Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: December 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 10 of 2010

2010 was an overall good year for us!  Here are Mommy's Top 10 fave memories/moments of 2010:

1. My Oldest Diva turned 4 and enjoyed a trip to Disney World featuring a Princess Lunch at Epcot



2. My Littlest Diva turned 3 and enjoyed a Princess Makeover and Lunch inside Cinderella's Castle



3. Our First Visit to Lion Country Safari -  the lil divas enjoyed an awesome drive thru the safari, their first camel ride and even feed the giraffes (we did tons more too)! It was such a wonderful family outing!




4. Girls Bowl for the 1st Time - they had such a good time , the hubby and I had such fun watching them!







5. Our 1st Time Strawberry Picking at Bedner's Farm - it was an amazing day - can't wait to do it again!








6. Our Summer Vacation to NY - family, friends, and fun in the city - here are a few highlights!
The girls loved seeing the dino bones at the American Museum of Natural History. The hubby & I took in a game at the new Yankee Stadium. We drove out to the Crayola Factory in Pennysylvania - so much fun! We spent tons of time in the City visiting places like FAO, Madame Tussauds, the M&M Store and the Central Park Zoo. Great trip!








7. The Littlest Diva started Preschool - my baby is such a big girl now and she LOVES school!


8. The Lil Divas Learned to Swim - a summer of swimming lessons later they finally got it! Yeah!






9. The Hubby & I Took a Trip (alone!) to Universal Studios - pure bliss & we had our fill of Butterbeer too!




10. Our visits to Tradewinds Park - so many great days spent there visiting Butterfly World, touring the farm and riding the steam train & ponies!














Top 10 Reads of 2010

Here are my Top 10 Reads of  2010 - in no particular order

1. Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest – Stieg Larsson
    2. The Last Child- John Hart
    3. Still Missing – Chevy Stevens
    4. The Scent of Rain and Lightning – Nancy Pickard
    5. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt- Beth Hoffman
    6. ROOM – Emma Donoghue
    7. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
    
    8. The Maze Runner – James Dashner
    9. Lessons From a Dead Girl - Jo Knowles
    10. Roseflower Creek – Jackie Lee Miles


Did you read any of them?
What was your fave book of 2010?

Bern

YAY! We Gained 100+ Followers before the New Year!

Wow - you guys & gals in blogland are super fabulous! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my lil slice of life with me!

It means so much to know I'm not alone out here and that SOMEONE is actually reading this stuff!! :)

Looking forward to a great New Year filled with awesome new bloggy friends to share ourselves with!

Bern

Conversation with a Lil Diva

Lil Diva: "Can I have candy?"

Me: "No, candy is not a breakfast food. What would you like for breakfast?"

Lil Diva: "So, can I have a cup of sugar then?"

Me: "Are you crazy?"

Lil Diva: "YES!"

Ah, you just gotta love them!!! :)


Bern

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Where Does the Time Go?

My Oldest Diva is turning 5 in just 5 weeks! Where has the time gone?

I vividly recall laying on my bed and calling out to my husband in an embarrased panic that I had peed myself - and would need his help to clean up the mess! I had no contractions, no pain at all - so I did not think my water had broken! When I got up off the bed - GUSH! I knew this was not just my wicked bladder! My water had broken - it was 2 weeks early but she obviously was ready to meet the world! I waited for the pain but nothing came! I was worried - is it normal to have your water break but feel absolutely NOTHING?

Off we went to the hospital where I endured a Pitocin induced labor. I do not recommend it - oh the pain! I was seriously wishing I could go back in time to the pain free bliss when I felt nothing! :)

2 epidurals later (the first did not work on the right side of my body) I was completely numb! I could not move anything but my head! I was so worried I would not be able to push - how could I when I couldn't feel a thing? The nurses assured me my body would do what it was supposed to but I was doubtful.

My inability to feel made me exert too much force & boy did I ever tear (TMI - i know!) but hours later my darling baby girl arrived and one look at her just filled me with such love and awe (I made this perfect lil being - WOW!) that the process in which she arrived did not matter - she was worth that and so much more!

Now here we are almost 5 years later and I am filled with such love and awe at the sight of her each and every day! I am continually amazed that this wonderful lil person came from me (and the hubby of course - must give credit where credit is do!).

I love watching her grow into her own lil person - the good, the bad & the ugly, LOL! Yet a part of me wishes I could stop time - it seems to all be going so fast! Now I understand what my parents meant when they always told me that no matter how old I was, I would always be their little girl. It's impossible to look at this growing girl and not catch a glimpse of that little face that I first gazed down into on the day she was born.

So here is your glimpse of my baby girl on the day she was born and the amazing lil girl she is today!







Amazon Year End Toys & Games Deals

Amazon Year End Deals - if you didn't get enough at Christmas here are some more savings for you! :)

Some of the deals are good - definitely stock up worthy for those kiddie birthday parties, etc...(that is, if you have any $$$ left after the holidays)!

Here are a few of the deals I spotted

Alex Ready, Set, Go Trike is 75% off only $49.99 (from (their price of $199.99) and eligible for free shipping via Amazon Prime for members

ALEX paper Plate Bugs Craft Box is $4.99 (originally listed at $14.00) this is a great craft box for little hands! It comes with everything you need.

Twilight Saga Scene It Game is just $9.99 (from $29.99) perfect for the Twilight fans in your life!

Playskool Alphie Music & Sounds Booster Pack is $3.99 - we just got Alphie for Christmas - he is great!

Clue Board Game is $6.99 (from $19.99) - I used to love playing this game when I was a kid!

Toy Story 3 Deluxe Big Baby Collectible Figure $4.50 (from ($13.99) I personally find it a lil spooky but....

Melissa & Doug Architectural Blocks $29.99 (50% off from $59.99)


Bern

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Part 2 - Lil Diva Playtime

In keeping with my Wordless Wednesday here are a few pics of a typical playtime at our house with the Lil Divas!







You can just imagine the rest which required me putting the camera down & intervening, lol!!!!

Please tell me playtime at your house is like this too!!!!!!

Bern