Thursday, December 24, 2009

>Merry Christmas!

>I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Have a Happy, Healthy and Safe Christmas!

Hope all your wishes come true!!!

Off to my mother in laws to celebrate her birthday tonight.

I cannot wait for tomorrow morning to see Samantha's face when she see's all her gifts. She is very excited about Santa coming. How simple it is to be 2. All she wants is Hungry Hungy Hippo's and Apple Juice. Of course we got her more that that, but I don't think we went overboard.

Then hopefully this weekend we will get to go see the tree at Rockefeller Center and go to the movies to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. Oh.. and hopefully my hubby will get to sign up for CDL school and I could get my netbook. I doubt it will all happen but I can hope.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

>Winners of Ice Age III


The random #’s using are: 45, 7, 38, 26, 3

I will email the winners shortly.

Upon receiving the email, you will have 72 hours to reply. If I have not received a reply by then, I will choose another winner.

Thanks to everyone that entered!

....... and Happy Holidays!!!!

tina reynolds said...45

i subscribe thanks

Boo Bear's Place said...7

I'm following you on Twitter @BoosPlace

Nicole said...38

I like Sid! He's really funny and accident prone like me! lol


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Tj and Amy said...3

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Monday, December 21, 2009

>Sealy Posturepedic Innerspring Signature 11 Series Giveaway

>Mommy Mandy is hosting an awesome giveaway.
You can enter now to win Sealy Posturepedic Innerspring Signature 11 Series.

Just visit Mommy Mandy to enter.

You can also go to to get more information about their Posturepedic Mattresses.

Gosh I would love to win this!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

>This Week on Sprout

>Check out the premier of Preschool Musical on Two Sticks. The show premiers December 24th @ 5:30pm ET.

Also, December 24th @ 6:00pm ET, stay tuned for the third Annual Snooze-A-Thon. It is 12 hours of uninterrupted segments that encourage children to go to sleep on time since all of their favorite characters are already sleeping.

On December 31st @ 11:30 am ET join sprout for the Countdown to Noon. Celebrate the New Year the preschool way as The Sunny Side Up Show crew counts down to noon starting December 31st at 11:30am ET. This is perfect for our family being that we more than likely will not make it until midnight.

*I was not compensated in any way for this post

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


>I am 15 weeks pregnant now. This pregnancy is going by so fast.
I went to the doctor yesterday and heard the baby heart.

The ultrascreen results came back ok.

Everything is looking good. Thanks God!

As far as gender ~ my husband wants to find out but I don't. However I understand why he wants to. We saved all the stuff from Samantha and our apartment is not that big. So we can get rid of all that stuff if it turns out to be a boy. It will give us a lot more space. My point- I like the surprise of it (we didn't find out with Samantha.) Also, its not 100% accurate.

So probably the next appointment they will be able to determine the gender. So we decided to be fair and pick it out of a hat whether we will find out or not. I will let you know what the decision is when we do it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

>This Week on Sprout: Preschool Musical on Two Sticks

>Short segments of Preschool Musical on Two Sticks will begin to air the week of December 14.

Stay tuned for the premier on December 24th at 5:30 pm ET.

You can check out a show screener, as well as behind the scenes with a Q&A from Sprouts Creative Director Meredith. Just Click Here

*I was not compensated in any way for this post

Wednesday, December 9, 2009



A great gift for the holidays!

If you have read any of my earlier posts, you may know by now Friday night is Ros's special movie night in which we pick out a kid friendly movie and sit beside her with some popcorn. Its a lot of fun at the age she is now because she enjoys everything so much.

She especially enjoyed Ice Age III -Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The movie was a lot of fun to watch. Betweens Scrats love affair and him and his love trying to catch the same acorn to Sid wanting babies of his own and finding dinosaur eggs. Then when the dinosaur eggs hatch he tries to care for them on his own, until the mama dinosaur finds them. Then he just gets into a load of trouble and his friends have to help safe him. I love watching kid movies when there is a little something included for adults. There were a few jokes that would obviously go over any child's head.

