Tuesday, January 31, 2012

ODIZ Baby Giveaway: Wrapeaze

Remember my post about making a poncho for LMM for the winter.  Well, it's not working out so well.  I can't seem to get the head right.  I am going to continue to work on it, because at this point it's become a challenge.

In the meantime I came across this giveaway on ODIZ Baby Supply for a Wrapeaze.   It looks even better than a poncho because it's a cape and should be easier to get on/off LMM.  The designs are great!  I love the pink argyle and flower burst.  Right now they are giving one away at ODIZ Baby Supply .  Head on over and enter, there are only a few days left!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ella's Kitchen

 Ella's Kitchen

My friend Nancy introduced Miss H to Ella's Kitchen products about a month ago.  Hannah absolutely loves them, which works out great for me!  At her last doctor's appointment it was discovered that H is anemic.  The doctor said to give her eggs, spinach and baby cereal five times a week.  H will tolerate eggs, and only eat spinach if it is mixed with something else.  Baby cereal...well, it's just boring.  While reading the back of the Ella's pouches I discovered that there are a few with 45% iron!  Woo Hoo!  A quick, easy, nutritious food/snack that baby loves. Hannah's favorite seems to be the purple pouch (sweet potatoes, pumpkins, apples and blueberries). I've been stocking up particularly on the iron rich varieties lately because it's a win-win option in this house.

I love the fact that these are organic and introduce children to veggies that are not always household favorites.  Really, when is the last time you cooked pumpkin or parsnips for your child?  I know I've never done it.  But now that I know she likes some of these foods I'll be adding them to my shopping list.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Books

A few months ago I was surfing the net and read a post from a mom who gets her kids a  new Christmas book every year.  I love it, so I decided to borrow the idea.  I purchased H's first book at Kohl's.  It was part of the Kohls Cares Book Collection. The Spirit of Christmas  is the book that started H's collection.  The story is beautiful and the illustrations are amazing.  I look forward to adding a new book to her collection every year.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!

Let's start the New Year off with a freebie.  On Martin Luther King Jr weekend many National Parks will be offering free entrance.  Check out National Park Serviceto see if there's one near you!  I'm hoping the weather is nice enough that H and I can get to one!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Resolution

Normally I don't make New Year's resolutions because I promptly forget all about them.  This year I made one: to spend as much time together as a family as possible.  This weekend the laundry didn't get done and the bathroom didn't get cleaned.  But this weekend we went for a walk with the babygirl and spent some time with friends.  This weekend we laughed and enjoyed each other's company.  Don't take for granted that you will get a tomorrow.  Life is just too unpredictable!