Thursday, August 21, 2008

Spaghetti Anyone?

We gave Chloe Spaghetti for the first time this week. It was a hit! She enjoyed every last bite. Here are the pictures that prove it!

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Scrapbook Page

I just finished the most gourgeous page. I got a couple of new digital scrapbooking kits so you will see lots of these in the coming weeks. I can't wait to have it printed!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I got in!

I just found out that House Party chose us to host a Fisher-Price Play Date house party!

According to the application we will be getting so many great toys to play with and some to share....

"Your amazing FREE party package will include: 1 Laugh & Learn™ Smart Bounce & Spin Pony™ 1 Laugh & Learn™ Fun with Friends™ Musical Table 1 Amazing Animals™ Spinnin’Around Musical Zoo 1 Go Baby Go Crawl & Cruise Musical Jungle™ 10 Fisher-Price toys to share with your guests, including Poppity Pop™, Rock-A-Stack®, and Friendly Flip Phone™ 10 Infant Product Guides 10 coupons for the Fisher-Price online store."

Go Baby Go!™ Crawl & Cruise Musical Jungle™ Retail Value $66.00

Amazing Animals™ Spinnin’ Around Musical Zoo Retail value $44.00

Laugh & Learn™ Smart Bounce & Spin Pony™ Retail value $70.00
Laugh & Learn™ Fun With Friends™ Musical Table Retail Value $40.00 And more!

Yay for us. Now if I can just find 10 guests with children between the ages of 6-24 months. Wanna come?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Getting Organized

I have been trying to get into the swing of things with this whole stay at home wife and mother thing. I want to be the best that I can be and get everything in perfect (well close to perfect) order here at the house all while being the best mommy ever. I was struggling with this desire when I read a post from a friend at Feels Like Home. Here is a link to her post on housework.

Her post inspired me. I took her ideas and modified them for our life. I usually have 3-6 chores that I need to get done (other than the basic laundry and dishes) and the rest of the time can be spent with my daughter and husband. I have even programmed these chores into my Google Calendar (along with a months worth of menus!!) and they repeat each week. I check my calendar each morning to remind me what I need to get done that day. I love it! Here is my list of chores. Thanks Tara!

Tuesday- (the first day of our week)
Vacuum Floors and Sofa
Dust all living room surfaces - electronics, books, lamps, furniture.
Wipe TV
Wipe pictures.
Wipe all kitchen surfaces - stove hood, fridge, cupboard doors, dishwasher, appliances.
Wipe inside microwave and oven.
Mop kitchen floor.
Scrub sink.
Flush kitchen drains with boiling water.
Dust kitchen and dining room.


Change sheets and pillowcases
Launder sheets, pillowcases, bath mat, towels, and washcloths
Vacuum carpets


Clean toilet and tub
Wipe mirror
Clean out fridge
Check windows and doors, wipe as needed
Take out trash
Wipe inside and outside of trash cans and recycle bin
Dust ceiling fans if needed

Sunday and Monday are our weekends since Ryan is off. So no extra chores! :-)


Work on Laundry
Wipe the bathroom counter & sink
Wipe kitchen counter, sink, and stove
Unload dishwasher & put dishes away
Reload dishwasher
Change dish cloth & tea towel

Hope this helps someone else like Tara's post helped me.
Sweep kitchen floor

Chloe Dancing

Click here to see the cutest video EVER!
Chloe can dance. She must get that from her Daddy!