Sunday, June 27, 2010

Random

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Wow just finished watching True Blood and it was sooooooooooooooo good!  I just can't get enough of that show! Anywho today was a great day....a bit humid but still great.  I cooked a nice breakfast then took all the kids to Rita's for Icee's.  Then we headed out to the mall to exchange those flower sandals from Baby Gap since they run a bit small.  Too bad they had no more 7's so I have to try another Baby Gap tommorrow.  Then we came home and spent the rest of the say at the pool.  Of course I just have to share the awesomeness that is my 2 babies...look aren't they so darn cute....

Where did my baby go...is she really a little girl already?
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NO WAY NO HOW WILL HE BE A "PIMP" ....ladies he is gonna be a respectful young man and will know how to treat a woman!...but you gotta admit that bobo (pacifier) is funny!
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bushkill Falls

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Today we took the family up to Bushkill Falls in Bushkill, PA and let me tell you it was AMAZING! There are 4 trails you can take around the falls and of course Daddy said he wanted to help me get in shape so we were taking the Red Trail a.k.a. the hardest freakin one!  At one point I carried my little princess up a flight of 50 steep steps on my shoulders and believe me......that lil bundle of 26 lbs felt more like 100 lbs!

These are just a few of the awesome pics I got ....which could've been even more awesome if I could just get Papa Bear to give in on a new camera ::wink wink::

Lenape Indian Exhibit on the way in...

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Daddy...Always the jokester!
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Sofia was all ready to head down the trail....

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Please don't tell me the only pic I had decent hair in came out blurry?!?!?! GRRR!
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First waterfall we passed
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Love her
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My guys
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One of the very few pics of me you will see .....HUMIDITY + MY HAIR=DISASTER!
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Candid shots of my girly
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Still being silly
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The boys
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My loves
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I have to say I was so proud...my daughter made it through an almost 4 hours hike and didn't complain once.  The only times I carried her was because she was going a bit slow .....but baby girl held her own on that steep mountain!



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Friday, June 25, 2010

Baby GAP Rocks!

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So today on my lunch break, being the shopaholic that I am, I headed over to Baby GAP.  I love my kids to be well dressed and want them to have the best of the best but I just think their pricing can be ridiculous, espescially on stuff my 2 year is probably going to destroy withing seconds of putting it on!  Lately though I notice that now summer sales aren't at the end of the season.  We haven't even hit July and most of the summer stuff in store was on clearance plus an additional 40% of the clearance price.  The same stuff online wasn't even priced this low.  Check out the deals I got....I'm freaking ready to burst !


Original Price: $17.00 Online Price: $14.99
In Store Price: $4.97 After 40% Off :  $2.98 each
  

Original Price: $23.00  Online Price: $17.99
In Store Price: $6.99 After 40% Off : $4.19

 



Original Price: $20.00   Online Price: $17.99 online
In Store Price: $5.99 After 40% Off : $3.59

 
*****I got 2 swimsuits but the other wasn't online anymore so I don't have a pic*****



 
Original Price: $20.00 Online Price: $14.99
In Store Price: $5.99 After 40% Off : $3.59
Original Price: $20.00 Online Price: $12.99
In Store Price: $4.99 After 40% Off : $2.99 
So all in all I got some slammin' deals .....all this for only $26 :::High Fives Self:::....SCORE!







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Monday, June 21, 2010

OUCH!!

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Yay for me! I crossed of one of my items from that Mama Needs post....The dreaded threading of the Eyebrows.......
For some reason it hurt extra bad today and I literally feel like burying my face in ice cubes.  Haveing latin blood also didn't help since my insanely coarse hairs broke her thread like 5 times!

For anyone that doesn't know .....eyebrow threading is an ancieat hair removal method from the middle east.  They use a cotton thread wrapped around their hands and it twists and pulls the hairs out in a perfect....I mean PERFECT line.  Now I would prefer the quick less painful option of waxing anyday however you can never get results like threading. 

Check out the video below for a demonstration....whoever invented Eyebrow Threading was a freaking genius!




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Princess and the Frog Party

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Since summer is officially here it's high time I get my butt in gear planning Fifi's "Princess and the Frog" party for her 3rd Birthday ......and so far I found some really great ideas.  The colors are lavendar and green. Her invitations will of course be made by my good friends Anelys at 3 Little Flowers.  I also found the cutest dress I want to get her along with these other cute ideas...on ETSY of course!:

Lavendar and Green Pillowcase Dress from Creative Bee on ETSY


This is from Inkredible Creations on ETSY.  I have to find out if it comes in purple too.


Click here to see more things I found at Imprintables


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Check out Fifi's Closet

Hello people and Happy Monday/First day of Summer!  Since we are officially switching Fifi's birthday to a "Princess and the Frog" theme I have decided to do a "Popsicle Party" giveaway on Fifi's Closet....so check it out!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

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This post is a little late but I would just like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all those wonderful Daddy's out there and to the Mommy's that have to be the "Daddy" too.  On this day I espescially want to say Happy Father's Day to my Daddy in Heaven.  Daddy, I miss you more than anything and hope your sould is at peace.  I would give anything just to say I love you and hug you.  Fifi's asks about you all the time and I wish you could be here to watch her an Antonio grow up.  Happy Father's Day Daddy!

