Sunday's Notable Newness 4.5.09

Hello All! Happy Sunday!

This week I have spent all of my time enjoying my little man as he seemingly grows before my eyes. I am convinced I put him down to nap and he wakes up a whole baby bigger! Not only has his speech greatly increased with more and more sounds, but he talks more in general. He is playing more and more with his feet, toys, and anything he can get his hands on. It seems he loves to touch Daddy's face the most, especially if he hasn't shaved yet. He loves to pick up his toys and wave them in front of his face. It's so cute. His hand/eye coordination is improving so fast.
He also started Stage 1 foods! He loves the bananas he tried!

He also laughed really hard continually without being provoked (tickled or etc). Thursday we were reading to him and every time I would finish a sentence in the book I would look at him and he would crack up. It was the cutest and hilarious. We were reading The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree. It was one of my favorites as a kid too, So I am glad he seems to really like it. I was amazed to see when I searched for it on Amazon there is actually a The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree Gameboy Advance game! I really looks neat and is rated for everyone!

HAHA- As I type this he is dancing in his jumperoo "singing" to the butterfly thing attached to it. "aaaaaaahhhhhh aaahhh aaaaaahhhhhhh aaaaagggggeee geee hhhhaaaaaa ggeeeee geee aaahhhh"

My dear sweet friend Betty blessed me with this friendship award last Friday. So I wanted to share it with you. Please, if you haven't already, visit he blog It's Me Betty and follow her on Twitter at its_me_betty.

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to those bloggers who must choose at least 5 more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

In life there are people you meet that seem to make an immediate mark. You feel drawn to them, as if you have known them for years, as if you can trust them right away with your deepest secrets.
During my pregnancy two of those meetings happened right here on the internet. One was on my old blog and the other was on twitter moms. When I closed my old blog and started this one these two ladies came with me, cheering me along from the very start. They have inspired me, been there for me through so much already, always there to lend a caring heart or bring a smile to my face. My dear friends, Betty & Tonya. They have been amazing friends and honestly I couldn't see my life without them. I wish they weren't so far away so I could hang out with them - talk, craft, and drink wine. I know Betty gave me this award, but I want to give it back because she means that much.

The 3 other friends I want to give this award to are:

Rachel - Rachel is always putting other people before her, lending a caring heart, and making friends everywhere she goes. Plus shes beautiful inside and out and has a wonderful line of bath products, Touch'd. Everybody that tries her sugar scrubs have become addicted! :) lol
Corine -We became friends during our babies middle of the night feedings. She is amazing and a wonderful friend. Her daughter is Elijah's "girlfriend" hehe
Alicia - She found my blog a few months ago before she had her son Cayden. We became friends while chatting about her pregnancy and comparing notes from what I went through with Elijah. She is always positive, supportive, and caring.

Now I know I am only supposed to give it to five people. But there are more friends Ive made and I want to give the award to at least a few more. Chris, Dee, Brea, Amy, Tara, Kim, Beth, and Tara.

April Fools
How many of you notices some of the April Fools Jokes on the web? I know there were quite a number of them. A few of my favorites:
You can also visit April Fools Day On The Web to see all the April Fools on the web this year and the years prior.

With Easter being only a week away I feel bad having not decorated yet. I usually decorate every year on the weekend after St. Patrick's Day. I remove all the green and enjoy putting up all the happy little bunnies, eggs, spring decorations and pastels. Even though Elijah is only 5 months and wouldn't know any better either way, decorating for the holidays is one of those things that I've done for Dave & I our entire relationship and I look forward to. This year the only reason I haven't done it yet is because the decorations are all in the closet under neath the steps and it so difficult to get it all out when you're lazy. haha! I guess I better get a move on?!?!?! Do you still need a few Easter or Spring Ideas?
One of my favorite's:
Other Neat Sites Discovered
  • WiddlyTinks - Awesome Tickers, Countdowns & Widgets. Everything from Pregnancy, Birthdays, Anniversaries, to little fun things for the whole family. Here is a few that I created from their site.

My Family from

Birthday Tickers from
  • Thanks to Thrifty Jinxy for sharing How to get a Free Personalized Hallmark Card Here.
  • For the best freebies this week visit Dealicious Mom! Make sure to leave her some love in her comments so she knows you were there!
  • Are you a Kevin Smith Fan? Want to show your Silent Bob love? Do you think Clerks is definitely the best 90's movie? Show Kevin Smith some love by voting for Clerks in the's 90's Movie Madness Final Four. Its up against Clueless! C'mon, you know you love Clerks MUCH more than Clueless! So head over and vote and make sure to send @thatkevinsmith a tweet and let him know you did!

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Have a great week!


Brandy Ellen said...

Been so long I have stopped by to read and looks like you are doing good around here!

Miss chatting with you - we must have opposite schedules!

Alicia @ said...

AW, thanks Erin!!! I am so glad to have found your blog! Its fun going through motherhood together with babies that are so close in age!! Maybe one day Cayden can meet his faraway friend Elijah!!! :-)

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Great notable news!

Betty said...

Awww thanks this is so sweet. You are such friend, I'm so happy I met you :)

Tonya Staab said...

Ditto to everything Betty said. We love ya hon. Can't wait to meet you in real life.