Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back to School!

I am super excited for the kids to go back to school. They have been fighting and need to be separated! Lily is trilled to go back to school, and found out yesterday that her BFF is in her class. (Poor teacher!). Nate is excited he got the teacher he wanted and most of his friends in his class. I'm actually excited to get back to work, and am also ready for PTO projects. I love the routine of Fall.
I will have a million things to do once the kids are in school, but at least I won't have them making more messes during the day. I will start canning this week, first green beans, then peaches, pears, applesauce and salsa. It's a ton of work, but well worth it when we are enjoying them the rest of the year.
Happy School Days to you all, and please drive slowly through the school zones and watch for kids!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

101 Reasons I Hate Socks in Summer

I HATE to fold socks in summer. There is just something wrong about it. Ok, there are many things wrong about it. Here are a few of my reasons.

  • Summer should be warm/hot and we should not NEED to wear socks.
  • Summer is the only time that I polish my toe nails, and I need to show them off.
  • Socks in the summer tend to be extra dirty and smelly, gross!
  • I have enough laundry to do in the summer with beach towels, swimsuits, blankets used at picnics, and sleeping bags from camping. I don't have time to sit and fold socks!
  • Socks tend to disappear more in the summer, leaving me with a big pile of single socks.
  • Did I mention that summer should be HOT? Today it's only 62 degrees, making me want to put socks on. Hello, it's late August, bring on the heat!
  • Socks and sandals are just wrong!! (Just sayin')
  • I rarely see the bottom of the laundry basket in the summer, so socks are a low priority.
  • Well, I don't have 101 reasons (right now) because I have a pile of socks to fold!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lily's sleepover

Lily likes to go her her BFF's for sleepovers. The BFF tried to sleepover here once, and only made until 9pm when we had to take her home. So, Lily goes to her house. Now, most Mom's would pack for their 7 year old when going on a sleepover. No, I just need to say the word, sleepover, and Lily is packed. Seriously. This just goes to show that kids can be responsible enough (or maybe it just shows how OCD my daughter is).
Here's what Lily packs;

Sleeping bag
Bear's blanket (his matches her blanket)
Ollie the Elephant
Change of clothes
microwave popcorn
headband to match next day's outfit
Binder with Pokemon cards ( for trading)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Calvin and Hobbs

The family finally talked me into a kitten. We can't have an outdoor kitten because of the dogs and our huge sandbox (that would be used as a litter box). I don't like the idea of a litter box in the house, but Dan convinced me that he would put in a cat door and the litter box could be put in the garage. A friend on Facebook had kittens, so we went to take a look. The idea was for Lily to pick a kitten, but somehow we drove away with two (insert Nate's grinning face here). Since Lily picked her's first, she named him Simon. Nate picked his and called him Calvin, after his favorite books, Calvin and Hobbs. Simon and Calvin were hard to say, so the next day we talked Lily into naming her kitty Hobbs. Lily said, "I can live with that".
Calvin and Hobbs are super sweet and being brothers, play well together. Nate has been good about giving them food and water, and Lily is cleaning the litter box. I'm proud of how responsible they have been.......but it's only been two days.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fair Week

It's Fair week up here in Northwest Washington. I'm working at the Scentsy booth three days this week, so stop by and say hi. Dan brought the kids yesterday and we did rides and games. I love the Fair and of course, fair food. So far I have gotten a Philly cheese steak, mochas, moo-wich, and mini doughnuts. Tomorrow's plan is elephant ears and curly fries. Gotta love the fair!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Instant Rednecks

Within 10 minutes of arriving at my Dad's, the kids found a puddle and started playing (wrestling, fighting and sliding).

Grandpa's + water = Instant Rednecks

Friday, August 6, 2010

Poker Night

Dan's having poker night in the garage, and no girls are allowed. Nate was allowed to join the group, (for awhile) and Lily is jealous. She wants to have a girls poker night in the garage and no boys will be allowed. I told her we don't have girls poker night in the garage, we stay inside and kick the boys out to the garage. She's a bit confused.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scentsy Spirit

At convention, Scentsy Success was giving away sashes to whoever showed Scentsy Spirit. I was the first of the group to get my sash. Prizes were given away to people showing more Scentsy Spirit, so it was important to wear your sash. This is our team at awards night, all dressed up. After we left convention that night, we went to Bubba Gumps for dinner. We had a blast! As we were sitting there eating dinner, a man walked by and told me, "Congratulations on your accomplishments!". I just said, "Thanks!". I guess he thought we were in some pageant because of our sashes. Later that night, walking down the street, we were called Miss America. We all got the giggles and started practicing our princess wave.
A man who worked at the convention center stopped me once during convention, and told me that they had never had such a fun group visit before. It really shows what a great group Scentsy consultants are, and how much fun we really have!!
Are you looking for some fun? Do you need a little "Mommy Money"? Contact me and ask why August is the BEST month of the year to sign up as a Scentsy consultant. And then join me and my team next year in Fort Worth!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Scentsy Convention

I was very lucky to get to travel to Denver to Scentsy Convention. I had a blast with my team the Groovy Girls. Convention was AMAZING and I am super excited for the new products in the fall catalog. The one we are all impatient for is the Scentsy Buddies. The first picture is of me with Ollie the Elephant. Isn't he cute??
What continues to amaze me is what a great company Scentsy is. They truly care about the company and it's consultants. They practice giving more than you take.
Scentsy Spirit was alive in Denver, and Denver will never be the same! Can't wait for Fort Worth, TX next year!!