Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day to my Dad!!!!


A little girl needs her daddy
To love her with manly charm,
To soothe her when she’s hurt,
And keep her safe from harm.

A girl needs her dad
To show her a man who’s good,
To help her make right choices,
As only a father could.

A woman needs her father
Just to be aware,
He’ll always be there for her
To sustain her and to care.

You’ve been all these things, Dad.
I hope that you can see
How much I treasure you;
You mean everything to me.

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful Dad! My Dad is the most amazing guy...he is loving, sincere, humourous and so much fun to be around. He shows so much love to my sister and I. He gives the greatest hugs. He is a kid at heart - which shows in the way he interacts with his grandchildren, whom he adores. Speaking of adore, God, he adores my Mom. The things I have seen him do for her over the years. He is such a romantic. A house decorated with hearts and decorations for Valentine's Day...home made videos of him lip-synching to love songs...the sweetest ever! I have enjoyed all of the fun things we have done together...dancing, softball, father/daughter chats. I cherish all of the wonderful moments we have had together =)

Happy Father's Day, Dad! I wouldn't be the woman I am without you. I LOVE YOU!!!!!
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Son is a Klepto....

...but at least he leaves a calling card.

This whole mystery started off early Sunday morning when I was getting ready to go to a bridal shower and was switching my stuff to a different purse. I should've taken the extra time to put all of my stuff into the matching wallet, but instead left things loosely in the purse. On my way home, I had to stop and get gas - so when I returned to the car, instead of putting my bank card back in my card holder - I left it sitting in the little pocket with my cell phone.

Fast forward to 7pm last night when I realized I didn't have my bank card as I tried to pay for my purchases at Costco. Good thing DH was with me. I knew where the card was - in the little pocket with my cell phone. So, we got home - I go to look for it and it's gone! I was freaking out. I knew I'd put it in there and was so confused why it wasn't still there. I'd seen it there last night when I took my phone out. So, I tore apart my house looking for it.

Half an hour later, I decided to look in the purse again - perhaps I was missing something. And this is what I found:


A chewed up green crayon. BUDDEROO! I remembered him sitting near my purse earlier that day - he must've taken the bank card out - so I moved my couches (with the help of my super strong hubby) and checked under carpets, etc. No where to be found.. And then I had an idea! No, it couldn't be!

I went back into the kitchen, opened my pantry door where we keep some of HoneyPie's crafty things (crayons!)...and what did I find?


I couldn't believe it - what a little stinker. I laughed and told DH that I'd finally found it. We had a good giggle about it...DH said "at least he leaves a calling card"...ya, in the form of a chewed up green crayon.
What a guy, that little Budderoo!

Have a great day, everyone!
~ Hollie

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Could I be any more proud?

Yesterday was HoneyPie's very first dance recital. She did a wonderful job and DH and I were so very proud of her.

The day started off with a dress rehearsal at 11. HoneyPie was so excited to get her hair and makeup done and get to the theater. All the kids did great - just seeing her up there made me teary and so proud. Once she was done, we watched a few of the other numbers and then headed for a Mother/Daughter lunch at East Side Marios's. It was so nice to share a day with just HoneyPie. Once home, it was a definite nap day. The show wasn't until 7, so I had visions of her up there sucking her thumb 'cause she was too tired.

It's Showtime! We headed back to the theatre for 630 where we got back in her costume and waited for her big performance. You never know if the beginner dancers will actually perform but after a long day of travelling to and from the dress rehearsal then back to the theatre for the big show...HoneyPie and her dance class did an amazing performance. They danced to Lollipop - the costumes were adorable and the whole thing brought DH and I to tears. I couldn't have been more proud of her. It was such a great day!

Here are some pics from the day:

And a video - she is at the right end of the front row:

She is already looking forward to next year...and so are we =)

Weight Loss Wednesday #9

I just remembered that I hadn't posted a weight loss thread in a few weeks. The last couple weeks I was kind of in a slump - up a couple ounces, stayed the same....was getting a little discouraging as I was tracking pretty well. So I decided to track even better - for the WHOLE week (I'm bad at tracking breakfasts and lunches and then forgetting dinner and snacks) and I stepped up my exercise.

I did 4 days on the Wii Fit with times ranging 37mins - 1hr10mins including aerobic exercises, balance games and some strength training and yoga poses. I LOVED it - DH was so impressed as I was foregoing TV time with him to go and exercise...sometimes it would've been my 2nd time that day.

Well, my hard work paid off and I am down 23.4lbs. I hope I can do well this week - I've been eating well but haven't had a lot of time to exercise...has been a super busy few days. Am going to get my butt back in gear...starting tomorrow =)

Have a great day, everyone!
~ Hollie

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I See You Baby....Shakin' That A$$

While I was making lunch today, I thought - "I sure do dance around the house a lot". I've constantly got some funky beats playing in my head which get me dancing while making lunch for the kids or doing the dishes...every day activities are much more fun when I'm shakin my booty.
I LOVE to dance...a good stag & doe or wedding, I am on the floor ALL NIGHT. I used to love going to bars/clubs to tear up the dance floor, but sadly, at 30, I feel too old and am always so OVER now I save my dance moves for my kiddies while I tear up the kitchen floor. LOL

What are some of the songs right now that are getting me movin?

(was not able to embed official here's one with pics of Lady GaGa)


RIGHT ROUND - FloRida feat. Kesha

FIRE BURNING - Sean Kingston
(no video for this one either...but the song rocks)

And some of my older faves....
GET BUSY - Sean Paul

DIRRTY - Christina Aguilera

And some real OLD SKOOL:

RUMP SHAKER - Wrexx-N-Effect


I could go on like this all day, I'm sure - but will save some fun songs for any future dance posts.
But before I go:

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. ~William Stafford

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. ~Dave Barry

~ Hollie
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I used to love Saved by the Bell as a kid. Zack Morris was so dreamy and who didn't (or still doesn't) want a bod like Kelly Kapowski's. This morning I came across this clip of Mark Paul Gosselaar on Jimmy Fallon promoting a new TV show. It's pretty humourous - and he looks great =)

I hope that Jimmy gets all of the cast on board for a Saved By The Bell reunion show to celebrate 20 awesome would that be? =)

Well, off to get changed, heading out for dinner in a bit with my wonderful family.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kids Say the Cutest Things...especially HoneyPie


HoneyPie can make DH and I laugh at the drop of a hat. She is so cute / funny! Here are some of the things that I can remember from the last few days.

HoneyPie: "Look, there's a factory!"
Mommy: "You're right! What do you think they make in there?"
HoneyPie: "Ummmm"....(thinking)...maybe pancakes and waffles?"

Budderoo: speaking in toddler gibberish
HoneyPie: giggles "Listen, Mommy...he's using French words"

While listening to Dangerous by Kardinall Ofishall and Akon
HoneyPie: "Mommy, why is she dangerous"
Mommy: "Well, she treats boys badly and breaks their hearts"
HoneyPie: "How does she break them? Steps on them?"

HonePie gave her brother a big hug after naptime today.
HoneyPie: "ah, he's so cute...I want to keep him...let's keep him....No one is going to take away MY baby"

HoneyPie keeps us laughing all the time - so adorable!