Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Explore & Dream with Gymboree!

As you've read on this space before, we spend most of our days curled up together to read as a family. Over the past 3 years Harper's love for reading has grown daily and her imagination is always in full swing. Last year we made this sweet craft to celebrate this tiny caterpillar and all of the joy it has brought into our home and today, we're celebrating once again! Eric Carle has partnered up with Gymboree to bring a playful and colorful line to families around the world to spark the imagination in not only the children, but in us parents too! I am reminded daily of the joys from my childhood that books brought as I sit and read with Harper and with this clothing line by Eric Carle she can dream and explore while enjoying his stories too. 

This new collection that has hit stores is based around two of our favorite books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Harper absolutely LOVES her new pajama's and has requested them every night since we brought them home! Colors, creativity and adventure fill all of these amazing books and we are so thrilled to have them on clothing now! How adorable are they!?

Inspired by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, from 9/2-9/30, we will be hosting a photo contest, where we are encouraging parents to help their little ones take a picture of what they see. Entrants can submit a photo via Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or via our designated direct photo upload site, using the hashtag, #WhatDoYouSee

For even more fun, download our iPhone app so you and your little one can add some Eric Carle fun to your photos and play a caterpillar game! Entrants of the #WhatDoYouSee contest will have the chance of winning one of ten Eric Carle gift baskets including: A House for Hermit Crab book, a signed copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, figurines, stickers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sippy Cup, Chunky Colored Pencils, Match and Munch Game, Place Mats Book, and Stage & Play (Valued at $144.99). 

The winners will be announced 9/30/14!

Thank you Gymboree, for sponsoring this post!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Harper Said...

"I'll take my new undies for show and tell at school today!"

Out grew her favorite pajamas and said .... 
"Maybe we could put batteries in it so its will work some more on me?" 

She got in trouble for putting her NON bath toys in the bathtub ....
"I'm going to tell on daddy for you! I am not happy about this!"

The pigs are oinking at me! They are saying, "WE LOVE YOU HARPER!"

"It's HOT! My toes are ice horses!"

"I want to dance like a princess but I don't want to wear pants"

"Takes my hair down and I will shake it like a tornado!"

AT CHURCH ---- "It's just like a sleepover! My dreams are coming true!"

Brushing her hair ---- "Please don't pull on my haircut."

"I love you and that will never change!" 

"Mommy, I need some space so I am going to think in my bedroom with my flower girl friends!"

"Jesus said that sometimes we don't need to eat our vegetables..." OH YA?

"It's my friend Conor's birthday so I am going to eat all of his cake!"

"I want to pray for every of all my friends tonight. I love them."

"I love living in the American Flag! It's so beautiful!"

We love you, sweet girl!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pretzel Mix Recipe!

1 large bag of Rold Gold Pretzel Thins
1/2 bottle Orville Redenbachers Popcorn Oil
2 tsp of dry Ranch Dressing Mix
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
1/2 tsp Dill Weed

* Combine all ingredients in a gallon size Ziplock bag*
rotate several times over the next 24 hours


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Our Bugaboo Summer!

September is here and saying farewell to summer is going to be a tough one! We have enjoyed so many days of sunshine as a family and though we are ready for the next season, we're sad to see this one go so soon! Our adventures this summer have been so much fun with Harper. She has learned so much about the world around her and those sun kisses cheeks make me weak at the knees. Exploring this summer wouldn't have been the same without our Bugaboo Buffalo by our side! You've read about how much we love our Bugaboo on this space here, but today, it's an entirely different story! 

Having a stroller that is durable, comfortable and beautiful is like a dream! We have fallen so in love with our Bugaboo this summer after many days at the Zoo, beach, long walks on Purdue's campus and through crowded streets at festivals and the Farmers Market! Harper is pushing nearly 30 pounds (my teeeeny tiny lady!) and carrying her is hard on my back and Michael's shoulders after hours and hours of traveling by foot, which is where our Bugaboo Buffalo stroller comes in! Harper fits perfectly into her stroller and loves to push it around too when we aren't in a crowded area! She always double checks the trunk to make sure that it's there, ready for action! Also, how beautiful is the soft pink canopy? You sure have done us proud, Bugaboo! Thank you for an amazing summer filled with luxurious travels!

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