Jan 252013


John and I are starting to stock up on books and movies for Kayleigh.  I know, I know.  It’s a little early yet, but we like to be prepared!  We’re not going overboard right now, just buying some cheap kids movies here and there.  I found quite a selection of cheap kids movies on Amazon.  These are all $5.00 or under, can you believe that?!  What a great deal!  Take a look:

Cheap Kids Movies – 40 DVD’s, All $5 and Under!

1.  Milo and Otis – What kid doesn’t love a movie about animals?  I haven’t seen this one yet, but it looks pretty cute!

Milo and Otis

A curious kitten named Milo and his inseparable friend, a pug-nosed puppy named Otis, tumble through one exciting escapade after another in The Adventures of Milo and Otis, a heartwarming live action film.

2.  Annie – This will be a good movie for when she’s a little older.


Annie is the story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage.

3.  Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory – I remember watching this movie many times as a kid.  The image quality in this newly released version is supposedly much better than in the original.  I can’t wait to see it!

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

A poor little boy wins a ticket to visit the inside of a mysterious and magical chocolate factory. When he experiences the wonders inside the factory, the boy discovers that the entire visit is a test of his character.

4.  The Goonies – I have never actually seen this movie, but John and his cousins rave about it, and he says that Kayleigh must watch it!  In fact, every guy I know loves this movie.  I guess I’ll have to watch it to find out why!

The Goonies

Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden dubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys… and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.

5.  The Princess Bride – This was another one of John’s favorite movies, and I had never seen it up until he made me watch it with him a couple of years ago.  I have to admit, it was pretty good, and full of laughs!

The Princess Bride

A Wondrous Tale Of Wit And Whimsey, The Princess Bride Willtransport You To A Magical Land Where Fantasy Reigns Supreme,And Kings And Queens Of All Ages Will Want To Return Again Andagain.

6.  The NeverEnding Story/The NeverEnding Story II – I remember watching The NeverEnding Story many times as a very young child.  I think I was probably about 3 the first time I watched it, and I was completely enthralled in it.  I haven’t seen the sequel yet, but I’m curious!

The NeverEnding Story

When 10-year-old Bastian opens the mysterious, ornately bound book entitled The NeverEnding Story, he never imagines he will be transported into its amazing world of Fantasia – and become the hero of its even more amazing tale. Now you can go there too in this magical film full of astonishing creatures and directed by Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm). Bastian, the Luckdragon and the genial Rock Biter return for more adventure in the spellbinding The NeverEnding Story II The Next Chapter from director George Miller (The Man from Snowy River). This time, new forces threaten the world of imagination. But they aren’t the only foes Bastian faces. He must also overcome problems at home!


7.  Free Willy

8.  Where the Red Fern Grows (Bonus Digital Copy Included)

9.  Yours, Mine & Ours

10.  Turner & Hooch

11.  Beethoven/Beethoven’s 2nd/Beethoven’s 3rd Triple Feature

12.  Wallace & Gromit:  The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

13.  Robbie the Reindeer – Hooves of Fire/Legend of the Lost Tribe

14.  Chicken Run

15.  An American Tail Double Feature

16.  Open Season

17.  Happy Feet

18.  Robots

19.  Horton Hears a Who

20.  Handy Manny:  Handy Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure

21.  Monsters vs. Aliens

22.  Flushed Away

23.  All Dogs Go to Heaven

24.  Rio

25.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

26.  Bee Movie

27.  The Reef

28.  Antz

29.  Surf’s Up

30.  The Tale of Despereaux

31.  Ferngully – The Last Rainforest

32.  Planet 51

33.  The Ant Bully

34.  Astro Boy

35.  The Iron Giant

36.  The Road to El Dorado

37.  The Prince of Egypt

38.  Joseph – King of Dreams

39.  Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina

40.  Curious George

*Please note – Amazon.com’s prices change frequently and without notice.  All of the above DVD’s are priced at $5.00 or under at the time of writing this post.

I’m Having a Girl, but I HATE Pink!!

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Jan 022013


I am by  no means a “girly girl”.  I don’t wear high heels.  I don’t put on make up every day.  I don’t wear dresses all that often.  And I sure as heck don’t wear pink. EVER.

I was completely prepared to find out that I was having a boy.  I had visions of greens, blues and browns in my future.  Earth tones make me feel comfortable.  Feminine colors just freak me out, and I absolutely HATE pink!!

So, when I found out I was having a little girl, I immediately thought, ok, well, I will have a little tomboy then, no big deal.  I’ll have her wear reds, blues, greens, yellows, oranges.  Anything but PINK.  Then, it happened.  I announced to the world that I was having a baby girl, and the first response from everyone was “Oh, I can’t wait to buy cute pink baby clothes!!!”  My future mother-in-law literally SCREAMED in my ear over the phone “I’m going to buy so much pink stuff you won’t know what to do with it all!!”  I cringed.

I politely told everyone that I would rather not have pink clothing for Kayleigh, and would prefer it if they would buy other colors if possible.  Is that horrible of me??  I just can’t stand the thought of looking at pink on her all day long, every day, when I despise the color.  People have already started buying outfits for Kayleigh, and guess what?  Most of them are pink.  /smh

I’ve tried resisting the pink as long as I can, but I think I’m just going to have to finally give in to it.  I certainly won’t be buying anything pink for her myself, but I will politely accept anything pink that comes our way (even though I’ll be protesting on the inside).  After all, she will be just a wee baby and won’t even remember wearing pink.  Hopefully by the time she’s old enough to know what she’s wearing, and the excitement of my baby girl has worn off, everyone will stop buying pink for her!

Do any of you not so girly ladies have baby girls?  Do you hate pink too?  How did you deal with it?