Tuesday, September 30
Birthday Party at the Cupcake Shoppe
We attended a birthday party at the cupcake shoppe I blogged about a few weeks ago. First they decorated little boxes, and then some mini cupcakes. They got to squeeze the frosting on and then they had about 12 different sprinkles to choose from. Very cute but the room was so narrow it was hard to help my little princesses. Afterwards we went down the street to a bakery we have been meaning to try. My husband insisted on getting me an eclair and it was heavenly!!
Sunday, September 28
Precious Girls Club
Princess A keeps asking me to read the book, A Little Bit of Faith, over and over. She then informs me in a very serious voice "I believe in angels. Do you believe in angels Mommy?" I always answer "Yes." After reading the book a few times we got on the new Precious Girls Club website. Princess A loves it. We limit what sites she can visit on the net and feel good about letting her explore this site. I like that not only is she having fun but she is being exposed to positive values such as being loving, caring, kindness, helpfulness and responsibility. I also like that the characters dress modernly but also modestly.
Here is a picture of the homepage.
The Charm box. The Lakeview.
Saturday, September 27
Dressing up as a wedding girl
Win a $50 Gift Certificate from Tiny Prints
A leader in holiday photo cards, Tiny Prints is so excited about their upcoming 2008 holiday card line that they are offering a sneak peek to showcase the new designs. To help celebrate the launch, they’re looking for contestants to review any of their very newest 2008 Christmas cards, holiday photo cards, holiday invitations, and business holiday cards for those who work in or own companies.
Here are four of my favorites:
The tree, star and ornament are so sweet.
My girls love blowing dandelions and I have a great picture of them doing that which would be perfect on this card.
I adore the medley of animals, so cute!
In return for your help, Tiny Prints is giving away a $50 gift certificate to be used on their site. Please note that some designs are so new that they cannot yet be customized, but will be available in early October along with hundreds of more designs!
- Simply go to Tiny Prints , browse your favorite 2008 holiday card designs currently being previewed and save your favorite 2008 design in your account by clicking the “save in favorites” button.
- Then come back here and mention in comments which specific holiday card you liked and what you liked about. Please include the link to the actual card you’re referring to.
- The contest will run till September 30th and a random winner will be selected from all those who have properly followed the requirements.
- Please leave your email in the comment and use the same email when creating an account on Tiny Prints so participation can be verified.
Help Tiny Prints determine which cards will be the most popular this upcoming holiday season!
Saturday, September 20
Have you seen the commercial where the father goes to change his son's diaper and the baby pees all over? When my brother was a baby I remember once my Aunt was changing him on my parent's bed and he started to pee. It went so high it hit the the ceiling fan, which was on, and sprayed all over. My Aunt started to scream and didn't know what to do. My Mom came running in and at first she was just in shock and then she just started to laugh. What else could you do it was all over?
For fun here is a video "Inside the Diaper", which is very funny and an extended version of the commercial on television.
Do you have a funny story (that happen to you or someone you know) about a child's pee being out of control or when you were in desperate need of a diaper with excellent leakage protection? Well post the story in the comments and you could win some prizes.
There will be two randomly chosen winners, which will each win two kinds of coupons:
- Coupon 1: Any one  Jumbo Pack of Huggies Diapers...FOR FREE
- Coupon 2: Any one  Huggies wipes (64ct or larger), Bath & Body Product, Cleanteam Product, or Changing Pad...FOR FREE
The winners will be awarded FIVE coupons: three Huggies diaper coupons (Coupon 1) and two Huggies wipes coupons (Coupon 2).
- This contest is only open to contestants in the 50 United States of America (coupons are only valid in U.S.A.)
- Your email must be readily available on your blog or included it in your comments or I will choose a new winner.
- For an extra entry, blog about this contest and place the link in a separate comment.
- Contest will end October 3, 2008 at midnight PT.
For another chance to win enter at M80 Meta Blog: Parents but hurry their contest ends September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18
Painting with Q-tips
I have two open boxes of baby Q-tips and I had no idea what to do with them. I noticed on the regular Q-tip package a suggestion of painting with them so that is what we did. The girls had so much fun painting since I added some glitter to each of the colors. Don't you love their smocks. They were mine when I was their age. The red one is a real smock and the Winnie the pooh one, Princess G is wearing, was a dress but since it has some old stains I use it as a smock.
