Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yo Gabba Gabba Bedding and DVD Giveaway!

Bedtime is quite the event in our house. It's almost always a fight, but once our three year old is comfy in his pajamas and under his sheets with a book, we're good to go.

That's why I'm loving the new Yo Gabba Gabba bedding from Walmart. It's making our bedtime routine that much more easy (and fun), because he can't wait to cuddle up with Foofa, Muno, Tootee, and Brobee. The sheets are totally soft and super colorful. They are also super washable, but only I care about that part.

We were also able to pick up the new Yo Gabba Gabba Super Spies DVD. The title episode features Jason Bateman as a super spy who steals all the balloon art from Gabbaland. Adventures with the Yo Gabba Gabba gang ensue. Three other episodes including Big, Mystery and Space are also featured.

Want your own copy of the DVD and a Yo Gabba Gabba toddler blanket for yourself? All you have to do is tell us about you child's bedtime ritual in the comments section below.  The contest closes at 11: 59 PM, May 10, 2012.

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Portrait of a Young Artist

This is a picture of Andy, Joe's dad. Notice the mustache, large eyes and big smile. Pretty accurate.

The most memorable day as a mom for me thus far, was the moment when I was able to open up a fresh box of crayons with Joe and see which color crayon he favored and what his first scribbles would look like. I have no idea why this was such a big deal to me, but it was because I cried. Flash forward to today and I'm swimming in doodles. Some are keepers. Some are not. Does it make me a jerk because I don't save everything?

I heard on the news that an original Andy Warhol was found at a garage sale. It was done when he was 9 years old and it's worth well over a million dollars. If Joe is the next Andy Warhol, then I'm screwed.

Moms, how do you determine what to keep and what to trash?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Kid Shows That Make Me Want to PUNCH Someone

I've started outlawing certain shows in my house. I've done this purely for my own sanity. Some shows just grate on my nerves so bad, that no 20 minutes of peace while my child watches it is worth it. These shows include: Fresh Beat Band, Max and Ruby, and Dora. And, don't even get me started on Oobi. He's a HAND with eyes glued on him and he talks in baby talk. How can that show help a child, other than with fodder for his nightmares (and mine too). Oh my goodness. I was one fresh beat away from flipping out this morning. Oobi-rific.

What cartoons bug you the most?!