Tuesday, December 28, 2010

General Mills Family Flick Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is.... Marci H/Tri-State Cruisers!

I'll be contacting you for your details :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow Day!

And I left my camera in New England. I've really got to do something about this Mommy Brain.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hop on In Sweeheart!There's Room for Two.


Do you see the finish on this baby?

Auto Steering? Sweet.
Now if I could just get this seat.... Whoah!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mama's Mini Gourmand?

The last few weeks have been tough on this working mom. Baby D has been sick from one thing or another - coughing fits, high fever, the always pleasant stomach virus - for most of this month. Of course I've also been catching everything as a result. How isn't Big D getting any of this? Anyway, I've been having to take off half and full sick days here and there. You know, those days that we moms called "Mental Health Days" (with indignant conviction) before we had children? Now, I love my baby. But this guy is a BUSY BODY. Even when he's sick. No peaceful sick rest. Its all running around and chock-hazard elimination over here. Nothing like the mani/pedi sick days we had in our twenties. Nothing like that at all.

Oh, that's not the point of this little post. The point is that I've gotten to know something pretty awesome about Baby D today. He likes Chinese Hot & Sour soup. You know, the one with Wood Ear mushrooms, tofu and red pepper flakes? My sweet little runny-nosed baby likes it. Weird. I have adult friends for whom that combination is too gastronomically complex (or strange - depending on what side of the fence you're on). He also likes different types of fish and vinegar-based sauces. What am I trying to say? He's a genius. That's all.

Did I tell you how much puffery irks Big D? When he heard a woman on Wheel of Fortune talking about how intellectually advanced her 13 month old is, eye-rolling ensued. In fact, he was rooting against her for the remaining rounds. Lose a Turn! Bankrupt! Apparently, baby didn't get his gift from the mom. I kid.

I'd like to think I'm responsible for Baby D trying (and liking) different foods. Oh, right, I'm the one who gives it to him. Now if only I could convince the daycare ladies that occasional assorted chips aren't a healthy snack choice without sounding too uppity...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

General Mills Family Flick Night Giveaway!


Before I got pregnant, I wasn't a movie person. But they have represented my own little getaway since I've had the baby (not to mention during those sleepless nights when I was 8 months pregnant!) The same goes for cereal. I was DEPENDENT on cereal as my primary means of getting calcium because I refuse to drink milk sans accoutrement

This giveaway combines those warm feelings I get when I think of movie night with my family and the crunchy/cold goodness of a nice bowl of cereal. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my personal favorite. Big D is a Honey Nut Cheerios guy. I wonder what that says about our respective personalities and movie choices? Me: creative (aka somewhat, er, carefree with housework) + romantic comedies + suspense = Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Big D: no nonsense + action + documentaries = Honey Nut Cheerios.

Have you noticed how expensive it is to bring a family of four to the movies? Here in NYC, you're out of  about $85 once you buy the tickets and two large popcorns! Don't even talk to me about the $7 box of candy. With those prices and our current economy, you need all the help you can get if you'd like to go to the movies for a laugh, a good scare or a good cry.


Buy It! 

Beginning in November 2010, you can get a free movie ticket when you purchase two specially marked packages of Big G cereals including Honey Nut Cheerios® (17 oz.), Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (17 oz.), Lucky Charms® (16 oz.), Trix® (14.8 oz) and Reese´s Puffs® cereal (18 oz.).

After purchasing two participating cereals, visit generalmills.com/moviecash to enter the unique code found inside each box of cereal and print your free Movie Cash certificate (good for one admission of up to a $12 value at participating theatres). To find a participating theater in your area, log onto http://emoviecash.com/dis_locator/. Can't wait? Enter our giveaway!

Win It! 

A prize package with two boxes of General Mills cereal and your own set of four (4) Movie Cash certificates (up to $12 value each). Bonus: the codes in the 2 boxes will give you a 5th FREE Movie Cash Certificate!

To enter, post a comment answering one of these questions: 
  • What do you do to make your movie night special?
  • What's your cereal/movie personality?
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Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on December 27, 2010  when I will draw a winner at random. Please leave your email address if it is not visible on your profile. I will notify the winner as soon as the contest ends. The winner will be given 48 hours to respond.

The package can only be shipped within the U.S.

Disclosure: This giveaway was made possible by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I received the Family Flick Night prize package for this review and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own. Thank you to MyBlogSpark who supplied the products for the giveaway.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Opinions, Please.

My sister said its weird (read: completely inappropriate) to wear a bikini on a Christmas card. I think she's Victorian. What do you think?

Exhibit A

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sprichst Du Deutsch? O Ja.


So, last week I decided to seriously begin German language training with Baby D. The only issue with which I am wrestling is how to teach the baby German while still being inclusive when Big D is around. While it would be secretly awesome for the baby and I to carry on stealth conversations with Dad in the room, it wouldn't be very nice. But it would be fun. Just imagine the two of us bent at the waist, slapping our knees and cackling at a joke all while Big D stares on blankly. Like a shivering man standing out in the cold looking at the family cozily sitting by the fireplace. A warm, precious mom and son scene. Not so much for Dad.


Since I learned most of my German as an adult, I'm not very familiar with vocabulary and phrases parents use with young children. This poor baby is going to be speaking in the style of a political magazine. I did my research (thank you Secretary Google) and found Alphabet Garten. She has a PDF handbook with every tot-friendly German phrase you could imagine. I feel good about this. Let's hope Big D feels inspired enough to listen in on our German days and we may have THREE German speakers in the family. Then we'd be able to talk about everyone else while they stare blankly and try to understand what the hell is so funny. Real family bonding.


Any suggestions for successfully raising a bilingual child?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hallmark Discount Code

Yes, those are my fingers. Oops.

I just ordered Christmas cards from Hallmark and let me tell you - easy peasy. Usually, I craft my photo cards from scratch - from taking the photo to the Photoshop editing and graphic design.

But this year, with the wild man running around, I really don't have time. Hallmark sent me a sample from a photo I took at BlogHer. They shared a discount code with me and I was able to order my cards - did I tell you that they send them out to your recipients as well? No stamps to lick? Sign me up.

You, my dear reader, can order your own and even save a couple bucks with this 30% off code: Blogher30.
Don't forget to use the free shipping or free stamps discount code from their site as well.

Enjoy!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Testing My Video Upload Skills...

video

I'm working on a year-in-review video for the baby's first birthday. Anyone have any tips for successful (and easy) editing?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Back from Vacation. Back to Business.

We're just recovering from our vacation and we've got a few exciting new giveaways to present before year's end.

In the meantime, Baby D wants you to throw your hands in the air. And wave 'em like you just don't care.

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