Archive for June 15th, 2010

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Tiffani Thiessen and husband Brady Smith welcomed their first child, daughter Harper Renn Smith, this morning! Harper weighed in at 8 lbs., 3 oz. We have a feeling that Harper is going to be daddy’s little girl this Father’s Day! Congratulations!

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Lilah (wearing a rabbit moon spaghetti strap short dress from the fleur-de-lys collection) showing her artistic talents

The sun seems to have finally come to the West coast (rain, rain, stay away)! We had a scorcher this weekend and it was a great opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the weather. One of my daughter’s and my favorite summer pastimes is drawing with chalk. I love it when our driveway and front stairs are covered with chalk art. I leave it for days. It’s homey, colorful and makes me feel like a kid again. We regularly practice identifying and drawing letters, creating our own works of art, or even drawing hopscotch courts to play on. It’s fun for all ages and multiple kids can play at the same time. Even my teenage neighbors get in on the act by trying to “out do” each others creations then crossing each others out (teenagers – what can you do). What’s great is if you don’t like what you drew, then you can spray it down with water and start all over again. All-in-all, it’s an inexpensive, fun, creative activity that’s easy to clean up. What more could you ask for?

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Congratulations to the new addition in your family from Le Top! He is just in time for Father’s Day – now there is double the kiddie fun!

The Early Show co-anchor, Maggie Rodriguez, welcomed a baby boy, Michael Tobin Rodriguez Jr., this past Sunday, June 13th. He weighed in at 7lbs., 1 oz. and is joining big sis Daniella, 5-years-old.

“It was love at first sight! Daddy Mike, big sister Daniella and I feel blessed to have such a special addition to our family,” Rodriguez, 40, wrote in an e-mail to friends and family.

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