Saturday, April 26, 2008
So, today I'm bummed again that we live in a tiny 800 square foot house, and I'm longing for a bigger place. A 3 bedroom, perhaps. I don't want to keep them separated forever, but during this stage in their lives, it sure would be nice. Today I saw L.A. on the news as one of the top 10 worst housing markets in the country. The average home price in Torrance is around 600k. Everywhere else in the world? Around 200k - something we might actually be able to afford. Arrrgghhh!!!
Posted by Jaimie at 3:32 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A few months ago, I received a catalog in the mail of kid's party supplies. I don't know how I ended up on this mailing list, but somehow they knew that Micah's 3rd birthday is coming up and I would need some. Micah swiped the catalog from me since it had things like the Disney Car's characters on the front, and he began flipping through it. When he came to the page of Miley Cyrus party supplies, he stopped. He stared at her. He carried the magazine around the house, setting it down wherever he went to play, and it was always turned to the page with her on it. I tried to turn the page to show him something, and he threw a fit. He turned it back to Miley. "Uh Oh," I thought. Keep in mind that this kid has never seen Miley Cyrus before, as we do not have cable. He kept the catalog and even wanted it under his pillow that night. I then intervened while he was sleeping and got rid of it.
A few days later, she happened to be on Oprah, and he recognized her. He watched intently. Then we were shopping at Wal-Mart, and we passed the posters they have for sale. It was turned to a poster of Miley Cyrus and he stopped and pointed.
So, looks like my kid has his first crush. I don't know what it is, but he seems enthralled by her! I do admit, she is cute, charismatic, and popular. But talk about liking an older woman!! :) At least she loves the Lord!! :)
Posted by Jaimie at 3:31 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Posted by Jaimie at 8:01 PM
1) The Exergen Temporal Scanner - this thermometer is AMAZING. You use it on the forehead and it measures your temperature using the temporal artery, which is the most accurate way of taking a temperature. I have compared it with rectal and found it to be accurate every time. I can use it when the kids are asleep and it doesn't wake them up. What more could you ask for? I got it for about $40 at Wal-Mart. Here is a link if you want to read more about it. http://www.exergen.com/medical/TAT/tatconsumerpage.htm
2) My second favorite item is called the Ear Check Ear Fluid Monitor. My boys have both had repeat ear infections, and this instrument measures the level of fluid in their ear, letting me know if they might have an ear infection. It is also great for checking the fluid after an ear infection is over, to make sure the fluid has gone away. I got this on an ebay store for only $9.99 (brand new) but it is also in some stores. http://www.earcheck.com/
3) My third favorite is my shopping cart cover. I remember before I had it, there was one time where I put Micah in the shopping cart and he started sucking on the handle. Ewww! There are SO many germs on those handles, I don't even want to think about it! There are many brands out there; you can get them on ebay, or at Target or Babies R Us.
I have many more favorite products but that is all for now! :)
Saturday, April 5, 2008
To this day, I don't know why I hated it so much. Maybe because it was the exact polar opposite of a Cabbage Patch or American Girl doll. My mom said I didn't have to keep it. I don't think my aunt ever found out. Poor doll.....
Posted by Jaimie at 9:49 PM