When Ani was born in December, several friends and family members came to visit us in the hospital. I loved seeing everyone who stopped by to ooh and ahh over my new little baby, but I was most thrilled and surprised by the visit of my sweet friend, Ralphie.
Not only is she one of my closest friends, but she came bearing a beautiful little cake.
My toddler has recently become obsessed with bears – she calls herself a bear, she likes to growl, and she frequently tells me that bears are her favorite animal.
Fortunately, it’s not too hard to track down books about bears. And even better, they mostly fall on the sweet side, rather than the scary side, because one of the last things Ella asks me at bedtime is, “Are there any bears in our house? I’m nervous about bears.”
Target is carrying some darling new toddler sportswear (sizes 12 months through 5T) featuring everyone’s favorite mice! Mickey appears on a few of the items, but Minnie is really the star of the show! Check out how sweet and wearable these new tops and skirts are:
When I was a teenager going to girls’ camp each summer, parents were supposed to write their daughters a letter to open and read one evening around the campfire. When I opened my letter, instead of a long, sappy letter, you’d made a long list of reasons I was fantastic. After that first year, reading the new list each summer, for five years in a row, was one of the highlights of my year.