Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Upcoming Giveaway: Heroes of the City

I'm excited to announce that I will be hosting a giveaway very soon, including a Heroes of the City prize pack. Included will be a DVD, a book, and toys. These products are targeted at children in the 2-6 year old category. The cartoon includes Paulie Police Car, Fiona Fire Engine and their exciting adventures. The show focuses on the importance of working together as a team and friendship. They have just posted a YouTube channel, where you can view full episodes of Season 1. 

Heroes of the City prize pack
There are also two different apps (FREE) and my sons have both been enjoying them! I will do a full review soon, stay tuned for the review and the giveaway!

Monday, February 24, 2014

MMG: Little J's Weekend

Since I was 'down for the count' for most of this week, I thought I would share this weekend through the eyes of Little J. He shared my experiences, but obviously he's a little cuter. And I wasn't about to take pictures of MYSELF being sick!

Friday was Crazy Hair and Sock Day at school. It's hard to do with a boy who has no hair! We found a can of green hairspray from Halloween, and I made polka dots on his head and he wore two different soccer socks. Not exactly wild and crazy, but it got the job done!
Left: Crazy Hair and Sock Day, Middle: Saturday morning not feeling well,
Right: Feeling better! Playing in the backyard

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mom Confession: I Don't Like Being Pregnant

Today I'm 16 weeks pregnant. Only 16 weeks?! I'm looking out towards August 2, 2014 and it seems so far away! I don't really have a 'bump' to show that I'm pregnant. I can't feel the baby kick. I don't know the gender of my child, and everyone keeps asking me when I find out...

This is likely my last pregnancy, and I know I should be savoring it. But I'm not someone who enjoys being pregnant. I love being a mother, but I could do without this part of it. During this pregnancy, I have been more hormonal than I was with the previous two. I'm not used to these mood swings!

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I'm not even (close) to the third trimester yet. I'm not swollen, exhausted, or sore yet. I know that the third trimester is where the real complaints begin! But right now, my digestion is...very...slow... and I have zero appetite.  If I don't eat every few hours, I get nauseous. Yet, nothing sounds appealing to me. It's exhausting to be a mother of two, working full time, and to be pregnant. Here's to hoping that the second trimester goes faster. Eyes on the prize! 

Did you enjoy being pregnant?

Monday, February 10, 2014

MMG: Mayhem's Third Birthday!

During the early part of this weekend, our family dealt with a bit of a stomach bug. Luckily, we all recovered quickly. Friday, Little J stayed home from school and I stayed home sick from work. I was concerned, because we had Mayhem's birthday party on Sunday. But it all worked out in the end.

Saturday - LEGO Movie. Saturday morning we had a soccer game, and then we all went to see the LEGO movie. It was surprisingly good! I laughed out loud several times. We had to sit in the 3rd row, because the matinee was packed! The movie is great, because it's full of action for the kids but they definitely didn't forget about the adults that would be watching. Apparently, it was a huge success and made over $69 million this weekend alone. I highly recommend it!

 The LEGO Movie
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mollie's Biopsy: The Results

First of all, if you are one of 'those people' who does not consider your dogs/pets a part of your family- you may not want to read this post. Fair warning!

This weekend our basset hound, Mollie, had a lump removed from her chest. The vet told us they would send it out to the lab for a biopsy, and let us know the results. Yesterday, I checked my voicemail- and got the news. "Mollie's lump was a mast cell tumor, please call me to discuss options." I wasn't expecting that AT ALL! Who leaves that on a voicemail!

My heart dropped. I couldn't react the way I wanted to because I was at work. I wanted to run home and hug her, and cry. I really wanted to cry. She drives me NUTS, she really does. She's been trouble from the start, she's been hard to handle, and she's been expensive. But that doesn't mean I don't love her.

I know there are much larger problems in this world. I know that there are PEOPLE with much larger problems. But she's a part of our family, and this hurts.

Our little troublemaker...
Her prognosis is good, but this is still very scary. The vet told me that mast cell tumors usually aren't aggressive, and she could go for years without getting another one. The problem is that they are unpredictable, so she could get another one relatively soon. It's a 'wait and see' approach.

Unfortunately for Mollie our house isn't a quiet and peaceful place, except during nap time. For now, I just hope she's getting some rest so she can feel better soon. I don't think she's done causing trouble quite yet...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Morning Update 2.3.14

On Friday morning, I took our basset hound to the vet for a lump removal. This is not her first lump removal, but so far they have only been fatty lumps. She was not very happy about the procedure, but she's doing well. We find out the results of the biopsy later this week.

Poor Mollie...