Spring Fun with Gerber Snacks!


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Is there anyone else out there treating 60 degree weather like summer?!  These cabin fever babies and their desperate mother are game for any sunshine available.  Lately, we’ve been heading out after we get home from the day and soaking up any sun that is still shining.

But here’s the tricky part.  E is ready to run all over the place as soon as we go out.  Claire would love to join and while she is SO close to walking, sadly isn’t walking and everything is still muddy.  So, standing and/or her Walking Dead crawling isn’t really getting her very far outside.

Plus, when she gets home she is ready for a snack.  And is generally happy to sit and watch her big sis.  So , we get C in her high chair outside and set her up with some snacks and this appeases her until E remembers that there is a park nearby and she’s ready to head that way.
Yesterday, after snack, we headed to the park and Claire experienced her first swing ride!!  You guys!! She loved it!!  The joy that these firsts bring never gets old.

After school snacks have been an important part of our routine and enjoying a little family time while also developing Claire’s fine motor skills.

What are the ways you’ve been spending time as a family now that there are some warmer temps on the horizon?  Do you have an infant in the house learning how to pick up finger foods?
Claire is eating us out of house and home so we are thankful for coupons and affordable products like Gerber while still providing nutrition.  Head here for coupons to save!

Hope you all are enjoying this sunshine before the inevitable spring snows ahead—grrrrr.

Have a great week and a great first day of spring!

Claire is Nine Months!


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Just like I predicted last month, we’ve entered the honeymoon phase of babies.  Claire is a dream baby.  She sleeps all night without waking (about 7 to 7) which I know will NOT LAST, but a mama can dream and hope that it will last just one more night.
She weighs in at 21 pounds and is eating 5 meals PLUS about 35 ounces of soy formula a day.  She is super mobile, climbing, crawling, and close to walking on her own.  She can stand on her own for several seconds and can walk along from surface to surface or with the walker.

Like I said, she sleeps all night with the help of the Dockatot–maybe only waking once to get a paci, but usually not.  And then she takes one solid nap from about 12-2 (same as E–she skipped right into toddler naps which has worked out kinda nicely).  She only has two bottom teeth and I know the two top aren’t far away so I am anticipating a few sleepless nights here soon, but feeling good so far.

She loves the bath, all of the food, following E around, snuggling, doing that blowing sticking out tongue thing (what is that called?), and standing at the play kitchen, oh and a spoon with some peanut butter on it.

I had to include some pictures of both of the girls here even though I swore I wouldn’t because I do want this to be about Claire, but this month Claire has been OBSESSED with Eleanor so it was only fitting E butted herself into this photo shoot and Claire was so happy about it.  E thought maybe some naked barbies would be a good addition and C did not hate it.  So I added the adorable bunny hats and I realized all of my dreams have come true.

These girls are my everything.  We love you little C!  Time to start planning that FIRST birthday!!!!

And here’s E at 9 months!

Hope you all have a great week!!

Easter Goodies for the Littles!


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Alrighty people!!  Woohoo!  It is time to start the Easter basket goodies!!  Here’s what the girls are getting this year!!

Basket: Pink / Blue

Book: Bunny Roo, I Love You / Counting with Barefoot Critters (Dear Bunny… is another cute book!)

Fillers: Peeps Bubbles / Bandaids / Pouches / Nail Polish / Bunny Lip Gloss / Bunny Hair Clips / Freeze Dried Snacks / Bird Whistles / Troll Surprise Bag (89 cents right now!) / Lolla Cup for Claire that matches E’s! / Kinder Surprise Egg

Outift: These Matching Dresses / Sandals / Sunglasses

Other ideas:  sidewalk chalk, coloring books, craft supplies–washi tape, paint, markers, crayons, stickers

For filling Eggs, we headed to the dollar section at Target and snagged up some cute little toys and we are just going to stuff some clearance v-day candy/fruit snacks!

And for even more ideas–here’s what we got the girls last year and for E the year before!

What do you love to gift your littles?  Any fun traditions you all do for Easter?
Have a great weekend!

Edited: I’ve added this camera for both girls and paintbrushes!

Transitioning with Dockatot!


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Well it’s officially time to start thinking about transitioning Claire to toddler sleep!! One of the main reasons we were successful in sleep transitioning with E to a toddler bed as early as we did was the Dockatot.  Until recently she didn’t even know she could get out of her bed.  And even now she will hop out really fast and scurry back in.  It’s actually kind of funny—and I really think it’s the coziness of her Dockatot.

Now that Claire is sleeping well at naptime AND bedtime, it’s time to start thinking about the next step.

It’s a great idea to use the Dockatot for everyday play, lounging, and napping and if you’re traveling, even better for sleep!  It feels and smells like their regular sleep routine!

We’ve started by just letting her relax and get aquatinted with it, maybe sleeping in it for naps.  Then we will put it in her big girl bed in 5-6 months to help her sleep all night in a new bed like we did with E when she’s ready to transition!

Also, does this mean what I think it means!?  Time to start planning Claire’s Big girl room!!!

What are your tips for transistioning from swaddling/infant sleep to baby to toddler sleep?

*This post was sponsored by Dockatot, but all opinions, as always, are my own!


Deal of the Day!


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Yay!!  The 360 LilleBaby carrier that I posted about here (what E is in!) is only $90 today on Amazon!  This is a great deal considering you can use it from newborn to toddler on the front or the back!  This is normally an almost $150 carrier!!

This would make a perfect shower gift!

Let me know if you snag this deal!
Have a great weekend!

*deal originally posted on Hip2Save (my fave couponing site!)