Wednesday, August 26, 2009

School Starts & so it Begins

Today is the start of a very busy two weeks. The kids start school on Sept. 9th. Between touring the new school that they will both be going to and getting the supplies that they need, we are trying to get it taken care of. Of course they didn't give the list to us until today. At least we have finished shopping for new clothes that actually fit them. My son has grown almost four inches since the start of summer. We laugh because he is now taller then my husband.
My daughter is very concerned about the two lockers that she will have to know the combination's for. Lets not forget the fact that P.E. is everyday and the kids have to take a shower as well. I can't remember feeling this way maybe I did. I think it is a good thing to feel a little excited as well as nerves. It keeps you in check. It makes you try a little harder to get it right. I walked my daughter through her daily routine, to put her at ease.
I have my own feelings about this special day. Both of my kids are in middle school and one more year older. It goes by so fast I can't grasp a hold of it some days. It was just yesterday that they were born. When I think back at the years I remember all of my kid's firsts. If I stop and think about it enough I want to take a moment and cry for the memories that we have shared together.
Know that that has past I wish that they have a great year and make a lot of their own memories to look back on. I know that I still have some from when I was younger. Yet I still wouldn't change a thing about it.
Hope everyone has started their school year out right. Make some of your own memories to last your whole life.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Two Reasons to Buy a Diaper Cake

So you have a baby shower coming up? Save some money and make it extra special and unique, by buying one gift that solves these problems.

Two words diaper cakes. Diaper cakes solve two issues we have when we are hosting a baby shower. When having a baby shower you want the decorations to look great and have a theme as well. You also want to make this special day great for the new parents. Most people want to save money when doing this. Diaper cakes can do both of these things and more.

When you are shopping for a diaper cake look for a theme that ties into your baby shower. Diaper cakes come with many different tiers. All of them will have at least one level of diapers, but you can build from there and get a second or even a third tier of diapers. Why not have an organic diaper cake, perfect for the organic parents. These cakes come with biodegradable chlorine free disposable diapers and some have a line of Erbaviva Organic bath and face products for mom and baby. How about a diaper cake topped of with a sailor, teddy bear, bunny or a cute pink tutu? The entire diaper cake is carefully made so each diaper is fully functional, usable and clean. Once the baby shower is over the parents can use the many items that came on the diaper cake. There are so many different diaper cakes out there you might have a hard time choosing the perfect baby shower centerpiece.

Once you have found the diaper cake you want, use it as a centerpiece at the baby shower this way you have purchased your gift to the parents and made a focal point when people come into the room at the shower. I guarantee people will stop and talk about it, because it is a unique and unusual gift/centerpiece. How many stores can you go into right now and pick up one of these very special items for your next baby shower?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Summer Almost Gone

This last month has been very busy. The kids are out of school, but we are already getting ready to start up again. I can not believe how fast the time goes. My family and I just got done celebrating Kiley's Birthday, she turned one this last month. I really struggled with what to get her. I am a big fan of educational stuff, but I did not want to be the grandma who does not get the fun stuff. I ended up solving this dilemma by giving her one of my baby baskets with a collection of books and a dressing doll to help with zippers buckles etc. The cool thing about it is Kiley loves to look at the books and have you read to her and the doll will help her learn how to dress herself. Of course I solved the problem of the day with this gift, but I know for future reference that I can use this doll for just about any gift for someone under 3 even for a new sibling. I know it may seem silly how much we fret over getting the perfect gift, but I am glad I pick this one for Kiley. She has not stopped carrying the doll around and I just got reading her a new book today. I hope everyone enjoys those first birthdays that are in your future. I know I did with all of my kids and now I get to start over with my grand daughter.