Archive for March, 2016

Easter

Posted: March 29, 2016 in blog, family, kids, toddlers, tweens, Uncategorized
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The girls had a great Easter Sunday. They both got a lot of stuff and way too much candy from the Easter Rabbit, but it was all good. But out of all the money and time that was spent to make their Easter a happy one, the only thing that both of them have played with pretty much non stop is the dollar can of Flarp! that I put in their baskets.

Flarp!? What is this Flarp! you speak of? Well, it is pliable, noisy, gooey, putty that the kids have fallen in love with. Oldest has had it before, but it had been awhile. Little L thinks it is the greatest thing on Earth. We started out with one can a piece, now we have 5 all together, because L put her’s and sissy’s together to make one big one and it didn’t turn out very well. So we made a Flarp! run yesterday morning to get more.

 

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Little L just loves to watch videos on Youtube where they open the surprise kinder eggs. She told me that the Easter bunny was going to bring her a surprise egg with toys inside. So, a few days ago I went shopping for some Easter basket stuffers. But no where in the store did I find empty eggs that was large enough to put in a toy. Well, they did have a set of 3 nesting eggs for 13 bucks, but no I wasn’t going to spend that much and then have to find toys to fill the darn thing. I bought some regular size eggs and some other goodies and some chocolates. When I got home, I put the bags in my mom’s room and shut the door. She, being her sneaky little self, opened the door and went in and looked through one of the bags. She came out all excited about having surprise eggs. I told her she had no surprise eggs.  She had seen the plastic eggs and a few other things. She kept saying that she had surprise eggs with toys inside. Great, now what am I going to do? My mom suggested that I go up to Michael’s since there commercial said they had lots of different size eggs and many basket stuffers to choose from. I went, but they had sold out of alot of items. The only empty larger size eggs they had were 20 bucks, which was way worse then the 13. Oldest was with me, and she had said we should run into Target since it was right next door and see what they had. I am not a fan of Target, but was getting desperate. Off we went, and low and behold, we found a set of 3 empty eggs that are good size and perfect for one small toy in each.  Now she will think that the Easter Bunny did bring her what she wanted. Which could possibly be a bad thing. What will she want that bunny to bring next year? 🙂

 

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Today is the official last day of Spring Break for Oldest. I think she had a good week off, although it went rather fast. She had an essay due today and she had all month to do it, she waited until this week to finally sit down and write. She is the biggest procrastinator, when it comes to writing reports. But she can text all day long. Typical 12 year old, I guess.

Wednesday we took the day and drove about an hour and a half up north to go the Heritage Park and Zoological Sanctuary. First time we had been there and we have been in Arizona for 3 years. It was small but had some great animals. We seen an Eagle, a Black Bear, 2 foxes, a porcupine, a tiger, a brown bear that was asleep the first time we walked through, but woke up for lunch. They also have a Mexican Grey Wolf that is Endangered, whom they call Jake. That is what is great about this zoo, each animal had its own story on how it came to live here. Be it injured, abandoned, or a zoo closing. There was also petting zoo with some goats. Oldest went in first and then asked L if she wanted to pet the goats. I was really amazed that she said yes. And she did pet and brushed a white one that was an attention hog. They had Llamas but you weren’t allowed to pet them since they spit. We got some nice pictures to commemorate the day and it only took a couple of hours to walk through. The weather was perfect, only in the high 60’s up there, but when we got home it was a hot 86 degrees. Hubby and I were both worried that Little L was going to be a handful but she was very good. She followed us around and stayed with us the entire time. We were both happy because at the beginning of the week I was threatening to take the zoo trip away because she was a mess and a half for a couple of days. I think the outing did us all some good!

Today we have stayed at home and I did some Spring cleaning for the first day of Spring. Now I have the rest of the afternoon to do nothing, except chase a 2 year old around.

Happy first day of Spring and thanks for reading! 🙂

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Candy on the Floor

Posted: March 18, 2016 in blog, family, funny, kids, Uncategorized
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Today, while waiting on hubby in the auto parts store, Little L spied the candy machine. One had skittles and the other gum. I looked for a quarter in my purse, but didn’t have one. I told her this and the guy that was waiting on hubby slid a quarter across the counter. I said thanks and went to the candy machine. The skittles rolled out of the slot so fast that I dropped 4 of them. I told Oldest to pick them up, but before anyone could move, L had scooped 2 of them up and popped them into her mouth. Hubby and I just shook our heads and he told the guy behind the counter, that she would eat anything off the floor. He laughed and said, “Good thing I just swept over there.”

