I took Lady Bug to the park this afternoon. She had a blast playing on the playground equipment. She really loved climbing on the jungle gym and going down the slide. The smile on her face was priceless.
I played with her on the swings but eventually she wore me out. I joined another mommy on one of the park benches and kept a close eye on her. She really had tons of energy. I bet she could have played for hours on end if I would have let her. We did eventually have to go though because we were both getting a little hungry and I forgot to bring us a snack.
We headed out after two and a half hours of pure entertainment. I loaded her up in the car and noticed that she left her jacket on one of the picnic tables. I ran back to get it and then we came home. It was starting to get dark. On the way home we saw a few houses covered in Christmas lights. It was a great ending to our afternoon.
There are soo many different electronic toys out today that it’s hard to pick and chose what to get. Lady Bug enjoys playing on my IPad but I want to get her something of her own. I’ve seen tablets made just for kids. I’ve been looking at the Leap Pad Explorer, the Innotab, and the Nabi. I’m not really sure what the best one would be.
Each model has it’s pros and cons. I like that they all seem to be built very sturdy and have that indestructible look to them. I’d hate for Lady Bug to drop it once and have it break. I really appreciate that each of them have software developed for kids. I’m not too keen on the price of some of the games, apps, or software. Twenty five dollars for one little game seems to be a bit much in my opinion when I can download absolutely free applications on my IPad that Lady Bug loves.
I’m looking for the most versatile tablet that will grow with her. If I’m going to be schilling out mega bucks I don’t want it to be on something she will stop playing within a month or two. I suppose I’ll look up some reviews and see what other parents say about each item. I’m leaning towards the Nabi now but have not made my final decision yet.
This year Lady Bug and I are visiting my parents for Thanksgiving. I want to bring something festive to eat and share with our family and friends. I’m not sure if I want to do a dessert or a side dish. My mom always has the best pies and I don’t know that I could really compete with her. I thought about making cute little Oreo Cookie turkeys and having Lady Bug help me put them together. I’m pretty sure she would have a ball putting them together with me.
I bet the turkey treats would get gobbled up quickly, especially if I tell everyone that Lady Bug helped me make them all. Every one loves a cute little kid and anything they make. I think I just might do that. If something better comes in to my mind I might add it along. Deviled eggs are always tasty and easy. I could always bring them too.
No matter what we bring I’m excited to see our family and hope that everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.
Lady Bug came home from daycare day with a nifty little toy. Unfortunately, the darn thing did not batteries. Oh how I wish companies would just charge a little extra and include a set of batteries with their products. Young children, heck most adults too, like instant gratification. It’s no fun getting a new toy and not being able to play wit it the moment you take it out of the package.
I guess I have to run to the store tomorrow on my way home from work to pick up some batteries. I really should just buy a few packs of every kind. Hey! That’s an idea! A battery variety pack with more than one type. What parent couldn’t use some of those? They would be especially handy around Christmas time.
Lady Bug and I went to the mall this afternoon to finally purchase the IPad I’ve been wanting for some time now. We stopped off at the Apple Store to find just what I had been itching to buy all week long. From the windows outside you could see the apples on almost everything.
Lady Bug was totally mesmerized by the pop up displays with the Apple logo on them. She thought that the curved walls were the neatest thing. She kept running her hand against the fabric and telling me how smooth it was. When she looked at one of the apples she pretended to take a bite and made a chomping sound. It was adorable.
One of her favorite pop up booths looked like it had three walls that were all connected in the center. She ran around it and told me it was a merry-go-round. I couldn’t stop laughing because I went there to buy an IPad and ended up staying so she could play in the playground of all the pop up displays. I bet these pop ups would be great to place in the play room I’m planning to make her. A few displays in bright contrasting colors would really set the room off and help keep each section of toys organized.