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Welcome to the one of a kind, super duper fabulous online baby shower.
We are gathered here, dear bloggers, friends and all around great people, to celebrate soon to arrive new baby boy of the one and only Alison from Mama wants this.
Reason is simple really. We all adore Alison. If we could drop everything and hop on the plane right now to see her, spend the afternoon in Malaysia throwing her a cupcake eating, gossip talking and tea sipping baby shower, we would. But there are not enough daily flights to Kuala Lumpur to take us all there, so we are doing this bloggy style ( not to be confused with…never mind).
This party is so monumental it is happening in three time zones. Ado The Momalog is hosting a LINK YOUR FAVORITE BABY PHOTO AND QUOTE bit of the party. Erica, the creator and curator of Yeah Write is hosting the GUESS THE BABY SCRUMPLET’S BIRTH DATE, WEIGHT AND LENGHT bit of the party. And right here we are pinning something or somebody down for Alison and Scrumplet.
Seeing how PINTEREST is the theme on my blog, let me start by sharing my find for Alison.
This is my gift to you dear friend. You have been my longest bloggy buddy, my first guest list maker and an all around modern pen pal. I know you are Pinterest mad and we have created a board for you which I will fill up with every pin that is linked to this party. I will then post it for you on Friday to see.
The little pin I know will come in handy with the new baby is:
A simple and candid photo idea you can even take with your phone after the scrumplet is born. I know posed baby photography is becoming very popular but I think simple moments caught are the ones with real impact.
Your turn: find something you wish to gift to Alison and add it in your post. Add this cute button
and link it below. I will make sure Alison hears about her gift. Promise.
You can also post a photo of you as a baby or one of your babies, then add a little quote like this:
that links to Ado.
And if you place your guess on Scrumplet like this:
Arrival date May 2nd 2012 . Weight 3.74 kg and Lenght 51cm.
Possibly the cutest baby ever born on the right side of Planet Earth.
you enter your odds at Erica’s too!
Now that my friends is how it is done.
Happy Birth Day little Scrumplet, we cannot wait to ‘meet’ you!
Very official rules: All are invited. It helps if you know Alison, but it is never too late to become her fan. You may join all three, two or just one of us in this celebration. No hard feelings if you skip pinning and go straight to guessing weight. Oh and play nice and check other bloggers gifts. It’s karmically correct and how things are done at posh baby showers anyway. You may follow the Alison’s baby bash board on Pinterest too. For those of you not on Pinterest, please add an image of your find to the post and I will pin it for you.
Joining Alison and Ado celebrating their first year blogoversary.
I published this post on 8th of April 2011. I am by no means a talented writer but I have my own style and this is it. Breaking news: Since then one of us has claimed a love for kale. And it was not me. Sometimes I wonder what this family of mine is turning into…
Our house is a great place to be whoever you want to be.
Some of us are liberal and others conservative. All of us believe in democracy, one of us wishes we didn’t. We all get a vote. One chooses not to participate at all, one of us exercises his right only in issues pertaining to him. Two of us still end up being outvoted most of the time.
Two of us ride horses, one of us pretends to be a horse. Three of us love the outdoors, one of us likes video games, two of us like television. One of us always smells like a wet dog. Two of us complain about the wet dog. One of us always cleans after the wet dog.
One of us likes wine, two of us like vegetables, three of us love chocolate, all of us like meat. Two of us like to bake, one of us likes to cook and all of us love to eat. None of us like kale, but three of us have to eat it. All of us are always finding dog hair in our meals, including visitors. Some of us hope we find it in kale.
One of us still naps all day, all of us like to sleep, one of us goes to bed late every night, one of us wishes he could too. Three of us snore. One of us listens to the other three snoring. One of us sleeps outside. One of us sleeps in the wrong bed. Two of us ignore it.
Three of us love to fly, one of us used to have to, one of us still does. One of us is hoping never to go on a plane again. One of us used to be in first class, one of us traveled business class, three of us now sit in coach. One of us had to settle for cargo hold.
One of us has lots of toys, one of us buys them, one of us pays for them. All of us like to play with them. One of us is not allowed to. Two of us have been caught chewing on them. Some of us care about that more then others.
All of us like the back yard. Two of us like to garden. One of us hates the yard work. One of us thinks it’s a toilet.
Three of us like to be in control. Two of us should be. One of us always is.
All of us are happy. One of us writes about it.
This week the listicle comes from Alison. She is currently hosting Lovelinks, due to her victorious top ten list about Twitter. I am honored she wrote one for us too. Should you wish to share the fame and your list, click HERE.
Alison is a stay-at-home mom of a 16 month old toddler, who blogs to fill her limited time, and to save herself from going insane. Her writing spans subjects such as motherhood, such as this post where she talks about a toddler meltdown, she frequently talks about her son Monkey, and she has even written about how Twitter has ruined her life! She even dabbles in a little fiction, such as this post prompted by red writing hood at The Red Dress Club. Do check out her blog, Mama Wants This, like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.”
You’ve heard about the terrible twos I’m sure. Probably even lived them. I have come to believe that toddlers are armed with a manual on how to drive their mothers crazy. And this the the top 10 ways they do so.
10 Ways to Drive Your Mother Crazy
- 1. Always pee on the floor AS SOON AS your mother removes your diaper. Not before, not after. The moment you’re naked, DO IT.
- 2. Food is for throwing and smearing everywhere. Bonus points if you manage to get food into hard-to-clean places.
- 3. Mom’s phone is your phone. Especially when it rings and it’s for your Mom. Don’t give it to her.
- 4. Do really awesome things like walk or run, but as soon as Mom pulls out the camera, drop to all fours. This way, she will NEVER get a good shot of you walking or running.
- 5. Stay up during nap times. No matter what your Mom does, don’t sleep. It will drive her nuts.
- 6. When in public, throw a tantrum. Make sure it lasts at least 2 minutes for full effect.
- 7. High chairs are a good place to practice climbing. It usually scares the hell out of your Moms.
- 8. Do not co-operate when Mom takes you to the doctor, even if it’s just a regular check up. Refuse to get weighed or measured. For bonus points, scream every time the doctor tries to touch you.
- 9. Watch Elmo. All day. Kick up a fuss if Mom tries to change the channel.
- 10. When Daddy comes home, be a good boy/ girl. Behave perfectly. Coo to your Dad. Smile, laugh, be an angel. And watch Mom’s face. It’s a riot!