02 April 2014

It's an 'Egg-stravaganza'!

April 18 and 19 (Friday and Saturday) from 9am - 4pm, it's Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo!

An “egg-stravaganza” of family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s 23rd annual Bunnyville celebration. Bunnyville features treats, games, crafts, live entertainment, animal enrichment activities, zookeeper talks and much more!

Bunnyville visitors are encouraged to bring a canned or other non-perishable food item to be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Each guest with a food donation will receive a reduced admission price of $8, not including parking.

Bunnyville activities will feature a golden egg hunt with great prizes, the Jelly Bean Jamboree, Funny Bunny Games, springtime crafts, whisker painting (sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Michigan) and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny (available for purchase).

28 March 2014

Round One - Done!

Well, Jack has now had what I deem to be his first round of vaccines. And I'm so totally grateful that he appears to be no worse for the wear. See, I have friends who have personally witnessed their children or grandchildren regress immediately following vaccines. Especially the MMR, recommended at 18 months. My daughter had a vaccine reaction after a later shot (not her 18 month ones, and only a mild reaction of vomitting).

I think of myself as an anti-vaxxer, with vaccinated children. I believe in delayed and selective vaccines for my kids. I'll always have to sign a waiver with the schools and such, because my daughter didn't receive her HiB shot by 15 months. And since it isn't indicated after then, she never will get it.

I believe in the efficacy of vaccines, but not in the huge number of doses called for starting at birth. I worked with the information available from the CDC and the advice of other medical professionals, and yes, even anecdotal advice from other parents, and decided (with the support of my husband) what would work for our family. THAT is why I side with the anti-vaxxers. Medical care for your family should be primarily a private decision. Parents should be able to decide, with their doctor's help and support, what works best for them and their children.

While I like to close posts with a question, as I said earlier, vaccines are a personal decision. Your choices don't change or influence mine. If you choose to vaccinate according to the CDC schedule, then that's what's working for you and your family. If you choose not to, that's okay too, and I don't feel your children are 'endangering' mine. If you're somewhere in between, welcome to my club ;)

27 March 2014

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Amanda M!

You've won the four-pack of Harlem Globetrotter's tickets for April 19 at the Palace of Auburn Hills :) Your tickets are on their way - enjoy the show!

25 March 2014

Giveaway Ending Soon!

Be sure to visit this post and enter to win Harlem Globetrotter tickets!

You're chances are looking pretty good - I think the fact that they're for April 19 (the night before Easter) is making it a difficult event for a lot of people :)

Feel free to share with anyone available to attend the game at the Palace of Auburn Hills, and watch for info on how to get your own tickets if you don't win next week.

Good luck!

21 March 2014

10 Random Things for Friday

  1. My mind is going in twelve different directions today. I'll do my best to sum that into ten random thoughts ;)
  2. With as much travel as hubby has this month, I only really have three work days. But tomorrow is one of them. I have a chocolate tasting, then a quarter auction after that. I'm looking forward to both. 
  3. I'm also doing a fun game/giveaway on my chocolatier Facebook page. Sort of a March Madness spinoff using Dove products. A friend started doing it on her page, and she helped me get mine rolling too. Go play - you could win! Or at least help pick the winner ;)
  4. Only 40 days til our trip to Costa Rica!!!!!
  5. All my work to get done for tomorrow? Should really be done earlier than not. Maggie and I are also looking forward to going to a jewelry show at a friend's house tonight. You know, cuz I wasn't busy enough.
  6. I'm still plugging away at my Project Life scrapbook, but the blog hop I was previously participating in has gone kaput. I think I'll still plan on posting a couple week spreads either this weekend or next :) 
  7. Anyone else I know do Project Life?? You should! Way easier than old scrapbooking, and still fun to look back at the memories. The kids especially like looking through my books, and I'm really looking forward to sharing with my mom when she gets back home.
  8. Okay, it's time for me to get the lead out. First on my list is a shower, then a quick perusal of my kitchen, culminating in a trip to Target to get a few things I need to make up samples for tomorrow's in-home tasting. And maybe pretty packaging for my auction items for tomorrow night's event.
  9. I'm really glad Maggie's school is having a 'dine to donate' fundraiser on Monday night. The kids and I like BW3's, and not having to cook is always a win!
  10. Only two weeks til we leave for spring break! Florida, and Uncle Matt & Aunt Diana, here we come!

20 March 2014

GIVEAWAY! Harlem Globetrotters Tickets for April 19

The Palace of Auburn Hills is happy to announce the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town Saturday, April 19 at 7:30pm!

I was talking the other day with a friend about seeing snippets of the Harlem Globetrotters on news shows and such regularly when we were growing up. And now a chance to see them in person?? Remember the episode of Scooby Doo that they were on? Ahh... those were the days.

If you're local to Auburn Hills, Michigan, or at least will be for Easter weekend, please enter to win a four-pack of tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters!

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Giveaway ends March 26 at midnight, eastern time.   

P.S. - If you don't win, don't worry - you'll still have time to purchase tickets. You won't want to miss the 2014 Fans Rule World Tour!!

19 March 2014

Supercross Review

Although I never would have expected it, I think I'm now a Supercross fan.We'd never been before, but it's pretty entertaining.

Seeing Ford Field transformed into a dirt track, complete with a run up into where the stands were covered, was cool. They announced that the track was slippery for the competitors, but I don't know what would contribute to that. And as far as I can tell, it could only make it more entertaining for us, right?

The picture hubby took below warms my heart. See, Jack did not want to put on his ear plug/covers. So I didn't push it much, and figured we'd have time as the bikes started up. Unfortunately, during the national anthem there was an actual bomb noise. Jack was scared half to death. He burrowed his head into my shoulder, and wouldn't even let me take my hands off of his ears to get his ear plugs. With some help from a neighbor and hubby, we finally got the ear plugs on, but our poor little guy didn't move much for at least a half hour. I love this picture because it shows him finally relaxing a bit between snuggling my lap, and holding his big sister's hand. They are so sweet!

While hubby suspects some of the semi-final races were rigged because local guys and underdogs came in high enough to move to the next races, I just think it was more fun to watch the 17-year-old, and the guy from right near us, in Holly, Michigan. Having never seen the supercross races before, it gave me someone to cheer for, you know?