Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Getting Paid to Blog!!


OK Faithful readers, if you are interested in how to earn some money through your blog head on over to PayPerPost and check it out! I just signed up and it is easy to do. You sign up, they check your site and approve it, then you just scroll through all of their different opportunities and write about them on your blog. It couldn't be easier! Once they check and make sure you did the opportunity justice you get paid!!! You can also choose to donate your earnings to the Red Cross or Habitat for Humanity. Pretty darned cool if you ask me!!

I am looking forward to occasionally posting about different things. I was scrolling through and they have everything from garage floor sealant (you comment on it if you have used it) to rating coupon sites. It seems like there must be something for everyone. The thing that I like the best is that you get to choose which products/services you talk about and how often you want to do it. Talk about being in control!

A Mover and a Shaker!

I felt the baby move for the first time today.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Win a Free TV!!

Wow!! Head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom to enter to win a 37 inch flat panel TV!! Can you believe it!! WOW! This is valued at $799.99 and is from Best Buy. Too cool--hope I am the winner!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Pirate Elijah

Grampy found this adorable hat at the craft store today and we had to try it out. Click here for the video of Elijah going "Arrgggg" (it sounds like "kkkkkkkkk"). It is too cute!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Win A Custom Blog Template

Head on over to sign up to possibly win a FREE blog overhaul! This would really be neat! I would love a cooler collage of pics on my blog header--the one I have I did in the free Paint program that comes on all computers. We don't have anything fancy to do that with. It would also be cool to have some custom buttons and stuff on the blog.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This Cake is Just Moo Cute!

OK That was really bad but I was thrilled with how this turned out. EJ is going to his first birthday party this weekend and I did a dry run of the cake we are going to take for the festivities. Jack's mom wanted a cow cake--that's all she said. This is what I came up with. (I am going to make Jack his own personal barn cupcake to dig into so everyone else can have a slice of cow).

Elijah James So Strong and Able . . .

Get your Tootsies Off the Table!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Best Part of Waking Up . . .

Is Lots of Baby Snuggs!
And on a completely unrelated note---where could you find a Seafood Gas Station anywhere but the South?? We passed this gem yesterday on our way to a BBQ restaurant in Kenly. Yum! Nothing like Petrol and shrimp to get your engine going!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Mr. Underwater

Here are some pictures I just got emailed from one of the other moms in Elijah's swim class. These are back from June when we took the baby swim. He is such a little fish!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Will it Blend? iPhone

Click here to see a crazy guy blend up his iPhone. He also blends up tons of other stuff on his You tube channel. What a psycho!

On an unrelated note we went back to the horrible night that are characteristic of life with Elijah. We were up from 3-5 last night :(

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Praise God!!

This is a SERIOUS praise! Elijah went to bed last night at 9pm and didn't wake up until 6am this morning. It is the first time he has EVER slept like that. The biggest praise is that I also slept (none of that "is he breathing" stuff!) until 5:30 am and had time to get up and have a quiet time before my little boy got up. I am feeling so well rested and Elijah is so cheerful today! Praise God for answered prayers!! Hopefully this is the beginning of a wonderful trend!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Mr. Nunion

OK--one of you faithful blog readers questioned me as to why Elijah has "onion" as one of his words. I will admit is not the most common word for an 11 month old to have but we have a garden and we grew onions this year for the first time. Daddy harvested about 1/2 of them (80 onions!!) and we have them drying out on the porch. Elijah loves to play with the skin on the onions and he will even eat slices of onion raw (they are sweet slicing onions). After 1 day of having them on the porch Elijah was pointing and talking about the "nunions." Here is a cute video of him and his onions.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Walking you can see . . .

OK I had many complaints about my last video--sorry--I can see it on my computer :)
Here are some I am sure you can see-this was taken this evening at our annual Sunday School cookout.
Hope you enjoy!

Mr. Drama King--check out the wipeout at the end.

And just for fun a picture of Elijah enjoying his bubble bath tonight.

Friday, July 13, 2007

These Feet are Made for Walking . . .

