Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Congratulations! Thanks everyone who entered the contest!
I am a total nut about cute baby shoes for my one, and only daughter. She is a doll, and deserves cute shoes! I love the Pedoodle shoe line! I wish I was rich, so I could afford one of every pair! We just got the Sweet Lady Janes, and they sure are adorable on Madelyn's little feet. She does have a little bit of growing to really fit into them, but her feet are tiny. These will be great to wear this summer with her dresses!
I love the quality of these shoes! Every pair of Pedoodles is constructed of premium, top-grade, genuine leather. This flexible, breathable, natural material helps to promote healthy conditions around developing feet. The shoes don't require much care or cleaning to maintain great looks <--and that is something Pedoodles are known for. I really like that the soles are made with PedFlex™ flat-rubber to also aid in those developing feet! They are lightweight, and extremely flexible! I love that their shoes move, flex, and form to the child's feet. The shoes have no arch in them, and so it is like they are walking barefoot...which experts recommend now.
And, can you just shout...ADORABLE? Pedoodles have a wide variety of great and adorable shoes for boys and girls! They offer the First Feet Collection and the Next Steps Collection. The First Feet Collection is made for the crawlers (0-12 months). They are flexible and breathable. The Next Steps Collection is for the walkers and runners (12 months-age 4).
When choosing footwear to protect young developing feet, experts agree you should look for the following qualities:
Lightweight: the shoes should not be heavy or impede the child's movement in any way.
Flexible/Soft: the shoes should not restrict important toe and foot mobility, nor should they bind the growing feet in any way.
Breathable: constructed of breathable natural materials, such as leather, to promote healthy conditions around the feet.
Flat: the shoes should not have any arch support. They should simulate barefoot conditions. Pedoodles meet (and exceed, in my opinion) these recommendations! Pedoodles also carries, groovy hats and fun T-shirts!
Pedoodles would like to sponsor a giveaway for one very lucky Sassyfrazz reader! The winner can choose from either collection and any style. This contest is for bloggers and non-bloggers and open to US and Canadian residents. Please visit Pedoodles, and pick out your favorite shoes from either the First Feet or the Next Step Collection. Come back here and leave a comment about which shoe you would chose if you are the winner. Contest ends May 13, at 7:00 PM CST.
What a tribute to their daughter, who is now in heaven! I watched the video first, and that made me cry! Please visit their blog and listen to this beautiful song. I just cried and cried the entire time I watched this. This story isn't about the sorrow of their daughter who was only here for such a short time, but a celebration of her life and how she impacted so many lives! Please read the beginning of the story. The father is one of the singers from the Christian group: Selah. They also have 3 other daughters. I thank them for their faith! They are a complete encouragement to me!
**Judging for the top 4 prizes will end at 12pm cst Friday May 2nd. Winners will be posted here, on Saturday, May 3 by 2:00 CST. (Pam, from Happy Panda is organizing the prizes)~ Thanks Pam! If you see your name listed as a prize winner please email CyberBabyShower@gmail.com and they will put you in touch directly with the sponsor offering the prize to make shipping arrangements.
Chesapeake Ribbions have some fun games going on, and here are a few of my entrants:
Here is a glimpse into my last labor/delivery story. It is a story of Madelyn's birth. Maddie is very special, not only because she is a precious gift from God, and my first daughter...but she is my little miracle baby after a miscarriage. I had very little amniotic fluid left according to the ultrasound on my due date, so they needed to get things moving. I went in that night to the hospital, and they put a pill in the nook of my cervix. Well, that really got things moving and about 4 1/2 hours later, my sweet pea was born. I did have an epidural, and she didn't respond well to that. I was hooked up to oxygen and needed to keep flipping from side to side. I was the biggest I ever was with pregnancies, so I was expecting a 9 1/2-10 pond baby. This picture of my "belly bump" is when I was about 7 months along. I know, I really should have taken a picture right before I went to the hospital.
So, back to the labor...When I started pushing, it burned like fire down there...well, come to find out she was posterior (so she was sunny side up). Luckily she had a little mellon, so it wasn't too bad. When she came out, of coarse I was emotional, and the Dr. asked me how big I thought she was. I said, "Oh, 8 pounds?" The Nurse said, "No, she is little, she is more like 7 pounds." My best friend, Randi, was in there, and she took a guess at 6 pounds 8 ounces. Randi knows her baby weights, because Maddie clocked in at 6 pounds 9 1/2 ounces! What a little peanut! That was a new experience for me, because both my boys were over 8. Nathaniel was 8 1/2, and Caleb was almost #9! Her going home outfit didn't fit her until she was 3 months old. What a miracle she is!
