Thursday, October 13, 2011

Donation Items

I know a lot of you have asked about items that can be donated to our Childrens Cancer Center and I have finally got the list ready and posted. So here it is! We would like to have LOTS of items donated to the center being we are there weekly and it could sure use some new fun things :) Not much there for little babies or toddles so please read carefully. ALL things underlined are in NEED of. Please email me at jessicabarry_2003@yahoo.com for our address to mail your donations.
Lets get together and help put a smile on these kids' faces!!

Children’s Wish List 2010 - 2011

Thank you for your support! By donating these materials to Children’s, you are giving patients the opportunity to play and have fun while they’re in the hospital.
The underlined items below are the ones are of greatest need right now.
Electronics: We must have a receipt for all-electronic equipment, movies, and computer games donated
Portable DVD players
Batteries: Size D, AA, AAA
Music CDs – lullaby, Disney, children’s songs, instrumental/relaxation music, current pop tunes
Sound Story Books

Infant:

Rattles, O-balls
Fisher Price, Sassy, Baby Einstein toys and toy sets
Mirrors
Mozart Magic Cube
Sound & Lights Aquariums (Fisher-Price)
Baby Board Books
Melodies & Motion Soothers (Fisher-Price)
Toy bars for strollers

Toddler/Preschool:

Pop-up toys
Magna Doodles
Matchbox/Hotwheels cars, garage
Chunky cars, trucks, trains, etc.
TOMY, Fisher-Price, Little Tykes toys/Little people
Fisher-Price medical kits
Wooden Peg Puzzles, cardboard puzzles
Disney play figures
Don’t Break the Ice, Zingo, Ant in the Pants
Sound books
Box puzzles 24-60 pieces
Gertie Balls
Playskool Busy Ball Popper
Wiggly Giggly Balls (Creative Kidstuff)
B.Meowsic (electronic keyboard)
Color Wonder

School-Age:

Art/craft kits – All-in-one sets (Target and Creative Kidstuff)
Card games: Uno, Go Fish, I Spy, Look Alikes, Waldo books
Lego sets – small/medium sized
TOMY robots; remote control cars
Nail art sets
Connect Four, Sequence, Sequence Jr.
Barbie/Ken dolls and clothes
Uno, Skip-Bo
20Q electronic games
Jigsaw puzzles (100-200pc)
Board games: Sorry, Trouble, Monopoly, Monopoly Jr. , Yahtzee, Scrabble, Scrabble Jr.,
Guess Who, Chutes & Ladders, Candyland

Adolescents:

Bead Kits
Art Sets w/good brushes, paints, pastels
Personal CD player
Logic Puzzle, Sudoku Puzzle, Word Puzzle Books
Art/craft kits – All-in-one sets (Target and Creative Kidstuff)
Cribbage boards
Chess sets
Nail polish; nail design kits
Gift cards - $10-$15 – Target, Best Buy, Barnes and Noble
Handheld electronic games: Yahtzee, Battleship, 20Q, Big Screen Solitaire, Deal or No Deal, Sudoku Touch Screen, High School Musical

Art and Craft Materials:

Playdough: small tubs, playdough tools
Washable markers
Watercolor paint sets
Crayons – regular, jumbo
Craft kits – child and teen
Fuzzy posters
Geometric design coloring books
Crayola Model Magic
Klutz Books
Window Markers
Colored Pencils, Pastels
Sticker books and stickers
Coloring/Activity books
Playing cards

Miscellaneous

Microfill pillows in all colors and sizes
Ink and paper for hp photo smart 7960-color printer
Oball
Water washable nail polish
Discovery Kids Animated Marine Lamp (discoverykids.com)
Subscription(s) to any of the children’s magazines found on www.redan.com
Usborne Books & More – Children’s wish list http://giving.childrensmn.org/keepkidsreading

Music Therapy items

Instruments
Classical Acoustic 1/2 (half) size guitar from Schmitt Music
Egg Shakers (from Groth Music or Best Buy Music Store)
Any Children's Instruments (from Groth Music or Best Buy Music Store)
Any Small percussion instruments (ocean drum, buffalo drum, rain stick, cabasa, djembe, tubano, bongos, maracas) from Groth Music or Best Buy Music Store
Electronic keyboard – preferably Yamaha
Board-Books that are songs (Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle, Itsy Bitsy Spider, etc)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Well I have some GREAT news!! Im PREGNANT!

Just kidding ;)

As usual, busy busy!! I've had lots of orders coming in and I LOVE this!! Love to all my awesome fans and customers <3 I wouldn't be able to stay home with my kiddos and especially Grayson, if it wasn't for all of you!

On an even better note, I have lost 15lbs. I am officially down to my pre-pregnancy weight, I mean way back...before my first pregnancy! I weigh a little less then I did when I graduated high school now. It feels amazing! I still need to tone up more but have been having a hard time doing so. I have hypoglycemia and it seems to always get the best of me. Need to get this checked on ;)

Check this site out. It's super tough lol! But at least you dont waste money on a ton of DVDs that will just sit and collect dust. I like that I can just go at my own pace on this site and lots of good advice. I have taken on the get fit challenge I presented to myself and I am winning!! YAY!

Thanks for stopping by everyone and checkin out my bod ;)
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Cutest pumpkins in the Patch

Riley has turned the big "8"!! Her birthday was on Tuesday the 4th, and she had school that day. We told her she can pick whatever she wanted to do when she got home from school and she knew right away what she wanted to do lol. She wanted to go to a movie with Jesse and Lauren. Oh poor Mama, she didn't want me to go haha!
So after school she opened her gifts and we ate dinner then had cake. Then, it was off to the movies! They saw Dolphin Tail in 3D and its been 3 days and I'm still hearing all about it! They had a blast :)

Just our family this year. With Grayson having cancer we can't be throwing parties with all kinds of germy kids (sorry to put it that way, I really don't mean it in a mean way). I explained it to her best I could and she didn't seem to be upset at all.
She was super happy :)
Buddy decided to help himself, apparently his piece was not big enough.

We went and got our pumpkins the other day! We wanted to go to a pumpkin patch but ended up just going to a place down the road. Here are some pics of our adventure.

Buddy picked his out right away and who needs to use your hands to carry it when you have a fireman hat ;)
Riley searched and searched for that "perfect" pumpkin. The rule is, you have to carry your own. Well she was kickin herself on the way to the car! LOL!
Stopped the kids during the madness to get a quick pic :)
Miss Emma wasn't sure about all the dirt and pumpkins. She only would touch the ones Riley brought to her haha!
This is the Proud Grayson and his pumpkin. He did not let anyone take it from him and its 3 days later and the pumpkin is in the pack n play with him as I type! He LOVES that thing! He's going to be heartbroken when it rots!

This year we are not going to carve pumpkins like normally. It was just too much work last year and the twins I'm sure will want to eat it again this year haha! So to save myself a day/two of cleaning, we are just going to decorate them by painting or coloring on them lol. Hoping to decorate this weekend :) I'm loving that Fall is here!! But someone needs to tell the weather this! Its too hot!