We are headed to to Florida on our first real vacation as a family of three later this week and while we have taken plenty of weekend trips together this is the first time we won’t be able to pack the car full of all the essentials as well as the “what if” items for the baby. Since I am already not the best packer for myself, and I also tend to go a bit overboard when packing things for Addi, the thought of walking through the airport with a ton of stuff and having to check unnecessary items is giving me a bit of anxiety. While I am sure I am also making a big deal out of this I know I am not alone in these thoughts…right? Our biggest challenge was deciding what stroller to bring and then to check it or not the check it, but I think we finally settled on brining this umbrella stroller and gate check it, as well as take our carseat through security with us so it doesn’t get damaged. While I am brining some old reliables like this awesome diaper bag insert that I use in all my totes to make any bag perfect for baby items, I also am super excited to get some good use out of this awesome travel high chair and put this app to use that a friend recommend so we don’t have to pack our monitor. If anyone has any other tips for traveling with a little one I would really appreciate the advice so leave a comment below! Wish us luck!
Wall Tapestry || “Play” Sign || Teepee || Basket (HomeGoods find, similar here) || Rug || Owl Print (HomeGoods find similar here) || Pillow
Last week I let you in on my ideas to finish up Addi’s play corner in our family room and I am excited to say it is finally done! While I really wish we had the space in our house for a whole playroom for her, I really couldn’t be happier with how this space turned out. At first I thought the teepee was more for me than it was for her but I am very pleased to report that she has finally started exploring the space herself and I swear she would sit for hours, (ok maybe not hours, but for a good 20 minutes!) and play with all her toys. While there is no hiding all the kiddo toys that have seemed to take over our house, we now have the perfect place for them to go. Next week I’ll be sharing the rest of our family room so you can see how the whole space has really come together.
This week also meant getting back into the swing of things after the holidays and while it can be hard, there is also something exciting about starting a new year with endless possibilities. With the new year you will also see some new series coming to the blog, so stay tuned. If you have any suggestions on posts feel free to leave them below. Happy Friday everyone!