Friday, November 30, 2012

It's beginning... look a lot like WINTER!

Bring on the SNOW! to play!

 We finally got a snow blower, so bring on the blizzards, mound of snow for snow forts, ramps for snowboarding and the fresh powder for the ski hills!

We LOVE the snow!

What's your favorite thing to do in the snow??

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanksgiving Galore!

 We had a great thanksgiving and we have so much to be thankful for...

We started out the morning with my side of the family...
 I made an amazing dip that was a huge hit!

 Before we knew it, it was gone!

 Kyle, Kendall and Blake

 So sweet! not leave a turkey near weakness

 Blake was intrigued by Bailey

 Two of my main men!

Kids and technology

 Family photo!
-Silly smiles-


 Grandma and Papa Vroom with their grandkids (minus Matt)

My boys!

My happy little guy!


My pride and joy!

 Kyle and Kendall!
We love her!

Then we headed over to my hubby's parent's house...

My hubby's old rocking chair

 Little turkeys!

 Caleb and Blake (3 months apart)

Little turkey butts!

All the grandkids on my hubby's side

Grandma and Papa O with their grandkids

Silly kids!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bah Humbug...

...Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the holidays. They are just flying by too fast already.

Where did Thanksgiving go?!

I have been so busy with Etsy orders, my kiddos, decorating for the holidays, testing out my skills with Pinterest DIY projects...ahhhh!
 I know, I am possibly making my self run around like crazy, but I don't want to miss anything. {including your blog posts}

Here are a few recent pictures!
 Christmas cards...done and mailed!!

 Our new kitty 'Chloe'
{long story short... 'Ponder' our kitty took a liking to peeing in our basement, so we found him another home. Abby was devastated, so I gave in and got her another kitty}

 My little book worm! He is getting SO big!

Such a handsome little guy!

 He is loving all his Lego's that he got for his birthday!

Sisterly love!


One more day to enter in my GIVEAWAY from Perrigo Nutritionals for a free gift pack. Head over here to enter!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Perrigo Nutritionals Review & GIVEAWAY!

As much as I had hope to breastfeed till a year, things don't always work they way we want them too. When I had to make the decision on which formula to give Blake, I remembered back to the formula I fed Chase, Similac Advanced. The only reason I picked that, is because it is the formula that I had fed to a few kids that I nannied, so I figured it was 'good.'

This time around, I did some research and found out that both name brands and store brand formulas have the same ingredients in them. The only difference is the price. To tell you the truth...about 1/2 the price.
I choose Costoc's Kirkland brand which is less than 1/2 the price of the Similac Advanced or Enfamil brand.

I was contacted by Perrigo Nutritionals to do a review on their store brand formula and I was more than happy to.
I figure most moms think that the store brand formula doesn't have as much 'good stuff' in as like the name brand stuff or that their baby won't be as smart if they don't give them the name brand formula.

Check out the Store Brand Formula website for complete nutrition, their formula brands, coupons and more!
They are also on Facebook and Twitter!
·         Perrigo Nutritionals store brand baby formula is sold under individual retailer brands, including:
o   Walmart’s Parent’s Choice
o   Target’s Up & Up
·         They are as nutritionally complete as the national brands, yet cost 50% less
·         All store brand formulas meet or exceed FDA standards

Perrigo Nutritionals sent me a package with Up & Up brand formula and Parent's Choice formula along with many other great things.

The Save a Bundle book is very helpful for new parents. Lots of great tips and ideas.

If you need a new set of wheels so that your baby can cruise in style, check out the Free Baby Formula sweepstakes at You have the chance to win a new Origami® Stroller by 4moms, the world’s first power-folding, self-charging stroller, or a weekly prize of two cases of baby formula. The Origami® Stroller comes with four cup holders, daytime running lights, and pathway lights that turn on in low-light conditions. It even comes equipped with an LCD display dashboard, featuring a thermometer, speedometer, and lifetime odometer.  

Perrigo Nutritionals is giving away a gift pack just like they sent me, to one of you!
Gift pack includes:
·         One can of Parent’s Choice Premium
·         One can of Up & Up Advantage
·         One copy of Save a Bundle: 50+ Ways to Save Big on Baby Gear
·         Baby bottle drying rack
·         Formula dispenser
·         Bottle brushes

“The Perrigo Nutritionals product, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals.”
-giveaway ends 11.29

Monday, November 19, 2012

Blake 8 months 8 months
(on time finally)
 *You are rolling over everywhere
*You LOVE splashing in the bathtub!
*Your endless smile takes over your whole face
* You love being outside and taking walks 
*You are the best snuggler and can still fall asleep on me, if you are really tired
*Your eyes are still a very true blue
*Your feet and hands are always moving
*You love to eat and are starting fingers foods and think they are very fun
*You are a huge fan of Mum Mums and Puffs
*You drink out of a sippy cup
 *You have the cutest most kissable cheeks 

*You have the cutest giggle
*Your most ticklish spot is on your neck, under your chin
*You aren't a big fan of the Jumperoo or Exersaucer, you love to be able to move
*You love lights, especially the words on the screen at church
*You sit up
*You love playing peek-a-boo
*You are the happiest baby I know

*You are learning to rock on your hands and knees (mommy thinks you'll be crawling before December)
*You are being stubborn about putting yourself to sleep, but can be rocked to sleep in 5 minutes.
*You 'hum' yourself to sleep, while being rocked
*You still LOVE being swaddled
*You love to talk and babble...da-da, da-da and mum-mum, mum-mum
*You adore your older siblings and smile/giggle whenever they talk to you
*You have this new look, where you bite your lip. You do it all the time. (see picture below) 
*You look like your mama...especially when you smile 
 * You sleep about 8-10 hours at night
*You wear 6-9 month clothes and some 12 months pants (for length)
* You are in size 2 diapers, but I am thinking we should start size 3's
 *You are still a happy smiley boy!


Your stats at 8 months are...
Height 28 3/4"
Weight 19 lbs 5 oz.
Head 45.5 cm
{Past months}

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