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June Jive – Days 28 & 29 FREE Gift Cards

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Winners are:

#17 Karyne
#7 Marla

Will send you your Gift Certificates by email sometime this weekend!


Whoohoo … we’re in the home stretch Hayley’s celebrated her 18th Birthday today (that’s a big one here, where the legal drinking age is 18). She began her day with Breakfast out with her dad.

Georgia and I hung out in the park! (Cute MishMish outfit and Bical shoes eh?)

Georgia in the park

Literally – Georgia hung out in the park!

Hayley then when out for a birthday lunch with friends, she went straight from breakfast to lunch. I still hadn’t seen her or wished her a “happy birthday”.

It’s OK though, she is a grown up now, this is her big day and I have work to do!

Georgia has other plans for me. She’d rather I cleaned up after her!

Georgia messes with the roses


Georgia messes with the roses

“Don’t beat me Mom, I’m cute remember?”

I dealt with flowers and had Georgia happily playing with LEGO. Sometimes my patience and fabulous parenting skills shock even me!

Then again, maybe not! Georgia has decided to Shave! The lovely ADULT Hayley has left her razor on the bathroom counter for my baby to play with.

Georgia after shaving

Poor Georgia!

Georgia after shaving

Not as bad as it looks! She didn’t even cry, well not until some of that tissue was inhaled up her nose!

Me (on phone to Hayley): Get your A$$ home and help me! You’ve nearly killed your sister, you left you razor on the counter AND she’s bleeding everywhere. OH yeah, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hayley: I am on my way! I’m sorry …

Sometimes my lack of parenting skills surprizes even me!

5 pm – MommyKnows takes an afternoon nap (so does Georgia finally)! I would like to point out that I disapprove of healthy adults sleeping in the middle of the day. I don’t know why, but it picks my butt! So mark this day on your calendars ladies (and Richard), because it may never happen again.

Hayley's Birthday Dinner @ Chilis

8 pm (it was a long nap – they were scared to wake me up) – We celebrate Hayley’s Birthday dinner @ Chilis – mmm Fahita’s and many, many icy cold Diet Cokes (i’m an addict). Fun had by all!

Four kids = Nervous Breakdown!

10 pm – Cake @ home … four kids one shot – priceless :) AND as you can see you can’t even tell that Georgia shaved her lip!

11 pm – So my 18 year old adult daughter is out on the town! You think you know where she is don’t you? BUT, nope she is not out at the bar having a drink … she is at her first R-rated movie – Knocked UP! I *heart* this movie – it’s VERY funny! I’m kind of proud she 18 and she’s @ Knocked Up instead of getting drunk and getting knocked up! Several more points for me!

Will (my absolutely Fan-flipping-tastic husband), has finished altering the Grad dress (weird huh, I’ll tell you about it on Friday)!

Tomorrow’s the big GRAD … will post Friday before leaving for hiking in the Rockies!

xo MommyKnows!

I am giving away TWO $25 Gift Cards to I will randomly draw TWO winners on Day 29(Friday night) about 9 pm’ish. Gift Certicate

To be eligible to win you need only leave a comment AND promise me you’re not calling social service about the razor!

I’m giving away a FREE product every day until the end of June. Read more here: Contest Details

Visit for a great selection of baby shoes and baby clothes, cloth diapers too, and don’t forget the baby toys!

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  • Tasha June 27, 2007, 11:55 pm

    Poor kid, should have stuck with the roses……

  • Diane June 28, 2007, 12:01 am

    Congratulations on a job well done, celebrating an 18th birthday with an r rated movie is much better than what I did to celebrate my 19th(legal drinking age in BC) (or my 16th for that matter!!)…

  • Beth June 28, 2007, 1:01 am

    I would love to win this!!

  • Nikki June 28, 2007, 1:18 am

    Have fun at the grad. wish me luck as I’m being induced at 8am tomorrow morning.

  • Richard June 28, 2007, 2:20 am

    Lol@Kim… have fun :)

  • leslie June 28, 2007, 5:15 am

    …i thought the roses were responsible for that lip…cringe!

