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Spring Soccer Kicks Off…Roller Hockey Starts Up

11 Apr

The kids started another season of soccer on Saturday and though it is SPRING, we froze our butts off on the field.  It was great to see them all in action after a long, snow filled winter indoors.

We started with my little on at 9 a.m sporting beautiful blue shirts this season.  They drew from a hat for a team name and came up with “Blue Dolphins” to which my angel shrugged her shoulders, announced, “That name really sucks” and walked away.  Ah lovely!  Thankfully it the game was over but it seems like we still need to work her on her attitude!

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Next up was her big sister at 11:00 and somehow it seemed to get colder out.  Bless her this child has inherited my lack of athletic skills but she got out there and played her heart out.  I saw definite improvement since the fall and I pray that she can achieve her GOAL in life right now of scoring just ONE GOAL this season. :)

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At 2:00 we had my son’s game.  I feel bad saying this but the boys games are way more exciting to watch.  Maybe they move faster or there’s more action but the time flies.

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On Sunday the weather was much better for outside sports!  My son was very excited to start-up his roller hockey again after recently completing winter ice hockey.  Moving forward soccer will start to recede as he gets more involved with hockey, his stated passion. :)

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The weekends are busy, but we are together, outdoors and the kids are active.   Truth be told I wouldn’t have it any other way. :)

Are you running around like crazy on the weekends too now that spring has arrived?

Someone is Losing Some Teeth Over Here

6 Apr

First we had two loose teeth:

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Then we had one finally fall out at school:

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Now the other one has shifted over and is hanging by a thread:

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And she yanks and she yanks!

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And sometimes dad does too!

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It’s all very exciting for this 6-year-old…………… :)

In the meantime, I pulled out my son’s tooth and thought I was so masterful at this parental task…I suck.  I can’t for the life of me pull this one out.  How many of you have succeeded at pulling out your kids teeth?

 

 

Snow Is Not My Season

4 Feb

Well I do know that snow is not a season but you get the point.  My husband pointed out to me that I haven’t posted in a while and that’s my excuse.  Oh this weather…one freezing snowy day after another…I just don’t love it.

You’ll never hear me complain about heatwaves.  Sun is my season…the hotter the better.

So I’ve just been hibernating a bit and dragging myself to the gym when I can.

The kids, however, are unstoppable :).

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with their buddy

with their buddy

How have you been faring this winter?

New Kicks

31 Aug

IMG_2373My 3rd grader’s choice of sneakers was another recent reminder to me that she is growing up too fast! (My husband said she looks like “a lady of the evening”!!!)

No more princess sneaks for this kid… :)

 

Summer Nights

10 Jul

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I snapped this as the kids were playing Red Light Green Light 1-2-3!

I could have sat around all night watching them :)

Anyone else feel like summer only just arrived and it’s already flying by too fast…?

KRLY Kids from Ouidad for MY Curlykids

3 Jul

1003264_10151567052944495_676189358_nWhen I used to daydream about having children I pretty much always thought they would be fair, blonde, and probably blue-eyed. What I didn’t imagine was how that curly hair gene would charge through to give me 3 curlykids!!!!!!! I mean I didn’t know why I wouldn’t think the kids would have curly hair as I have curly hair, the hubs has wavy hair and it’s scattered throughout both sides!

Lucky for the kids I had 30 plus years wrangling my curls (until I got keratin!).  I know a thing or two about how to manage them.  Managing curls requires product…good product so I was happy to be able to try out products that seem to be made for my guys from the Oudidad KRLY Kids line:

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No Time for Tears Shampoo

  • A gentle formula designed to cleanse curly hair without the tears
  • Proteins and amino acids create luxurious curls
  • Infused with a watermelon bubble gum fragrance
  • $14.00

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Pump n’ Go Styling Spray Gel

  • Special wheat proteins define curls and protect against humidity
  • Easy spray on application is perfect for kids on the go
  • $16.00

We all like the way both products smell.  The shampoo went on nicely and didn’t seem too heavy.  The gel seemed to help bring out the curls and reduce the frizz.  The kids were excited to have special shampoo and gel just for them :).

