Sunday, May 31, 2009
Rolling Rolling Rolling...European inspired right here in Kerrville, Texas!
Recognize this awesome stone carving? Well just in case you do not, this is Stonehenge...Texas Style; known to those who have stumbled upon this wonder in the rolling hills of Texas as Stonehenge II!! The original can be found in England, however those of us who travel in an RV here in America have a little trouble seeing some of those European historical places. Something to do with RV's and oceans, you know they just don't quite mesh!!
Back to Stonehenge!! This place is a riot. A gentleman by the name of Al Sheppard was delighted one year to receive for his birthday a giant rock. Oh goodie you must be thinking. A ROCK!!!!
I know I would have smiled that sarcastic Pink Haired Momma smile and muttered some smart butt response of "Oh Thank you so much! Just what I have always wanted!", if I received a ROCK. Okay whatever!
Mr. Al Sheppard luckily, saw promise in this ROCK. Turns out the Rock was a chunk of limestone. Sheppard was inspired and began construction of a novelty he knew all passerbys would take notice of. He parlayed that one chunk of limestone into a masterpiece that draws in tourists from all over the world. He brought Stonehenge here to America and Texas nonetheless. Fabulous! Superb! Fantastic!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Keep your fingers crossed that these income producers come through so and Pink Haired Momma will be able to keep her hair PINK!!!
In other news, Baby DIVA slept through the entire night last night...
IN HER OWN CRIB!!!
Now I must admit that we, Pink Haired Momma and Hubbs-to-be, gave in and moved her crib into our room. Teehee
But Baby DIVA snoozed comfortably all night in that crib tucked over in her special corner. No wake-ups! No little night terrors! No scream outburst that resulted in her being placed to rest in the luxury of mom and dad's bed! She is a big girl and stayed in the crib!!
My shoulders feel great this morning as I didn't have to squish my body into a tiny sliver of the bed and desperately try not to fall off the edge all night so that the Baby DIVA could have her personal stretch out space and rest comfortably!
Pink Haired momma has found something amazing. Brings me back to the days of watching Grease. Seeing the Pink Ladies gossip from car to car as they hung out in a lovely place known as the Drive-in movie theater! Most people in my generation are not personally familiar with this concept. We viewed these iconic places on TV but many of us have not actually ventured into Drive-in territory. These babies were endangered for many years, nearly extinct. Now however the Drive-in is making a full come back. We are lucky enough to have one here close to Katy, Texas right over off Highway 290in Hockley!
The Show Boat!
Now we can glam ourselves up, load up the car and watch top of the line technological advanced movies from the comfort of our own vehicles! And us super cool parents that take our kids do not have to worry about being "that" family with the loud brat of a kid, because we are in our car!!
Woohoo! Too Fun!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Baby DIVA has barbaric parents! We pierced her little ears at the Doctors this week. We decided that since we are all pierced and tattooed that chances are she will do the same. We would rather pierce her ears now while we can give them proper care as opposed to her doing them with a needle. So A few screams from Baby DIVA and hours of sobbs from Pink Haired Momma, the giggle girl has cute little gold balls in her ears. Seriously she was laughing already before I could get my composure!!
Yoga west is providing 4 classes a week that are donation yoga classes. Although there is a suggested donation of $10 per class, you may choose to donate less or more dependent on your budget allocations. These 4 classes a week provided by Yoga West are a way of reaching out to the community and helping those who need companionship to continue to exercise their bodies by easing their mind and allowing full relaxation because the expense burden is lifted. How wonderful!!
Check them out. They not only offer these donation classes to help with the budget, they also have a full range of yoga classes including mommy and me yoga!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
She dressed for the event in her finest robe and lime green suit then entered the fresh cool water with apprehension, only to discover it was like the bathtub and promptly chewed on her chew keys. 10 minutes in and she was done with the wet diaper and ready for a nice warm bath and dry clothes!
And finally we are officially 6 months old! We went and saw her Doctor K and it has been documented she is doing great and thriving! Baby DIVA weighed in at a whopping 16 pounds 14 ounces, is 27 inches long and has a tiny little pin head, just like her Pink Haired Momma. For those following, we don't keep up to much with this next part, this translates into weight 70 percentile and height 90 percentile. Doctor K is very happy with Baby DIVA. We have placed her 6 month Report card on the Baby DIVA bulletin board here in the kitchen!! Woohoo!!
