Friday, June 6, 2008

Rasta-Finn in the Summertime

It's officially summertime at Hotwheel Hacienda. The ceiling fans are on high, the flip-flop tans are starting to show, and this is blasting from the speakers almost every day:

Finn LOVES this song. He has serenaded his teachers, his grandparents, the entire playground... and now you:

Pardon the poor resolution. I need a new camera.

Here are some other things that are helping us beat the heat, in one way or another. Clicky links added for your convenience...

Kid-Safe Bug Spray with SPF 30
Eli gets eat up every year with bug bites, and last week I heard a horror story about a toddler in our area who got West Nile and it caused nerve damage in her right arm. Meaning, she can't use it. That was enough for me to invest in some dual SPF/buggy action to slather him up with every morning. This stuff is great, even if the blue stuff does take a few washings to get off your hands, but it also helps you see how evenly you are applying.
Plus I like that the boys faintly look like Blue Man midgets.

WWOD? Toddler Shirt

Need I say more?
... I do?
OK, checkout this column over at MOMocrats about McCain and feminism. Note: I advise any and all members of my family to not click this link. If you do anyway, don't say I didn't warn you.

1000000 Miles Away
You know when you were growing up and went through that phase of wanting your name on everything? There were those racks of pencils, or bracelets, or t-shirts, or notepads? My little sister even had a cool song with her name in it that played all the time on the radio.
I've always wanted there to be a song with my name in it, because I'm narcissistic like that, but never knew of any. Thanks to Kip The Music Guru, I have THREE in my iPod now!! And they're good ones too.

Kung Fu Panda
Seriously, it was adorable. Go take the kids and enjoy being in a cool dark theater.

So You Think You Can Dance
SYTYCD = My Guilty Pleasure. I could hardly wait for summer to start to see who the next Benji or Sabra will be. It's been 12 years since I last danced in college (gasp!) but watching this show automatically turns me into a snarky DMA Certified Professional Consultant: Ack! She calls THAT a fouette turn? And just look at that guy's extensions! His lines are fantastic, but his musicality stinks!

The Perfect Father's Day Gift
Unfortunately, cannot be linked or posted because Hotwheels Husband pops into the blog occasionally. But if you want a tip, shoot me a comment or email and I'll share. It's worth it, and perfect for summertime.


Anonymous said...

Mkay, can't remember if I've told you or not, but FINN was going to be my daughter's name. Long story short, it's not, and two years later, my brother and his wife stole it out from under me and gave it to their son.


I LOVE the name, and your Finn is a doll. :)

McMommy said...

Look at you.....the ever so helpful summertime mama!! I love how you even took the time to make all the links "clicky"!!

Thanks for all the good advice! And do tell about the Father's Day gift....

p.s. I'm writing a post right now about some things I found for Father's Day...wonder if we have the same thing?

AmySandy said...

I LOVE Finn's version!! Gosh, how much do I love that kid?

Do share the Father's Day idea. Sandy flat out told me what he wanted this year. He's no fun. But at least I know he'll like it, huh?

And I saw a shirt that made me think of you. I'll try to post it here...we'll see if that works.

Okay, it didn't... I'll email it to you.

Ginger said...

Finn is too cute! I love all the summetime linky-do's you provided for us :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

McMommy said...

Just me dropping by to say...Happy POW!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Great ideas for summer!! Who doesn't love a cool dark theater when it is hot as blue blazes out! And I love the bug/sunscreen option! For some strange reason two year olds don't like to be pinned down and slathered with goop - twice! I am sure Judah would appreciate only having to be pinned once!

Happy POW!


Lisa said...

Everytime I look at your post with your son's name, I keep thinking you are talking about my son (but his blog name is DINO). My Dino loves to sing too--he's more a Michael Bubble, jazz kind of guy but he might jazz up the Marley tune with your Finn :)
Happy POW!

Mamasphere said...

I was wondering about Kung Fu Panda. And SYTYCD is my favorite show right now! I've never danced in my life, but it totally makes me want to.

Steve & Stepher said...

Hah! We both blogged about SYTYCD on the same day. I think they have an excellent cast this year. Mary Murphy makes us laugh; we joke that she's always drinking gin from that plastic cup.

So, what was The Perfect Father's Day Gift??? =)

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