  • Marla June 28, 2007, 6:13 am

    Don’t worry…no social services call here! The poor little angel ~ usually at that age they find scissors and cut their hair…this is taking it one step further, huh!

  • Lisa June 28, 2007, 6:28 am

    Yikes!! I am glad she was not seriously hurt. Kids at that age get into everything so quickly. I am glad your dd had a great birthday.

  • Safire June 28, 2007, 6:47 am

    Congrats to the grad!

  • hmama June 28, 2007, 7:18 am

    i’m just waiting for the day my son does this. wow. he’s probably already done worse and i just don’t know about it yet.

  • Cherylyn June 28, 2007, 7:27 am

    Have a great grad, I ran my 2 year old’s hand over with the beater bar on my vacumn. (very long story) At least you didn’t DO anything to Georgia. I won’t call social services if you don’t!

  • Lucy June 28, 2007, 7:41 am

    Sounds like an eventful day!

  • Alexia June 28, 2007, 8:20 am

    I’m cringing at the thought of the razor…my wonderful 1-yr-old came out of my room the other day chewing on a razor, thankfully it still had it’s cover on *whew*

  • Cheryl June 28, 2007, 8:21 am

    Sounds like you had a great, busy day! Kudos to Hayley for not getting drunk!!!

  • Deb June 28, 2007, 8:30 am

    Much as I want my children to grow up…I think I’ll enjoy them being little for now..
    As for the razor – me, the RESPONSIBLE parent did the same thing – left it out and my daughter also experimented on her mouth and tongue. Not a pretty sight, let me tell you!

  • Julie June 28, 2007, 8:48 am

    Wow, what a day! You deserved that nap!!

  • Karyne June 28, 2007, 8:50 am

    At the beginning, I thought that your little one was bleeding because of the roses!!!

    Happy birthday to your daughter!

  • Lacey June 28, 2007, 8:54 am

    My niece shaved her nose when she was little. Two little razor marks on the end of her nose for several days.

  • Alee June 28, 2007, 8:55 am

    hehehe… no calling Social Services here – it’s amazing the things we say we’ll NEVER do before we become parents… then reality hits and you realize no one’s perfect at parenting

  • Angella June 28, 2007, 9:08 am

    Oh, man! I’m glad Georgia’s OK! I would have downed many a DC to cope (nice to hear you’re an addict too :)).

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Hayley!

  • Michelle June 28, 2007, 9:20 am

    Ouch poor kid! and a crazy day for you!

  • Susanne June 28, 2007, 9:38 am

    Poor Georgia! And I would never call Social Services, especially since the same thing almost happened to my daughter a couple of days ago. :) Glad you got to have a nap! I forgot what those were like, but it sounds really nice.

  • artsweet June 28, 2007, 9:46 am

    If you give me a gift card, I won’t call social services on you. Not sure what they’d make of a call from a crazy yank anyway… ;-)

  • Katie June 28, 2007, 9:52 am

    Aww, poor baby! No child welfare call from me…junk like that occurs at least weekly here I had to giggle when you said you disapprove of adult nappers…I am so the same way. I roll my eyes when anybody over 16 or under 65 takes naps.

    I could very much use one of those gift cards!

  • Jennifer Walker June 28, 2007, 9:57 am

    My son grabbed my hubby’s razor off the vanity the other day. He’s only 17 months old. He is too tall for his age! His reach is incredible. Luckily I was standing right there. I put it down and he mimicked shaving with his hand to his chin and said “daddy”.

  • maddiesmom June 28, 2007, 10:16 am

    Such beautiful kids! I would love a gift card. Always looking to buy cute clothes for my daughter.

  • Tracy June 28, 2007, 10:24 am

    Our new bundle of joy has finally arrived, his brothers are over joyed and I am very tired LOL. I would love to buy him come very cute things. Happy Birthday to your daughter and congratulations.

