Disney On Ice Presents- Frozen

Sienna and I had a fun girls night with some neighbor friends. We went to see Disney on ice at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

What a fantastic show! Disney never disappoints and this show was no different. Our seats were decent being only a few from the first row, and pretty close to the center.  Sienna was in her element with all of the singing and ice skating. A few times she sang along and got out of her seat to dance. It really was a great performance. I was also impressed with all the ice skating tricks. There were also a few short characters in costumes that were on stage that I had to wonder how they were skating so low to the ground. The ice skaters were very talented!

I asked some of the girls in the neighborhood if they wanted to join us. I’m trying to get Sienna around other little girls in our neighborhood in hopes that she can make some little friends. She had a sweet little friend of hers move away recently, and she now doesn’t have many buddies to play with. It was also nice to enjoy time with the girls Moms. Us Mamas of girls need to stick together. We’ll need each other once those teen years hit!

We had the same sparkly aqua dress that Sienna got for Christmas along with the an Anna costume, but Sienna wanted the sparkly dress that looks similar to Elsa’s dress. She is obsessed with it!

She wanted to do her hair in an Elsa braid, and add glitter to it. So, that’s what she got! She looks super cute, I must say!

I feel blessed to be able to do these fun little outings with my sweet girl.  Sienna and I really connect well and I hope our relationship continues to flourish as the years go on!

 

Destin Family Vaca 2015

Lots of fun memories made in Destin this year! We stayed at probably one of our favorite places. We stayed at Crystal Dunes on the ground level with a walk out straight to the beach! We try to stay on the water each year, and even though it’s more expensive, it’s just a life saver when you have small kids who whine about having to hold a towel on the way to the beach.  This place wasn’t super luxury, but it was close to everything  and had a decent outdoor pool and hot tub.  We love the larger high rise condos, and mega pools with zero entry but they’re always set pretty far back from the water. This one was nice because even though it didn’t have fancy amenities, it was so nice to be close to the water and just open the sliding door and hear the waves morning, noon and night!


We skipped the last week of school, missing field day and a few other fun events in order to beat the rush, and save money in the process.  The prices skyrocket the following week.  This is the last year we’ll be able to miss school since Parker will be in Kindergarten next year, so we took advantage of it!  The only downside is that with the smaller crowds, sometimes they don’t offer as many boat tours as they do with the larger groups.  So this time instead of doing a snorkel cruise and shelling tour, like we’ve done in years past, we opted to do a pirate cruise since it was offered at a time that worked better for our schedule.  That was really our only scheduled thing that happened during our trip.  That and the date night… and we’ll get to that later.  So, other than the pirate cruise, we just did went to the beach, pool, visited Destin Commons, etc. We asked the kids if they wanted to do the Aquarium, and they didn’t want to. So… we didn’t force it. We just took our time and relaxed at the condo between our beaching, eating, pooling, going to dinner, waking up and repeating…  It was amazing!


As for pictures during our trip… I started to use my DSLR, but then I didn’t want to lug it around, so I mainly used my iPhone 6.  I just didn’t want to risk getting a bunch of sand in it, or not being able to enjoy my time in the water, for fear that it was going to get stolen. So, I left it behind and brought my phone that was more portable and easier to conceal.  I’m also three weeks late in posting this, so I have not edited my photos, but that’s okay!  It’s either I post my unedited photos in all their imperfections, or my posts don’t get done.

One of my very favorite  days of our trip was Mother’s Day.  For obvious reasons, because I felt a little more celebrated and appreciated, but one of the things I really loved was visiting Baytowne Warf.  We found a fun restaurant overlooking the bay, and they had live music. They played some of my favorite beach tunes and the kids were laughing and dancing. It was the best!

The kids really loved the Buccaneer pirate cruise.  We would’ve loved to have done the snorkle cruise where we go shelling, go down to the jetties and ride the kayak, but their timing just wasn’t good during our trip. The pirate cruise was definitely the highlight of the trip in the eyes of the kids. They loved it!  It wasn’t too bad for the parents either since we got to enjoy some adult beverages and just let the kids have fun with several planned activities they had on the boat with the pirates!

