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Katie those clips are so cute! I still need something for the oldest two and one of the girls. I have a little haba game that would work for either little girl. I'll add a bit of local chocolate, and call it done.

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Next weekend is dd1's bday party : i'm sooo not ready. i need to make sure I can do the cake with the stuff I have on hand (one of those where you put the doll in the cake-dress - i'll post pics of it, i know how much you guys like to ooh and aah over my wicked cake skills ). I also need a piñata - I'm not sure I can get one here in Podunkville, and don't really want to drive all the way to Reno just for a piñata. Then I need to figure out what to put in it. Candy? The easter egg hunt is the morning of her party, and easter the weekend after - kids really need more candy? Little plastic crap? I'd rather they have more candy. Then I need to figure out what kind of food to have. Oy, I'm so not ready.

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Jeanine, does amazon have pinatas? I hear you on the candy but I waffle between trying to do better candy and fewer, better toys. I guess that doesn't really work with the pinata due to the scramble to take as much as possible. What about something like clif bar fruit twists and mini zbars? A trip to costco or something else by the casepack off of amazon might yield some ideas. Or craft supplies? Can you imagine a pinata full of googly eyes and pom-pons?

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my parents are going to the party store near them. they have strict instructions to let me know this weekend if they're successful at finding a pink unicorn pinata. i'm not sure there's time for amazon. i'm pondering the other suggestions you made, mommajb, but it would probably still involve reno. and i'm not going to reno. unless my parents don't get a pinata. but i hope they do because i really don't like going to town, much less reno i think i'm turning into a recluse.

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Oooh birthday cake, can't wait to see it Jeanine!

We had a fun day today. We blew bubbles outside for a while then went to the playground. Liam had a tumble down the stairs going up to the slide but didn't hurt himself luckily, just scared the heck out of both of us. This week I have a midwife visit on Wednesday and then my home visit is in two weeks : It seems like its all gone by so fast!

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Katie I completely understand your size v. age thought process and yet I didn’t think of it when you first mentioned all Liam’s energy Marty has the same thing – they’re big, tall boys and everyone just expects them to be perfect…act like 2 ½ year olds or something. You do deserve a break – sorry we can’t help you out more IRL

Sunshine Yeah, I’m pretty impressed Photobucket caught it too. They are losers – seriously, I just don’t get all these prude sites. Anyway, I think it is wonderful that woman complimented you on Lilah. Pat yourself on the back mama :

Mommajb sorry I didn’t even get a chance to login on Friday. I’ve been feeling generally pretty crummy I’m really ready to just feel like a normal human being again and not a constant walking menstrual cycle!! Thanks for asking though :

Well I’m pooped and up to my eyeballs in laundry – so not fun. Yesterday I spent a large part of the day working on my FIL’s birthday cake which turned out really well, but my hand is killing me (carpal tunnel + bad circulation + icing cakes for hours = BAD). Then today, I put the 2nd coat of paint on our bathroom ceiling (touch up) and the chair rail, base board, and wainscoting. We’re having it renovated but didn’t include painting in the estimate Anyway, I’m in PAIN!!! Ouchie…what was I thinking.

Anyway, DS was a complete angel tonight and for that I am grateful. I took this picture of him with my niece and it just cracks me up. It totally looks like he’s telling a story and she’s listening so intently. He’s such a ham!

Well I have to go run and check the laundry…had a lovely nap with my little guy today and it just made me so happy : These are the moments!!

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playin' hooky today : with my little guy : Doing loads and loads of laundry and still recovering from yesterday's wicked migraine, but just generally happy to have a day to ourselves - haven't had one of those in what seems like forever!!

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mrsb - awesome cake! good job!

i need to make a practice dress-cake today. last weekend i made a cake in a pyrex bowl - i did that for the over-the-hill cake i made. but this time it didn't work - totally fell - not a very good dress. although the cake itself was super-yummy. so then i thought i'd make round layer cakes and carve them into a dress shape - but then i remembered that i made a layer cake for winter solstice year before last and our oven is not level so the layer cake was all wonky. so, i went to the hardware store (gotta love small towns) and bought a bundt pan. i'm going to make that today and see how big it gets to see if i need to make another cake for under it. barbie's very leggy - i need to make sure her dress will be long enough. last weekend i also practiced some marshmallow fondant which is what i plan to make the dress out of. the pics on the internet of that look sooo nice.
dh is home today, so i should probably go to town without kids so i can get pinata stuff - oh yeah, better find out if my parents found one.

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Jeanine - did you use the marshmallow fondant off of the wilton website?? I LOVE LOVE LOVE that recipe only I do the kneading part in my mixer with my dough hook - no need to be wearing marshmallow handcuffs for an eternity and tire out your arms!! THe first time I tried it by hand I got claustrophobic because I couldn't untangle myself from the marshmallow : Did you try cake flour that is self-rising? It might work better in the pyrex, but if you do, don't use salt or baking powder - I've made that mistake and it also sinks (plus very salty) can't wait to see your finished product!!

