Before I start out with sharing what I love for today, I have to say THANK YOU to The Diaper Diaries for the amazing giveaway from last week's Things I Love Thursday. You'll never guess...
I won! I can't believe it! I'm shocked. I'm speechless. I don't win things like this. The giveaway was a Mickey Mouse digital camera from Digital Blue. Guess what Mikayla is getting for her birthday in April?!? Yes, that's right...a digital camera. Which is just so perfect because she loves to take pictures...just like mommy!
OK, now I'm back to this week's Things I Love Thursday.
My sweet little man has been battling some sickness over the past couple of weeks. (I'll spare the poor boy and won't post another picture of him looking so sickly.) He was diagnosed with an ear infection on Tuesday and is now being treated with antibiotics. His nose is constantly running like a faucet and his eyes are so red and droopy. To say the least he looks like he is one miserable 17-month old. And when your children are miserable...mommy is miserable, too! There's only so much whining, clinginess, crying, fussing, refusing to eat, and snot that one mommy can take! As much as I love my kids and want to be their comfort...it's a little wearing after a couple of days, let alone a week. Wouldn't you agree? I know I'm not the only one with sick kiddos right now!
So, in our house we look to our good friend BOZ. Austin loves BOZ and because of that, I love BOZ. Who's BOZ you ask? It's a valid question. I didn't have a clue either until my mother-in-law let me borrow some of the DVDs she had purchased.
To give you a quick overview, this comes straight from the official Boz website:
BOZ, the green bear next door, loves exploring God's world and discovering exciting new things with his friends Drew & Gracie, their family, and all their friends in the neighborhood.
While your children are attracted to the wonderful stories, great sing-along songs, and fanciful animation, you will appreciate what makes BOZ unique:
- Early educational concepts naturally woven into a faith-based setting
- Healthy family interactions with Mom and Dad (and even Grammie and Grampie) are an integral part of the kids' everyday world
Add in the Baxter family's commitment to serving people in their church and community, and you realize BOZ reinforces what you are teaching your child! That's the kind of new preschool program worth watching!Austin loves this green bear. He's so attracted to the bright colors and the music. He dances to the theme song (and I'm beginning to be able to recite the words from memory!). BOZ has been my lifesaver a time or two during this last month. Austin will literally stop his fussing when BOZ comes on. And, although, I don't like for him to just sit and stare at the TV like he's in a trance...having a break from it all gives me a chance to breathe.
I encourage you to check out the BOZ website and after you're done with that, head on over to The Diaper Diaries for Things I Love Thursday.
And, if you haven't heard the news already, today is the day to start linking up for this month's craft challenge. Check it out HERE.