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Sunday, April 11, 2010

5M4M Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
I heard about 5 Minutes for Mom's Ultimate Blog Party 2010 last week and was meaning to do a post about it...but my life was crazy hectic last week and I was finally able to sit down and write something today. I'm always up for meeting new bloggers, some of my best friends are bloggers and most have become like sisters to me! Since Jeff is off work today, I plan to blog hop and meet/follow as many new blogs as I can. The party started on the 9th and will keep going until the 16th...with tons of great prizes! I'm not one who goes and enters a lot of giveaways lately (working behind the scenes on my blog transfer), but I'm going to try to do as many as I can today.

I want to introduce myself a little to all the new bloggers coming here over the next week.

Mama Monkey:
My name is Jackie, I'm a stay at home mom and have been for 5 years. Besides my 3 kids and husband, my next love is photography. After all I have the 3 cutest models to photograph. I'm an animal lover with 2 dogs and a cat, but my 2 favorite animals are monkeys (of course) and horses. I've been blogging for 2 years, I started off as Jackie's Thoughts but after complications while pregnant with my youngest son I took a break and come back with a new layout and name, which has been a success. I've since blogged about my kids who have delays, my pregnancy with my youngest and currently our house hunting "adventure"

Daddy Monkey:
My husband Jeff is quiet, he stays to himself and we are complete opposites in just about everything. The only thing I think we have in common is that we are both big kids at heart and love cartoons like The Simpsons, Family Guy and Futurama. We met online in a chat room, barely spoke to each other, but one night that changed and we suddenly talked everyday online, then it turned to talking on the phone everyday, to the point where one weekend I didn't have any plans and decided to drive 4hours to meet him. In my 18 year old immature mind it was only going to be a weekend fling (yes I was quite irresponsible back then) but after meeting, we fell in love and I stayed longer than a weekend, and brought him home with me that week. We haven't been apart since. He now works at R.R. Donnelley & Sons where they print and bind books. He's come a long way from when I met him, he had no car, no job and no place to call his own. Now he has 2 cars (that run, we won't count the cars sitting in our yard lol) a great job that supports our family of 5, and we are working on buying our first house.

3 Little Monkeys:
Jeffery is our oldest son, he's 5 years old but acts like he's 15. He has a speech delay and has been in speech therapy since he was 18months old. We are now trying to get his behavior under control. He's smart as could be, knows how to write his name, he knows the whole alphabet and can count to 15 without help (sometimes 20) He's in his second year of Preschool and it seems like he learns new stuff everyday. Next year he'll start Kindergarten and he's so excited. He is my little twin, as he looks identical to my baby pictures. He loves cars and spending time with Daddy, he's so much a Daddy's boy!

Jaylin is our only little girl and our middle child. She's 3 years old and our little princess. She's drama with a capital D! She is like her brother in the fact that she also has a speech delay, but her speech problems come from the fact that she was almost constantly sick from May 2008 until March 2009 with ear infections and sinus infections. She just recently had her 2nd set of ear tubes put in (this past week) and her speech has come a long way since her 1st set of tubes in July of 2008. She is in her first year of Preschool and loves it. She's come out of her shell since she started school, she used to be quiet and laid back, now she's bubbly and outgoing. The first thing people notice about her is her hair, it's so curly and everyone asks if it's natural or if we curl it...it's all NATURAL! Even though neither myself or her daddy have curly hair...she does! She looks like Daddy, but has Mommy's attitude! She's a Mommy's girl, and I love it!

Jaxon is our baby, he's 10months old and I've blogged my way through being pregnant with him, and all through his life so far. He's my most laid back baby so far. He's happy, and smiles when we enter the room. The past 10months have been awesome, even though he's our 3rd child, it is still amazing when he learns something new. All 3 of our kids have my nose and other than that feature we can tell which kid looks like us. Jeffery looks like me, Jaylin looks like Jeff...but Jaxon...he's something else. One day he'll look like Daddy and the next he'll look like Mommy. I think he's a good mixture of the 2 of us. Everyone tells us that all 3 of our kids look alike, you can tell they are brothers and sister.

I love blogging, I've met so many great people. I plan to keep blogging until my fingers fall off! I have my moments where I stop posting everyday. Where I need to collect myself and my thoughts, spend some quality time with myself lol.

I'm so excited to be a part of this Ultimate Blog Party! Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for this great opportunity! I can't wait to meet new people!

