Archive for September, 2010

Babee Covee Review

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by by

I found out about Babee Covee on JustMommies, and asked to do a review for them. I got this awesome 6-in-1 Babee Covee in the mail and loved it! The Babee Covee can be used 6 different ways and is a great versatile blanket/cover. Babee Covee can be used as; an Infant Car Seat cover, a Stroller blanket, a General Purpose blanket, High Chair Cover, Shopping Cart cover and nursing Cover.

The first thing I used it on was a High Chair. We went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse for our 4th wedding anniversary and I hate putting Kieran in high chairs cause I don’t think they get very cleaned. I loved this cover for the high chair, she didn’t have to touch any of the the chair (other then her bum), and people kept saying how cute and cool it looked! Kieran kept rubbing her hands on it she loved the way it felt and would point to the birds and make noises at them. (sadly we forgot to get pictures)

Next I used it in the stroller while taking Seamus to speech one morning. It was only 40-50 out, so pretty chilly and I forgot a jacket for her since she doesn’t ride in the car seat with one. I put this on the stroller, again pretty easy to do, and she was nice and covered. After a while she pulled part of it down becuase she got toasty in the S (more…)


Kindergarten Homework?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by by

Having not been in Kindergarten for about a million years now (heh) it came as quite a shocker to me when Jacob was sent home from his Kindie class with a homework assignment that involved making a family newspaper using sentence strips as guides.  The project came home on the very same Friday that we learned Jacob would be moving from the Junior Kindergarten class to the Senior Kindergarten class (more on that in the future) so we were not sure if the expectation was that he still complete he home work task but we wanted to complete it with him regardless.  It was really great to watch him plan and think out the answers to the sentence strips and even greater to have a discussion about his views on his family!

I’ve known for a really long time that Jacob was advanced in a lot of areas of academic intelligence but watching him go through the process of school has really begun to open my eyes to just how advanced he is in comparison to other students his age.  I would not go as far as labelling him gifted but it’s obvious to use and to both his old teacher and new teacher that Jacob is very bright, doing this homework assignment really started getting me thinking about just how bright he really is.  I had assumed that he would not be able to write out ‘play at the park’ so I first wrote it out for him on the white strip of paper but he insisted that I didn’t need to do it for him and was actually kind of mad that I did do it.. so of course he did it himself below the strip and proved to both his father and I that he really doesn’t need our help with these projects….he also spelled out the word Cat and of course his name Jacob, he cut out all the white strips of paper and glued everything down before adding the stickers and writing the letters D (Daddy), M(Mommy), (more…)

Nothing To Say

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by by

I’m writing…and my brain doesn’t blog very well when I’m doing that. Here are a few of my favorite pictures today. I like my husband. He’s so cool.

Try Cycle

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by by

Photo We Heart It
With the station wagon back in the shop again, Bob and I decided we would ride our bikes to pre-school in the morning. We were doing fine for the first half a block.

“Mom? I can’t do this anymore. My bike is tired.”

“You can do it, babe. Just keep moving.”

“I think you should push me.”

“I can’t push you. I have to ride my own bike.” We rode another (more…)


a Cinderella story

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by by

Sometimes my kids don’t get along. Some days, my kids don’t get along. The usual array of time-outs, loss of possessions and privileges, and flat-out begging, pleading, and bribes has slowly lost its punch. Many a day I find myself unthinkingly whipping out the phrase, “You are in SUCH big trouble!”

And then what? I’ve laid it out there, but what exactly is the trouble? The threat has gotten so deflated over  time that my kids now ask, “What trouble?” And then you can hear crickets chirping. Until yesterday. Yesterday, I had an epiphany.

Our new house has ceramic tile floors. Lots of ceramic tiles. Oodles of ceramic tiles. Ceramic tiles that children of all ages can scrub clean with a kitchen sponge, and wipe dry with a towel. Now when they ask, “What trouble?” I can say with confidence, “See those tiles over by the front door? They have your name on them.”

