Hello and Welcome to Because Babies Grow Up. We’re excited to have you stop by our party. While it’s just me blogging here, I tend to talk in the plural because my two darling girls are in every part of what I do and write. So, while I catch you up on what’s going on here, grab yourself a slice of my famous pumpkin bread-turned bundt cake:
I’m Amber (@ajpassey on Twitter), wife of Brent, mother to Sammi (2 2/3) and Elli (6 months). I love Brent and appreciate him more each day. Our girls light up my days (and often my nights!) with their enthusiasm for playing, learning and discovering. While I was preparing for this party, Sammi started walking around the house chanting, “It’s a party! It’s a party!” She’s a social butterfly and always excited to “show-off” for a crowd! Elli is following in the family footsteps of becoming social and talkative. If there’s ever a moment of quiet she pipes in with her own squeals and babbles.
Here at Because Babies Grow Up we focus on the under 5 crowd. I studied Human Development in college and then worked with infants doing developmental assessments. I learned lots of interesting things, but the best part is seeing it in action in my own children! I share activities, songs, and anything else that encourages early childhood development.
As an only child I have an image complex: I hate looking stupid or unknowledgeable. But, in the spirit of the party, I have put together a blooper reel from our Musical Monday posts which typically introduce songs that kids love! It’s probably time to offer you a drink, so enjoy a tall class of milk, but don’t laugh it out your nose!
I hope you’ll excuse/understand my fine table linens! With little ones running rampant at this house all my nice Austrian linens I’ve been storing for 10+ years are still in a box under the stairs. I tried to find them, but it’s a bit jumbled under there! Enjoy the video!
Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting The Utlimate Blog Party 2009. This is my first year attending the party and I’m lovin’ it! I’m also lovin’ all the prizes they are giving away! My top picks, should I get the awesome chance to pick, are
- #11 Aromatherapy book and a sampler of therapeutic essential oils Provided by: Jennifer at Oils For Wellness
- #49 Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD and The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook: Budget Friendly Meals Your Whole Family Will Love Provided by: Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget
- #9 Child’s Crayon Apron with Crayons Provided by: Kennedy Grace Boutique
I’d also be very happy with #66, #106, #125, INTL #10 and USC #11 or anything baby/toddler friendly or PR related. The prize list is long; happy hunting for your faves!