25 Months

Dear Simon,

What a month! There were so many awesome things that happened this month, but namely you are talking more and more – forming sentences, which is amazing and awesome. I love that we are having more conversations. You ask “why?” ALL OF THE TIME, which admittedly is a little… it gets old… but I do hope that you’re always inquisitive — maybe just not about every.single.thing.

You are becoming a master bedtime procrastinator and for some reason think that it is super fun to run around your room until we catch you to put on PJs. You love this game and hide and seek at all times of the day – though you don’t quite get the hide part. When we pretend and say, “uh oh, where’s Simon?” you always say “right here!”. You also always hide in the same spot. It’s awesome to play with you because none of that matters – you laugh and have so much fun. Read More

23 Months

Dear Simon,

What a month! You are growing and changing at lightening speed and I swear that I turn around for one minute and you have new words, new “tricks”, and you’ve grown an inch. You really want to know what everything is and you are very much trying to figure out everything’s place in your world.

You are testing limits a bit more than you were, which I assume is about figuring it all out. If, for example, we ask you not to use your drum sticks on the wall you say, “here?” and point to the door. I say, “no, the drum or the carpet”. You say, “no? here?” and point to the window. I say, “no, the drum or the carpet”. You say “no? here?”…and this could go on for several minutes, multiple times a day with only slight variances. Read More

Simon Says: KidloLand App Rules!

A few weeks ago the people at KidloLand reached out to me to see if I was interested in reviewing their toddler early learning app. Since I have a toddler who doesn’t often get to play with electronics, I knew that it might take some time to formulate a good review, but I decided to go for it after I played around a bit.

Hook, Thread & Tinker| KidloLand

There is a TON of great content to choose from, which I was excited about because I am getting tired of the one Simon sized app that I had prior to KidloLand.

After I downloaded the app and played a bit I put the iPad in Simon’s hands so that I could do something… I played one song for him, Old MacDonald, and he was sold. The next day I explored a bit further with Simon and I became even more convinced. The content seems endless, truly. Read More

22 Months

Dear Simon,

22 months going on 15 years. You are very sweet but, if I’m honest, you can be a little bossy too. “Sit… sit… SIIIIIIIT!” Good thing you’re cute.

You said your name for the first time this month and it was the best thing that I’ve ever heard. In the last couple of weeks your pronunciation of your name, among other words, has changed significantly. These days you’re coming home with about a new word (or 12) a day and it. is. awesome. You’ll repeat most words too, which is perfect except when I bump my foot and say “shit!” because… ya. Read More

Nuby Parent Blogger: Nighttime Routine

We have followed the same nighttime routine with Simon since he was teeny tiny. I’m convinced it’s part of the reason why we have a really great sleeper and hence, even when traveling or tight on time, the routine stays. The routine is basically:

  • Bath (or wash face)
  • Dry hair (if bath)
  • Brush teeth (while singing our ABCs :))
  • PJs
  • 2 books
  • 2 songs
  • Sleep

When I was offered the opportunity to review a few Nuby products that we could add to our established routine it was a no-brainer.

Nuby Bath Crayons

Simon has had the same toys in the tub for a pretty long time and now that he’s a bit older I thought that the Nuby Bath Crayons would be a perfect addition. Read More