"When a great adventure is offered, you do not refuse it." Amelia Earhart

Monday, May 31, 2010

Readers of my blog (if there actually are any out there),

Forgive me; it has been four days since my last posting.

So, I am really new at this but from what I have observed, the most successful bloggers seem to post at least once a day or at the very least every other day. I never did live up to my own expectations at the old-fashioned journaling... why did I expect blogging to be any different? This is why I have dozens of unwritten novels, childrens' books, and movie scripts buzzing around in my all-too cluttered brain, begging to be released.

I guess I should have been a journalist, because what I really need is a deadline! Graduating college with honors was all because of deadlines. I used to pride myself on the fact that I could whip up a 3-4 page paper, cited and all in a matter of a couple of hours before class began. Really I was just being a lazy-ass procrastinator. But hey, it worked...

So, feel free to offer up some topics and deadlines and I just may respond with a post.

Tonight's topic will be the kiddo (what else?). As "the kiddo" is getting rather stale, I will start refering to my sunshine as "Dozer." He has this new thing as of a couple of weeks ago that he loves to put his head on the ground, straighten out his legs with his butt held high in the air and push himself around in this manner, bulldozing anything in his path (usually me or a dog). Or sometimes he just goes in circles. I thought it was just going to be his new thing of the week that he would quickly replace, but it's been a good three weeks and he is getting just as much of a kick out of it as he did the first time. Dozer it is!

The new thing that I am pushing this week is blowing kisses. As I left for work Saturday morning Dozer and the Dad man were filling up the baby pool. Just as I was taking a mental snapshot of that sweet scene, thinking I would love to take part in the morning swim that kicks off father-son fun day, he returned the kiss that I blew to him for the first time ever! He did it with such enthusiasm and love, I actually squealed from inside the car and blew him another patiently waiting while the little teaser took his good sweet time returning the second.

And with that image, I will sign out. Of blogland and the long weekend. Sweet dreams to all!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Well, the kiddo is doing much better today! Yay! And without a trip to the doctor -- always a bonus :)

I don't know about you, but I am so ready for a summer getaway! I'm getting ready to venture out on my first vacation with the bambino in a couple of weeks. I am very excited, but also pretty nervous about how he will fare on his first plane ride. Will I be "that" mom, chasing her son up and down the aisles or will he be "that" kid everyone wishes would just be quiet?!? I sure hope not... so I am planning a full arsenal of entertainment for the 2 1/2 hours of confinement. Any suggestions on keeping an active one year old happy and calm in such a situation are most welcome in the comment section!

For those of you also getting ready for a little vacation, don't forget to pack the books!!! This offer just in from Barefoot:

MAYSALE offer + already discounted prices on many of our adventure/travel books = a ton of fun for a terrific price! Offer good through May 31st.

Recommendations for some summer fun: We're Going on a Caravan, Off We go to Mexico, We All Went on Safari, Animal Boogie, I Spy the Sun, and Up, Up, Up!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Well, it never fails. Just as I am getting over my cold, the little one is coming down with it. After a long day of brain training, I returned to pick up my kiddo from his Pap-pap's house only to find him burning up :( He was in good spirits and quietly playing not long after I showed up, but I can't stand it when his normally bright baby blues are glazed over and not so clear.

With all the recalls on Tylenol and such, what's a mama to do? Send the hubs out to get some generics for now, I suppose. The fever already broke before we gave him any medicine, and here's to hoping it doesn't come back!

On a brighter note, I had my first brain-training session with a new kiddo today. His enthusiasm to make his brain stronger and faster was adorable and contagious! The image of his tiny fist pump and victorious, "Yes!" has kept me going through the more difficult parts of my day. Gotta love the children who are eager to learn and strive to be better. :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Welcome to my new blog!

I've never even been much of a blog reader until very recently. I thought this would be a good opportunity to brush up on my writing skills, as well as share my experiences and ideas on motherhood, my love of books (especially my new favorites --Barefoot Books!)and life in general.

Hopefully at the very least I will provide some sort of amusement and make a few new friends while I empty the contents of my mommified brain here! But be warned: contents may be half-baked, semi-coherent, and not much deeper than the water in the kiddo's bathtub...

Embrace every new adventure and discovery that the day brings!