tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-49461262314808042742009-11-17T12:11:43.954-06:00Mommy, Just One More Minute!Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.comBlogger129125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-53157178240863003812009-11-06T09:48:00.005-06:002009-11-06T10:09:36.420-06:00PSF: Stamps<center><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfw.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://5powellsinatlanta.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_6"><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_7"><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_2">Emily</span></span></span></a> <p></center><br /><br /><div align="center"></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">Sophie asked me if she could play with her new stamps the other day. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;"></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;"></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5401018875767512274" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 230px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SvRGDTtNXNI/AAAAAAAACt4/uNXQVUC8vyQ/s400/SAM+046.jpg" border="0" /></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;"></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;"></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">Why did I assume postage stamps? </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-size:130%;"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5401018887070370818" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SvRGD90BTAI/AAAAAAAACuA/DSkPuqxDyxM/s400/SAM+047.jpg" border="0" /></span><br /><span style="font-size:130%;"></span><br /><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">And why did I think it would have been OK to waste postage stamps--since obviously I didn't ask or even think to go check? </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;"></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">OH WELL--the money saved in potentially ruining a book of stamps was much better spent on soap and water and the three showers it took before the stamps finally cleaned up off her skin. </span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-5315717824086300381?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-62711457680796957862009-10-30T00:02:00.006-05:002009-10-30T00:02:00.312-05:00Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!<div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">This is all a part of the big </span><a href="http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/2009/10/flip-giveaway-week.html"><span style="font-size:130%;">Flippin' for a Flip </span></a><span style="font-size:130%;">giveaway over at 7 Clown Circus. Today the carnival is at </span><a href="http://www.1momof5.blogspot.com/"><span style="font-size:130%;">Better in Bulk</span></a><span style="font-size:130%;">, and she wants to see everyone's devilish desserts and things.<br /><br /><br /></div></span><div align="left"><span style="font-size:130%;"></span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-size:130%;">Usually I would clean up in a post like this. Holiday treats are MY cup of tea--however, this year there are just too many circumstances that having ultimately used up all of my creative baking juices. So there is only one other thing to do this year...........................</span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-size:130%;"></span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-size:130%;"></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">Enjoy the Candy! </span></div><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5398187854504165250" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 177px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Suo3QLqMf4I/AAAAAAAACto/MCJHau_Vrhk/s400/candy+003.jpg" border="0" /> <div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">Plain and simple.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">With my Halloween mojo MIA this year--we are enjoying the obvious--and not trying to push to hard to 'get it all in' like I tend to do. Life certainly seems a bit sweeter anyway!</span></div><p align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">Happy All Hallows Eve!</span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">OH and there is one more thing......NO such thing as 'leftovers' when it comes to me and candy. We indulge all day long on the greatest candy day of the year, and then DO NOT leave it around the house. Seriously, I would weigh 400 pounds! We wait until Thanksgiving to kick off the next round of holidays and let those games begin. </span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">I sooooooooooo love this time of year.</span></p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-6271145768079695786?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-2335243016419847622009-10-29T20:00:00.000-05:002009-10-29T20:13:15.693-05:00PSF: Say Cheese!<center><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfw.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://goodncrazy.com/" target="_blank"><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_6"><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_7"><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_2">Carissa</span></span></span></a><br /><p></center></p><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5398194635322130354" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 380px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Suo9a4LLf7I/AAAAAAAACtw/JgZhMEuZayM/s400/sammy+009+PICNIK.jpg" border="0" /><br /><span style="font-size:130%;">He did! I can't wait to hear how it <em>sounds</em>, but it sure does <em>look</em> beautiful to me. </span><br /><p align="center"><span style="font-size:130%;">What do you think? Is he going to be a redhead? Or is that just my over-editing skills?</span></p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-233524301641984762?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-79573244961366189412009-10-29T06:50:00.003-05:002009-10-29T07:18:27.508-05:00Writers Workshop: Show and Tell<div align="center">If you want to join in the fun go <a href="http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/2009/10/flip-giveaway-week.html">HERE</a> to learn about the giveaway and this weeks' carnivals. Today's is being hosted by Mama Kat over at <a href="http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/">Mama's Losin' It</a>. <br /></div><br /><p><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397990894230428354" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 255px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SumEHldl2sI/AAAAAAAACtY/WFh0FfbPLFE/s400/halloween+decor+2008.jpg" border="0" /></p><p> </p><p align="center">2.) Show and Tell using your favorite Halloween home decor.</p><p>This is a pic of the outside decor from last year. These are undoubtedly my favorite decorations for a couple of reasons. First, Sophie and I had a total blast shopping for them and decorating the house. We both thought it was just the coolest thing ever--WAY better than our outside Christmas decor. Spending that kind of "FUN" time with Sophie is my favorite thing in the world and I am so glad I got a picture to help me remember. Second, I am a huge fan of twinkling lights and giant blow up things. There is something very innocent and cute about them--not to mention easy to put up. I am a HUGE child at heart and I think these decorations tells everyone passing by that children live here. What do you think? </p><p>Oh, and the dog's ears crack me up too! It was SUPER windy that night--he was standing still! The ghost was just about to blow over when I snapped this pic. </p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-7957324496136618941?