Tuesday, August 31, 2010

PLEASE VOTE!


Regis & Kelly are having this contest right now and Lyla is one of their finalists!!
I'm so excited about this!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE FOR HER!!!!!

I know I have been asking everyone to vote for her in the past (Yo Gabba Gabba Contest) but this is serious stuff!

Her video actually played during the show today and Regis & Kelly were trying to do the spoon trick themselves! So exciting!

Ok, so here is what you do! Voting only takes place today, so you must vote!!

  1. Click on the link: http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/regisandkelly/contests/wildandwacky/vote.html
  2. Register for the site (it only takes a second people)
  3. There are 2 categories. She is on the 2nd one called "Talented Tots". You must vote for a random act in the 1st category to get to hers. Once you do that her category will show up and her video will be right there to vote under "Lyla Dempster, Philadelphia PA".
  4. If you have more than one email please keep voting or just make one up! haha
Please help her win her category! Once she does they might have voting again to select the ultimate winner, so you know I will be bugging you again!

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN VOTING OR WHO HAVE VOTED! PLEASE REPOST THIS ON YOUR BLOG, EMAIL, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ANYTHING!!!

-Natalie aka. One Proud Mama

Monday, August 30, 2010

*CLOSED* YumYum Bubblegum Necklace: Review & Giveaway - Congrats to Norma!



YumYum Bubblegum Boutique sells beautiful, handstamped, silver jewelry. You can choose to personalize it by adding a special text or name. You can even make it more unique by adding a birthstone, pearls, beads, etc.
SQUARE DOUBLE DISC NECKLACEHANDSTAMPED STERLING SILVER STAR DISC PENDANT NECKLACE WITH MINI PEARL ACCENTHANDSTAMPED OXIDIZED 3/4 INCH COPPER DISC INITIAL EARRINGS WITH HAMMERED EDGES

They have so much to choose from! You can personalize your own necklace, bracelet, ring, earrings, you name it!


I was lucky to receive my very own personalized sterling silver handstamped double disc charm necklace!
Look how cute this is! I had Lyla in scripted on the big disc to represent her big sister role and Kalina on the little one to represent her little sisterness. LOL

I'm IN LOVE with this! Since I've received it, it has not come off my neck. It's so cute and dainty. I have had many people come up to me and say how much they liked it and want one! This item will make for a great, special gift for someone! It's very unique!

YumYum Bubblegum and I are teaming up to give you a chance to WIN this item ($3o value)! Personalized to your liking of course!

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory Entry: Visit YumYum Boutique and tell me what other item you would like to own and leave a comment below with your Name & Email.

Additional Entries:
  1. Like my *MOM*ents on Facebook
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  3. Follow my *MOM*ents on Twitter
  4. Follow my blog through Google Friends Connect
  5. Subscribe to my Blog via Email
  6. Share this post on Facebook (Make sure to tag my *MOM*ents)
  7. Tweet about this giveaway (Make sure to tag @MyMoMentss)
  8. Purchase something from YumYumBubblegum (5 entries)
Make sure to leave individual comments for each to increase your chance to win!

Contest will end Monday, September 6th at 11:59pm (EST). A random winner will be chosen on Tuesday, September 7th!

Prize is provided by YumYum Bubblegum. This giveaway is open to those with a mailing address in the US.



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Here's Your Chance to Win Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Tickets


Ok, listen up everyone! If you are a Yo Gabba Gabba fan or one of my readers, you should now know that they are running a Cool Tricks Contest. Of course I immediately entered Lyla doing her Spoon Trick! She was actually in 1st place for a while. Now she's in 4th!!! WTF!

ANYWAY, I want to give you guys a chance to win tickets to the Gabba concert here in Philly on August 29th. How you ask? Ok, I'll tell you...

