Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

Thank you so much to EVERYONE who entered my very first giveaway!!!! I loved reading everyone's fun facts and checking out all the blogs!!

I had 134 entries, I'd call that a success

I added everyone up, separating out everyone's comments and ended up with 134. Plugged that into the handy dandy randomizer and VOILA! I have a winner!!

  
Erica from Midwesternita, come on down!

Erica, please send me you email address, soon, to lulusdiamondsky [at] gmail [dot] com

Again THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! This was too much fun! So much fun, in fact, that I will be hosting another giveaway in the next couple weeks!! Wanna know what it is? HERE'S a hint :) Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"This is this, and that is that"

10 points for whomever can tell me from which Disney movie I got that quote...
I'll give you a hint... Lucy watches it at LEAST twice a day.
Not a good hint? Well, here's another... its about a mermaid.

This is going to be a rather random post, just have a couple reminders and such.

For everyone that has entered my giveaway, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your fun facts are great! Don't forget, if you haven't entered yet, you can do so HERE! Please do so before noon tomorrow, I will shut it down then and draw the winner shortly after... So stay tuned!

Thursday, July 1st, I will be participating in a day of Blogging Silence to honor Baby Cohen and support my friends, Megan and Brent. If you want to participate or learn more about Cohen, click HERE.

And finally, did you think you could escape without me oozing cuteness on you? You thought wrong...


Monday, June 28, 2010

I Heart Faces

So, remember THIS post? Its a little photo contest! The blog is I ♥ faces and they host a weekly contest.You can see other entries HERE.



This week the theme for the entries was PETS. And I just could not resist!

This is Rocco, he's an Italian Mastiff. This was taken when he was just a baby... Now he is 152lbs!

And don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY! You have until June 30th. Thanks to EVERYONE who has already entered!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Sad Day for the US of A

As you may have picked up on from THIS post, we are a FUTBOL family! I must say, since I'm not a huge sports fan, I am so glad that out of all the sports out there Hubs likes to watch obsess over soccer. Soccer has the best looking athletes is the most interesting :)

We were obviously rooting for the USA yesterday and Hubs was heartbroken over their loss. But we have to be proud of our boys who played their HEARTS out! GO USA!!


Thank you to EVERYONE who has entered my giveaway! I have had so much fun reading all your "fun facts!" Welcome to all the new followers, so glad you're here :) I have tried to reply back to everyone who has left a comment, but alas, lots of you haven't set up you emails :( So just know that I think you are all awesome and GOOD LUCK!

Don't forget, you can enter to win a $60 gift card to CSNstores, HERE until June 30th!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sssshhhhhh....

...Don't tell anyone. I'm announcing a giveaway tomorrow!

Scratch that... TELL EVERYONE!

You Know....

...What I love most about being a mommy?

Blackmail photos.


And how cute are these boots?


"My Sistor is My Fwiend" - Lucy

Okay, okay! Lucy didn't say that... But I did! Yes, I was so in LOVE with my sis when I was little I would tell EVERYONE I met that "My sistor is my fwiend!" I was adorable. Be quiet. Want proof? I got it!! 

People let me tell you 'bout my best friend


She's a warm hearted person who'll love me till the end


People let me tell you 'bout my best friend


She's a one gal cuddly toy, my up, my down, my pride and joy. 


Cause she's my best friend. Yes she's my best friend. 

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(I can not believe I'm posting this. Too many spritzers for this gal...)
(I just admitted I drink spritzers... Be quiet.)

And yes, I am forcing the midgets to be bestest friends, too.


They have no choice in the matter.


I think its working out so far...


What do you think?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Daddy-O Day

Its no secret around here that we love daddy. Everyday when he gets home from work, Lucy goes running to the door straight into his arms. Penny lights up with her best smile every time she sees him! He's a good daddy, I think we'll keep him around :)

The girls and I got up girls GOT me up extra early and I made french toast, rosemary potatoes, and fresh strawberries for breakfast (after 1 3 cups of coffee). It was delish if I do say so myself!


After breakfast and some World Cup watching, we headed over to my grandparents house for lunch and watermelon (Lucy loves herself some watermelon!)

 
We hung out in the pool.


The boys had a BIG SPLASH contest.


Lucy figured out the watering hose... And sprayed everyone :)


We swam and swam.


Penny took a little snooze in the pool. It was "womby." bahahaha


Lucy went down the slide for the first time!


And off the diving board!!


Over and...


...Over again!


Penny hung out... Just being adorable.


And Lucy was, well, Lucy and made a complete mess out of her new suit! Love her :)


The girls crashed out on the way home before we even pulled out of the drive way. So, hubs and I got to take a little napper ourselves! Success!!

It was a good day!

Oh and we got to hang out with this guy... Which is always a good time ;)


Yep, that's my daddy! Doing his best David Cook (or Swoops as dad called him) impression. The origin of this picture is an ENTIRE post all on its own. I might get around to posting it if I ever stop laughing :D

Please go check out my guest post on Megan's blog! Do what you can to help :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Girls Room!

I got a couple emails after my last post calling me out on the fact that I promised to reveal the girls room after I finished decorating... And never did. Oops :-| Actually, I was just building up a ridiculous amount of suspense I completely forgot.

Never fear, dear ones! Here it is!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Better late than never!!!

***I have NO idea why this is posting again! Too strange. Sorry, but at least its cute :-)***
So, I've been threatening to post video of my Lucy WALKING for weeks now! I just found the cord that connects the camera to my computer, today! Hallelujah!! So here it is, as promised... Better late than never, right? :-)
My tiny BIG girl walking!
Enjoy!!

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NOTE: I had to add music over the shrill screeching voice of a very excited mommy to save your ears!! :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

What a MESS!

So I undertook a MAJOR project yesterday. Switching out the girls closet! Now, I know what you all are thinking... They are 17 months and 4 months, how hard could it possibly be?
Well let me tell ya... It was a mess.


Those girls have have more clothes than you could even imagine!


I had to pack up a ton of Penny's clothes... She's getting so big!


And some of Lucy's too!


Their closet was nearly empty...


Until I filled it back up again with their new things!


I got their drawers all organized...


And found all the shoes hidden around the house!


It was a serious undertaking! But I survived... And I feel quite accomplished! I really had know idea they had so much stuff! Its OOC (out of control)...  I'm OOC. Don't believe me?

I found an entire bin worth of little boys clothes...


You know... Just in case ;-)