I have seen all of the Ice Age movies but my husband has not. This is definitely a movie that you can just jump into without having seen the ones before. Although I would recommend seeing the other ones also because they are all very funny and well put together.

The sub-zero heroes from the worldwide blockbusters "Ice Age" and "Ice Age: The Meldown" are back, on an incredible adventure...for the ages. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while, maybe, finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth, Sid the sloth creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs; and Diego the saber-toothed tiger wonders if he's growing too "soft" hanging with his pals. On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious underground world, where they have some close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora fauna run amuck - and meet a relentless, one-eyed, dino-hunting weasel named Buck.

Enter to Win One of Five Copies:

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I did not receive any other compensation for this post.

>Please Vote!

I entered Samantha into the eebee Mix&Mash foodie baby photo contest

Here is an adorable picture of her concentrating to make a pizza.

If you haven't entered the contest can you please please vote for her.

Please Click on this link to vote:

It's very much appreciated!

Monday, December 7, 2009

>Make it a Blu Christmas with $130 in Blu-ray Savings from Fox Home Entertainment!

Just a little something from my inbox that I thought I would share with you:

The holidays are getting closer and closer. Keep your eyes open for savings!

Make it a Blu Christmas with $130 in savings on some of the most sought after high-definition titles from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Starting Dec. 6, look for coupons inside your major local newspaper and on Coupons are good at most major retailers.

Offers include $3.00 off the hottest Blu-ray Discs like action-packed hits Fight Club and Independence Day, family fare including Home Alone and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, classics such asPatton and Miracle on 34th Street and many, many more. Receive $10.00 off Blu-ray box sets including X-Men Trilogy, Rocky: The Undisputed Collection, The Mel Brooks Collection and Die Hard Collection just to name a few.

*I was not compensated in any way for this post.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

>Enjoy The Holidays With Sprout

In our home we try and limit the amount of TV that we let Rose watch. However we do not prohibit her from it. I watched TV as a child and I think I turned out alright. We do not use the TV as a babysitter, we watch together as a family. When we watch TV with Rose our favorite stations is Sprout. The shows are geared towards younger children. Some of Rose's favorites: Barney & Friends, Zooboomafoo, Franny's Feet and The Wiggles.

Right now you can go to sprout online and they have fun videos, games and crafts that you can do with your child.

You can watch videos that are very educational to your child about celebrating Christmas, celebrating Hanukkah and celebrating Kwanza. We celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. I think it is important to teach your child different religions and cultures.

You can also make some fun crafts such as snowflakes, a snowman or a penguin puppet. You can print out coloring pages too. If you scroll all the way to the bottom there is even directions to make Nina's Nighttime Cinnamon Stars. Which a very easy ad kid friendly. You and your child can definitely do it together.

A cool game that they have is MyPICME. You upload a photo of your child and create your own personalized games and coloring pages. You can also send a holiday greeting.

Hope you enjoy! Have A Happy Holiday Season !

*I was not compensated in any way for this post.



eebee's MIX & MASH FOODIE BABY PHOTO CONTEST. Enter to win a $500 gift card to giggle/

To celebrate the publication of eebee’s MIX&MASH adventures book, the first-ever cooking with your baby book, every baby company invites you to submit photos of your “foodie baby” to this contest. To be considered, the photo must show your baby eating, “playing” with food, in the process of “preparing/cooking” food, enjoying food, or otherwise engaged in the process of discovering food. The photo must feature the baby only (or babies in the event of multiples). To be considered for the prize, no adults may be in the picture.


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If you are not entering the contest ~ please vote for my daughter. I will post the link soon. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

>Me 7 months Pregnant with Samantha



>So, I am about 12 weeks pregnant. The baby that my first doctor had me convinced was not going to be is doing just fine. Thank God! I went yesterday for the ultrascreen which tests if the baby has down syndrome, trisomy 18 or any other chromosome abnormalities. They do an ultrasound, in which they measure the fluid behind the neck of the baby, and they take blood sample which analyzes the chemicals found in pregnant women. It will take a week to get the results back. I am pretty confident about the test and regardless of which we will not love the baby any differently.


