Archive for February 23rd, 2009

i_wonWe have another Secret Contest winner! Hanh P. commented the most this past month. Hurray! and THANK YOU, Hahn for reading and participating!

I noticed that someone won for most comments before, so I kept coming back and commenting as well. I really enjoy visiting and reading your blog. It’s got a lot of different and interesting topics!

We have many on-going Secret Contests for different prizes. You’ll never know what the contest is (it’s a secret!), but staying involved and particiating will reveal them one by one. It could be for submitting photos, sharing a story, recipe or funny quote, or maybe…just for commenting. So, keep coming back and sharing with le•top blog because you might win just for letting us know you’re out there! Stay tuned to see what Hanh won…we think it might be something really adorable from the le•top Spring 09 Collection. 😉

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Kaitlin M., our le•top blog Secret Contest winner last week, won an adorable Anchors Aweigh dress/pant set with matching booties and beret from our le•top baby Spring ’09 Collection. We just want to show off this collection a little more because it’s too cute to keep it a secret “below decks”, and also to let you know that Anchors Aweigh is also for baby boy sailors, too. This collection is available in sizes 0-3-6 months and is in stores now. Use our handy store locator to chart a course to your nearest le•top retailer for these precious treasures!

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Top (L-R): Long sleeve footed stripe coverall, two-piece short-sleeved shirt with sailor collar and sailor pant. Center (L-R): One-piece open front romper with collar, stripe sunsuit romper & shirt set. Bottom (L-R): Double-sided stripe sailor blanket (30x36), pull-on sailor cap with ties.

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mel_c150When I first read about this, I thought…I didn’t even know Mel was pregnant! But, I realized my mistake…it’s Melanie C. (Sporty Spice), not Melanie B. from the Spice Girls who just gave birth to her first child, a girl! She and her partner of six years, Thomas Starr have named their daughter Scarlet.

Source: celebrity baby blog and Melanie C

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mandmomI’m at 35 weeks and may have less than a month before my little munchkin arrives. It has been an easy pregnancy for me, despite the gestational diabetes, but it has been very difficult for my daughter. She has started seeing the difference since two months ago. I can’t do the things that I used to do with her. I can’t carry her, help her tie her shoes, or ride our bicycles to the park. Her Daddy has to do all of that. She has also noticed that I don’t have a lot of patience these days. When she has spilled yet another glass of water or has dropped her snack all over the floor, I have to take a deep breath and ask her to go somewhere else before I lose it. She cries because I’ve hurt her feelings, and I cry because I feel guilty for hurting her. (I’m crying just writing this!) It just isn’t right, and I want to make it up to her.

This week is, what our household calls, “Mommy and Miranda Week!” It’s a 5-day event where my little girl and I will do something fun each day – just the two of us! (Daddy’s jealous.) I have been planning and researching our daily excursions for weeks now and it’s finally here! Obviously, this post has been written prior to this week because Momma ain’t working this week so I can devote my time with my precious first born. (I might sneak a post every now and then, if you’re lucky. ;-))

Here’s a list of some of the things that we’ll be doing:

  • Miranda loves the “Wizard of Oz” so I’m taking her to San Francisco to see “Wicked.” We’re even going to ride the BART train. That’s an excursion in itself.
  • She enjoys learning about how things are made, so I’ve planned a trip to the “Jelly Belly” factory.
  • We’ve had a couple of tea parties with her friends before, but she’s never been to a real tea house. For lunch one day, I have made reservations at a local tea house where we will be served sandwiches, crumpets, scones, and, of course, tea! We’re even going to get dressed up for this occasion.
  • She has always been fascinated with outer space, planets, stars and rocket ships. She and her Daddy could look at the night sky for hours! So I have arranged to visit the Chabot Space and Science Center and see a show in the planetarium.

Hopefully, spending an entire week together and giving her my undivided attention will help her feel more secure, as well as reassure her of  how important she in our lives. Our family may be growing, but our love for her will never change because a new baby will be entering our world.

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No, I did NOT say that!

No, I did NOT say that!

When my husband Aaron was about 5, his mom took him with her to go shopping in the lingerie section of Macy’s.  He looked at the bras and innocently, but loudly, proclaimed:

Titties, Titties, Titties!”

His mom immediately grabbed him and ran out of the store, in utter embarrassment! Where on earth, you ask, did he hear that word? We don’t know…we are still left wondering 20 years later.

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