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-4199550886986277612009-10-28T00:00:00.001-05:002009-10-28T00:00:01.501-05:00Posts of Halloweens Past<center><a href="http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/"><img src="http://assets.blogaliciousdesigns.com/clients/angie_7clown/html.png" border="0" /></a></center><br /><a href="http://www.angiescircus.blogspot.com/">7 Clown Circus </a>is one awesome place to visit these days! To find out why go <a href="http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/2009/10/flip-giveaway-week.html">here</a>. If you already know why, read on...oh and to help my lucky stars with the powers that be (the random generator) for the end of the week, I am truly <a href="http://www.theflip.com/en-us/">Flipping for the Flip!!</a><br /><br /><br /><br /><div align="center"><span style="font-size:180%;">"Ghosts of Halloween's Past" </span></div><div align="center"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397380147168601922" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SudYpbW650I/AAAAAAAACsw/n1nZWRTdUhI/s400/Sophie+October+7+034.jpg" border="0" /></div><p>These first two pictures are from Sophie's first 'real' Halloween where she was old enough to participate in the festivites. She was a very tall one year old--but TONS of fun and she loved every moment! The top pic is noticeably at a pumpkin patch the one underneath is at Sophie's first scarecrow festival. <img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397380162467760690" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 367px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SudYqUWhijI/AAAAAAAACtI/1362OwZuD5E/s400/Sophie+October+5+027.jpg" border="0" /></p><p><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397380154027989810" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SudYp06U2zI/AAAAAAAACtA/tZTkN1L6iog/s400/Pumpkin+Festival+Day+with+grammy+and+papa+002.jpg" border="0" /></p><p>In these two pictures Sophie is only 2! I can't believe how enormous she looks to me and how teeny tiny she is compared to now! Above she was wearing her fave Halloween dress for her cousins birthday party at our old house, and below was Sophie's first Halloween where she actually went trick-or-treating. She was Stephanie from Lazytown. </p><p><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397380151297253650" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 322px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SudYpqvRIRI/AAAAAAAACs4/1qsUJLyB72U/s400/Halloween+055.jpg" border="0" /> Underneath was last year's Dorothy costume and I have so many 'ghosts' popping out right now I'm actually getting sad! Sophie was only 3 in this last picture, but to me she looks like a kindergarten kid for sure! I wonder how old she'll look this year! <img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397380166608684754" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SudYqjxzBtI/AAAAAAAACtQ/DTGb9YJEhJ8/s400/Halloween+031.jpg" border="0" />I did have a little extra time to go back through some of my posts of my Halloween's past and found a couple of funny/educational/eye-opening ones from last year. Feel free to read on if interested. </p>Click if you like <a href="http://www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com/2008/10/psf-halloween-love-hate-story.html">SPIDERS</a><br /><br />Click if you like <a href="http://www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com/2008/10/wordful-wednesday.html">BLOOD</a><br /><br />Click if you like <a href="http://www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com/2008/10/psf-my-sad-little-dorothy-and-giant.html">LIFE LESSONS</a> and the real reason that "Ghost" of Dorothy above haunts me.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-419955088698627761?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-36198281213882044802009-10-26T05:55:00.014-05:002009-10-27T07:03:47.717-05:00Creepy Crawly Craft Carnival<div align="center"> Hosted by <a href="http://mayhemandmoxie.com/">Mayhem and Moxie </a>as part of a <a href="http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/2009/10/flip-giveaway-week.html">Flipping for a FLIP</a> giveaway week over at the awesome <a href="http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/">Angie's 7 Clown Circus</a>.<br /></div><div><div><div align="left"><br /></div><div align="left">OK, here goes: </div><div align="left">I'm crafting challenged--or a person with crafting disabilities--or whatever the PC term is right now. Basically--I'm NO Martha Stewart.</div><div align="left">As much as I love to see all of the sparkly, glittery, gluey, puffy-painted adorable delights created by tiny hands--I have to admit that when it comes to creativity--God must have simply left that out of my Mom DNA. </div><div align="left">BUT!</div><div align="left">I can follow directions. </div><div align="center"></div><div align="left">So thank God for crafts like this:<img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5396870521490985042" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 319px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SuWJJTw_UFI/AAAAAAAACrQ/1BpgRFItTbg/s400/scarecrow+fest,+crafts,+and+pumpkin+patch+101.jpg" border="0" /></div><div align="left">These crafts come in kits! Not only are all of the pieces there, but there is a wonderful box with directions and pictures and everything you need to create a perfectly pre-fabricated craft that when finished makes you feel like you just painted the Sistine Chapel! Albeit--a color-by-numbers version of said chapel maybe, but still, these awesome little foam-rubber kits do wonders for my craft-esteem and are available at most craft stores I've been brave enough to walk in to. I love them! </div><div align="center"></div><div align="left">In addition to following directions from pre-made kits I can also copy-cat! That's right--if I see a picture in a magazine I can re-create it. </div><div align="left"><br /></div><div align="center"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5396870525582245074" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 310px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SuWJJjAa_NI/AAAAAAAACrY/9cD9FGq1eYk/s400/spiders,+tree,+and+pumpkin+festivals+001.jpg" border="0" />I'm so talented, right?<br /></div><div align="left">Actually, with this craft, I did have to dig deep for a little creativity because I didn't have a stand to put the bouquet in--the craft was simply to take Sophie on a walk to collect pretty leaves. That was easy and fun too. Then all we have to do was assemble a bundle with some pipe cleaners around the stems and stand them up for some beautiful, homemade, fall leaf centerpieces. </div><div align="left">The 'standing-up' got tricky because I only have giant vases for real flowers, not teeny-tiny ones for leaf flowers. So, I got out last years leftover play-doh Easter eggs and simply took half an egg with half the play-doh on top and stuck the stems in. It totally worked for almost 2 hours--which gave us enough time to enjoy a delightful dinner--before I promptly threw them in the garbage. </div><div align="left">I'm pretty sure Sophie didn't even notice. At least she didn't say anything!<br /></div><div align="left"><br /></div><div align="center"></div><div align="left">Now, for some of my favorite stuff. I've plugged <a href="http://www.picnik.com/">PICNIK</a> on my blog before and I just have to say if you want some fun way to kill a million hours--go head over there to 'play' with your pictures. This website is one of my favorites--I've already spent mega tons of time over there. This year they have created some really fun ways to spook-up your photographs--</div><div align="left"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5396863387268370658" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SuWCqCtxUOI/AAAAAAAACq4/K3_ZViltpGE/s400/Halloween+PSF.jpg" border="0" /><br />This is so totally gruesome, and I can't think of a better (or any other) place than my blog to post these pictures. I love the look on little Sammy's face--and took total advantage of it to really make Sophie look as scary as possible. </div><div align="left">Here's another one:</div><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5396863611310057522" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 328px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SuWC3FVeKDI/AAAAAAAACrA/B9IqeMBwXqo/s400/Wordful+Wed+Oct+14.jpg" border="0" /> Funny little look on his face made turning him into a Shrek look alike very easy!