Friday, September 9, 2016

Random Tid Bits

  1. Even as my kids age they still crack me up. Mica thought it was great to go down the escalator like this:

  2. There were people behind him laughing. I had to hurry up and take the photo before he got off. The kids certainly get their goofiness from me, and I got it from my Dad.

  3. You may have remembered me bitching complaining frustrated with all my boy's skin issues over time. It seems like I call their doctor for skin issues more than anything else. It's usually unrelated things too. Anyhow Mica got a toenail infection at camp in July. I was told by doctors that there is nothing out there to treat toenail infections for kids. I was told by others that it would take over 3 years to get rid of it; if it would go away.

    I tried Henna (in India they use that to treat infections as well as an art on the skin). It turned his toe brown.

    He soaked his foot in yellow mouthwash (used to be used as a sterilizer in the hospital), and non distilled apple cider vinegar. A 50/50 mix. He did this for 20 minutes a day.

    He applied a mix of coconut oil, tea tree oil, lavender, and lemongrass oil once a day.

    He applied Vics Vapor Rub once a day.

    I had to try and get him to keep his shoes and socks off when he was at home as much as possible. I did miss my errand boy. He used to fetch things for me, and take trash out. I'm happy to note that his toenail is growing in normal! I'm keeping up with the treatment until it's all grown out. We had a little debate about that. Travis and Mica felt we could stop treatment. I felt we should continue until his toenail is all back to normal, since fungus toenails can spread. I let the doctor make the call on that. He agreed with me. He even said what I was saying, "What does it hurt?" It's just time really.

  4. Lately I've been taking photos that don't really fit into 1 single post. Here's a photo of it raining. I love to capture it slamming against my windshield. Of course I was at a stop light. I would never text, take photos, or be on my phone while I'm driving.

  5. The boys liked getting in this Telsa ModelS75D when we were shopping in the Plaza in Kansas City, MO. I have to admit the color is sweet! There was a white model that had side doors that flew open like the Delorean in The Back to the Future. I wonder how that would work in a garage? 

  6. Last, but not least this shadow looks like Batman. I see it every time I walk around the building at work.

What's random in your life?

Thursday, September 8, 2016

I Love Holidays

I really do love Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. If I had to pick which holiday is my favorite I'd say Christmas, but I like them all. All of them are work, but fun too!

I work with what I have for Halloween, and usually come up with a pretty good costume.

I get presents year round for Christmas.

Easter time is one big scavenger hunt for the boys.

Thanksgiving is just wonderful because of family, and food!

I just got some super cute gifts for my nephews:

I got the 2 items below from Zulily. Do you ever shop there? I love seeing what they have! Everyone that knows me knows that I'm not into sports. I know other people are. Other people includes my nephews.

Edison (age 2) is getting this train from me:

Elijah (age 8) is getting this football:

I was super excited to get a Manhattan Toy Dog + Cat Beanbag set to review. I was only asked to write a review for them on Amazon, but I like them so much I thought I'd mention them on here too. You can go here to read my full review. I'm going to put them on my 2 youngest nephew's packages.

Aren't they super cute? They are sending me 2 more sets. YAY!

I've gotten other things for my kids. Mica's getting a nice wallet, a face care kit, some Lego set and more I'm sure. He's 11, so he's getting more tween type gifts. 

Both kids love The Beatles, so we got them Yellow Submarine bedding sets that's good for all ages. I may get Mica a Yellow Submarine Lava Lamp, and Isaak a Yellow Submarine Snow Globe.

I'm thinking of getting Isaak some nice stamps, ink pads, and glitter that you can heat up with a special embosser. We saw a demo at The Paper Source in Kansas City, MO. Isaak's eyes lit up. Here it is:

Isaak's my harder child to buy for. He just creates, but doesn't really play except for outside, and sometimes Legos. 

Have you started to get things for Christmas?

Disclaimer: I did receive Manhattan Toy Dog + Cat Beanbag set to review. I was not asked to review the product on this blog, but wanted to share.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

WW: Abandon Castle {Linky}

We went to Kansas City, Missouri this weekend. It was a fun trip!

We were driving to our hotel, and noticed this abandon castle:

I didn't know why such a cool building was abandon like that. Thankfully I have tons of friends that live in the Kansas City area. One told me it's the Vine Street Castle also known as Workhouse Castle. 

Here's what it looked like when it was first built:


It was a workhouse jail. Women would work in the building to better themselves. It's been used in other ways.

Now the limestone structure has no roof, or flooring.

They plan on repurposing the building to be a theater. I hope it happens.

Is there an old abandon building by where you live?


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