Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Birthday William Parker

3 years later


11/24/06

And he is still sleeping the same way...


11/24/09

My sweet baby is three today. I am so proud of the little man he has become.







Monday, November 9, 2009

Designs by Jenn

A good friend of mine has recently launched her own business, making photo cards and other cute crafty things. She has an awesome knack for making birthday invites, Christmas cards, birth announcements, or cards for any other special occasion. Her website offers premade designs that you may choose your own photo and message OR Jenn will tirelessly work with you to create your own perfect custom design cards!

Not only are Jenn's designs delightful, but she has begun all this work in hopes of adding a new member to her family through adoption. We all know that adoption is a long, hard and costly process, so please visit Jenn. Look around, buy something, make a donation, or at least say hello.


A little message from Jenn:
"I have been "dabbling" in things like these photo cards and such for a couple years now....ever since I started being a stay home mom. Recently, growing our family by adoption has been weighing heavily on my mind and heart. With God's guidance, we have decided to adopt from Africa. We are just in the very most beginning stages of our journey. A journey which we know will be long, full of joy, full of heartache, and full of trying to raise the funds. I started this website in hopes of helping to have money to add to our adoption fund."

Merry Christmas

Just in case ya'll didn't have enough to think about right now, we're coming up on 45 days and counting! :) I've already been looking at Black Friday (which happens to be my birthday this year!) ads and planning out how to finish the last of my shopping.


MySpace-Countdowns


I'm putting this at the bottom of the blog in case anyone needs a quick reference.

Whoa Momma!

I came across some cool facts about Moms today and thought I'd share.




Surprising Numbers:

82.5 million of moms in the U.S. - 2 Billion moms throughout the world.

4.3 Babies born each second!

82% of women aged 40-44 years old who are mothers. In 1976, 90% of women in that age group were mothers.

25 is the average age of new moms. In 1970 it was 21.

40% of all births are the mother's first.

4.0 Million is the number of women who have babies each year. Of this number, about 425,000 are teens aged 15-19, and more than 100,000 are age 40 or over.

35,000 births are attended by physicians, midwives or others that do not occur in hospitals.

2 is the average number of children that women today can expect to have in their lifetime.

3 is the average number of children that women in Utah and Alaska can expect to have in their lifetime.

Only about 10% of women have four or more children today. In 1976, 36% of women had four or more children.

1 in 5 preschoolers are cared for in a day-care center while their mother works.

August is the most popular Birth Month.

Tuesday is the most popular day of the week in which to have a baby.

The odds of a woman delivering twins is 1-in-32.

10 Million is the number of single mothers living with children under 18 years old. This number is up from 3 million in 1970.

105 Boys are born for every 100 Girls.

Mommy Chore Facts:

Women average 2.2 hrs / day on chores, vs. 1.3 hrs / day for men.

88% of Laundry is done by moms, totaling 330 loads of laundry and 5,300 articles of clothing each year.

The least favorite chore for moms is vacuuming the stairs.

A baby has 7,300 diaper changes by it's 2nd birthday.

Moms take 2 minutes, 5 seconds to change a diaper vs. 1 minute, 36 seconds for dads. For moms, this adds up to 3, 40-hour work weeks each year - just changing diapers!

Preschoolers require mom's attention once every 4 minutes or 210 times a day.

A preschooler's mom spends 2.7 hrs / day on primary childcare, vs 1.2 hours for dad.

Mommy Records:

Mrs. Vassilyev of Russia gave birth to 69 children between 1725 and 1766.

Rosanna Dalla Corte gave birth to a baby boy when she was 63 years old in Italy in 1994.

Signora Carmelina Fedele gave birth to a 22 lb 8 ox boy in Italy in 1955

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Why We Love The Dollar Tree

Who could say no to a giant lollipop?!?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

happy halloween Pictures, Images and Photos

Yoplait Winners

Thanks to random.org, I was able to randomly pick two readers to win a cool prize pack from Yoplait. And those numbers are:

6

and

4

Congrats to The Jordan's and cpullum!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Last Day!



Today is the last day to enter the Yopliat Yogurt GIVE AWAY! You've got up to three chances to win.

I will post the TWO winners tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I Didn't Learn

This morning I needed to refer back to life lesson #9843; NEVER turn your back on a toddler.

Well, I broke this rule and Parker decided to turn our big jug of milk into his favorite drink, "pink milk". The little monster was able to get the milk out of the fridge, get it up on the counter, and add his strawberry syrup. Thankfully I had caught him before he'd started to pour himself a cup. Pink milk is hard to get out of carpet - we've learned that the hard way too.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Want some free stuff?