We already have tickets, I've only been bragging about it for months now. As I said before we got her the VIP package for her birthday, which is TODAY!! Woo-Hoo!! Ok, back to the point, so the contest winner will receive 4 tickets vip style to the show plus other goodies. One of them that interests me the most is the winner's video will be played at the show for all to see! Winning the tickets won't make difference to me because I already bought them. But I would love to see her face watching her video on the big screen. It would be PRICELESS!

SOOO if Lyla's video wins the contest I will have the tickets to give away to someone who really wants/needs them!

Here's what you can do: VOTE FOR LYLA!! Get on the Team Lyla bandwagon! You can vote every 24 hours! Every time you vote, leave me a comment below telling me you voted. Please include your Name & Email Address. You can increase your chance to win by telling ALL of your friends & family to vote as well. If they're not interested in the tickets themselves, they can still vote for Lyla and nominate YOU as the winner.

EXAMPLE: If "PERSON A" have kids and want to win the tickets and have voted already, any of their peoples can vote and leave a comment below telling me they voted for Lyla and are nominating "PERSON A" to win the tickets!

I will randomly select a winner! So the more times you vote and the more people you get to vote too and nominate you, the more chances you have of winning.

By Lyla winning you are too! So remember, Lyla MUST win for the Philly area! They are having many winners, one for each city they are touring in. So let's represent Philly! The concert is this Sunday, and I believe the contest for (Philly) will end on Friday. IF Lyla's video win, we will give out the tickets to one lucky Lyla's voter!

It's so quick and easy. All you have to do is click HERE to vote!

So spread the word.

Also, there is another video on there of a little boy, Alex, doing the belly roll. He is so adorable and it's his 3rd birthday tomorrow. They are trying to win for the California show! Please show him some love and vote for him too HERE!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS VOTED SO FAR AND ARE REPOSTING ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. LYLA IS ALMOST AT 600 VIEWS ON YOUTUBE IN A MATTER OF DAYS!!

Love,
Natalie

Friday, August 20, 2010

Annoying People

This was me last night!

I just wanted to give a shout out to 2 people who annoyed me last night. After a long night the night before and a long day to follow I still had to go out and run some errands. Let's just say I only attacked 1 of the 3 stores I had to go to.

My first shout out goes to the very anti-social Staples employee! We didn't get to the store until 8pm. I needed a few things for me to get started on Kalina's 1st birthday invitations. I knew exactly what I wanted. The hubby was hanging out with the girls so I can pace through the store quickly. I got stuck on 2 items. First, I had a paper question. This employee was so monotone to answer me that I felt like I was prying information out of him. I had to almost drag him to the paper isle to show him what I was talking about. By now, it's almost closing time and all I needed was some damn adhesive magnets! I know they had it because I was smart enough to check the website before going there. I'm searching the entire store for ANYONE who works there. Anyone? Anyyyyyone? (echoooo) Nothing! I finally found someone wearing a Staples shirt and who is it?? Mr. Personality himself once again. He looked at me like I just spoke in another language. He finally told me to go to isle 5, which by the by I had just came from. As I'm making my way there his personality decides to come out and tell my daughter to put whatever she takes off the shelves to put back because he had just organized that isle. UMMM...OK! Dude, she's like 2! And long and behold, I found my adhesive magnets on isle 6 ALL BY MYSELF! Thank you very much! I made a point to go back to Mr. Personality and tell him that. Good night!

My second shout out goes to the lady at Wendy's! I wanted to get the girls something to eat since they had an early dinner so Lyla requested nuggets. Kalina was already freaking out in her car seat just because that's what she likes to do now... There was ONE car in front of us who were already getting their food. The lady at the drive thru window just decided to take her good old time and talk to her fellow co-workers and not make an attempt to take our order. We actually had to beep the horn to get her attention. After all of that with kids waiting very impatiently for their late snack, she proceeds to tell us they ran of nuggets for the night. (Insert car tire screeching here)

So I just wanted to give those 2 a wonderful shout out and thank them for their wonderful customer service. I think you picked the right career for you! Keep up the good work!