>By Gosh! Can you believe it is the first day of December?
I surely cannot.

This month I would like to make the holiday season fun by sharing fun holiday tips and traditions, as well as some giveaways and tips on buying gifts.

Here is one tip: Try and get all your Christmas Shopping done ASAP, its getting crazy in stores now!

I have mentioned in a much earlier post that my husband is Jewish, and I am Catholic. Therefore, Samantha gets a taste of both religions. Lucky her.

My husband loves Christmas, he puts lights on the house, helps with the tree and decorating the house. He really gets in the spirit of the season. I love Christmas and Hanukkah. I love the magic of Christmas, and the traditions of Hanukkah.

Last year I made Latka's, which are potato pancakes. They came out very yummy. I also like the gift giving part of it. Don't get me wrong I love Christmas and Santa. There is definitely something magical about it. However, growing up I always thought Santa must love me to bring me so many gifts. Then my grandma and aunts and uncles got me gifts. But you know who didn't get me anything at all? Mom and Dad. I was not a greedy child at all. I appreciated everything I got, but I always wondered why my parents don't get me anything for Christmas. Meanwhile all that time they were being Santa.

So, that is one thing I love about Hanukkah. Santa will not be able to take credit for those gifts that we buy for Samantha. But she will still also know Santa and the magic of Christmas.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

>The Night At The Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian DVD

Looking for a great deal on Holiday Gifts, here's one:

Get The Night At The Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian DVD at Walmart for just $9.98 when you pre-order your copy now. Oh and... Free shipping too!

The retail value is $29.98. So that is $20 off the retail price.

Click on this link to check out this deal and reserve your copy now:

>Update on Pregnancy

>Besides from the $875 bill I got in the mail because my old doctor did too much testing and my insurance doesn't want to cover it, everything else is fine.
I went to my new doctor last week. He gave me a thumbs up! Everything looks good! Boy, do we have a lot to be thankful for this thanksgiving!!!

All he did was give me an ultrasound to check the baby and sent me for two blood tests, which I go on Saturday. Then I have to go for an ultrascreen on Monday.

Here's the picture he gave of my new little one. We are so excited.

 Samantha is so cute about it. We have not found out the gender but she says there is a boy in Mommy's belly and a girl in her belly and a big baby in daddy's belly.

I am not sure if we are going to find out the gender. I have mixed feelings. I didn't find out with Samantha and it was so great, there aren't many surprises in life. That's my feelings.

My husband brings up a few good points. He says it would be easier because then if its a boy we can get rid of all the clothes we have packed away from Samantha and make room. We live in a small apartment. Then also, we plan to switch rooms and give the kids the bigger bedroom. So, then it will be easier to know how to decorate.

He makes a lot of sense, but then I still like the surprise of it...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009




Wednesday, November 11, 2009



bekki1820cb said...27

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I'm not really sure if I believe or not. I don't think I do! Anyway I think my boys (and hubby too!) would love this movie :)

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Monday, November 9, 2009

>“Chop Socky Chooks” Volume One Winners

>And the winners are....






the winners will be emailed shortly.

>Big Sister in Training!

 Samantha is going to be an awesome big sister. She tells me I have to keep my shirt up with my belly exposed so that the baby can see. She looks inside my belly button to see if she can see the baby. It is really really cute!

Sometimes she holds my stomach and says "I hold the baby." She loves singing the baby songs and giving the baby hugs and kisses.

Big Sister in Training. Samantha Feeding her baby doll.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

>Giveaway ends tonight!

>Hey, great giveaway ending tonight!
Very low entries and 5 winners!!!
Come on over and enter to win

“Chop Socky Chooks” Volume One DVD Giveaway

Great gift for older children or adults that love cartoons!

>Changing Doctors

>As I mentioned in my earlier posts, after my ob/gyn predicted an ectopic pregnancy and everything turned out to be okay (knock on wood.)
So thats what made me decide to switch doctors. I mean within a weeks time this doctor put my husband and I through hell. I mean literally, we were in a state of depression and just waiting for the day to come.

