Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
You will need:
yellow, green & black construction paper
safety scissors - if applicable
Draw a pumpkin on the yellow paper. Sponge paint the pumpkin orange, let dry and cut out. Cut eyes nose and mouth out of black paper and glue onto pumpkin. Cut out a stem from the green paper and glue in place. All done!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Yesterday it rained all day long. Yuck, its dreary. I don't mind a good storm but when it lasts all day, blah.
About the turtle, as I was driving down my street going to pick up Princess from school I noticed something in the road that was moving. I pulled up next to it and saw a turtle in the middle of the road. I wonder how it got there and what it was doing there besides taking a shower in the rain. But I didn't want it to get ran over, I couldn't leave him there. So, in the pouring rain, I got out of my car, picked up the turtle and put him in the grass on the side of the road (I wonder if any of the neighbors saw me and wondered what the hell I was doing in the rain?). The turtle started walking away and I assume crawled under the nearby bush to get out of the rain. It wasn't a tiny turtle either, it was the size of my hand. As soon as I approached him he pulled his head inside his shell to hide. I like turtles. I had a pet turtle once when I was little. His name was Snigglefritz.
Trash pick-up was yesterday and in all the rain I never bothered to bring in my trash cans so I had to go get them this morning. As I walked out to the curb I noticed a big spider (the size of my thumb print) that at first glance seemed to be suspended in mid air. The spider had made a web between my trash can and my mail box. Which was a good two feet apart, and there was a ditch full of water below. Not a smart spider. So in order to get my trash can I had to knock down the web, and I did not want him living on my mailbox either. The spider may have fallen into the water, I don't know. I don't really care as long as he leaves my house. I DO NOT LIKE SPIDERS. Especially ones any bigger than a spec, the bigger they are the more I dislike them.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
With fruit he would not eat plain peaches, pears or anything anything else but bananas. And he loves chunky applesauce. So I have started mixing fruit in with the applesauce. I mix chunks of peaches (or any fruit) with the applesauce and he will eat it. Even better, I discovered he likes yogurt, so I can mix fruit with that also. Silly boy. I just hope he doesn't turn into the picky eater that Princess is.... Daddy wants him to be a steak lover like him. Mommy doesn't like steak and neither does Princess. But Princess doesn't like much of anything. Pasta and fruit is about all she will eat....
Saturday, September 20, 2008
You will need:
white paper (printer paper works best)
crayons - without paper labels
(can also use coins, or any other flat objects your children can come up with)
Go outside and collect leaves.
Place the leaf under a piece of paper. Rub the crayon longways over the paper where the leaf is, you will see the pattern of the leaf emerge!
Children think its amazing and you can use the same leaf over and over with different color crayons. Make a rainbow of colors on one piece of paper or use different pieces for each color.
Cut out the prints and they make great decorations!
Or write a note on the back and send to family and friends as a card.
Have a great weekend!
Also I posted this a while back and I got such a great response I had to bring it back again:
Homemade Playdough Recipe
Friday, September 19, 2008
He called yesterday! We all talked to him, even my little man! His very first phone conversation! He has just recently learned from his sister to hold the toy phones up to his ear.
Princess will hold a toy phone to her ear and pretend to talk to her brother and he will do the same, but usually does not make any noise when holding the phone.
When Daddy was on the phone I was holding Little Man and I held the phone up to his ear. At first he just listened then he made a few noises, including saying "Da Da", then he listened some more. He had the cutest grin on his face the whole time!
We have tried to get him to talk to grandparents on the phone before with no luck. Usually he would either push the phone away or try to get the buttons on the phone.
Princess also talked to Daddy, she would talk to him for hours on end if I let her. What can I say, she is a jabber-mouth. She is going to be paying her own phone bill when she is a teenager...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The weakling that I am I cant start our lawn mower. Although even if I could with my two kids I have no way to get out there and do it. Even if I went out at 6:00 AM when my kids were still asleep (which I would not be happy that early in the morning). The noise of the lawn mower and my silly German Sheppard who likes to bark at lawn mowers would wake up my son. Princess is old enough she could entertain herself in her room for a while but Little Man would get mad if he was woken up.
