Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Gifts from Baby to Toddler

I keep thinking today is Friday. I hate when that happens. Me and the Starbucks drive thru are best friends lately and today for the first time ever the woman in the car ahead of me paid for my drink! How awesome is that? Sort of made my day.

On another note Claire has been really adamant that I don't change her diaper when she is busy playing. Yesterday was a dozy. I absolutely had to change her diaper and when I tried to pick her up she flailed about sinking to a sitting position with arms straight up so I couldn't get a good grasp on her. It's hard enough to bend down to pick her up pregnant but this little act was exhausting. So I did what any normal person who owns dogs would do. I grabbed a cookie and asked her if she wanted it and she got right up and started to follow me. I stood in her room with the cookie and grabbed her once she got her little hands on it and finally changed her. I hope this doesn't become a routine. Not my finest moment.

But it got me thinking about what I am going to do for Claire once baby #2 is here. My idea is that its my chance to spoil her with goodies. (I don't normally go out and buy her a bunch of toys). As you may know she's obsessed with Mickey Mouse. She has taken over my iPad, I never get to use it, and prefers to watch it on the iPad rather than the tv. She walks around all day with her small Minnie and Mickey dolls. What better time to ramp up her collection than a gift basket of Mickey Mouse items from the baby! She will be so excited and love the new baby right? ha.

Have you ever really been on the Disney Store's site? Good lord it sucked me in, I think my "gift basket" is a little nuts. Check out what I have so far.

A big Mickey Mouse. They had one that was "Jumbo size" but I think would give Claire nightmares

Well why don't we add a Minnie Mouse Costume for Halloween?

A Mickey Mouse drinking cup

A Minnie Mouse Blanket

Minnie Mouse Shoes
Seriously I could go on forever I had to force myself to leave this store at once!

But if I was feeling super generous I may want to get Claire the new LeapPad2. You know give her a pint sized iPad and I can get my iPad back! I know its for ages 3-5 but she could grow into it.

Look a Disney Theme!

They are actually having some great deals on the new LeapPad, like free shipping. I've included a link if you wanted to shop straight from this site. I may just do it myself.
LeapPad2 now available! Free Shipping on exclusive bundles! Offer valid now through August 31st!


  1. Love all your Disney picks. I went to the disney store yesterday and they have the cutest Halloween pjs out already.

  2. Thanks for linking up with us for Wonderful Wednesday! Hope you have a good week and hope to see you next time!

    Rachel (co-host)

  3. ahahahah!! Love the cookie bribe!! Thanks for linking this to the Mommy Brain Mixer!!

  4. Love Disney!! They always have cute things!! Found you from the blog hop! Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. You know, you gotta do what you gotta do! Sometimes that means giving her a cookie! ha I've definitely done that before and sometimes it's just not worth the fight :) You found some great Disney stuff!! Such a great idea to present it as a gift from the baby!


  6. Hey you gotta do what you gotta do. I tend to use dog tricks on my son all the time. They work. Just stopping by from the weekend blog hop and wanted to say hi.

  7. You're braver than I am to sing karaoke by yourself! Looks like another fun adventure. I'll bet you like being able to take your dog with you since she can stay in your rig. (It looks luxurious--lucky you!)
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