My floors have never been cleaner.

Want to follow my Homebirth?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by by

After some thought I did decide that I will be live tweeting my homebirth! Due to the unpredictable nature of labor I don’t know when/ how often I will update.  I have told my husband what I want done and he will take over updates once I get to a point where I would rather not be tweeting.

So, here are the details:

Follow me on Twitter if you aren’t already. @KimRosas

Watch my updates.  When I do go into labor, I will begin tweeting with the #twitterbirth hashtag.  If I am lucky, no one else will be (more…)

We Made It Through

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by by

The anniversary of my Dad’s passing was on Sept. 25. I wasn’t sure how this year would be since we decided to go away. I didn’t know if it would help make it easier or if it would actually be harder. I knew we wouldn’t forget and that wasn’t my intent. I just wanted to get us out of the habit of moping, being sad, and me being angry. It definitely helped a great deal. We still talked about him, we still remembered what it was like years ago, but having the distraction really was nice–for me at least. I was able to enjoy my time with the boys rather than getting frustrated with everything going on around me and I think we will continue this tradition. It may not be the beach every year, but doing something fun and enjoyable was much nicer than what it’s been like in the past. To honor him, we dressed the boys in bibs (what my dad wore all the time), went out to dinner and toasted him–me with a Michelob Ultra (not quite a Michelob Light, my Dad’s drink of choice, but close enough). The only thing that would have made the trip better was if my husband and sister and her family were there.

Dad–we made it. It’s still not easy, but I hope you were proud of us this year.
Dad with Troy
A siggy made for me by Linz


Cloth Diapers OORAH, Event #13: Nifty Nappy Cloth Diapers Review and Giveaway Ends 10/11

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by by

Vilate, of Nifty Nappy, was so awesome to want to be apart of the Cloth Diapers, OORAH event especially when we have worked together a while ago. So big hugs and kisses go out to you Vilate.

Before I get into telling you about the cloth diaper, I really want to talk to you about Vilate. Vilate is a mama of 6 kids, yes a busy mama, and married to a great hubby. She seriously loves all her mommies that she works with whether they be from the customer who buys her products, the blog owners and the other retailers! Vilate stands behind you and seriously will do anything for you! It amazing to know that if you were to every need anything, questions or anything, she is there. And did you know that she gives Diaper Love to each of the diapers that she makes. Are you wondering what Diaper Love is? (more…)

Cub Scouts Camp Out

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by by

So last weekend John and Zach went on a Cub Scouts camping trip. ((It was Zach’s very first time camping – he was beyond excited)) They camped up at Fort Pillow State Park. I told John, later, how ironic that was seeing as how both him AND Zach forgot their pillows. John commandeered my camera for the trip… which initially bugged the crap out of me, especially since John sucks at taking pictures. BUT since he came back with some really really good ones, I have a feeling I’ll now be forced to hand it over more often. They had a great time. Even John. It was their first Cub Scouts activity so I wasn’t sure how well either would do, but John says now that he’s seen how other kids act around their parents… maybe our’s aren’t so bad after all. lol (more…)

When you’re sick.

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 by by

When you’re sick you need:

  • a comfy couch to lay on
  • lots of comfy pillows to prop yourself up
  • your most favoritest blanket
  • a good book
  • all remotes within easy reach of comfy couch
  • soup and crackers

When you’re sick you need condensed soup. Forget about all those grown up style soups. Condensed is best when you’re sick. Reminds you of your mommy/grandmother taking care of you when you felt bad. (Unless you were lucky enough to have a mommy/grandmother nice enough to actually MAKE you real from scratch soup which mine would on occasion do.)

My mommy/grandmother believed condensed Chicken Noodle Soup was the go-to cure for everything… except sore throats. If you had a sore throat you needed condensed Tomato. It was warm salty and felt oh so good on your ouchy throat. I even have my own sick-soup cup.

I am set for this sick day.