Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Back in my TV line up...

This morning on GMA, I was very excited to catch a breaking story (ha), Dancing With the Stars is on their 18th season and they were introducing their new cast.
Now, I used to be really into this show.  I loved to watch it and then on commercial breaks I would call my MamMaw and we would discuss how the dancers just did and who would be kicked off.  Now, as the seasons have gone on, I have kind of fallen off of the dancin wagon, but with this new season, I will be watching for some of the following dancin' stars!
Hello, Candace Cameron Bure...

oh, I'm sorry... Donna Jo Tanner!!
I know!  Totally pumped!  I have loved Candace Cameron ever since her days as DJ on Full House and then she played the Lifetime movie...
with Fred Savage, and he was her boyfriend (who was a high school wrestler and beat her up)...he was such a butthead on that show, No One Would Tell.... Anyone?  Anyone?  Surely, I was not the only person that watched it?  Maybe so?

Ahhh, but he is the great connector to the next star.....
wait for it....
Yes!  Winnie Cooper from Wonder Years.... Danica McKellar
Girl friend, grew up and is some kind of math genius and now a dancing star.
Speaking of star......
Star Wars....
Billy Dee Williams (he is on the right) played Lando, he is sucked into Vader's web and betrays his buddy Han Solo and turns him over to Bobo Fett (the bounty hunter), and then he realizes he was wrong when Chewy and Leia were taken prisoner as well.  In the end, he does the right thing and promises he will find Han.  (Wha?  I feel like I have lost some of you out there.  Too much?  I cannot help it, I love Star Wars, it was a hot show back in the day)
Speakin' of hot, how about one of the ladies from Hot-lanta!  Thats right, NeNe Leakes from Bravos show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  She will be enjoyable to watch...
I just pray for the judges, they could may be found swimming with the fishes if she gets below a 7!  (not really, just trying to have a good line leading up to the next star who really does swim with fishes...... (like all of the way from Cuba to Florida).
Diana Nyad
Seriously... I... Would... Drown!
I could not swim that far, unless the Price was Right....(get it)
Next up, Drew Carey, he is the host of the Price is Right!
There are others on the show, 2 singers, and 2 others are recent Olympic athletes.
These two won the Gold for ice dancing..
Amy Purdy (double-amputee snowboarding champ)
That is pretty awesome!
So, will anyone else be watching this season?
I'm callin it.....
Candace Cameron Bure

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

and..... another snow day!

Last night, I saw all of the Facebook posts updating me on the latest school closings.  Guess what, B-town was on it again.  If B-town closes then our child care is closed (womp...womp), not really.  I secretly enjoy these extra moments with the littles.  It is nice to every now and again, roll out of bed, take a shower, and sit on the couch and watch 2 hours of Disney Jr (don't judge).

Photo: I think this sums up everyone's outlook on the Wintry Weather & all the locals with school-aged children out again tomorrow! Just think of the variety of liquids you can put in a coffee cup!!
Thank you Cheryl Wright for the awesome picture I snagged from your FB!
Just kidding, that really does not happen on these snow days (I do not have that many wrinkles).  Today we have been busy.  We feasted on powdered donuts and waffles, then gathered around the computer for some Starfall sing along songs..... enjoy....
your welcome.
(Also,I do not know why it is on it's side, so you are very welcome!)
Then, I spent the next 30 minutes or so looking for clothes to layer on the kids.  We have been watching Frozen on ITunes for a whole day now

 so the big thing on our to do list is......
building a snowman???
So, I aim to please.
Let me just say, getting other people (little people) and yourself dressed to play outside in 20 degree weather, not fun.  You have to get yourself dressed first, because heaven forbid you dress the tots and them make them wait for a few minutes while your throw on 4 pair of leggings and sweats, and find at least one pair of matching gloves.  So, I get clothes out, hats, scarves, socks, shoes, coats, and dress these people.  I get Red dressed, then I go to the Bear.  Ten minutes in to the Bear being dressed and acting like dead weight as I pile on the clothes (every shirt I put on him he got weaker and weaker.... clothes to my children are like kryptonite to Superman, they don't mix, we enjoy necked Tuesday (necked is naked to anyone not in the south).
So, he is almost dressed and guess who has to pee.....
Well, I'll let you know it wasn't me and it wasn't the Bear.
It's always something!
Anyways, finally they are ready, I am already dressed (remember I had to get dressed first), and please note I am a sweaty mess.  Red even said my head was raining, thanks sister.
So, I have them at the door to get out, then I realize.... umm, I need a picture.
Yes, I am that mother that documents everything these people do...

