Monday, February 11, 2008

The Monday Mix: 100 Things Challenge and More

First off, I am in the running for a prize. Please visit The Writer's Round-About and vote for the best entry (on the right side of the front page) while you're checking out Rebecca's awesome blog!


My Honeymoon . . . it was lovely. We spent the day soaking in the rays on a beautiful white sandy beach. Hubby rubbed coconut-scented lotion on my back as I watched the glistening waves roll in and out. And then . . . I woke up.

As most of you know, I got married again on Thursday. Married again . . . to the same man. So, what did we REALLY do for our second honeymoon? We ate, at home--frozen chicken things (I'm not sure if they were boneless wings, tenders or what), I folded about a dozen loads of laundry (how is this possible with only three of us???), hubby vacuumed (not kidding) and payed bills, J chewed on his new toy--a winkle (such an odd toy--but he loves it!):

So, our "honeymoon" was quite exciting . . . how was your weekend?


Girly Mom came up with the 100 Things Challenge--a bunch of great ideas for us to have MORE fun in life. I completed more than FIVE and I downloaded some pics! So what did I do? Here's the rundown:

8. Learned a new word: coprology, which is the obsession with defecation: an obsession with defecation, especially as expressed in art and literature OR the treatment of unclean subject in literature. What??? I can't say I will use the word all that much, but at least it made me laugh!

16. Watch a home video. J and I sat at the computer and watched videos of him from the day he was born until present. How much he's grown! He was riveted by the images and I was blinded by the tears. Darn hormones acting up again.

25. Hubby and I have started playing games again! We used to play board games and cards a lot. We've decided that during J's naps and when J is just playing by himself, we'd pull out some games and start our "family time" tradition.

31. Blow a bubble with your bubble gum & 52. Take a bubble bath. Blowing a big bubble with my bubble gum for J and taking a bubble bath (sorry, no pics for that one!) gave me the idea to BLOW BUBBLES! He was so weirded out by the floating bubbles--and his eyes were as big as saucers when they would POP! Check out the big bubble right in front of his little face!

32. Wear a hat. OK, I didn't wear one--but having J wear one was a lot of fun for me!

41. Read a new book--I'm reading Second Chance by Jane Green. For someone who reads all the time, not a big deal. BUT, I am making a concerted effort to actually TAKE TIME to read and not just squeeze it in here or there. I grab a cup of tea, curl up on the sofa, and READ while letting hubby have a little J time. A heck of a lot harder than it looks!

58 and 60. All about helping someone else. I paid for the toll ticket for the person behind me while crossing a bridge this past weekend. I love doing that! It is such a cool random act of kindness.

82. Tickle a baby. Oh, this is one of my favorites! I LOVE J's laugh. Here is one of our favorite things to do. He's giggling at me knowing that in just a second I'll lift him up and he'll be SUPER BABY!!!

This is such a great list--I'm gonna keep doing it! I hope you go for the challenge as well.


I found the black hole of toys. I give J a toy and it disappears--it is like a black hole or a toy version of the Bermuda Triangle. But alas, it is not that mysterious. All his toys get stashed right here . . .
Notice how he puts a protective hand over them . . .


J got another new toy along with his Winkle . . . a Whoozit. This thing cracks me up. You'll notice J is not in the picture. Why? It sorta CREEPS him out. Maybe he'll learn to love it.

So, do any of you have a toy that just cracks you up or makes you go, "What the . . . ?" I'm dyin' to see 'em!

Here's to a fabulously delicious week!


just jamie said...

Now *that* is an exceptional honeymoon. Who needs laying on the beach when you've got hangin' in a Bumbo?

I *love* the 100 Things Challenge, and am working on it myself.

Thanks for sharing.

Mom said...

Hi there thanks for stopping by this morning! Love the pictures of your son such a Cutie pie! I will be back! Ok I have to ask married again? How long had it been Since the first wedding? :) Sorry for being nosey! said...

Whoot! Sounds like a blast of a honeymoon. :)

Maria said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by! I love to hear from new people. Congratulations on the wedding. I'm Russian Orthodox and my husband thinks he's methodist and we got married in my mom's back yard. I wonder what that means!

Kristi said...

I just found your blog through another...very cute. My older son had that same Whoozit and loved it until it fell apart. It brought back memories seeing it again, that was 5 years ago.

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

My first stop by...I really enjoyed myself.

Congrats on the wedding...AGAIN. Hey, the good things in life should be experienced more than once with the ones we love!

