Thursday, February 19, 2009

A reminder...

As I sat here holding my healthy ,my happy, my beautiful, my growing, my giggling, my joy giving, my uplifting, my energetic little boy I came across a reminder.

We always hear what a blessing our children are...and honestly we all too often let that comment enter our minds... then we smile and quickly move on with our day without letting it really effect us.. These comments dont change us despite the power their truths hold, and neither does our obstinate belief that our children, our little blessings that God breathed His very own breath on.... will forever be with us.

A line from this video really stuck in my head...

At Eliot's funeral they released 99 balloons. One for each day of his life. Upon seeing this his father commented...
"How beautiful it was to watch, how quickly they were gone"

I DARE a parent to watch this video and not be changed

Fair warning here. I am not an emotional person. I like to describe myself as emotionally constipated. I dont cry....well, I didnt....until I watch this. Grab your the video, then go grab your baby!

Freakishly funny!

I stumbled upon this video the other day while searching youtube for something else....

I still crack up when I watch it, and the comments are hillarious!!!

The end is near....Robots are reproducing!! and just may I ask what is in that robots boob that the little baby bot is so eagerly suckling on? Battery acid perhaps.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Are you missing a little girl???

My girls have a new little friend and favorite play date pal that goes by the name of Ida.I dont know where she came from, I don't know how old she is because the girls have never said, she isn't listed on their school list, so I'm not even sure of what grade she is in. However I'm guessing that she is somewhere around their age because wherever they are, she is too..enjoying their toys and their games and the same food that they are.
I have to add on a side note here that a blog with no picture just doesn't seem like a complete blog....But, unfortunately I have no picture of Ida Know to share with you.
She is here everyday in our house, and seems to have become quite a dear little friend to my girls and I fear she has also become quite the bad influence on them as well. Although quiet (by far the quietest little girl I have ever seen) she is messy and lazy, rude and has become a down right pain in my butt.
Now first off let me say that I like most all children until they reach the age of adolescence, and even then I still like them, I just dont like the attitude and behavior that tends to tag along with them at this age...I have truly formed a dislike toward little Ida though and I just don't know how to fix it.
Ive had other mommy friends tell me that Ida plays with their kids as well....and they have the same issues. For example yesterday I walked into the living room to find someone had managed to leave little kissy marks all over my plasma TV screen. I asked who did it and both the girls said..."Ida Know." Alas, Ida was no where to be found and I got stuck cleaning up the mess.

On Saturday I made Chocolate chip cookies and had a plate cooling on the table. When I came back from nursing the baby, there was 2 cookies missing and crumbs all over the table and floor. Again, I asked the girls who ate the cookies without asking AND who didn't use a plate or napkin and created such a mess on my kitchen floors? Grace looked up at me shocked that someone would do such a thing to my freshly scrubbed kitchen, wiped the crumbs off the side of her still moist lips and simply stated "Ida Know Mom. Sorry"... Hailey looked down at the floor and said quietly "Ida know." Yet again....Ida was nowhere to be found when it came time for punishment.

Whenever the girls get a crazy and stupid idea and it results in a broken lamp, or in reference to our most recent experience, a broken arm.... I always say, Who told you cats like showers? Who said that silly putty was safe to put in your hair? Whose idea was it to climb in the stuffed animal net to see if it could hold all 60plus pounds of you?(this is the one that resulted in the broken arm) Whose idea was it to play superheros in the living room and use the end tables as your launching pad? Who thought the toilet made the perfect jacuzzi for your Barbies? It doesn't matter who really. The answer is always the same. Ida Know.

So....I'm making this official public announcement here and now.
WHOMEVER is the parent of one quiet, mischievous and imperceptible little girl by the name of Ida Know. Please..puuhhleeease return immediately to my house to pick up your child before I toss her out on her hiney to the curb, that is when I find where she has run off and hid. Time to move on and find another unknowing family to release her upon. Try teaching her some manners and responsibility for her actions. Time outs and early bedtimes are great punishments that always work great on my kids...and if that doesn't work. I take their computer or TV time away. Please also know that I'm sorry and my prayers, and sympathy are with you.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Where we are now...

Although Im not a follower of the NFL ( I concentrate on the college league..namely the Gators) I was home alone on Sunday evening...well, the kids were in bed and hubby was out with friends..and I gave it to watching the Super Bowl, mainly just the commercials.

Anyone else notice a change? The Super Bowl is known for the commercials they air during their event. Companies flock and fight for spots and are by general rule-completely full by Thanksgiving at the latest (not this year, this year there were 4 spots left yet to be filled as of last week) These commercials are elaborate over the top ads that people talk about and rave about for weeks. They are usually full of hot chics, fancy cars, dream lifestyles, famous people etc etc yadda yadda ya. You know the ones I am talking about. Not this year though. This year was quite different. There were some of the usual ones that you would expect (i.e. the Clydesdale Budweiser horse)but otherwise completely different then what we are used to and expect. There was an overall theme surrounding these unexpected ads as well- Our economic state. If there is any indication as to our current economic status and where we are now, it is blantantly obvious if you watched the commercials. First there was a commercial for some car company (I dont recall exactly which one it was..but it was one of em) and they showed a car speeding down winding roads while the announcer told us that they understood the times we are living through, and that is was okay to buy a car from THEIR company...because if we lost our job within a year of making the purchase- we can return the vehicle no questions asked with no fees.

