cleaning house

Now that busy season at work has been over for a little while now, I have to get down to business…cleaning our home! It’s really tough to clean with a toddler who is awake and is super mobile. We are always worrying about what sort of messes baby SML will get into while we are busy with something else either in the same room or in another room. It’s also tough when she sometimes follows us around and sabotages the cleaning we do.

Instead of waiting until she is fast asleep, I decided to put her in the new high chair (we already have two different ones – one for at home and one for grandma’s house) we recently picked up, the boon flair, while I attempted to clean.


It’s been two days and it seems to be working! Not only do I not need to worry about what she is up to while she is in this high chair, it is easy for me to move her around from room to room so she can see what I am doing at all times. The high chair easily glides across the floor on its casters. I can also make cleaning a little fun for her by making sound effects or even playing a little peekaboo. Who knew that a high chair can be such a life saver?

side note: i was able to finally take the first shower while baby SML was awake! lovin’ this high chair!


first pool party

Baby SML went to a birthday pool party for her friend SS’s second birthday yesterday at Goldfish Swim School. The party started off with an hour of swim fun for the little ones. We were able to change to our swimsuits in the changing area and put away our bags and shoes into the provided cubbies. We then got into the pool, which can be heated up to 90 degrees. Unfortunately, SML was very reluctant to play in the water yesterday because she was tired from not taking enough naps during the day. We tried our best to entertain her by putting her in the canoe, on the duck foam floatie, helping her “swim”, playing “catch” with her with a ball pit ball, etc. Alas, she only wanted to play in the water if we were holding her.

After the hour was up, we showered off and dressed before sitting down at the table for food. For the party, the employees at the school are in charge of the set up and clean up of all areas. For the eating area, each child had a lei, plate, napkin, juice box and a cupcake. For decor, they had little balloons for all the kids in a pail on the table. Any food and additional drinks were ordered by the parents. A separate area was given to put these items so everyone can go and partake.

It was really relaxing to be able to just sit down and eat as soon as we finished swimming. SML really enjoyed the food. After eating, she was able to play with babies MN and AL for a tiny bit before we had to go. We had a great time at the party and SML will definitely love her bday favor from SS, a new pink contigo water bottle. We can’t wait to try it out.