Please register for my Yoplait Give-Away.

TWO people are going to win something, might as well be YOU!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Yoplait Giveaway

I'm excited to announce And Baby Made Three's 1st GIVEAWAY!!



BlogSpark and Yoplait have given me the opportunity to give away not one, but TWO free samples of Yoplait Kids Yogurt and a Yoplait prize pack!

A little message from Yoplait:
Are you searching for a snack for the kids that tastes good and is good for them? Yoplait Kids yogurt is the perfect solution with 25% less sugar than the leading kids´ yogurt. With its thick and creamy texture that will hug your little one´s spoon, you won´t have to worry about a sticky mess to clean up afterwards. It also contains no artificial sweeteners or flavors, so you can feel good about serving it to your kids.

In addition, Yoplait Kids is a good source of vitamin D and, according to two new studies that provide the first national assessment of the crucial nutrient in young Americans, millions of U.S. children have disturbingly low vitamin D levels, possibly increasing their risk for a variety of health concerns, including bone problems. About 7.6 million children, adolescents, and young adults have vitamin D levels so low they could be considered deficient. It can be challenging for growing kids to get enough vitamin D because this nutrient is only found naturally in very few foods; however Yoplait Kids makes it a little easier to incorporate a delicious source of vitamin D and calcium in your child´s diet.


Disclaimer: coupon included in prize pack is not vaild in Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee.


How to enter:

1. Tell me how you make snack time fun for your kids OR one of your most fun memories you´ve had with your kids.

2. Become a follower of ABMT or tell me that you already are.

3. Post about this giveaway on your blog (if you have one).

You may leave a separate comment for each entry, so you possibly have a chance to enter 3 times!


The giveaway will end on Friday, October 30th. I will announce the two winners on Halloween!



Thursday, September 3, 2009

Life Lesson #9,843

NEVER turn your back on a toddler.



(Thats Rice Krispie cereal if you're wondering)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Useful Thursday

Flat Cola

Don't pour flat cola down the sink, instead pour it into your toilet bowl and leave for an hour before flushing. It'll get rid of any limescale deposits and stains.

Wine Glasses

Use wine glasses as candle holders. To cast romantic shadows at the dinner table, place a votive candle in a thick-walled glass, anchored in a bed of sand or small pebbles (it makes wax cleanup a snap).

Coat Rack

Display photos and art on a coat rack over the mantel or in a hallway. Use ribbons or strings of different lengths to hang the arrangement from the pegs for an easy and creative change of scenery.

Paper Towel Tubes

Wrap your lights around a paper towel tube to store them for next year. They won't tangle up as easily!

Monday, August 24, 2009

GSM

We took a little trip to the Great Smoky Mountains this past weekend. Seems like we stayed busy the whole time, but we had lots of fun. The last thing we did before we came home was a ZIPLINE! We rode 6 lines which makes the tour the longest in the country. We bought disposable cameras for that adventure so I dont have any pictures from that yet. Needless to say, the girls were less afraid that the guys.

While we there there we went to Cherokee, NC and Harrah's Casino.

We had plenty of good food and drinks.



We played mini golf and rode go carts.



We drove into the mountains where we got married :)



And no trip would be complete without seeing a black bear!



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Want To Win ALL This??



Misty is giving you 5 chances to win another awesome set from Crayola! My mom was lucky enough to have already won one! Head over to Queen of My House and enter to win.

See you there :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Joey's Project

(that he began at 9:30 last night)

He picked the paint.

He picked the room.

He's doing the work.

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Don't be too jealous of my handy hubby!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yogurt Giveaway

She is at it again!

Click HERE to follow Misty and enter to win some yogurt and this neat prize pack:



Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sweet Tooth Sunday

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies


Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 large peanut butter cups, cut into pieces

Heat oven to 400° F.

Melt the butter and chocolate in a pan over low heat.

Using a mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale yellow and fluffy. Lower speed and pour in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix in the flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Fold in the peanut butter cups.

Scrape into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake until the tip of a knife comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Enjoy!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Silly Saturday

I don't know Jill and Kevin, but I wish I could have went to their wedding!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I WANT TO WIN

My beautiful friend Misty has an awesome blog, Queen of My House, and she's hosting her first GIVEAWAY!

If you follow her, you are eligible to win a 16 x 20 poster print of a picture of your choice. Hurry, because its only open until Sunday the 26th!



