Showing posts with label parties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parties. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Have You Been Superflied?

It's Tuesday!!
So once again I decided to LINK UP with SARAH from Yes Teacher Crafts for her 
Tickle Me Tuesday Link Up.
It's a quick easy post, with not alot of thought needed.
Who wants to think anyways?
Just a few random time sucking things that have been tickling my fancy!!

I am also linking up with ANDI at The Holli Rogue and Inspired By Family Magazine for 12 Days of Capturing Motherhood link up party!
If you're a mom, go check it out. Fun way to show off your crazy life with your kiddos,
and maybe win some great prizes =)

first thing tickling my fancy!!!
1. Instagram
OK, I mentioned this in my last post, but I recently got a smart phone, an Android.
And we know Android recently aquired Instagram.
So, this is my FIRST new obsession that has been tickling my fancy lately.
If you want to follow me on Instagram, I am funnythingblog =)
this picture is for PROMP #1 of the "12 Days of Capturing Motherhood" Challenge. (Where/What I Spend My Day doing)   Aside from being a blogger, my hubby works from home on the computer &  I do a ton of side work (writing dramas, designing web graphics, etc for my church) we spend A LOT of time on the computer... as do our KIDS!! All 3 of them! We are CONSTANTLY wiping off greasy little paw prints off our keys and screens and telling them "No Food By the Computer!" This morning, I guess Leila took it upon herself to put food ON the computer.  THIS IS HOW & WHERE we spend our days! For REALZ~~
my baby princess turned rockstar at a mermaid birthday party =) i heart instagram.

thing 2 that has been tickling my fancy!
So, a few days ago, my hubby took this photo of my daughter, in which he looks like she is a tiny person or he is just a giant... his name on instagram is superflysmith...since then myself, and several of our friends have #superflied their photos as well. It's getting a little out of hand, but its pretty funny. I even had two of my sweet blogger friends KATIE at The Lee Family Happenings and JENNA at The Life Of A Wife do one this morning..
Try it! You will definitely tickle MY fancy...and my hubbys.
Don't forget to hash tag it #superflied
here is the ORIGINAL #superflied photo

 here are TWO of the #superflied photos I took =)

thing 3, this band...
In 2010, my brothers wife, Taylor made it to Hollywood on American Idol (yes, my whole family followed her out there. ~~good excuse to go, ya know?) While she was there, she met Stephanie, another Milwaukee survivor making it to Hollywood.
They (along with my brother, Jonathan) formed this band XOHEART and just a month ago, they took it to the road in Nashville (they left us, snif snif) pursuing, of course, Music! I saw this video my brother posted this morning. They do alot of COVER songs on youtube, but of course have their own AMAZING music releases as well...
Please go check them out and "Like" their page, if you "like" them.. hee hee..
HAD to post this video, because it DEFINITELY tickled my fancy. Anberlin is one of my favorite bands of ALL TIME... so when they covered one of my FAVORITE SONGS, you know that I had to feature it =)
Taylor is the one in middle, and of course, my brother, Jon the guy =)

click HERE to "like" XOHEART on facebook!

And last but not LEAST whatsoever..
4. Draw Something App
BIG time sucker that tickles my fancy...
this is a picture i had to guess. my son guessed it as "Jesus" ...haha.. let me know if you want to "draw something" with me. I will let you know my name =)

Have a great tuesday everyone. If you're photos are #superflied, leave me a comment and let me know =)


Monday, January 23, 2012

Calm Yo Self Down...

Why is it that those days that are "supposed" to be the most special for us, our children, our family turn out to be the most stressful and exhausting? So much so, that the entire point of having the "event" or "celebration" to begin with is almost negated!  Take Christmas for example. The whole point of Christmas is implementing family values, Christ, love, giving, warmth into our lives and our families, yet most of creation, myself included spend 98% of that time "being busy" with shopping, baking, parties, cooking, cleaning, decorating, wrapping... everything has to be perfect for that 1%-2% of the "holiday season" that is actually spent WITH your family.

Same goes for birthday parties! I have 3 kids. ALL three of their birthdays lie within a month of Christmas, 2 before and 1 after. When you take "the holiday season" into consideration, try throwing in 3 birthday parties AND a wedding anniversary on top of all that!

As I was going about my day, preparing for number party number 3, I found myself doing alot, ALOT of ....hmmmmm... how shall i say this... um gently raising my voice with a stern tone? Ok, Ok, I was yelling! Here is the build up to Leila's Birthday. Weeks spent getting her all excited for her Minnie Mouse Birthday, then the day finally arrives! "It's here Leila!!! GET OFF THAT MINNIE MOUSE TABLECLOTH NOW!!"  Or "DON'T YOU DARE TOUCH THOSE BALLOONS, LEILA, OR NO MINNIE MOUSE PARTY FOR YOU!"  "WHAT? YOU'RE GONNA CRY? Ok, guess I will cancel Minnie Mouse." 

Am I totally alone on this or what?  When it comes down to it, we spend more time primping the party than celebrating the Princess of the Day!  We want the day to be so special, yet we forget why! I hate that. I caught myself several times telling myself "Calm Down Julie. If she rips the tablecloth, I dont think the other 3 year olds will notice."

She is so precious and she did have so much fun at her 3rd birthday party and I cannot believe my baby is already three years old, but I so wish I would stop forcing a "special" party on my babies and start enjoying just how precious they are.  Don't get me wrong, she wasnt mad at me, and the Mickey and Minnie Mouses in all shapes and sizes did thrill her beyond belief, but when it comes down to it, what do we cherish most, what will she, a 3 yr old cherish most... and it is that she truly had a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY." 

I love my baby with every part of me. She is perfect in every way. Thank you Leila for making Mommy check herself by just being you. Happy Birthday Lallies!

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