Tonight, my daughters were lulled by Bread’s "Aubrey." Did you know that Perze and I almost named Zienne, Aubrey? We did. Almost. It was because I loved Audrey Hepburn, and because we loved the song Aubrey. We thought it would be grand if our daughter had a beautiful song of her name. And one day, some young man would have enough romantic prowess to sing this song, feeling the same wonder and surrender in her name. Maybe daughter #3? I’m blogging this because tonight, Emma asked me if I could replay the song until she fell asleep, and I was more than happy to introduce her to an old song, a song I hope I can pass down to them. There are just some greatness in the generations past that needs to be carried in the vessels of our children. Tonight, it’s simple, Bread. One day, they’ll find some peaceful comfort in their melodies and lyrics, and one day, it will connect us in ways unspoken. Sometimes I wonder how much of me I pass down in them, not physical traits, but some inherent nature that truly links us yet absent from genetic makeup. Nonetheless, one day these songs will […]
Thank you Baby & Kids GAP for the extra 40% off all your sale items.The two dresses above only cost $5 each.The two hoodies, $9 each.
I’m a very big fan of nautical fashion, so when Baby GAP had their season sale from spring 2009, I bought a couple pieces from that line. Maybe I can find something along the lines of this style for myself to compliment the girls. The great thing about these pieces are they are super soft, and the material transcends the summer season into fall because of its heavier texture. They definitely are layering items, which makes them versatile in any weather. I also made sure I sized up for Emma, seeing as that she’ll start school next year, and I don’t want to have to spend extra money for clothes next year. She’ll truly be a dapper Dannie. source: Baby GAP
[ click to enlarge ] So this is my favorite dress from this year from J&J boutique for kids. It’s a scalloped sweater dress from the Soda Fountain summer line 2009. I waited for it to go on SALE, and then bought one for each of my daughters. I hardly buy them dresses since they get loads of presents from our friends, so much that sometimes they can’t wear all of them, so when I do see a dress I really love, I buy it. This year alone, I think this is the only dress I’ve bought for them. I love sweater dresses. Description: Sweet and lovely, our cherry soda pink sweater dress in soft pima cotton features colorful style for the season. Contrast scalloped detailing gracefully adorns the neck, yoke, placket and tiered skirt for a delicate feel. Finished with coordinating sash. Buttons in front assist with dressing. source: J&J retail: $48
So Zi, having just turned 3 months, tried on the Bumbo, an infant training seat. Although we never had to use one for Emma, having learned to independently sit at five months, I researched the seats and read the reviews from pediatricians. There were no 100% guarantees of the success of the seat so I tried it myself. I purchased the Bumbo because it received better reviews than other seats, but when I tried to see how Zi liked it, she received it with complaints. Even though it securely accomplished framing her tiny body, she just wasn’t having it! hahah Granted, I’m starting to accept that maybe it’s just the nature of my children that they don’t prefer anything better than being on their feet. I’m sure these pods are widely loved by other infants. I think mine like the excitement, perspective, and feeling by standing up. With this said, I returned the Bumbo and went to our trusted Exersaucer that we bought four years ago for Emma. True enough, Zi preferred the Exersaucer much better, playing in it much longer and being entertained with its sounds and toys. I believe the stimulation caught her attention much better. We […]
I haven’t been buying more clothes for Zi than when I first had Emma, well, because one, we’re in a recession, man…and two (the more obvious reason), we still have Emma’s leftovers. And I remember making sure whatever I bought, I’d like it enough years down the road for another baby girl. So here are some things I bought for Zi, since I’m a HUGE fan of owls. Owl Sweater Hat & Owl Bib I bought it with discount so both were around $7.99 at Gymboree. They’re from the 2009 summer season called “Daddy’s Night Owl.” Every time I Bjorn Zi, I always get a reaction when she’s wearing her owl hat. Resembles Hello Kitty, so it’s an extra plus. The rest of the line is just ok…nothing I’d spend money on, so these were it. I have my eyes on my favorite Baby Boutique’s clothes (which I’ll probably post in a month or two after all the sales).
Some great finds today… For Zem: Braided Sandals from Baby GAP Braided strappy faux-leather upper with a secure buckle strap at heel, slight wedge at cork footbed, rubber sole. Comes in brown, but I like how the red pops out. Originally $27 but I found it for $5. Nice right? Just in time for summer. Wish I found the similar ones, higher wedge, so I can match with her. But the bargain was too unbelievable. For Baby Zias/Zienne: Cable Knit Sweater One Piece from Baby GAP Short raglan sleeves, v-neckline, front button placket, picot-edged cuffs and leg openings, hidden inseam snap placket. Soft and comfortable cable knit cotton with finely ribbed trim throughout. I have such a personal affinity to knitted things, esp. baby’s clothes. It also just looks so simple, but natural. This one, I found for $7, which was originally $30. I was so surprised when I got to the payment counter that I bought one for my expected niece/nephew that’s arriving this October. What’s messed up is that online, these items are on sale, but still comparatively expensive. The shoes are $14 and the the one piece is $25. BOO!!!