Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Laws of the Universe

Today I was invited to attend a free children's gardening event that is happening this Saturday, July 19th from 10am to 2pm at Plant World Nursery at 5311 W. Charleston Blvd. Its an event for kids ages 3-12, and apparently there is also going to be free ice cream. I should tell you that there is an animal sanctuary with exotic birds, tortoises, birds and turtles, which my kids will be totally fascinated with.

So I am pretty sure we are going. In fact, I think the laws of the universe absolutely demand that we attend. You see, the PR person for Plant World Nursery is a person by the name of Daffodil Flores. I am not sure if you are aware, but the name Flores means "flowers" in Spanish. She is the PR person for a plant nursery. I think that is so ironic that I cannot even wrap my brain around it. And hello! My children's names are Ivy, Violet and Rose. How could we not go??? I secretly hope to get a picture of Daffodil with Ivy, Violet and Rose. It would just tickle me pink.

If you are free on Saturday, I will see you there!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Traveling by Stage Coach

We went to Cedar City, Utah this weekend to attend You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Neil Simon Festival. It was a lot of fun, and the production was excellent. Lots of talented actors. We laughed a lot, and the girls loved it.

One of the other things we did was to go to the Frontier Heritage Museum, which was about life on the frontier, natch. A couple of things there made me laugh.

But first, a picture of the girls in a Wells Fargo coach. Fun!

And now the funny stuff - from a display that taught about loading a wagon with supplies for the trip out West, was this little quiz.

 Depending on how you answered you got to see what consequences the decision you made would have.

See that, children? Lose your leg to a snake bite. And the other answers weren't much cheerier. Did you bring a tent on the trail? If you didn't and your wife had a baby, the baby would die from the cold. If you didn't bring a chest of linens to trade with the Indians for warm blankets, your remaining kids would die. Super.

But my favorite part was a wall-sized ad for the stage coach. Check out the speed on these bad boys!

On the ad were also these Rules of the Road for stage coach passengers.

So to recap:
~Awesome and entertaining play
~Stagecoaches going at a blistering pace
~And brilliant Rules of the Road for coach travel

Remind me to go to Utah more often!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

How to Breastfeed Appropriately

A friend of mine recently sent me an article about how to breastfeed appropriately. It was so dang funny that I had to read it aloud to my husband. And in fact, I am still quoting lines from it. My favorite so far is, "Has your cheap baby paid you? No? Then wrap it up!"

It's long, but soooo worth the read!!


How to Breastfeed Appropriately