We made some great memories during our trip!  The kids did have a few moments of grumpiness that I would credit to the lack of sleep and excitement of the vaca and the expectations that came along with it.  We found a sitter one night to go out to dinner (thanks to a referral from a neighbor who used to live in the area), and Dan and I enjoyed a fun evening alone without the kids in Destin.  We went to McGuire’s Irish pub and ate dinner, had drinks, and then enjoyed a nice walk in Harbor Walk where we had a funny character drawn of us.  When we got home, we found out that the kids were less than well behaved with the sitter.  We were so embarrassed that they didn’t behave.  We of course disciplined them by removing privileges, but we were just really bummed and disappointed that they represented our family in such a bad way.  It’s just a reminder that even when you do the best you can to teach and raise your kids the right way, they’re still just kids, and they are full of sin and mistakes sometimes. So we didn’t dwell on it, we dealt with it and moved on, but it may be the last time we do a sitter on vacation. Especially one that our kids don’t know.

This is probably our last trip to Destin for a while.  We will have a kindergartener next year who will have to abide by ‘normal school’ scheduling.  It’s just so expensive during the summer peak times, so we’re not sure if we’ll be able to swing it for a while. We plan to go to NC and PA next year to visit family and get our beach fix that way, although we know it won’t be the same. We really enjoyed the beach time we had on the Emerald coast. Until we meet again!

Enjoying Summer Break Part 2 |iphoneography|

This summer has FLOWN by. In just a few short weeks, the boys will be starting preschool at their new school!  The hustle and bustle of the school year will start again, and there will be a tad bit more normalcy in the homestead, but also maybe not as much leisure time as there has been this summer.  I’m looking back on these months past as we get ready for the school year, upcoming birthdays, fall baseball (a first in our house!) and I think we’ve had a great summer! Even though we didn’t take any vacations this summer (we just did Destin in the spring), we had lots of fun mini day vacas with the kids and little adventures that I think they really enjoyed.

As I mentioned in the first summer break post hereI set up a playgroup for every Friday during the month of June and July in order to be able to enjoy some fun activities with friends.  We really enjoyed those who came out to hang and made some fun summer memories with us! I know the kiddos really enjoyed seeing their friends, and of course, I really enjoyed getting to catch up with the Mamas too! A big thanks to those who took time out of their week to meet with us! We’ve also enjoyed our time spent at home, keeping it low key and finding fun things to do around the house! As sad as I’ll be to see summer go in a few weeks, I thinkwe’ve had a pretty successful one!

 

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PJ’s and Table Forts

During the Christmas break, there were some sweet times at home, just enjoying the quiet days indoors, and the silly playfulness of the three little ones. They’re pretty good about finding things to do when I’m tidying up, and one morning in particular they all gathered under the table in the dining room with their trucks, pillows, and blankets to create a fort of their own. Sienna loved joining in on the fun, and even laid down with Parker on his pillow and let him cover her up for a bit. In true form though, as soon as I got out the camera, she popped up and wouldn’t snuggle her brother any longer. We’ve enjoy the sweet simple days here at our home and try to savor them before they are far and few in between! We are constantly reminded how precious these young years are, and it’s so true how fast they grow. I can’t believe Mason will be three in just a few months. Craziness!

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Imagine It! Children’s Museum Atlanta

For this week’s play group, we went to Imagine It Children’s Museum in downtown Atlanta.  We arrived a little after 10am since I know my boys poop out early afternoon, and wanted to get the most out of our time there.  Admission was pretty expensive being $12.75 for persons 2 and older.  It would’ve been cheaper if we had a group, but it would have to be ten or more, and we all arrive at the same time.  I know my kiddos get anxious waiting, and it’s hard to confirm 10 mommies when you have little ones, and anything under the sun could happen at the last minute.

We started off just exploring the place.  The boys loved the area where you could farm your veggies, then grocery shop, then bring them back to the pretend kitchen for a meal.

Over in the “Leaping into Learning” area, there was a great place for the boys to play with tot toys and their absolute favorite was a baby waterbed.  It wasn’t too long before Parker learned how to climb out of the waterbed on to the ledge and plunge on top, making Mason giggle up a storm. They also had an area where Parker could catch fish.  He was quite the fisherman.  Mason on the otherhand, just wanted to go for a swim.

They had quite a few areas for the boys to “dress-up”, but that only lasted a little while.  Mason loves hats, so he enjoyed them quite a bit.  They had a track where you could run a scooter over different surfaces, and little hide-away tunnels that were a big hit.

We sat down just at the right time during lunch because only a few short minutes later, there was an “Adventure” performance that included a pirate, hidden treasure, and a hot air balloon.  The boys loved it while they at their lunch.

