than you ever imagined. Here are just a few of the blogs I have found and continue to visit on a weekly basis:
The Blarney Spot
One Crazy Chick
On Tuesday, SITS is hosting an all-day Blogathon with crazy give-aways and surprises planned all.day.long. This is one day when I kinda sorta wished I was a stay at home mom. Ha. That will pass soon enough. Like when the kids wake up and start arguing. I won't be THAT sad to have to work. But for those of you who can take part in the SITS mania tomorrow...HAVE FUN!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Maks is out.
Now before you start snickering...he wasn't VOTED out. His partner, Misty May Treanor, was injured during rehearsal. She was injured so badly that she is out of the competition....which means my boyfriend is out too. *sigh* Such injustice! Not to mention the fact that this woman is an amazing, Olympic gold medalist volleyball player...and she gets HURT DANCING on a game show?! She was to be some kind of po'd. But not as po'd as yours truly now that Maks is out. No more of this?!
Monday, October 6, 2008
I shall leave you with this.
I don't know who wrote it...but I am guessing it was a man. Just saying.