A BIG gift basket giveaway for the littles in your life

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Amber, the winner of the gift basket!

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Today I’ve got a gift basket giveaway that enhances life with little ones.  Since this blog is about simplicity, and since it’s geared towards parents, these products align perfectly with our entire philosophy here.  Plus, I love that every one of these companies are mom-owned and operated.

One reader will receive all of these items as one gift basket plethora of childlike goodness!  Read on.

Oliver Handmade

Erin has a darling shop, Oliver Handmade, where she sells her hand-appliqued and embroidered onesies, shirts, and bibs for little ones.  I especially love the animals – she’s got everything from elephants to crabs to elks!

For the gift basket, Oliver Handmade is giving a 3-6 month short-sleeved onesie with her Gerry the Giraffe design.  Too cute.

Swingset Mamas

These two moms named Swingset Mamas are song writers and performers who’ve collaborated on two CDs of music for the entire family.  Their lyrics are fun and educational, and – well, let’s just say their music doesn’t sound too much like kids’ music.  The parents won’t go insane listening to it.  It’s a win-win!

Swingset Mamas is giving away one copy of their latest DVD, Swing, Dance and Sing.  You can see more by heading here for a compilation of their work.


Michelle, a busy mom, invented Shape-Its, which are aluminum cook-top and oven-safe food shapers.  They come in over 30 different designs, and you can create concoctions like individual turtle pizzas, pterodactyl pancakes, giant airplane cookies, and heart hamburgers.  What kid wouldn’t love that?

Shape-Its is giving away two holiday kits, just in time for Christmas!  Each kit contains a tree, star, and angel shape, along with decorating gel, sprinkles, and four food-safe markers.  And because they’ve donated two, that means one additional reader will win a kit!  Thank you, Michelle.

Little Alouette

This is a very sweet mom-and-pop shop (literally), where they make all-natural wooden toys and baby gear for little ones from their home.  Little Alouette creates blocks, rattles, and more, using maple wood and organic seed oils as a finish.  Their stuff is beautifully simple.

Little Alouette is giving away a maple rattler teether, perfect for your baby or for a baby shower gift.  Let the drooling begin.


Ambajam carries the cutest baby gear, including mix-n-match clothing and accessories and some really great blankets, quilts, and pillows.  Their cuddle blankets get rave reviews around the blogosphere – most have said they’re like squeezing a cloud.

Ambajam is donating a mini cuddle to the gift basket, a great on-the-go blanket made with double-sided plush felt, and adorned with an embroidered baby turtle.  Love it.


Margarita began sewing diapers for her newborn in 2004, and today, she runs Swaddlebees, her organic fabric diaper business that also sells covers, accessories, and high-quality cloth diapers in 32 designer fabrics.  The diapers are lined with organic cotton, which is non-toxic and non-irritating, and contain no bleach, chlorine, or pesticides.  Its specially-woven microfleece is 95 percent less susceptible to detergent build-up.  Cloth diapering is now just as easy an option as disposable, with so many choices, supplies, and well-made materials.  They just make so much sense ecologically and economically.

Swaddlebees is giving one reader one of their latest pocket Econappis in a fun print.  This is perfect for the parent who wants to give cloth diapering a spin.


Two sisters, Elizabeth Sills and Elena Patrice, created the world of Nana Star based on characters created years ago by their grandmother.  The stories are above all concerned with inspiring character by encouraging traditional values like compassion, kindness, and generosity.  Their beautifully-illustrated picture books are created to build character in youngsters – they promote positive values in a simple and imaginative manner.  So sweet.

The Laugh Friendly publishers are giving a wonderful set to the gift basket – the books “Nana Star” and “Nana Star and The Moonman,” a Nana Star poseable doll, and a Moonman Lovey.  In addition – and this is what I just love – they will give the winner an additional one to donate to their favorite charity, children’s hospital, library, school, organization, or caregiver.  What a quality company.


