Well we are 4 months from the BIG day and I can honestly say I didn't do crap in planning area this month. Sure I thought about it. I imagined myself in my black wedding gown and masquerade mask walking down the aisle to marry the man I love, but I did NADA in the area of planning. And you know what?? It is okay because it is all done for me!! Well I do need to get the ball rolling on our casual reception planning, the part that we will host at my parents house the weekend after our vows are taken but again it is casual and I am not too particular.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
WALLER HIGH SCHOOL MULTI-CLASS REUNION
Dear Waller High School Alumni,This email serves several purposes:* We need help – Sponsors/Donations/Money for a band/DJ on Saturday Aug. 29th* To update you as to the plans that we have made to date* To get a head count for both Friday and SaturdayTentative schedule:Friday before the football game 5pm until game – Community wide Tail Gate Party, we are hoping to reserve an area of the parking lot for just the Alumni’s. During the game, there will be a reserved section just for Alumni’s. After the game, for those that want to get together, there will be a bunch meeting at Cedar Creek FM 362 @ Hwy 290.Saturday we will have the big reunion at the fairgrounds with a band or DJ – bring your own beverages. We are considering a moonwalk for the kids, if one can donate, that would be awesome.Please forward this email to any classmate that you know that is not already on this listAny information or help you can give will be appreciated
PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING AND SEND TO THE EMAIL ADDRESSES BELOW....
How many will be attending_____
We will attend Friday ONLY _____
We will attend Saturday ONLY _____
We will attend BOTH Friday and Saturday ______
We will not be able to attend ______
Thank youRobin Holland Vesmirovsky ’84 – Vesmirovsky@peoplepc.com
Tammy McInnis Westbrook ’83 – email@example.com
Then today I became a follower of the Tie Dye cupcake...with my special Pink Haired Momma twist. Let me show you...
I took the easy route, of course The Pink Haired Momma route, and mixed up some pre-made yellow cupcake mix. A little egg, a little water and Poof I am Martha Stewart BABY!!!Then I took these snazzy little bowls I have hiding away in the cabinets and poured equal amounts of the yellow cupcake mix into the little snazz bowls.
And then it was time for COLOR!!!! Yipppeee!!! Pink Haired Momma excitement time!
I opted for only the finest in colors, the NEON shades of Hot Pink, Vibrant Blue, Fabulous Lime Green, and Astonishing Purple. A few splashes of food color to the little snazz bowls and a good stir by my super Pink Haired Momma kitchen spoon and
So now I am all colored up in my snazzy little bowls; so I pull out the mini bundt pan and get to pouring in the NEON mess. No real rhyme or reason to my pouring madness, just filling up the bundt.
Place bundt into the oven...
Waiting and drooling for a taste...
I may not be the greatest at Bundt removal...I broke one....
So I ate it so no one would know!!!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Flat tire on the Baby Jogger half way through our evening walk.
Back to channel surfing!!!
Hope your weekend is enjoyable!!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The Circus is coming to town! Woohoo!! My totally fabulous and fun mommy group, HAM, has engineered a way for you and your family to attend this lovely event Free of charge. Wanna know how? Simply check out the forums at Houston Area Mommies, for your chance to win a family 4 pack to the circus on July 15th!
Come on by and see how you can get your family to the circus for FREE!!
The prizes I won from Lovetoshopmom's Birthday Blog giveaway!!!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Rock and Roll Ice Cream
First put that rock salt in the can with cream, sugar and the other ingredients before getting the kids to roll it into a delicious ice cream treat. Presto: Rock 'n Roll Ice Cream!
What you'll need:
3 pound empty coffee can
1 pound empty coffee can
1 Pint of half & half cream
1/2 Cup of sugar
Ice (try freezing water in empty milk cartons or whatever container fits into refrigerator freezer.)
How to make it:
Be sure empty cans are clean and free of any smell or residue of soap.
In small can mix half & half with 1/2 cup of sugar. I usually add a small amount of vanilla. You can also add any frozen fruit you like.
Place small can inside big can. Add enough ice to cover small can. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of rock salt to ice. Be sure can lids are secure.
Now comes the fun! Put a sheet or other large covering on floor. Everyone have a seat on the floor and start rolling the big can to each other. This takes about 10 minutes of time. Look at the ice cream to see it is hard enough.If it is not, continue to roll a little longer.
Eat the ice cream and enjoy!