<br /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5396880036294989250" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 328px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SuWRzJLClcI/AAAAAAAACrg/kBPLbFDn4PU/s400/Wordful+Wed+Oct+14+PICNIK.jpg" border="0" /><br /><div>EWWW--Gross isn't it?<br />I can't imagine when or where I would actually use these pictures, but I think someday this will be really fun for my kids to play tricks on people. </div><div></div><div></div><br /><div>Gotta love Halloween though. I know I do! </div><div> </div><div>But, I recently mentioned on Angie's comments that my Halloween mojo is missing. </div><div>Unfortunately this year, the only thing I seem to be loving is the candy. In honor of this carnival Sophie and I attempted a new kit craft yesterday, and well, I'll just let the pictures do the talking. </div><br /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397243859439381090" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SubcscAK6mI/AAAAAAAACso/dgzDoSgEKHU/s400/halloween+crafts+001.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397243855269976418" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SubcsMeG2WI/AAAAAAAACsg/JzwkRz8Ba84/s400/halloween+crafts+021.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397243849419497042" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Subcr2rPnlI/AAAAAAAACsY/NLE28tFXrzw/s400/halloween+crafts+022.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397243847554169186" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Subcrvug-WI/AAAAAAAACsQ/OMOIzS9pAac/s400/halloween+crafts+023.jpg" border="0" />The look on Sophie's face here tells it all. <br /><br />Forget it! Let's just play with the glue!<img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397243523269917938" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SubcY3rH_PI/AAAAAAAACsI/SzKoOOF-4qY/s400/halloween+crafts+026.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397243519303674018" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SubcYo5f6KI/AAAAAAAACsA/cIICTVdQe7A/s400/halloween+crafts+032.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397243518575587298" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SubcYmL6L-I/AAAAAAAACr4/kKmYLwp8JyU/s400/halloween+crafts+036.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397243509371653042" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SubcYD5hS7I/AAAAAAAACrw/g3TRJXwfyLc/s400/halloween+crafts+038.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5397243505746098658" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 279px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SubcX2ZHueI/AAAAAAAACro/W64RBxOpuWY/s400/halloween+crafts+040.jpg" border="0" /><br />So, we crashed and burned this year with the Halloween crafts. THANK GOD for the candy! And the giant tin of popcorn! And drinking water out of the sparkly glass to make it fun. Yeah-we were really rockin' the house yesterday! Maybe next year I'll find my spooky spirit and make up for my lack of ghoulish glitz this year. <div> </div><div>OK, I'm done for today. If nothing else though, blogging this week is totally fun!!!!!!If you to join in the Crafty Carnival fun--go<a href="http://mayhemandmoxie.com/"> here</a>. If you want to join in for a chance to FLIP with Angie and the rest of her gang go <a href="http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/2009/10/flip-giveaway-week.html">here</a>. At least I can 'fake' my enthusiasm for this holiday by blogging a lot--AND I bump up my chances for winning a new camera--now that's something to celebrate! </div></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-3619828121388204480?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-9939934919255166462009-10-16T15:14:00.005-05:002009-10-16T15:45:11.518-05:00PSF: H.A.N.D.S.<center><span style="font-size:+0;"><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank" alt="Photostory Friday"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfws.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://goodncrazy.com/" target="_blank">Carissa</a> </center><center></span></center><p align="center"><br /></p><p align="center"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5393294057901094434" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 392px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/StjUXuprdiI/AAAAAAAACqw/T2oxukfa2AI/s400/Sam+Collage3.jpg" border="0" /><br /><span style="font-size:180%;"><strong>H.A.N.D.S.</strong></span></p><p>They way I see them: <strong>H</strong>onoring <strong>A</strong>nd <strong>N</strong>urturing my <strong>D</strong>arling <strong>S</strong>am! </p><p>They way Sophie sees them: <strong>H</strong>elping <strong>A</strong> <strong>N</strong>ew <strong>D</strong>ear <strong>S</strong>ibling</p><p>They way Sam sees them: <strong>H</strong>ooray! <strong>A</strong>nother <strong>N</strong>ummy <strong>D</strong>inDin! <strong>S</strong>crumptious!</p><p align="center">This is what I call "Hands On" parenting.<br /></p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-993993491925516646?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-18615710325818782372009-10-09T08:29:00.006-05:002009-10-09T09:10:16.281-05:00PSF: An Introduction<center><span style="font-size:+0;"><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank" alt="Photostory Friday"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfws.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Angie</a> <p></span></center><br />Finally, without further ado, here he is::::::: Samuel, Sam, Peanut, Sammy, Little Monkey (Sophie is little Mouse), Sammikins, or SweetPea--we haven't officially decided on the <em>fun</em> nickname. For now, he is my little man--and I just love to snuggle and cuddle with those cheeks! <p></p><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5390592211666029266" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 376px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Ss87DlFXStI/AAAAAAAACqI/n_zSKe_ywi0/s400/Sam+Collage1.jpg" border="0" /><br /><br /><br /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5390598312777038994" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 232px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Ss9AmtflPJI/AAAAAAAACqo/rbLfFjnS8-g/s400/Sam+Collage4.jpg" border="0" /><br /><p></p><p align="center">WELCOME HOME BABY SAM!</p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-1861571032581878237?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-20045944552226146452009-10-02T06:22:00.009-05:002009-10-02T09:38:36.720-05:00PSF: The New Big Sister<center><span style="font-size:-2;"><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank" alt="Photostory Friday"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfws.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://yoderlife.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Linds</a> <p></span></center> <div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center">I have been missing from the blog action for quite some time now. Before this little blog of mine changes in a big way, I thought I would jump back into PSF's with a little tribute to the one who started all of my blogging. </div><div align="center"> </div><div align="center"></div><div align="center">Therefore, in honor of my first favorite person in the world, before I officially introduce my other favorite person in the world, I thought I would tell a photo story with photos. </div><div align="center">I have just a couple of comments of course--to help the story along.</div><div align="center"> </div><div align="center"></div><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5388005816896245538" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 163px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SsYKvlvWzyI/AAAAAAAACqA/OBzARTLXB1A/s400/Sophie+PICNIK.jpg" border="0" /> <p align="center">Sophie about 10 days before her new job begins.