The next commercial was Denny's Restaurant....Today only from 10am until 2pm you can get a FREE Grand Slam breakfast. Hmm...kinda like a one day only nationwide chained soup kitchen, eh?I think I'll be gettin me some pancakes for breakfast...heck, maybe even lunch!

There was one for Avon...and it was full of happy women selling Avon telling us how they cant lose their jobs because they are their own bosses.

My favorite commercial though was the one that featured Ed McMahon and McHammer. Sponsored by a company called Cash4Gold. Cash4Gold's commercials are usually best seen during raunchy sitcoms, Talk Shows and between the 2 am airings of the Girls Gone Wild infomercials. This time it was during the much sought after spots during the Superbowl (I wonder if CBS offered Cash4Gold a special last minute deal...they did after all have those last 4 spots to fill) Anyways, sweet little Ed McMahon has been featured in the past during SuperBowls knocking on peoples door, LIVE to present them with a check from Publishers Clearing House for several millions of dollars. Not this year though. Nope, this year Ed was stuffing some of his diamond rimmed gold cuff links into an envelope and sending it in to Cash4Gold for "much needed money". MC Hammer was sending in his gold records....even his coveted gold hammer pants.

That last commercial I just mention is the most accurate portrayal of our countrys current economic situation that I have seen in months. I only hope and pray the writers and actors of Saturday Night Live saw it as well! ;0)

Wanna see the video of the commercial?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Photo Tag...

As asked to do on another blog I read regularly.....
The fourth photo from my fourth photo folder, explained. Your turn!!!

This was taken inside the local Santa house on our annual visit during Christmas 2007. Isnt it cute?

In Greed We Trust


I was talking with a friend yesterday....who was quite perturbed to find out that she ended up owing the goverment on her taxes this year. Why? Because of those lovely little stimulus checks that were sent out last year. They originally said that they wouldnt ask us for the money back later on.....but apparently they lied.
So now, my friend is stuck forking out the 400 dollars she owes the goverment. She had a tax credit of 1200, but after the goverment deducted the 1600 dollar stimulus check that was forced upon her last year...she was at a negative of 400 dollars. I, personally dont like it one little bit. It doesnt seem fair at all. She however, really doesnt like it.

This leads me to realize that there is a very grey area when it comes to the whole seperation of church and state thing. I know... going from whining about stimulus checks, and tax returns to seperation of church and state is a big jump...but for me it isnt so big...because it all really boils down to this.
I dont want them connected, because I dont want them compared. Plain and simple.

While I would truly love for Christ to be present in schools and public places, I know that there really isnt anything or anyone that can stop that from happening. We are actually protected by our governed laws that allow us the freedom to liveout our religious beliefs however we see fit, wherever we see fit. Minus human sacrafice and the obvious others of course. If we want to pray before we eat our meals...then we can pray. If we want to raise our hands and sing praises to God in the middle of the school football field...then we can. We can talk about God and our beliefs, no one is stopping us. We just need to be proud enough to do so. As for teachers not being able to do so...well, they werent hired to teach our children about Christian morals, Biblical truths and whatnot. that is OUR job as their parents.And if we do want that included in our children's education...there are schools where we can have that happen. We are their most important teacher anyways....all the experts say that. So shouldnt we be the ones to be teaching them about the most important things??!?

Here is where I like the seperation of church and state. The goverment...despite the whole "in God we trust" a far cry from the idealistic christian way of thinking and living.
Barack Obama is passing a bill once again to allow stem cell ressearch,along with making abortion more accessible and easier, despite the fact that it is indeed murder-the ultimate crime.(p.s. to that, did I mention that we the tax payers will be paying for some of these abortions and alot of this research...cause we are) He is recanting on promises made and he hasnt even been in office a full two weeks.
And again I bring up once again my friends tax woes. Because of something that goverment forced on her last year due to our economic status, yet promised us at the same time this would help our situation and they werent expecting repayment....she is now suffering, because they recanted and lied.
Can I just say..... What the heck?!?! Obviously those stimulus checks were a huge waste of money and time. Because ummmm, you cant say that if fixed our economic situation. All it seemed to have done was provide all the poor folks with basically free plasma TVs and Playstation3s. Perhaps a down payment on a new car for some middle class folks, and the rich folks.....wellllll... We cant really say they were left empty handed. They just sorta missed the ice cream truck on that one at best...but went home and pulled a carton of their favorite frozen treat from their fancy subzero fridges. If you follow my loose analogy there....No one suffered, but the American goverment sure was left looking pretty darn stupid in my humble opinion.

Seperation of Church and state is good. I dont want something that is corrupt, full of lies, idiotic, selfish and hypocritical compared to my God.
Go ahead and keep the seperation of church and state.....cause God obviously isnt in this goverment system anyways.