Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Constructive Eating Set



Praise for the Constructive Eating Set (thanks, Kim!):
"I purchased one of the constructive eating sets right when you first started carrying them. I think it was about a year ago already now?

I just purchased my second set for another child, since they both love to use it at every meal. I opened the package and set it down next to the {old} set. I could not even tell which was the new and which was the old one. It has worn that well-- Still looks brand new and it has been through over 300 washings!

Great quality, great purchase. My sons will use them every meal. Thanks, MiniMe BabyGear!"


Thank you for taking the time to write! My sons also use them at almost every meal, and you are right- they still look great! Please check them out in the feeding section if you are interested.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Lollipops in Stock

You have asked and asked...and I am excited to tell you that the new lollipop blankets have arrived!

I only have one of each, so please hurry if you are interested...these go fast!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Round Up

Some of my favorite Halloween costumes for this year:

Nothing is more current than being H1N1. Just don't be mad if no one wants to be around you.



My son Bryce should be this, since he loves corn SO much


....and this would be Kayden, my other son. Two boxes of cereal dumped all over my floor today confirm it.


This would be my husband's first choice



I loved the smurfs, back in the day. The blue paint, though....can you imagine how hard it would be to get this completely rinsed off?


For sure my favorite, if my son was patient enough to wear this contraption.
So, that's my list. What are your kids wearing?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

5 years

Some days, it seems like it has been mere minutes since Kayden was born.

Lately, he is a feisty boy (and by lately I mean, upon birth). My sweet, funny, fearless boy.

Our playroom borders the kitchen, and a Step 2 playhouse is situated in the corner. The other day I heard creaking of the plastic rooftop rubbing together. I looked in there just in time to see Kayden, clasping his cape straight out to the side, leaping off the roof. You would not know the distance I am talking about unless you have visited, but he cleared almost halfway into the adjoining living room. Frequently, he asks me when he will have permission to jump off the real house. {Don't tell my brothers or he will be jumping off the roof to the trampoline in no time}

Anyway.

A few weeks ago we got free tickets to the Circus, so we enjoyed a date night. An e-mail informed me the seats were a few rows from the floor, as a caution to really small children. Driving downtown, I asked Kayden if he would be frightened by the lions or elephants because of how massive they were.

"I am not going to be scared", he said, sounding amused I would even ask. We took our seats in anticipation for the show and again I told Kayden that if he was scared to let me know and we would move a little further back.

I have another anecdote about the little lie I told to a stranger and Kayden's quickness in piping up to deny my assertion. However, that is another story for another day.

We watched the clowns and the dogs and the elephants and the lions- each act Kayden loved more than the previous.

Then from behind the curtain a large man on a Harley Davidson, situated on a wire climbing to the ceiling, started revving his engine. Before I get too far ahead of myself, let me explain. The Harley had the stereotypical leather-clad, long bearded rider parked in the saddle and a beautiful girl hanging on a triangle shaped trapeze below the bike.

All the sudden, I heard the throttle accelerate and the pair zoomed overhead. As in, directly overhead. Right when they approached us, they unpredictably stopped. I watched as the beautiful lady twisted the handles around her wrists and started shifting her weight from side to side. The bike and rider swayed in unison, and unexpectedly starting flipping in circles.

I looked down at Kayden and there was a brief moment when fear crossed his face. And then....

I could try to describe it, but I am not sure I could do it justice.

The awe and complete amazement watching two people, directly overhead, hanging on a wire and rotating....it was priceless.

It was in this moment that I realized God sees me the very same way. That He takes utter delight when I experience unbridled joy....the first time I laid eyes on Kayden, the first time I persuaded a smile or giggle, when he whispered "I love you, mommy" in that innocent voice, or expressed he loves Jesus.

Five years, five minutes...it has gone by in a blink.

Here are a few pictures from when he was born, and one {albeit dark} video from the circus in the next post.

Daddy holding him for the first time.


When I first laid eyes on him and his poor alien head


At this hospital, the procedure for taking newborn photos was laying the baby flat on a metal table, with this scene as the backdrop. Right about where Kayden's feet rested was a lip on the edge. Every time the photographer would line him up to take the photograph, he would kick, scooting his butt up so that the photo was only half his face. Five or six times we tried this, before capturing this shot.
Feisty already.

Poor kid.
video

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Today only, save 30% on the new Minky Dinky blankets.

They can be viewed under "Blankets, Bibs, and Burps"....ENJOY!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tis the Season for BabyLegs

Summer is turning to fall (or, in our case, winter), and yet again Babylegs are on the best Seller list.

A few of my new favorites:


Popheart


Fire Engine


Multi Flower


Hero



Princess




Monday, October 12, 2009

Getting Close!

I have narrowed it down to:

Minky Dinky

Luvee Doveys

or Minklets/ Minkles

I am not sure I had this much trouble naming my kids! LOL

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Drool.





Layer upon layer of glorious fluff, soft and luxurious. I just added lots of new pettiskirt options, each one cuter than the next. Retail $36.95 for newborn pettiskirts and up.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Name.




So, I am not fully committed yet, but I believe the name of the minkees is going to be Minkles for the boy, and Minklets for the girl styles.

Thank you to all who participated and gave such great suggestions. There were so many of them I loved-miniminkys, cuddlepals, lovee doveys, minkinis, snuggle buddys, minky dinky, owl luv you, little love...that is why I am still waiting to announce the answer!

I just cannot decide because there were so many good ones.

Thank you again!

Monday, October 5, 2009

It's Just a Little Crush

Is it wrong to have a crush on fabric?

I just love these new collections from Patty Young (for Michael Miller).

So Cheery.

I feel a fabric hoard coming....




Thanks


Thank you to everyone who submitted a name for the new minky loveys.


I will be choosing later today!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Luna B Tees

Spotlight of the Day: Luna B. Tees





So many different personalization options and colors to choose from. Retail around $30.