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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lil Mama needs to learn how to play by herself.

I can't be her 24hr play buddy.  I have things to do!  She is 5 1/2 and never plays by herself and if she does someone has to be in the same room.  Never plays in her bedroom

So the whining started at 8am...someone please play with me, I have no one to play with, I'm bored.  All day I've been hearing this in between the fighting and the crying.  It is raining so I can't take them outside.  The kids have been fighting ALL DAY. 

I've set her up with many different things to do all day...nothing works!  She wants someone right there by her side.  Can you tell I'm a bit stressed.  Yesterday, I spent all day with her- we played monopoly 2x, art stuff, movie-2 of them, and 2 walks.  Today I had house stuff to do and she complained all day and had to be everywhere I went.  I tried to take a shower by myself and she had to sit on the toilet the whole time.  Lil Man he plays very well by himself why can't Lil Mama.  I'm not asking all the time because I enjoy her but somedays I have things I need to do. When do they go back to school????  1 more week.  Ok rant over!

Bad Words and Lil Man!

I saw F**K head and B**tch in his journal.  He saw the look on my face and ripped out the page real fast and started tearing it up in pieces.  I wasn't invading his privacy he had the notebook and was holding it to his chest while talking to me. I asked him to talk to me about it and he started crying and said he wrote it about a girl who is at his school who is really bad! Pretty much every kid has issues with her.  She loves to pick on Lil Man.  Ugh!  Then it hit me...where did you learn to write those words.  Guess what the answer was....the bad ass the kids that we used to live by.  So happy we moved!

My hubby and I had a talk with him about using those words. We want him to express himself and gave him suggestions on different words to use instead of the adults words.  He thought he would be in a lot of trouble but as a parent I felt this was a learning experience for all of us.

Monday, December 28, 2009

My hubby~Thank You

Well sometimes as you can see from previous posts I just want to scream WTF is wrong with you but other times I just look at him like I did the first day I met him with those goo goo eyes!   Yesterday, I came home from work and he had the house clean, laundry worked on, kids alive, and made a yummy dinner.  He made sure I didn't have to do much and I was able to relax.  What a man!  I appreciate him and he doesn't know it but I brag a lot about what a wonderful husband I have to my customers.  Last year at this time I wasn't quite sure if we would have made it but we did and have even grown as a couple.   Looking forward to a wonderful year and more growth in our relationship.  When I see him trying I want to try even more!

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.

OKAY RANT OVER!

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.

http://www.qlubb.com/qlubbs/new

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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Sweet Lil Girl

Lil Mama is a trip most of the time. She is my lil diva and VERY HIGH MAINTENANCE. She works me everyday. It's my fault because I fall for that big smile of hers. She is totally different when we go out in public. She even told me the other day that she will be very good at school and bad only at home. Well gee thanks! I can handle that, lol!

The other day I was scolding her and said "Sahara Rae" she looked at me with the straightest face said "I don't know any Sahara Rae, my name is Sahara" First, I was like oh no I'm doing what my mom did to me...Pamela Jean was always my name when I was in trouble. Then I was like oh no you didn't say that to me little girl. I know I'm going to be shaking my head and rolling my eyes a lot with this girl.

But the BEST love is a child's love and she shows me love everyday in many different ways. Last night she showed me pure love. It was a little chilly last night so I mentioned I was cold. This little girl went over to our heater and stood in front of of it then came over and sat on my lap. At first I was like wow she is warm then I noticed she would get up after a couple minutes and go back to the heater then back to my lap. I looked at her and asked her what she was doing she said "Mommy I'm heating you up, you said you were cold" awwww that warmed my heart soooooo much.

Friday, August 21, 2009

My mom...

is too funny. I told her today I wanted to set her up on Facebook because all her kids are on there with pics of the grand-kids and plus she will have friends on there too.

She declined!

She doesn't want to know what her kids are REALLY doing. I was like huh...I'm 40 what would I be sharing on facebook that would be so bad.

Okay that's fine. She says just send her the pics thru email, I told her that was way too much work and extra steps. I'm sure she rolled her eyes at me over the phone.

Oh well I tried!

