Thursday, December 3, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I got the idea from an article on MSN.com about making extra money. It was a whole list of things, like start your own home business (duh) or take online surveys. I've tried the whole survey thing, but I never qualify for them. Apparently I need to spend more money as a consumer, so I can tell people how much I like their products. Or maybe they always have their fill of middle-class, white, stay-at-home-moms, ages 25-34.
Then this article mentioned online sweepstakes as a legitimate form of making extra money. They referred me to this website, sweetiessweeps.com. It is dedicated to posting a bunch of online sweepstakes games and instant win games. Of course the owner of the site has this huge success story of winning a bunch of stuff. I figure it can't hurt to try, especially the things that are free. I even created a gmail account so our regular email won't be flooded with all the junk that inevitably comes along with passing out your email address in contests. (Wendy of SweetiesSweeps recommended this.)
Which leads me to today's blog. I was entering a giveaway on a lovely blog called RaisingMy4Sons. As a stay-at-home-mom, I love reading other mom's blogs about their kids. If you go to her site, you can see the giveaways she has listed. www.raisingmy4sons.blogspot.com. She even has a button called Reviews/Giveaways.
I wonder how I can get in on that action.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
If Alaina were standing in that snow, it would probably be up to her chin.
Sometimes all you can do is look out the window all day.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Height: 31 inches
Weight: 22 pounds
Teeth: 5 - two upper front, two lower front, one lower right molar
Sleeping patterns: 12 hours at night, an hour and a half nap in the morning, and a 2 to 2 1/2 hour nap in the afternoon
Favorite book: I Love You, Goodnight or any touch and feel book
Favorite toy: baby stroller
Favorite food: bananas
Favorite song: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Known sign-language signs: please, thank-you, more, all done, eat, drink
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Exhibit A - She is downright CRANKY starting around 5:00 each day. And clingy. While I'm trying to make dinner. Plopping her in front of a cartoon doesn't work. Digging out toys she hasn't seen all day doesn't work. I've come to decide that she is tired of being with just me all day, and definitely doesn't want to be by herself.
Exhibit B - She does VERY well in nursery. On Wednesday she was cranky around dinner time, as usual. On Wednesday nights we have a class we take at church, and Alaina was so cranky that Lee asked if we should even take her that night. I said YES because maybe the other kids would be a great distraction. And they were. She did great...much better than she did with just us.
Exhibit C - Last night we went to Olive Garden. Lee and I were eating, and I was trying to get Alaina to eat. She wasn't really interested, because she was too busy throwing her menu on the floor for the busboys to pick up as they walked by. Then I look over to see her playing her "Point to My Nose" game with a lady a few feet away. Alaina does that at dinner with us...she quizzes us by pointing to her nose, hair, mouth and tummy and will do it until we name the part she is touching. Anyway, I look over to see this lady touching her nose and looking at Alaina, and look down to see that Alaina is doing the same thing. Plus, at the end of the meal there was a rousing game of peekaboo with the servers.
So how did my daughter become an extrovert? I'll never know, but I am gearing up for a lifetime of driving her places just so she can be around other people.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Alaina made the first move:
The bear was quick with his retaliation:
Why, you may ask, is the baby so close to the edge of the bed? Because she was pinned there by the bear.
It looks like the bear won this round. Next time he may not be so lucky.