Here is Hubbs-to-be and Baby DIVA pre shots...
And the happy family of 3, And yes we are snapping these little goodies in out tiny doctor room. What else is there to do while waiting!!!
And that is a wrap on the last couple of days here at the Pink Haired Momma house!
So check this out.
Starting June 2nd, 2009 and running through the end of July, EVERY Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am the Marq*E 23 will be showing FREE let me say that again FREE "G" and "PG" rated movies. It is first come first serve, so wake up early and feed the Tykes, load them up in car and get there early. Door open at 9am!! Get the early my friend. You know how us crazy moms can get. We be pushing each other outta the way so OUR kid can see that Monkey on the big screen for free!!
Now that movie thing sounds great, but Baby DIVA is just not quite old enough to sit still and watch a full movie just yet. I mean we are doing good if we get through a whole episode of Wow! Wow! Wubzy! All you moms out there do not have to worry about battling it out with the Pink Haired Momma at the movie door this Summer. Next Summer it is totally on!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
PAINT YOUR BELLY WIN $250
How fun is this! My goodness, I SO would have done this when I was pregnant with Baby DIVA. If you are pregnant now you should totally participate in this fabulous event. It is a win-win situation. You get very cool pics for your pregnancy album and you just might win $250. What is better than that. I mean you have that big open blank canvas staring you in the face right? Slather on some paint, get arty because you know the momma gene is kicking with those nasty hormones and you are bound to already be feeling those pangs of "I gotta be crafty and make everything" by now. And if you are like me, you really do not have a crafty bone in your body. Most of my pregnancy "I gotta get crafty" projects ended up looking like used diaper rags and now reside somewhere deep in Baby DIVA's closet. So this is the perfect opportunity to put those crazy pangs of motherhood to rest and still have some arty crafty fun!!! Woohoo!!
Let's see those works of art ladies!!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
you know you are a parent!
He begins to spat about how he was so mad at all the "ads". He needed the "ads" resolved. Quickly I realized (because I am super smart and can interpret angered evil call language now with the quickness) he was referring to the "commercials" in between programs. My caller was so mad that commercial interrupted his TV show. I began to give him a lesson in the art of TV programming and how commercials help to pay the network and Blah Blah Blah.
Customer then requests that I please schedule a technician to come to his home to adjust his box so that he never has to see another commercial again.
Seriously, I am not kidding!
Keeping a straight face I brush my Pink Hair away from my face and prepare to let the customer know that this will not be a possible end to his circumstances.
Before I can open my mouth, customer breaks off into his own plan of how the networks should run commercials. He informs me that he sleeps from 11pm to 4am on a daily basis and that all commercials should run at this time and only this time because he is asleep and will not have to view them during this time. He goes on for a few minutes and explains his plan to be in more intricate detail. I listen and oooh and ahhh for a moment in order to build "rapport" with my customer.
Once the "Rapport" is established I then explain to him that the technicians I have available will not be able to assist him in the way he wants. However I have pulled up the network direct line and he can call and file his complaint/plan of improvement to them.
He was so excited and so grateful...I actually became his little hero!! Woohoo me. And I am so sorry to the poor soul who takes his call over at the network!!!
Baby DIVA and Momma (pre pink) meet for the first time!!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
The first round of Drama involved Baby DIVA's Great Great Grandmother getting herself trapped in her bathtub for many hours. Her aid neglectfully did not show up on Friday morning, because Great Great Granny didn't answer the phone (Hello trapped in bathtub that is why you should go there Miss AID!!!) and I am sure Miss AID was just thrilled to start her holiday weekend early. Well that Holiday will be long lived because YOU ARE FIRED!!! So several hours lady my mom went to visit. She stops by many times a day except when the AID is supposed to be there. Since we all assumes Miss AID was there poor Great Granny had to stay trapped in the bathtub!!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
If you are not familiar with Mattress Mack you are totally missing out. He really will "save you money" on all your furniture needs and will deliver your new furniture the same day you purchase; according to his advertisement. And he keeps his word and does just that. He has built an empire here in Houston over the last 20 years. Mattress Mack plays an active role in the community and focuses alot of time on charities and he really strives to help others.