Hectic Times but

we will get thru this! School is fast approaching and I still need to get Lil Mama her shots. Ugh I really hate going through this with her.

Lil Man is fighting us about cutting his hair and he is only 7! Right now its in such an awkward state, all curly and looking BAD. I'm all for your own style but looking good for school is important to me...and yes I said me, lol!

Hubby is actually working on a shirt right now that will be on a MTV video...so woohoo. He airbrushed a shower curtain and towels for a customer the other day. I wouldn't do that but hey whatever makes your boat float plus it puts money in our pocket.

We are at the beginning of SOCCER BANNER season. I sew the banners and Hubby airbrushes the artwork. We are noticing a drop from last year but we thought it would happen this year due to the recession. We are thankful for every banner we get to do.

House is under control but when the kids go back to school I'm doing some DEEP CLEANING around here. Maybe then I can accept that we will be living in this small ass house for awhile.

I'm going to spend more time on this blog and making it look nice.

~Pam

Friday, August 7, 2009

Vacuum vs Computer

Does anyone out there like to vacuum? I do it almost everyday and its not because I want to but because my kids are messy. Yep blame it on the kids. I've asked them to vacuum but of course its not good enough for me. I let them but a couple hours later I go over it just because its not up to my MOMMY STANDARDS ssshhhh don't tell them that. I try to vacuum everyday but some days I just don't want because I'm spending too much time online. If I had to choose between vacuuming and computer time...guess what I will pick. I was vacuuming tonight thinking about all the other stuff I would rather do. No wonder I spend more time on the computer than cleaning...its a lot more fun! I try to balance my time but yes I do have issues on that. This is one of the reasons I do this blog. Help me FOCUS. I know I'm not the only mom who has this issue,lol!

Monday, July 27, 2009

It's Monday-Good Start

I got up this morning and had 2 cups of coffee then got my ass up to do the WiiFit. Half way thru my mom calls so I sit down for at least 30 minutes talking to her. She had some great news about her future so it was nice to hear that.

I went back to the Wii and finished. Then played with the kids for awhile or actually played until the Bad Azz kids next door came over. The kids will drop anything to play with these kids. No idea, WHY! They are so mean my kids that I actually cringe when they come over. That's not a good feeling. I cleaned for a little bit but not much since its MONDAY, my rest day.

I was suppose to get my hair done today but I just wasn't feeling like going out and dealing with people today.

I got some work done plus played on Farmtown. My new addiction....Farmtown, not good. All my online friends including myself are getting in trouble by our hubbys. I justify it because he plays xbox for hours...well now I have an addiction. But I need help, lol!

What I need to do this week:

* research on my other job...training-classes.com.
* keep up with mtmt
* ty email to banner resv
* entrecard
* WiiFit m-f
* Meeting w/stuart on Wed at 5
* Zumba-Wed 6:30
* Dr appts
* print invoices
* craigslist-soccer banner
* write the team handbook
* work on this blog

I'm sure I might add more and will cross off when I complete tasks.

I'm watching "Dance your ass off" I want to be on this show. In the past 54 days I've lost 6.7lbs. The wii fit told me that this morning. I can't believe it because I was doing nothing but keeping up with these kids.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Back to Blogging

I really need to keep this blog updated because I have a lot to say!

Starting Monday I'm hoping to get a lil bit more organized and this blog is in my top ten things I need to do every day.

See ya soon!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Summer Reality Schedule- Oh My!

There sure is a lot of reality shows going on. Most of them I won't be watching but I am excited about Big Brother for sure! I put stars by the shows I watch.

