Aug 16

Review: The First Years Mickey Mouse Feeding & Activity Seat

If you and your babe are a Disney lover, then this seat is a great pick. The First Years Mickey Mouse Helping Hands Feeding and Activity Seat, available at Walmart, is a cute, compact feeding seat.

When it arrived in the mail, Zekie couldn’t wait to get it out of the box, even though he doesn’t need it (though it has a weight limit of 50 lbs, so he definitely still fits in the limits). You are not supposed to use this chair on the floor, but I had a hard time keeping Zekie and Harbor off of it while I unpacked it and put it together. It took maybe five minutes to snap the back on and attach the straps, and then we attached it to a chair to give it a try.

The seat has two straps, one that attaches around the back of a chair and one that attaches under the chair seat, and then you pull them to tighten them around the chair. We have wider kitchen chairs and we still had plenty of room to make it bigger so I think this seat will fit on a large variety of chairs.

There is a tray that you can attach at different levels depending on the size of your kiddo or you can leave it completely off and scoot the chair all the way up to your table. I think the trays are easier to clean off the caked on food then my kitchen table so we used the tray. The tray comes with its own accessories as well. A Mickey hand cup holder and a rollerball can be snapped on or off the tray and 2 suction cup toys are also included. We’ve never had great luck with suction cup dinnerware or toys and this wasn’t any different. Harbor easily plucked the two toys off the tray after playing with them for a minute and promptly threw them on the floor.

They may have a better chance with a younger child, but they definitely won’t last long on a tray for anyone older than a year. This isn’t a make or break for me, since the toys aren’t why I would be buying the seat anyway and Harbor did still play with the toys even when they weren’t attached.

The back of the seat has a small storage slot for you to store a bib or the toys. I think this could be even better if it could be made big enough to hold the tray when not in use too.

I think this would be perfect for anyone that has a small kitchen and doesn’t want a large highchair. It’s easy to clean and quick to set up. Also, I think this will be great for us to have around when we have friends with little ones visiting and we need an extra seat for them.

* I was provided this product in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

May 16

Blue Eyes

May 16

Hanging with Harbor

May 16

11 Years – Part 2

We finally got a night out to celebrate our anniversary a few weeks late on May 13th. (On our actual anniversary, our babysitter we lined up was sick, so we did a beach day with the kids and ate in and watched a movie after the kids were asleep.)

So on our rare night outs we usually flip-flop between sushi at our favorite spot or Seasons 52. This was a Season’s year so we headed over to Altamonte, sat on the patio, enjoyed a sunset and got everything on the menu (not really, but close).

Drinks, apps, entrees and practically all the delicious mini desserts we could shove in our kid-free faces and then we realized .. there was NO rush, no kid drama to interrupt us, no diapers to change or babies to feed. The desserts were great and an actual conversation too.

After dinner we knew we wanted to do something else, but not just sit around so I suggested the cool mini golf place up the road called Congo River. I’ve seen it for the last 12 years I’ve been here and have yet to play there. Note to self: Mini-golf is no longer cheap, at least not there, but it was a really well maintained and a fun and wacky 18 holes. You can play like a normal put-put or you can spin these game wheels before  you put and you kick the game up a notch. In the end we did a lot of silly stuff like putting with our eyes closed, putting backwards … used our feet, used the putter like a pool cue, “if you get a hole in one, you can add puts to the others score”, things like that. We played our holes, did a little scavenger hunt they had on the back and then afterwards checked out the baby gators they have living near the entrance.

Not a bad night. Here’s to more fun times and years ahead!







May 16

End of the Year at the CO-OP

With so many new things going on with us this year we couldn’t really commit to a Co-op for the school year. By the end of the year though we were finally ready to try to add something in, so the last month or so we joined in on the co-op meeting at our church. There were 4 kindergartners (Logan, Molly, AJ, and Kingston) and their younger siblings. They had story time, played games, and did arts and crafts together each Wednesday until the end of the year on May 11th.

April 20th

April 27th

May 4th

May 11th



May 16

Tag Team Feeding

The boys have been getting more helpful with Harbor. Today they helped with feeding him lunch.

May 16

Mother’s Day 2016

For Mother’s Day this year, on May 8th, my cuties gave me some cards they made and then we went to church where they each picked out a different color flower to give me (well Kingston picked out one for Harbor ;).  And then we spent the afternoon at my parents’ house swimming and eating.


The boys made these for me at church. Zeke colored 2.

Back home:


May 16

Summer Friends

While on a neighborhood ride we ran into our neighbor Kevin and his dog Riley which the kids love.

Just so happened to have the new Lomo’instant camera and captured the moment.

May 16

Did You Know?

Some toy cars can just stick to the wall?

We didn’t either, but the kids figured it out. This Lightning McQueen above is one of those “pull-back-n-go” cars and turns out it’s magnetic and we just so happen to have metal studs in our house. Cars on the wall, no glue required.

May 16

Happy 4th Birthday Riley

We spent the day down at Red Bug Lake Park in Oviedo to celebrate Riley D’s Octonaut-themed 4th birthday party. The park had a nice new playground that featured a zip line which the boys LOVED. We had to wait in line a bunch for it but it was fun. The boys kept asking for a push so that they could be sent soaring at the end of the line. The party had really cute Octonaut decor and after some food and cake the kids set their sights on the piñata.

The boys a had a blast and didn’t want to leave. On our way home, the boys went through their goodie boxes and Kingston couldn’t wait to try on his eyepatch and play with the assortment of toys.

Happy Birthday Riley! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you.


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