Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Giveaway!! CAKE Warp Bowl

It's time for a giveaway!!!

One lucky reader is going to win the following CAKE Warp Bowl from CSN Stores:

I've really been a sucker for white dishes and decor lately, so feel free to consider this a way for me to force my decorating style upon you. :)  (I figure, hey, if you don't like it, you don't have to enter the contest!  And if NO ONE enters the contest, then I can win it!!  Yay!!)

Haha, but no really, I think this would look great in just about any house.  At Christmastime it could hold ornaments, during the summer it could hold fruit, during Thanksgiving it could hold little squashes and pumpkins...the possibilities are endless. :)

So if you'd like to win, there are three ways to enter.  You're welcome to do all three (for THREE chances to win).

1) Post a comment on this blog telling me one way you would use this bowl. 
2) Post a status message in Facebook with a link to this blog post. (Tell me in a comment on this blog that you did so.)
3) Write a blog post in your own blog about the giveaway, and then leave me a comment with a link to your post.

FACEBOOK READERS:  Please go to my actual blog post to enter:  
Comments in Facebook will not be counted toward the drawing.  

The contest will be open until 11:59pm on January 2nd.  Make sure to leave your comments prior to that time, or they will not be included in the drawing.  

I look forward to seeing who wins!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!! 
God bless!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Babyhood: Week 41

Here's my weekly update, by yours truly (Krew):

Week 41 (December 10th through December 16th)

* I started really loving books this week.  Daddy and Mommy read to me and I just sit and listen and smile.  I love it.  And lots of times when they put me on the floor to play, I go find a book and then sit and look at it.  This of course makes Mommy really happy, since she loves to read.
* Along with my new love of books came a new love for pointing with my finger.  Daddy showed me how to point at the pictures in the books and now I like to point at lots of things.  At pictures, at Mommy, at Daddy, at lights...lots of stuff.  Point point point.
* And, along with my new love of books and my new love of pointing my finger came my new ability to purposely point at things in my books!  Mommy will say, "Where's the ball?"  and I will slide my finger across the page until it's on the ball.  I only do it about 50% of the time, but that's enough to get Mommy REALLY excited.  She can do the same thing with "baby" and "doggy".  Those are the only three words I know so far, but I think that's still pretty impressive.
* My current favorite page in any book is the animal page in my giant book of Baby's First 100 Words.  Daddy and Mommy make the animal sounds when they read it to me, and I think it's oh so funny.  When Mommy is reading, I especially love the piggy noise.  She sounds so silly.
* And on to other great news, I started standing all by myself this week!  I will just randomly let go and stand there with a big grin on my face.  Sometimes it lasts 20 seconds, sometimes two.  Usually I have my hands straight out to my sides or up in the air a bit, and that helps me stay up longer.  When I eventually fall, I usually make sure to plummet in the direction of Mommy or Daddy cuz I know they'll catch me so I don't get a bump.
* I got my first Christmas present this week! Uncle Danny gave me a Cookie Monster. I got really excited...and really impatient while he was getting it out of its box for me!!

Holding a wad of fuzz. I love wads of fuzz.

Here I am wearing Daddy's Halloween costume from when he was my age!!  (Mommy finally put it on me this week.  It was too hot on actual Halloween!)

I love reading!

Look how well I point my finger!

Uncle Danny, hurry up and give me my Cookie Monster!

Yay!  My first Christmas present!

2008 Scion tC w/ free maintenance - for SALE

Our Scion tC is now officially for sale!!

If you know anyone who might be interested, please spread the word.

I will probably cry when someone drives away with it.  It is my favorite car of all time.  My husband did an excellent job finding a 4-door that matches it in nearly every aspect, but I will still be super sad.

I will miss you, tC.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What would you like to win?

CSN Stores has offered for me to do another giveaway on my blog, which I'm totally psyched about.  I actually get to pick the item (within a certain price range) to give away, which I thought was even more exciting.  Until I started looking through everything they have to offer.  And then I was overwhelmed.  There's a LOT.  So, I thought I'd ask...

What would YOU like to win?

Should I choose one of their home decor items (they have some spiffy decorative bowls and baskets), kitchen items (coffee maker? wine glasses?), kid items (for you all you parents out there), pet items (pet bed?), shoes, office supplies, other home items (one of their flat screen TV stands(ok, ok, that's not technically within my price range...))?  A rug? A clock? A bag??

The possibilities are endless.  So send your opinion my way. :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

While you're waiting for my giveaway...

While you're waiting for my upcoming giveaway, how about checking out the giveaway available over at

The Homemade Baby Food Recipes Blog.

It's for a snazzy knee cushion from Cute and Comfy CushionKnee.

You can use the cushion for when you bathe your child, for gardening, as a mat to sit many possibilities. :)

Give a Thumbs-Up to These Three

I have three Facebook pages that I highly recommend you "like" if you are all about the deals like I am.

1) Frugal Femina (

This lady is awesome.  She finds the craziest deals and shares them several times a day.  Her deals upload straight to the live feed.  Dave and I got a children's computer for Krew for $8 (after shipping), and it was originally $60. You can't beat that.

2) SwagGrabber (

Same thing as Frugal Femina.  Awesome lady providing links to lots of awesome discounted stuff.  Check her out.

3) Gerber (

This is for those of you who have young kids or will soon have young kids.  Gerber gives away tons of coupons on their Facebook page, under the "Gerber Coupons" tab (which you will see once you "like" them).  They are only available for a limited time, so you have to grab them as soon as you find out.

And, for those of you who have read this far, I want to give you a heads-up that I will soon be doing a giveaway on my blog.  So make sure to come back and sign up for your chance to win.  :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Babyhood: Weeks 38, 39, and 40

Sorry this post is coming so late. :(  Mommy and Daddy have been keeping me (Krewson) super busy with all this holiday hub bub and I can barely get around to doing anything on my schedule.

