Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
A few pics of our first ever
Out with the old. (And, by out we mean massive implosion)
And, in with the new. Thank you, taxpayers.
Amos was selected as one of four that got to head down to the field during the first quarter. The above shot is a photo after Addai ran one in for six Mr Blonde absolutely did NOT take. You see, taking any photos during the on-field experience was strictly PROHIBITED.
Big thanks to Crystal's outstanding client for the Christmas gift! And, to Sarah's splendid hospitality! We had a wonderful time!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Anybody ever played this? Perfect for almost all ages. Hasbro calls it ages 3 - 6, but we would call it ages 2 - dead. It's a riot and only $25 bucks brand new. Retail chains often run strong sales on game items too. You can pick them up used on ebay or Amazon for closer to $15. Money well spent. The four C batteries it takes is a bit much, but that fan has to be powerful enough to blow up the butterflies through a 5 foot elephant nose. So, we cut the makers some slack. Great product! Love the communal games like this.
Here is video of LA playing with his little cousin Raymond while the family watches on pre-Christmas dinner at our place.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
#1 - Lollipops said...
Pink of course! Poor little E, can't ever keep her pants up!! Thanks...
# 20 - Leah said...
I love the Pacific Blue/ Black Loop~2~Loop!!!! : ))) Soooo cute and perfect for my ds! : )))Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Last weekend, LA helped Momma make some M&M covered brownies. Because he's never really had sweets (except for three cupcakes in his life) he didn't really know they were to eat...until Momma offered him one...
...which he thought sounded fun...
..and then loved it! And, wanted "More!" Maybe next time, son.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Show your support by picking up a shirt for a loved one in the Save Darfur store. They're as cheap as $10!
Don't need another shirt to give someone this Christmas? There are plenty of other ways to get involved. Like contacting your local government, advocating on your social spaces, sending postcards, lobbying Congress, etc, etc. And, stay informed. Sign up for their newsletter.
Peep these facts...
How many directories are printed annually in the United States? 540 Million
What is the average weight of the directories? 3.62 pounds (I guess 36 is to too high)
How much is the directory industry worth to the telephone companies in the United States? $13.58B
How much is the directory industry worth worldwide? $26B
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Medley Family said...
I would love to have the zebra burpies for my new little girl on the way. Thanks for doing a fun giveaway!
Chad, Erin and Ally said...
I would like to have the funky green burpie for my friend Heather, who is expecting her little boy in March. Check out the link on our blog! Thanks!
Congratulations! I will contact you today.
Monday, December 15, 2008
You already got a sneak peek, but we had the chance to publicly dedicate Boatboy in front our of local church body and family over the weekend. Dedicating him is really much more about us as parents than him. We read him a letter of promises in front of everyone and committed to a number of things as his parents. It was a great (and emotional) time.
The Momma and the Boatboy
The Dadda and the LA. Very funny because you can actually tell what they're both saying.
Aunt Elisha with the guest of honor.
All the family. Thank you again to you all for being there for such a special time for us and Boatboy!
A few things come to mind immediately...
1) Ole Pres' has some GREAT reaction time. Seriously! He's 62 and dodges that soul with insect reflexes! Notice the complete lack of reaction from Prime Minister/President/Important Iraqi guy to Bush's left (screen right).
2) Why does Secret Service take so long to get to the shoe thrower?
3) It's understood the shoe thrower was taking the side of the victims of war in Iraq. So, let's get this straight...one throws shoes to protest violence. Pot calling the kettle black? Not standing up for war here, buy just saying...geesh. Violence begets violence.
If you haven't seen the video, here's one of the first reports we saw by NBC's Brian Williams...
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Giveaway: I get to give a Loop2Loop belt to one Blondes Poop & Mascara reader!
To enter: Leave me your email address and list your favorite color belt.
For an extra entry: Become a follower of my blog or blog about this contest on your site.
I will select a winner randomly on Dec. 20th. Thanks for entering!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Got'er home atop the mini! They love it.
Late night: LA and Boatboy fast asleep while Amos finishes the pruning/sawing/axing/drinking of Crown-Cran in the garage. Pretty sure it's a guy thing.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Two beautiful Moms have started their own little shop. Lollipops Boutique. They are a Mom and daughter team. How fun! There is no question their handmade products are quality.
* Diaper Clutches
This is my personal favorite! This tutu is a must have. What little girl wouldn't love to have it?
These products are so great to have for yourself, but they also make incredible gifts!
THE GIVEAWAY: I have 2 Burpies to giveaway to two lucky Blondes, Poop and Mascara readers.
Win it a BURPIE of your choice by...
* Head over to Lollipops Boutique and let me know which burpi you would love to have!
* For an extra entry you can become a subscriber or follower to my blog, or blog about this giveaway on your site.
* I will select a winner using Random Integer Generator on December 16th.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
- The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion (U.N.)
- Each year, more than 2 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade (UNICEF)
- 27 million men, women and children are held as slaves. (Kevin Bales, Disposable People)
- 1 in 5 women is a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. (U. N. Development Fund for Women)
- More than 1 million children live in detention, the vast majority awaiting trial for minor offenses. (UNICEF)
IJM investigators, lawyers and social workers intervene in individual cases of abuse in partnership with state and local authorities.
By pushing individual cases of abuse through the justice system from the investigative stage to the prosecutorial stage, IJM determines the specific source of corruption, lack of resources, or lack of good will in the system denying victims the protection of their legal systems. In collaboration with local authorities, IJM addresses these specific points of brokenness to meet the urgent needs of victims of injustice.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
More on the rest of our little photo shoot once we sift through the 70-some shots we snapped in two minutes.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
If you are looking for a functional snack container look no further. The Munchie Mug is so great and my little guy loves it!
Here are a few things that differ from every other snack trap we have in our home.
* The Munchie Mug features a screw on top that makes it very difficult for the children to open. My little guy has tried and has had no luck. YEAH for no more messes in the back seat, right?
* It has a patened fabric closure that your child reaches through and it conforms to their hand, preventing spills. And a solid lid is included to keep the snacks fresh when the Mug is not being used! It really is such a great product. It is also 100% made in the USA and 100% recyclable.
Want One Less Mess?
Buy it - For you or a friend in need for $12.95
Win it - Leave your email address and a comment telling me your favorite feature this Munchie Mug has to offer. Any stories about messes your tot has made would be great to read as well! :)
I will close the giveaway December 10th. Be sure to check back for many more giveaways to come!
Winner is # 38! Congratulations!
A Family Completed... said...
I LOVE the fabric sleeve I have avoided snack cups with both kids because of the hard plastic tops and the design looks like it would get chubby finger stuck. Thanks for the entry! I have a toddler mess story but it isn't one a munchie mug could solve... is that okay? I was driving home from the grocery store YESTERDAY and I kept smelling blueberries. I adjusted my rear view mirror to see my sweet innocent 16 month old son had gotten into my bag and opened a yogurt and had dumped it all over himself. I caught him mid "sip" and he froze and stayed like that until we got home with his eyes closed. I think he believes if he closes his eyes I can't see him?? I never realized how much yogurt those little cups held, I didn't even know where to begin!tonyamcrain [at] aol [dot] com
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Mrs Blonde has a tradition of making a gingerbread house with the other chicks from her family.