This is a fun cyber shower! I just entered two of the 4 games on her blog! Go check it out, and play, too!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Caleb: "Dad, my p*nis is big."
Caleb: "My p*nis is big."
Dad: "Caleb, get your hands out of there! You shouldn't be doing that."
Dad: "You shouldn't do that because it can make you sick."
Seriously, why do they have to do this? His Dad was right...it can make him sick in two ways...
health-wise, and mentally. He should be free to know his body and explore, but there needs to be a limit. How do I teach this without making him afraid, or ashamed of his body that God created?
Even today, and most times I change his diaper lately, he wants to get his hands involved. I tell him not to touch, because I am changing his diaper, and I don't want his hands dirty. There are a lot of germs in there. So, I tell him to put his hands on his head. Later today, he said, "Put my hands on my pe..." and he didn't finish, because I said, "no...on your head."
PLEASE help! I don't remember going through this with Nathaniel. What is the teaching angle on this one, that is done in a godly manner? I also have Nathaniel, who is nearing puberty and those ackward teen years. Any advice? Any good books on these topics?
Over 100 years ago, Beatrix Potter created Peter Rabbit. And to continue that wonderful culture of family and love, Kids Preferred is introducing their brand new line of Peter Rabbit plush.
Not only is Kids Preferred bringing Peter Rabbit all the way from underneath the root of the very big fir tree, but Peter and his sisters are part of the brand new, Peter Rabbit™ Naturally Better line of plush. These unique products are produced in accordance with The World of Beatrix Potter™ initiative, backed by a Corporate Social Responsibility Charter, with the aim of developing products which are better for the environment, before mothers and children and better for the people who make them.
estate. On her death in 1943 she bequeathed her farms and over 4,000 acres of land to the National Trust, England’s premier charity dedicated to conservation, heritage and learning,it should remain unspoilt forever.
Key Features include:
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Embedded support components diagnose problems and help you quickly resolve common issues
Includes free support via email and live chat **I haven't used this (yet) but I have peace of mind knowing it is available if needed!**
Includes 2GB of online storage for photos, music, contacts, & financial documents (option to purchase additional storage) **This is a great feature! I have lost everything from a hard drive crashing last year...so, I really like this feature!**
For more information, click here! You can purchase Norton 360 for $79.99! I highly suggest getting it...for your own security!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Today is the first day of their Mother’s Day Giveaway and they kicked it off with an incredible Mother’s Day gift of $1,000!
Here are the rules:
For the next week, they will accept entries. They are looking for photos that tell some sort of story of what motherhood means to you. They could be shots of you with your kids, your kids, you own mother, whatever you want.
Here is my photo captured by my friend, Jennifer. She really does a super job! She knows those "precious and breathtaking" moments, and makes photos give you an impression! This is Caleb when he was a newborn. He grabbed on to my finger. I love those precious moments when they are new to the world, and seeing things for the first time.
To me, this photo says so much! I think it reveals how precious and meaningful they are at this age. I think it also shows how our babies are dependant on us....for virtually everything! The little ones NEED us! We gently guide them through life, many times holding their hand, and one day they let go and spread their wings. Everything we do is an impression on them and shapes them.
Would you like to participate in the Mother's Day Giveaway? Just click here:
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Today, Terry went to go meet up with a train club. They are working on building a layout. If you are unfamiliar with model trains, a "layout" is a big board with scenery and track. A train travels around on the track. It is quite fun to watch, because some people really work hard at putting a lot of detail into their layouts. Last year we went to a train show in Menomonie, WI. They had so many layouts! If I took a guess, there were about 150 layouts! Some of them are not small either. I saw some that had little playgrounds with kids riding on teeter totters and swing sets. The equipment moved, too! Very cool! Lights, sound, people moving, a train guard going down...very inventive and creative! It is my husband's love hobby, and I have really grown to love it too. As a family, we go and watch real trains at the train yard every other weekend. We stand about 5 feet from a moving train. It is a rush. Caleb is really loving it! Maddie does the sign for train when we go now. It is cute. All day today Caleb has been asking to go watch trains.
