Friday, January 31, 2014

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Bingo

The Monkey Family is very excited about watching the Olympics! This will be Monkey Girl's second winter Olympics, but she doesn't really remember the first so we're looking forward to both monkeys being able to understand more of what's going on this time. On that note, we're trying to do some things that will make it a little more fun for us all.

First off, I can't take all the credit for this as I saw as similar concept on Pinterest (where I love to waste spend a lot of my time). However, I'd love to share my first copy of Olympic Bingo with all of the lovely guests of this blog. Enjoy! I'll work on the extra copies with the squares mixed up over the weekend and get the whole thing uploaded next week. Here's board #1 for now. There are 4 different boards now!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Frozen Sing-A-Long

In case you haven't heard, select theaters across the country will be showing Disney's Frozen Sing-A-Long. Monkey girl has been really excited about being able to belt out Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman in the movie theater. I won't deny, I'm looking forward to it too. The movie was great and the songs are catchy.
You can see if it will be showing near you and buy your tickets at Fandango.In the meantime enjoy this Elsa coloring page.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Weather in South Texas

For the second time in a week, the forecast is calling for a 'wintry mix'. The monkeys didn't have school on Friday due to icy conditions and Dadda Monkey stayed home as well. We were hoping for at least flurries so we could let the kids go out and play. We knew it wasn't likely to stick, but even flurries can be fun to dance in when you're little and haven't really seen snow. Anyways, we ended up with some sleet and freezing rain, just enough to make road conditions hazardous. We enjoyed our 3 day weekend!

Tonight they're also calling for a chance of sleet, but it doesn't look like it's going to be as big of a storm as Friday's. I'll be hoping for that off chance of flurries anyways!

Monday, January 13, 2014

I'm Lopsided!

I've been taking some yoga classes because I just hit the big 40 and my flexibility is next to none (thank you c-sections for hindering this even more). Plus I'm all about my exercise routine involving a bunch of stretching. The ladies in my class and my instructor are all wonderful people so it's a joy to make this time for myself each week. Thankfully, I'm not the only beginner because there are certain poses that I know I look like a fool (or drunk crow) attempting them. Then there's the positions that have taken me by surprise at how I can't even come close. For instance in bow (picture you on your stomach with your head raised and feet bending towards your head), you're supposed to grab your ankles. I struggle to grab my right ankle, but my left one... forget it, it may as well be in the next building. Hopefully, I'll get there. Who knew one of my 2014 goals would be to be able to do something as simple as grab both my ankles!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

BOB Jogging Strollers

Amazon has BOB jogging strollers on sale for up to 40% off. That includes my favorite BOB dual stroller. Although, it's too bulky for me to be comfortable taking it places, it's perfect for around the neighborhood. Bro Bro monkey and I usually take it on walks or to play dates while Monkey girl is at school and I've been surprised how well it's handled only having one child in it. I thought it'd be unwieldy or off balance with one side weighed down more, but it's still easy to maneuver. This is a great time to pick up a BOB stroller of your own. I don't have any experience with the single one, but I'd imagine that one would be easier to pick up and travel with. I'd love one for our Sea World day trips. I highly encourage you to go pick one up for yourself while they're on sale!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year's Resolutions

Oh my, one month since I've posted. My poor neglected blog, although I guess it means the monkeys themselves weren't neglected in the least. Monkey girl says I've been busy playing her, which is great to hear. I always feel I can do better as a Mom (as I'm sure most moms feel). Thus one of my resolutions is to be a better Mom, that includes doing a better job on housework. I really dislike being embarrassed about my home when unexpected company comes by. Not to mention, I always feel better in a clean home.

Secondly, I have a lot of exciting ideas for the blog so I want to make sure I post here every couple of days. One of the things that's been taking my time is my new Silhouette Cameo machine. I've had so much fun for this. As an apology for being away so long and in preparation for Valentine's Day (yes being more prepared and organized is another resolution), I have a design to share with any of my readers who own a Silhouette machine. Just click on the image below to open a new tab where you can download the file. Enjoy and see you in a couple days!