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Happy New Year! Hello 2019!!!

As we usher in the new year, let us take a moment to reflect on the year that has past. This year was full of ups and downs for me but I am grateful for every single moment.

The year began with the realization my child would graduate high school and ended with my kid just finished his first semester of college but there was so much that happened in between.

A really big birthday.  Oh Lawd, y'all wouldn't believe how old I am if I told ya.  I don't know if that's a good thing or not but I'm getting up there.

The late night text saying "She may not make it" and the realization even if you caught the 1st flight there you would not have made it in time to say "I love you".  Then hearing "She's gone".

The rush to visit your best friend's bedside and your last words being "I love you".  I didn't want to make that mistake again.

Being mature enough to ask her to tell them what's going on and walking away to give them priv…

Sesame Street Live! Let's Party San Jose, CA Ticket Giveaway!

Sesame Street Live is coming to San Jose, CA on January 19 and 20 and here's your chance to win a 4-pack of tickets!
This show is sure to be one the kids will enjoy plus it's sure to bring back memories of your childhood. 
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita.
Anything’s possible when everyone who shares something in common gets together. Kick your feet to the beat at Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Save 25% on tickets to any performance with code INF1Savings not valid on VIP,Front Row, or other premium seats. No double discounts. Service ch…

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Coming to the SF Bay Area! + FREE Coloring Sheets

Sesame Street Live is coming to San Jose, CA on January 19 and 20!
This show is sure to be one the kids will enjoy!
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita.
Anything’s possible when everyone who shares something in common gets together. Kick your feet to the beat at Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Save 25% on tickets to any performance with code INF1Savings not valid on VIP,Front Row, or other premium seats. No double discounts. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply

Check out this sneak peak of the Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!

Cli…

Winter Reads

Before I head out for our Winter vacation, I wanted to share a few fab reads that I'll be reading while on break.  Reading is just one of the ways I wind down while on vacay.

Seriously, my day to day is so busy being able to cuddle up with a good book with my toes in the sand is my idea of relaxation or listen to an audiobook with my wireless earbuds without interruption is indeed a good thing.  

I have been reading like crazy this year and it's because it's been a banner year for great books.  Seriously, so many good books.  Let's dive right in.

Dead Sea Rising by Jerry B. Jenkins.  Nicole Berman is an archaeologist on the brink of a world-changing discovery. During her first dig in Jordan, she believes she has found concrete evidence of a biblical patriarch that could change history books forever. But someone doesn't want the truth revealed. While urgently trying to connect pieces of an ancient puzzle, a dangerous enemy is out to stop her.

This book intrigued me bec…

How to Find a little Time Just for YOU

The kids are home for the holidays for Winter Break.  Although there are no afterschool practices or extracurricular activities to worry about, school breaks brings their own set of challenges.  

Shopping, mealtimes, activities on top of busy work schedules.  Busy, busy, busy.  School breaks are hardly ever a break for parents.

With our busy schedules it can be difficult to find time just for you but it is so important.  You MUST take care of yourself to take better care of your family. 

It doesn't have to be anything extravagant.  I mean there's power in just being able to soak in the bathtub without hearing "Mommy... Mommy... Mommy".  I cannot count the times I had to cut a bathroom visit short because one of my kids broke into tears once I was out of sight.  Ugh.

1.  Hot Refreshing Bath or shower
A 15-20 minute soak in a tub is just enough time to relax.  Add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil, bath oil or favorite bubble bath.  The steam is a natural decong…

Bedtime for Baby Hello Lilac, Good Morning Yellow

Disclosure: Many thanks to MM Publicity for the opportunity to review this book
My niece is learning her colors and every time she sees something in a color she recognizes she LOUDLY tells everyone what color she sees.  One day at church she saw one a red Bible, pointed to it and said "RED" while the pastor was speaking.  The entire church burst into laughter from this squeaky little voice saying "RED" over and over as my sister kept nodding in agreement while trying to quiet my niece.  It was just too cute.

