What Are We Reading? June 2018

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We love books in our house.  We started reading to the girls from a young age, and we will continue to do so. I figured I would share with you guys some of our favorites every month. Some of these are well known and commonly owned, others, not so much. If you ever have any suggestions of books to check out, we’re always willing to find new favorites!

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What Are We Playing With: May 2018

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Arya, our 2 year old, LOVES doing dishes. People are constantly amused about the fact that she gets upset when I tell it’s time to stop doing dishes. She will just grab her stool, carry it over to the sink, climb on up, and do her stuff.

You do you, boo.

However, the kitchen sink isn’t always the safest place for her to be. Often times, there are sharp kitchen knives or bacteria from raw meat juices in there, and I refuse to let her play at that point for obvious reasons.

That’s where this lovely little toy came in.

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What Are We Reading? May 2018

We love books in our house.  We started reading to the girls from a young age, and we will continue to do so. I figured I would share with you guys some of our favorites every month. Some of these are well known and commonly owned, others, not so much. If you ever have any suggestions of books to check out, we’re always willing to find new favorites!

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Day in the Life

This morning actually started earlier than usual. Iris woke up every two hours last night which is not usual for her now that she’s 4 months. The last time she woke up, around 5:30ish, Arya woke up crying as well. (That has unfortunately been happening more often than we’d like recently.) My husband went go lie in her bed with her while I finished up with Iris. Not long after that, Arya joined me in bed while Richie got ready to go to work since he had some out of town extra training this morning.

As soon as the sun came up, Arya was ready to start the day, so I got up and made me some coffee. I filled her snack cup with cheerios, gave her some almond milk, and put on her choice of tv show, so I could finish getting ready. Today’s choice was Sid the Science Kid. Once I was dressed and had breakfast served for both of us, she was excitedly talking about leaves.

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The Joys of Having Toddler Bookworms

I’ve been a bookworm myself for many years and grew up with American Girl, The Little House on the Prairie, and Harry Potter on my bedside table. I even was envious of the fact that Belle was given her own library, and I decided at a young age that I wanted my own personal library.

Naturally, I had every intention of fostering a love of reading in my own children from a young age. Heck, it has been proven that future ACT scores are for kids whose parents read to them at a young age rather than those that studied their butts off with flashcards and worksheets, so I also had the science to back this up as a great idea.

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What Are We Playing With: March 2018

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When Arya’s birthday was coming up, I knew that I wanted the big present from us to be an easel. Arya loves all things creative, and I just knew an easel would be perfect. I looked at a number of different easels including some wooden ones until I found the Step2 Jumbo Art Easel. It pretty much jumped out at me when I came across it, and I just knew this was the one. (Added bonus came when I finally went to buy it, and there was actually a big sale on it going on at the time…WINNING!)

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