Monday, March 31, 2008
The My Ubby was founded by a husband and wife. The Mom made her first born son, Joe, a one-of-a-kind baby blanket, using an old hand-me-down sewing machine. He named his blanket "ubby." Then, they had a little girl, Molly, and made a new "ubby."
"ubby" (made up noun) a blanket-friend that will always be by your side. Soft and warm, ubbies can also be used as a tissue, super hero cape, or sun shade. An ubby will never run away but sometimes hides. An ubby never gets mad or complains. A true companion for life.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Claudia then had a very gross diaper...it was pretty much diarrhea. I have a poop phobia, so this helped the stress of my day. I change the diapers because of necessity, not that I want to.
Caleb woke from his nap a crab, so that was another bonus! *Grrr....
Madelyn had all of a 20 minute afternoon nap, so she was a pleasant baby when we were getting ready for supper....NOT!
Anyway...I am over my negative day. As the saying goes, "Tomorrow is a new day...with no mistakes in it~yet" That is a quote from Anne of Avonlea, which is one of my favorite movies!
Tomorrow night, I am going to visit my dear friend, Randi...and we are going to be kid free for the night. I will wear the hat of Sarah, instead of mom for just one night. After the last few weeks we have had....trust me, I am really looking forward to it!
You’re in the “Middle Ages”–sandwiched between the “greatest generation” and the “gimme” generations, busily juggling both with no relief in sight. Children are driving, and parents are not. Money is tight and so are your favorite jeans. And things that never ached before are beginning to give you trouble! For every baby boomer who wonders if it’s possible to navigate the Middle Ages with grace and style, Phil Callaway offers plenty of hope and a little hilarity, too. Because there’s nothing like a smile to make wrinkles less noticeable.
I think that Phil is a really funny author! So many times, while reading, I found myself laughing out loud at things he wrote. He goes through the chapters (which are short by the way because he said he has ADD) and tells stories of his family, kids, parents, and others. He goes through the stages of kids growing up...teenagers...and moving out. He talks of stories of his parents, and how they built a home in their home for them. This is a moving story book...and very comical. I really couldn't put it down long. It is a fast read, too.
Described as “Dave Barry with a message,” author, speaker, and television host Phil Callaway has written twenty books, many of them bestsellers and is a popular speaker at conferences, camps and marriage retreats, coaxing laughter and tears from audiences worldwide. Of his personal accomplishments he rates the following highest: shutting off the TV to listen to his children’s questions (twice), taking out the garbage without being told (once), and convincing his high school sweetheart Ramona to marry him (once).
You can purchase the book at Amazon.com. I highly recommend it!
This book review was made possible from Multnomah Books, a division of Random House. Leave a comment if you are interested in book reviews.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I was very excited to review this new series called Millionaire Kid$ Club™ from Money Savvy Generation. These are great products that help teach the value of money and how it should be spent or used. I really like the 2 books: volume 1: Garage Sale Riches, and volume 2: Putting the "Do" in Donate. These books have children in them and they are learning the value of how to spend and donate money.
I really like how it is teaching the important lesson of personal finances. Co-written by financial literacy expert Susan Beacham and New York Times bestselling author, Lynnette Khalfani Cox these books are recommended for children ages 5 – 12. The suggested retail cost for each book is $12.95. For more information or to purchase the books, visit http://www.msgen.com/.
She just launched her new blog and you can visit her if you would like to know about what she has to say. Here's the link:http://www.susanbeacham.com/blog/
Susan Beacham is also the founder and creator of the beloved Money Savvy Pig®, a four-chambered bank which teaches children the power of delayed gratification through money choices and goal-setting.
She is also a financial expert, speaker and award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist. Her company, Money Savvy Generation, develops innovative products and services to help parents and educators teach kids the skills of basic personal finance.
Nathaniel loves this bank because he can instantly decide how he would like to separate his earnings and winnings (from tooth lady deposits to birthdays) and later he can use the money for what the bank displays. I think adults should have a system like this that is readily available. :) Lynnette Khalfani Cox is a personal finance expert, speaker and New York Times bestselling author. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post and numerous magazines. To learn more about Cox and her free money-management newsletter, visit her web site at www.themoneycoach.net.
