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A Day At Disneyland

Eleanor turned four this month, and Disneyland was what her heart desired. Seeing the expressions on her face when she met Mickey Mouse, and her favorites characters were priceless. Join us for a fun filled day at the “happiest place on earth.”

Our first stop was Toontown, where Pluto greeted us. Pluto, also called Pluto the Pup, is a cartoon dog created in 1930 at Walt Disney Productions. Walt was inspired to create Disney’s top dog by remembering the personable pooches he met while living on the farm in his childhood home of Marceline, Missouri. Ever since Pluto has, as Walt put it, been “working hard and trying, but usually not succeeding, in staying out of trouble.” Pluto is Mickey’s pet.

Meeting Alice was Eleanor’s favorite experience. Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated musical fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Alice books by Lewis Carroll. The 13th of Disney’s animated features, the film premiered in New York City and London on July 26, 1951. The Mad Hatter wished Eleanor the happiest of birthdays.

A day at the Magic Kingdom is not enough time to see all Disneyland has to offer, but we made the most of it. “It’s a Small World,” walking with the “Beast,” meeting “Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Minnie Mouse,” riding in the tea cups, pictures, popcorn and souvenirs made this the best day ever!

If you have a Disneyland experience to share feel free to share in the comments.

 

 

 

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health // earth’s best

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I hope everyone had a great weekend! We are continuing our healthy, eating/snacking series over here, with a little love towards our little ones.  We can’t forget about them!

When we had Eleanor, I said I would make her food, when she was ready for solids. I said a lot of things, but…Well, I attempted it once, and to be honest, it wasn’t for me or her. (don’t judge. ha!)  So my quest began for the perfect, organic, baby food.  There weren’t many options, that I found and felt comfortable with.  However, the one we kept reading about and seeing was Earth’s Best.  So, that’s who we started with. Eleanor loves her options, and there are many to choose from, so, that’s who we’ve been with since day one!

Earth’s Best has a simple mission, “Earth’s Best Organic provides “better for baby” products with the freshest, purest ingredients, so parents can nurture their baby’s health with the utmost confidence.

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Eleanor had a chance to taste a few of their newer products, and she was thrilled with them.  Luckily, we don’t have a picky eater over here, so we are pretty lucky there.  Another thing we love about Earth’s Best, is the variety of items we have to choose from.  We like to give Eleanor choices.  This way she can learn the taste of different foods.  I am still fully breastfeeding, so her meals with Earth Best tend to be a very small lunch, and a larger dinner. We also do give her avocado and banana. She really is a wonderful little eater.

Lastly, if you get a chance and of course have little ones, try Earth’s Best snack crackers, Those are her favorite, of course!

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Almost One!

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Where does time go? Eleanor is going to be ONE next month, and I’m kind of freaking out!  This is coming from the mouth of someone who didn’t even have children on her radar a few years ago.  I love this little human more than she will ever know.  Eleanor has made me a stronger, selfless, more laid back person, I even knew existed within me.  She has been my BIGGEST teacher so far in life.

Eleanor, is a strong willed, independent, full of personality, little child.  She LOVES music, and she loves playing the ukulele.  She loves the beach and the water.  Everyday I look at her and wonder how Dave and I got so lucky.  It was really hard for us to get pregnant, so, she by far, made us both BELIEVE miracles REALLY do happen.

It’s amazing how your own child can really make you a better person.  Not that I didn’t feel I was a good person before, but, I definitely feel I’m more dedicated to life now.

Thanks, Eleanor! We love you to the moon and back!

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Baby book shopping

We had a little date night on Saturday night.  Of course that means we go out at 5 and we are home by 8.  Fine by me.  We decided to go have some sushi, of course I had to pass on the sushi and eat teriyaki steak, which was yummy.  But, I love sushi!  Then we decided to go buy some books for our little lady.  I read this article and many others, that talked about reading to your child while they are still in your womb, and how it helps with brain development.  Sounds good to me.  Here are the books that we picked out and have started reading to her…Also, if any of you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them.  We will be buying more, each month.

 

goodnight moon

time for bed

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citrus lane

I want to introduce one of our new sponsors, Citrus Lane.  I love the concept behind this company.  You can either purchase one of their monthly boxes, which includes innovative products for your child, or go online to their site, and shop for your own picks.   All of the products have been reviewed by real parents.  Some of the brands they have partnered with are BabyBjorn, Aden and Anais, Beau Coup, Chronicle Books, Green Sprouts, Eco-Kids, Lifefactory, and many more.

Here are some of my favorites that you can purchase from the online store…

booksBusy bear board book bundle

dog binDog storage box

swaddlesAden and Anais classic swaddle blankets

sleeping bagAden and Anais sleeping bag

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Little ones

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  We did.  We didn’t do much, just relaxed.

I decided to do a little roundup of some of my favorite children’s clothes.

We don’t have any little ones yet, maybe soon.  But, here are a few of my favorites for our future little one…

baby collageSources start at the top and go left to right.

Alpaca apple sweater, alpaca apple pillow, baby puffer snowsuit in polka dot.

Cotton blouse with striped detail, Handmade shoes by Beatrice Valenzuela, Harem pants.

Teepee, wood burger, Handmade shoes/booties.

 

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