My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, we were caught by surprise, completely unexpected. So hearing that it was going to happen again was devastating, and totally heartbreaking.

So after I went to a different sonogram place, they saw the baby heartbeat and heart it and everything looked okay. I was in such tears of relief and happiness.

So the other night I went back to the doctor. The new doctor asked that I fax them over a copy of my records. At first it sounded like they said 75 cents a page if you just get the copies. I thought it would be free to fax. It wasn't free, either way it was 75 cents a page. Well there was like 103 pages. So it cost $77.50. I thought this doctor was money hungry before~ now I think she is starving for money.

I am not even 3 months yet. At the point of the sonogram that I heard the heartbeat, they measured 7 and a half weeks. The doctor had done a sonogram before I was pregnant- on September 1st, when I went in for the prenatals to tell her I was trthen again at the end of September once I told her I was pregnant. Then she did another one two weeks after that. Then she sent me for another sonogram out of her office. Each time, even the time that I went to her for prenatals she checked my hormone levels. Is that normal?

Well, whatever.. I have an appointment on November 18th with a different doctor. There are five doctors in the practice, which you see all of them. I think its pretty likely that one of them will deliver my baby too. With Samantha it was a regular hospital doctor that delivered.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

>I Found A New Doctor

>After the whole situation that happened with the ob/gyn, if you read my earlier posts ~ I was recommended a doctor from my mother in law. I have an appointment for November 18th. I have to call my old doctor to have my records faxed over. I know this sounds nuts but its so hard for me to call. Like it kind of feels like a breakup. Like how do I say it? Are they going to ask questions? I have been going to her for over 3 years. Lately though I have really been questioning her practices. Like for my first miscarriage - was it necessary to have a D&C? Then when I was pregnant with Samantha she found protein in my urine so had me induced. After the first induction didn't work the hospital wanted to send me home but she wanted to keep me there. It was so painful and long. They then put me on pitocin and broke my water. Was that all necessary I question now? Then this pregnancy she already took 3 sonograms and I am only 8 weeks. Then she had me convinced that because she didn't see anything that the baby was ectopic or its not developing. Thank God, everything is okay. I just don't want my health and my baby's health in her hands.

>My Own Shower

>I was recently given the opportunity to review My Own Shower.

My Own Shower is a a special showerhead designed for Children. Its a Kid Friendly design and a Kid Friendly height. Upon receiving the item to review I thought it would be complicated to setup. You have to attach My Own Shower onto the current showerhead. Neither my husband or myself is very handy. But to my surprise- he did it!!!

Once we got My Own Shower on we suctioned it onto the wall and now theres a shower just Samantha's size. We showed her the shower and asked her if she wanted to go in. My husband went in with her to help her wash up and assist her so she doesn't fall. Then Samantha told him "no Daddy, get out, this my shower, I do it." She just turned two and its full force- she knows everything and can do everything herself. You can definitely tell that she felt like a big girl with the shower. It was a fun little fish that squirted her with water and just her height. Now rather than every night her asking for baths she says "how bout a shower?, my shower?"

The only thing I did not like about it was it made the water pressure on my shower a little bit lower. But sometimes you have to make sacrifices, and Samantha loved it enough that its totally worth the water pressure being a little less.

My Own Shower sells for $19.99 - $24.95. Each comes with one character. You can Purchase My Own Shower on There are 3 different characters, you can buy additional characters for $5.95 each.

Here are some pictures of Samantha loving her new My Own Shower.

Here is how the bathroom shower looks:

* I was not compensated in any way for this review.

>Wordless Wednesday


Have a Happy and Safe Halloween this Saturday.
 Samantha loves to imitate the Tigger and Pooh in front of our house.

Monday, October 26, 2009

>Aliens In The Attic DVD Review and Giveaway


It’s summer vacation, but the Pearson family kids are stuck at a boring lake house with their nerdy parents. That is until feisty, little, green aliens crash-land on the roof, with plans to conquer the house AND Earth! Using only their wits, courage and video game-playing skills, the youngsters must band together to defeat thealiens and save the world -- but the toughest part might be keepingthe whole thing a secret from their parents! With its eclectic cast, fun hijinks and a PG rating, AliensInThe Attic appeals to kids of all ages!