-Natalie

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sleep? What's that?

Two items that are getting me through the day!

Last night the hubs and I had the worst night since we had kids. It was a toughie. If we got 1 hour of sleep between the both of us, it was too much. Kalina was not one happy camper in the Dempster Camp last night. I think she had a case of the "teething" really bad. She had such a good day yesterday, just like any other day. She is so pleasant. Nothing bothers this kid. Not even the many hair pulls and toy stealing she endures from her bully aka. big sis. (I'll get to that on another post) She was having so much fun, she even skipped a nap! So for sure I thought she was going to sleep all night since she wore herself off all day. I even said to John before I took her up, "She's going to have a great night cause she's so tired." Boy, was I wrong. I totally jinxed us!

She had her last bottle and before it was over she was asleep in my arms. I was out of her room in no time! I even got slapped high five from the hubby! And as always, as soon as we lay down in bed and get all comfy we hear her through the monitor. John had no luck putting her back so I thought I'd give it a go since sometimes she's a mommy's girl. Every time she fell asleep as soon as I laid her down she would wake up freaking out! She was getting so frustrated with her binky because she wanted it but I guess it hurt her gums that she would just rip it out of her mouth and throw it! Then she wanted nothing to do with a bottle. After 2 HOURS of trying to put her back to sleep, I did something I said I would NEVER do even though her doctor recommended me to. I kissed her goodnight and laid her down and walked away. I let her cry. It broke my heart and made me cry with her but after trying to put her to sleep 5 times and already being almost 3 AM, I gave up...

She cried such a heartfelt cry. She even woke Lyla up! Now we were dealing with 2 kids up in the middle of the night! I went back into the room to try the bottle one more time and to give her some Tylenol. Another HOUR goes by and still no luck. Now I really HAD to just let her go to sleep on her own. Her pediatrician even told me to stop rocking her to sleep and just let her cry. It wouldn't kill her. But as a mom, I would never want my kids to fall asleep crying. That's just not right to me. But last night, I had to, for her own good. Because I felt like if I kept trying to put her to sleep, she would fall asleep on me and just keep waking up every time I put her down. I do not let my kids sleep in our bed. We don't want to start that at all! So once again I walked away and this time I did not go back. She cried...A LOT, but eventually she gave in and fell asleep. All I wanted to do was to go in there and hold her one more time but I knew she needed to get some rest.

Just when I thought I was going to shut my eyes, she woke up about an hour later. This time the hubby went to get her while Lyla was falling asleep on the couch. Now he had 2 kids to put to sleep because I was in no condition to even function. He did it though folks! He got them both to sleep! As soon as he got up to go upstairs to put Kalina back in her crib, Lyla realized Daddy was gone and freaked out! She screamed so loud that YUP it woke Kalina back up! I threw myself out of bed and went to lay with Lyla on the couch while John attempted ONCE AGAIN to put Kalina to sleep. By now it's almost 5 AM. He told me Kalina finally went to sleep on him around 6 AM!!

I woke up at 7:30am because he was getting ready for work and went to sleep in my bed. An hour later, the girls were up and ready for their days to start!

So as you can see from my pics those are the items that are keeping me awake today! Both girls went down for a nap at the same time. It's been 3 HOURS!!! I hear Kalina on the monitor and Lyla is still sleeping. I guess I missed my window to take a nap too?? Darn, if I only knew they would sleep for this long....

Oh well, back to mom duty!

What are your experience(s) with a teething or over-stimulated baby?? What did you do??

(Yawn)

-Natalie

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Best.Cookie.Ever!

Here it is! I found it! This is by far the best cookie snack ever to be made!
I love it so much that one box is definitely not enough, especially how I "have" to share...

It is bite size which you think at first is good, but then you can't stop shoving them in your mouth! And if you're wondering, YES it does taste exactly like a s'more!

