Today there is a brand new app being released that is perfect for telling and sharing the little stories that happen every day in our lives. It’s called Story, and I’ve been playing with it for a little over a week now. With simple taps on my iPhone screen, I’ve been able to put photos from my phone together to tell about the moments in our days and the progress in our lives. The means I’ve been using to do that before Story are good, but this does a little bit extra, making it look like a little book that I can share with friends and family via email or post to Facebook.
Right now, my favorite progress to document is the growth of Elvie’s hair, and that is what I decided to do first with Story. It’s such a silly little thing, I know, but I adore how it started out a perfect little mohawk and has grown into a wild tangle with a mind of its own. I’ve written about it here on the Disney Baby blog before, but now I’ve been able to put it together into a story, complete with captions. I hope you enjoy, and that you give Story a try for yourself.
It has been unseasonably warm here in San Francisco, and it would be a shame to waste the sunshine. So on Friday when a friend asked if we’d like to meet up for lunch and go to the beach, I said yes. We live quite close to the beach, but life often gets so busy that I forget that we could just walk down the street and be there. Even if we want to go for a short time, it’s no big deal, but it’s hard to remember that or make time for it. So it had been awhile since Elvie had been to the beach, and I’m not sure if she remembered it. She did, however, engage in her favorite beach activity once again, so some things must have seemed familiar. Flip through the photos to find out what Elvie loves to do at the beach that makes me cringe.
Elvie has always been a happy baby. It’s easy to make her smile or even laugh, and she greets almost everyone with a grin. Lately, though, she’s been making her opinions known more, and sometimes those opinions are not favorable. Because she smiles so much of the time, it makes it incredibly funny when she is perturbed. It’s just not like her! Here I’ve put together fifteen of my favorite photos of Elvie being displeased.
I’ve got a couple of trips coming up that will find me traveling alone with both of my girls. In order to simplify things, I’m hoping to pack everything for the three of us into one suitcase, with only the diaper bag and Zinashi’s carry on to manage on the plane itself. The toughest thing for me is that there is a fifty pound weight limit for the checked bag. There are so many little things that end up taking up a lot of the weight limit. And the main culprit? Liquids. Because each of my girls has different hair products, and I have a whole different line up of toiletries, we can end up packing a lot of liquid even for a short trip. Imagine my delight when I found out that dry washcloths with the baby wash built in exist! Not only that, but the Winnie the Pooh Daily Renewal Naturals Water Activated Baby Washcloths come in the soothing scent of lavender. When we travel, the hardest part is calming the kids to get them to sleep. Additionally, there are no parabens, which is one of my main criteria for products I use for my kids. Sign me up! I’m ready to pack!
I’m a mom who loves a bargain, and I hate to pay full price, though I’ll do it if I really love an item. Are you the same? Then you’ll love the sale on Disney Baby items that’s going on now at Kohl’s. From teethers to strollers, Simba to Nemo, there are a ton of items on sale featuring baby’s favorite characters. The Finding Nemo Nesting Bath Pals that are pictured below are on sale, and I can vouch for the quality and fun factor of Nemo and his pals – both my baby and my six-year-old love to play with this toy in the bath. Whether it’s this toy that tickles your fancy or something else entirely, the Disney Baby sale at Kohl’s is a great place to get your bargain on.