This fab auntie is so excited to share Hello Lilac, Good Morning Yellow with her.  This cute book explores so many colors way outside the primary and introduces a tone of objects.  It's such a cute picture book and totally interactive.

Hello Lilac, Good Morning Yellow: Introducing children to colors and in the process expanding their vocabulary, this book will delight young readers, who will recognize the myriad of things that make their world colorful. 
A sunn…

Bedtime for Baby Book Reviews: The Gift That I Can Give for Little Ones By Kathie Lee Gifford

I just heard that Kathie Lee was leaving the Today Show.  I've always loved her.  I remember watching her on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and then when she and Hoda paired up it was magic. They always seemed to have so much fun on the set.

I've heard she's a pretty good singer but didn't know she was an author also.  In fact, she's penned a few New York Times bestsellers.  

Thanks to our friends at Booklook we received a copy of the Thomas Nelson for Kids book: The Gift That I Can Give for Little Ones by Kathie Lee Gifford.  Yes, that Kathie Lee.  
Book Description
God, will You show me The gift that I can give As I grow and love And learn how to live?

Help your children discover that they don’t have to wait until they are grownups to make the world a better place! The Gift That I Can Give for Little Ones by Kathie Lee Gifford helps children find unique ways to make a difference today in the lives of those around them. The beautiful board book is durable and will hold…

Bedtime for Baby Bucketloads of Friends

Disclosure: Many thanks to MM Publicity for the opportunity to review this book

A friend recently shared that her child is struggling to read.  I shared a few tips with her and welcomed her to search my blog for some tips I've gathered over the years.  

I suggested picture books. She was shocked as she never considered picture books for an older readers.  Really?  Who remembers the Where's Waldo books from back in the day?  My sister and I would spend hours coming through our Where's Waldo books searching for the elusive Waldo among a sea of non-Waldos.

Bucketloads of Friends: A Look and Find Book by Mia Cassany reminded me of those Where's Waldo books.  The book is perfect for new readers as it has a storyline and kids will have fun finding things all the way to the end of the book.  Also, it's perfect as an interactive book you can share with your child and let them find the items as you read the text.

Bucketloads of Friends: Lucas is looking everywhere for a best fr…

Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop and your chance to win a $10 Walmart Gift Card

As you read this know I am cruising along the Mexican Riviera reflecting on the year that has been.  The temps are a balmy 78 degrees.  My toes are deep in the sand but I had to host just one last giveaway.

I have had a wonderful year participating in giveaway hops with The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.  If you are a blogger and looking to participate in giveaway hops, be sure to visit their blogs to sign up for the 2019 giveaway hops.   

If you love easy entry giveaway and winning prizes, be sure to follow the various hops they host throughout the year.

Winter is one of my favorite seasons and although I miss the cold, snowy midwestern winters and the windy, rainy S.F. Bay Area winters, I am learning to love these 80 degree winters in Mexico.  What's the weather like where you are?

We are just days from Christmas and I have all my gifts, but I have yet to wrap them.  What about you?  Have you finished your holiday wrapping yet?

It's weird thinking that it's December and I …

Holly Jolly Giveaway Hop and YOUR Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

2018 has been an amazing year for Three Boys and an Old Lady blog!  This year we have given away over $5500 in prizes! *tosses confetti*

Our successes would not be possible without our fabulous sponsors and folks like you who stop by to check out our thoughts on the various products we review.  Before we head on our end of the year family Christmas cruise we decided to share just one more giveaway... the last of the year and it's gonna be a good one.

We've got a $50 Amazon gift card up for grabs and it can be yours.  
What a Holly Jolly start to the Holly Jolly Holidays!!!

Oh the things you could buy with a $50 Amazon gift card. 

You could get a couple of the items on Oprah's Favorite Things list like the 
Fancy 3 sectioned Lasagna pan

Be Inspired Bracelet

Quick Charger for your phone and tablets

Becoming by Michelle Obama


Elevation by Stephen King


An Oreo Record Player


Pomsies

A pair of Scruff-a-Luv pets

Hot Wheels playsets and a few new Hot Wheels cars