Monday, October 29, 2007

Fall Y'All Bloggy Giveaway

Congratulations to AutumnFawn, winner of both the hippos and the coffee card! Thank you all for playing!

Rocks In My Dryer is hosting a Fall Y’all Bloggy Giveaway carnival on her Bloggy Giveaways site!

Ok, two prizes. The ever-popular $10 Starbucks gift certificate, and/or a new, unopened box of Alex-brand Whistling Hippos:
Leave a post below, and let me know which one (or both) you want to win. I'll figure out the winner on Friday afternoon 11/3, sometime before sundown. Congratulations to AutumnFawn, winner of both the hippos and the coffee card! Thank you all for playing!

In other news, Miss Sofia has added two- and three-word phrases to her signing repertoire, including new words like "helicopter", "butterfly" and "want".

Turns out my old guitar is actually SMALLER than the crappy one I bought for Sam, so he will use mine from now on (whew, saved some money and storage space!).

Micah leaned over my shoulder while I was reading a book, and spelled out a word! (Actually, it was only a syllable, separated from the rest of the word by a line break and hyphen, but he sounded it out perfectly).

My parents are back from Spain and Portugal.

David's cousin and sister are both still pregnant (cousin is due this week, sister has another month).

It got COLD today! It was 26F when we got up, only 32F on the way to school. Fortunately it did warm up a little by afternoon. I took Sofia to a playground for a while, and then she played more when we picked up the boys.

David just told me he hasn't read this blog in several months. Hmmmmm..... Maybe I should say more (tee hee hee).

I feel positively narcoleptic, I think because of the weather change and still recovering from last week's bug. I did manage to take a nap this morning (while Sofia watched TV, grrr), and I went to sleep early last night, but I'm exhausted now. Maybe it's also the backlash from being freed from Hebrew homework!

Preparations for this Wednesday include: I found a "crystal ball" (actually a paperweight), so I will be the fortune teller at the neighborhood pizza party. The dads will get to take the kids house-to-house. My guys have opted to wrap themselves in toilet paper as mummies. Yeah, an easy costume! Miss Sofia might be wearing her fairy princess skirt and wings, but I doubt.

196 comments:

Lesha said...

Count me in! :)

Seis said...

This would be fun for my twins. God bless you you have your hands full, but I know your heart is too.

birdietwoshoes said...

Count me in!

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Amanda said...

the bath toys look fun!

Miranda said...

I would love the Starbucks and Miss Shaylee would love the hippos!! Count us in!

Jenna said...

I would love both of them (the card for me, the hippos for my neice due in March!).

windycindy said...

Hello, I would enjoy winning either of the give-aways. Please add me to the draw! Thanks, Cindi

Cara Putman said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks.

james, leigh, and glory said...

i would love to win the whistling hippos...they look fun for my little girl!

TheAngelForever said...

I would love to be entered for either of these great giveaways.

TheAngelForever
www.theangelforever.com

Meleah the Mommy said...

I would like to win either, but would prefer the whistling hippos for my twins. They love bath time and these could really add some fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

Andrea said...

How fun! I'd love to win this one! :)

Dawn said...

I would love either of the prizes. They both sound really good.

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

Hey Francine! I am so glad you've joined in too! Put me in for both!

And yayyy for Miss Sofia!

Nicole said...

Okay, I'm here, me too, me too. :) I would love either of these! HUGS

Denise said...

I'd love to win either one!
I'm married to a long-haired hippy too :)
Thanks!

Tabitha said...

My daughter would love the hippos and I would love the starbucks so please enter me in both.

Anonymous said...

I need starbucks.

hjgolay atgmail dotcom

M.E. said...

The hippos look like fun for my son. Enter me, too!

Liz said...

Awesome giveaway! I would love to win each prize! Thanks so much!

tegdirb92 said...

please enter me in this wonderful giveaway!

Aimee said...

I'd love either one! Great Giveaway!

sunny said...

