Monday, February 14, 2011

Nachas and a GIVEAWAY!! Entry time now closed, winner announced tomorrow!

We often talk about nachas from our children. I guess the best way to define the yiddish word nachas would be pride, but i like to also add the definition of joy because having nachas is having pride and joy. My kinderlach give me nachas by the handful. I don't know if they are extra special or i just like to take it where i can get it. I feel pride in my children at least a hundred times a day. I can be something big like a 4 yr old explaining the weeks Torah portion at the Shabbos table, or the 4 yr old that gave his sister a quick hug when he thought no one was looking. Nachas is also when i get phone calls from my son's Rabbi saying how wonderful he is doing, how he is learning so much and really thriving, such nachas.
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Nachas for my Rozie has turned a whole new leaf from me. I never knew i could feel such a strong pride for a child over the tiniest things. I remember when she was a few months old and we were working so hard to get her to swat at a toy in the air. One day she took a little shaky tiny arm and hit that toy with all the strength she had. I carried so much pride from that moment i actually thought i was going to need a new wardrobe to fit all this pride.
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Rozie has to be taught to do everything, from sitting to crawling to playing with toys.
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It all has to be taught to her, but once she gets it she really gets it. I spend so much of my day on the floor with her, showing her the world. She started crawling about a month ago, and i had so much nachas. I don't know if it was the months of trying to get her to crawl, but when she took that first crawling step i about fell to the ground with all the nachas i had that very moment. We are still excited about it, a month later. Every once in awhile one of us will say "wow look at her go", such nachas.
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Recently Rozie started to stand some holding onto things. I am thrilled with this, her doctors and PT were a little concerned and we discussed braces for her legs. Than about a week of crawling she decided to pull up.
Here is what is interesting,i have huge nachas for all my kids, but i seem to just assume and not notice as much with my other two. I can honestly say i don't remember when my boys first swatted a toy or stood holding on. I don't remember when either one pushed the button of a toy for the first time or learned to roll a ball. We let these things fly by us without notice, almost with an expectation. My Rozie has slowed me down, and i sit with wonder with everything she does. I cried when she pushes a button for the first time, or when she crawled across the room, such nachas. People often say "may you have nachas from your kinderlach" I look at them and say "Amen", and in my head i'm thinking "you don't even know".
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We have a new sponsor here at MyShtub........


I found the shop Two little Birdies on Etsy and i knew i had to promote her. Not only does she make the most gorgeous and unique things, but she also supports a cause close to my heart.
See these gorgeous necklaces. Well when you buy one a portion from the sale go to Reece's Rainbows to help two little sweet girls. The necklaces are named after the girls, Clara and Sophie. These little girls need a home so they can give their forever parents as much nachas as our Rozie gives us.
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Two Little Birdies also wants to give something to you....
I am so excited to announce the Two Little Birdies Ring Giveaway
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These gorgeous rings have been in the gift bags for the Golden Globes Gift lounge
and will be in the gift bags at Kids Choice Awards in March. How exciting!!
Here is all you have to do to enter the Giveaway for the gorgeous ring above. I will announce the winner in one week from today....
To enter please go to Two little Birdies shop here and
1. Comment here what your favorite item is
2. Become a 2 Little Birdies fan on facebook here
3. Add 2 Little Birdies shop as one of your favorite on Etsy
Each
4. Blog or leave a link on facebook about this Giveaway
5. Become a follower on MyShtub
6. "Like" MyShtub on Facebook here
The more times you enter the more chances you have to win!
{leave a separate comment for each entry completed ie..I blogged about the Giveaway, or I shared on Facebook}

81 comments :

chanalesings said...

Great post, anything with pulkes will make me smile. You have so much patience sister, I can't even imagine being in your shoes, but you do it so gracefully and naturally...Ok my kids are sick today so I have to muster up all my patience right now to tend to them. But in the meantime, I love the Orange Flower Oval Ring. Adorable things, love em all!

Team Lando said...

Love love love these rings... about to go become a FB Fan!

Team Lando said...

#1 - I love the ring, and the cause.
#2 - Am now a facebook fan of both this blog and the shop!

schap said...

beautiful post! i hope to have the same nachas like you! so excited to have liked ur facebook page!!!
also, i LOVE the victrian crystal earrings and the coral cuff bracelet!

"MRS" menucha said...

yummy girl!

My favorite item is the xo earings.

"MRS" menucha said...

I'm a 2 little birdies fan on facebook :)

"MRS" menucha said...

Shared this giveaway on facebook :)

one_plustwins said...

My favorite is ROZIE!!! LOL

one_plustwins said...

I posted on FB.

Debbie said...

Oh wow! I love all her stuff...really hard to choose and of course her cause is wonderful. I think I like the Patinaed Sunflower Necklace the best.

Debbie said...

I shared this on Facebook!

Debbie said...

I made 2 Little Birdies my favorite on Etsy (very easy to do!)

Debbie said...

I am now "liking" My Shtub on FB (also easy thing to do!)

Debbie said...

Oh, and I bought the Clara necklace and email blasted my friends about it! Such amazing stuff and beautiful little girls!

schap said...

i shared on face book!!

Chanie Balt. said...

i love the shabby chic earrings - turquoise and coral so pretty

Chanie Balt. said...

I'm a My Shtub facebook fan

Brenda B. said...

Love coming over here and reading about you and your sweet babes. You write with such honesty and I so appreciate it. Since our girls are only days apart I love seeing what you all are up too!! :) xoxo

*I love the flower bib necklaces on that site. So pretty!

*I liked your page on FB

Nechama said...

OOOhhh i like the Shabby Chic Turquoise Earrings! Stunning! Also, i am in love with rosies leg warmers- where did you pick them up? she looks so cute without her pants on :) and shes standing beautifully! you must be thrilled!!!