I was sent a free screener of Aliens in the Attic to review. There are also five copies to giveaway. Friday night is family movie night. Once it first came on Samantha said "no, thats not my movie." She is used to cartoons and animation. However, once she saw the aliens she started calling them "cutie pies." Then she warmed up and loved the movie. I thought the movie was very funny. There were a lot of parts that Samantha was laughing hysterical over. Just watching her laugh makes any movie worth it. However, it was a little violent for my two year old. The story was cute, it was about aliens that are trying to take over. The only ones that are able to stop the aliens are the children. The movie was cute and the aliens were adorable.

Blu-ray Disc And Standard DVD Bonus Features: (DVD Catalog #2261096)
(Blu-ray (BD) Catalog #2261096)

Disc One:

Introduction To Film With Ashley Tisdale
The Ashley Encounters
Deleted Scenes
Gag Reel
Behind The Zirkonians
Meet The Zirkonians
Disc Two:

Digital Copy of Aliens In The Attic (Blu-ray (BD) Exclusive)

Street Date: November 3, 2009
Pre-book Date: October 7, 2009
Screen Format: Widescreen – 1.85:1
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English, Spanish and French subtitles
Total Run Time: 86 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Closed Captioned: Yes
As I mentioned, I have 5 copies to giveaway.

*The contest has ended*

The contest ends November 10, 2009. Five winners will be chosen using The winner

has 72 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen.

* I was sent a free copy of “Aliens in the Attic" to review.

I did not receive any other compensation for this post.

>$10 off Tinker Bell Blu-ray/DVD Combo Coupon


The New Tinker Bell movie comes out tomorrow- October 27, 2009.
Here is an awesome coupon for $10 off Tinker Bell Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Thursday, October 22, 2009

>“Chop Socky Chooks” Volume One Review and Giveaway (ends 11/05/09)

No villain is safe from the kung-fu capers of three crime-fighting chickens when “Chop Socky Chooks” Volume One attacks on DVD October 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment!

Wasabi World’s most egg-cellent crime-fighting chickens fly into action in this award-winning animated series! Full of wacky adventures and martial arts mayhem, “Chop Socky Chooks” Volume One is bursting with thirteen episodes of awesome fun. Chick P, KO Joe and Chuckie Chan are up to their beaks in bad guys as they patrol the gigantic shopping mall run by uber-evil Dr. Wasabi! Battling virtual villains, karaoke crazies, rogue robots, prehistoric predators and even fast-food fiends, they must use all of their super-spy gadgets, martial-arts skills and incredible ingenuity to keep Wasabi World safe! But with a little luck and lot of team work, these fine-feathered friends will not only save the day – they’ll even teach the crooks that crime doesn’t pay – and that’s no yolk!

I sent a free copy of "Chop Socky Chooks" Volume One to review and five copies to give away. and I must say it is very unique. The show airs on the cartoon network for ages 7 and up. It is actually a very funny show. The characters are very cute but the show is very violent ~ I would definitely not let Samantha watch it. She is only 2. However, my husband loves it. He is into action and violence. Me on the other hand, I like cute, sweet and sappy. But even though, I still thought it was funny.

The episodes are compiled onto 2 discs:

Disc One:

Game over Chooks
Big Bad Bubba
Kobura Strikes
Now You Coliseum, Now You Don t
Double Trouble
If Looks Could Kill

Disc Two:

Do You Want Thighs With That
In Your Dreams
Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Breath
Snake In The Class
His Master s Choice
Chop Socky Whoops
The Level That Time Forgot

* The Contest has Ended*

The contest ends November 5, 2009. Five winners will be chosen using The winner

has 72 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen.

* I was sent a free copy of “Chop Socky Chooks” Volume One to review.

I did not receive any other compensation for this post.

>Thank You

>I want to thank everyone who said prayed. It worked!

