Friday, October 30, 2009

Who's your Mummy?

Need a last minute mummy costume?

Got any extra crepe streamers left over from a party (white would be best)?

If not run to the store and pick up one or two for a few bucks and then get ready to roll....



We were just playing around and Wee Man asked to be a mummy... This is just shy of one roll of crepe streamer.... No need to tear it apart just roll until there is nothing left to roll.. It actually looked really good for how quick we did it... If it wasn't so rainy here he might have been going as a mummy instead of a pirate...



Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mother Nature

How can you wake up to this....



and then only a few hours later look outside and see this...


Winner of the Vinyl Banner Giveaway from Uprinting

Congratulations to Pamela!!!!

The LUCKY winner of the Vinyl Banner from Uprinting

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Let the Heads ROLL




Thought this was perfect for All Hallows Eve (aka Halloween)
I should say Samhain as that would be the preferred name... However, it's more about celebrating the Fall Harvest and the end of the summer; than it is about ghosts and ghouls...

These were taken at the San Francisco Catacombs in Lima, Peru. I wish I would have taken more but at the time I had a horrid little camera...



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Winner of the Sticker/Label Giveaway from Uprinting

Congratulations to Nancy!!!!

The LUCKY winner of 250 Stickers/Labels from Uprinting

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dirty Filthy Nasty Word

Apparently, there is a very dirty word that Lil Kiwi has learned....

I try to keep my language in check but sometimes it just slips out... 

It doesn't seem like such a BIG deal... However, I do say it everyday.... I know I'm such a bad mommy... Shame on me.... How will I ever be able to show my face in public again...

Lately though this nasty word is starting to cause an issue at the Shenanigans Household... It doesn't look like it is going to be getting better anytime soon....

Please for the sake of your young ones don't let them see what I am about to write...

The naughty....

dirty....

nasty....

word....

BEDTIME!!!!!

oh the horror...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Really only 24 hours in a day?

What is that nasty looking picture doing here? Well, as some of you my remember from this post about me injurying my finger; it's now my thumb that has fallen prey...Although it looks a tad worst since the background is so bright..

I swear I'm not really that clumsy but man am I popping blood vessels like crazy.... Plus why do they have to hurt so freaking bad...

Anywho....

I'd like to vent for just a second or two... However, I'm not going to do that on this post... Somehow I just don't have the time this week to get everything done in one day... Which is also a problem Julie over at Mom by Faith is currently having...

See, I have tons of stuff I would love to blog about but trying to find the time to sit down at the computer is tough... Add to that all the other stuff I do at the computer.... Add to that all the blogs I visit and try to comment on although I only get a handful of them done... Then I come across other bloggers that have so much more on their plate and I can't help but feel bad that I want to vent about small silly things and they have life changing issues going on...

Thus, I wanted to share with you one blogger that I simply adore... She is always so sweet and good hearted.. Cascia over at The Healthy Moms is having some problems that so many are having.... Her husband is about to be jobless and finding a new job isn't as easy in this day and age... So, do what we bloggers and readers of blogs do best... Click the link.... Read the post.... Check out the site...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Third times a charm? and what happened to an apple a day...

Why oh why.... Just when we think Wee Man isn't sick any more we end up at the doctors again... This is the THIRD time in ONE week...

So, like I explained in my post last saturday we spent Friday at the doctors office and seemed fine during the weekend.. Then on Sunday he suddenly started coughing more and started getting a fever again... Monday we were back at a different doctors office since our normal one was closed... Once again no medicine to give him but just what we were doing before...

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nothing... No fever... No major coughing... No complaining...

Out of no where around 9:00 in the morning on Friday (school was closed) Wee Man tells me his ear hurt... So, I looked as best I could... Picture Wee Man on the stool... Me standing with a flashlight in my mouth... hands holding his head and ear... trying to look into his ear.... all the while with Lil Kiwi pulling on my pants.... jumping on my leg... It was a sight to see...

I thought I saw some red and decide to call and see if by some miracle they have an opening for Wee Man... Of course they don't but offer to let me talk to a nurse.. Bah.... By this time Wee Man is almost screaming in pain and had tears down his face...

