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Posted on Dec 4, 2012 9:13:46 AM PST
@ Ketta.......Getta A GIFT

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 7:54:30 AM PST
Biscay says:
Just tell them, smurphy, that the pancakes are for dinner because your particular elf comes from a different part of the world where it's already the next day's breakfast time. By the time they're old enough to work out the time difference in Scandinavia, well... it probably will have lost some of its mojo anyway, and you'll have come up with a different bribe for good behaviour. By the way, I'm at that stage now, so if you can tell me in advance what you think it is, then, like the Elf, I'm All Ears!!!!

Have fun,

Biscay (Bows-cay)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 7:51:34 AM PST
Biscay says:
I don't know whether I got more pleasure from your offer than smurphy did! Lovely

And I don't know whether I got more pleasure from smurphy accepting your offer than I'm guessing you did, either. If you follow me.

One thing is for sure - those young lads are going to be getting the most pleasure out of it :)

What a nice thing to read tonight :)

And, like our Sugarplum friend, I've been delightedly sitting here watching cats, saying "one more, one more"! I have a cousin and aunt who are going to be tickled tomorrow when they open the link to see that it's actually possible to - well, I won't spoil it for others! In reality, it's probably more like the 2nd video at their homes too, though :)

Bows-cay x

Oh, and I've never heard of that ubiquitous elf until tonight. I suppose 11 and 12 is too old to take advantage of its magic all-seeing powers of persuasion, right?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 7:23:27 AM PST
OT to the thread:
done and done

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 5:41:08 AM PST
new mom says:
@smurphy, I may be late to this, but you don't have to have the "official" Elf on the Shelf. We started our tradition a few years ago with a stuffed Elf I bought at Dollar Tree (for 50 cents in the clearance bin). My boys love finding Barnaby around our house and I can't imagine the chaos if I tried to change him out for another elf. Plus, our elf doesn't do special treats or tricks, he just moves around and finding him each morning is fun enough. Don't make it too hard on yourself!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 5:17:57 AM PST
4Nbahu says:
@smurphy When I was a young child of divorce. My Mom worked in retail. Crazy hours for a single mom. Sometimes she would make breakfast for dinner. It was like cheating. It was special and wicked and wonderful. My best friend had a stay at home Mom, I was so jealous at one time. What my Mom taught us when money and time were tight, was family sticks together, works together and is there for each other.

Single Mom's shouldn't feel guilty for doing the best they can.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 2:31:14 AM PST
Irish M says:
The Tuesday thread has begun here, please join us:

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 1:20:06 AM PST
Good night Charlie-bird. I hope you can get some sleep. I'm off to get some sleep too.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 1:14:30 AM PST
Thanks guys!! It's after 3, I'm gonna hit the pillow for a bit. Will be a zombie in the morning as I'm not really tired! I'll update in the morning! Have a good night/morning/whatever time it is where you are!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 1:00:35 AM PST
Your sister sounds like a perfect candidate for home delivery - I hope everything will continue to go well. I will be keeping her and her/your family in my thoughts today!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 12:53:27 AM PST

Lots of women deliver via water birth these days and do just fine. It is said to make for an easier delivery and less stressful for the baby as well. I'm sure your little sister will be holding her perfect little boy in her arms very soon and all will be well.

What an exciting day for your family! Babies are such a blessing. Although I know at this moment your sisters goal is to just get it.... Yesterday! LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 12:20:28 AM PST
I do know it's preferred. But she has no health issues, and picture perfect pregnancy .... the day she told them her plan they marked her as hypertensive (when she wasn't even pre - her bp was normal) then scare tactics the whole way... not cool.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 12:04:24 AM PST
Janine says:
Charlie bird that's a bit harsh what they told her we here do prefer hospital birth for first baby but if a home birth there has to be a midwife hope everything goes well.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:55:58 PM PST
She's doing great. Trying to catch a nap before it gets too far along. She just breaths and takers a minute, then yells at j.r. (husband ) tells him he needs to quit sleeping & rub her back, then it passes. Too funny.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:46:41 PM PST
How is your sister getting on?

