Yes, you are seeing it right, these are baby size Moon Boots.
I am going crazy here and trying to justify infant’s snow boots priced at $75.
When we started planning Alien’s first birthday party we realized fast this will be a huge party, 100+ people. I knew right away we have to register for gifts otherwise we will end up with so many toys we may not really like (no offense) and probably multiples.
Registering for gifts always makes me feel funny since this is not something that is common in our homeland, no one does it and even after 12 years in the states I find it a little bit difficult. Registering for gifts makes it seem like a gift is a must to attend a party and if you know me and my family you know we only make parties so we can eat endlessly and of course drink endlessly. Registering is just to give ideas to those that were going to spend money on the gift anyway.
So to Toys R Us I went and register for a birthday wish list.
99% of the toys I wanted people to get for our little Alien where Melissa & Doug toys or of course Legos :) who does not like Legos? Please, look at this set my friend Susan got I am still trying not to open it and play with it myself (Alien is a little bit too small for it at the moment).
Melissa & Doug have huge selection of wooden classic toys that my heart just melts when I see Alien playing them. They are educational and really great for the development of the little ones. I have been able to find some on a huge discount at the TJ Maxx and Marshall’s stores but even at a regular price these toys are afordable and since they are made from wood forever lasting. For her birthday Alien received a room full of these absolutely beautiful toys and I wanted to share few favorites with all of you. If you have a little one in your life or you are attending kids’ birthday these are some great options.
Over 24 years ago we started our company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up — we had to be careful not to disturb Doug’s parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men’s bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the same over the years–to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Our line offers something for everyone with over 2,000 innovative products for children of all ages! We’ve always welcomed customer suggestions, and we continually strive to make improvements to our products. We’re honored by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come!
Here are few of our favorites (I am going to be honest and say it with pride that sushi set is AMAZING and yes I have played with it).
I wanted to post a sleep update since writing this a few weeks ago. Every baby is different and will have different sleep routines and needs, but I wanted to give a little endorsement to the below book, which has hands-down saved my life and my sanity:
It doesn’t look like much (and actually bears a creepy resemblance to What To Expect When You’re Expecting), but this book changed the way I thought about infant sleep. Here are two of the main things I came away with:
- Babies need sleep—and lots of it—in order to continue progressing developmentally.
- Healthy sleep habits do not always come naturally to babies.
These two items were huge game-changers for me. I saw huge developmental leaps and personality changes in Isobel once we started her on the sleep routine in earnest.
Sometimes I forget how lucky we are for having a baby that sleeps well at night! Regardless, I am going to get this book to be ready in case if Alien’s habits change. This sounds like a game-changer. I cannot wait to share this with friends.