Boy & Girls Sailor Sets

I love to see little girls in sailor dresses. I was so thrilled when I came across this adorable outfit. I had to find a place for it in the Giggles & Sugar Kisses boutique. This adorable girl’s outfit is available in sizes 3 – 24 months. It includes the sailor dress, bloomers and matching hat. It’s perfect for summer portraits, and you can machine wash and dry it. This set is available for $52.00 plus shipping.

We can’t leave out the little boys. This adorable number is available in sizes 18 – 24 months and 2T – 4T. The set includes navy shorts with suspenders, sailor shirt with navy tie and matching sailor cap. Dry clean only, but it’s so adorable. This set sells for $42.00 plus shipping.

Your little sailor will be adorable in this 3 piece set. The set is navy and comes with a nautical button down jacket and sunsuit. The jacket is long sleeve and the buttons sport white anchors. The set also includes a matching hat, and is available in size 6/9 months.  We recommend dry cleaning.  This set sells for $45.00 plus shipping.
Check out these boutique quality sets at Giggles & Sugar Kisses, we have unique gifts for sweet babies. 

Big Book for Dads Give Away

It’s no secret that Dads are usually left out of celebrations such as baby showers or just the experience of having a new baby. Mom gets the attention initially and than baby. Dads linger in the background, waiting patiently to take on his new role.  He endures mom’s mid-night cravings and mood swings as she gains the attention of family, friends and strangers alike.

I remember my son-in-law enduring the attention that my daughter was getting when she was carrying my grandson. He was so loving and willing to take the back seat. He did ask for a stroller and car seat of his own when the baby was born. He didn’t want to worry about taking the car seat of his truck once it was installed and he wanted to have his own stroller for leisurely walks in the morning or evenings. He is a great father and spends hours with his son playing, reading, giving him a bath, doing everything a father loves to do with his son.  I am so blessed to have him as my son-in-law.

Giggles & Sugar Kisses came across this Little Big Book for Dads. It’s published by Random House and filled with ideas that will keep father and son or father and daughter busy for hours. It includes activities for making sandcastles, flying kites, ideas for games, and making mac and cheese. It includes stories, Jack and the Bean Stalk, The Boy Who Cried Wolf among others. It is beautifully illustrated and contains a hard back cover. This book retails for $24.95 and is worth every penny.  It’s perfect for the new dad.  It will make a great baby shower or new baby gift.

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This give away will end mid-night August 15, 2009 and is open to US Residents 18+ only.  Good Luck!

Quotable Sunday

It’s Quotable Sunday thanks to Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni. I love Quotable Sunday, it’s the day that we share a few of our favorite quotes. I decided to share a few grandparent quotes this week. Being a grandmother has become one of my greatest roles in life. I had no idea that I could love anyone as deeply as I love my grandson. He is the joy of my life.

Here’s a few quotes that express how I felt about my grandparents, and a few quotes to express how I feel about my grandson:
If nothing is going well, call your grandmother – Italian Proverb

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting – Anoynymous
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. – Alex Haley

Perfect loves does not come until the first grandchild. – Welsh Proverb

There’s no place like home except Grandmas. – Author Unknown

What a bargain grandchildren are. I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars worth of joy. – Gene Perret

When a child is born so are grandmothers. – Judith Levy

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. – Ogden Nash

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. – Author Unknown

I hope that you have enjoyed my quotes today. Please leave us comment on your favorite quote. If you would like to join us, drop by A Daily Dose of Toni and leave your link. We’ll visit and read your favorite quotes.

Should We Take His Pacifier?

As you can see my little sweetie is a character. Don’t you love his hat? He also has another attachment, his pacifier. He’s almost 2 and my daughter thinks he’s getting too old to have it. Pediatricians recommend that toddlers be weaned from their pacifiers by 2. She and my son-in-law want to put him in nursery school for a few hours a day so he can play with other children, and they believe he should be off the pacifier. How old should a child be when you take their
nip nip? He absolutely loves it. Gran thinks she should leave him alone and let him give it up when he’s ready. I don’t expect him to be walking around with his nip nip when he’s 3, but now it soothes him.

He was a thumb sucker when he was born, and I’m concerned that he will revert although research has shown that most toddlers don’t revert when they’re weaned. There are also other concerns, interference with speech, dental problems and ear infections. I’ve seen no signs of either. I think he will gradually give it up when he learns to sooth himself. I must admit he hangs on to it tightly. If you try to take it, he’ll fight you for it. I meant that literally.  If we have a discussion about it, he understands.  He will run to it, pick it up and suck on it for dear life. He’s such a sweetie and oh so adorable. I simply can’t stand to see or hear him in distress.

How old was your child when you weaned them? I would love to hear your story, please leave a comment.

Keebler Bug Bites

When my grandson visits I make sure I have his favorite snacks, one of which is the Pepperidge Farm Gold Fish. While in search of the gold fish, I came across these cinnamon graham crackers in the shape of butterflies, dragonflies, and lady bugs among others made by Keebler. Their new on the market, so I thought I test them with my grandson.

