Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vanished by Joseph Finder

Well this was a pretty good book. I've wanted to read this book since it came out and I finally got a copy. It's about a guy who's looking for his brother who apparently "vanished" after him and his wife were attacked in a parking lot after eating dinner out one night but things aren't always as they appear and Joseph Finder delivers all the twists you can imagine in one intense plot.

Yes, I recommend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I think we're going to need more M&M's...

I'm potty training Dylan and he's been having pee pee accidents more and more frequently so today, after his first accident, I offered up some M&M's every time he went pee on the potty after that and as a bonus, I gave him a small cup of them when he did the tiniest of poo on the potty because that never happens.

Now he's peeing on the potty every 20 mins or LESS. It's been so much that the last time he went to the potty, he couldn't even go. Also, every time Dylan gets candy, Jack only thinks it's fair that HE gets candy as well since he also pees on potty. =)

Like I said, I think we're going to need more M&M's but on the bright side, Dylan hasn't peed in his pants since that first accident of the day! Maybe I'm on to something!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

On Folly Beach by Karen White

This was a book about a family and their lies that were buried in the past but it was also about love, loss and forgiveness. The story was that of a mystery that unraveled over two different spans of time, the one where the story began and the one where it was all dug up, relived and finally settled. **For me, I thought it was a little on the dull side but that's because I love a good suspense but I'm not going to fault Karen White for that, I knew what I was choosing when I chose to read this book.

I would recommend this book.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My "pieces"

Today we got to hang out pool side with my in-laws for a little pre Father's Day dinner and my brother-in-laws birthday. My brother & sister-in-law have 3 kids and they are all about the same age of my kids so you know it's a lot of fun. The kids play together well and have a great time.

Tonight on the way home, I asked Jack if he liked his cousins and here's how the conversation went:

JACK: "Yes but somebody tried to break my pieces."

Me: "Who?"

JACK: "Matthew."

Me: "What pieces?"

JACK: "My hand, my arm, my leg, my belly, my head"

The conversation went on and on about his "pieces" and I just thought this was the cutest thing ever, for him to call his body parts his "pieces" that I had to blog about it because I didn't want to forget it.

I love my kids.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I'll teach them... smart I am!

We have a blow up swimming pool on our deck for the kids to play in on the HOT days. Everyday I have to constantly tell them not to play in the water.... not yet. I have things to do in the house and if they are in the pool, I can't be doing what needs done in the house - I'm not just being wicked.

So the water was all dirty with mulch and bugs and the rocks Dylan felt the need to put in there and after another morning of telling them to stay out of the water I decided I was going to dump it. hahahaha That was heavier than I thought it would be and in turn, took longer than expected because I had to scoop and dump, scoop and dump, scoop and dump (you get the picture) until I could finally tip it.

Said, water went over the side of the deck where the kids instantly ran to play in only now it's muddy and dirty. What the hell was I thinking? At least on the deck the water was cleaner than MUD.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lost by Michael Robotham

I can't quite give this 4 stars because I thought it was a little slow. I love Michael Robotham and like a lot of suspense/thriller authors I read, his mind scares me. To be able to write as a cop and a psychologist and do it so well and then to write such twisted story lines.... creepy. This book was about a cop with amnesia trying to piece together some of the events that happened that landed him in the hospital, in a coma for 8 days. I thought the ending was brilliant but the rest of the book dragged on.

Would I recommend it? Is it Michael Robotham? lol Of course I would!

Friday, June 10, 2011

A crush?

Jack goes to a daycare program during the school year and his teachers are Ms. Erin and Ms. Katie. He's been going for 2 yrs and school is out for the year now, however, everyday for the past 2 wks or so Dylan tells me he wants to see Ms. Katie. His wish came true when they had an open house at the school where each class was to perform a little song; they fed us, hot dogs, juice boxes and cookies for dinner. So we get there and immediately try and hunt down Ms. Katie so Dylan could say hi - we found her fairly quickly but when we pointed her out to Dylan and then approached her - he wouldn't look at her, wouldn't say hi, nada.

I think my 2yr old has a crush on a girl. Really? It starts at 2 now?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Don't breathe a word by Jennifer McMahon

In a word, weird.

This book started out very weird, a little too off-the-wall for me. I thought, "Here we go." but then it evolved into this intriguing mystery that I couldn't put down. I needed to know what in the world was going on and then after every twist and turn imaginable, it came to an end that I didn't like but I guess it fit the bill.

Would I recommend this book? I would but I'd forewarn the reader that's weird.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Melt. Down.

Today we took the kids to the beach. It was a beautiful day. Pure fun in the sun. A little cool, low humidity, full sun, the works for a day at the beach. We stayed out for, at least, 4 hours. The kids played in the sand, played on the swing set (how nice of them to put up a swing set on the beach), played with each other, fed the seagulls, again, the works.

We came back to the condo so every one could shower and then we headed to dinner where Dylan had a full on melt. down. IN the restaurant. Screaming, crying, pitching a fit, not wanting to sit his seat etc... Then Jack had to go "nasty", the waitress forgot a potato and in all the chaos Austin and I both choose a meal that cost $27.99 *thud*. Apparently that wasn't enough because we then paid $13.00 for 3 ice creams.

BUT we really had a great day. I couldn't ask for more.