April 23, 2009

Iowa Mom's Night Out!!!

I am Celebrating National Mom’s Nite Out: the Ultimate Celebration of Motherhood

Do you live in Des Moines or surrounding area? Are you a Mom? Do you have any plans for Thursday May 7th? Well you do now because May 7th is National Mom's Nite Out. My SIL Jody from Iowa Geek as well as Have Kid Will Travel and Paula from Boogers and Burps are cohosting the local event. Here is the quick info on the event:
Des Moines National Mom's Nite Out
Thursday, May 7, 7-10 pm
At All Play (formerly In Play) 615 3rd St., Des Moines

They have a lot of great things planned for the evening. Giveaways, goodies and Godiva Chocolate and assorted vendors.

For the whole scoop click
here and here.

They are trying to reach out to as many Des Moines moms as they can...so feel free to put the word out on your blog, Twitter, Facebook or anywhere else you can think of!

Hope to see you there!!!

April 22, 2009

An Obituary Everyone Should Read!

My sister sent this to me in an e-mail today and I felt compelled to share it. This obituary definitely sums up how I feel!!

An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly, rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense,
who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies

(don't spend more than you can earn)
and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

If you find yourself nodding while reading this, then PLEASE pass it on!!

Wordless Wednesday-Sliding

Sliding with Daddy

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April 07, 2009

Wordless Wednesday-NKOTB

This Wednesday will be not quite wordless. Monday night I went to the New Kids On The Block concert. Here are a couple pics from it.

Couldn't leave out my favorite...JOEY!!

I plan on doing a full post on the concert with more pics soon. Until then check out more Wordless Wednesday posts at 5 Minutes for Mom.

April 02, 2009

First Fever.

It's official! My 14 1/2 month old daughter had her first fever today. Yup you read that right, we went 14 1/2 months with no fever...well, except the one she was born with.

She woke up fussy and clingy and has been that way most of the day. We aren't sure if she is sick or if it is just teething. Her two bottom teeth are finally through, but her molars are still trying to come in. So she got dosed with Tylenol and teething tablets this morning. She even napped THREE time today!! She woke up from her 3rd nap today about 5 and that's when I realized she was really hot. Took her temp and it was 101.1. So more Tylenol and teething tablets. Her fever broke pretty quickly. She finally played for awhile and seemed happier.

She started to feel a little warm again right before she fell asleep, so a last minute Tylenol and off to bed. Hopefully it will be a quiet night!

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