Me and my girls

Me and my girls

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays from Glow Baby

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. I look forward to an exciting 2010!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Juliet's 1st Birthday

Today is my beautiful baby's first birthday. This is my love letter to her. I can't believe how quickly this past year has flown. It's hard to imagine that a year ago today I got to meet my adorable daughter. She is always happy and full of smiles. She loves to laugh and play. Everything is an adventure for her and she is constantly exploring.

She makes me smile always and just being around her makes everything better. When I put her down for sleep at night I can't wait to see her in the morning. I love watching her grown and learn new things but I am a little sad that her baby stage is almost over.

I love snuggling with her (she will still snuggle) and I love that only I can make her feel better when she is upset. I cherish these days with her as she is going to start asserting her independance as the years go by. I want her to be independant and her own person but I hope that she always has a hug for her mommy.

Happy Birthday Juliet!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Disney Princesses on Ice - AKA Heaven for Ainsley

Friday night was a big night for Ainsley. For the first time, she went to her very first ice show with her parents all by herself (no Juliet). We had been planning on having a special Ainsley night for awhile as I feel its important that each child get their parents to themselves a few times a year. We hadn't done this since the summer when we went to Canada's Wonderland so we were due. I wanted to make sure that the outing we chose would be something that Ainsley would love so when the opportunity to attend this show presented itself I knew it was perfect.

I told Ainsley Friday morning that we had a special night planned for her and that we were going to see the Princesses. It was probably a mistake to tell her so early in the day as all she could talk about the rest of the day was going to see the princesses. I also showed her a clip of the show She didn't nap because she was so excited. She rushed us through dinner and was all ready to go out the door well before we needed to leave. Finally, to her relief we headed down to see the Princesses.

I was a little worried that the show might not live up to her increasing expectations but from the moment it started Ainsley was mesmorized. She's seen a number of Disney movies including Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Tinkerbell. She was thrilled to be able to see recognizable characters dancing on skates. She was especially excited to see Ursula from The Little Mermaid and was introduced to the Blue Genie from Aladdin who is now all she talks about.

My husband and I enjoyed the show but what was the greatest part of the night was watching Ainsley's obvious enjoyment of the show. She had a huge smile on her face throughout and excitedly pointed out the characters.

All in all this was a great night and for any of you who have little girls you should definitely check it out.

Tickets can be purchased at to receive the discount enter the code MCC in the MC promotion box when purchasing the tickets. The coupon code will get you four tickets for $44 Monday - Friday (excluding Friday evening) and $4 off tickets for all weekend performances. There is a minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each during the week and $4 off on weekends. (offer is not valid for Rinkside or VIP seating and cannot be combined with other offers. Service charges, facility and handling fees apply).

The Toronto shows run from December 18th-December 27th at the Rogers Centre.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

'Tis the Season to be exhausted

I don't know about you but I find the holidays exhausting. My family celebrates both Hannukah and Christmas and my youngest is a December Baby. Even though I usually have all my Christmas shopping done by the end of November, I find the month of December to be especially crazy.

This year I have spent weekends on planning Juliet's 1st birthday party, decorating the house, sending out Christmas cards, wrapping presents, getting new products into production, and we have yet to get a Christmas tree. That's on the to do list for this weekend. It feels like there is no down time.

Don't get me wrong, I love this time of year. I love decorating the house and now that Ainsley is older we can all get excited about Santa's visit. This year, I will be getting my tonsils out too so I will either get more rest due to this surgery or it will make the whole month seem even more hectic.

Add some sick children into the mix and I look forward to a more relaxing January. Maybe a few snow days are in order so that we can all stay home for the day and hibernate.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Funny - This made me laugh

If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their
tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were
growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every
Uphill... Barefoot...

BOTH ways

Yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no
way I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about
how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that.... I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help
but look around and notice the youth of today.

You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live
in a Utopia!

And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good
you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted
to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up
ourselves, in the card catalogue!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter -
with a pen!

Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in
the mailbox and it would take, like, a week to get there! Stamps
were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a
matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission
to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3' S or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you
had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the
DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up! There
were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our
favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the
phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your
school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a
collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up
and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with
high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games
like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your guy was a little
square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were
no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever!
And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and
harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was
on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to
get up and walk over to the TV to change the channel! NO REMOTES!!!

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on
Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL
WEEK for cartoons!!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we
had to use the stove! Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it
too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five
minutes back in 1980 or before!

The Over 30 Crowd

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Long Time no Post

Hi Everyone,

I have been meaning to put up a posting for the past couple of days. Life is getting pretty hectic around here. I am working on two new products for announcement in January, I am planning for Juliet's 1st Birthday party on the weekend, preparing for the holidays and getting everything done before I get my tonsils out Dec 21st. Oh and I keep getting sick.

I have also just set up a new Facebook fan page for Glow Baby where you can get up to date info on press, new products, specials, new stores, and any interesting tidbits I find about babies, family life or life in general. I would love for you to check it out

I wish you all a fabulous holiday season with lots of joy and great memories.