<br /></p><div align="center"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5388005508973586610" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 373px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SsYKdqo36LI/AAAAAAAACp4/TUOQA4Q-RCg/s400/sophie+%26+sam+051+PICNIK.jpg" border="0" /></div><div align="center">This was Sophie last night making sure we all still new who's the boss.</div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5388004983043515202" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 348px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SsYJ_DZX40I/AAAAAAAACpY/2fEPLphOHEE/s400/Sophie+plus+Sam%27s+birthday+PICNIK1.jpg" border="0" /></div><div align="center">While waiting to meet Sam when he was still in the hospital, Sophie practiced with one of his new teddy bears. She LOVES her new title as big sister.</div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5388004960128239330" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 341px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SsYJ9uB8huI/AAAAAAAACpA/y3dBzLcWZQ4/s400/Sam+E+Widloe+PICNIK.jpg" border="0" /></div><div align="center">Instant best friends for life!</div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5388005501017651954" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 348px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SsYKdNAB-vI/AAAAAAAACpw/moIsgYDQRnk/s400/sophie+%26+sam+026+PICNIK.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5388005491521781250" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 335px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SsYKcpoCfgI/AAAAAAAACpo/FJV3RehXrls/s400/sophie+%26+sam+016+PICNIK.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5388004990811209442" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 363px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SsYJ_gVVfuI/AAAAAAAACpg/VZHllqLfQ8I/s400/sophie+%26+sam+007+PICNIK.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5388004975314801586" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 352px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SsYJ-mmtE7I/AAAAAAAACpQ/txh8zfF9DWM/s400/Sam%27s+homecoming+PICNIK.jpg" border="0" /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5388004965141800482" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 350px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SsYJ-AtRZiI/AAAAAAAACpI/uiRQaUCCG6U/s400/Sam+E+Widloe+PICNIK+2.jpg" border="0" /> </div><div align="center">I have been absolutely blessed and amazed at the amount of love pouring out of this little girl. I admit I was nervous about her reaction to our new peanut, but Sophie has proven -once again- that she truly is the best little girl in the world--by being the best big sister in the world! So even though everything is turning to baby blue--Sophie is our shining star who will forever remind us that PINK is her signature color!<br /><br /><div><div><div><br /><div><br /><div><div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-2004594455222614645?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-89866630376336962302009-06-26T05:51:00.001-05:002009-06-26T06:55:15.958-05:00PSF: Spell Check--Mastercard style<center><span style="font-size:-2;"><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank" alt="Photostory Friday"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfws.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">MamaGeek</a> <p></span></center><br /><div align="center">Mickey Mouse chicken nuggets from CostCo: $9.99</div><div align="center"> </div><div align="center">ABC Tator Tots: $4.29</div><div align="center"> </div><div align="center">Princess Crown Plate: $2.00</div><p><p align="center"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SkDeJOPu2YI/AAAAAAAACoc/FrT-z3RlO_8/s1600-h/Picture0024.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5350520607340419458" style="WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SkDeJOPu2YI/AAAAAAAACoc/FrT-z3RlO_8/s400/Picture0024.jpg" border="0" /></a></p><p align="center"><br /><span style="font-size:180%;color:#cc33cc;"><strong>"MOMMY! You spelled ME!!!!!"</strong></span> </p><p align="center">Making Sophie's night while her daddy was out of town: PRICELESS</p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-8986663037633696230?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-39512573233973137732009-06-17T06:35:00.000-05:002009-06-17T07:26:07.642-05:00WordFUL Wednesday:: Food Network Challenge<div align="center"><strong>Dessert for the gestationally diabetic</strong></div><p align="left">Last night after complaining to Sophie about my sugar-free jello dessert instead of the big giant bucket of sherbet I wanted.......<br /></p><p align="left">Sophie: Here's dessert Mommy --tadpole tails, snake, frogs, and shrimp. Taste the shrimp Mommy, it has blueberries in it. </p><div align="left"><em>I like blueberries. </em></div><br /><div align="left"></div><div align="left">Sophie: Oh, and here Mommy, have some Mickey Mouse Milk with cinnamon. </div><div align="left"><br /></div><div align="left"><em>Mouse milk? Now that's just plain weird!</em></div><div align="center"><br /><br /></div><div align="center"><em></em></div><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5348076539431390114" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SjgvRvxoi6I/AAAAAAAACoU/vDDm_zg2GW0/s400/Picture0012.jpg" border="0" /><br />Personally I think she was just being nice so she could take over the laptop--she'd been trying all night and is digging the webcam!<br /><p align="center">Click below for more WordFUL Wednesdays brought to you by Angie!<br /><br /><a href="http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" border="0"><img src="http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc291/eoberrys/button30.jpg" /></a> </p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-3951257323397313773?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-46728390929689097742009-06-16T08:15:00.002-05:002009-06-16T08:26:20.348-05:00Pssst.......There's a buzz in the air and it's not the bees--it's the WII's!<br /><br /><br /><object height="344" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/HA5R3kTNFow&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xcfcfcf&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/HA5R3kTNFow&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Jumpstart is coming out with a brand new game for the Nintendo Wii called Pet Rescue and they are going to send out some pre-release copies soon. For more information <a href="http://blog.jumpstart.com/2009/06/01/jumpstart-jumping-into-the-wii-world/">click here to go to Jumpstarts blog entry about the new game</a>, or click below for the blogs homepage and browse through all the Jumpstart has to offer. You won't be sorry--it's one cool website!<br /><br /><br /><center><a href="http://blog.jumpstart.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://jumpstarttimes.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/jumpstart_blog3_1501.jpg" border="0" /></a></center><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-4672839092968909774?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-47263281397941370082009-06-12T16:59:00.004-05:002009-06-12T17:23:56.018-05:00PSF: Happiness is......<center><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfw.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">MamaGeek</a> <p></center><br /><span style="font-size:180%;">Happiness is .....</span><br /><div align="center">Red-Eyed Tree Frogs! Especially when you can eat them and they have names like Cha-Cha! </div><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SjLQKQtRplI/AAAAAAAACoM/v0M3P1X3Cvg/s1600-h/red+eye+tree+frog034.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5346564582344336978" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 352px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 288px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SjLQKQtRplI/AAAAAAAACoM/v0M3P1X3Cvg/s400/red+eye+tree+frog034.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SjLQKWhIdMI/AAAAAAAACoE/F9rU15nsLPA/s1600-h/red+eye+tree+frog032.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5346564583904015554" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 352px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 288px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SjLQKWhIdMI/AAAAAAAACoE/F9rU15nsLPA/s400/red+eye+tree+frog032.