Take Me Out to the Ball Game Even if the Yankees Lose

Yesterday, I took Jason to Yankee Stadium for the Yankees/Blue Jays afternoon game. We got tickets from my brother-in-law Steve, so we met him and his son Matthew at the stadium. (We recently had Steve's daughter Amanda over for a sleepover if you remember. We just can't get rid of these guys...) The day started with us getting to the train station just in time to catch an earlier train than expected! Bonus! Except... we soon realized that the earlier train was still in the station because something was mechanically wrong with the doors. So we sat in the train for a good 15 minutes until it finally took off. In ...

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I Made Turkey Kielbasa Tacos! (Plus Hillshire Farm Giveaway!)

Like most intelligent humans, I'm a big fan of bacon. In fact, for breakfast every day I have a boring old bowl of oatmeal, along with four slices of bacon. Okay, fine. Turkey bacon. But that's only because of some silly high cholesterol thing, and yeah I'm trying to eat healthy. Thing is, as much as I love bacon, when it comes to breakfast meats, I actually prefer sausage. And speaking of sausage (see how smooth I am?), I could eat my body weight in hot dogs if it wouldn't kill me, but even better than Nathan's Famous franks would be grilling up some kielbasa. Oh, man is that stuff good. My ...

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We Had a Daughter This Weekend! (But Ended Up Returning Her)

  Pretty good sale today at Christmas Tree Shop. Though not too sure of the return policy on these. This weekend we got to see what it'd be like to have a daughter. Since there aren't any "Rent a Daughter" shops in our area of the country, we had to make due with our 11-year-old niece Amanda. Okay, fine. We had an impromptu sleepover with my sister-in-law's daughter, but for a day,  we got to pretend she wasn't our niece. My kids are always excited for any sort of sleepover, but extra excited when it's one of their cousins. What turned out as a regular boring old weekend, quickly turned into a ...

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Big NFL Action in a Small Package – TeenyMates Review & Giveaway

I've written before about how Ryan loves to collect "guys." The smaller the better, because he can grab a handful and run around the house smashing them into each other. He's got Squinkies, Crazy Bones, Bonkazonks, little Japanese erasers, Lego Mini-Figs, you name it. So when I had a chance to review Party Animal's NFL TeenyMates, I couldn't really pass (pun very much intended) those up. Football's easily my favorite sport. I've been a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan since the early '70s when I was in Elementary School. I somehow jumped on their bandwagon then, and never jumped off, despite the awfulness of the 1980s. My dad's always been a NY ...

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My Playlist or I Wanna Rock (blog hop)

Apparently Trisha over at Momdot.com has caught the blog hop bug because she's at it again. Or is it a blog carnival? I can't really keep it straight. All I know is that the poor woman desparately needs a new iPhone since her current one is cracked beyond belief. The latest Blog Carnival is a blog post showing off the playlists on your computer or iPod or whatever MP3 player you use. I've got my tunes on my iPhone, along with synched up iTunes on all my computers. I've got a few computers at home (laptop and desktop) and another at the office. Thanks to my friend Brian, I purchased iTunes ...

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