Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lunch Choice Logic from a 10 Year Old Boy's Perspective

Remember a long time ago when we talked about the different names our family has for the act of passing gas?  If not, read here first.  Seriously. Go read it.  I'll wait.   

(Cue Jeopardy Music)

Ready? read today's post.

Me:  "Where should we go for a quick lunch from the $1 menu, guys?  Burger King?  Wendy's?"

Little Man:  "Mom...we should go to Burger King.  Windies is a type of poot.  Maybe not the best place to go for food."

Me:  (Giant Snort Laugh) "It's not Windies, Buddy.  It's Wendy's.  Like the girl's name."

Little Man:  "Oh.  I always wondered why people wanted to eat at a place named after Farts." 

Wow.  This answers so many questions about his picky eating habits.   

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party Post

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

I'm a little late getting this post up, but wanted to make sure I let you all know that it's time again for the Ultimate Blog Party over at 5 Minutes for Mom.  Why?  Because it rocks!  Not only do they give away a gazillion products during the week, they also give all of us bloggers a chance to find neww blogs and make new blogger friends.

This year they asked the participants to tell a little about ourselves on our blog.  So...

I am Geri.  I am Boymom.  Mom of two boys. (Sometimes three, depending on the maturity level of my husband on any given day.)  Like my header says, it's what I do.  I have two wonderfully, hilarious  pre-teen boys and an equally hilarious husband who contstantly amazes me with his wit and wisdom.  As the only female in a house full of males, I sometimes forget what it's like to be a girl. I have an obsession with Clorox Wipes, due to aiming issues in the bathroom that are beyond my comprehension.  How do you miss a bowl with such a large opening?!  Seriously!!

I also write product reviews for various family friendly products and toys here on my own blog and I am a guest contributor for product reviews at 5 Minutes for Giveaways.

When I'm not writing reviews, I am busy working to get our fledgling non-profit up and running.  I am a founding director of Helping Our Warriors, a non-profit dedicated to the support and stabilization of military families as they deal with everchanging circumstances due to their service.  Through annual retreats, we will offer these families a safe and peaceful place to bond and develop coping skills that will strengthen the family unit so they can thrive and succeed no matter the situation.  We are excited to be up and fully running this year as we work to get a full Board of Directors in place and embark on some major fundraising events.

Finally, we just moved to a new town, so of course I had to start a new blog about our life here, right?  I just got at home in {Boise} going, so you can stop by there once in a while to find out all about our new home and the people and places in our new community.  Okay...I said stop by, which you can do, but I still have to get some posts together, so be patient.  I started a new job a few weeks ago, so it's taking all my brain power and energy to deal with training the last few weeks so y blogs have suffered.  But I'm done training this week, so I'll have more time to get caught up with posts and such! 

So that's me!  I hope you'll stop by once in awhile, introduce yourself and leave a witty or insightful comment!  I'll try to do the same for you!  In the meantime, I'm gonna put some party music on and enjoy UBP 2012 with 5 Minutes for Moms!  Join me!!   

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter in a Boymom House

This is what we did when we got home from a wonderfully, uplifting morning at church today:

What is it?  A bitten-in-half Peep.  

My oldest is not a Peeps fan.  Nobody in my house is, but Little Man insisted on having some in his basket this year.  So Big Brother decided to try one again.  He bit into it and immediately spit it out onto the plate.  

His response to the blue, sugary covered blob of squishy stuff?  "Gross.  I just ate Bird Butt."      

Cue hysterical laughter and frantic search for cellphone so I could post this on my blog. 

Happy Easter!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Review - Awesome Fun!!

Here it is the end of March and I still haven't told y'all about our BIG night out a few weeks ago!! 

Can I just say that Big Trucks with Big Tires ROCK OUT LOUD!?  We went to the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam a few Fridays back.  IT WAS 2 HOURS OF SERIOUSLY LOUD and AMAZING TRUCK POWER!!  WHY AM I YELLING?  Oh...sorry.  It was THAT awesome.  And loud.  Really, really loud.  But I cannot remember the last time I had so much fun with my boys!  How many more exclamation marks can I fit into this first paragraph?!  I know.  Major overuse of punctuation.  But it was seriously THAT much fun!

I've never attended a Monster Truck event,so I had no idea just how entertaining the show would be.   I also had no idea how LOUD it would be.  But the loudness is part of the experience.  The huge engines make the ground rumble and fill the arena with so much engine noise that you can't help but feel the power that propels the giant trucks forward as leap small cars in a single bound and crush things under their ginormous tires.

I don't know about you, but as a Boymom I have learned alot about how boys react to that kind of power.  They get very, very excited.  They do things like this:

(See the crazy kid in the bottom right hand corner grabbing his hair?
That would be Big Brother at the height of his Monster Truck insanity.)

Then they spend lots of time talking about how they can't wait to build a truck so they can do things like this:

And sometimes when they do that, they end up like this:

Which might be kind of scary for a mom of the driver to watch.  The good news is that there are lots of safety precautions in place to protect the drivers and the audience from any harm.  No drivers or workers were injured during the making of these videos!

In between the truck runs, there were ATV races and local drivers in various vehicles that ran timed laps to see who could run the course the fastest, so there was always something to watch while the Monster Trucks prepared for the next round and there were lots of chances to catch t-shirts that drivers threw into the audience, but never in our direction (that was kind of a bummer for Little Man, who was working hard to catch the attention of the t-shirt throwers.  Too bad I didn;t get a video of him in action, the boy was seriously workin' it!). 

There were some new trucks at the show this year that we weren't familiar with, like Monster Mutt and the Batman Truck. 

The Batman truck quickly became a favorite for looks, but our family has been following Grave Digger since the boys were little, so we were really rooting for Grave Digger to pull in a big score in the Freestyle event.  So we were a little sad when the show ended with Grave Digger taking a roll on his final run. 

Even with the anti-climatic ending, the show was a hoot and we can't wait til another one comes to town! 

Wanna see when the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam is gonna be in your neck of the woods?  Check out their website here to find out show dates and ticket prices and watch the leaderboard to see how your favorite truck and driving team are doing throughout the season.  And I challenge you not to walk around talking like the show announcer for 3 days after the show..."2 Tons of awesome POWER, Power, Power!" 

**Disclaimer - As a Feld Family Activator, I received tickets to the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam to help facilitate this review.  My opinions are always honest and are my own.**