Wednesday, September 17
Sunday, September 14
Last bit of Summer
Thursday, September 11
Ballerinas love the Nutcracker
I stopped by the library and picked up the Barbie Nutcracker DVD. The girls were so excited they got dressed up as 'real' ballerinas and wanted to watch the movie. We told them yesterday that we are going to the Nutcracker this year. We went last year and Princess A was so mesmerized that she would not leave her seat at intermission (she was afraid she might miss something)! Princess G was less than 2 1/2 years old when we went but she lasted almost to the end. She wanted to leave when there was 20 minutes left, but after 5 minutes of running around in the hallway she came in to watch the ending. We are all excited and can't wait for November so we can go to the show!!
We have an easement in our backyard beyond the fence that connects to an undeveloped area. I rarely go back there but a few weeks ago I noticed some blackberry bushes starting to peek over the fence. I put on long pants and sleeves, battled with the thorns and picked a large cup full of blackberries. The Princesses were so excited they wanted a Blackberry Picnic!! They did a special blackberry dance while I rinsed the berries and laid down the blanket. They ate all of two berries, they gave one each to Daddy and Mommy. Later I did have to hose their hands and face off since they got even messier!
Wednesday, September 10
Here is my silly girl!! She put the chairs on her head all by herself and yelled "Mommy come take my picture real quick." Then she wanted an action shot of her tossing them off with her head. My so silly, silly, silly girl!!
Liberty Mutual Responsibility Project
Monday, September 8
Yummy Yogurt and a Giveaway
I was sent a travel cooler, Brain Quest and a free coupon for Yoplait Kids yogurt to try. The Princesses just loved the yogurt. We tried the Mixed Berry with Diego on the bottles. Both of the Princesses loved the taste, and they can't wait to try the Strawberry Dora, Strawberry Banana Blue's Clues and the Banana Backyardigains. They both liked them so much they asked me to clean the containers so their stuffed animals could have some too! Now we have four in the play food tub and two in the bath tubs, apparently the Princesses' bath toys (Aurora, Cinderella and Ariel) like to drink yogurt also. I am a yoplait yogurt fan, I only eat Yoplait Think & Creamy, so I already like their yogurts. What I didn't know was that the children's yogurt has 25 percent less sugar and no artificial sweeteners or flavors. From the Yoplait Kids website:
Yoplait kids has 26 grams of sugar per 8 oz compared to 35 grams of sugar per 8 oz in the average leading kids yogurt.
Yoplait kids provides an omega-3 fatty acid that helps support healthy brain growth
Yoplait kids also has a $1.50 off coupon on the website if you can't wait to try their yogurt.
The girls have also been having fun with Brain Quest. The ages listed are 2-3 years old but Princess A is enjoying them also. We have been taking them in the car, the girls like to ask each other the questions or make up their own to ask.
Now for the part you have been waiting for the giveaway!! I have the same package I recieved to give to one lucky reader of mine. The prize includes a travel cooler, a fun Brain Quest game and a free coupon for Yoplait Kids yogurt. I have to restrict the entrants to those with U.S. addresses only, sorry. Now for the details. Please go to Yoplait.com and in your comments list a flavor they offer one of their other yogurts in or tell me a flavor you think they should offer.
If you would like an extra entry please blog about the contest and place the link in a separate comment.
The contest will run until September 8, 5 P.M. PT
Please leave your email address in your comment if you do not have it readily available on your blog.
Updated: I used RANDOM.org and the winner was commentor #1
I sent you an email with the details.
Saturday, September 6
My Princesses with Princess Jasmine and Aladdin
They also have snacks out for a little tea party.
Princess G picked out this gem and wanted her picture taken since I wouldn't buy it for her or her sister.
Then both of my Princesses wanted a picture holding gems. Princess A also went around the store listing what she wanted for Christmas. When I told her Santa does not have very much room in his sack so she won't be able to get everything on her list. She told me "That's O.k. Mommy you can put it on the list you and Daddy are getting me for Christmas!"
Friday, September 5
First Day of Scool
Thursday was Princess A's first day of Kindergarten. Here she is with her new teacher whom she really likes. Princess A could not not stop talking about her school day: they heard a story about a monster who didn't follow the rules, heard another story that "did not have pictures" about kisses in your hand, had vanilla wafer cookies for snack, and played in the park (playground)! After school we all went out to lunch for Japanese food and Aunt Cathy came over for dinner to celebrate!
Wednesday, September 3
Taking Down the Crib
We are now just waiting for the new bed to arrive!! Hopefully the big girl bed saga is over and this one will not be broken!!
Monday, September 1
Another Zoo visit
Princesses A and G always have to feed the goats when we visit. I always bring lots of quarters.
Right after I took this picture Princess G started to cry, she was afraid she was going to fall, and wanted to hold my hand.
Our zoo is not the biggest but I like that it also has an aquarium. My girls love watching the sea animals and it is nice having everything in one location. Here they are watching the sharks.