Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Our "First" booboo

Walking back from the park the other day turned into a 'rite of passage' for our little man. Tripping on a crack in the sidewalk caused Eliot to scrape his knee. We washed it off and put a band-aid on it. For the rest of the evening Eliot kept showing us his knee under his shorts. I was impressed that he left the band-aid on! We tried to catch a good pic of it but he wasn't feeling very cooperative. Must have been on account of the traumatic injury...

Friday, April 25, 2008

Subbing Story 4

Second grade:

Boy 1: Mrs. Mohr, did you know that **** and I are good friends?
Me: Yes, I know! How nice!
Boy 2: Yeah, we've been friends ever since 1st grade!

Second Grade:

boy 1: I have 4 cats at home!
Boy 2: I do, too! And 2 dogs!
Boy 3: I have a polar bear at home.
Boy 1: A polar bear? You can't have one!
Boy 3: Yes I can! It's a baby one.
Boy 1: You still can't have one. It's against the law.
Boy 3: It's a newborn baby, duh!
Boy 1: I don't believe you.
Boy 3: Then I don't believe you have any cats.

Amazing. Simply amazing.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Cute, huh?

Yeah, except for the fact he learned how to say "no" and mean it. Little turkey.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Who's in?

Russ and I are on Day 4 of the 7-day body cleanse from Arbonne. So far so good. We're sleeping better and have more energy. The trips to the bathroom are more frequent but that comes with drinking 64+ ounces of water. The "elimination" part hasn't been as bad as I'd imagined. Russ and I are supplementing our treatment with the Arbonne protein shakes and hybrid vitamins. If you're interested in joining us on this health and wellness adventure, there's a few specials I'm running that might motivate you. Here's a section of the email I sent to my clients:

An additional part to the Seasource Detox Spa line includes the 7-Day Body Cleanse Dietary Supplement ($49):

For this intense body cleanse treatment, you add one of these 1-ounce bottles to 32-ounces of water and drink throughout the day. You repeat this for 7 days consecutively. It's a safe and gentle elimination of the toxins that have built up from the processed food we eat, sugar we consume, even the water we drink and the air we breathe! And yes, a 'side effect' is weight loss...

New Stuff Specials:
(Specials good until 6pm April 30th)

*If you're interested in trying this system (or any parts of it) for 35% off, let me know!

*If you're trying to lose weight in a safe and gentle way, and want to try the body cleanse system, I will throw in a 7 day supply of our vitamin hybrids for free and offer any protein shakes($26.50) and weight loss chews($19.50) at Buy One, Get One free.

Email me at katielmohr@hotmail.com if you're in!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Note to self...13

The short-term effects of detoxing are less desireable during an earthquake or it's aftershocks

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What's new?

Oh friends...it was everything it was supposed to be. Arbonne product launch 2008 involved a cycle of screaming, fainting, crying and hysterics. (okay, maybe not that dramatic.) It was a fun night though and after waiting 3 hours in line to buy samples, we got back to the hotel after midnight. Over the last few days I've been able to sample most of the new stuff and...it's amazing. I'm so proud to be part of a company that makes business so easy!

I won't go into all the details but I would love to highlight my favorite piece so far. The main one I'm so excited about comes from a whole new line called SeaSource Detox Spa. There's so much to share from it that I'm not sure any post could do it justice! The first is a 7-Day Body Cleanse Dietary Supplement. Did you catch that? Body cleanse/detox? As in cleansing your body of all the toxins we build up over years of junk food, polluted air, junk in our water, etc. As in increased energy, dropping some pounds, clearing up my overall health! Um...I'm in. If you're interested in the same idea, shoot me an email. Let's talk.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


My MIL and SIL came up for a few days to watch E while Russ and I were out of town. We finally coordinated the whole camera-cord-connecting-to-the-right-laptop affair. Here's a few favorites you've been missing from December through this last week:

It's a shame he hasn't shown any signs of personality yet...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Subbing Story...3

Favorite argument heard so far:

Boy 1: You're not my friend anymore.

Boy 2: Yes I am!

Favorite FYI:

Boy: Mrs. Mohr, we don't say "Dude."

Favorite geography lesson:

Boy 1: Teacher, I'm going to Washington DC on Sunday.

Me: Oh, for Spring Break?

Boy 1: yep, we're staying with my aunt and uncle.

Girl: What continent is that on?

Boy 1: Arkansas, I think.

Girl: No! That continent is Little Rock, duh!

The countdown begins: 39 school days left!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Russ!

Welcome to thirty-something! You're an incredible husband and a wonderful father! We hope you have a great day!

He reads the comments, by the way, if you want to leave him any birthday wishes!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Coming soon...