*The Real Housewives of New Jersey [Bravo, May 12 at 11, Tuesdays at 10] news
Beverly Hills Groomer [Animal Planet, May 16, Saturdays at 10]
The Bachelorette 5 [ABC, May 18, Mondays at 9] news
4th and Long [Spike, May 18, Mondays at 10]
*So You Think You Can Dance 4 [FOX, May 21 and 27 at 8, Wednesdays at 8 and Thursdays at 9] news
Re-Inventing Bonaduce! [Fox Reality, May 23, Saturdays at 9]
Sex Decoy: Love Stings [Fox Reality, May 23, Saturdays at 10]
Intervention [A&E, May 25, Mondays at 9]
Obsessed [A&E, May 25, Mondays at 10]
Jon & Kate Plus 8 [TLC, May 25, Mondays at 9]
Here Come the Newlyweds [ABC, May 25, Mondays at 10]
Blonde Charity Mafia [The CW, May 26, Tuesdays at 9]
The Little Couple [TLC, May 26, Tuesdays at 10]
Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood [Oxygen, May 26, Tuesdays at 10]
Wipeout [ABC, May 27, Wednesdays at 8]
Tattoo Highway [A&E, May 27, Wednesdays at 10]
What Not To Wear [TLC, May 29, Fridays at 9]
Jesse James is a Dead Man [Spike, May 31, Sundays at 10]
Those Landers Girls [E!, May]
*$250,000 Challenge [HGTV, May 31, Sundays at 10]
Ice Road Truckers [History, May 31, Sundays at 9] news
Expedition Africa: Stanley & Livingstone [History, May 31, Sundays at 10]
Ladette to Lady 3 [Sundance Channel, May]
*I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! [NBC, June 1-24, Mondays through Thursdays at 8] news
Is Your House Killing You? [Sundance Channel, June 2, Tuesdays at 9:30]
Whale Wars [Animal Planet, June 5, Fridays at 9] news
*The Next Food Network Star 5 [Food Network, June 7, Sundays at 9] news
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List [Bravo, June 8, Mondays at 10] news
*Top Chef Masters [Bravo, June 10, Wednesdays at 10] news
She's Got The Look [TV Land, June 11, Thursdays at 9]
Hammertime [A&E, June 14, Sundays at 10]
Wedding Day [TNT, June 16, Tuesdays at 8]
The Lazy Environmentalist [Sundance Channel, June 16, Tuesdays at 9]
NY Prep [Bravo, June 16, Tuesdays at 10]
The Chopping Block [NBC, June 19, Fridays at 8]
Gimme Sugar [Logo, June 22, Mondays at 10]
America's Got Talent 4 [NBC, June 23 and 24, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9] news
The Superstars [ABC, June 23, Tuesdays at 8]
Dance Your Ass Off [Oxygen, June 29, Mondays at 10]
Great American Road Trip [NBC, July 7, Tuesdays at 8]
Blonde Charity Mafia [The CW, July 7 at 9, Tuesdays at 9:30]
I Survived a Japanese Game Show [ABC, July 8, Wednesdays at 9]
Ghost Hunters International [SyFy, July 8, Wednesdays at 9]
*Big Brother 11 [CBS, probably mid-July] news
*Design Star 4 [HGTV, July 19, Sundays at 10] news
*Hell's Kitchen 6 [Fox, July 21, Tuesdays at 8] news
Dating in the Dark [ABC, July 20, Mondays at 10]
More to Love [Fox, July 28, Tuesdays at 9]
Chefs vs. City [Food Network, July]
Face the Ace [NBC, Aug. 1 and 8 at 9, continues in Sept.]
Tool Academy 2 [VH1, Aug. 2, Sundays]
How'd You Get So Rich? [TV Land, Aug. 12, Wednesdays at 10]
Ghost Hunters [SyFy, Aug. 19, Wednesdays at 9]
*Project Runway 6 [Lifetime, Aug. 20, Thursdays at 10] news
Models of the Runway [Lifetime, Aug. 20, Thursdays at 11] news
Brick City [Sundance Channel, August]
Kourtney and Khloe in Miami [E!, August]
Giuliana & Bill [Style, August]
Steven Seagal: Lawman [A&E, summer]

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I love Coffee!!

My husband told me the other night coffee is not a FOOD GROUP. WHAT?? What is he trying to tell me, that I'm a lil cranky, lil jumpy, and doing way too much. But I love COFFEE!

I would have coffee 3 to 4 times a day if my tummy would agree with me but it doesn't. Last week I was running on coffee because I guess I was too busy to eat. Wow not good! The kids were fed just not me. We were very low on food and as the mom I will always feed the kids first! I do skip breakfast almost everyday. When will I get it thru my head that I need breakfast. Well thats something I will work on someday, lol! Soon I promise.

