Wednesday, March 12, 2008
It's A Party!
5 Minutes for Mom is hosting the Ultimate Blog Party and I'm coming in as a late party-goer. For anyone who is stopping by for the first time, here's a little background about me.
I'm Lilypad Mom, 31 (almost 32) and I'm a stay-at-home mom (most of the time). In my previous life I worked for a software company supporting all of our partners. Now my life revolves around swim classes, Little Gym, playdates, non-existent potty training, and lots of hugs and kisses. I said I SAH most of the time because I do have a VERY part-time job, I work at a children's clothing store about once a month, mostly for the discount.
The other frogs who live on this lilypad with me are Lilypad Princess and Lilypad Dad. Lilypad Princess is two and a half and is the joy in our lives. She is very active, always on the go, running, climbing and jumping. Books, arts and crafts, and dress up are our favorite ways to spend our days. She has a very close knit group of wonderful friends, some of them we have known since they were 6 months old.
Lilypad Dad has a crazy schedule. He works in a major city and has unusual hours that can change at the last minute with no warning. So we are always trying to manage our schedule around his to spend as much time together when he's home.
I started this blog as a way to keep our friends and family members up-to-date on the latest events in LP's life. It has evolved into a way for me to create a memory book for her (I am going to have it turned into a book eventually) and a way to highlight things that I think are interesting for moms and kids. What I didn't expect was for it to be a way to meet new people. But this has been a wonderful surprise side effect, to meet some new people that I would never have the chance to meet in real life. Comments on my blog have led me to other blogs that I know love to read, and one sweet person even offered to send me some Candy Cane Lane tea after she read my post!
So if you are reading this for the first time, or just have never commented before, please leave me a comment! I'd love to meet everyone. Then head on over to The Ultimate Blog Party to check out some other participants. You never know who you might meet.
They are even offering some wonderful prizes to the party participants. If I were to win, my top four choices would be:
The Rocking Horse from A Rocking Horse to Love
Photo Tile Necklace from Elemental Memories
Custom Blog Design by Summer or Blog Makeover by Shauna
The Story Package by Cherish Bound
There are also tons of wonderful books and gift certificates that would be lots of fun to win.