Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Butt Paste: The 21st Century Zinc

If you grew up in the 80's then you definitely sported a fluorescent shade of zinc oxide on your face. From pink to green, it was a summer must have!

While I was out of town over the weekend the Hubby and Cookie spent a lot of time in the pool. This meant that it was up to the Hubby to lather Cookie up with sunscreen from head to toe. Leave it to the Hubby to create his own 21st century Zinc Oxide by using good ol' fashion butt cream! Yep, with the active ingredient of zinc oxide he thought why not? I am have to admit it was very cleaver and protected her sweet face.

So if you find yourself at the beach with your little ones and without sunscreen, just reach for your butt paste!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Free Smiles!

Pass it along, you never know who may need one today! Happy Monday --

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cookie Say's The Darnedest Things

Each day Cookie is building her little vocabulary and surprising the hubby and I with all the little things she is saying. Our favorite is when she ask, "more please" and when she holds her finger up and goes, "one second."

There is no telling what Cookie will be saying a week from now, but we are so pleased with her progress and look forward to the darnedest things she may come up with in the future.

So, if you are dragging this Tuesday and have not had a chance to visit your favorite barista this morning here are some funny quotes to get your day going.

The following kids, aged 5 to 10, were asked questions about what they thought of love and marriage. Here's what they said their ideas about love are.

Love and Marriage:

* "If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don't want to do it. It takes too long." -- Glenn, age 7

* "Love is like an avalanche where you have to run for your life." -- John, age 9

* "I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful." -- Manuel, age 8

* "No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That's why perfume and deodorant are so popular." -- Mae, age 9

* "Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too." -- Greg, age 8

* "Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife." -- Tom, age 5

* "On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date." -- Mike, 10

* "I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when Dinosaurs is on television." -- Jill, age 6

* "One of the people has freckles, and so he finds somebody else who has freckles too." -- Andrew, age 6

* "My mother says to look for a man who is kind. That's what I'll do. I'll find somebody who's kinda tall and handsome." -- Carolyn, age 8

* "It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I'm just a kid. I don't need that kind of trouble." -- Kenny, age 7

* "One of you should know how to write a check. Because, even if you have tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of bills." -- Ava, age 8

* "When somebody's been dating for a while, the boy might propose to the girl. He says to her, 'I'll take you for a whole life, or at least until we have kids and get divorced.'" -- Anita, 9

* "I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough." -- Regina, age 10

* "Most men are brainless, so you might have to try more than once to find a live one." -- Angie, age 10

* "A man and a woman promise to go through sickness and illness and diseases together." -- Marlon, age 10

* "[Being] single is better . . . for the simple reason that I wouldn't want to change no diapers. Of course, if I did get married, I'd figure something out. I'd just phone my mother and have her come over for some coffee and diaper-changing." -- Kirsten, age 10

* "Love is foolish...but I still might try it sometime." -- Floyd, age 9

* "Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me." -- Dave, age 8

Thursday, May 7, 2009

False Alarm

Yesterday, the hubby and I took Cookie for her wellness check up. She passed with flying colors and she is right on target for her age group. Her weight is 28 lbs and her height is 33 inches.

Though her appointment went off without a hitch, we couldn't begin the visit without a little excitement.

With all the hype centered around the piggy flu, the hubby and I decided that I would wait in the car with Cookie until they called her back into the exam room. As Cookie and I waited in the car I brought her into the front seat with me to play a game of opening and closing the windows as well as a game of how many times she could lock the door in a minute. Pretty entertaining!

Unfortunately, during the last round of window opening, the spring scent of Cookie Not-So-Delight #2 began to fill the air. Just as the scent hits me, I realize that the diaper bag is in my car! Uggghhhh. Of course Cookie's timing is impeccable. She poops at the precise moment that the Hubby is walking out to the car to take us into the exam room.

Not ones to buckle under pressure, I immediately put on my racing gloves and headed back to the house to get the diaper bag. The Hubby on the other hand, braved the stinky walk to the exam room without a diaper bag and a poopy child.

When I returned to the office with the diaper bag I walked into the exam room to find
Cookie and the Hubby.

While we waited for the Dr., the Hubby informed me, that it was a FALSE ALARM and that amongst the excitement of the nurses coming to his aid with a diaper and wipes he had just realized that he had put her diaper on backwards! The false alarm was just a plain ol' toot gone bad...very bad!

I guess we are going to have to teach Cookie about the no toot zones after this escapade!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Pool Is Officially Open

Cookie started off the weekend right by getting a lift from her Daddy...

...And then she officially opened the pool for business.