A Twinkle in Our Eye

Everett Michael 

My best friends are just like family to me.

That is why their babies are so special. They were once only a twinkle in their mothers’ eyes. As Jane Austen said, there are as many forms of love as there are moments in time. As I recall moments in time from my childhood and teenage years, I get a little nostalgic for the sleeping bag parties, couch Olympics, cheerleading at the Friday night football games (front row, thank-you-very-much), and evenings when we had nothing better to do than watch a chick flick and paint our nails. If we took a snapshot of life right now…it would look pretty good, would it not? In ten years, what will make us nostalgic for today?

 

Congratulations to Kristin on her new baby boy, Everett Michael.

***AListBaby Reader Giveaway***

 

Today is an exciting day at AListBaby.net, as we announce our first READER GIVEAWAY! One lucky reader will get a Smart Mom Jewelry gift set, including a necklace, two bangle bracelets and a card. It is a perfect baby shower gift, and is a $34 value. To win, simply e-mail us at AListBabyBlog {at} yahoo.com

 

Tori and Dean McDermott’s son Liam is a fan.

Babies love to grab onto jewelry, but hard metals cannot be good for their little mouths. The two creators of this line like the way babies think! 

Instead of removing their jewelry, they created fun looks that are completely safe for infants to chew. The jewelry is made from food safe, phthalate-free, federally-approved silicone; which is approved for baby toys. To enter, please e-mail us at AListBabyBlog {at} yahoo.com by Noon Eastern on Friday, August 15, with giveaway in your subject line. If you also linked this post to your blog, let us know and you will get two chances to win! More photos of Smart Mom Jewelry after the jump… [Read more...]

Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell Expecting Twins

This winter, Rebecca Romijn,35 and Jerry O’Connell,34 are expecting twins!

We think this hip couple will dress their babies in fun clothes, like these rockin’ nursery rhyme onesies. $35 each at cribrockcouture. Angelina Jolie and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are fans.

 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Vision

The recent birth of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, reminds me of this W Magazine photo shoot in July 2005.

This concept was created by Brad and photographer Steven Klein, during the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Based on a picture-perfect suburban family with dark secrets, it is a thought-provoking look at the stereotypical American family; a mold the couple always refused to fill. Instead, the couple paved their own path.

Brad, of course, was still married to Jennifer Anniston during this shoot. Angie claims the two became “close friends” on-set. Brad later adopted Jolie’s son Maddox, whom she adopted from Cambodia. Together, they adopted Zahara and Pax, and conceived Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne. After the jump, view baby furniture that would fit in perfectly with this W photo shoot…. [Read more...]

Jolie-Pitt Twins Score Great Gifts

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s newborn twins are still under wraps at the hospital in Nice, France; but People Magazine reports mom and babies will soon depart for home.

For now, home is the family’s 880-acre estate in the south of France, called Cheateau Miraval. The twins will arrive to bundles of gifts.

 

Milkshop, a child’s boutique made popular by their celebrity clientele, sent Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline bunches of goodies.

 

BlaBla Piggy, $35, was sent to Vivienne. The hand-knit doll features modern colors, and is washable.

Milkshop also sent the babies these luxury body products from Kiehl’s. Diaper Rash Ointment and Gentle Cleansing Milk, both $18.

More Milkshop baby gifts for the twins, after the jump…. [Read more...]