MAMorial Child’s Play Party

Memorial Day weekend was a great one for us. Captain Daddy was home so it’s always a reason to party, but I had another reason to party too. MAM and Child’s Play Party selected me as a host for their Smile Baby, Smile Party to showcase some of MAM’s oral care products.

A lucky group of Mommy’s, Daddy’s (and a grandma) came over and we got to play party games and eat yummy food while discussing baby-toddler dental care and then they all received a huge packet ($20 value) of dental care products courtesy of MAM.

My favorite game was the word scramble. It was a hoot to see who could solve them the quickest and who could solve the most of them. The trivia game was very informative, as I don’t think anyone knew all of the answers. We all learned something.

Huge shout out to MAM and Child’s Play Party for providing such an awesome party opportunity to me to share with my friends. I received no compensation for this blog post but did receive some amazing MAM products for Giraffe in exchange for hosting this party. Giraffe LOVES chewing on toothbrushes, especially since he’s teething.

(I was about a month late on getting this party partied. BAD ME! But we finally managed to get people over despite everything going on and had a great time.)

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Happy New Year

So this was like a preview of the future.

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They look like frat boys. Red solo cups and all. The oldest was suspicious of the bubbly beverage, as if I was giving him alcohol… Teetotaler.

Happy New Year everybody!!!

Sending you all blessings for 2012:

“May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.”
-Traditional Irish Blessing

Here comes Halloween

Turtle loves Jack Skellington. He sleeps with his stuffed Pumpkin King every night; that’s how much he loves that thing. Out of all the cutesy stuffed Disneyana on that huge display they have in every Disney store, I let Turtle choose whatever one he wanted and the 4 year old (at the time) chose a skeleton. Uhmkay. I was thinking more Mickey Mouse but alright; we’ll go with it.
Anyway, because he loves that movie I wanted to surprise him with a Jack Skellington lunch.

20111030-231416.jpg Cream cheese and nori make Jack’s face on wheat with strawberry jam. I told Turtle to take Jack’s face off when he was ready to eat. A Jello jiggler bat, goldfish, teriyaki tofu gravestones, and the scariest thing in the box: SpongeBob berry applesauce.

We carved our pumpkins today too. Of course one of them HAD to be Jack.

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Wowza! The flash on my iPhone is ridiculously bright, by the way. />
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If you look very closely in the first pumpkin pic you can see this one. I just didn’t have the right tools to make the inner carving thin enough but it looks ok in person.

20111030-234415.jpg It’s supposed to be a ghost. I’m just now realizing it looks more like a blow up doll. Sigh.

Turtle also made a Captain Daddy jack o’lantern.

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We went to the Boo at the Zoo event at the Maryland Zoo today. Guess how many animals we saw.

Zero. Well one really, but it was on the way out and it was a skunk. Very cute though. They were letting the kids check him out. He’d been de-whatever-they-call-it so he couldn’t spray. We had a great time there today. Turtle was in the costume contest. He didn’t win, but he was happy to get a coupon for a happy meal at McD’s (:-x), go trick-or-treating an extra day, and wear his costume another day.

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If you haven’t seen Tron: Legacy, he’s Rinzler; a character in the movie. One kid standing near us today said to Turtle in a loud whisper, “You know you’re a bad guy, right?” Kids crack me up.