Liza

Feb 182015
 

While my parents and brother were visiting over Thanksgiving and the week after, I planned a trip for us to the Louisville Slugger Museum here in town.  My entire family are huge baseball fans (I love baseball, myself) but my brother Jeff, especially, lives and breathes the game.  As this was his first time in Louisville, I knew it would be a fun surprise for him if we could go.

The bat in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum is an exact-scale replica of the model R43, 34" wood bat, designed to specifications requested by Babe Ruth in the early 1920s. It stands 120' tall, making it the World’s Biggest Bat.

The bat in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum is an exact-scale replica of the model R43, 34″ wood bat, designed to specifications requested by Babe Ruth in the early 1920s. It stands 120′ tall, making it the World’s Biggest Bat.

I had never been to the Slugger Museum either and, oddly enough, even though my husband has lived here pretty much his entire life, he also had never been.  I knew Bubbles might be a little young to appreciate it all, but she’s always happy to go anywhere, especially with her Uncle Jeff. Continue reading »

Feb 162015
 

I am a Superior Source ambassador and partner with them to bring you posts throughout the year.

So, you may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet around here the last week or two.  Well, that’s because I’ve been kind of sick.  Started in my head, then my throat joined the party, and finally my lungs were feeling left out so they decided to show up, too.

It’s not a good sign when you cough hard enough that your kiddo covers their ears and complains about the noise.

5 Tips to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

I’m starting to feel a little better now, thankfully.  I’d like to avoid a repeat of the past few weeks, though, so I’m adding a few things to my routine in an effort to stay well.  Here are a few tips that might help you, too. Continue reading »

Feb 092015
 

Thank you to The Motherhood and JOHNSON’S for sponsoring this post on baby bath time.

I remember the very first time I gave Bubbles a bath after bringing her home from the hospital.  I was in awe of the tiny little human that had been entrusted to me.

First bath-time with Grammie! Baby bath time rituals are fun #SoMuchMore

As Bubbles got older, she really grew to love bath time.  And so did I – watching her have fun as she played and splashed and giggled made my heart happy.  It was such a great bonding time for both of us. Continue reading »

Feb 082015
 

Our plans for Valentine’s Day are starting to take shape.  We’ve decided to go out to lunch for a family “date” in the afternoon, and then that night we may do the indoor picnic about which she’s been asking.  Then probably finish up with one of the family-friendly movies for Valentine’s Day that I shared a bit ago.

Kick off Valentine's Day with your kiddos by watching the new Doc McStuffins Cuddle Me Lambie DVD. Includes free Lambie hair clips, too!

In the morning, of course, we’ll have breakfast.  Maybe some heart-shaped toast with peanut butter to go with her yogurt (her breakfast repertoire isn’t very deep).  After that we like to spend a little time snuggling and watching one of her shows together. Continue reading »

Feb 072015
 

Make-a-Wish has long been a group of which I’ve thought very highly.  Putting a smile on a child’s face is always something wonderful, but when it’s a child with a lift-threatening medical condition that could use the extra pick-me-up, it’s even more amazing.

Vote for Make-a-Wish to win a grant from the LIDS Foundation!

When Bubbles gets just a little older and can better understand the concept, I’d like to go through the process to be a wish-granter and be able to help out financially.  Until then, though, and until I have some fundraising plans in place, there’s an easy way that we can all help Make-a-Wish.  All you need to do is vote! Continue reading »