He fell in love with these little bugs. He walks around the house saying, “Eat a bug. Eat a bug.” It’s so adorable. These little cookies make great snacks with a cup of milk. They’re excellent soothers for boo boos too.

Your children will giggle while they gobble them up. Oh adults love them too, at least I do and they make a great conversation piece with us big kids. Some kids never grow up!

Chicken & Stuffing Recipe

Chicken & Stuffing

  • 6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 cups frozen vegetable blend
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1 6 oz. package of Stove Top Stuffing for chicken
  • 1 cup Kraft Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken, cover. Cook each side on medium heat 2 – 3 minutes or until brown. Remove from skillet. Add vegetables and water. Bring to a boil. Add in stuffing and mix until moistened. Top with chicken and cheese, cover. Cook on low heat until cheese melts. I hope you enjoy this quick and easy recipe compliments of Kraft.

Annuals or Perennials?

Each year I plant petunias on my deck. I went on vacation and when I returned I found this planter in full bloom. When I first noticed it, my response was WTH? Who planted these flowers? I knew I hadn’t planted them. I had decided to powerwash and stain the deck before planting any perennials this year and those two tasks had not been completed.

I noticed the colors were in tune with my theme from last year. I thought for a brief moment my significant other had planted them while was I gone, but this planter was the only one that contained blooms. So, that idea didn’t last long.

I concluded they were the annuals that I planted from last year. Needless to say I was shocked, I didn’t know that petunias rebloomed from one year to the next. Here they are and as beautiful as they were last year. Never underestimate the power of mother nature and our Heavenly Father.
Have you had a strange experience with your flowers or trees?  We would love to hear about it, please leave us a comment. 

Wordless Wednesday

Gangsta Baby

Have You Seen A More Pathetic Mother?

I have often wondered how a mother can just walk away from her children. I know there are times when a mother simply can’t care for them and they are better off with someone who can, but Debbie Rowe is one of the most pathetic excuses for a mother that I have witnessed in my lifetime. 

Who bargains for their children?  What type of woman accepts money to stay out of their children’s life and when they see an opportunity to fill their pockets with money again they resurface?  Being a mother has been one if not the greatest achievement in my life.  I would literally kill for my daughter and now my daughter and grandson.  I can’t imagine giving birth and just handing my child over to her father and saying she’s yours.  I also can’t imagine him handing me millions of dollars and telling me bye-bye, don’t come back and I agree.  If you’re going to serve as a surrogate, play your role and move on. 

When I see this woman flash across the TV screen, I just shake my head.  The last time I saw her she was screaming and using profanity on national television because a paparazzi touched her.  My first thought was, wow this is a woman who’s going to court to fight for custody of Michael Jackson’s children.  She really knows how to carry herself in public, she has a lot of class.  What happened to excuse me, but I would appreciate it if you would not touch me.  I can only imagine what she would teach those poor children if she’s granted custody.  How to kick someone’s butt? 

The children have obviously been well taken care of.  Besides being adorable, they are highly educated and well-rounded.  It has been reported that they speak 4 languages.  Most people struggle with English.  So whether it was Michael Jackson or the nanny who guided them, they’ve done a great job with the children.  I hope that they will continue to be nurtured and lead in the right direction, I just hope it’s not that trashy looking poor excuse for a mother leading them. 

It’s doubtful that she will be granted custody, I truly don’t believe she wants them she just looking for a payday once again.  How do you go through $8.5 million dollars and a mansion to a rancher on a horse farm.  No concept of motherhood and no concept of money. 

I pray for the children, and I hope they end up in a comfort home with people who love them and people who will help them perserve loving memories of their father. 

What’s your thoughts?  We would love to hear from you.

Quotable Sunday

Today is Quotable Sunday thanks to Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni. Each Sunday, we share a few of our favorite quotes. This week, I decided to focus on perseverance. I need to lose 20 pounds. I decided to take baby steps and focus on my goal 10 pounds at time. My goal is to lose 10 pounds within the next 8 weeks and I must embrace perseverance to be successful. My weight has been a struggle for me over the years, I can’t manage to get it off I love food, but I hate to exercise. My health has become a factor now, I’m borderline diabetic so it’s imperative that I start exercising regularly and get off the excess weight.

I’m scared to death of needles so that’s another incentive for me to work hard. I can’t imagine giving myself insulin shots.

Here are a few quotes for those of us who need to perserve with some endeavor:

“Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.” Josh Billings

“I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” John D. Rockefeller

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” Conrad Hilton

“In order to get from what was to what will be, you must go through what is.” Anonymous

“Never give up. Never, never give up! We shall go on to the end.” Winston Churchill

My favorite quote is the first one by Josh Billings. Leave us a comment and let us know your favorite quote this week. If you would like to join us and share your quotes, visit A Daily Dose of Toni and leave the link to your blog.