Mary Ann Schwanewede of MetroTots is an urban mom in New York City, and had a problem I can definitely relate to – where to store the stroller.  Those of us that live in metropolitan cities – and the suburbs, too – know that storage space is at a premium, and strollers can be cumbersome-yet-essential gear.  She created the StrollAway, an over-the-door storage system that works for most models of strollers.  It’s made of durable steel and is adjustable to nine different positions.  So simple, but it’s brilliant.

MetroTots is giving one StrollAway to the gift basket.  You better believe I’m psyched about a product that is both created by a mom and reduces clutter and streamlines home organization.  I’m in love with this thing.

Whew…  What a giveaway, no?  The total value is over $230 – most of this would make wonderful Christmas presents, so it’s just in time for the holidays.

How To Win

1.  Leave a comment on this post and tell me something cute your little one does or says (or if you’re not a parent, it can be any little one in your life). I know this will be really challenging for you.

2. For a second entry, blog or Twitter about this giveaway and make sure I know about it.

No secret code this time…  I’m still recovering from the last secret code giveaway.

This giveaway ends on Wednesday, December 3 at midnight CST.

I hope you win!

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. My little girl bleeps instead of sleeps. She often tells me “Mommy, I no want to go to bleep now.”

  2. Oh dear, I’d love to win this! My little one has another 13 weeks before she makes her appearance, so right now the cutest thing she does is kick when my dh says goodbye to her in the morning, when he leaves for work! 🙂

    Tammy´s last blog post…~Happy Thanksgiving!~

  3. My dd is learning to play the “biolin” (violin)

  4. My little guy is 6 mths old and he flaps his arms like a penguin when he’s excited about something. If you bring out a favorite toy or a book he loves, it’s his way of saying “YES YES YES!!”

  5. As we were walking through the store this week, my four-year-old queried, “Mommy, does Santa obey God?” … and I realized that when the idea of Santa has to find definition in a child’s theology, it might be time to dispel the myth.

    Susanna´s last blog post…Highlights

    • I have a four year old as well who is starting to ask similar questions. I bought the book “God Gave us Christmas” and she is going to get it on the first day of advent. It’s a really cute book about the real reason we celebrate. There is a little bit about how Santa is nice because he teaches us generosity but really focuses on God and Jesus.

      Michelle´s last blog post…Art will take you places.

  6. Ah, so many cute things. I love that my son asks for a massage. “Mommy, can you give me a massage?”

    How can I say no to a massage lovin’ kiddo?

    • My just turned 3 year old daughter also asks for massages, once she said ” Momma, my chest hurts can you massage my legs?”
      Awhile back when driving in the car, in her cutest little chimpmunk voice ever, she said “Mom your cool, wanna go break some rules?”
      She also corrected a family member that they were not eating avacado but instead they were eating ‘blocamole’.
      When she has gas (which is quite often) she calls it ‘poofing’. She says “Oops, I poofed.”
      She calls her father and I by our first names and she yells to him from atop the stairs in the evening when he come home “Hey Doug, how was your day?”
      …it’s too funny..

  7. Only one… my littledt daughter always asks her big sister to “sing me to sweep”. Then I hear my older one begin “Jesus Loves Me” only she says “Jesus loves Livvie”.

  8. Wow… lots of fabulous goodies!! 🙂 My 5 yr. old dd has a sweet thing she’s started to say… i’ll ask her to clean up or to do something, and she’ll say, “I know, you know, I know”. lol!! Makes me laugh everytime!! Oh.. can I add something else? My 1 1/2 yr old loves nothing better than jumping on the couch when she’s not supposed to stand *or* jump on them… we always put her down on her bottom and say “bum bum!”, so she’ll start jumping on the couch saying “Bum!!! bum!!!!”. lol!!

    Carla´s last blog post…Morning ladies! 🙂 A little toot & Blog candy anyone?

