Hey guys! [I should probably say Ladies]
Hope you are all having a great Halloween! Colton and Brax are both napping right now so I'm just waiting for them to wake up, then in a few hours I will have to super-bundle them and head out for Trick or Treating. I hate winter... yes, hate. So I'm not excited about going outdoors in the cold but Colt can't wait and has been saying "trick or treating!" all day so I can't crush his dreams now. So at 6pm off we will go... but it is nice that in the Village where we live they close off all the streets in one section so that all the kids can walk around safely and just have fun without worrying about the cars.
Besides all this Halloween talk, I wanted to update you on what's going on with our show on our local NBC 24 [WNWO] called Moms On The Go! We started off once a week on Wednesday mornings and then got asked to do twice a week! So currently we are on Wednesday mornings, and Friday mornings. We got to shoot some promo's too, so here is one from last week.
We have also decided to do charity work each month too and since we got started on that we have had other businesses jump on board too, which is awesome! We pick one charity every month to "sponsor" and then that month we collect donations and whatever is needed for that particular charity and donate it all at the end of the month. The businesses we currently have on board as listed below:
Arbonne - Laura has picked one week every month to donate 20% of all website sales!
Positive Nutrition - Will donate 1$ from EVERY shake sold on the third Wednesday of every month!
Lady C - Who has picked Nov. 16 to donate 10% of sales for charity.
The Pink Door Boutique - Has also picked Nov. 16 to donate 10% of sales for charity.
We have a few more businesses on board to meet with to figure out how they can help. If this is something you're interested in, let me know!
We also have launched a Facebook fan page for the show that way we can all post all the time and keep you up to date with charity info, what's going on, and contests! We currently have a contest right now for Halloween costumes!
So upload your photos and tag us if you want a chance to win!!!
Hope you all have a great safe Halloween!
If you're looking for things to do with all of that extra Halloween candy you're going to have [or may already have] Here is a blog with some great ideas!
Hello all :) Tonight I just decided to sit down and start writing and see what happens, I sometimes feel like I have so much to say and other times I can't even remember one thing I was going to write about. That's when I have to look at the always-growing list in my phone, which is in the other room and I'm just too lazy to go over there and get it!
So what's been going on in our household? All kinds of stuff. We are getting ready for Halloween, so I took the boys trick or treating at Kingston Residence of Sylvania last week, it was seriously so cute because all the cute little old people open their door or sit in the hallway to pass out candy! There were a lot of families and kids that showed up. They had snacks and apple juice and a TON of candy.
Before I post pictures from that let me tell you that I let Colton pick out their Halloween costumes. He was very adamant that he wanted to be Thomas the Train. I wanted to get creative and make him a really cool costume but before I knew it, it was time for trick or treating, so Target won and I bought his costume there. He kept saying he wanted Braxy to be a pumpkin but once we got to Target and got to the costume section he insisted that Braxton be a cow. Well alrighty then, a cow it is.
I keep thinking someday Brax is going to look back and be like "really Colton, you made me be a COW?!"But hey, that's what siblings are for ;) I'm the youngest of four and that's just kind of how it goes. I'm pretty sure I lived through it all... being dropped down the laundry shoot, being shut inside a hamper and then tossed onto the trampoline (those are all stories for another blog post) but here I am today... alive and well. Maybe those are the reasons for my bad back? I never thought of that until now....hmmm.
Here a few shots of the kids at Kingston
I have a few more of Colton but they didn't turn out as well so I will get more on actual Halloween.
Naturally all Colton wanted was his M&Ms and Kit Kat's-- those are by far his favorites. I let him have a few but everyday he drags a bar stool across the kitchen and stand up on it to reach his bucket and says "candy!!" I think he gets that from me ;) Seeing as how I've ate some every day as well, and Jeff hasn't even gone near the bucket. *sigh* I could never be on a diet.
Well onto other parenting info... do you (or did you) have trouble getting your little one to go #2 on the potty?! Seriously Colton just won't do it. Ughh frustrating. He is good at holding his pee and going on the potty... but anything other than pee, not so much. I know, I know... let him go naked- I tried, I was then cleaning up poo off his carpet. I tried underwear, it was the same as a diaper for him. So I mean, I guess I will just wait it out? I've even tried bribing him with Lit Kat's and playland (even tried both of those at one time!) and nothing.
He's 2 1/2. I guess he will evenutally get it.
Hope you're all having a great weekend! I will try to post more this week! Going through my photos is reminding me of all the stuff I want to post!
Talk soon -- L