Thank you sooo, sooo much!

So I went to the sonogram place yesterday and it was a long long wait. They told me to come in at 5:30 and I was not seen until 6:45. But whatever, it was so worth the wait!

Once I went in, the nurse began the sonogram and as soon as I looked on the screen I said thats the baby, and there is the heartbeat! It was amazing!!! She said I have to wait for the doctor to come in but to take a deep breath.

Once the doctor came in, he showed us the baby again and the heartbeat. We got to listen to the heartbeat. The baby has a strong heartbeat (162). My husband and I were in tears cause it was so emotional. We are so happy.

So, the doctor at the sonogram place said I am 7 1/2 weeks. The due date is June 5th.

My regular ob/gyn had me convinced I was going to miscarry. I mean on Monday I went there and sat down with her to go over the blood results which the hormones are going up and she said she would have seen something by now. She was not very optimistic. I feel like in the last week I have been to hell and back. I think I am on a mission to find a new one. This made me loose a lot of trust in her.

But omg it was so awesome and I am so happy. And thank you so much for your prayers and support.

I know during this rough time, I read a lot of stories from other parents who went through similar circumstances. Many of the stories I read gave me hope. So I hope that one day someone will read this and it will comfort them. Just because they are doctors it does not mean that they are always right.

One of the sites that helped me out during this hellish week was There are stories on there from many woman that everything turned out to be okay.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

>Winner of Boca Beth Beginner Set

>Congrats to # 43!

"susan said... 43 WE use cds and books to learn a new language. Susan

October 20, 2009 4:30 AM "

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>I have kind of been quiet on my blog because so much is racing through my mind. I wasn't going to say anything until 3 months have passed, but I decided this is something that I want to share. This is a situation that I could really use some prayers and support.

So.. the story goes:
I found out in mid-September that I was pregnant.
I have been to the doctor three times and all three times all so say was the sac.
So I continued to go and get my hormone levels tested. She said that they are going up normally and would have expected to see something by now. That gives her reason to think the pregnancy may be ectopic. She gave me a referral to a sonogram place to get another sonogram done. I am going tomorrow, so I will share the results once I know. They will be able to tell if it is ectopic or whats going on. She said if it is then its better to find out sooner because the longer you wait the more dangerous it is. i had a miscarriage over 3 years ago, before I had Samantha and omg the heartache and sadness still lives with me every day. I do not want to go through that again. I am hoping and praying that the baby is ok and that she just wasn't able to get a good view. The way it sounds from the doctor is that odds are against me but maybe with a little bit of hope and some prayers everything will be ok.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

>Winner of Eebee Board Books

>Congrats to Lucky #7 !

"Tj and Amy said... 7 tweeted. "

October 6, 2009 8:50 AM

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Monday, October 19, 2009

>Giveaways ending soon! Low and Easy Entries

>I have 2 great giveaways ending this week. I am wondering why the entries are so low.
Perhaps its cause I was on vacation last week?
Anyways, I don't think you want to miss out.

Eebee Adventures: 2 board books (ends tomorrow)
Boca Beth Language Set (ends wednesday)

Both are great and have really low entries.

>Vacation is over- I am back

>So I took my vacation last week.
For those who live in New York, you know it was a pretty crappy week.
Here is the how our vacation went:

My husband and I decided to take our vacation last week because Samantha's birthday was on October 13th. So my husbad and I wanted to make it like a very special birthday week for her.