Monday, March 24, 2008
I really wish I would have known about Nest learning when I was home schooling. Nathaniel is a hands on and visual learner. He loves the Abraham Lincoln Interactive DVD and resource book! The Interactive DVD is so entertaining and well put together! We really enjoy watching it as a family. There is so much history in the DVD, and kids don't really know that they are learning while watching a movie.
Nathaniel learns patriotism, good judgment, and honesty with this 30-minute animated educational DVD. This is great for the visual learners!
Each Interactive DVD features: Optional English and Spanish subtitles, a 3-level Adventure Quiz, integrated movie clips, story summaries, a “Principles Guide for Parents & Teachers”, premium website access to a fun-filled Kids' Zone--packed with teaching resources for educators, parents, and caregivers!
Each interactive DVD includes a 48-page Resource & Activity Book full of skill-developing activities, word games, puzzles, coloring pages, and more! Provides hours of fun and learning for the entire family! The special “Certificate of Achievement” located in the back of the book serves as an excellent award your child can display after completing the activities.
This Interactive DVD and Resource book is $41.90 Retail price, and you can get it at Nest Learning for $34.95. They have a special right now for $28.95!
Would you like to win an Interactive DVD and Resource book?
Nest Learning has offered to sponsor a giveaway to one special Sassyfrazz reader! I have a
George Washington Interactive DVD and Resource book to have for a giveaway! Retail value at $41.90, this is a great home school resource! It is just a great educational tool to add to your home to learn our history. This 30-minute educational video shows George Washington at his best -- courageous, determined, humble, brave, and patriotic.
Here are the rules of the contest open to United States bloggers and non-bloggers:
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Contest is open until April 2nd at 7:00 PM CST
Uniquely you has letters made by a theme, but you can customize letters the way you want them, as well.
The bow keepers are $20.00, and I think it is a great addition to my little girl's wall. AND~it keeps her bows all in one place~ out of reach! :)
You can go to her website: www.uniquelyuboutique.com/ and see all the different letter bow keepers she has! You can also sign up to win some free hair bows! I really hope to win the hair bow trio to add to my letter bow keeper. Madelyn will be wearing a lot of bows in her hair.
Thanks Uniquely U boutique for helping with keeping my daughter's room a bit more organized!
Uniquely U: "unconventional. unexpected. unforgettable."
Sunday, March 23, 2008
So, at 5:15 we dropped off the kid's with my niece (12 yrs. almost 13) and nephew (15 yrs.) for them to watch them. Bless them for watching 8 kiddos...my other niece who is almost 18 did come for awhile to help, too. It was a fun outing, and my parents were so happy to have us all together. My sister, Annikki, was even there. It is a long story, but I am really surprised she came. There is some family turmoil (basically she wants nothing to do with my brother David and his wife)...and she has been isolating herself from the family. I was glad to see her there. I haven't seen her since the 4th of July.
Mongo's is a fun and entertaining restaurant. You grab a bowl, fill it up with veggies, raw meats, raw sea food, cheeses, sauces, oils, seasonings, and noodles. Then, the grill people toss it on a big grill and saute' your food while you watch. You can have your stir fry in a wrap, eat it by itself, or have them saute rice in it. You can also chose your rice to have on the side. It was so tasty! I loved it! I really, REALLY...love stir fry anyway, so it was a welcoming treat. This night it was an all-you-can-eat meal for one price, so if you didn't really like what you put together, you could try something new. I highly recommend this restaurant if you have one near you....GO! You won't be disappointed. It was a fun night out. I love getting together with my brothers and sisters. I wish my sister in Chicago could have been there.
Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
What I was doing 10 years ago: I moved to Tennessee with my sister to get my life back on track with God. I was making decisions that were selfish and ungodly. When we got down to Tennessee, I found out I was pregnant. I moved back to MN in May after living there for 5 1/2 months. Boy...I had a lot going on at that time in my life. Needless to say, I wouldn't trade Nathaniel or what I learned for anything. He is a blessing to me, and God stretched me to grow through all of that! It is amazing that God can take our sinful choices and make something beautiful out of them and bless us!
5 Things on my To Do List today:
1. Play with the kids
2. Fold laundry
3. Give kids meds, and nebulize Maddie
4. Blog reviews
5. Give kids a bath
5 Snacks I Enjoy
1. Ice Cream
2. Chips & Salsa
3. Cheese and crackers
4. Puppy Chow
5 Things I would do if I were a Billionaire
1. Find a good Lawyer & Accountant and invest quite a bit of it. (ditto)
2. Go on a family mission trip and give blankets, build houses, and give of my time.
3. Remodel our house for fun, then build our dream log cabin home up in the mountains.
4. Travel in an RV all over.
5. Help our family and friends start up things they never could afford before, with no interest.
3 of my Bad Habits
1. WORRYING...and a lot of it lately!
2. Yelling, and this one is one that I am getting better at...daily working at it!
5 places I have lived
1. With Mom & Dad
2. Town homes at College
3. Tennessee with my sister. I wish I could have lived there longer! I love Mountains and warmer weather! I really love that Southern drawl, too!
4. In apartments and a condo.
5. With my Hubby and kids right here on the other side of the computer screen. :)
5 Jobs I have had
1. McDonald's manager at a few different locations.
2. I made teeth at a Dental Lab.
3. Toddler Teacher in TN.
4. "Sandwich Artist" at Subway. (I think that title is comical).
5. Currently Mom, Wife, and all the titles that brings.
If you are reading this, then I am tagging YOU! Leave a link to your blog in my comments, so I can check out your post.
Thanks Jen, that was fun!
Madelyn and Caleb love to play with the roller coaster beads on the top of the cube. There are 4 different roller coasters for the colorful beads to go. On each of the four sides of the cube, there are different activities to engage in. My kids really like the Pathfinder and the Alphabet blocks. The Alphabet blocks have the Alphabet letter on one side, and a picture of something that starts with that letter on the other side.
The Pathfinder really gets kids involved into how to move through a maze. I think this is great for brain development. The other two sides are an Abacus, and Gears. The Abacus is great for teaching how to count. There are 5 rows of 10 beads. The gears teach how things can move together. Even Nathaniel, who is 9, loves playing with the Deluxe Mini Cube! This cube has brought hours of fun into our home, and it will bring many more hours of fun play. This Deluxe Mini Cube works great on the floor, or it can be put on a table for the older toddlers. I think this toy is great for educational purposes and for brain development. Retail value: $139.95, and Sensory Edge offers it at $119.95, plus free shipping!
Sensory Edge has so many great products that they carry! I really hope to add more to my home! They have furniture for kid's bedrooms and play rooms, "American Made" toys and furniture, toys, pretend play products, waiting room toys and classroom rugs! Go check them out!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Caleb loves the Baby Jamz microphone! Not only does he love to sing, but because this microphone is so fun! There is a button on there that plays 6 different songs to sing along with: Bingo, Skip to my Lou, Old MacDonald, Twinkle Twinkle, This old man, and Mary had a little lamb. There is a mic button on there that you can push and it magnifies your voice. There is a button to push to record yourself singing, too, and a button to play back the song. You can also change the tempo of the song to speed up or slow down. I thought this was a great idea, especially if a child is learning the words. Sometimes songs move to fast for them to get the words in. There is no volume button, so that would be my only thing I would change about the product. The price for the Baby Jamz microphone is $9.97 at Walmart.
