Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two awards and a VERY valuable parenting tip.

Alicia over at the Rand Family awarded me with the above award! I met Alicia through Casey. Every time I go to Dallas to see Casey, I get to see Alicia as well. It has been fun getting to know this beautiful mommy not only through her blog but in person as well. And Alicia and I are always the first ones to order the Mombo Taxi at Mi Cocina. Wink.

So here are the rules to this award.

Use only one word, pass along to six favorite bloggers, and tell 'em you did so.So, here we go:

1. Where is your cell phone? charging

2. Your hair? dirty

(I'm not sure where 3 and 4 went?!?!)

5. Your favorite food? Indian

6. Your dream last night? weird

7. Your favorite drink? water

8. Your dream/goal? happiness

9. What room are you in? kitchen

10. Your hobby? kids

11. Your fear? unhealthy

12. Where do you want to be in six years? here

13. Where were you last night? home

14. Something that you aren't? quiet

15. Muffins? blueberry

16. Wish list item? expansion

17. Where did you grow up? Texas

18. Last thing you did? tinkled

19. What are you wearing? gown

20. Your TV? WordWorld

21. Your pets? Martha

22. Friends? awesome

23. Your life? perfect

24. Your mood? morning

25. Missing someone? definitely

26. Vehicle? Tahoe

27. Something you're not wearing? undergarments

28. Your favorite store? SmartiePantz

29. Your favorite color? orange

30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday

31. Last time you cried? awhile

32. Your best friend? several

33. One place that I could go over and over? beach

34. One person who emails you regularly? Casey

35. Favorite place to eat? backporch

I also received an award from my new FAVORITE read, Vintage Junky. I stumbled upon her blog and LOVED her style. And thanks to her, I have found more decor blogs that are very much my taste. Thanks Vintage Junky!

So, here are seven things about me you may not know (Casey is cringing just about now.):

1) Hubby and I met and got married all withing 5 months. I wasn't pregnant BUT did get pregnant 6 months after we married. Oops! We totally should of named Bram, Robert Mondavi or Kendall Jackson. Opening weekend of Dove season made us a little nuts.
Just sayin'.

2) I don't have a gall bladder. It was taken out 10 years ago. Because of this organ being gone, I have pooped in my britches more than an adult should. Their have been some sad situations for poor Coco and her $220 jeans.

3) I have never had to cut or trim either of my kids toenails. Ever. Don't ask, I have no idea why their toenails don't grow because their fingernails grow like weeds.

4) I would love to own my own
Waldorf Learning Center. If you know anything about the Waldorf curriculum this may surprise you about me but I find it a wonderful place for little ones to learn and explore.

5) In the car, I use words that would make a sailor blush. I am the only one on the road that can drive. It's true. I have learned to tone it down A LOT since kids, but have been known to say, "Idiot." And now my kids say, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME!" when they are frustrated with something. Which I am fine with.
Much better than, "USE YOUR *#&&$&@) BLINKER YOU $#@_*!"

6) Tess' real name is Tessie Mayes, that is what we call her, Tess is just quicker to blog. Anyhoo, Hubby wanted to call her Tessie Mayes, but wanted Mayes to be her middle name but I wanted both names to be her first name, to make sure it showed up on all legal documents as, Tessie Mayes. Guess who was NOT in the room at the time I was filling out the birth certificate. Yep. Her name is officially Tessie Mayes. No middle name. Is that bad? Whatev. I was hormonal.

7) I have cheated on a test only once in my life. 3rd grade, 7 and 9 multiplication test. To this day I can't do my 7 and 9's. I have to reverse the numbers in my head. Like if somebody says, "what is 7 times 5?" I have to do 5 times 7 in my head. Makes sense. Weird yet a true testimony as to why you should never cheat in school or you won't learn a dip darn thing!!!

I am giving the Kreative Award to
Mrs. Merry Mack. I have know her FOREVER! Seriously, read her. She is very smart, quick witting, and blunt. Just the way I like it.

Now for some parenting advice, courtesy of Coco:

If for any reason your child gets gum in and around their armpit, don't ignore it. It will stick your child's arm skin to their armpit skin, this causes irritation once the gum residue is removed.

To remove gum from in and around an armpit area, just use a lot of baby oil. This may take 4 or 5 attempts and lots of picking but will eventually work.

Don't try peanut butter or rubbing alcohol. Scrubbing with soap and water will only irritate your child to where you don't have ample access to armpit area.

Just lots of baby oil and some patience.

You're welcome.


starnes family said...

Yes, I was tense. But, that wasn't too bad. Nothing I didn't know and your bathroom revelations don't even phase me anymore.

Just please don't tell the story you told me recently while I was standing in the Halloween section at Target. Still recovering. The world is not ready.

Sara and Trey said...

You crack me up. Always a good laugh!
I can always drink and especially if it involves Joe T' me with details! Would love to meet up.

Donatelli98 said...

Lady you crack me up daily! I love it. BTW - Greg is up for the set up with Natalie. I talked to him last night. I didn't explain in detail how we know each other just said - a friend of a friend of my cousin Jann (he has met Jann many years ago). Let's get this hooked up!

FROGGITY! said...

nice. all of it very nice, such honesty! :) i think tess' name is precious the way it is. sounds great!

The Jones Family said...

What's with you and Sass not wearing undergarments? :)

Deelsu said...

5 months! WOW! Love it!! so very cool Coco

Deelsu said...

BTW - I have a cousin who named her daughter Merlot. When she told her hubby she was preggers he was drinking a glass of merlot. that's how they decided.

Deelsu said...

office coco :) haha!

Sassafrass Jane said...

For the record, I have to sneak going commando because it freaks Tony out. I mostly do it for comfort. Everything wedgies me.

Anyways, where to begin? I'd be pissed too if I shit my pants and ruined designer duds. 5 months?! That's awesome. I didn't know it was Tessie Mayes for her whole first name! Love it. Also, please don't share the halloween aisle story. If Casey's still recovering, I'm not sure I'm even ready.
Also, if baby oil works on wax on "carpet" it should SO work on armpit gum. Nice.

The Rand's said...

That does totally suck about the jean happenings.
And, I love that Tessie Mayes is her first name. Goes so perfect together.
Oh, and I so need to hear the story you told Casey. I'm always ready!!!!

Merry Mack said...

Thanks for the award! I feel awesome! I don't get awards except three I can recall. Last week I got a 'Principal's Award' from one of my students, and then there are two from EHHS days that I am not so proud of, Awarded Biggest Gossip at Prom and the Blue Moon award in Drill Team for having my skirt tucked into my trunks. I guess I should have saved these for the 7 things. Thanks friend, you rock! I also had good chuckle. Glad the gum came out of the arm pit.

Kristin said...

We got preggers 5 mos. in. The hubs likes to say we got after it. Ah ha ha. And thank you for the laughs. A little pee might have come out.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh my goodness girl, you crack me up. You have a gift. Hah. I have a poop story but I can't tell it. And I still have my gall bladder.

Angry Julie Monday said...

You are such an award winning blogger!