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />We had taken Sophie to the <a href="http://www.rainforestcafe.com/">Rainforest Cafe </a>down in the big city (Chicago) a few weeks ago, and she was so excited to see the real-life version of these frogs wandering the restaurant while we lunched. His name is Cha-Cha and Sophie talked about him for days! THEN we saw this yummy Jello-O creation in the June issue of <a href="http://www.nwf.org/kids/kzPage.cfm?siteid=2">Your Big Backyard </a>so of course she wouldn't stop bugging me until we made them.<br /><br />**AHHHHH** So this is what normal feels like--it's been so long for me, I was starting to forget!<br /><br />Sophie enjoyed it too! It was one happy day.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-4726328139794137008?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-71317099252469113342009-06-02T15:20:00.004-05:002009-06-12T16:58:12.728-05:00My little piano man......I'm sitting here trying desperately to catch up with my favorite blogs while I jam some tunes from my new play list I created for our <em>romantic summer evenings on the porch</em>. Yeah, about as romantic as Willie the Whale can get.<br />Anyway, as I read and listen, my little guy in the tummy just started going crazy when Nina Simones' Love Me or Leave Me came on, and during the piano solo toward the end of the song he kicked out a finale that actually made me stop and hold my belly.<br />How cute!<br />The baby counters are definitely correct when they say the baby can hear in-utero. Oh and he seems to dig Gordon Lightfoot too. This kid is so cool!<br /><br />Or wait, maybe he's trying to get me to turn the music off? Maybe he can't stand it--which is why he is going crazy. Uh oh. Now I don't know! It's just like these damn hormones to make me see both sides of the coin.<br /><br />I miss my happy-go-lucky --the glass is half full-- mentality. Once these crazy hormones are gone, I should be able to claim my brain back and all of the butterflies and rainbows that go with it. I should add in some bullfrogs and firetrucks too!<br /><br /><br />(this is just me btw trying to ease back into blogging--I've been gone forever!)<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-7131709925246911334?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-66271231881032467972009-04-24T06:50:00.008-05:002009-04-25T06:29:55.699-05:00PSF: A Yummy RecipeWith the amount of lemons thrown at me this week, I could easily open a fruit stand right in my front yard. <div>Now, at the beginning of the week-I would have simply thrown those lemons at anyone who happened to walk by--and probably chucked handfuls if you dared not to even think to say HI!</div><div>However, once my terrific Tuesday was underway, my entire attitude was transformed and I figured out a way to make some whoohoo lemonade instead.</div><div>And it tastes fantastic!</div><div>This is my favorite recipe to share although to be honest I've experimented with tons of recipes this week-and I love them all. If you are interested in some more--feel free to email me! </div><div></div><div></div><div><strong></strong></div><br /><br /><div align="center"><strong>Susie's Digital Whoohoo Lemonade</strong></div><br /><br /><div align="center">The cooking time varies in this recipe by the amount of creativity you have to add to the mix. </div><br /><div><br /></div><div></div><br /><div><strong>Ingredients:</strong></div><div>One broken camera (lemons)</div><div>1/2 dozen old pictures waiting for editing (pitcher of fabulous ice water)</div><div>Premium package at <a href="http://www.picnik.com/">Picnik</a> (yummy sweet sugar)</div><div>A dash of your own creativity. (your very own special secret ingredient)</div><div></div><div><br /></div><div><strong>Instructions:</strong> </div><div>Once you have broken the camera, before you get to purchase a new one, you need to go back through your older pictures and find the millions that went unedited because time just moves to quickly. </div><br /><div>Choose 6 of those unedited photos and upload them to your premium Picnik account. It's important that you have the upgraded version of Picnik so you can enjoy the <em>FANCY COLLAGE</em> version and scrapbook the pictures very easily for flavor. </div><br /><div>Add a dash of your own creativity and viola! You now have some beautiful scrapbook pages! Picnik will easily store any unused photos for the next rainy day until you replace the broken camera!</div><div><br /><br /></div><div><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5328234332790982802" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 266px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SfGw5T4MCJI/AAAAAAAACn0/JTv6nujFR_w/s400/Picnik+collage+ROAD+TRIP.jpg" border="0" /></div><br /><p><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5328234337571581458" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 286px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SfGw5lr-LhI/AAAAAAAACn8/K2KkIlyxiA4/s400/Picnik+collage+CHETEK,+WI.jpg" border="0" /></p><p></p><p></p><p align="center"></p><p align="center"></p><p align="center">For more recipes and some super photo stories please click below!</p><center></center><center><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfw.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">MamaGeek</a> <p></center></p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-6627123188103246797?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-54242013981356656242009-04-23T07:30:00.006-05:002009-04-23T07:49:18.317-05:00It's all about Girl Power.We had some <em>almost</em> perfect weather yesterday, so Sophie and I lunched at the Arboretum to celebrate Earth Day. <br />While we were picnicking,<br /><br />Me: Please keep your strawberries on the towel instead of the table--other people eat here too.<br />Sophie: Oh sister.<br /><em>Oh no!</em><br />Me: Why did you say that? <em>I totally knew the answer.</em><br />Sophie: Because I want the boy to change back to a girl now.<br /><em>sigh -- </em><em>think fast, think fast, think fast!</em><br />Me: Well, at next week's appointment, whatever it is, boy or girl, is what it will be when it's born. OK? And I'm not sure it will work twice. You might only get one chance at that game. <br /><em>Pathetic I know.</em><br />Sophie: OK. But I want it to be a girl now.<br /><br /><em>Fabulous-</em>Next Wednesday should be so much fun. Here's to hoping she changes her mind!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-5424201398135665624?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-3999434980075613382009-04-22T09:49:00.005-05:002009-04-22T10:06:58.296-05:00WordFUL Wednesday: Is it a baby sister? Or a baby brother?Yesterday morning while Sophie and I were getting ready for the doctors appointment I was explaining things for her to expect when we got there. I wanted her know what I would be going through so she didn't freak out. She kept saying, <em>oh brother</em>, after everything I explained.<br />Me: I have to give a urine sample. <em>"Oh brother."</em><br />Me: Then they weigh me on their scale. frown.<em> "Oh, brother."</em><br />Me: Then they will take my blood pressure and start to ask a million questions about my medical stuff. <em>"Oh brother."</em><br /><br /><br />Finally I asked her, "<strong>WHY</strong> do you keep saying that?"<br /><br /><br />Sophie replied, "<em>Becausssse</em> Mommy, I want a our little baby girl to turn into a baby brother."<br /><br /><br />"Oh. Really? Well, we will find out next week, so keep saying that, maybe it will work!"<br /><br /><br />Well, she only had to wait about another hour. I had a completely unexpected ultrasound yesterday in which Sophie found out if she was a big sister to a baby sister or baby brother.<br /><br />She is THRILLED!!!!!!<br />Can anyone guess? I circled the key parts so you can all see. Now, this is a blog about Sophie, so if you want to really get an answer--hop on over to my other blog , <a href="http://www.thewidloefamily.com/">It's All About the Baby</a>, to get a play-by-play account of yesterday's appointment and confirm if Sophie will have a baby brother or sister.