I would like the starbucks card and then the hippos for my 6 month old nephew, hudson (named for the missionary hudson taylor).

my brother & sister in law are in missionary training school 10 hours away from me and are in an apartment with only a half-bath. they do laundry and take showers in a bathhouse down the road. (yes, this is in the States). BUT in december, they're getting to "upgrade" to a 2 BR apartment (with three kids) that has a full bath in it.

they're quite excited AND so am I. I'd love to give the baby a gift of bath toys so the new bathtub will be enjoyed! :)

Sheila said...

Starbucks for me, hippos for the boys. :)

AutumnFawn said...

Definitely Starbucks for me, and my daughter would love the toys!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the Starbucks! Count me in!

allisonboast at yahoo dot com

Kena said...

I love starbucks and my girls love bath toys! Please count me in!

Home Room Teacher said...

You are as sweet as a latte, which I would adore, as I'm felling narcoleptic too!

Amy J. said...

Please enter me for both items!
Thanks,
Amy

~Nancy~ said...

Um, Starbucks, please!

Thanks for the chance!

Be sure to enter my give away.

Sarah said...

I would love to win both...but if it was one, I chose Star bucks...something for me. :) I am the momma! Thank you~
sharvey at connections-etc dot net

LeahK said...

I am off of the Starbuck's until we are finished nursing, but am an avid Hippo collector. Every bath toy my 6 month old has thus far is a hippo. She (OK...I) would love to add these to her collection.
Pick me, Pick me.
On a side note, our family is a musical family also.
btrrcup31806[at]yahoo[dot]com

Elizabeth said...

I am all about the Starbucks. Add me please.

http://ahumblecupoflukewarmtea.blogspot.com/

Cynthia said...

Please enter me for both!

Hillary said...

enter me for both please. hillarycampos@gmail.com

amy flege said...

WOW.. I would love to win either one of those great prizes!! please count me in! !

Geri said...

count me in

either one!!!

Mama Zen said...

I would love the Starbucks, and my daughter would love the Hippos!

Angela said...

This would be a great prize to win

Daughter of the King said...

Would love the card for me...and the Hippos for grandsons..

Deby

debsblog at gmail dot com

Janet said...

Would love to be entered for both. Hippos for the kiddos & Starbucks for me! Thanks.

Awesome Mom said...

My boys would love the hippos.

WendyDarling said...

Starbucks is awesome! :-) I'm in. ;-)

Kim said...

I sure would LOE the Starbucks card - I don't have littles anymore.....boo hoo......

Southern Girl said...

I'd love either or both! My nephew Goober would love the hippos and my Starbucks addicted brother would love that. ;)

Please enter my name. Thanks!

southernbornandbredgirl@yahoo.com

Michele said...

Both please! Count me in!

Nancy said...

Coffee please. Count me in. Thanks, classybutearthy@yahoo.com

Denise said...

please count me in.

Melanie said...

Count me in for Starbucks, please!

melanie at welfing dot net

Catherine said...

I'd love to win the Starbucks!

Jenmomof4 said...

If I win I could get my favorite...Raspberry MOcha Frappachino!!

Hollie said...

I live for Starbucks hot choclate! please count me in on that one!

Thanks for a great giveaway.

Debbie said...

Very nice give aways! What a precious family you have! God Bless!

Erin said...

Cute! Sign me up for both!

mommyof8blessings said...

I love Starbucks!! and my 1 yr. old would love the hippos.
Please enter me too!!
denise@hattrickpress.com

Michelle said...

Starbucks would get me farther. How kind of you.

wordconnoisseur at hotmail dot com

laura said...

Please include me for both!
lmoffitt at aestudios dot com

missbecky75 said...

I love starbucks and my boys love the bath. If I have to choose... hmmm.... I'll have to think about it! :)

Betsy said...

Both please!

Rohal Call said...

Great prizes! I would love to win either one!

Christina said...

BOTH!!!
I am a coffee feen!!! COFFEE or BUST!!!
However, I have a nephew on the way that would LOVE the hippos!!!

AngelaB said...

