Amusement Parks, Gardening, and Outside Play [Week in Review X2]

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You guys! I missed my Week in Review post last week and it seriously bothered me ALL week. I’ve really, really enjoyed writing these posts. Not just for you all, but for me. It’s so great to look back on our week and see what went well/what didn’t, you know? Plus, I think these personal posts help you all get to know me a little bit better. And that way the blog’s not just all reviews and sponsored content. I hope you all like these sharing posts as much as I do! :)

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Daily Life

So….lets rewind to the previous week because there were some pretty fun things that happened. Lets see….my babywearing collection grew. It’s seriously an addiction – just like cloth diapers. I bought a Wrapsody Bali Breeze Lana and an Easycare Rainbow #1. Love them both! Did I ever tell you all that I passed my Volunteer Babywearing Educator written test? I did! Now I’m just waiting to take my skills test. I’m ready, but I need a doll to demonstrate newborn carries with and I haven’t gotten one yet.

Toddler on rides at Knoebels and Baby in Woven Wraps - Wrapsody Bali Breeze Lana and Easycare Rainbow #1

I took my Easycare Rainbow to Knoebels (an amusement park) last weekend. It’s a shorty wrap (size 2) so it fit really nicely in my diaper bag, and I didn’t have to worry about it dragging on the ground while I wrapped. I alternated between a Rucksack Tied Under the Bum (RUB) and a Rebozo Carry all day. I loved it. Lots of stares from people (mostly curious I think) and a few people stopped to ask me about it. Just spreading the babywearing love!

Grady had a blast at Knoebels. This is his third year going and each year he gets more comfortable on the rides and is able to do more things. This time he was tall enough to go down the Log Flume Ride with Eric. He LOVED it. Eric said he wasn’t scared at all. It was overall a great day, great weather, and everyone enjoyed themselves.

We got to do a little gardening at my parent’s house last weekend, too. Eric and my Dad started preparing to plant and Grady and Haley just had fun playing in the dirt. I’m excited to see how the garden progresses this year.

Toddler playing in dirt

Baby playing in grass

Baby playing in grass

Baby playing in grass

We’ve been soaking up the sunshine the last 2 weeks. We’ve had some lovely 70 degree weather. Not too hot. Not too cold. Just perfect really for outside play time. Grady’s been enjoying playing outside in our development. He loves to imitate the landscapers. He pushes around his lawn mower, pretends to blow leaves and grass clippings with his “blower” – which is really just a piece to my vacuum. He puts on his backpack, a pair a gloves, and walks around with the vacuum hose. It’s seriously the cutest thing ever.

baby outside

toddler with sunglasses

toddler playing outside

baby playing outside

toddler playing outside

We’ve been playing a lot in our sandbox, too. And Haley’s getting better at not eating it. She loves being outside, too. She loves crawling though the grass and even takes off down our sidewalk. She’ll go pretty far, stop, and look back to make sure I’m watching. It’s a fun little game for her.

baby crawling on sidewalk

baby crawling on sidewalk

Now that the weather is nice, lots of yard sales have popped up. We went to a few on Saturday. Scored some cute Baby Gap and Gymboree clothes for Haley. I didn’t find anything for Grady. I think he’s out of the good yard sale sizes. He’s now a 3T and I hardly ever find any good stuff in that size. I guess it’s because kids wear that size longer than baby clothes. That would make sense.

Yesterday was my Mom’s Birthday, so we went out to dinner with my family and had some cake. Well, everyone had cake except me and Haley. Darn dairy sensitivity. I’m seriously going to binge on dairy, once she’s done breastfeeding. I miss it so much. And I’m so sick of Oreo Cookies. Did you know they’re dairy free? It was awesome when I found out they were, but now I’m totally sick of them.

On the Blog

Recent Posts:

Tips for Buying Nursing Bras – You! Lingerie Review

Our Citrus Lane April Box

Baby Food Pouches vs. Jars

Essential Oils for Weight Loss – doTERRA Review

Masking Tape Canvas Art for Kids

Benefits of Using AI2 Cloth Diapers – Imagine Baby Review

How to Make Cloth Wipes Pop Up – Her Little Red Wagon Review

Tips for Safe Babywearing – a post I wrote for the Earthy Crunchy Mama Blog

Current Giveaways:

Beautiful Mom Event – $100 Natural Vitality Gift Card

You! Lingerie Nursing Bra

Sweet Dreams Baby Nursery Giveaway – Video Monitor, Crib, & Bedding

Earth’s Best Pouches and Jars – 2 winners

doTerra Slim and Sassy Essential Oil

Fluffy Mail – Imagine Baby AI2, Real Nappies Flushable Liners, and Her Little Red Wagon Wipes and Dryer Balls

This Week

I’ll have Haley’s 10 month update and a review and giveaway from Charlie and Mills. And the Something Special for Mom giveaway hop starts this week! It’s almost Mother’s Day!

So what have you all been up to? I hope your weather has been as nice as ours and you’ve enjoyed some outside play, too!

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  1. Adorable children!
    I can remember my son trying to be exactly like his father, always brought a smile to my face.

  2. Looks like a week full of adventure and fun. Adorable kids!

  3. Your photos are crystal clear and amazing.
    I’ve never thought of a week in review post. Maybe I’ll try it too.

  4. Your babies are just adorable! Looks like you had a great week! Isn’t it so nice to have some warm weather?! It just makes me feel so much better and in such a better mood!

  5. SOOOO much fun! The garden is definitely our favorite family pastime!

  6. that last photo looks like she is taking off!

    we’ve been working in our garden too. it is really cute to see kids working in the garden with their families. i love this.

  7. I’m guessing that your babywearing collection has grown even more since you posted this. What is your favorite? My baby girl was born a day and a half ago and I still have not picked a carrier!

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