Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Boy!!

It is really amazing to think that 2 years ago I was in the middle of hard labor at this hour.  I was giving our little guy pep talks about how nice it would be to come out into the world and be with his Mommy and Daddy.  He was stubborn then and I should have realized it was just the beginning.  He is a strong-willed little toddler who has grown so much before our eyes.  He turns 2 today and the poor thing is sick.  We started his birthday celebrations last weekend to kick off his Birthday Week and with him being sick we have delayed the Grand Finale to his Birthday week giving him 2 weeks of birthday goodness.  LOL

Last year he had a double ear infection, thanks to his 1 year molars.  I would love to blame this bout of sinus and respiratory bug on his molars too but I am sure it is more a combination of the yo-yo weather from 40 degrees one day to 9 degrees the next and that we go to public play places all the time to run around.  So my poor little sicky pants spends another birthday sick.  bahhhh!!

Halloween and a Toddler – Take 1

We went to the park for our annual mother’s group Halloween Party.  It was a little chilly at about 46 degrees.  BURRRR  Our little guy was warm and toasty in his Dragon costume.  We spent most of the time running around after him and trying to keep him out of the “big” kid play area, which was clearly posted “ages 5 and over”.  He wanted nothing to do with the toddler play area.  I tried to snap a bunch of pictures and he was so fast that 95% of them are him looking away or running past me.  I was able to catch this shot by sheer luck when I was walking up to them from putting our bag down.  We had a blast and can’t wait to have him running around in his little Dragon costume for Halloween Trick or Treat and our towns annual party at City Hall.

Daddy Chasing the Dragon Around the Park

Daddy Chasing the Dragon Around the Park

New Crafty Outlet – Resin

I did my first Resin pour about a month ago and I was amazed how easy it was.  I chose to start with a nail polish design.

Image08012013195238I got all set up and sat down to what I thought was going to be something hard to do.  To my amazement it was super easy to do each set.  I mixed my resin in a small batch.  poured it into the molds so the molds were just shy of half full.  Then came the fun part.  I put drops of nail polish in and then poured resin over the top.  super easy however…  not so good since the combination of the 2 caused a few air bubbles in some pieces.  So I did a few more batches and moved on to making my own mold.
wheeeee  so fun!!  I can mold just about anything.  yippy.   While it was in the mold I made a nice bottle cap piece.  I have started to really work with different inclusions.  The drift wood was on but it kept needing to be pushed down.  The shell was easy and stayed where I placed it.
About a week ago I started to really branch out.  I got some mog podge, stickers, and nail art to include in my pieces.  The nail art was nice but it spread out as the resin cured and with that I learned to wait until it is really tacky before adding them if I am trying to make a pattern with them.

Fun Resin Pieces

I have now found my newest passion.  Now finding the time when I can do this is hard…  Keep watching I will post more updates with new pieces as my skill increases.  🙂

Hair Donation to Children with Hair Loss (CWHL)

Last week I went to Great Clips for a hair cut.  My mother in law had mentioned about donating hair to the Locks of Love so I asked if they did that program.  They said they didn’t do Locks of Love but they did give hair to Children With Hair Loss (CWHL).

CWHL is an organization who accepts donated hair for children who have hair loss due to medical issues.  The organization was started in 2000 and provides hair replacement to all children at no cost to the family.  It started small by helping children fighting cancer have custom hair pieces.  It has now grown to help over 300 children a year suffering from a wide range of medical reasons for hair loss.

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I wanna drop and roll

Our little guy at 18 months old has already fallen in love with a Penny Board.  OH BOY!!!

Predator Alert in Ocala, Fl (vehicle plates from Ohio)

White Ford Ranger - Ohio Tag # PHG 5832

White Ford Ranger – Ohio Tag # PHG 5832

The driver of this White Ford Ranger Ohio (Tag # PHG 5832) is morbidly obese, white Male, between 30 – 40 years old.  He was walking around the yard looking at the house of a friend of mine in Ocala, Florida. (the house is not for sale)  My friend has 2 small children under the age of 3.  When she went outside to ask him what he was doing he got into the vehicle and sped away.  If anyone has seen this vehicle please let me know and/or alert your local police.  My friend nor her husband knew who this person was.  Her mother’s intuition gave her the feeling that he is a predator or stalker of some sort.

THIS IS NOT A JOKE …  THIS IS NOT A SPAM POST…  Please pass this along and help keep my friend and other’s in the area safe.  Thank you.

White Ford Ranger - Ohio Tag # PHG 5832

White Ford Ranger – Ohio Tag # PHG 5832

Baby Seagull – Cute or Ugly?

We have baby seagulls outside our widows walk.  I can’t decide if they are ugly or cute.  They look like a bird mated with a leopard.  Their cries in the middle of the night sometimes resemble the sound Robert makes if he wakes up in the middle of the night.  Which of course wakes me up and I jump up only to realize it is those “blasted birds”, AGAIN.

Baby Seagull

Baby Seagull

 

 

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On the Move

Fun Standing

Our little man is getting closer and closer to walking.  I think this is one of the first stages.  He did this for almost 5 minutes cracking himself up.  Every time I would show him the video he would crawl over to his chair and do it again.

All tired out waiting for dinner.

All tired out waiting for dinner.

All tired out waiting for dinner.