Friday, March 20, 2009

I'm a little late to the party...

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

But I'm here...I'm here! (I'm #715 of family-friendly, if you found me in all of the linky madness.) Wow - I'm new to the online party scene and amazed by how many hundreds of blogs are already party stops at the Ultimate Blog Party 2009. It's going to be a busy week.

So glad you stopped by! Please help yourself to a piece of cake. We love cake.

Let me introduce myself:

I'm a mom of children in three sizes: small, smaller, and smallest, all under the age of 5. You can see them over there on the right. Cute, right? I think so, but they tell me I'm biased.

I am an elementary school literacy specialist and teacher of gifted students when I'm not on maternity leave. So, I'm surrounded by children everywhere I go!

I love my work with young readers, and over the next couple of months my blog will showcase many of the ideas I've used as I've worked with young children as a teacher, reading specialist, volunteer, and of course, mom. Please stop back to see more and share some of your own great ideas as well!

I'm looking so forward to mingling and getting to know some of you. Thanks again for stopping by!

Oh - and if I were lucky enough to be picked for one of the amazing prizes, here are my favorites:

USC 10
The Big Combo Pack from Mabel's Labels

21 —
$50 gift certificate to Target Stores from Agoosa

22 —
$50 gift certificate to Target Stores from Beginner Baby Blog

(From Target, I'd totally splurge on a Plasma car. Have you seen those?? Too cool!)

I'd also really love any of these: USC 11, USC 12, 19, 26, 58, 91, 102, 125, INTL 57, INTL 65 or anything else baby girl/toddler, blog ads, or food related (yum). Thanks!!


  1. It is linky madness! Glad you found my blog and thanks for leaving a comment!

  2. I don't know you do it with 3 under 5, you must have the patience of a Saint! Better late than never right?

  3. What a cute blog design you have! And I agree, very cute kiddos too! :)

  4. Hey! Thanks for grabbing our Spring Bash button!!

  5. wow you must be busy! Nice to meet you. Come on over an say hi!

  6. Better late than never I always say. SOme really beautiful babies you have there. Blog hopping hope to see you around. Nice to meet you.

  7. You got a beautiful family! :D

    Nice meeting you on UBP '09! Please stop by my party (Hip Mama's Place) for fun and more fabulous giveaways! :D

  8. blog hopping, having fun! Nice to meet you.

  9. I'm party hopping! Hope to see you at my party!

  10. Hi. You sure are busy with three young-uns. Nice to meet you. Welcome to the party.

  11. Your babies are precious! I had three under five a few years ago.... now I have four under ten! :-) Happy blogging!

  12. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

  13. Just cruising the party and wanted to say hello! Great blog!

  14. This is such a fun party. Your children are adorable and I love your blog design. I had 2 under 5, and now for a few more months I have 2 under 10.

    It is so nice to "meet" you.

  15. Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


    Twitter: About Parenting

  16. I'm stopping by from the UBP. It's great to "meet" you! I loved your post, and can't wait to check out the rest of your blog. Have a great day!

  17. Oh my! I'm so jealous of your little ones... No really, SOOO jealous!! Awww. What a cute blog, better late than never!

    By the way, I'm stoppin’ by from the UBP ’09 Block party! Nice party goin’ on up in here! Haha, I’m not a mom yet on 5mins4mom but I’m thinking about becoming one soon! I’m having a party at my place too if you get a chance to stop by! I hope I can pick your brain sometime! :)

  18. Stopping by from UBP... nice to meet ya!

    Your kiddos are cuties!!!

  19. Love your blog and your little ones are so precious...I'm sure they bring you lots of joy! Party on!

  20. Oh my, you do have your hands full! YOur kids are soooo cute! You give me a lil' hope in that maybe I "could" have ONE more :) Have a great party week, mama!!

  21. Hi! So nice to meet you and your family. Your children are adorable and I imagine they keep you very busy. Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

  22. Hi Sarah,

    I'm visiting from UBP! I love this blog party, don't you? I'd love to learn more about how you support gifted kids in your role as a teacher.

    Happy UBP!

    Savor life's best,

  23. Hi, Just stopped by from the UBP. I like your graphics!!! Come by and visit me at

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

  24. Blog hopping as part of the UBP. It is very nice to meet you and your blog. I have a toddler learning/ fun activities site. I also review childrens products. I am looking forward to adding to my blog list (definitely don't need to it is already so big but can't help myself because I love reading blogs). Have fun with the party! My blog is

  25. I'm not a mommy just yet, but it's been great meeting women through this Blog Party and making new bloggy "friends"...haha...

    Your children are absolutely precious! I'm patiently awaiting until God sends my husband to me.....but, I "nudge" Him every now and then... :)

    Hope you've had a wonderful Tuesday and take care...


  26. I love Target, especially online shopping.
    This is my third UBP!
    I had a terrific surprise. I actually came across a blog from a fellow church member. How cool!
    Don't you just love UBP!

  27. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


    I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

  28. Dropping in from the UBP to say hi and have a great week. Glad you could make it.

  29. Greetings from Oman

    I am partying with UBP and found your blog.

    Its my first party and i am enjoying every minute of it.

    Visit me when u can


    BTW your kids are adoreable

  30. Hey Sarah-

    The cake picture rocks!

    I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

    The Divine Miss Mommy

  31. It was worth the wait to get that cake picture.

  32. stopping by for a last minute visit from UBP - party on :-)

  33. Your little ones certainly are cute! How old is your "smallest" one? I have a 2-week-old baby and a 2-year-old. :)


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