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Ice Cream Flowerpots

The crème de la crème of my daughter's American Girl Tea Party Birthday were these Ice Cream Flowerpots. They were all she talked about after visiting the American Girl Bistro for a friend's birthday a year ago, so I knew they absolutely had to make it to the tea-table when we had our own American… Continue reading Ice Cream Flowerpots

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American Girl Tea Party Birthday

After begging for an American Girl doll the past three years, my daughter's greatest desire was granted her last birthday with the gift of a green-eyed, curly blonde haired mini-me. She promptly named her doll "Maddie" and they've been inseparable ever since. The gratification of at last owning an American Girl doll all of her… Continue reading American Girl Tea Party Birthday

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The “Everything is Awesome” Totally Amazing Lego Party!

If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 13, chances are, you've seen The Lego Movie and have endured enjoyed endless hours of "Everything is Awesome" being sung, hummed, whistled and generally trapped in your subconscious. My little rugrats can be found most days sprawled on the floor singing as they create… Continue reading The “Everything is Awesome” Totally Amazing Lego Party!

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Gaining Perspective on Gifts – Operation Christmas Child

Before all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season ramps up to full absurdity roar, we've taken a few moments as a family to put some perspective on gifts for our kids. This week, you can do the same, and bless a child in need at the same time. With the simple gift of… Continue reading Gaining Perspective on Gifts – Operation Christmas Child

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11 Step Program

I read this today and couldn't stop laughing - thought I'd pass it along: Considering having children? Do this 11 step program first to be sure you are ready! Lesson 1 1. Go to the grocery store. 2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office. 3. Go home. 4. Pick up… Continue reading 11 Step Program

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Memory Verse

So, I just have to share this because my daughter is too cute. Madison has been learning memory verses at a program called Cubbies at our church. She was super excited to finally nail down her final verse this week. She gets to advance to the "big book" of memory verses after she says this… Continue reading Memory Verse

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A Proud Mommy Moment

Yesterday, as my family sat eating a rare dinner out, I had one of those Mommy moments you aren't sure if you should be proud of or embarrassed by. A lady in the booth beside us had a bit of a cold and was coughing. Suddenly my three-year old's loud voice rang through the restaurant… Continue reading A Proud Mommy Moment

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One of the Many Benefits of Stow-and-Go

Attention those of you without kids, or who have issues with things that come out of children. You might want to skip this blog. Those who love a good poop story, read on. As I finished up my cardio today I saw the sight all gym-goers dread the most. Well, besides  "Joe-workout" who's going commando… Continue reading One of the Many Benefits of Stow-and-Go

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“Do you want your pizza?”

This weekend, while shopping for the ultimate present for a little boy turning three, I overheard the following exchange between a mother and her young boy: Boy: <throwing some kind of fit> Mother: Come on honey - let's get your Wii games first. Boy: Noooooooo, I don't want to. Mother: Do you want your pizza?… Continue reading “Do you want your pizza?”

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Caw Caw Roar!!

Last night we celebrated New Year's Eve with my family. It was awesome. We had wonderful food, delicious drinks, great conversation, lots of pictures and about an hour of dancing in my mom's living room. It was awesome. One of the highlights of the evening was when my daughter and husband were dancing - suddenly… Continue reading Caw Caw Roar!!