Thursday, July 29, 2010

My First Award

I am so very excited right now.  Gayle from "One Cramazing Life" has awarded me the "Versatile Blogger" award and I am so honored.   This is my first award for Sweet Tea and Giggles and it means so much to me.  I have love to read other people's blog and it humbles me to know that others are reading mine and that I was given an award for just writing about our daily adventures.  Thank you so much Gayle.  If you are not following One Cramazing Life you really need because her blog is "cramazing".  :)
There are few rules things I must do in order to receive the award:

1) Thank the person who gave me the award.  Thank you so much Gayle!  :)
2) Share seven new things about ourselves.
3) Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs, and let the nominees know about the award. 

1. I was engaged to my husband after only 4 weeks of dating.  
2.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE college football.  More specifically The Ohio State Buckeyes!!!
3.  I have my own business called Pink Hippo Boutique.  I make party supplies for birthday, baby showers, other fun occasions.
4.  My brother passed away at the age of 39 unexpectedly.  The hardest day of my life thus far.
5.  When I was younger I played the flute and loved it.  I was actually very good and wanted to one day play in the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.  hehe
6.  I am addicted to the Twilight Saga and I have jumped from Team Edward to Team Jacob because Jacob is way cuter then Edward...yes I know I sound like a teenager.  
7.  This is probably no surprise because of my blog title but I LOVE sweet tea.  I go to Sonic almost everyday to get the RT44 size sweet tea.  

The Blogs I Nominate: 
1. Baby Fields
2. Pumpkin Butter
3. Inspirations by D
4. and Potato Makes Three
5. The Crafty Side
6. Southern MOMentum
7. Mother Knows Less
8.  Hootiebees
9. The Cake-at-Home Mom
10. I am what I am 
11.  Cool Progeny
12. My Army of Five
13. Cirque Du Matos Family
14. Lessons Learned
15. Little Hatchlings

Monday, July 26, 2010

Babyland General Hospital

On Saturday my mother in law and I took the kids to Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia.  Have you ever heard of it?  Well if you haven't it is the hospital where all the Cabbage Patch babies are born and taken care of until they are adopted.  :)  It was such a cute place for the kids to go and see all the different kinds of Cabbage Patch Kids and then of course all are available for adoption.

The visit itself is free and it is a self guided tour so you can take your time looking around and if you are lucky you will get to see the Mother Cabbage give birth to a new cabbage baby.  :)  Yes it is true, the Mother Cabbage will give birth for all to see once she is dilated to 10 leaves.  The doctor comes up and helps Mother by giving her an "easyotimy" and says he has never had to do a C-Section (Cabbage Section).  LOL.
Then the new baby comes into the world and the doctor lets two kids pick the new baby's name.

You can tell the staff puts a lot of effort into the story and making this a really good experience for the kids.  I know that my kids had a really good time and I had a great day with my mother in law.  If you are ever in the area and are looking for something fun and unique to do with your kids I highly recommend this place. 

The Legend of the Cabbage Patch Kids taken from their website.

Pictures from our day.

 The hospital as we were driving up
 The front entrance inside the hospital
The nursery
The Cabbage Patches
 The doctor delivering the new baby-It's A Boy!
Andrew and Maiya with their new babies.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Wild Olive Tees

Have you ever heard of Wild Olive?  Well if you haven't you need to go check them out.  I LOVE these t-shirts.  They are so pretty and each one has a special bible verse on the back.   I have the black shirt with the face and flowers as hair and I love it.  I wear it all the time.  They are currently holding a contest to win some free t-shirts so be sure to stop by their blog and check them out.

Wild Olive

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Columbus Zoo Visit

I am way behind on posts so please bare with me as I begin the process of catching up!

In the beginning of June we took a trip up to Ohio to visit my parents.  It was a long 12 hour car ride thanks to all the rain and storms we hit, but the kids did amazing in the car.  Once we got there everyone was relieved not to mention exhausted.  We didn't have much planned for the trip the only thing we had to do was go to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

If you ever go through Columbus, Ohio please make sure you stop and check out the zoo.  It is amazing.  I am not just saying that because I grew up there, but because it is absolutely true.  The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is now ranked as the #1 zoo in the country and it is well deserved.

There is so much to see there that you really cannot get through it in one day.  I am not sure we even made it through half of the zoo and we were there from 10am until 4pm.  We did get to see the new polar bear exhibit and that was really cool.  Andrew said his favorite part of the zoo was seeing the polar bears and elephants.  He is really into elephants these days.  Maiya really liked the kangaroos and gorillas.  The kangaroo exhibit was super cool because you actually walked inside their habitat.  The only thing separating us was a very low and thin rope, so basically you could touch them and they could hop out to you if they wanted.  Luckily we had no run ins with the roos and overall the kids had a really great time.

Mommy and Baby Elephant
 Baby Gorilla-This gorilla lost one of his legs. 
Polar Bear

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

One of those days...

Have you ever had one of those days?  One of those days where you should have just stayed in bed because nothing was going to go right no matter what you did?  One of those days where the kids wouldn't stop fighting?  One of those days you thought you would have to put yourself in timeout?  One of those days where you don't get a fraction done of what you should have gotten done?

Well that was my day today.  Everything I touched I screwed up, everything I said was wrong, everything I was supposed to get done is left undone.  The good news?  Tomorrow is a brand new day!

Good Night!

Step 2 Gather and Grille Playhouse

Want a chance to win a Step 2 Gather & Grille Playhouse?  Then check out My Organized Chaos for your chance to win.   Tell them Sweet Tea and Giggles sent you!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pink Hippo Boutique-Giveaway

If you haven't checked out my Pink Hippo Blog now is a great time to become a follower!  I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner.  The gift certificate is good for 18 months so even if you can't use it this year you will be able to use it next year.  :)

All you have to do is become a follower on my Pink Hippo blog and comment under the giveaway post.  You can enter your name in more than once by becoming a follower on facebook and recommending your friends to our blog and facebook.  When they follow you get an entry for those too.  Just make sure you comment for each separate following so that I can keep track.

Click on the hippo below and it will take you to the Pink Hippo Boutique  blog!!  GOOD LUCK!

Blog Makeover

YAHOO!!!!  My blog makeover is complete.  What do you think?  I love it!  My favorite thing on here are the mushrooms with faces.  They make me smile every time I look at them.

A big thanks to Laura Jane for doing such a wonderful job on my blog.  Thank you so much. I love having a blog that is designed to my family and style it makes writing in it so much more fun!  :)  If you ever need a custom blog she is the one to do it for you.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Month Already!?!?!

Okay I cannot believe it has been a month since I updated this blog the time just flew by.  I have a lot to write about but I am going to wait until my new blog design is finished.  :)

Yes I said new blog design.  I found a lady who does blog designs for a great price!!  I have so dearly missed my old blog that was made for me and every time I look at my blog it makes me wish I had one again that was made just for me.  Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any designs that I really like.  That was until I stumbled across Laura Jane's website.  I sat on it for a while thinking maybe I should wait, and then my friend said to me you haven't updated your blog in a long time.  I said I know because it is ugly.  So sad that I have no desire to write in an ugly blog but it is true. 

Anyway I am hoping that when my new blog is done I will feel inspired to write in it again.  lol

Stay Tuned!!