Thank you Team Mom for this review~
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Madelyn's Oxygen levels were good, which actually surprised me. The doctor said her lungs sounded a bit like bronchitis. She was having more rattling as she breathed out. He looked in her ears, and sure enough, both ears are infected. He said her right ear looks like it actually could burst. He told me to not be alarmed if I see it draining, and possibly some blood. (Ya right, don't be alarmed...um, ok). He said if that happens, I should definitely have her seen 2-3 weeks after that to make sure it is healing up. Then, we went to get more X-rays. She had X-rays on Saturday night, too, but those were clear. Of coarse Madelyn did not like that, but when kids cry during X-rays, they can get better pictures. It is so sad to see their little bodies in that contraption. All of my kids have gone through the X-rays.
The X-rays revealed that Madelyn has some fluid in her lungs. She has perihilar infiltrate, which is basically pneumonia in the early stage. I am so sad for my little girl. Her cough terrifies me. I asked a few of the elders of the church to come anoint Madelyn's head and pray over her. I want our whole family and house prayed over. I just pray she doesn't worsen. The Doctor prescribed Albuterol for the P.I. and Amoxicillin for her double ear infection. He mentioned that she could get worse. We need to nebulize her every 3-4 hours, and make sure she is eating and drinking. That is vital. She is so little, and I just pray that God will give her strength and that he will double up her supply of white blood cells to destroy these viruses that are attacking her!
I will try to update this as I can. If you think of it, please pray for my little baby. We covet your prayers.
On the upside, I think Caleb is on the mend. His tongue is healing and his lip isn't so fat now. He is eating a bit better, but he still has a low grade temp., some chills now and then, and his nose is constantly running. I really hope, and pray, he is out of the woods and walking toward a good, and healthy rest of the year!
Discover answers to those and other questions as you examine God’s Word with this companion study guide to the book Experiencing the Resurrection by Henry Blackaby and Melvin Blackaby.
Packed with practical notes, advice, and questions for reflection, this highly interactive guide—ideal for small group or individual use—shows you how to witness Christ’s resurrection in and through your life. Each chapter of the book is explored in a flexible one-week format with “life change objectives” that arise from applying the truth for each day to your life.
Dr. Henry Blackaby, president emeritus of Blackaby Ministries, is the author of more than a dozen books, including the best-selling classic Experiencing God. He has spent his life in ministry, serving as a music director and as a senior pastor for churches in California and Canada. Today he provides consultative leadership on prayer for revival and spiritual awakening on a global level. He and his wife make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Melvin Blackaby coauthored with his father, Henry Blackaby, the Gold Medallion winner Experiencing God Together. He travels extensively as a conference speaker. He and his wife and their three children live in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, where he serves as senior pastor of Bow Valley Baptist Church.
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Monday, March 17, 2008
I am really loving my Signing Time videos from Tiny Hands productions! Caleb knows so many of the signs and he is eager to learn more and more. He even signs without thinking about it. Madelyn is starting to sign to. She always does the sign for "sign" when I sing the song, "It's signing time with Alex and Leah!" She gets so excited and starts to dance. Madelyn knows the sign for more, milk, sign(ing) and dog. I think she probably knows more, but I miss sometimes. I was watching her while she was watching the DVD and she was trying to do the sign for Apple. She just turned a year old! I am really hoping that Caleb feels better this week so I can get him into auditions for the Signing Time! I think it would be super awesome if he was chosen to be in their DVD! He has been a sponge with learning ASL and remembering. We have had the Signing Time gift set 1-3 for only about 2 months. I know he could do well with auditions...now, to not be afraid of the camera, or to be shy...
I have to share this amazing story with you that aired on the Today Show last week. Signing Time family Katy & Michael Barrett, shared their experience with their daughter, Elizabeth, learning to read starting at just 13-months old due in large part to Signing Time! Check out this clip: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23557147#23558127
I think it is truly amazing! I can see she has a definite gift, but I believe watching and being exposed to Signing Time really played apart in her knowledge! You can read the full article on Elizabeth here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/23556514!
I hope you enjoy Elizabeth's story! Trust me, you WILL be amazed!
(gently read) paperback copies of :The Preacher's Daughter, The Englisher and The Brethren. Thank you, Julie, for giving me these books! I got them March 8th, and I am excited to read them! My friend, Lisa, raves about Beverly Lewis!
