Follow the Rainbow Party

St. Patrick’s Day is this Friday and according to Pinterest, we’re thinking parents are really racking their brains for how to make this holiday fun and festive. Our St. Patrick’s day ideas of the past are some of our highest pinned posts, ever! [Lucky Popcorn, I’m So Lucky To Be Your Mom Scavenger Hunt & Printable, Lucky Charms Garland]

So today, we know you’ll love this fresh take on St. Patty’s. We love that The Revelry Co. focused on the rainbow theme and finding the leprechaun. Its so bright and fun and opens up a whole new world of ideas! Check it out:

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party As the kids come to play they will find rainbow clues throughout the venue (or field in this case.) It leads them to this extra special rainbow and green feast which is filled with party supplies and yummy treats!St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party Rainbow confetti. Rainbow jello with whipped cream, green snacks and drinks. 1489125341317

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party Popcorn with skittles! We made a similar one with gold coins and M&Ms here if you like those flavors!1488872726225Isn’t this all so cute? It feels totally doable with this wider color palette. Smart ladies!St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party The Revelry Co. shares lots more Pop-up Play Date ideas like these on their site, here!St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party

Good luck this Friday, mamas!!St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party SHOP THE POST

everything is Prime eligible, because we’re as last minute as anybody!!

Rainbow Plates

Confetti Poppers

Confetti Poppers Printable

Wooden Utensils

 Leprechaun Hats

Rainbow Garland (this striped one is so cute too!)

 

9 months!

By Emily, brought to you by Ergo.

It has been awhile since I gave an update on Raleigh and I am heartbroken to say he is 9 months old TODAY! Who who what what? (Name that movie.)  And he’s army crawling everywhere and loves the Wheels on the Bus and saying “hey” and eating literally all day long. He’s sleeping through the night! And of course now that I’ve announced that, he has started to teethe so it may be short lived, but it’s been a sweet couple months! Ergo Sleeping Bag[Two way zipper, for super easy diaper changes!]

In our new place the HVAC seems to be a little inconsistent, where it will be hot in one room and freezing in the next with no other apparent differences. For many nights I would go into check on him and he’d be freezing. Broke my heart. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he is sleeping better than ever, both in the day and in the night, after I started using the award winning (from The Bump’s Best of Baby Awards) Ergo Baby Sleeping Bag! Seriously such a life saver for me. I’ll share my favorite features under the photos, but keep reading for more Raleigh (actually just my mental state) updates. DSC_4501I always say, even though I am not certain we’re done having kids, he has felt like my last would. I cherish this baby so much. We all do! Even nine months in his magic hasn’t worn off. For about 6 months, and the entirety of my pregnancy with him I was terrified I would lose him. Not for any rational reason. Just because I wanted him so badly, and waited for a long time for him to come. So of course, I wouldn’t be able to keep him. TOTALLY RATIONAL, right? Have you ever had that feeling about something you’ve wanted? It will surely be taken away from you, how could little old you possibly deserve everything you want? I remember thinking something similar when I was 12. I thought for sure I would die before I turned 16 because all I wanted in this world was to drive a car. I dreamed of it, I sat in my brother’s truck and put CDs in and pretended to drive. And look at me now! Driving and still alive! This mentality of not being worthy of blessings, or waiting for the other shoe to drop is not new for me. But! I think I finally kicked it. Ergo Sleeping Bag[Cutest little bum vent. I don’t know if it’s the official purpose, but I like that I can asses the diaper situation before I undress him.]

I told you all how I read Daring Greatly and gave you the gist of this trick, but Ive had some questions about it since, so I wanted to expound. To recap, there was this passage in it that talks about this very same thing. And she called it “Coming from a place of scarcity” — where basically you feel like the opportunities, blessings, and good things in your life are finite and limited. Once you hit that limit, that’s all you get.

It’s funny because I don’t believe that about anyone else. Just me. What I know of my higher power, I know He has infinitely many blessings to give YOU! But I somehow left myself out of that. So, after reading that passage, she suggests every time you come across that feeling of dread, of scarcity of When is the other shoe going to drop? You stop it in its tracks and you think or say out loud how grateful you are for that very thing.Ergo Sleeping BagSo! Every time I would look at Raleigh and think “Oh man he’s too good, how long do I have left?!” (it sounds insane when I type it out.) I would stop and think “Oh my goodness I love you so much, I am so grateful you are here.” Or something to that effect. And I employed it in every other situation, too. In tricky relationships it has worked especially well. Just express gratitude. That’s all. Yeah duh, Emily. It’s not rocket science. <– You’re thinking that. But, it works. And I am so glad I had it presented to me in that just right way so I could finally get rid of that mentality. I feel like a changed person, truly. And I try not to think about all the time I wasted with that dread. What good does it do? Anyway, this was supposed to be about Ergo’s Sleeping Bag but it evolved. Ha! Honestly, I love this bag and I bought extras because I can’t even part with it during the laundry days. We’re hooked! Buy them here.

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Raleighs’ PJs & Emily’s Top

Small Fry Films: Sunny Turns Five

By Nicole.

To know Sunny is to love Sunny. He is a joy and light in everyone’s life and I want to be sure he always knows that. His energy is high, his ideas are wild, and often it gets him into a mess. I find my patience is short with him at times, but I’m learning more everyday how to embrace the wildness inside him.

This year for his birthday I wanted to make him something extra special. I want him to always know how much people love and adore him, which is what inspired this video. I love that he will always be able to look back, see who his friends were when he was five years old, and hear all of the reasons he is loved. I want to make this a birthday tradition for Sunny and for Dash as they grow. And so, here we present the first birthday video for Mr. Finn Sunny The Great.

We love you so much Sunny, Happy Birthday!

 

Chapter Books for Kids!

By Jenna.

The other day on Instagram I asked for book suggestions for my 2nd grader who’s reading on a 4th grade level and it’s blowing my mind! What to order for him was on my mind when I put the question out there and now there are HUNDREDS of responses to sift through!

But yay I did the work for you and listed the top 10 suggestions people had for little readers….if you’re anything like me this is new territory and I hope it helps you shop. If you have any suggestions that I didn’t include I’d love to hear them in the comments – we are always looking for more books to read for Quinn since he is an insomniac and reads instead of sleeps…next topic, how can I get him to sleep?! 😉

books

Percy Jackson | I Survived series | The Lion The Witch The Wardrobe |
Who Is/What Was series | Illustrated Harry Potter | Fablehaven | Roald Dahl |
Lemony Snicket | Diary of Wimpy Kid series | Magic Treehouse Series

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