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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shh...Ringling Bros. Secret Pre-Sale!

My friends at Feld Entertainment gave me a discount code for an awesome pre-sale! Only $10 per ticket to go to the circus! Not just any circus...The Greatest Show on Earth ®:

Exclusive Presale Opportunity!
SAVE 20% on Tickets When You Buy NOW, Before the General Public!*
Select Weekday Evening Performances – Tickets $10!*

Tickets are just $10 for evening performances on Wed., July 27 and Thur., July 28 in
Dallas and Wed., Aug. 10 and Thur., Aug. 11 in Fort Worth.

Choose a venue, select your desired performance, and enter code ZXC in
the “Advance or Promotion Ticket Selection” box.

Limited time offer, so act now! Offer expires Fri., MAY 20!

Coming to
American Airlines Center, JULY 27 – AUGUST 7 and
to Fort Worth Convention Center, AUGUST 10 - 14.

*(Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Popular performances sell out quickly. Not valid at ticket outlets or in person at the box office. 20% savings and $10 Select Weekday Evening offers exclude Circus Celebrity, Front Row, and VIP seats. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Does not apply to group sales orders. Service charges, facility and handling fees may apply. Offer expires at 11:59pm on Fri., MAY 20, 2011.)
Ringling Bros. American Airlines Center Ticketmaster URL:
Ringling Bros. Fort Worth Convention Center Ticketmaster URL:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Super Saturdays -3/26/2011

I've noticed a lot of people have special days of the week for their blogs so I decided to start Super Saturdays. Every Saturday, I'll let you know the crazy adventures we had that day/week/whatever.

Today we went to White Rock Lake's Family Fun Weekend.

Let me tell you...this was not nearly as popular as you would have thought. I'm sure the coordinators were frustrated by the fact that they brought 3 full sheet cakes and there weren't even enough people to finish one!

Regardless, we had a wonderful time. Jacob made some birthday cards for the lake:

Then one of the volunteers helped him make some seed balls. It's compost and clay mixed together, then you roll it in a ball and push your thumb in the middle to make a little bowl. You put some seeds inside and then pinch the sides closed so it's a ball again. She said you just throw them on the ground and the rain will take care of the rest.

Then we headed over to the Bath House and they had some tadpoles and a bull frog on display. That bull frog did NOT want to be in the little aquarium.

Then we went on a little nature walk and learned about some of the birds.

Jacob was more interested in the giant pile of leaves, though.

He got to check out the bird through the binoculars, which was pretty cool.

The City of Dallas proclaimed today to be Arbor Day 2011.

Afterwards, we found a see-saw/teeter-totter/whatever you call it. Jacob and his brother from another mother (and father), Joey, had to try it out.

Afterwards, we hit up the Dallas Kids Expo. I was unimpressed seeing as it was about half the size of the DFW Family Expo. However, Jacob had an absolute blast, so that made it worth it. I found out about some great new water parks in the area that I think we'll check out this summer.

And for those of you not in DFW...the high today was 85 degrees.

Baby Got Back (Cloth Diaper Edition)

So I was really bored this morning and started writing cloth diaper lyrics to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-lot. Now, I only did the first verse (of three). I may write some more later.


Baby Got Back (Cloth Diaper Edition)

Oh my gosh, Becky, look at his butt
It's so big
He looks like one of those crunchy moms' babies
But, you know, who understands those crunchy moms?
They act like they only care about saving the environment, 'kay?
I mean, his butt is just so big
I can't believe it's just so fluffy
it's like out there, I mean - wow
Look! He's just so ... CUTE!

I like cloth butts and I cannot lie.
You other mothers can't deny.
When a baby crawls in with an itty bitty waist
And a poopy look on their face
You go run
Gotta pull out your cloth
Cuz you know that butt is stuffed
Deep in the cover he's wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop sharing
Oh baby I wanna get with ya
And take your picture
My 'sposie friends try to warn me
say those fluffy diapers make me so corny
Ooh with your cute grin
You say you got a fluffy friend?
Well, reuse me, reuse me
Cuz that's why you always choose me
I see you dancin'
While they're trying to do financin'
Don't fret, I bet
'Sposie mamas going into debt
I'm tired of magazines
Saying paper butts are the thing
Take the average crunchy mom and ask her that
She got fluff in her pack
So mamas, (Yeah!) mamas, (Yeah!)
Has your baby got the butt? (Heck yeah!)
Tell 'em to shake it, (Shake it!) shake it (Shake it!)
Shake that fluffy butt
Baby got back

Gerber face with a fluffy booty
Baby got back!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Disney on Ice WINNER!!!

Sorry it's a little late, I had a birthday party to attend ;)

Our winner, thanks to

There were 6 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Laura Marroquin
  2. Tamara Jewell
  3. Sarah Pickel
  4. Lucy Eades
  5. Kasie Eyestone
  6. Katie Brown
Timestamp: 2011-03-20 23:21:54 UTC

Laura, contact me and let me know if you can still make it to the 7:30 PM show on March 30th!

Everyone else, stay tuned...if Laura can't make it, I'll do another drawing on March 22nd.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

RECALL: Kristi G Go and Grow Chair

I had posted about this chair in my "Grow with Me" blog in December.