She tells me the normal yada yada and then I explain that he had already been twice to doctors this week and suddenly she tells me they will see what they can do.... A few hours later I get the call that they can fit Wee Man in... So, I don't have to spend all day at the emergency first come first serve doctor office..

They say he is the perfect example of an ear infection that can happen in hours... Great.... So, now he has to take medicine (two types) for two weeks.. Plus, since it is so bad of an infection she said most likely it will burst... Bah...

Fun times.... Fun times....

Giveaway Uprinting Stickers/Labels

CLOSED!!!
As you will know I think Uprinting.com is a wonderful company to use for your printing needs. They offer a wide selection of different products such as flyers, business cards, postcards, and more. Depending on the product you can design it yourself or use one of their layouts as a starting point. Simple....Easy....

With the holidays right around the corner I can think of several ideas for the sticker/labels. Businesses can use these stickers for product labels, shipping labels, promotional stickers and more. Plus, parents can make holiday stickers for gifts, cards, party bags, and any thing else one can thing of. Just check out all the options and features of the stickers....



Uprinting.com is also offering me a set of stickers/labels but I am not sure if I will be using them or not. I can't decide what to do with them. If I was near more family I would make them into labels to use on the gift jars I would make. Or use them as the cute sticker to seal the holiday cards. I was even thinking about doing something for my son's kindergarten class.

Prize:
250 Stickers/Labels for One (1) lucky winner
Sizes: 2” x 3.5”, 2” x 4”, or 3” x 3”
Paper: 70 lb Label Matte
Specifications: Full color front, blank back; 4 Business Day printing

FREE UPS Ground Shipping in the USA (Canadian residents need to pay shipping and taxes). Offer is not available to residents outside the US and Canada.

To Enter: Mandatory Entry (one time only): Leave a comment telling me how you would or plan on using the stickers/labels... If this rule is not followed your entry will be deleted or removed from consideration.

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each one) :
This giveaway will end on Tuesday October 27 at midnight EST...

The Winner will be emailed on Wednesday October 28... So, please make sure your blogger profile has your current email address OR leave a valid email in your posted comment. (ie. weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com) The winner will have 24 hours to reply or new winner will be drawn.
 
Please note that Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Good Luck to everyone...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - When the nasty sick bug attacks

Pretty much what the Shenanigans household looked like this week....



Need some pampering? Check out my Burt's Bees Giveaway

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Burt's Bees Giveaway because everyone needs some pampering

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Edited to add*   Look this giveaway is a Prizey Editor's Pick



Edited to add*   Another item added....
Edited to add* If you just can't wait to win I see that Burt's Bees has the grab bags up for $25!!!
 Edited to add*  Another Item has been added to the prize....
Time for a giveaway.... The past few weeks the Shenanigans household has been visited more than once by the nasty sick bug... The temperature outside has dropped into the 50-60s and talk of even cooler weather around the corner... What does this have to do with this giveaway? Well, it's all about pampering...

Who doesn't love to feel a little special... Sometimes you can't afford that day at the spa or don't have the time to actually get away... I have a special 25th Burt's Bees Grab Bag for one lucky reader...

Spoiled?!?! My readers? Never...... Okay maybe just a little.... hehehee 

This is a picture of the ACTUAL never opened bag the winner will get ....  (the picture of products below are mine)

It is filled with 6 regular-sized products, 12 minis and 4 special gitfts!

Contains:
6 Regular-Sized Products:
* Lip Shimmer Merlot
* Lip Shimmer Toffee
* Replenishing Lip Balm
* Beeswax Lip Balm
* Spearmint & Lime Body Wash (4 oz)
* Nourishing Body Lotion (3 oz)
12 Mini-size:
* Baby Bee Buttermilk Bath
* All-in-One Wash
* Lip Gloss Red
* Lip Gloss Nude
* Natural Skin Care for Men Soap
* Peppermint Soap
* Citrus Spice Soap
* Baby Bee Buttermilk Soap
* Orange Essence Facial Cleanser
* Peppermint Foot Lotion
* Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar
* Therapeutic Bath Crystals
4 Special Gifts:
* Bamboo Poof
* Burt's Bees Gardener's Gloves
* Red Wristlet Bag
* Lip Balm Clip-On

According to Burt's Bees they mixed and matched their most popular natural products in this bag full of  goodies that retails for over $50 MSRP.....

