In my mind's eye I see a day without crying. My soul pleads for this day and I go so far as to visualize every possible scenario of all the wants that each of my children may have during the day and try to be proactive to satisfy such demands. I wake up in the morning thinking:
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Here is a site I found a while back and it's gaining popularity. Warning: It's addicting. The funny thing is that Evan went and counted 200 grains of rice the other day to show me that it doesn't amount to much at all(and it's 10 correct answers), so you really have to play for a long time to make a meal of it for someone. It's fun, it's upbeat and best of all it doesn't tell you you're stupid if you miss one.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
The flames and sandwiches vinyl has been removed, the tv spot has been accomplished, the coupons have all been passed out and the rolling blueberry minivan is back! I nearly forgot what our car looked like underneath all the flames and logos, but I have to admit, it's gorgeous!
My thoughts on doing this project:
It was fun to...
meet and talk to people
be noticed and watch people's expressions at our unconventional minivan
have all the kids at Ward Elementary School look longingly at our car, wishing they had a pimped out car like ours
pass out coupons with my children at the grocery store, I'm so proud of them. They were fierce!
laugh along with all of Westchester as I passed by
receive a crate of BBQ products I was advertising and taste the delicacies
get paid to do what I normally do during the day with a few extracurricular activities along the way
Would I do it again?
And many of you are asking...
The tv shoot was an adventure! We started off at 9am with Chris and Matt (the cameraman and producer) following me throughout my day. We went to volleyball (which turned to basketball due to net technical difficulties), preschool pick up, back home for "the interview" (I really hope I look as glamorous as the ladies on the View!) elementary pick up and passing out coupons at Stop & Shop. They left at 5. I was running on adrenaline all day so I went to bed when the kids went to bed...literally sacked out. I'll link the final cut to my blog when it's all edited.
Friday, January 18, 2008
This is fun to do with your kids so they can see all the states you've been to in the USA:
create your own personalized map of the USA
or check out ourCalifornia travel guide
And here's to going GLOBAL:
create your own visited country map
Wow, I have so many more continents to explore! I better get crackin'!
Monday, January 14, 2008
One of the conditions for doing the wrapped car campaign was that I would be the poster child for Free Car Media. The CCO (Chief Creative Officer) of the company approached me about doing some publicity not just for Curly's but for the business of peer-to-peer marketing through them. On Wednesday, a TV crew will follow me around with my daily routine and capture what peer marketing is all about. I hope to portray a dedicated mom enjoying life. I'm a little nervous that they will find me boring and dull and a waste of time, but on the other hand I've been known to be playful, provocative and interesting. I hope that the latter Liz wakes up on Wednesday and nerves don't get the best of me. Wish me luck!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Our life is over as we know it and we now have a mobile baby in our house chock full of lots of staircases! Help! We never had this challenge with the older two as we were always in an apartment. The next few months should be very interesting and very tiring with Luke finding all the fun things to get into. Way to go LUKE!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Every child seems to have this shot of falling asleep in the high chair. The picture at the top, I thought, was particularly cute because I caught him smiling in his sleep. What is it that is so darling about a child falling asleep in his high chair?
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The morning of our trip, Evan and I chose to sleep in as opposed to getting an early start. Sophia had different plans and came into our room bright and early to announce it was the day we were going to VERMONT and kept dancing around our room! I kept trying to brush her off to get another 5 minutes of sleep but I couldn't find her snooze button and she was just so excited to get going so I had the great idea to tell her to go pack. (that should take a good 30 minutes!) She agreed and came rolling back to our room to alert us that she was ready! My interest was piqued and so I opened my eyes to see what her version of "being packed for a 5 day trip" was.
Friday, January 4, 2008
So, one of our comedic adventures happened just before we were to "reach our destination" at our resort in Vermont. After 5 hours in the car and hungry children, we were so anxious that we were only about 5 miles away from Mountain Green Condos at Killington. Yay, the sausage leek risotto that we had prepared to have the first night was ready to go as soon as we got there and it was getting so exciting to finally get there and eat our delicious food.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
NEW is that our whole family went on a ski trip to Vermont this weekend. While there was much comedy, a good time was had by all and I'm happy to say that four of the five of us were on skis which was thrilling. Sophia did amazing on the slopes and earned the nickname "hotdogger" by a ski buddy. She had no fear of going up on the chair lift even by herself the first day while her mother was panicked watching and waiting at the bottom. She did awesome! I'm so proud of you, Sophia!!! Wesley had the good fortune of no room in the daycare for his age group in the morning, so why not put some skis on him and see what happens? Well, he had a blast and did an hour of up and down on the magic carpet which is like a conveyor belt of skiers up a gentle hill, then he turned to the big lift and said "when are we going on that one?" No time like the present, so off to the big lift we went! When asked what his favorite part was, he exuberantly said "the ride!" He loved the chair lift and careening off the lift like a sandwich with Evan and Liz as the bread. Whoo hoo! We look forward to many more family ski trips in the future!!!