Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mmm, Martini ~

Since I'm having a hankering for a Vodka & Cranberry, I decided to list some yummy Martini recipes for June 2nd...or whatever day I get home from the hospital. ;)

POMEGRANATE MARTINI – Simply sophisticated! Absolut Citron Vodka, triple sec and pomegranates. (I definitely want to try one!)

WASHINGTON APPLE MARTINI – Want an Appletini that’s a little sweeter...and tart I would imagine. Try this blend of DeKuyper Apple Pucker, Smirnoff Vodka and cranberry juice.

COSMOPOLITAN – Absolut Citron Vodka, PatrĂ³n CitrĂ³nge Orange Liqueur, a hint of lemon-lime and a splash of cranberry juice. (Classic fav)

FLIRTINI – Flirts with your taste buds. An icy cold blend of Ketel One Vodka, Chambord (a yummy French black raspberry liqueur), and pineapple juice. Mmm, sounds delish!

RED, WHITE & BLUEBERI MARTINI - Stoli Blueberi Vodka and pomegranate juice are shaken together and served straight up in an icy cold martini glass.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Name Game ~

For some reason, I'm about 90% convinced this baby is another girl...Cooper and Clyde don't want to hear that, but what can you do. Anyway, I'm at a loss for name for this baby if indeed it does turn out to be a girl. I just haven't found a name I completely love. I'm obviously partial to unisex names, but haven't seen any that jump out at me. So I need suggestions, help a girl out!

Some unisex names that are out: Dylan, Logan, Dakota, Tyler

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Baby It's Cold Outside! ~

It's currently -14 degrees outside with a -30 degree windchill...that's just not right. If I were independently wealthy, the fam would currently be waiting it out on a beach in Fiji. In fact, if you look really closely in the picture, you can almost see me getting a drink from the uber hot cabana boy. A girl can dream, right?
Anyway, back here in arctic Dubuque, Clyde was finally able to feel this little bambino kicking or karate chopping its mother.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baby's New Ride ~
Since our last two strollers bit the dust, we had to break down and get a new one for this little wee one. I found it at Albee Baby for $140 off with free shipping, not a bad deal, eh?
We just have to trick this ride with a new carseat and we'll be good to go. Now to find a good price on a Chicco Key Fit---if you know of any deals, holla at me!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Update on Lumpy ~

We wound up taking Camdyn into the doctor to be seen, she just wasn't getting any better and we weren't getting any sleep. Turns out she has a sinus infection and an ear infection...which surprised me since she wasn't complaining about her ear at all. Anyway, she's on an antibiotic and hopefully on the mend. She scored Dora stickers while there and promptly adorned my refridgerator with them. Post for another day, but have you ever tried to get those Medibadge stickers off of a refridgerator?? Good God, you'd think they used Gorilla Glue for the adhesive.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Love me some MB ~

I just got an email that some of my Mini Boden preorder is shipping...cannot wait! I love the quality, the style, colors, it's a good thing there is no store anywhere near me! ;)

Couple of sneak peeks of what I ordered

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Riley Breck ~

Yesterday we got a letter home from Riley's school. She was tested by the Gifted and Talented facilitator using the BRI (Basic Reading Inventory) and she did an excellent job. She actually scored at a 3rd grade level. Since she did so well, the teacher will now meet with Riley a couple of days a week, to enrich her reading skills. Riley's teacher also said she just got her updated ELA test scores back and they are near perfect. Man are we ever proud of that girl! Riley LOVES reading and she loves reading to us before bed...she tries to read to Cooper, but that kid is all about I SPY books right now. ;) WTG Riley Breck, Mommy and Daddy are SO proud of you!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Rough one for kids ~

I worked this weekend and it was a rough one for little kids. Several cases of pneumonia, RSV, Influenza A & B, even two cases of mono. It is so hard listening to those poor babies scream through xrays and labs, I hate hearing them wheezing and gasping for air. I want to be able to snap my fingers and make them better! In most cases, the parents seem very responsible, loving, and caring...but there are always a few times when you can just tell the poor baby doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell. One that stuck out this weekend was a 2-month-old that absolutely reeked like smoke, it was emanating from his blankets, car seat, clothes, everything. He sounded horrible, gasping, coughing, trying to catch his breath. He tested positive for RSV. I heard his mom bitching about how she didn't want to have to 'deal with no damn nebulizer'. I have to give our Acute Care doctor props, because he pretty much laid into her and basically let her know how sick her little guy was. It's times like that, that I wish DHS could get involved for mandatory drop-ins to make sure she's following through with his medical care.

We've got some sick ones here at home, Cooper is just getting over a nasty cough, Riley has a 'terrible stuffy nose' as she will tell you, and poor Lumpy is just miserable...a cough, constant runny, snotty nose, runny eyes, rash around her mouth, even her voice sounds funny. If she's not better in a day or so, I'm going to have to bring her in...there's too much nasty stuff going around not to!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Final Installment to the Kay family ~

Apparently, we have one relaxed baby in there...and quite possibly a future gymnast. Here is our little June bug, hands and arms behind its head and feet stretched up over the top. How can that be comfortable? ;)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Lumpy the Mermaid ~

Camdyn is all about independence these days. Her favorite saying, "My do, my do!" So, she put her own pants on full Ariel fashion.