So I called up Honey-Do Rentals and my friends husband is in my back yard mowing my lawn, cutting my grass, however you want to put it (Again, don't fall in the gutter). I am paying him money because I wouldn't let him do it for free and I am giving him two beers my husband left in the fridge, I am not a beer drinker. I cant leave them in my fridge for 7 months...
Saturday, September 13, 2008
REBECCA PIDGEON RELEASES NEW DIGITAL EP
BLACKBOARD ACOUSTIC SESSION
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON iTUNES
Rolling Out A Series of Live NYC Dates: October 13th, 15th, and 16th
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(Los Angeles, CA) Singer/songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon is releasing a new digital-only EP, Blackboard Acoustic Session, as a bonus to fans and currently available exclusively on iTunes. The 4 song EP features two brand new songs, “Lay Me Down,” and “Sheffield Steel,” as well as new acoustic versions of Rebecca’s previously released “Army Brat,” and “Baby Please Come Home,” both of which were co-written by Rebecca and playwright David Mamet.
A special contest surrounding the songs “Army Brat,” and “Lay Me Down,” will kick off online in September, (details to be made available on Rebecca’s MySpace and Facebook sites the second week of September) with the military spouse site armywives.com, and other milspouse blogging destinations having already showed glowing support for “Army Brat” (which was made available as a bonus track on Rebecca’s 2005 CD Tough On Crime) due to the song’s spot-on military cadence and poignant lyrics reflecting the perspective of a military spouse.
The concept for Blackboard Acoustic Session, which finds the singer in a much more relaxed ‘sessions’ mode was inspired by Rebecca’s online blackboard, her home-made, chalk-fueled one-woman instant-messaging service that has caught on with fans of her website. The spry messages (created – for all you hi-tech branding weenies out there – by putting her kids’ chalk to the kitchen blackboard) have included thoughts on beating the summer blues to captures of Weather And Tide information from the bonny lochs of Scotland. One of the contests set to roll in September in support of the blackboard theme is a communal blackboard destination where fans can jot down their own daily message.
MEDIA LINK TO EP
user name: armybrat
Rebecca’s ‘authentic’ relationship with her fans was duly noted in Daily Variety’s 2008 Women’s Impact issue, with the magazine featuring the vocalist/songwriter as one of the few singer/actresses who has earned her ‘cred’ in the music world via a solid history of releases and ‘artistic acclaim.’ Rebecca has also rolled out a more visible 2008 performing calendar, announcing upcoming dates in New York City in the month of October, her first extended series of live shows on the East Coast. The shows, start at New York City’s Living Room on October 13th, 15th, 16th and will consist of a special acoustic-styled set with Rebecca’s regular players, guitarist Willie Aaron (Peter Himmelman) and drummer Debra Dobkin (Shawn Colvin), who are also featured as her accompanists on Blackboard Acoustic Session. Rebecca recorded the ‘relaxed’ acoustic sessions for her new digital EP in Peter Himmelman’s studio, with the acclaimed singer/songwriter overseeing the laid-back production. Webisodes of the studio session will also be made available online.
For Rebecca, her new album Behind The Velvet Curtain also drew raves this spring for pulling back the screen on her alluring vocal style …‘Pidgeon favors a delicate, wafish vocal style…serves her well on gently reflective originals..,’ writes All Music Guide’ - Her seventh album “Behind The Velvet Curtain” is her best work yet…’ claimed the Chicago Sun-Times.’ Her fifth studio album, ‘Curtain’ was produced by 2008 Grammy winner Larry Klein (Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters ).
