Thursday, September 30, 2010
Other wonderful gifts I received were a very fancy and floral spaghetti strap top with an almost matching necklace and very soft sweater with shell tank top underneath. These were the gifts I received at my birthday party.
When I was in SoCal, staying with my parents, they gave me very nice gifts. My Mom gave me these rocker style boots and a black outfit. The tank and thin pants are black and the flowing jacket is black/grey stripped. The whole outfit is awesome.
Let's see, I also received some See's Candy, this perfume I liked from A/E, a matching necklace/earrings set to go with my black outfit, two lovely boxes I really like a lot and so much more.
Oh, at Chevy's, I worn a BIG purple Tiara and a Blue "40" Necklace.
Wow, I had so much fun....This is a birthday I will not forget..
So, I am walking into Chevy's and had NO idea my parents were coming up to celebrate with me. My hubby keeps very good secrets.. I mean, we had just celebrated my Gramma's 90th birthday last weekend in SoCal and stayed with my parents for that weekend.
So, I walk into the dining area, I look up and who to my surprise do I see standing before me...my MOM and DAD!! I began to cry..with my sunglasses on..I was in such shock!!
We had a great time with my hubby, twins, all my in-laws and my precious parents!! This was the best birthday I have ever had...My twins were in a much shock as I was and they wanted to sit on my lap the whole time..
When I was getting ready to sit..I got another surprise..my Aunt and Uncle from San Jose drove up to my city for my birthday too!! Two amazing surprises in one day...
I certainly am blessed with a loving family...
Thank you Mom and Dad for driving that very...long...and boring ride up north for my birthday... I love you!!
Thank you Auntie Leenie and Uncle Mike for driving in work traffic to celebrate with me too.
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of PlayStation MOVE. All opinions are 100% mine.
This is such an amazing gaming system. Wow, when I purchase this Playstation Move for my family, I already see some games we could play on game night. The games that look the most fun for my five year old twins, Daddy and Mommy are the Brunswick Pro Bowling, Start the Party, EyePet, Get Fit with Mel B and probably Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. These all look like fun games to play on our family game night.
If you know how siblings are, sibling twins to be exact, they certainly do fight. I am looking at the EyePet game and totally see my twins playing this together. As for my husband, and twins, I see them playing the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 game on more than just game night. Right now, my twins love playing golf in our backyard with Daddy, but when the weather gets colder, I totally see them playing this indoors.
As for the exercise game, this Get Fit with Mel B game looks like something for Me. Yeah, I could see myself and my whole family, playing (or exercising) with this game at least three times a week to stay fit and healthy.
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Monday, September 27, 2010
Well, when I looked on this website for dresses my twins would like, I found these pink and very adorable girl's personalized dresses. My goodness, when I found this dress, I knew my twins would just love this. This dress would be great to wear in the late fall and all though the cold winter months. I showed my twins this dress and they loved in because their first initial could be put on the front of their dress. When my twins dresses arrived, I just fell in love with them. They are long sleeve, a very soft cotton with a ruffle at the end of the dress. The best thing about this dress, of course, is the capital letter in each of my twins name in the top portion of the dress.
The clothing just for twins is adorable. The onesies for twins, do come in pairs, and they range in sizes 0-18 months. Some of the onesies are also available for toddlers in sizes ranging from 2T-4T. As for the regular T-Shirts, they come in sizes 12 months to 10 year old. All these clothes are for both girls and boys and come in a variety of designs and colors that will not disappoint.
When you look at and place your order at the TrendyTwinShop for a friend having twins or for yourself,you will come back over and over again. Especially since the clothes are for more than preemies and infants. One more added bonus for all my readers, you will receive 20% off your first purchase until October 11th.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rambler's Way Farm. All opinions are 100% mine.
When I first found this website, I thought, wow! I love wool, but had no idea wool could be soft and light like this. In fact, the wool clothing that this family farm, Ramblers Way Farm, makes is soft and light. The Ramblers Way Farm is a family business creating soft, comfortable next-to-skin worsted wool apparel entirely on American soil. For those who only want America made clothing, this is the best place to make your wool clothing purchases.
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Before I found this website, I always thought of wool, wool sweaters to be exact, as being itchy and not comfortable. In the past, when wearing wool, the sweaters were always heavy and made me so hot. Now, I no longer have to worry as these wool clothes are not itchy, heavy or hot at all.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
If you have not already read in a recent survey, significant statistics supporting the fact that parents have been misinformed about booster seat safety. If you have been misinformed, this is what you might want to know to keep your booster seat child or children safe:
* When it comes to knowing the guidelines for when it’s safe for a child to ride in a car without a car seat or booster seat, 88% of parents of children ages 0-10 years did not correctly answer that it’s a combination of child’s height and proper fit of a seat belt.