<br /><br /><br /><br /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5327529711765165090" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 340px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Se8wC-AaFCI/AAAAAAAACnk/FJLb44SaQI4/s400/Baby+Widloe+not+labeled.jpg" border="0" /><br /><br /><p></p><p>However, the doctor did say she's never been this sure of any baby in her life--even though she couldn't guarantee it! She giggled at how proud this baby was to show him or herself off! Life is good!!!!!!</p><p>For more WordFUL Wednesdays, hop on over to Angie's place at Seven Clown Circus. </p><p></p><br /><p align="center"><a href="http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" border="0"><img src="http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc291/eoberrys/button30.jpg" /></a></p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-399943498007561338?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-84608360317295391992009-04-16T07:19:00.009-05:002009-04-17T07:30:37.024-05:00PSF: No picture can describe....<center><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfw.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">MamaGeek</a> <p></center><br /><br /><br />Since this is PhotoStory Friday I need a photo:<br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SeckhpJRvxI/AAAAAAAACnM/SAFU2mjHatI/s1600-h/rock+collection,+preggo+pants,+and+birthday+parties+013.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5325265244787949330" style="WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SeckhpJRvxI/AAAAAAAACnM/SAFU2mjHatI/s400/rock+collection,+preggo+pants,+and+birthday+parties+013.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br />This photo was taken about a month ago when Sophie was painting her rock collection. Today's story has little to do with this photo except that it is one of the last three pictures I ever took with my handy-little-pocket-sized-go-with-me-everywhere Sony Cybershot.<br /><br />I'm feeling a little lost. <s>Sophie through a fit and knocked the camera out of my hands </s>My camera broke and a replacement has not yet been purchased.<br /><br />So far, I've been OK. It's been about a week and a half, and besides EASTER (argh) I've not missed being able to snap pictures. The weather has been icky and we've been stuck in the house.<br /><br />This morning however, I got my first pang of <em>Man I need a camera--NOW</em>! You see because Sophie and I were coloring the other day and she loves to give me her finished pictures with a little flourish like TaDa! I immediately say, "This is gorgeous--I'm putting on the fridge for the world to see." and I do.<br /><br />Well, this time I actually finished a picture so I promptly gave it to <em>her</em>. TaDa! She immediately said, "It's gorgeous Mommy, I'm putting it on my refrigerator."<br /><br />Now her refrigerator is a Step II plastic one. Very cute, but magnets won't work. I didn't give it another thought- thinking she would just end up throwing it around the room somewhere--or--eventually come and beg me to give her the tape dispenser. Nothing ever happened.<br /><br />Until this morning. I just happened to glance over at Sophie's fridge.<br /><br />Here's what I saw...<br /><br />TaDa!<br /><br />((Insert picture of <em>my</em> picture half hanging out the door of her refrigerator for the world to see.))<br /><br /><p>SIGH.<br />I want a picture of this! And it's not because I want the world to see my beautiful, almost-in the lines coloring either. She is totally smarter than me and figured out a way to hang a picture that I never even thought possible. Since I have no picture to describe--I'll have to stick with words . UGH!</p>Moral to this story? Don't drop a digital camera.<br /><br />Oh well. Here's to a beautiful wordy weekend full of family (SHOPPING) time!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-8460836031729539199?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-14290582272767357332009-04-13T09:02:00.005-05:002009-04-13T09:33:12.788-05:00Seriously.......<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SeNJ_o1dy4I/AAAAAAAACnE/Hd5P_zbXPF0/s1600-h/rock+collection,+preggo+pants,+and+birthday+parties+051.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5324180542124313474" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 234px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SeNJ_o1dy4I/AAAAAAAACnE/Hd5P_zbXPF0/s400/rock+collection,+preggo+pants,+and+birthday+parties+051.jpg" border="0" /></a> I used to think there was a conspiracy against parents by the toy companies (specifically their packaging departments) but now I think it actually got started by the creators of preschool programming. I still want to know what they have against parents.<br /><br />Recently Sophie has been totally into rhyming words. We are reading Dr. Seuss like he's going out of style and she is loving every minute of it! She will go about her day rhyming away--dog rhymes with hog--cat rhymes with bat--and so on. Plus, if she stumbles upon a rhyme accidentally I get to see that Christmas face again: MOMMY--petal rhymes with kettle!<br /><br />Wow, that is something:) We were making flowers out of jelly beans on our giant Easter cookie eggs.<br />Oh, she also likes to make up rhyming words by changing the first letter: cattle, mattle, dattle, tattle...she thinks this is tons of fun!<br /><br /><br />My only question to these clever creators of preschool shows is this: Why in the <em>world</em> did you name one of the Wonder Pets -- TUCK???!!!!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-1429058227276735733?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-8821029804254018302009-04-09T08:19:00.010-05:002009-04-09T17:23:14.430-05:00PSF: Right Now<center><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfw.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">MamaGeek</a> <p></center><br />I'm not the happiest of people immediately after opening my eyes in the morning. BUT, <p>When Sophie wakes up--you'd think she was rushing to see if Santa came --every morning. I usually give a cheerful 'good morning' or a quick little 'hey sleepy head!' That's about all I can muster up until I'm fully awake.<br /></p><p>However, </p>I've noticed that if I give her an enthusiastic "HEDDOE Butter Bee--How are ya?" As if I haven't seen her in two years--she always -<em>always</em>- breaks into gigantic smiles and giggles and comes running to give spontaneous hugs and kisses. ALWAYS--just like it's Christmas morning.<br /><br /><br /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5322688737585839634" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 392px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Sd39NL3GvhI/AAAAAAAACms/08-a8GJ0LAU/s400/Easter+stuff+008.jpg" border="0" /> It doesn't matter that the house isn't clean, or her playroom doesn't exist yet, or her stubborn cold just won't go away, or that it's cloudy and cold AGAIN outside, or she won't get to go to the zoo yet, or that she didn't get to play her favorite game last night, or that I said NO to the millionth cookie that she wanted instead of dinner last night. <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Sd39w2DvzoI/AAAAAAAACm0/ZRr0nglJ3Bs/s1600-h/Easter+stuff+009.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5322689350208573058" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 252px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Sd39w2DvzoI/AAAAAAAACm0/ZRr0nglJ3Bs/s400/Easter+stuff+009.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br /><br />None of that matters because she lives in the <em>moment</em>. She is concerned with being happy right NOW.<br />Not tomorrow because it's not here yet and not yesterday because she knows it's gone and doesn't give it a second thought.<br /><br />My new goal: make that' Christmas Morning' face appear on my little mouse as often as possible and start learning everything I can from my offspring who is most noticeably smarter than me.<br /><br />So in the words of the great Van Halen--Right Now is Everything!<br /><br />Life is good!