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A parental “oops”

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Moody Mom | 3 comments

Last night I was helping Bear finish her last step in her first major science project for the year, creating a food web for a buzzard. Why she chose a buzzard? I have no idea.

Bear had mapped out the food web and added arrows to indicate who eats who. Next step, to illustrate the animals.

Instead of asking my eleven-year-old to draw a squirrel, rabbit and some acorns,  I got a little tongue twisted and asked her to go draw some squirrel nuts.

Of course I burst out in laughter as Bear ran from the room yelling, “My family is crazy!”

Apparently, I need a restful weekend full of chic flicks and wine.

 

True Love

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Moody Mom | 3 comments

Hubby: “Did you shave your hairy @@@ legs this morning?”

Any woman who has a bald or balding husband knows the proper response to this question.

“Did you grow some hair on your bald @@@ head this morning?”

Hubby with head full of hair in 1991.

Hubby with a head full of hair in 1991.

 

Hubby with hardly any hair, but who knows if I shaved my legs or not. HA!

Hubby with hardly any hair, but who knows if I shaved my legs or not. HA!

 

Bear’s a fifth grader, and has been for a month

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Moody Mom | 2 comments

I know, I know, I have been absent from the blog for a while.

With all the back-to-school wishes that were sent out today, I wanted to give Bear a big shout out for being a fifth grader a month before all her friends.

This year, I decided to yank my child out of the school she has grown to love for the past five years to start a new adventure at a local charter school.

Hubby and I went back and forth about if we were doing “the right thing”.

A month has gone by and Bear is in love with her new school and is thriving. Here’s looking forward to a wonderful new school year and new adventures.

That's my baby!

My fifth grader!

 

I love having lunch with my girl.

I love having lunch with my girl.

Safety First!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Moody Mom | 4 comments

Hell yeah, I rocked the helmet look!

Hell yeah, I rocked the helmet look!

Beautiful

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Moody Mom | 2 comments

Ousel Falls Trail, Big  Sky, Montana.

Ousel Falls Trail, Big
Sky, Montana.

Wordless Wednesday: Farm Animals

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Moody Mom, Wordless Wednesday's | 3 comments

Hubby and I decided to check out a local community festival last weekend and look what we found. All these cuties were from Cockrill’s Country Critters Mobile Petting Zoo & Pony Rides. Guess what Bear wants to do for her birthday this year?

Pony rides for the young and the old.

Pony rides for the young and the old.

Bear was better as the dismount than I was.

Bear was better as the dismount than I was.

Look at that sweet face!

Look at that sweet face!

And then give that baby a bottle!

And then give that baby a bottle!

The lady that ran than petting zoo told Bear if she could catch a pig, she could hold it. SCORE!

The lady that ran the petting zoo told Bear if she could catch a pig, she could hold it. SCORE!

Bunny love!

Bunny love!

 

What a cute baby cow!

What a cute baby cow!

 

 

 

Beautiful yard Sign for all seasons

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in crafts, Moody Mom | 6 comments

I love yard work. Luckily, my ten-year-old daughter Bear is a fan of yard work also. A couple of years ago, hubby made a flower bed just for Bear. She has planted every flower and pulled every weed in her flower bed since then.

Recently, Bear decided she needed a sign to mark her flower bed. A quick trip to Michael’s and a few things from the house and we were ready to make our sign.

  1. Pre-cut unpainted wooden sign
  2. Small bottles of outdoor paint in desired colors
  3. Small unpainted wooden star
  4. Clear gloss spray paint
  5. Small nails
  6. Wooden stake

Bear decided to paint the entire sign red, her name in orange and the word garden in yellow. Since it is close to the 4th of July, we decided a red, white and blue star would be our first interchangeable decor.

After Bear was finished painting her sign and star, she applied a coat of clear gloss spray paint to protect the wood from weathering.

Hubby added the stake and nail for our star and Bear was ready to find the perfect spot in the yard for her sign.

Behold, the ever so beautiful Bear and her new yard sign.

Behold, the ever so beautiful Bear and her new yard sign.

Berry picking

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Moody Mom | 9 comments

Hubby and I decided to take Bear berry picking early Saturday morning. We invited our friends Kristen and Bridgette to go with us.

After researching some local berry farms on Pickyourown.org, I decided to give Bobrook Farms a try. Right now they have ripe and delicious Blackberries and blueberries ready to be picked.  If you pick your own the price is $2.50 a pint and $5 a pint if they pick them for you. Since the farm is located close to Pinnacle Mountain,  we decided to pack our lunch and have a picnic at the mountain after our berry picking.

The girls ready to get their berry picking on!

The girls ready to get their berry picking on!

If you ask me, picking your own is the way to go. Bear loved hunting for the perfect berries to add to her basket. Bridgette and Kristen also enjoyed the hunt for the perfect berry.

Bridgette and Bear before the great berry hunt.

Bridgette and Bear before the great blueberry hunt.

We decided to hit the patch early to avoid the heat and to get the best pick of berries. We arrived at the patch around 7:15 a.m.  the weather was perfect for about an hour or so, then it began to get a little too muggy to be in the sun and we were getting hungry.

Big berry number one, big berry number two and Kristen with her little orange bucket.

Big berry number one, big blueberry number two and Kristen with her little orange bucket.

Time to pick blackberries!

Time to pick blackberries!

 

Behold the great blackberry hunters!

Behold the great blackberry hunters!

Yummy!

Yummy!

We packed up our freshly picked fruit and headed to Pinnacle for a nice picnic in the shade. Luckily we found the perfect table in the shade close to the playground. After lunch, Bear and Bridgette played for a while and we headed home.

 

It’s hot outside, cool off with a free movie

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Moody Mom, The Promenade at Chenal | 6 comments

That’s right, I said free movies.

Summer has finally reached Arkansas. If you’re not hanging out at the pool, it’s almost too hot to do any other activity outside right now. Why not pack up the kids and head to Chenal 9 in Little Rock for their Free Summer Vacation Movie Series? A different movie is offered every Tuesday thorough Thursday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. through August 1.

Racing Stripes kicks off the season June 11-13 – This PG movie is about an abandoned  Zebra who is convinced he is a racing horse. The film premiered in 2005 and is one of my daughter’s favorite movies — and yes, we own the DVD.

Need a list of the other movies? No problem, I just happen to have it.

  • June 18-20: Sesame Street’s Follow That Bird 
  • June 25-27: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. This PG film is one of my favorite family movies. Dwayne Johnson (aka Eye Candy) is hilarious.
  • July 2-4: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. Yet another G rated movie, perfect for the young and the old.
  • July 9-11: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.  Can’t go wrong with Madagascar.
  • July 16-18: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. I would love to see this movie again.
  • July 23-25: Hotel Transylvania. This is another family favorite. My daughter received this movie in her Easter Basket. Every time we watch it, my daughter talks  like Dracula for the rest of the day.
  • July 30-August 1: Lassie Come Home. Another movie I am eager to see again.

But wait, there’s more! I have always wanted to say that.

Don’t forget the drink, popcorn and candy combos for only $4.50.

Chenal 9 is located in the Promenade at Chenal, 17711 Chenal Pkwy. in Little Rock.

*Note, while this is a compensated post, all opinions expressed belong to me. 

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