Monday, June 29, 2009

In the Summer Time...

We brush up on our singing-thanks to Wii American Idol.

We try Sushi for the first time!

We sport crazy hair do's or maybe that's a don't!

We act as Jedi as possible.

We master the skill of there something on my face?

We avoid looking too cute -- not really. Oh Couldn't you just squeeze him?

and this one too.

But in all seriousness... it has been a fun start to the summer we went to the Butterfly Pavilion at the Botanical Gardens and had a blast! It is always fun to see how each child takes it all in in their own little way. I know I have said it before and I will say it a million times more- I love my job and I love being a mother it is so great to have the pleasure of bringing up my own children. I love to see how they change with each minute, each hour and each day. I love to see them grow and develop from day to day and although there are plenty of times when I feel defeated and want to throw in the towel- it is like they know and they inevitably do something or say something so sweet and simple that my heart melts and I forget all about how hard my day was and then I have to thank them and tell them that they are the best kids I know and I am lucky to be their mother!
True Story.

Tomorrow Tour de Dion's!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Be B-E-A-U-tiful!!!

I am not one to wear a lot of makeup and being a mother of 3 kids under 6 it is hard fitting even a shower in, but I do have a few products I do love to use and they make me feel beautiful! Just recently one of my friends asked me why my skin always looks so fresh and how come I never look tired- I told her they must be miracle products because Lord knows I always feel tired. The very few products I do use are awesome and I would recommend them to anybody not just mothers and the good news is they are all extremely affordable and don't require any extra time.

1. Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream (Target)
2. Noah's Naturals anti aging Gel Serum (Walmart)
3. Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Foundation (Target, Walmart)

Gotta love Target -they are now carrying lots of organic and all natural products for adults as well as babies which now officially makes it a one stop shop at least for me and my family.
Also F.Y.I. Gap is having Jeans on sale for Men and Women for $19.99 this weekend only and only at the stores but they have lots of great styles and sizes. I hit that sale up today and got myself a great pair! I am a hugeungous fan of sales and Gap Jeans range from $45-80 full price so twenty bucks is a great sale indeed!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Organic Baby Food -- DIY!!!

So as you all know I am an organic food advocate. I have done some research on the harmful affects that hormones and pesticides can have on our bodies and on little developing bodies as well. I have been trying to feed my children organic for the past 3 years and it has been hard to find out what stores are the cheapest and what things tastes the best, and I have done a lot of leg work. When it comes to organic baby food, it is hard to find and is almost always super expensive- if I am going to buy it I find that Earth's Best Organic Baby Food is by far the best. It is cheap and has no added preservatives, harmful chemicals or pesticides. Strider loves it and they have great combo meal varieties to choose from -and believe me he is picky. I have made my baby's food in the past with a baby food mill, but it can be time consuming and tedious and let's face it sometimes us moms just aren't in the mood, but my mother just recently gave me the one of the greatest inventions known to man or moms--- it is called "The Magic Bullet!!! It grinds up food in a snap and I have used it everyday since I got it. If you don't have one you should definitely invest in one I have been making Strider's food in it and he loves it now I can make him his own organic baby food! I have also made smoothies, juice, coffee and I just got it a week ago. So great!! Gotta Love it! Go get one ASAP!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

4 Thumbs Up For UP!!!

Sunday night we decided to go take the kids to see the new Pixar movie called "Up". We never go see movies in the theaters, but we are huge Pixar fans and it was playing in 3-D so we got a babysitter for the baby and headed out. Upon reaching the theater we agreed to buy a tub of popcorn to make it really special and we had brought our own drinks from home so the kids were super excited. When we got up to pay we realized that although it did not say on the sign or anywhere on the internet: the movie in 3-D costs $4.00 more for adults and $2.50 more for children. This meant that the tickets alone for our family of four was $48.00!!!!!!!!!!! My husband nearly fainted but he held it together pretty well and we bought our $6.50 tub-o-popcorn and went in. The 3-D glasses did not fit Saylor so she flat out refused to wear them and even though we tried as hard as we could to bend them to her size, our efforts did not pay off and she watched the whole movie in non-3-D, but seemed to enjoy herself. Sky wore his glasses the whole time and loved the movie. Aside from the gaping holes in our wallets we really loved the movie, it was visually amazing and the story was great! Pixar just comes up with such creative new story lines that are funny and have a great moral behind them. I do highly recommend seeing this movie( even though it will cost you). My 3 year old loved it, my 5 year old loved it, I really loved it and my husband forgot all about the money and just enjoyed the movie. Our family rates this movie 4 thumbs UP!!!