Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lumptastic ~

Visit Lumptastic City, move in, buy a dog...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wons a Pone a Time ~

Riley came home from school with a story she had written for me during center time. After reading it, I feel like Cinderella's wicked step-mother. Hopefully her teacher doesn't think I really lock them in their rooms. (Although, that isn't a half bad idea) :P

Leittlee kids for good niss sacs

By Riley

to my mom

Wons a pone a time thar was three litle kids. thar names wre Riley camdyn and cooper. Thay were notey litle kids for one day util tare dad came home. thar mom was mad so she lokt them in thar rooms. thay falt soreey for thar mom. wan she herd thay were sorry she lafe thom out. Thay pict up thar rooms befor thar frands came out. Thar frands got to stay untel midnite. the end.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mascara ~

I'm on a mission to find the perfect mascara; something that plumps, extends, doesn't clump, and doesn't dry out lashes. My current favorite, Avon Super Shock Mascara. I was a little apprehensive after seeing the size of the applicator, it's monstrous! After trying it, I was impressed. It really defines and plumps my lashes, which seem to be dwindling each year. It doesn't seem to dry out my lashes and comes off easily with baby oil.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

It's Wednesday ~

...and in honor of Hump Day *swoons*
Love Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz), in fact, I tried suggesting Boothe for this baby girl. Clyde promptly vetoed.

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Creature ~

My dad affectionately calls her, The Creature, but she's also been referred to as, Lumpy, Lumptastic, Cam, Baby Cakes. The newest addition to her bevy of names, Houdini. Camdyn has proved to put even the great Houdini to shame, she seems to literally escape, scale, conquer anything she puts her mind to. As my mom likes to point out, she's all brain without an ounce of common sense. I honestly think a childproofing company should hire her as a subcontractor to test their products. The biggest challenge for us are the outside doors. We started with the doorknob covers, but that was short lived as she figured out she could simply break them apart, we then resorted to duct taping the door knob covers so she couldn't snap them off. Well, now she's figured out how to roll them with her forearms until she catches the right spot and the door opens. She's sneaky about it too, on Saturday, Clyde and I were in the kitchen, the older two were outside, and Camdyn had been playing in Cooper's room. Suddenly, we heard Riley say, "Does Daddy know you're out here?", followed by Camdyn running past the kitchen window wearing Cooper's windpants, sweatshirt, baseball hat, and crocs (on the wrong feet, of course). She had opened up the front door and escaped, all without making so much as a peep!

So, that leads us to our next level of security, the fliplock. We have steel doors, so it has presented a problem trying to find something that won't destroy the doors. We found these at after looking all over town for them. They attach to the door frame, rather than the door itself. With a pond 100 feet from our front door, I'm a nervous wreck, so hopefully these do the trick!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Polliwalks ~

Some seriously cute footwear for the kidlets; functional, well made, and so stinkin cute! They're available in frog, croc, lady bug, and duck.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

ThinkGeek-USB Pregnancy Tests ~

Where were these things when I was testing? Ingenious and I love that they indicate baby, no baby, or multiples...cause everyone needs early heart failure by seeing the little baby head with a + sign come up! When the time comes, one of my computer geek siblings have to try these...and yes Brendan, I realize these would be for your spouse, not you. :P

One line or two. Yes or no. Pregnancy tests are binary by their very nature. So when we found p-Teq's USB Pregnancy Test Kit that's chock full of extra scientific information, we knew we had to get this geeky goodness to our potentially spawning fans.
The process starts off like most pregnancy tests. You pee on a stick, specifically the absorbent test strip at one end. But everything's different after that first step. Remove the cap from the other end of the stick (cleverly provided to keep you from accidentally contaminating the wrong end) to reveal the USB connector. Pop it in your computer. The power from your USB port starts the electrospray ionization process, creating a spectrograph of the various masses for your analysis. Get it? Your analysis? Urinalysis? *rimshot* Moving on.

You don't actually get to see the spectrograph yourself. The mass analysis happens inside the device. And p-Teq's device only analyzes for specific chemical makeups, so you don't have to worry about this thing busting you for that "poppy seed bagel" you had yesterday. The mass spectrometry software on the device comes with several sequenced hormones, including hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin), hCG-H (hyperglycosylated hCG - for detection before your first missed period), and LH (luteinizing hormone - for detection of your most fertile days). We like the fact that it does all three. After all, if you're not pregnant and you wanna be, you need to know if now's the time to be gettin' it on.

While most home tests can detect a level of 15-50 mIU/mL of hCG, the enhanced methodology of the USB Pregnancy Test Kit can detect 5-50 mIU/mL, and will show you the exact concentration via its friendly onscreen interface. In addition, the LCD display on the device itself will light up and show you the symbol of a baby, no baby, or multiples and your Estimated Delivery Date based on the concentration of hCG, hCG-H, and LH in your urine. So you can clear your calendar in advance.
After you're done reviewing your test results, just pop the device out of your computer and change the test strip. The display will remain lit for five minutes and then automatically power off. Note: We recommend the use of horizontal USB drives for this product to prevent accidental moisture transference.
No batteries required - draws power from USB
USB 2.0 compatible
Plug and play, easy operation
Operating Systems: Win 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Linux 2.4 or higher, Mac OS 8.6 or higher
20 test strips included
99% accuracy*
* 99% accurate in detecting hCG, hCG-H and LH. However, these hormones do not necessarily indicate pregnancy or ovulation, respectively. Extenuating circumstances can affect levels of these hormones in your body.