  • Tracy June 28, 2007, 10:27 am

    Sorry, I am not trying to enter twice but I have a question about the bical shoes. Do they let any sand in them? My 2 1/2 year old hates to go to the park and get sand in his shoes.

  • Kismet June 28, 2007, 10:35 am

    At first I thought you were going to tell us she cut her lip on a rose thorn! Poor baby.

    Congrats to the grad.

    Yes, I would love you win your lovely contest. Count me in please.


  • Apples on a Stick June 28, 2007, 11:02 am

    I’m going to be more vigilant in keeping my razor away from the kids.

    imagine if she had found a bottle of nair and taken it to her head? giggle giggle!

  • Mama K June 28, 2007, 11:23 am

    oh nooo!! poor baby.
    Guess I better stop leaving my razor on the side of the tub.

  • Andrea June 28, 2007, 11:25 am

    hehe…yeah, I’ll need to keep our razors out of reach soon too, now that my little guy is starting to get around!! So yeah, count me in on the contest too please, and hope her owie is all better soon!

  • joylynn June 28, 2007, 11:26 am

    No Social Services calls from me either. I’ve had my own child mishaps which could warrant a call including the child climbing in the washing machine at age 2…Turned out OK. I’m glad the shaving wound cleared up so fast. Happy graduation also!

  • Pam June 28, 2007, 12:59 pm

    No social services calls happening from her either. I’m assuming your daughter was okay enough to share her big sisters birthday cake later on.
    One of these days my daughter will try something like that, but she’s still too little, although I am paranoid of her reaching up in the bathtub and getting to my shampoo bottles (she hasn’t actually tried standing in the tub thankfully but I know she could if she tried). Happy graduation to your oldest!

  • Kilikina June 28, 2007, 1:33 pm

    Count me in.

    I am so sorry that she found the razor, that is horrible. Glad she wasn’t hurt bad.

  • Naomi June 28, 2007, 1:34 pm

    I am really surprised Roo has never messed with our razors. Dumb luck, I’m sure. I’m glad Georgia was tentative with it and didn’t slice something off… yikes!

    I loved Knocked Up, too. I want my husband to go see it before I have the new baby, I thought it was absolutely hilarious. I am sure it would discourage some bad behavior in most 18 year old girls, too! Or at least point out how goofy guys are. And remain…

  • Damselfly June 28, 2007, 2:08 pm

    Oh, what a day for you! One kid turning 18, another shaving her lips — and you managed to photograph it all! You have a lovely family.

  • crabmommy June 28, 2007, 2:32 pm

    MK! That Georgia with the Razor vignette is one hilarious and terrible story (my favorite kind). And the pix are priceless. True to character, your sense of humor prevailed in what everyone else would call a crisis. But Mommyknows that what it really is, is a memory. Georgia will love those pix. Pull them out when she’s 18, so as to caution her not to leave the razor out for MK baby #8. :)

  • Lesha Anderson June 28, 2007, 2:44 pm


  • Montserrat June 28, 2007, 3:09 pm

    You’ve really had one eventful week! Congrats to the grad!

  • Mefeng June 28, 2007, 4:18 pm

    Glad that Georgia is fine. Love your 4 kids’s picture. Enjoy the grad day.

  • Marcy June 28, 2007, 4:49 pm

    ahhhhhhhhh Poor girl my heart skipped a beat when i saw the picture FIRST!! I am glad she is better now.

    I also am not a day time napper, it wrecks the rythme of my day and just makes me MORE tired in the evening.

  • Deanne S. June 28, 2007, 4:55 pm

    OUCH!! Gotta love the adventures of parenting – at least it never gets boring!!!!

  • glittersmama June 28, 2007, 5:06 pm

    Poor baby. I thought it was Red Vines!

  • MonaB June 28, 2007, 5:49 pm

    Ouch! that smarts! I think every little kid one way or another tries to copy daddy’s shaving skills in the bathroom. I remember my little sister watching my dad every morning put on the shaving cream and razor, so one day she thought “how fun” and did just that. Neeedless to say, she cut her upper lip just like your little one. She still has the scar to this day!

