Thursday, July 30, 2009

Have You Met My Sidekick?

Her name is Cookie...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Toots, They Happen To The Best Of Us

We are currently in the process of transitioning Cookie to her toddler bed and during this transition we have started the tradition of "girl time." Girl time is our time to talk about the important things in life like, what happened at the play ground, what we colored at school and most importantly what flavor of snow cone she had on Tuesday.

We also talk about the new words she is learning at school and apparently we are spending good money,because over the course of the last couple of months our little Cookie has improved her vocabulary with with words Ewe, stinky and poo poo.

I know this only because during our Sunday night talk, [dare I admit it] I accidentally tooted. Much to my surprise my little Cookie was quick to call her Mom out and repeatdly say [holding her nose], "Ewe, stinky mama, stinky." Then before I knew it the tables were turned and she was tugging at my jammers and saying, "Poo Poo Mom, Mom?"

In my wildest dreams I never would have imagined that I would be called out by my two year old, but then again kids really do say the darnedest things. So, word to the wise, do not toot around Cookie because she will be quick to call you out and proceed to check your pants.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Houston: We Have a Pony Tail

With a little bit of water and one episode of Agent Oso we have a pony tail.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Superstar Saturday

We are up and ready to get the day going. We are excited for our visit with Memaw this weekend and look forward to getting Pappaw all moved in to his new digs.

We might even have a few minutes for a little playground time and maybe even a snow cone. However, Cookie's treats are all dependent upon how well she can help herself from making a fort underneath all of the cushions at Garden Ridge today.

Wish us luck!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Big Ol' Bag of Lemons

There are those times in life when you are handed a big ol' bag of lemons. Sometimes you choose to make the lemonade and sometime you choose to sit and look at them for a few days and ask your self the endless question, "why me?".

Regardless of the scenario you choose, I can guarantee that there will still be a few spoiled lemons in the bag. Just remember do not get discourage and follow these few simple steps to your lemonade recipe:

Add a little extra sugar, toss the bad ones as hard as you can and keep on stirring because eventually the lemonade will taste right!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Back away and nobody will get hurt...

Cheerios: The simple little oat things in life that keep a tired, hungry baby happy and helps in restoring a Mother's sanity. Try some today!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy weekend.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fingerpaint Bonanza

As the heat index rises I am beginning to run out of things for Cookie to do that doesn't involve a playground, swimming pool and watching her Mom melt.

I thought I better start researching a few activities we could do in doors for the upcoming weekend. Something a little more than just coloring my US Weekly magazine or hitting up the local Dairy Queen for a sundae. Though I have to admit the DQ run is still likely.

I started to think of all the things we use to do as kids during the summer time and the one thing that stuck in my mind was the endless hours of fingering painting we use to do on my Grandmother's front porch.

Previously I have searched my local Wal-Mart and Target for the original white box of Finger Paint but have been unsuccessful in my search. So I thought what the heck, why don't I reach out to my friend Mr. Google and see if I could pull a Martha Stewart and make some. Sure enough I scored two great recipes that we can do indoors...

Original Fingerpaint


1/2 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups cold water
food coloring


In a medium pan, mix all the ingredients together to make the finger paint. Cook over low heat 10 to 15 minutes. Keep stirring the finger paint mixture until it is smooth and thick. After the finger paint has thickened take the pan off the stove and let the mixture cool.

After cooling, divide the finger paint into storage containers depending on how many colors you would like. Add a few drops of food coloring to each container. Stir the coloring in to the paint to determine the shade of color. You're ready to finger paint! Cover tightly when storing.

Homemade Pottery

You can always make your own pottery with homemade play dough—just let it dry for a few days and then paint it once it's dry.

Mix together in a heavy bottomed pot:

2 cups flour (any kind but self-rising will do)
1 cup salt
4 tablespoons oil (any type of cooking oil will do)
2 cups water
4 teaspoons cream of tartar

Stir constantly over medium heat until it rolls about in a dry mass and looks dry, not shiny. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature. Will keep for 2 months.

Cookie and I will give it a shot this weekend and see how well they work. I am sure we will end up using the floor and possibly the walls as a canvas, but hopefully we will be able to keep it to a piece of paper or at a minimum the kitchen counter.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Rue Rapper

Yo Yo Yo...Word!

Gettin' Jiggy Wit It

We hope that you all had a great, relaxing and safe holiday weekend. Cookie had a great time lounging by the pool eating watermelon and gettin' jiggy wit it...

...she danced all weekend with her Daddy outside while I managed to stay in doors and devour a Chocolate cake!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Build A Bear Was Almost Steal A Bear

Yesterday I took Cookie to build a bear. Even though I have heard that building a bear could single handily help in turning the economy around, I thought I would give it a shot.

We arrived at the mall a good hour to early. It turned out to be okay, because Cookie was having a great time racing the mall walkers in the little speed racer cars you can rent. We also, squeezed in a photo op in the mall photo booth.

Not the best quality, but a great $5 memory!

When we walked up to build a bear you could see her excitement building. She waited patiently as they opened and once they opened she was off to the races. Surprisingly enough she was only interested in the long ear bunny rabbit. We stuffed it with love, a couple of hearts and then fluffed it to perfection.

We had just about made it out of the workshop without a hitch until Cookie saw the front display of bears. She paused, looked around and then she proceeded to grab a couple and headed for the exit. Luckily we managed to cut her off before the mall security would have to haul her off with a charge of Bear Stealing.

All in all it was a great day and no one got arrested!

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Fourth of July.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My New Obesessions

I have come to realize that when I am pregnant I have the sudden urge to spend multiple hours in the drug store looking for the best kept beauty products.

Maybe because the thought of not being able to see my toes when I lean over is becoming a reality and my nights are beginning to become restless can make my hormones run ramped. I guess the thought of having a little something extra in my beauty tool kit is that little extra jolt to making my mornings a little brighter.

My two new drug store obsessions are...

Goodbye raccoon eyes. This mascara is magic. Easy to apply, no clups and even easier to remove. It is a must have for the summer when the heat index and humidity are 100+ and you feel like you are melting away.


If you are anything like me, you are a sucker for great hair care packaging that promises no frizz, will remove split ends, and will even highlight your hair after one shampoo. In my short thirty years I think that I might have found one that works! The best part is, I found out that it is the same conditioner that my hair salon was using. Goodbye $25 conditioning treatments. I encourage you to give Organix a try. The best part is CVS has it on sale this weekend for $4.99 a bottle. $4.99 people!

Last but not least, I am still obsessed with this little Cookie...