It’s a boy! While having contractions, Kimora Lee Simmons twittered from her hospital labor suite and then announced the arrival of the newest addition to her brood! This is Djimon Hounsou’s first child. Simmons has two other children with her first husband, Russel Simmons. No word yet on a name for the little boy. Congrats to the proud parents and sisters!
Archive for May, 2009
Posted in Celebrity, Celebrity Baby, Celebrity Dads, Celebrity Moms, tagged Baby, baby boy, baby boy names, Baby Names, celebrity baby, Celebrity Baby Names, Celebrity Dads, celebrity moms, celebrity pregnancy, contractions, Djimon Hounsou, hospital birth, Kimora Lee Simmons, labor, labor suite, latest celebrity birth, moms on twitter, moms who tweet, New Parents, Russell Simmons, sisters, tweeting moms, tweets, twitter on May 31, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in American Idol, Office, tagged Adam Lambert, American Idol, American Idol Adam Lambert, American Idol as water cooler conversation at work, American Idol Season 8, commute, Danny Gokey, Danny Lokey Jacksonville FL, fans of American Idol, following American Idol, Heartless Song, iTunes, iTunes playlist, Jacksonville, Kanye West, Kris Allen, Kris Allen of American Idol, listening to music, Matt Giraud, Office division, Office water cooler talk, poor song choice, Season 8 American Idol, who got kicked off American Idol on May 29, 2009 | 6 Comments »
We admit it, we are American Idol fans. It is the topic of “water cooler” conversation on Wednesday and Thursday starting in January, every year. We love the “Bad” people. We swoon over the cuties (each year we realize how much grosser that gets, as we get older, and they get younger!). We argue over the top 12 (errr…13, this year), then top 10, 5, 3, and finally, who is going to win.
This year the office was divided. I had my heart set on Danny Gokey from the minute he tried out in Jacksonville and was super excited when he made it all the way to number 3 (a mere “poor song choice” knocked him out, but I have faith that he will be back!). Diana was extremely upset when her dream hunk, Matt Giraud was kicked off. She swore she was not going to watch it anymore! TC (and the majority of the office) was rooting for Adam Lambert all the way. None of us ever imagined that Kris Allen would be the winner, but once my Danny got the axe, I was rooting for Kris. He had me at “Heartless”. His rendition of Kanye West’s song was just amazing! I even downloaded the song off iTunes and have been playing it every day on my commute into le•top!
Posted in Baby, Baby Names, Celebrity, Celebrity Baby, Celebrity Dads, tagged Baby, baby boy, Baby Names, celebrity baby, Celebrity Baby Names, Celebrity Dads, Kaydnz Kodah, T-Pain on May 29, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Family Pet, Friends, le•top, tagged adventures with children, Alexandra, Baby, Baby Names, clothing designer, daughter, designer, Fashion, friend, green eyes, Irish, Italian, letop baby, letop baby designer, Native American, pet chicken, photo shoot with children, photoshoot, playdate, Russian, Russian names, Sasha, Tatiana, the energy of children, Tricycle, Ukrainian on May 29, 2009 | 4 Comments »
Everyone’s been wanting to see this infamous “zebra” jacket I wrote about last week, but I couldn’t find a good picture from the dinner. So, I decided to go see my friend and her daughter to do a little “photoshoot”. Her gorgeous (part Russian, part Native American, Ukrainian, Italian and Irish!) green-eyed daughter, Sasha (Alexandra) is a ball of energy who doesn’t stop laughing and running around! I asked her to come give me hug, so her mom, Tatiana, could quickly get a shot, but Sasha immediately ran off to grab something. That “something” turned out to be her pet chicken, that (strangely) loves being held and carried around. Then, there was a good 20 minutes of running around after the chicken, away from the chicken (that would be me), and trying to get the chicken to sit at the table…yes, I mean that…that wasn’t a typo. I managed to engage Sasha in a conversation about flowers, but the chair behind me quickly turned into a climbing post. A few minutes later she rolled out of the house on her tricycle, and we finally got our shot! Kids have an incredible energy that’s so contagious – I can’t wait for our next “playdate!” – it turned out to be such a fun adventure trying to get that picture!
Posted in Baby, Baby Names, Family, le•top Birth Announcement, tagged Aunt, Baby Clothes, baby girl, Baby Names, BBQ, birth, birthday, causes of labor, Giselle, going into labor, Great Aunt, great uncle, le•top baby, letop baby and kids clothes, letop baby blankets, letop baby clothes, letop baby pink collection, New Parents, niece, Popular baby names, siblings at work, tagging manager, Uncle, warehouse manager, what causes labor, wonderful cook on May 28, 2009 | 3 Comments »
Ok, so here is the scoop on the newest addition to Le top’s extended family! Daryle, our Warehouse Manager, and Judy, our Tagging Manager are siblings, and their niece Alicia (with her husband, Willy) became proud new parents to their first child, Giselle. The funny story that goes along with Giselle’s birth is that Alicia had gone over to Daryle’s house for a BBQ (he’s a great cook) the day Alicia went into labor. Two hours after she left his house, Giselle was born. They attribute her being so quick to come out into the world to Daryle’s cooking and because of her wanting to get some of that great cooking for herself! Happy Birthday, Giselle!
Posted in Baby, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower Gifts, le•top, rabbitmoon, tagged Baby Blanket, baby blankets, Baby Shower, baby shower gift, babysteals.com, popular baby shower gifts, Rabbit Moon, rabbit moon baby and kids clothes, rabbit moon chenille blanket, rabbit moon velour and chenille blankets, rabbitmoon, Shopping on May 27, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Our limited-edition rabbitmoon plush blankets are the exclusive steal-of-the-day on BabySteals — these four beautiful, plush, double-layer blankets are soft chenille on one side and deluxe velour on the reverse. They come in colors: rose, blue, pomegranate, navy (reverses to tan). 30 x 36 crib size. Washable and snuggly! Go to BabySteals and get a steal on this exclusive — for yourself, or as a very special baby shower gift (or, an effortless replacement of a magic blanket, as we did for Nadine)!
Posted in Activities for Children, Children, Cooking, Just for Fun, School, tagged children's activities, clay, food coloring, home made clay, homemade clay for children, how to make clay at home, le top, le•top, letop, making clay at home, play clay, Play Doh, preschool, preschool teacher, recipe for homemade clay, recipe for making clay on May 26, 2009 | 2 Comments »
If your kids are like my child, then they probably enjoy playing with clay. I know my daughter can’t get enough of clay at home and at preschool. Play Doh can get old and hard, or the colors get all mixed up. Buying more gets expensive. So I had to ask my daughter’s preschool teacher how they make their “Play Clay.” Here’s a recipe to make at home. And if your child is old enough, s/he can even help you. Makes for a great activity!
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- food coloring
In a pot, mix a few drops of food coloring with the water. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes really thick and stiff. Cool, then knead. You are ready to play!
(Store in a resealable plastic bag.)