<br /><p><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5322698038794841458" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 148px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Sd4FqlkI7XI/AAAAAAAACm8/tSYzycu0ULo/s400/Presentation1.jpg" border="0" /></p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-882102980425401830?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com16tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-14097039266528442302009-03-25T00:06:00.000-05:002009-03-25T00:06:00.138-05:00WordFul Wednesday and a Wordful from a sponsor....<a href="http://www.jumpstart.com/"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5316911977096267810" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 274px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 86px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Scl3ReDXyCI/AAAAAAAACmk/48NPV-ffG_4/s400/CJBanner.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><div>OK, not really a sponsor, but I do have some interesting info. to talk about before I get to my WW picture. </div><div> </div><div></div><div>I love all things educational-especially when it comes to my two favorite things, computer skills and reading. Well, while I am patiently waiting for Sophie's reading light to click on, I have noticed that she is incredibly good on the computer. So, when I was contacted about a new educational website-I of course checked it out---<a href="http://www.jumpstart.com/">JumpStart</a>. </div><div></div><div></div><div><br />I love <a href="http://www.jumpstart.com/">JumpStart</a> for many reasons. The coolest part is that not only is Sophie learning hand/eye coordination alternating between the mouse and the arrow keys, but ALL of the games she's played so far have required her to practice skills that will enable her to READ and do MATH. Sophie has already spent hours playing on this site. I LOVE IT! You can play on the website for free, or you can become a member and get access to a million other things available on this site. There are also CD-ROMs for sale. The CD-ROMS open a huge resource for learning, plus it offers ways not only for parents to communicate with other parents (awesome,) but you can also leave messages for your kids AND track their progress if they play without you present. Sophie is still closely monitored by me so that she doesn't wander off into a 'older' zone and get frustrated. I want her to keep loving this as much as I do. </div><div></div><div>This would be a great website for any pre-schooler, home-schooler, or even after school programs. The entire place is really neat--caters to a bunch of ages--and is a 3-D virtual world that can compete with any of those silly video games out there! </div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div><br /><br />Here's a screen shot from something Sophie discovered last week in Adventure Land for ages 4-8. (I personally prefer Story land for the 3-5 year olds, but I let her choose where she goes first, so she will go to where <em>I</em> want her to after about 15-20 minutes or so.)<br /><br /><a href="http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp214/JumpStart3D/Blog%20Pics/?action=view&amp;current=firefox2009-03-0616-12-01-96.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" src="http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp214/JumpStart3D/Blog%20Pics/firefox2009-03-0616-12-01-96.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br />At this point in the game, she was looking for the treasure chest with clothing so that she can continue, and in the meantime she found this slide that she can crawl up and slide down. She's having so much fun--time flies when she is on this website. </div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>If anyone is interested I can give out one 3-month trial membership. Just leave me a comment and I will get in touch with you. (Be sure to leave me your email so that I can.) </div><div> </div><div> </div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>OK--on with my WordFUL Wednesday.......................</div><div></div><div>Lately getting pictures from Sophie has been a struggle. </div><div></div><div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Scl2CjFxLbI/AAAAAAAACmU/_r5T7JTs1gg/s1600-h/March+ON!+001.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5316910621238832562" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 277px" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Scl2CjFxLbI/AAAAAAAACmU/_r5T7JTs1gg/s400/March+ON!+001.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br />This is usually what I get.<br /></div><div>Nice!</div><div></div><div>Not really.</div><div></div><div><br /></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><br /><p></p><p></p><p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />But I don't want to leave this post with a picture of Sophie's backside--So I put this picture up. </p><p>Washing her hands may not seem like a big deal--and certainly not a milestone--<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Scl2LtFjbJI/AAAAAAAACmc/1Y6GxOKJ7rk/s1600-h/March+ON!+014.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5316910778541108370" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Scl2LtFjbJI/AAAAAAAACmc/1Y6GxOKJ7rk/s400/March+ON!+014.jpg" border="0" /></a>except that on this day when I snapped this photo it was because it was the first time I didn't have to ASK Sophie to wash her hands!</p><p>Hand-washing is just as much of an issue as getting a picture, so I certainly needed to document her fabulous cooperative spirit. I even asked, "Whatcha doin' Soph?"</p><p>She responded, "Well when I came in my hands were really dirty so I came in to wash them so you would let me have a popsicle!"</p><p>Work it baby---work it! (what movie?) I can honestly say she OWNS it! Great job mouses--you rock! </p><p>And YES, she got her popsicle. Couple of 'em!</p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-1409703926652844230?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-49833173657381373482009-03-23T08:07:00.006-05:002009-03-23T08:36:06.641-05:00Window ShoppingYou know the saying, 'Act as if thee have faith, and faith shall be given unto thee,' or in other words 'Fake it until you make it?'<br /><br />Yeah, well, I'm not so sure how they truly work either, but I am certainly giving them a go. A couple of weeks ago I was fed up with not being able to build or even work on my nest. I have to wait until my husband moves his office outside of our basement. I'm going to turn the basement back into Sophie's playroom so I can baby-proof the rest of the house and get ready for the new arrival. WELL,<br />Since he's not out and I can't cater to my nesting itch--then of course I want to go shopping--but in the economic funk of the world that doesn't seem very possible either. Not to mention that I'm still really early in the pregnancy and I guess I'm more superstitious than I thought. I should at least wait until I find out if it's a boy or girl.<br /><br /><br /><br />SO--in the midst of it's just 'a little too cold to play outside' but the sun is shining away and we can't clean or organize because we don't have the room and we can't actually go buy the new furniture I want--then we at least need to get OUT of the house and fake it.<br /><br /><br />So what did I do?<br /><br /><br />I went to register at Baby'sRus. I mean, Sophie and I were bored to tears, so I suggested that we go pick out new stuff for the new baby.<br />Sounds stupid, but really we had TONS of fun. Sophie loved holding the 'zap it' gun and I loved getting out to see what's new and cool in the world of baby. Besides that--it was a little more fun than real shopping because we got to zap <em>everything</em> we wanted. Sophie thought it was so cool when I kept saying--Get IT--every time she asked if she could get 'this' for new baby.<br /><br /><br />We.had.a.BALL! 2 hours later it was time to go home for lunch and a little viewing of HSM3. What a great day.<br /><br /><br />AND even though we didn't actually buy anything that day--except the jelly beans and pizza rolls that I was craving for lunch-- I did manage to find a bunch of things that I do want for new baby AND because I actually started a registry I got a bunch of free gifts from the store! Whoohoo for window shopping!