Coffee Rules! LOL

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wow its been a month....

since I posted GEEZ I must be a bit busy. No worries I have a whole page of things I need to talk about. I have my trip to WA to see my grandson (who is Andre now not Andrew), Lil Mama's 5th B'day, things my kids have said or done, and just day to day stuff I want to share.

I've been staying busy though. Working at the cafe on weekends, running a house, working online w/my bargain site, keeping up with my mom forum, working for training-classes.com approving apps online (love this job), working at Lil Man's school 3-4x a week for at least 4 hrs a day, and my biggest project now is running a scholastic book fair.

I'm tired just writing that down, lol! Anyways I have 3 minutes before I need to wake the gremlins so I'm going to enjoy the last couple minutes enjoying the quiet and drinking my great cup of coffee.

Write more later! Peace out!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Leaving for WA trip TODAY!

I'm tired but I have soooooo much to do. Its hard packing and remembering what everyone wants to bring. Basically trying to make everyone HAPPY! I don't think I've ever been so caught up on my laundry in 3 yrs though...lol! Oh my did I just admit that.

The kids were so excited last night that they couldn't go to bed. Hubby was a bit upset since this was our last night together for 9 days. Sorry honey!

Lil Mama got her very own DS yesterday so both kids will have something to do on the plane/airport.

I'm bringing my comp so I'm hoping to do work plus post fun stuff on here.

I get to see my grandson....I hope. My grandma's 90th B'day and my dad's 60th B'day all in one week. We will be busy but its so worth it!

Well off to do more work...a moms job is never done!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Baby Andre's 1st Day w/Great Grandma

Well I became a GRANDMOTHER on March 29th...woohoo! His name is Andre Aidan and is just a cutie (like is grandmother of course).

My mom went up to the hospital to get some pictures of Baby Andrew's first day. I live in Cali and they live in Wa so I couldn't go see him but bless my mom's heart she went up there for me.

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My Mom and Andrew


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Cutie....I know! LOL.

Welcome to this world Baby Andre. I'm coming up to see you on April 15th!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Your Breathe Smells Like Death...

...is what my sweet daughter said to her brother!

OMG I almost died. Then of course Lil Man had to prove it to me by blowing in my face. Ewwwww! After fighting that cloud I told him he forget to do something this morning like brush and floss! Sunday's are real relaxed around here since I'm at work and Daddy is in charge, lol!

What a GREAT day we had!

Yesterday, Ron was invited to AIRBRUSH at Redwood City's Little League Opening Ceremony. We had a blast. It was a long day but soooooo worth it. Lil Mama and Lil Man had fun playing with the other kids and watching the baseball games. Ron was non-stop spraying from 9-3. I took the orders, answered questions, and I put t-shirts on the boards for him. The parents and kids were all so friendly. We felt so good about how the day went that we fell asleep with smiles on our faces. Now that was a good day!

We might have to look into other events like this because it was so much FUN!

Thank you Redwood City Little League!!

I

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I found my PERFECT Purse~


I of course LOVE this bag but I don't think I could ever bring myself to buy a $69 purse. In my head...there is so many other things you can get for $69, Pam! But if I ever come across lots and lots of money ( I know big wishes) I am buying this!
Hey if you like too look or maybe buy then this store has more to offer: sunglasses, caps, hoodies, handbags, and UGGs.
I know "label label label" but I still like them.

To My God Mother~Patty



You have brought my mom a lot of happiness in her life and I'm sure she did the same for you. I remember when I was I young I loved looking at your pictures and wanting to be like you when I got older. You were so pretty and always had a smile. Thank You for spoiling Nick when I was absent from his life. I know the last 3 years have been very rough but you always had that smile for me when I saw you. You are in a better place now but you will be missed VERY MUCH and I'm hoping you will look out for my mom, she is in need of REAL ANGEL! Love you~Pami

Sahara lost her FIRST TOOTH


This tooth has been loose for several weeks. Yesterday, I think she finally had it and just started wiggling it. Then when the bleeding started she got all FREAKED OUT so Mommy to the rescue and I just pulled on it very lightly....out it came. She didn't quite understand all the blood but was okay after about 2 minutes...lol! She was so proud...so was I! Everyone was saying how young she was to loose her first tooth but Lil Man was 4 too!

