Friday, March 26, 2010

Today's the Big Day

It's my half-birthday!

Are you as excited about it as he is?

According to Wikipedia, "A half-birthday is a day six months before or after the real anniversary of a person's birth. Most half-birthdays go unremarked, but they may still be celebrated as a special day. Perhaps the most common use is by people whose birthday falls near holidays that are so widely celebrated they can overwhelm private anniversaries. People attending school sometimes celebrate half-birthdays if their real birthdays do not occur during the school year, so they can celebrate with friends and teachers at school."

Thank you Wiki for that great advice. I think I will celebrate this special day.

I mean, September 26th does fall near a huge holiday and all. This year it's Good Neighbor Day and Johnny Appleseed's birthday. How can anyone compete with those two?

And according to Michael Scott, “Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information.”

Thank you Mr. Scott. I think I'm really going to celebrate this special day.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Testing Your Knowledge

Did you know that 2 birthdays within 2 days is a lot of birthdays?

Did you know that if your 6-year-old chooses to go to Bounce U for his birthday,
you'll have to go there again 6 months later for your 5-year-old's birthday?

Did you know that it helps improve your air hockey game to stick out your tongue?

Did you know that if you ask little boys to pose
while wearing boxing masks, this is what you get?

Did you know that it's really hard to take a decent picture with three squirmy boys?

Did you know that if your 5-year-old asks for a Batman cake,
you can just put a Batman candle holder on a cake and call it good?

Did you know that all you have to do to make your kids think
you're awesome is to get them a basketball and some candy?

Did you know that your 6-year-old will look ridiculous in pictures if you don't tell
him to wash the chocolate off his face before the present opening begins?

Did you know that I love my three squirmy boys?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

They're Always After Me Lucky Charms!

They say everyone's Irish today.

So Happy St. Patty's Day from one leprechaun to another!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Since We Last Spoke

Here's a sampling of what's been going on since we last spoke:

*** The tie fundraiser was a success! Except, the success didn't make its way to my house-- I made the mistake of letting Ashton and Ian pick out their favorite tie. I hate both their choices. I mean, it's like a 6-year-old and 4-year-old picked them out!

*** I've been feeling really bad about myself because my favorite dress from the Academy Awards has been on every "worst dressed" list. So maybe Ashton and Ian's tie choices aren't ugly to anyone but me. But how could anyone think this dress is ugly? I love it. Put some sleeves on, and I'm wearing it to church next Sunday!

*** I got this really great anonymous comment a couple days ago: "I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing" Great comment, huh? It made me feel a little better after my confidence-dashing dress choice. Thank you Spammer.

*** I went to Prescott this weekend with some friends, and I had a full-on "Gilmore Girls" moment (That was one of my favorite TV shows once upon a time. Don't knock it-- it's my brother-in-law's favorite too). We went to a little concert held at my friend Meegan's sister's clothing boutique, Livy Lou's. I felt just like I was in Stars Hollow...minus Miss Patty and Luke, of course. And I felt a little like Where's Waldo (keep looking, you'll find me).

*** Carter's been acclimating to a one-handed existence. Baths are a different story.

Luckily he gets the cast off tomorrow. I think I might be a little sad to see it go-- doesn't it just make him that much cuter?...and smellier.

Well, that just about sums up the last week or so. To Anonymous: I hope you like how I expressed my opinion and thought this time around, 'cause here's proof that I'm not just a one-hit wonder!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Raising of Funds

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I'm up to my ears in boys. They are three cute ones, but up to my ears nonetheless.

And luckily I work with the Cub Scouts at church: more boys...yay! And once a week I'm reminded to be thankful for my own sweet boys as I send those little 9-year-old's home to their thankful mothers.

But my pain is your gain! See, Cub Scouts do fundraisers, and tomorrow we're doing a really fun fundraiser to raise funds in a fun way. Get it?

I copied and pasted an email I got with all the details:

'Just wanted to let you know that The Matching Tie Guy ( is teaming up with Boy Scout Troop 238 for a one day fundraiser. This Wed. March 10th, we will be selling ties for only $10 (plus AZ sales tax...bummer...but the law!). And 5 dollars, YES 5 DOLLARS from EACH TIE SOLD will be going to the cub scouts. That's not, ..."Buy 6 ties and we will donate $5." That's "Buy 6 ties, and we will donate $5 from each tie!" So come to the church building [or email me and I'll do the dirty work for you] to order your ties on Wed. March 10th, from 4-6. The church building is on Hawes Road Between Baseline and Guadalupe. (There is also a building less than a mile away on Hawes between Guadalupe and Elliott so don't get confused!)
Remember, only on that day will the ties be sold at that price, with half being donated to the scouts, and SORRY! But you have to come to the church to order [or email me and I'll do the dirty work for you], internet sales on this day do not receive the discount. The Scouts will deliver the ties within the next week if you live within a reasonable distance, or we will mail them out or meet you with them!
Come out and support a good cause, just in time for Easter.
PS- I know many of you are not into being Matchy-Matchy! That's no problem! Remember that with 55 styles to choose from, you can get awesome, well made, UNMATCHING ties for all the boys in your family!'

And since I've used every other form of propaganda, here is one last shameless plug.
You should buy some ties, 'cause then your boys could look almost as cute as mine.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Life Lessons

I've often thought that life is all about the lessons we learn and the things we learn about ourselves while we trudge through those lessons.

I learned something about myself a few weeks ago. Life Lesson #3487: I hate roller coasters.

I never knew that about myself til I went to Six Flags Magic Mountain with my two older sisters.

We stayed in a fun hotel , went swimming in the hot tub, worked out at the hotel gym, ate some yummy food, and did a little shopping. It was a blast and I had a great time feeling fun and fancy free.....that is until we went to the aforementioned amusement park. Who came up with that name anyway? Amusement park, psh. I don't know who was being amused-- I sure wasn't.

Tell me, does this look like fun to any of you?
This little doozy of a ride is called Tatsu. I think it's Japanese for dragon. Meaning, a dragon would be a safer bet than this ride.

I just don't enjoy feeling like I'm going to die. Which is how I felt through this whole ride. "Ride" is the wrong word, more like "3 minutes of pure torture."

What happened to the normal roller coasters where you sit in a normal seat, strapped in all nice and cozy? Now we have to free fall to our death?

Like on this "ride" called X2. I'm still not sure what X2 means. Maybe that you'd have to be Xtra stupid to ride this 2 times.

All I can say is, Dumbo Ride anyone?
Meaning, you'd be dumb to not want to ride this a million times.
Ahh, Disneyland. Don't worry you're still #1 in my book (Life Lesson #3488).