I would love the starbucks. yummy pumpkin spice latte

foodpartyfun said...

Thanks for sharing!

Pat
foodpartyfunatyahoodotcom

Alaina said...

I'm a big Starbucks fan but my kids would like the hippos - so either one. :)

Bebemiqui said...

I'd love to win both

Grace @ Rose Cottage Lane said...

The Starbucks sounds great! But either is wonderful.

Annabelle said...

I would love to win that Starbucks G.C., please enter me into your drawing.

Your daughter is so cute!

The Baker Family said...

hope I win the starbucks!

Angela C said...

either one for me! They are both excellent giveaways!!
mycreativecontainers{at}yahoo{dot}com

Shannon said...

Sign me up!

Great giveaway :)

Hélène said...

I would love to win either: my son would like the bath toys, but I would like the Starbuck's card!

anne-marie said...

I would love to win both!
Please include me!

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Pick me for both!!

tynajewell@yahoo.com
www.begleyblessings.blogspot.com

-Tyna

Kyra said...

Count me in for both please! I'd love the Starbucks and my son would LOVE the hippos!

Jes said...

please enter me! i'd love to win either. I was just thinking about buying new tub toys!

Heather said...

I love coffee!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win both! monk5@charter.net

Melanie said...

What a fun gift!

momofmhasr said...

both, one for me one for the kids.

craftymama said...

I'd love the gift card!

Anonymous said...

Enter me into both, please!! :)

laura_licious101@hotmail.com

AshleyR said...

Count me in for both Please!!

Kathleen Marie said...

Hippos! Fun! Starbucks! Yum!
What a great giveaway! Thank you for entering me! Blessings! ☺

Jennifer said...

Just the card, please. :) jennifer.noland@gmail.com

michelle said...

You grabbed my attention with the whistling hippos subject line, but I think I would get more use out of the Starbucks gift card. I could always pass the hippos onto my nephew if I were to win them, though who couldn't use a little fun in their bathtime? I would love to be entered in your drawing!

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Abzdragon said...

My niece and nephew would flip for the hippos and I would love the Starbucks!! Please enter me!!

John F. said...

sign me up!!!

Gina Conroy said...

Enter me in the Starbucks giveaway and come check out my giveaway!

Portraitwriter@gmail.com

Amy W said...

count me in!

TwoMuths said...

I'd love to be entered in both of these! Thanks!

Erin M in MO said...

I am interested in the Starbucks gift card. Thank you!

author_erin@lycos.com

T with Honey said...

Starbucks or the Hippos, both are great prizes!

Mom Chatter said...

I LOVE Starbucks and the kids would LOVE the hippos! Please count me in for both... thank you! :)

Alison said...

I would love either of these. Thanks so much!

LeAnn said...

I can't pass up coffee and I have a nephew that would love the whistling hippos!

Some kind of Wondermom said...

Both sound great! It would be hard to choose!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I would be interested in the Starbucks, please.

Thanks!

greg&sarina said...

Please enter me for both!!
Thanks!!

Jennifer P said...

Please enter me!!

Paige said...

Cute! I think I would vote for the Whistling hippos. And your kids are darling.

PastorMac's Ann said...

I would like to win the bath toys please!

sweetanlo said...

i would like to win the bath toys for my little sister.
sweetanlo922922@yahoo.com

sweetanlo said...

I would like to win the bath toys for my little sister

Katie B said...

Both please. :)

Great giveaway, thanks!

katie at dekabyte dot com

Nicole said...

great combo! count me in!

Marie said...

I would like to win both. The Starbucks for me, the hippos for a nephew that I must buy a Christmas present for. This would help!

watkinslady3@iwon.com

Katie M said...

I'd love to win the Startbucks gift card. Thanks!

jen said...

please put me in the draw
jenmass37[@]gmail[.]com

mamaj said...

My baby would love those hippos, but I'm going to be selfish and say I'd rather have the coffee. What a luxury!

Katie said...

Starbucks please!

Sarah said...

