Babiators – is your toddler as cool as you?

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Alexis, Best for Baby, New Mom Experience, photo, REVIEWS

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Hey, guys!

So this post is sponsored. What that means is I got paid to write.

I better get paid to write on this blog at some point, right?

Well, up until now I’ve been pretty much rejecting every sponsored post request because I don’t want to pitch something I don’t believe in and this is a personal blog, not a place for fake advertisement.  Sidebars – that’s fine. Sponsored posts about some cereal or toilet paper? No, thank you.

I write about products plenty, but those are always honest reviews of things I love and use myself. So this particular post is like getting paid to write about something I love and loved even before I was asked to write about it.

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Blowing Giant Bubbles – Week 5 of 52 Weeks of Experiences

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in 52 Weeks of Experiences, Alexis, FUN Times, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, New Mom Experience, photo

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Seriously, guys, this is awesome! I love how this project makes me step out of the comfort of doing the same things every day and try out new things.

If you haven’t joined our 52 Weeks of Toddler/Preschooler Experiences and explored all the ways you can have fun together, check out this post and then this post.

WEEK 5 - Blowing Giant Bubbles

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Hiding in the depth of my photo library

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Alexis, Life as a Toddler, photo

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Was this precious gem!

Sometimes, I file photos away under a name that never draws my attention and then as I clear out and organize photos periodically, I find beautiful things, like these ones.

How can you not love this girl to pieces? Especially when she open her mouth and says something completely adorable!

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Your Wonderful Two’s – A letter.

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Alexis, Letters to Lexi, Life as a Toddler, Monthly Updates, photo

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Baby girl!

I stopped my monthly letters because you’re growing so fast that it would impossible to keep track of everything, and you’re increasingly (I would never think it’d be possible) taking more of my time playing and having fun that it’s not something I can keep up with. However, there is also so much cuteness that I want to make sure I never forget.

So I will write these to you occasionally when inspiration strikes and your sleep schedule allows :) This letter encompasses the best age so far: 22-25 months (pics are from 22 months). I wanted to include a video, but that is A LOT OF work, so I will have to create it later and put it into a different post.

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Fort Building – Week 4 of 52 Weeks of Experiences

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in 52 Weeks of Experiences, Alexis, FUN Times, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, New Mom Experience, photo

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If you haven’t joined our 52 Weeks of Toddler/Preschooler Experiences and explored all the ways you can have fun together, check out this post and then this post.

WEEK 4 – Puddle Splashing and Fort Building

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Continuation of our Week 4 where we managed to do two activities in one day, thanks to the rainy day. See Puddle Splashing here

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Puddle Splashing and Fort Building – Week 4 of 52 Weeks of Experiences

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in 52 Weeks of Experiences, Alexis, FUN Times, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, New Mom Experience, photo

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WEEK 4 – Puddle Splashing and Fort Building

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This week we have all been sick, still recovering so not much was done. I was hoping to go on a family bike ride through the woods but it couldn’t happen cuz we were miserable. But just as it would happen we got a rainy day. YAY! And rainy days mean two things: indoor activities and puddle splashing.

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2nd Birthday: The Morning of

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Alexis, FUN Times, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, New Mom Experience, photo

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So it’s end of March. It’s been two months and I am ready to do a recap of Lexi’s 2nd birthday. Not too bad, considering my track record. At least it’s not August :) See? I am trying to catch  up.

The series of posts on her birthday will be similar to last year:

  • Birthday Morning
  • Decor, Planning and Favor Bags
  • Main party (several parts)
  • Pool party (the pool part of the party)

I have very fond memories of the first birthday party and the second one, too. You’d think that with all the stress of planning, stress would be all that I would remember, but it’s really just so much fun!

I will talk about planning and the theme and how the thought process evolved for the party in the Decor Part.

So on the eve of her birthday, our friends who were visiting us for Lexi’s birthday from Ohio stayed up late helping us assemble her gifts (thank you, guys!) and blow up balloons. The next morning, we were up very early with Lexi and went down to the living room after I dressed her into a black swan dress for the pictures. Gabby, our friends’ daughter and our first love, who was sleeping with us in our bedroom, was up as well (Lexi gets pretty chatty in the morning and she woke her up).

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Kite Flying – Week 2 of 52 Weeks of Toddler Experiences

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in 52 Weeks of Experiences, Alexis, FUN Times, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, New Mom Experience, photo, VIDEO

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WEEK 2 – KITE FLYING!

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So this was fun! But also tricky!

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Goodbye, Instagram!

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Daily, LIFE, photo, Real Life on Instagram

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I deleted my main Instagram account.

It was a pretty rash decision. But one that I’ve been going back and forth on for weeks now.

I know a lot of you really enjoyed connecting with us through Instagram and I have to admit, that was one of the best parts of it for me, too.

But something had to change. As you noticed, I’ve been struggling to write on this blog consistently due to most of my time going to spending time with Lexi and the addition of Daily Mom. I have a lot to share and talk about but only 24 hours a day and a toddler that literally needs me 20 of those 24 hours, as well as a fairly large website to run. So something had to give.

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This happened today!

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Alexis, Life as a Toddler, New Mom Experience, photo, Photography for Mommies

Hooray!

Hooray!

Then 4 neighborhood kids joined and it turned into an EPIC mess, followed by a group hose-down and sunset kite flying.

The 52 Weeks of Experiences is certainly making our life even more fun than I expected. And this isn’t even a part of our weekly entry.

{activity inspired by Megan V}

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