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Thursday, October 28, 2010

A dash of this, a pinch of that

It's Friday (well, in 45 minutes it will be) and I've got all these little dashes and pinches of info floating around my head, which perfectly lend themselves to Mrs. 4444s Friday Fragments.

Mommy's Idea

Carrying on with the cooking theme, you can win an e-book about once a month holiday cooking at 4tunate, a blog by a mom with 4 of the most adorable little boy quadruplets ever. I seriously should do once a month cooking because I pretty much do my big shopping just once each month. Maybe I'll add it to my list of non-resolutions for 2011.

Thank you so much to all of you who left thoughtful responses to my "Impatient Follower" post. It really meant a lot to me that you would take so much time to  respond with such understanding and compassion.

Can I just say that I am SO OVER Halloween? First, there was Annie's haunted acres debacle. You were all so kind in your responses, but I got the idea that many of you consider me a mean ol' mom for suggesting that she go back in there and harrumphing around that her deathly fear of getting dismantled by a chainsaw wielding clown was ruining my evening plans. Then Robbie caught a glimpse of a show on TV about zombies, so he's been up twice tonight crying. Hope he gets used to it b/c I'm going to be a zombie if I don't get some sleep. Finally, Charlie said he keeps trying to go to sleep, but instead keeps seeing scary people when he closes his eyes. Whatever happened to those cute, sweet Halloweens where little boys dressed up as firemen or non-bloodied football players and little girls dropped sparkly glitter from their tutus as they bounced up the steps of the porch in search of candy?

We took a little trip up the road for the kids' Fall Break and left the dog with some friends. I told them that if she gets out, just open the car door and ask if she wants to go for a ride. She got out. They opened the car door. Worked like a charm. Crazy, bad dog. 

I saw the best billboard ever today. It's an advertisement for a hospital's maternity services, but it announces the names, birthdates and birth weights of every baby born at the hospital. Isn't that genius?! Check it out here:

Note: this is just a file pic. I couldn't get a good shot from my car.

Ok. Falling asleep at the keyboard here. Guess that's as good a reason as any to sign off. Have a terrific weekend!


Mrs4444 said...

That billboard is awesome! Very cool.

Our Halloween party last weekend wore me out; I've got all of my indoor decorations all packed up already :)

Loved the naughty-dog fragment!

Have a great weekend!! Thanks for linking up :)

Karen and Gerard said...

Genius dog trick--it would work for my dog!

Cool billboard--what a great idea!

Stopping by from Friday Fragments and enjoyed my visit! Happy Halloween.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

The only way we can get our dog back when she gets out is to stand outside and shake the treat box. She used to come running, only problem is now she's elderly and deaf, so she can't hear you shaking the treat box! Thankfully she's a little slower, too, so we can catch her now!

varangianguard said...

Hmmm. You berate Annie for the "Halloween debacle", yet you don't hold either one of the two boys to even a smidgeon of that standard. And you wonder what again?


LAC said...

That billboard is genius. I am over halloween and its my baby daughters first. I think i will enjoy it more when she 'gets it' next year.

The Crazy Coxes said...

So over Halloween!
I loved your Impatient Follower post!

I wonder if the mom's have to give the hospital permission to post the stats. That's pretty cool!

Claudya Martinez said...

I love that billboard.

Amy said...

@varangianguard - Well, I didn't berate her, though I will admit that I wasn't uber supportive. Also, the boys did not cost me 6 hours and $28. But your point is well-taken.

@Chaos - Other than the car trick, the only way to catch the dog is to send the 11yo after her. He's the only one fast enough to have a chance.

@Crazy Coxes - I would assume so, though they don't list last names. Just first/middle, bday date and weight. We had a good time watching some of those names scroll by.