* Fewer than half of parents correctly identified the most important feature to look for when choosing a booster seat, a design that positions the shoulder and lap seat belt across the child’s chest and lap properly.
* When it comes to knowing the guidelines for when it’s safe for a child to begin using a booster seat instead of a convertible car seat, more than 95% of parents of children age 0-10 years did not correctly answer that it’s a combination of a child being at least 4 years old and mature enough to sit still in a booster seat.
Given these statistics, I’d like to introduce you to Chicco’s KeyFit Strada Booster, which was announced this month as one of the “Best Bet” booster seats out of 72 booster seats that were evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Chicco is committed to safety and providing consumers with products that meet industry standards.
Please visit the Chicco website and do your part with rotecting your child or children in your vehicle.
Monday, September 20, 2010
The only place they do not really clean is their bedroom. Since my twins are still small in height, Twin "B", now Twin "A" carry both of the step stools around our home. Honestly, I have no idea where they got this idea from. More likely than not, from watching their kids cartoons. Well, both my twins are even learning to speak better and I think it is because I read to them. In fact, their vocabulary is getting bigger. Now, that could be due to them listening to Mommy and Daddy talk.
Anyway, they are growing up so fast in their independence, personalities and vocabulary. I still and will always call them my baby girls.
Anyway, so far, the things my twins have brought home from kindergarten, school work that is, is a duplicate of what they learned in preschool. When I see the work they are doing, I put it on our breakfast table and say, "Girls, this is exactly the work you did in preschool. This should be easy for you. But, even though they had 1.5 months off from school, they seem to have forgotten what they learned in preschool. Mommy on the other hand has not and I have to once again, sit with them and show them again, how to trace their letters, the name and shapes.
What this is telling me is the private preschool we had our twins is was totally worth it. Our twins were ready for kindergarten before they entered kindergarten. Now, I just have to remind them of the things they learned in preschool.
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Friday, September 17, 2010
If you are looking for headbands, clips and hats with more flair, Posh Petals does just that. In fact, all the headbands, clips and hats give the illusion of fresh cut blooms. These lovely hairpieces make great birthday gifts or everyday gifts for your little girl.
Whatever style or color you or your little girl choose, it will be sure to fit her age range and personality. Anyone of these headbands, clips or hats are made in an array of colors and patterns. The headbands, clips and hats will make your little girl look sassy or sweet. When purchasing a headband for an infant, toddler, little girl or tween, you can choose from big, bold, small or delicate flowers. Many headbands come with rhinestones or beads for that added flare. This little bit of bling is durable and sewn to the headband, clip or hat for added safety.
There are many headbands to look at and choose from. One of my favorite headbands are the crochet headbands. These headbands are just so precious and have so many colors and designs to choose from. Each set of crochet headbands has a girls name, a beautiful flower with either, sequins, tulle, chiffon or rhinestones in the middle of or around the flower attached to the headband.
As sweet as the headbands are, you can not forget the knit beanie hats. There are ten styles and colors of knit beanie hats to look at and choose from. When it came to my twins, the one I knew my twins would like was at hat. They just love hats, like Mommy. This Miss-Daisy Flower on Fuchsia Knit Hat was the one they looked at and decided on. My goodness, was this a good choice of hat or what. My twins look just stunning wearing not only this color, but this hat too. Well, they are like their Mommy when it comes to wearing hats, headbands and clips. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always adorned my head with something cute and or sassy. These are just some of the photos I took of my twins wearing this adorable beanie hat.
Finally, after purchasing the headband, clip or beanie hat for your infant, toddler or tween, they can be placed on one of these headband and clip displays. The best way to keep the shape of the beanie hats and headbands are to place them on these displays. There is the Ballerina Clip Dress, Stand Up Bolster, Lye Down Bolster and a large and small hat stand. Placing your headband or hair accessories on any of these displays will keep their shape and allow your daughter(s) to wear it longer.
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For their photos, my twins tilted their head, ever so slightly, and smiled that lovely smile Mommy has had them put on since they were one years old.
Since my twins were wearing a blue floral dress, I choose a grey background. The grey background worked out well. If I had chose a blue background, the twins would have been hard to see.
