Friday, January 17, 2014

7 Quick Takes: Party in the Tub, The Egg and a Book

I am joining Jen this week for...
7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes about Benedictine Beer, LinkedIn fails, and complaining with metrics

{1} I cannot believe I forgot to add this to my Five Favorites post from this week.  So, here it is now.  I received this little "egg" for my iPhone in my stocking for Christmas.  It basically serves as a speaker for your iPhone, and I love it when I'm exercising.  The amazing thing about it is that it just amplifies the sound...no electricity of any kind necessary.  Cool or what?!
{2} Lucky for me, I read Katrina's post about her delicious fried quinoa (what I pronounced as qui-no-ah until recently) before I had started dinner last night.  I did a few different veggies and scrambled the egg into the mix just because it was easier, but I'm here to tell you it's really tasty!  Here's her picture:

{3} Sometimes I forget we have a really literal kid on our hands.  Last week, as I was bathing the boys, I told Carter to remind me to brush his teeth every day so they don't turn yellow and fall out (I forget more than I should).  Sidenote: they love to play with toothbrushes.  Well, I went on to bathe the other two, and Carter yelled that he needed a toothbrush.  I told him to be patient and I would get one after I was finished washing the boys.  He kept yelling it louder and louder (mind you, I had already forgotten what I said).  I kept asking him to be patient.  Finally, I raised my voice telling him to wait.  Big tears rolled down his cheeks as he said, "My teeth are about to fall out!!!"  Every time he'd smile in the mirror a few days afterwards, he would cry.  I felt terrible.  However, we are sure brushing a lot of teeth lately!

{4} I've been reading this book lately:

It is so good and something I need so much!  It's short and broken into very small chapters, meant for multiple settings, and I would highly recommend it!

{5} MiMi got the boys a Party in the Tub (the commercial is annoying, beware) this week, and it's been fun.  It's basically somewhat like a strobe light for the tub, but tamer.  

Carter loves/hogs it.

{6} I'm running out of takes.  Here were the other two bath companions...



{7} I'm a Blacklist fan.  But this week was just extra disturbing.  Anyone else watch?

Head over to Jen's for more of everyone's quick takes, and have an awesome weekend!


6 comments :

  1. Poor hilarious Carter!!! Bath time looks pretty fun at your house - might just have to go get one of those Party in the Tubs! The Kreeft book sounds good too. I always mean to pray and incorporate into my day but I'm lucky if I remember my morning offering and nighttime prayer... how bad is that?! And yes, we are a big fan of The Blacklist but this week certainly served as a reminder that Red is not a good guy. My hope is that the more time he spends with Elizabeth the more he will change and eventually repent. It may end up being a repentance that does not emerge until he's on death's door but I do hope the show allows for redemption. All that being said, I can't wait for the next episode!

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    1. I know! I have to be so careful of what I say these days - yikes! The Party in the Tub is entertaining for awhile. It keeps them from splashing for a few minutes, haha. Oh, I'm with you on the prayer. I'm working on it though! Okay, so Blacklist was better this week, don't you think!?

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  2. Thanks for the book recommendation. And the quinoa with fried egg sounds delicious!

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  3. YAY! I am glad you liked it. And poor Carter! What a cutie. Ryan likes to hide our toothbrushes.

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