Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ballunar Liftoff Festival at NASA

You can't always get that perfect, "Kodak" moment...

two cryin' kiddos

(or I really need a faster trigger finger with my camera phone)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A career for A Mom?

Fightin Mad Mary sent me this link:
Yummy Mummy
I've just checked it out today and it's very interesting and geared to moms who need flexible schedules and understanding bosses.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Best Sippy Cups - Best Baby & Child Products Series #2

(I can't really do a Best Bottle because every baby is different. My daughter liked any kind of bottle and my son only like Avent.)

But with sippy cups, they are fairly similar in basic design. You need one that won't leak and your child wants one that doesn't require too much sucking and feels comfortable.
I've found for the transition from bottle to sippy cup the Avent Magic Cup is the best. You can see from the design, the mouth piece is closer is shape and feel to a bottle nipple than most sippy cups.

Avent also makes a Magic cup with handles. Both designs are truly spill-proof and the spill-proof valve lasts longer than most. (they are dishwasher safe-but I suggest NOT using HEAT to dry to keep the valve from warping)

For a child who has no problem with transitioning to a sippy cup or toddlers and older kids, I've found the Gerber sippy cups are best. Again, with proper care, the spill-proof valves last longer than other sippy cups. Plus, my kids prefer the easy-grip design.

I like the Gerber sippy cup that comes with an attached snack container too.

SIPPY CUP VALVE INFO-The valves for sippy cups are small and easily lost, but you can purchase replacement valves from most baby product websites/stores. Gerbers valves are simple to use as they are only one "plug" piece.
Other valves, such as Playtex, have two plug ends and if not inserted correctly, they will leak.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I recently overheard the following conversation of my nieces talking about my daughter...

Niece #1: "Why do you blame everything on her?"

Niece #2 replies defensively: "I DON'T. Sometimes I blame things on you."

(My stomach still hurts from laughing)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I dropped the kids off at day care and sat with my daughter while she ate her breakfast. My sister had packed a sack lunch for my daughter's zoo field trip today. As I sat with my little girl, she asked who made the drawings and wrote her name on her lunch sack. I told my daughter that her aunt Tracey had done that.
Several moments passed as well as several bites of waffles and my daughter exclaims, "Mommy, Tracey made love!"
I carefully scan the room to see if any parents were in ear-shot. Thankfully- none. Then, my daughter points to one of the hearts my sister had drawn on the lunch sack. "See,"
My sister "made" a heart-she made love.
Yes, now mommy sees-the lunch sack conversation had slipped my mind which apparently fell directly into the gutter.