Another way to Beat this Brutal Heat is to just stay indoors and play on the Internet! Then you can find great places like this:
Rock and Roll Ice Cream Shop
This Pink Haired Momma entered a Giveaway on another Momma's blog and Guess What? I Won!! Totally Fabulous!
Well if you are not already familiar with her blog then you need to scoot on over to the Love to Shop Mom blog and read her works. She is a totally fabulous momma blogger who loves TARGET!!!! Awesomeness!!! And she just had a birthday and celebrated by giving away all kinds of prizes, and Pink Haired Momma is one of the winners! I won a totally Fabulous Baby Sign Language Book and Fitness DVD!! Awesome Awesome Awesome!!
As you already know from my earlier post, I have been really wanting to teach sign language to Baby DIVA, so this serendipitous win comes at a perfect time!
Monday, June 22, 2009
I was hanging out in one of my favorite sites on the net, HAM, when another momma posted a question in regards to Baby Sign language. She was interested in hearing some stories of other moms who had been active participants in this adventure with their kiddos! As other mommas begin to share their tips and secrets, my Pink Haired influenced mind began a turning.
And off I went to research this subject.
I found out some really informative information about this sign language method and how it is quite beneficial for infant to learn. I have decided to pursue this wonderful and exciting method of communication with baby DIVA for the following absolutely positively glorious reasons.
First of all sign language develops a communication of emotions!
Hmmm isn’t that spiffy? Now Baby DIVA will be able to sign to me what exactly she means when she is grunting and turning red and stiffening her little body! Oh wait! That is already a form of communication. Baby DIVA has learned to clear a room with that lovely communication strategy! See this is a no brainer! Baby DIVA will get this sign language communication with great ease.
Second, it may increase the IQ levels and promotes creativity!
Well Hot Diggity Dog! Baby DIVA is already the smartest baby on the planet, now with the new added skill of sign language she will surpass even the brainiest of humans here on this earth! Yippee I spawned a super genius! And she will have a great sense of creativity too. Wow I mean you can’t get much more creative than that gorgeous masterpiece she designed the other day all over her crib while we were changing that diaper (see previous benefit for explanation).
A third benefit is that sign language engages baby in the learning process of starting and participating in a real conversation.
Okay well let me tell you what Baby DIVA scored the leading lady role in every conversation since she burst into this world. If she is not actively making her voice heard through the background to the conversation then this little DIVA is the topic of conversation! Ha! Sign language will just add another dimension for her to be all up in Pink Haired Momma’s business!
No Really. My decision is this. I miss reading. I am a huge book fan. Love to read. Love the smell of bookstores and libraries. Love to immerse myself in all kinds of lives of other people, fiction, true-life, funny, sad, pointless, inspiration, you name it.
Every since the birth of Baby DIVA it is quite hard to find a free moment to read. I am pretty sure I have mentioned on more than one occasion here on this blog that I have two bathrooms and each have a book in it. On the off chance I get an extra moment of "toilet time", I try and read a page or two. not the finest way to read a book mind you.
So I have made a commitment to myself. I have alerted the Hubbs-to-be of my new commitment, and now I am telling you my fine friends and readers. I am going to make sure I take 20 minutes of Pink Haired Momma time each day to read, no matter what. It is my special brain reinforcement time!! I am gonna hold myself to this and I hope you help me too.
I already have a pile of books (as this is forever growing). I started the first book in my pile a few days ago. This first book is The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani. So far so good. Two days into this book and I am 50 pages in, spent 20 minutes each day reading and therefore keeping with my commitment despite Baby DIVA attempts for my undivided attention, and I am loving it!
Here are the books I have stacked up on the bedside tables and backs of toilets:
My Sister's Keeper By Jodi Picoult
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin
Chocolate Beach by Juile Carobini
Always Green by Patti Hill
Hoping to complete all of these by the end of the summer. A passion for reading and a passion for giving into my child monopolizing my time. Which passion will win?
Hmmm I guess if I work under Hubbs-to-be motorcycle philosophy then when I complete these books I should be entitled to a Pink Diamond! Wink Wink.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Since it is Father's Day, Pink Haired Momma turned over the navigation reigns and allowed Hubbs-to-be to choose where in this vast county he would like to visit. Not an easy task for the Pink Haired Momma, but since it is Father's Day, I suppose he can make this decision. Hubbs-to-be steered the Pink Haired Momma Family RV in the direction Roswell where the "incident" occurred. Interesting pick I must say. But that is why I love Hubbs-to-be so incredibly so. You never know what he might bring to the table.
