A Denver Family's Adventure Through The Ups And Downs of Life

Friday, April 29, 2011

Top Ten Unwritten Rules of the Playground

I belong to a Yahoo group and the following link was forwarded to me from "Rants from Mommyland." I think these are very good rules, since summer is soon upon us.

Top Ten Unwritten Rules of the Playground

Have a great weekend!!

Sleep vs. Royal Wedding

Guess which I picked? Surprisingly, I picked sleep.

Sam was sleeping, so I wasn't about to get up and risk waking him up (considering he went to bed "late" last night). For our family "late" was 7:45 when he finally fell asleep for the night.

Being in Mountain Time, the wedding coverage started at 3am and there was no way that I was going to get up then. On Monday, in anticipation of the wedding, I set my DVR to record from 2:45 am - 9am (an hour after coverage was scheduled to be completed). I definitely didn't want to miss anything.

Congratulations Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge!! I can't wait to watch your wedding tonight after I put Sam to bed.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday's Houshold Tip- Cheap Cleaning Solutions from Arm & Hammer®

Who doesn't want to save money. You don't have to purchase the brand name "cleaning" products on the store shelves. Just buy some baking soda, brought to my attention by ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda

How ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda Can Save your Family Money
  • Cleaning Baby Toys- Clean and deodorize baby toys safely and effectively using 4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in 1 quart of warm water. Wash toys with a clean damp sponge or cloth, rinse and dry.
  • Freshen Stuffed Animals- Just sprinkle baking soda on dry toys and let it sit for 15 minutes before thoroughly brushing off to remove residue.
  • Surface-Safe Cleaning- Sprinkle baking soda lightly on a clean damp sponge and scrub as usual. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.
  • Deodorize Garbage Can- Sprinkling baking soda  in the garbage between layers as they accumulate. Periodically wash out and deodorize garbage cans with a solution of 1 cup of baking soda per 1 gallon of water.
For more household solutions with ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda visit: http://www.armandhammer.com/solutions.aspx

Monday, April 18, 2011

Possible Sinus Infection- Kinda Gross

I am periodically smelling a foul odor that appears to be coming from my nasal passages. At first, I thought that it was my mucus, but my husband can't smell it on tissues.

Of course, I Googled it and there were a bunch of possibilities.
  • Sinus Infection
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Cryptic tonsillitis
The worst would be cancer. The best, an infection treated with antibiotics. I'm headed to the doctor's office at 4 to find out what they say.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

10 Years in Colorado

I was planning on posting this on Monday, April 11th, but the virus that Sam had last week put me out of commission since Saturday afternoon.

10 Years Ago (on Monday), I arrived in Colorado for a grand experiment. I moved from Westerville, Ohio without a job and not knowing a soul to a state that I had visited with my ex-fiancé the fall before.

I did not have any idea that 10 years later I would have made such wonderful friendships with so many great people, married the love of my life and given birth our amazing son, but this is what has happened.

Here is to the next 10 year (which will probably end up being 50).

Thank you Colorado.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Photography Sale

Kelsey Bigelow Photography is offering a 25% off sale. Sale applies to all sessions and products.

2 hour sessions are now just $150!

They include a session in your home, 30 edited images to order prints & products from and a 4x4 hardbound album. Must book session between today, April 8th and Friday, May 20th.

Email bookings@kelseybigelowphotography.com or call 720-308-9662 to book.

Please let her know that you heard about this sale through A Wilson Family Adventure.

P.S. I just love that my son, Samuel's photo is the one on the bottom left.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Repurposed Aisle Runner

We used a dark purple aisle runner for our wedding. It has been collecting dust in our basement while we tried to figure out something to do with it for the past (almost) 5 years.

We found it!

The shades in Sam's room were letting in too much light at bedtime, now that the time change has extended daylight hours longer into the evening. We cut up the aisle runner and hung it over the current window shades to block out the light.  It's not pretty, but we will see tonight if it does the job.

Some of the blackout shades on the market, completely cover the window and have to be completely removed to see out, while our solution can be moved aside during daylight hours to let light in, if he wants to play in his room.

We just put it up this morning, so I'll see how it works tonight and report on it tomorrow.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thanks Brian!!!

I forgot to mention how great my husband is.  While I was out of town last weekend and he was the sole caregiver to our son, Brian was able to clean the house (including the dining room table that I was dreading), install locks on the washer and dryer and make sure that our son survived the weekend.

Definitely, "Props to You!!!" 

April Fool's

Have a great day!!