Sunday, July 28, 2013

Chores break through





This morning I had a break through! For a VERY LONG time I have argued with my 6 1/2 year old about cleaning his room, picking up his toys, etc. I had to keep reminding him of what I wanted him to do. This morning I wrote a list of things that I wanted my son to do. I gave him a pen, and told him to mark off each chore as he completed it. I didn't see him for quite a while, so I went to check on him. I almost jumped for joy when I saw that he was very busy working hard to accomplish the tasks I had wrote down for him to do. To my surprise he was almost finished.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lazy day

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Life gets so hectic sometimes that we forget to stop and take a deep breath, and enjoy the little things. Schedules back to back, house work never ending ( especially if you have kids).

Today I didn't do anything productive. I simply spent precious time with my kids. We watched tv and popped popcorn. Cuddled up on the couch together, and just had a lazy, relaxing day. It was great! 

Now don't get me wrong.... My to-do list was quite full for today. There are just sometimes that you have to take a break from it all, push things aside that can wait, and spend quality time with the ones you love. 

My oldest and I have had out popcorn / movie nights for a while. Usually once or twice a week in the summer when schools out, and once a week, on the weekends during the school season. 
But I love the idea of doing it as a family too. So on one of my husbands days off we have voweled to have a lazy, relaxing day. 

Family time is very important. How do you and your family spend quality time together? Do you ever just push your to-do list aside and opt for a lazy day with your family?


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Nature Valley Product Review

Hello everyone,
 I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful sunny weather. So as I mentioned before I am a BZZAGENT which means I get to test and review products for free. Whoo hoo!! We LOVE free things!! The newest product I have tried is Nature Valley soft baked oatmeal squares. Both cinnamon brown sugar, and peanut butter were sent to me to sample.

I have to admit that my oldest son 6 1/2 yrs. tried a piece as well, because lets face it, if mom has food I want it, and if it's going to be in this house I want my kids to like it too. Well we both agree that the peanut butter is good, but the cinnamon brown sugar was our favorite. They are soft and chewy. There isn't a crunch to them at all, which I LOVE! I am having trouble staying out of the box of samples that I am supposed to pass out and tell people about. They are delicious!! Because I am supposed to pass them out I will, but you'd better believe that as soon as I find them in the store I am stocking up!
                           
                         

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tire troubles

Hello everyone,
 I hope you all have managed to stay dry. It seems like it has rained here just about every other day! My oldest son just finished up his swim lessons a week or so ago, and I wanted to take him out and practice with him, kind of go over what he had learned, and keep his mind fresh. The rain has spoiled those plans.

Life has definitely thrown a lemon or two our way the past few weeks. Some time recently we had picked up a nail in our tire. I had noticed the tire looked a bit low, but since the pressure gauge said it was fine, I didn't worry too much. Saturday I took the kids and returned some library books and movies. On our way back out I noticed the tire looked like it was pretty much flat. I called my husband and told him that it barely had air in it, and that I was going to try to drive it home and hope that it made it. He met me outside, looked at the tire and took it to the gas station to pump it up, that's when he noticed the nail. We called and found a place open on a Saturday at 4:30 in the evening and he took it in to be fixed. Unfortunately the nail was too close to the side wall, so NO ONE will even touch it unless it's to replace the tire. UGH!!!
So today we ordered the new tire, and go tomorrow to have it put on. Until then the fix a flat is doing its job of holding air inside. 

I have learned how to put air in a tire, and use fix a flat. Not sure why I waited so long to learn, but I recommend that every woman know how to do this. Just might save you a headache down the road.
Thanks for reading, God bless! Until next time,
                                                                           Amy