With the confirmed location from hubbs-to-be, The Pink Haired Momma Family loaded up the virtual RV and headed on out on the virtual open road in hopes of finding an alien encounter. We enticed Baby DIVA with stories of little green men. Baby DIVA chewed happily on her little green frog toy as we chatted all the virtual way to Roswell, New Mexico while relaxing in her mobile crib. Although our virtual visit is happening here in late June, I would like to inform everyone that the anniversary of the incident is the first week of July and is celebrated with the Roswalien experience. We will not be attending this experience on this trip but look forward to it in future years. Check it out.
We arrive virtually in Roswell, New Mexico and get our home on wheels parked and comfortable for the duration. Then it is off we go to check out the famous area 51. Below you can view a map of the area and see that the actual are where the incident occurred is quite small.
After virtually viewing Area 51 and all the glory that a patch of land can offer we head off to UFO museum for some more entertainment and learning adventures.
Quite and interesting adventure hunting aliens. And since there are no real sightings of green men, just sightings of some similarly crazy folks like ourselves that our dressed up in little green men costumes; we succumb to the touristy attractions of the area. Virtually amusing! We head back to our RV dreaming still of catching a glimpse of aliens. Again since nothing of the sort has occurred, Pink Haired Momma has come to the rescue and brought along with us to travel in the house on wheels this fabulous treasure of a memory that will forever be able to hold Pink Haired Momma's Martini glass. Sighting confirmed!
Pink Haired Momma Approved
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I thought Great! This is wonderful! I have been trying for some time now to convert our lifestyle to not only a greener more frugal way of life (Boas and Tiaras and Pink Diamonds are included in this new lifestyle of course), but I have also been striving to make our lives healthier. We are learning how to grow our own fresh fruits and vegetables (yes the carrots were not much success this year, but Hey I grew a bite of edible food from a seed. Baby Steps!). We recycle more. We compost. I work like a mad woman to save money in all areas of our life from groceries and coupons to making everything ourselves. It is a new lifestyle but a welcomed and enjoyable one.
So when Hubbs-to-be enlightened me to his new commitments I was incredibly thrilled. He then proceeded to tell me the dirty details and the rules and regulations of his diet plan.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
In hopes of our Baby DIVA feeling better soon, a fellow mom blogger has a great giveaway going on and I signed up! You should too. Your little one would enjoy the prize in this giveaway, I promise!! Check it out HERE!
Every momma needs one of these totally fabulous Aprons. This Pink Haired Momma is so loving the apron idea. Maybe an apron could domesticate me in the kitchen! By fashioning something super fun and exciting to wear this will somehow enable fantastic goodies to be created in my kitchen! I JUST KNOW IT!!!
Would you like to have your own totally fabulous apron so you can have fabulous goodies too? Well then head over to The Apron Goddess and check out her giveaway!!!
Pink Haired Momma went a hunting for something special and cool for Hubbs-to-be for this Father's Day. And since he reads this blog daily I want be sharing with the world his Father's Day treat until next week. LOL!
Instead I found this really cute way to not only make something cool with the kiddos, but also recycle and not spend much money! Fabulous!
1 cup flour
Scrap of Cardboard
Monday, June 15, 2009
Pink Haired Momma and Hubbs-to-be had a DATE!!!
We are avid movie watchers and have missed going to the theater since the arrival of Baby DIVA. Recently I found a The Showboat drive-in theater and thought HMMMM how lovely this could be. I posted here on Thoughts of a Princess the Blog by Pink Haired Momma, about this theater a few weeks back because not only is it a cool event to do with kids or that certain special someone, but it is also super CHEAP!!!!
Well, on Saturday, Hubbs-to-be and myself were trying to avoid yet another family get together and decided the safest place for us to hide would be under a blanket of the stars out in the country watching movies in our car. And Baby DIVA has had such a marvelous sleep schedule we assured ourselves a late showing at the drive-in was no problem at all. And that our "Date" would be quite enjoyable.
NOTE TO SELF: NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ASSUME THAT A BABY DIVA WILL CONTINUE HER NORMAL PATTERNS OF HAPPY LIFE WHEN MOM AND DAD HAVE PLANS. EVER!!!!!!
Oh did I mention that it is JUNE in Houston and it is HOT~HOT~HOT!!!
