Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pish Posh Baby Review & Giveaway

I was not familiar with Pish Posh Baby, so I was very excited to get to know them and get my hands (and K3's hands) on these new products.  

With our big move getting closer and closer, we have been packing boxes every day.  I am pickier than ever about what I'm keeping, packing, and moving to our new home.  Even though the Blooming Baby Bath will take up some box space, it is definitely a keeper!
pish posh blooming bath

pish posh blooming bath

pish posh blooming bath

pish posh blooming bath

I have never done baths in the kitchen sink with any of the boys, but we will never go back to bathing a tiny baby anywhere else.  And even with a 17 pound 6-month-old, it was wonderful to stand and wash him.  The Blooming Bath is handmade and very cuddly, safe, and adorable.  I plopped it in the sink, washed the baby, and then cleaned it in the laundry with a load of towels.  Easy peasy!  K3 loved it just as much as splashing in the tub, and I wish I could be snuggled in something so cushiony and soft in my bath!

Skip Hop is a brand I have bought in the past, but the Hug and Hide Activity Toy was a new addition to the baby toy basket.  There has been a lot of playing and learning since we took this sweetheart out of the box, and the monkey or bear will probably make an appearance in K3's Easter basket.   







As you can see, K3 took his time testing (and tasting) each feature of the toy.  There are 10 (TEN!) activities including a mirror, crinkly and squeaky things, and teething pieces.  It's my go to keep-the-baby occupied while I make dinner/make a phone call/do homework with older kids/empty the dishwasher.  

And, thanks to Pish Posh Baby, you can win these two products to love in your home as much as we do! 

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The dream of PishPoshBaby was born out of a desire to find the more reliable baby products and advice available to real moms just like you.  Their high-quality store supplies facts and advice to parents who are completely lost in the whirlwind of baby gear. 

**Disclosure: Pish Posh Baby sent me free products to review.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January Update

Happy New Year! Being snowed in for the third day in a row is a great reason to play some catch up, so here's what's been happening.
6 months old
K3 is 6 months today (or 0.5 according to JD and O)!  He is very much enjoying playing with toys, rolling around, and trying his first foods.  He is just starting to sit up on his own and is thisclose to crawling.  The teachers at daycare can't get enough of his big, flirty smile, and his transition to "school" has been as close to perfect as could be.  One thing he has developed a strong dislike for is wiping his nose- which became a problem during his first cold, but thankfully we are past that!  Hooray for NoseFrida and Boogie Wipes!
Baby in exersaucer
baby standing
More toys!
baby eating string bean
String bean! mmmm
The wedding is getting closer.  135 days away to be exact. We finally found someone awesome to officiate the ceremony, so since that is actually the most important part, everything else should be falling into place over the next few months.  I am beyond excited, and the thought of wearing my dress, eating the food, looking at all the beautiful decorations and flowers, dancing to the band, partying with all our friends & family, seeing the boys all dressed up, and getting married ALL ON THE SAME DAY is blowing my mind.

We got the biggest Christmas tree ever and celebrated for weeks.  
After getting it in, we were a little nervous to cut the strings.
It was such a perfect tree, and I think I talked about how happy I was to look at it at least three times a day.  Also- gigantic trees make your presents look small.  Next time we get a big tree, we'll have to put the gifts in extra large gift boxes.
Our boys are very lucky to have so many loved ones to spoil them, but the amount of gifts was overwhelming. We spread the opening out over a few weeks, and I think that helped them actually remember and appreciate the special things they were receiving.  
the grownup table
master decorator at work
We hosted Christmas Eve dinner here for my family, and since I had to work right up until Christmas Eve, I ordered all the sides from our favorite local gourmet market and only had to cook the ham.  Easy peasy!

We rang in 2015 at Sesame Place with friends.  We first went after Thanksgiving and enjoyed a rainy day in an empty park.  NYE was a bit more crowded, but the parade and fireworks show were awesome. This season was my first time playing in the new Cookie's Monster Land, and although I miss our old favorites like the bed bounce and the giant nets, they did a really nice job of adding more rides and experiences to that area of the park.

It's blurry, but I don't care.
fireworks don't phase him

Keith and I have mastered getting the kids to bed early and easily in a hotel, so we were able to enjoy the day as a family and have a peaceful evening once the kids were asleep.  

We had to call in the fire department. In her old age, our dog, Macy, doesn't care much for our rules.  While we were out, she dragged a bag of potatoes off the stove, and in doing that, turned on the burner (even with those child-proof things on the knobs). It didn't ignite, but the house filled with gas.  Keith got home first and was so smart not go in, leave the lights off, get the dogs out, and call the local fire department.  Pulling up to my house and seeing lights flashing and firemen in gas masks definitely was something I don't ever want to experience again!

We hope you're enjoying the winter as much as me and my boys are!  Added bonus: I can now see the floor of my laundry room.  Only took three days!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#DisneyKids Preschool Playdate

Show Your Disney Side 
*I received free products in order to host this Disney Kids Preschool Paydate. The opinions expressed here are my own.

We got back from Walt Disney World Resort almost 2 months ago, and we are in withdrawal! After the fun we had at our last #DisneySide playdate, we couldn't wait to share some more Disney magic with our friends!  This time we invited Jake and the Never Land Pirates fans for some swashbuckling fun.  The kids ate healthy snacks, like gluten & cholesterol free Crunchmaster Grammy Crisps  (cholesterol free is very important in our house), enjoyed some new toys and games (Who Shook Hook was my favorite), and talked Disney! The kids had a blast, and I got to spend some quality time with friends before my return to work.
JD and O enjoyed burying doubloons in the Kinetic Sand . This is going to be great all winter while we are missing the beach. 
Jake Party table
My boys are currently using those Mickey chore charts on the left to earn new MEGA Bloks sets.
A was able to dig up the treasure without putting down his Clif Kid ZBar  
O became a crunchmaster finishing off these crackers.  (The boxes in the back are the supplies to make our wedding favors.  Major crafting posts coming soon!)
The bigger boys couldn't be pulled away from the MEGA Bloks.
boys in Jake Ts
The boys were rockin their Jake gear!  Some were happier than others to stop playing to pose. 
Jake goodies
Everyone went home with a bag full of Jake goodies and Disney Side luggage tags for their next trip!
If you are interested in hosting your own Disney-themed playdate or party, tons of ideas, recipes, and printables can be found here.

*Thank you to Walt Disney World Resort and MomSelect for providing free products for our playdate.
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