Well yesterday the unthinkable happened. Gallery Furniture ,a historical and comical location to Houstonians,went up in flames. I am so saddened to hear about this. I have grown up my whole life hearing the famous and distinct voice of Mattress Mack telling me he will "save you money"! God Bless you Mack and your store. Here is wishing you a speedy cleanup and recovery!
DO A LITTLE DANCE! MAKE A LITTLE LOVE...
OK obviously I am super stoked that today is the LAST day of the work week! Woohoo!
WE GONNA PARTY LIKE ITS 1999!
I cant help it today I just keep breaking out in song...
Well to start of this totally fabulous Friday and Memorial Day weekend, Baby DIVA and I went to our favorite little thrift store early this morning. I felt we needed a little retail therapy because Baby DIVA has been utterly miserable and fussy the last 48 hours. She is suffering from TMS (teething may start). Although we did not need anything specific, a quick glance at the shelves revealed some necessities.
2 pairs of jean shorts
2 bathing suits
2 DIVA style tulle skirts
and a pair of shoes
All for less than 4 BUCKS!!!
Man I totally ROCK!!
Pink Haired Momma strikes gold with a great deal on clothes for Baby DIVA!
As a reward to myself, on the way home the car somehow detoured into my Favorite Sonic drive through and I took this treat home ..Yum Yum
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I have been doing some preliminary research over the last 12 hours, soon to be discussed at great length with my friends who have no children, followed by my friends who have non diaper wearing children and of course the brilliance of my Hubbs-to-be and myself. Poor Baby DIVA butt!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Suck the snot straight from Baby DIVA's nose right into my mouth. Yummy! Kind makes me think of the delicious gourmet broccoli meal I have frozen in the freezer for Baby DIVA.
I love Baby DIVA, but baby boogs in my mouth makes me want to hurl. Seriously only unexpected caught off guard funky baby stuff can enter the area of my face and mouth. I certainly don't invite these funky things to my mouth area like this contraption calls for!!!
And, YES, this is a legitimate baby product. Can you believe it? The concept is quite simple, however bizarre that may be. Stick one end of tube in your mouth. Place the other end in the baby nostril, then suck with a gentle motion and remove all the boogies from the baby's airway.
Wanna know more? You can get all the FAQ's and the easy to follow instruction guide here!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
As you know Baby DIVA has now been eating solids for 3 whole days. We are still on PEAS, and loving every last bite of it. However, the freezer is now packed and ready with homemade gourmet meals by the Pink Haired Momma consisting of: Broccoli, Carrots, Green Beans, more PEAS and soon to be Yellow Squash. The only sad thing I have to report is that so far my crop of food growing in the yard is failing miserably, ( I so want the little garden sign that reads " I tried but it died" to stick in my first attempt at organic gardening garden!!) and I have had to succumb to buying frozen veggies for the ingredients of Baby DIVA's gourmet meals!
Since this Pink Haired Momma is now an full expert, of course, in the feeding of solids ritual, I thought I would share with you some totally fabulous products we have accumulated and adore using during this wonderful event each day.
First of all the BUMBO is working out as a great place for Baby DIVA to rest her DIVA self while eating her gourmet meal of PEAS. Second, we have found that no clothing is required during the festivities of the feeding ritual, because so far the earth does not provide a fabric that is strong enough to withstand the beating of a Baby DIVA gourmet mess. Feather Boas and sparkling Tiara's must be set aside during this grand event.
We have found that we really like a line of products by Munchkin. These Soft-Tip Infant Spoons and Stay Put Suction Bowls are working out perfect for the beautiful presentation of the gourmet PEAS for Miss Baby DIVA. The bright colors ate totally fantastic and the ease of use and cleaning is superb! Baby DIVA has taking a great liking to Pink Haired Momma's choice of presentation.
We are sure looking forward to testing out the Fresh Food Feeders in the next few days and will defiantly report our findings. Stay tuned because as we learn and explore more, the Pink Haired Momma and Baby DIVA will share with the world all our totally fabulous findings!!