|Big Brother had to try it out, too!|
Gena is the mother of three boys, wife to DFW Dad, gardener, cook, crafter, DIYer, former teacher, and more! They live in the Tyler, Texas area.
|Big Brother had to try it out, too!|
We were given the opportunity to try the new GoGo SqueeZ snack on the go! This is a genius idea! GoGo SqueeZ is a pouch full of yummy, all natural goodness. It is 100% fruit, gluten and dairy free, and has no artificial flavors or preservatives! And the best part is that it’s super easy to store, open, and eat!
We were sent two different flavors: apple/strawberry and apple/apple. The other flavors of GoGo SqueeZ are apple/banana, apple/peach, and apple/cinnamon.
Captain Fussybuckets is 2 1/2 and honestly, has never been a fan of applesauce. Even as a baby, he really didn’t like it. So I thought this wasn’t going to fly with him. Well, of course he thought it was really cool! I gave him the apple/strawberry to try since he loves strawberries.
|“this looks cool!”|
|“I bet I can open it myself!”|
(he did need a little help!)
|“This stuff is YUMMY!!!!”|
And even though this product is targeted for older kids, it is, after all, applesauce, so I let Baby D try it out, too, with a spoon, of course. Here is his reaction:
Okay, so I’m late writing about my birthday. But it was two days ago and while the actual day wasn’t as fabulous as I had anticipated (is it ever?), the evening and days surrounding it weren’t too shabby. I had the privilege of going to Game 4 of the NBA Finals and thankfully got to see the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat in a super tight game. It was awesome. Thanks to Grandma and Abuelo for watching the boys so we could go to the game!
We were recently given the opportunity to try out some amazing Kool Kid Legs from Mama Runs With Scissors! These Kool Kid Legs are pretty awesome! They're super soft and the colors are very vibrant. And the best part is that they fit Baby D, who is around 17 lbs and 5 1/2 months old AND the Captain, who is 30 lbs and 2 1/2 years old!
These Kool Kid Legs have many uses…they're good for crawlers to protect their little legs from hard surfaces, chemicals or gunk from the floor, they're also handy for super quick diaper changes! They keep the baby's legs warm and don't bunch up as the baby is crawling! We'll be using these a lot when Baby D starts crawling!
I've also used them to protect Captain's legs. I've found that if I put them on after an application of lotion, they help his legs to stay soft and eczema free.
Plus, the best part is…they're adorable!!! Mama Runs With Scissors offers many different styles for boys and girls. And they can also be used for arm warmers, too!
From her Etsy shop:
AS LEG WARMERS they are great as a fashion statement or extra coverage for warmth under pants, skirts or during diaper changes. Also functional as protection for little legs from rough surfaces and the sun!
AS ARM WARMERS you can quick-change a short sleeve into a long sleeve and let you kids rock their own style!
ECers…..you can't find a better pair of "pants" around!
Fabulous for potty training. Just undies and Kool Kid legwarmers and there will be no more messing with extra clothing when you have to get your little one on the potty NOW!
Each pair is made with care and all seams are professionally finished
COLD WASH * AIR DRY
She even offers a discount if you want to buy multiple pairs of Legs and her shipping is super low, as well! These Legs retail for only $9 plus $2 shipping! SUCH an awesome deal for a great product!!
Here are some action shots of the boys in their Kool Kid Legs!
|protects Baby D's sensitive legs from the grass and sun!|
Sorry for being MIA lately from the blog! On Saturday, the boys and I, along with my mother, ventured out to our new home. My dad and the hubby were already there with the UHaul trucks. Yes, two of them. We have a TON of stuff for only being married six years. I guess the boys probably could’ve had their own UHaul truck for all of their
junk stuff. OH well. We made it. We are feverishly unpacking, cleaning, installing, etc, etc, etc. The people here have been so sweet and helpful. Grammy, Grampy, Grandma, and Abuelo have helped with the kids, along with installing, unpacking, washing, and more. THANK YOU to the grandparents!
The Captain and Baby D are being spoiled out of their minds with said grandparents being here, but it’s totally okay. Every child needs to be spoiled by their grandparents, right?
We were reunited with our old friend, Tempy. Who is Tempy? Our mattress, the Tempurpedic. Nothing against other mattresses, but we are so, SO glad to have Tempy out of storage and back into our lives. :o)
So, we have no pictures, as the house is still in disarray, but maybe soon. We have a few reviews and giveaways coming up, as soon as I get caught up!!! Don’t forget to enter our awesome homemade soap giveaway! It ends this Friday, 6/10! Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter!
We had 85 entries in our OxiClean super prize package giveaway! Congrats to Megan B., who was the winner!
Okay….85 entries. That’s a 1 in 85 chance. And if you complete all the extra entries, that’s TEN. TEN in 85 chance of winning!!! So why should you enter blog giveways? Simply put, because you cannot WIN if you do not ENTER! And you really don’t lose anything….except for maybe 3 minutes of your time.
Need another reason? Well, here you go. Since April, this is what I have won from entering giveaways online:
We're moving to our new house this weekend…if all goes as planned. If you didn't know, we've been living with my parents for 3+ months to look for a job, get rejuvenated, and "bond" our family, if you will… We moved here when Baby D was almost 2 months old. We, of course, thought we wouldn't be here but 6ish weeks. Well, God had other plans. Plans that were well worth waiting for. We're excited about our move and hubby's new job. We have enjoyed living here and will miss Grammy & Grampy, for sure. They were a tremendous help and the time that the boys got to spend with them was priceless.
Back to the story, Baby D started sleeping through the night soon after we moved here. (and let's pray that he continues to do so!!!) :o) But I sit here thinking what it was like when we first moved in and I barely remember any of it. WHY is that? I was thinking the other day about how I don't remember much from this part of Fussybuckets' life. Of course then, I had a good reason to feel like a zombie because he was sleeping horribly, up every 45 mins – 3 hours, and continued to sleep horribly for a while. Thank goodness for pictures!
|Two months old|
|5 months old – Easter|
I remember the day the above picture was taken, simply because it was Easter. He was sleeping better at night, but I remember trying to get him to sleep at church. He refused to! He just kept popping his head up and looking around at all the people! He always has been curious and interested in other people! I think he stayed up for 6 or so hours! It was crazy!
|6 1/2 months old|
This is when it starts getting good and the memories come flooding back. My friends have told me that you just gotta survive for the first 6 months, and then it gets better! I really do believe that. Baby D is 5 1/2 months old and getting more and more fun all of the time. He is able to stay awake longer and while he never does anything at the same time every day, he's falling into a routine. He's still taking short naps, but he throws a long one in there every once in awhile.
Thanks, Hubs, for the sweet, super secret posting you made yesterday! Thanks for working so hard for our family! He, along with my wonderful in-laws and some new friends from church primed the three bedrooms and did other things, I’m sure! I’m bummed that I can’t be there, but I’ve got two boys recovering from a cold and they need to be in their own beds for now.
Other things to note:
Captain Fussybuckets has a bladder that must be the size of Texas. Is it weird to be jealous of your son’s bladder? Is it weird to be posting this on a public website? The answer to both of those is probably yes. HA! But he has been dry upon waking for the past week or more, so last night we went sans diaper and he woke up, dilly dallied a bit, and then finally went potty. I can’t believe it! I think my son is officially potty trained! *sniff, sniff* (totally joking!! I’m happy to only be changing one son’s diapers!!)
Don’t forget to enter our two giveaways: Learning Link Technologies (ending 5/30) and OxiClean (ending 6/2)! ANY US citizen can win! And if you’re in some other part of the world reading this, you can win the online version from Learning Link! And leave a comment if you or someone you know has entered the OxiClean contest on Facebook! That sounds totally awesome and I can’t wait to see who wins!
Okay, everyone have a SAFE weekend and a good Memorial Day. Remember why you get the day off, if you do. It’s not just all about bar-b-queing, folks. Thanks to all the people that have served in our military, to keep our country safe. And thank you to the families who have supported their family member. Your job is important, too!
Hubby here. Just want to give a quick shout out to my amazing wife. I’ve drug her all over Texas trying to find the right job for us to relocate to. These trips take a huge toll on her and our children, and she has been such an amazing support for me. Our kids have just shuffled along, not knowing what’s going on. Usually it takes a week or two for them to get back on a normal schedule after a weekend trip. Well, when you travel 3 weekends in a row that doesn’t allow much reacclimation. I love you so much honey, and I’m so glad you can finally rest. After we are done moving! haha! I’m going to work on the new house this weekend, and I am so grateful that the wife is willing to keep the kids here.