On Sunday we went to Sesame Place. Have any of you guys been there recently? Perhaps it was because we went at this time of the year when they are only open on weekends. But that place was nuts beyond belief! We got there about 11am and left at 5pm. It was expensive to get in, but we expected that. We had luch which costed $35, our dumbasses figured lets just get to the park and eat there. Big mistake! Then the park was so crowded. I honestly think they should prohibit strollers. In such a small place it is very very dangerous. I can not even tell you how many times my daughter or myself almost or did get hit by a stroller. So then we waited online for about 45 min. to get a picture taked with Bert. We waited online for and hour and a half to see the Elmo's World show. Which we were one of the last people in. Then the parade at the end of the day was totally crazy. We paid a ton of money and feel like we didn't really get much from it. I thought Sesame Place would be a lot like Disney in the sense that the characters would be walking around. None of them were. We only saw all of them in the parade at the end of the day. The lines for the rides were over an hour and a half long. It was either we saw a show or went on a 30 second ride. So we decided the show instead. Samantha had a great time. If she was an adult though, she would have left there very very frustrated. We ran into other parents that felt the same way we did and even a couple of kids that whined that they wanted to go home. At Sesame Place, the children shouldn't want to go home. They should be having the time of their lives. But you really couldn't blame them for feeling that way. It really sucked.

Then another day of our vacation we went to White Post Farms, a petting farm in Long Island. Samantha had a blast there. She got to feed the animals and ride on the hayride. We picked pumpkins and played in the playground there.

On the 13th for Samantha's Birthday, we bought her the Loving Care Dollhouse from Fisher Price, then had a little party with family. She loved it. She loved the dollhouse. It is all that she has been playing with since.

Then on Wednesday Samantha started not feeling too well. The weather started getting crappy. Samantha started coughing that night and we had an appointment for thursday for her 2 year checkup. Well, she was sick so it ended up being a visit for that. The Dr. said she has the croup Croup is a condition that causes an inflammation of the upper airways — the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). It often leads to a barking cough or hoarseness, especially when a child cries.( So the rest of the week we spent trying to make her feel comfortable and get her better. It is the worst at night. So its been a couple of sleepless nights.

I want a vacation Do-over. It was not much of a vacation!

>Winner of Baby Signs Potty Training Giveaway

>The winner is # 37 ~ chosen by

"Andrea B said... 37 Follow Baby Signs Blog


October 13, 2009 9:30 PM "

The winner will be emailed shortly and will have 72 hours to reply with the shipping information.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


>I am on vacation this week.
I will return on Monday.
Everyone have a great week!
I will tell you all about it next week.

I will never ever go to sesame place again !! Like I said I will tell you all about it next week.

Friday, October 9, 2009

>Three Great Giveaways

>I have three great giveaways going on right now and all of them have very low entries.

Baby Sings Potty Training Review and Giveaway (ends 10/14)
A great program that teaches your child how to sign to use the potty. The giveaway includes A DVD, A board book, A whistle and stickers

Eebee Books Giveaway, Make it Happen & From Here to There (ends 10/20)
Award winning Eebee has two new board books which are awesome and fun. Enter to win both board books: Make it Happen & From Here to There.

Boca Beth Review and Giveaway (ends 10/21)
Boca Beth is an award winning language program that teaches children a second language. Enter to win "The Boca Beginner Set" which includes: 1 DVD "Mi Casa/My House", 1 CD "My First Songs in Spanish", 1 BOCA the lovable puppet, 1 bilingual coloring/activity book with more than 40 pages of Spanish & English fun and A How To Guide for second language instruction

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

>Eebee Discount and Events

>I just got an email from Stephen Gass with more great information on eebee.

If you are interested in purchasing any eebee products such as the new board books I just reviewed, you can purchase them on Then use coupon code eebee at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase.

Also, check out Barnes and Nobles for a special eebee storytime. Fun story, activites, games and songs.

>Boca Beth Review and Giveaway (ends 10/21/09)

>Neither my husband or I speak a second languange. When I was given the opportunity by Boca Beth to review their CD "My First Songs in Spanish" I was very excited.

About Boca Beth:
Beth Butler is the founder of Boca Beth. Beth Butler is a bilingual educator of young children and strives to create better communication within our increasingly diverse society. She is the founder of the internationally acclaimed BOCA BETH language learning series which has garnered various parenting awards including but not limited to the following: 2008 Editors' Choice Award/Family Review Center, Learning Magazine 2007 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family, Best Educational Product of the Year (2005 & 2006) –Parent to Parent/Adding Wisdom Award.

