Saturday, December 25, 2010

Phone post fail

I guess this is what your post look like when you do your first and last ever post via phone.
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That is not what I typed at all.
It went more along the lines of...
I am going to call it a night. I am not feeling  so hot and tomorrow is a big day. I have cin. rolls to make and lots of family to see. Hopefully the little lady lets me sleep. That would be a great Christmas gift.
So I have a large cup of peppermint tea and I am going to crawl into bed and hopefully wake up all rested, with out a burning throat and foggy head.
December 23, 2010

And to make things even worse I started getting texts from blogger about 11pm saying that my post was successful. I wrote and sent this post at 9pm.
Blogger could not just send me one text they had keep sending me texts every 15 minutes until I text them back to STOP.
By this time I was already out on the couch trying to go to sleep with a very unhappy little lady. Once I finally got her to sleep I grabbed my computer and checked my blog to see what my post looked like. All I saw wasnot one but two post of all those question marks and numbers. I quickly erased them so that no one would think that I completely lost it.
Then come to find out today when I finally had a few minutes to check my blog there was another one posted on there.
No thank you mobile blogging. You dont seem to work for me.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Love love love

So since my last post on Friday the little man and I have started tossing throwing up also. Now four days later we are all feeling much better.
And since I am already 4 days behind on the 12 days of Christmas I am just going to have to call it quits for this year.
I ended up taking the littles to the doctor yesterday to get checked out. The little man woke up with red, watery eyes and a cough. The little lady had a rash covering her chest and still had diarrhea. The results... we have Adenovirus. Its just as contagious as the common cold but each child can have different symptoms.
The little man has been much better today. He is still really mellow but his eyes are not nearly as red anymore.
My love for Hylands is growing. I found some tablets for Sniffles'n Sneezes. The are homeopathic (like all of Hylands products) and they did an amazing job at helping his cough and red eyes. I think that he still likes the Hylands cough syrup better but the tablets seam to work better.
The little lady still has a rash and diarrhea. My love for Elimination Communication is growing also ( I did not know it could grow more but it has) since she has been sick. I have still had to change a good share of poopy diapers but she has made it to the potty many more times. I dont think I would want to see how red her bum bum would be if she never made it to the potty.
My one more growing love is for soaked oatmeal.
If you haven't ever tried it, you need to.
All I do is soak some oats in some water over night in the fridge. When we up and ready for breakfast I just bring the oats to a boil and then I let it simmer for a minutes. Eat and enjoy.
This was the first food that we could keep down and it was amazing. I have some soaking in the fridge for breakfast tomorrow.
Maybe my shirt that I wore yesterday and today had a little something to do with the love, love, love post.
I am still living my life and loving it... no matter how unglamorous it maybe.

Friday, December 17, 2010

5th and 6th day of Christmas

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me five piles of throw up... four little hand prints, three Amazon gift cards, two orange purees, and one romantic date night.
I wont elaborate on this one. All I will say is the little lady is sick and I am filling my family full of vitamins and herbs so that none one else gets sick either.
On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me six plus loads of laundry... five piles of throw up, four little hand prints... three Amazon gift cards, two orange purees, and one romantic date night.
Oh... the joys of all the laundry that comes along with being sick. Enough said.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

4th day of Christmas

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me four little handprints... three Amazon gift cards, two orange purees, and one romantic date night.
We got together with my friend who just happens to have two little one the same age as my littles. Four littles in one house equals lots and lots of entertainment.
The older boys had so much energy we had to come up with a somewhat structured activity. The conclusion baked hand print ornaments.
They turned our really cute. We decided to bake them for slower and longer so that they would not brown too much or crack. So we went with 200 degrees for an hour but they were still soft. So after bumping up the heat and flipping them over. They finally got done when it was time for us to leave. So I ended up leaving our hand prints there since they were much to hot to transport.
If you are looking for a great handmade Christmas gift these simple cute hand prints should fit the bill.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

3rd day of Christmas

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me three Amazon gift cards... two orange purees and one romantic date night.
I dont think that I have ever talked about this here but just over a month ago I started using Swagbucks.
Swagbucks is a search engine and so much more. When you search sometimes (not every time) you can earn Swagbucks (FREE money). The Swagbucks can be used to buy many items in there store like gift cards.
So in the past month I have gained enough bucks to get three $5 Amazon gift cards. Just for doing what I always do plus answering the daily poll and doing a few surveys, I got $15 in Amazon gift cards and you could do it too. Just for using there tool bar you get a buck a day, its that easy.
I have heard from many that the best way to earn bucks is by having referrals. By getting people to sign up under you earn every search buck that they do until they reach 1,000.
If you are interested in signing up with Swagbucks please use this link and sign up under me. I would greatly appreciate it and you can start earning FREE money also.

Monday, December 13, 2010

1st and 2nd days of Christmas

On the 1st day of Christmas my true love sent to me one romantic date night.
This weekend the hubby and I went out for dinner to celebrate six years of marriage. We had a gift card to a restaurant that we had never been before so we figured we should check it out.
We dropped the littles off at the in laws and off we went, just the two of us.
The atmosphere was nice but the food was just ok. We were very thankful that we had the gift card. I dont think that we will ever go there again but it was fun to try something new.
Afterwords we walked around downtown for a little while in the rain. We checked out a used bookstore but found nothing. Our night was cut short but that was fine. It was fun to get out just the two of us but I was glad to see these two when we got back.
On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love sent to me two jars of orange purees... and one romantic date night.
Tonight's dinner was not as fancy but much more tasty. I made Spaghetti pie with two different orange purees in it.
I started off with leftover spaghetti noodles and sauce but it could be easily made with fresh made pasta and sauce.
One cup shredded mozzarella cheese
One egg
One jar of squash baby food or half cup pureed squash
One jar of carrot baby food or half cup pureed carrots

Preheat over to 350
Put everything in a large bowl (leaving out half the cheese) and mix well. Spray pie pan (I had too much leftover spaghetti to fit in a pie pan so I used a 8X8 glass baking dish). Put mixture into the baking dish and top with leftover cheese bake for 30-40 minutes (I cooked mine for almost an hour because I like it extra crispy).
The hubby even had two helpings, the little lady like it... but the little man still did not want to eat. He will eat when he is hungry, right?

 Proof that he does eat. Eating the heart shaped snognog (eggnog) french toast the other night.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fails on Friday

I can write a whole list of reasons for not posting very much on my blog lately but I am not going to. I am just going to start from today.

Today started out like any other Friday.
I dropped the little man off at school. He was very excited to wear his police coat and hat.
Kisses were exchanged and the little lady and I hoped back into the car. Instead of heading home we kept driving until we made it to Ikea.
We found a parking spot right away. I started gathering my items together and I noticed something was missing. My wallet. REALLY! I could not believe it. FAIL
I started thinking and I could picture in my head exactly where it is sitting at HOME. How am I going to get the Christmas gifts that I took this trip out here for?
Then a light bulb came on. I have some CASH in the car. I was very excited to see these crisp green bills.
I ended up having just enough for ALL of the items.
So maybe my Friday was not a total fail.
Can you guess who Santa is in this picture of the littles?
Did you guess?
Yes it is who you think it is.
The hubby.
The little man said tonight at dinner 'Daddy is Santa.' Yes little man the hubby does make a pretty good Santa.