  9. Oh my, I could write a book of cute things! 🙂 My amazing little 4 month old is just starting to laugh, which is an instant stress reliever. My 2 and 1/2 year old is pretty much the coolest kid ever, and everything he does is cute (except putting things in the toilet!). One of my favorite things that he does is that he ALWAYS has to have a notebook to carry around because he always find “Blues Clues” wherever we go, so he has to put it in his “Hannie Dannie bopbook!!” I would love to win this, I’m crossing my fingers-my sweet little guys would love it all!

    Becky´s last blog post…Ughhh…

  10. On of my favorite things that my 2 y/o daughter says right now is: when something is upside down, she asks you to make it “upside up!” It actually makes more sense than the “correct” way. 🙂

    There are so many cute things that it’s hard to choose one though. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  11. I Tweeted!


    PsychMamma´s last blog post…My New Mirror

  12. My 3 year old was in the car with Grandma when she had some difficulty backing up out of the driveway. He then said, “Memaw, are you sure you know how to drive?”.

  13. When my husband leaves for work in the mornings, as shes saying goodbye, my 3.5yr old goes thru this routine of hand signs with Daddy. First is a wave goodbye, then the ASL sign for I Love You, then two fingers up for Peace, then, to show school spirit equally, she shows us the horns (UTxAustin), the roadrunner (UTxSA), and ‘guns up’ (TxTech). It’s so cute. A little OCD, but cute nonetheless. 🙂

    Eryn´s last blog post…supermom’s phone and printer needs

  14. My 3 yr old, Evan, loves to pray! I’m blessed for this and it ALWAYS makes for interesting conversations with God (not to mention an eye opening experience for mom & dad). The other night Evan was praying and he added at the end, “and please help my not put my hands in my pants”??!! HHMMMM

  15. Liz Gerstung says:

    Our 2 year old, Kini, says” I bub boo” for I love you! It warms my heart every time!

  16. What a great giveaway! The cutest thing my little one does right now is say “please” and “thank you” including signs. Adorable.

  17. We can always tell when our six-month daughter is tired, because she puts both of her hands behind her head in the “ah, this is the life” pose. One day she was playing in her exersaucer, and I looked over to see her sitting there with her hands behind her head! Definitely time for a snooze!

  18. My daughter came to me this morning with the turkey baster, and the bulb part had come off. She said, “Mama, this came into parts!”

    Alexis´s last blog post…Early Thanksgiving Morning Miscellany

  19. This pack looks like a lot of fun 🙂 My kids say funny things all the time. It’s just hard to remember them. My daughter who is 3 was shouting ebra (Arriba) on the potty the other day. I think she learned it from Dora.

  20. My 17 month old is so adorable jabbering on her play phone and my 3 week old smiled at me this wee, that was pretty cute!

  21. What a wonderful packed giveaway!
    My oldest tells me “You are my favorite Mommy” whenever I tell him that he’s my favorite Sam. It makes my heart smile every time he says it.

    Heather G´s last blog post…"No Whammy!"

  22. Oh what a lovely basket of goodies!

    My oldest will be 4 next week and when I recently asked him if I could take his photo with his baby brother he said in a most serious voice:

    “Sure mom, when it’s fourty-o’clock.”

    Gotta love kids 🙂

    Angie´s last blog post…Thankful for friends.

  23. My 3 year old always calls dessert- bessert and when something is ruined it’s really ruint. I know I should probably correct her, but it cracks me up.

    Candace (Mama Mia)´s last blog post…Give thanks

  24. My daughter, who is not quite 1.5 yet, tells me “No, no, no” when I do something that she thinks I shouldn’t have done. I never let her see me laugh, and I tell her that she can’t talk to Momma like that, but to hear her say it makes me laugh riotously every time (in my head).

    I also Tweeted. @Feelslikehom

    Tara @ Feels like home´s last blog post…Pomegranates

  25. When it’s a good snowfall outside, My 4 year old says, “It’s snowing like it’s Christmas.” He has also observed that “Mommy only lays one person at a time” (He’s referring to childbirth). When my 18 month old wants candy or anything really sweet he poinmts to it and makes a “nya” sound followed by a toungue click.

