Thursday, July 29, 2010

Three Things Thursday

I thought I might jump on the bandwagon to keep me updating this blog-so I will have a daily theme. This might be a last ditch effort, and if I don't keep it up, I will discontinue this blog and just keep Mission Possible.

So here goes nothing!

1. I looked back at my To-Do List for this blog and have not done any of the things mentioned! I am such a liar! I have no garden ( well, I do have a weed garden) and no compost bin either.

2. I do have a wonderful neighbor that gives us lots of bounty ( does that even make sense??) from her flourishing garden! I have loads of hot peppers and zucchini from her. Thanks Chrissy! It is making getting our daily veggie requirement a lot easier.

3. My kids are having a great summer! As much as I love summer, I cannot wait until it is fall. I only wish we could skip over winter and just have fall for 6 months! How cool would that be?!??!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

O.N.E. Coconut Water Review

I have heard about the goodness of coconut water, but never tried it. It's supposed to be a good source of electrolytes which is great for after a hard workout. I stumbled across

O.N.E. Coconut Water on sale ( $1.00..normally $1.39)so I bought 2 of them. They were out of the plain coconut water so I was able to try the "with a splash of guava" and "with a splash of passion fruit" flavors. I love coconut as it is, so I thoroughly enjoyed these 8.5 oz. drinks. My kiddos did as well, although I only gave them the tiniest taste ( all in the name of giving a good review of course). The coconut taste still took center stage and I liked that. I would love to try the plain coconut water and I will when the stock is replenished! I recommend this product!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday (kind of)

We had a BIG tree fall in our backyard last week. The kids had a lot of fun watching the crane and chainsaws in action! We were able to talk about recycling since the men brought the Chipper Truck to make wood chips out of our dead tree!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tree Hut Hawaiian Kukui REVIEW

I found the best smelling body scrub and body wash at my local grocery store (Meijer). It's from the Tree Hut Collections. This company uses very unique ingredients in all of their products. Coconut shells and crushed almonds are just a few of them. Not only do these products have unique soothing ingredients that are certified organic, but the scent I have smells like heaven ( I am sure it smells something like this..). I love the Shea Sugar Body Scrub in the Hawaiian Kukui scent. I use this a few times a week to exfoliate which is very soothing and refreshing too. I follow up with the Body Wash in the same scent. My whole bathroom smells like a spa when I am done! I am looking forward to trying the other scents; especially the Coconut Lime. How good does that sound?!?! I will admit that I was tempted to taste the products I have....they do smell good enough to eat. I will venture out and try their butter and lotions as well. I am sure I will NOT be disappointed. Check out their site to find out more information!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Operation Potty Train! Progress!

It's been a while since I updated on Miles' quest for potty perfection. We are still in training that's for sure!
His hoarding issues are a thing of the past ( knock on wood), but he has a few #1 accidents from time to time. He will go 3-4 days dry and then have 3-4 accidents in one day. I don't really understand that at all either. I am just being as patient and understanding as I can be ( I hope).
Miles has also had a stutter in the past few weeks. I was not alarmed at first because Amara went through a brief stuttering stage around the same age. She got over hers in a few weeks as I recall. Miles' stutter is a bit different and in the past few weeks it seems to have gotten worse. He needs to close his eyes to get the word out or his voice gets a really high pitch before the word comes out. I found this article (and learned lots) and while it makes me feel a bit better, I am just worried for my little guy. It's not about me. I worry about him when he gets older and teasing from other kids and how that might make him feel. I truly hope this is just a phase or stage that he grows out of. If it's not I know we can work through it!