Monday, May 4, 2009

Fun With The Kids and a Giveaway!!

What does Mother's Day mean to a Mom? Well to me it means spending time with my kids and looking back on fun times I have had with my kids. Although, I will admit that maybe just some quiet time to myself would be in order for a change sometimes on Mother's Day (like a lot of moms out there wish for this from time to time). It means something different to every Mom in their own ways. Here are just a couple of highlights out of so many I have had with my kids recently.

Like the time when my daughters and I travelled to Spokane WA to see family and friends...



Then this year when we decorated the Easter eggs, that was really fun. Vanessa had a blast (she is my 4 yr old) and my daughter Nicole (my 10 yr old) thought she was Rembrandt with the way she decorated her eggs, or something...



And who could forget the Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser my older daughter participated in, which my younger daughter had to try to participate also. It was a great time with my daughters...



But, the important thing is that the time is spent with the kids in quality. Quality time is always better than quantity, although both are equally important if you can swing it around work schedules, school schedules, etc. One thing I try to do is get them into the kitchen with me, which is where the giveaway is concerned. A friend of mine over at Kitchen Mage has given me a wonderful gift and an option to promote my own giveaway. She is giving one signed copy of her cookbook Picture Yourself Cooking With Your Kids as my giveaway prize. How nice is that? She is a very sweet person to help me out. I also get my own copy and cannot wait to start cooking through this book with my kids, that will be fun times!!



Now the ways to win (each item gets one entry):
1. Leave a comment telling me how you like to spend quality time with your kids. (this one is the main contest entry; if you do not have a blog then just leave the comment, that is all you have to do)
2. Twitter this giveaway with the link back to this post and then comment back here with the link of your tweet.
3. Follow me on twitter, or let me know if you already are a follower, let me know your twitter ID
4. Blog this giveaway and then link back to this page, leave link to the post in a comment here.

Be sure to leave your email address with each comment so I can get a hold of you if you win, or else I will have to pick a different number.

The giveaway runs from Monday May 4 until Friday May 8 midnight in which I will pick a winner by random picking then blog the winner on Saturday morning before I go to work. This giveaway is limited to United States viewers only. Good Luck to everyone!!

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43 comments:

kitchenmage said...

What a happy pair of kids! Thanks for hosting this giveaway, I am hoping that whoever wins it will see more grins like those on your kids faces. (Messier, though.)

Good luck everyone!

Amelia PS said...

so fun: i too love getting in the kitchen with my kids (4 and 6). I have pictures of them in chef hats, making home-made pasta, making home-made fruit juice pops and more. Cooking is such a great way to spend time together and makes them even appreciate food in a different way :)

Amelia PS said...

here's the tweet: http://twitter.com/ameliaschaffner

Amelia PS said...

and here's the blog post! :)
http://fieldtripmom.blogspot.com/2009/04/making-pasta-at-home.html

Diana said...

Oh cool! I don't have kids yet but I grew up cooking with my mom and plan to have lots of fun in the kitchen with my kids one day. I would love this cookbook!

MaryBeth said...

My kids are grown and gone but this is a wonderful giveaway!! Good Luck to everyone who enters.

Cynthia said...

I love spending time with my son in the kitchen. We both enjoy to bake, he especially loves to make cookies.

email: cynthia at casaamiga dot com

Mindy said...

I love to do creative things with my daughter--paint, cut paper, make bead necklaces--and she is just getting to the age where she's interested in the kitchen. Our kitchen is too small and a little dangerous for a pre-schooler right now, but I can't wait to have her help cook when we get back to our larger kitchen in the States!
Mindy
mindysmouthful(at)gmail(dot)com

Mindy said...

I am a twitter follower: mindysmouthful

:-)
Mindy
mindysmouthful(at)gmail(dot)com

Rina said...

It is just awesome.....suparb topic Brenda....keep writing

s. stockwell said...

Beautiful children. What a fun giveaway. Best from Santa Barbara, s

Heidi said...

I spend time with my kids 24/7 being a stay at home mom. I enjoy cooking with them and playing outside. If my kids are having fun doing something, I enjoy it too.