  26. Even though he can say “Da-da”, my 16-month-old boy calls his Daddy “Tat-tat” and the name has stuck! DH even refers to himself as Tat-tat at work, lol. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. my little guy is only 2 months old, so his tricks are limited. but my favorite is when he’s “standing” on daddy’s lap, and daddy swings his legs around and makes kung-fu sounds and moves…

  28. My two are 4 and 7. I’m entering this giveaway for my dear friend who is expecting her first baby-what a great gift to give her.

    My 7 year old says rerase instead of erase. I don’t correct her because it’s just one more thing that slips away as they grow up so fast!

    Paula, Stuff 2b Organized´s last blog post…What is the Only Thing I am Asking for This Year? A Butler Bag

  29. judy brittle says:

    The cutest thing was just yesterday when my 3 year old grandson came on the phone and sang me the entire alphabet song. I was totally shocked! He was born 3 months premature and has so many medical problems always getting poked and prodded by the doctors and nurses yet he is always so happy. Yet to hear him sing that song was pure joy. He sounded so cute. Thank you!

  30. He’s grown out of this pronunciation, but my son used to say:

    “I sisa waka you.”

    Translation: I want to sit on your lap.

    He would usually say it as he was climbing onto my lap for a cuddle.

    It’s so sad when they grow out of their baby ways of saying things. More than little toes, or sleepers or tiny shoes, I miss the way little ones talk.

  31. What a fab giveaway! I have a 16-month-old, so he’s really into “dipping” his food right now. Doesn’t matter what it is–as long as he can dip it into something, he will eat it! Even the hottest salsa at the Mexican restaurant!!

  32. i have several little ones so i’ll just pick a recent thing- my 3 month old son has started talking in his sleep! not cooing but mumbling! we hold the phone up so grandma far away can hear too. my husband and other 6 kids all talk in their sleep so i figure it’s genetic lol

    tami lewis´s last blog post…cvs black friday deals plus walmart thrown in

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  34. My 2 year old has recently started feeding his money by holding him in the nursing position like how momma feeds the baby.

    Shannon´s last blog post…Thankful…

  35. Hi! Thanks for the contest and this wonderful website!

    My oldest, who is 3, wakes up each and every morning with a big smile and hug and says to me, “Good morning, sunshine! I love you, Mommy!”. It’s the sweetest thing and it warms my heart each morning to see his bright face.

    Sarah´s last blog post…Happy Thanksgiving!

  36. Just put up a blog about this

  37. My 19mo just discovered thank you, and now he loves to say “thank you,” and hear me say “you’re welcome” over and over and over for any or no reason.

  38. What an incredible giveaway! Since we don’t have kids, I would have too much fun passing on each item to different friends, each to whoever would most appreciate it. 🙂

    Recently at a friends’ house, their 1 year old figured out how to open up the seat of a plastic scooter toy. He opened and closed the lid, putting in and removing a ball, several dozen times. Each time he jabbered, “Whehz da baaaa?” (translation “where’s the ball?!”) Afterwards when someone marveled at how entertained he was by the lid of a scooter seat, my husband remarked that the truly funny thing was how half a dozen adults were entertained by him by opening and closing the seat lid!

    lizzykristine @ Uplifted Eyes´s last blog post…7 Quick Takes

  39. My four year old daughter heaved a big sigh one morning, so big that I looked up from my work and asked, “What’s wrong, baby?”
    “I miss God,” she replied.
    “What do you mean?” I asked.
    “I used to see Him all the time when he was making me, but now I don’t see Him so much any more.”

    Beka´s last blog post…Some more handmade jewelry

  40. Ivana, one of our 4 year old granddaughters calls the chicken coop a chicken booth. We call her our chicken chaser.

    lylah ledner´s last blog post…you get only one guess

  41. Well. . .how can I possibly only mention ONE cute thing my little Henry (8 months) does??? He’s taken to only wanting his daddy once he gets home from work, he loves to be on the bed when you’re making it (and to help fluff and straighten the sheets), he makes the sweetest little cooing sounds, he loves to be kissed over and over on his forhead and back of his head, he makes little oh’s with his mouth and then giggles adorably when you do it back. . .

    Sorry, I guess you really did ask for only one cute thing. . .

    I hope I win!!!

    – Vanessa

    Vanessa van der Meer´s last blog post…Remembrance Day

  42. While babysitting some of my friends boys (at the time were ages 6 and 4), I asked them if they would like to go sledding. The oldest said “No thanks, but my dad will be home soon, he can take you sledding when he gets home.” It was the cutest and funniest response! My friends are raising thoughtful little boys 🙂

  43. I have a 3 yr old little girl who is ALWAYS eating, unlike her 4 yr old brother who NEVER eats. It is pretty adorable to us, because she looks at us innocently at the kitchen table WAITING patiently for her food, And she blurts out the word “poo”. At first we had no clue what she was saying until finally we realized that she was saying “spoon”. So now everyday she says it knowing that it will make us crack up. 🙂


    By the way, I twittered about the giveaway as PainterMommy.

    Dawn Papandrea-Khan´s last blog post…Vintage Nursery Designs

  44. my 8 month old shakes his head “no” when you ask hi if he wants to go “night night”
    So cute!

    tuesday´s last blog post…Happy Thanksgiving * Now With More Giveaways!

  45. We found out my sister-in-law is pregnant with #3 yesterday (Thanksgiving Day). When we told my daughter (age two) we said Auntie is going to have a baby and she said, “for me?” She then asked if she was going to get the baby at the grocery store. She is very puzzled over the whole thing.

    My son, age 4, is in love with Buzz Lightyear. When he is playing he will put his arms out straight in front of him and say, “to infipipi and yeyon.” (To Infinity and Beyond.)

  46. My son likes to call other people by his name, which is pretty cute.

  47. I baked oatmeal butterscotch cookies the other day. When my son was eating one, he wandered up to me, looking at his cookie. “Are there carrots in this?” “No” “Is it cheese?” “No – son, what are you talking about?” “I see something orange in my cookie…”

    So funny, he’s sure I’m constantly sneaking healthy food into his treats! :0) (Which is fair, because usually, I am!)

  48. Wow, I would love to win this pack…some great giveaways!

    Well in Sept my 2yo daughter moved up from the nursery to sunday school at our church…now every sunday when we are getting ready to go to church…she says, “yes, i get to go and sing about Jesus and pray!” She also asks us to pray when we put her down for a nap and at night time….out of the mouths of babes….:)

    shirley rempel´s last blog post…My Favorite Christmas Music

  49. When people say “she’s so cute I could just eat her” about my daughter, her older brother always says “you can’t eat her, she’s people!”

    Ellen´s last blog post…Thankful

  50. Early yesterday morning (yes, Thanksgiving Day) we took my little guy to the ER. He’s 9 months. He was such a trooper as the doctor checked him out, at one point he looked up at me and smiled. It melted my heart, it was like he was saying, “I’m okay, mom”. Although we didn’t get home until 4am, I’m thankful he was okay (dr says the croup).

    Jen B´s last blog post…Shopping Tragedy

  51. Whenever we say something contradictory to what my three year old feels, he puts his hands on his hips and emphatically says, “Yes I ARE!”

  52. My 7 month old is the cutest, sweetest baby ever! She is learning to do so many things right now. If I had to pick one thing, it is when she sucks on her little lips! It is the cutest thing ever and she does it all the time. I love it!
    I’m blogging about your giveaway right now!!!! I hope I win!!!

    mary p´s last blog post…Happy Thanksgiving!

  53. i hope i win, too. this is a great basket! hmm…our toddler beatrice is a constant source of cuteness and humor (at least to my husband and i). one thing that she does that is really funny is she mimicks the toungue motion of our dog. she does not talk yet but when we ask, “how does the dog kiss” she pushes her tounge in and out of her mouth just like our dog barry! it’s hilarious.

