Must Haves with Baby

Something Every Backyard Should Have…

By on May 21, 2017

Water Table // Swimsuit // Water Shoes

Hi Everyone!

It is feeling a lot like summer these days! This weekend it was really hot and Lila basically lived in our backyard playing with her water table. This water table is amazing because it comes with so many toys and the second level rains water onto the lower level, which is sure to get a squeal out of your toddler. Living in California, this is a MUST HAVE with baby. I don’t know how I waited this long to get one. I am such a huge fan of this thing and it’s basically like a built in babysitter because this lady is outside for hours splashing away.

 

We had my family over this weekend it is such a hit with all the cousins. It’s so cute because the first thing they want to do when they get here is change into a swimsuit and run to the backyard. Thankfully we have a cemented backyard so it’s very easy to let the table drain onto the cement and clean up is a breeze.

I hope everyone had a good weekend that involved water!

*Thank you to Step2 for gifting me this item as part of the Step2 toy tester program.

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A Cottage To Call My Own

By on April 2, 2017

Cottage Playhouse // Dress // Capri Leggings

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite new additions to Lila’s playroom. This courtyard cottage is the perfect size for a toddler and even has a working doorbell. Lila loves to ring the doorbell and it is so realistic that sometimes I get confused and have to double check that no one is at the door!

I keep a little basket of small toys for her toy play with and sometimes I’ll come in and find her playing quietly. It totally reminds me of when I was little and building a fort in my room. The color is girlie without being too bright and colorful. When summer gets closer we are going to move it into the backyard but for now it’s secret hideaway inside.

I had a playhouse similar to this when I was a kid and I think it is so cool that when she grows up she will have memories playing in one too.

What are your summer must haves for the backyard?

*Thank you to Step2 for gifting me this item as part of the Step2 toy tester program.

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Lila’s New Ride | Step2 Whisper Ride Cruiser

By on December 28, 2016

Step2 Whisper Ride Cruiser in Pink // Ice Cream Scoop Toy // Romper

Of all the Christmas gifts Lila received this year, this pink car is hands down her favorite. Whenever she sees one when we are out and about her eyes light up with excitement. I knew I had to get her one and her reaction Christmas morning did not disappoint. Jake assembled it after she fell asleep on Christmas eve and we had it waiting for her in front of the tree with a big red bow. When we woke up Christmas morning and she saw the car she said, “Oh, oh, wow! A car!” She was so sweet and walked across the room so slow with her eyes locked on the car. She finally hopped in and sat in the car and immediately started chirping, “Beep beep! Honk honk!” and spinning the wheel around like she was driving. She looked up at us with the biggest smile and Jake and I were SO happy that she loved it.

We took it for a spin around the block and I have to say I was amazed by how easy it was to maneuver. I’m a little spoiled with our jogging stroller, so whenever I have to push another stroller I am usually disappointed and struggling to make turns. Not with this car though. All you have to do is put a little pressure forcing the back wheels down and the car glides left or right with total ease. The best part is how happy Lila is when she is being pushed. She wears the biggest smile on her face and I feel like she is seeing the world with new eyes.

For the time being this pink car has replaced the stroller in the trunk of the car. We have already taken it to run a few errands and it has been a lifesaver! Instead of distracting Lila with snacks or songs, she is more than happy to just be sitting in her new pink car. I hope she stays this happy in it forever.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. What was your favorite gift you got this year?

*Thank you to Step2 for gifting me this item as part of the Step2 toy tester program.

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