Blessings, Joanne

Kat said...

Way to take the challenge! Great pics too! I love it!
Well, at least you didn't get a killer sunburn or hangover on this honeymoon, right?

Amy said...

Oh I love that challenge! I really need to get some pictures up! We got this toy called Animal Crackers for my daughter. It's puzzle pieces of animals that mix and match so you can put a pig's butt with a dog's head. It really is great fun! Especially when you put butts with butts. The giggling never stops!

KATE said...

Congrats! I'm pretty sure if Scott & I were to get married again our "2nd" honeymoon would be even LESS eventful!!

I love the 100 challenge from GirlyMom I need to get started on it!!

Jen said...

Coprology...heh. That's pretty funny is a very nasty way :)

The 100 Things Challenge is a great idea. Will join in....sooon. (so please ignore my last bitchy post.)

Pam said...

I went and vote- good luck!

I'm not sure that I would be able to come up with anything exciting to do on a 2nd honeymoon - I'm pretty sure it would consist of lots of sleeping- not exactly the bedroom activity for most honeymoons ;)

That challenge seems really fun...I'll have to think about joining in. I normally would love to, but I feel like a chicken with my head chopped off these days so I don't know if I would be able to follow through.

Your little man is SO cute!

Karen said...

I've seen Girly Mom's list before and she's genius for thinking of it. I love the random kindness of paying another toll - way to go!

That Whoozit is fab! Micah just loved his, I'm sure J will come around.

tommie said...

Sounds like a fabulous honeymoon weekend...anytime a husband helps with cleaning it is a great weekend!

I'll have to take some pics of the kids and their favorite toys. That would be a Leapster for the four year old....and some type of doll for the three year old.

Jennifer said...

love you honey-moon. my first honey-moon was much like yours. i waited until my kids were 3 & 1/2 and 1 &1/2... so there was no honey-moon. :) ah well one day we will do a big family honey-moon. :)

i like the 100 things challenge. i might give that a try one of these days!
love your pics too!! you lil' man is sooo cute!!
hugs, jenn

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

What great photos! he is such cutie.
I love that you had to get married again, I think it is such a terrific affirmation of your life together.
The 100 things sounds fun too, you picked great 'things'

Laski said...

Kathryn--I didn't get one on the first either--the first one consisted of a trip (we were moving) to glamorous Columbus Georgia! Hubby said, "See, I'm taking you places." Yeah. You sure are, big spender.

Jen--You just focus on studying, and hangin' with your kiddies, and fit one in here and there! I found that spending time with J took up a lot of the 100 things!

tulipmom said...

That 100 Things Challenge sounds really cool.

I just finished "Second Chances" - nothing like some good chick lit :)

Your son is absolutely adorable. His expression wearing the hat cracked me up! said...

What a cutie!


Lindsey said...

What a great honeymoon!! Sounds like everyday life, and what better way to spend it!! Oh, the baby toys! You have inspired me to get out my games and ask K to play!! I miss playing much fun!

Lori said...

I love the pic of your little guy in the hat - he is too cute!

And, playing board games is a good idea. I love it but never have time so I put some of my favs in the pop-up camper to pull out when we camp.

girlymom said...

We have that toy too, but my daughter actually likes it. I think it's because she's too small to know any better! :) You did a great job with the Challenge~ Holy Moly! I love the pictures! And your new word...EW!! Never knew there was such a thing. That bubble picture is perfect~ I love how it is right in front of his face and yet you can still see his expression through the bubble! This was alot of fun to read~ Thanks! Oh and Happy Honeymoon too. Sometimes it's the little things like a board game that bring the most peace and happiness. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I voted for you! Good luck! I love the Whoozit . . . funny :)

J is so cute!

Burgh Baby said...

Your husband vacuumed? Pshaw. That's better than laying around on the beach could ever be. OK, maybe not. But at least you got a gourmet dinner for your honeymoon! Oh yeah.


Unknown said...

Love the description of your honeymoon - then you woke up. Haha! Wicked effort on the 100 Things Challenge!

Lindsey said...

Ok, so how cute is baby J?? He is precious! Too adorable for words. You are such a blessed mommy! I also love this challenge and want to get started soon. I've had a lot less time to blog lately...I'm hoping for a little blogging time this weekend:)

Jill Leigh said...

Congrats on getting married again. That sounds exciting. The honeymoon was fun im sure ;)

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