...some of you might not know whats that from. I will explain later.
Among being a blog for kena, this is also a blog for me. A mom, a wife, a lady. So of course I have many of opinions. There is a lot I will bite my tongue about, but some things, well I just want to talk about. Then see if you feel the same way.
---To include you in my title. EVERY morning I would wake up, start my coffee, pop in a waffle for M and turn on 107.7. Every morning I would listen to Adam Corolla with Theresa. Yes, I know its not the local 'Christian' station, but I am a grumpy person when I wake up in the morning, so I don't want to hear 'chipper'. Adam, Theresa and Bald Brian would have celebrity guests daily. On Friday they would have my sweetheart...Joel McHale from the Soup. It was good, funny, yes inapporate talk radio. Come to find out, talk radio is going down the tubes. Or at least off the air. Wednesday started rumors that the Adam Corolla show was being cancled (they are from a LA station). Come Friday, they were saying there 'good byes' as the station decided to pull all there talk radio and only play music. Although Adam and the crew just received major bonuses at the end of the year, the station decided to lay them all off to play music. HOW SAD??? What on earth am I going to do? "this week in rage" was a segement on his show where listeners would call in, give a random topic and Adam would rage on it...so funny.
---Second...these STUPID converter boxes. Yes I might have 20 more channels, but I can't get them all at the same time. Right now I can't get channel 7 so no 'Amazing Race' tonight. However if I turn the dial, stand on my head, kena sits on the left side of the couch and Adam stays in the kitchen...we might be able to get the 'Christian' channels (Praise the Lord?? Really?? Purple hair???). I much rather have fuzzy channels that the digtal cut in and out. Its really annoying. And of course Adam will say, "we haven't given it a chance. Let me mess with the dials and find the right channel and they will all work." Guess what? I don't have patience for that, especially when it comes to my tv. Yes, I am sure I will like it in due time.
---OctoMom. It is wrong on so many levels, refering to the mom who just recently had octuplets. I consider myself fairly open minded, but this seems out of hand. I don't mind my tax money going to single moms/single dads/families with hardships. But when a mom, pays for IVF and gets pregnant with 8 kids (when she already has 6 kids) is just immature. And yes, I check tmz.com and the gossip magazines. I have seen in the last couple of days pictures of her "getting her nails done", "shopping at nordstroms", and running away from the paps saying "I am NOT a celebrity"..while smiling and laughing. I can't afford getting my nails done and I only have one kid. I rather spend that money on my child/home/family then getting my nails done. Yes I am sure she needs time away-but buying make up at Nordstroms? I don't even wear make up! I think I would have been a little more, understanding, if the mom decided to stay underwraps and not come out. I feel horrible for these kids, because if they are taken by the state (adam told me that there is a lawyer out there trying to get the kids out) then they will likely be spilt up. How is one family going to take 8 babies? Or, 14 for that matter. And now I hear that she is trying to get the hospital to pay for all expensives while they stay there. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? My family had insurance and we are STILL paying for Kena's birth. I am sorry, thats not fair. Maybe half is fair, but not all. I am sorry, I digress.
---one good thing...hulu.com!!! I had a super cranky M, so I looked up 'elmo' on hulu and found tons of celebrity guest spots with elmo! She had a great time saying "on more, on more" shaking her pointer finger. She was happy and I was happy because she was cuddling on my lap.
---Another good thing, I have the most wonderfully, beautifully, kind family ever. Adam has such a huge heart which is filled with understanding. M is showing us that she compassion, independance and brains. Her heart is filled with kindness and joy, beyond what I have seen before. She WANTS to make you laugh, which spend 5 minutes with her and you will be laughing. I am seeing our parenting paying off.
Ok, I am done. At least for now. Totally kidding.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
...some of you might not know whats that from. I will explain later.
