Shower Games

For Shannon G’s shower I wanted to find some fun shower games.  She was not into the whole “let’s measure the Mommy’s belly” thing or the melted candy bars in diaper game (thank goodness- that just seems gross to me!).  So I looked around online and found the Don’t Say Baby Game.  As guests arrived I gave them all a hot pink Mardi Gras bead necklace to wear.  Once everyone arrived I explained the rules of the game.  You can’t say “Baby”.  If you do and are caught then you give up your beads to the person who caught you.  The guest at the end of the shower with the most beads wins a fabulous prize.  I was the first person to lose my beads when I called Kiki “Baby”.  Doh!  It was really fun, especially because we all got a little competitive and MAN is it hard to not say baby at a baby shower!

The other game we played was baby pictionary.  I borrowed a giant dry erase board from Gigi that’s on an easel.  That made it super easy to play.  Susan brought some dry erase markers for us.  A few weeks prior to the shower I compiled the list of word clues for the game.  I came up with a few on my own but then turned to Google.  You would not believe what some people suggested!  Pablum?  Dilation?  Crowning?  Ok, I don’t even know what pablum is but it doesn’t sound good.  And I sure did not want a bunch of ladies trying to draw a baby’s head crowning or any other anatomy class pictures!   I finally came up with a good list:  Continue reading

Tisket, tasket

I get a few emails each day from various web sites and one really caught my eye today.  They showed a deal on a Wii game saying something like “This would make a great addition to your child’s Easter basket”.  I was floored!  Really?  We’re giving Wii games in Easter baskets now?  Isn’t that a bit much?  What happened to candy and maybe a stuffed animal?  I mean, it’s your money and all, but it just seems that we’re really throwing gifts at our kids more and more these days.  When you give a gift at Easter that is as extravagant as a Wii game then don’t you end up feeling like you have to top that at their birthday and then Christmas and the next thing you know it looks like you robbed a Toys R Us on any given holiday.  Do kids really need that much?  With this adoption we’re at the paperwork/ introspection stage where we’re really analyzing our feelings on parenting.  I don’t know how it will actually be once our kidlet comes home but we are all for a more simple approach.  No over the top birthday parties every year- some of those cost hundreds of dollars just to have the party at those kid party places.  Nothing wrong with cake and pizza at home with the family and a few friends.  I just hope when our kids go back to school after Easter that they don’t catch slack about the lack of electronics and expensive toys in their baskets.  Hopefully the candy and family time will make up for that.  We can’t be the only ones who feel this way, right?

Shower the people you love with love

I’m throwing my first baby shower in March!  It’s for Shannon G who’s married to Mustachio.  Naturally it’s a mustache themed baby shower!  I have lots of fun ideas but can always use more.

  • What are some fun baby shower games?  Besides “measure the Mommy”.  That one gets a big no.
  • What should I stay away from?
  • Good baby shower foods?

I’m so excited!  I’ve already been planning this for months!  And there’s nothing cuter than a baby with a rockin’ stache!

Sharpening our minds

I’ve been playing Wordscraper (generic Scrabble) on Facebook with my mom since she joined Facebook.   Go be her friend!images

I love a good game of Scrabble- keeps your vocabulary &  mind sharp.  Gigi was complaining that I was winning too many games.  Then all the sudden she starts playing words  like axmen, grosze, praam, piquet, & feod.  Now, I can tell you what an axman is (maybe)- a guy with an ax right?  But WTH are all those other words?  And her latest whopper?  146 points for thiazole!!! CSP’s convinced she’s using an online word generator.  Who knew those things even existed?  Don’t get me wrong, my mom is smart as a whip.  I know this.  But I also know if you walked up to her at the grocery store and asked her about her thiazole she might smack you!  She swears she’s just plugging in letters until something sticks but I suspect there’s more to the story.  She may have a professor tied up in her closet at this very moment. She’s kicking my ass by the way.  She won our last game with over 500 points!  I may have created a monster!

In like a lion

March 2009 Well, March is already a doozy! Sunday we got 3ish inches of snow and had a THUNDERSNOW storm. That was cool. Thunder, lightening, and snow! Most of the snow is now gone, which is a shame. I love it when it snows. Monday afternoon I dropped CSP off at Marc & Sara’s for the day. He and our BIL Marc spent the afternoon smoking ribs. I went back over a couple hours later and made some yummy chili & focaccia bread for the gang. Then we played my new Cranium Wow game for the first time. BEST. GAME. EVER. We laughed SO hard.
My ear infections and sore throat have not responded to antibiotics. I’m allergic to penicillin so my options are limited in that area. I talked to my doctor yesterday and she’s turning me over to an Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat specialist to discuss putting tubes in my ears. Oy. I’m still running a fever on and off too. Not the most romantic way to spend your 8th anniversary. Right now it hurts to even eat oatmeal. Boo. Hopefully I’ll feel better later in the week and maybe we can go out for dinner.