Many of you know that we have a large family, at least by most peoples’ definition of ‘large’.
With 6 kids, 4 of whom are grown and gone, the nest has nearly emptied. It was inevitable that we’d start to see a return to family growth eventually though. Over the past almost 7 years, we have seen our little clan grow, and grow again. SIX babies have been added to the family over those years, 3 of which were born in 2013! The kids (below) are them.
2014 Became the year of firsts. First first foods, first birthdays, first steps, many wonderful firsts! What we didn’t see in ’14 were new babies. Christmas was fun with the one-year olds toddling around, the preschoolers giggling and stealing cookies, and the “big boy” K playing video games with my boys. It was fun all around.
On Christmas Eve, TWO exciting announcements were made! Our daughter J and her husband are expecting their first, in June. Add to that, our son G and his sweetheart are expecting their second in August! Our daughter P, is also due (but we’ve known) in March, so 2015 will be another Year of The Babies!
With baby showers all being planned now, and one daughter living states away, I’ve been looking at how to do things easily for everyone and happily discovered that you can register for anything, on any website, through Amazon.com! Their Baby Registry makes it so simple!
If you’ve ever faced the dilemma of how to get that big gift to your cross-country family, or how to hold a shower for a friend when most of her family lives far away, this is the perfect answer!
Remember that many Amazon items also have free shipping for Prime Members, so you don’t need to worry about how to get it there. We did this with Christmas gifts this year, and paid to have them wrap them. Problem solved! Amazon just makes it SO EASY.
If you’re getting ready to throw a baby–or bridal– shower, this is a simple answer for you. Your friend simply registers with Amazon, and installs a browser Add-On. Then she can window shop (pun intended!) around the internet, click the Add-On to add the things she likes to her Registry, and voila! No searching through registries at different stores to figure out what to buy her when shower time comes.
They even have a 90-day return policy on Baby and Wedding Registry purchases, just in case that gift isn’t perfect.