<br /><br />This was the first time I actually had fun not buying anything and I didn't even worry about it since we still have a good six months before baby.<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SceOQppXBAI/AAAAAAAACmM/mrr3_3II8VQ/s1600-h/pay+it+forward+004.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5316374301842539522" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 168px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/SceOQppXBAI/AAAAAAAACmM/mrr3_3II8VQ/s400/pay+it+forward+004.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><br />Oh, and once again, Sophie is teaching me that she is a little Mommy sponge, and even if words aren't actually spoken to her, she's still soaking up everything she hears.<br /><br /><br />We were smell-testing baby lotions and shampoos when Sophie encountered one she didn't like.<br />"MOMMY," she shrieked as loudly as possible, "this smells like CRAP!"<br /><br /><br /><br />That's mommy's little princess! I was <em>so</em> proud. Yikes. <br /><br />When I quickly and calmly said, "Sophie you can't say <em><span style="font-size:85%;">CRAP</span></em>." (I whispered the icky word.)<br /><br />Guess what she said?<br />"YOU do Mommy."<br /><br />Yikes again.<br /><br />"Well, we don't say it in public." <br /><br />What else was I supposed to say:)<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-4983317365738137348?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-41373052743661360332009-03-19T19:08:00.003-05:002009-03-19T19:30:04.686-05:00PSF: 12 weeks? 13 weeks? Who's counting?<center><a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/06/iphone.html" target="_blank"><img alt="PhotoStory Friday" src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/whatworksforus/pfw.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />Hosted by <a href="http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Cecily</a> and <a href="http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">MamaGeek</a> <p></center><br /><br />I was going to post this picture on my pregnancy blog and compare Sophie when she was in-utero to the new unborn baby, until yesterday when I discovered that I can't find any of Sophie's ultrasounds!!!! WTH???</p><p> I NEVER throw anything away. EVER! I still have clothes--no lie--from <em>college</em> in my closet. And yet I go to find VERY precious pictures of my favorite person in the world? nothing. nada. zilch. I've looked everywhere. <br /><br />I'm so stressed! ARGHH!<br /><br />Anyway, it's still fun to take a peek at my insides, so here's new-baby-on-the-way Widloe at her/his 13 week appointment. (The doctors said I was only 12 weeks 2 days--whatever.) </p><p>One of the best things about having to see a perinatologist is that they have all the best toys-- ultrasounds are AWESOME and all in 3-d! Whoohoo for complicated pregnancies!!<br />Oh, this is a profile pic and I went ahead and labeled some key parts-so you can see that he/she is throwing up her hands by ears-maybe to cover some of that giant head of his/hers!<br /><br /><a href="http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj303/susiewidloe/?action=view&amp;current=BabyWidloe12weeks2days.gif" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" src="http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj303/susiewidloe/BabyWidloe12weeks2days.gif" border="0" /></a><br /><br />Believe it or not, having that little nose show so soon is a VERY good sign that the risk of chromosomal abnormalities is very low. Well, that and all of my blood tests all came back normal. phew! I still can't believe I was brave enough to take those scary tests-especially after I heard 3 of my friends had false positives!</p><p>So there you have it--my uterus is alive and kicking and growing right on schedule. At least not everything about pregnancy is stressful! </p><p>Now, if I can just find Sophie's pictures, then maybe I'll relax--for a moment anyway.<br /></p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-4137305274366136033?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com11tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-26590275384142776232009-03-18T00:22:00.002-05:002009-03-18T00:22:00.930-05:00Wordful Wednesday: The sunny side of things.<p align="center"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Sb5S0ZpTOtI/AAAAAAAACmE/eJGg1MN8Bnk/s1600-h/March+ON!+006.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5313775670534552274" style="WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Sb5S0ZpTOtI/AAAAAAAACmE/eJGg1MN8Bnk/s400/March+ON!+006.jpg" border="0" /></a></p><br /><br />Last month Sophie and I were reading from her new magazine, <a href="http://www.nwf.org/YourBigBackyard/kzPage.cfm?siteId=2&amp;CFID=9651676&amp;CFTOKEN=f662bfd617302260-0F773D1C-5056-A868-A09150B3F5837B63">Your Big Backyard</a>, (recently upgrading from <a href="http://www.nwf.org/kids/kzPage.cfm?siteid=1"> Wild Animal Baby</a>) and we saw this idea in the back. Sophie got so excited she wanted it for dinner. So, breakfast for dinner was what we did. <br />Simply spray a small bowl with cooking spray and crack in an egg. Poke the yoke so it doesn't explode and cook for about a minute. <br />Cut a couple pieces of toast and viola! The greatest sunrise (or in our case sunset) you'll ever eat!<br />The coolest part is that every time we dress up food to look fun--Sophie eats WAY better. Now, how do I make chicken fun? <br />Oh, and I stuck in the links for the magazines so that if you have never seen them go check them out. Sophie LOVES both of them and they make it easy to send the subscriptions as gifts. The <a href="http://www.nwf.org/">National Wildlife Federation </a>website is also a great resource if you are looking for 'at home' projects to do with your little ones.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-2659027538414277623?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4946126231480804274.post-33285572326532086522009-03-17T00:01:00.002-05:002009-03-17T08:54:25.140-05:00All Aboard Diner<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Sahhh3AlhgI/AAAAAAAAClc/a7w6NQAYdpI/s1600-h/all+aboard+diner+003.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5307599395186116098" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCxjaIP1ns4/Sahhh3AlhgI/AAAAAAAAClc/a7w6NQAYdpI/s400/all+aboard+diner+003.jpg" border="0" /></a><br />When I was in college they taught us that in order to fully 'wrap-up' any lesson or theme used in teaching we had to create a closing culmination activity or field trip. What better way to wrap up our A's than to a field trip lunch at the All Aboard Diner?<br /><br />They should rename the place the the Great Train Robbery. Or how about Choo Choo Cha-Chings. Good in theory and in gimmick, but the place was anything <em>but</em> what we expected. I don't have to tell you how Sophie felt about it--look at that face in this picture! She might have mirroring my face after spending almost $40 on a lunch for 3! At a <em>diner</em>. Not a steakhouse, or even just a Chili's for heavens sake. Ridiculous!!!!! The food wasn't even that good, much less that big. Come on.<br /><br />Anyway, the next time I pick a field trip, I will have to do better homework before venturing out.<br />You can tell my hubby got a big kick out of the train that delivered the food. I think he had more fun than the two of us combined!<br /><br />But, in all fairness to the afternoon, it did feel good to get out for a bit especially when February 2009 seems to have been the longest month in recorded history. Plus, I LOOOOOVVVEEE spending time with my two favorite people in the world, so no matter how much money or time we spend--it's always worth it.<br /><br />*Oh, we finished the A's about two weeks ago, but I totally forgot to blog about them-so this post is just a touch late!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4946126231480804274-3328557232653208652?l=www.mommyjustonemoreminute.com' alt='' /></div>Susiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15601254307978094781sawidloe@yahoo.com5