Little Picasso

May
28
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Happy Memorial Day! What are your plans with the family today? I feel like we need to be barbecue-ing because it's what everyone else will be doing. So I may marinade some chicken thighs and make a simple barbecue dinner tonight. But right now, the little guy is sitting next to me with his new painting kit happily painting away.

ChitterChatter: Till When Is It "OK" For Your Child To See You Naked?

May
25
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Definitely not something I had to think about until recently. It started out with the little guy getting curious and asking us about body parts, and now he's still at the giggling stage where if we catch him staring he'll giggle. It's like they're born to know that being naked is a private thing. He's always been around us when we change or shower or even go to the bathroom sometimes, and I know a day will come when we're going to think "ok it's time to close the door!".

Current Favorites: Crib Bedding

May
24
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One of the funnest parts about welcoming a new baby into a home is decorating the nursery. And bedding plays a big role in setting the tone for the room!

above image: {by Land of Nod} one of my absolute favorites. Polka dots with colorful and whimsical woodland animals. It's got it all!

Plates Of Whimsy

May
23
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9 melamine plate designs (8" plates) with rich vibrant colors for all kinds of personalities. Designed by Swedish designer Ingela P Arrhenius.

Say Cheese!

May
23
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Everyone who knows me knows that I love taking pictures. If I could pick my career all over again, I would probably opt for photography and I wish I learnt more about it. I know it's not too late, but with a little one, priorities shift. Maybe some day, I'll be able to explore this hobby and passion a little further. For now, I can just drool over fancy new photography products/tools and use my little guy and our puppy as model guinea pigs! How wonderfully sweet are these La Sardina cameras?

... And We're Back!

May
23
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No, I wasn't on vacation because I would've told you beforehand. The blog server was down and I was panicking the entire week because I had no idea how to fix it. But thanks (again) to my computer whizz buddy, I finally figured out it was a silly problem I could've fixed right away. I swear I'm the most computer illiterate person on the face of the earth. So I apologize profusely for the sudden disappearance.

Painting

May
16
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Yesterday was a painting kind of day. S found a paint brush on the desk and decided it was a painting kind of day :) So we rolled out some paper, taped it down, gave him 5 water paint colors and a bowl of water and off he went - free-style! I love that he tells stories with his pictures now. His favorite being "the ocean, a dolphin swimming, a whale swimming and some fish". Drawing and painting are some of his favorite activities now. What do you think? A new Picasso or DaVinci on the rise? hehe

Potty Training

May
14
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Some of you have asked about our potty training experience, so I'm sharing our little journey with you hoping that you might find some encouragement when training your little ones. Let me start by saying that just because we've been successful at potty training, it does not, by any means, make me an expert. I credit all the success to our little guy!

Happy Friday + Happy Mother's Day!

May
11
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I can't believe this is going to be my third mother's day already even though my first was when S was only 4 months old. But each one counts, they really do. I always say this, but only when you become a mom can you fully appreciate what all the mothers in the world are capable of and how much they love their children. The sacrifices, the time, the patience, the strength and courage. Amazing doesn't even begin to cover it. Who said super heroes weren't real? And their super power? Motherhood.

Green Yet Colorful

May
10
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Now that most grocery stores (and even some stores in the mall) require you to bring your own shopping bags, suddenly everyone is trying to find cute bags they can carry around with them in their purses or leave in their cars. Baggu seems to carry every color in the rainbow, so you're bound to find "your" color! They're reusable bags you can use for all kinds of things because they're designed to be hip.

Some of my favorites:

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