Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mema and the prunes

My grandmother is amazing.  That's really all there is to it.  She's over 90 years old, lives on her own, cooks ALL the time, drives, does all of her own shopping, never forgets a birthday and loves her family unconditionally.  She's also kind of crazy.  Not bad crazy just fun little old lady crazy.  I guess it's not so much crazy as it is that she just has no filter.  I guess when you're her age you earn the right to say what you think and you just don't care what anyone else thinks.  I have stories and maybe someday I'll post them, but most of them use language that I don't feel comfortable using.  (Not so much bad words, but more just foul/crude language lol)

Anyway!  David and I went up yesterday to visit her for the day.  We had a great time!  We went to lunch with her friend Dean, had the usual fight over who was going to pay (I won only because I paid the server cash when Mema was arguing with Dean about who was going to pay ;)), then I ran some errands and headed back to her house to visit some more.

Now, if any of you know anyone over the age of 80, you know that not pooping is in their top 10 list of concerns, and Mema, being over 90 is VERY concerned about such matters (as are David's other great-grandparents).  So of course, she had to inquire about David', schedule.  So I told her that normally he's a once a day pooper, but he actually hadn't gone since Sunday.

*GASP*  Well, that is unacceptable!  She brought out the prunes.  He ate two at dinner and she was very pleased that he liked them.  He's had them before at his other great-grandparents house, but honestly, I never buy them.  When Mema found out that we didn't have any at home she sent us home with a small bucket full.  Not a small baggie or cup.  A small bucket.  I told her we didn't need to take all of her prunes and I can easily stop at the store and pick some up.  But she insisted and said she has plenty because she buys them at Sam's.  I didn't even know Sam's carried prunes but then again I've never considered buying them in bulk before.

Mema never lets you leave her house empty handed, but this is the first time I've left with a bucket of prunes.  If anyone is in the area feel free to stop on by and have a prune or two.  We have plenty.

UPDATE:  Mema was please to find out that as of 10am David had taken care of his problem...twice. ;)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Beyond Hot!!

I'm moving to Barrow, Alaska if it doesn't cool down soon...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Snikiddy Winners!

Congratulations to the THREE Snikiddy winners!

I will be e-mailing you shortly.  You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn.  Thanks to everyone who entered!!

I almost lost a finger...

Anyone have any suggestions on a safe way to fish stray objects out of a one year old's mouth without losing a finger?!?  Man those little teeth are sharp!!!

UPDATE:  Two of my friends on facebook suggested chain mail gloves...perhaps $260 is a small price to pay for unsevered fingers? ;)

Friday, June 25, 2010

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friendly Friday - June 25

Thanks for stopping by Friendly Friday!!  Here's the info straight from the hosts pages (so I don't leave anything out!!).

Welcome to Friendly Friday! Remember, YOU can host the link list on your blog too! (Sorry it wasn’t working last week, but it is for sure this week!)  Just click “Get the code here…” at the bottom of the list. Hosting the list is a great way to get even more traffic to your blog and make Friendly Friday even more beneficial for everyone.

Thanks for joining the Friendly Friday celebration hosted by Christi at Frugal Novice, Xenia at Thanks, Mail Carrier and Charla at Healthy Home Blog! We invite you to join us every Friday to make more friends in blogville, get more blog followers and follow other great blogs out there.
To join in the Friendly Friday celebration, include your link in our list, follow the hostesses in the first 3 spots and then start blog hopping! Visit other blogs on the list and comment to give them some blog love. Then take a minute to follow them through Google Friend Connect – this is a good way to keep up with other blogs, but also lets us show support to each other! Please DO NOT list your giveaways here, links must be to either your homepage or your Friday posting. All others will be deleted.
When people comment on your blog and let you know they’re a part of Friendly Friday, return the favor and follow them back. This way everyone gets traffic and followers out of participating, and it’s a win-win situation. We would love for you to also grab our Friendly Friday button and post it on your blog and/or in a post – the more bloggers that find out about Friendly Friday and participate, the better!
Spotlight on Friendly Friday Followers!
We love your participation and want to show it! In addition to gaining followers, each week we’ll select three blogs at random and will feature links and a write-up for those blogs in the content of next week’s Friendly Friday post. There are so many seriously wonderful blogs out there, and this will be a great way to highlight some of those each week. Say hello to the lucky chosen 3 for this week (and feel free to stop by and give them a little extra love):

Do you have Blogmania? Ally at The Mommy Diaries does! She’s hosting an event in September called Blogmania, filled with lots of giveaways. Ally is the mom to an adorable little girl that she shares photos of from time to time. She also posts product reviews and giveaways on a regular basis. If you visit her blog, you’ll see that it looks like a desk any one of us might sit at – nice and cozy!

Danelle at Mom Outnumbered is the mom to three boys and is the only female in her house – she’s definitely outnumbered! Her blog is a fun look into her always-eventful life – from getting glasses, to hiking, to cooking together, to finding fun things to do as a family. Her posts are always filled with vibrant photos and are fun to read.