There were several “building” areas with foam blocks, pipes, wood blocks, etc. that the boys loved.  The large ball area kept them entertained for a while, placing the balls in the pipes and watching them go up in the machine and shoot out again.

Of course, Parker’s visit wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the train table!  He enjoyed that quite a bit while Mason enjoyed playing with the magnetic gears and the plastic balls with a little girl he met.

The boys were pretty well behaved.  The only challenge was that the area was pretty spread out, and Mason wanted to “explore” different areas while Parker really played with the exhibits more.  It definitely kept me on my toes, but they both had a blast and enjoyed every minute of it.

Blog worthy thoughts

So, it’s been a while since I’ve done a good brain dump.  Ya know… the kind of blog post that really says whats on my mind.  One of  THOSE… Nothing in particular…just rando-town thoughts. 1-2-3- GO

I think Glee is quite possibly my fav show. This is huge people. I don’t give that title out too freely. It is just that stinkin’ fantastic. I love it!  That Sue Sylvester… favorite quote? How about “Now take your juicy, vine-ripened chest fruit and get the hell out of my office.” Compliments of tonight’s repeat.  Gotta love it!  What is your favorite Glee performance?  These have to be a few of my favorites…

I’ve been reading more about different parenting styles lately.  You know…I always thought it was so cut and dry…Either you’re an attachment parent, or you’re more “Babywise” disciplinarian. Either you’re a parent who spanks, or doesn’t spank…Either you’re a toughie or a softie.  However, after doing some praying lately, God has really led me to develop a discipline style that works best for Parker.  I truly believe that leading him with love, and focusing on teaching and redirecting in a loving way really renders the best results.  Does that mean that I’ll never loose my cool and yell or get frustrated? Probably not.  But I have seen such an improvement in Parker’s temperament since I’ve been responding with a gentle tone. James 1:19-20 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires”  Sometimes I think that us Christians feel the need to take corrective action to discipline our kids out of anger when they do something that we don’t want them to do.  But what does this teach our kids about how they should respond to someone not doing something that they want them to dot? If anger is all they see, then anger is what they’ll produce.  Show love instead, and see how they respond.  I also found this to be a great article… http://greenegem.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/it%E2%80%99s-really-quite-simple%E2%80%A6/ and I can totally relate to the challenges she speaks of!

Speaking of challenges, the next major challenge for Parker will be potty training.  I want to do some reading about it to get myself ready, but I want to make sure first of all, to know the signs of when Parker will be ready.  That way I can be a support to him during this transition.  Apparently, the average age of potty training is between 18 and 31 months, with 98% being fully potty trained by 36 months.  So, I’m in no rush, but I want to jump on it when all the signs point to it.  I plan to get Elizabeth Pantly’s “No Cry Potty Training  Solution” and just start reading through it to get prepared.  One thing I need to figure out a good cloth diapering- training pant solution.  I want to get something that is absorbent for accidents, but can be easily pulled up and down.  Any cloth diapering- potty trained Mamas out there, please weigh in!

Parker has been growing and changing so much lately.  He’s my little man.  We’ve been attending a lot of play groups lately, which has allowed him to explore in social settings, meet up with familiar faces, and allow me to learn about things he likes.  It’s been good for me getting practice on how to get out the house with two kids, and coordinate feedings and naps.  Not to mention, just getting some time to chat with some girlfriends and feel a little “normal” myself!

Parker playing “dress up” with his friends in front of the green screen at Imaginations at Play

Parker feeding the ducks at Autry Mill Nature Preserve

Checking out the Indian Tee pee at Autry Mill Nature preserve with Mom and Tots playgroup

Parker at Fowler park peeking out of the tunnel

Parker and his buddy Cole at Cogburn Park having some slide fun!

Parker and Pace hanging out with “Mama Kate” at Cogburn park

Mason and his buddy Aidan at a Hip Mama’s playdate

Playing T-ball at Kangazoom

and… I’ll leave you with a funny parenting FAIL…

Charleston and my Bestie

What a fabulous time I had in Charleston last weekend!  It felt really weird not having my sweet little almost one year old by my side.  We had only spent time apart briefly for date nights, salon or spa trips, and girl’s nights.  This was different.  I would have to spend an ENTIRE night without being down the hall from him.  Yikes!  I knew this day would come, and during some moments I felt like it wasn’t soon enough, but it ended up being perfect timing.

