Sunday, December 27, 2009

My cookies SUCKED

well that is what Lil Mama said after she tried my chocolate chip cookies then turned around and spit it all in the garbage can. 

That's what I get for substituting baking powder for baking soda.  We didn't have baking soda so I checked online and it said to use 3x the baking powder and it will be fine.  Ummmmm NO!  They didn't even look like chocolate chip cookies.  But we continued because the kids were having a blast so... SO WHAT if the cookies suck we still had fun and that was the point. 

I guess I have to thank my horrible baking skills because I probably would have gained at lest 5lbs on the cookies we made.  They made great decorations.  I need practise on my baking. 

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Fighting about money

I hate fighting over money with my hubby!  We have a weird way of dealing with money as a married couple and its hard to find the right balance.  We split everything down the middle.  This began when we dated and let me tell you it bothered me then and it bothers me NOW.  I make more money some months then he does because I have 3 jobs.  When the airbrush business is good then all is good.  He told me yesterday that I spent too much money on the kids...well dude it my amazon associate gift cards that I used for 50% of what they got.

Yes, they got spoiled but everything I bought was at least 30-80% off.  He is just upset I didn't spoil him....that stopped years ago when after the 3rd year of being together and he wouldn't even make the effort to make me gift then I threw in the bag.  Before I get comments about how Xmas is not about how much money you spend.....I KNOW that is my point to my husband over the years so I gave up!  He would be opening up presents I made and/or bought as happy as a clam and there I sit with nothing...I guess I'm still bitter because nothing has changed.  He still goes out on Xmas Eve to Walgreens/Long's Drug store and buys me crap....I want something from his heart!  Maybe a portrait (because that is what he does) of our kids....I gave that idea to him many times.  Okay now this post has turned in a RANT about my hubby's gift giving, lol!  So let's get back on track.....

Okay I spent more on the kids this year than other years...ok fine but who is it hurting.  When we moved I threw away a lot of their toys so we have room.  We have a beautiful tree and decorations up everywhere so why not have a WONDERFUL Christmas.  For the last 3 years I haven't really been int he Xmas spirit so let me have this year.  Plus my kids are 5 and 8 this is all about the presents anyways if we are really honest.  

We are going to have a beautiful Christmas filled with love, family, friends, and guess what a lot of  PRESENTS for the kids!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

WanChai Ferry~Orange Chicken

I was sent this Dinner Kit to try and WOW my family really enjoyed it. It was soooooo easy to cook too and let me say we saved a lot of money not eating out at our FAV Chinese Restaurant.

The only suggestion I would have is if you have 4 people make more rice.

This gets a big THUMBS UP and I plan to buy more flavors plus this one again.

I highly recommend this product and if you would like a coupon please visit: http://www.wanchaiferry.com/products.aspx

Helping at the school

I do my part!!! I'm room parent for both kids class. When the teacher needs emails or anything else done-I'm on it! I'm lead parent on the library committee and I do FREE BOOK FRIDAY-every Friday! I enjoy these tasks!

But when my child calls and says there are NO PARENTS to go to the elder center today so mom can you come please. Of course I am but GEEZ I do have more to do in the days....like my JOB. I feel like I'm spending way too much time at the school and not able to do what I need to do at home.


Oh My Goodness...

It's been a long time since I wrote on this blog!

I really need to start writing on here more often. As a family we have had a lot happen in the last couple months. WE MOVED! Yep we made the big plunge but we stayed in the BAY AREA! This move is a blessing in soooooo many ways.

MORE SPACE~ Oh my I can't even explain to you how cramped I felt in the old house. My friend just told me she hated coming over to my other house because it was so dark and dreary, try living in that for 6yrs. I was going crazy and was just not happy! Couldn't really cook or do anything in the kitchen but NOW I have a huge kitchen with a beautiful marble island in the middle.

NO MORE BAD KIDS~ This was my biggest STRESS factor at the old house. The 2 kids next door were mean and nasty. The boy is 1 yr older than Lil Man and he made sure Lil Man knew that everyday. This kid chipped my kids front teeth and the mommy didn't do anything- oh don't get me started on the mom, lol! The little girl was just pure mean, she loved to flip me off and pick on Lil Mama. I don't miss....Mommy she is hitting me, Mommy she yelled in my face, Mommy she called me a lil bitch. Yep a 6yr old would call my 5yr old a little bitch....wonder where she got that phrase! So happy we don't live by them anymore! Love our new neighborhood kids!