  54. The cutest thing my 3 year old ever did was during my pregnancy. I had a very hard 2nd pregnancy and was constantly holding my belly, and I guess I complained quite a bit about the baby kicking. It got to the point where my son would come sit next to me, and hold his belly too saying “ooooohhh, my belly hurts – the baby’s kicking sooooo hard”. The first time he said that I laughed so hard I cried. It made me smile and realize what a wonderful little boy I had!

    *I twittered about this fantastic giveaway

  55. our little guy (2) says ‘i hold you’ with arms upstretched when he’s ready for you to pick him up – totally loving it!

    jodi´s last blog post…Take the Challenge?

  56. The cutest thing my son does lately is refer to the Incredible Hulk as the “Terrible Honk”.

  57. After almost two years of being photographed almost daily, my daughter has finally mastered the art of smiling on command for a photo. The only problem is that she is also senstive to light and flashes so every photo now features her smiling with her eyes tightly closed. Still cute but also funny 🙂

    Debbie C´s last blog post…Thankful

  58. What an awesome giveaway! My six year old just made me laugh when he was recently writing out a list of things he was thankful for. One of them was his ” two bros” which surprised me because he usually tries to sound things phonetically, at least. I asked him why he spelled it like that and he said because of Mario Bros! Too much nintendo, maybe?

  59. My little princess has a bit of a lisp- when we’re out and holding hands in a line, her favorite thing to say is, “wook mommy, we’re just wike a fanniwee.” Translated- look mommy, we’re just like a family!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    Jenn W´s last blog post…Financial Freedom Giveaway

  60. Great giveaway!

    I guess you only want us to tell you ONE cute thing our little ones say? My current favorite is my 2yo says calls her pee “peep”… “I went peep in my diaper.”

    Thank you!

    Mandi´s last blog post…Some hope…

  61. Tiffany Willmon says:

    My little guy calls Santa “Ho Ho”. Anytime we see something in a red and white suit he yells out “Ho Ho”! So cute!

  62. My oldest (3 1/2) has decided to change the words from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to “Ribbit Ribbit Little Frog, How I see you on a log”. I crack up…especially when she add her jumping frog part to the song. 🙂

  63. DD (21mos) has started to say “okay” for any positive answer.

    Julia, do you want to go outside? “Okay”

    Julia screams: “juice, juice, juice!” we respond: “You’d like some juice?” Julia, in a very calm tone: “okay” as if we’d never heard her screaming.

    Us: “do you like Stella (the new lab)” Julia: “okay”

    We have a silly girl. And I don’t have a blog, or twitter account, so this is my one shot!
    Thanks for your insights!

  64. Currently my three year old loves to tell me things are an accident. If she does something she knows she’s not supposed to, she always says, “Don’t worry mommy, it was an accident and accidents happen.” I guess that’s what I get for telling her accident’s happen when we were potty training.

  65. What a great giveaway!

    My current favorites are my 2.5 yo says “peep” instead of “pee”, “I went peep in my diaper.” And my 1 yo says “balalala” for “banana.” My 4 yo pretty much keeps us laughing all the time. Yesterday she stayed the night at my mom’s, but I was a little worried because she had an upset stomach. A couple hours after we left, she said, “I think we better call mom and tell her everything’s going to be all right.”

    Thanks, and I tweeted you too (@DoodlesPlace).

    Mandi´s last blog post…Some hope…

  66. After drilling my 2 and a half year old nephew about what’s in his own mommy’s tummy (his baby brother due January 2009), I finally have him trained on the difference between siblings and cousins (in anticipation of the birth of our first in March 2009). When I ask him what’s in mommy’s tummy, he replies, “A baby.” When asked what kind, he replies, “A regular baby.” When asked what’s in Aunt Rachel’s tummy, he replies, “A cousin baby.” Too sweet–I guess babies come in all forms including regular and cousin….

  67. My kids say SO many funny things. My fav story is when my youngest was VERY attached to his sippy cup. It was his security blanket…er, sippy?

