Wanna know the best $3.24 I've spent in the two weeks since school let out? Of course you do. I bought one at Target last week and it immediately put an end to "have I read for an hour yet, mom?" or "Mom, I'm sure I haven't been playing Wii for an hour." It also helps me challenge myself to get things accomplished quickly and helps limit my computer time.
If you don't find something like that helpful in limiting your computer time, perhaps you should check out this site which claims it will solve your internet addiction problem by basically locking you out of sites you frequent too often. Interesting. Ya'll let me know if it works.
We went to see UP this weekend and absolutely loved it. I knew to take tissue after reading some of your tweets, and I was so glad I did because the sweetness really got to me! It was an excellent film, and I especially loved this post that Cathy wrote about it.
I also keep meaning to tell you how much I am loving this lotion. John and I stayed at a Marriott the last night we were in Seattle and this was the complimentary lotion in our room. I think that was a brilliant marketing move on Marriott's part because I've talked to three other friends who went and bought this lotion after falling in love with their complimentary hotel bottle. It's very citrusy and light and it smells fantabulous! And it's also on sale at B&BW quite often.
Did I really just write an entire paragraph about lotion?
Yesterday afternoon John suggested we take a family bike ride. Except he wanted to run while the rest of us rode alongside him on the trail. Abbey still doesn't quite have the hang of her new big girl bike so he hooked this lovely contraption up to the back of mine. We did fine on the first leg of the trail (all downhill) but when we turned around to head back home, a rain storm was blowing in and we were facing 20+ mph headwinds. OH MY GOSH. Try pulling 50+ pounds, uphill, in a headwind. The birds couldn't even fight the wind; they were flying in place. Let's just say I got a brutal cardio/quad workout and I'm determined to get Abbey riding well on her own before we attempt that again.
I'm sure most of you already get this magazine, but if you don't, can I just tell you how incredible it is? Really, it is FULL of fun ideas for families with kids of all ages. I've subscribed for years and years (it's pretty cheap!) and I looked thru it this morning while eating breakfast and found about 3 things I want to do with my kids this week. Check out that link above because there are TONS of great ideas online too.
I've gotten a little carried away with the links, but I have two dessert recipes I wanted to share. Here and here. Both are perfect for summer!
Ya'll have a great Monday! And don't forget that Wednesday is the 1oth...and you know what that means, don't ya?