Saturday, February 28, 2009

Photohunt #15

Photo Hunt # 15
Thankful





Although I am thankful for so much, this would have to be what I am MOST thankful for...

My Family

**AND I have learned the hard way to be thankful for EVERYTHING, It may not be there tomorrow... things like, a shower that lasts more than 3 minutes, manicures, me time, a movie, get the picture? lol



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Friday, February 27, 2009

Aloha Friday # 23



In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Kalani @ An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday. What's that you ask? I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!





Today’s question is:

You're stranded on a deserted island and have been able to salvage 3 key items...

A. A companion (who is it?)
B. A Book (which do you choose?)
C. One of the Following:
  1. A tent
  2. Flint
  3. Razor
  4. Knife
  5. Flare

Hehehe


Me?

A. My Husband (Sorry girls, If I can;t take you both, your dad will have to put up with me..)
B. Probably some sort of Outdoorsy Survival Guide.
C. Knife





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Squooshy Butt

Today is my nephew's Birthday. He is the only boy so far in a sea of 8 girls (not sisters, but sister and 7 cousins )... lol.. Either he will be very frustrated, or very paopular.....



HAPPY Birthday Sqooshy Butt!!! (How long do you think I can get away with calling him that?)



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Carnivale!!!!


Today is a big day in my parent's country, Dominican Republic. It's their Independence Day. It is celebrated with a big Carnival, and Boy do I wish I was there today.

Carnival is actually a country wide festivity and celebrated the entire month of February (Dominicans love any excuse to party). Each weekend there are parades, events and competitions. Each town offers their own twist to the event, with costumes, mask, music, and different customs but the big climax is today, their actual independence day. Participating groups can consist of family units, clubs, friends, families and businesses, all can participate in the carnival parade of masked creatures.



People dress up in colorful costumes and masks. The masks are believed to symbolize supernatural spirits, and the ritual is a lot like those done by the Natives (Tainos) before the Spaniard Invaded. (The arrival of Columbus, added a religious twist because the festivities were believed to be Pagan)
Of the many costumes and creatures represented the most celebrated seem to be the devils known as Diablos Cojuelos. Others are painted bodies, or bodies decorated with paper. And yet others may have animal masks or elaborate costumes. Many disguises and get-ups symbolize the opposite, a world upside down. This is where the humor enters the scene. Men may dress as women. All is the opposite of what one would expect. This can be very funny to observe. Some costumes represent the Indians or mock the dress of the conquerors and oppressors of the island, the Europeans. These costumes are a mix or all the cultures, beliefs, peoples and ideas, making for a unique viewing experience. The costumes are only limited by the imagination of the creator.



We lived in the Capitol, Santo Domingo, and that was the carnival, we usually went to. This carnival would attract folks from the entire island with a magnificent and impressive parade held on the Malecon. People will have their faces painted. Children will have on plastic Halloween masks. There are all types of food being sold. Vendors selling their wares and trinkets commemorating the carnival. The sights and sounds of Dominican Carnival. If we were lucky, we got to party all month, while visiting family in the different towns during their Carnival.

But don't get too carried away. During all the fun and festivities, you have to remain alert for the Vejigas (air inflated animal bladders) and Latigos (whips) which are carried by most of the creatures in the carnival. Vejigas are generally made of either cow or pig bladders and filled with air. They are also sometimes made of rubber these days. These are used to hit the people that happen to get in the way. Always aiming to hit on the lower part of the body but with all the commotion in the street it is a free for all. I implore you DO NOT try and block with your hands or arms... Although it causes a little discomfort, it is best received on the back side... Trust me. Although it's believed to bring good luck. I think it is more lucky if you can avoid being hit.

Well, Here's to FREEDOM!!!!



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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mommy the traitor


Today, I had to take the girls to get vaccinated. I've ALWAYS hated it. The funny thing is, it's ALWAYS me, and just me. When they were younger, I'd get the look, ohhhh how I hated that look. I hold them nice and tight, and distract them, and POW... Like a deer in the head lights, and that stare for just a second that SCREAMS..... TRAITOR!!!!!! You KNEW they were going to hurt me, and you didn't warn me, you didn't help me, you didn't PROTECT me... and then? I get to do it all again, with one daughter still screaming from the pain, shock, etc... I have to swallow, suck it up, hold back the tears, and prepare to go through it all over again... AAAAAAAHHHHH

Now, @ 15 Months, I really wasn't sure WHAT to expect, I have noticed lately, as we walk into the doctor's office, Star is cool, but Luna, she KNOWS... I don't think she diggs all that poking and prodding, and I'm positive she doesn't remember the needles.. (Up until now that is,, hehehehe)

Today, we get there, I feel her tense up. When we get called, Star, is still chill, but I can see Luna start to worry. I do my best to comfort them of course. When we get in the room, all hell starts to break loose, as Luna takes a look at what's on the counter. Well, I decided to get her done first..