Ann said...

Wow I really liked your blog.. I am going to follow it..

Blackswan said...

Nice post & great giveaway! If only I live in the US. Goodluck to all :)

Chaotic Kitty said...

I love spending time in the kitchen with my little chef. We have a blast cooking and baking together.

Jennifer Mitchell said...

I cook with my kids all the time. My son has even taught me things (yes at 9 LOL) that he has learned at classes he takes. Great way to spend time together.

Jennifer Mitchell said...

http://twitter.com/luvsdopey and I am now following you. :)

Pam said...

Brenda~ I love to spend time with my kids reading books and watching movies because I can cuddle up with them. Both my kids love to help me in the kitchen so this book would be used in our house for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!

Pam said...

I am already following you on twiter..."morethanbargain". Oh by the way email is ronnellsmom@sbcglobal.net

doughmesstic said...

Hi there! As you may know, I love having Seven in the Kitchen, as long as he has his own gear! It's fun to watch him, I swear, he learns more and more every day. Thanks for the giveaway - I'm typically the one GIVING, not getting the chance to win!
Susan@doughmesstic.com

doughmesstic said...

I tweeted for you early today - glad to help out!
Susan@doughmesstic.com

doughmesstic said...

And as you know, i already follow you. :)

Susan@doughmesstic.com

Pam said...

http://morethanbargains.com/2009/05/06/cre8tive-kitchencookbook-giveaway/

Blog Post about giveaway!

ronnellsmom@sbcglobal.net

Steve, Madonna (Me) and Connor said...

I too love spending time in the kitchen with my son. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the great giveaway. Cute kids by the way!

Steve, Madonna (Me) and Connor said...

I follow you on twitter. I am @madonnacramer.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I have no kids and don't cook, but I wanted to say that your girls are adorable!

Michelle said...

I don't get to spend as much quality time with my kids now that they're grown BUT I do spend alot oftime with my 5 yr old grandson! I treasurethose times with Randy! He loves to help out in the kitchen-he always makes the finger foods plate and the veggie plates! He loves to put toothpicks in EVERYTHING (whether it needs it or not) He thinks it makes it look fancier! We talk and we laugh---I treasure these times with him! He loves to cook!

janetfaye said...

I love to spend quality time with my grandson. I have been teaching him how to cook easy recipes.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/1730457172

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I blogged:
http://luckygiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/05/fun-with-kids-giveaway.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Ricardo said...

I am in the UK so can't enter ...no need to message me for future US events :( Rico-Recipes

Blackswan said...

Hey ladies, I'm on twitter too :)

blackswanst@hotmail.com

Cherie said...

I spend Quality time with my Grandkids and I also spent Quality time with my own Kiddos.. I have been lucky enough to be able to be a stay at home MOM as well as a stay at home Grandma, My Kids and Grandkiddos make the kitchen the FAMILY ROOM.. it would be awesome to have this time for my Grandkiddos.. thanx for this contest... :)

judybrittle said...

I have 9 grandchildren and I try to spend alone time with each of them.
I will take a walk,read a story,play a game,color, or just sit and cuddle. Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/1741337315

judybrittle said...

I follow on Twitter
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/1741337315

Jill said...

A few ways I spend quality time w/my Kiddo's is bike rides, the zoo, camping, reading, and cooking!

Jill said...

Here's my Tweet..

http://twitter.com/Coupons4Me

Carrie Oliver said...

Oh, hey, I'm late to the party but would love to win the book! My favorite way to spend time with my kids is to be with them first in the kitchen, making food together, second, eating the food with each other, and cleaning up after. Well, okay, we might all like to do without that last step but it's still an opportunity to create intimacy :)

Stefanie Hartman said...

Quality time with my 4 kids is easy for me, because that's what my life is devoted to. Being with them, being there for them. My 6 year old daughter, Andrea, and I made pink cupcakes with pink sprinkles together today. Her favorite is to taste all along the way. Blessings for your Mother's Day!! Stefanie Hartman fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman said...

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