Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Me-"Hey La (my nickname for him)"
Harrison- "Hey poo poo."
I have stretch marks, a saggy bosom and a big bottom from carrying him and I am crowned with the name Poo Poo.
I have to share another cute convo though. When we went to the doctor they gave him a felt snowman puppet. A league of loving grandmas made them. Being the huge germo-phobe that I am...I washed the puppet. He fell apart because while he appeared sewn, some of him was fabric-glued. So last night I did repair work on the puppet my son lovingly crowned "Snowy." This morning he ran to my craft/scrapbook room, saw Snowy and said "Hey Snowy, you're looking good!!" My heart just melted a little.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I did watch some of the SAG awards...well, the red carpet part. I loved America's green dress. I like Felicity Huffman's 50s looking black dress. I don't know why she got some flack for it. It looked comfortable. I guess as a fellow mom I can understand that need!! There were a lot of nude/champagne dresses which I found a little boring. Look at me talking about fashion while wearing mismatched PJs.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
A lot of the tv people were shocked that Dreamgirls did not get nominated for Best Picture and that Brad Pitt did not get a nom for Babel.
While watching Good Morning America, they featured a story about a 3 year old and her family that were kicked off a plane because she was throwing a fit. The parents were trying to calm her down, and said she had pain from an ear infection (we've ALL been there!) The airline has apologized and offered free tickets, which the parents refused. You can read all about it here:
Well, GMA is having a poll "Should Crying Kids Be Kicked Off Planes?".
I went to vote, and being a mom I thought there would be more NOs, but here were the results from when I voted:
Three-year old Elly Kulesza and her parents were recently removed from a flight because the toddler could not stop crying.Do you think children who cry should be removed from airplanes?
Yes. They're loud and a nuisance to other passengers and the crew.4,400
No. They're just being children, and it's unfair to kick them off. 2,364 (side note: maybe all the moms are too busy to vote?)
Total Vote: 6,764
AARRRGGHHH!!! I would like to say a few things:
1. We were all children and sometimes in our lives I am sure each of us had a meltdown. Heck, as an adult I have meltdowns still.
2. It isn't like the girl was a THREAT to anyone!
3. There are too many people out there that are intolerant of ANY noise a child makes. MOST of these people have never had children...YET but guess what? Someday it WILL be your turn and you know what? CHILDREN MAKE NOISE. Learn to have a little smidgen of tolerance. I know there were many days when I thought (pre-baby) "Never my child. My child won't do that." And you know what, yes they will! (maybe ten times worse because of karma!)
4. Even when you think you have done everything in your power to keep a toddler's tears at bay, sometimes you cannot take the pain away that they may be experiencing, sometimes you cannot MAKE them sleep, etc
5. I would like to state for the record that anytime my son has cried in public (especially in a restaurant!!!) and is beyond calming down, we leave.
6. I always felt GUILTY for the people around us, but after listening to the parenting expert on Good Morning America I feel better. This is what she basically said,"Put your child first. You need to focus on your child's needs and calming them down. Don't worry about the other people because you will never see them again in your life...they are strangers!"
The only time I have an issue with some of this is when STRANGERS tsk, tsk my child or say something rude. I don't know why people think they have a right to help parent. Especially the one time we were at a Sesame Street Live concert of all places and this one guy made a loud tsk sound at us when Harrison started crying during INTERMISSION. I mean c'mon!!!
Well, all my fellow parents out there, help a mommy out...go vote in the poll now!
(BTW, you can only vote once...I tried LOL).
Monday, January 22, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Here's their take on the Krispy Treat valentines:
3 tablespoons margarine
6 cups mini (or 60 regular-size) marshmallows
Red food coloring
9 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Plastic bags, yarn
1. To begin, lightly coat a 10- by 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside. 2. Melt the margarine in a large pot over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring them continuously until they melt. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in drops of red food coloring until the color receives a thumbs-up from the chef. 3. Add the Rice Krispies, stirring until they are evenly coated with marshmallow. Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet. 4. With waxed paper (or lightly buttered hands), smooth out the mixture, spreading it to an even thickness. 5. Cut out hearts with the cookie cutter. Place each heart in a clear plastic bag, tie on a yarn bow, and they're ready for giving. Makes seven 5-inch hearts. See the official RK treat recipe/pic for these hearts in a previous post.
Harrison's teacher was going to come tomorrow but we have to reschedule her. I am so proud...I cannot wait to show her our December 4th (when he was still one!!!) video of him listing the alphabet letters (out of order...so impressive) and naming colors. The weird thing is that even though I taught kindegarten/first grade for 5 years and Ben is an art teacher (for 10 years!), we have never drilled anything in his head...never sat down and said "This is A. Repeat." He had to learn it on his own! Cool, huh? Kids are so smart. You never know what good (and bad...hello, cuss words) things they are going to pick up.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
This is the latest report from Consumer Reports on car seat safety. They found that most infant seats flunked the test! Read more here:
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 package (10 oz, about 40) marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt margarine and mashmallows on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Stir mixture until smooth.2. Add Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal, stirring until well coated. Spread cereal mixture into a 13x9x2 inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Allow to cool slighlty. Cut into hearts using a heart-shaped cookie cutter or knife. Use icing to decorate, and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.Tip: To created different colored Kellogg's® Rice Krispies Treats® Conversation Hearts, add food coloring to melted marshmallow before adding cereal. Yield: about 12 hearts
I cannot wait to make them! Here's a pic:
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Winter weather blah de blah! Every station here is only broadcasting weather and closings...bleh...important yes but very boring!! Thank God my Scrapbooks, etc and Family Fun magazines arrived in the mail today. And Ben just walked to Blockbuster to rent us something. I get restless very easily! I am not someone who likes to stay inside at all...I always have to be on the go. Not a couch potato, although my body does resemble Mr. Potatohead. Harrison's favorite new phrase is "Oh gosh!!" and yesterday I was singing the Mananana song from Sesame Street and he said "No I don't want you to.." and I said "You don't want mommy to sing?" and he replied, "It's ugly!" I guess I can't go on American Idol!!! We have grandma to thank for teaching him the word ugly and ewww and yuck because one day he kept bringing grandma his plastic bug collection and she said those words. I had surgery after Thanksgiving to remove a benign tumor from my leg muscle and so now he likes to use those words for my Frankenstein scar LOL! Well, I better go watch our movie...Harrison is sleeping and this is the only kind of Saturday night date I get with my husband.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007