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Wednesday Wants: Skip Hop Lunchbox

So flipping cute!

Dee started preschool yesterday and was so excited to go to her first day.  We owed this excitement to one new item that we added to our household last Saturday – Dee’s Zebra Skip Hop Lunchbox.  It’s no secret we’ve been missing in action on the website lately – what with the wedding and the move directly after so I wasn’t able to tell you all about how obsessed Dee has become with zoo animals.  In particular the zebra, giraffe, and “lion king”.  We went to the Oregon Zoo multiple times in the weeks before our move, as a good bye to my working grounds, as well as to satiate our toddlers constant need to have “mom, dad, dee, zoo” (translation, “mom and dad I want to go to the zoo”).

So as soon as I learned that she was goign to need a lunch box for her new preschool we immediately started looking for cute animal lunchboxes and stumbled across the Skip Hop Zoo Line.

The full line-up of adorable animals

She originally wanted the giraffe but they were sold out.  But the zebra has made her so happy and has helped to keep her pumped up for school.  In fact, she was so excited for school and using her zebra lunchbox that she carried it all the way to the car, then into the schoo,l and then jigged her way to the front desk to show it off.  She keeps asking to pack the zebra lunchbox and go to school!  I’ll let you know if he keeps her this pumped up for school as the “honeymoon” period comes to a close.

meg

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Wednesday Wants: Back to School Apps via Parents.com

I thought this was a really cool article by Parents.com.  Apps are becoming a major part of our lives and are not just for our phones, but for personal computers, tablets, notebooks, and laptops (I’m sure a few more could be named).

I thought Easy Reader was a cool one, which allows your to browse through ebooks from libraries.

There are a number of really good suggestions from recipe finders, schedule helpers, brain boosters… make sure you check them out.

Parents.com even has one that is perfect for me a jax, Playgrounds, that allows users to look through, rate, and enter playground information so others can learn about them.

Do you have any apps you love using that help you and/or your family?

ash

Wednesday Wants: Favorite Baby Blankets

I thought I’d share with you one of the best buys I thought I made for our little guy.  These aden + anais for Target Zooaroo blankets!

aden + anais for Target Zooaroo Baby Collection.Opens in a new window.

I bought the four pack right before he was born and I still use them everyday, night, etc.  They are perfect for hot weather climates, great for swaddling.  Fold them over into a triangle shape and they are the perfect for swaddling.  We used them as burp clothes also (is that gross?).

They kind of act as a sheet now that he is older, which is great again because it’s so hot here in the Arizona.  They breathe really well.  If you are in need of something that you will use longer than a year –  I would suggest these!

enjoy! ash

Wednesday Wants: A Toddler that stays in her bed

So I WAS going to write a Retro Cherry Blossoms Nursery Wednesday Wants but instead I spent hour returning Dee to her bed.  (Even as I write this I’m leading her back in about every two minutes – hey better than every 5 seconds).  This is how it’s been going:

*door creak and open* me get up off the couch

lead her back to her bed while she says “Moo Moo” over and over again (All the Wonderful Sounds Mr. Brown can Do is her bedtime story book right now)

place her in bed, “goodnight honey, love you, see you in the morning”

kiss on the check and exit the room.

continue x 100 or more . . .

She just found out she could get out of bed and open the door all on her own.  For the last couple of days it only extended to her waking up about 30 minutes early and coming into my room but this afternoon and tonight was a “eureka” moment for her and she realized she didn’t have to save this special skill for JUST morning wake up.  She could get up All. The. Time.  Great!  This afternoon only took a couple of times of returning and she finally fell asleep but tonight she’s been pretty persistent.

Luckily, as I write this it’s getting longer – we’ve made it to 5 minutes in between returns and no more “Moo Moos”.  She sees me, turns right around, heads to the bed, and is silent as I tuck her in.

The end has to be in sight right?

Who knows if this is going to work – has anyone else had this problem? How did you handle it?

help meg

Wednesday Wants: Bug Hunt

Dee’s been super in to chasing bugs around lately – she’s fascinated by them! So I’ve picked out a couple of things for us to go bug hunting in (in STYLE!).

||1. Vintage inspired sun suit. || 2. Red jellys remember these? ||

3. Lady bug stacking toy. || 4. Rockabilly green plaid dress yes please! ||

5.  Leather strappy sandals perfect!|| 6.  Applique owl canvas tote.||

meg

Dee & Me

I updated this weeks Wednesday Wants to “Dee & Me” because these are just some fun things that I’ve had my eye on for the two of us when we get back state-side and are in full summer swing!

1. hello, cute swimsuit! || 2. sweet little kiddo shoes.
|| 3. zara has the best baby dresses. 4. modcloth hollywood sunglasses. ||
5. good ol’ days wedges, i love you. || 6. modcloth By gone days dress. oh dear, so cute.
|| 7.  darling covered button hair clips.|| 8. Stockholm travel bag perfect for the beach ||
meg

Wednesday Wants: Easter baskets for Boys and Girls

It was one of those lazy spring days around the panda base today with the scent of freshly cut grass and cherry blossoms – it occurred to me that spring is upon us and Easter is right around the corner!  This Wednesday I put together TWO treasuries!  As I was looking through all the cute Easter stuff on etsy I couldn’t help but make up a treasury for both boys and girls.

Hippity Hoppity Boys Easter Basket Ideas from tumblewee treasury on etsy

Hippity Hoppity Girls Easter Basket ideas from tumblewee treasury on etsy

Of course, I cant’ inundate you all with every single one of these pictures in full size but I’ll give you my favs!

The basket:

Make this cute crochet frog basket for you little boy! from cuddlebugkids

Instead of using paper grass or that fake plastic stuff go green (literally) with this edible Easter basket grass from LiensRoyalicing.

The goodies to put in the basket:

Chocolate dipped peeps from LynnesSweetShop (Yumm . . . need we say more?)

OMG these easter cookies are SO cute from katieduran

You have to give your little a cute stuffed bunny right??

Cute bunny PDF pattern from rachelod

Stuffed sock bunny from charliedesigns

And to wear on Easter Sunday (I did girl the girls dresses, because they are SO adorable – wish I could get some of these over here to China for Dee.  But don’t worry go to the treasury to see the little boy outfit we put together!):

I LOVE everything that pitpatwaddlepat makes but her cute dresses are to die for!

I just couldn't resist adding this one from OliviaMadeNew. Just look at the beautiful details!

If you're not tempted to buy our purple and pink polka dot baby shoes then go get these cute ones from revolutionarysouls.

Peep hair clips - ummmm REALLY??!! So freaking cute. from twolittlewrens.

OK so hop to it!! Make those basics super cute and unique.

Next week: DIY egg dying from pinterest

meg

P.S. We’re doing an Easter Basket giveaway next week and some of these treats will be featured!!  Check back next Tuesday to enter and see what we’re giving away!

 

 

 

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