We loaded up our car with the various 15 bags of baby crap. You know the "well she might want to play with this toy" kind of crap you take with you when you go anywhere with an infant. Never mind in her whole life (all 6 months) she has not only never played with this crap but has never even glanced at it at all. We packed a suitcase full of baby DIVA approved snacks and Sippy cup, not BOTTLES-as Baby DIVA has made quite clear are now unacceptable, put it all over ice and headed out.
The car had to do a loop around the neighborhood and come back as the car and baby DIVA took off after being packed for the Drive-in outing without Pink Haired Momma and Hubbs-to-be. Somehow after loading the car up, the car forgot us. Sigh. All those bags of crap one must pack for a simple date. Sigh, again.
Finally we are on the way. We drive out towards the Drive-in and are quite giggly. Kind of like two teenagers on a date. Then we realized, Oh! Wait a minute! We know what happens when two teenagers go to the Drive-in...alone in a car...and she is riding in the back seat.
Another NOTE: BABY DIVA will NOT be heading to the drive-in ALONE with a boy for many moons to come!!! And we might just have to sit really far apart too!!
We arrive promptly 15 minutes before the gates open and assume our position in the line that has already begun to form. We chit chat and sing to baby DIVA as we wait in the lovely air conditioned vessel that has brought us to this great destination. The gates open and we head on in to find a "great" spot to rest our vehicle for the remainder of the evening.
At this point the sun is still beating down on the Drive-in theater parking lot as cars are beginning to file in and line themselves up in theater like rows. We are dazzled by the whole event because not only is this Baby DIVA's first time at a drive-in but Pink Haired Momma's and Hubbs-to-be's as well. AWWWW insert cute moment for happy family here. So we are also quite paparazzi and snapped a ton of pics, even though we are starting to melt in the wonderful evening heat.
Baby DIVA then announces to the entire theater that she is NOW ready for her dinner. A quick rig of this and that and we have a make shift kitchen and high chair! Dinner is served mademoiselle! Yum Yum!
Well with all this gourmet meal prep at the theater going on Pink Haired Momma and Hubbs-to-be kind of lose sight of time. We are giggling and loving all over Baby DIVA, just like those goofy first time parent stereotypes do.
Yes My name is Pink Haired Momma and I will marry Hubbs-to-be and WE ARE first time GOOFBALL parents. HI Pink Haired Momma and Hubbs-to-be.
We lose track of time and before we know it it is well after 9PM!! and still no movie yet. The sun has done gone and set. The lights have come about. We have melted about 4 pant sizes off our plump booties (well those cheese fries from the concession stand may have added a size back on), and still NO MOVIE!!! UGH! Baby DIVA has a full belly, diaper changed and is snoozed in her seat. We are so ready.
And then the lights DIM and the screen lights up. We giggle again with great anticipation. Sound begins to flow out of our car speakers and the first preview plays across the screen.
AND THEN IT HAPPENS...
Baby DIVA is AWAKE!
Not only AWAKE but very vocal about needing some attention RIGHT NOW!
Again, did I mention that it is JUNE in Houston and it is HOT~HOT~HOT!!!
We roll up the windows of our car so not to disturb our fellow drive-in neighbors, and because you cant have your engine running during the movie we also have no air conditioner and so we begin to console baby DIVA in the heated late night air of a closed window vehicle. Total Fun!
I swear it is like Baby DIVA has this teeny tiny little built in radar that hones in on our every move. Oh Pink Haired Momma is in the process of sitting down...hold it...hold it...okay she is all the way down WAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Same thing here! Pink Haired Momma and Hubbs-to-be are about to enjoy this movie. I will sleep ALL evening and right as the movie begins WAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Of course she calms down once she is in Pink Haired Momma's arms, and we both melt because it is so dang hot. Hubb-to-be opens the window and WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Baby DIVA Radar strikes again! Pink Haired rocks the DIVA some more and finally she passes out of heat exhaustion. Just kidding. We opened the windows and she calmed down and finally went on back to sleep. 2 movies and one intermission later my arms felt like Gumby and I placed her in her car seat for the ride home.
She of course slept without a peep from this point on until about 30 seconds after I tucked my bootie into bed after arriving home (another story on another day LOL).
Overall we had a blast at the Drive-in. We plan to go again very soon with our friends of HAM! I mean you really can not beat this kind of Baby DIVA entertainment followed by 2 great movies for less than $20 for the whole night! Totally Fabulous!!
Pink Haired Momma Approved