Monday, March 9, 2009

This is what I've been doing

the last couple of days....getting a little rest
Hanging out with family (my cousin Danielle's little girl pictured at the top of this photo)
Building snowmen
and just really enjoying the kids!

My cousin and her 2 year old daughter drove up 4 hours to come hang out with us for the last few days and will be leaving tomorrow. Before she leaves though we're taking the kids to the childrens museum. We've had a great time just relaxing and hanging out! Now if spring would actually come, we'd be all set! (we got a foot of snow overnight last night, unexpected, blah)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Favorite Things-giveaway

Welcome to week numero dos of my favorite things. I'm going to stay on the hair subject for today and tell you about my favorite shampoo and detangler for my little ones. Don't get me wrong, I love some good ole' classic Johnson's baby shampoo.

What I really love though is Mop pear shampoo for infants, toddlers and sensitive scalps. Not only is it wonderful for their hair but it smells delicious. Who doesn't love a fresh baby out of the bath?! Just imagine the fresh smell of pear on their soft heads. It works great for both my baby and my preschooler.

Now, with my baby I do not have to worry about this yet. However, even though my 4 year old is a boy, he still has a ton of hair. We need a detangler. We use the Mop pear detangler and saves for a fuss when combing the hair out of the bath. I can imagine this gets even more difficult if you have a child with long hair. It creates smooth tangle-less hair, minus any build up. It smells just as fresh as the shampoo.

I have for you a chance to win your very own mop pear shampoo and detangler set.

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leave a comment telling me how bad you want these, or visit the Mop products website and tell me about something else of theirs you would like to try!

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Safety Caps Winner!

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The winner of the set of 24 Safety Caps is Gena of The Morris Bunch. Congratulations Gena! I will email you shortly.


Celebrate the Firsts

Earths Best is running a promotion right now called Celebrate the Firsts that began 1/1/09, and will end on 3/31/09. I know there are only a couple of weeks left, but if you are like me and save your receipts for several months you should be able to salvage a few! I've come up with $40 worth already! So check it out and save your receipts!

A scary thing

happened to me last night, looking back it's not scary, but at the time my heart was racing! We live 5-10 miles outside of town, we have neighbors, but they aren't super close, and there is a fence between us and them, and woods behind our house. In front of our house is the road that follows down our little cul-de-sac. All in all we live in a pretty quiet area. At about 4 this morning I was abruptly woken by a howling dog, somewhere in the area. When I awoke, it took me a second to figure out why I had woken. I looked at the clock and then heard the howling again. Then I heard footsteps, which I thought were in our house. I looked over at Rob and he looked back, and said "I heard it too". Okay, so it wasn't my imagination, as it usually is. Rob walked quietly out of our room, checked on both kids, and then went into the bathroom, the next closest room. Nothing. He then went into the family area where I could just barely see him from our room and he stopped in front of the window. My heart was racing at this point. He came back slowly and quietly and told me there was a family of deer eating our shrubs. Oh my goodness! I was relieved, but my adrenaline was pumped. We knew the deer had been eating our shrubs, we never actually caught them, but we knew because my shrubs look anorexic now. What were once full, green and hardy are now dull and bare. It's okay though, because I have special place in my heart for nature. They had to really be hungry to be venturing into our front yard for food. It was a whole family of them, or appeared to be, two babies and two adults. This is the first winter in the 4 years that we've lived here that any animal has tried to eat our shrubs, or anything in our yard for that matter. The footsteps were of the deer walking through our snow that has a frozen layer on top from recent rain.
The evidence:

I can hope that they will fill in this spring, and for now it just adds to the ambience of our tilted mailbox that was hit a few months back by one of our neighbors who spun out of control on our 10 mph icy road and took it right out of the ground. The ground is too frozen to put it back in....sigh.....

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I made the switch

To my own domain. I'll now be found at Hopefully it will be a smooth transition!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

See Kai Run Giveaway

Gena, over at The Morris Bunch is have a See Kai Run giveaway. I have a pair of these shoes, and am here to tell you that you need to try for your chance to win your very own pair. They are the best shoes ever! What are you waiting for, go enter now!