The top 7 prizes I would like to win from 5M4M besides the GRAND PRIZE are:
1) Be My Guest certificate ($250 value) for one lucky winner, (2 night stay for a family of four) at any Hilton Garden Inn.
2)$100 gift certificate to Kay Jewelers
3)Proactiv Solutions, one winner will receive: *1 fl. ounce Mild Exfoliating Peel $18.00 * 1 fl. ounce Clarifying Night Cream
4) $50.00 CASH ~ Paypal Transfer. ($50 USD or current CAD conversion rate)
5) Label Out Loud Essentials Combo Pack $48.00 for 30 Sticky Labels, 12 Shoe Labels, 70 Tag Mates or 40 Iron-Ons, 2 Teeny Tags
6)One lucky winner will receive a “Bath and Body Works” Gift Card worth $20!!
7)Two winners will get 10 Free Custom Bumper Stickers to help promote your blog, business or family.

But I'm not a picky person. I'd be happy to win anything.


•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Aw, Jackie - Your kids are seriously just so darling and photogenic! I'm so happy to have gotten to know you over the past year or so!! I hope that your house hunt is over soon enough :) I know how much you want to be in your own place.

*hugs* Have fun with the UBP10!

sarah said...

hi, found your blog through the UBP. life does get very crazy and busy. good luck on finding the perfect space for your family. we are in the process of selling...not an easy feat with kids destroying each room as you clean them. lol


Xenia said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my party, Jackie! I think your blog is great and your kids are adorable!

blueviolet said...

Hi Jackie!!! I'm so glad you stopped by from the party! I think you joined the skype group right around the time I quit blogging so I never got to know you well. So nice to meet you now!!!

Liz said...

Hey Jackie, long time no talk missy! I'm jumping in to the UBP, enjoying all the blog-hopping so far. :-)

Your kiddos are so darn cute and growing up so fast!

carma said...

visiting via my monkey bread mayhem pic :D And now I'm def in the mood for monkey bread...

Lovely blog and family!!!

Momma Such said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Jackie! I have been following you for quite some time, but haven't been around in a while...so sorry! I really need to make it a point to blog hop a little more often. There are so many blogs that I love!

Hope you are enjoying UBP10 as much as I am! :)

Anonymous said...

Party hopping here. Love your monkey family.

Spoiled...but Not Rotten said...

HI! Popping in for the UBP! This is my first year and I love discovering all the new blogs I didn't know about!
It was great to meet you!

Jenn said...

Stopping by for the party!! Nice to meet you! :) Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by and say hi! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

Cher said...

I also have a son in speech therapy. My 3 year old doesn't talk, but is so smart. Your daughter and baby are cuties too! Now following you!

Saying Hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!
Visit my party post
I also have a whole bunch of giveaways going on if you wanted to check them out!
My Current Giveaways

InspiredGifts.com said...

Adorable lil' monkeys. I have a 10 month old too!! haha. We'd love to have you stop by our place: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com/

~His Beloved Daughter said...

I found you from UBP--can't wait to read more from you (but MY littlest monkey is needing me) later!

mosey said...

stopping by from UBP! have a great day!

Gina F said...

Hello, Those pictures of your kids are just too adorable. I liked reading your blog also. Hope to be blog friends. HAVE A FAB DAY!!!

Visit my blog at http://motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

Terin Selena said...

Welcome to the UBP! There are so many photography loving mamas out there!! You have beautiful children.

Kristin said...

Jackie I am so glad we met. You are def. like a sister to me. No really! We've gone through a lot together.

I love you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie,

With so many blogs to choose from at the UBP, it's hard to know which ones to visit, so I chose yours simply because my name is also Jacquie! :) My husband's name is Joseph (Joe) and my firstborn son's name is Justice, but then we broke the "J" trend with our daughter Rayah. :) There's actually another Jackie in the UBP list who also has all "J" names in her family too. Anyways, nice to meet you!

Snuggly Monkey mama said...

Stopping by from UBP. From one monkey mama to another - just wanted to say hi :)

TRochelle said...

Im bouncing and hopping and partying through .. . I found you on 5minutes for mom and just had to visit you!

You have been rhymed!

A Happy Hippy Mom said...

I know the party is over, but I had to stop in and say hi. I just LOVE your blog! Its cheerful and your header is so cute! Good luck in the prize draw!

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