Monday, April 22, 2013

Suiting Up for Summer at The Children's Place

Somebody forgot to tell Florida that it's not summer yet. Goodness, it's hot around our parts. But that's ok. We have the beach to cool us off. There's also The Children's Place to suit us up!

Since he's always climbing around, I call him my little monkey. Therefore, I couldn't pass up this matching swimsuit, shirt, and flip flops. Side note: flip flops with straps on the back are perfect for climbing lil' monkeys. :)

I have a theory that if you throw on a pair of sunglasses and a lifeguard shirt, you amp-up your cool factor. Agree?

With their bright and colorful swimwear, The Children's Place has our summer outfits covered.

Ready for summer? We sure are!

All swimwear & accessories pictured were kindly provided by The Children's Place.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

They Got Game

We interrupt your regular scheduled program for a Special Report.

Basketball fever sweeps a big part of the United States this time of year. Top rated teams such as the Heat or the Thunder are doing swell but today I'd like to introduce you to a couple of teams you might not be familiar with that aren't doing too shabby. First we have the ones, the only, the undefeated, The Bulldogs!

Behind every great team is a great coach. I knew right away he was the coach because he had the shoes for it.

With a team named The Bulldogs, it's only natural that a bulldog be their mascot, right? Wrong! This team always thinks outside the box. A Westie/Schnauzer mix represents their team.

Now meet the opponents. I should say, the opponent. The one-man team, The Pirate!

Teams are nothing without being replenished. Meet The Watergirl.

The teams might drink with colorful, bendy straws but in the court, there's no room for cutesy.

The Bulldogs rethink their strategies with their coach. In this exclusive, you can see the coach's playbook. 

Apparently, the coach's thought was to tickle the opponent's legs as they shoot? 

Even though The Pirate had the advantage, The Bulldogs pull off yet another victory with a final score of 32-30. 

The Pirate did not take the loss well. However, he was not available for comment. 

Today's playoff game was brought to you by The Mascot & The Watergirl. 

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming, already in progress.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Pirate Boy

If I had a little girl, perhaps she would look something like this.
Minus the ratty, tangled hair, of course.

But I don't have a little girly. I have a typical little boy pirate. You know, like the ones you find waiting for their turn to make a basket.

A typical little mean-faced, pirate boy with his trusty parrot friend.

Yep, a little pirate boy that keeps me laughing! And I wouldn't want it any other way. Have a grrrrreat day, me hearties! 

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Noises of a Quiet House

In our house, the only time that there's complete quietness is during the wee hours of the night. After the boys are fast asleep, the dishwasher stopped humming, and David Letterman has said his goodnight, can you find true silence. Although I enjoy the noiseless solitude, there are certain quiet sounds I enjoy through out the day. 

Sometimes it's the grunting of a dog trying to find just the right spot to cuddle. 

Or perhaps the chatter of two little voices as they draw on the pavement. 

Even the whooshing and bouncing of a basketball as a young boy practices again and again.

These are the noises that surround our house. The noises I know one day I will miss. I close my eyes and soak them all in because before I know it, they'll be gone.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Slideshow, Yearbook, Photobook, Oh My!

Hi there, friends! I've been gone so long that I don't even know where to start. I've heard that it takes three weeks for things to become a habit. I don't want NOT blogging to become a habit so I am working really hard to get back into the swing of telling you the little tales in my life.

Among tending to a husband and the kids, homework, swim practice, doctors visits, hospital visits, broken fingers, and housework; I took on a couple of special projects. First, I put together a slide show for the boys' swim team to be presented at their annual banquet. 

Secondly, I volunteered to put together the boys' school yearbook.

Over the last two months I've looked at over 9,000 photos, edited  about 3,000 of them, done 4 interviews, created a 17 minute slideshow/movie, put together a 100-page yearbook, aaand...  

... because I'm a champ at starting other tasks when I'm suppose to be concentrating on another, I made a 60-page photo book for the boys!

I know, I know a person needs to know their limitations. But I couldn't pass up a chance for a free Blurb photo book using Instagram pics. Free, I tell ya! :)

Anyway, that's what has been taking up a chunk of my time recently. But they're all done, done and done. I'll be back later this week with another post. I've missed this habit. 

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