Thursday, August 20, 2009

Writer's workshop--A few of my favorite things (Ten to be exact)

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and go to Mama Kat's and sign Mr. Linky. For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1.) What will you be doing now that the kids are back in school? What I always do. Getting up at the crack of dawn, because if Kati sees daylight she thinks it means it's time to get up and if Millicent knows her Daddy is up she wants to be up with him. Then we'll do our normal things and have school (more often).

2.) Things I have learned from my toddler. Eat dirt, crayons or chalk or whatever you can get your hands on. Climb as high as you can, whenever you can. Give lots of kisses, preferably open mouthed. Get your way by physically moving a person to do what you desire (okay so maybe this isn't the best way).

3.) What would you put in your favorite things giveaway?

4.) Hi, my name is ______ and I am a _______. Hi, my name is Michelle and I am a compulsive child collector. NO, not like that. Gross. No, I just really like kids, and they like me too.

5.) If these walls could talk...
I would be even more exhausted than I usually am. Thank goodness they don't. My oldest two talk enough. (The ones that still live at home, okay Ashlea? She would be seriously offended at that.)


What would you put in your favorite things giveaway? (Pictures are courtesy of Amazon.)

1. My all time favorite baby carrier, even though I've never had one, but have tried it on twice, and really do love it, and really do need one for myself. The Ergo.

2. The best birth on book I have ever read. Every woman needs to read this book.

3. Anything Gymboree. Come on, all those cute outfits with matching bows, socks and shoes.

4. My Kitchen Aide stand mixer. Cannot live without it. It mixes mashed potatoes in seconds, quick breads, cookies. Makes Christmas baking a snap!

5. AWE! So cute. The Sleepy Baby Wrap. My first wrap, but now I love them and need more. This is so great when they are tiny, tiny newborns and you are trying to do anything active. It keeps them snuggled right in and they (usually) love it.

6. Yes, I have a problem. But I love to keep my babies close to me until they are too heavy to carry (or I become pregnant) and then Jeff takes over carrying them in his backpack. Yes, he enables me. This is the Maya Wrap. Great for grocery shopping, garage sales, and popping in and out for whatever reason.

7. My birth pool. If you've never labored in water you don't realize that it works almost as good as an epidural. Seriously. Try it.

8. Dr. Pepper. While I have not been drinking it much since I've been pregnant, it still remains my favorite drink. And why wouldn't it? Preservatives that kill lab rats, enough sugar to wake a dead man and caffeine. What's not to love?

9. Cheddar Bunnies. Have you had these? My kiddos love 'em. I have them on auto order from Amazon. They get eaten and we can't run out. These little packages are great because I stick them in my purse. They really are yummy and completely organic. Much better for me than Dr. Pepper, wouldn't you say?

10. This particular book is the Omnibus III, in case you can't read. But ANYTHING from Veritas Press makes me giddy. I LOVE this curriculum and all the books they sell and their great advice from their newsletter and the summer book program. You get it.

11. So I evidently can't count. This is a supplemental nursing system by Medela. I have talked about that a little on my blog, filed under nursing and SNS. I have low milk and this wonderful contraption allows me to continue nursing. Genius!

What would be on your list? Which of these would you want to win? NO, I don't have any giveaways for these things...but hey, manufacturers of my favorite things...HINT HINT.


The Royal Family said...

I would STRONGLY want to win #1 and #4

all good ideas.

I joined you tis week L:

Lisa Anne said...

Just stopping by to say. I wish i had time to do this. Maybe next week.

Claudya Martinez said...

I used an SNS. I called it my vermicelli and a friend thought that was what it was really called and kept bringing it up at a mothers group. They had no idea why she kept talking about pasta in regards to breastfeeding and low milk supply.

Unknown said...

What a great list Michelle! I would love to win any of the baby carriers or wraps. Now I just need to keep working on getting that baby to wrap!

Andrea said...

I think I'd go for the birth pool...I'm sure curious about this! It really works that good?? And I've heard that babies can be born in the water too...guess you just scoop them out of the pool as soon as they're born??

Okie Rednecks said...

I loved your list! Hope you are feeling good.

Stephanie Faris said...

I zoned in on the Dr. Pepper. I guess that's a sure sign I'm not a mom! I'm just thinking, "Sweet beverage. Yummmm."

Anonymous said...

I am planning on using a wrap, don't have one yet but I do have a ring sling so hoping the baby will like that. I thought about laboring in a pool until I went into a pool, actually, went to get out of the neighborhood pool and felt like the baby had gained 100 pounds...that wasn't too much fun, not to mention, my ankle didn't care for the "added" weight LOL...but being in the pool was sure nice to exercise my ankle...I would have to put Diet Coke on my list as it is the only soda I drink. Love your list!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing isn't a wrap, due to the fact that I am greatly overweight, but this thing I found somewhere that carries the baby on your side like a purse! I kid you not, it hangs there, and cradles the baby, and puts no strain on the boobs or the huh?

And I am not Austin, but I am too lazy to sign out and back in. This is Holly.

Dreamgirl said...

What a fun post!
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Ashley said...

We have a lot in common! Except for natural births. . I was induced BOTH times. But I also LOVE Dr. Pepper (Oh yum!), my Ergo baby carrier, and anything Gymboree!