Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I Caught Santa ... Will You? (Plus a Giveaway)

I totally caught Santa sleeping on our sofa!!! Pretty sure my kids will be believers for life after seeing the photo when they wake up Christmas morning!

And now you can catch Santa in your house on Christmas Eve also!

Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when your child receives a photo of Santa and/or Rudolph caught in the act in his or her very own home.

What is it?
ICaughtSanta is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos.
A Houston-native, Steven Lockhardt has found a way to catch Santa's magic in the act and create lasting memories for your family.
Lockhardt's inspiration came to him one year when he, like many families, realized he forgot something and ran to complete his "Santa duty", quickly eating cookies and drinking milk at 5:30 in the morning. That's when the idea of "I caught Santa" was born.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Letter to my Son on his 6th Birthday...

Dear Cassius,

My sweet, sweet 6 year old boy who is now a Kindergartner. You made it, dude! You’ve waiting all these years to ride the bus to Kindergarten and you’re finally there. I hope that it’s everything you hoped it would be and more. The fact that you are excited to wake up in the morning to go to school makes me think that you’re having the best time! You’re rockin Kindergarten babe. I knew you would! It only gets better too. I promise.

Today is your 6th birthday. I have a six-year-old. I can’t possibly be that old can I? When I look at you … I don’t always see a tall and skinny six-year-old boy. Sometimes I see you in your past ages as well. I see you as a newborn, struggling to breathe but fighting so hard to get those lungs moving. Then I see a blonde little toddler looking up at his dad as they play Rock Band together (you with your fake guitar). I see a pint sized version of his daddy running down the hallway on Christmas morning to start looking for his name on the presents. I see an ornery little boy singing KISS louder than the stereo can go up. And then I see a handsome Kindergartner, putting his folder in his backpack, tying his shoes, and grabbing his lunchbox before heading out the door to catch the bus.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

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Help the TMNT get in to the National Toy Hall of Fame!

What was the top costume you saw this Halloween season? I don’t know about where you live but I’m pretty sure I saw every Ninja Turtle.

Since the late 90's, the Turtles have been mainstays of pop culture. In fact … I don't think they've ever been off TV or out of the comic book stores.

When the toys started to become popular again, a piece of me wanted my boys to get into the very same thing that I played with when I was a kid. My oldest is all about superheroes and old school toys so I was sure this would catch on and stick. But it just didn’t. And that’s ok. He is a mini clone of his Dad and my husband was too old for TMNT by the time they released (he’s 9 years older than me).