Wednesday, February 18, 2009

13 Things I've Posted To My Facebook Status

I know I haven't been blogging much lately. Aside from being busy with work, I am horribly addicted to Facebook. Where else can you post all the random shit that you're doing and have everyone you've ever met before comment on it? I love it!!! I can post that I'm making dinner, and I may get a comment from a relative, a blog friend, and someone I went to high school with 20 years ago. It's awesome!!

Last night, I was merging questions on WikiAnswers, and happen to be going through a slew of questions about Selena Gomez and the Jonas Brothers. For some reason, this led to an in depth discussion with Eric regarding which Jonas Brother was the cutest. Eric says Nick. He's on crack. It's Joe. Anyway, I put this on my Facebook status. This got me thinking about some of the bizarre things I post from day to day. So, here we go - the first Thursday Thirteen I have done in months. And it is 13 things I have posted to my Facebook status!!

1. Neila wrote a check for fall preschool enrollment this morning. It was painful.

2. Neila can't believe she's having a disagreement with her husband over who is the cutest Jonas Brother. They have agreed to disagree.

3. Neila found the sharpener for her eyeliner buried in Eli's crayon box. "But Mama! It looked like a crayon sharpener!"

4. Neila needs to spend 12 more cents on Amazon to get free shipping. WTF can I buy for 12 cents?!

5. Neila is wondering why she goes to the grocery store for one thing and comes out with ten.

6. Neila is hoping I'm not too tired after this busy day to celebrate romantically with my hubby.

7. Neila has been to Chuck E. Cheese and Eli's basketball game, and it's not even 2:00 yet.

8. Neila would love to be in San Antonio seeing Goo tonight!!

9. Neila can't wait to see the Friday the 13th remake.

10. Neila just bought cupcakes for Eli's V-day party tomorrow. When did cupcakes get so expensive?!!!

11. Neila is heading to Starbucks for a quad-shot latte.

12. Neila left her sunroof open all night. And it rained. A lot.

13. Neila is drinking.

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy

My children have been Wow! Wow! Wubbzy fans for years! My son, who is now six, began watching it when he was three, and he still enjoys it today. My three-year-old daughter has been into the show for the last year. She LOVES to sing the theme song! In fact, I even recorded a video last year and put it on YouTube of Georgia singing along with the Wow! Wow! Wubbzy theme song:

When I found out Mom Central was doing a Wow! Wow! Wubbzy Blog Tour, I jumped at this one. This show airs about 40 times a week on Noggin and Nick Jr. (And there for awhile, I was beginning to think we were watching all 40 airings. ;-) This is a very cute show that provides kids with a great message, and helps them learn by example. Wow! Wow! Wubbzy is an Emmy award-winning show, and provides kids with a positive model to teach skills such as honesty, cooperation, and fairness all while having fun!

On February 3, the newest Wow! Wow! Wubbzy DVD was released – A Little Help From My Friends. The DVD features six episodes, all centered on teaching children the important values of friendship. If you’ve never seen Wow! Wow! Wubbzy, it centers around fun, lovable, and very curious Wubbzy. In this newest DVD, Wubbzy and his friends Widget and Walden search for a lost Wiggle Wrench, escape a runaway Doodleberry Cake, build a Super Robot, teach Walden to boogie, and work hard for Wuzzleburg trophies. They discover the importance of positive values like confidence, cooperation, teamwork and friendship. DVD extras include bonus episodes, a music video, games, activities and sneak peeks.

Parents can get involved by visiting There, you can join the Wubb Club, sign up for the newsletter, read the Wubbzy Blog, and listen to Wubbzy podcasts. Your kids will love the activities provided on the Website, such as fun activities, recipes, printable coloring pages, and more!

You can also learn more about the newest Wow! Wow! Wubbzy DVD on the website, as well as all available Wow! Wow! Wubbzy DVDs. Or you can look at a store near you, such as Wal-mart or Target, for your copy of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy – A Little Help From My Friends.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

February already??

Okay, what the hell happened to January? It is really February already, and I can’t believe it! I’m trying to look on the upside. February is my birthday month. Woo hoo!! My birthday is Feb. 22, in case you would like to mark it on your calendar.

Eric asked me yesterday what I would like for my birthday, and I did come up with a few things – most of which he scoffed at. So chanced are I won’t get any of them, but I have hope.

Tickets to see David Cook – This got a “Yeah, right. Like I’m going to see David Cook” from my husband. I’ll be buying those tickets myself.

Detail My Car – You should see my car. It is scary. The kids seem to think the floor in the back seat is a huge trash bin. God only knows what’s growing back there. I would LOVE for my car to actually be clean. Eric said, “I wouldn’t know where to take your car. And doesn’t that cost a lot of money?” Translation – I’m not getting that.

Red Tea Kettle – I know, it sounds simple, but it’s something I have asked for for like four years for Christmases/birthdays, and no one ever freaking gets it for me. I’m not quite sure WHY no one ever buys it for me, but it’s really starting to get on my nerves.

New camera – One with image stabilization would be nice so all my pictures don’t turn out like this:

Rebuild Communities with Plant a Seed

I’m sure you remember what it was like when you were a kid. I know when I was little, there was no such things as video games or the Internet. Kids played outside, exercised, and had fun. We played outside with our friends, building that sense of friendship and community. Maybe you were involved in softball, soccer or football.

As a mom today with kids who are becoming increasingly interested in sports, I was thrilled that my children would experience some of the same exciting times that I did as a child. However, when we travel from soccer field to soccer field, I am too often seeing the decline of so many sports fields.

With today’s economy, many towns are facing budget cuts, and many of these fields go months, or even years, without maintenance or renovation. When these fields fall into disrepair, we lose them as a place our children can gather, losing a piece of community in the process.

Taking steps toward improving our communities is one of the most effective way we can become involved.

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Earn Your Stripes program has initiated a call-to-action for a national field renovation program, and it kicks off today – Super Bowl Sunday!!! A commercial will air today during the Super Bowl entitled “Plant a Seed.” Here is a preview of the Super Bowl commercial:

The ad focuses on the role we all play in building stronger communities and making a difference in kids’ lives. The Earn Your Stripes program is designed to inspire children to be their very best, and Plant a Seed shows kids that by planting a seed, you can help give kids places to realize their promise and potential.

The field renovation will renovate approximately 50 fields across the country to help provide better places for children and families to stay active, once again making fields a central and vibrant place of activity and community.

For more information on the Plant a Seed program, visit the official Web site at