While Terry went to work on the train set, Caleb, Madelyn and I went to see my Aunt and Uncle. It has been awhile since I have seen them. It was great to visit and see pictures from their trip out west. I really love spending time with my relatives! I wish I could see them more often. I feel lucky to get to see them today. I usually only see them once or twice a year. It was fun to catch up with them.
Caleb has had a fever most of the day. Last night he complained of a head ache, and he didn't get a fever until 10:00ish. He did great most of the day, except for around 4:00. He was whiny, complained of his head hurting and a head ache, and he was hot. I really should have stayed home with him today. He did mention his ears hurting on the way home. So, I wonder if it may be an ear infection, or double ear infection. Yeah...so, on to another round of sickness. I am a little concern about him. It seems like he complains of a head ache once a week or every other week lately. He has his yearly check up the beginning of June...but I may have to get him in sooner. We will see how tomorrow goes. I may have to bring him in Monday morning.
I am anxious to go get Nathaniel tomorrow. He is with his dad this weekend. It is good for him to have time with his dad, but I sure miss him when he is gone.
Pediatricians now recommend that children up to two years of age go barefoot (when practical and safe). As we all know, going barefoot isn't always acceptable or safe. I would love to be barefoot or in slippers all the time. Soft-soled leather shoes serve this purpose. The soft baby shoes enables children’s feet to grow naturally and to flex when they walk. A soft-soled shoe also enables them to sense the ground beneath their feet and to grasp with their toes as they learn how to walk.
100% genuine soft leather
Focus on fit and comfort with 6 sizes for babies from 0-24 months
Velcro fasteners make Buskins easy to put on and stay on
Safe non-skid soft leather soles allow children’s feet to flex when they walk
Handcrafted in Australia
These shoes vary in pricing from $15-40 a pair.
Toes. That’s because anyone shopping for a shower gift or a new baby present has noticed that the selection for socks for boys ages 0-24 months is limited.
The variety pack for both boys and girls contains an assortment of six styles in various colors, and are priced at $27 for 0-12 months and $29 for 12-24 months.
limited for boys so she created her own team with industrial designer Raymond Hwang. Jazzy Toes offers a truly unique collection of baby socks for new mothers and gift givers. For more information click on their website http://jazzytoes.com/
I think both of these products are creative, fun, very useful, and inventive!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Cleanteam helps to teach and learn happy healthy habits through playful teamwork, helping making cleaning fun. With summer quickly approaching, we really will be using these products more! I love the Huggies Brand products!
For moms that understand how important it is for toddlers to stay clean every day, Huggies Cleanteam delivers fun cleaning products in an interactive, entertaining,and easy way. Huggies Cleanteam can be counted on to deliver fun and engaging toddler cleaning products in the easiest, most innovative ways, so toddlers can have fun learning how to get clean, while mom makes cleaning time happy time!
Huggies is offering to sponsor a contest! Here is what you can win: There will be 2 prize packs of three (3) products: shampoo, flushable moist wipes, and hand soap.
This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States and Canada.
RULES: Please visit the Cleanteam, and then come back here and leave a comment with the name of one of the fun characters of the Huggies Cleanteam!
This contest is open until April 28th at 7:00 PM CST!
Cleanteam products are also available at Target, Wal-Mart,and some local drug and grocery stores.
Pesticide-free LiceMD helps you eliminate head lice in three easy steps without pulling your, or your child's, hair out. So you can take control of an outbreak and restore your household to its normal balance.
I really like how Simple it seems to use: a 3-step elimination process:
Apply LiceMD to dry hair, then wait 10-minutes.
With LiceMD still in the hair, section and comb hair to remove lice, eggs and nits.
Shampoo hair thoroughly with regular shampoo and warm water. LiceMD is pediatrician tested and clinically proven to effectively eliminate eggs, lice and nits. What's more, LiceMD uses a synthetic lubricant which makes comb-out smooth and easy, even for long, thick or very curly hair.
LiceMD is clear, odorless, non-irritating to skin and hypoallergenic. LiceMD is sold over-the-counter at food, drug and mass retail outlets and wherever lice treatments are sold.
