You can sort of think of this post as a “Fun Facts Friday” post of sorts…just all about my kids. Because, well, they seem to be the most fun for me to talk about these days.
And first things first, can we talk about how adorable their shirts are? The lovely Katie from Follow Your Arrow Clothing generously offered to send a couple for the boys this season and I absolutely love them. If you haven’t checked out her Etsy shop before, definitely do it. She has so many adorable items!
And speaking of adorable, I have become absolutely obsessed with this photo that Jay took over the weekend of our little Alex. I want to blow it up poster size.
Believe it or not, this kid is going to be SIX MONTHS on Saturday. Seriously…how the heck did that even happen?! I look back at this past half of a year and I see soooooo many ups and downs. Many, many downs. MAN, it has been hard. And I’ve been wanting to badly to sit down and actually type up a post about it all, but there’s just that whole ‘finding time’ thing that’s been throwing me for a loop. So, one of the days it’ll happen.
And speaking of things happening…fairly regularly lately…MAJOR blowouts. Like, I’m warning you…this picture is gross.
Thankfully, I was out of the house at the gym on the Saturday morning that that lovely one took place, so I lucked out. Poor daddy. I couldn’t help but chuckle for basically the whole car ride home.
Something else that has me chuckling? Watching Alex have a blast in his amazing new PortaPlay™ Convertible Activity Center from Oribel.**
We were lucky enough to receive this fun package over the weekend from Oribel, a company dedicated to making parenting more enjoyable through original and innovative products, and Alex has just been loving it.
The PortaPlay Convertible Activity Center (retail: $149.99) has a variety of fun learning toys to help babies aged 5-12 months develop motor skills, then grows with kids to become a high-quality activity table. It easily folds flat for maximum portability and minimum storage space (which is always a plus when you have 1,001 baby toys everywhere!).
So seriously…if you’re looking for a great holiday gift for expecting parents, new parents, grandparents (hey, maybe if they need something for when you visit?!) then I’d say to definitely consider purchasing the PortaPlay™ Convertible Activity Center. (To learn more, check out this video!)
OH, and another thing I love about it? It comes with a table top that swaps out for the seat to easily turn it into a Play Table, great for older kids (up to 5 years old). You can purchase additional accessories for the PortaPlay, including sturdy and lightweight Child Stools that come as a pair, and the Art Paper Roll Dispenser (<—which I absolutely love!) that clips right onto the table. Perfect for creating little masterpieces!
I’m sure we’ll probably leave the PortaPlay as the activity center for a while now, but we’ll definitely be swapping in the play table shortly after so both of the boys can enjoy it. Especially our Lucas, who is really enjoying the coloring/tracing/writing a bit more these days.
And speaking of Lucas, he has absolutely been cracking us up lately (while simultaneously driving us absolutely insane). I wish I had more/better pictures to share of him, but these days, this is typically what I get from him.
He’s a character, that’s for sure. But man, he’s funny. And his imagination is running WILD lately, and I just love it.
Don’t get me wrong though. Most days, Jay and I are constantly questioning whether or not this is “really just being three” or if we legitimately have a super challenging child. His personality has remained the same since he was just a baby…his highs are high, and his lows are lowwwww. And his tantrums have reached the ability to become quite epic.
But then he’ll flip a switch and, suddenly, our sweet boy is back! Wahoo! And thank goodness, he’s almost always as sweet as pie with his little brother. He loves him so much, and is always looking out for him.
I’m fairly certain I’ve shared this photo before, but I love it so I’m sharing it again. Kiddos in tubbies = adorable.
So what’s up with you guys? What’s new? What are you excited about this month? Let’s chat!
**I was not compensated for this post, but I did receive the convertible activity center for free. All opinions are entirely my own and we LOVE the product!