Monday, August 29, 2011

Wanna Win an iPad today?!

PLEASE head over to @WorthAveGroup like em and tell them Maggie Smith sent you! They are giving away 2 iPads today. One to winner and one to the person that sent them! I need one badly!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Amazon Gift Card Winner

Congratulations to Talina Norris!  You won my $50 Amazon Gift Card.  Thank you for following @ecostoreusa on Facebook!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Great Wolf Lodge: Great Family Fun!

Now that the boys are getting a little older I am finding that it is easier to take them out and do things with them.  Did you know that there are only three water signs of the zodiac and Dexter, Oliver and I represent all three?  Yep, this Cancer girl gave birth to a Pisces and a Scorpio!  You can definitely tell they are water boys because they love splish-splashing!  They are the epitome of water-loving children.

Recently we stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City Michigan and BOY oh BOY did we have a great time!  The resort is nestled next to a buffalo farm and Dexter really liked watching the buffalo.  It was in the upper 90s during our stay so it was too hot for our family to brave the heat of the outside pool but we certainly enjoyed the indoor waterpark.

We stayed in the KidCabin™Suite.  This suite features a queen bed, one full pull-out couch and a "KidCabin™" with a daybed, bunk beds and a separate TV!  How neat is that?  Our room also featured a fireplace and balcony (which we only sat on at night since it was so hot!)

Let me share with you a few awesome pictures that I captured from my stay:

Dexter was howling like a wolf while wearing his Wolf Ears!

Violet and Wiley making their rounds around the resort!

My fearless Pisces having the time of his life!

The kiddie pool!

My whole beautiful family on the balcony of our room!

The water explosion!  The alarm sounds and dumps lots of water on everyone

What I love most about The Great Wolf Lodge:
*Everyone and everything is kid-friendly
*They are eco-friendly
*Everything you need under one roof (waterpark, arcade, restaurants, mini golf, MagiQuest etc)
*It is a serious vacation all in one building!
*Fun for the WHOLE family!

Traverse City isn't the only location either.  Why don't you check out a Great Wolf Lodge near you!

I will continue to visit the Great Wolf Lodge as the boys get older because there is more and more to do on each and every visit!

*Thank you to GWLs PR for making this amazing family time possible*

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Life with Boys

I always wanted two boys.  Just two.  No more, no less, and certainly NO girls!  I wanted a motherhood without tutus and tiaras and without all the drama.  I have yet to meet a girl that doesn't thrive off of drama. I have to admit that I feel like I won the parenting lottery since I got exactly what I wanted and in perfect timing too.  I may not have been prepared when I got pregnant with Dexter but looking back now I am pretty happy to have had my two perfect boys before I turned 30.

Whenever I am asked how many kids I have and I reply "2, both boys" I usually get people saying "oh, I had two boys and a girl and goodness my boys were a piece of cake" or something along those lines.  I also get "oh, you're nuts not to want a girl, they're so delightful"  I will confess that I think it would be nice to have a built-in friend once my daughter gets older but I also think that if I play my cards right and raise my boys to be wonderful men, they will bring home some exceptional daughters for me to love!
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