Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gap Casting Call

Hanna has been entered in the Gap Casting Call.  Please be sure to vote for her (and tell all of your friends!)  You can vote once a day between now and November 17, 2009.

If you have entered your child, leave a comment so I can vote for him/her.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kissable bellies

Hanna is at the age where kissing her belly and blowing raspberries on her belly cause some of the biggest laughs.  But she hates when I have to unbutton and rebutton her onesie and often find myself trying to button her back up when she is squriming all over the place.

I came across this site recently and I think this is a great invention. (I wish I had thought of it!!) Peek-a-belly has created onesies that open at the belly to allow for lots of belly kisses.  \

 What a great idea to give to a new Mom!

Friday, September 18, 2009


Hanna is working on her second tooth.  Ice cubes are her new favorite thing. Hey...whatever works!!

I don't know how
anyone could not
love this face!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Our first product review!

I must tell you that I am really excited!  Earlier in the week I was contacted by CSNbaby to review a product from their site.  I have selected the K’s Kids “Julia” Mom’s on the Phone Toy. The description says that you can record a message and when you hit the Julia button it will play.

Once I receive it I will be sure to let you know what I think!

In the meantime, if you are looking for cheap baby cribs be sure to check their site out.  A good deal is hard to pass up!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A public spanking

I read an article today about another child being reprimanded in public by a stranger and I have to say I am shocked. It is just amazing to me the things people will do. And think it is ok.

We have all been out in public and have seen that child that is disrespectful to his/her parents. And I am sure that we all thought that the child needs to be more respectful to his/her parents. But have you ever thought of reprimanding the child yourself?

I have heard my parents tell a story about my sister and her screaming fit at a restaurant when we were younger. My Mom took my sister to the car and my Dad and I stayed in the restaurant to finish our dinner. People watched as my Mom took my sister out but no one said anything to her. Was it that they knew my Mom was doing the right thing? 

When I was younger I remember calling a neighbor a name that at the time I did not know the meaning of. The neighbor later told my parents who explained what it meant to me and took me to apologize to the neighbor. The neighbor asked me if I knew what I said and why it was wrong. I spent the latter part of the week in my room with no tv.

There is that saying that children will say the darnedest things. I can only begin to imagine what the little boy in the article said that upset the woman that spanked him. Was it something that the boy’s mother should have dealt with immediately? Or was it something that should have been chalked up to as a young boy in his terrible two's? Either way, I don’t think the women should have taken matters into her own hands.

I am sure that there will come a time when my precious baby girl will say something to someone or do something in public that will require reprimanding from my husband or me. And while I am sure that I will be embarrassed, I know that we will deal with it as appropriate. I can’t even begin to explain how I might feel if a stranger felt the need to reprimand my child in front of me.

Do you think the woman was right to spank the young boy?

Wordless Wednesday

Happy to you!

We have lots of birthdays in September so we are going to give them one big shout out together. Hanna is so lucky to have so much family in her life!

Happy Birthday to:

Aunt Amy

Grandpa (Ryan)

Aunt Carlie

Aunt Lisa

Uncle Drew

And Happy Anniversary to Aunt Shell and Uncle Steve

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mini Vacay

We went to Rehoboth this weekend for a mini vacay.  It was the first time we had taken Hanna there and I think for an almost 8 month old, she had a great time.

On Friday we met Matt and Kim at the beach.  It wasn't sunny but I still managed to get some sun burn.

Saturday we went with MIL, FIL, SIL and BIL (that's for you Carlie!!) to the beach.  Hanna was so good except for the fighting the nap part. (She gets that from her Daddy)

We came home early on Sunday because the weather was overcast and wasn't looking promising. We had a nice couple of days though.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Every once in a while it is nice to post some non-baby things.  I received this in an email and had to share.


o I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
o More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly involves me.
o Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
o I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?
o Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
o I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
o The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.
o Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.
o There is a great need for sarcasm font.
o Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f*** was going on when I first saw it.
o I think everyone has a movie that they love so much; it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.
o How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
o I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
o I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
o The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.
o A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.
o Was learning cursive really necessary?
o Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".
o I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
o Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.
o My brother's Municipal League baseball team is named the Stepdads. Seeing as none of the guys on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired about the name. He explained, "Cuz we beat you, and you hate us." Classy, bro.
o Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
o How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
o I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a *** from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
o While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
o MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
o Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
o I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
o Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
o I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
o Bad decisions make good stories
o Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!
o Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?
o If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.
o Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from; this shouldn't be a problem....
o You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
o Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
o There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
o I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
o "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.
o I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren’t watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'
o While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA. No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don’t win, they are executed.
o I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
o I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
o When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.
o I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
o Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...
o As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
o Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
o It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
o I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
o I think that if, years down the road when I’m trying to have a kid, I find out that I’m sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.
o Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.
o Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I’d bet my a$$ everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...
o I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.
o I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
o I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.
o The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimate d that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There’s nothing like being made to feel like a fat b@st@rd before dinner.