I would like a chance to win the Whistling Hippos and the Starbucks. I have 3 kids, the oldest of whom just turned 5, who would love to share the hippos. The fact that I have 3 kids, the oldest of whom just turned 5, is why I need the Starbucks. :-)

Fun giveaway. Thanks for hosting it!

sarah_carol (at) hotmail (dot) com

Just Me said...

Count me in!

Steve and Christy said...

I'd love to win the Starbucks card.

ME said...

please enter me into your contest. I love those hippos since my son has just started taking bathtub baths they would be wonderful. I also wouldnt mind the GC...thanks

Tallie Elizabeth said...

Count me in!!!
I would love to win both! :)
Thanks

charmed said...

Please count me in, arogers at gmail dot com.

Julie said...

I would like the Starbucks g.c. and my daughter would enjoy the hippos :)

Karla said...

Please enter me for the Starbucks card. The hippos are adorable, but I'm not sure my teens would be impressed. ;-) On the other hand, I can never have too much coffee! Thanks for the giveaways!

tAnYeTTa said...

Please! count me in. Thank you :)

Shalee said...

I'd love the ever-popular SB card. Hey, if my kids want that, they can enter for it. :)

Kristiem10 said...

Either one will be great.

Elizabeth F. said...

Enter me please! Love it.

Chele said...

Unfortunately my boys are tad too old for the Hippos - although I am sure they'd try to play with them. LOL However, I'm not too old for Starbucks coffee!!! So please count me in for that one!!!

aBookworm said...

Something for me and Kiddo as well - how fun!

Christina. B said...

count me in!

CrystalGB said...

Very nice. Count me in. :)

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Great giveaway! Count me in please. Email is in my profile.

PEA said...

Such a wonderful giveaway!! Please add my name to your draw, thank you:-) xo

6ofGodschildren said...

Both please!! Count me in!!

Debby
all_for_christ_6 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Holly said...

Enter me please!

Promises Fulfilled said...

I would love to win either one - if I had to choose, I would probably choose the hippos - I think that my son would enjoy them!

Tamara said...

Starbucks and whistling hippos...what a combo! LOL Both would be appreciated around here though! Thanks for offering them! Tossing in my comment...

mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Christine said...

These would be great prizes to win!!

Sonya said...

Ewww, count me in for the Starbucks!

Rachel said...

I'd love both if that's okay?? Count me in.

Jenny said...

I had to come see what whistling hippos were! They actually look perfect for my niece who will be 2 in January. Of course the Starbucks looks perfect for me :)

Jenny

Jennifer said...

Count me in! Good luck everyone & Happy Fall!

Jason and Caryn said...

Please enter me for both! Wonderful!

Debbie#3 said...

The hippos are so cute!

Audra Marie said...

Both of those are great. :)

Thanks for the chance to win.

Audra
writetome (at) thesilvas (dot) com

toblerone said...

Sounds great! Please count me in.

Robin M. said...

I must have my daily coffee fix. Thank you!!

Tracy said...

Count me in. wonderful giveaway

tnayar(at)cox(dot)net

Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

Starbucks!!!!

mommy~dearest said...

Those are awesome! What more could you ask for? Whistling hippos and Starbucks! Count me in!

http://mommydearest1514.blogspot.com/

striving... said...

Thanks for the chance. The hippos are cute. cute.

Anonymous said...

Both please! ( :
enter me please! ( :
Thanks,
Mandi
onecrazymom4littlemonkeys@yahoo.com

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I would be thrilled to win EITHER of those awesome two giveaways! Thank you!

Steph

Michelle said...

I didn't realize you were doing a giveaway too! WTG Miss Sophia on your signing!

Alyson, Brett & Girls said...

Wow...all that going on in your world and you still take time for us...THANK YOU!!

Jenna Z said...

Oh, hippos are cute but without kids I think I'd get more use out of a gift card.
beastbunny@hotmail.com

selah said...

Both would be fun!

nor_lou said...

My dauhter just adores hippos, she sleeps with a stuffed one. She would love the whistling hippos. Of course I would not mind some cofee for me too.

