Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I was inspired to write this post after I saw that my sweet friend, LG had shared what her sweet one was loving right now. I always love to read these posts to see what I should get for Trey next, or what would be a good birthday gift!
Ahhh the bike. The most amazing thing we could have ever bought this kid for his birthday. He LOVES this thing. We take it everywhere. And I mean EVERYWHERE! It just stays in my trunk with his stroller because he loves it so much. I was skeptical about how much we would use this when I ordered it but I am so glad we did. A few of his friends have the same or similar ones and we will all meet at a big local park and they will "ride" together - they look like a little bike gang - ha!! (If you are thinking about getting one of these - stalk amazon for a few days - the price seems to fluctuate pretty heavily and anything under $100 seems to be a good deal!)
Every time we would take Trey to the library, Dr.'s office, etc and they had one of these big wood activity cubes he would instantly gravitate towards it. I was SO excited to pick this up for him. We have so much fun sitting and playing, and going over letters and animals on the sides. He's still a little small for one of the sides but I'm excited that it will grow with him!! And the beads on the top - HOURS of enjoyment!
Future Travis Barker in the making thanks to this thing. It has all sorts of "instruments" inside of it and that seems to be half the fun - taking them out and putting them back in! I like it, it's not too loud and its really fun that J.D. and I can each grab an instrument and we can have our own little band!
Trey's Nana and Pops gave him this wagon for his birthday and it has been so fun to take it on evening rides, we take it up to the frozen yogurt place, we took it to an outdoor movie. It even has a little compartment to store things. I like that when we have friends over, both babies can ride in it together.
When I ordered this I didn't realize that it had suction cups on the bottom. I was so confused - and then it dawned on me. DING DING DING - perfect restaurant toy!! I keep this in my car and we take it into places to eat. It's not loud, it keeps Trey entertained for a decent amount of time. Total win! Trey & I had dinner with a friend and her 19 month old the other night and her daughter LOVED it. She played with it forever!
Boys. Cars. Any questions? I like this because he can stand up and play with it. It makes enough noise to keep him interested but it's not obnoxious. I love that you can buy more "Little People Wheelies" for it. J.D. picked him up a new fire truck one just the other night. Trey is also officially saying "Vroom Vroom" and "Go go go" - I'm pretty sure it's because of this!
Trey's sweet friend, Cooper got this for him for his Birthday! And like the M&D stackers that he loves so much he instantly took to this. He loves to put the balls in it in different places and watch them come out. I don't know what it is about these toys but they really seem to entertain for such a long period of time. I love that they are wooden and will be played with by our future babies too. But I'm not going to lie... I did have to take the hammer away a few times, that thing is dangerous!
And the leap frog fridge farm. I feel like I always come back to this when talking about favorite toys. It really is growing with him. At first he just liked the sounds. Then he just wanted to throw the pieces. Now that we are really working on animals it's fun to see him identify them!! This has been a great help while I am cooking!!
That's it for now y'all! I'm going to work on a post about favorite books next! We have some really funny ones that we are reading right now!! And as always, let me know if you have any questions!
p.s. All of these were bought by us for Trey or gifted to him from friends and family. I was in no way, shape or form compensated for this post.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Y'all know about my obsession with Breaking Bad, and this season is just SO GOOD!!
Modern Family & Up All Night both make me laugh so hard and I'm sure I will be tuning in each and every week to watch both.
Yes, I know that's 3.... I just couldn't narrow it down anymore!
What two cleaning products make your life easier?
I use these everywhere I possibly can!! I feel like I am always wiping down something these days! And as one of my mom-friends who turned me on to them would say "they smell like the SPA!"
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Day 14: Things I am Looking Forward to: Pumpkins, Halloween, Holiday Crafts, Peppermint Mochas, Playing in the snow with Trey. Remember, I'm embracing the "F" word... maybe even the "w" word.... Maybe?
Day 15: Advice for New Bloggers - If I could pick just one piece of advice for new bloggers it would be to blog for yourself. Meaning if you want to write a post that you feel is something that you'd like to remember or something important to you - go for it. Who cares if no one reads? Which will matter more 2 years from now?
Day 16: 5 Favorite Blogs - I can't pick just 5, if you'd like to see some of my favorites just take a peek at the sidebar on the right of my page.
Day 17: Regrets - None. I know, I know that sounds weird but with all of the family issues I have had I'm learning to live in the moment and truly enjoy each and every day.
Day 18: Something You Miss - My Nanny. I know that she would just be so in love with Trey and I hope that she'd think that J.D. and I are good parents. Luckily I know I have her looking down on us and I ask her for advice a lot!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
- Turn our guest room into a "mom office". I really need a place for all of my Shakeology stuff, stationary, wrapping, etc. I'd still like to have a place for guests to stay, but the room is tiny. So I am going to try to find maybe a day bed or futon type thing for it to give me a little bit more space.
- Make more time for crafts and to be creative. I know how important it is for Trey to do these things - we've been playing with crayons, finger paints, making music, etc for as long as I can remember. J.D. has a big love for making music and enjoys it often. But, me? I don't really have too much creative-ness on a regular basis and I'd like to change that.
- Make and order the rest of "Trey's Firsts" books via Snapfish, etc.
- Maintain my goal weight and continue to be more active. Work on weight training and run a 5k, 10k, or half marathon
- Start meal planning on a more consistent basis. This makes it so much easier for me to have something already cooked and ready when JD gets home from work. And basically eliminates the "what should we have for dinner" convo that we all hate so much!