60 new products from Arbonne!! Now, I'm not sure if that's exciting for you or not but let me just give you a peak into what's about to happen. This week is the National Training Celebration that's held once a year. Each year they reveal new products on the first night of the celebration. The reactions are only comparable to Oprah's Favorite Things episodes. Seriously. People freak. There's around 20,000 consultants from all over the country in some sports dome. There's bumpin' music bouncing from one end of the arena to the other. Then it comes. A short video announcing one of the new products. PANDEMONIUM! I'm really not kidding. It kills me. I need to video the whole thing so that people believe the blood-curdling screams that occur upon the announcement of some ground-breaking unprecedented new product. And while I sit and poke fun, please understand I'm one of them. I can't help it! They really do think of and create amazing products that actually work. This year is going to be even worse (or better depending on how you view it). They've been talking about this product launch for the last two years. Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents would postpone certain privileges until your predetermined birthday? ("You get a camera when you're 12, make-up when you're __, to date when you're 16, etc") This is it, friends. It's Arbonne's proverbial birthday party of some sorts. 60 new products. Be looking for a post soon with info.

And to update you: I'm only 225 points away from earning Cancun! (I have 1575 pts so far) This month should do it! From then I'll try earning a higher amount for less buy-in $$ for Russ's ticket. Woo-hoo! 10 year anniversary present= check.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Seven: Eliot Edition

1. Eliot eats food from the middle out when possible. Quesadillas, waffles, pancakes, pizza, etc. He sort of folds it in half and takes a big bite out of the middle, then works his way around. Odd little bird.

2. Eliot has "Achoo-itis" (that's really what it's called, I promise). Every time he is in direct sunlight after having not been, he sneezes. Usually three times. Then he giggles.

3. Eliot grows hair like a chia pet. We have to trim him about every 3 weeks or else his locks run over his ears and down his face and neck. We also need to use Russ's trimmers to manage his "manscape", as Kyle would call it, over his neck and sideburns. He'll be shaving before pre-school.

4. Compassion is a characteristic we're starting to see in Eliot. Whenever we peel bananas or cut grapes in half he says, "Ow".

5. Eliot is somewhat bilingual (big stretch here, people, big!) As much as we can, we talk in Spanish to him. Because of this, he has a few Spanish words in his limited vocab: agua, huevos (eggs), and pasas (raisins.) It's pretty cute.

6. When E is listening to music he likes (FE, what what!) he starts a few different dance moves but lately has been reverting back to itsy bitsy spider moves as a default dance move.

7. Eliot has only had peanut butter once and that was in the form of a PB cookie last summer (and only for the special occasion of a Mammaw B cookie!) I'm too scared. I cherish (Cherish? really?) peanut butter and so badly need him to not be allergic to it that I'm delaying making it a regular part of his diet.

Friday, April 4, 2008

We Know Who We Really Love...

[Russ again...]

OK, so we've got a little love for the hometown team. We love to go watch Cards games, and when we do, we sometimes wear some Cardinal red (unless they're playing the Cubbies!). It's pretty much impossible to live in St. Louis and be a true baseball fan without hitting a bizzillion Cards games a year. Just be glad we're not obnoxious Cubs fans. We've got nothing but love for the game! But make no mistake: at the end of the day, we know where our loyalties lie, so don't get the wrong idea. Eliot knows where it's at, too. He knows to come back home and get back to his first love. He's been sporting dad's hat while playing ball with Daisy all morning to prove it. He looks much better in Cubbie blue...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fair Weather fans?

While we insist on being a Cubs family, Busch stadium is a fav for us. After work on Wednesday Russ told me we got free tickets from a friend! (love that about St. Louis!)It was an unexpected but much needed family outing! However with a game starting at 7:15 and bedtime at 7:30, we knew we were taking a risk. You can see for yourself how the progression of the evening went:

At first we've got normal Eliot, chillin' with Dad and eating pasas with Mom.

Then started the yawning...

Then the utter misery of being awake...

Oh wait, something just happened in the game...

Switch to mom and begin official cuddle time...no pictures, please!

He pauses again from cuddle time to check out what everyone is yelling about...

And finally in the 8th inning, we called it a night. Cards won 8-3! Woo-hoo!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Note to Self...12

If you must turn your back on your toddler at the grocery store to pick something up, try not to park the shopping cart within arm's length of the shelf of glass jelly jars.

"Clean up on aisle 4..."

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Subbing Story...2

No group can celebrate April Fool's Day like a group of first graders. Here's some of my favorites from today:

Girl 1: Mrs. Mohr! Your shoes are on fire! April Fools!

Boy 1: Teacher! You have a bat on your head! April Fools!

Girl 2: Mrs. Mohr! My cat is behind you!

Girl 1 again: Mrs. Mohr! I'm wearing 700 shoes, look! April Fools!

Seriously. This was my day today.