I did remember to be the tooth fairy last night. Woohoo because I've been having a hard time with that w/Lil Man.
She is still talking about it today and loves to play with the hole in her mouth. I do that too.


Monday, March 23, 2009

New Week-Right???

Well it's Monday and I really need a fresh start.

Last week SUCKED-the robbery and dealing w/aftermath with the kids. Lil Mama still needs one of us to take her to the bathroom and upstairs. She is afraid of little noises too. Lil Man just keeps a bat by his bed.

Week before that SUCKED-Sick in bed for almost 4 days. However, this cough sure wants to hang around.

Can I please have a GREAT WEEK?? Yes, I can. I have smile on my face and not stressing on all the little things helps a lot. I'm doing marketing for a cafe customer, Ron's Airbrush site, and my Bargain Shopping site every day so I feel I'm getting stuff accomplished.

On this Saturday Ron is setting up at an Little League event in Redwood City and we got this gig by my networking so very happy about that. Money Money Money but exposure is what we really need.

I'm working on my Motivation Mojo...on my 13th day (out of 21). I've been battling with myself on not letting the robbery and sickness get in my way of learning and completing this workshop.

This week I want to get some things organized.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I walked in on a Burglary

at my house! Very scary stuff. Every minute something different pops in my head and I keep going over everything that happened. Stressing big time. Tomorrow will be a better day.

I didn't cry in front to the kids but I sure did break down when they went to bed. Which was not an easy task. I'm talking about putting them to bed. They didn't feel comfortable being alone so they fell asleep downstairs with us.

I'm going to write more about this tomorrow because how I feel right now is giving me a HUGE headache and I just want to rest. I'm sure I won't sleep very well but who would.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Email I got: ARE YOU MARRIED TO YOUR HOUSEKEEPING OPPOSITE

Ummmm YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My hubby bless his heart is slob yep I said it! Our room reflects our cleaning personnalites. My side all dusted, things put where they are suppose to be, no clothes on floor, nice and neat! Hubby's side has clothes, beer cans, food wrappers, papers, newspaper and other garbage. I've cleaned the whole room a 1000 times but I think after 1001 I said FORGET IT. I would clean and put away his stuff and the next day garbage all over again. So I gave up! I know some people will say WTF your his wife you should clean his side of room....no I don't! I've been with my hubby for 10 yrs and about 5 yrs ago I gave up on this fight. Someday I hope this will change but for now it works. It's quite funny in my house because every space my hubby has is a HOT MESS. We have a U shaped desk and I have one side and Ron has one side. Guess what it looks like...yep messy on his side and clean and organized on my side. Then there is the garage where he airbrushes...omg I don't even know why customers come back because that is plain DIRTY! I gave up because he doesn't care and he has told me that. This is one thing I'm going to try to work on and get over my resentment with my hubby. I need to let some crap go. I just don't feel like I have to pick up after a grown man but if I want a clean house I'm going to have to, lol! Not sure when but I will tackle this issue!

The email was a about a book at Barnes and Noble: Busy Mom's Guide to a Happy, Organized Home: Fast Solutions to Hundreds of Everyday Dilemmas.

Lil Mama loves me....

all the way to Africa! I always say "Sahara, Mommy loves you all the way to the moon" so the other day she tells me that she loves me all the way to Africa! How cute!

Flu Flu Flu go away

Wow that was horrible. For 2 days I was bed ridden and looked scary! My hubby stepped up (woohoo) and took my place this week in the kids life. He's usually in the background playing video games, on the computer, or painting. So with me out of commission someone had to run this house and he did it. Yes, of course I had to hear how tired he was working and then coming home dealing w/kids, dinner, homework, and clean-up. Hey dude I do this everyday I know how tiring it is but it needs to be done!

Tomorrow, I do have a lot of catch up on housework and laundry but its not as bad as I was thinking. On Friday I was suppose to go to a field trip w/Ronnell's school and I'm still debating on going but my hubby promises to go. We have to drive our own kids so one parent has to go at least.

