Posts Tagged ‘Life’


Chiquita Banana…

August 6, 2010

Just get this girl a fruit hat & she’s ready to do a banana commercial!  What?  Your clothes don’t look like this on a random Thursday?  Well they should!


To the park

July 23, 2010

This morning Maya & I walked to the park.  It’s quiet in our neighborhood in the morning, much to Maya’s dismay.  When we go for a walk, she loves the cars, dogs, people…she’s a city girl in many ways.  But alas, she lives in a nice quiet neighborhood…which she’ll learn to love some day :).

We made it to the park & there wasn’t a sole there – not surprising at 8:15 in the morning, but we had so much fun.  The park with just 2 people is actually a blast.  We could run all over, go on whatever we wanted.  Maya thought it was so funny that I would go down the slide without her.  She mastered the shaky bridge all by herself.  She pushed the empty swings.  But her favorite part was definitely ‘escaping’ from the playground.  Sneaking out & running onto the baseball field…she thought she was hysterical!  I tried to get her to run around the bases with me…but she preferred to run back & forth between the playground & ballpark…thinking she was sneaking out every time!  We were both tired by the end – who wouldn’t be. 

There’s nothing better than a quiet morning with just Maya & me!


As promised…tag-sale(ing)!

July 10, 2010

As I promised I will be a better blogger…and here we go.  Maya is napping, and instead of jumping right to all the stuff I SHOULD be getting done – like dishes & laundry & vacuuming (I know those who have seen my house are laughing right now – but I really do do those things:), I’m taking a break to talk about today’s adventure…all before 10am!

Maya & I went tag-sale(ing).  I seem to be a collector of stuff, which is not good. But with Maya home every day rather than in daycare, I feel it’s important to provide her with a few new activities here & there…hence the tag sales.  In my opinion these (and Walmart) are the BEST place to buy kid toys etc.  They can be so expensive in the stores and SO cheap at a tag sale.  Brand new once you clean them up, of course.  And it seems everyone wants to get rid of their kid stuff!  So I try to take advantange when I can.  But usually Maya’s nap doesn’t cooperate.  Today they were right down the street though so I was determined!

We went to 2.  one was a ‘multi-family’ sale.  This was the most pathetic excuse for a tag sale i’ve ever seen.  I won’t lie…I get excited when families get together to sell…more good stuff.  But there was less than what ONE family could have sold at this one.  And not only that, the stuff was just blah!  These people must have all been VERY boring!

Oh – did I mention I try to figure people out by what they’re selling.  I think a good tag sale can tell a lot about a family.  But I digress…

We didn’t walk away empy handed of course.  With Maya’s 1 year b-day coming up they had a great Minnie cake plate…now to figure out how to decorate it to make it LOOK like Minnie.  Andrew will probably be good at that, I’ll leave it to him!

The second tag sale was better.  Not great, but better.  I walked away with a few things – and even bartered on one…which I’m SO bad at.  I was VERY proud of myself.  Maya ended up with a new shape-sorter toy.  And I got a sun-shade for the beach in hopes that she might spend SOME time under there.  Maybe if I put the shovels…or better yet FOOD under there!

Anyway, all this deal happening went on well before most people were up for the day.  It’s always a thrill knowing you got to it before someone else! 🙂

I know i’m not alone because there were TONS of people at both sales looking for a deal.  But what are you favorite things to ‘hunt’ for?  And do you have the same problem I do….you might not need it, but it’s SUCH a good deal you buy it anyway?  You know you’ll use it, but you probably could have lived without it!

Well, time to get that stuff done I was talking about…some of it anyway!


I will be a better blogger…

July 9, 2010

I will be a better blogger, finding time gets harder & harder, but if I’m not a better blogger, my blog will be sadder & sadder…so I will be a better blogger!

Sound familiar at all?  One of my favorite limerics.

Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said the butter’s bitter, if I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter…so Betty Botter bought some better butter.

But now Maya is awake…so until next time…which will be soon I promise!