Robyn said...

I liked your facebook page! (also loving your blog)

Mary said...

I love the shabby chic turquoise earrings!

Also, your kids are amazing - you have every right to be proud of them!

Merav Levine said...

Love! and leg warmers are amazing!!

Frayda said...

Hi Sheva,
Just stopping by to say hi again and put in my entries for the giveaway. My favorite 2littlebirdies item is the Fuschia Flower Necklace.

Frayda said...

I became a 2 Little Birdies fan on facebook

Frayda said...

I added 2 Little Birdies shop as one of my favorites on Etsy

Frayda said...

I "Like"ed MyShtub on Facebook

Frayda said...

I am already a follower on MyShtub

Frayda said...

I posted a link on facebook about this Giveaway

Cory said...

I liked you and that shop on FB, I already follow your blog ;-), and... I love the EVERY DAY LOCKET.

Anonymous said...

I really like the Buttercup Rose Oval Ring -

Shannon
rs_mathena@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I Added 2 Little Birdies shop as one
of my favorites.

Shannon
rs_mathena@yahoo.com

jhitomi said...

Love the Everyday Locket necklace because it's feminine, dainty and I love lockets.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely giveaway. I went to the shop and loved the MIDNIGHT STARBURST ring.
Zoe0825@verizon.net

Debbie said...

I made 2 Little Birdies a favorite on FB

Debbie said...

I'm following My Shtub now!

Jennifer Horner said...

Hi Sheva,
I just found your blog on Babycenter. So glad I did! It is really beautiful. My daughter Vivian is 2 1/2 and has Down syndrome. She is thriving and walking and talking up a storm. I have much nachas for her every day! Beautiful writing and pictures, thanks again!

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

love the hotpink lipstick at work necklace!
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

added 2LB to my etsy favs =)
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

fb fan of 2LB- stacy lynn b h
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

fb fan of MyShtub- stacy lynn b h
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i follow you!
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ajoeynamedroo said...

My favorite is the cranberry fabric necklace. Beautiful!

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ajoeynamedroo said...

I like 2 little birdies on facebook

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ajoeynamedroo said...

I added 2 Little Birds as a favorite on etsy

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ajoeynamedroo said...

I like My Shtub on facebook

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Anonymous said...

I recently found your blog and I find it so inspiring. You are sooo real! As I read this post I tried to think of my nachas moments and just then my three year old called me for the second time to say goodnight.I thought it would be the usual stalling for bedtime.. but this time she told me how much she loves me appreciates me and that she is going to do as many mitzvos as she can to bring moshiach!!!
could she sense me reading this post from her room? Thank you for reminding me to appreciate all the moments with our kids.

Kirsten said...

My favorite item is the teeny owls necklace :)

Kirsten Dixon

dixon.kirsten.louise (at) gmail (dot) com

Kirsten said...

I 'liked' 2 little birdies on facebook!

Kirsten Dixon

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Kirsten said...

I 'liked' MyShtub on facebook!

Kirsten Dixon

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Kirsten said...

I became a follower of your blog!

Kirsten Dixon

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Apple Hu said...

I love the everyday locket necklace!

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Yasmin said...

It was so hard to pick a favorite item. I have narrowed it down to 2 though:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61665876/rake-in-these-earrings

and

http://www.etsy.com/listing/48115139/buttercup-rose-oval-ring-adjustable

alionandalamb at aol dot com

Yasmin said...

I am a 2 Little Birdies fan on facebook.

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Yasmin said...

I hearted the Etsy shop.

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Yasmin said...

I am a follower.

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Yasmin said...

I am a follower on Facebook.

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The Morris Family said...

Ooh, I love the Clara necklace and the Sophie necklaces of course! They are divine. I also love the photo necklace...what fun! All of the items are just wonderful! I'll take one of everything please! :)

The Morris Family said...

I added 2 Little Birdies as one of my favorites on Etsy!

The Morris Family said...

I am a facebook fan too!

The Morris Family said...

I shared the link to your blog on my FB page!

The Morris Family said...

I posted on my blog!

The Morris Family said...

I am a follower of your blog.

The Morris Family said...

I "liked" you on FB! Have I mentioned how much I enjoy your blog.

The Morris Family said...

I added 2 Little Birdies as a favorite on my Etsy....they really are one of my favorites now, not just because of this giveaway! I am so glad that you drew my attention to them!

PJH said...

2 Little Birdies made the Clara and Sophie necklaces for my blog, where I am raising money for the girls! I posted this giveaway on my FB page to spread the word. Thank you!!

PJH said...

See more about the real Sophie and Clara who need a loving family on my blog: http://www.makeitbeautifultoo.com/

malkatz said...

I love the Fuschia Flower Necklace!

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malkatz said...

I am a Facebook fan!

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malkatz said...

I added the shop to my favorites o Etsy.

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malkatz said...

I like you on Facebook.

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malkatz said...

I follow you via GFC.

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chaim said...

I'm a follow of My Shtub already :)
off to share on facebook again before it ends :)

fraidy rubashkin said...

i like on fb

Cerena Leigh said...

my favorite is the buttercup cuff bracelet!

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Jinx said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65989946/fushia-hairpins-set-of-3 would the items I adore. I love hair pins, and these are made very nicely! Awesome job!

Ashley
sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

My favorite piece is the teeny owl necklace
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Jessica said...

liked you on facebook
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Jessica said...

liked 2 little birdies on facebook
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Jessica said...

GFC follower
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Jessica said...

added 2 little birdies to my favorites on etsy
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Heather said...

I like the Eternity Mothers Stamped Necklace.
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