We were so lucky and thrilled to help celebrate Bugaboo’s creative collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation in New York City last month. Bugaboo treated us like royalty and were beyond generous to bring us along, we can’t thank them enough! Their Andy Warhol line is gorgeous and the duo perfectly compliment one another for their innovative thinking. We had such a great time with the Bugaboo team all the way from their Amsterdam and Los Angeles offices, and the fellow attendees. Bugaboo threw an awesome launch party in Chelsea: And here’s a little film our main man Jenner Brown … Read more
What hope you had a nice Earth Day yesterday! One of the most important charges we feel as parents is to instill a sense of wonder, curiosity, and respect for nature. Children are so observant innately, so this concept is not hard to teach, if anything it’s a great reminder for ourselves! To help them point out the beautiful, interesting, and even at times “yucky!” things in their surroundings, we sent them off with Twig Creative’s darling wood cameras. Virtually indestructible, they felt pretty cool getting to tote around their own camera. We just followed a few steps behind so … Read more
Happy April 1st, everyone! These boys are the biggest jokers around, so we’re going to have a little extra fun with them today! The most foolish part of this tradition is that with young kids, we’re going to be the ones that have to clean up any pranks we pull, so we might just stick to something clean! Plastic toy insects in ice cubes, saran wrap under their sippy cups, sour cream in place of the creamy filling in an Oreo, swapping cereal bags and boxes, dressing up like your spouse (and vice versa) coming out to breakfast. Here … Read more
One awesome resource we definitely don’t take well enough advantage of is the local public library! With music and reading classes for kids and parents, or reading lists of all their books on princesses, trains, dinosaurs, and ballerinas for those especially passionate kids. Special book spine stickers that mark award-winning reads make it easy to find the best of the best, and of course we walk away with a stack of brand-new-to-us books to pour over for the next few weeks. So for our third day #unplugged, head to the library and snag some new reads! To make our latest … Read more
One of our favorite contributors Lindsey Marlor of Pillow Thought put together this darling scavenger hunt just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! She has included the free downloadable sheet of clues, a cheat sheet to keep track of the action, and the final love note at the end. Ready to begin? 01:: Clue #1 takes you to the place you have so much fun! Send them to their room where at the other side of the door Lindsey attached streamers and the second clue! 02:: Clue #2 takes you to a place where you shampoo! 03:: Clue #3 takes … Read more
We had such a blast at a Mommy and Me class we hosted with Xtend Barre Provo a few weeks ago! We brought our boys in to do a class geared toward 1-4 year olds with Miss Allison and you couldn’t wipe the smiles from their faces all morning! We know lots of gyms offer these types of classes (there’s a whole heap of Zumba for kids videos on YouTube as well) and we totally recommend it as a way to stay active during the cold months. Happily, after our Mommy & Me class sold-out in only a day or … Read more
We’re all starting to experience the imaginative play stages for our oldest boys and it is so sweet to witness. Watching their minds in action, and listening to their sweet voices spin wild stories… it’s such a wonderful stage to be in! We love anything that sparks that creativity and imagination, and dress-ups is always a sure fire way to do just that! We love these BHB Kids Style play masks and tails all the way from Portugal! Check them out, they are impeccably made and oh so sweet.
Photos by Small Fry contributor Jylare Smith. For a fun activity while the kids picnicked last week, we sent them on a pinecone hunt! Painted silver and used for holiday decor, they made one more appearance before heading to storage and the kids had a ball! Who said that you have to have candy-filled eggs to have a good hunting time? Girls Pixie Hats by Sweet KM on Etsy. T-shirts and boys sweats by Nico Nico.
Occasionally during Utah winters, we’ll get some blissfully near-balmy forty plus degree days. Days where you can actually feel the warmth of the sun on your cheeks and being outside is enjoyable for longer than a few minutes. On those days, we love to take advantage and enjoy these beautiful scenes where we live. We came equipped with a Clemmie Sue teepee to block some of that occasional icy wind that tends to whip up in the mountains. A picnic of grilled cheese and hot cocoa warmed our bellies, we are still coming up with awesome ways to use those … Read more
Being active seems to come so naturally with warm temperatures, doesn’t it? This winter we’ve brainstormed ideas for a little indoor exertion! We’ve quickly found as mothers of boys that all you need are four walls, a few balls, and a little room to be destructive. If you have a garage, church gym, or in our special case a Crossfit Hyperion, you have a day of fun ahead! We focused on using household items for our obstacle course, to ensure an easy time replicating it at home. You’re going to want to try this with your little ones, it was an … Read more
It’s funny how some content for Small Fry gets planned days, weeks, even months in advance, and then sometimes we’re scrambling to recreate a post after the magic already happened. This is one of those posts! Jenna had her niece over for a sleep-over and decided to make it a little extra special. Using stuff around the house, like a family sized camping tent in their living room, twinkle lights (headed for storage with the rest of the Christmas decor) for a starry sky, adult-supervised s’mores over the stove, and tin foil dinners to make it all feel authentic. Although … Read more
“Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson This quote is especially poignant today with the news of the tragedies at Sandy Hook Elementary. We are sorrowful and disheartened at such unspeakable events and our hearts and prayers go out to each family effected. Since there are no words to lessen this tragedy, we will wait, and opportunities arise to give aid, we will be the first in line and will be sure to alert you of them as well. We are so grateful for the health and safety of our own … Read more
We’re in that funky time of year where there isn’t any snow (and hence no fun snow activities to be had) but it’s still bitter cold. We’ve been cataloging ideas for great indoor activities to do with our kids that don’t involve a screen, and Roxy Marj is topping the list! The Roxy Marj Etsy shop is incredible and has such a vast collection of cool pieces, and we especially love the coloring posters! While it takes some restraint from the more controlling sides of us, letting the boys fill it with color provided us all a morning of fun … Read more
Do you have a fifteen month old? We have two over here and they are little tornadoes, aren’t they? So curious, so sensory, and always on the go. Sometimes getting five minutes of relative stillness can mean the world to a mom, and here are five ideas that will do just that. Just grab a few household items and prepare to be amazed. Big thanks to our models Callum and Jude! Activity: Throw a few small toys in bowl of rice and give your little a shovel. Benefit(s): This is a great practice activity for hand eye coordination and perfecting … Read more