This review was made possible by MomCentral.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Summary: The Change and Cherish series follows the story of feisty Emma Giesy
A Clearing in the Wild
Spirited young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of her 1850s religiouscommunity, which values conformity over independent thought, especially in women. Skeptical of the colony’s growing emphasis on preparing for “the last days,” Emma clashes with their increasingly autocratic leader—and faces the unexpected consequences of pursuing independence.
A Tendering in the Storm
This lyrical novel, based on an historical figure of the 1800s, follows the spirited and intelligent Emma Giesy, who achieves her goal of separating her family from the repressive religious community in which she grew up. But unexpected and dire consequences leave her family—and her faith—struggling to survive.
A Mending at the Edge
This richly textured novel, the third in the acclaimed Change and Cherishseries, follows the historical figure of Emma Wagner Giesy, who chafes under the restrictions of her 1860s religious colony. When her bid to belong in her unique way unravels her most precious relationships, she seeks new ways to stitch meaning into her life.
“Of all the things I left in Willapa, hope is what I missed the most.” So begins this story of one woman’s restoration from personal grief to the meaning of community. Based on the life of German-American Emma Wagner Giesy, the only woman sent to the Oregon Territory in the 1850s to help found a communal society, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick shows how landscape, relationships, spirituality and artistry poignantly reflect a woman’s desire to weave a unique and meaningful legacy from the threads of an ordinary life. While set in the historical past, it’s a story for our own time answering the question: Can threads of an isolated life weave a legacy of purpose in community?
Author Bio: Jane Kirkpatrick is the best-selling author of two nonfiction books and fourteen historical novels, including the popular Kinship and Courage series. Her award-winning writing has appeared in more than fifty publications, including Sports Afield and Decision. She’s won the coveted Western Heritage Wrangler Award, an honor shared by such writers as Larry McMurtry and Barbara Kingsolver. Jane is a licensed clinical social worker as well as an internationally recognized speaker. She and her husband, Jerry, ranch 160 acres in eastern Oregon.
Would you like to win a copy of 'A Mending at the Edge'? I have two extra copies, so I will pick two winners! Open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. Please tell me if you would read this yourself, or give it as a gift in your comment. Please feel free to comment everyday of the giveaway for more chances to win, but please just comment once a day. This contest will close on May 4 by 7:00 PM CST.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Here is Caleb! He is a little comedian. He loves to make people laugh, and he has an amazing memory. He is very smart, and smart mouthed (ahem...mine and Terry's fault). He is really starting to move into the "terrible 2's" even though he turns 3 next month. He likes to get his older brother into trouble. He is very loving and loves to spend time with people. He is my precious second-born son! Thank you God for blessing my life with Caleb!
Here is Madelyn! She is a very funny little girl. She is really starting to put her words together. She loves to be held, and is spoiled. :) That is my fault. She is a little peanut...but she has one mighty temper...that is her daddy's fault. :)
She is smart (she is signing quite a few words now) and is more mobile now that she is walking 90% of the time. She is my precious little girl! Thank you God for blessing my life with Madelyn!
Friday night, I did do some blogging as Terry and Nathaniel played a car racing game on the PS 2. Saturday morning, I went to WW and I had a Pound and a half gain! I really need to get my management back in order. Back to writing everything down, and measuring everything! I have to get my discipline back! I am so happy that my friends: Jodi, Anna, and Jeannie are starting WW. It will help to have "fresh excitement" around me. That is so encouraging to me. You should go to Jeannie's blog by clicking HERE! She just started a blog, and she is doing it based on her new journey with WW! Go give her some encouragement!
After WW, I stopped by home, then I went to Jeannie's Tastefully Simple party. That was a lot of fun! Jodi (our mutual friend) was the consultant! She did a fantastic job! I love the Tastefully Simple products! I ordered some, and I booked a party!
Saturday afternoon I did some cleaning. I wanted to do so much more, but with Madelyn it is a bit limited. Terry wanted to work outside, and he had been with the kids all morning long...so, it was my turn with the kiddos. Nathaniel had a friend sleep over Saturday night. Terry and I actually watched a movie together Saturday night, too! It was great to cuddle up on the couch together. It has been awhile.
Today, we went to church in the morning. There was a bake (silent auction)sale to raise money for the Youth Group. There were plates of cookies, bars, cake, and pie...selling from $10-almost $40! That is great that our church family is so generous to make these desserts as a donation, and for the people willing to buy them at those prices to help the youth. What a blessing!
