Saturday, February 27, 2010

Squidfire

Word Explosion!

  • Isaak now is talking up a storm.
  • He's like a parrot repeating a lot of words we say.
  • I can't keep up in blogging all the words.
  • He said, "Green beans" at dinner time.
  • I was singing, One Way or Another by Blondie in the car, and Isaak said, "Get ya, get ya, get ya". It was pretty funny.

Warm Buddy

  • This Body Wrap looks so cozy! It's easy to heat in the microwave or cool in the freezer to relieve a tummy or back ache. The body heat wrap contains natural grains & lavender flowers. It has LONG HEAT HOLDING ability of 1 hour or longer.
  • The Baby Beary is safe for any age child. It has a hidden pack that can warm up in the microwave or freezer.
  • One My Organized Chaos reader will get their own Body Wrap, and another reader will get a Baby Beary from Warm Buddy.
  • I love their Small Puppy! Both the bear and puppy are great for tummy aches, or if your kid falls and needs something cold on them.
  • They can cuddle up to a cute stuffed animal that holds it's temperature for a longer period of time.

Friday, February 26, 2010

T-Shirt Giveaway

  • Mommy Mandy is having a giveaway where one winner wins a $25 gift card to fibers.
  • You can make custom t-shirts there. I already decided that if I win I'm going to make Mica a robot t-shirt for his fifth birthday party in August.

Circus Today

  • Mica is going to the circus today for preschool. He's been talking about it for 2 weeks now.
  • Daddy is driving, Aunt Terra is riding in the passenger seat, cousin's Evan and Elijah, Isaak and Mica will all be in the back.
  • Evan and Mica are so excited!
  • I just hope they aren't expecting Cirque du Soleil. That's the only circus on DVD Mica and Evan have seen up to this point.
  • We explained to him that there would be animals at this one, and probably not the same music as Cirque du Soleil.

Juice

  • Isaak this morning just said, "Juice".
  • Up to this point every drink was, "Milk".

Who Were the Men in Our House Last Night?

  • We had my co-worker's son over because he's asking his girlfriend to marry him.
  • Daddy's going to work on the ring. Now he's swamped with projects! He wasn't going to do the job had it not been that two of his projects he had to outsource because the palladium wouldn't cast right. It's the hardest metal to cast.
  • Anyhow...2 people came with him last night.
  • The boys were already in bed.
  • In the morning Mica said, "Mommy I missed those boys that came over to our house last night. I really wanted to see them. Who were they?"
  • I told him who they were, and I was proud of him for staying in bed.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Puppy Dog Tail's

  • This morning when Isaak was cuddling with me I said a few times, "Mommy is made of sugar, spice and everything nice because that's what girl's are made of".
  • Then I went on to say, "Isaak, you are made of frogs, snails and puppy dog tails because that's what little boys are made of".
  • Every time I said, "Puppy dog" he'd stop wiggling around like he does, he looked up at me and started barking like a dog.
  • Maybe that saying is true!

After Reading This Article, I Want to Slap Myself

  • There's an article the Mom 4 Life posted on Facebook about cloth diapers and the advantages of them.
  • I stocked up on disposables when I was pregnant with each of my kids. I bought lots of diapers and never gave cloth diapers a thought.
  • I kept thinking, "I work full-time. We won't want to mess with cloth diapers!" I still sort of think that, but if I had to do it all over again, I may change my mind.
  • Aunt Terra to the boys, sister to me uses cloth diapers on her youngest. She started using them because her little boy Elijah had such sensitive skin to disposables.
  • Sure they take more time in washing and changing. Poops are messy too! When it was warm outside and Daddy was taking care of our own and our two nephews he'd just run outside and hose the poop off. He can't stand slushing around in the toilet.
  • The positives with cloth diapers do out weigh the negatives: They are way easier to potty train. Think about how early kids in cloth diapers used to potty train compared to now. Although there used to be more stay at home mom's too. Kids can feel when they are wet in cloth diapers.
  • You also save roughly over $1,000 using cloth diapers. That's if you buy the diapers. My sister made her's.
  • Babies have reduced diaper rash probably because cloth diapers are chemical free.
  • The biggest thing that I didn't know that is just crazy: Male infertility rates went up dramatically ever since disposables were used for most babies. It is thought that disposable diapers heat up boys testicles to such a degree that it stop them from developing normal. SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, which is linked to Toxic Shock Syndrome and can therefore no longer be used in tampons, is the super absorbent gel in disposable diapers.
  • I feel bad that I've used disposables and want Isaak potty trained as fast as possible. Luckily Mica did train earlier then most, and Isaak's working on it.
  • I think I'm going to buy some cloth training pants that are reusable.
  • I guess I can't slap myself over something I didn't fully know everything about. I didn't know about all the chemical's used, and the male infertility rates going up.

Juice Box Hero's

  • I'm all about finding kid CD's that are fun, and different. Something that Mommy and Daddy can enjoy listening to as well.
  • Luckily I have to say our kids have pretty good taste in music.
  • They love They Might Be Giants, The Beatles, The Ramones, and Johnny Cash to name a few.
  • Jolly Mom is giving away a kid's CD called No Sugar Added. I've never heard of them, and they are very fun! They do covers of famous songs.
  • For example, songs like Bob McFerrin's Don't Worry, Be Happy and Madonna's Material Girl are now Don't Worry, Take a Nappy and Cheerio World.
  • Our kids just love to rock out with Mommy or Daddy!
  • I could really see Isaak liking the song off this album called Puppy's Fur it's the same melody as the famous song Jessie's Girl.