It was kind of nice to be alone for a while…I mean, without my little fam.  I started to wonder if I knew how to board a plane, and pack a suitcase with the proper sized toiletries, and get to the airport on time…all things my husband would always be on top of and things that he was an expert on.  But alas, I found my “big girl” shoes and put them on long enough to make the trip there and back in one piece.  I mean, I did live by myself for several years before I got married and had a kid, but somehow you begin to wonder how you lived that way…when you have such an amazingly different life now and your focus is shifted from “self” to “Holy cow, I have a family now and I’m going on a trip BY MY SELF”  That’s what makes this girl’s trip to visit my BFF since sixth grade, all the more special.

The one thing I love about my best gal pal Jess, is that she’s super chill.  Something that I’m NOT.  She’s never on

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facebook, probably has never read my blog, wakes up late most days, doesn’t jam pack her social calendar and probably prefers to spend a weekend at the beach with her surfer fiance wearing her oversized farmer type hat sipping on her skinny latte and reading some fascinating intellectual book on how to preserve an ancient culture’s history or architecture…or something like that.  I love that about her.   And I also love that when I’m around her, she rubs off her good “chill” vibes on me and suddenly, it doesn’t bother me that we’re eating a delicious home made shrimp and grits dinner at close to 9:30 at night.  It’s all about living each day to it’s fullest and not about living by a orderly schedule.  She’s still in school, and works, and has an internship, so I’m sure she go by some schedule, but her personality is such that she doesn’t let it run her life.  I think that’s why we get along so great and that’s why I was so excited to spend a really relaxing weekend with her.  I knew that it would consist of sleeping-in, late dinners and doing exactly what we pleased.

So, what did we do? Here are some things in no paticular order

-Had delicious dinner at Vickery’s waterfront to welcome my arrival.  Jess and Chad purposefully taunting me with their cold beers

-Strolled through the market downtown where they had beautifully crafted jewelry, unique artwork, soaps, and fresh fruit and vegetables

-Shopped at some awesome stores, including the two-story Urban Outfitters, and one of my favs Franchescas…just to name a few

-Had the most amazing chocolate milkshake, even though the clueless college student who happened to be our waiter had to re-take our order 15 minutes after the first order because “the cook lost it”

-We decided it would be nice to take a yoga class that Jess had been wanting to try.  Let’s just say my ENTIRE body ached for four days straight. That lady was freegin HARD CORE, and I was dripping sweat about10 mins into the session.   She also was trying to tell us about some “teachings” that included how inhumane it is to squash a bug… and how you CAN discipline yourself NOT to eat cheese.  Woah, let’s not get all crazy now…I just want to stretch my body and clear my mind.  Don’t try and make me feel guilty for eating cheese lady.

-Spent the day in Folley beach watching Jess’ fiance Chad and his friend surf some waves.  There were moments of great girl talk, and there were moments of pure silence with just the background reggae music playing …I LOVED them both.

-Had a delicious shrimp and grits meal at home where I learned “how to de-scale and de-vain a shrimp-101”

-I had THE most incredible  massage ever at The Spa at Charleston even though the interior of the place looked like something Dorothy Draper designed.  It was such an afterthought…our feet hurt from shopping all day and so I typed in “Spa Charleston” in my iphone, and this was the first place that popped up.  They were able to squeeze in both me and Jess an hour later.  It was such a relaxing massage that included using steaming hot towels on my legs and feet…YES!

-Watched Jess try on her very first wedding dress

-Took exactly one picture the entire time on my trip…which is totally out of character for me, because usually I’m that dork who is annoyingly snapping a gazillion pictures and posting them on various social sites.

-Enjoyed great food and silly conversation at a home-style restaurant in Sullivan’s Island…appropriately called “Sullivans”

-Had many a video conferences with my sweet little angel baby and amazing husband (who washed cloth diapers AND made some cloth wipes…among MANY other things in my absence) on my iphone 4…what did I ever do without it?

It was a fantastic trip, and I can’t wait to see them again in a few months when we go up to NC to attend my 10 year reunion…which will be held in a BAR I might add (a nice, fun bar on river street, but still)…and I’ll be 6 months pregnant.  CLASSY!  Nah, I wouldn’t expect it to be anything different and I’m actually looking forward to it!

Let me give you the Run Down

Every other day or so, I think…I should blog. Then I go on doing what I’ve been doing and don’t get around to it.  Yep, story of my life.  So, instead of a one topic post… how ’bout a run down of what’s been goin’ on?