She KNEW as soon as I started to hold her down. There was no grace period of coddling, playing, smiling. There was no moment of tranquility, just frustration, disbelief, disappointed.. I was reminded of the scene in the Omen, when they first took Damien to church...

Horrible, horrible mommy...
and then?

I had to do it all again...




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They have Laws NOW???



My husband sent me this e-mail... and I laughed so hard, I think I may have peed myself. (it's even funnier if you know my husband. a super duper passive individual...) So, I thought I'd share, so you can all get a good laugh in...what I replied to whomever wrote it is in parenthesis... hehehehe.


The Man Rules­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down.

Finally , the guys' side of the story.
(
I must admit, it's pretty good.)
We always hear
' the rules '
From the female side.

Now here are the rules from the male side.

These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered '1 '
ON PURPOSE!

(can't count any higher, or take the time to prioritize?)


1. Men are NOT mind readers.

(Neither are we)
1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

(It was meant to be down, get over it)

1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.
(so are social events with family.. if i have to put up with sports, you have to be nice to ALL the in-laws)
1. Crying is blackmail.
(So, don't cry)
1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!
(and when we do, we're being bitchy or bossy... sometimes it's easier when you THINK it's YOUR idea...)
1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
(Remember that when you want an explanation...)
1. Come to us with a problem
only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
(if you hadn't driven them all away, I'd have some)
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.
(ANYTHING you say or do can be held against you... it's an ACTUAL fact, just because you want to list your MAN laws doesn't give you the right to play judge AND jury... and if we're gonna have rules for selective amnesia... let me know..)
1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.
(if you think you're small, you probably are, if you doubt you've satisfied us, you probably haven't so don't ask us)
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one
.
(You're being a hypocrite here... you want us to say what we mean, so, you need to mean what you say.. don't be lazy put some thought into it.)
1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
(again it goes back to you labeling us bitchy or bossy.. or crying because you don't feel your worth.. make up your minds)
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
( We did, you STILL weren't paying attention)
1. Christopher Columbus did
NOT need directions and neither do we.
(REALLY? We're gonna use HIM as a reference? REALLY? The man was SOOOO Off his mark it's not even funny. Do you think this HELPS the cause?)
1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not
A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
(AAAWWWW Only played with the box of 16 crayons did we?)
1. If it itches, it
will be scratched.
We do that.
(If it's in the way it will be trashed)
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say 'nothing,' We will act like nothings wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
(When we say nothing, it means it'd take to long to get you to understand if EVER, it's not worth the hassle)
1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.
(We usually try and keep it simple for you anyhow, just to make you fell involved)
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine...

Really


(We really don't value your fashion opinion, WE picked out YOUR outfit for Christ's sakes.. again another instance of making YOU feel important)
1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as football or motor sports.

(We just assume it's nothing)

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape.
Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.


Camping? Then you won't mind NO TV

Of course this was all in fun.. I'm really not a man hater, and my hubby is my best friend... it was just meant to lighten the mood.. Hope it caused to offense..




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Monday, February 23, 2009

CLOSED******$25 ITunes Gift Card Giveaway



I've been going insane on Itunes... I am addicted to downloading music... So, I thought I'd share my obsession with YOU!!!.. We're giving away a $25.00 ITunes Giftcard.





Rules:

Leave us a comment on what you would use this card for, and you're favorite genre or song (anything ,music related is fine... it's an easy giveaway).......


Earn extra credit!

You may do these for extra entries.

  1. Blog about this giveaway and send me the link in a separate post.. (will count as 3 entries, and ask folks to let me know YOU sent them... You'll get an entry for EACH of theirs)
  2. Subscribe to my feed and let me know about it in a separate post.
  3. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway... include @Mommyinondfly... and leave me a link in comments.
  4. Add my button.... Let me know about it in a separate post!
  5. or just plain become a follower, and let me know in a separate post.


That's 5 extra chances to win!!!! and a ton of chances for extra entries.

Good luck!
US entries only, winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners will be posted here, please leave a valid email address or blog address if you'd like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize, or another number will be drawn. This contests ends at 11:59 pm EST on MARCH 15, 2009.




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Music Monday #8
Paramore
Decode







Just felt like getting a little Edward fix this morning.. :)...


Came across this @ Lady Javas Head over there to see more Music Mondays.. (and he cool site)

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.





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Saturday, February 21, 2009

**CLOSED**Nature's Goodness Giveaway**CLOSED**


I know that bringing up a baby can be both physically and emotionally challenging. So many decisions to make, and so many products to choose from. We fed our girls Nature's goodness when mommy didn't have the homemade yummy stuff. I was confident in their product and the girls loved it too.