Plus if there are tons of entries I will throw in some extra goodies and/or another Burt's Bees Kit...

Okay, to the rules...

Prize: A Grab bag of Burt's Bees Products ($50) Only open to US Residents (sorry)

To Enter: Mandatory Entry (one time only):  Leave a comment letting me know how you pamper yourself at home... If this rule is not followed your entry will be deleted or removed from consideration.

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each one) :
  • Follow WeeShenanigans
  • Blog about this giveaway linking back to Weeshenanigans (leave url/link in your comment)
  • Follow WeeShenanigans on Twitter
  • Can tweet once daily... Tweet this giveaway by copy and pasting:  RT Enter to win a Burt's Bee Grab Bag and more @weeshenanigans #giveaway http://bit.ly/Scbml
  • Enter any of the other giveaways (Vinyl Banner or Aveeno or Stickers/labels )
  • Grab my Shamrock button
  • Leave a comment with a tip you do to stay healthly or get over the nasty sick bug
This giveaway will end on Sunday November 1 at midnight EST...

The Winner will be emailed on Monday November 2... So, please make sure your blogger profile has your current email address OR leave a valid email in your posted comment. (ie. weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com) The winner will have 24 hours to reply or new winner will be drawn.

Good Luck to everyone...

Aveeno Nourish Review and Chance to Win

CLOSED.... This ended back in OCTOBER!!!!

After reading this post make sure to enter for a chance to win an Amazon CG or raise money for a charity.

Okay, I'm about to admit another secret about myself... I really really really hate doing my hair... Honestly, my hair has a mind of it's own... I part it to the right it goes left and vice versa... It's thick (as in a lot of it) but thin and featherlight... My sister would try for hours to get my hair in a French-braid and never would it look good and she called me hmmm well nevermind that....

It's true that on the days that my hair goes wild I just want to slap on my hat and hide it... Over the years moving to different states, giving birth, haircuts, etc have really taken a toll on my hair... I've tried several different products to help restore it to it's more youthful look but nothing really worked...

Recently, as a BzzAgent, I was given the chance to try the New Aveeno Nourish Hair Care Collection. I was thrilled because I already love several other products from Aveeno and trust the brand. Did I think it would work? Well, I was willing to give it a try...

I've used it a few times now and even after the first washing I could feel a difference in my hair. However, I know it takes time before it would really begin to show if it could restore my hair. So, far I'm happy to report that my hair seems to be fuller and softer. Can't say it is really more manageable but it might always have a mind of it's own... The other parents at the bus stop have even noticed that my hair looks more bouncy and full... If they noticed then the Aveeno Nourish Hair Care line is working...

What is so special about the Aveeno Nourish Hair Care Collection you say.... Well, it was developed by a team of experts, including a leading dermatologist and stylist. The active naturals formula harnesses the power of nature combined with advanced scientific methods and has shown to give you the beautifully strong, healthy looking hair. Plus, because it's from Aveeno, you can trust that it's gentle on color-treated hair.

There are several different Shampoos and Conditioners so finding the right one is easy... You can even stop by the Aveeno site and they will help you pick the right one by answering a few questions.. You can also get a free sample of the one you picked sent to you... Easy Pease...


Want tips and tricks to having beautiful hair from the experts? Visit with three of the experts and read what they have to say about your hair...

Are you ready to see if the Aveeno Nourish Hair Care Collection can help restore your hair? In just three washes you could be on your way to healthier happy hair..... If you do try or use Aveeno Nourish leave a comment and let me know how it is working for you...