I won MomSpit from Petitelephant! I haven't got it yet, but I am anxiously waiting to try this out. I have read people's blogs that think it is amazing, so I am hyped up to try it out on my kids! I won three 2 oz. bottles of Momspit in 3 flavors: one fig & green tea, one lemon & white tea, and one bottle of unscented. Thanks for picking me, Allison! It is a great prize!I just found out that I won a pair of Camel color slippers with pink jacks print from BePe Baby! These will be adorable on Maddie! I ordered them a little bigger so she can wear them this fall or next spring! Super cute, and I am looking forward to it! Thank you Christina for picking me! I think it was a great contest, and very generous!
Adventures in Mommyland sent me these Fisher Price musical teething keys! I love that the sounds are quiet, and not loud! Fisher Price makes great toys. Thank you, Mary, for picking me as your winner, and your contest! Madelyn loves them!
Just had an incident about 30 minutes ago. Caleb was playing with our rocking horse and the walker when he fell. He bit his tongue (really deep) about 1/2 long and bit into his lip. I haven't seen so much blood! He hit so hard! I quickly got him up to the sink, and put an icy cold wash cloth into his mouth, rinse, then put it in his mouth again. He was so sad and his tears just kept coming. I was shaking so bad, I barely could keep the wash cloth in his mouth. I tried to get him to eat a Mr. Freeze, but he didn't want it. After awhile, he wouldn't let me put the wash cloth in his mouth either. POOR LITTLE GUY~
Last week, Madelyn was crawling on the arm of the chair when she fell head first onto the heat vent! Clunk! That was a horrible sound! It just made me shudder! I just held her and kissed her. Then, I offered to nurse her. Sometimes that nursing is just like a band aid to them. She drifted off to sleep with a cut on the head, and 4-5 lines, that matched the heat vent, plastered on her forehead. She is finally showing little signs of that fall. She has slight coloring around the little cut on her forehead, but no lines remain.
What is it about the kids always getting hurt with cuts, bumps and bruises? It is really awful when it happens when they are sick. I think being a kid really helps prepare us for being an adult. We go through cuts, bumps and bruises...just on a different level.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I got this super cute award from my new blogging friend, Jen! She is so sweet to offer up this reward. This is what she said:
Don't all babies love jewelry? I don't think I have ever met a baby who won't find your jewelry and try to pull on, chew on, eat it, or gum it! I came across a great company called Smart Mom that came up with the idea to promote pretty and practical ideas for real Moms. Their first product line, Teething Bling pendants and bangles, is made just for the baby that wants your jewelry! Their Teething Bling™ line is made with the highest-quality, phthalate-free, federally approved silicone. The material is non-toxic, latex-free, food–safe, even dishwasher-friendly! It is the same silicone used in many other popular teething products. I know Madelyn loves when I wear the jewelry! I think Kendra and Amy, founders of Smart Mom, have a super product line. I think the Pendants and bangles are stylish and practical. I feel safe with Madelyn chewing on my jewelry when I wear it! I love that I can just put the jewelry in the dishwasher to sanitize it, too! With as much sickness as we have gone through, this feature rocks! When I got my Smart Mom jewelry, it came in a very nice, dark purple box. The box had the jewelry wrapped in plastic, and there was a card inside with facts about Smart Mom. I am really loving my new jewelry! The pendants come in donut or heart shapes. There are 7 different colors of donut pendants: Coral, Jade, Moonstone, Mother of Pearl, Onyx, Rose, and Turquoise. There are 4 different colors of Heart Shaped pendants: Amethyst, Jade, Rose, and Turquoise. The pendants have matching bangles that you can wear with them, too. Smart Mom also carries a few other products.
Would you like to win a Pendant or a Bangle? Smart Mom is sponsoring a give away for a Sassyfrazz reader! I have a Rose color Pendant and a Turquoise Bangle to offer up in a giveaway! This giveaway is open to Bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States.