From the Kristi G website:

Kristi G and SwimWays Corporation announce a voluntary recall on the Go and Grow Chair for potential fall hazard. Please refer to the following link for further information:


Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm strong to the finish 'cause I eats me spinach

A Day in Fort Worth

Yesterday, we had a playdate scheduled at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History at 11:00. Most of our families have memberships with extra admission slots on them so we can usually get the families without memberships in for free! We had 6 families (including my little sister, her husband, and their two boys) in attendance and no one had to pay to get in. We hung out until around 3:00 when one of our members suggested we check out the Just Between Friends sale that was across the street. After multiple attempts at corralling children and husbands away from the exhibits, we headed across the street and spent about 2 hours checking out all the great stuff people were selling. None of us left empty handed. Afterwards, my little sister's family and the boys and me headed out to pick up some food for DH (his work is fairly close) and then we went to dinner at Tortalandia where I tried a torta for the first time. It was pretty good! DH met us there after he got off of work and we all headed back to the museum to watch TRON Legacy on their IMAX screen. Let me tell you, it was AWESOME! Heading home in my sisters van around midnight, this is what I saw:

Here are some more pics of the fun we had:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pearly Whites

Back in December, I noticed that one of Joshua's teeth was poking out the front and back of his gums. I don't really consider this a real first tooth, since it won't be useful until it breaks through the top. Today, however, I did notice that he has one of his molars, of all things, that has just popped out!

First tooth to break skin:

It's the white dot to the right of my thumb.

And here's his first official tooth:

It's still barely there, so it must have just broken through today, but I can feel it and it's definitely through!

In related news, despite Jacob getting his first tooth at 4.5 months old, he has yet to have a single loose tooth, but he does have all 4 of his permanent "first molars" (kids normally get them between 6 and 7 years old). Apparently, studies have found that kids who get their teeth earlier are more likely to have cavities and other tooth problems, so I'm hoping it's not true in his case.

Tooth Eruption Chart

Jacob's tooth chart - I stopped adding to this in September '06, but you can see the dates and order that most of his teeth came in.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Great Cloth Diaper Challenge

On April 23rd, I'm going to participate in the Great Cloth Diaper Challenge. In my neck of the woods, the DFW Cloth Diaper Group and Baby Rear Gear have teamed up to host at Lake Park in Lewisville.

If you are interested in participating, please pre-register here. If you pre-register, you don't have to pay to get into the park.

More details on the event here.

See you in the record books!


My wonderful friends at Feld Entertainment have given me a family four-pack (2 adults, 2 children) of tickets to the 7:30 PM, March 30th performance of Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 at the American Airlines Center to give away to you!

Leave a comment on this blog post with your first and last name and the name of your favorite character from the Toy Story trilogy.

Legal type stuff:

  • Must be 18 years old to enter.
  • Limit one entry per household, please.
  • This contest is only open to North Texas residents who can attend the 7:30 PM performance on March 30th.
  • Winner is responsible for parking costs (Parking at the AAC is $15-$25 depending on the lot).
  • Photo ID will be required at WILL CALL to pick up the tickets on the day of the event.
  • You won't know the exact location of the seats until you pick up the tickets. There will probably not be adjoining seats available for you to purchase.
  • Deadline for entry is March 18th.
  • Winner will be announced on March 20th at 3:00 PM. If the winner doesn't contact me by March 22nd at 3:00 PM (Central), I will draw again for a different winner. Second-choice winner must contact me by March 24th at 3:00 PM (Central). Third-choice winner will have until 3:00 PM (Central) on March 25th to reply. If third-choice winner fails to reply, I will give the prize to the first respondent after I post on March 25th.

Good luck!

Toy Story 3, the smash-hit box-office sensation, is so hot it’s cool as everyone’s favorite toys take to the ice in Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3!  An award-winning creative team and a cast of world-class skaters are bringing Woody, the pull-string cowboy; space ranger Buzz Lightyear; Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl; and the rest of the gang to fans and families around the country in this brand-new, live, ice spectacular.

The summer’s biggest hit movie, Toy Story 3, and memorable moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are hitting the ice in this sensational live production coming to your hometown!  Catch all the heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever.  A few new faces join the fun, including Barbie’s groovy bachelor Ken and Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear.  It’s the biggest Toy Story experience on ice, jam-packed with fast-paced adventure such as Buzz’s galactic battle with Emperor Zurg and a hoe-down on the set of  “Woody’s Roundup.”  Relive the humor, friendship and charm of Toy Story when Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 takes family fun to infinity and beyond!

To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Wednesday, March 30              7:30pm
Thursday, March 31                  10:30am, 7:30pm
Friday, April 1                           10:30am, 7:30pm 
Saturday, April 2                       11:30am, 3:30pm and 7:30pm (SPANISH Performance) 
Sunday, April 3                         1:30pm and 5:30pm

Ticket Information
Beginning February 19, tickets will be available at Tickets are $75 (Rinkside), $45 (VIP), $30 and $15.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.  Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations, including Macy’s and Fiesta stores, or by purchasing them at the arena’s box office.  

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About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year.  Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tweaking the System

Any of my friends can attest that I lead a very crazy two days are the same! I'm finding it hard to keep up with the FlyLady routines. In order to combat this, I'm instituting a new system where I make a big to do list for the next day rather than having a recurring routine. Here's what tomorrow looks like now:

Get dressed
Swish & Swipe
Brush teeth/hair
Make bed
Load laundry
Drink a bottle of water
Check calendar
Drop off Jacob
Meet new playgroup member for breakfast
Drink a bottle of water
Laundry to dryer
Eat lunch
Rake the leaves
Sweep living room
Pick Jacob up from school
Pump for Jessica
Put away laundry
Make dinner (spaghetti)
Check calendar for Thursday
Lay out clothes
Necessities at launch pad
2 min Hot Spot Rescue
Shine Sink
Brush teeth
Go to bed

If I find extra time, I'll do a 15 min declutter mission and a 27 fling boogie on my clothes.

I hope that this will work to keep me on track!