How was your Superbowl weekend? What did you do this weekend?
In celebration of our first blogging conference that we went to (Dad 2.0 Summit) ... we are focusing on everything Dads this week. How do your kids celebrate their Dad? (The irony is that MOMMY went to the Dad 2.0 Summit - and she appreciated the invite, thank you!).
Have you been to a blogging conference? What did you think? Would you recommend any to us?
Dad 2.0 was in Houston this year, and Mommy was invited to attend. She couldn't attend all days or as much as she would have liked (due to work and taking care of Sissy). But she did get to enjoy some of the conference on Saturday, and Mommy said she was really inspired and impressed. The Four Seasons Houston was a great location ... they had an impressive breakfast spread, she enjoyed talking to several sponsors (especially Ella's Kitchen Organic Baby Food ... that's right up my alley, baby what?), enjoyed talking to bloggers ... and most of all enjoyed the speakers.
She was very impressed by the Key Note speaker Brene Brown, and she got a signed copy of her book Daring Greatly. The subject of much of her talk was about being vulnerable (and being vulnerable as a positive thing)... what do you think? When were you last vulnerable? Or are you always vulnerable? Mommy also got to enjoy the Keynote Conversation - Brands and Commerce. This subject is very familiar to Mommy since she use to work in the ad world in NYC. Mad Men anyone?
All Images: Mad Max and Family / Tara J
Here I am enjoying some of that yummy Ella's Kitchen "Baby Food." Hey, I say it's also great as Super Tot snack food! But Sissy, just you wait until you try these. Daddy actually made my baby food (and the same goes for when Sissy eats), but we think these would be a great addition to have on hand. They are made with quality organic food, and they are easy and fun to use! I like to call these "squeezies."
Have you tried Ella's Kitchen?
Do you think I just stopped at one flavor?
The weekend was unusually amazing in Houston (as in not 1,000 degrees as it is March - November) ...it was in the 70's, not humid, and sunny! We enjoyed a lot of Daddy park time. On Saturday we went to Hermann Park, and I rode my BIKE not trike (skkut bike). Big Boy Max here.
I also counted acorns, and raced Mommy to the tree. Beat. Her. Every. Time. You'll get there, Mommy.
Sunday we enjoyed park time at Stude park. I practiced my soccer skills and went down the slide 1,000 times.
Our weekend was mostly great if you take out the part where I stabbed Daddy's eye and he had to go to the emergency clinic. No, but seriously ... I accidently poked his eye, and Saturday night he finally listened to Mommy and went to the emergency clinic (because who wants to sit in the ER for hours?). Luckily he went ...and they gave him some meds. He should be cleared up in a few days. Any ER trips for you this weekend? I hope not!
Above is a sneak peek at Sissy's Weekly fotos ... she had a HUGE milestone this weekend. She laughed and laughed Sunday evening. The question now is - is she laughing with us or at us?
She also likes grabbing things a lot now... Mommy says a lot more than I did as a baby. She's training to grab for Daddy's wallet - speaking of Daddy time! In the photo above, she has some toys from a Bright Start play mat, and her teether Chewbeads are next to her (Mommy has a Chewbead necklace too!).
Sissy was FINALLY awake on an outing. Not a whole lot to see here, Big People (she says ... in a nice Southern accent).
And finally on the flip side ... MOMMY (not Daddy) was busy this weekend doing some research for Mother's Day Out programs for me in the Fall. Did your child do a Mother's Day Out program? If you live in the Houston area (well, down south east by my Super Grandparents - Friendswood or Pearland) ... are there any you would recommend?
And how was your weekend?
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