hot summer days

Hot summer days are spent outdoors, of course! We have very finicky weather here on the East Coast so when it feels like summer, we love to enjoy it being out and about. To prepare for the heat, we were able to pick up the babyganics sunscreen and insect repellent for SML and badger sunscreen for us.

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  • We won the Babyganics sunscreen and insect repellent package set at a recent Toys ‘R Us event. It was one of two prizes; the other prize was a bike! Baby SML was also able to meet Geoffrey for the first time but unfortunately, she was really scared and wanted to run away…but otherwise, she had a great time with us at Toys ‘R Us
  • We received the Badger Sunscreen through a trade-in offer hosted at our local Whole Foods. We had to bring in an old bottle of sunscreen and drop it off at the Whole Body section and the rep gave us a new bottle of Badger in return. I had learned about this offer through a local FB mom’s group.

Both sunscreens make the EWG’s Best Beach & Sports Sunscreens list so we are excited to try them out and see how we like them.

In addition to the new sunscreens and insect repellent, we have been using the Brica UV Alert Window Shades to protect our little one from the sun and also to keep her car seat straps/metal lock from heating up and potentially burning her from being exposed to the hot sun. It also keeps the shining sun from bothering her eyes. The UV ray protection is also a major plus in our books!

Of course, being in the car these days, also means ensuring that our little one has her books to make her rides more enjoyable. SML knows exactly how many books and which ones she has so she will make a small whiny noise if she feels a book is missing. She will also on occasion fall asleep holding one of her books.  Other than reading them on occasion, she has found a new purpose for them…they are used as LEG RESTS!! She def thinks of creative ways to utilize what is available to her 🙂 So smart! ❤

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many happenings

we’ve all taken turns being sick  lately — baby, mommy, daddy, grandparents, etc. unfortunately that meant more time spent resting but we’ve gotten to do some play time in between being sick…

Children’s Festival (5/21/16) at Lawn on D 

There were games for both the little ones and the adults — ball pit, lots of rody toys to ride and bounce about in, floor beams to practice balancing, things to climb on, sandbag toss, etc…The aquarium and zoo people were there too.

We played a bit before Baby SML went to listen to kids songs with daddy while I went to pick up lunch for us (sandwiches and burgers). Baby SML shared a bit of the sandwich with me before heading over to the MFA booth to paint some postcards with daddy. She was really into it and was able to paint a few.

Baby BBQ Play Date (5/29/16)

Baby SML had a memorial day play date in Braintree this month. She has monthly play dates with kids her age which are hosted at a different kid’s home each time. She is the second youngest in her group but that doesn’t stop her from copying her older baby pals. She loves her play group and will play without hesitation. For the BBQ play date, she got to swing around in the backyard, play with the pots and pans in the toy kitchen area, sit in the cozy coupe, eat BBQ chicken and yummy wide noodles cooked in broth…We left before we could play with the bubbles in the yard but it seems like the other kiddos had a great time! We’ll definitely need to introduce them to her later.

Bday Party at Jump On In (5/29/16)

We ended up going to the party a little late but the play time we did get was amazing! We got to play in the different bouncy slide areas. SML loved it; we might have a daredevil baby. Since SML was too small to participate on her own, it was great that Jump On In allows the adults to participate too. We held and climbed up each structure with her before coming down. We took turns and were really tired by the end but it was overall, a great time.

After playing, we were taken to a separate room where we munched on pizzas, fruits and birthday cake. The staff at Jump On In helped decorate and prepared settings for the kids which were helpful. There were also construction toys on the table for the kids to play with. SML was given a favor bag to go — it had an IKEA toy baking set, Disney gummies, animal crackers and popcorn.  We can’t wait to get her started playing with the baking set as she already enjoys playing in her kitchen at home.