Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mad About Mad Libs!

Mama’s Losin’ It


Mama Kat's World Famous Writer's Workshop. Notice I took out the Pretty Much because despite her modesty I think it's fair to say in the blogging world Kat is World Famous.

Without further ado...I will promptly address prompt 4.) Share a favorite craft or game that will keep your kids busy for at least 20 minutes.

I have to tell you that my kids are drawn to a game that I loved as a kid (heck I love it as an adult). It is super silly, educational (must know your verbs, adverbs, adjectives, nouns, plural nouns), can be played anywhere (great for car rides, camping, sleepovers and more) and it's guaranteed to make you giggle. Yes.. we are Mad about Mad Libs. The Mad Lib topics are endless. A few that have crossed out path are: Mad Libs on the Road, Pirates Mad Libs, Dinosaur Mad Libs, Mad Libs For President, Night of the Living Mad Libs, Cool Mad Libs, Goofy Mad Libs, Off The Wall Mad Libs, and Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD LIBS.

Forget just 20 minutes.. we've had hours of fun with this game. Plus if you remember to use a pencil.. you can erase... and reuse over and over creating new silly stories.

For your reading pleasure I've included a Mad Lib clip:
*Warning: gross body parts and bodily functions are always a big hit with the younger crowd.


Hawaii, A Must Visit

Whether it's exploring coral boogers at the bottom of the Pacific heinie or teeing up for a game of cloud on a championship cake, Hawaii is nature's paradise. Everywhere in this tropical underwear, there is beauty for the toes to behold. Nowhere else in the world will you find such meanly elegant hotels nestled between majestic black mountains and tranquil waters. Hawaii should be at the top of your bike if you desire a romantic poke away or need to experience the thrill of deep sign fishing or just want to bask in the sun on the grumpy sands of the finest pretzels in existence. That's why three out of four diapers agree that Hawaii is a must for the best vacation for every member of your winkie (what the kids call boy's privates).


So if you're looking for some fun play some Mad Libs... or head to Hawaii to explore coral boogers or to get away for a romantic poke!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy "Holy Hell Batman" Birthday To Me!

Deja vu!  A year ago today on my Birthday, I was hiking out of the Grand Canyon with my family and wrote an article to tell the tale of our adventure http://www.chesapeakefamily.com/My-Kids/Family-Travel/a-grand-canyon-of-an-adventure.  What I remember vividly was the extreme heat and here we are a year later but in Maryland and the temperatures are nearing 115 with the heat index.  ACKKK... now this is hot but I really shouldn't complain because the temperature at the bottom of the Canyon in the sun topped 140 degrees.  Don't let anyone fool you by saying it's a DRY heat... as if that makes a difference... HOT is HOT no matter how you slice it (or sweat in it!).  What can I say... I must be one HOT Mama that the heat follows me around on my Birthday.  Next year I think I'm going to escape to Alaska but for now it's A/C full on and an icy, cold, refreshing Mike's Hard Lemonade.  Some crab crackin' and ice cream cake are also in order!

PERSPECTIVE


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

You'll Never Guess Who's A Guest?

A song keeps playing in my noggin' from Beauty and The Beast... but I've changed the words to "Be Our Guest...Be Our Guest... Put Your Blogging To The Test!"   Today, the amazing Tracy Morrison of SellabitMum has graciously allowed me to be a guest blogger.  Tracy, I promise to be a good guest... I won't out stay my welcome, I'll clean, cook, entertain the kids.. heck I can even change a diaper or two.  Oh... that's right I'm a blogging guest.  Well, I can only hope that I'll entertain you half as well as Tracy can.  If you haven't been to her blog yet... what are you waiting for?  It's simply awesome! If you have then you know what I'm talking about!

If you're new to my blog, welcome aboard.... take a look around.  I'm new to this blogging world as of March so I learn more and more from seeing everyone's fantastic blogs.  A few of my favorite posts (and vlogs) are:

Surfs Up!
140 Degrees Baby!
Whoopie Pie Oh My!
SHH... Don't Tell The Kids!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Set Sail!

What is it about sailing that is so relaxing, soothing, calming?  All that water coursing across the bow, the gentle rocking of the boat, the salty air and warm sun caressing your body... all this lulls me into a peaceful state of bliss.  I am no longer a creature of land.. I am one with the sea.  Senses are heightened.  Sounds, sights, smells all linger and permeate your senses.  I am happier on the water.  Everyday stresses wash away with the tides.  There is no rushing out here.  The wind will determine how fast you go and you will reach your destination but you may have to tack many times to get there.  You can't get from A to B with the wind on your nose.  It's all about the journey.  Come aboard and leave your worries behind. Serenity awaits you!