I wanted to share this with you. We're giving away 2 different sets of coupons, for you to try them out for FREE.
  1. Two free baby food jars, Stage 1,2, or 3 and one 8 0z Box of Dry cereal (Any variety)
  2. Two free baby food jars, stage 1.2. or 3 and one 32 oz. Juice (Any Variety)



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Rules:

Leave us a comment on what has been your toughest decision as a parent, or what you hate to have to decide on.......


Earn extra credit!

You may do these for extra entries.

  1. Blog about this giveaway and send me the link in a separate post.. (will count as 3 entries, and ask folks to let me know YOU sent them... You'll get an entry for EACH of theirs)
  2. Subscribe to my feed and let me know about it in a separate post.
  3. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this give away... include @Mommyinondfly... and leave me a link in comments.
  4. Add my button.... Let me know about it in a separate post!
  5. or just plain become a follower, and let me know in a separate post.


That's 5 extra chances to win!!!! and a ton of chances for extra entries.

Good luck!
US entries only, winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners will be posted here, please leave a valid email address or blog address if you'd like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize, or another number will be drawn. This contests ends at 11:59 pm EST on MARCH 01, 2009.




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Friday, February 20, 2009

Check up?

Girls had their 15 month check up, and I'm please to say... "They're Perfect" Quoted straight from Doc W. lol..





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Aloha Friday # 22



In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Kalani @ An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday. What's that you ask? I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!





Today’s question is:

Use the chart below to determin your stripper name... and my question is??

Well, What's your stripper name?



Mine is.....

Candy Velvetthighs..

pppppuuuuurrrrrr


Use the third letter of your name to determine your new first name.

A-Chesty O-Bambi
B-Fantasia P- Bunny
C-Star Q- Brandy
D-Diamond R- Sugar
E-Montana S-Candy
F-Angel T-Raquelle
G-Sugar U-Sapphire
H-Mimi V-Cinnamon
I- Lola W-Blaze
J- Kitty X-Trixie
K-Roxie Y-Isis
L-Dallas Z-Jade
M-Princess
N-Heidi

Use the second letter of your last name to determine the first half of your new last name

A-Leather N-Spank
B-Dream O-Glitter
C-Sunny P-Razor
D-Deep Q-Meadow
E-Heaven R-Glitz
F-Tight S-Sparkle
G-Shimmer T-Sweet
H-Velvet U-Silver
I-Lusty V-Tickle
J-Harley W-Cherry
K-Passion X-Hard
L-Dazzel Y-Night
M-Dixon Z-Amber

Use the third letter of your last name to determine the second half of your new last name.

a-hotter n-ridge
b-horn o-kiss
c-tower p-bomb
d-fire q-cream
e-thighs r-thong
f-hips s-heat
g-side t-whip
h-jugs u-cheeks
i-shock v-rock
j-cocker w-hiney
k-brook x-button
l-tush y-lick
m-sizzle z-juice





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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Not 2 far fetched


We've hit the Verruca Salt phase.... Where I want it, and I want it NOW!!!!!...

I am coming to terms with something a friend of mine said a few years back. She stated, (and I argued) that parenting is a two person job. I argued many, many points, and never really saw hers, till now. I'm not trying to start a heated debate, trust me been there done that. lol.. I am not saying that women need men, or that single mothers can't do it, blah blah blah, I'm just saying it would definitely be easier with help.

I remember that I was all gung ho, at the beginning of this, and swore I knew what I was getting into, when hubby was deploying, but I was really underestimating the situation. These are challenging times, and although very very rewarding, can take their toll on someone. I guess I really can't complain too much (I could, and guess I am, but shouldn't) , since I know help will be home soon, and it could be worse I could have 14 little ones and all by myself. Or be 15 years old and my 13 year old boyfriend is the father... The list can go on of crazy responsibilities that are flooding the news these days.
I guess I'm starting to see why all those futurist Sci-Fi films profess that it will be illegal to procreate without permission. I guess we aren't too far from someone thinking about it, and having a very strong arsenal of evidence to support their movements... lol.. *** and NO I'm not stating we should remove a human beings rights to procreation*** GEEESSSHHHH***




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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Does it condition?

My girls are going through a stage, where they don't want me to feed them anymore. Don't get me wrong I usually try and accommodate as much of the meal in portions they can safely feed themselves, but there certain things, I don't think is a good idea. lol..
Well, now, they refuse to open up for anything... It's frustrating. I've had little choice but to bowl it up in separate bowls, and let them have at it.
Also, Explain to me how those suction bottom bowls attach well, don't come up when I shimmy, but as soon as they touch them, pop...

I've decided to only feed them a diet of avocados, olive oil and mayonnaise. I figure if it's all ending up in their face and hair, it might as well condition.





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