Krysta at Learning Coupons is a 22-year-old college student with a love of coupons. After all, who appreciates the need for saving money better than a college student? She has learned to use coupons and sales to get food for free – something I’d love to get better at. Krysta shares her grocery store bargain finds with us, and also provides helpful links to resources for samples and coupons.
Now that you know about these 3 wonderful blogs, it’s time for you to join in! Add your link below and we’ll see you back here every Friday! And don’t forget, you can grab the code to share the link list on your blog too.

We appreciate followers through GFC and Twitter, and we’ll follow you back – just leave a comment with your URL and/or Twitter username. Have a great weekend,  and remember you can host the link list too.  It works this week!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Upcoming CSN Review!

I love and was fortunate enough to host a giveaway for their website not too long ago.  I had the best experience working with them, so of course I was thrilled when they contacted me and told me I was selected to be a CSN Preferred Blogger and do a review of a product!

The only problem is picking out what product from their 200+ stores I was going to choose.  Now, I looked at things for myself like a new vanity or cookware, but I always go back to getting something for David.  I'm his mommy so it's my job ;)

I searched and searched for just the right thing to pick so keep an eye out for my upcoming review!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Not Quite Wordless Wednesday

I feel like I need to preface this post with an explanation.  Before any of you go thinking I'm a bad Mommy I wanted to let you know there most certainly was NOT soda or tea or anything like that in this cup.  David is teething so we put a little crushed ice in it and he loved digging around getting it out and eating it.  At this point, all of the ice was gone so he was desperately searching for any last piece or drop of water.  He finally realized it was gone and was very sad ;)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

David First Year - Shutterfly Album

Happy Father's Day

Daddy holding David for the first time...hard to believe that was over a year ago!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Snikiddy Review & Giveaway - 3 Winners!! - CLOSED

I don't know about everyone else, but I'm always looking for healthy snacks that are easy to grab and go when we're in a hurry.  Most of the time I try to give David fresh fruits and veggies for snack time, but sometimes we just don't have time to wash, slice & dice before we head out the door.  So when I had the opportunity to sample Snikiddy's new baked fries I jumped at the chance!

We received the Cheddar Cheese Baked Fries and dug in as soon as they arrived!  They are SOOOO good!  They're cheesy, crispy and fabulous.  We all loved them...especially David ;)  

I'm really picky about what I give him to eat so I was very happy to know that Snikiddy’s baked fries are all-natural, gluten and wheat free with no preservatives, no corn syrup, no trans-fats, no hydrogenated oils, and have 50% less fat than fried snacks like potato or vegetable chips. 

Also, just so you know, Snikiddy is running a few promotions right now – for the next few weeks, if you buy a Snikiddy sharing pack on you will get $1 off, and also if you visit the Sweepstakes tab at you can enter the weekly drawing to win a Snikiddy gift pack or the grand prize, a new Jamis kids' bike.

Now for the giveaway!!
The people at Snikiddy have been nice enough to offer 3 readers the chance to sample their baked fries.

Publicly follow me and visit the Snikiddy website and then come back here and tell me which flavor sounds the best to you. (It's that simple!)
Be sure to leave a valid email address so that I can contact you if you win. If I can’t find an email address your entry will be disqualified.

EXTRA ENTRIES:  Only valid after the mandatory entry has been completed
Please be sure to leave me a *separate* comment for each entry you complete above including with each, your e-mail address so that I can easily and accurately contact the winner!!

3 Entry - Follow Snikiddy on Twitter
3 Entry -"Like" Snikiddy on Facebook
3 Entries - Sign up for Snikiddy's RSS feed (Upper right hand corner of their homepage)

3 Entries -Subscribe to receive Jessie’s Ramblings feeds in your inbox (leave your email address so I can verify)
3 Entries - Grab my button and add it to your page (be sure to leave your link so I can check it out!)
3 Entries -Follow @jessiessie on Twitter
1 Entry - Tweet about the giveaway and leave the direct link (You can tweet up to THREE times per day at least 2 hours apart for additional entries!) You may use this if you like:

#Win a #FREE sample of @snikiddy from @jessiessie #Giveaway

5 Entries - Blog about this giveaway on your blog (be sure to leave the direct link so I can verify)
3 Entries - Share about this giveaway on Facebook Share

Check out my other blog posts for other entry opportunities hidden around ;)

This giveaway will end June 28th at 9pm EST.  The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond. A big thanks to Snikiddy and good luck to everyone entering!

**The product for this giveaway was provided at no cost by Snikiddy. The product in this review was provided to me free of charge from Snikiddy but this was not a paid post. My honest opinions have been given, however others experiences and opinions may differ from my own**

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Friendly Friday - June 18

Welcome to Follow Friday hosted by Xenia at Thanks, Mail Carrier, Christi at Frugal Novice and Charla at Healthy Home Blog! If you want to read more about it head on over to one of their fantastic sites!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Not so Wordless Wednesday

So I'm not completely positive, but I'm pretty sure our dog was waiting for someone to hog tie her...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Nearless Wordless Wednesday - First Haircut


Friday, June 4, 2010

Busy busy busy!!

I know I have been awfully quiet the past few days, but we have had lots of family visiting to help us celebrate David's FIRST birthday!!! I'll put up a full post with pictures and details later, but here's a preview of him trying the cake :-D