When it comes to candy, I don’t think it would have mattered! 😉

 

 

D is for…

Posted: March 15, 2016 in blog, funny, ramblings, Uncategorized
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I was so hungry driving back across town yesterday. I was coming up on to a stop light and out of the corner of my eye I seen a sign with a big D on it. My tummy rumbled at that exact time and all I could think of was mmm…donuts. When I got closer to the sign it read Dentist. What a let down! But I guess if you eat too many donuts you just may need that dentist. 😉

 

Oldest had to go to the Library on Wednesday to find a book to read for her Literature class. About 2 times a year, they give her a list of books that she can pick from. The hardest part is finding one that our local library actually has on its shelf and not have to wait for it to be shipped from another location. I wasn’t going to take Little L, but hubby talked me into it. Saying that the more she goes, the better she will get about the whole thing. Which makes since, so the 3 of us loaded up and got out of here around 11:30. On the way, we have to pass the park. Little L starts talking about the park and how she wants to go. I told her the last time we went, which was sometime ago, she wasn’t very nice when it came time to leave. She kept asking me if we could go and I told her that if she was especially good in the library I would stop on the way home.

We got inside and made our way to the kid section while Oldest got her book she picked out. There were a few kids already there so it made it easy for L to stay. I went over to the nearest shelf which has the beginning reader books and right off the bat, found 3 books that I knew she would like. She came over to me and seen one of the books, a Monsters Inc. book, she said “You got me monsters!” I said “Yes, and look what else, 2 Wally Kazaam books.” She was really excited and carried them over to the seat to look at them. I was beaming at this point, giving myself silent high fives. I heard Little L pretending to read from one of the books. When I looked up she had a couple of the kids looking at her like she was really reading them. I thought this was super cute and went back to looking. She got up and left her books on the chair and started to play. One of the kids got up and picked up the stack and and yelled at his mom who was sitting on the side on her laptop. “Hey mom, are these mine?” I looked at her in horror, when she said, “no honey, they aren’t unless you…” I cut her off, “So sorry, those are my daughters, she carried them over there.” She said OK but she gave me the look. You know the “Geeze lady it is just a book” look, but dammit, I want those and my kid wants those. So bring on the looks lady I don’t care!

I found her several more and went to sit down while I waited on Oldest to get back from looking. I let L play for a while longer. She was doing really good and I didn’t want to try to drag her out. When there was only one child left I asked if she was ready to head to the park? She said and yes and bolted for the door. Oldest ran to catch up, luckily I had already checked the books out.

We got to the park and there were lots of kids. She played for the most part by herself, running from slide to slide. There was one girl that asked her if she wanted to play but it was more, watch what I am doing, but stay next to me. L watched quietly, while the girl scooped sand into a cup. We were there for about 45 minutes, when I told her that we needed to get ready to head on home. She said ok and wanted to go down the slide one more time. Well, that one more time, turned into 25 mores times, or so it seemed. She would not slow down and it was getting to where I was afraid she was going to fall and hurt herself from acting so darn silly. There was another mom there with her daughter and she smiled at me, but I felt the need to explain why my kid wasn’t listening to me. “She is the hardest kid to get to leave.” I said. She just kept on smiling. Oldest had come over and was trying to reason with L but she wasn’t listening to either one of us. When she came down the slide and headed back up the steps, we ambushed her, to put it mildly, and I picked her up and carried her kicking and screaming to the car.

For the most part the day went well. We will have to see when she gets to go back to the park. I would love to take her a few times a week, the more she goes, the better it will be. But right now I feel like I am kid napping my own child every time we leave! 🙂

 

Feeling Old

Posted: March 2, 2016 in blog, family, funny, kids, toddlers, Uncategorized
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The cashier at the grocery store was talking to me about Little L. She made the comment that L had a lot of energy and she must keep us busy. I said she was definitely a handful. Then she asked if she my daughter. “Yes, they are both mine,” I stated. “Oh, she said. “I thought maybe the little one was your granddaughter.”

Wow! Feeling way old now. Thanks lady!