Worldess Wednesday {Fun with Icicles}

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Meet Roxie

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Brody has been begging for a dog for years and I've always resisted , mostly due to allergies.    Last summer I had some allergy testing done and it revealed that I am not allergic to dogs like I had been told.  So, Zack and I started talking about maybe, just maybe getting a puppy.  We had thought about getting a Labrador puppy so it could be trained by the time Zack started hunting with the boys.  Then one night my mother in law mentioned seeing some adorable puppies earlier that week at the humane society.   She even showed us one whose adoption fees had been paid already and was just looking for a family to pick him up.    Problem was that specific puppy was a boy.  Zack and I had already agreed that we wanted a female.   Partially … [Read more...]

Happy Shoppers Finally!

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Brody has never been much of a shopper.  He will tolerate shopping for clothes, shoes and toys if he is the one getting the items.  When it comes to grocery shopping that kid has no tolerance at all.   As soon as we pull into the parking lot of the grocery store the whining begins and doesn't end until we're back on the main road.    It doesn't matter to him if we are there for 1 or 1,000 items.    Last Friday after noon I needed to run to the grocery store because we planned on heading to the lake on Saturday.  Since one set of grandparents happened to be at the lake already and the other set was busy he had no choice but to tag along. He was annoyed before we got there because I refused to buy him a new pair of sunglasses at the optical … [Read more...]

Random Question Bath Bomb vs Bubble Bath

It's been a while since I've asked a random question!   Since my back surgery baths have been a favorite way to help relieve pain and relax.    Over the years I've tried many bath bombs and bubble baths to find that which I prefer depends on the train for the bath.    I like bubbles to relax and disk the stress away.   I like bath bombs on days my pain is or if control because the scents distract me and take me other places.    Which do you think is better, bath bombs or bubble bath?   … [Read more...]

Meet The Happy’s #The Happy’s #sponsored

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I received free products in order to host the Cepia, LLC sponsored MommyParty.The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Brody has been begging for a dog, while Quentin has been has been trying to convince us that a cat would be the best pest.    I've been holding strong and saying no for various reasons.  Once of the biggest reasons being we all have horrible allergies to one or both of the most wanted pets.   When I heard about #The Happy's from Cepia, LLC, the makers of Zhu Zhu Pets, I knew the boys would love them.  The Happy’s are a new line of interactive puppies and kitten plush "pets". They play, make over 25 silly sounds, and they can even be trained.  They can play keep away or chase a special ball.  For someone like me who is … [Read more...]

The Anniversary I Won’t Forget

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My tag line says it all!    The boring days are definitely few and far between, I just don't always write about them. Last Friday (April 18th) was Zack and I's 11th wedding anniversary and we were looking forward to celebrating.   We arranged for the kids to spend some time with their grandparents while we enjoyed a meal without mentions of Pokemon, bodily functions and reminding kids to use their manners.    Most importantly we wanted to be able to have a full conversation without having to talk in code or stop and explain what we were talking about and why some things said can't be repeated outside of the house.   We're not the only parents that have conversations like that, are we? So, Friday afternoon I was trying to get the boys to … [Read more...]

Bye Bye Training Wheels!

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Last Friday I had more to celebrate than just my anniversary!   Brody finally decided to take a stab at riding a bike without training wheels and no assistance from mommy and daddy.  All four of us have been trying to help Brody off and on the past couple of months so that he'd be ready for spring but he wasn't interested in it.  Recently he's spent more time watching his brothers ride bikes thinking it would help him learn.  On Friday he grabbed his helmet and Zander's bike and set off to show us what he could do.  He mastered riding a bike without training wheels in just a few minutes.  He is now a little monster tearing up the sidewalk on his brothers bikes.  We finally figured out that his main problem is that his bike was just too … [Read more...]