Don’t change for someone else


I've been thinking about this post for about two weeks or so now and although I might sound very negative or rude, this post is meant to help you as a blogger.  Do NOT change for anyone else, unless it's something YOU want! Where's this coming from? Well, I am part of a private group on Facebook for bloggers that want to work with companies and the main person of this group has suggested that the bloggers change their style in order to get opportunities.  Apparently they've looked at a bunch bloggers and found that they like the way a couple of them write or have their site and they want ... {Keep On Reading}

Do you think your baby has bounce?


Although I'm normally not really big on voting contests, I had to tell you guys about this one because there is a great prize for the winner and it's a fun contest! Envenflo is calling on everyone; moms, dads, grandparents, and even caregivers, to submit a video of their little one jumping!  They can be jumping in or out of an ExerSaucer and be entered to win an ExerSaucer Jump & Learn Jam Session and $500 towards higher education.  Children in the video need to be 4 months to walking age. It's as easy as 1-2-3. Just visit the EvenfloBaby Facebook page (the ExerSaucer ... {Keep On Reading}

Thaddeus: Knowledgeable & Curious Good Character Award

Proud Thaddeus

Every so often Thaddeus' school has their teachers pick out students to receive awards for certain areas and having a positive PYP (Primary Years Program) trait.  This time Thaddeus was selected in his class because: Thaddeus is knowledgeable and curious about our world. This morning they were giving all the selected students their award. This was the first time we've really been able to attend anything because in the past it's been too hard to bring Xavier with us because he was either still on the oxygen or two soon off of it and we didn't want to take the chance.  So, this morning I ... {Keep On Reading}

Thaddeus: He’s a Character!

All dressed and ready to ride his bike, inside!

It never amazes me when Thaddeus comes walking into the room with some weird outfit on, dressing like a character from his favorite cartoon at that time.  Or just putting weird things on, just because. Here's a few pictures of him throughout the years, including the most recent from this month! I don't know where he gets this from, he's a weird child! :teehee ... {Keep On Reading}

Remodeling of the Flower Garden in Front of House

Up-Close front yard 2011

About a month ago we got a really bad rain in the middle of the night and the one basement window that isn't a block window started leaking water into the house. We never thought we would get water in this window because of where it is located. It's the one under our Living Room window, but it was never blocked in because the previous owner of the house put a planter box type thing with a window well around it to keep the dirt from going against the glass.  There's also an overhang over it to keep the rain from coming straight down in that spot. The only way to really completely fix this ... {Keep On Reading}

Taking a Look at Shawn Ann’s World LLC

I have done a lot of thinking about the direction I would like Shawn Ann's World LLC to go. I can continue where it is now, however, I feel that there is a lot missing from it.  So, I'd like to get some suggestions and feedback from my readers. So, here's a little poll for you to take that will help me know what you, my readers, would like to see here at Shawn Ann's World LLC.  You can pick as many options as you'd like. No answer is wrong. [poll id="5"] I'm going to leave this poll stuck to the top of my blog for at least one week.  Please make sure you take the time to answer this ... {Keep On Reading}

Happy Easter 2012


Wishing everyone a Happy Easter! Here's some pictures from this morning and a couple of pictures of the eggs me and Thaddeus colored last night! ... {Keep On Reading}

My Friendship Bracelet Maker {Review & Giveaway}

My Friendship Bracelet Maker

Remember back in the day when you used to make friendship bracelets with your girlfriends? Well, they are back and with a tool to make making them a lot easier.  My Friendship Bracelet Maker not only has a tool for making friendship bracelets but also for making ribbon barrettes! About My Friendship Bracelet Maker It all began when an inventor from Michigan just happened to revolutionize a global tradition. While babysitting his granddaughters, David Crorey was introduced to the old-fashioned and awkward method of creating friendship bracelets. It was this humble pastime that ... {Keep On Reading}

Milestone Comparison: Take 3


So here we are almost 11 months after Xavier made his presence and it's time for another comparison.  Xavier has met some new milestones and is doing much better! Here are the milestones that have been met before each boy reached 11 months of age. Slept through the night: Thaddeus was 2 months old, Xavier was 9 months old. Held own bottle: Thaddeus was 5 months old, Xavier was 9 months old, but still refuses to do it! Smiled: Thaddeus was less than a month old, Xavier 3 months old. Laughed out loud: Thaddeus was 3 months old, Xavier was 5 months old. Rolled over: Thaddeus ... {Keep On Reading}