Monday, November 22, 2010

Blessed By Signing Black Friday Deal!

Hey everyone, I know you all love a great deal and even better if it benefits your children! This holiday weekend we are offering some great Black Friday deals on Signing Time products. If you are needing some great gifts for your little ones or little ones in your life click on the link and place and order through my online store. Listed below is the dates and the deals Signing Time has going on :) Again click the link to make your purchases! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and happy shopping!!
  • Friday, Nov. 26: 50% off purchases over $50
  • Saturday, Nov. 27: $15 off purchases over $50
  • Sunday, Nov. 28: FREE SHIPPING with purchases over $50
  • Monday, Nov. 29: 20% off all collections, bundles, and sets

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Birthday Bashes

Miss Madelynn Rene' has turned a year old! Her golden birthday and she loved every min of it! She loved the gifts, she loved the songs sung to her, she loved the cake, and most of all she LOVED her tutu! She tried to twill it-and she totally rocked it! Let me share with you some of her party excitement...

Madelynn's birthday theme was ladybugs and one of my Cafemom friends made white chocolate ladybug lollipops to share with our guests!!
Madelynn opening her birthday card.
Playing with her new baby, and her first baby with a paci!
Savannah decorated Madelynn's present in the BEST picture...the perfect FARM for Miss Maddie Moo
Madelynn loving her Leap Frog Counting Candles Cake
Speaking of cake...Happy Birthday Madelynn!!!
Madelynn likes to you want some cake??
What a mess!! But she loved it!

Thank you to everyone who blessed Madelynn with your time and with presents. Madelynn got some AWESOME outfits, some girly toys (babies and a purse), a Christmas dress and an adorable purple bunny with big floppy ears!!! Thank you all again!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hearty Bacon Potato Soup

It's cool out, the leaves are nearly all gone here, yet we still have green-ish grass...welcome to MN! Though I am not complaining. Madelynn's 1st birthday party, well 2 of them actually thanks to large families, is this weekend and it is going to be to GORGEOUS out 50-60's! I cannot wait (we've been in the 30-40's here lately). But with this fall weather comes some of my favorite recipes...Hearty Bacon Potato Soup being one of them. And I wanted to share with you how to make this yummy meal. We usually serve ours with homemade bread or french bread for dunking :) Enjoy!

Hearty Bacon Potato Soup


  • 8slices bacon, cut into in 1 inch pieces
  • 2cups cubed new red potatoes, cut into 1/2inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8oz sour cream
  • 1 1/2cup milk
  • 1/4cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 can (10-3/4oz) cream of chicken soup, condensed
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp thyme

In a 3qt saucepan cook bacon over medium heat for 10mins.

Add potatoes and onions. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender (15-25mins).

Add remaining ingredients.

Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until heated through (10-15mins).

Monday, November 1, 2010

My baby girl is 1 today

I can't believe it! A whole year has past and my little Maddie Moo is a year old. Wow! Moments like these (birthdays) are so bittersweet. When Joshua turned a year old I had just (the day before) found out I was pregnant with Madelynn...I am happy (yet sad) to report that this 1st birthday I am NOT pregnant!!
Madelynn was born 11.01.2009 at 12:13 in the morning!
Today she woke up at the EXACT time to nurse and it was so lovely! I sang to her "Happy Birthday" and she hummed along as she ate-it was the best! She was up a lot last night, like the night she was born, nursing like crazy but for some reason it didn't bother me as much last night. I was with my baby girl, giving her the best I could a year later!!
Madelynn is the sweetest little 'mama' I have ever met and she is also the happiest little thing! Since she was about 4months old she has always worn a smile. It takes a lot to get her to cry (physically-blood draws, for example, don't phase her) but she is very sensitive emotionally (tell her no in a stern tone and she's crushed!)
She loves her "mama's milk", pasta, bread, eating 'big food', and baths!
She has been walking for 4 months, but only steadily and constantly the last 2. She has 5 teeth and knows 8 signs (milk, more, all-done, dad, bath, cry, sleep and hi/bye) and adores her brother-though the feeling is mutual!
Miss Maddie Moo still sleeps in a crib (this is huge as she is a MAJOR climber) yet ends up in bed with mommy and daddy come morning. Madelynn loves her carseat-usually falls asleep in it- and she will remain rear facing as long as possible (35lbs limit I believe).
But that is all I have time to say right now, my baby is one...and it is bittersweet!