Monday, March 23, 2009

Musical Monday: Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009
Hello and Welcome to Because Babies Grow Up. We're excited to have you stop by our party. While it's just me blogging here, I tend to talk in the plural because my two darling girls are in every part of what I do and write. So, while I catch you up on what's going on here, grab yourself a slice of my famous pumpkin bread-turned bundt cake:

I'm Amber (@ajpassey on Twitter), wife of Brent, mother to Sammi (2 2/3) and Elli (6 months). I love Brent and appreciate him more each day. Our girls light up my days (and often my nights!) with their enthusiasm for playing, learning and discovering. While I was preparing for this party, Sammi started walking around the house chanting, "It's a party! It's a party!" She's a social butterfly and always excited to "show-off" for a crowd! Elli is following in the family footsteps of becoming social and talkative. If there's ever a moment of quiet she pipes in with her own squeals and babbles.

Here at Because Babies Grow Up we focus on the under 5 crowd. I studied Human Development in college and then worked with infants doing developmental assessments. I learned lots of interesting things, but the best part is seeing it in action in my own children! I share activities, songs, and anything else that encourages early childhood development.

As an only child I have an image complex: I hate looking stupid or unknowledgeable. But, in the spirit of the party, I have put together a blooper reel from our Musical Monday posts which typically introduce songs that kids love! It's probably time to offer you a drink, so enjoy a tall class of milk, but don't laugh it out your nose!

I hope you'll excuse/understand my fine table linens! With little ones running rampant at this house all my nice Austrian linens I've been storing for 10+ years are still in a box under the stairs. I tried to find them, but it's a bit jumbled under there! Enjoy the video!

Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting The Utlimate Blog Party 2009. This is my first year attending the party and I'm lovin' it! I'm also lovin' all the prizes they are giving away! My top picks, should I get the awesome chance to pick, are
I'd also be very happy with #66, #106, #125, INTL #10 and USC #11 or anything baby/toddler friendly or PR related. The prize list is long; happy hunting for your faves!


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Miriel said...

Just stopping by from the party to say hello!
Love your blog!
Hope you will have a great week!

Alexandra said...

Hi there! I love your site :) I hope you're enjoying the UBP, I know I am!!

Tracey said...

Stopped by from the party; really like your blog! I have two girls as well and try to include lots I'm learning from them in my blog. I love early learning ideas, so am going to look around here for a bit. Have a great day! said...

Hello there, just stopped by for the party and have to say that I am not a fan of pumpkin but boy do I wish I had a piece of the cake to go with the coffee I am having. Love your blog and am sure that I will be back. If you get the chance stop by mine to look around.

Ms. Julie's Place said...

What a great focus you have here! Mine are already growing up at 7, 10, and 15, butt child development is still of immense interest to me as a teacher. Hopefully you'll get to drop by my place sometime and maybe use one of my art lessons with your little ones.
Party on!

Muthering Heights said...

It's nice to meet you!

Your bundt cake looks delicious - and perfect for a party!

Tarasview said...

So nice to meet you... and wow, I wish I could have some of that cake right now :)

Kris said...

Hey Amber! It was so fun to see your blooper video! You're such a fun mom!

Your fellow Utahan,
Kris ;)

Baba said...

Hi Amber! So nice to meet you. Party hopping is such fun! I am participating too so stop in for a visit.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Girly said...

That pumpkin bread turned bundt cake looks wonderful!

Just stopping by to check out your blog from the blog party.

Rhymes and More.. said...

hi - i started a meme and have tagged you. More details in my blog.

Brianna @ Heart(h) Management said...

Just stopping by to say hello from the UBP!

Storm said...

The pumpkin bundt cake looks delicious.

I'm blog hopping via the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you.

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

Loved the blooper video! I want some of that bunbt cake...recipe maybe coming?

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

loved the typo huh?? oops!

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