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Life as a Toddler

  • Swan Birthday Party, Part II

    In the second part of the Birthday, the entertainer arrived and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for a birthday party ( aside from having a photographer).…

  • Stuff Lexi Says: 30-33 Months Edition

    Funny and cute sayings from 30-33 months ( 2.5 and up) Read previous editions of “Stuff Lexi Says”: 24-27 Months 27-30 Months…

  • Swan Birthday Party, Part I

    I realize it has been over a year since her birthday. There has been so much travel and events since then that blogging about has been pushed back. But now as…

  • Stuff Lexi Says: 27-30 months Edition

    To me this was the cutest age for sayings, because of how funny the sentence structure sometimes was and the words she used. Then at exactly 2.5 years she suddenly started…

  • Self-Calming Technique for Toddlers

    I don’t know if this will work for everyone, but we have come up with a calming technique that really helps diffuse an upset that is about to turn into a tantrum. Around…

  • Vegas, here we come again

    Almost exactly a year ago we took our first cross country trip since Lexi was born to attend a trade show. It was nerve racking for many reasons and looking back…

  • Our Favorite Active Outdoor Toys

    I’ve been mentally writing this post the whole summer. Every time I would go outside with Lexi, I would think about mentioning this and that in a post on the blog.…

  • Sun and Fun: Toys and Safety Accessories

    The last post in the Sun and Fun series is about all the items that actually make it fun to be in the sun (as well as safe and comfortable). For the…

  • Real Life in Cell Phone Photos

    Here are some of our more candid moments that would normally be posted on IG. I am thinking about coming back to IG soon, just posting during our travels and such. Probably…

  • Reader Question of the Month

    Hi Elena! What are some things I could/should be teaching my 18 month old? She is so active that is hard to get her to sit and pay attention, LOL. Thank…

  • Super Lexi!

    We have been so deep in pretend play and dress up that I thought it was fitting for a mother of a 2 year old to write at least one post…

  • Beach Photography

    I’ve shared some of the photos here and there, but never the whole beach trip. Nothing special, just some eye candy to look at. Swimsuit: Petit Crabe Pink Dress: Nununu  Baby…

  • A Quick Disney Guide for Toddlers

    This post is catered towards walking 1,2 and 3 year olds and their parents who want a quick overview of things, and don’t have time to go in-depth. The guide is…

  • Creating a Green Playroom: Non-toxic Play Tents

    I have been slowly but surely designing and adding to Lexi’s playroom over the past year making it into a comfortable space that is also non-toxic. As always, the last part…

  • Beach Evenings with Friends

    It’s summer now, so it’s almost too hot to go out, even in the evenings except on cooler days. It should  cool down in a month or so, but in the…