Friday, December 19, 2008

Baby's First Christmas Onesie!

Here it is people...Ooh La La Mama's "Baby's First Xmas" Onesie on my baby girl! Of course the first thing my hubby said when I brought it home was "Ooooh it's so soft." followed by, "This is cool. I like it." (That's amazing! Usually when I bring home things he says, "Oh Mommy went shopping again, how much did she save me today?" and "Huh.")

Notice cool details on the sleeves

It says "PEACE" on the shoulders. :)

The colors are soft and cool - something different than your usual red

"LOVE" wrapping around the side...

The back side - a sparkly Christmas tree

How cute will this be on Christmas morning? Get your Christmas onesie today! Click HERE. Save 20% when you enter in the code "Jackie20." Happy Holidays!!!

Contest Winner

Congratulations to Andreah who shared with us the
best "caught in the act" story!

Andreah writes:
My kids walked in on us once and we told them that Daddy was giving Mommy a back rub. My oldest (he's 6) didn't believe us at all. He asked, "Why was Daddy's peepee in your butt?" It wasn't exactly in my butt if you know what I mean. I about died!!!

As the winner of our contest, Andreah got to choose not one, but TWO Ooh La La Mama peices! She decided on our Polkadotted Paisley Dress and Transcendic Butterfly Dress. Click on the pictures to get yours today!

Also, check out Andreah's site where she's hosting a $50 Ooh La La Mama Gift Certificate giveaway! Tomorrow, Saturday Dec. 20th is the last day to enter, so hurry and check it out! Thanks to everyone who participated. Come back often for more contests and fun!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


We really thought, for the first 3 years of Max's life, that he would be gay. Scotty and I would look at eachother and say, "Hmmm, well... maybe it's just his creative side? Maybe he'll be an artist?" You see, Max is left handed and very, very creative. He definitely has the artistic thing down. But, there were also little things - like running directly to the sparkly Dorothy (from the Wizard of Oz) shoes and saying, "Oh, Mommy, look at these shoes! They are fantastic!" And - this was at age 2! But Scotty and I are both patient and we said, let's wait and see. But, we have saved some really great photos that we assumed we'd use either as evidence or as blackmail in the future.

Max will be 5 in February. He has matured a ton and is growing into quite the gentleman. He's starting to pay attention to differences between girls and boys. He is starting to prefer Star Wars over Cinderella - a big change for all of us here at chez nous.

Last week Max announced that he had to take a rose to school for Zoe. He said that it was their "secret anniversary" and that he could not give me any more information - "that's why it is our SECRET anniversary, Mom. I cannot tell you!" So - off we went with a wilting rose wrapped in tin foil. Zoe was not there yet - so unfortunately I missed this precious moment.

Yesterday Max announced that he had to buy a Christmas present for Zoe. So - off we went to Target and we bought a little gift for Zoe - just a little stationary princess set - the kind the old Max would have insisted that we buy for him.
It's such a small thing but I watched Max wrap this little gift - so carefully - with tongue hanging out the corner of his mouth, eyebrows all scrunched together, so patiently... I helped him with the ribbon but he wrote out the entire card.



Max took this gift to school today. And today, Zoe was there. I did not even know who Zoe was until today. How is this possible? Max is in the pre-K class and Zoe, the older woman, is of course in kindergarten. But - Max walked into her classroom and there was Zoe - sitting at a table with 5 other girls. Zoe has her back to Max. She hears some commotion and turns slowly, long brown hair in slow motion flinging over her left shoulder as she looks towards Max. As soon as she sees him - her face totally lights up! My heart is a flutter - this is crazy! She jumps up and runs to him - looking happy and excited. He gives her the present and what does Max do? He turns and starts doing this really lame, bouncy walk away from her saying, "OK, bye!"

I have to stop him there - and I say, "Max, let her open the present, she might want to thank you." It was the sweetest little moment and totally made my day. She hugged him and thanked him and Max went back to join his classroom.

So - do I still think he is maybe going to grow up gay? No - not at all. But - I will say this - should he decide to be gay, or run for office, or should he choose to have a different view from me regarding religion or life in general? I will still love him and support him and he will always, always be my little Max.