Now that I have told you about this wonderful new product line from Aveeno why not take a few moments to answer some questions about this post at Chatthreads.... At the end of the questions you have the chance to help raise money for a charity or be entered to win an Amazon.com gift certificate worth $100-$1,000...
Go to Chatthreads and enter the Conversation ID  101 289 472450
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Playgrounds and the mysterious Wee Man

So, before I was hugging the floor , we took a trip to the playground... Not much of a trip since the playground is about 50 feet or so from the house...

This was Lil Kiwi's first real visit to the playground where she was allowed to get down and play....

She was a little hesitant....
Perhaps because to her the playground looked a little more like this...


After a look back at Mommy


and a few more minutes of standing around... Lil Kiwi decided to play


Meanwhile.... Wee Man was over at the swings....Not swinging because he refuses to but messing around...

Since he doesn't like me taking his picture I had to be sneaky...

I wasn't sneaky enough... Rut Ro!

Lil Kiwi was busy.... slowly.... climbing....

but it was worth it when she got to the top...

I tried to catch a few more photos of Wee Man but it was hard...


He was on the move and didn't stop... Well, that is until he was hanging around..

which was for a surprisingly long time... he may be small but ooo he has muscles..

I made a comment about him never letting me take his picture and guess what...

He ran over and POSED just for one picture!!!! Amazing I know...
Then it was off to the swings and the second amazing thing... he actually got on the swing and swung..

So did Lil Kiwi....

Pushing my luck I tried one last time to see if I could get Wee Man's picture again..


hmmmmm almost

So close....

Awwww there is the Wee Man I know... LOL

Weeee I can stand again....

I'm back on my feet...well sort of...

This past week was a big blur... I went from stuffy nose to full out yuck... Everytime I was able to eat I got sick to my stomach and/or threw up... Lil Kiwi went from stuffy nose to normal fun loving not stop toddler... It was great...

Then on Thursday Wee Man got home from school complaining about his eyes bothering him... One look at him and you knew he was sick.... 102.8 fever... We had a doctor appointment for both kids on Friday so I figure if he isn't better by then I can just make his appointment into a sick call...

Friday morning..... get up and plan on sending Wee Man to school if no fever.... 102.6.... Beautiful.... So, I do all my great mommy super sick tricks to get him feeling as good as possible... Trying to keep the kids apart just in case he has something more than just a cold... Sounds easier than it is....

At about 2 o'clock I take Wee Man's temperature and it was 104.3!!!!!

His appointment was at 3:20 so I start getting them ready to go... We get to their appointments and then sit around and wait.....and wait.... and wait.... and wait.....

Finally, we get called back and they go "103!!! He needs some meds to bring it down why didn't you tell us" hmmm "Actually I did tell the nurse when we came in but she took his temp and said he didn't need it"... So, of course, then the two of them chat back and forth about it yada yada yada... He finally gets some tylenol and then back to the waiting room..

Get in to see the doctor and discuss Lil Kiwi first... This appointment was just for a weight check so there wasn't much to talk about... She didn't lose weight but she is gaining weight slowly so another weight check in about three months...

Wee Man is next.... Talk about his weight first (since his appointment was a weight check also until he got sick)... No gain but no huge loss of weight so another weight check in three months... Oh Joy

It appears that Wee Man has caught a nasty bug.... Just a bug.... So, we went home with the advice of "Keep doing what you are doing because it's working"....

This is now day three and Wee Man is doing fine.... Still a small fever but that's it.... He is back to refusing to eat so he must be fine....

That's it for now.... Will try and post about Lil Kiwi's appointment with the Orthopedic doctor later today... If I get another chance at the computer...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hugging the floor

Just a quick note to those that normally come by for WW... Nothing to post this week (or since last week) because I have been under the weather big time and injured... This was the first week I have been in bed before 9 and even 8pm (plus napping when Lil Kiwi was)....

I will post as soon as I am able... News about Lil Kiwi's doctor appointments, photos of her first visit to the playground, and even a photo of Wee Man (yes I know it's amazing)...

I'm also sorry that I won't be able to visit every ones WW today... but it takes all I have just to keep up with Lil Kiwi during the day...

However, there is that giveaway I was talking about the other day that I still need to post about... If you love getting pampered then you will want to enter for it...