Here are some pics of the babies gifts for their Daddy on Father's Day!


Even my litle guy had a gift for Daddy
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Sofia made this is her class
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Sofia got tatted for Daddy...lol
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Mama Needs

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Maybe it was the 20 loads of dishes, the 5 poopy diapers, and the 2 tantrums i dealt with last night, or more like the 3 glasses of Chianti I drank last night after all the kids were in bed......but I started thinking that I've really been putting myself to the side lately.  So these are the things I need to get on top of over the next couple of weeks:


  1. Hair Cut and Color
  2. Eyebrow Threading
  3. New summer clothes
  4. New makeup
  5. Bikini Wax - $6 since ::::gasp::: I do my own!
  6. Spray Tan- Yes I am so pale I'm almost invisible - then again check out one of my new favorite blogs: Loulou's Views....for her post on Mystic Tans......(you will die laughing)...Im a little scared of hittin the spary tan booth :(


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Someone Potty Train my Kid ..PLEASE!

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This week I got a letter from baby girl's nursery school and it says exactly this:

"As you know your child will be moving up to the 3 year old class this September.  All children in the 3 year old class MUST be potty trained to enroll."

UUUUMMMMMMMMM......does MUST in all caps really mean she MUST be potty trained? If anything we have gone backwards in a year and a half of doing this.  For those who don't know Fifi has always been very constipated since being a newborn ....finally the doctor put her on a stool softener which helps a bit but she holds it for a week at a time and is terrified to go on the potty.  She will pee in the potty but only at school.  At home, she kicks and screams and bites....nothing works.  Im really trying my hardest not to make it a traumatic experience for her but I'm at the end of the line. So far this is everything we tried:

1. Leave her in underwear and she wont like the feeling of pee or poo
          - Nope ...she didn't care....just kept peeing in them and I went through aout 20 pair in an hour
2. Give her rewards
          - She would get off the potty and say "I went where's my treat".....but she really didn't go
3. The cereal trick - tossing cheerios in and telling her to pee on them
          - All I got was a "eewwwww mama...I no pee on my cereal!"
4. I tried letting her watch mommoy or Daddy go
5. She has a Tinkerbell potty seat and an Elmo Potty too, as well as numerous "Big Girls Use the Potty" books.

I even try not to change my son around her because she will come and say "Mommy change me like a baby."  It seems the constipation hurts her and scares her but also the fact of her wanting to be a baby ....I just don't know what else to do.  I just want to cry everytime ......The last option is this weekend I'm going to try a "Good Bye Party" for her pull-ups............Any other suggestions???

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Five Question Friday #7

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1. What is your favorite thing about summertime?

I seriously love all things summer.  The fashionista in me loves all those bright colors, & whites, corals, aquas...you name it I love it!
I also Love, love, love being able to take my kids out to parks, beaches, pools you name it.....summer BBQ's are a plus too since Im a summer food fanatic.....There is nothing like BBQ chicken, corn on the cob & a nice cool crisp salad.  Summertime margaritas are also on my list of faves!
2. What is your ideal retirement location (if money didn't matter)?

If money isn't an issue ...I'm gonna say Puerto Rico....we have family there and a house and the weather averages 85 degrees year-round.  Like anywhere outside of the USA the lifestyle is so much more relaxed.

3. Do you live in the same town you grew up in?

OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Way!!!!! Sorry in advance to anyone in the 814 reading this, but there is no way in hell I would want to live in E-PA again!.  In addition to having only one mall in the whole town....everyone knows everyone's business and there is always some drama which I'm not a fan of one bit.  There are also no jobs there and there are nothing but bars on every corner.  You can go in any bar and the same people will always be there sitting in the same seat they've sat in for the past 20 years.  Sorry E-PA ....you gave me fond memories but I'll stick with the big city life for now :)

4. What nervous habit did you have as a child that you kicked to the curb before becoming an adult?

Oh God, this is bad but I can't even remember ....wow I'm not a very good participant in 5QF today !

5. What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you while on the job?

Does peeing yourself from laughing while you're pregnant count???

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Staring

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“Who first told you that it’s not nice to stare?  2 years olds seem to do this alot out of innocence mainly. Not too long ago I took her to a local park.  We got on the swings and a little boy probably about 10 years old sat on the swings next to us.

He clearly had down syndrome and he and my daughter started staring at eachother.  For a moment, I thought being 2 she might ask me if something was wrong with him.....however she said "Mommy I just love him! He is just a a happy boy and he likes me!"   The little boy started laughing and it was the sweetest cutest thing.  From then on they were park buddies :)


Thanks to:

Mama's Losin' It

Two Deals!!

I just got back to work from my lunch break :::slaps self on wrist for blogging at work::: and I found 2 great deals. I got my son the cutest hooded sweatchirt from Gymboree ....for this winter on sale for $4.99.
I also got my daughter a tee from baby Gap which was an additional 25% off the sale price so it came to $3.49! All I can say is ....GOOOOOO ME!!!!
 
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