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Just got back a bit ago from our new vet : He's a holistic vet who is just wonderful. Hey, if I can't selective vax my son, the dog might as well benefit We're putting him on a raw diet (the vet makes it himself) and I got all sorts of wonderful supplements for him as well to help with stress and digestion. I feel like so much better of a doggie mommy now THe vet also asked me if I knew of the Holistic Mom's Network in our area, which I did, but haven't gone to any of their functions. He didn't know what Mothering was but he's more into 4-legged "children" so I"m not completely shocked by that one. He said HMN was full of people I'd probably really enjoy so I might actually go check out one of their events - couldn't hurt, right?

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Jeanine - did you use the marshmallow fondant off of the wilton website?? I LOVE LOVE LOVE that recipe only I do the kneading part in my mixer with my dough hook - no need to be wearing marshmallow handcuffs for an eternity and tire out your arms!! THe first time I tried it by hand I got claustrophobic because I couldn't untangle myself from the marshmallow : Did you try cake flour that is self-rising? It might work better in the pyrex, but if you do, don't use salt or baking powder - I've made that mistake and it also sinks (plus very salty) can't wait to see your finished product!!
marshmallow fondant - yes - but from recipezaar. i'll check wilton and see if it's the same. i used the mixer too.
i haven't tried cake flour. the cake is baking in the bundt pan right now - i'll see how it turns out from go from there. thanks for the suggestions!

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Just got back a bit ago from our new vet : He's a holistic vet who is just wonderful. Hey, if I can't selective vax my son, the dog might as well benefit We're putting him on a raw diet (the vet makes it himself) and I got all sorts of wonderful supplements for him as well to help with stress and digestion. I?
Raw diets for dogs/cats are great! How much does your vet charge as it is really cheap to do yourself! My dog has been raw fed for about 6 or 7 years now....I never got the cats to switch

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Jess, I love it. At least you can raise your dog the way you want.

I wish we had HMN locally. I would learn so much, not just 'the facts' but local resources and similar thinking families.

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Right?? Oscar was my first baby, so it is about time I got my way! I started crying when talking about it to DH because he freaked out that I almost spent $300 in supplements and whatnot by the time the vet visit was over and he said "Calm down! You're about to have a fit!" because I started in on vaccinating and all that...I usually would have been really ticked at him, but it made me laugh. He's right...I was having a fit...I guess it is all repressed frustration. Stupid public daycare.

The food itself was $6 for 2 lbs which isn't horrible since our dog only weighs 9 lbs himself and doesn't eat all that much. I don't know that I have the stomach to make it myself, but I am going to look into getting some of the supplements through Frontier ($39 for a dog probiotic/digestive enzyme powder additive??? ) and maybe can order the food direct too. In any event, I'm excited for my doggie I think he's going to like it soooo much better than that dry junk I feed him now.

Marty and I planted some seeds tonight in some cups. I got these little starter seeds/pots at Target in the $1 section so I figured what the heck. If they don't grow, they don't grow - it was only a dollar. He had a lot of fun scooping the dirt, but doesn't get the seeds concept. I hope they grow so he can see what all the fuss was about

Well I'm off to try my hand at Wii Guitar Hero. I have never played before, but DH got it from one of his clients at work, so now we have it. He's at the Devils/Rangers game so I'm on my own with the laundry...the quiet is rather nice!!

Wishing you all a wonderful evening :

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Well, I dont do any supplements, and my dog is 81lbs (we had three dogs on it for quite awhile). You dont really make it....I just feed raw meat and bones, some organ meat here and there, and some ACV, garlic, and yogurt rarely. He also gets a lot of thrown food

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Grrr - cake fell again I talked to my friend who went to culinary school - she thinks I should use high altitude directions - altitude schmaltitude says I. I'm going to use a different recipe! And we're going to be sick of cake by the time it's birthday cake time!

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we are waiting (have been waiting since last Friday) to hear about the News about the Big Job.

little dangly carrots but nothing concrete. I can't take much more of this. I practically had to beg DH to shower today. I just don't understand what the hold up is.

And a promising job I applied for - they called me the day after I sent my resume (in Feb) talking about flying me out for an interview, well I'm pretty sure that will amount to nothing. I looked at the ad again last night, and they've changed it. I think they decided I am way over qualified (and too expensive) for what they need, but honestly people, can't they call me/email me and let me know??

gah.

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*gasp*


I just realized that I'm into the 900 plus posts arena, which means 1000 posts are just around the corner!


I've been here over 2 years and still haven't managed 1000 posts.


I remember when Jeanine and Katie opened their thread in TAO to hit 1000 posts.



I seriously don't have the energy to post in TAO to make it. I did manage to welcome a whole bunch of newbies, though

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I have my fingers crossed for you, Falicia! I hope DH hears some good news soon!

I just hit 3000 posts in March, as you can probably tell I have too much time on my hands

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Thinking of you, Falicia

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