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


hether78 said...26




Tj and Amy said...3

follow on twitter. 1amypugmire.

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:

*The Contest has ended *


The contest ends December 21, 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 “ ICE AGE III-DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS " to review. All the opinions in this post are mine.

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.


WINS THE $500 GIGGLE GIFT CERTIFICATE. All children portrayed must be no older than 30 months at the time of the photo. SQUEEZE THE MOMENT! Enter a photo of your foodie baby today! ALL VALID PHOTOS WILL APPEAR ON DECEMBER 9, THE DAY VOTING BEGINS. REMEMBER TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS ANDFAMILY TO VOTE! every baby company will SEND YOU A REMINDER, TOO. Here's the link:

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.