Monday, March 27, 2017

108th Mommy Mondays - St. Patrick's Day Hunt & Announcement

I was so excited for today!!! I've been thinking about it for a week!!! Eeek!!!

Read about all the excitement on St. Patrick's Day 2017

My husband was able to get the day off. My photo-op time for FanX changed to a little earlier so we figured we'd pick the kids up around 1:40 and head straight to the train. Because of that we decided to tell the kids this morning with their St. Patrick's Day hunt.



Here's a link to the video. They are so funny!



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Yup we're pregnant! #3
I made the video because my mom wanted a video to show family while they were in the Philippines. They don't have the best connection so video on FB was the most creative way I could tell them. I'm glad the kids are excited. 



Once we got to the last line, one of the guys noticed my shirt and thought that was cool =) (I was wearing Babe with the Power ---- from the movie, Labyrinth)
Once we got to the area and I saw him taking pictures with other people was when I got most excited. Luckily everything worked out and they let us use our signs. I just asked Zachary Levi if he could help us and he took the sign, read it and said Congratulations. We got the kids in better positions with his help. Both the kids were touched by Zachary Levi!!! Then we took our picture....and he asked if this was our announcement. I said yes and he said that's awesome! I told him Thank you and we left. I was so excited about our picture. I ordered a digital copy too since it was only $10.

In case it's hard to read the signs....
Zachary Levi's: They're pregnant! "I'm not freaking out. Are you freaking out?" (Tangled Quote)
Mine: Doing my best not to Freak Out. Baby Nelson #3 Due October 5, 2017
Hubby's: Not Freaking Out. Baby's 1st FanX
Son's: Excited!!! (oh well that he wasn't really smiling)
Daughter's: Yay!!!


I am so impressed with how well the kids did in the less than 1 minute we had to pose for the picture. So happy! Best day this year!

My soon to be FB Cover Photo =D when everyone gets to know.

This was planned =). We've always been inspired when to have our kids. Heavenly Father luckily gave me a couple months to get used to the idea of having another (because I'm kinda freaking out for those who are familiar with my struggles with my mental health after having my daughter in 2011 and the fact I've pretty much sold all our big baby items in our last 2 moves)....especially since my daughter and this one will almost be 6.5 years apart!

What are some creative ways you announced your pregnancy?
With our first we just e-mailed the ultrasound picture. With our 2nd we did a shirt for our oldest and mailed our cards. This one will be hard to beat if we decide to have a number 4.

Monday, January 30, 2017

107th Mommy Mondays - Scripture Stackers & GIVEAWAY!

Sisters, Melissa and Betsey, joined together to create Scripture Stackers after realizing how much time their children spent playing with Legos. They wanted to create a toy that would help their children's love of the scriptures grow as they played.  
Scripture Stackers BUILD: Faith, Character and Knowledge all while you play!!
The blocks ARE compatible with other brands!
The products they have available: 2 Large Sets and 6 Figure Sets

*The Nativity Scene is 140 pieces and depicts the story from Luke chapter 2 in the New Testament of the birth of Jesus.  This fun set includes 2 animals, 6 figures and baby Jesus. 

*A set of 6 assorted figures from the Old Testament.  They include: Moses and the burning bush, Noah, King Solomon with his throne, Goliath, Joseph and the multicolored coat, and baby Moses with his mother Jochebed.  Each figure come with a fun accessory.


Many of my fans know I am LDS or a Mormon so I was super excited to see them have a character from the Book of Mormon. 
*The Nephi & the Broken Bow set depicts the story from The Book of Mormon about Nephi and his family hunting in the wilderness. It includes a Liahona!  It has 150 Pieces and comes with a collectors card with a summary of the story and the scripture reference. 

 

Their website is www.ourpicnictree.com  They are offering a 20% off code to any of my readers.  LOVE20
  

They started with a Kickstarter campaign last year so I ordered a couple of sets for Christmas for my children. My daughter was super excited to build her Nativity Set immediately. We chose to give her that one because it had a baby in it =) We had a fun time putting it together. The directions were pretty simple to follow. The pieces are durable, and they were easy to snap together unlike other non-Lego pieces we've used in the past. I love having sets that focus on Christian principles as a teaching tool for my children. I think now that my children are older, 5 and 8, we will have them build this Nativity Set as we read from Luke 2 each Christmas Eve. Before we just had them play with a nativity set, but how fun for them to build and be a little more challenged. As we read our scriptures with our children and have FHE, we are excited to use some of our figures and sets to help our children understand these stories better.
Our Picnic Tree has been so kind to work with. You can feel their passion for their products through their e-mails and FB messages.

My son and I have my plans to build the Nephi's bow set this week so stay tuned for pictures on my FB page for that. He loves bows and arrows. He has many of them =D. 


They are giving away a set of the 6 assorted figures to 2 of my fans!
They were going to let me keep one, but since I already purchased these for my kids, I wanted my readers to win =D The giveaway is on my Facebook Page, Crafty Mommy Diva & Scrappy Gifts.

One of the entries is to comment here on this post with your child's favorite scripture story. 



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