    On a long road trip out to Texas my husband excitedly told the children, “Look guys, once we’re over this river we’ll be in Mississippi!” At this point my youngest began wailing in near hysterics. Finally he calmed down enough to choke out between sobs, “It’s NOT Mrs. Sippy…. It’s MY sippy!!!!!!!!!”

    I’m happy to report we did not drive off the road laughing… but it was a close call. Of course the little one was NOT amused that we were laughing either which prompted MORE tears. Eventually he calmed down and all was well. 🙂

    R Lander´s last blog post…Giving thanks…

  68. My 18 month old daughter loves to look at books with us. When she wants us to read with her she plops down on the floor with her book, pats the floor next to her and says very seriously, “Dow!” How could we not sit down and enjoy that book with our cutie?

  69. What an amazing giveaway! Ok here are a couple of things – she calls our dog ‘Ford’ instead of his name “Clifford” We hear her calling “Ford” all over the house 🙂 When she thinks we should be leaving someplace, she yells ‘bye’ as loud as she can. She is 18 months old so it is all still quite precious 🙂

    Carmen´s last blog post…From the mouths of babes & Art 101

  70. I still look pregnant. I told her that when you have a baby your tummy stretches and it takes some time to get back to normal. My son pipes up and says, Mom that was six months ago and that’s half a year and that’s a long time.

    Nice. Thanks son.

    I’ve blogged about the giveaway on my blog.

  71. Ghanimatrix says:

    At 4 m0nths old, my son is constantly blowing raspberries. Even his cries are punctuated with “pbbthbthb”. Naturally I find this adorable!

  72. My daughter loves to pretend she has coffee and it’s hot hot, she is 23 months old. It’s hilarious.

    =) melanie
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

    melanie´s last blog post…Sneak Peak

  73. My nearly-one-year-old son gives us hugs and says, “Awww” – just like we do when one of the kids does something sweet.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    MaryAnne´s last blog post…Happy Thanksgiving!

  74. Just tweeted this on twitter…

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  75. What a fantastic giveway!

    Just this morning my two year old son asked for his fan (small battery powered) while he was sitting in his highchair for breakfast…when I gave it to him, he started fanning his oatmeal and told me “too hot!”. Too Cute!

    Thanks again, Simple Mom for such generous giveways!

  76. There are tons of cute things my kids say, cause, of course, they are the cutest little muffins IN THE WORLD. My favorite thing though is how my six year old says theaters. VIDE-ERS. I love, love, love it!

    Great giveaway!!!

    Mrs. F´s last blog post…You Are A Boob

  77. My three-year-old (only child) gives her baby doll pretend food, dresses her warmly if it is cold out, and even carried around a bowl for the doll to “throw up” in one day.

  78. After I had made lunch, my 3 yr old daughter told me “Mommy, you are such a good maker!”… melted my heart!

    Great giveaway!

  79. What a fantastic giveaway! The funny things my daughter says keep me laughing all day long! The other day when we I told her we were going to a restaurant for dinner she said, “Oh my wonderful!”

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  80. For my first entry: I am 22 wks pregnant with our first, so I will tell something my sweet nephew does. He just turned 3 and is one cuddly guy. I get to spend a lot of time with him and he has been doing this for the past year. Whenever it’s time for his nap he will say “ok come on Aunt Laura lets go lay down” Without a doubt whenever I am there he will do this and then when we lay down he will just put his little arm around me and pat my back or rub my head. It is just the sweetest thing! Makes my heart melt every time. Even though I will sneak out once he is asleep, it makes his day, and mine 🙂

    For my second entry I blogged about this giveaway 🙂

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  81. My 18 month old has just learned to say Hooray, but says it “OOOH-AY” and punches his little fist in the air with the biggest grin you’ve ever seen.

  82. What a great giveaway! I have a 2 year old and a six month old. My 2 year old makes us laugh all the time. Her Daddy plays the guitar and whenever he gets his out, she gets out her play guitar too so she can play with Daddy. It doesn’t seem to matter what song he’s singing, she always sings “Yeeeees Jesus loves meeeeeee!” as she strums away on her guitar!