And that's just what they do!
Elijah has "officially" started walking. He can take about 25 or 30 steps without falling down. He still prefers to crawl but he can walk when he wants to!! Last night was the big moment--he walked from Justin to me all the way around the dining room table taking 3 turns without falling! Here is a video of him taking a few steps--its dark but you can see him.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Year Montage: 11/12 complete!

Indian Style

OK so this probably isn't the PC way to describe how he's sitting but it is what I called it growing up. I thought it was too cute.

Today he amazed me by understanding the "pretend" play we were doing with the kitchen we got in Cville. I took the spoon and dipped it in the pot and pretended to feed him. He opened his mouth and pretended to chew what I gave him, the dissolved into giggles at the silliness. He then proceeded to stab stuff with the fork and feed me--laughing each time.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A March Waterbirth?

Justin pointed this out to me when I got back in town. We didn't do a waterbirth with EJ because the idea of sitting in warm water in August was a HUGE turnoff for me. With a March baby coming I am a bit more open to the warm bath idea. Not so sure about the slip-n-slide though :)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Mr. Diving Board!!!

(Is anyone else having trouble posting the title--Blogger won't let me click in the Title box)

Elijah had a great time this weekend at Granny and Grampy's house. Here is a video of him jumping off the diving board (he liked it).

Here are some more pics of the visit--Elijah meets a frog

"Oh No! I have potatoes in my hair!"

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Another Giveaway!!!
Head on over to Adventures in Babywearing to enter this really awesome contest. You have the chance to win a combo-sling called the podonbutai. It is really neat looking and it comes from All Natural Mommies. There are tons of pics of the carrier at Adventures in Babywearing. It looks like a great way to carry a big baby. Now that I have another on the way I think it would be great to have a sling that could carry EJ easily and comfortably on my back. Here's hoping I am the lucky winner!!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

What a fun-filled day! We went to Yoder's market where Elijah got to see chickens, a turkey, ducks and goats (left the camera at home so no pics of that). He loved it!

After a quick recharge we headed out on some errands including a Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard visit. Elijah loved the peanut butter ice cream.

After another quick recharge we had some fun in the pool. EJ loved swimming, skimming and bug hunting in the skimmer. Click here for a video of him hunting the bugs.

After so much playing it was time for dinner. EJ enjoyed the corn on the cob the most. YUM!

After dinner it was time to get rid of some more energy by playing in the tent that Granny bought EJ today. He loved it and crawled in and out and in and out and in and out and. . . well you get the idea.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Elijah's Big News

First of all--Happpy 11 moth birthday Elijah. Now on to the news!
On the 4th of July Elijah shared the big news with Uncle Cody and Nana and Papa that he is going to be a Big Brother in March of 2008!

On July 5th he and mommy went to Charolottesville to share the big news with Granny and Grampy.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Mmmm--Watermelon, hot dogs and baked beans! Elijah had a good 4th of July at our cookout with Nana and Papa.
Here he is helping Papa eat his birthday cake.

He actually got so dirty that we had to hose him off in the back yard!

Walking update: EJ is taking 6 or 7 steps on a regular basis now. Walking can't be too far off!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Elijah's Birthday

With a month before the little man's first birthday celebration someone asked me what Elijah might want for his birthday. I have come up with a list and put in on the side of the Blog -----> I will update it anything changes but for now, I think it is pretty complete. I know he would love to have one or two balloons for his birthday (not a whole flock!) so if you plan to get him one let me know so I won't get them for the party. For the things that I could, I have put a link to make it easier. Also, Please remember that EJ is turning one--he does not care if you get his a present or not! He just wants to spend time with you so don't feel at all obligated to get him anything.

Party will be August 4th at 1pm at our house-rain or shine!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Italian Night at the Denton Household

Manacotti is Italian for "Really Big Mess" I think!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Summer Giveaways!!

Wow! Thanks to Elizabeth over at the Fuson Family for pointing me to TONS of summer giveaways.

I have registered to win a Moby Wrap from SuperMomz--click here to register to win!

Head on over to Sophistshe.com to register for a $50 gift card to Kangaroodle. The cart cover looks awesome!