Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First Giveaway

Our Bucket of Fun will be a lonely for a couple weeks, I am going offline.  So, I have decided how to keep my little blog company, a giveaway.  The first giveaway for the Bucket!  Whoot whoot!

German chocolates are on the dessert menu for two people who post a comment here.  Please leave a note telling me your ideal summer vacation.  The two people will be chosen at random, but you need to leave a comment with your email address in the comments area.

Thanks for playing and if you are selected, I will contact you when I return.  Miss you already!

Auf Wiedersehen!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother’s Day

Sometimes I wonder what I am good at.  This is not a “pity party for one” I am just making a general statement.  Some people are good at a particular sport.  My hubby is an awesome coach!  He rocks it!  Other people were born to be artists, musicians, mathematicians, engineers, you name it. 

But I don’t really feel like I have a knack for anything.  I mean, I try lots of stuff and have had great fun, but can’t pinpoint one thing in particular. 

Well Mother’s Day is here and I have to say I love being a mom to my boys.  Being a mom comes pretty naturally for me.  I LOVE it! 

I continue to work on balancing life and being stern when I need to be.  And I definitely need to work on my “no” face.  You know what I mean.  When I was a kid all my mom had to do was look at my brother and I a certain way and we knew she meant business.  I am working on that face. 

But really, I may not be a great chef, like my brother or coach, like my husband or knitter, like my grandma or seamstress, like my mom, but I think I am a pretty good mom. 

And it is what I love to do the most!!  Thanks to KJ and EJ for this.  You boys make me smile!

 Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there!

 The most challenging and fulfilling job in the world!





Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Party On!

I feel like every time I turn around, there is another reason for a party.  A great problem to have I think.  We love parties at our house. A reason to bust out the jumpy toys.


Put on your party hat.


And eat cake.


So, when I came across One Charming Party, I was in heaven.  I love it!  We have decided on a dinosaur party for KJ, so I will definitely be scouring this site for ideas.

I also just found Meri Meri and think her stuff is totally awesome. Look at the cool dinosaur stuff!

With parties on the brain, I could come up with anything.  An unbirthday party?  I don't know, maybe.  Tell me, do you think I am too old for a Wonder Woman party I think not!