1. I saw the ever anticipated, teen obsessed, Stephanie Meyer flick Eclipse last weekend.  No, I wasn’t with all the teens sporting the heavy eyeliner and I heart Twilight T-shirt at the 12:01am showing.  I actually refrained myself since…you know…I’m a MOM and I have to show some semblance of restraint since I’m almost (but not quite) old enough to be Edward’s Mom.  I know that didn’t hold back some of you…and that’s okay.  I don’t judge.  I LOVED the movie.  Unfortunately, I can’t compare it to the book since I only got through the first two chapters of Eclipse.  I read the first two books in its entirety, but then I got pregnant, and all of my books consisted of how to prepare for delivery, baby, and the end of life as I knew it.  I’m still team Edward…Oh yeeeeah!  That’s right.  No team J here.  She belongs with Eddie (can I call him that?).  He’s untouchable.  Being with Jacob would be easy, and Bella wouldn’t have to change for anyone, and she could be warm and live a normal life.  But you know what, Bella isn’t normal.  She’s cold, depressing, sarcastic, difficult and wants to take the path with the most resistance.  I can relate to being a bit hard headed and going against the grain a bit.  Not to mention, I totally get her attraction to Edward.  He’s so mysterious and unique.  Seriously, who can resist his smirk? GORGEOUS!

2. We were sad to find out that they decided to cancel the little forth of July parade outside of our subdivision.  Yes, it was a tad lame, but it gave us a chance to meet up with the peeps in our ‘hood and wear patriotic outfits.  Dan’s Mom came for a visit and we enjoyed catching up with her, grilling out with the neighbors, and setting off some fireworks.  Yes, you heard me right.  We have a nine month old, and my husband insisted on setting off fireworks in the front of the house, while listening through our trusty audio monitor for sequels from Parker.  Boys…what can I say?  Fortunately, Parker was in dreamland, and the noise it didn’t bother him one bit.  Hopefully, our neighbors felt the same!

3. I’m giving MAJOR props for Moms that work from home.  Part of the reason that I haven’t had time to blog as much as I’d like is because I’ve been helping with a major relocation project … from home.  I don’t want to downplay this, because I love helping out (and getting paid!), but it is quite the challenge trying to juggle replying to emails, update spreadsheets, import data, during Parker’s nap and ALSO clean bottles, wash diapers, and all the other household mess I usually do before that little sneeper wakes up.  It’s hard, I ain’t gonna lie.  That combined with the fact that my husband is gone all week is enough to make me STRESSED! It’s kicked me in the ass this week, and I’m actually REALLY looking forward to the girl’s night planned this weekend for the much needed break!

4.  Parker is great.  There’s not much to complain about with him.  He sleeps REALLY well.  Two really good solid 1.5-2hr naps a day and a good 11.5-12hrs at night.  He’s a jewel when it comes to sleep.  He’s curious about everything and Dan and I are convinced that he’s super smart, because most of his toys bore him in only a few short minutes, leading us to believe that he’s just WAY too gifted to be bothered by that little blinking, singing, repetitive toy.  Attention and Stimulation is this boys middle name.  He can’t get enough of it.  It’s pretty exhausting too, taking him from room to room, place to place, from new toy to old, just to keep his interest.  He’s got an abundance of energy! I guess he should, he sleeps enough for the both of us combined.  And while I’m being all open and honest with my little booger, I mine as well mention our latest struggle-meal time.  Let’s just say it’s not our favorite time of the day.  I don’t get it really.  Just this last week or so he’s begun to be super fussy getting into his highchair, and all during meal time.  Which, has made going out to eat next to impossible.  He’s really good at self feeding, but apparently doesn’t like being confined.  He LOVES to throw his greens on the ground all while shoveling in the sweet potatoes and butternut squash.  He doesn’t mind the fork mashed foods, but occasionally lets me know he’s completely over it by blowing raspberries of food all over my face. LOVELY!  I don’t get it.  He gets the best food.  I pre-make most of his finger foods ahead of time and freeze it.  The few exceptions are green beans, peas, and beans come from a can (I wash them thoroughly) because steaming them soft enough to eat isn’t possible.  I thought that would be easier because since Dan isn’t home much during the week, I end up making myself a turkey sandwich or salad most nights which doesn’t translate into finger foods for Parker.  So, to make a long story semi-short, Parker isn’t really diggin’ his foods.  I don’t want to go prepackaged, but I’m running out of ideas for finger foods that he likes.  I always try to make meal time a positive experience for him and if he does something that bothers me, I ignore it most of the time so we can keep that “positive experience” but that hasn’t seemed to change anything unfortunately. Mom’s out there, if you have some tips/suggestions, email or reply.  I’d love to hear them!

