Saturday, October 04, 2008
Moneyology a website and book series created by Alan Wolan is such a cool concept!
This is the description of the book from the website :
"Moneyology 1 teaches your child the basics of money: what it is, why we use it and the different forms money can take. Your child will be introduced to bills, coins, credit cards and checks. They will learn how to combine different bills and coins to buy things. They will learn how to make change and different ways to buy things."
I want to purchase this book for Julia because I am not good with money management and I want her to learn from a young age so she doesn't make the same mistakes I made! It's so important for our kids to learn about money and how to manage it, and with everything happening on Wall St. and with our economy what better time than now to pick up a copy of this book and get Julia and the boys started on their financial education.
Check out this funny trick the author shows in this video... I'm going to try this out on the kids!
Friday, October 03, 2008
Last night I made some chicken breast with Italian seasonings and pasta with some sauce. I was very proud of myself for breaking out of a rut and changing up the menu. So I tried to give Jr. some chicken. He put it in his mouth, looked at me, and spit it out! I asked him if he doesn't like Mommy's cooking and guess what my little food critic said to me!!! He looked straight in my eyes and said "Ill...........NASTY!" I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time! What made me happy is that he doesn't talk much so him verbalizing was great, even if it was a put down of my culinary skills.
Of course Hubby laughed and agreed with him! It's not easy to get my family to new things for dinner. Julia wasn't a fan of the chicken either. I enjoyed it but I love Italian food! Now I have a whole bunch of chicken and pasta that no one ate! I guess that will be my lunch for a couple of days! I need to come up with options that they will eat because I am tired of making rice, beans and pork chops!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
I grew up as a tomboy and tools and sports were a big part of my childhood. So I was really excited when I saw all these cool pink products that you can purchase to support breast cancer awareness!
Tomboys Tools is a cool website that offers tools for women! If you find a consultant you can even host a tool party at your home and learn how to use the tools or do certain home improvement projects. What is really cool is their pink magnetic hammer. It's $14.95 and $3 from every pink hammer purchased will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
and click every day to fund free mammograms. They are having their 6th annual Pink Ribbon Challenge. Your free click is worth double this month. If they get 500 clicks, Bare Necessities will fund an additional 200 free mammograms!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I'm still maintaining even though I want to be losing but it's ok!
Here is the official report:
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This week's total - 0.8 LOSS!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I'm upset that I did not get to go to a Mets game this year!!! It's been a long and crazy season but I have to thank this stadium for all the memories!!! Who can forget the little dribbler down the first base line that got by Buckner!!!??? Who can forget Mike's homerun and Liza singing "New York, New York" at the 1st game back after 9/11... I still gives me goosebumps and tears in my eyes! I'm watching the game right now and things don't look to good for our chances at post season play again but this team is still in heart! If any team knows how to pull off a miracle it's the NY Mets. Can't wait to make new memories at Citifield!!!
From the Mets official website(you can also watch videos and get other great Shea Stadium info here) - A list of memorable moments at Shea:
Shea Stadium Moments April 17, 1964 First Mets game at Shea July 7, 1964 All-Star Game at Shea. The NL scores four times in the ninth inning to beat the AL September 12, 1964 First Jets game at Shea August 15, 1965 The Beatles play at Shea October 9, 1965 Army - Notre Dame college football - Future President Nixon attended the game October 30, 1965 Pitt - Syracuse college football - Floyd Little, Larry Csonka and current Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin played for Syracuse August 26, 1966 The Beatles return engagement at Shea June 1-8, 1967 Ice Capades - In June? Outside? Very unique December 29, 1968 Jets - Raiders AFC Championship Game. The Jets advance to the Super Bowl III with 27-23 win July 9, 1969 Tom Seaver's Imperfect Game The Franchise retires 25 straight Cubs before the perfect game is broken up by Jimmy Qualls. That outing is one of the turning points of the magical 1969 season. The crowd rocks Queens, 59,083 fans are in attendance including Nancy and Seaver's parents. September 9, 1969 Black Cat Game September 24, 1969 Mets clinch NL East with a 6-0 win over St. Louis October 6, 1969 Mets defeat Atlanta, 7-4, in Game Three of the NLCS to advance to the World Series October 14, 1969 First World Series game at Shea. The Mets beat the Orioles, 5-0 October 15, 1969 A 2-1 Mets walkoff win over the Orioles in Game Four of the World Series October 16, 1969 Mets win their first world championship with a 5-3 win over Baltimore April 22, 1970 Tom Seaver strikes out 19 Padres in a 2-1 win over the Padres June 23-28, 1970 Billy Graham August 6, 1970 Summer Festival for Peace (Janis Joplin) July 9, 1971 Grand Funk Railroad May 14, 1972 Willie Mays first game at Shea as a Met October 9, 1973 NLCS Game Five - The winner take all game ends in a 7-2 Mets win over Cincinnati October 18, 1973 The Mets beat Oakland, 2-0, in Game Five of the World Series October 12, 1975 The Giants (NFL) host the Dallas Cowboys in their first game at Shea The Cowboys win 13-7 November 1, 1975 The Giants beat the San Diego Chargers 35-24 for their first win at Shea November 15, 1975 Grambling - Norfolk State college football - Legendary coach Eddie Robinson is at Shea. Future Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams is the quarterback August 17, 1976 Cosmos-Washington (pro soccer) - Pele at Shea October 3, 1979 Pope John Paul II October 15, 1980 Howard Cosell and ABCs Monday Night Football makes it first appearance at Shea. The Jets beat Minnesota, 14-7 October 12-13, 1982 The Who August 6, 1983 Simon & Garfunkel August 18, 1983 The Police September 17, 1986 Mets clinch NL East with a 4-2 win over Chicago October 11, 1986 Lenny Dykstra's two-run home run in the ninth lifted New York to a 6-5 win in Game Three of the NLCS vs. Houston October 14, 1986 Gary Carter's 12th inning single gave the Mets a 2-1 win in Game Five of the NLCS vs. Houston October 25, 1986 Game Six of the World Series vs. Boston. Enough said October 27, 1986 Game Seven of the World Series vs. Boston. New York wins its second title with an 8-5 triumph September 22, 1988 Mets clinch NL East with a 3-1 win over Philadelphia October 8, 1988 New York scored five times in the eighth inning to beat the Dodgers in Game Three of the NLCS October 10-11, 1989 Rolling Stones October 25-26, 1989 Rolling Stones October 28-29, 1989 Rolling Stones August 21-22, 1992 Elton John/Eric Clapton April 15, 1997 President Clinton comes with Bud Selig and Rachel Robinson to celebrate Jackie Robinson April 15, 1998 After a piece of concrete falls at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees play Anaheim at 12:05 p.m. at Shea while the Mets host the Cubs for their regularly scheduled 7:40 p.m. start in an unusual Shea doubleheader October 9, 1999 Todd Pratt hits a solo home run in Game Four of the NLDS vs. Arizona to send the Mets to the NLCS October 17, 1999 Robin Ventura's 15-inning grand slam single over Atlanta in Game Five of the NLCS June 30, 2000 New York scored a franchise-record 10 runs in the eighth inning highlighted by Mike Piazza's three-run home run as New York tops the Braves 11-8 October 7, 2000 Benny Agbayani's solo home run in Game Three of the NLDS in the 10th inning gave the Mets a 3-2 win over San Francisco October 8, 2000 Bobby Jones one hits the Giants as the Mets advance to the NLCS with a 4-0 win in Game Four of the NLDS October 16, 2000 Mets advance to the World Series with a 7-0 win over St. Louis in Game Five of the NLCS September 21, 2001 Mike Piazza's home run helps heal the city in the first sporting event in New York after 9/11 October 1-3, 2003 Bruce Springsteen May 19, 2006 David Wright's RBI single in the ninth inning off Marino Rivera and the Yankees September 18, 2006 Mets clinch NL East with a 4-0 win over Florida October 4, 2006 Two Dodgers are tagged out at home as the Mets beat the Dodgers 6-5 in Game One of the NLDS October 18, 2006 John Maine forces a Game Seven as the Mets beat the Cardinals, 4-2, in Game Six of the NLCS