When I get up and do things the sweats still get me and I get all dizzy. Tomorrow I better be able to clean w/o passing out!

Thanks to all my friends for all their good thoughts!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Who has 8200 emails????


I do...geesh do you think I need to clean out my inbox! But that takes up way too much time. Eye Roll Eye Roll....I'm going to start working on it tonight. Maybe I might be more productive if I didn't have clutter on my computer too! Need to set up new folders and DELETE DELETE!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Zumba Classes

Went to my 2nd class last night and still lovin it! I couldn't get down as low as the teacher wanted me to but I still did a damn good job. It was easier this time but the steps are hard to follow when its in fast mode. Or it could just me....I pretty sure its just me. I've always had a hard time figuring out dance steps when being taught. I still have to question right and left when I'm doing the steps, ugh! I am dedicated to do this for 12 weeks! I will post every week to let my family/friends know I'm still going strong!

I also do Wii Fit and My Fitness coach 2-4x a week. Getting ready for summer and some cute clothes....no mommy clothes! Watch out world!

18 Unexpected Organizers~Great Article

My house is in dire need of a SPRING cleaning so I'm getting all my good advice from the web & magazines. Today I came across an article about Unexpected Organizers and they had some awesome ideas.

http://www.rightathome.com/view.aspx?pid=513

That should bring you right to the article.

My "fav" is : #14. Empty suitcases are a missed opportunity! Remember, there are some things you just don’t need to unpack, like your travel hairdryer, electric adapters, sleep mask, neck pillow, earplugs and your restocked travel makeup kit.

I also use my suitcases to store clothes I'm not wearing. I don't travel much, lol!

Ants...GO AWAY!!!


It's been raining for weeks here and the last 2 days we've had STROMS so these lil annoying ants been trying to come in our house and kick it! Ummm NO WAY! They love the bathroom and the kitchen. Nothing for them to be munching on but I hate ants in my house. It doesn't help that this damn house plus every other house on this block is on an ant community. All my neighbors have the same problem. My landlord sprays around the house every couple months so that helps a lot but this rain is not helping the NO ANTS rule in my house.


Friday, February 27, 2009

Lil Mama hooked on Build a Bear Wii game...

Last night we went to Gamestop to get some used games. We each picked one out~ Lil man got a Star Wars game, Hubby got Afro Samurai, Lil Mama got BAB, and I got My Fitness Coach.

Last night both kids played their games but Lil Mama had a hard time shutting if off. She was having a blast and the games were perfect for her. She loved all the mini games plus finding all the cool treasures. I had to take her away screaming and kicking.

She woke up this morning and first thing she wanted to do was play BAB. I asked if she could please eat first, yep that wasn't happening. She needed to get more puzzle pieces and was obsessed. The Wii is so different (JMO) then lets say PS2 because on the Wii your movement is how you play the game. She is not sitting that's for sure....she was on her feet all day running around playing this game. I know its not right to let her play for hours but she had so much fun with her new game and she will be back to normal soon. I had to put a timer on her and she is not allowed to play until tomorrow after lunch. I'll be at work so good luck daddy, lol!!!!

Plus while she played I got A LOT done. I know I'm a bad mom but hey she had fun and I got work done. No harm done and it was for 1 day only. She has to get it out of her system. Plus this is the first game she ever liked this much. She was able to understand and it is FUN. Don't tell but I played too!

I did My Fitness Coach today and wow I'm going to get my workout on! Tell you more later!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Getting Healthy

I'm doing the Wii at least 3-4 times a week. Haven't lost much but I do have more energy and I can live with that! I have at least 200 things to do a day so more energy is what I need!

I'm also doing Zumba once a week for an hour. I'm still sore from Monday's class. I loved the class and looking forward to Mondays.

Drinking water more. I'm not a big water drinker so this is hard but I'm doing it. I have at least 3-4 glasses a day. I think I'm going to get me one of those big water jugs that have a top and just drink that every day. Downfall is I have to go Pee a lot!

Getting enough sleep is not a problem these days. Before kids I always had a hard time sleeping but now that I'm busy all day when it hits 10pm I ready to pass out. I get up at 6:30am so that is plenty of sleep. I wish I could stay up longer because I do have a lot I want to do and never enough time.