  • pinks & blues girls June 28, 2007, 6:21 pm

    Awwww, poor Georgia! She’s a trooper, not crying after her little mishap!

    Happy Birthday to Hayley! Mmmm, Chili’s. Now you have me craving their Southwestern Egg Rolls

    Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

  • Kait June 28, 2007, 6:42 pm

    I just saw Knocked Up last weekend and thought it was pretty funny too :)

  • Dollymama June 28, 2007, 7:05 pm

    I promise not to call…. Man that looks painful!

  • Heather June 28, 2007, 7:24 pm

    Ouch! Poor Georgia!

  • carol June 28, 2007, 7:34 pm

    Have fun at Graduation tomorrow!

  • Laura June 28, 2007, 9:12 pm

    Poor baby…but Congrats to the grad

  • Priya June 28, 2007, 10:12 pm

    Is that you in the chillis restaurant pic? If yes then U dont look like the mommy of a 18 year old. seriously :o)

  • Janice June 28, 2007, 10:27 pm

    Hi, would love to win!
    Not caught up on your posts – hope you are feeling better!

  • alison June 28, 2007, 10:28 pm

    I remember shaving my face when I was a kid. I don’t have any scars, but I seem to recall enough blood that my face should be nothing but scar tissue. Anyway, I’m glad Georgia survived with little to show for the incident.

  • pauline June 29, 2007, 3:13 am

    Happy birthday Hayley! 18! Can’t believe it!

    Hope Georgia’s OK!

  • jw4mkc June 29, 2007, 7:48 am

    When I was little, I propped myself up on my Nene’s bathroom cabinet and proceeded to shave my legs.. Well, I pulled out a drawer in front of the door to get the razor ..and When I started screaming from ripping half my leg off, they could not get to me because the drawer would not let them open the door! Obviously the carpenter never had little kids – haha.. or at least never a kid like me or Georgia! Oh..and social services wasn’t called then and won’t be called now – haha!

  • txhorns June 29, 2007, 8:35 am

    Would love to win the certificate. Congrats on raising such a good girl. Birthdays are fun!

  • Laura June 29, 2007, 9:12 am

    Wow, that’s funny. Nope I won’t call Social Services, if you promise not to call them on me, in a house where kids fall down the stairs, stick stuff in their siblings ears, open the sliding door on their siblings so that their little bodies careen into the window well filled with junk, and oh yeah! a kid grabbed a cooling (but not yet cooled) unattended iron and burnt their little hands (this one is actually grandma’s fault.)

  • Susy-Q June 29, 2007, 9:31 am

    My niece also tried to “shave” when she was just little. She did the number on her legs (she was actually a pretty hairy little girl). I was seriously impressed with how she had managed to only nick herself in a few spots. By the way, your daughter is absolutely gorgeous…even with bloodied paper stuck to her upper lip.

  • Anna June 29, 2007, 11:11 am

    Isn’t it fun being a parent? *grin*

  • Sharesa June 29, 2007, 11:35 am

    Life happens, and kids get into everything, even when we think the house is safe, they always have a way of finding the one thing we left undone! A gift certificate would be amazing!

  • andrea June 29, 2007, 12:18 pm

    Oh, poor baby! I hope she’s doing ok and that your big girl enjoyed her movie!

  • Elly June 29, 2007, 1:03 pm

    Ouch! ouch! ouch! She probably thought the pretty razor was a piece of candy…what a let down!

  • Mary C June 29, 2007, 2:08 pm

    Too cute!

  • Lisa June 29, 2007, 2:16 pm

    Oh, poor Georgia.

  • tanyetta June 29, 2007, 6:45 pm

    please enter me to win.

    p.s. she is tooo cute!

  • Jen the Mom June 29, 2007, 6:56 pm

    I love the picture of her with the toilet paper stuck to her lips. It’s so cute. More than anything though I’m looking forward to reading about your sewing grand master you have hidden at your place.

    Do you share?

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