I need one of those hang tags for my car window. It is really quite sad, but I have torn the nail on my left thumb so far down that I am unable to use it to text on my Blackberry. If you text often, you know how debilitating this can be. I'm wondering how soon I can get into the doctor and if he'll sign off on the form??? What do you think? If you receive any texts from me, bear with me b/c I am having to type one-handed! :-)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wow, we have made a HUGE hurdle! We are only in diapers at nap time and at night!!!! I am SOOOO very excited. We don't always make it to the potty in time and sometimes it is just b/c we want to go sit in the RR, but overall, we are doing a wonderful job!! The next hurdle is pooping on the potty. We've done it a few times, but it definately isn't on a consistent basis! Oh well, this will come with time.
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 2:21 AM
Monday, March 23, 2009
We've been going to Kindermusic off and on for over a year now. We LOVE it and we LOVE Mrs. Brooke. If you've never taken your child to Kindermusic, you need to check it out.
Each session, you get a CD (or CD set) and book. This time we got the set and two books!!! Gotta love books!!
In sessions past, I've played the CD, but my child just really wasn't into it...not this time, she LOVES the CD. As we leave the house, she's asking for the "song like a puppy." Or the bees, cats, clock....she sings the songs while she plays, goes to sleep, all the time!
The only downfall of it is that sometimes the songs get stuck in my head!!!! When you are trying to go to sleep, these songs will drive you CRAZY!!!! :-) We love you Brooke!
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 2:11 AM
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Have you ever made bread? How about sourdough bread or any other type of bread that requires a starter?
She was the official stir-er for the starter.
The five days were met and it is time to make the dough and then bake the bread. Wow, this is an all day adventure!! After you make the dough, you have to make "old dough" to go into the starter mix. After you make this (I did this yesterday and it didn't rise, so I did it again today .....it has to rise for three hours, hence the reason I tried again on a new day!), you add it to the mix, knead your dough for ten minutes and then let it rise for two hours. After this, you punch it down and let it proof for another 1 to 1.5 hours....and then you bake it for an hour. See? Told you it is an all day event!
I want to make this work b/c my mother-in-law found this WONDERFUL sourdough bread, with cheese and jalapenos at a farmers' market....so surely I can make this, too, right? I'm on spring break, so I have the time.....if all goes well, this will have to be a weekend event!!! I don't think I can take off from work b/c I have to bake bread!! ha, ha
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Saturday, March 21, 2009
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Friday, March 20, 2009
Here are the answers. How did ya do?
1. The third room. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead. That one was easy, right?
2. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry (shot; held under water; and hung). (Gwen, you better have gotten this one right!)
3. Charcoal, as it is used in barbecuing.
4. Sure you can name three consecutive days, yesterday, today, and tomorrow!
5. The letter e, which is the most common letter used in the English language, does not appear even once in the paragraph.
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 8:44 AM
Thursday, March 19, 2009
This type of stuff is GREAT for your brain. You have to think to ward off your brain from wasting away. I'll post the answers tomorrow.
1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?
2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away ?
4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?
5. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though.. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 8:42 AM
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I always put Little's hair in a pony on top of her head b/c she brushes her hair out of her face and gets it dirty. So, I wanted to see if she'd wear a headband......
...and maybe the added fact that I wear one would help inspire her. Nope, she wore it and then told me it hurt so she pulled it off. Oh well, I did snap a picture first. She just looks like such a big girl!!!
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 2:54 AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
If you haven't had a chance to visit Little People Wealth, you need to do so (after you've read my blog). She has TONS of great information to SAVE money; which is something we ALL need to do!!!
Visit her site b/c she always has a give-away and this week's is a Dave Ramsey book. I'd really like to win it, but if you get it instead, let me know that I led you in a great direction!!! :-) Happy reading!
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 8:43 AM
Friday, March 13, 2009
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
I'm a member of the SA Zoo. Why? B/c I thought it would be a good deal b/c I was going to take Little to the zoo all the time. But alas, this hasn't happened!!! I did go with a friend and her son a few weeks ago. We got to go behind the scenes and get up close and personal with an elephant. That was definately the BEST part. Enjoy the pictures!
The hippos were very fun to watch.
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 7:19 AM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Ok, so if you know me even slightly, you know that my hubby LOVES to fish. So, the other day we went fishing...this is a HUGE deal b/c I haven't gone fishing with him in quite awhile. You know, that whole LIFE thing getting in the way. The interesting thing about Choke Canyon is that there is a lot more to see there than just fish. This is also a reason I won't let Little go fishing on this lake b/c she doesn't understand danger and there is a lot of danger at this lake. Anyway, here are some pictures!
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 7:11 AM
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
....with Blue Bell Ice Cream's Candy Jar. When I saw it in the store, I was curious as to what type of candy they put in it. Quite honestly, I'm think it was hard candy and I really thought that would be gross....but I read the incredients: peanut butter cups (do I need to continue reading, isn't that enough to throw multiple containers in the basket?)....I digress, sorry, chocolate chunks, peanut brittle.....some other things, like ice cream, but I don't remember everything 'cause I'm stuck on the peanut butter cups!!!
Take it home. Hubby pulls it out of the bag and gives me this weird look, he's thinking candy? ok, reads the ingredients and says it might work. So, eat a bowl last night and I am in HEAVEN, angels singing....he thinks there is too much peanut butter. What???? How can that be possible. It can't, b/c there isn't. It is FANTASTIC!!! Stop reading right now and go to HEB and get you a 1/2 gallon, or just go ahead and buy two b/c you'll need it!! Happy eating!!!
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 12:18 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2009
....I rode in a bike event this past weekend. It was in Bastrop, through the "rolling" hills of Bastrop park. Ever been there? Me neither and the hills weren't hills, they were pains in my butt, literally. I had to get off my bike and walk (don't worry, I wasn't alone). If you know anyone who rides, this is just not something you do. I have been humbled. I used to ride all of the time, I used to ride LONG distances. This was a short distance of 27 miles that kicked my aching A@#!!!!!
This was me afterwards...I'm hiding the fact that my backside is KILLING me!!!
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 2:50 PM
Actually, just out of the mouth of my child,
When I picked her up from the sitter, she ran to the television and pointed to it and told me, "Mamma in tv, mamma inside." Cracked me up!
I was showing the segment to Malcolm and she saw me and said again that I was in the tv and then she saw her baby and said, "That's MY baby!"
When I brush her hair, "Get off of me!" or "Go away!"
She makes me laugh, which is always a good thing!
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 7:43 AM
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I got myself invited to be on Great Day SA, a morning news show in San Antonio. Check it out. If you'd like an autograph, just let me know!! :-)
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 7:42 AM
Thursday, March 5, 2009
yes, I'm missing in action. Actually my blog Muse has gone missing, so if she's hangin' out with you, can you send her my way?
I really am just consumed with a million other things. We did go to the zoo, have you seen the pictures? Nope, me neither.....I'll be back, I promiss....thanks for hanging in there!
Posted by Swimming Texas Babies at 8:55 PM