Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nuby Parent Blogger: Foam Bath Letters & Numbers Review

Bath time with 3 girls is usually a big chore in our house, fighting over who's getting there hair & body washed first which usually ends in tears for 1 of them.  But these Nuby Foam Bath Letters & Numbers keep bath time a little more fun and entertaining plus a little educational as well.
When you think of these foam bath toys, you think there geared more towards babies and toddlers but I found it to be awesome for all 3 of my girls.  Kaylee is almost 6 and she is at the point in school where she has sight words and she's starting to spell out words too, she had a lot of fun spelling out some of her sight words.  Keira is 4 and it helped her with number and letter recognition, she will be starting Pre School this year and she loved identifying all the letters and numbers and Kendall is 2 and it helped her with recognizing colors and also letter and number recognition.  So while having fun with these foam bath toys we were also learning at the same time, which I love because when they are semi forced to sit down and learn things there attention span is like 5 seconds but with these I was able to keep there attention for awhile.  So it was a win/win in the learning department all around for all 3 of them.

 Sharing is something that my girls have a hard time doing most of the time, so having 26 letters and 10 numbers makes sharing a little easier for the Jess Sisters.  The bright colors keep Kendall's interest and she has fun naming off each color.  Anything that keeps her attention for more than 2 minutes is key cause if it's boring she's on to the next thing, these foam bath letters and numbers must be awesome to her cause she played with them the whole time in the bath.  SCORE!

Some fun facts about these Foam Bath Letters & Numbers:
* The letters & numbers stick to the bath wall
* They float in the water
* They make bath time FUN 
* They are phthalate & BPA FREE
* Meijer
*  Baby Depot at Burlington

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* Being a Nuby Parent Blogger I was sent this product free to review, all opinions are my own!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Easter 2015 Recap

I was looking forward to Easter this year, being able to spend time with family and friends.
Last year we were in Texas and for Easter it was just the girls and I.  It made me a little sad that we didn't do anything but luckily the girls were small and didn't really know the difference.

When we finalized our plans to move back to CA where all our family and friends were I was so happy that we were going to be able to spend holidays and birthdays like we did before moving to Texas.

Easter morning the girls were up at 6:45am and immediately found there baskets, I didn't hide them they were on the counter.  I could hear them out there starting to try and get into them, yelling from our bedroom I told them they needed to wait till after breakfast to look at everything.  We had a special breakfast surprise for them.  We got up and daddy started on the pancakes while I cut up strawberries.  The girls were so excited when they came to the table and saw there pancakes (bunny butts)

After eating and patiently waiting for us to clean up breakfast the girls were able to dig into there baskets and see what they got.  They loved everything inside....coloring book, mini puzzle, bubbles, an outfit, pet shop pet and pretend make up.  Kendall got a few extra little things, panties and candy as a reward for pottying {potty training is back on...wish us luck}

After looking through there baskets and putting there "make up" on they got dressed and were ready to go make our 4 stops for the day.  Our first stop was to visit Jason's great grandma at the cemetery.  It was very emotional, it was the first time we've been back since the funeral and it was the girls first time there.  Keira and Kendall didn't really understand why we were there and I don't expect them too.  But Kaylee understood and she was very emotional which made me really emotional.  We brought her some flowers and stayed for a little bit before heading to our next stop. 

We then stopped by Jason's grandma's house (his step dad's mom).  We hung out and talked with her for awhile and the girls ate some lunch and fresh donuts.  We stay there for about an hour before heading off to our next stop.  The girls fell asleep in the car on the 20 minute car ride to my dad's house.  We hung out at my dads and did a very mini egg hunt and ate some candy.  After spending an hour or so at my dad's we then left for our final stop.

We went to Jason's aunts house with all the Jess'.  Since the weather wasn't very trustworthy it was cold and windy and raining off an on, his aunt decided to hide the eggs inside.  I wasn't able to get to many pics of the girls cause it happened so fast but they loved it. After collecting all there eggs they sat for 30 mins and went through all there eggs (filled with toys and money).  We then hung out a little bit before eating dinner (steak, potatoes, veggie casserole, fruit & rolls) and then the best part...dessert (oh so good!)

All in all we had a great Easter!