Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Our goal for this weekend was to not be sad. I think we pretty much nailed it. My sister, John Michael, and Baby Tut Tut came down for the weekend to celebrate Tut Tut’s first birthday with family (his actual birthday is next weekend, but since we can’t be there with him, we celebrated here this weekend) and to honor my Dad’s memory by just being together. We spent Saturday at our house and had a little pre-birthday party party for Tut Tut. We spent the day soaking up the…

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A Rip-ROAR-ing Good Time

A Rip-ROAR-ing Good Time

When I was asked to review the new VTech Switch & Go Dinos, I thought it would be a breeze. Send me some dinosaur transformers for Bean to play with? Are you kidding me? SIGN ME UP! The dinosaurs are actually transformers that morph into cars. Two of Bean’s favorite things in one toy. This was going to be a breeze. He loved them, and they are virtually indestructible (believe me, Bean’s tried…). Bean likes that the faces of the dinosaurs (or the windshields of the cars, depending on what…

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Mother of the Year

Mother of the Year

Because we were traveling on Bean’s birthday, we scheduled his party for the following weekend. Which would be this weekend. Aw, crap. Let me tell you about this birthday party. It has not been my finest parenting adventure. And let me share a few reasons why: A) A few weeks ago, I found these birthday invitations on sale on Vista Print. I had a great coupon on top of that, so I got them for super cheap. I think I paid 20 or 25 cents an invitation. The downside? The…

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Birthday Plans (ALREADY?!?!)

Birthday Plans (ALREADY?!?!)

Oh, my Gracie Girl. How I love that child. I simply cannot believe that she is turning one at the end of March. I keep redoing the math and checking my calendar just to be sure that it really is here. Gracie, on the other hand, has been counting down the days. I think she thinks she gets a drivers license on her first birthday. I haven’t had the heart to tell her that the only car she’s getting will be made by Fisher Price. And have pedals. I really…

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