I love him so.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


So - here I sit again. Only 2 weeks until Christmas and no idea what I am getting anyone. Every year I say that I will be better prepared! That I will not be shopping on Christmas Eve. That I will not be buying a bunch of random crap just so that I have enough stuff to give. That I will not worry about buying the same number of gifts for my mom and my sis so that they will not feel left out somehow. And yet, here I sit, again, with no gifts and no ideas.

I should clarify though - we have been buying gifts for our adopted families. That has been really great. It is so fun to buy for people who have so little. But - what do you buy for someone who already has so much?

Example - problem number 1: My husband. He has given me a list of what he would like this year. Here is his list:

1) Montague Bike
2) Reverend Guitar (model not included, sorry Scotty)

3) Junker Jacket

4) BMW motorcycle

5) Personal trainer
6) Good bottle of expensive Scotch
7) New airplane (no, a real one - in addition to the one he bought himself last year)

So - for sure the BMW is out. Sorry hubby - you fly small airplanes and scuba dive and that is all the risk you get to take for now. I just cannot get him a bike. Traffic is too crazy and I love him too much.

The guitar - good idea, but he's got a few guitars already and does not have much time to play them. Junker jacket - they totally ROCK - unique one of kind - on the pricey side and this was last years present already. But - you really should check it out These jackets are really rock and roll cool and worn by celebs and rockstars like Dave Navarro and Criss Angel.

Airplane - well really? Get serious. Way too much money and we're waaaay too much broke right now.

Montague bike - This is a really cool folding bike - cool but costs around $700. For those of you who have not personally met my husband - well, he's not really the mountain biking type. So - I am kind of confused as to where this random request came from. Maybe he just ran out of ideas and threw this one in. Not sure.

So - that leaves us with personal trainer and a good bottle of scotch. Both feasible gifts - boring but might work. They don't really go well together but it's his list.

I think I have come up with my own idea for Scotty. I think I will buy him a cow.

No - really - at you can purchase a heifer for $500 or a share of a
heifer for $50. A good dairy cow can produce 4 gallons of milk for a needy family in Africa or one of the many countries that works with. The surplus milk from this cow can provide a way for these families to generate income to pay for more food, medicine, school fees and clothing and improvements to their homes. The offspring of this cow will continue to be a source of income for this family. What an absolutely perfect gift.

So - I encourage all of you out there who are stuck with finding the perfect gift for the person who has everything to please check out and give a great gift that will not be left on a shelf - or re-gifted next Christmas.

So - if you do know my husband - please keep this hush hush. He doesn't usually read my blog - unless I make him so I am thinking that we're safe for now. If he's really, really good between now and Christmas I may also get him a really good bottle of scotch too. Or maybe, a really fun book of coupons - you know ;) something for him to open once everyone else has gone to bed. He has been a really, really good boy this year...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Last Minute Christmas Discount Codes!

"Jackie20" for 20% off anything Ooh La La Mama! Any purchase enters you to win a $500 Visa gift card!

"Holiday30" for 30% off all bedding at Serena and Lily. I LOVE their stuff. Marisa currently has the Lulu crib bedding in her nursery.

"Fun20" for 20% off al toys at Babystyle. We received this little red Schoenhut piano from Marisa's crazy Aunt Lisa. Can't wait to see her little fingers tapping away.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gimme Jimmies!

So you're in the car and all of a sudden your three year old is singing "My humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps." That's SO not right. But you're sick of listening to the CD's of Raffi - so what do you do? Go get The Jimmies!!!

The Jimmies play fun power pop, rock, swing and dance with cute, funny, and refreshing kid-friendly lyrics that will make you smile. They were a 2007 Parents' Choice Award winner and we're a big fan! Check them out and listen to their new album at

And don't forget, fashion and rock go hand in hand. Cool kids with cool clothes listen to cool music. We recommend these for your little one to rock out in:

*Click on the pictures to buy now, or browse for more at Shown here are Punk Rock Diva and Let it Rock oneseis. Punk Rock Diva also comes as a Long Sleeved Onesie, Dress, and Tee! Check it out in our New Arrivals!