Bento Making.

Oct
8
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Since our little dude has started preschool (Japanese preschool), I've had to rack my little brain for lunch ideas every Monday and Wednesday night for the past few weeks. It's so tempting to just order lunches through school, but I also want him to get what he likes to eat, and home-packed lunches are also a love-reminder in my opinion. I know he gets excited to open up his lunch box and remember that his mama packed it for him. But it is seriously hard to get creative with the lunches.

Cuddly Sleeping Bags

Oct
3
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I'm excited for S to have sleepovers with his buddies when he's a little older, and I'm also excited to have living-room camp outs when we have more space. So ofcourse, when I saw these adorable and cuddly sleeping bags by Land of Nod (which my sister shared with me), I got... excited! They are cute, oh so cute. And you won't know which one to choose! You can also personalize them with your kiddo's name(s).

Happy October!

Oct
1
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It's the first day of October, which means our favorite holiday is right around the corner! We love Halloween decorations, Halloween crafts and anything Halloween really! Little guy's costume has been ready since August, and he's excited to go trick or treating again. Here are some Halloween treats to help you get into October-mode! Enjoy.

ChitterChatter: Making New Friends

Sep
26
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Ever notice how easy it is for kids to make friends with complete strangers? It literally takes them minutes to become buddy-buddies, and you'll see them running around and laughing in the park like they've known each other a while. I think we've all noticed. The other day, we were shopping at a warehouse and the owner's little girl was there. She came and took S to see her "hide-out" and after that, they were running around picking out carpet colors and what-nots together like they've been friends forever.

Fall Crafts

Sep
19
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I don't go to PaperSource as often as I used to anymore, but they still carry some of the cutest things ever and it will always be one of my favorite stores! I came across some of their fall kits and crafts and thought I'd share some of my favorites. If you're looking for something fun to do with your little ones at home, these are great! Most include everything you need to make whatever it is (except maybe glue), and you can always add your personalities to the projects.

Reading Nooks

Sep
17
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Oh how I would've loved to have a reading nook when I was growing up, what a dream! Instead, my sister and I built forts with mattresses and blankets, took a desk lamp in there and did our homework in the heat haha well that just shows you how much little kids like to hide and have their own territory. It was just fun to be "away" from the rest of the house. I'm pretty sure we also slept in there a few times even though there was barely any space. So now instead of dreaming of my own reading nook, I'm dreaming about giving the little guy one.

Party At Sea

Sep
12
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This blog post is a little late, but definitely worth the wait. We went to Max's first birthday party last month and had a blast. His mom (and my good friend) had told me she wanted the theme to be nautical/water-related because Max loves the water, and as always, she and her husband threw a fantastic party with lots of wonderful details. So even though I knew some of her plans, she still managed to exceed my expectations and I had fun seeing all the things they made! The menu consisted of fish-n-chips, clam chowder, goldfish crackers and ice-cream cone cupcakes.

Delightful Books: The Day The Crayons Quit

Sep
10
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It's actually very simple, we LOVE this book! I'm pretty sure we read it 10 times within the first two days, and all upon the little guy's request, not mine. "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt is a fun story about a little boy's crayons writing him letters and giving him a piece of their mind. How do your little one's crayons feel? Over-used? Under-used? Treated unfairly? Happy and content? I'm pretty sure our little guy stopped peeling off his crayon wrappings thanks to this book!

First Day Of Preschool!

Sep
5
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It's hard to believe that our little guy has started preschool, but he has! Yesterday was his first day which means that the day before that, we actually had a "back to school prep day"! We decided to send him to a Japanese school because we want to expose him to the culture and strengthen his language skills while he's still little. We know that English will be easier to transition into once he starts kindergarten, so now's the time to take advantage of his spongy brain! We love how organized the Japanese preschool is, but that's also a nice way of saying "there is a lot of prep work!".

Drawing, Doodling & Coloring

Sep
3
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We've been long time fans of USborne children's books, and a couple of weeks ago, while out with some friends on a play date, I came across these (absolutely) wonderful doodling and coloring books for kids. It was love at first sight, and I wanted to take all of them home! It's brilliant books like this that will take kids on a journey of imagination, fun and creativity. I love the way little minds think, and these books enable them to tell their stories.

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