Thursday, November 30, 2006

New Real Baby Photo Contest

Our next Real Baby contest is the Funny or bad Santa/Christmas photo. Send us your photos for a chance to win a $100 shopping spree at Real Baby.

We have all done it. Dragged the kids to the mall to sit on the giant red stranger's lap, or dressed up the family for the classic Olin Mills shot. We want to see these photos! The winner will be announced after the Holidays.

Speaking of winners, congratulations to Agnes E. of Austin Texas. She won a $100 shopping spree at Real Baby for submitting her funny pregnancy story.

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Grill and Bake Play Kitchen

KidKraft introduces its first double sided pretend play kitchen set for both boys and girls. The Grill 'n Bake is going to have a limited production run this year and will sure to be a popular item. KidKraft predicts this item will sell out fast, so order NOW to make sure you get one!

Features: Checkered fabric curtains that can be opened and closed. The grill has a lift-up lid and under-grill storage with doors that open. A sink with moveable knobs. A Dishwasher with setting and power knobs. A Mini fridge with magnet-clasp door and silk-screened water dispenser. An Oven with wooden tray and magnet-clasp door, along with four brightly colored cups and plates. Brick and accessory silk-screen detail *Accessories Not Included: Great pretend play fun for multiple children!Size: Size: 36.25” L x 26.75” D x 40.75”H For Ages: 3 years and up

Crush Groove

My daughter has a crush on a boy and it's killing me.

I don't want her to like boys. I want her to like crayons and spinning around until she falls to the ground in hysterical laughter. I want her to like Barbie, but to keep her distance from Ken. I want her to like reading in bed, making doll homes out of discarded boxes, painting her nails, and listenting to her favorite music.

I want her to like harassing her brother with her cunning. I want her to like going to the zoo, eating popsicles no matter what the temperature. I want my daughter to like going to school, learning, and hanging out with her girlfriends .

However, that is precisely where the trouble began. The group of girls has planted the seed that has grown into a full on crush. Love letters, maps on how to deliver the love letters, and directions for all the girls to paticipate in said delivery of the letters, have all transpired during the girls "hanging out."

There is nothing I can do. It's time to get over it and move on.

Maybe third grade will be different