With all the photos we received, I will give one to anyone in our family who wants one. Well, that will be everyone!!
Well, in just this month, both my twins have had to pull a card. Oh yes, Twin "B" for hitting her sister and Twin "A" for running in the classroom. Well, running and hitting come of no surprise to me. It is all par for the course in my home, but to do this in the classroom, I was hoping they would never pull a card.
So now, everyday they go to school, I pray over them and tell them to behave and not to pull anymore cards. Hopefully, I will not have to see what the other two colors are.
So far, they have learned about RED, YELLOW, ORANGE, GREEN, BLUE and next week PURPLE. I have yet to post about my twins wearing BLUE yet, but I will.
Anyway, when my twins learn or pass an assessment in class, they receive PC BUCKS. No, PC is not for politically correct, but for the initials of their elementary school.
Both my twins have come home now with a PC Buck for learning their colors. It really paid for Mommy to teach them at home, since they were 18 months old and from having them in the most amazing preschool in my city.
Yeah, you could say my twins make me proud...and you would be correct!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
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BookSwim is an excellent gift to give your college bound student, as a birthday gift or Christmas gift too. The BookSwim gift cards will always make the perfect gift, anytime of the year.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Well, that is going to far, but right now, she is having a blast.
When her sister, TwiceToddler "A" sees her making these cool shots, oh she gets so mad!! She does not like it when Daddy and Mommy praise her sister. In fact, she gets all mad and walks away. Oh, she is a sore loser.
But, TwiceToddler "A" is an amazing golfer!
Here is TwiceToddler "B" shooting hoops on the driveway.
With summer winding down, I hope to get my twins playing more with all the toys they have and teaching them to read. I do have a reading program I am still working with them. It would be nice to have them reading by what...2nd grade..is this the age children normally begin reading? I thought it was 1st grade...well with all the reading I do with them, hopefully it will spark them to want to read sooner than their classmates.
Do your toddler's or your children watch Sprout too? What are their favorite shows?
When you purchase your English tea's online from the English Tea Store, you will not be disappointed. In fact, you are sure to come back over and over again. You will love these tea's so much you will make tea when your family and friends come over. Once your family and friends drink these tea's, they will make a purchase themselves.
With Christmas coming upon us soon, another great gift for your family and friends will be Christmas candy from the English Tea Store. Right now, you can purchase chocolate candies like the Cadbury Christmas Candy and Biscuits, Mars Christmas Candy, Christmas Toffee and Fudge and various over British chocolate favorites.
Christmas crackers have always been a Christmas tradition for the British. If you have never purchased then, it is time you did. They are fun to do and are like a grab bag of sorts. It takes two people to open them. Once the cracker is popped open, out comes a bright paper hat, a balloon, a small gift and a joke or motto. When a gift pops out, you might receive a puzzles, tiny treasure, masks, jewelry, tools, tricks and novelty items. These crackers are fun for children and adults as well! What a great way to end the year than to open up some crackers with family and friends.
The Honda accessories you can look at and choose from are Honda Dash Kits, Grill Kit, Spoilers, Headlights, Tail Lights, Floor Mats, Wheels, Bug Shields, Light Covers, and so much more. These kits can be Do-It-Yourself as well. If you are the kind of person who likes to do things themselves, these Honda Accessories are what you want.
When you decide to purchase a Honda, it is not just another car. This is the car you have always wanted. In fact, this is the car you love and you want to show it off to your family and friends. Your new Honda makes a statement about you and therefore, you want to enhance your investment as much as possible.
Now, you have a one-stop-shop to go to for all your Honda Accessories. There is no need to look all over for Honda accessories anymore. Whether you want interior or exterior accessories, all you have to do is bookmark the CariD website and shop here for all your Honda accessory needs.
Monday, September 13, 2010
After my twins horse fix, it was getting late and we had not had lunch yet. So, as always when we come to Old Sac, we went to Joe's Crab Shack. I love eating at Joe's. The last time ate there with the twins they were two years old and it was winter so we ate indoors. This time, we put our names in and waited for 40 minutes to sit outside.Once our name was called, we sat outside on the patio across from the waterfront. It was nice seeing the sailboat's go by and other big boats.
Here are photos of my twins sitting down at the table, waiting for our waitress and checking out the scenery.
Now,if you have ever eaten at Joe's, then you know they dance every 30 to 40 minutes. This time, with all the kids eating outside, the waitresses asked the kids to get up and dance with them. So, here are my twins and another girl, dancing to one of my favorite songs by the B52's, "Love Shack" on the patio.
