Category Archives: Children

Here comes Peter Cottontail!

WOOHOO!!!!! Spring is right around the corner, friends and I couldn’t be more excited. With spring comes beautiful flowers, bright colors, cookouts, porch drinks, boat rides and the list goes on and on and on. After a cold and what can sometimes be a depressing winter season, spring breathes fresh life into our souls and the nature around us. It really is a beautiful thing.

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The words on this onesie say “Hop Hop”. Too cute! It comes in 0-6 months and 6-12 months

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It’s kind of fitting that spring brings life because Easter is right around the corner. Recently I asked Jessica and my husband an intriguing question. It was, “knowing what you know now, if you could be on a fly on the wall during Jesus’ birth or his resurrection, which would you choose?”

It is a question that had been on my mind a lot during the Christmas season. In case you were wondering they both said his resurrection! And I think I might have to agree. What an incredible moment to witness.

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Tag Alongs and Paci Holders are now available at PARISH!

One reason I love Easter is because it really is a celebration of what the holiday is meant to be. Christmas can sometimes get blurred with all the shopping and gifts and parties, but not so much with Easter. BUT, one staple in my family growing up was the Easter Bunny.

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Sheep slippers…I can’t even! Also available in puppy slippers and bunny slippers!

Easter Sunday meant church and an egg hunt with my cousins, but before I put on my brand new “Easter dress” that was chosen specifically for the occasion, I ran to the den in my pj’s to see what the bunny had brought. Our baskets were never over the top because my ”bunny” chose to keep the focus on Jesus. Usually just some candy and maybe some spring flip flops or something related to warmer weather.  I attribute my love affair with the Cadbury Mini Eggs to my mom. I can’t get enough of those things and the minute I see them on the shelf at the store I grab as many bags as socially acceptable in the checkout line…

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I want to jump into a pool of these tiny delicious eggs! You can call me strange…I don’t care!

I don’t have kiddos of my own yet, but if you do PARISH has some great Easter basket filler options. Tell your Bunny to head this way and we will set you up.

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We have multiple onesies, all with different animals! A whale, an elephant, a bunny and a sheep! “Splish Splash”, the whale is great for summer and “Stomp Stomp” the elephant would be great for a tiny Bama fan this fall!

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How perfect is the book “Guess How Much I Love You” for an Easter basket?! Especially since it is about a bunny baby and his mom!

One of my favorite new kiddie things here are these adorable books by BabyLit. If you are a reader and especially love the classics then these books are perfect for your learning toddler. My heart swooned when I read “Edgar Goes to Bed”! Their purpose is to introduce tots to colors and numbers (and a lot more) while also introducing them to famous characters in literature such as Romeo & Juliet, Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth Bennet, and Tom Sawyer etc. etc. They are great for boys and girls!

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With counting primers, color primers, animal primers and many more, your toddler will be well on his or her way to being the smartest kid on the block after reading these fun books! I wish my niece wasn’t five or I would get one for her! Luckily, my nephew is getting close to a good age for the Huckleberry Finn one! Too much fun!

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Those baby booties are precious. They are hand knitted and we have some for boys and girls! Be still my heart! Some of you may have grown up children and you just might be thinking “Oh, that’s cute, but mine are too old for it!” I have a lot of friends whose parents still give them some Easter happies and below you will find some great options for those people, too!

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K.Hall hand and body creams make great Easter basket stuffers!

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PARISH has a variety of soaps and bubble baths

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These handmade crosses come in silver and gold

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Handmade iron crosses

K. Hall Shorline 60 Hour Candle

K. Hall Shorline 60 Hour Candle

AQUIESSE BOARDWALK

Aquiesse Boardwalk 100 hour candle

 

I hope you will come in and visit us and pick up a thing or two for your loved one’s Easter basket! We are always happy to ship items and can even wrap if you need us to. Happy almost-spring! Until next time!

rebecca

 

Joy to the World

Well, Christmas is almost here and we’re slowly, but surely slowing down around here…wait, no we aren’t! That was  a complete lie! I feel like there is no calm before the Christmas storm. It’s go, go, go and then it’s “go time”. Things will eventually slow down here though…when we close for the holidays!

