An Unexpected Gift.

An Unexpected Gift.

Friday night, baby daddy and I had our weekly date night.  Fajitas at Pappasitos, followed by a detour back to our house before picking the kiddos up.

Weird. So we walk inside and I’m handed a BEAUTIFULLY wrapped gift. There is a card. Happy un-birthday! Okay, this is the part where I get nervous. I love my husband with every ounce of my heart, but this is out of character. This feels too weird as it’s not a holiday.

It’s a Gift

The gift is wrapped perfectly in wrapping paper that I adore. I don’t know what to say. I mean, what is this? Why? EXPLAIN!

Happy UnBirthday!

I open the gift. I cry. Yes, I cry and I’m okay with that. Because.

I own an iPad

I know own an iPad.  I named her Paddy. 

Let me just say I have the best husband ever. He received an unexpected bonus at work. What does he do? He surprises me with a gift of an Apple iPad. This is something I have been wanting, but come on. We just had our third baby. We both are working like crazy. A family of 5 with 3 kids in daycare costs a pretty penny. Right now, an iPad just didn’t seem like something I should buy with our normal budget. But the husband is a gem. I’ll call this a belated push present.

I’ll download more on this magnificent device called an iPad later. One thing I will say, if you think the iPad is just a gigantic iPhone… it’s way more than that.

And yes, Words with Friends HD is downloaded and I have at least 10 games going.  More on that later as well.

This is the beginning of a long journey as I switch from PCdom to the glorious APPLE! Slowly but surely. I’ll get there. Until then, ignore me – I’ll be playing Words with Friends. 

Google Voice is FREE!

Google Voice is FREE!

Google voice is free

Google voice is free and now available to anyone with a Google account.

Google Voice is Free

Earlier this year, I wrote about the awesomeness of Google Voice. I have now been using the voice service for about 9 months now and still heart it. And the best part? Google Voice is free.

Google has just announced it is opening the flood gates and letting the masses in! You no longer need an invite – it’s free for all!

Watch this video:

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How to Use Google Voice?

We use this service as our additional number to give out in random places where I want to monitor a call. Doing this allows all calls that go to our phone, we know (for the most part) are something that we want to pick up.

Yes, that means Toys R Us and Bath and Body Works and yes YOU, Children’s Place have my Google Voice free number.

Google Voice Features

Our favorite features of Google Voice include text messages sent to the app. Also when someone leaves you a voice mail Google sends a transcribed copy to your email. But warning, the translation is quite hilarious and not on spot at all, It will give you a chuckle.

Another feature is you can download your voice mails. Yes, those mean voice mails that your ex is leaving you can now be easily downloaded for easy uploading.

Here are other features:

  • Number porting
  • Google voice for iPhone
  • Call phones from gmail
  • Call your Google voice number to listen to voice mail messages
  • You can setup your account to Do Not Disturb
  • Send SMS to multiple recipients

Do you use it? 

 

Best Toy for the Digital Baby

Best Toy for the Digital Baby

Looking for the best toy for your little digital baby? I’m’ sharing what our little guy is absolutely loving.

Wooden Toy iPhone

Somehow our little Izaiah is already 14 weeks. He loves his Bumbo. He smiles and is just so stinking cute. I am back to work, and adjusting to life as a working mom to 3 kids. Thank God for my husband and thank God that Izaiah is learning to keep him self-occupied for short amounts of time.

Izaiah’s newest thing is playing – which entails grabbing an object and shaking it like crazy, and then thinking about sticking it in his mouth.

I found this and I had to share this with you. I definitely think it’s the best toy for your digital baby. My poor kid is bound to grow up digitized. I found this toy and my heart skipped a beat.

iPhone 4B (4 baby)

 

This is a wooden toy iPhone with a laminate screen. The wood is very lightweight and smooth. This way the kid can chew all he wants on it and then throw it across the room without hurting someone (well I guess it would be slobbery!). I love that this is a digital product gone analog. How META! 

Like mommy, like son right? Of course, an iPhone obsessed mom would give her digital baby an iPhone, well wooden. We can talk about getting him a real iPhone in 12 or so years. Until then kid, enjoy this wooden iPhone. 

If you are looking for a cute baby gift for parents that are iPhone fanatics, or if you just want your baby to have all the toys the cool digital kids have – check out the wooden iPhone.

This is the toy that I am loving right now! Do you have a toy that your baby absolutely loves? We would love to hear about it! Post it in the comments! 

Top 10 Signs You Spend TOO Much Time on Twitter

Top 10 Signs You Spend TOO Much Time on Twitter

I admit, there are days I spend TOO much time on Twitter. The constant tweets filling my feed with no pause button, it’s addicting. 

David Letterman Top 10 Signs You Spend Too Much Time on Twitter 

Ever since jumping on the hottest social media bandwagon, Twitter – my time has been, well let’s just say I am sure there are far better things that I could be doing with my time. 

David Letterman Top 10 Signs You Spend Too Much Time on Twitter

Leave it to the hilarious David Letterman to create a top 10 signs you spend TOO much time on Twitter. Enjoy, these are hilarious and a sure sign of the times that Twitter is the hot new thing.  Make sure to watch the video below!

10. You miss son’s soccer game waiting for Lady Gaga to post what she had for lunch

Spending Too much time on twitter

9. You answer the phone: “Twello?”

8. You’ve spent millions developing iPhone waterproofing technology so you can tweet in the shower.

7. You haven’t touched your CB radio in months.

6. You ask yourself, “What would Jesus tweet?”

5. You sleep-tweet.

4. No number 4 — Writer on Twitter.

3. You stopped paying attention to this list after the first 140 characters.

2. Even Ashton Kutcher thinks you Tweet too much.

1. Walking in on the Landscaper “retweeting” your wife.

Do You Spend Way Too Much Time on Twitter?

I am trying to spend less time on this new social network, but since my job requires it – my efforts are pointless. What about you? Do you spend too much time on Twitter? 

With the David Letterman top 10-ing Twitter, this means one thing for sure. Twitter has made it. I can’t wait to see where this 140-character platform goes on to do next. 

PS: In Twitter news – Twitter acquired the iPhone app Tweetie (I HEART TWEETIE!). Tweetie will be renamed to Twitter for iPhone and the price will be dropped from $2.99 to FREE!

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