Friday, December 31, 2010

Aloha/Fun Follow/Feed Me "Friday" - New Year's Eve!

Aloha FridayThis Weeks Question:
What are your plans to ring in the new year?

A: Were staying in tonight, probably going to play Wii, may have some friends over, but tomorrow night were going out! It's Hubby's Birthday on January 1st!


What's Aloha Friday? It all started at An Island Life In Hawaii, Friday is the day to relax and take it easy. So, I take it easy on posting!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Down-Town City Lights!

I have been wanting to go see the lights down-town for weeks now and we kept putting it off for one reason or another. But for the last week and a half every evening we wanted to go it has been raining... It has only sprinkled once for a little bit during the day yesterday so we finally decided to try and go. It started raining on the way down there... We ended up just having to drive by and take pictures from the car... O-well, I guess we will try again next year...

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)

I hope you all have a wonderful day today!
Here is a Hawaiian Christmas song for you!

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawian Christmas Day
That's the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palm trees sway
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way to say Merry Christmas to you

THe Andrew Sisters:
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawian Christmas day
That's the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palm trees sway
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way to say Merry Christmas to you

The Andrew Sister's and Bing Crosby:
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way to say Merry Christmas to you

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawian Christmas Day
Thats the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palm trees sway
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way to say Merry christmas a
very merry christmas , a very, very, merry,merry Chistmas to youuuuuuuuuu


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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Randomness: Shopping, Obama, Baking and Rain, Oh-My....

It's been a busy week! Hubby is on leave, Princess is off school, lots of last minute shopping to do! We also have a house guest, the younger sister of one of Hubby's Marines is visiting for Christmas and he lives in the Barracks. She cant stay there with him, so she is staying with us! She is great with the kids, and they adore her, so its been fun for them!
I have been busy baking and grocery shopping today. I had to take some detours on my way to the commissary because President Obama was at the Golf course right down the street from my house! Also, we passed his car convoy on our way home from going out to breakfast this morning!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Presents!!!

Can you spot Rudolph and Alice?
My son keeps asking:
"Mommy I get presents?"
"Can I open presents?"

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Aloha/Fun Follow/Feed Me "Friday" - Favorite Holiday Song?

Aloha FridayThis Weeks Question:
What is your favorite Holiday Song?

A: I Love all the Holiday/Christmas music! My top two favorite songs would have to be "Winter Wonderland" and "12 Days of Christmas".


What's Aloha Friday? It all started at An Island Life In Hawaii, Friday is the day to relax and take it easy. So, I take it easy on posting!

Answer my question in a comment. Play along, write your own "Aloha Friday" post then link up below and Ill be sure to stop by and answer your question!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

At what age is it inappropriate for a child to be in public without pants?

There is a mother who lives around my neighborhood who I see out walking with her daughter (who's probably around 2 years old) on a regular basis. Every time I see them, the little girl is wearing a shirt and a diaper.

Even lately when its been a little cool out in the mornings, the mother is wearing a jacket and pants, but the girl is still in just a shirt and a diaper....
At what age do you think its inappropriate for a child to be in public without pants on?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Explosion!

I just realized I never did tell this story... Enough time has gone by now that I can laugh about it all, when at the time I was annoyed, embarrassed, a little angry even.
It's Thanksgiving, lots of people are bustling around my kitchen cooking, making messes, getting things ready for our fabulous dinner...
My son was being a little clingy at the moment and wanted me to pick him up and get him something to drink. So, while holding him, I walked over and opened the refrigerator.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

$3,000 Fraud Avoided...

Hubby and I are laying in bed this morning when his cell phone rang... It was our credit card company calling with an automated message from the Fraud department asking to verify some recent charges... One if which was for $0.20 which we didn't recognize... (Why would we use a credit card for $0.20 right?) And with the automated voice we couldn't understand what the company name was. So the call got transferred to a human.
It turns out, the $0.20 was just a pre-authorization for a plane ticket costing over $3,000!!! We didn't buy that!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Aloha/Fun Follow/Feed Me "Friday" - Shop: Online or Store?

Aloha FridayThis Weeks Question:
Do you prefer to shop online or in the store?

A: Although I hate paying for shipping, I would rather shop online. So much easier to "shop around" for the best price online, no wasting gas driving all over town.


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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Show Me Your Christmas Tree - Blog Hop

Show Me Your Tree
Notice the sporadic ornaments, Princess helps me decorate.
That is my front door to the left, I put wrapping paper and ribbon on it to look like presents!

Carrie with Children is hosting a "Show Me Your Tree" blog hop! Go to her blog and grab the blog hop button HERE for your own site and link up your Christmas tree/decorations post, then start hopping!

If your participating, leave your link in a comment and Ill be sure to stop by your blog! I wanna see your Christmas Tree!! Happy Holidays!

Wordless Wednesday - Santa and Princess

This was taken at Hubby's Battalion Christmas Party! Booboo wanted NOTHING to do with Santa...

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

My Son Has Asperger Syndrome

Back in October both of my kids were tested for Asperger Syndrome. What caused me to seek out testing for them was actually because of my daughter. Princess has been doing Neurofeedback therapy since January to help with her ADHD and Tourette Syndrome. Several months ago her therapist told me she had noticed that Princess had some symptoms of AS. I began researching about Asperger's and the more I read the more it fit Princess. So I made the appointment to see about getting testing done. They had told me that it was likely if one child has Asperger's then the other will as well. So Hubby and I decided to go ahead and have both kids tested.
Oddly enough, I went in thinking Princess would get the diagnosis, I saw the signs with her, I didn't see them with Booboo.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Aloha Friday - Holiday / Christmas Decorations

Aloha Friday
This Weeks Question:
Are your Holiday / Christmas decorations up yet?

A: I put up most of my decorations at the beginning of November when I took down my Halloween decor. I needed Hubby's help with the lights outside, so those went up over the past week. The tree however is not up yet, only because we have a very mischievous kitty whom I DONT trust to leave the tree alone. So we have ordered a new cat deterrent thing online to keep her away from it. It should be here tomorrow, so we can put up our tree this weekend!!


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Winners of "The Night Before Christmas" Hallmark Recordable Storybook Giveaway {+Coupon}

I love these books! There awesome! If you missed my review, go check it out! It has a video of Princess looking at her book!

This weekend only, you can save $5.00 off of your total purchase at any Hallmark Gold Crown store by presenting this printable coupon at checkout. This discount is valid from 12/3 – 12/5 at all Hallmark Gold Crown stores.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this Giveaway!

And the 2 Winners are....

Thursday, December 02, 2010

"Hygiene on-the-go" QwikShower Wipes Review

I recently received a review sample of QuickShower Wipes and I gave them to Hubby to test out; he described it as "a huge baby wipe". Compared to a baby wipe, QuickShower Wipes are over twice the size, more durable for cleaning the whole body and have a clean soap smell (no smelling like baby powder).
Hubby goes out to the field several times a year (for over a month at a time) to train. He is basically "camping" and doesn't get a real shower for days on end. QuickShower Wipes will be perfect for him when he's in the field!

QuickShower Wipes were designed for stinky, sweaty, kids and tweens/teens to use after gym class, but the uses are growing!!
Camping, hiking, traveling, sports, after a workout, quick clean-ups, anytime your sweaty/stinky and cant get to a shower! Great to keep in your car; had to change a tire on the side of the road, spilled drinks/food, potty accidents. The possible uses are endless!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Frosty singing "Winter Wonderland"

The video quality is terrible, but Frosty is just so cute! This is my favorite Christmas decoration, and hes singing my Favorite Christmas song! Check out my YouTube Channel!
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