"Rebecca is finally being recognized by music critics in the same manner as her acting career – her talent and class shining through as always,” stated producer Larry Klein. Rebecca has appeared in many of writer/director David Mamet’s films (they are also husband and wife), including Redbelt, and acclaimed roles in Heist, The Winslow Boy, and others. Rebecca will also be returning to her role this fall as Charlotte Canning-Ryan in the hit CBS Drama, The Unit. The show will kick off its fourth season on a new night, Sundays at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Mon. 10-13 New York City The Living Room
Wed. 10-15 New York City The Living Room
Thu. 10-16 New York City The Living Room
*more dates to be announced
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Friday, September 12, 2008
Have you heard of Rebecca Pidgeon? She is a wonderful singer. I love the unique sound to her voice. It's different from most artists around these days. She has been in the business a while but I had not heard of her until recently. She wrote a song called Army Brat, check out the YouTube video (click the link for more on youtube):
Army Brat (Blackboard Acoustic Session)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
About a month later he told me he wanted to join the military. But could only do it if I stood by his side. I agreed (I loved him) not knowing what I was getting myself into...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Although it has been hellish potty training my daughter I have decided to toilet train my cat. I know, I'm probably crazy. I found this training kit on the Internet a while ago and did some research on it and others like it. Read reviews and finally bought the Litter Kwitter a few months ago. I waited until about a week ago to finally try it. The kit comes with a full training guide. So far so good. For the first week you keep it on the floor next to the toilet so the cat can get used to using it in that spot. Today I moved it onto the toilet. We will see how it goes.
I will try to get a picture or video of my cat using it. But until I do there are videos on YouTube if your interested.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
The mystery location is Denver, Colorado.Were my clues to hard or to easy or just right?
No, I do not live in CO, but I have spent a lot of time there.
Friday, September 05, 2008
There is plenty to do for fun. Like amusement parks? Go to Elitch Gardens, its also a water park! (I wanna go, I havent been to an amusement park in forever). Looking for fun for the little kids, there is a wonderful Childrens Mueseum and right next to it an Aquaium.
Or if your the outdoors type, head to the hills and explorer one of the many quaint little mountain towns or just drive and admire the scenery.
(If you are still stumped as to the location check in tomorrow for the answer.)
Thursday, September 04, 2008
What was once referred to as Villa has since been torn down and vamped up in its place is now the Belmar Center. Its not even finished yet, but it has a little of everything. Shopping, dining, movie theatre, office space, living space. There was even a ice rink at Christmas.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Lets Eat! I love Italian food! If your looking for somewhere fancy go to Maggiano's Little Italy, they have great food. When your done, take a carriage ride down 16th Street for some romance.
Want something simple, I also love Chipotle, there are seven locations around the state. (I don't have one where I live)
(Have you figured out the location, if not, stay tuned for tomorrows clue? The answer will be posted on Saturday!)
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The average gas price is about $3.71 could be worse. Hey, since your getting gas, get some snacks while your at it.
My favorites snacks on a road trip:
Red Bull and stick Pretzels!
If you need a gas station there is a Circle K on the corner of Jewell and Wadsworth.
(Have you guessed the place yet? Stop by every day this week for another clue. Ill post the answer on Saturday)
Monday, September 01, 2008
How long were your labors?
Kid #1 – 27 hours
Kid #2 – light contractions began around 9:30 AM on a Tuesday and he was born on a Wednesday at 10:47 PM - active labor began around 3 PM Wednesday
How did you know you were in labor?
Kid #1 - Contractions - I just new
Kid #2 – " " " "
Where did you deliver?
Kid #1 & #2 - At the hospital
Kid #1 -No
Kid #2 -Yes
Doctors and nurses – Kid #1 - I got the Dr. I didn't want and one of the nurses (male) had a black eye.
Kid #2 - Doctors & Nurses
If you want to play along with this meme, just cut and paste the questions into your own blog, and leave your link at the Rocks in My Dryer blog.
I do not divulge where I live on this blog, so I have made a game out of this blog trip. I have chosen one place in the USA. Every day of the blog trip I will give you a clue as to where this place is. See if you can figure it out and on Saturday after the blog trip is over I will give you the answer. I hope you enjoy my game, have fun!
This place is known for its beautiful mountains. People come from all over to go skiing and snow boarding. I myself learned to ski when I was 8 and used to go quite often.