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Friday, February 20, 2009
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Adam has a high school friend that he recently connected with via facebook. Naif Farris now is a writer for children's books about emotions. Naif posted that he just finished a new book, about bullies, and posted the 'video' on his facebook page. Adam right then told me to log in and check it. And let me tell you, it was awesome! I am always looking for new books and new authors. I fell in love with how Naif explained 'bullying' on the playground (Byron the Bear and the Bully). Then Adam directed me to Naif's website, Moody Bands. What a WONDERFUL idea! These bands have six emotions, my favorite is excited, on these trendy arm bands. We are thinking about ordering them and putting them away for when Kena is older. What a great way to 'talk' about your feelings, especially when your child can 'start the conversation' by wearing one of these bands. Also, Naif talks about wearing these bands to show that we are all alike! I LOVE IT! Here you can read about Naif and his passion about children!
For 12.99 you can get a pack of 6! Click on this link to go to the store.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
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I have RAVED about Kimya Dawson's CD Alphabutt. Yes, they talk about turds, butts, doo doo, and peeing. But seriously this is kena's favorite song. Really the whole CD is creative and sweet. Mama's Favorite song is "I love you sweet baby" which goes
"..first thing on our list to do is to wake up right next to you. the second thing that we have planned is to kiss both of your hands. third thing that we will do today is look you in the eye and say "I love you sweet baby, I love you sweet baby, I love you more than anything." It goes on to talk about the 'goings' of there day...but no matter...I love you sweet baby more than anything.
So, really if you don't want your kids to repeat the words fart, butts, and doo doo...maybe save this one till later. Kimya is a...a little different...also when they talk about panda..thats the name of her daughter. The video is live and I am guessing in a coffee house or something like that. The kid version has more music to it, but I couldn't find it anywhere on youtube...
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Monday, February 9, 2009
One of my favorite blogs to follow, "The Little Window Shoppe" is having a wonderful giveaway! As you might know, I love introducing Kena to all cultures/traditions and Emily over at the Shoppe is giving away two items from The Little Travelers website. You follow kiddos and there mama's as they learn from amazing adventures all over the world!
Emily is giving away a 'dress up' set and a 'dvd' to go along with. The dress up outfits are not your normal run of the mill outfits. They are made with beautiful silk and have so much character, unlike the disney ones. I love the princess one for Kena. So click over at the Little Window Shoppe for your chance to win!
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Thursday, February 5, 2009
So Kena and I ventured out yesterday to enjoy the beautiful sun at our local park. Kena was dressed adorably, of course, and I toted my Digtal SLR along with me (right now I am sort of attached at the hip to it).
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
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So I was shopping at the grocery store yesterday, if I looked stressed it was because I was. I just found out Kena has a double ear infection and pink eye and had a sick hubby at home. I remember at some point that morning, Crap I forgot to eat breakfast! So add to stressed out...cranky. I decided to go down the 'dreaded' cracker aisle. I say dreaded because if you know me at all...crackers are my weakness. As I went to grab the saltines for Adam...ooooh 10 for 10 individually boxed animal crackers and ritz crackers. Perfect for Kena, oh yeah and Kena was with me. As I dumped the crackers into my cart Kena saw the beautifully red classic animal cracker box. I gave her the box thinking "well all she wants to do is play with the box". WRONG! She screamed/cried then proceeded to 'try' to open the box. I said 'no kena, we need to pay for it'. As I was saying this she started to scream/cry louder, which then she started to cough...because she is sick. So here it is mamas...
I opened a unpaid for box of animal crackers to let my child eat them as I shopped.
I have never done that in my life. Never did it growing up, never did it as an adult. Now, of course I did pay for it. As I paid for it I told her the sad story of "she has a double ear infection and pink eye". Yeah that will make you look like a cool mom.
There you go...add that to my list of "things I thought I would never do as a mom"...add to that I let her watch tv too. Seriously, some one arrest me!
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Monday, February 2, 2009
Last Friday night I had the pleasure of hanging out with some fanastic moms! Nette Parks, Whitney Price, Leia Sejac, and Devon Vibbert all joined me at my house (Nette hosted!) for some chatting and eatting!
We shared many stories, recipes, and creative ideas! I do have to share one website that Leia passed on to me: Ruby Slipper Guide! If you live in or near the eastside (or want to take a day trip) this is a great site that had fun activties and ideas for the day. Lots of fun tidbits and the site is ran by moms! Some things are free, some costs, but all are fun ideas!
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