Posts Tagged ‘New Year’s’

New Year’s Eve Countdown Activity for Kids

Monday, December 31st, 2012 by by

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I am so excited to share this New Years Eve Countdown Activity for Kids! I have not seen anything like it online and if you are a blogger you know how excited you get when you come up with your own novel ideas! Well, you know I didn’t come up with the vinegar and baking soda trick that has been around for years.

For each hour before midnight you will create some “champagne” fizz fun counting down to New Years. Whether you choose to do your own time zone or from Switzerland or the East Coast make sure to have some fun!  I am kids are always amazed with this baking soda and vinegar trick. Our 2 year old shouts in amazement (more…)


New Year’s Cookies

Saturday, December 31st, 2011 by by
I had originally planned to make some Christmas cookies with the girls, but we had so many goodies and sweets given to us by family and friends that the last thing we needed were more cookies.  So the plans changed, and we decided to make cookies to celebrate the New Year.
Supplies you will need:
  • Ingredients to make your favorite sugar cookies, or you can cheat like me and use a mix.
  • Numbered cookie cutters (specifically numbers 2, 1, and 0)
  • Toppings of your choice for cookies
  • Eager helpers

The girls were very excited to help with the cookie making.   (more…)

A Man, A Plan

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 by by

“Hey, Mama? I’m making a plan for 2012.”

“What’s your plan?”

“I’m going to learn to do back flips in the water at swim class.”

“Good one.”

“And I want to have lots of play-dates and do gymnastics.”


“I also think we need to go on lots of vacations.”

“I like the way you think, Rosenberg.”

Seems I’m always two steps behind

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 by by

This should have been posted a while ago, but this is about the first time I’ve had to sit down and blog this week.

I don’t like making resolutions; they seem to always fail. If you want to NOT do something, just make a New Years Resolution TO do it. So I’m going to post a year in review, and what I hope to have happen this year.

2010 in review:

January – Anastasia had her ears pierced, I had more MRI’s and discovered the extent of the damage to my arms, we were buying the rest of the baby stuff, and after nursing for 3.5 years straight my daughter and my son weaned within a week of each other.

February – We bought our much needed family van. This is not the car of my dreams, but it will suffice until I can get my two year old Sienna. I was seeing my surgeon more regularly, and it was suspected I had nerve damage. We lost $480 dollars that we still speak about and hope one day to find it in a cupboard somewhere. I hit 28 weeks in my pregnancy, a milestone I look forward to.

March – We got our family pictures done. We made the decision to homeschool Anthony and Anastasia. I attended the best concert of my life, Bon Jovi! I swear I will see him again in concert. It was one of the greatest days of my life. I had my EMG, and it showed I had no nerve damage. I had more u/s with Dr. Barsoom. We decided to move David to a big boy bed, which didn’t work. (Just this past week he finally has been sleeping in his own bed.) (more…)


Begin the New Year in the way you wish to continue.

Sunday, January 9th, 2011 by by

Yeah… I heard that a lot growing up. My parents were never especially superstitious about anything except how New Year’s Eve goes. New Year’s Eve into the end of that first week is very important, it sets the precedent on how your year will go. So if this is true, my year will…

1. Have lots of injured and angry kids…and Ryan will be silly. (Dec. 31)
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2. Zach will become a morning person… Ryan will become a non-morning person. (Jan. 1 – too early in the a.m.)
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3. I will make lots of stupid mistakes in my knitting and crocheting, like accidentally adding 2 inches worth of stitches without knowing it. John will play way too many games of Black Ops. (Jan. 2) (more…)

How The New Year Was Rung

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 by by

Happy New Year, friends!!  I hope everyone had a great night.