Anyways, here's what's been happening. :)

Week 38 (November 19th through November 25th)
* This week Daddy and Mommy gave me my first haircut.  They decided that my 5-inch long straggling hairs on top and my little tail in the back were getting a bit out of control.  I behaved pretty well for them, as long as they kept me entertained with cups and stuff.  Mommy did the first chop, then Daddy followed up by trimming around my ears.
* Something very scary happened this week.  I was playing in Mommy and Daddy's room, and they both turned away for about 2.5 seconds, and super speedy me crawled out into the hallway and decided to see how skilled I was at climbing down the stairs.  (The answer is: not very skilled at all.)  Luckily I only toppled halfway down, since there is a break in the middle of the staircase, but boy did Daddy and Mommy freak out.  Daddy grabbed me and was holding me tight and bouncing me and singing to me while Mommy cried and worked on bending all my limbs to make sure they all still worked.  I wasn't hurt too badly, and I stopped crying pretty quick, but Mommy kept crying even after I stopped because she was that upset.  I got a bump and a shallow cut on the top of my head, but other than that I was really ok.  Still, Mommy went and bought a baby gate like the next day, and she and Daddy kept all doors shut when I was on the floor until Daddy got it installed.  Which really is sad, because I think if I tried enough times I really could get good at going down the stairs without their help.  They seem to disagree.
* The other big thing this week was that I had my first Thanksgiving.  We spent Thanksgiving day with Grammie and Grandpa Todd, and then on Saturday we went and had Thanksgiving with Grandma Teri and Grandpa John (more on that below).

Mommy about to make the first chop. (Check out my tail in the back!)

I had a little scruff around the ears.

Afterwards I took a really fun bath.

Hanging out with Grandpa Todd on Thanksgiving day.

Boy I've got lots of family.

Week 39 (November 26th through December 2nd)
* On Friday the 26th we stayed at Grammie's and Grandpa Todd's. I got lots of one-on-one snuggles, which was great.
* Then on Saturday we went to Grandpa John's and Grandma Teri's and I got even more snuggles. It was wonderful.
* One morning after we got back to our own house, Mommy walked into my room in the morning and I was standing up waiting for her. Man was she excited that I had pulled myself up. Then, one night after that, she got to watch me pull myself up, and she got even more excited.
* My top left tooth finally broke through my gums this week. Boy were Daddy and Mommy glad, because I'd been super crabby waiting for it to pop through. I'd been keeping them up a lot of the night, and they didn't like that very much.
* I decided to start getting picky about my food this week. Everytime Mommy would try to put the spoon in my mouth, I would swat it away and food would go flying everywhere. The only thing I would eat was starches that she put on my tray for me. Noodles, puffs, cheerios...I gobbled them all up. But no baby food. This did not make her happy, because she likes me to eat my fruits and veggies.

Cuddling with Grammie.

So THAT'S where I got my hair.

Napping on Uncle Danny.

me and Granny

cousin Caylee and me

Mommy and Daddy and me trying to get a decent picture for Grandpa John and Grandma Teri.

So sleepy.

Grandpa John and Grandma Teri and me

Week 40 (December 3rd through December 9th)
* This week we went to Ellie's first birthday party. (She turned one-year-old on November 14th, but her party was a little later than that.) While we were there, Mommy saw me pull myself up to standing for the first time (other than in my crib). (Daddy had seen me pull myself up several times before this, but I liked to hide my trick from Mommy.) And after she saw me do it once, I was like, eh, what the heck. So I just started doing it all the time after that. Which made Mommy think I was like the coolest kid ever. (Well, she already thought that anyways, but this at least fueled her fire.)
* Another trick I started doing this week is pushing up on my hands and feet at the same time, making a little bridge with my body. And then I just hang out there for a while, cuz I'm not sure what to do after that. I think maybe I'd like to stand up, but I'm not strong enough for that yet. So for now, bridges it will be.
* I turned 9 months old this week!!! Yay! You can see my 9-month picture here. I had my 9-month appointment with Dr. Bloom on Tuesday, and she said I was in great health. I weighed 20 lbs even (49th percentile), I was 29 inches long (75th percentile), and my head was 18.25 inches around (75th percentile). So I'm growing splendidly.
* This week Ellie's mommy suggested to my Mommy that she try letting me have a spoon to play with while I eat, and maybe that would help me eat my baby food better. Boy is Ellie's mommy smart. Then my Mommy caught on and gave me a spoon AND a lid or bowl to play with. Now I eat my baby fruits and vegetables lots better, because I can at least pretend that I'm feeding myself, and that makes me happier. Mommy is very relieved, because, like I said, she likes the fruits and veggies.
* This week I also played piano with Mommy for the first time. She was playing while I was in the room, and I pulled up and got my fingers on the high keys and started playing along with her. So then she pulled me up onto her lap and we played piano together for a while. I'd watch her fingers for a while, then when the inspiration hit me, I'd bang in with my accompaniment. Mommy was very impressed with my musical talent, I could tell.

Ellie's birthday party!

Mommy saw me pull up for the first time when I wanted to see the doggy Daisy.

Mommy's college sent me a cozy winter outfit.

I put on my bear outfit to keep me warm on the way to Daddy and Mommy's small group.

Monday, December 6, 2010

9 Months Old

Krewson turned 9 months old yesterday!

It's becoming more and more difficult to get a decent shot of him with Mr. Alligator.  He doesn't like to sit still for very long, and if I do get him to sit in one place for more than 5 seconds, it's usually because he's absorbed with something and therefore won't look at the camera.  So after about 50 shots, here is his monthly pic:

Months 1 through 9:

And here's his monthly photo shoot: