Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Wow! I love being a mom of two. It is the most amazing thing to see my four year old love someone else as much as she does. She is growing up just by having him around. She is learning that the world doesn't necessarily revolve around her. In that realization she is learning patience, understanding, empathy, joy, and love on a whole new level. I can't express in words how truly awesome it is to watch her interact with Joshua.
Joshua has taught me that it is possible to love two children at the same time. He made me realize that in loving him I am able to love my daughter not more or less, but definitely differently. He has brought the joy of little things back into the house and that is something that I had forgotten. His smiles consume me and I just can't squeeze him tight enough. He is allowing me to look into the future and see a brother who stands up for his sister and protects her with his everything, even though she is four years older than him. They are that close already and I know it will only grow. He has helped rekindle that spark between my husband and I that sometimes gets pushed to the background when you have kids running around. We just look at our children and remember what this is all about. Our love then grows stronger.
I can't go into every little detail that has occurred by growing our family from one to two, but I can tell you life is wonderful. Yes, there are times I am ready to fall apart. Yes, there are times I just need to close my eyes for a minute and replenish my energy. I wouldn't trade any thing in the world for my two amazing children. They are a precious gift from God and I am so ready to see what the future holds.
Thanks to Claudia for asking this question that allowed me to ponder this idea. I think we all should take time to think about it. I know I never had.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Here is another deal I found...Spent 23.41 total for all of these things and got $20 in Extra Care Bucks back to use next time!
Two boxes of Pampers diapers from Rite Aid for $12!!!! That's six dollars each for jumbo packs of diapers...normally around $19 each!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
After each sport activity, the game gives you little tidbits about how to be and stay healthy. Perfect for kids who are playing along. My three year old liked the game but since she has never really played on a Wii system, found some of it a little difficult to understand. Still, I believe most children would do well with this game. As for you adults, my husband and I had a ball. You can play one or two player which can make for some friendly competition in the many skill challenges of the game. They also allow you to pick your skill level of easy, moderate, or hard. We started easy and found the challenges still engaging but not too hard.
Here are a few screenshots of the game...I enjoyed playing a lot of the games but my favorite had to be football. I don't know if it's because of the fact that I LOVE football or if I just loved the workout of this game. What I can tell you is that it's really fun. I say get out and try it...Get moving!
A few details:
The game hit stores on June 15, 2010
It's being sold for $29.99
It's rated E for Everyone with Comic Mischief by the ESRB
Jumpstart is generously giving away one copy of Jumpstart Get Moving: Family Fitness for the Wii game system to one of my readers!
To enter simply reply in the comment section about who you would like to win this game for... yourself, your kids, friends, whoever! This will be the mandatory entry. You may then get an extra entry for tweeting about this contest and linking back to this post, blogging about it while including a link to this post, and posting on Facebook with a link. The cntest will end on August 13th. Thanks and good luck.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of Jumpstart Get Moving: Family Fitness at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products' abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are my own and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.