Poor babies, they had on so many layers that they would not even bend very well, and ignore that Red has on "blue" gloves, I had to listen to her cry about how blue is the worst color ever, no one wears blue but Brayden, I am mean... you get it?
We go out, and had so much fun!  The getting ready, not so much, but the fun times with my babies..... priceless.
I love to hear their shrieks of excitement when they throw the snow, or lay down in it, or laugh when they try to eat it (but their coats were in the way of their tiny mouths so it just did not work very well)

We played for an hour or so, and then came in.  I now have 4 new loads of laundry to do!
I made a healthy lunch of Totino's frozen pizza, cheese sticks, and powdered donuts (wha?  they expire tomorrow, so I'm pushin the donuts).  Of course, the birds ate nothing!
A few minutes later, we snuggled in my bed while I answered emails.
I turned on my phone so we could hear Elsa sing.... Let It Go, and after that song....
Red was out.

So, peaceful.  I love my girl so very much.  It sometimes takes my breath away.
Then, my guy was asleep a few minutes later....
He has stolen my heart with his sweet cheeks and perfect shaped mouth.

I will just say, some of you may not enjoy these days locked up with the littles..... but I am just soaking them in.  It won't be like this forever.
Also, I know that many of you are probably over the Let It Go song from Frozen, but Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and Idina have a new version.... I really do enjoy it (and just an FYI, I thought that she sang beautifully at the Oscar's the other night)!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

I never thought I'd be saying this.....

This past week, I called Aron just to check in and see how his day was going. A few minutes into our conversation I found myself saying something that I have never uttered in all of my married life..... "honey, let's go camping".
I'm going to let that sink in for the people that know me.
Still sinking in, huh.
Sometimes, I just get a crazy idea. This week, it was completely brought on by my work. I had been going to a lot of stores, looking a products for hiking, tailgating, and camping, checking out websites, and reading all of these blogs and seeing the fun stuff that people think are the best things eva! It got me very excited about the thought of being outdoors, and I just cannot wait to go camping!
I have even started thinking of all of the things that we will need.....
1. tent
yes, a tent. We have friends that have campers and such, but we are getting a tent. (Aron wants a camper, this could possibly change). Tents have come a long way baby.
and then, I saw this tent at Sam's Club. Hello a monster size tent with a 60 second set up??
I feel I must have it. Look at how happy these campers are setting it up. Could it possibly be this easy and fabulous?
We shall see if Aron and I are anything like this!
2. food
3. coolers
4. mattress
5. sleeping bags or blankets
6. cook wear
7. can opener
8. toilet paper
9. toothbrush and paste
10. antibacterial soap
11. baby wipes
12. deodorant (wha? just cause I'm in nature don't mean I wanna smell like it)
13. cell phone (hello, haven't you seen any camper slasher movies?)
14. paper plates, napkins, cups, dishes (of the paper nature)
15. matches
16. marshmallows
17. sticks for 16
18. kid potty
19. plenty of coca cola
20. pillow
21. bikes
Ummm. I do not have a bike.
22. camping chairs (of the Kijaro version, gotta represent!)
Now that I start to think about all of the things to get I am thinking that the car is going to be a little cramped! Ha!
So, are you a camping mama? Are you a camper or a glamper? Do you take your littles on your big adventures? I am so excited about ours, the kids, and my husband are just going to love it!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

It's the weekend....

I must say, this weekend has been a bit more low key than the last.  The kids and I have been out and about with Moss and Uncle David.  We were treated to lunch at a local hot spot, The Station, and then a walk on the square.  I must say, my moments with this bunch are memorable.
This is my Moss (grandmother).  I love that she loves a good hair bow!  (Family, please do not be concerned that she is wearing hair bows in public, I mean in this photo she is wearing a hair bow in public, but Sophia had placed it on the table, therefore the bow was fair game).
 After lunch Sophia took a spin in the little ole truck on our local square.  It is a tiny tot size replica of Sam Walton's ole truck.  Wha?  Who is Sam Walton?  Hello, he is B-town royalty!  He is the founder of a little store, maybe you have heard of it, Wal-Mart.
Anyway, here is Red in the truck.

 We checked out the 5&10 store.  Our big purchases were big lips.....
 It looks as if I am trying to be seductive, but I was not.  Sophia refused to smile (I wanted to pose with the lips)  She was not impressed so I am making a sad face as well.
Other purchases included a package of army men (Brayden is in heaven)
 a wind up walking chicken, a Easter egg pen, and the clapping monkey.  This brought us much fun!  The kids really enjoy putting smaller toys in between the monkeys cymbals and then saying,  "ouch" like the thing is hurt.
 Oh, our Moss spoils us!