  83. My little one finally can get her big toe in her mouth. She’s been working on this skill for several weeks and just mastered it. It’s the little things…that’s what is so cool about having a child. The simple little things provide great amounts of joy!

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  84. My 10-month-old said her first word last week… “uh-oh.”

    We thought it was a mistake, but now she says it anytime anything drops to the floor… She’ll throw her pacifier out of the crib and yell “uh-oh” and even looked at a stranger in the grocery store when they dropped a box of pasta… “uh-oh.”

    We still can’t believe she learned “uh-oh” before “mama” or “dada”!!

  85. Oh, how to choose just one?!?! 🙂 OK, my daughter is 16 months old, and she loves to squeeze our nose and say “honk, honk.” It’s really cute.

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  86. My 8 month old is just learning how to play peek-a-boo with me. She will bring a blanket or toy over her face and lay perfectly still until some asks “where is Emma”. Then she moves the blanket and squeals when you say “there she is!!”.

  87. I have a 3 year old who has a few good bedtime excuses: “Quarterbacks do not brush their teeth” and for not having to go to sleep in HIS room, “There is not enough air in there.” Hmmm…I’ll have to note oxygen on the grocery list for the next trip.

  88. Rebecca F. says:

    Well, can I get an entry for a “cute” thing that is a little risque?? My 3 year old was inquiring about pubic hair and asked “Mommy, how come the hair dresser doesn’t cut that hair??”


  89. My 10 month old son can say “Hi Daadee” when my husband walks in the door. Just priceless!!

  90. Thumper should be making his/her grand entrance in 8 weeks (or 10 at the most). His/her favorite thing to do is kick Daddy in the head when my husband puts his head down near my belly. I don’t know if it’s the sound of his voice, but something certainly sets the child off.
    If I don’t win, I have to get one of those Giraffe onesies. Between my husband and I our kid is guaranteed to be tall (already is according to the last ultrasound).

  91. My little one has done two new sign-language signs this week- food and all done!

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  92. I have 2 grandsons, ages 2 years and 2 months. I also have a great niece who is 11 months old so I have lots of cute things going on around all the time!
    But, the cutest thing, I think, is that my 2 year old grandson says “Oh, okay” for “yes”. For instance, he could be crying over something and when we try to redirect his attention to something else, he immediately stops crying and says “oh, okay”. It’s so cute, and his little voice is just so sweet.
    Okay one more thing: I love it when I walk into his house and he says, very excitedly, “HI Nana!”
    I could go on and on, but I’ll stop!
    Thanks for the opportunity! I hope I win for those 3 great kids!

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  93. Oh, there are so many…

    Last year my then 4 year old said “Mommy, you make my heart feel like a diamond”.

    And my 2 year old says “oh my goodness” or “goodness gracious” and it just melts my heart.

  94. What a wonderful giveaway!

    Right now my boys (5 + 3) are loving Peter Pan – the most recent live action version. They make swords out of everything they can find, from carrots to my spatulas and mixing spoons, and re-enact scenes from the movie. My 3 y.o. is usually Hook. So much fun.

  95. Shawna Wagoner says:

    The other day I forgot to turn the baby monitor off before going up to get my 23 month old when he awoke from his nap. When we came downstairs it was buzzing away, I turned it off and my son said “turn mommy’s music ON!” Great selection of music I listen to, right!?

    Thanks for the giveaway – all items are fabulous. I hope I win.

  96. My middle daughter, who just turned three, puts her hands on her hips and says “Well, actually…” when she starts talking about something.

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  97. My baby girl has just started to giggle!

  98. Wonderful giveaway! Thanks! My 7 month old LOVES our cat. Anytime he comes near her, she just starts giggling. And if she can touch him? Oh, she giggles uncontrollably! I love it!

  99. My Girlie has just started singing & making up songs with words. Her favorite right now is, “Happy day…happy day…happy day!” It makes me smile!

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  100. I tweeted about your giveaway!


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