If I win, I'd chose this picture from our wedding. (I know I just posted this picture on our anniversary on down the page, but the rules are you have to post the picture you want.) As I've been decorating our new house, I noticed that the largest picture I have from that day is an 8 x 10. So I'd love to have a bigger one to put up. (Plus, look how skinny we both were!haha)

So go NOW, and follow Misty. She plans on doing more giveaways, so if you don't win this one, you might get another.

Useful Thursday

Use old calendar pages as gift wrap.

Plastic drinking straws will core your strawberries. Remove the leaves, and then push the straw from the top of the berry through to the bottom.

Use bright mismatches dishtowels as place mats.

A toothbrush can get rid of stray corn silk on ears of corn

Use cookie cutters to help decorate cakes. Lay cookie cutters on top of cake and sprinkle the decorative topping of choice within the cookie cutter, like a stencil.

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Missed Me?

im back Pictures, Images and Photos

I took a voluntary break from blogging. No worries, I've kept busy: vacations, summer fun, school work, potty training, grandparent visits....always something happening here.

But now I'm back! And I'm dedicating myself keeping my daily blogs updated. I just need a suggestion for Tuesdays....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Red Faced and Red Neck



Parker representing his roots with the camo Bass Pro Shop hat out in the woods. It's even better if you hear him say "yeehaw"

Momma Monday

I think we all can relate

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Follow Her

My friend Misty is the Queen of Her House. She's got a super cool blog and would love some more followers. If she gets enough she will even start doing giveaways of her own.

Go check her out!
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

3 on the 3rd

Today marks the 3 year anniversary that I became Mrs. WJC. My other half and I have been through alot together in our short time...(I could even reach so far as to say we've been to Hell and back) I'm talking life changing stuff, ya'll: births, deaths, near deaths, 100 mile moves, new jobs, terrible twos, shew!



But through it all, there is no one I'd rather watch Cops with.

There is no one else I'd rather grocery shop with.

There is no one else I'd rather cook bacon for.

There is no one else I'd rather be a parent with.

There is no one else I'd rather be a wife to.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Picture All Dads Dread

Lets go ahead and get ours over with.



At least he's wearing a baseball cap :)

1 Year Ago..

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Useful Thursday

Lemonade Kool-Aid
Want to clean lime deposits and iron stains inside the dishwasher? Pour a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid (the only flavor that works) into the detergent cup and run the dishwasher while empty. The citric acid in the mix wipes out stains, so you don't have to.

Old Socks
Use old, worn or mismatched socks for easy dusting. Just slip your hand in and slide it around for dust free tables, counters and more.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Website Wednesday



My Home Ideas


This is a great website for everything home related. I found all kinds of neat articles: do-it-yourself help, decorating ideas, house plans, etc. There are also links to other home related blogs.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Baby Did Make 3

There is a 3rd person involved here, that rarely gets recognized or gets any credit.

So here is a post for you, Joey.



The newest edition to our family

Monday, May 18, 2009

Another Post For PPa and Granny

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Thanks PPa and Granny

Parker's grandparents came to see him this past weekend. We hit up some yard sales and Parker hit the JACKPOT!





Total cost for all the toys shown: $35.00!

Big Boy Hair




I broke down and let Parker get a hair cut. Now he won't stop saying he's daddy.


Thursday, April 30, 2009

Parker Is Everywhere!

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Pictures courtesy of www.photofunia.com

Monday, April 27, 2009

What is your favorite...

I copied this off another blog I happened across. Copy mine and repost your answers. The rule is only one answer, but I say you can give two :)

What is your favorite..

TV show: currently American Idol or CSI

Makeup brand: Avon or Covergirl

Thing to do when you’re alone: eat or waste time on the internet

Website: perezhilton or my mom website

Number: 11

Car you’ve ever driven: Rav4

President: Andrew Jackson - I live right by his house

Item in your purse: Wallet

Person to text: Joey

Restaurant: hardest one. Olive Garden or ShoGun

Place to get away: the mountains...with my family

Mother Goose rhyme: What are little girls made of

Love song: Baby I love your way (ok-not really my favorite, just the first one I thought of)

Year: 2006 (minus December)

Subject in school: Recess!

Movie: Kill Bill

Time of the day: Naptime

Vacation spot: anywhere outside of TN

Place to shop: Target

Food to prepare: spaghetti

Blog: And Baby Made Three :)


Friday, April 17, 2009

All the People I Love

My parents had a shindig at their house for Easter. Tons of family and friends there. Nothing is better than good food and good company on a pretty day.

P.S. I love all these people :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Little Rascal




Where did his sweet little baby face go??