As I mentioned, Rob and I went out with a group of our neighbors for New Year’s Eve.  We drove to a downtown restaurant/bar in our RV.  It was only a 3 mile drive, but let me tell you, I don’t think I could have handled much more than that with the crew we had on board.  Aside from our across-the-street neighbors (who are still about 10 years older than Rob and I), the rest of the party-goers were in their sixties.  (We run with a rough crowd).  Age has not put any restrictions on these folks – trust me.  There were several times during the meal where I almost did a spit-take.  The stories!  The innuendos!  Even though Rob and I were the youngest couple, I felt like we were a couple of Puritans dropped into the middle of a “key party”.

Making matters worse, once the band started up, Rob and I, along with our across-the-street neighbors deemed things “too noisy”.  We retreated to the bar on the other side of the restaurant and withstood periodic harassment from our companions who took breaks from the dance floor to point out what “squares” we were!



Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 by by

It’s the last day of the year, and what a year it was!

I finished up my BSN and even managed to graduate with Honors! This took up the majority of the first 6 months of the year!

After a year of going back and forth to the doctor’s and multiple ER visits, we finally discovered it was a kidney stone that was causing Russell to have pain. He was successfully treated with lithotripsy and hasn’t has a problem since.

Mark received PCS orders to Florida. We were hoping to get Hawaii, but unfortunately the “powers that be” wouldn’t go for it and cut those orders…lol!

The doctors tell me I have Fibromyalgia…eh…whatever….

I successfully managed to gain all the weight back that I lost… (I have to give it a positive spin or I’ll cry!)

Sebastian managed to stay approximately the same size over the last year and a half. At least I didn’t have to spend a bunch of money on new clothes for him!

I decided to give direct sales a try to help supplement our income. It’s been a little slow going. Not sure if that’s proof that I’m not a good sales person or just evidence of the slow economy…

We had to put my cat down.

Mark moved to Florida while I stayed behind with the kids waiting on the house to sell.

We had plenty of ups and a lot of downs. We managed to get through them without too many tears. Hopefully this upcoming year will bring lots of smiles and more ups than downs!


One Word: 2011

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 by by
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin
I can’t believe that another year has already gone by.  I find myself wishing time forward so often, but then when it does go rushing by me, I find myself desperately chasing after it, trying to get it back.

We have plans to go to dinner tonight with a group of our neighbors – but how funny are we?  Last night, several of us called each other nervously asking, “Do you care if we don’t stay out until midnight?”  And of course, we all breathed a sigh of relief when the answer was a resounding “No!”  Old age, it’s a killer.

It’s also that time of year when I have to find a new word to define the coming year.  Last year I picked “Forward.”  You can read all about that decision HERE.  I have to say, “forward” worked pretty well for me.  For the first time in my life, I can honestly say that I didn’t waste more than an ever-so-slight moment of my life looking backwards or wishing I could undo what had already been done.  I lived in the present, my hands on 10 and 2, looking straight ahead toward the horizon.  Even when things got stressful or scary or I was faced with things I had no control over, I reminded myself that the only way to survive was to move forward.

I have been thinking a lot about the word I’ll pick for 2011.  “Forward” worked out so well that it’s a daunting task to try and top myself.  I’m going to give myself the weekend and decide by Monday…try the new year on for size, so to speak;)

In the meantime, I raise my glass with much love and best wishes to you and yours for the happiest and healthiest of new years!  May 2011 bring you everything you hope for, as well as a few surprises!

A Decade of Learning

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 by by

I think I am one of the last people on the Earth to realize that 2010 marks the first decade of the 21st century.  Admittedly, I am not good with numbers – and I also have a hard time making obvious connections. It must be that element of putting “2 and 2 together” — see!  Math again!!

In any case – wow – 10 years.  On one hand, 10 years seems a drop in the bucket, but then again, trying to remember the events of the past 10 years seems nearly impossible – especially given the fact that I am hard-pressed to tell you what I had for dinner LAST NIGHT.  But I’m going to try and forensically recreate the last decade for myself, if for no other reason, so I can discover how it is that I ended up here on the eve of a New Year, watching “Yo Gabba Gabba”, surrounded by toys, and with far darker circles under my eyes than a body has a right to.

Here’s What I’ve Learned in 10 Years: (more…)