Friday, July 28, 2006

Guess WHO???

Can you tell who was Photoshopped into this picture???

Pics from Birthday #30...

The kids and me with my birthday cake. (Clara was already asleep).

Our Dinner Destination:
Amanda (my "younger" friend by two months) & Me:

Girls Night Out. Totally worth the 2000 or so calories! YUM!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me.

Some interesting facts found here about my date of birth...

Happy Birthday! You entered: 7/27/1976
Your date of conception was on or about 4 November 1975 which was a Tuesday.
You were born on a Tuesdayunder the astrological sign Leo.
Your Life path number is 3.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2442986.5.
The year 1976 was a leap year.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/31/1976 and ending 2/17/1977. You were born in the Chinese year of the Dragon.
Your Native American Zodiac sign is Salmon; your plant is Raspberry.
You were born in the Egyptian month of Paopy, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).
Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 29 Tammuz 5736.
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 18 April 1976.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 2 March 1976.

As of 7/27/2006 1:26:06 AM EDT
You are 30 years old.
You are 360 months old.
You are 1,565 weeks old.
You are 10,957 days old.
You are 262,969 hours old.
You are 15,778,166 minutes old.
You are 946,689,966 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Alex Rodriguez (1975)
Triple H (1969)
Maureen McGovern (1949)
Peggy Fleming (1948)
Betty Thomas (1947)
Bobbie Gentry (1944)
Jerry Van Dyke (1931)
Norman Lear (1922)

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.28845401174168 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
There are 365 days till your next birthday on which your cake will have 31 candles. Those 31 candles produce 31 BTUs,or 7,812 calories of heat (that's only 7.8120 food Calories!) .You can boil 3.54 US ounces of water with that many candles.
In 1976 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.
In 1976 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1976 in the US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)
In 1976 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

Your birthstone is Ruby The Mystical properties of Ruby
Ruby is said to open one's heart to love. Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Your birth tree is Cypress, the Faithfulness Strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, happy,content,optimistic, needs enough money and acknowledgment, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered,unruly, pedantic and careless.

There are 151 days till Christmas 2006!
The moon's phase on the day you wereborn was new.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

M&Ms (aka Medal Moms)

My best friend and I have recently started our own club. We call it "Medal Moms" (aka M&Ms). Why you ask? Well, because we have taken to giving ourself "medals" quite frequently. (We expect the notification for the mom of the year awards to be arriving in our mailboxes any day now).

How do you get medals? And what are the rules for us Medal Moms? Well, we decided to make a list...

1. You must read and adhere to THE book. (Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child).
2. Any time your child goes to sleep (see number 1), you earn a medal.
3. If you are spending the night at your girlfriend's house because your spouses are frolicking around out of the country, and you get all FOUR children asleep by 8:00, you get a BIG MEDAL and a LARGE Diet Soda from Sonic AND you get to watch a girly movie and cry.
4. When you get aforementioned four children all ready for church ON TIME not only once, but TWO Sunday's in a row, you get a medal.
5. If your child eats Eggplant, you get a medal.
6. If you survive an outing to lunch without being banned from the restaurant, you get a medal.
7. If you have a clean bedroom closet, you get a medal.
8. Medals are earned for each beautiful scrapbook page documenting your adorable child through photos and journaling.
9. If you can do all of the above on less than 6 hours of sleep a night, you earn a medal.
10. All rules of the M&Ms are subject to change without notice as the Medal Moms see fit. After all, we are the BOSS of our club.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Word Play - E


Eggplant - I actually like eggplant. Kevin's not too fond of it, so I don't cook it very often. I enjoy getting it at restaurants, though, so since Kevin was out of the country, I got some recently and grilled it. Not perfect, but pretty good for my first attempt. Clara ate it anyway - so guess it was okay. Of course, she'd probably eat a bug if given the opportunity, so I don't know how well I should go on her reccomendations.

Eating - As a general rule, I eat when I'm stressed. However, I'm pushing a significant age milestone this month, and I decided it was time to take control and lose the weight that's been packing on ever since I got pregnant with Lila. I am proud to announce that I have lost 16 lbs. to date this month, and am no longer being controlled by food! It feels pretty good. Of course, I need to find something else to do when I'm stressed now... too bad my natural instinct isn't to want to clean!

Early - The time of day my children wake up.

Mommy's Helper

Mallory used a knife for the first time tonight. She was SO proud!
She chopped up the zucchini for dinner. Yum.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Cutie Patooties

The girls with their buddy Jacob.