Here are the rules: 1. Head over to Smart Mom and check out their products. 2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite Pendant or Bangle. 3. Extra credit: Subscribe to my feed and leave a second comment for a second entry. 4. Extra Extra credit: blog about my contest and leave a third comment for 3 chances to win!
This contest will be open until March 24th at 7:00 PM CST.
Winner of the ModMum sling is: the vintage pearl
Winner of the Noah's A B C Stacking blocks is: Stephanie @ Twist and Shout
Congratulations ladies! Thanks 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting the party, and thanks to Pamela from Happy Panda for arranging the prizes and picking the winners! I really look forward to the next Blog Party!
Then, she has a "safe" place to eat. The place mat has a great built in scoop to catch the food before it lands in her lap. I love this feature! Anything to help save her clothes. I love the "Hey Diddle, Diddle" design on the mat. She loves the kitty on it, of coarse. I really like how this mat is easy to clean with a wipe, and how it rolls up and fits in the diaper bag. The Tiny Diner is made in the USA with safe FDA-compliant materials. There is no lead, PVC, BPA, phthalates or latex in the materials! The Tiny Diner is durable, washable, and stays flexible! The Tiny Diner comes in 4 great styles: Hey Diddle Diddle in green, Hey Diddle Diddle in Pink, Hippo in Yellow, and Hey Diddle Diddle Tiny Diner in Blue! Tiny Diner sells in a few different locations and the price is $10.99. Please see the Kiddopotamus site for retail and online locations to purchase.
I really like the Kiddopotamus Poppit that we have! It is made with luxe faux suede that is extremely soft and stylish, water resistant, wind proof and machine washable! I love how this material feels against my skin, and Madelyn's skin! She loves the feeling of it around her.
The Poppit Luxe Carrier Cover keeps baby cozy on any outing: front carrier, stroller, nursing cover and for her car seat! I really like that when I put Madelyn in her front carrier, that I can put the poppit around her, and I have a spot to put my hands, too! The poppit is made with little pockets! What a great idea! I think it is great to use this with her car seat, too. I really don't like putting on snow suits in the early spring when we are going on car rides. With the Poppit, I can put it around her when we head outside, and once the car is warmed up, I can easily remove it so she doesn't get so hot. The tabs on the Poppit fit nice on the car seat, and they are easy to remove. The Poppits come in 3 great colors: Black/Ivory, Blue/Ivory, and Pink/Ivory. I think Madelyn likes to just snuggle the Poppit, too, because it is just that soft! You can look at the Kidddopotamus website for different online and retail stores to purchase your own Poppit for $27.99.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The Happy Panda baby boutique specializes in high quality baby clothes made to fit the bigger baby. Although our size chart was developed for the baby plus size community, it can provide the right fit for any baby boy or girl.
Currently (I pray she stays healthy) she is not sick. I pray that she has a healthy bubble around her.
I think it is a great way to introduce toddlers matching. Each card has a big, bright picture of an animal, and you need to find the match. You can also teach them the story of Noah's Ark with this game. Each game has : 24 colorful tiles – 12 pairs, Simple and recognizable animal images, rainbow imprint on reverse side of all tiles, and packaged in a cardboard box for storage. The game is $10.99.
Do you want to win a set of Noah’s ABC Stacking Blocks? Alphabet Alley has generously sponsored a giveaway to one of Sassyfrazz's readers!
This giveaway is apart of the 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog party so, you need to leave a comment on the 5 Minutes for Mom UBP ‘08 party post. All prizes will be awarded by a random draw. If you haven't already, join the fun! This Party is for Women only~Sorry guys~and is from March 7th-14th! Contest open to bloggers and non-bloggers, and this contest is open to United States.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I really liked watching this with Madelyn, Caleb and Claudia (the little girl I babysit). The kids had so much fun watching the little puppets, and the kids dance, crawl, walk, jump...and many other moves. Madelyn loved when the baby's and puppets did things like reach up, and play peek-a-boo. She giggled a few times through out the movie. Caleb loves doing what the puppets and kids did. He really likes the song, "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands." He loved doing the actions with the kids on the DVD. Madelyn, Caleb and Claudia clapped their hands with the kids and puppets when they did.