We got to go on our first family bike ride this afternoon. It was so nice outside! The ice is almost off the lake completely! We rode to the park, and played awhile. Terry and Nathaniel flew the dragonfly kite, and had a great time. I wish I would have remembered my camera.
I painted Madelyn's fingernails and toenails for the first time today. She sat still through all of it, and didn't really even notice it. She looks so cute with her nails all done up, so I had to do mine, too!
"STAY BY THE CAR!" "WHERE ARE YOU?" "I CAN'T SEE YOU!" "PLEASE HOLD ONTO ME!"
Have you ever said these statements or anything similar while unloading the kids from the van? Oh, it is a stressful thing sometimes to unload everyone, and worry about one of them getting hit by a car, or taken by some crazed lunatic!
I was so happy to see this great product for these very fears! The Parking Pal has made my life a little less stressful...especially now that spring/summer is here.
The Parking Pal is a magnet that you keep handy in your car. When you arrive at your destination, you pull out the Parking Pal, and place it on your vehicle. Then, you just tell your kids to put their hand on the hand. This is a great product to have kids focus on something. If they have something to put their focus on, they are less likely to wonder.
How the Parking Pal came to be:
One mother residing in Virginia began to think of ways to keep her kids focused so the chance of them bolting or wondering in parking lots would be eliminated. She created the Parking Pal and IT WORKED. Austin, her 5-year old, and Aiden, her 3-year old, love the Parking Pal. When getting out of or coming back to the vehicle they go directly to it, put their hand on it, fiddle around with it and chat with each other while she gets her youngest into his stroller or back into his car seat. Until all vehicles are equipped with back-up cameras and all until all drivers remember to pay careful attention in parking lots, this is a great aid in keeping your child safer.
The Parking Pal was introduced in the spring of 2007, and another new child-safety product will be introduced this spring. Be sure to go check them out!
You can purchase your own Parking pal here: http://www.kidsafetysolversandmore.com/shop.html for only $7.99! I think it is a good investment!
Thank you Parking Pal for making this great product for kids to help keep them a little safer!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A PARKING PAL? They are sponsoring a giveaway for a Parking Pal for TWO winners! Bloggers and non-bloggers of the USA, please go to Parking Pals and take a look around. Then, come back here with a comment about which design you like. If you would like more chances to win: blog the contest or subscribe to my feed. (be sure to leave an extra comment if you do). PLEASE leave a way for me to contact you, either your blog or e-mail. I will contact the winners when the contest is over, and you will provide your mailing address. Thanks, and good luck! This contest is part of the Bloggy Giveaways
just click here. It is a great carnival to meet other bloggers and maybe win some contests while having fun! Thanks to Chilihead, at Don't try this at home for hosting another great carnival! This contest ends April 28 at 7:00 PM CST.
Friday, April 18, 2008
After work, I picked up Nathaniel from school, and we went to Wal-Mart. I had to pick up a new curling iron (mine wouldn't even heat up this morning) and a few other essentials. We had to get some bubbles per Caleb's request. Yesterday, I had the kids outside when we got home from babysitting and we wrote all over our sidewalks and front steps with chalk.
It was Madelyn's first time with chalk, and she thought it was a blast! She even wrote on the step so carefully. She only tried eating the chalk twice. She realized it wasn't very tasty, so she learned not to keep trying it.
They were so dirty, but they sure had fun! Madelyn's pants were so colorful! She really doesn't care much for her hands to get dirty. I think that is so funny!
The bubbles we had from last summer weren't very good. They kept popping even before they left the wand. So, Caleb asked if we can get more.
So, I picked up Mega Wand (sword) wands for Nathaniel and Caleb, and a little Panda Bear bubble kit for Madelyn. Then, we walked by the kites. Caleb has been asking about a kite since February. I told him (at that time) that spring will come, and we can fly kites. I only mentioned that once, but he has got a superior memory, because he never forgot that statement. It really is astonishing to me and Terry at what he remembers.
Caleb got a Buzz Lightyear kite (currently his top favorite character in Toy Story~currently is all-time favorite movie) and Nathaniel got a really cool looking dragonfly with a tail. He picked that out himself. He loves bugs and frogs...etc. There was a frog one, but he chose the dragonfly.
