Wednesday, January 28, 2009
So I'm flying home tomorrow to NJ. I HATE flying! Hate it! I'm flying alone this time with the girls. So that has mostly taken my mind off of how much I hate flying. However, reports such as the one in the link above make me a bit nervous! Plus about a week or two ago there was the plane that crash landed in New York. I mean things just aren't going well as it is! And then you have to put me on a plane. Sometimes I tell myself that the New York crash was good because it takes away the likeliness that my plane will crash. But it actually just says to me that someone was not being careful enough and doing all of the proper de-icing crap. I've had repetitive dreams that the plane crashes or gets taken over by terrorists (cause you know terrorists all originate in UT to fly to Philly). Of course, each time the plane crashes we crash into water so obviously that points out that it is not this flight that is crashing because we don't fly over water. Plus the fact that I am dreaming out it also shows that we are safe because everyone in a plane crash is completely taken by surprise. Right? =o) So we shall see how tomorrow goes. Hopefully we'll make it past security with all of our babies supplies!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
We do a Mom's preschool in our complex. There are 4-5 kids in our class. Today was my turn to teach, and we learned about the solar system. Well, mostly we just played around. Here is what I did!
The kids entered and went directly to Naomi's room which was our Sunshine Preschool NASA Space Training Facility. There they received their special edition personalized helmets and jet packs. After we discussed what we were going to do, we then boarded the space shuttle to prepare for blast off. Pictured below is Naomi in her gear in front of our space shuttle. (A card table turned upside down with a sheet rubbered banded on top.) Robin and I pushed them down the hallway on their journey to the moon!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
So we got the girls some bears. Naomi's has to go with her everywhere and has to change clothes 3 times a day! It wears the 0-3 month clothes we have. I have been asking her forever what the bear's name is. Today she tells me that she named the bear Zola!! My great grandmother's name was Janet Izola and a lot of people called her Zola! Isn't that crazy?? Children are very intuitive!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
My friend Michaelle, who's kids I babysat, just gave me this gorgeous mask! She is from Haiti, and her parents came to visit for Christmas! It is made of leather! I can't get over how beautiful it is! It really makes me want to start collecting authentic cultural masks. I have visions of them hanging all over my house. Behind the mask you can see the awesome bowl my sis-in-law Jess got for me!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I am a list maker, like I know a lot of you who read this are as well. My lists are written and rewritten. I like my lists to be pretty and organized so I will make the initial list and then copy it onto pretty paper or a nice journal and then toss the original. I'll do that several times as things get crossed off so the list stays pretty. I wanted to share with you some of the joy of my new iPod touch! I can put lists on there!!! They are typed and pretty and I don't have to throw away so much paper. Anyway, once of my recent lists that I made was things I'd like to learn. These aren't book-y things, because my book list is 3 pages long! These are things I'd most likely have to take a class or a few classes in. Probably like at a community college sometime. I guess some of them (after looking over the list) could be done by obtaining a book. So here is my list. Let me know if I'm forgetting anything really cool! You'll learn from this that I am a real dork!
Speed reading - this will enhance my book reading list
Cake decorating as well as baking them (I am in love with cute cupcakes)
Napkin folding (sort of like origami except that it can be used at parties more often)
I just now thought Origami might be good too
Mortgage/home buying course
Organizing skills/systems (did you know there was a society of professional organizers??)
Interior decorating course (maybe a whole major)
- Specifically use of color
Parenting course specifically targeting discipline techniques - I need more creative ideas
Some business-y type courses - this one deserves another list to decide which ones specifically
(I want to be an event planner!!)
What do you want to learn?
Monday, January 5, 2009
So I am planning my cousin Natalie's Utah Bridal shower. I've got everything in order! Its so exciting! Anyway, I need help with the menu. Particularly, I think, reining things in. Its a brunch so its going to be breakfast-y type foods. Here is what I got...
Fruit Tray with that yummy yogurt dip
Mini Cinnamon buns
Pigs in a blanket
Mini cream puffs
Now all of these things with exception to the bagels and mini cinnamon buns I have found in bulk at Sams. I'm aware that not all of these items are necessary so what should I cut out? If anything?
If I should keep all of these items should I serve mustard to go with the pigs? And what do people like to put on bagels and croissants? Of course the typical cream cheese for bagels, but what else? And what are the best kinds of cream cheeses I should provide? Thanks a bunch!