Orrange said...

starbucks please!

tonsofsons said...

I would like either one.

Pick me pleezze! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/
blessedwith4sons@gmail.com

Mary C said...

I love them both!

Brandi said...

My 3 and 1 yo who bathe together would love the hippos.

Marie said...

I would love to win the hippos for my kiddos, how cute!

Reality Show Reject said...

I'd love to win the Starbucks giveaway. Very Generous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

I love both! Thanks! apricotview at yahoo dot com

Shelly said...

I would love either one!
bwyramon@yahoo.com

Melissa Neece said...

Supercalifragelisticexpealidocious!
This is a great idea - I would really enjoy this! Enter me for both please - the hippos are so cute, and I just love coffee!

Thanks for the contest!

http://melissaneece.blogspot.com/2007/10/giveaway.html
(Lots of pregnancy and natural living links)

~Melissa

Emily said...

I'd love to be entered in BOTH please!

princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

PastorMac's Ann said...

Please count me in. Great giveaway!

Kathy said...

I'll enter for the Starbucks! bigfamily8 at yahoo dot com

Candace said...

I'd love to be entered in both drawings. Thanks so much!!

Sarah W. said...

Being greedy, I would love either/both!! My son would love the hippos and I would love Starbucks!

Tiffany said...

Ooh, I would love to be entered for both, if that's ok :) Thanks!

Tiffany
raspberrykitty(at)aol(dot)com

basham628 said...

Fun stuff! Thanks for the giveaway.
basham628@tampabay.rr.com

texastanya said...

Coffee is the life blood that the dreams of champions are made of!
Enter me please!

Adena said...

I would love to win this, count me in please. My baby would love those hippos.

JewelsHud said...

Well, I would like either - the Hippos for my little man and the Starbucks for my big man!! I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

Tricia said...

Starbucks all the way. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
mccammacks(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Cherie J said...

Please enter me for both. Thank you!

cherierjatyahoo.com

LivingforGod said...

Please enter me for the Starbucks giftcard. Thanks!

Jeanette J said...

Whistling hippos please (Canadian)

Karen said...

This is fabulous, please count me in for both. Thank you!

kpuleski [at] gmail [dot] com

heather h said...

I'd love to sign up for both of them, how cute the hippos are and yum! Starbucks!

Michelle B. said...

love to enter both
Please enter me in your contest
srkb@juno.com

Michelle O. said...

Both prizes would be great, but especially the hippos for my little girls. Please enter me, I'd love to win! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win the Hippos for my granddaughter.
Theresa N
weceno@aol.com

Tara said...

We'd use either prize at our house! Thanks for the entry! (PS, I have 3 pirates and a princess. So far she's doing a great banshee yell. She's 8 months old. Her banshee-ing happens at 3 am.)

Linda SS said...

What fabulous prizes!!! Thanks for the chance to win as I love either of them:)

Leni said...

Gotta love free coffee!

Chelsea said...

My kids are too old for the cute hippos, but I'm not too old for coffee. Starbucks, please.

Once Upon a Dream... said...

I would love to win! Please enter me in BOTH your giveaways. Thanx. My email is in my profile.

Eden

Sandy said...

Cute idea!! Thank you!

Jhianna said...

Either one works for me. I'd love to treat myself to a chai, and the hippos would make a great Christmas gift!

Life, Love and Goldfish said...

I would like to be entered in both...although my son would LOVE the 2nd one! *giggle*

Thank you!

The Heller Family said...

Choose?! Well, Starbucks for me OR hippos for the kids!

Elizabeth said...

Would love to win! Thanks for hosting this.
ichbinelizabeth at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Both prizes look great! swarrenpeace@comcast.net

CanCan said...

I'd like to win the Hippos!

lifeasamama said...

these both sound great!

April said...

Starbucks, please!

mom in the know said...

I'm in enter me sooooooo coool!
I love this whole contest. Feel free to stop by my blog as well.

www.momintheknow.blogspot.com