May 29, 2009
From the Back Cover
A classic Golden Book is back in print!
If you are hanging from a trapeze
And up sneaks a camel with bony knees,
Remember this rule, if you please --
Never talk to strangers.
First published in 1967, Never talk to strangers relays a message more timely and important than ever.
I am certain you and your family will enjoy and learn something from this wonderful children's book from Golden Books. It will not teach about all the cautionary things within our world but it is a great stepping stone and conversation starter. When I first shared it with Hailey (3) she interrupted after about 3 pages and said "mommy why should be never talk to strangers?" and I knew at that moment that she would never forget.
Never Talk to Strangers is a must have for your children's library!
May 28, 2009
Glad no one thought to take a picture of me taking a picture of the babies because that would have been a site about as pretty as that baby.
Now tell me...is that disgusting or brilliant?
I think it WALKS a fine line -
but it is a line I am not willing to cross!
May 27, 2009
She said when she ate pudding the first couple bites hurt then it was easy eat (each time) she is loving "snow" from the snow cone machine and Gatorade - but she also ate Macaroni and cheese, a half a bagel, a slice of toast (with Jelly), rice and a Hershey kiss.
The most amazing part was the nap she took in my car (on our way to get Lauren from school). In months past people I was on the phone with could hear Hailey snore. Today - SILENCE. I am not kidding. It was so quiet I almost cried (again).
From what I read the "worst" could still be coming for her, but I am glad she had a good day - and I am glad we did the surgery because I can tell it is going to make a difference in her life.
Thanks again to everyone for all your kind words and well wishes!
Be sure to take a minute to check out Justin's Blog as you can win a free book just by sending him your address by Friday noon...AND he extended the contest deadline so please please please enter (he has some hints on his blog...check them out)
May 26, 2009
At 6:00 Hailey asked if she could "go upstairs and brush her teeth and go to bed" we haven't heard from her since. But I have the monitor on and I plan to check in on her soon. She really was a great patient...from what I understand the worst is yet to come for her - but thankfully her memories of today are good ones!
That sometimes being a mom flat out sucks.
May 25, 2009
In comes the pool in the truck...
Coming to the mountains really forces me to slow down and appreciate the beauty and wonder. I could live here, I really could.
I love the sound of the rushing River, especially in the spring when it is so heavy from the winter runoff.
The girls love to go for walks when we go to Beaver Creek - the road my parents house is chalk full of cool things to discover. Sometimes it is a brown bear looking for lunch, other times it is simply a marmot squealing to protect their young. There are Deer (complete with babies in the spring), Elk, birds, the occasional Owl or Wild Turkey...but more importantly to the girls this year is there is an abundant crop ofYUP. Dandelions! I am SO not kidding. These things are EVERYWHERE and they are huge - and quite frankly they are actually kind of pretty!
But watch out...one of them is sporting a TAIL!!
May 24, 2009
When we arrived in the mountains for our weekend with Grams the girls were greated by a box of these Brain Noodles
I swear they are nothing more than Pipe Cleaners on Steroids! But they have enormous playing power!
If you have a little Diva in the making she might make jewelry out them
Lauren quickly served up a Cheeseburger then got busy making a fishing rod and fish...
The girls were enjoying them SO much we picked up an extra box so there were enough to go around with all the creative things they were doing.
May 23, 2009
Beacuse this weekend he had this delievered