Blogging World

  • I've thought about switching over Word Press because it's supposed to be so much better then e-blogger.
  • I don't want to! I've decided that Word Press is annoying! I follow a few Word Press sites and it takes forever to make comments. The sites are slower, if you want to make more then one comment it tells you that you are posting too quickly. It's also impossible to trash a comment that you messed up on. Yes I am human and make mistakes! I start going to fast many times, or get into a routine. e-blogger allows comments to be posted quickly and you can trash things you don't want as a comment.
  • Then you need to know all kinds of coding on Word Press to make it even work. e-blogger allows you to do coding too if you want.
  • I also hate the site Technorati. I go to thumb up a post, and I can never find it to thumb up. It sometimes doesn't work like it should. I'm a member of it, and I can't get it to work!
  • I much prefer Stumble Upon over Technorati. I didn't know what to do with Stumble Upon at first, but once I figured it out it's great. So slick to use.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I Never Knew That Saying, "I Love You" Would Turn into a Game

  • Isaak used to say, "I" rolled of the tongue "you". It came out sounding like, "I love you". That's what he was trying to say.
  • He went for a period of a few months where he wouldn't say his version of, "I love you" at all. It was the cutest thing! Right up there with him rocking his baby doll.
  • Now he'll say it clear as day to just about anyone, but me. :(
  • He's uttered these three words to Grandma Spiehs many times today, and Daddy last night.
  • When I ask him to say, "I love you you" he shakes his head no, and says "No".
  • It's sort of funny, yet sort of sad. I know he does in fact love me, so my feelings aren't hurt.
  • I'm the first one he runs to when I go to pick him up at the end of the day. He'll run right past Daddy, and into my arms. Don't get me wrong, he loves Daddy too.
  • I do miss that little Isaak voice uttering those three words to me.

Done With Naps!

  • So...Mica decided at age 4 1/2 years old that he is done with naps.
  • He looks tired when we've picked him up every day this week.
  • I wish he'd go to sleeping an hour instead of 2. Wean slowly!
  • He simply won't sleep though.
  • We've been putting him down a little earlier, and in the morning we've been having to wake him up. This is unusual! Usually our boys wake us up.
  • I've been blessed with Mica being a really great sleeper in the past.

Bribery Works

  • I called Grandma and Grandpa Spiehs over lunch to see how the boys were doing.
  • Grandpa Spiehs said that Isaak wouldn't mind him too well this morning.
  • So...to get him to mind he gave him treats to get him to do what he wanted him to do.
  • Now will Isaak expect Mommy and Daddy to do the same?
  • I sure hope not.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tyson

  • Clear as day Isaak kept saying, "Tyson" tonight when we went to pick him up from Uncle Tyson and Aunt Terra's house.
  • He won't say anyone else's name. I want him to say, "Mica" and his own name!
  • He did say his cousin's name, "Elijah", but it came out as "Lye La". I only heard him say that three times.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rock a Bye Baby

  • Who ever said that boy's can't love a baby doll?
  • Here Isaak is rocking the baby and singing it a lullaby.
  • He's like this with his puppy too.
  • Isaak's hair is somewhat a mess, the video ends abruptly because my memory card was full, but I think it's sweet.
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Fun with the Vacuum

  • It's much easier to suck up Isaak's hair then it is Mica's.
  • They used to be afraid of the vacuum, but they aren't anymore. Probably because we have fun with it.
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Maybe it's Good That We Didn't Have a Girl

  • There's this site called Make Babies. I'm not recommending the site. It's slow, ad's popping up all over the place, but fun.
  • You upload yourself and someone's photo. You can even choose a celeb.
  • Well I looked at their data base and all the results are pretty ugly.
  • This is how our little girl, Savannah Claire would of looked had we not had boys. I sure hope not!
  • Don't you just love the extra tall forehead? Oh...and it's so great that they stretched Daddy's face.
  • Oh...and I couldn't resist. I made a baby on the site where the father is Tiger Woods. It's funny how this baby was lighter skinned then my baby I had with Daddy.
  • Such ugly babies!

Have a Hot Dog Day!

  • If anyone watches Mickey Mouse Club House, you know that Micky always says in every show, "Have a hot dog day!"
  • "Hot dog" is Isaak's new word that he said last night and today.
  • He doesn't get it from Mickey Mouse Club House, or from eating hot dogs. He gets it from his plastic food set that has a hot dog in it.

Broden Your Horizon with Milk

  • Mommy Mandy is giving away to TWO winners 4 coupons for milk. Two for a 1 dollar off a half gallon and two for a free half gallon.
  • Horizon Organic® Lowfat Chocolate Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 provides a great taste and good way to add calcium and DHA to your family's diet.
  • DHA Omega-3 is an important nutrient that helps support heart, brain and eye health.

They Might Be Giants

  • My boys LOVE They Might Be Giants!
  • This morning when we first woke up Mica, Isaak and I watched a few video's from their They Might Be Giants! Here Come Their 1, 2, 3's album.
  • Daddy and I find that we listen to their album's even when the kids are no longer in the car.
  • My favorite song of theirs is NO! off their album titled NO!

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