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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dog Cake!

Of course Paige wants a dog cake, what on earth else would she want?! So, a dog cake she gets. This is my first attempt at such a thing, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

The body is strawberry and the rest is chocolate. It is covered with the easiest chocolate icing ever. It's just Cool-Whip and semi-sweet bakers chocolate. Melt it and it's a glaze, then whip it and it's an icing. I love it when things are simple!








Ta Da! Dog cake!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Best mom ever!

This is a story that really defines my sweet baby girl.

When I took her to pick out her birthday presents she told me it was the best present she had ever gotten and better than she could have hoped for! I'm super, right! Wanna know what amazing gift I let her pick out? Think it's the newest toy or doll or game? Nope, the best present my Paigey could get was...

TWO BABY RATS!

LOL That's my girl!


Skunk


Snowball



addendum: The two rats lasted a whole day and a half before Skunk escaped, oops. Why, oh, why didn't we get bigger ones??

Sunday, March 15, 2009

FLYlady

My housekeeping skills are...lacking (read: nearly non-existent). Several years ago (probably pre-Paige) I started the FLYlady system but, as with all my bright ideas, I didn't stick with it. I'm ready to try again, though. If you aren't familiar with her, she is a pretty common sense, although a bit too organized for me, housekeeper.

http://www.flylady.net/

I am not going full-on though, I've picked the things that make the most difference and actually bug me. So, here's my abbreviated FLY:

Spend 5 minutes a day, with the kidlets, on these things:

shine sinks (her personal number one)
sweep
straighten coffee table
straighten top of microwave
empty trash cans if needed
empty dishwasher if needed
dust
make to-do list
file or trash mail
fold clean laundry
make bed (read: throw duvet on straight)


Do one of these things each day so they get done at least weekly:

mop
change sheets
scrub tub
clean glass


That's it. Surely I can keep that up, right?? If that becomes a habit I might try to add in some of the other stuff she does, but even if I don't the house will be so much better!

Monday, March 2, 2009

TV

I have a new tv. No, I'm not happy about it, but it is really nice and I guess it's growing on me.

(note to ec: There, I posted about it, are you happy now?)