5. I am officially a full-time pumper.  Yes, pumping my boobies six times a day makes me a full time pumper for sure.  May I go on the record by saying that it totally sucks (insert funny pun intended comment here)?  Three things I keep telling myself: A)Parker gets the best nutrition when I pump B) I loose calories when I pump and C) Formula is friggin’ expensive.  My supply has taken a big dip (yet again) since I’m exclusively pumping so I’ve had to supplement with formula.  After some research and checking with some Crunchy Mamas on the best formula, I decided to go with Baby’s Only Organic formula.  I’m going to try my best to make it to a year with giving him at least some breast milk each day.  Why the hell do I have to be so ambitious?

6.  I can’t believe that I’m already starting to think about planning Parker’s first birthday party.  Fortunately, September is a beautiful time of year, and I can hopefully plan for a party that will be in really nice weather.  I went ahead and reserved our pavilion at Will’s Park, which is a beautiful park in Alpharetta where we go twice a week to walk and have also have the occasional family picnic.  We wanted to have it at Webb Bridge park, which is a nicer, smaller park, but there wasn’t a way to reserve the pavilion, and with me being the paranoid planner that I am, I couldn’t risk it.  Not to mention the pavilion was pretty small there, and we would have to rent an extra table.  I’m getting excited about the planning, decorations and celebration.  We are planning to have a photography session with Tracy Adams Photography, which will be great, because I’m sure I’ll be too busy enjoying the celebration to remember to snap those precious photos.

And that, my friend…is a Run Down.
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iLove, Babies and Mother’s Day

So, Dan got me something iLove for Mom’s day…an iPad!  No, that’s not the Bostonian way of saying  iPod.  It’s this super sweet mini computer that has all the great apps and games that an iphone has, but bigger, better and WAY cooler.  Parker loves it too.  His favorite apps are iFish pond and Virtuoseo HD (piano).  He bats at the screen and loves this new toy!  The gift came as SUCH a surprise.  I didn’t even ask for one.  All I wanted for Mother’s day was to see Babies at the theater, and have some family time.  I got all of that already…and it’s only SATURDAY!  I have such a fantastic husband!

The movie Babies was very entertaining.  It was a great movie that showed how diverse the first year of a baby’s life can be in different parts of the world. Heck, even in different parts of the US.   The baby in San Fran was doing things just as odd and unique as the one in Namibia.  Some highlights?

The Namibian baby tries to eat dirt…Mommy is unphased.  The Namibian Mom nurses two babies at one time.  One, a toddler and the other a three month old.  Amazing!  I just nurse ONE seven month old, and it still gets me in a tizzy sometimes!

The Baby from Tokyo was cracking us up… she was playing  with a wooden toy and got so frustrated that she would throw herself on the floor and and slam her legs on the ground.  You could tell that she was an attention getter.  Adorable none the less.

The San Fran baby girl was cute as a button.  She peeled a banana one tiny piece at a time, carefully handing each piece to her Mom.  She then proceeded to bite the bottom of the banana and when she realized she had the hard piece in her mouth, she spit it out and handed that to her Mom and said “NO”.  So sweet.

The Mongolian baby boy thought a roll of paper was tasty.  There was an entire shoot of him unrolling the towels and eating it.  He was also VERY friendly with the farm animals.  There were lots of shots of him terrorizing the animals and they didn’t mind one bit.

Overall the movie was great, but I wish they had either narration or subtitles of some sort.  I was wondering during the movie, how old the babies were when they rolled over, crawled, and walked.  I also sort-of wish that they would’ve picked some different places than they did. The Middle East, South America and India would’ve had some interesting babies…  maybe they could do a Babies part II?

On this first Mother’s day, I want to say a big THANK YOU to all the Moms reading.  To the first time Moms, single Moms, Moms of multiple children and those with husbands serving our country, my hat is off to you! I never knew how challenging, rewarding, exciting and life changing it would be.  This Mother’s day, I have a new found respect for all of you. You guys rock!