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Give your child’s delicate curls a special treatment with Ouidad’s exclusive line of products created to gently cleanse, condition and style curly hair.  The KRLY Kids collection is for curly-haired kids of all ages, as the products are extremely gentle, moisturizing and easy to use.  Curly, kinky or frizzy, Ouidad knows that kids curls are as unique as they are.   KRLY Kids is available at Ouidad.com

How do you manage your kids’ hair?

Samples provided for review.

More What The Kids Wear and Driving Me Crazy

26 Mar

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Today the kids once again dressed so peculiarly stylishly that I wanted to snap a photo as a follow-up to yesterday’s post.

However, I could not get them to stand still long enough without fighting about where to stand, to snap a picture.  Yes you heard me. The fight was about who stands in the middle.

Have I mentioned that it is just DAY TWO of spring break and they are already driving me to insanity?

Are school break weeks longer weeks for any other moms or is it just me?!

Exercise with Children in Tow

9 Aug

While I looooove summer, the only downside is that I don’t have any free time.  I’m finding my house is messier and we have less fresh groceries because every task is kid accompanied…

That includes exercise.  I kickbox at small studio so there’s no daycare like you might find at a gym.   Luckily the kids are comfortable and familiar with the setting so that’s half the battle.

On the days I want to attend a class I start prepping the kids in advance.  We’ll discuss plans for the day in a positive way.  “Mom is going to go kickbox right before we go to the pool.”  This way the focus is on the pool.

Yesterday we had a full day of pool and beach and my husband was working late.  While we were still at the beach I asked the kids if they wanted to stay up late, watch me exercise, and have the potential of a great reward.  They agreed.

Since the class was in the evening I made sure to give them a filling dinner prior to leaving.  And oh my god this was their dinner conversation:
5 year old:  “god’s alive forever”
6 year old:   “yeah he and santa never die”
other 6 year old:   “neither does mrs. claus”

I couldn’t make this stuff up!!!

They each packed up a bag of toys and thing to keep them busy and when we arrived at kickboxing they settled right into their activities.

I got myself a spot in the outer region of class so I could keep ears and eyes on them.

Well they did chastise me a bit about my lack of speed.  I did have to share my water 3 times.  And, I did have to caution them to keep the volume down while they got into a very competitive game of hide and seek.

But otherwise, they really did a great job getting through the hour.

And the best part, for them, was yet to come.  The reward was a visit to Dunkin Donuts which is conveniently located within the same parking lot.  And lucky for them, ice cream addicts, this one has a Baskin Robbins within.


As we left the store x3 cones a guy by the door said to me, “Hey Mommy….you’re doing a great job…a great job…” How random and nice. On the way back to the car we passed 2 people who had kickboxed with me who praised the kids on their excellent behavior! It really helps to get good feedback!

How do you make time to excerise?

Summer is Here

11 Jun

Though sickness still continues to live in my house, we went out Saturday to our town pool’s grand opening.  You know I’m not right when I’m not snapping pictures and I just didn’t have the energy.  But here is what the awesome, renovated pool complex look like…

I’m so glad the kids are at ages where I don’t need to hover constantly for fear of drowning.  I still watch them but I can relax a bit.

Belmont Stakes was happening this weekend too.  Since my town is so close there’s a big festival always held the Friday night before in our town.  We took the kids for an hour so they could run around and see their friends.  We ended up losing 2 of the kids, each at different times, for like 2 minutes each.  So we figured it was time to wrap it up.

Last night after dinner we played a little at a park close by.  I love watching the kids use their imagination in play.  They had some complicated scenario where they all had to be on top of each other for safety…love!

Summer is my favorite season.  We get outside as much as possible and will be living at the beach and the pool.  How do you keep your kids occupied in the summer?

Photo Fail

28 Sep

What were you thinking? I asked my son while we looked at his first grade photo proof.

I was thinking about monsters

…said the Macaulay Caulkin wannabe.

His twin sister took a gander at it and asserted her opinion on the matter…

Well that is the worstest picture I’ve ever seen.

I asked her why she thought he had that face on and she astutely replied,

It’s because he’s shy, mom.

Thank goodness for retakes…or not… :)

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