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 11:42:31 PM PST
He's a boy, named Marlin Jr. He probably won't be here for a few more hours. I say 3-4 am ass my guess!! We're taking bets ha! She won't guess though, she says she has no clue since it's her first. This will be my third nephew!! I have 4 nieces also. Plus lots of honorary nieces and nephews.

She definitely got the energy burst, plus she is just like that anyway. Everyone freaked to hear her birth plan - but I had zero worry. We have high pain tolerance and Becky just doesn't care about pain. I'm proud that she has been ignoring the doctors. Where she is they are NOT home birth friendly. Every visit they have told her that she and the baby WILL die if she did a home birth!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:03:11 PM PST
Congratulations to your little sister Charlie-bird and to you as a new Auntie! I hope things go easy for her with this delivery.

Can't imagine doing a water birth, but I delivered all 3 of mine naturally without meds. Having the epidural terrified me and I was lucky to have fast labors.

It's pretty common to have that burst of energy just before you go into labor. Keep us posted on her progress and all the details of gender, weight, name, etc...

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:53:03 PM PST
I am MIA - My little sister is having her first baby. She is in labor right now, I have been on the phone with her off and on most of the day. :P I am the only one she is talking to, hahaha. She is updating her facebook status and texting though, to keep people informed.
She is at home, planning a water birth. Toughie - she got up this morning, changed her oil on the truck then went to run errands all day. Hahaha

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:23:37 PM PST
Kinlib Update.....

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 09:35 PM PST (37)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 9:56:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 9:58:03 PM PST
Lyn says:
poins-kettia comes to mind

ETA:That is was I get for not refreshing and reading before posting. :(

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 9:53:56 PM PST
Lyn says:
Back home now. Gotta say OR Dreamer - dream on. A dry Christmas?

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 9:52:47 PM PST
TiUTiger says:
@OregonDreaming of a Dry Christmas and all you other PNWers - Can't believe how fortunate we were to move here to Tucson. It is still in the 70's and sometimes 80's. It's going to be a rough winter...
Sorry to rub it in, but it has been done to us in the past!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 9:52:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 9:53:08 PM PST
Leo Little says:
I think...Poinsettia...would be a nice Christmas name since it rhymes with your's also a beautiful flower

The Aztecs called poinsettias "Cuetlaxochitl." During the 14th - 16th century the sap was used to control fevers and the bracts (modified leaves) were used to make a reddish dye.
Montezuma, the last of the Aztec kings, would have poinsettias brought into what now is Mexico City by caravans because poinsettias could not be grown in the high altitude.
In the 17th century, Juan Balme, a botanist, noted the poinsettia plant in his writings.
The botanical name, Euphorbia pulcherrima, was assigned to the poinsettia by the German botanist, Wilenow. The plant grew through a crack in his greenhouse. Dazzled by its color, he gave it the botanical name, Euphorbia pulcherrima meaning "very beautiful."
Joel Roberts Poinsett was the first United States Ambassador to Mexico being appointed by President John Quincy Adams in the 1820's. At the time of his appointment, Mexico was involved in a civil war. Because of his interest in botany he introduced the American elm into Mexico. During his stay in Mexico he wandered the countryside looking for new plant species. In 1828 he found a beautiful shrub with large red flowers growing next to a road. He took cuttings from the plant and brought them back to his greenhouse in South Carolina. Even though Poinsett had an outstanding career as a United States Congressman and as an ambassador he will always be remembered for introducing the poinsettia into the United States.
William Prescott, a historian and horticulturist, was asked to give Euphorbia pulcherrima a new name as it became more popular. At that time Mr. Prescott had just published a book called the `Conquest of Mexico' in which he detailed Joel Poinsett's discovery of the plant. Prescott named the plant the poinsettia in honor of Joel Poinsett's discovery.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 9:31:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 10:14:26 PM PST
Leo Little says:
@ Merry Ann I wrote that in tears because it was all about me and that one special dog I will never forget...I had other dogs and now have a cat that is irreplaceable, but none have ever filled the empty spot I have for my Blacky


Posted on Dec 3, 2012 9:15:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 9:18:28 PM PST
@ Ketta.....
Ketta Kringle, cause you have such a caring giving spirit..
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