COMMUTE~ Oh my this was a big stress factor too. Getting into traffic everyday and dealing with bad ass drivers, rude people and the kids fighting in the back seat because they didn't like being in the car that long in the morning. Now its a five minute drive and I can't wait for it to get nice and sunny so we can WALK. I put in $20 a week and that lasts about 10 days. We have everything around us so we don't have to go far....LOVIN IT!

I'm a much happier person since we moved....and if Mommy is happy than everyone is happy :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Are you a Room Parent? You need Qlubb.com

This year I'm signed up for both my kids class as Room Parent. Don't ask what I was thinking but being involved in my kids school is very important to us as a family.

I'm a WAHM during the week so I have time to but did I want to send out or call every parent when there was something happening in the school...no! When I saw qlubb.com (thanks twittermoms!) I was very intrigued and corresponded w/a representative from Qlubb. In a week I was sent the most awesome lunch box with accessories, everything you would need for a NO Garbage lunch (if the kids ate all the food that it). I knew they were the right fit for our school because we are trying to go GREEN in our school plus we use the 4R's on a regular basis.

Now on to the site...qlubb.com! Wow what a cool tool for Room Parents and any group who needs to be organized. Its quite simple to use too.

What Qlubb.com offers:

*Private, secure Website– a central place where members can easily share photos, messages, links, blurbs and more.
*Dedicated easy-to-remember web address(yourqlubb.qlubb.com) and email address (yourqlubb@qlubb.com)
*Intuitive UI- so easy-to–use that anyone in the group, including members with limited technical skills can immediately participate.
*Universal access- Anyone member can easily edit pages which removes the bottleneck of burdening one person from having to do all of the work.
*Security- only members with the right password can participate so your messages, photos, content are all safe and secure.
*Automatic reminders– task and event reminders are sent to members via email (if desired).
*Customized reminders– when reminders are sent can be customized, such as the day or week before an event.
*Subset reminders- Reminders can also be sent to a subset of members such as people who have RSVP’d or who have task assignments.

So far the parents that have signed up really think this is a great site that we will be able to utilize to keep in touch with other parents.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

School Rocks!

Lil Man and Lil Mama are loving school. Lil Mama does school work every day and she enjoys it. Lil Man is discovering READING as something fun not just to cross it off as done on the homework. Grandma got him a cool book from the Wimpy Kid series and he is reading it everyday.

Lil Man says his teacher smiles a lot. Lil Mama's teacher is a substitute until Ms. Muniz comes back from maternity and that is going very well. The school spirit is awesome and I'm very proud to have my kids in Civicorp Elementary.

Lil Mama doesn't want to take naps at school and she let me know! "Mama, I haven't taken naps for years" really years? She is a trip! So I will pick her up at 2:30 and we will do things around the school until Lil Mam get out at 3:15.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spatula's Where Do You Go?

I was cooking tonight and I was wondering where do all the spatulas go? I've had many over the years and now I'm down to 1. I know this is silly but where did they go? Seems like all the other utensils are still hanging around and holding strong. LOL....hey when you have a lot of time on your hands you think of the most bizarre things. Stayed tune for more just random posts.

Why can't I think about laying out on the beaching sipping a cool drink but no, I have to dwell on where the heck went my spatulas.

Lil Man and GIRLS

Oh my and he is only 7! We were at the park the other day and he comes running over to me and says "Mom, every time I fall down those girls coming running over to see if I'm ok, I think I want to fall down more often." The look on my face I know was WTF....no your 7 no girls please. This is just the beginning and I'm not looking forward to what I'm going to have to deal with, lol! Of course as a mom I wanted to tell the girls to leave my son alone but I couldn't do that, he would be sooo embarrassed. Or maybe I should have ;)!

Back to School

Okay between the woohoo's and jumping up and down I do miss my kids when they are in school. Them being in school gives me more time to do things around the house. I have a long list of projects that need to be done around the house. Sounds exciting huh, lol!

Lil Man is loving his teacher. He says she smiles a lot. That's a good thing. We will be going on an overnight with the whole class in a couple weeks. Lil Man was very concerned if I wanted to go because he knows I'm not a camper but to spend time with my lil guy I'll get over it.

Lil Mama is having a blast in school. She is excited to go there every day. When she got her homework yesterday she wanted to get home and start it. When we got home she went right to the table and started to work. Awww my lil scholar.

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