Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Mom: What do you want to name your fish?
Sydney: Ummm, Ummm
Mom: What do you want to name this one (pointing to a goldfish looking fish)
Sydney: (In a high pitched voice) Ummmm, Goofy!
Mom: Goofy, thats a good name. What about this one (pointing at a small white fish)
Sydney: (In a high pitched voice, looks around, spots her breakfast and says) Ummmm, Toast!
Mom: OK, what about this one (another goldfish looking fish
Sydney: (In her high pitched voice again) Ummmm, Fish!
Mom:(Laughs) OK, so this is Goofy, this is Toast and this is Fish. Is that right
**Disclaimer: Fish bit the dust the next day, Toast was Toast two days later and Goofy is still going strong**
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
About mid point during the Mark Knopfler concert this instrument made an appearance. Unfortunately, it stayed for several songs and I found it very distracting and offensive. I began pondering several things including:
*What mother would condone, encourage or support this instrument choice? For numerous reasons I can guarantee you that Sydney and Brooke will not play the upright bass. The only positive thing I can think of is that it is unlikely to get lost. (as opposed to stirups or shin guards)
*How does one transport this instrument? It wouldn't even fit in a mini van
*Why would anyone want to play it? Can it really sound that good? And why is it necessary, I cant believe it adds that much value.
*It looks like a violin for Paul Bunyon
*I wonder if I'll see it in next years Rose Parade
*Again, why would any mother allow their child to play this?
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
When asked how Courtney got started in the accessories business she tells this story: I always liked being crafty and creating things but never really had the time or energy to do anything more than scrapbook for my kids. On Mother's Day 7 years ago my mom and I were shopping at Fred Segal in LA and saw some amazing hair accessories, but unfortunately I could only afford to buy one due to their HIGH prices. My mom then looked at me and said, "you could make those", and that's when it all began. I started making hair accessories and selling them at local street fairs for moms like me who can't afford a $100 hair clip. One thing lead to another and I met the hair people for Days of Our Lives and they asked me down to do the accessories for the actresses on the show. My accessories have also been seen in several TEEN PEOPLE magazines and SHAPE magazine. I recently changed the name since my accessories have really evolved. It used to be Girls' Night Out and now I have moved to a more generic name that really can encompass just about anything I create....GRAE DAWN!
Please check out Grae Dawn for Mothers Day, Birthdays and all of your accessorising needs.
If my Periodontist's office is any indication, things are improving economically. They have recently splurged on these large drinking cups in the office instead of the tiny little cups that are in the average doctors office.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday after some prodding from Becca that she probably should have a cake with characters for her birthday party I call Vons and the following conversation ensues:
Kim: Hi I need to order a cake for a kid’s birthday party; can I do that over the phone?
Baker: You really should come in and look
Kim: Can't you just put something Disney on it?
Baker: Well, we have allot of choices
Kim: Mickey, Minnie or the princess will be fine
Baker: You really need to come in and look.
Kim: OK, fine
A few minutes later I walk into Vons and start perusing the cake book. I turn one of the pages and there was a Madagascar cake with a post in note that says "out of stock". In that moment, I realized I was a lame mom (this prompted a Kim is lame Facebook status), I walked out of Vons and drove to another (bigger) Vons and they informed me that the Madagascar cake had been replaced with the Madagascar Escape from Africa cake. This cake wasn’t as cool and I didn’t think she would really be excited to see it so I pre-ordered a Nemo cake with the intention of cancelling if I could find the Madagascar cake somewhere else. After checking several places it wasn't going to happen so I was about settled with Nemo until....I got to thinking I wonder if Becca had any of the Madagascar Happy Meal toys and if she did would they look good on the cake??? Turns out she had the Lion (Alex) and the Giraffe (Melman) and I had the Zebra (Marty) so I called Vons back and told them to make the Madagascar Escape From Africa Cake.
I then went to see if I could get any Madagascar party themed stuff and the bottom line with that story is that it was good effort but too late to make it happen. DARN IT. We ended up with some jungle I vow to never be a lame mom (on birthday parties at least) again, next birthday the party planning will begin 30 days out.
The McDonalds Happy Meal toys came through and the cake was perfect! ( P.S. Can you believe her first real cake wasn't Disney themed?)
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I guess I should have brought the knives out. Oh well, I ate less.