Monday, March 24, 2014

Valentine's Fun

Yes, Valentine's Day was over 5 weeks ago and I'm just now posting about it.  I'm just plain behind on blogging!  Expect several combo posts soon- you know, my usual blog dump catch up.

Back to Valentine's Day... I'm still in the mindset that my kiddos don't really know about holidays which makes it very hard for me to get motivated to do cutesy holiday things for them.  I'm thinking next year I'll get more into it.  There's always next year, right?

Fortunately for the kids, one of my faithful volunteers wanted to throw them a Valentine's party!  She showed up with balloons, themed snacks, and card making supplies.  It was really fun!  I'm not sure the artwork would qualify as a card, but they scarfed down the snacks and LOVED the balloons.  I ended up leaving the balloons tied to their chairs for a couple of weeks and they got a kick out of pulling the strings, hitting them, and just watching them move around.  Great table time entertainment!  Although the party was great and all, the best part of Valentine's was getting a date night with Dave (same volunteer offered to babysit- I should probably make her an award or something)!  He took me to the restaurant we ate at the night he proposed :)  Aww... so romantic.

Leah loves to party!

Loving their balloons and snacks!
My neighbor friend has recently started up a photography business.  She likes to practice and test out her props and ideas.  We live 2 doors down.  This means I get all kinds of awesome pictures of my kids plus extra time hanging out with Lisa.  I'm totally getting the better end of the deal here!  Anyways, Lisa built a kissing booth for February pictures and invited us over for some fun group shots.  I absolutely love what she got despite the whole group thing not working out and me stepping in last second to corral kids and display my lovely frumpy mom-ness.  I've included my favorites and if you want to check out Lisa's work- and maybe hire her too, here's her blog: Lisa Holloway Photography

Mommy and Leah

Allison and her hair

Mommy, Alli, and Caroline

Mommy and her boys



Looking through the fence- one of the latest fascinations
Well that about sums up the festivities for this year!  Hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day too :)

Thursday, March 13, 2014


I will have to fill y'all in on all the crazy details of this week later, but we are here in NYC and VOTING IS OPEN!!!!  

Click on the link below and it takes you to the page.  I voted 5 times with different email addresses, so it is per email address.  You can vote until midnight EST- 11 CST- 10 MST- 9 PST.  Voting is only today- 3/13/14.

THANK YOU for all the support and feel free to tell everyone you know :)

And please be persistent if it doesn't work the first time and you may have to change up some info with the email addresses.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Unstoppable Mom Finalist

In case you haven't heard, I am a finalist in the Unstoppable Mom Contest!  I really cannot believe it.  It has been a whirlwind since the announcement and looks like it won't stop until it's all over.  

I will appear by myself on the Monday show.  So watch for me Monday- it airs in Houston at 9am on Channel 13.  I'm going to try not to fall down or throw up or pee my pants or say anything completely dumb.  I really dislike being on camera and in front of people, so prayers please!  

On Friday most of the kids and I will be on the show when they announce the winner.  I am flying back and forth between Monday and Friday to get the kids.  It's a crazy plan, but that's what was agreed upon between the show people and Dave and I.  Dave's staying home with Leah as we (and her doctor) are not comfortable with putting her through all of this.  

I do not know voting rules yet, but I do know that Thursday is the only voting day.  Expect another email Wednesday or Thursday :)  And spread the word to vote!