On this last dance move, you can see my twins doing the "BANG, BANG! ON THE FLOOR BABY" move. I remember doing this when I was.....
Oh, my twins had a great time, if you can tell, dancing with the waitress and just moving on the outside patio.
It certainly was a fun day in Old Sacramento, especially with our twins growing up.
Right now, Hanna Andersson has over 70 markdowns for in their Fall Favorites Sale. For girl dresses and skirts, there is the It's A Playdress, Its a Daydress Sale. There are over five styles to choose from. Then, there are the Look and See Tunic Dresses. There are five styles to choose from in these designs. There are three Hopscotch Jumpers that are just adorable and a must see, and if your little girl likes skirts, there are three Rah Rah Skirts and five Ruffle and Twirl Skirts to look at. Oh, there are so many more adorable markdowns for you to look at too. This is just a portion of what is being offered.
The boys markdown clothing are monster long sleeve jersey's, Slide Stripe Thermal Henley's, Stand Up Sweater's, Quiet Stretch Cargo Pants and many more styles to choose from.
When it comes to baby's, oh the baby clothes are just adorable. There are Jeepers Creepers Onesies in Organic Cotton, Eyelet Collar Jeepers Creepers, Wiggle Pants in Organic Cotton, Easy Leggings, Organic Cotton Cardigans, Supersoft Little Sweater Dresses and so much more.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
Anyway, there was almost NO parking anywhere. So, my hubby dropped his girls off near one of the entrances and he went looking for a parking space. While he was looking for a parking space, my twins and I went into the old style school house. It was really cool. It looked just like the one you might see in "Little House" or doing that time period. Here are photos of my twins sitting at one of the desks, writing on a chalkboard. It is a shame our schools are no longer small like this, where a teacher is teaching all grades to about 20 students. If, of course, this scenario every really happened.
While my twins were still doing this, Daddy was still looking for a parking spot. While my twins were inside writing their names, a woman came in saying there was going to be a pinata outside for the kids to hit. This pinata was made with a brown paper bag and tied to a rope. There was a lot of candy inside because when the pinata was opened, it fell all over the ground. Here are my twins with a bandanna around their eyes, being turned around and hitting the pinata.
While the twins, first 5 photos are Twin "B" and the next five photos are Twin "A". I can tell because Twin "A" wears a headband.
Anyway, while the twins were hitting the pinata, Daddy was trying to call me. I was not able to get to my phone as it was in my clutch. When I was able to get to it, it went to voicemail. I saw him walking around and finally, he saw us in the schoolyard. One of the kids opened up the pinata and all the candy fell to the ground. With their baggie in hand, my twins went to get about six pieces of candy. Candy they never ate.
From the schoolyard, we walked down one of the streets and kept walking by horse buggies and carriages. My twins loved the horses and wanted to ride one. Before we were to do this, we went to see how much it would cost for a boat ride. Well, it was $20 for adults and $10 for kids 4-12. So, we had to forget this and go with the horse ride instead. Twin "A" was not a happy camper at all. She so wanted to go on the boat ride.
So, back to the street again, looking for horse ride. It was funny, although I have never hailed a cab ride, I did hail a horse and buggy ride. While I hailed a horse ride, this ride was a lot more affordable and we went for a ride around the city. It was fun, even though the girls wanted to stand up all the time. Here are some photos of them from my point of view.
Here is the boat we did not go on:
And here are the photos of my twins in the carriage ride around
the downtown area.
Once we got off the carriage ride, my twins wanted to pet the horses. Here are Twin A and E petting and kissing the horse.
From the horse carriage ride, our twins saw a pony ride!! Oh yes, we had to give them a pony ride too. So, once we were off the horse carriage ride, we got a drink first and rested, then walked down to the pony ride. Daddy had to get more cash for the ATM, then purchase two tickets. The twins and Mommy waited in line for their turn. While waiting line, it began to get hot. This nice family in front of us let us use their sunscreen. It was the spray on sunscreen. I put some on the front and back of the twins necks, arms and legs. Thank you nice family for letting me add some sunscreen to my twins skin.
When it was my twins turn to get on the pony's they gave the lady their ticket and they were put on a pony. Here are photos of my twins having fun on their pony.
Once my twins pony ride ended, we went back to the waterfront and put our name in for some Joe's Crab Shack. This story can be read on my other article post. I will link to that story on here, and visa versa, so you do not have to go find the article.