Tonight we went to look at a little Geo Metro for a commuter car. Terry drives 45 minutes to work and 45 min. home everyday. We also drive Nathaniel 90 minutes one way every other weekend, so we needed a little car with good gas mileage. We got the car, and I think it will be a good fit for our family. There are a few minor fixes, but Terry is sure he can fix whatever is needed. He is so great at figuring out things and knowing what needs to be done. I am so thankful that he is resourceful!
I am just starting to read this book, and it is super! God has definitely inspired these boys to do mighty things for HIM! Their older brother is Joshua Harris (author of I kissed Dating Goodbye).
Whether you are a teen, parent a teen, or just know a teen, this book is an essential read.
Alex and Brett Harris founded TheRebelution.com in August 2005 and today at age 19 are the most popular Christian teen writers on the Web. The twins are frequent contributors to Focus on the Family’s Boundless webzine, serve as the main speakers for the Rebelution Tour conferences, and have been featured in WORLD magazine, Breakaway, The Old Schoolhouse, and the New York Daily News. Sons of homeschool pioneer Gregg Harris and younger brothers of best-selling author Joshua Harris (I Kissed Dating Goodbye), Alex and Brett live near Portland, Oregon.
A friend of mine, Jennifer, has some friends who just went through a horrible year only to end in the death of their 3 year old daughter. My heart just aches for their loss and sorrow. Caleb is almost 3, and I can't even fathom losing him to death at this young age. The one way I can relate to this loss, is going through a miscarriage 2 years ago this month. I was 11 weeks gestation, and I started bleeding at the Dr.'s office. It was a horrible time in my life. I still mourn my little baby. Our children are so very precious! Reading about little Anna (who just passed away) and the story of her journey to heaven, has just made me more aware of the time with my children is so precious. I don't know how long I have with them, I have what God gives me. He gave them to me...to love. They are such a blessing to me! He chose me to be their mom...what an honor! I know because of Anna's story, I cling a little bit more to my kiddos.
I watched a short movie called "MOST" last year while helping with the youth group at our church. What a moving, compelling, and heart-wrenching film! It made me just shutter with fear, sorrow, and pain. You should see it (especially if you are a parent). This movie really ties in what Christ did for us. We are undeserving of the gift of eternal life, and yet Jesus took it all on himself, so that we can live! Here is a mini-version of the film, please watch it! I will try to upload the video, too...stay tuned.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I am so glad spring is finally (officially) here...now that it is warming up~ finally! I am really looking forward to going outside with the kids, going to the parks and pools, going camping, hiking, road trips, maybe flying? (If I am lucky enough). I am really excited about this new website I found out about called Little Jet Set! They have such a great product line to help families who like to travel....a one-stop-shop for everything families need for travel with kids.Little Jet Set provides an outstanding collection of kids’ products that foster intellectual, emotional and physical development through creative and interactive play. Best of all, their products are conducive to travel on the road or in the air to keep children organized and occupied. Many of Little Jet Set’s unique toys, games and books have been recognized for their outstanding designs, concepts and content by award organizations and publications. Parents can shop with confidence knowing they are buying products that have been tried and tested!
Parents can shop from 15 categories to make finding the perfect item easy:
•Award Winners •Books & Flashcards •Gifts •New Products •Clothing & Accessories • Journals & Albums •Age •Customer Favorites •Luggage & Bags •Arts & Crafts •Dolls & Stuffed Animals •Pillows & Blankets •Bath & Body •Games & Puzzles •Toys
Little Jet Set has more than 60 brands to choose from and shop by, in case families are fans of favorite names.
I am really excited to try the Daisy Swimsuit Diaper by Kushies that I got for
Madelyn. I love that I won't need to use one of those disposable swim diapers by using this swim suit. It has a built-in cloth diaper (washable)! I think it is super cute, too!
I also have the Art-To-Go roll (in the cow print) by The Piggy Story. This is a great, and handy art kit to keep in the diaper bag. It is a cloth with pockets to hold the crayons in it. You just roll it up and tie the leather straps. I really like that it keeps just my children's germs on it, and it is always available no matter where we are. My kids love the Farm Animals Magic Color book. They really think it is neat how the page becomes colorful when you pull it out from the book! I think that this invention is great, too!
Would you like to make your traveling a bit more stress-free with the help from Little Jet Set?
