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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Playground Visit with Friends :)

A Winner!

Congratulations to Heather Nelson Deitz,
the winner of the $50 Babies'R'Us gift card!
Please email me your information!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkin Picking 2013

First, the corn maze...

Then the cow train... 

And a hay ride... 
And finally the pumpin patch :) 

Bubba's Blessing Day

September 22nd was Bubba's baptism day and we were blessed with many family and friends that came to love on this very special little guy!

His big sisters and brother were his sponsors and promised to teach him all about God.

LOVE their faces in the background!

And then we came back to the house for a little party...desserts, of course!!!

Essential Baby Gear Items (From a Mom of 4!)

We've been through this experience...adding a new life to our life...four times!  Each time brought it's own joys and challenges, each shaped by our previous experiences.  With our first, we were overwhelmed and jumped  every gadget advertised to make life with this new creature perfect.  With each subsequent child, we tweaked and parred down our lists of must-haves.  There are many mothers out there that take on the minimalist view...all you need is Mommy, some clothes, diapers, and a place for the baby to sleep...that is not how I operate!  I strive for convenience!  And Babies"R"Us has been one place where I have been able to find all I need for just that!
Babies"R"Us  currently running a great promotion for expectant moms...the Babies“R”Us Sweetest Registry Deal (more details can be found here: Here's the low-down:
  • Expectant parents and caregivers can earn up to $200 back on items purchased off their Babies“R”Us Registry created between now and November 15, 2013 through the Sweetest Registry Deal Ever promotion.
  • Moms can earn 10% back on purchases made off their Babies“R”Us Registry (up to $200). This will come in the form of an e-gift card approximately 10 weeks after their expected arrival date, enabling parents to purchase even more products and essentials for baby.
  • Due to its unmatched assortment of innovative and exclusive baby products and trusted expert assistance from Registry Consultants or online resources, registering with Babies“R”Us is a smooth, seamless and efficient process.
  • While in-store, registrants will also receive additional perks, such as a special welcome package, which includes a Baby Registry Planner with a full checklist of essential items, invitation cards to inform family and friends that they are registered at Babies“R”Us, a $5 off $25 coupon, product samples and more.

    Pretty great, huh?  Until you walk in and realize you have no idea where to start and what you need :).  There are plenty of registry lists to help guide you and they are helpful.  After 4 kids, I have my favorites and those favorites have shifted between the first and the here a little peek into what I'm loving right now...
    Each of our babies have had a crib and a pack'n'play but I've struggled to find just the right thing for when they are teeny tiny and just home from the hospital...until now.  We LOVE, L.O.V.E., our FP Rock'n'Play Sleeper! Perfectly angled and snuggly cozy, our littlest one has spent many a night snoozing away in it!

    We made a great shift with Baby #4 to cloth diapering!  And, even though it has not been without a few challenges, I'm loving it and Daddy is even on board.  The Bum Genius diaper sprayer is a life saver...just saying :)


    We are making our own baby food purees with the Baby Bullet Food System...amazing!  And the Boon Grass drying rack is something I could not live without!

    And, finally...LIFE SAVING!!!

    New-to-me this baby are the products by aden + anais.  We have swaddle blankets, sleep sacks, bibs, burp clothes, lovies...LOVE!  (And a side note...their customer service is top-notch!!!!)

    Now it's your turn!  Leave a comment about your favorite baby product that you cannot live without and you might be the Lucky reader to win a $50 Babies"R"Us gift card!

    “The Babies“R”Us information and gift cards have been provided by Babies“R”Us.”