I have a lot more energy than I did lets say a month ago! I'm going home in April and I would love to be at least 20 lbs lighter. I'm thinking of my health and staying around for years to see my young ones grow up.

Eating right is my biggest problem. I rarely eat breakfast and yes I know that is wrong. Lunch I usually have a salad or sandwich. Dinner I cook pretty healthy but its the late night snacking that kills me. Ugh! I will work on that. I tried eating fruit but its so hard to give up my chocolate. I'm trying but it is hard, lol!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Zumba

Oh my Goodness I did a Zumba class last night and I LOVED IT! For my chubby butt to say I LOVED an exercise class that is BIG! I enjoyed it because it was dance plus exercise and that is what I like to do. I highly recommend these classes or get the video tapes. I had fun shaking my booty!

Before Kids.....

I would have bought these shoes in a heartbeat!!!

I feel I would trip, fall and hurt myself if I wore these suckers now. The only time I dress up is when I go Lil Man's school. That's sad. I really don't have any other destinations that require me to dress up so that's WHY my shoe collection is slippers and tennis shoes. Oh my, I have lost my love for shoes...help me!

Friday, February 20, 2009

American Idol- Group 1

Yes, I'm an Idol admirer! I'm not a dedicated fan that calls in every week but I catch it when I can. I'm so happy I watched Tuesday's performance because I fell in love with 2 contestants that night, Alexis Grace and Danny Gokey! Oh my I loved their performances. I'm even thinking about downloading Alexis song (never did that before). The 3rd person picked was Michael Sarver and I wasn't that impressed but hey he is just not my style.


They are doing something different this year or least it seems different, lol! They broke the Top 36 into groups of 12. Each 12 perform and then the highest male, highest female, and the next highest person get to move into the Top 12. My 2 favorite picks made it to the top 12 so that was exciting.

My Fav's in GROUP 1:





Looking forward to next Tuesday and Group 2.

If you want to read more about American Idol go to: http://www.americanidol.com

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Allen Family Fun Schedule

The kids want to do at least 20 different things a night and I felt like I was being spread thin already so I had to come up with a schedule to help us do everything we want to.


Monday: Reading Night -we all get a book and read to ourselves for an hour. We read every night before bedtime but this is different. This night is really for Lil Man to read to himself. He loves books and this helps us get some good reading in.

Tuesday: Game Night. Each kid picks a board/card game and we play 2 games. Lil Mama plays board games every day but this night we all play with her.

Wednesday: Wii Family Night. We play bowling, golf, and Guitar Hero. Favorite night for everyone.

Thursday: Dance Night. We dance to all the kids favorite music. Hannah Montana is growing on me....lol! They have little dance offs it is so cute. I need to video tape them.

Friday: Movie Night. We all crawl into my bed and watch a kid friendly movie. The kids take turns picking the movie.

Sat/Sun: FREE NIGHTS...but I'm sure they will talk me into something.

Daddy participates in Wii Night but he is not into the other activities. He is a party poop-er plus he is missing out on some fun times w/the kids. I understand he works hard so I don't hold this against him but he is missing out.

Rain Rain Go Away!

Yes, I know we really needed the rain but Lil Mama is DRIVING ME NUTS. She got $25 from Grandma for V-day and spent it at Target on a Dora Bike Helmet and Pads but haven't been able to use it yet. Now she is regretting her choice because her brother who bought Lego's has been playing with his toy since Saturday and her helmet has been sitting quietly near the door just waiting for the rain to stop.

She is ready to ride her bike! Can the rain stop just for 1 hr this afternoon so this beautiful girl can use her Dora helmet just one time! She is mad and when she is mad it makes my day very long.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I had fun today with the kids

We played all day. It started out with Wii games (bowling, golf, yoga) and everyone won something so it was a big hit. I bowled a 218! A new record for me.

Then it was lunch time they helped make their sandwiches. Even though they make a mess its worth seeing their independence and pride.