I like that I can do these movements with the kids as the little ones on the DVD help lead. It really is fun to see how the kids interact with using their milestones: crawling, walking, jumping, and dancing. I really enjoy that these DVD's have real children and babies in them. Kids love looking at other children and mimicking them. I think this DVD was well made and is exceptional. I enjoy the classical music in these movies, too, which include: Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart.
You can buy your Baby's first moves here: http://www.babyeinstein.com/
**Celebrates babies' discoveries of movement**
**Encourages use of developing motor skills**
DVD Features: *Repeat play *Language tracks (Spanish, French and English) *Discovery cards *Let's pretend * Puppet shows *Move with me *Toy chest * About Little Einsteins (Available in French and English only)
Thank you Mom Central for sponsoring this review!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Saturday I did my WW meeting in the morning, and Nathaniel came with me. After not going for one week (so 2 weeks without weighing in) I had an unfortunate gain of 1.8 pounds. I know it may not seem much, but I was bumming. I really need to just buckle down and work harder at not being tempted by all the yummy foods! I am really happy that spring is right around the corner. After WW, we went to the Post Office and "tried" to mail some packages. I grabbed a box, envelope, and tape off the shelves, and sealed up the goods. After waiting in line for about 15 minutes, the clerks said, "Checks or cash only, because our machines are down." WHAT?? Who really carries cash or checks around anymore? So, after working it all out, I had to give them information and then go back there today (Monday) to pay for the materials and postage. Oh well, what was I to do?
After the Post Office, we went to Walmart. I had Nathaniel try on some jeans, and we were able to get some. It is really hard to find slim in his size, but I did manage to find 2 pair. We also picked up a few more groceries and necessities. Then, Saturday night we just hung out and watched another movie. We watched Chuck and Larry. Terry heard it was a good and funny movie. I guess it just isn't my cup of tea. I don't find gay things funny. Adam Sandler's movies don't really appeal to me because the humor is a bit crude and disgusting. Terry feel asleep about 15 minutes into the movie, so it really didn't spark his interest either. Really, it was a movie that I could have been better off not watching.
Sunday, we went to church in the morning. Then, I did a quick sweep, mop, and wash of the windows (taking those precious hand prints and dog nose prints off the windows) before the big party. It was Madelyn's First Birthday party! We had about 30
people here! It was a full house. Here are some of Madelyn's First Birthday pictures...
She looks so cute in her "Birthday Tu-Tu" from Fuzzy Me! It was a great hit!
We got her to smile for the camera by playing "peek-a-boo" with a tiny bear that was dressed in a duck outfit. She loves her new little bear-duck that she got from Great Grandma Ruby!
Terry's Grandma made an adorable (and tasty) cake for Miss Madelyn...
And she just loved the kitty, she even said, "Meow!" She indulged her taste buds completely~
She had frosting, pink mind you, all over...in her hair, on her elbows, her arms, the chair...but not too much on her tights. She loved it! She has never had cake before (to my knowledge). The only other real "sugary" thing she has had is ice cream. That is a daily house hold term here.
She had so much fun filling her cute, little face. I wish this cake would add a little weight to her tiny little body!
This is her beautiful hair "style" after her cake massacre. Did you know that frosting is a great hair mouse?
She was blessed with many cute new clothes (super adorable!), books, a pink soccer ball, white patented shoes, Pediped shoes, head bands a snoring duck (that was a huge hit with Miss Madelyn), a play camera~that even flashes, a pink shovel, big pail, and a watering can for "helping out" this summer! Here are some pictures...
Through all that she had a great day! She was exhausted at the end of the day, and so were we. She had a great time with family and friends! It was great to have our first "girlie" party! Thank you to the people who came that read my blog. It was a fun time, and thanks for making it so special for Madelyn! Happy birthday to my little Princess~ you are our daughter...and you are God's child! Thank you, God, for blessing us with Madelyn.