Little Jet Set is sponsoring a giveaway for the Space Adventure Magnetic Board Book! You can be a blogger or non-blogger resident of the United States to participate.
Go to the Little Jet Set website by CLICKING HERE~
Look around and find something you would use with traveling with your kids...you will find a LOT!
Come back here and leave a comment about what you found. This contest will be open until April 27th, at 7:00 PM CST. There are more contests here:
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Madelyn is really loving looking in the mirror now, too. Whenever I show her to herself, she squeals and has the most cheesiest grin on her face. Boy, don't you wish we could still have that instant joy when we look in the mirror? What changed that? MEDIA~
Madelyn loves to eat. I try to not just feed her what I will eat, but try to give her good variety and lots of colors. I think this will help her broaden her tastes. There are many things she doesn't like, but I will just keep introducing them to her.
I have been teaching Madelyn and Claudia 'Ring Around the Rosey' and at first Madelyn was not interested at all. Well, yesterday, I stood up and said, "let's do ring around the rosey." Caleb and Claudia came over and grabbed my hands...then, here came Miss Madelyn. She was happy to come and join us now. It was precious! She stood up, and Claudia reached over to grab her hand. Madelyn wasn't really in the mood for hand holding, but it was cute nonetheless. The kids all laugh and giggle when they "all fall down!"
Madelyn is starting to talk now, too. She says thank you: Ta, Ta; she says love you: La, lu; she says diaper: dai, dai; she says Dad: dah, dah; and she says Mom: ma, ma. She is so cute, she tries to say so much, and she gets mad if we aren't listening. She will talk to us about getting her drink. If we don't catch it, she starts yelling and getting mad at us. It is really funny, actually.
They offer onesies, short sleeves and long sleeve shirts, and they even offer shirts for twins. The sizes range from Preemie (up to 7 pounds)- Size 6 (up to 45 pounds).
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Saturday, we had a train show. Terry and I have a business (a Hobby Store) that we are slowly getting up off the ground. We haven't done much with it over the winter, with kids being sick and the shop not really ready. So, we tried to sell some items at the show. It wasn't a very good turn out for people, but that is ok, because we didn't have a whole lot to sell. We did get more exposure, though. We did sell some product, and made some more sales after the show, so that is good. Saturday night, we had a yummy treat at the DQ. I haven't been there in a long time, so it was a fun treat.
Sunday, we went to church in the morning. Teen Challenge was there with testimonies and singing. It was great and inspiring to hear them tell how God has broken them from their addictions. It will be a daily and life-long journey for them, but with God they can have their chains broken, and be forgiven! My brother has gone through this very thing, and so it is close to home for me.
Sunday afternoon, Terry and Caleb took a long nap, then we went to watch trains. That is always a fun time with the kids. Madelyn saw the train, and she did the ASL sign for train! It was so cute, and amazing that she picks up the sign language like that!
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Tonight, I went to my MOPS group. We had speakers there talking about parenting. It was absolutely wonderful, and I wish the night lasted longer! I will have to share more of it later this week. It is now almost 12:30 AM and I need to get some sleep. My kids are starting to feel better. Madelyn still has a really runny nose, but other than that, I think we have allergy issues.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Women suffering from menorrhagia have a number of treatment options to consider and discuss with their doctor. These include:
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The Medical term used for Heavy Periods is menorrhagia.
A dictionary will tell you it means excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding. A doctor will tell you it’s a medical condition that can have a number of causes.
Generally, menstrual bleeding lasts 4–6 days and totals about 5-6 tablespoons (80 ml).
Signs of menorrhagia include:
Bleeding that lasts a long time and/or interferes with normal activities.
Having to use double protection (a tampon and a pad).
Having to change protection more than every 1-2 hours.
Blood clots in the menstrual flow or constant pain in the lower abdomen.
Getting periods more often than every 21 days.
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The SUPER-BLAST Fire Hose lets kids aim at the "flames" and can hit their target with soft foam balls to replicate the water hose action. Caleb likes to pop the balls into the blaster and pull back to shoot them up to 15 feet, especially at his dad! This is a great and fun toy. I really liked this one from Matchbox! For ages 3 years and up, and retails at $17.99.
I think over all their new line is fun and innovative! It creates a sense of imagination and role playing. Caleb says he would like to be a firefighter when he grows up, and this helps him play his dream out as a child, and have fun with it. He loves it!