Boca Beth Recently sent me their CD "My First Songs in Spanish" for free to review. I though that the Cd was great. There are songs in which children sing along on the CD. Within 2 weeks of casually playing the CD, my daughter who will be 2 next week was singing along to parts of the songs. She really likes the CD a lot. I thought it was a great beginner spanish CD for my daughter.

Boca Beth would also would like to give away "The Boca Beginner Set" to one of my readers.

"The Boca Beginner Set" includes:
• DVD "Mi Casa/My House"
• CD "My First Songs in Spanish"
• BOCA the lovable puppet
• Our bilingual coloring/activity book with more than 40 pages of Spanish & English fun
• A How To Guide for second language instruction

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>Wordless Wednesday-My Princess Painting a Princess


My Princess Painting a Princess

>Wowzers... My Snow White Experience

>So, as most of you guys know - Snow White came out yesterday.... and wowzers!

I printed out the $10 coupon from my previous post. Then after work my husband and I rushed to Toys R Us. We got the last one. It was sitting all lonely on a seperate shelf where it didn't belong. We grabbed it up! We got the last one in the store. It was a really close call!!

So then we went to the register to pay. It was on sale at Toys R Us for $19.99. So with the $10 off coupon it came out to $10.99. Then Toys R Us gave a $5 gift card with purchase. So if you deduct that... the grand total was $5.99.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

>$10 Off Snow White DVD & Blueray Combo Pack


Get $10 off Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition on Blue Ray or DVD

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>What a Long Weekend I Had

>I have been gone a couple of days due to my brother in laws wedding out of state. And wow was it memorable, not so much in a good way either.

So, we arrive in New Jersey at the DoubleTree Hotel around 2. Everything went well. All the gues started arriving. We got Samantha down for a nap. Then prepared to go to the (NON) Rehearsal dinner which was hosted by my husbands parents. It must have costed a ton of money and was very nice indeed.

Then, we go back to the hotel. My husband was changing Samantha's poopy and all of a suden the fire alarms go off. Yes, you heard that right.. FIRE ALARMS. I rush out with Samantha and my husband. Initially you always think its a false alarm and act on it as though it is for real. Well, this time it was definitely for real. The restaurant toward the front of the DoubleTree hotel was on fire. Wouldn't you take a fire at your hotel the night before your wedding as some kind of sign?

Well we were outside from 10:30pm to about 1:00 am. Luckily a nice lady let me sit in her car during this time. It happened to rain also while everyone was outside due to the fire.

The next morning we woke up and there was no hot water. So we all had to take bird baths. Brother in law said don't worry about foor, once we get to the place of the wedding there will be a whole setup. Well, there wasn't. The morning of the wedding it was raining. So once we arrived at the site, it was muddy and wet and very very dreary. The wedding was suppose to be outside, howvere, the place setup the entire wedding to be indoors due to the rain and mud and dreariness. This was absolutely not good enough for the bride. She wanted the wedding outside. Therefore, she will have it outside. The place had to set everything up outside. I don't think they were too happy about that. Then came the cocktail hour and reception, I can complain about that too but I won't.

Hold on... One big complaint.... The brides mother had and beat breast cancer. We had left a bag outside and saw her smoking a cigarrette!!! How ungrateful and unappreciative. How can you take surviving breast cancer for granted like that. WOW, That made me very very very angry!

Well, after the reception we head back to the hotel. Now, the bridesparents were suppose to host a sunday breakfast. However, the restaurant caught fire so there is nowhere to cook. But, there is a Mcdonalds, and at least 3 diners within 1 mile. So here is the question. Are you allowed to take credit for a free continental breakfast that was given by the hotel? I mean my husbands parents spent well over $1000 for the rehearsal dinner. Don't you think a free continental breakfast is like a middle finger up. There was 30 people at the dinner and only like 15 at the breakfast. Why couldn't she do it right and have it in the diner? ugh.. whatever..

So we came back home sunday afternoon. I took the day off yesterday. Samantha was drawing and she said look mommy fire. You never know how much these little ones pick up. She did not actually see the fire but expressed it on paper.

What a long weekend I had.