After lunch was reading time. So proud of Lil Man he is reading a WHOLE Dr Seuss book. He didn't like to read for along time but now he is into it and WOOHOO! He read 27 pages by himself and only needed my help on a couple words.

We did Valentine cards for the kids next door (yes the bad ones). The kids did such great art work that it was hard giving them away.

Then we did a little bit of dance but I can handle just so much Hannah Montana. I made the excuse I had to clean some things around the house.

Then they wanted to watch a movie....High School Musical. Daddy went and got dinner so we had a big picnic on the living room floor. Daddy of course is not a fan of HSM so he didn't have a picnic with us...lucky Daddy (LOL). The movie wasn't bad it was just so goody goody but that's perfect for my kids.

9:00 pm they both passed out with smiles on their faces so as I mom that made me feel wonderful.

Now for Mommy time because daddy is passed out too. What's on the DVR????

Lil Man's School

Yesterday, I was at his school from 8:30-3:30 and WOW! His teacher has a lot to deal with her class on a daily basis. She is a great teacher and has control of her class for sure. I personally would go crazy dealing with all the different personalities. 20 kids is a lot to handle but she does a WONDERFUL JOB! She is also expecting in June so I give her even more props.

I helped with their writing, reading, and centers. Lil Mama was with me and she had her preschool workbook but the teacher gave her some class work to do too. She showed all the classmates she could do the work and they were impressed since they didn't think she could talk. She is quite shy until she is comfortable with ya and then she is non stop, lol!

After lunch the whole school had a Valentine Day Festival and it was fun. Lil Man of course ran with his school buddies. I was suppose to be working the Dance Party but the person who was suppose to set up the PA system and had the IPOD full of Kids Dance songs didn't show up so it wasn't much fun. Lil Mama wanted to check out all the fun games anyways so we walked around a lot! She won a cool pencil she gave to her bro bro. At 3:15 we left for bowling with 2 other kids. That was 2 hr event so we didn't get home until 6:15 and boy was I tired. The kids were a bit hyped up on sugar from the Party so it was hard to get them calmed down.

I had a great time and now have new appreciation for teachers.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm a Trapped Fashion Diva

Yep, that's right TRAPPED. Before kids I got my nails done every week, shoes bought monthly, makeup in its own bag and neat, hair done monthly, clothes bought monthly and if I saw a handbag I liked I got it. I was not a label wh**e but if it was on sale then I got it.

Then kids came and my priorities of course changed. No more nails, hair done maybe every 6 months, makeup-what's that..oh wait I have lip gloss, shoes are bought maybe once a year-nothing cute just comfy, clothes- only on sale at Target, and handbags I do buy one "cool" handbag a year.

I really only shop at Target these days (I haven't been there since Jan 13th though) and its all about toys, art/craft stuff, and cool stuff for the kids.

Lost myself but my kids are well worth it. However, I will be taking back some of my identity and doing things that make me feel good about myself. If I feel good than everyone in the house will feel good.

I still want to shop like I'm 20 but I fight the urge and win.

Not sure why I had to share this but when I have dreams of getting my nails and hair done I know I missing something in my life....lol!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lost 1.5 lbs Woohoo!

I know its not much but months of really nothing this is BIG TIME for me. I need to keep up the WiiFit, 5x a week is my goal.

Check out my progress at http://mywiifitprogress.blogspot.com/

I would love a WiiFit buddy so if anyone out there wants to be my buddy please let me know!

I want to loose 30 lbs by the end of Summer. I think this is very reasonable.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Kids Tattled On Me

Can you believe that? They told Daddy last night that I called him LAZY. Well he is!!! The other morning I woke up to a big mess left by daddy and YES I called him lazy in front of the kids. He was home all weekend without kids. I work on weekends so he had the house to himself but he did nothing but play video games, watch sports and get drunk. But guess what, he does even when the kids are home and always uses the excuse I CAN'T GET ANYTHING DONE BECAUSE THE KIDS ARE IN MY WAY. Well this weekend there were no kids but what's the excuse now....YOUR LAZY. I'm not asking him to mop, vacuum, dust JUST CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. I love to step on bottle caps in the morning time, love that! I have to stop or this might turn into a bitchfest and I don't want to do that...quite yet, lol!

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