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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Pool...

I wasn't sure how the kiddos would like the pool. Last year Eli was hit or miss and Cora was a newborn. Hot Hubby and I LOVE the water so in hopes of getting them hooked, I thought we would just have a picnic in our bathing suits next to the pool and see what happens.
First they just looked in wonder...

Slowly and with the utmost care we put our tootsies in...They got the hang of that quickly!

Cora would become memorized with her reflection in the water. With her eyes crossed she would gaze at herself and fall into the "other" Cora.

Eli splashed.

Of course Mommy brought snacks...
The pool is bomb-diggity!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Win Some & Give Some...

While hopping around the blog world, I inevitably come across loads of giveaways. I enter here and there but I've never been super into it.
Until I became a winner!!
I won two giveaways in the same week. How did that happen?!?!
The first one was over at 5 Vinez Monkeys... an awesome freshwater pearl bracelet from Charity Charms.
Check out more of their giveaways here.
This bracelet is lovely (REALLY!), the clasp is super sturdy and I can even attach it by myself. I love pearl jewelry because it feels vintage and modern at the same time.
(I also love the name Pearl for a little girl but Hot Hubby just won't go for it. Maybe I'll get it as a middle name in the future!)

The second giveaway score is from Mommy Daisy. I have really enjoyed her blog so check it out! I won a new Bob the Builder DVD 'Race to the Finish.' It is awesome... and I should know I have now watched it at least 50 times... REALLY! Eli L-O-V-E-S Bob the Builder.
Now that we are without TV, (not even 2, 4, 7 etc) DVDs are a God-Send!
As most of you know, Eli's Lids often sponsors giveaways all over blogland... the latest...
This lovely lady won her Lid of choice from Peace Love and Momminess for her afro laden son. You got to check Peace Love and Momminess (especially if you live in the OC) for the latest in health, fashion, entertaining and green living.
Her winning response to why she should win an Eli's Lid:
The first reason is because they are so darn cute & trendy! The second is because my 20 month old son has an out-of-control, platinum-blond white boy fro on top of his noggin and some days it would be so much easier to just put a lid on it rather than fight the spirally-tangled tresses of a toddler boy. I can send a picture for proof & sympathy! :)

Amen sister... you deserve the Lid!!
Hasta La Pasta Folks!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lids Help improve Rock Climbing!

That's right folks! When you wear Eli's Lids you will instantly be a better rock climber! Class 5 climbs will seem like child's play!
An added bonus... you will look fabulous as you scale the mountain!
Juggernauts will be a thing of the past and rappelling will be a breeze!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Take the Lids off your bottles when you Recycle!!

During a Tea Party the Pirate and the Cowgirl were discussing Earth Day...Pirate: "Did you know that if you don't take the lids off plastic water bottles they won't be recycled?"
Cowgirl: "WHAT?"
Pirate: "Really! The workers don't have the time to take off the lids so they are just thrown in the trash."
Cowgirl: "So for all these YEARS I have been 'recycling' water bottles and they have been throwing them out!??!?! That makes me want to scream!!!"
Pirate: "That's right! But if you take off the Lids they can recycle everything!"
We can all learn from the Pirate and the Cowgirl...
Take those lids off your plastic water bottles before throwing them in the recycle bins!
NOTE: All reference to taking off "Lids" in this post does not pertain to Eli's Lids. Eli's Lids should remain on at all times (weather pending) to keep kiddos adorable and stylish!

Better yet, use reusable cups and water bottles just like the Eli's Lids kiddos...
"...more than 1 billion water bottles are winding up in the trash in California each year. That translates into nearly 3 million empty water bottles going to the trash EVERY day and an estimated $26 million in unclaimed California Refund Value (CRV) deposits annually. If recycled, the raw materials from those bottles could be used to make 74 million square feet of carpet, 74 million extra large T-shirts or 16 million sweaters, among other things."
(info taken from: PRESS RELEASE - California Department of Conservation May 29th 2003)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Flip Flop Walk...

I shuffle along like a Geisha with my flip flops on.
This delectable trail mix includes: raisins, goldfish, animal crackers, and a few chocolate chips because Mommy Rules!

Cora Jane was there too!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Rules...

The kiddos opened their baskets. No candy. Cuz if you know me, candy isn't a forbidden fruit at our place so they could care less about it!

After church we headed over to the Irvine Spectrum for lunch (FYI Wahoo's isn't open Easter). Cora Jane would have fallen in the fountain if Daddy hadn't caught her in time. After naps we headed on over to my parents' house for some smoked tri-tip and loads of other homemade delights. The kiddos only ate candy (moms were off duty) and played with the cars and in the sandbox...
Some out takes of our annual Jesus is Alive picture..

The kiddos did the egg hunt thing...

And the posing thing...
In our neck of the woods adults get an egg hunt too. Why are these lovely ladies brawling for an egg?
Because in the adult hunt the eggs are filled with candy and/or cash-o-la. One lucky egg has the grand prize...


Easter is my favorite holiday - Wordless Wednesday

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