Monday, August 30, 2010

So much time and nothing to do.

The children have returned to school and while I stated all summer that I could not wait for school to start again, I miss them. I also miss having something constructive to do.

My ten year old is growing up way too fast. She has blossomed into a beautiful young woman over the summer and is enjoying her first year of Junior High. She still gets moody and constantly picks fights with her little sister, but if I remember correctly these are the joys of dealing with a teenager, I just get to deal with them 3 years earlier than I had planned. We did bond quite a bit over the vacation, I know she thinks I am the smartest person in the world(and I will enjoy that while it lasts) and she has developed a great love of coupons, which is enough to make any mother proud.

My 6 year old hasn't changed much, she still talks way to much and loves to bug big sister to the point of tears. My one fear going into the school year, was that she would not want to go or would not enjoy it. Last year was hard on her. Great news, she loves school. Her new teacher is a doll and has lots of patience, which is something her kindergarten teacher lacked. the only complaint my child has voiced is that she is tired of doing the same worksheets she did in kindergarten and is ready to learn something new. I was able to curb those complaints by explaining that the teacher just wants to make sure she didn't forget anything while she was on vacation. Leave it to Auriel to argue that we were only at Holiday World for one day and that was not long enough to forget anything.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Precious Moments

The first time you hear that heart beat, the first ultrasound, buying the first baby blankie, holding those tiny little fingers for the first time....babies mean plenty of Precious Moments to share and enjoy. They also mean plenty of shopping.
One thing I love almost as much as new babies is shopping for them. Those tiny tees, soft cuddly blankets, cute stuffed toys in a rainbow of soft pastel colors, just makes my heart melt. That's why I am pleased to be part in announcing the launch of a great online destination for adorable baby must haves, the Precious Moments Baby Boutique.
As a child I remember the darling little figurines of characters made by creator Sam Butcher. The tear-drop eyed faces have brought smiles to many for over 30 years, Precious Moments helps share the gift of love by celebrating life's most special moments, including welcoming new babies.

At Precious Moments Baby Boutique you will find a great selection of baby gifts and gear, from clothing and accessories to toys and bedding, and let us not forget the collectible figures. In addition to the Precious Moments brand you will also find a variety of items form trusted companies such as BabyBoom Consumer Products, Prestige Toy Corp, Luv'n Care, among others. I am confidant you will find the Precious Moments Baby Boutique a delightful place to shop for that special gift at that precious time.

Now for the icing on the cake. One lucky reader will win an adorable Precious Moments Baby animal crib toy. This little blue Hippo is just looking for a home and a precious baby to give it lots of love. To enter just follow a few easy steps.

1. Follow this blog.
2. Post a comment below telling us about your most Precious Moment and you favorite item from the Precious Moments Baby Boutique.
3. Share this page with others either in your own blog, on twitter, or on facebook. Be sure to post a link to your shared post in your comment.

Drawing will be held by random draw on Monday, August 23, 2010.