The Little Things Thusrday: Installment #9

Here are the little things we celebrated this week-

1. We now have three rolling babies (Rylin, Harper, and Mason), plus they all turn and scoot a bit.  This meant time for changes in our den arrangement.  First we sold all of our little baby equipment (three rock ‘n’ plays, two swings, three Bumbo chairs, and two bouncy seats) on Craigslist.  We caught babies trying to flip over while in these types of seats so it was time to say farewell.  With all the movement and exploration we noticed far too many baby tangle ups so our coffee table found refuge upstairs.  I really like how our den works now.  We have just two baby contraptions and an activity table so there’s much more open space for all.

Oh boy!  The babies are like heat seeking missles when they see a toy being used by another baby.  Harper is stretching out to nab Sydney's toy.

Oh boy! The babies are like heat seeking missiles when they see a toy being used by another baby. Harper and Sydney seem to be scuffling over that book.  As of now, they don’t mind having a toy snatched up, but it won’t be long before there are wails of protest.

For the first time in months there is nothing below the television besides baskets concealing baby toys.

For the first time in months there is nothing below the television besides baskets concealing baby toys. Ahh!

2. We summoned the babies to be Mini Monets once again for our spring artwork.

This is my favorite piece of baby art so far.  We used the babies' footprints to make robins for spring.

This is my favorite piece of baby art so far. We used the babies’ footprints to make robins for spring.

3. Even when we scrubbed it with rubbing alcohol, Mason’s DOC Band started smelling like a foul foot. I tried putting baby powder on his hair as suggested, but he just smelled like a stinky foot dusted in baby powder. My sister reminded me of an amazing product I bought in Vegas a few years ago.   It is coconut scented deodorant powder from Lush. They use organic and chemical free ingredients at Lush, which is baby friendly in my book.  Now his noggin smells like summery  coconut even after hours of wear!

Even when we scrubbed it with rubbing alcohol, Mason's DOC Band started smelling like a foot after day one. I tried putting baby powder on his hair, but he just smelled like a stinky foot dusted in baby powder.  My sister reminded me of this amazing product!  It is coconut scented deodorant powder from Lush.  Now his head smells like coconut even after hours of wear!

There are a few Lush stores internationally located, but if there is not one near you, check out http://www.Lush.com

4. Sydney is clearly our Little Evil Knievel with her stunt girl moves.

Sydney's latest trick is planking.  She should have a seriously developed core now!

Sydney’s latest trick is planking. She should have a seriously developed core now!  Sometime we catch her bear crawling like this, but of course she only goes backwards so it’s not efficient means of locomotion.

5. I found my latest snack craving this week when we seemed to have way too many pretzels in the pantry.  I paired them with peanut butter and Nutella.  I just love salty/ sweet snack combos!  George was less than impressed, but I think it is yum-o!

Sometimes I dip the pretzel in each scrumptious spread while other time I mix the spreads together first.  Either way I love it!

Sometimes I dip the pretzel in each scrumptious spread while other time I mix the spreads together first. Either way I love it!

6. During playtime I’ve been playing children’s music for the babies so they don’t hear only me talking all day.  And so I don’t hear myself talking all day!  Most of our children’s music was sung by the Fisher Price Little People.  The Little People have quite the repertoire of children’s sing-a-long tunes and they can carry a tune, but their voices started grating on me.  I visited the itunes store yesterday and purchased a bunch of folksy-indie children’s music that is much more appealing to me.  I am the newest fan of Frances England and Elizabeth Mitchell.   Seasoned parents, do you know of great children’s music not sung by Wee Sing or the Little People?  I accumulated a good bit, but I will soon tire of the 40 some odd songs I have now.

What little things highlighted your week?

hugs!

 

Amber