Me and the girls are snacking on it as I type and it's D-LISH! Go out and try it, you'll thank me later. Or not because you won't put the box down!

Ok, gotta go cause the girls are hoggin' the box!

Yo Gabba Gabba Cool Tricks Video Contest: VOTE FOR LYLA!

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By now, you should know how BIG Yo Gabba Gabba fans we are! We've been watching Yo Gabba Gabba since Lyla was 7 months old! I knew it was going to be a great show when she started laughing and interacting with the Tv every time it was on, same goes for Kalina now. That is why I can not wait until AUGUST 29th!! We got VIP tickets to the Philadelphia show!! We are BEYOND excited! Not only are we on the 3rd row, but we get to go backstage and party with the cast! AHHH!!!

Anyway, as of this morning (10am) Yo Gabba Gabba launched a Cool Tricks Video Contest. Of course I HAD to enter Lyla doing her cool trick with the spoon, where she learned from the show itself!

SO IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU HAVE TO, YES, HAVE TO VOTE FOR HER!!


I will be begging everyone to vote because you can do it once everyday! So go ahead and click the link and all you have to do is simply click VOTE! That's it! Ok, go do it now, I'll wait.....

Thanks to everyone who is voting! I really appreciate it! Now I guess I should share with you a little more about the contest in case your Gabba Fan has a cool trick of their own!

You can enter for a chance to win a VIP Family 4-Pack, and a chance to have your Cool Trick shown at Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There's a Party in My City! Plus, an all-expenses-paid tropical vacation.

Sweet deal right? You can go HERE for complete details on how to enter and vote and more information about the prizes.

Don't forget to like Yo Gabba Gabba on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

Did you like my *MOM*ents on Facebook and following on Twitter yet??

ALSO, have you purchased tickets to the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! tour? You can do so by clicking HERE! I can't believe they're coming to Philly the week of Lyla's 2nd birthday! Woot! Woot!

Ok, that's it for now! PLEASE PLEASE don't forget to vote for my Lyla!!

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Where-O-Where?

SO it seems like there is a mystery person in my house that likes to mysteriously hide, steal, get rid of certain items here. No matter how organized we get, these items always end up gone!

Here's a list of some of them:

  1. Binkies- no matter how many we buy and store, for some reason we can never find any of the girls' binkies!
  2. Hair Brushes- this mystery person must have a lot of hair to brush...
  3. Tupperware Lids- seriously? where are they??
  4. Nail Clipper- it's a very high maintenance mystery person...
  5. Socks- now I know I put BOTH pairs in there but only one comes out...
  6. Receipts & Coupons- mystery person likes to be thrifty too!
  7. Bottle Lids- ok, this just really gets to me. I would love to know where all the lids to the girls' bottles are, aside from the one the hubby left at Target...
  8. My Phone- good thing I have unlimited...
  9. My Glasses- I think I have gone at least a month not knowing where it is!
  10. My Sanity, Patience, Energy- still looking for these, if you find them, let me know!
Ever lose something that you even forgot you lost it and don't remember until you find it and have one of those "Oh there it is" moment?

Tell me about it...

-Natalie

Celebrate Dora's Birthday at Walmart!

Walmart - Save Money. Live Better.
Come celebrate Dora's Birthday at Walmart
with FREE cupcakes and photo cards!

When: Saturday, August 14th, 11am to 4pm
Where: Participating toy departments at Walmart Supercenters with bakeries

(Bring in your favorite photo digital or physical, to create your FREE 5x7 photo card at Walmart Photo Center)

*CLICK HERE to find an event near you*

Be sure to tune in to Nickelodeon on Sunday, August 15th at 8pm to see Dora's Big Birthday Adventure!


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I'm a stay at home mom to 2 beautiful girls, Lyla and Kalina. In this blog I just want to share with you my everyday, precious moments as a Mom. I also want to provide you with reviews and giveaways!