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Nov 17

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving started off a little rocky, with our waffle maker literally falling apart in pieces as Jeremy made breakfast. Followed by Kingston knocking our coffee table upside down on Harbor and poor Harbs limped around the rest of the day.

BUT, the rest of the day was great. My family came over for awhile and we chilled inside because of drizzling rain and ate an early dinner of turkey sandwiches and mac & cheese. Then after everyone left, we snuggled on the couch and watched Boss Baby on Netflix. A very relaxed day, full of thankfulness for these three handsome blessings!


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Nov 17

Super Saturday

The boys love any chance they get to wear their costumes… here’s a typical Saturday.


24
Mar 17

Review: The First Years Dinnerware

If you have a toddler you know how much they like to dip food into sauces and dips. Every time any of us puts ketchup or honey or anything on our plate Harbor grunts at us until we give him some too. Sometimes food never even makes it in his dip, just his little fingers, straight from the dip to his mouth. So he was pretty excited when I put The First Years Inside Scoop Dip Plate down in front of him for dinner the other day. And the big boys were a little jealous, exclaiming, “oh he has a bowl for dip on his plate?! Do I get one too?”.

The great thing about a plate with a little bowl built in, is it eliminates the problem of the dip spreading out thin, like what happens when you place the dip directly on a plate, making it hard for little fingers to effectively get their food “sauced up”. Another benefit of this plate is that it has a higher rim on one side helping keep food from being pushed off the plate as they learn the tricky task of getting food onto their forks or spoons.  The rim is also removable for when kids get older, though I feel like all the boys could still benefit from it. Somehow Kingston is the messiest of the bunch, how that’s possible since he’s the oldest, I don’t know. We may have to give this plate to him instead. LOL. One potential problem I see and will have to watch is sometimes cups and such with multiple pieces get icky if every piece isn’t taken apart and dried completely before putting back together so I will have to remember to always take it apart. Another negative to me, is that it isn’t dishwasher safe. I know some of my friends don’t use the dishwasher (something I can’t wrap my head around), so that feature doesn’t make or break it for some.

On the subject of cleaning though, the Stackable Sippy Cups are dishwasher safe and there are no extra little pieces in the lid that keep it spill proof, it is all contained in one piece. Yea! That is always where our cups have ended up gross before and we’ve ended up tossing them because we’ve forgotten to take something apart. Sooo, not having those pieces is exciting to me! Also, they are stackable (hence the name, haha) which is another great feature. Harbor uses mostly straw cups these days, but he literally pulled these out of the box and immediately wanted to use them because of the dinosaurs on them. And I have to agree they are a really cute design.

The last thing in the box actually turned out to be my personal favorite. The Take & Toss Double Duty Plates come four to a pack with one fork (seems like it should come with two forks), are dishwasher safe, and can double as lids. The plates themselves wouldn’t hold enough food for a bigger kid, but are perfect size for a toddler. It has two sections with a small spot in the middle to hold a fork and they all seal so you don’t have to worry about something dripping into the other section. At first glance I didn’t think that the plate doubling as a lid was a big deal, but THEN…the first time we tried them Harbor didn’t finish his food and instead of having to cover his plate in clingwrap or put it in a storage container I simply took another plate, snapped it on top and put it in the fridge. SO EASY. And easy makes this Mama happy! And so I’m sold on these little Double Duty Plates.

* I was provided with these products in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Jan 17

Harbor’s First Haircut

Harbor we broke down and gave you your first haircut on January 26th. Overall you didn’t need it, you are actually very sparsely haired still, but you did have these two long curly wisps behind each ear and even though I didn’t want to cut them, it was looking a little silly. :( So we bid them farewell in hopes that maybe your hair is like a plant and you have to prune/trim it a little to make the rest come in and fill out. LOL


22
Jan 17

Balanced

The boys got a slacken for Christmas. This is the first time they got to play on it.


22
Jan 17

Ready For Action

Zeke is always ready for fun.


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Jan 17

Patent Pending: Skatebox

Be sure to protect yourself on all sides with the all new Kennedy Skatebox® available in recycle bins everywhere.


18
Jan 17

Baby Sandwich

When your big brother is laying on the floor and you tackle him, and then your other brother tackles you.

 


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Jan 17

All Aboard

I guess we’ll just all ride together …


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Jan 17

Firehouse Tour

You can never tour too many fire stations when your kids are little. At least that’s our current theory. 😛 January 16th, my mom’s group did a tour of the Longwood fire station which was one we hadn’t been to before. We saw where they eat and how they have three fridges and food cabinets so each shift has their own food space they can lock up so other shifts don’t steal their food, haha. We saw their bathrooms and bedrooms, patio, workout room, and laundry room. But of course the best part to the kids was seeing them get dressed in gear and checking out the fire truck and ambulance.

After getting firehats and stickers and bracelets, a group of us headed to Chick-fil-a for lunch and for the kids to play. And boy did they play hard! Kingston and Zekie were sweaty from all the running and climbing and sliding. They had the best time playing with their friends while us Moms somewhat got to chat, yea!

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