Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's Summertime!!

     School had been over for a week now, and I didn't have any real plans on how to keep my kids entertained. I don't know, I'm usually so on top of things. This year I wasn't even able to put together thank you presents for my children's teachers and support staff in school, in previous years I'd have everything prepared weeks in advance.

     I've decided to run my errands along with doing things to get my kids busy. For example, we needed to return library books that are soon over due, and next to the library is a playground. So today, we headed to the library to drop off the books and I let the kids play in the playground. As a treat we hit a McDonald's drive thru for breakfast and enjoyed ourselves in the playground.

     Living in California, its simply hot, hot, HOT especially in the summertime. I've made it a point to run any errands and go to appointments as early in the day as possible, that way by the time it heats up....I'm in the comforts of my air-conditioned home or headed there!



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Quality time with my Daughter

     My 7 year old daughter Ali is what I call a fashionista, a girly girl. I might add that this child has a  heart of gold and a great sense of style. She loves clothes, jewelry (even if they're the fashion/fake kind) and bags. She is too young for make up, but I let her had lip gloss, lotion and some type of body spray which she calls her perfume!

     I so cherish my time with all my kids, as I know they are not young forever. So I feel from time to time, it would be nice to do something special for them. One day I was headed to the nail salon and decided to take Ali with me, she was so thrilled to get her nails done just like mommy. The look on her face was priceless and I felt it was the start of something just her and I can do together. By the way, she loved the flower design on her big toe!!


Friday, June 8, 2012

My Favorites

    There's only three different brands of ice cream that I love, brands I will eat and yes I can be that picky...Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey is one of them. Chunky Monkey flavor was the first ever Ben and Jerry's ice cream I've ever had. I still remember the first time I tried it. I was living on my own after moving out of my parents house, I think it was the flavor that caught my eye..Chunky Monkey, hhhmmm!!

     Chunky Monkey has the perfect blend (and I meant perfect blend) of banana ice cream, fudge chunks and walnuts, are you drooling yet? In all the time I've been buying it, I have never been disappointed by its flavor or quality. How I wish I had a better camera, so you can see all the chunky goodness up close!

     Sadly Ben and Jerry's ice cream doesn't come any bigger than a quart, at least not where I've lived (Philadelphia, New York and now California). This particular tub I got at a supermarket in Delaware (thanks mom!) when I was visiting my parents. I was there for about five days, I had a little bit each day..and it was gone just before I left!!!