Baby D is two. He has become very independent in the past few months and while it is a natural, good part of his development, but it sure is tiring on his mommy! I remember when the Captain went through this phase, his favorite phrase was "My do it!" and D is no different. Everything must be attempted at least once by himself before allowing anyone to help and if you don't allow him to at least try to do it himself, a meltdown is sure to occur.
The other day we had just [...]
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The Captain has always been on the skinny side, so finding a pair of pants that fit has been hard, especially after he started wearing underwear at 2 1/2. We've had to donate or put aside pants that were just too big…until now. We received the Dapper Snappers for toddlers and both boys can wear it to make their pants FIT. I like how easy it is to [...]
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The Captain LOVES to do artsy and crafty things and while I was a kindergarten teacher, I am NOT as crafty as the typical kindergarten teacher. Lately he has been coming up with ideas of things he'd like to make and I've been assisting him as much as I can. And lately he's had the idea that we need to "sew" things. I DO know how to sew, but I do not have a sewing machine, so, alas, I cannot sew him a police costume like he wants. So, we settled on a police badge. This is FAR [...]
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It is definitely cold and flu season. So many of my friends and family members have been sick already, we are just trudging along, trying to avoid sickness. The boys are both loving berries right now…blueberries and blackberries specifically…and they love to take their vitamins and drink orange juice, so that’s a start. We’re trying to keep our hands washed, which is difficult when it’s so cold and our hands are dry, but we’re trying!
But what happens when our kids DO get sick? We turn to medicine to help ease the symptoms of the [...]
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We have been very blessed this year and the boys have a lot of STUFF. Toys, food, candy, ride-ons, carseats, etc, etc….there is just no way I can stay up to date on all of the recalls that happen daily by checking out manufacturers’ websites and subscribing to email lists. Most of the time, I notice a recall weeks or even months after it happens and that is frustrating. Unless it’s a MAJOR recall that affects the health of a lot of people, there is [...]
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Happy 2nd birthday to our joyful little Baby D!
As you all know, Baby D loves to eat. He is getting to the age where he doesn’t really want to try anything new, but pouches from Ella’s Kitchen are always a sure bet. You should have seen his face light up when we received this box of goodies from Ella’s Kitchen to review:
He has eaten almost all of the pouches by now, and there wasn’t one he hasn’t liked. He didn’t really care for the apple [...]
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We were able to travel on the "Polar Express" on the Texas State Railroad. The boys hadn't watched the movie, so they didn't really know what it was about when we told them. They just knew they were going to get to ride on a train, which was enough to get them both very excited because they LOVE trains. I explained to them that the kids on the Polar Express wear their pajamas and get special treats and then we would travel [...]
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I'm sure you've noticed a lot of holiday gift ideas, but hopefully you've found some helpful instead of annoying and jamming up your newsfeed/inbox/reader. I have been having fun posting about the different things available this holiday season, and no, I'm not quite done yet. But, both boys are sick and I need to take a little break!
The Captain has had a low grade fever for a couple of days, along with a runny nose and cough. Baby D has been in good spirits but wanted to take a super early nap yesterday [...]
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