We will be open on Monday, December 23rd, but closed Christmas Eve through January 2nd. If you need us for anyone reason call us (334-262-3231) and leave a message and we will get back to you when we return from vacation.

What will you be doing this Christmas? Ashley is heading to Baton Rouge to be with her family and Jessica and I will be staying around these parts. I for one can’t wait to see my niece and nephew…I am actually heading to Birmingham tonight to have a fun, festive night with my sweet niece, Lucy. We’re going to decorate a gingerbread house, drink this yummy hot chocolate I found on Pinterest and watch a Christmas movie. I swear Christmas is a thousand times more fun when you have a child to share it with…everything seems brighter and more magical.

So, I’m sure many of you are thinking, “we don’t care what y’all are doing for the holidays….who won the giveaway?!?!?” Well…….the winner of the beautiful “Plains Afternoon” painting is lucky number 18!

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After Emily was randomly chosen we scrolled through our comments section to read hers…and it brought tears to our eyes. We wanted to share her comment with y’all. Emily says, “The best gift I have ever given was an anniversary gift I gave my husband the year after he returned from deployment in Afghanistan.  I secretly stashed cash away over a period of months by taking out a little here and there when I made purchases with my debit card.  I didn’t want to tip him off at all about what I was doing, so I didn’t even ask him what he would like to do as a celebration.  I surprised him with the cash for our anniversary, and he used it to buy a watch.  The expression on his face when he opened the card and saw the cash was priceless.  He had no idea!  I love being able to surprise someone like that.”

Congratulations, Emily, and thank you for your family’s service to this country. Please email me at Rebecca@afgid.com to arrange pick-up or delivery!

Lastly, we have had MANY people inquiring about the progress of Ashley’s latest project on Felder Avenue! It’s coming along, people! Right now they are unpacking boxes, working on landscaping and the awnings are being built and will go up soon! Expect a big update with lots of pictures after the new year!

We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for making 2013 so special! We appreciate our loyal readers, customers and clients so much! We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday and remember to slow down and remember why we celebrate this wonderful time of year! Happy birthday, Jesus!

See y’all in 2014!!

rebecca

 

 

 

 

Sick Days

“Sick day” has become the norm over here for almost a week. Sweet Rett woke up sick Wednesday night and was sick for the next two days and my Cates started last night. The stomach bug is my least favorite thing. Both had to be taken to the doctor to get a zofran shot. I was honestly afraid that their little bodies would be immune to it as they were pretty much “made” from the drug. I seriously rationed out my zofran pills while I was pregnant. Apparently they are not immune…it worked. Below is a pic of sweet Cates from this afternoon completely lifeless.

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The only plus to these last few extremely unproductive days was that I got to play Mom all day long. I did answer phone calls and reply to emails, but I was at home and got to love on these little love bugs all day long. I got to sit and just rock Rett forever and it wasn’t all about how fast I could get him to go to sleep so I could get on to what I needed to do. He and I rocked and laughed at each other for so long that I didn’t want him to fall asleep. Oh, I love that little guy!! The pics below are from today (where no one got out of their jammies all day). You can tell he is feeling much better and that Mommy really needs to clean out her closet.

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I often feel terribly guilty for working my tail off and not being at home 24/7. I sometimes wish I just had a normal 8-5 job and could leave everything at the office. Today, one of the many recent “sick days”, I am thankful for my little business and mostly the amazing girls that keep it all together and a husband who pitches in. I get the joy of doing what I absolutely love AND get to play Mom. As much as I hate that these little ones were sick, I sure loved every single minute of loving on them all day long. Here’s hoping sweet Cates is looking more like this tomorrow than the pic above.

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