I did pick a winner on Wednesday for the Children's Place gift card, and it was #15, my very own sister! I would feel a little guilty about nepotism, but in all the giveaways that I do here and at 5 Minutes for Books and 5 Minutes for Mom, I think that I've only drawn a friend or family member three times -- even when I personally knew 40% of the entries here, random.org always drew a bloggy acquaintance instead. So I'm happy for my leetle seester, and will send the gift card her way.
I wanted to point you over to a couple of recent reviews I've done:
Horton Hears a Who DVD -- the best children's movie I've seen in a long while. Love it!
Begin Smart Books -- a really delightful series of books from birth to age 2.
Audiobooks for Kids -- love audiobooks, perhaps as a "gateway" to books for a reluctant or impatient reader.
And over at 5 Minutes for Mom today I'm talking about buying books for Christmas.
We have gotten so much snow over the last few days -- at least a foot! Amanda and Kyle were out of school Friday, and today was a delayed opening to give them a chance to get the slush off the roads. And it's COLD -- 11 degrees and windy with a windchill of five below.
Yes, Amanda still has school. She goes through tomorrow, and then we'll be heading to Virginia for Christmas with my husband's family.