Friday, June 27, 2008

Win a Babywearing Stash

Along for the Ride is based out of Charlottesville, VA. We (Polkatots and Whatnots) were a couple booths down from them at a Baby Expo in Richmond a couple years ago. They had a great selection of babywearing options. With Bud, I used a Snugli. With Sissy, I learned the wonders of the fleece pouch ( With the little man on the way, I'm going to start with a hand made wrap. I'm sure we'll use the pouch as the weather begins to cool, but we are months away from cooler weather here. My sister and G-man are currently loving the Hotsling. I'm a big fan of babywearing. A friend on my mom's network alerted me to this awesome giveaway that Along for the Ride is running and I had to share.

Win the Essential Babywearing Stash from Along for the Ride (one Beco Butterfly, one Hotsling baby pouch, one BabyHawk Mei Tai, one Zolowear Ring Sling, and one Gypsy Mama Wrap)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Goodies for the G-man

Things have been crazy busy around here and are only going to get busier. My sister had a little boy over a month ago- G-man. Oh, he's a cutie!

It will be a a while before we get to see him in person. I'm just about a month away from my scheduled date. I'm not taking off any time from work to save up for my maternity leave. Work is very busy as my transition date approaches. I've managed to squeeze in some time to sew for G-man and my little man on the way. I made G-man booties, matching pants, a matching appliquéd one-piece, two oversized flannel receiving blankets, and monogrammed wall art to match his nursery. I can't wait to see him decked out. Here are some of the goodies:

I can finally post this since my sister received the package! Now, I just need a pic of the little guy all decked out!

What we did in May

Bud and Sissy both played soccer this spring season. Ever Saturday, we got up bright and early to head out to the soccer fields. Bud's game was first and if we were lucky, Sissy's game didn't start until after Bud's was finished. Bud had fun and enjoyed himself from the get go. He always had a smile on his face.

Sissy was a bit more reserved. The first day she would only kick the ball on the sidelines with daddy. The next couple weeks were mostly more of the same. Her coaches were great and talked to her and even got her to get on the field for a short while. Then, one day she said, "I'm going to play soccer with my friends." That was all she wrote. Sissy turned out to be quite the little soccer player. (And, yes she did cut her hair again!)